Friday, I took off with my Mom on a girls road trip up to Charlotte, NC. We were to join my Aunt Robin and our friend Gwen to see the Eagles in concert. This made my third Eagles concert. I grew up with my parents blaring the classics like the Eagles, Journey, and Fleetwood Mac. Needless to say, I drank the Kool Aid and I’m a fan!
|History of the Eagles in Concert|
|One of my favorite travel buddies.|
|Can you tell we are related? My mom, Gwen, my Aunt Robin, and Moi.|
The concert was fantastic and lasted 3 hours! Being a mother of a pre-schooler, this girl doesn’t stay out past midnight too often, but my Aunt and Gwen had a special stop in mind.
|French bakery Amelie’s|
As soon as I walked through the doors I realized this place was worth burning the midnight oil for. The eclectic decor was fascinating and there was a line wrapped around the inside of the building. At Midnight people! This is my definition of, “A good problem”.
|Birdy in a cage|
|Cool Mona Lisa|
|Decadent pasty counter|
It was a good day for a cheat day… so… I took it;)
|Raspberry lemon mini tart|
|Pecan Petite Four|
|Pecan Pie Mini Tart – a Southern Influence may haps?|
|French press coffee|
|I’m tired…. Get in my belly!|
|Edwardian Circa 1900s…?|
|I’ll be back!|
I got to bed with a nice sugar rush seeing as how I haven’t had sugar in almost 30 days. That morning we stopped for breakfast at a place called “The Butcher Shop” in “The Peach Stand”.
|French Toast the Southern Way|
|Pancakes, crispy bacon, and eggs|
Authentic southern breakfast, made to order. I had a great time browsing their store full of local farm fare, including preserves, butter, whole milk, produce, and treats! I had to leave with some strawberry habanero jelly as I had particular craving in mind to wrap up my cheat day with.
Ta Ta Charlotte! I hope to see you soon. I hear you are one of the fastest growing cities around and I can’t wait to explore more of what you have to offer.