I took Mom on a mini tour of Uptown (really downtown) Charlotte and a little hippie neighborhood called NODA. The neighborhood is “transitioning” as more young people move in and restore the homes. NODA was formerly a mill and textile manufacturing worker neighborhood, but now it’s art haven.
We went to the Smelly Cat Coffeehouse to grab a cup of tea. I had Earl Grey with half & half and sugar.
Afterwards, we went to a few boutiques, an art studio, Great Harvest (at which I ate a few bread and cookie samples!), and Trader Joe’s. I’m trying to convince Mom to live here. I think she’d really like it (she’s a hippie like me).
I was lazy about dinner. Not going to lie. 🙂
Hummus and whole wheat sourdough:
Greek yog for protein! I think TJ’s has the best Greek yogurt I’ve ever tried!
We’re on the porch watching lightening! A storm is brewing! Calls for wine. Obviously.
If you owned your own local coffeehouse, what would you name it? I would name mine… Manifest Destiny. :) A weird historical concept, but I’ve always wanted to name a band or something Manifest Destiny.