Top 5: Charlotte, NC

by Holly on February 7, 2010

in 2010 hiking trip,meet-up,top 5,travel

Honey, I’m hooooommmmeeee!

Yeah, that’s right.  I am backety back.  However, in case you are just catching up, I am back with no pictures.  After packing at 4:30am before my flight last Wednesday, I guess I was bound to forget something (that being my camera)!  That’ll teach me for next time. Although, it was quite a nice (almost) technology/blog-free break…

Anyways, I thought a quick Top 5 list from my Charlotte vacay would be fun, so here I go:

(1) Early Thursday morning, relaxing with Megan, E!’s Grammy Awards fashion police, coffee + breakfast.  Perfection.

(2) My Charlotte bloggy meet-up with Whit, Jessie + Stacey, which you can read about here.

(3) Dinner and the ensuing drunkenness as a result of splitting TWO bottles of wine with Megan at Press wine/food in downtown Charlotte, followed up with downing 10 chicken wings + spoonfuls of blue cheese at a bar I don’t remember going to (alternative name for this post: “Drunken Carnivore”).

(4) Shopping at all the cute boutiques (1 skirt, 1 dress, 1 blazer and 1 shirt later…) + driving around looking at gorgeous, massive old houses with Megs.

(5) Arriving back to Madison this afternoon and finding all this… (reviews to come!)

Here’s what my top 5 list looks like for tonight…

  • Workout
  • Clean my apartment
  • Chat w/ Susan re: Banff planning (!!!)
  • Send e-mails
  • Start a new freelancing writing project

What is the most exciting thing to happen to you in the past week? Let me hear it!


Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner February 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Nothing like coming home to fun packages! Glad you had a good trip :-)

Erica February 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

SO glad you had fun :) The gardein products rock! We will def be buying these on the regular now. Glad you got some good shopping in. Most exciting thing?? Hmm I guess seeing Avatar in 3D?

Kristie February 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I got a job :-D So that definitely qualifies as exciting! It has been a good week all around though – lots of time spent with good friends which I always think makes for the best weeks.

Evan Thomas February 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I just saved about 75 dollars by trading in my old appliane for a newer version and being really friendly with the store worker

Low February 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Good loot! Sounds like you had a great time! Missed you!!!

Leah Zeringue February 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

mmm chicken wings!! sounds like a fun trip to me!! nothing better than coming home to goodies either!

Susan February 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Yay, glad you’re back mama! And sounds like you had a stellar mini-vacay!

Most exciting thing that happened to me was singing “Boat Drinks” with a stranger Friday night. Do it up!

Can’t wait for those reviewzzzzzz

Susan February 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Oh I should mention that my impromtu karoake was at a bar with my homies, not out on the street by myself. Just to clarify.

katie February 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

aww what a fun trip!!! so jelous of your bloggie meet up! have a great night!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet February 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

welcome back!

K February 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I can’t wait for the Gardein reviews! Glad you had such a wonderful time – looking at old houses is one of my favorite things to do!

Jess February 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Most exciting?? Umm the homecoming dance. Slow dancinggg…yeahhh!

Fabulous top 5 :)
<3 jess

Shelley February 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

excited for red mango :)

and i got the same thing from prana bar!! yay


Katharina February 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Love your top 5 Holly! I got snowed in and finally went to TJ’s and Whole Foods and stocked up!!! THE BOOMI BARS!!!!!!! YESSSSS. You will LOVE them. LOVE lol.

Have a wonderful week and good luck with the freelance writing :D

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) February 8, 2010 at 7:32 am

Welcome back, girly! :D So exciting that you returned to some fun packages too. :D

Most exciting thing that happened this past week? Hrm…I guess a girly shopping trip. It was so nice stepping away from homework and classes to just have a day *without* worrying about anything. And a stop at Starbucks for a latte while out and about was the cherry on the icecream. ;)

Whit February 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

home so soon? I miss yooooou!

brandi February 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

such fun mail!

Glad to hear the trip was fun :)

Chelsea @ (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

Sounds like you did it up right! The cruising around and checking out gorgeous old homes sounds particularly swell.

Also, alcohol or no alcohol, it’s extremely difficult for me to resist buffalo wings and blue cheese. I would’ve eaten 10 as well, given the opportunity.

Have a wonderful week, Holly Ringwald!

Therese February 8, 2010 at 9:12 am

Yea I don’t remember eating late last night, but there is a stain on my shirt to suggest otherwise. Great…

If you can’t remember it never happened!

Angharad February 8, 2010 at 9:39 am

My pretty little flower! So glad you had such an amazing time in NC! Sounds awesome! We must catch up soon! Most exciting thing to happen to me in the past week? Errr. Umm. Last week was rough. Planning my trip home some more? Ok yeah. That.
Loves xxx

sam February 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

getting mail (and free stuff) is so fun!

the most exciting thing to happen to me was 25 inches of SNOW! and the subsequent hiking and sledding that came along with it.

Brooke February 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

LOLing at your drunken carnivore wayz. I am so happy I am not the only one who kinda doesn’t remember the weekend… :D :D teheheeeee bada$$ betchez is who we iz! ;)

LoVe YoU!

Katie February 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Woohoo, glad you had a fun trip! R&R is just what you needed.

I have to take myself to a WF soon to pick up my Gardein stuff with the coupons… sadly there isn’t one close to me!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I’m glad you had such a great trip! I’m currently in New York City soaking up the last bit of my vacation with my brother (well, currently enjoying some nap and lazy time).

Erica February 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Hey girlie! Most of my protein comes from lentils/beans, milk, eggs, nuts, nut butter!

BroccoliHut February 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Awesome review material! I am especially interested in what you have to say about Gardein.
Highlight of this week? Warning: Dorky. I found out that I’ll be working with Duke Hospital eateries this semester to improve their sustainability practices (as part of a class). Yeehaw!

Faith February 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I’m glad you had a good time in Charlotte! What could be better than coming home to all that loot?! :)

Jenny February 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Welcome home! Even after forgetting your camera, sounds like you had an AMAZING trip!

Excitement for me?? Hmm making a new man friend…. ;)

Susan February 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

Ha, I’ve been going Google Reader free – I’m only just catching up now. All I have to say is that you best not forget to bring your camera to Banff :P

Hey, sometimes you just gotta embrace that inner carnivore. Also, I love all the gardein products I’ve tried! The texture is kinda creepy because it’s just like meat, but I really like how it’s natural-ish and how they spice the stuff.

Most exciting thing to happen this past week? Deciding to move to Toronto!!! My mom was also in town and cleaned my apartment top to bottom. That was pretty sweet too :)

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