Stretch that Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’all

Aug 30, 2022View the Web Version
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Good morning, and welcome back! This week’s issue is brought in part by our friends at Lilu Farms.
The IntroWhat’s Up This Week
Well hello there! Looks like you’re starting to get the hang of it, this little rendezvous we have going. Once a week, we deliver the most relevant information we can find directly to your inbox, then you read it and rejoice, armed with everything you need to know to make this week better than the last. 
This week, we’ve got some great stuff ready for you, but first, let me remind you of our free AirPods giveaway. All you have to do is subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t yet, and keep in mind that you get an extra chance to win for every friend you refer. 
Alright, now here’s what we’re covering this week:
•  Feeling stressed? Vibe out with Lilu Farms Dispensary.
•  Everything you should know about the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.
•  Here’s what’s happening this Labor Day weekend.
•  Need to network? Don’t miss these events.
•  Follow these tips to help survive inflation
•  Here’s the essential steps to any skincare routine
More details are down below. Thanks again for reading the Low.
— Chantel
Together with Lilu Farms DispensaryEnjoy Good Vapes and Good Vibes with Lilu Farms Dispensary
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Located at 10 Whitaker St. in the heart of downtown Savannah, Lilu Farms is a local dispensary vending a variety of top quality cannabis products. They’ve got vapes, tinctures, edibles, buds, salves and more. You can rest assured that all of the products at Lilu Farms are completely legal. No need to worry. They test their products at DEA-licensed labs to ensure that they are operating within the law and delivering consistent doses. 
In addition to their wide variety of grade-A products, Lilu Farms also boasts a knowledgeable and accommodating staff. They can walk you through their inventory and discuss your needs to find the best product for you. Whether you’re new to the world of cannabis products or well acquainted, Lilu Farms is the place to be for all things THC. Give them a try, and tell them the Low sent ya.
In the KnowWhat to Do Labor Day Weekend
Though Sept. 22 is the first day of fall, Labor Day usually marks the end of summer. It’s the last long weekend for backyard barbecues, beach getaways and other summer activities before the cooler weather comes in.
There are a few fun festivities happening around town this Labor Day weekend, and so I thought I’d be a doll and clue you in. If you don’t have anything planned yet, check out these Labor Day events this weekend. 
Farewell to Summer Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Savannah’s Entertainment District, aka Plant Riverside District is hosting a special celebration Labor Day weekend to bid summer adieu. From Sept. 2-5, the public can enjoy free family-friendly festivities including live music, kids activities, riverfront performances by Cirque Divina and an outdoor screening of Grease.
There will be a variety of musical performers taking the stage throughout the weekend. And guests can look forward to all kinds of Labor Day food and drink specials at Plant Riverside’s various eateries. Check out the full event schedule and plan accordingly. 
Labor Day Beach Bashes
On Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the Ultimate Eagles tribute band On the Border will perform a free concert on Tybee Island at the iconic Pier and Pavilion. Get ready to rock out to Eagles classics well into the night.
Beloved beach music band the Swingin’ Medallions will also play at Tybee’s Pier and Pavilion on Sept. 4 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a beach chair and prepare to enjoy good music and good vibes with good people.
The Great Ogeechee Water Fight
Get wet and wild Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Great Ogeechee Water Fight. Taking place at Fort McAllister from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the event is a water fight extravaganza, featuring water guns, games and family fun. Admission is just $2 and parking is $5. Pre-register for the water fight by calling (912) 727-2339.
The ProTop Networking Events in Savannah
Like it or not, a big part of being successful in any industry comes down to having the right connections. Whether you’re just starting out professionally or a seasoned business vet, building meaningful relationships with prominent figures in your community is important. The knowledge exchanged and experience gained from rubbing shoulders with local movers and shakers is invaluable. If you want to connect with other professionals in the community, here are the networking events that you should be at. 
Sips at the Station
Every third Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Simply Savannah Marketing hosts Sips at the Station, a casual networking event held monthly at Ardsley Station. This is a laid-back social that draws in a fun, eclectic crowd. $10 will get you in and includes a drink ticket and delicious hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Ardsley Station. You can also buy raffle tickets for some stellar prizes. Each month, all proceeds benefit a local nonprofit, so you can feel good about attending Sips at the Station. 
Downtown Business Association Luncheon
The Savannah Downtown Business Association is a local nonprofit comprised of business owners, leaders and other parties collaborating to ensure a vibrant downtown scene. They host a monthly networking luncheon every second Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morris Center. At $30 for members and $40 for non-members, this event is a little more pricey, but it puts you in the room with some of Savannah’s best and brightest. 
Tourism Leadership Council Connection Luncheon
Promoting Savannah as a premier travel destination, the Tourism Leadership Council holds a monthly connection luncheon every third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is held at a different location each month and features a keynote speaker who addresses a topic of interest to the local business community. It’s $30 for members and $40 for non-members and is regularly attended by business executives, politicians and other powerful community leaders. 
South of Derenne Association Networking Luncheon
SODA hosts a networking luncheon every first Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnes Restaurant. It’s $17 flat and there is no membership fee. All are welcome. It’s a great time to meet with other professionals and enjoy some great Southern comfort food. There’s usually a speaker and raffle prizes as well. 
Buy Local
Formed in 1999, Buy Local is all about supporting Savannah businesses to maximize revenues and sustain a healthy economy. They host a monthly luncheon every fourth Thursday at 11 a.m. at various locations. The luncheon is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Buy Local also hosts a periodic happy hour and an  early edition morning networking event, so there are plenty of opportunities to make connections in the community. 
Together with the Great Ogeechee Seafood FestivalThings to Know About the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is on its way, taking place Oct. 14-16 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The festival is a celebration of coastal fare staples along with great music and family fun. In addition to fresh seafood, attendees can look forward to exciting carnival rides and entertaining performances from some of the top names in country music. Before you go, there are a few things you should know about the fest to ensure you have the best experience. Here they are:
Free parking is available offsite. 
There is no onsite parking, but there is free offside parking with a free shuttle. Look over the parking info to find out where free parking is available. 
B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own chair.)
Seating is not provided, but there is a large, open concert area. Feel free to bring your own chairs to ensure your comfort at the festival. 
Admission/Beer tickets are debit/credit card only.
To cut down on time spent in lines, admission and beer ticket sales are debit/credit card only. You can save even more time by purchasing your admission tickets online. 
ATMs will be available for all other purchases.
Food, non-alcoholic drinks, carnival tickets and vendor shopping will be available in the park. These purchases will require cash. ATMs will be available in the park.
Your ticket includes the day’s concerts.
Your admission ticket grants you access to the festival for the day you’ve purchased, and that includes that evening’s concerts. You will receive a stamp at the entrance, so you can leave and return to the festival if need be, as long as it is within the same day. 
The DoughInflation Survival Guide: Four Ways to Stretch Your Dollar Further
Unless you’re truly off-grid or have just been hiding out under a rock, you know the inflation struggle is real. In June, the inflation rate peaked at 9.1%, which is the highest it’s been since 1982. That’s forty years! Wild right? Currently, we’re at about 8.5%, which means that we still have a long way to go before we’re back to the 2% inflation rate deemed normal by policymakers. 
Unfortunately, when inflation increases, companies don’t hesitate to offset expenses by passing costs to consumers. We’ve seen significantly higher prices in everything from gas to groceries and more. Even Dollar Tree increased their prices by a quarter, which makes them no longer a dollar store I guess.
Anyways, with prices rising across the board with no end in sight, you’re probably wondering how you can stay afloat in this economy. Fortunately, there are things you can do to cut costs and stretch your dollar further. Here are a few tips to help you survive, if not thrive, during inflation. 
Cut unnecessary expenses.
This one is probably the most obvious. Make an itemized list of all of your expenses and stop paying for the ones that you don’t really need. Is there a subscription box you can eliminate? A streaming service you barely watch? Can you simply paint your own nails at home instead of spending $50+ every week at the nail shop? Do you eat out often? Figuring out where your money is going every month and cutting out extra costs can help you save a lot. 
Shop smarter.
There’s often not much difference between name brand products and their generic counterparts. Buying generic can save you money. At the grocery store, instead of buying fresh veggies and fruits, much of which goes to waste anyway, buy frozen versions of these items instead. They tend to cost less and last longer. Plan your grocery list around what’s on sale that week and use coupons whenever you can. 
Stop guzzling gas.
We’ve really been feeling the pain at the pump with fill up costs as much as $50 to $100 depending on the vehicle you drive. Transportation is a necessity, but there are ways to preserve gas during inflation. Carpool whenever possible. Drive 5-10 miles slower when driving to improve your fuel economy. If possible, talk to your employer about working from home at least one day a week. And whenever you have to run multiple errands, plan the most efficient route to conserve gas. 
Increase your income. 
This may seem hard to do but with a little creativity and effort, it’s really not. You could start by asking your current employer for a raise. The worst they can say is no. If you have extra time on your hands, consider picking up a side-job. There are plenty of work-from-home hustles available online as well. You could become a tutor, write resumes, conduct customer service calls, etc. If you’ve got extra clothes or other items around the house, you can sell them online too. If there’s a will, there’s a way. 
The GlowBeauty Basics: The Three Essential Steps to Any Skincare Routine
As a child, with a bright, clear complexion, you probably didn’t think twice about your skin. But once puberty hit, skin care suddenly became a concern. Even after the teenage acne that once blighted your face had faded away, skin care remains pertinent well into adulthood. You may struggle with adult acne, oily skin, large pores, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and a host of other skin issues. 
Getting your skin under control starts with a good skincare routine. That’s not to suggest you can guarantee yourself perpetually clear, glowing skin with a few simple steps. Of course lots of factors come into play when it comes to your skin, for example, hormones, sleep, and eating habits. And some chronic skin issues will likely require assistance from a dermatologist. That being said, you can do your part to fight skin problems with a solid skincare routine. 
Developing a healthy skincare routine is easy as 1-2-3. Really, all it takes is three simple steps and you’re good to go. So without further ado, here they are:
The first step to any skincare routine is to cleanse the skin. Healthy skin is clean skin. Start with a gentle cleanser of your choice to remove any dirt, oil, makeup or other grime from your skin. 
The second step that should be included in your skin regimen is to balance the skin with a toner. Toner serves several purposes: to remove any leftover residue your cleanser may have missed, to balance the skin’s pH, and to reduce the visibility of pores. It can also help calm the skin and reduce redness. You can buy a good toner at any drugstore, or you can make your own out of ingredients like witch hazel, rose water, apple cider vinegar, glycerin and aloe vera. 
Because toning can be drying to the skin, it’s important to follow up with a good moisturizer. There are all kinds of moisturizers on the market that do different things. For UV protection, there are moisturizers that feature sunscreen. For anti-aging, there are moisturizers with collagen and hyaluronic acid. And there are specific moisturizers available based on your skin type. Just find one that caters to your needs. 
If you adopt these three steps into your daily skincare routine, you’ll be doing more to promote healthy, well-balanced skin. For best results, repeat these steps twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. And to take your skincare game to the next level, consider adding in an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask once a week.
Mixed Bag
    •  Does succulent seafood, fun carnival rides and rockin’ live music sound like the makings of a good weekend to you? If so, get ready for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. •  The Savannah Bananas have split from Coastal Plain League. Find out what’s next for “Banana Ball”. •  Get to know City Market artist Alix Baptiste in this video.
Written by Chantel Britton
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