In Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Join us for Our January Meetup!

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In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness month, we have teamed up with Kendra Scott and Transforming Hope Ministries again for an awesome meetup and fundraiser!

DETAILS:

Thursday, January 21st,
6-8pm
Kendra Scott Southpoint
RSVP: trifabb@gmail.com
Bring ANYONE! Anyone is welcome to this meetup. The more the merrier!

Who is planning on coming? Tag your friends!

triFABB KICKED BUTT at Orangetheory Fitness!

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Just wanted to share a little recap of our rather unconventional meetup at Orangetheory Fitness Morrisville today!

This was the first time we’d every done a meetup like this and it was so much fun. The photo above is just some of the members of triFABB who came to the meetup and workout!

If you haven’t heard of Orangetheory Fitness, it’s basically (in summary) a REALLY intense workout that mixes up cardio and strength training but really focuses on customizing the workout to YOUR particular skill level based on your heart rate. You wear a heart rate monitor throughout the workout and you’re able to see on a screen in the room what “zone” you’re in… whether you’re in the cardio zone, the fat burning zone, or the peak zone, etc.

We all agreed it was one of THE most fun, MOST intense, and most challenging workouts we’d ever done.

Lindsay of Poppy Daily even said, “I work out with a trainer 2-3x a week and have for a while and this was, by far, the best workout I’ve ever done.” 

We could not agree more!! It was CRAZY hard and we were all totally SPENT by the time it was over, but we felt awesome.

Our trainer, Danny, had so much energy and really kept us going and motivated through the whole thing.

On a separate side note, members of #triFABB even brought canned foods to the event to help collect canned food for the Foodbank of the Triangle!

It was really an awesome afternoon!

If you’re in the Triangle and looking to really get an intense workout, you should totally check out Orangetheory fitness and tell them triFABB sent you!!

Apricot Lane Grand Opening at Southpoint Mall with triFABB

We had a FABULOUS time with Apricot Lane Boutique celebrating their grand opening at Southpoint Mall this past weekend. triFABB members didn’t let the rain get in the way of having a great time, getting a great discount, getting to try on great looks, and supporting a GREAT cause in Transforming Hope!

Check out some photos of the event!

triFABB and the Apricot Lane Boutique Southpoint Grand Opening

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Hey Triangle Bloggers!

First of all, we need to apologize for our absence from our blog lately! It’s been a BUSY BUSY spring for us and to be totally honest, we just all had a lot going on. BUT, we’ve been working hard the last few months to get things rolling again and we are SUPER excited to get the summer started with a bang!

We are PUMPED to announce that we have partnered with Apricot Lane Boutique for their GRAND OPENING celebration coming up this month at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC.

Here’s what you need to know:

-We’ll be having a private and super exclusive shopping party and event at the new Apricot Lane store on Thursday, July 11th – please e-mail us for all the details and/or to request an invite!

TH_logo-Color-300x150-Once again, one of our main goals and priorities is to give back to our community and we are SO excited to partner with Apricot Lane to feature and highlight Transforming Hope again! On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 – the Apricot Lane Boutique store at Southpoint will be donating 15% of ALL SALES to Transforming Hope. But that’s not all! We will also be collecting items needed for Emma’s Home – a safe home for young women rescued out of the horrific human trafficking industry. For more details on Emma’s Home and Transforming Hope, click here. To see the items needed for donation, click here.

-Our own triFABB bloggers will be MODELS in a fashion show on Saturday, July 13th at 7:15pm at Southpoint Mall. The fashion show will take place outside of the movie theater area and triFABB models will be rocking the latest trends from Apricot Lane!

Needless to say, there is A LOT going on that day and we are so excited about it! Please shoot us an email if you want to be a part of ANY of it! We are still looking for models, so let us know!

Check out all the official details and official press release below

Apricot Lane Opens New Durham Store with July 13 Fashion Show, Giveaways and 15 Percent of all Sales Donated to Charity

Affordable Women’s Fashion Boutique Opens in The Streets at Southpoint partnering with Durham nonprofit Transforming Hope, the TriFABB blogger group, and Models for Charity

Durham, N.C. – July 1, 2013 – Apricot Lane, a popular boutique featuring celebrity-inspired affordable fashions for the everyday woman, will host a celebration for the grand opening of its third Triangle location at The Streets at Southpoint mall Saturday, July 13. The store will celebrate with festivities beginning at noon and a fashion show kicking off at 7:15 p.m. in conjunction with Southpoint’s summer band series outside at the mall’s main fountain near the movie theater.

Additionally, Apricot Lane is working with TriFABB, a local group of fashion beauty, and lifestyle bloggers, and Models for Charity, a nonprofit organization of professionals who raise money for Triangle charities through modeling. The partnerships aim to raise awareness and funds for Transforming Hope, a Durham-based nonprofit that works to transform the lives of human trafficking victims. Among other efforts, the organization offers safe houses to victims working through recovery.

As part of the grand opening, Apricot Lane in Southpoint will donate 15 percent of all sales on Saturday, July 13 back to Transforming Hope. It’s also asking community members to get involved through a personal goods and home products drive to collect toilet paper, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and similar products to stock the Transforming Hope safe house in Triangle, North Carolina – the location of which cannot be disclosed to protect its residents. Wish-list items can be found on the Transforming Hope website. People interested in helping can bring unopened items to Apricot Lane on Saturday, July 13.

“Apricot Lane has always been a huge supporter of the fight against human trafficking and we’re thrilled to be able to continue that tradition while also helping the local community here in North Carolina,” said Carol Toulas, who along with her husband George own all three Apricot Lane stores in the Triangle. “We’re so grateful that we can support Transforming Hope as well as for such great relationships with TriFABB, Models for Charity and the Raleigh-Durham community. This Southpoint grand opening celebration and fashion show is going to be such an impactful and fun event – we hope everyone can join us!”

The schedule of grand opening celebrations on Saturday, July 13 includes:

  • All day – Personal goods and home products drive at the Apricot Lane store
  • Noon to 5 p.m. – A prize wheel and other giveaways at the Apricot Lane store in Southpoint Mall, upstairs near the JCPenney entrance
  • 5 p.m. – Celebrations move outside near the mall’s main fountain in front of the AMC Southpoint 17 movie theatre
    • 5 to 8 p.m. – The prize wheel will be at a table near the stage awarding prizes to all guests throughout the evening; Transforming Hope will also have a table onsite to further introduce the local community to its mission
    • 6 p.m. – The Southpoint band series kicks off with West Street Band, one of Raleigh’s top party bands playing hit rock, R&B and funk dance songs from every decade
    • 7:15 p.m. – The Apricot Lane fashion show with models from TriFABB and Models for Charity, all showing off the summer’s hottest fashions

Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store is owned by Carol and George Toulas under the venture Alpha Astra LLC. The couple opened their first location of Apricot Lane in early November, located in Raleigh’s North Hills Shopping Center and their second store in December at the Cary Towne Center Mall. They also own two locations in the Charlotte market and are rapidly expanding the footprint throughout North Carolina.

Once opened, Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store will follow the mall’s normal hours of operation. To learn more and join in the conversation, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Apricot Lane:

Apricot Lane Boutique is a national retail franchise that specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items and brand names known for their quality and fashionable style trends, quickly moving the store to the forefront of chic boutiques. Featuring celebrity-inspired fashions and designer labels offered in the convenience of neighborhoods across the country, Apricot Lane carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories to create looks seen right off the runway and in the pages of any current fashion magazine. Apricot Lane retail boutiques are supported by the franchise company Country Visions. For more information, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Transforming Hope:

Transforming Hope Ministries is a public nonprofit organization located in central North Carolina. The organization was founded November 20, 2010 by a group of women and men with a desire to holistically transform the lives of adolescent victims of human trafficking by offering them hope for their futures and equipping them with the skills to significantly lower their vulnerability to being re-exploited. Transforming Hope’s first safe home, called Emma’s Home, opened July 4, 2012 in central North Carolina. The homes are operated by trained staff offering residents opportunities to learn and develop life skills, building healthy relationships with staff and volunteers, weekly meetings with professional counselors and volunteer mentors, working with teaching staff for education, receiving healthcare, and participating in extracurricular activities based on each girl’s skill set and interests. To learn more, visit www.transforminghopeministries.org.

About TriFABB:

Triangle Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Bloggers is a group and community where bloggers in the Triangle region of North Carolina can come together to learn, collaborate, meet, and connect with each other, including sharing a passion for blogging. It was inspired by a similar group in Washington D.C. and created by Molly Stillman, Mia Maree and Brooke Allen  in August 2012. Members participate in various local meet-ups, networking opportunities, events, and a common community to ask questions and socialize. For more information, visit trifabb.com.

About Models for Charity:

Models for Charity is an organization of men and women in the Triangle who raise money for local charities through modeling. Models consist of local business owners and entrepreneurs who share a common goal of using their talents to benefit Triangle charities through hosting events, volunteering and attending fundraisers held by other organizations. For more information, visit www.modelsforcharityraleigh.com.

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[Photos] The triFABB October Meetup!

triFABB members had a BLAST last Wednesday at Graffiti Frozen Yogurt in Durham, NC!

We mingled, ate AMAZING FroYo, and tried on GORGEOUS Stella & Dot jewelry for an amazing cause.

If you didn’t get a chance to shop the Stella & Dot trunk show for some GORGEOUS pieces and amazing deals, you can still do so here!

And, if you live in or around Durham, NC, you NEED to check out Graffiti Frozen Yogurt in Durham! They have SO MANY flavors and toppings – they have PING PONG, a jukebox, AND you can write on the walls!

If you missed it, you can check out photos from the meetup in our gallery below: (click on any picture to view the full gallery!)

Wanna keep up to date with triFABB news and events? Stay connected with us through our social networks! 🙂

Our October Meetup – “Think Pink” Frozen Yogurt + Stella & Dot Trunk Show


Hey guys!!!!

It’s time for another meet up (since we all had so much fun the first time!) and this month we are doing a “Think Pink” Stella & Dot trunk show at Graffiti Frozen Yogurt in Durham.

The proceeds from all of the items sold in the Breast Cancer Boutique will go to the Noreen Fraiser Foundation to help promote early awareness and to fund research for all women’s cancers especially breast cancer.

Being a group of influential women in the area we can hopefully raise more awareness of the issues affecting all of us.

PS: getting to devour frozen yogurt and shop for jewelry doesn’t hurt!

So mark off Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 9:00, WEAR PINK and come out to Graffiti Frozen Yogurt, we can’t wait to see you all there!

PSS: we will be raffling off a pair of Stella & Dot rose gold hoop earrings so get excited!!

The details:

  • When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • What: WEAR PINK!! 🙂 And get ready to devour some DELICIOUS FroYo and shop for jewelry for a good cause! 🙂 Graffiti also have some PRETTY SWEET games!
  • Where: Graffiti Frozen Yogurt, LLC
    1125 West NC Hwy 54, Suite 804
    Durham, NC 27707

Giveaway – Belk Beauty Grab Bag!

Hello triFABB friends and fans!

We are SO EXCITED to present our FIRST GIVEAWAY! This amazing giveaway is brought to you by the fabulous folks at Belk. One lucky triFABBer will win a SERIOUSLY amazing Belk Beauty Grab Bag with over $300 worth of beauty products in it!

The products include:

  • *Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum (FULL SIZE)
  • *Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate (FULL SIZE_
  • Viva La Juicy – La Fleur Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Lovestruck Floral Rush – Vera Wang Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Marc Jacobs – Dot Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Calvin Klein – Encounter Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Aqua – Eternity Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Taylor Swift Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (Sample)
  • Estee Lauder Perfectionist Wrinkle Lifting / Firming Serum (Sample)
  • Lipstick Case
  • *Justin Bieber Girlfriend Touchable Body Lotion (Full Size)
  • Chevron Bag from LuLu’s Mimi

Now, how awesome is THAT? We are pretty pumped. A HUGE thank you to Belk for hooking us up with this prize pack! And a HUGE thank you to the loyal triFABBers for participating and getting the word out about us. We are here for y’all and LOVE what you guys are bringing to the blogging community! 🙂

YOU CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING HERE

*Since WordPress doesn’t allow the embedding of Rafflecopter, you can enter the contest by clicking the above link or clicking here – it will take you to a tab on our Facebook page where you can enter!

Till next time,

-triFABB ❤