For the past few years, I have been trying to do yoga on a somewhat regular basis to help in my recovery from running. It seems that yoga studios are on every street corner these days, so it’s hard to know what sets them apart from one another. I first tried the convenient location less… Read More It’s getting hot in here!
NoDa quickly became the spot to find craft beer after NoDa, Birdsong and Heist set up shop. Birdsong found it’s fame with it’s jalapeno pale ale, which is offered at bars and restaurants around the city. Birdsong has a laid back atmosphere with it’s open porch area for sitting and inside which is small but… Read More Birdsong Brewing
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is famed for their german style brauhaus and brews. Just last weekend, they opened their new facility which is about a gazillion times as big (and beautiful) as the old warehouse style brewery. Sticking to their traditional German style beers and not adding in jalapeños, peaches or thyme like some of our other… Read More A night in the Biergarten!
Decked out in denim and sunflowers (my husband in a Nirvana shirt and ripped jeans, my friend in flannel) we ventured out for Discovery Place’s Science on the Rocks (#SOTR) night last Friday. The theme this week was 90’s Throwback and was complete with 90’s music, plenty of flannel and even 90’s trivia (think Friends,… Read More 90’s Night!
The USNWC or Whitewater Center is one of Charlotteans favorite spots to visit. Whether you’re looking for trails, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, a zip line or rafting, you can find it here. Even if you’re not into adventurous activities, you can sit on the lawn and listen to music on Thursday nights during their… Read More Thrill seekers unite!
Sunday, we chose to go bowling at Park Lanes instead of spending the day in the heat. This was my first time inside the bowling alley and I was surprised at the modern decor! I was also surprised at how expensive it is to bowl. For 2 games and 2 pair of shoes, it was… Read More Roll Ten
On Wednesdays, runners gather outside of NoDa Brewing with a goal of completing 1, 3 or 5 miles before swallowing a couple pints of craft beer and enjoying dinner from a visiting food truck. I get asked often if it’s just for “serious runners?” And it’s not. I am not a “serious runner.” I am… Read More In the Club
A few years ago, we had the opportunity to move to Atlanta and my husband was excited for the music scene. But for a small city (I will not call it “Mini-Atlanta”), Charlotte has a pretty good music scene. The Fillmore offers an intimate setting, and the outdoor pavilion at the NC Music Factory is great for… Read More Music to my Ears
It came out this week that Charlotte made a list of the Worst Cities for Recreation. I was slightly astounded by this article because we have greenways; we have run clubs; we have races almost every weekend; we have trail runs; we have biking teams; we have the Whitewater Center; we have crossfit gyms popping… Read More Run Charlotte
In 2014, the Charlotte Knights moved from their Fort Mill location to the center of our city. While their season hasn’t been as successful in terms of wins as they might like, the stadium is a success with fans. If you’re sitting on the 3rd base side of the field, you have an excellent view… Read More Fun Knights