A few weeks back, I hosted an After the Final Rose party at Painting with a Twist here in Charlotte, NC in honor of Charlotte’s own Emily Maynard as this season’s The Bachelorette!
With part of the show being filmed in Charlotte, I thought it would be fun to have a party to celebrate and we even partnered with the Ricky Hendrick Center of ICU at Levine Children’s Hospital (the intensive care unit named in honor of Emily’s late fiance and daughter Ricki’s dad, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick.)
Emily has been seen shopping at Towne and Reese in Charlotte and she even wore several of their pieces on the show! We gave away a few really amazing pieces Emily wore while on the show. Check out this great display!
The Brooke Earrings are my absolute favorite! I even got a pair to show off for our event! I had our fabulous photographer snap a shot of me mimicking Emily’s promo shots from this season.
In addition, another lucky winner took home a gift card to Osso Restaurant and Lounge where Emily and Ryan had their first date!
Overall, everyone had a fantastic time, painted a gorgeous painting, and we were able to give a check in the total of $675 to the Ricky Hendrick Center for ICU in Levine Children’s Hospital. How amazing is that!? I am so excited the event was such a success and thank you so much to everyone who attended and to all of the businesses who partnered with us to make it happen!
Here I am with Tara Fitzgerald, owner of Painting with a Twist and Cacky Higgins of Levine Children’s Hospital.
I’m so excited to learn more about the Ricky Hendrick Center on a tour with the Charlotte Media Collaboration later this week. Lora will be there taking pictures and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Jef… I hope you love Charlotte as much as we do and we hope to see you and Emily strolling around hand in hand! Congratulations!
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