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Opening Soon…Vestique’s 6th Store!

Here at Smith & Smith, CPA we LOVE to celebrate the success of our clients! 

Vestique

Vestique

We are very proud to be the CPA firm representing Vestique, a women’s clothing & accessories store…very well known in the entire Southeast!  The store owners, Caroline and Morgan, have recently announced the opening of their 6th location!!!!  And it is going to be RIGHT HERE near me in Cary!  They are opening their 6th store at Park West Village in Cary!!!  

 

Celebrating store #6 with mom!

Celebrating store #6 with mom!

We love to go to Park West Village on Tuesday nights because they have $5 Taco Tuesday at Lime and the movies are also $5.00 on Tuesday.  Blake loves that because we can get a cheap date together!  However, now with Vestique going in at Park West…Tuesdays are not looking so easy for Blake…but I’m super excited!!!!!!  Vestique now has stores all over North Carolina and South Carolina!  And guess what…they have their WAREHOUSE SALE on Monday!  They’ll have $5, $10, $15 and $20 bins and racks!  Congrats to Morgan and Caroline for all for all of their success and growth!

 

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Shopping is Good for the Soul…and the Economy!

Caroline and Morgan of Vestique

Caroline and Morgan of Vestique

As a woman living in the Triangle area, you can’t deny the fact that there are some really great places to shop around here!  And yes, I totally love it, and yes, I have some of my favorites.  Earlier this week I went by Vestique, a client of Smith & Smith, CPA, to see the owners, Caroline and Morgan.  They celebrated their 3rd Year Anniversary with their store and were hosting a CELEBRATION!  I first learned about Vestique a few years ago when the New & Observer ran a story in the paper about them…two friends from college, with a passion for fashion, starting with just trunk shows at other local stores, then moving to an online store and now, just three short years later, they have four stores (Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville, SC and Columbia, SC).  Talk about successful! 

3 Year Celebration Event

3 Year Celebration Event

We are so proud to have them as clients at Smith & Smith, CPA and Blake really enjoys working with Caroline and Morgan on their growing fashion retail business.  These two girls certainly know how to mix fabulous fashion with affordable style!  The celebration event was PACKED; just take a look at the crowded store in the picture!  I even picked up a few goodies for myself while I was there.  We love supporting our clients by shopping at their stores and using their services.  You can shop at Vestique online (at anytime) or go by one of their stores.  Be sure you get added to their mailing list as they are always running lots of great deals! Congrats to them both! 

Peachy Keen Casino Fashion Show

Peachy Keen Casino Fashion Show

Another fun ‘fashion boutique chic’ event was last night.  Peachy Keen hosted their Annual Fall Fashion Show with a ‘Casino’ style theme…let the chips fall where they may!  This was a great opportunity to get my girlfriends together for an evening out.  We had about 12 girlfriends that met at Peachy Keen around 6pm for their social/cocktail hour, followed by an introduction and the fashion show.  Peachy Keen is owned by a local family and they certainly know how to celebrate with vintage style! 

Tia, Becca & An

Tia, Becca & An

I really enjoyed all of the delicious food during the cocktail hour (yummy foods from The Meat House, The Big Easy, Sitti and Trader Joe’s) and also all of the games and activities they had going on before the fashion show.  My friend Tia was really serious about the Black Jack table!  There were several sponsors for the event including friends of mine from Nivelli Day Spa, ShopLocalRaleigh, StudioVIBE, and Order in the House.  There was also live entertainment provided by Cole Roe (really good singer and guitarist).  Several of the girls in our group were lucky jackpot prize winners too, congrats to my friend Jamie on winning the AWESOME bag of goodies from Trader Joes!  We really enjoyed the fashion show down the built-in-runway in the store! 

Fashion Runway

Fashion Runway

After the show, we did some shopping and mingling.  Several of my friends bought some great items!  I was happy to have one of my college best friends in town, Lindsey Dishman, so she could go along with us.  She’s on her way to Virginia Beach for a work meeting, so Blake and I always enjoy being her ‘pit stop’ for the night.  Thanks to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex and downtown Cary for the lovely black Karen Kane top I wore to the fashion show. 

Lindsey in town!

Lindsey in town!

I wore it with a pair of cheetah print leggings and black boots, just for a fun twist!  My Girlfriend’s Closet was voted “Best Place to Shop for Women’s Clothing” in the 2013 Cary Magazine Maggy Awards and I would have to agree with that!  Thank to Lois and her team for keeping me styled great for all of my networking events. 

No plans for the weekend?  Add Vestique, My Girlfriend’s Closet and Peachy Keen to your weekend list, you will be ‘fashionably’ happy that you did!

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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Wow…this has been a crazy week…hence the name of my blog!  Clients and Corona

Thanks David!!!!!

 

I’ll start with the Corona first…one of our tax clients, David Laxton, was awesome and brought us a case of Corona as a reward/gift for a crazy tax season!  He also included the limes!  Thanks David!  We’ll enjoy those (after office hours of course!)  So after tax season ends my calendar/schedule pretty much EXPLODES with meetings and events and this week has been good, but exhausting!  I’ve been in and out and in and out and out and in of the office so much that I have lost count!   But I’ve taken advantage of the time out and stopped by to say ‘HI’ and chat with several of our clients.  I was at a meeting with my new friend, Ann Close, owner of Close HR Connections (CHRC) and stopped by afterwards to visit with Joule Salon

Joule Salon

Owners Lou and Lisa Rivoli, have been clients of Smith & Smith, CPA for many years and we totally adore them!   I don’t get to see Lisa much, so I poked my head into her salon and snapped a picture of her in action with her adorable staff and clients.  Joule Salon has really cool & hip salon-style and her business cards read ‘hair, beauty, fashion and coaching’.   They are located at 4242 NW Cary Parkway (same shopping center as the Mellow Mushroom).  Go check them out!  They do amazing work for their clients!  Perhaps last week you might have noticed that we did a cool facebook marketing promotion with one of our clients, Vestique.

Carmen & Teddy

  I stopped by their store last week to purchase the gift card we gave away during the facebook promotion.  Vestique is located in downtown Raleigh and happen to be in the same business complex as another client, Carmen Ritz State Farm Agency.  I stopped by to say hello to Carmen and her very friendly staff!  Carmen is always so much fun (and really good at her insurance stuff too) Her adorable dog, Teddy, was there and greeted me with lots of hugs and kisses. 

He is such a cute dog!

 I also had lunch this week with Sharon Moe of North State Bank, went to the Eye Opener Breakfast for the Cary Chamber on Wednesday morning where I sat with my friends Chuck & Anne Cook of Koko Fitness and my newest Cary Chamber member friend, Shelli Dallacqua (Shelten Media).  On Wednesday night, Blake and I attend the Cary Chamber Elected Officials Reception (held at the Matthew’s House in downtown Cary).

Priscilla and Becca

  I was invited by my beautiful friend, Priscilla Bullock of First Citizens Bank to be a guest at her sponsor table for the TCREW Awards on Thursday afternoon. Thank you Priscilla, had a great time with you at lunch and glad we missed the monsoon of rain that afternoon!  This morning was the Career Fair at Green Hope High School…a blog on that event coming next week.  Still have to get up my blog about the East Carolina University Women’s Round Table too…that one will take 2 days of blogging.  

Eric at Verizon

Last but not least, I’ve finally launched myself into the ‘technically world’ with a smart-phone and a tablet, thanks to Verizon!  I spent two days and nearly 5-hours this week working with the great team at the Verizon store in Cary Towne CenterEric Rainey was my main Verizon guy, Veronica was also very helpful too.  Now I have to find time to figure out both pices of technology!  Eric was great help at getting me set-up…but I’ve got some exploring to do!  Want to know something cool?  All three of my technology guys are named Eric….(Eric Green-my blog/social media guy, Erik Johnson with our CPA website company and now Eric Rainey with Verizon)!!!!

 

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511
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With friends shopping at the Vestique Trunk Show at The Purple Polka Dot

So about a month or so ago I read a great story in the News and Observer (yes, I still totally love to read the newspaper) about this local online boutique, called Vestique, that was started by two girls who were friends at college. I checked out their store and totally fell in love! Then this past week Blake tells me that we have a potential new client coming in our office this week for a new client meeting and that their store name is Vestique. I was freaking out with excitement that 1) I was going to get to meet them and 2) that we could potentially pick them up as a client! So long story short, the girls, Morgan and Caroline, met with Blake and they liked what we have to offer clients at our accounting practice in Cary, so they signed on as a new client! Later in the week on Wednesday night I attend their trunk show at The Purple Polka Dot in downtown Cary. Such a great event and saw some of my other favorite girlfriends shopping there too! Here are the two main reasons that I love Vestique 1) Their clothes are totally trendy and each piece is unique 2) Affordable!!!!! I could go on and on with more reasons, but I’ll stop there. So like I said, I am going to really enjoy this relationship as our CPA office represents Vestique and as I spend my hard earned money on their amazing fashions! Thank you Vestique and welcome aboard!

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1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 380-0600 p
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Fashion Show at Boutique in Raleigh…VESTIQUE!

I recently attended the Holiday Fashion Show 2011 at Vestique…the best little boutique in Raleigh!  The girls of Vestique, Caroline & Morgan, did a wonderful job putting the event together and tickets sold out FAST on their Facebook page nearly 2 weeks ago! 

Morgan & Caroline of Vestique, a boutique in Raleigh

I was lucky enough to snag one and couldn’t wait to attend to see all of their new fabulous holiday fashions!  Vestique.com started as an online-only fashion boutique, but recently opened their first store boutique in Raleigh at 1818 Oberlin Road.  Caroline & Morgan are college friends who have made their dream into a reality and have created a HUGE following of fans around the Triangle area, but also all across the country!  Their fashions are not only adorable, but also AFFORDABLE!  So back to the fashion show…they turned their boutique in Raleigh into a full-fledged fashion show production last week, complete with a runway and cute models wearing all of the latest holiday fashions.  DJ Joe Bunn helped the models rock the runway with upbeat music while Caroline and Morgan took turns emceeing the event.  They were so detailed in each of the fashions and even had the models tossing scarves off of their outfits as prizes to the audience (I was destined to catch a scarf that was thrown directly my way, but since I was on the 2nd row the girl in front me of reached up and grabbed it!!!! Darn!) 

Fashion Runway Model for Vestique

They also did a $100 gift card door prize and can you believe that one of the only guys in the audience was the winner!?! I’m sure he made someone happy with that big win!  My favorite part of the fashion show was when Caroline & Morgan recognized their parents for all of their help with making their website and store a success, they called their moms (who were present in the room) their ‘biggest cheerleaders’, I really thought that was so special.  After the show, everyone stuck around to do some shopping and the clothes were just flying off the rack!  Vestique knows how to bring hot fashions to the area!          

We at Smith & Smith, CPA in Cary enjoy representing Vestique as their CPA firm and we look forward to assisting the ladies as they grow and grow and grow their dream!  Nice done ladies!

 Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  We’ve changed our firm name to Smith & Smith, CPA  and we are expanding into the office next door.   We also have a BRAND NEW website up, check it out http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com/ Even with lots of great growth and changes taking place, we are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!  

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.
1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 380-0600 p
(919) 380-0919 f