Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mid-Week 'Reboot'

Typically, Wednesdays are just that-- typical (work days). Events are rare mid week and as for fun, usually not-so-much. But, today was completely inspiring on so many levels for not only me, but my team at Nashville Lifestyles.

A bit of my stash from today's visit to Nashville's Private Edition 

My day started with an interview with the inventive, energetic founder of Vbeaute, Julie Macklowe at Private Edition (more on that topic in my next blog). This just happened to fall on 'Gift Bag Day' at Private Edition to celebrate their 32nd anniversary. Wow! What a story, what a legacy and what a store. I brought home so many goodies -- from purchases to the freebies that I am super-pumped to try. Some are tried and true favorites like Oribe and Creed-- but lots of new brands were included, and I know from experience that the store carries only the best, so my beauty routine is about to get much better. They are celebrating all month-- so don't miss the chance to experience multiple in-store events (you can see the impressive schedule on their website).

A few of the Wagner Family of Wines in our tasting experience

From there, it was onto the gorgeous Hermitage Hotel where I met the rest of my team for a tasting of Wagner Family Wines to prepare us for this weekend's Savor Nashville events. A fantastic presentation by Joseph Wagner included Caymus, Conundrum, Meiomi and other yummy vino faves. It was the ideal opportunity for us to bond as a group, learn a bit more about wine making and to get to know our event sponsor.

Tina Adams using NL's Taylor Middleton as a model for this season's best bets

To keep the momentum going, I invited the amazing Tina Adams to conduct a tutorial on dressing well for our entire team back at our offices. She brought some essential wardrobe basics courtesy of Nordstrom, and shared tips and insight on always looking polished, professional and on-trend without blowing your budget. Appearance is such an important topic for our business, and I cannot wait for a total closet overhaul with her help (watch for it on a future entry). Tina's connections to great retail savings combined with her positive outlook are why over 500 women are already taking advantage of her savvy services. 

Overall, it was a very productive day -- and one that included fun combined with networking and learning. We also all dressed up for the special day, which added to the 'upbeat' vibe. What's your favorite way to perk up mid-week? Do share here, and keep following for more ways to make life a little sweeter... and sophisticated