Whether a freshman or a senior, if you are going to college, you want to be prepared. There are so many things that go into making your year a success, sometimes it is hard to keep track of it all. What do you want your dorm or apartment to look like? What is the cutest notebook I could possibly find? Does my student ID get me a discount anywhere? We’re here to help. For unique style and great deals, you’re going to want to check out ITK’s Guide to Collegiate Coolness.
Tryon is horse country, but it is also Upstate adjacent. If you are visiting for the World Equestrian Games, you’ll be just a short drive away from everything the Upstate has to offer. From the food to the shopping, and all of the amazing experiences, you could spend a whole week exploring the Upstate. No matter how much time you have to wander, here is your guide to Horsin’ Around the Upstate.
How many times have you found yourself saying, “They’re so hard to shop for?” If you are anything like us, you’ve found yourself saying it a lot. While gift cards are convenient, they are so impersonal, and they lack a certain pizzazz. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have created a gift guide for any occasion. Need a last minute birthday gift? Done. Wedding Registry completed? No problem. Be the best gifter, with In The Know Upstate’s Anytime Gift Guide.
So, you’re planning a wedding or planning on planning a wedding. Where do you start? Luckily, there is a bevy of local experts who are here to help your special day be just that. Enter: event planner Taylor Correll. Taylor was kind enough to provide us with his ten best tips for planning your perfect wedding.
As a millennial, it is easy to get caught up in a spending trap. FOMO is a real thing - what will happen if we miss out on an epic event because we can’t afford it? For the past couple of months, we dug deep and found ways to cut back spending in different areas of our lives. Because, let’s be real, times can be tough, and sometimes it isn’t feasible to do everything that you want. Money is tighter in some months than others, and you have to come up with creative ways to save. We went ahead and did the hard work for you, so that you could easily slip into these seven habits that will help save you some cash for the upcoming month.
It is true, the Upstate is a wonderful place full of so many great things to do and experience. That being said, sometimes you just want to go somewhere new, somewhere different. We don’t blame you. We like to travel, too. Luckily, the Upstate is in a prime location to offer some spectacular day trips. Who doesn’t love a day trip? It has all of the excitement of a legit vacation, but at the end of the day you can come home and climb into your own comfy bed. Here are Five Day Trips worth the gas mileage.
When it comes to antiquing, some people just get it. They have the “eye.” They can be in a Goodwill or visiting an old house and they will zero-in on the most fabulous artifact you have ever seen. Maybe you have found yourself watching Antiques Roadshow - someone brings an old vase on screen and is told their (somewhat chintzy) looking vase is worth upwards of $20,000! That could be you, and we’re here to help that become a reality. The Upstate is full of antique stores just waiting for you to find your new favorite thing. Here are 7 Upstate Antique Stores that make treasure hunting easy.
While we are sure your mom would appreciate your idea to get a heart tattoo with “Mom” emblazoned upon it, maybe choose something a little less...permanent. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Your mom’s face will light up when she sees the thought and care put into choosing one of these stunning gifts. So step away from the tattoo needle and check out our Mother’s Day Gift ideas that will definitely get you some certified Brownie Points.
Taylor Smith is changing the world. An Upstate native, Taylor has a passion for seeing redemption and restoration happen in the lives of women of all different backgrounds and walks of life. Her platform? An online jewelry store that sells handmade products by artisans from all over the world.
With so many great things to do, eat, and experience, Spartanburg has quickly become an Upstate destination. People are coming from all over to take in everything that the Sparkle City has to offer. With so much to do, it can be hard to narrow it down. That is why ITK has partnered with the Spartanburg Downtown Association to bring together the things that will give you the Perfect Day in Spartanburg.