Hi everyone! Here it is…my first official post on my new website, all about my new life in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC). Blonde & Bubbly will be centered around lifestyle topics, which will include posts on my outfits, favorite recipes, beauty tips and tricks, travel stories, and fitness routines.
Now a little about me…
I moved from Los Angeles back to North Carolina in March. I’m originally from High Point, NC. I spent 3 years living in Richmond, VA & 3 years in Los Angeles. I’m now living life in Charlotte, a city I never really pictured myself living in. It is safe to say I made the right decision with the Queen City.
The past month and a half has been a whirlwind. It has been packed full of weekend travel, family time, & exploring my new stomping grounds. My first priority in choosing a new city was to be close to my family. My second priority was being surrounded by awesome restaurants, bars, & workout studios. I love places where I can bring my pup Daisy. I’m impressed with everything Charlotte has to offer.
Here’s a snapshot of my first month & a half…
Being a foodie and having lived in Los Angeles, land of the green juice and almond diet for almost 3 years, I have been overwhelmed by the delicious (Southern) food here in Charlotte. I’ve had a few impressive meals. Most of them have involved pimento cheese, biscuits, bacon, BBQ, or fried chicken. I love Midwood Smokehouse and I’ve been too many times for my own good. Customshop for small plates, Bonterra Dining & Wine Room for an upscale dinner, and Deejai’s for thai food are among my other favorites. I can’t get enough of Elizabeth Creamery. They have the best homemade ice cream and fresh baked waffle cones, what’s not to love? We have been there twice a week for the past month (bikini body, be damned).
As for places to get a drink, I’m a huge fan of Sycamore Brewery on sunny Saturdays. Craft is great for a weeknight drink, or Foxcroft Wine Co. for a bottle of wine and charcuterie board. I would LOVE suggestions for brunch, a nice dinner, and drinks. 🙂
I truly love farmer’s markets, filled with fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables. We recently discovered the Kings Drive Farmer’s Market. The Market is open 7am-2pm on Saturdays. It’s located at 938 S. Kings Drive in Myers Park. I was able to find succulents & beautiful hanging baskets to fill my TWO porches. I stocked up on their amazing vegetables & fruits, fresh from farmers in SC and NC.
The weather here has been perfect the past two weekends. I’ve really enjoyed Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The start of the Urban section, at Elizabeth Park, has an area filled with wooden swings, much to my delight (yes, I am a child at heart). This past Saturday, Tristan & I ran from our apartment through the Greenway to the Kings Drive Farmer’s Market. We loaded up on fresh produce and along our trek back home we checked out The Map Shop. Stay tuned for my next post about The Map Shop, and my newest project.
That’s just a few of my favorite things I’ve discovered and I’m looking forward to exploring more. I welcome comments, questions, and suggestions, & greatly appreciate them. Subscribe to the blog, check out my Instagram, Pinterest, & Facebook! Stay up to date on my whereabouts & life in the Queen City. 🙂