Meet Our Influencers
This fall we are excited to partner with six of the brightest social media minds in Raleigh. These women aren’t just bloggers, but experts in different areas of fashion, interior design and cuisine. Each has teamed up with different shops and restaurants in Cameron Village.
We can’t wait to see what they find at the Village to share with their followers!
Kennedy Norton- Enticingly Haute
Charlotte native Kennedy Norton is a Senior at NC State here in Raleigh majoring in Public Relations. When she’s not studying or cheering on the Wolfpack, she’s the author of Enticingly Haute, showing readers her newest fashion finds or beauty buys.
Norton shares the stores she’s working with in Cameron Village, “I am working with Fifi’s consignment- I love this store because I can find designer items for a fraction off the cost, perfect for a college student like me.” She gets to feature other boutiques including Bevello, Palm Avenue and Charlotte’s
She knows more than fashion and beauty, Norton makes time for fitness amid her busy student schedule. Flywheel was the perfect place for her to write about, “Cycling is my favorite exercise. Flywheel classes are so much fun, it doesn’t feel like a workout!”
Norton is sure her readers will like what she finds this fall, “I hope I can show college students around Raleigh especially, all Cameron Village has to offer. My followers can get a feel for how many different outfits you can make in your closet with the numerous, versatile pieces you’ll find at Cameron Village stores.”
Niki McNeil- Single Bubble Pop
You may have spotted Raleigh Interior Designer Niki McNeil on HGTV or the DIY Network! She was a Featured Designer on HGTV’s “Design Wars” and part of a design team on “Elbow Room” on both HGTV and DIY.
McNeil’s passion is creating engaging environments for her clients through delivered staging, full-service design, renovations and custom furniture solutions.
At Cameron Village this season she’s partnering with Nadeau Raleigh, Little Art Gallery and The Local Squirrel. McNeil says of her partnerships, “When you shop at any of these stores, whether it be for furniture, art or home accessories, you know that you’ll be getting something unique. I love that Nadeau sources ethically built furniture pieces from all over the world. The Little Art Gallery collaborates with mostly North Carolina based artists, which keeps our art scene vibrant. The Local Squirrel has the absolute best gift ideas for everyone in your life!”
She loves working with Triangle businesses and hopes her followers will see the versatility of Cameron Village and appeal to many different shoppers. McNeil says, “My favorite aspect is that so many stores are locally owned and the shop owners truly get to know their clients.”
Chana Lynn- RALEIGHWHATSUP
For 16 years, Chana Lynn and her husband have raised two daughters in the Capital City. Working as a Web Design and Social Media Consultant, her passion is sharing the best places to eat and explore with locals on her blog, RALEIGHWHATSUP.
Being the cuisine expert she is, Lynn knows Raleigh is fast becoming a destination for foodies. She is partnering with Cameron Village favorites, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Tazza Kitchen, Kale Me Crazy and Cantina 18.
She says, “I love the local food scene here in Raleigh and I’m looking forward to showcasing to the RALEIGHWHATSUP audience these unique Cameron Village restaurants and their new fall menu items.”
Molly Perdue- Molly’s Musings
New mom, marketing guru and fashion enthusiast Molly Perdue brings her passion for beauty and fashion to Cameron Village.
She’s an avid traveler and dog lover living in Cary. Perdue knows the Triangle and knows her readers will like hearing about her Cameron Village partners AILLEA, The Local Squirrel, Parlor Blow Dry Bar, and Steven Shell Living.
Tanner Mann- The Life of a Womann
That’s not a typo. Tanner Mann’s blog is The Life of a Womann, a play on her last name. She has fast become a sought out expert on makeup, beauty and fashion. We can’t wait to hear what she finds at Bella Mar, Light Years Jewelry, MADISON and CorePower Yoga.
Mann embraces her modern and edgy vibe and shows it in her fashion. She’s versatile, however and says of MADISON, “This boutique appeals to my girly side. They carry so many amazing brands that offer a chic approach to everyday wear. The bright colors immediately hit you when you walk in the store and you are drawn to each rack without any willpower.”
Mann says she cant wait to work with Bella Mar, “I love the edgy/modern vibe that this store offers. It’s perfect for that little piece of my grunge personality. I am so excited to delve in and show my audience the variety that this boutique offers and how they can style their pieces from date night to dinner with the president.”
We can’t wait to hear more about her classes at CorePower Yoga. She says, “I have always wanted to experience hot yoga and I was given the opportunity to get the most amazing workout in a motivational setting. I left feeling empowered and anticipating my next workout.”
Mann says, “I hope to offer my audience the knowledge of what Cameron Village has to offer to everyone, from pre-teens to grandparents. My goal is to provide information about this area of Raleigh and offer tips for styling and fitness, two of my favorite subjects.”
Betsy Burleson- Two Peas in a Blog
Seeing double? You will on Betsy Burleson’s blog. That’s because this Raleigh mom writes with her identical twin in Columbus, OH on Two Peas in a Blog. The sisters’ fashion and lifestyle blog is a way to share their style finds and help women, especially busy moms, dress their best at a variety of price points. Looking for gifts? Need travel tips? Beauty advice? These sisters bring it to you, from different parts of the country.
We’re so excited to see what Betsy finds at Cameron Village. Maybe she’ll inspire her Ohio readers to come visit us in Raleigh too! This season she’ll partner with Great Outdoor Provision Company, Kannon’s Womens, Uniquities, and Ivy + Leo.