Category Archives: Life in Charlotte

Charlotte Restaurant Week!

Charlotte Restaurant Week is COMING UP FAST! Twice a year, over 100 of the city’s finest restaurants allow us to enjoy an amazing three course meal for only $30-35 per person… This month it will be from Jul 22-31st, so check to see which restaurants are participating and make your reservations soon! Spots fill up fast 🙂

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FEAST Food Tours!

What is Southern Cuisine? Take a walking four tour this summer and find out!

FEAST Food Tours will allow you to experience some of Charlotte’s amazing culinary talent while on a neighborhood walking tour. Learn about local farms, produce, recipes, and legends. There are several walking tours to choose from: Bars & Bites, Soul of the South, Uptown Chic, Historic NoDa, and Dives to Dining. Sample and sip your way through some of Charlotte’s best restaurant (and best kept secrets). Reserve a spot for a public event, or set up a private group tour! Either way, a portion of the proceeds from each tour goes to culinary-related charities and culinary education programs. Have fun, enjoy yourself, and try something NEW!!!!

Price: $55 per person

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980-258-9992

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Easy and Fun Staycation Ideas

So you desperately need a vacation this summer, but you don’t want to spend the money? Here are some ideas for a wonderful staycation!

1) Turn off your cell phone… Nothing says “out of town” like disconnecting from your network. Even if it’s just for a day, take a break from your cell phone, email, even the news!

2) Bring a destination to the dinner table… Stop by one of these neat Charlotte restaurants to bring the smells and tastes of vacation right to your kitchen: Island Paradise Jamaican Restaurant, Havana Carolina Cafe, Thai Taste, Zeitouni Grill, or Ru San’s.

3) Get your house cleaned… Vacation is appealing because it’s all play and no work. Find a local service to do a one-day deep clean, and you’ll feel like you are in the lap of luxury.

4) Have dinner delivered a couple nights in a row… Running home from work to cook for the family can become quite a chore. Pretend you are on vacation and let someone else do all the work for you.

5) Organize a babysitting trade-off with a few other families… Each night the kids will go to a different home for fun and games. This leaves you with several nights free for some quality alone (and quiet) time and only one night on duty!

6) Get your vacation soundtrack going… Sometimes all you need is good music to feel like you’ve run off to paradise!

7) Read a book… A very popular vacation activity, and the best way to escape at home! If you needs a few suggestions, check out Goodreads.

8) Go outside… Summer is a time to take a dip in the neighborhood pool, stroll around the park with your dog, or just sit on the back deck sipping wine with friends. Vitamin D can really work wonders on your body, mind, and soul.

9) Enjoy local festivals… Charlotte is big enough that there is always something fun to do, especially in the summer. From the Taste of Charlotte to Movies in the Park there is something for everyone. See a list from the Charlotte Observer.

10) Have an at home spa day… Turn your home into a relaxing resort spa: light some candles, soak in the tub, give yourself a foot rub, hire a massage therapist for a house call, gift yourself with a new robe, or splurge on high thread count sheets.

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South End Hops Festival 5.14.16

The 3rd Annual South End Hops Festival is coming up soon! Come out and enjoy local craft beer, live music and food trucks! Bring your favorite furry friend (assuming he/she is well behaved), and bring your own blanket and chairs for your musical and social enjoyment.

General Admission is $35 in advance/$40 day of: this includes 4 hours of unlimited beer tastings. However, you can use promo code CLTNOW to save $10 off GA tickets!!!!!

Queen City: Fun Facts

Did you know? Charlotte…

  • Ranks 1st among top 10 cities with the best employee engagement (Forbes)
  • Ranks 2nd among 25 largest cities for most desirable place to purchase a home (Nerdwallet.com)
  • Ranks 2nd in the best areas for job-seeking college graduates (Careerbliss.com)
  • Is the 5th fastest growing metro from 2000-2012 of the 52 largest metro areas (US Census)
  • Ranks 6th among top 10 hot cities for IT jobs in 2013 (Modis, Inc.)
  • Ranks 7th among the top Spring Break destinations for families (Livability.com)
  • Is one of the top 10 cities for newlyweds to live and work (Rent.com)
  • Ranks 8th among the top 10 big booming cities (CNNmoney.com)
  • Ranks 9th among top 50 cities with the most job openings per capita (Beyond.com)
  • Is among the top 20 best cities for businesses and careers (Forbes.com)
  • Ranks 9th among the top moving destinations of all cities (Penske Truck Rental)
  • Is the 17th largest city in the U.S. in total population
  • Is a top 10 city for urban forests (American Forests)
  • Has been named “Tree City” for 33 consecutive years by the National Arbor Day foundation
  • Is home of ImaginOn, the top ranked children’s museum in the country (Livability.com)

*Source: CharlotteNC.Gov

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Charlotte Weather!

One of my favorite things about living in The Queen City is our mild weather! Check out the forecast for the next several days… a little rain and A LOT OF SUN! A welcome surprise for anyone moving here from up north! Everyone in the Charlotte area is bound to get enough vitamin D just driving too and from work. If you are looking for a home in the area give us a call today. Tracy: 704.877.9700

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