Charlotte Recap & Mayor Charles

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hi guys,
Back today with my Charlotte recap! I loved the city, I thought sizewise it was comparable to Louisville. While Jason was slaving away at meetings in the afternoon, I was out galavanting around town. I found some cool areas to explore, NODA historical art district, the South End, and Dilworth made my it list. Sometimes exploring a new city or just new surroundings in general really boosts your creativity & gets you inspired! Or at least that's the way it is for me :) Check out my trip - in pictures!

View of the Smokies on our drive to Charlotte from Louisville.
Shopping trip to the Concord Mills Mall. A mall so big they call the different sections 'Neighborhoods'! I was deciding on this tweed jacket. I decided it was a keeper :)
Let the exploring begin... street shopping & spotted this little guy. Err girl.
Cool street number that I wish was on my house :)
Looks like art to me.
Found a store full of things made by local artisans...
Bench No. 7 was calling my name.
I obviously couldn't NOT stop in this coffee shop...
And enjoy my coffee on this rustic barnwood table.
Met a new friend on my way out of the coffee shop. I went across the street, the remainder of my coffee in my hand & passed this guy. I smiled as I passed by, and he called out to me. I turned & walked back towards him (don't worry, I had my pepper spray! haha) & he asked if I could please go get him a coffee. I thought, what the hell, why not? So I said sure, what kind do you want? (fully intending to pay for it) And he said, you don't have to pay for it, I have money. So I went up to him & he handed me a huge wad of cash. He told me to get him a large hazelnut coffee with lots of sugar & cream & to tip the barista a dollar. He said to tell them it was for Mayor Charles.
Though I doubt this guy was indeed 'Mayor', he was a nice guy nontheless. The baristas knew him & smiled when I went to get his coffee. Apparently he's an across-the-street regular! haha.
So, awkwardly naturally, I had him pose for a pic for the blog.
The Common Market & the wide array of wine choices.
I opted for this gem at $7.99. Good, but I had a headache the next day :(
Best window art ever!
Charlotte, you're infinitely cool in my book.
The drive home.
Have any of you guys been to Charlotte? What do you do when you're out of town? Explore or hole-up in your hotel room? I'm an exploring kind of girl :)
Also, as we all send good vibes, pray & think about all of the victims & families in the Sandy Hook tragedy, please remember that tomorrow is:

And read Taylor's post- she says it best.

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2 Responses to “Charlotte Recap & Mayor Charles”

Janna Renee said...

I love the Tweed jacket and I want that retro chair! The patterns and colors are awesome!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

I loved touring the city with you and that story about The Mayor was too sweet.. I bet you made his day! I'm definitely an explore the city kind of gal too!

Holly Foxen Wells