QUEEN CITY

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

I spent the weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina aka Queen City visiting one of my friends from college. Prior to my trip I could not find much information on what to do, so I thought I would share everything we did in 48 hours! At the end of this post you can find a list all of the addresses of everything mentioned.


DAY 1

After I met up with Gizelle we went to the South Park Mall. This is without a doubt the best mall I have ever been to. Seriously, they have EVERYTHING you could ever want or need! The Belk is four stories including a wine bar downstairs. You can carry around a glass of wine while you shop. The mall also has a Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's and Macy's. Some other stores include: Lululemon, Anthropologie, Altard' State, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Lilly Pulitzer, Urban Outfitters, etc.


We spent the evening at Fahrenheit, a Rooftop bar downtown located on the 21st floor of the Hyatt Place. I would definitely recommend this place.



DAY 2

Saturday morning we got an early start. We had brunch at Kid Cashew in Uptown. This restaurant is known for their $3 Mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary's. It didn't open until 11 so we explored the area a little and stumbled across Vestique, a boho style boutique. Next door was an interior store called Abode. Definitely a great place for some home inspiration.


We took an Uber to NoDa (North Davidson Street) and started at Heist Brewery. We all liked the Strawberry and Blood Orange Big Pick'n Sour Berliner Weisse. Outside of Heist Brewery is a mural of the Charlotte skyline. After this we scooted down to Jeni's Ice Cream. When I lived in Nashville I lived above a Jeni's. It is my absolute favorite ice cream. (FYI they sell it at Publix and Gooey Butter Cake is my all time fav). Outside of Jeni's you can find the "Make People Feel Loved Today" mural by Evelyn Henson who just so happens to be one of my favorite artists. On the corner of this street we found The Chamber at the Wooden Robot Brewery. Wooden Robot is a 15-barrel urban farmhouse brewery that draws inspiration from traditional Belgian farmhouse breweries and the innovation of American craft brewing. Before we went home for the day we ate at Cabo Fish Taco. Let me just say the beer battered shrimp tacos are to die for. Following dinner we took the train towards UNCC and headed in for the day.



DAY 3

Gizelle and I had brunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe in South End. All of the recipes here are made from scratch. We split the Fried Mac n Cheese bites appetizer. They also brought some biscuits and homemade jelly. Gizelle had the Avocado Toast & Eggs and I had a Southwestern Omelette. Below the restaurant was a women’s clothing boutique called Adair. Adair has cute clothes, gifts, and jewelry. This was walking distance to the Confetti Hearts mural, also done by Evelyn Henson. Just down the street we found a store called Girl Tribe. Girl Tribe Co. is actually a traveling Pop-Up that empowers women-owned businesses. The Charlotte location is the only permanent store as of now. South End also has a small shopping mall, Atherton Mill where we went to Not Just Coffee, Free People, and Anthropologie!


South Park Mall

4400 Sharon Rd

Charlotte, NC 28211


Farenheit

222 S Caldwell St.

Charlotte, NC 28202


Vestique

1532 East Blvd

Charlotte NC 28203


Abode

1530 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203


Kid Cashew

1608 East Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28203


Heist Brewery

2909 N Davidson St #200

Charlotte, NC 28205


Jeni's NoDa

416 East 36th Street #400 Charlotte, NC 28205


Wooden Robot Brewery

416 E 36th St #100 Charlotte, NC 28205


Tupelo Honey

1820 South Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28203


Confetti Hearts Wall

1930 Camden Rd

Charlotte, NC 28203


Adair

1820 South Blvd 

Suite 100

Charlotte, NC 28203


Girl Tribe

1800 Camden Rd

Suite 102

Charlotte, NC 28203


Atherton Mill

2000 South Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28203


Jeni's South End

1920 Camden Road Charlotte, NC 28203