I took Mom on a mini tour of Uptown (really downtown) Charlotte and a little hippie neighborhood called NODA. The neighborhood is â€œtransitioningâ€ as more young people move in and restore the homes. NODA was formerly a mill and textile manufacturing worker neighborhood, but now itâ€™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 Joeâ€™s. Iâ€™m trying to convince Mom to live here. I think sheâ€™d really like it (sheâ€™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 TJâ€™s has the best Greek yogurt Iâ€™ve ever tried!
Weâ€™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 mineâ€¦ Manifest Destiny. :) A weird historical concept, but Iâ€™ve always wanted to name a band or something Manifest Destiny.