October 25, 2011

Change of Plans...


So, there's been a last minute change of plans. Jared is leaving for Charlotte, NC tomorrow for a business trip and I decided last night I'd tag along. I never go on his business trips because 1) he never goes anywhere interesting (except the time he went to Italy and I was still in school and had 5 tests over the 9 day trip so I had to stay behind) 2) he usually flies, and his company isn't going to pay for me to fly so why would we pay for me to go somewhere when it's usually boring? Well, he drives to North Carolina and 1) I've never been to Charlotte 2) I can have the rental car during the day to drive around and entertain myself 3) I think a change of scenery and an impromptu getaway is needed since I'm about to have surgery. AGAIN. 
(Tired of my numbered lists yet? I'll try to stop.)
Got all that? Basically I'm off to Charlotte, NC for a few days and I know nothing about it so if you're familiar with the area, give me recs! Things to go, places to see, shopping, restaurants, the usual. It's a short trip, but I still need entertainment :)

16 comments:

Josie said...

Have fun, doll! Can't wait to hear all about it.
xo Josie
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Collette Osuna said...

Go YOU...tag along and have a fab time..take lots of pics, cuz Im nosey that way, lol:)

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Claire Vázquez said...

That blog so ideal! now you're going to see a lot around here ...
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Courtney Erin said...

Sounds like fun - I hope you have a great time!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I hope you have lots of fun! Sadly I've never been there so I don't know what there is to do, ha ha
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Have fun!

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Charlotte is awesome (I got my wedding dress there), SouthPark mall is pretty good and there's other good shopping in that area. Have fun!

Elle Sees said...

I like NC...I went back in May, I think?

Marie said...

Have a fun and safe trip!:D

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Ashleigh said...

Sounds fun! I love that area, some former co-workers moved there last year for new jobs. I know there is an Ikea :)

Actually I think I have an email from friends about things to do/where to eat. I'll see if I can find it & come back...

Ashleigh said...

Found it! Hope it's helpful!

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Beer Bars: Flying Saucer - North of the city...a little far but worth it if you want the most extensive beer assortment. Taco Mac - Good beer selection some tables have taps in them lots of tvs in the Southpark area. Duckworth's great beer great tvs great fried pickles...this is our favorite happy hour spot. Ri Ra - an authentic Irish Pub right downtown great atmosphere.


Food: Cajun Queen - great cajun food live dixie band free every night - close quarters but food is fantastic. Cabo Fish Taco - exceptional shrimp tacos and in the artsy Noda area (about 4/5 bars within a block great place to hop). Cantina 1511 - great authentic Mexican. Black Finn's - American food - large menu in the heart of the city within the epicenter easy to bar hop from this place (Ri Ra is close).
These are my favorite places thus far and I would recommend a couple nights downtown bar hopping because there are plenty of options. If they go to Duckworth's for beer a place called Moosehead's lounge is a couple of blocks down the street and they have great wings. Noda is a fun place to hop - very small but at least 4 good options for food/drink (Cabo fish taco, Revelution pizza/brewing, growlers). South Park Mall is great for shopping and chain restaurants.

la petite coquine said...

Oh boy, check out that list-Ashleigh, I'm going to ask you for recommendations for EVERYWHERE! Have a wonderful time, gorgeous!

this free bird said...

I'm so glad you're going along. Werk that gas pedal and take pics! I think Charlotte is beautiful and isn't it known for mad amounts of antique shops? Uh, sorry Jared's wallet!!

xo,
C

Miss Caitlin S. said...

nice, go for it!!! Have a great time and enjoy your break before surgery, blech!

Annie said...

Charlotte is really cute! I've been once before and I remember there being a really cute wine bar we never got the chance to go to.. I know that isn't very helpful (ha), but I hope you have a great time!

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