How We Got Started
neighbors who live in nearly identical houses. We even acquired the
same dishes when we got married. So we knew we had a lot in common. But
we’re also different. One of us cooks, while the other one loves to eat
out. One of us plays golf, while the other one never has. One of us is
a businesswoman, while the other is a writer.
When we talked
about our lives, we knew we were searching for the same thing: the
secrets to a sweeter life. The more we talked, the more we agreed we
needed a website. And that’s how “Living the Sweet Life” came to be.
live in the “Paris of the Piedmont,” in the geographical heart of North
Carolina, where the coast meets the mountains in a series of hills
dotted with streams. Our town started out as a lumber center, one of
the world’s largest railroad crosstie markets. Then we began to make
ladies’ stockings. The hosiery mill has since been turned into a mall
with shops and restaurants.
We also boast a farmer’s market, a
lively music scene and an annual Fourth of July parade. Our town has
been described as the Soho of the South, or the Portland of the East.
Everybody must be from some place and we’re from here.