At the end of June, I spent a day in Charlotte before we picked my oldest son up at sleep away camp. Why send my son to North Carolina for camp, you ask? Well....that's where he was born and I adore the South, so we thought it was a fun way to keep his ties to his birth state.
But, moving right along....I convinced my husband and youngest son (also born in Charlotte) that they would enjoy a trip down memory lane.
First stop, Mac's Speed Shop for lunch. Totally casual, but oh so good.Next, we changed gears completely as I dragged the posse to my all time favorite clothing boutique, Capitol. Owner, Laura Vinroot Poole and her buying team select all of the choice items that you would find in your dream closet. Capitol & Laura should be on The Coveteur....they would have a field day!
Laura Vinroot Poole in front of Capitol's vertical gardenBelow is the original sketch of the vertical garden created by Patrick Blanc for Capitol's current location. (They moved after I left Charlotte and this was the first time I had visited this location). You may recall Patrick was featured by the New York Botanical Garden earlier this year.
Close up of the garden
My youngest (who sweetly entertained himself while I tried things on)There was time for one last stop at Circa, which I would frequently visit when I lived there. I have a number of items in my home that I bought there and they are the ones that I will treasure for a lifetime.
The day ended perfectly, with dinner at the home of some of my dearest friends. Below is the zucchini tart that was part of our meal. I'm only sad I didn't take a photo of the pitcher of homemade mojitos....as they are the best I've ever tasted.I hope my Charlotte blogging friends will forgive me for not calling ahead. Now that I've had my trip down memory lane, I'd like to return and visit with all of you and make some new memories.
What place holds a special place in your heart? Have you returned to visit?
images: Capitol composite via Charlotte Moss, Laura at Capitol via Garden & Gun, all others PPT