Tuesday Thoughts and Upcoming Events

So much is going this week!  

Don’t miss the CLARE ROJAS SHIFTED HORIZONS at Soco Gallery. 


Opening Reception with the Artist
Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8 PM

SOCO Gallery is thrilled to present fourteen new paintings by Clare Rojas. The gallery will host a public opening reception on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 – 8PM. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with SOCO Gallery.

While exploring traditional landscape painting through the lens of abstraction, Clare Rojas utilizes subtle hue changes, delicately drawn boundaries and heavy, saturated blocks of color to create her new body of work. The images stretch out on large-scale, linen surfaces which are reminiscent of ancient forests, sheet music and shifting tectonic plates. The symbol of the horizon line is poetically explored, and serves as a foundation to finding meaning, finding balance, out of chaos. Several figurative works will also accompany the abstract paintings, creating a bridge into her realm of the abstract narrative. The resulting exhibition will be an explosion of color and connection. As Rojas states, “We walk on, through the middle of, and below the constant horizons of our worlds and eventually we rise above this line into the unknown… here the horizon ceases to exist.”


Don’t miss the Paravel Trunk Show at Poole Shop. These bags are the best!!!

I use the weekender with my AWAY bag because it slips on the handle and stays put. The packing cubes rock too. 

Poole Shop

4010 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211


H/K/B Beauty Bash event is this week!

H/K/B Beauty Bash is a two-day event, Friday, September 27th in South Park and Saturday, September 28th in Huntersville.

Join me at the Southpark event is to go and mingle and have some fun with your friends while you get a chance to meet the doctors and staff and learn and ask questions about specific procedures and techniques in a fun atmosphere. Both days will be catered with passed hors d’oeuvres and tapas as well as cocktails, beer, and wine. There will be live music and the events will be decorated with greenery. 

The kick-off party is at the SouthPark location on Piedmont Row (5pm-8pm). The whole street will be blocked off and there will be a small jazz band. After the kick-off party, there will be an after-party at Legion Brewing a block down. Feel free to invite a friend to this! Catering at the SouthPark event will be from Legion Brewing as well.

The Huntersville Saturday (10am-3pm) event is more educational and will have live demonstrations as well as vendors for all procedures and anti-aging product lines as well as things like: micro-needling, CoolSculpting, laser treatments, Cellfina, Face-Tite etc.

The specials offered at both days of this event are only offered once a year and include every single service H/K/B offers if you order now you can book anytime throughout the rest of the year.


Botox® & Jeuveau – $10 Per Unit
Dysport – $3 Per Unit
20%Off Any Dermal Filler
20% Off Select Medspa Services 20% Off All Skincare Products 10% Off A New Surgery Proce- dure With Doctor Consultation


$500 injectable gift card x 2 Revision Gift basket + Hydrafa- cial ( $500 Value)
Gentleman’s Facial + Revision Regimen kit ($350 Value) Emsculpt Package X 2 (each $3000 value)

$2000 CoolSculpting gift card $1000 diamonds direct gift card Microneedling Package 6 treat- ments ($2100 value)

$200 Credit Towards A Surgical Consult

Whole-Body Wellness Plan $1600

Physical exam, labs, & evaluation by Dr. Edwards
Dexa Scan (measures bone density)

RMR (resting metabolic rate calculation)
Vo2 Max (oxygen consumption rate) Nutritional assessment and plan Workout assessment and plan Monthly B12 shot or lipoblast Monthly energy IVs
1 time monthly follow up for 6 months
2 bottles of supplements Hydrafacial

JW Kaldenbach. Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn. Courtesy of Studio Drift.

The Mint Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the first solo museum exhibition outside Europe by Studio Drift, an artist collective based in the Netherlands that uses technology in art to illuminate the power and beauty of nature. The exhibition, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint, will run from September 20, 2019 to April 26, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown, and will feature five works created over the last decade, including one installation making its international premiere at the Mint. 

Explore the museum’s new exhibition Immersed In Light: Studio Drift at the Mint  on Friday, September 20, from noon to 9 PM.

Studio Drift is an artist collective that explores the boundaries of technology, art, and nature. Gordijn’s fascination for nature and that of Nauta for science fiction and technology blend to expand the definition of art today.

At 6PM join us for a talk by Studio Drift co-founders and directors Lonneke Gordjin and Ralph Nauta.  Talk is free after museum admission and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

Studio Drift. Fragile Future 3, 2018 / Installation at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

THIS cashmere sweater is dreamy for fall.

The Castle From Downton Abbey Is Listed on Airbnb, So You Can Really Live Like a Crawley


It is still a zillion degree for real.  I am gearing up for cooler weather and getting some intense moisturizers to try. When the weather turns my skin seriously drys out.

These are all highly recommended. 

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