September Classes

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FALL CLASSES BEGIN! I’m kicking off the new season with FURNITURE 101 as promised. October will feature…. See my article on creativelabvb.com …. All you have to do is send me an EMAIL to creativelabvb@gmail.com or MESSAGE me with the date and time you want to attend. You MUST HAVE a Pay-Pal account associated with the email address. I will send you an INVOICE THROUGH PAY-PAL. As soon as you pay… the slot is yours {about 2 hours each}. Classes are limited, so it’s on a FIRST COME basis with a COMPLETED invoice.

EACH MONTH IS AN EVENT, listed on both CREATIVELABVB.COM and “CHARTREUSE re-defined” on FACEBOOK. CLICK on the “EVENTS” on either site and WAH-LAAAAA!

SEPTEMBER 2016
Thursday, September 15th at 11am  SOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm  SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 22nd at 11am  SOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm  SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 29th at 11am  SOLD OUT

OCTOBER SCHEDULE WILL POST 9/25/16  Thank you so much for the support!

$95 {all inclusive}  I have everything you need and you will leave with a great piece!

See article on October at creativelabvb.com

OCTOBER 2016

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I’m excited to give you a teaser for October’s new workshop! This “Insider’s Guide” for Buying, Re-Furbing and Selling is NOT a cheat-sheet revealing all the secret spots and relationships that have taken years for those of us in the biz to acquire. I have the utmost respect for those who have helped me and grown alongside… so I would never just hand over years of hard work. Besides, it’s part of the journey. Discovering your own.

WHAT I AM DOING: After years of questions and emails, giving and receiving advise… I’ve finally discovered a way I can help you learn how to buy wisely; teach you the ABCs of refurbishing; and direct you to the right venues to sell your pieces. I’ve learned a lot over the past few {many} years. I’ve made a ton of mistakes. I’ve failed and I’ve succeeded. MOST IMPORTANTLY… I’ve never quit. READ “WHAT I’VE GAINED” on the site… It’s my inspiration for this workshop! Stay connected for more details and pricing and look for OCTOBER EVENT with schedule.

What I’ve Gained with Loss

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I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge… and scars through the years of being my own boss. It hasn’t been an easy road at times. But one thing’s for sure… I haven’t wasted my life making someone else’s dream come true. I’ve worked for myself since I was in my twenties and I’m proud of that. There have been times that I’ve wanted to throw in the towel and earn a better paycheck with benefits. By the way… there’s nothing wrong with working for someone else. If I had found a person I could’ve worked for and had a respectful relationship, I would have. I still might if the right opportunity came along.

I’ve had 3 months off to really dig deep and THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING… Here’s my SHORT LIST: 1) BIGGER is NOT BETTER. 2) I made a hell of a lot more money…. with less stress… when I FOCUSED on MY CRAFT. 3) People WILL USE YOU if you let them… SO STOP!

SO HERE’S WHAT MY BIG LIFE CHANGING QUESTION WAS earlier this year….. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY LIFE BETTER? My situation was no longer amicable and I had exhausted ALL of my efforts. I was NOT living the life that GOD intended for me at that very moment. MY TAKE AWAY… I don’t give a rat’s ass {#sorrynotsorry} what anyone says or thinks. I’m doing what I NEED TO DO. I want to LEAVE A LEGACY for my children and I want to show them YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE at any given moment. I WANT TO BE WITH MY KIDS MORE. I WANT PEACE AND JOY.

SO STAY connected for the NEW CHAPTER… I HAVE A LOT TO SHARE! I am so blessed to have so many supporters here in VB and abroad. And to spite what you may have been told… because there’s always a few haters who like to be mean… Just remember…. Most of negative and venomous words are a croc of ISH among-st a few old, tired and miserable lost objects! SO BE NICE… IT LOOKS SO GOOD ON YOU!

New Chapter

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Coming back on my terms! It’s been an amazing summer spent with family and friends. I’ve had time to clear my head and wash away the all the unnecessary attachments, while spending my days on many shores for some serious salt water therapy.

When I made the decision to close the doors at 1701 Baltic, and change my life, I knew I’d be back. I’m almost at the end of my 3 month term and commitment to not make any commitments! This time has allowed me to breathe and re-focus on what matters most in MY LIFE. It’s not my address, the car I drive, the clothes I wear, or the people I “know”. It’s not the space I’m in, the status I’ve achieved or the need to impress anyone. And it’s for sure not the political BS and titles that wanna-b’s give themselves while trying to build up their egos and tear others down.

FOR ME, it’s about the life I want to live and enjoying the blessings and gifts God has given me. It’s about my family, my friends, and this awesome town we live in. It’s about spreading my wings and FLYING again.

It’s been said, that “historically, the FIRST person to enter and plant roots in a forgotten neighborhood; who changes the geography and encourages growth, setting a new trend that’s inviting to others to join and build…. is usually the FIRST ONE out!” When an area starts building up and becomes more desirable, the rent goes up and those “do-gooders”, who only care about their purses…. well…. you get my drift! I was the FIRST retail business in The ViBe District, who was open to the public. { Not a sign-less “appointment only” locked door! } Shortly thereafter, my friends Terri and Becky opened up Vintage Wild Orchid…. and then there were 2! WE started the trend and WE made a huge difference! And WE were excited to BRING ON MORE!

In the very near future you can expect some news about what I’m doing with CHARTREUSE and The Creative Lab by Chartreuse. You can also bank on First Friday ViBe and it’s continued growth to build people up and support artists… THE ONE’S WHO ARE ALREADY HERE, while simultaneously welcoming ANYONE WHO WANTS to be a part of OUR BEAUTIFUL VB COMMUNITY we call THE VIBE DISTRICT. ‪#‎betterthanever‬ ‪#‎goodvibetribe‬ ‪#‎grateful‬ ‪#‎igotthis‬ ‪#‎notitlenecessary‬ ‪#‎freetofly‬

 

FFV | Pop Up |Food | Party

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Nothing but GOOD VIBES this FRIDAY! Do you remember KAY TAYLOR {Owner of The Freckled Fox}? She and Leslie are having their Grand Opening this FFV for their POP UP inside CHARTREUSE, where you’ll find‪#‎ToryBurch‬ bags and tons of jewelry! Our FEATURED ARTIST is Culinary Genius, Jamey Fereday, Owner of Chocopita, who will be sharing her delicate and delicious mini crepes made fresh on the spot! It’s BIKE NIGHT in the ViBe… So be sure to get the details at First Friday ViBe! FFV will be celebrating later than usual and the after party starts at 7:30pm at THE TENEMENT {across the street from us} Make sure you check out those details as well! ‪#‎epic‬ ‪#‎community‬ ‪#‎vibe‬

KNOCK KNOCK {opportunity}

Here’s a chance to really get involved with YOUR community!

First Friday ViBe & The ViBe District VB

INTERN BLOG

We NEED YOU 🎨🎤🛠🎉🖼📝 BIG TIME! We are interviewing interns to help with FFV and the businesses that are involved each month. This could easily turn into a full time gig but will work with a group. @creative_lab_vb is looking for a team of interns and they will be working on @first_friday_vibe_vb team as well. I know some of the other businesses here in The ViBe District could use some help with promotions, social media, photography, art, organizing events and spreading the word. Please contact me at the address in the pic if you are interested in both OR firstfridayvibe@gmail if you only wish to help with this monthly event! ‪#‎internship‬‪#‎interns‬‪#‎job‬‪#‎offer‬‪#‎collegecredit‬‪#‎virginiabeach‬‪#‎virginia‬‪#‎virginiabeachevents‬ #757 ‪#‎epic‬‪#‎opportunity‬‪#‎creative‬‪#‎art‬‪#‎photography‬‪#‎socialmedia‬‪#‎music‬‪#‎bands‬

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2 YEARS & counting!

Join us at the BIRTH PLACE of the VIBE!

First Friday ViBe & The ViBe District VB

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Join us for our 2nd Anniversary of First Friday ViBe and WIN!!! April 1st, 2016!  Here’s how ya play: FIRST: Stop by one of the ViBe District businesses listed below and then make your rounds to get a card from each location! WINNERS with the most cards will WIN PRIZES like ART, gift certificates & TSHIRTS!!! First Friday ViBe starts at 4pm and the POKER RUN will last til 7pm…. at 7:30pm MEET UP AT THE CORNER OF 17th and BALTIC for an after party, music, AND PRIZES! We will be having a drawing as well!

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FIRE & VIBE

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Join us for a warm bonfire, s’more and hot choc bar, acoustic guitars, seraph art, community art, and big reveals!  This Friday, February 5th from 5pm til GONE!