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Levi’s, Hilfiger Push a New Kind of Online Shopping. It Looks a Lot Like QVC.

To get homebound shoppers to splurge, some brands are copying QVC.

On a recent afternoon, more than 12,600 viewers tuned in to Tommy Hilfiger’s website to watch models, influencers and celebrities talk about the brand’s fall collection.

“You’ve got this piece here, which is super, super dope,” said Toni-Blaze Ibekwe, a stylist and editor of Wonderland Magazine, showing off a blue and white sherpa jacket made from recycled fabric.

Retailers are trying to appeal to consumers who long turned up their noses at QVC and the Home Shopping Network. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levi Strauss hope shoppers who are still reluctant to visit stores can be persuaded to tune in to the live-streamed online sales events and spend on ruffled blouses, handbags and other nonessential items ahead of the holiday shopping season.

During the 30-minute to one-hour sessions, which have taken off in China but are relatively new to

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Parking lot wedding reserves space in each other’s heart

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. — Carrie Grace McQuaid and John Michael Simpson exchanged vows on Sept. 27 missing some of the trappings of a traditional wedding.

The bride didn’t get a dance with her dad, nor the groom with his mother. There was no dinner banquet for 250 guests. Some loved ones had to watch via Zoom.

The whole affair took place in a parking lot.

And yet, it was the perfect start for a couple’s matrimonial adventure: proof that, even in a pandemic, love finds a way.

“Super cute. Very Carrie,” guest Judy Strickland said at the end of the ceremony, which she and most of the others in attendance watched through their windshields. “If anybody could do this, Carrie is the one who could make it happen.”

Marrying in a parking lot was not Carrie’s original plan. But it hasn’t been a good year for plans.

She and Simpson met

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It took decades and a lot of faith for Colorado Springs pianist to chase his musical gift | Lifestyle

You could call them angels, those who have saved John Redmon’s life in one way or another.

There’s his mother, Cynthia, who noticed her 3-year-old throw down his toys when a song came on the TV to pretend-play the keys along to the beat. Cynthia, a pianist herself, began to pass on the gift a couple years later. Redmon remembers sitting next to her on a church piano bench while his little fingers hit one note at a time to form the melody of “Jesus Loves Me.”

There’s the man who called 16 years ago about Redmon coming to sing at a Baptist church in Colorado Springs. Redmon left his life in Atlanta behind for the gig and has never looked back.

And there’s Louis Armstrong, whose voice Redmon relies on to make money as an impersonator.

But, personally, Redmon tends to reserve the word “angel” for a woman by

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Commitment in the time of COVID: Couple wed in a parking lot

Carrie Grace McQuaid and John Michael Simpson exchanged vows on Sunday afternoon missing some of the trappings of a traditional wedding.

The bride didn’t get a dance with her dad, nor the groom with his mother. There was no dinner banquet for 250 guests. Some loved ones had to watch via Zoom.

The whole affair took place in a parking lot.

And yet, it was the perfect start for a couple’s matrimonial adventure: proof that, even in a pandemic, love finds a way.

“Super cute. Very Carrie,” guest Judy Strickland said at the end of the ceremony, which she and most of the others in attendance watched through their windshields. “If anybody could do this, Carrie is the one who could make it happen.”

Marrying in a parking lot was not Carrie’s original plan. But it hasn’t been a good year for plans.

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Carrie and John Michael Simpson, take
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Couple’s pandemic wedding is a parking lot promise to love and cherish, no matter what

Youngsville

Carrie Grace McQuaid and John Michael Simpson exchanged vows on Sunday afternoon missing some of the trappings of a traditional wedding.

The bride didn’t get a dance with her dad, nor the groom with his mother. There was no dinner banquet for 250 guests. Some loved ones had to watch via Zoom.

The whole affair took place in a parking lot.

And yet, it was the perfect start for a couple’s matrimonial adventure: proof that, even in a pandemic, love finds a way.

“Super cute. Very Carrie,” guest Judy Strickland said at the end of the ceremony, which she and most of the others in attendance watched through their windshields. “If anybody could do this, Carrie is the one who could make it happen.”

Marrying in a parking lot was not Carrie’s original plan. But it hasn’t been a good year for plans.

A proposal with lip-synched Taylor

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