I love keeping my blog as positive and upbeat as I possibly can, but today my heart breaks for the city I love, the city I call “home.” I blog about my city all the time, and I love living here. With my job, I could live anywhere in the entire world, but I chose Charlotte. I knew from the moment I got here; I’d never leave. I ended a four-year relationship with someone because I didn’t want to leave the city. The people of Charlotte take pride in making the Queen City beautiful, providing safe places to explore, and the streets are filled with the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. It’s crazy to think that everything happening live on t.v. last night was happening right outside the window. I could feel the helicopters above, the loud booms, and the sirens all night long. I didn’t know if my car would still be on the street in the morning or if I’d wake up from a rock being thrown through the window. I went to bed in fear, and that is not what I ever imagined Charlotte being like. This is not my city; we are better than this, Charlotte. I understand that there are people wanting justice and families grieving, but violence is never the answer. A peaceful protest is more effective because violence only equals more violence and more of a divide. Please stand up for what you believe in, practice your rights, but remain peaceful. Give your fears, your hatred, your anger, your frustration, your doubts, your helplessness, and your problems to God. He’s more powerful than any force out there.
Now, I want to get back to being positive and tell you all about my weekend. I started blogging the first part yesterday but didn’t want to overwhelm you by shoving it all into one post! This is part two, and yes! There is a part three coming tomorrow! Sheeeesh.
I woke up incredibly early on Friday morning. I wanted to get some work done, have coffee, and fit in a quick run before starting my day. I decided to run around the hotel for thirty minutes and then stretch a bit. A little workout is better than no workout. We were in full-on shopping mode. We headed to King Street to shop and hung out a bit before meeting up with the girls in Folly. I grabbed a green juice at BEECH to go with my No Cow Bar for a late breakfast.
Drinking a $10 juice was a bit cringe-worthy, but it was good and convenient. It had kale, green apple, romaine, ginger, spinach, celery, parsley, lemon. I like a juice that is more vegetable-based.
I had a never-to-be-forgotten cannoli from Carmelo’s a couple of years ago. I have wanted to go back to try their coffee for a very long time, and I finally had the chance to! It was even more special because it was with my best friend, who appreciates coffee just as much as I do.
I absolutely love this place. It’s so cute inside, and I’m obsessed with the exposed brick and the bright details.
It was a gorgeous day to sit by the open windows with my cappuccino. The breeze from the outside was pouring into the cafe, and it felt like I was in a dream.
I ordered a cappuccino with skim milk and a splash of cinnamon on top.
I wish I could sit in this spot every morning.
If you’re ever in Charleston, don’t forget to stop here to grab a coffee and a dessert. And…it was time to shop! Outfit (basic per usual)
Comfortable AF walking shoes: Sperry
Sunglasses: Nine West
Bag: CatoWhen I walked into Forever 21, I saw a pair of super cute jeans. I didn’t think about trying them on because Forever 21’s sizes are weird. I never leave the dressing room happy. Becca convinced me to try them on, and I fell in love! I like them better than my expensive jeans! Sometimes you have to try things on, even if you don’t want to! We spent the next couple of hours walking into all the shops and exploring cute little boutiques. I only bought a new pair of jeans and a pair of earrings. I was proud of myself for keeping the spending under control! Before we took off for Folly, we stopped at a cute little coffee shop. I walk by City Lights Coffee every time I’m in Charleston. I’ve never gone in, but I have always wanted to love how cute and rustic the coffee shop was. It looks like something out of a movie or old photo. I ordered green tea and relaxed in the air conditioner for a bit. We finally met the girls in Folly at three! We had to bring the best desserts of all time. Cookies & cupcakes. Things were about to get wild! We headed to the beach to the layout before settling at the house for the night. We sat at Jack of Cups Saloon for a bit to fill up on water and order some to-go salads to bring back for dinner. EXHAUSTED. NAP TIME! We all did personal pizzas and salad. Mine had peppers, onions, cheese, and sauce. Becca’s had olives…gross. It was so nice to relax with all the girls and play hilarious games! It escalated real quick…I knew some of the girl’s sexual fantasies before knowing where they were even from. Because I’m old…coffee FIRST & LAST. And then the night got wild…
We all stayed up until 2 am chatting away! I’ll be blogging all about our night out tomorrow 😉 You won’t want to miss it because it involves a random man’s underwear and shirtless men.
Questions for you!
- Do you have a favorite place to shop for jeans?
- If you could bathe in any substance, what would it be? (question from the beach ball)
- Where was the last place you traveled to?