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Wednesday, July 15th: Muse Paintbar

Let your creative juices flow with Muse Paintbar for our final Town Talks episode! Their amazing team will introduce us to their Muse To GO offerings where paint kits can be ordered online, are packed with love by their team, and shipped right to your home. Muse To Go features DIY macrame, plaster projects, gifts, drawing 101, and you can even learn how to design a gallery wall! Tune in at 12pm to learn so much more.

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PAST EPISODES

May 13th: Ryan with Tupelo Honey showed us how to make their crowd favorite cocktail, The Southern Sass! First, he walked us through the steps to create your very own Jalapeño Simple Syrup.

  1. Add equal parts water and sugar to a pot on the stove. Chop up 4 jalapeños and add them to the mix. Bring mixture to a boil and remove from heat. Let cool, pour through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle container and store in the fridge! Save jalapeño pieces for later.
  2. Once your Simple Syrup is ready to go, gather your favorite vodka, cranberry juice, and peach nectar. Mix 2 oz. of each ingredient with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. 
  3. Pour mixture into your favorite glass. Pierce the saved jalapeños from your simple syrup with a skewer and place over the rim of your glass for a ~fancy~ garnish! Voila! 
  4. Ryan recommends using your homemade Jalapeño Simple Syrup to create a delicious Paloma, too! Mix 2 oz. of tequila, your simple syrup, and 4 oz. of grapefruit juice. 

May 20th: Brenda with The Royal Chocolate walked us through the steps to make our very own gourmet chocolate bar with their Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Kits! You and the entire family can take part in the fun, too. Stop by the store to snag yourself a $10 kit or call (757) 557-6925 to place an order for curbside pickup! Watch the IGTV video here.

May 27th: Christy with The YMCA at Town Center taught us two calorie-torching workouts that the entire family can do at home! Watch the IGTV video here. Christy also explained how the YMCA is completely virtual! If you’re looking to continue exercising from home, visit their Virtual Y website for live workout classes, at-home PE classes & storytimes for the kids, cooking classes and more.

 

June 3rd: Al with Jimmy John’s took us behind the scenes! He walked us through the process of how their sandwiches are made freaky fresh and delivered freaky fast. June is also Jimmy John’s 10 year anniversary for their location at Town Center – so be sure to say congratulations when you stop in the restaurant for your next yummy sandwich! Al let us know about their new Rewards Program and how easy it is to join. Just text your email address to 88190 and you’ll be well on your way to receiving free sandwiches, drinks, sides and more! Watch the live IGTV video here.

June 10th: The ladies over at Monkee’s of Virginia Beach walked us through a live styling session with some of their newest Spring arrivals. What’s better, they showed off their beautiful selection of colorful face masks and hands-free door openers! Check out the IGTV video here. If you’d like to shop any items from the video, simply stop by the store, visit their website or give them a call!

June 17th: Ramone of Ramone Photography taught us about all things Professional Headshots! With companies ramping up their marketing efforts, a professional business portrait is an important foundational piece. Ramone says that it should be done well and often! He discussed what to wear, best locations, make-up & hair tips as well as how to best further your brand. Whether you’re currently in the job searching process or working for a company that’s looking to refresh their headshots – this is definitely an episode you’ll want to see. Check out the IGTV video here.

June 24th: Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, it would be amazing to have the life of a dog!” Well, our 7th episode of Town Talks featuring Dogtopia gave us a glimpse into that wonderful furry life! We joined in on the fun that Dogtopia daycare dogs get to experience every day – treats, toys, agility, games, and (most importantly) lots of belly rubs. If you’re a pup parent searching for the perfect daycare or boarding spot, you’ll definitely want to check Dogtopia out. Watch the IGTV video here.

Wednesday, July 1st: What better way to experience the exciting Cantina Laredo atmosphere than through their incredible food! The CL team showed us how their oh-so popular (and delicious) Sizzling Mexican Apple Pie is made. We also received a beautiful tour of their new space. Watch the IGTV video here.