Design Mom as part of her "Love the Place You Live" series. I think it is such a great way to "force" yourself to explore parts of your city that you wouldn't normally visit.
Steve and I decided to explore an area of Charlotte that we were not very familiar with, but that has a reputation for being a cool, artsy spot. It's along North Davidson street and is known to the locals as "NoDa".
Amelie's French Bakery. We stopped in for a chocolate croissant (did you know that we are kind of chocolate croissant connoisseurs?) and to rest our legs.
West Elm furniture and home goods in magazines for years now and just recently realized that we have a store right here in Charlotte! I loved the layout and feel of the store- very open, with small room vignettes everywhere and lots of natural light. Although West Elm uses words like "modern" and "contemporary" to describe their style, I would say it's more "classic". I am all about classic. Plus, they are huge Etsy supporters and host events for local artists in each of their stores! I can't wait to find out more about how to get involved.
This outing has us thinking of more places we want to explore and spring seems like the perfect time to do it!