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Thank you Danny for sharing your viewpoint on Millennials.
 
So all this advice about understanding Millennials....

There are a lot of consultants and agencies that will tell you the Millennial generation is the most important to understand, and why you need to think about the content you're creating in order to attract their eyeballs.

I've never thought about the audience I write for - I simply write the stuff I'd like to read, and hopefully others will like it too. Given that more than 55% of my blog audience is made up of Millennials, maybe you don't have to try as hard as these consultants and agencies say you do after all.... ;-)
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+Nikol Murphy If you are visiting Charleston, a cute little cafe is Kitchen 208 located on Kings Street. While Charleston is a foodie city, this local hang-out might be missed as it isn't flashy, expensive, written about  or much for an interior. BUT, it is an easy stop-in place that serves locally roasted King Bean coffee (they partnered with Whole Foods as a point of distribution) and low country breakfasts. Fast, inexpensive and kid-friendly. Good biscuits, grits, granola, etc... I think they serve lunches too. But we have only stopped for coffee & breakfast. 

www.kingbean.com
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We are going to need to make several trips! Or one long one? I have a feeling we may never leave! ;)
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+Nikol Murphy FUN FACT: Make sure to walk past 28 Elliott Street--it was once the Pointsett Tavern, circa 1732.Why? The builder's descendant, Joel Roberts Poinsett was ambassador to Mexico and introduced poinsettias into U.S.! A little fun fact about poinsettias and Charleston.  #pointsettia   #homeschool   #charleston   #historicalplaces   #funfactoftheday  
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+Nikol Murphy thank you doll! Gary and I usually go to Charleston 2-3 times a year. We LOVE the Historic District/French Quarter and it is on to the top of our list of "where to live" or to have a second home. I love the civility of Charleston, the historical significance of the city, architecture, the gardens and how people take care of their property, near-by islands, the food scene..

Each time we go there we stay at different hotels in the Historical District. We have favorite restaurants now and we are always exploring and learning about the city.

One place we always visit each time, is the Historical Preservation Society on Meeting Street. 

You know Gary & I were married last year on Kiawah Island. We are hooked on Charleston! So this has been fun for me and delighted that you are having fun with this as well.
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+Nikol Murphy a familiar site near the corner of Meeting & Broad Streets, is the sweetgrass basket artisans exhibiting and selling beautiful handwoven baskets. This traditional Charleston, Lowcountry art is worth checking out the history of these baskets. #homeschool #Charleston #Gullah #sweetgrass baskets
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+Nikol Murphy A visit to Charleston needs to include a stop at the corner of Meeting & Broad Streets to see the magnificent U.S. Post Office. Built in 1887. This intersection is considered the 4 Corners of the Law as on each corner is: the U.S. Post Office, City Hall, the Court House and St. Michael's Church (the divine law).   #homeschool   #Charleston  
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I'm swooning at all this information!
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+Nikol Murphy Charleston may be a walking city.....but anyone visiting for the 1st time, take a carriage ride tour! Gain an informative overview of the Historic District and see some great sites! Just FYI--if you sit in the front seat you might be able to hear the tour guide easily and you will have the best view of the sites--but you will also have the best view of the back side of the horse! It can be an aromatic adventure on a hot summer day!  #homeschool #Charleston

http://www.oldsouthcarriagetours.com/carriage-tours/
Old south Carriage Company, owned and operated by the same family since 1983, features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses, and carriages in historic Charleston. Stop by our stable at 14 Anson Street to meet our professional staff and see for yourself the quality of our operation.
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Oh no! :(
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As Hangouts on Air (HOA) are rapidly overshadowing HIRLs---and if you are engaged in viewing these sessions--please take a moment and provide feedback. Are you predominately using a laptop or desktop to view these sessions or are you using a mobile device? This survey is a quick 4 question multiple choice. 
 
Where do You Watch Hangouts on Air?
Please take this quick 4 question survey to help us (and Google) know where you watch HOA activity when it is live and when it is a recorded video.

Your info is anonymous but will help shape the future of the HOA tool set. So please vote here and we'll publish the results soon (you can see them yourself as well). Click below to vote.

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Yeah..thanks for the survey. Perhaps the HIRL may get a reboot via Google hangouts.
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+Nikol Murphy Another piece of significant American Civil War history--the abolition of slavery. While in Charleston at least walk past the Old Slave Market located on the cobblestone Chalmers Street. Or go inside and visit the museum. Constructed in 1856 by then sheriff Thomas Ryan, this private slave market was closed by the Union Army in 1865 as it occupied Charleston.  It is eerie to stop here and reflect. Plus, a visit here will start an interesting, complex conversation for parents and their children. What do you think +Nikol Murphy ? #charleston   #homeschool   #slavery   #civilwar  
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+Nikol Murphy If you are focusing on the Civil War, the Charleston is absolute MUST as the Civil War started with the Confederate firing on Fort  Sumter.
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+Nikol Murphy Oops! When we first saw this coffee mug sign hanging above the door, we thought this was a cute coffee shop cleverly named "Holy Ground" but we were mistaken! It was a "holy" conference center! And they didn't serve coffee!  #HolyCity  #homeschool  #Charleston #coffeeshop  
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Crazy and confusing +Barbara Mooty ... seems that conference center could use some help with branding - eh?

Have a great rest of your trip!
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+Nikol Murphy A few photos of the carriage ride tours. Children love the horses and the tour guides are so informative! #homeschool   #Charleston  
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For those of you who like Charleston, are curious about Charleston or have been following my posts...I will continue to share comments, photos and links about this amazing city. Stay tuned tomorrow and this week. 
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+Nikol Murphy More church/cemetary shots taken in #Charleston, SC. #Homeschool  
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Contact me: 919-602-3003 for Strategic Marketing, Brand Development + Digital/Social Media Management advice and assistance. 

Detail focused, highly organized marketing professional with 20+ years' experience & skill in strategic planning, P&L, brand building, project management and developing comprehensive integrated multichannel marketing programs across disciplines that build brand, drive sales and deliver time-sensitive quality results that exceed goals within budget and create exceptional customer experiences.

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Specialties: Strategic Marketing, Brand Development, Identifying new markets, Product  Identity & Licensing, Digital Media Management, Customer Experience.


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26.2 runner training for a BQ (Boston Marathon qualifying time). Hot vinyasa yogi. Jewelry industry specialist. Graduate Gemologist. Damn good at connecting people! Novice part-time gardener. Landmark Education leadership program graduate. Digital junkie. 65%+ chocolate lover. BELIEVER in possibilities. Loves challenges. Former Girl Scout cookie sales star. UNI & Alpha Chi Omega alumae. Cat lover--mom to 11 yr.old kittens named Violet & Zoey.
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Took Hot Vinyasa 60 min class as a "drop-in". First-time experience at Indigo and with Hot Vinyasa after practicing Bikram for several years. Good experience. Popular class at 5:30 p.m. so the yoga room was full--and arrive 15 early to settle in. Instructor was knowledgeable, easy to follow, helpful/friendly personality.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Flavorful coffee. Locally owned and operated--team is friendly, professional, fun and attentive. Like the vibe, decor, people. Delicious Belgium waffles are a MUST for anyone who has never tasted them! Tasty, locally roasted coffee. Not too strong--that you feel the urge to add cream, just strong enough. My only 2 points of criticism: 1) inadequate seating despite lots of empty floor space (some of which is occupied by large coffee bean bags) and 2) counter top is too low for comfortable seating.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
A delight for your senses! A must for foodies! A big city feel in a mid-size city! We dined at Garland, last Saturday evening (11/29) and were absolutely delighted to have discovered it on OpenTable. Being foodies we were shocked that it took us so long (Garland has been open for about 1 year) to have dined there. It truly is a delight for the senses--the menu is a welcoming blend of small and large plates with a contemporary twist on Indian and Asian spices, flavors and dishes. This isn't the typical international restaurant serving traditional dishes. From the moment you enter its cool decor--which you'd expect to find in NYC--to the time you are served your first dish--the experience is unique to Raleigh and when you leave, you will want to return. What a great place to celebrate or dine with friends or a group of colleagues. Try several dishes and share as the menu beckons you to do so. Great service. Prices align with the restaurant's brand: cool factor, diversity of menu, quality of food, presentation and overall feel. We will be back!
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
We were VERY DISAPPOINTED and WILL NOT DINE again at Plates. My husband, another couple and I had brunch at Plates on Sunday, October 5, 2014 (the weekend of the Bluegrass Festival). I had made 12:30 pm reservations for 4 in advance through OpenTable. When we arrived most of the outdoor seating was taken however, all tables (with the exception of 1) were empty on the inside, thus we asked for indoor seating. We were quickly seated, however we were only given 1 menu to share. We immediately asked for additional menus. While the owners of Plates advertise their restaurant as a "culinary journey" it was the worse dining experience we have ever experienced in any Raleigh restaurant. HERE'S WHY... 1. SLOW SERVICE, UNDER STAFFED, NOT PREPARED-- staff seemed disorganized, overwhelmed by number of diners (even though not all tables were filled the time we arrived). 2. Extremely LONG WAIT TIME for food to be delivered. We waited over 60 minutes after ordering and had to ask twice about the status of our order. We were given plenty of excuses and reasons, one being "they" weren't expecting so many visitors! 3. MEDIOCRE FOOD--nothing to rave about. No interesting, unique menu items and the preparation wasn't special. Food was "blah", including no visually desirable presentation or even garnishes. For example, the "homemade biscuit" the accompaniment to the Duck Confit Benedict I ordered on the menu arrived, tasting and appearing like a cross between a bialy (a bagel without a hole) and an over-sized white hamburger bun. Biscuits served in South, need to be light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and invite you to "eat another." The Duck Confit wasn't a culinary delight and frankly, it was dwarfed by the oversized hamburger bun/bagel/biscuit it was served on. Another example, the pancakes were described on the menu as fluffy with coffee caramel mousse, pistachio and peanut infused 100% Vermont maple syrup (served with fresh fruit). 3 four-inch pancakes arrived, not so "fluffy" and the syrup was so sweet it tasted more like maple-flavored simple sugar. The side of fresh fruit was a visually uninteresting mix of cubed pineapple, green and yellow apples. HOW DID THIS EXPERIENCE END? A manager stated she hoped we would return and gave us (a party of 4 people) a business card with the incentive of ONLY 1 free appetizer to use next time we returned. We wish the owners and staff at Plates well, however, we are people who dine out 4-5x a week and WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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What isn't to like about this place? Another delightful restaurant established by James Beard award-winning chef, Ashley Christensen. More than just a place to grab lunch, weekend brunch, a glass of wine or cup of coffee and conversation with a friend or business colleague/client. Being a fan of AC and a patron of her entire repertoire of culinary hot spots--I would highly recommend Joule. Fresh, deliciously prepared menu items created by a chef who is committed to excellence, supporting local and NC farmers and making a difference in the lives of others with her philanthropic activities.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
My husband and I have dined several times, on various evenings. Professional, welcoming and attentive team--complete from whomever is handling the host station to the bartenders and wait staff. We tend to sit on the "bar side" rather than the dining room side, although I have dined on both sides and my comments reflect both "sides". We dine at 18 Seaboard about once a week and the (barside) team has quickly remembered our preferences as well as our little idiosyncrasies such as "dressing on the side, no dairy, etc..." Menu is always intriguing. Food is high quality, clever, visually inviting presentation and the dishes we had were delicious and well-worth ordering "next time." The manager strolls through, stopping to introduce himself and check on our opinion of the food and service. Nice touch--important and its differentiator between "good" and "excellent" as it leaves a positive impression on diners. Great value. Great food. Great team. Great service.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
While I no longer practice at this studio, I enjoyed the Bikram practice. In fact, I was a loyal Strickland Bikram client for 6+ years. The 26 postures are taught in the same order and manner wherever in the world you take a Bikram yoga class. Yes, the regiment is very strict and studio is hot-- 105 degrees, but it is hot in any Bikram studio (it is supposed to be). Strickland yoga instructors are knowledgeable, friendly and it has always been a pleasure attending classes there. So enjoy all the instructors and owner, Cindy! Clean studio with large yoga classroom and dressing facilities. Limited schedule--few early morning (6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m.) classes (especially in the summer hours) and no classes taught after 6:30 p.m. Even fewer classes taught on weekends. Not convenient to downtown-Raleigh residents considering classes are 90 minutes + drive, shower and dress time. For those who aren't concerned about a time commitment and like a very regimented class, Bikram is for you.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago