August 5, 2013
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Fashion, Food and Fun
Start Small, Go Big - Smart, Young Entrepreneurs Making It Happen
Modestly speaking, you were a big shot in high school: Latin club president, lacrosse captain, mathlete, and, oh, prom queen. Yet none of it could've fully prepared you for owning a small business. Meet some local fledgling business owners that are creative, intelligent and having fun living the life they have imagined. Inspirational businesses you've just gotta support! They all get an A+ in our book!
The Enchanted Fairy - A Boutique for Pirates, Princesses, Pixies & More
at 225 Bickett Blvd in Raleigh
The Enchanted Fairy is a magical Children's Boutique that features unique designer fashions for girls and boys in sizes 6 months to 10, along with costumes, toys, gifts and accessories. The brands are carefully chosen and recognized for their innovative designs, creativity and unsurpassed high quality. You will notice the difference!
But that's not all! You can reserve this boutique for an Enchanted Party. Pick a theme from a variety of party packages; all including the fabulous "red carpet runway" for your princess and her guests to walk, decked-out in a costume of their choice.
Fairy and Princess Dress-Up Fashion Shows are something all little girls would love to have. Owner, Catherine Roberts has that 'magical touch' where every child who enters her shop for parties or shopping are inspired and encouraged to imagine, pretend and fly with their ideas and fantasies. Her boutique was built for the sole purpose of children's happiness and dreams. "The roles of play, creativity and freedom are of the utmost importance in a child's life. Give them the time and space to just play and be free..." says Catherine. And so this is why The Enchanted Fairy was born.
Catherine Roberts opened this magical boutique only 9 months ago and has discovered throwing children's parties and allowing kids to dress-up and play with the colorful merchandise she's carefully selected has been more rewarding than any other job she's ever had. A lot of planning, hard work and a bit of fairy dust have made her dream job come true!
The Enchanted Fairy: 225 Bickett Blvd in Raleigh, 27608, Ph: (919)710-8100
Store Hours: Tue-Fri:12:00-5:30, Sat:12:00-5:00. Website
Party Packages: Hosted in store, Maximum of 12 children (including the birthday child.) Your private party provides you exclusive use of the 1140sq ft magical boutique. *parties are best suited for ages 4-10 years.
Enchanted Fairy Party Availability: All parties are available to book on either weekend (Saturday/Sunday) or weekday (Tuesday: 11- 6). Please call (919)710-8100 for available dates.
Avelist - A List Sharing Website
People can use Avelist to make lists and also search for lists that other people have made. Think Pinterest but with lists instead of pictures! Lists can be anything!
- Favorite restaurants in Raleigh
- Great movies to check out
- Service providers you recommend
- Suggested Wedding venues
- Books you Love
Imagine searching for anything and getting an organized list as your search result. This is the vision of Avelist! You can also use Avelist to make private lists for your own personal use (to-do lists, grocery lists, etc). Watch video to learn more.
Jody Porowski, owner and founder of Avelist began her software development career at SAS. But this idea came to her from three friends that were getting married. None of the three girls knew each other but Jody knew them all and saw them all spending hours researching the same things (wedding venues, photographers, florists, caterers). Jody wished there was an easy way for her friends to share their lists with each other. And she quickly realized the need for ways to easily share and find information wasn't limited to people planning their weddings. People do research every day and would benefit from lists that others have made! So the idea of Avelist was born.
The Avelist team is made up of 4 full-time employees, 5 contractors and 6 interns. The website is in the early stages but it's growing quickly. It currently has users in over 40 states. If you're interested in checking it out, you can visit the website and you can download the mobile app on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Don't hesitate to send suggestions and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a work in progress and they welcome your input.
Many social media and Internet consumer companies come out of NYC and San Francisco. Avelist is based in the Triangle and is excited to be a part of the ecosystem here. It currently runs off of investments from individuals in the community. If you are interested in learning more about the investment opportunity, feel free to email Jody Porowski at email@example.com.
Avelist Investment Opportunity - Avelist is holding an investment information session on Thursday, August 15th at 7pm. It will be at the home of a current investor at 1535 Iredell Drive. Raleigh, NC. 27608. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come. It's a no-pressure informational event where people can learn more about Avelist, meet the team, and hear about the current investment opportunity. They have already raised $225,000 and are seeking an additional $100,000. Website.
To Bee or Not to Bee
Gold Brush - Artist Showcase - Sullivan Anlyan
Heavy Metal (Sculpture) Background: When Wilmington, NC artist Sullivan Anlyan was studying art at UNC Chapel Hill, she concentrated in metal sculpture. However, she always felt that her forte was drawing. Combining this skill with her love of animals and nature, Anlyan produces animal paintings using pen and ink and paint on canvass with a metal leaf background. The pieces range from small (4"x4") priced at $45 to canvasses spanning 5' x 5'. The animal eyes draw you in and the metal leaf makes the image pop. In addition to her signature animal works, Anlyan also does a lot of commission work including portraits and book illustrations. What an affordable way to invest in precious metal!
Cwazy Wabbits: Anlyan has always had a great love of animals. As a child she was the girl with no dolls, only stuffed animals. As a grown up, she and her two children have a menagerie of live animals including two house rabbits, Marisol and Fanny. Inspired by the forms and images found in nature, Anlyan's art captures the posture (& back paws) of rabbits, the smooth curvature of bones, and the unique expressions in an animal's eyes. The use of metal leaf backgrounds is her signature, but she also works Pantone color palettes into her pieces. Anlyan's art is showcased at Figments Gallery in Wilmington where she is currently the feature artist on their website.
Sullivan Anlyan - Contact: E-mail: email@example.com; Check out her facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SullivanAnlyanArt) or the Figments Gallery, Wilmington website.
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Buy an Engagement Ring & Sail Away on a Cruise!
Bailey's Fine Jewelry
has always helped couples choose the perfect engagement ring. Now, Bailey's wants to provide couples with a honeymoon, too. During the month of August, couples who purchase their engagement ring from Bailey's Fine Jewelry will also receive a five-day, four-night Royal Caribbean Cruise. Bailey's will also pay taxes and port fees in the event the engagement ring purchased is more than $6,500. The offer is good at any of Bailey's Fine
Jewelry five NC locations.
Bailey's has been the place to go for engagement rings for more than 65 years. Bailey's Fine Jewelry carries many designer engagement rings including Diadori, Passion Cut, Tacori and MaeVona in addition to its own Bailey's Signature Collection of engagement rings. Bailey's Fine Jewelry in Raleigh - Cameron Village and Crabtree Valley Mall. Also in Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, and Greenville, NC. Website
We've Got Your Back... Pack! - Help Donate School Supplies
Please join Zaytoun Orthodontics in collecting school supplies for some needy school kids. They've designed this program to help others less fortunate by providing school supplies that will help students start the school year off right.
~ Drop off School Supplies by Thurs., Aug 22nd.
~ Bring them to one of their 3 offices in Raleigh, Cary or Garner.
~ Zaytoun Orthodontic's patients may bring them with you at your next appointment if before Aug. 22.
Zaytoun Orthodontics will:
- Match your supplies donated
- Deliver Supplies to the Schools by week of August 26th.
Not only does Zaytoun Orthodontics create the Triangle's most beautiful smiles, but they continue to care about this community and that makes us all smile! Thank you for your help.
Zaytoun Orthodontics - Raleigh Office: 5041 Six Forks Rd. 27609, 919-782-6911, Cary Office: 100 Preston Executive Dr. 27513, 919-468-1765, Garner Office: 611 Benson Rd. 27529, 919-772-8442. Website.
Two Lots for Sale
Rare & Valuable Opportunity to Build your West Raleigh Dream Home! Two Cleared, Level,.3 acre lots ready to build on now, or `wait n hold` w/no time restrictions. Bring your own builder or build w/ JH Carter, Raleigh`s reputable custom builder. VIBRANT AREA- Retail, restaurants, Crabtree, Rex Hosp, Art Museum, PNC Arena, I-40, Hwy 70 etc..- All 5 min away! Call LA for more details.
$180,000 MLS #:1880853 Vacant Lot Approximate .30 acres. 3603 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Website Link.
$180,000 MLS #:1880869 Vacant Lot Approximate .35 acres. 3607 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 Website Link.
For Lease $3,600 MLS #: 1847515 Bedrooms: 3, Full Baths: 3, Half Baths: 1, Approx Sq Ft: 4222,
4123 Gardenlake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Impeccably Maintained; possibly the nicest Cottage Home in neighborhood. Utmost quality finishings. A MUST SEE HOME! Comfortable yet invites grand entertaining, private & serene view from rear porches. Office/Study being used as 4th BR. Large Rec/Media Rm. Highest Custom Details throughout. Gorgeous! Contact: Jill Rekuc phone: 919-389-0555, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC Website
Journey's End Cottage for Rent
Need a place to unwind and escape your day-to-day routines? Journey's End Cottage on the Neuse River is calling your name! It's well maintained and well stocked with everything you'd want for a home away from home. The Neuse River provides a panoramic setting for watching dolphins and stunning sunsets.
It's conveniently located between Camps Seagull and Seafarer, and only 10 minutes away from Oriental, NC. Beaufort, Morehead City, and the world-renowned beaches of the Crystal Coast are just a short ferry ride away.
This comfy cottage features a knotty-pine interior with three bedrooms, 1full bath, a large open living space, a fully-stocked kitchen, a custom built outside shower, and a new 70' concrete dock. A sleeping porch with expansive river views and continuous breezes will be the perfect beginning to your Journey's End.
Journey's End Cottage comfortably accommodates eight, and rents from Saturday to Saturday. Long-term renting available. Click Here for photos, more detail and availability. Or Contact Terry at 919-280-9059. Email. Website.
Core Results - Personal Training is teaching people from all over the Raleigh, Cary andTriangle area how to meet their fitness goals. From kettlebells to TRX, everything is top of the line and brand new at the private Core Results studio. Call and make your first appointment for a Complimentary Session!
Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737, Email:email@example.com, Website.
Kenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs. With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are. So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now. Call 919-855-0082 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website.
Join My Blog Simply-Refined: We are an Interior Design team that can inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs. We have been designing and decorating homes for over 20 years. Please call for a consultation. We can serve with a whole design package, or just consulting only...no job is too small.
Call Zaytoun Interiors if you're finally ready to decorate or re-decorate your home or office. What's your style? If you're not sure, we can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home again. Website, Email, Phone: 305-793-8510.
Another Young Entrepreneur
Car Wash Service
I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at email@example.com
or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more infoclick here
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