Designer Renaissance

I am so excited to write my seventh post. Seven is a great number. This is why I am talking about one of my ultimate favorite subjects. Fashion and Style. Here in Nashville we have many small consignment shops ranging from low to high price ranges. However, where you find this fabulous place, is a city inside of Nashville, called Berry Hill.

I admit that I am a step-below a consignment shopping addict. My style is totally vintage. Nevertheless, don’t let that stop you from coming into Designer Renaissance. They have designer finds for everyone. Rather your a hipster, fashionista, or a business woman there is something for you in this store.

One of my pet-peeds for businesses is if  they think it is a privilege for you to walk into their establishments. I am proud to say that the staff at Designer Renaissance are the exact opposite. They are the nicest and most friendliest people in retail. They value the customer and treat everyone like a family. I am a very indecisive person when it comes to minor choices, but they were patient and help me throughout all my shopping experiences.

Definitely 5 out of 5!

Below are the websites for Berry Hill and Designer Renaissance.

http://www.berryhilltn.org/

http://www.designerrenaissance.com/Welcome.html

P.S. Do not speed in this area.

Advertisements

Think Chocolate

This is my sixith post. Ohhh Scary! Ladies and Gentleman,  after seeing the Exorcism of Emily Rose I hate that number. I have been told by a religion major that we misread the bible and we have nothing to worry about. But the number six and waking up a 3 am still scare me.

So why would I bring up something so biblical? Because indulgence (a nice word for gluttony) is a sin. But like some people chocolate is an addiction. Forgive us Lord.

Think Chocolate is in Charlotte, North Carolina near the Ballyantyne Hotel.  It was one of the only times that I was craving something sweet and the concierge said that I would love this shop. After about a ten minute drive we arrive to this little shop. At first I thought I was in heaven. The place was really nice, it smelled of freshly made chocolate and you could also smell freshly made espresso which is always a plus.

Now I always wanted to try spicy chocolate. However, one of my major weaknesses is caramel and white chocolate. Those two flavors are awesome separate but together they are amazing. Then there was green tea chocolate, red velvet, cake bites and variety of toffees. What was I supposed to choose? I wanted to buy the whole store. However, the store is set-up like a boutique and due to my budget, that was not possible.

The lady noticing my distress picked out  a mixture of chocolates, cake bites and toffees for me. Luckily, she picked the Habanero chocolate, which was very good. She also gave me a free cup of espresso since we were heading back to Nashville. Talk about Southern Hospitality.

I told myself I would wait to share these with my brother. After one bite of that Habanero chocolate it wasn’t going to happen. The only downside to this business is that it is not located in Nashville. Definitely 5 out of 5 hearts. Here is their website.

http://www.thinkchocolate.net/

Etsy.com

One of my followers recommended this site to me. Luckily I have used it before for Birthday gifts.  This website is a collection of small businesses. There are a lot of unique items. Therefore, if you are a fan of small businesses and online shopping, this website is for you. Ms. Truax said this about the website.

“Etsy.com is an amazing online shopping website dedicated to helping small businesses, mainly handmaid jewelry and clothing. I have bought a few products and found all of them to be of excellent quality”

This may also be a chance to branch out your own small business. Whether your a seller or a buyer this site will have almost everything you need to find.