Big Brands + Local Boutiques Unite With A Fashion Show, To Raise Awareness For Children’s Program.

 

Big brands + local boutiques unite with a fashion show to benefit children’s program.  The Cape Fear Volunteer Center sponsored the 2nd annual Heart of the Matter fashion show to raise awareness levels and money for the Big Buddy Program, which supports 325  at children in the local Wilmington NC community.

The event brought together a talented model cast that walked the runway flawlessly and worked diligently to make this event successful.

Model Cast Partners
Karlie Moss
Viviana Urena
Flavia DeSousa
Kelli Derengowski
Miriam Urena
Jennifer Basker
Jordon Roghelia
Dana Hurt
Kelsey Sanders
Alexandria Seabrook
Katie Diggs
Shaneikwa Jones
Rebecca Bell
Angeli`a Fonville
Jesse Holman
Alex Pugh
Jonathan Ward
Sarah Dorsey
Jeremiah Conway
Lindsey Carrier
Vernell Dyson
Dianna Dames
Elissa Riley
Skylar Davis
Matt Saul
Kathi Montgomery
Kenzie Hansley
Haila Moss
Luis Romero

Highlights from the show…

Event Photographers
Mark Steelman
Byrds View Photography and Videography
Bruce AlleyCat Evans
Christopher Newkirk 

 

Event Hair & Makeup
Bangz Hair Salon & Spa


Margaret Parr, Primary
Brittany Carter
Pamela Anderson
Yoshie Brown
Shania Ward

 

Event Leadership
Annie Anthony, Directot CFVC
Faith Priore, Event Intern CFVC
Donna George, Stylist

Don Jewel, Event DJ
Ashlea Kosikowski, Host

Collaboration / Mentions
Shinita Williams, Planning
Mark Steelman, Planning
Backstage Direction, Alison Sessoms

Entertainment
Beach & Boots Dancers
Song, Jeremiah Conway

Retailers
Aqua Fedora
Belk
Camille’s
Charlotte Russe
Coastal Gypsy
Gap
Island Passage
Old Navy
Tusc 


Special thanks to over 30 Volunteers! You were wonderful.

The Heart of the Matter show was a successful, fun fashion show. Thanks to all who participated, purchased tickets and attended the event. Congrats! United we can make a difference.

Thanks for your help.

Happy trails
Donna George

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Have You Seen This Beachy Nap Trend?

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Have you seen this Nap Trend?

Can you think of a better place to nap? It started with one lady and a dog. Yesterday there were twelve under the pier. Hmm.

I don’t nap, but if I did I join do it here, seaside. 🐋

Happy Trails

Seaside Memo

  
You can, you will.

Are You Waiting to Find A Message In A Bottle?

Are you waiting to find a message in a bottle? You are not alone.

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A message in a bottle

 

How many times have you read the best selling book Message in a Bottle written by my favorite author, Nicholas Sparks? Or watched the movie version of the story released back in 1999? Once, twice, or so many times the DVD is worn and scratched?

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can – Nicholas Sparks

In short, it’s a story about a woman who finds a romantic love letter in a bottle washed up on the shore, and she tracks down the man who wrote it. The letter tugs at the heart strings of the woman who finds it and becomes obsessed with the deep love, sadness and struggle the writer describes for his lost wife.

The movie, (filmed mostly here in my hometown) has lured many hearts in search of a bottle with such a message. Ironically, each time a bottle is found with a letter or message of some sort, it makes the news. Finding bottles, containers with forms of communication from the sea has lined the shelves of many museums throughout time as sailors and travelers at sea have met tragedy. The world’s oldest message in a bottle, believed to be written by British scientist and washed up in Germany after 108 years of sea travel. The return address was the Marine Biological Association in Plymonth.

Why are so many people intrigued by finding a message in a bottle? Maybe its the popularity and attention author Nicolas Sparks book brought to the minds of readers. Perhaps it was the simple lure of the popular, romantic movie, coupled with beautiful ocean imagery combined with the popular star of the movie, Hollywood ladies’ man (at the time) Kevin Costner.  If that’s not enough bate to grab your attention, consider the populate band Police and the hit song, “Message in a Bottle.” That jingle will live on forever.

Whatever the reason that compels one to search for a message in a bottle, love and curiosity fuel the hunt. Have you ever looked for a bottle with a message sealed away inside? Ever found one?

The romance of the sea is intoxicating. There is nothing on earth that can conjure up images and feelings in the minds of people like the spell of the sea. What’s your story?

 

Happy Valentine’s Day,
Donna George

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Are You Frozen Yet?


Are you frozen yet? If you are on the east coast, you are seeing  a”white out” today.

And wait, there’s more to come! Like it or hate it, doesn’t matter. There is no stopping Mother Nature.


 This is a shot of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains  that gives you a peek of the snow resting on the range, looking completely different before the snow storm.

All the trees are loaded with snow. No doubt the trees are stunning, gorgeous, appearing magically, like decor additions to a winter wonderland of some sort. 
 
Over 5,000 flights were cancelled today, with most highway travel extremely treacherous and impossible except for interstates.

Many can’t get out their driveway. And the south is practically paralyzed, shut down.

It might be a day to stay in PJ’s, keep your snow boots close by and wait for the next snow dump that’s on its way.

 

A day that kids across the east coast relish to be outside, building crazy looking snowmen. All adorned with a carrot nose, grandma’s scarf paired with a top hat. Each snowman constructed with family fun and togetherness. Even the family dog enjoys the strange, powdery white stuff.


The blizzard of 2016 on the east coast is historically huge! Enjoy the view and be safe.

Make sure all the furry friends are not left outside, it’s way too cold for them out there.
Happy trails,
Donna George

 

Drift Away

 

It’s okay to not be okay, and drift away for just a little while. If you want to come back okay, just enjoy the drift…Take the peace and drink it in.

Go back again, and again and again and soon the calm will leave with you.

 

Happy Drifting
Donna George

Happy New Year! 2016 Has Begun

  

Wishing you all the best year of your life filled with happy surprises, great friends, much love and good health.

Happy Trails

Donna George

Merry Christmas

  
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
Happy Trails  

Donna George

Whitecaps

 

 

How many whitecaps can you see?

Happy Trails
Donna George

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