HousingFest is happening on May 28th with the goal of bringing people together to end homelessness through the power of music. Each ticket costs $39 and is the same cost as keeping a person in permanent, supportive housing for one day. Charlotte has a goal of ending chronic homelessness by the end of 2016 and… Read More HousingFest is THIS WEEKEND!
I’ve always been a big fan of salads. I was that weird person in college who wanted a salad after a night of drinking instead of greasy food. Thankfully, eating salads carried over into my adult life whereas binge drinking did not. I work from home now and occasionally just want to get out for… Read More Salad Stories
Beer & donuts for dinner at @saludNODA #clt #beer #donuts… Read More Beer & Donuts
For those of you who made resolutions to get more fit in 2015, I’m sharing ideas on where and how to make that goal happen, outside of your traditional gym setting. If you’re into running (or want to be): Sign up for the Whitewater Race Series* at the USNWC. It includes cool races like the We Believe… Read More Fit Charlotte
Looking for a little soul in Charlotte? You can find it right in the heart of Plaza Midwood, at Soul Gastrolounge. The restaurant is upstairs and has an indoor/outdoor seating option. They don’t take reservations so going on the weekends may land you with a lengthy wait time (it’s INCREDIBLY popular) or you may be… Read More I’ve got Soul but I’m not a soldier
It’s not hard to find a nail salon in Charlotte; however, finding a quality salon is key. The Ballantyne Nail Spa has always been my go-to when it comes to getting my nails done but now that I don’t live so close anymore, I had to venture out and take my chances somewhere new. Having… Read More Get Polished
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
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!
On Sunday, we were starving and couldn’t decide where to eat. So after driving through NoDa, Elizabeth, and Uptown, we landed on Plaza Midwood and Pint Central (thanks, Yelp!). We had browsed the menu before going in and decided we would share some tapas. The beer list is overwhelming in a good way. Lots of… Read More A central location for pints