Town Talk is going LIVE on Instagram! Tune in every Wednesday at 12pm for live how-to’s, workouts, product demos and more from your favorite Town Center businesses. Be sure to watch the entire episode because we’ll be releasing special 24-hour discount codes to use at the highlighted businesses! Click here to follow our Instagram page.


Wednesday, June 10th

The stylists at Monkee’s of Virginia Beach will walk us through a live styling session with their newest arrivals! Better yet, they’ll be pairing these beautiful outfits with equally as beautiful masks and hands-free door openers – all of which are available for purchase in store and online. The Monkee’s girls will also release an unbeatable 24-hour discount you won’t want to miss out on.


Wednesday, June 17th

Ramone of Ramone Photography will teach 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’ll discuss 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.


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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 the 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.