By Kristin Tucker A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.
  • Uncommon Threads – A Common Connection

    September 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Several years ago my Mom, Pat Lopp, gave me the coolest black and crème skirt with a patch-work of panels in different fabrics sewn together….one corduroy, one polka dot, one toile, one swirls.  When I looked at the tag it said Uncommon Threads.  I thought, “What a creative designer!”  Fast forward a few years and Uncommon […]

  • Stay-cation II

    September 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Blow the horns! It’s 5:00 p.m. on Friday! The last great escape of the summer has officially started. I’ve got friends headed to the NC coast and mountains as I type. Even know folks flying in from all over for a larger-than-life Las Vegas blow-out extravaganza. So many places, so little time left on the summer solstice clock.  After forfeiting […]

  • Shaken and Stirred…

    August 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This wacky weather week has my wheels spinning with potential themed party ideas.  And apparently I’m not alone. Minutes after this week’s eastern earthquake, big city bars and restaurants started offering earthquake drink specials to shake you all night long. Twitter lit up with specials being tweeted from New York City to DC to Atlanta. Early passengers on […]

  • Ask The Fashion Plate…

    August 3, 2011 at 1:27 am

    August finds us planning, dreaming about or actually taking that last summer vacation. It’s a huge travel month with beach weeks both exotic and local, destination weddings, mission trips and hometown visits with family and friends. I know people imminently traveling in all of the previous categories bound for destinations like Hawaii, St. John, Vermont, Boston, even […]

  • Summer Fashion Trends in Full Force…

    July 18, 2011 at 1:38 am

    It’s hot out there! So cool off at the mall and take advantage of the sales that have started and will continue into August at area retailers. Here are five summer fashion trends in full force.     Feathers – Fashion pays tribute to a Native American influence this season. Feathers faux and real have found their way onto […]

  • Red, White & Blueberries…

    June 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I just shipped my Mom, Pat Lopp, off to Texas for the week armed with in-flight essentials: healthy snacks (Kashi granola bars, baggies of nuts and Chex mix and Crystal Light packets to fill her water bottle), a layering piece (cardigan sweater) and trusty hand sanitizer. I also made sure she had her sunglasses and cell […]

  • Traveling In Style…Part II

    June 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Traveling In Style…Part II One of last week’s Chapelboro Insiders shared a travel tip that I inadvertently omitted from my list. She keeps her toiletries bag packed with samples and smaller versions of make-up, so she is always ready to go. I too try to keep trial size products stocked and travel-sized bottles filled, so that area […]

  • Traveling In Style…Part I

    June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Packing Perils Summer vacation season is upon us. By car, by plane, by boat, by train….you’re bound to be headed somewhere this summer. That means you have the daunting task of packing ahead of you, which takes time, energy, planning and decision-making skills. Oh, the agony of accessorizing every outfit! And how will I know what I’m doing every […]

  • Home-Bound Holiday Weekend…

    May 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    This weekend officially kicks off the summer travel season.  The highways and skyways are full of beach, mountain and Vegas-bound folks ready to get their summer started.  I had a shot at spending the next four days in paradise.  Two weeks ago my friend, Julie Paddison, asked me if I wanted to head to Turks […]

  • Closet Cleansing…Steps to De-Clutter and Feel Better

    May 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    When was the last time you REALLY surveyed your wardrobe? Last season? Last summer? The last time you moved five years ago? Confess! Your closet needs a barium enema and you know it. I’ll be the first one to admit that mine does. I avoid closet cleansing like the plague. There’s always something more pressing […]

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