I am really settling into Charlotte. I love this town! My favorite thing about it? There are so many different neighborhoods, but they are all so close together. I traveled to Plaza Midwood, NoDa, and South End tonight. They are all so different!
First up: I went to the Charlotte Lululemon showroom to chat about an event Lululemon/HTP is hosting in October called “BLEND Party” – AKA Blogger Friends! If you live in Charlotte and want to come to the party (everyone is invited – readers + bloggers), e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And after Lululemon, I stopped back at my house for a quick bite. In my effort to save money, I decided to eat most of my dinner at home and have a side dish out with a friend.
I made a whole wheat wrap with pesto and hummus and had a peach on the side.
So, it turns out one of my high school friends, Tati, lives just 1.5 miles from my new house. We lost touch and are re-connecting! So fun. She took me to the infamous Penguin restaurant for happy hour:
I had two beers (Shocktop – mmm) and split the sweet potato fries with Tati.
I snagged this pic of her eating the black bean burger, and she said it was “Perfect Penguin ambiance.” Oh so true. 🙂
And then I drove to yet another Charlotte neighborhood to attend a small little party hosted by my friend Kate.
She had quite the spread of food and drink.
I had a splash of wine and switched to water. But I did dive right into this amazing PUMPKIN DIP! Oh pumpkin, I love thee! If you have not checked out my Top Five Pumpkin Recipes (which includes Pumpkin Dip), you simply MUST.
Quite the night, huh?