There is really no question that big cities such as New York, LA, and Chicago have quite alot to offer an individual in the way of weekend activities. And Charlotte, being a smaller city in comparison to the world of cities, has maybe not quite as many exciting events and opportunities of fanciness. But one thing Charlotte does have (very close by) that other cities do not is a little old lake called Lake Lure. That my friends, for anyone who is not aware, just so happens to be the location where one of the greatest movies of our time is filmed…Dirty Dancing. Yes, you heard me right. So this weekend I will be blissfully walking along the same trail that Baby carried her first watermelon. I am attending the wedding of an old and dear friend and I have a feeling that by the time I come home, people will be referring to me as Twinkletoes. Surely just being on location will turn me into a lovely (and maybe dirty?) dancer.
Maybe if I have some spare time I can also scoot up to Chimney Rock which is a few minutes away and get my Mohican on since that is where The Last of the Mohicans was filmed. We really just like to reference that movie whenever possible. I often wonder if in our last lives Colleen and I were actually Mohicans. Check out this post with pretty pictures that Colleen took of that area.
Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? Are you as confident in your ability to do a lift as I am?
1) So Corey and I finally decided that we need to bite the bullet and start actively looking for a house. This is where I need the sage advice of all of my dearest friends (i.e., you guys). We are complete and total newbies so if you have any tips or stories that might be helpful, I would be much appreciative. Also for Charlotteans, any advice on the neighborhoods to look in would be super awesome. Seriously, we are clueless.
2) Paris plane tickets have been purchased. Apartments (singular) for one week near the Eiffel Tower have been rented. We are not going until next June so I promise to shut up about it til at least May. To celebrate, I purchased a print from the mega-talented Olivia over at Everyday Musings. She just started selling prints of her photography and I snatched up her Paris landscape immediately.
So pretty right? I am putting it in my office so I can think happy thoughts while at work.
This weekend Meg and I had a sudden urge to be one with nature, so we ventured for the first time to Crowders Mountain. Despite growing up only 20 minutes away from the park, we had never been. Corey mentioned right before we left that the trail was in fact 6 miles there and back, which was slightly longer than we had assumed in our heads. However, since we have had extensive Mohican training, we felt that we could handle it. When we made it to the top (after climbing the dreaded stairs that passing travelers had warned us of), the view was really impressive. What was not impressive was all the fools that were lounging on the rocks just inches from the edge. Regardless, it was a refreshing little trek that I hope to make again soon.
On Monday, Meg and I had the pleasure of getting together with some other fun and fabulous bloggers in the Charlotte area for a Bloggers Night Out. We are relatively new to this whole blogging business so we couldn’t be more excited to have a group of girls that we can learn from and grow with. We met at 131 Main and partook in delicious drinks and foods.
The adorable Nicola from Cup a Dewdle Dew brought cupcakes that she baked and decorated. They were seriously unbelievable.
Here are the girls! Obviously, I am not in the picture because I was behind the lens.