• Eat

    Amelie’s French Bakery

    Amelie’s is the first place I ever went to in Charlotte. It holds a special place in my heart as an induction to the city, as well as a cute little cafe to buy and stockpile macaroons and fruit tarts. In my world, Amelie’s gets name dropped about a half-dozen times each day. It’s no secret to the locals and visitors that this French Bistro has top no all the notch pastry desserts and a welcoming atmosphere. One of Amelies…

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  • Diary / Live

    Stray Thoughts on Self Love

    Sometimes it’ll be hard and other days it’ll hurt like hell but the one of the most successful moments you’ll ever have as an adult, is when you learn to take care of you and only you. It’s not selfish, it’s survival. For some of us, being needed and taking care of others gives purpose. But the truth is…when you’ve surrounded yourself with individuals who are constantly needing to be rescued, who’s going to be there to rescue you? Autonomy…

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  • Eat

    Eating Seafood in Sanya

    Meaty spread: (clockwise from top right) Boiled whole chicken, languistine, razor shell clams, boiled shrimp, sauteed calimari (center) Season crab over peppers Raw Bar complete with Fresh Oysters Garlic baked oyster Fried Shrimp The best thing about visiting a seaside village is the fresh seafood! There was fish and shellfish as far as the eye could see. And so full of flavor. I’ve was in shrimp heaven! From fish markets to floating restuarants, Sanya is a seafood lovers dream. Flavorful…

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  • hotels

    5 Reasons to Stay at the Ivey’s Charlotte

    This sponsored post is written in collaboration with The Ivey’s Hotel. All opinions of the stay and my experience in the hotel are my own. You want to go where everyone knows your name. I’m not exactly what one would call a celebrity. Local or otherwise. For one thing, I’m not actually from Charlotte and for another, even though I live here, I’m not technically a Charlotte blogger other than the fact that my address includes the words. From the…

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