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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Life changing ways to be happy!

Last week The Local Vibe focused on New Year's resolutions or intentions. Most people focus on three main categories: Health, Wealth & Happiness. This week I'd like to share some tips on how to increase your joy in 2020! #wearebettertogether

#1 You Matter! You are important and unique. No one else sees the world the way that you do. Embrace your perspective and know that there are people interested in YOU!

#2 Eat healthy..your body is the only one you have so take care of it. (Bobby Howell at Clean Eatz and Marcile Sims, Certified Health Coach can show you a better way to nourish yourself.)

#3 De-clutter your environment. Donate or sell the things you haven't used in years. Simplifying your surroundings greatly reduces stress. (Kendra Snowden at TipTop Kimble's Cleaning, Sherri Wright at Caring Transitions and Diane Cashen Interior Design can all help with aspects of getting your home in order.)

#4 Take time for your personal well being. You can start your day in prayer and/or meditation before you "log on" to the screen. Check out this article from Adrienne Mishler to gain some insight on how taking time every day affects your life. Click here.

#5 Schedule time with people who uplift you and support your intentions for 2020. This can be business associates or personal friends. Sharing a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with someone and discussing ideas is inspiring. (Domke Market is always a welcoming spot to meet someone for coffee or wine.)

#6 Spend some time outside everyday. Did you know that many leaders schedule "walk-n-talk" meetings at parks? You'll get in some exercise, networking and enjoy the great outdoors! Give it a try!

#7 Get a good night's sleep. Resting for 8 hours every night gives your brain and body time to recover from the day. (Our friends at Good Morning Mattress can help you find the perfect "fit" for a mattress, pillows and sheets).

#8 Get your finances in order. (Chris Collins, financial planner, Richard Lindsey and Paula Waldo, CPA's can help you sort through your money situation).

#9 Travel more in 2020. (Adrienne Tate with Unique Destinations can help you plan your trip and stay on budget).

#10 Always remember that Happiness is a direction not a place! Focus your thoughts and energy on the things that bring contentment to your daily life. Enjoy the moment!


Meet Adrienne Tate, the newest partner on Meet da' Boss! She owns Unique Destinations by Adrienne Tate, a professional travel company. She absolutely loves planning group travel and destination weddings!

Adrienne and her husband, Jeff are travel enthusiasts and are eager to share their expert "know how" with you. You'll be able to read all about her company on the website soon.

Contact Adrienne at 251-255-6596!

(Photo courtesy of Facebook)


Boss of the Week is: Camille Wilkinson with The Camille Wilkinson Team

of Direct Mortgage Loans

Camille Wilkinson "works mortgage magic" according to her clients! Take a few minutes to read her story by clicking here. This dynamic "boss" guides her team of professionals and clients through the maze of financing a home. In fact many of her customers become lifelong friends.

We "quizzed" Camille on a few questions that we thought you'd be interested in!

#1 What is your favorite thing about living in Mobile?

My favorite thing is all the things you have to do in Mobile, and the history that is preserved from Oakleigh Homes downtown to Fort Gaines.

#2 What is one insider tip you would share with people moving to or visiting Mobile?

Always use your friends and family to recommend services you need.

#3 What is the one thing you would love for people to know about your business?

In the mortgage business normally you are a number or a one time relationship. With My Team at Direct Mortgage Loans, we build relationships for life and encourage our customers to call us with concerns and questions even after closing and years to come.

#4 What do you do for fun?

My down time is spent with my husband, family and grandchildren.  From spending time at the pool, to pool parties and then baking and decorating cakes and shopping.

Thank you Camille for sharing!

Photo courtesy of Bellissimo Concepts


From Baldwin County to Baton Rouge & New Orleans

Meet da'Boss is expanding in 2020!

Stay tuned for big changes to! Our staff is busy working in several markets to launch the platform in those areas! You'll be able to explore new possibilities in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Baldwin County very soon!

Meanwhile here are a few things you may want to check out!

Things happening in Baldwin County

YoHo Rum & Taco's at The Wharf - is an awesome place to lunch or meet friends for a game! The owners offer some great Happy Hour specials and a special "football" menu! Insider tip: There is dog friendly outdoor dining and the Jerk Salmon Salad is a healthy menu choice if you are looking for a lean and green combo.

The Park at Owa has a feature called "Thirsty Thursdays" with great cocktail options. Click here for more details. Several of our friends ventured over to Paula Deen's new restaurant and gave rave reviews. It is the newest addition to the theme park. Insider tip: the amusement park is not open at this time, however shopping and dining are available!

Fairhope, Alabama - If you are in the area, visiting this quaint southern town is a "don't miss". Imagine strolling along clean city streets and being greeted by happy shop owners. There is always something going on in this vibrant community. Insider tip: Grab lunch at Julwin's Restaurant on Fairhope Avenue. The fish tacos are the BEST I've ever had.


Things happening in New Orleans

Throw me something, mister! Mardi Gras season kicks off today and New Orleans is ready to roll! Parades start today in the French Quarter, Uptown & on the north shore in Covington! Need a tune to get you in the mood? Click here for Mardi Gras Mambo from The Meters!

Click here for a current parade schedule in the Crescent City!

Dong Phuong has their famous King Cakes ready to ship! Click here to order some goodness delivered right to your door! Insider tip: Preorder on the site for store pick up!

LSU versus Clemson later this month in the Superdome!

On Monday, January 13th at 7PM the College National Football Championship will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! If you aren't going to the game there are awesome places to gather with friends all along the coast to watch this one! This one is going to be especially exciting in our household since my husband, father and children have deep ties to LSU. On the other hand, my years living in Greenville, SC, cultivated a true admiration for Clemson! I know what we will be doing next Monday! How about you?


Things happening in Baton Rouge

Needless to say, there is football fever in the Red Stick! Tailgates are being planned and everyone is hoping that Coach O will bring home the National Championship for LSU.

Ladies, now is the time to book your appointment with my friend, Ellen Pino at Avant Tous for nails, lashes & more! She has multiple locations in Baton Rouge to serve you! Visit her website by clicking here to book online! You want to look your "game best" for this one!

Check out Visit Baton Rouge's website for more things happening this week and next! There are plantation tours, live shows and museum exhibits on the roster! Click here.


Things happening in Mobile

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule - Click here for more information!

Domke Market's first Wine Wednesday of 2020 looks like so much fun! Brooke is rolling out the New Year's Edition! Click here for more information! Mike Toups with Rush Wines is bringing a line up of (almost) sugar free, carb conscious & naturally produced wines. Just $5 per person. Thank you so much for offering a great option for folks cutting back on sugar!

Several meet da' boss partners have changed their hours to meet the needs of their customers!

Reney's Honey Butter is open from 6:30AM - 10AM weekdays serving delicious biscuits, bagels and butter!

Salt & Light Spa is now open on Sundays from 1PM-5PM!


I hope everyone has a spectacular first full week of 2020!

~ Charlsie


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