charlotte pride

on the side: charlotte pride

**This post is sponsored by Charlotte’s Got a Lot. All opinions are my own. 

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charlotte pride

charlotte pride

charlotte pride

Over 100,000 people flooded Uptown last weekend to celebrate and empower Charlotte’s LGBTQ community. We spent the sunny Sunday taking in everything Pride had to offer: the parade, the informational booths, the vendors, the entertainment, and the continuous party on Tryon Street (there was a photo booth involved and I went home with a feather boa). I had a blast; Charlotte Pride was one of the best parties I’ve been to all summer.

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soul gastrolounge charlotte's best bites

charlotte’s best bites | chrissie’s picks

Almost three years ago, I moved to Charlotte. I didn’t really know anyone (aside from a few folks at work from my 10 week internship the summer before) and I didn’t really know anything (I told people when I accepted an internship at the Public Defender’s Office in the summer of 2011 I was moving…

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TakeHome Delivery Saffron Indian Cuisine

TakeHome Delivery

I had never seen Jurassic Park. I have to use past tense because this “great travesty” was remedied in mid-June, when AJ suggested we go see Jurassic World in theaters. I said “sure” and asked if it was necessary to see the original film before seeing the series’ fourth installment. Flabbergasted, he immediately ordered the DVD…

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charlotte's best bites charlotte skyline

charlotte’s best bites

The blog is back. Hi! How’ve you been? Life’s been busy, so I’ll catch you up really quick. Summer was spent running around the Mecklenburg County Courthouse a lot with an intern, ripping up all of the carpet in our townhouse and putting in new floors, spending 8 days in Colorado in nature, drinking beer,…

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teriyaki pork tenderloin kabobs

teriyaki pork tenderloin kabobs

I’ve been on a blog hiatus (by the way, hiatus is one of my favorite words. It’s probably the only fancy word I remember from my SAT flash cards when I was 16). The good thing about the Internet is that when you’re ready to come back, it will be there, just floating (is that…

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s’mores fondue for two

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Summer was made for s’mores. “First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the ‘mallow. When the ‘mallows flaming… you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the…

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pho pho pho

pho pho pho

Hi guys! I am so happy to welcome my FIRST guest blog post today. Sandy is going to tell us all about Pho Pho Pho in Raleigh (I’ve hung out once in Glenwood South and it’s such a cool neighborhood in Raleigh. After Sandy’s post, I’m just itching to go back!). A lemongrass margarita sounds…

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charlotte's street eats

charlotte’s street eats

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Charlotte Food Trucks? Friday, right? Well to avoid being a total Food Truck Friday cliché, here is the low down on Charlotte’s street eats on a Thursday. Boom. Now you have a whole day to plan what you’re going to eat tomorrow in South End…

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john's country kitchen

john’s country kitchen

I meant to sit down and write this post a few different times over the past year. I kept putting it off because I felt like John’s would always be there. I figured I could share my little breakfast spot with the world when I was ready; it would never go out of style. Well John’s…

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tomato pie at the cypress of charlotte

the copper grille at the cypress of charlotte

I want to live at The Cypress of Charlotte. (photo courtesy of The Cypress of Charlotte) Really, it looks like so much fun. We’re talking live music, continuing education, art, speakers, parties, dances, games, fitness classes, golf and field trips (everyone loves field trips). The Cypress of Charlotte is a continuing care retirement community in SouthPark….

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