Saturday, February 11, 2017

Charlotte, NC: NODA, UpTown, and lots of colorful walls


 When I travel out of state for weddings or any other functions, I make it a point of duty to explore the city. After paying for a flight and hotel, it is not enough for me to only attend the event I came for. I want to get my money's worth and see other parts of the city too. So last summer, when I had the opportunity to visit North Carolina for a family function, I immediately started making plans to maximize the time I had in Charlotte. I only had about 36 hours and I wasn't able to see a lot, but I had fun with the little that I saw. 
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I touched down in North Carolina at about noon, and after getting our rental and checking into the hotel, a stroll in streets of Uptown Charlotte followed.


There are many cool wall paintings in Uptown Charlotte and this smiling face was the first one I posed with
Then did my thing with Elvis
My tush may not be as big, but thought i'd imitate this pretty wall painting ;)



Soon it was lunch time, and we headed to Epic Centre to get our grub on
Admiring my bangles while waiting for lunch. Available at Chic Therapy Store
Cocktails are always a good idea


After cocktails and enchiladas at Vida Cantina, I freshened up at the hotel and headed on out to go party with my family




Ended the fun family gathering with a dab session
The next morning, my cousin and I hit the eclectic and artsy neighborhood of North Davidson (NoDa).  Although we got there too early, we were able to soak  some vibe of the historic arts district
Color! There was color everywhere in NoDa 
Red + Blue = Purple


How cute :-)
Definitely no shortage of color in NoDa
Then we came across this cool wall mural

On our way back to Uptown Charlotte, on North Tryon St, we came across this color block wall, and of course I jumped out of the car to take some shots.


How fun is this wall


Have a great weekend guys!

24 comments:

Cheechee Live said...

You always find the most colourful places whenever you travel.Love the pictures.When you're in Nigeria please look for places like this too.I don't know if there are.

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Tonka said...

I love how you bring us the results of your exploration, everything is quaint and colorful. Also everyone in your family looks really nice!!!

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Deborah De said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing and you look fabulous in each outfit!! Looks like you had a blast!!
Thanks for sharing these :)

Xo,

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Emmylou MW said...

Looks like such a colourful and vibrant city. Love your pics:)

Paola Lauretano said...

I love these pics, so colorful!!!
You look so lovely in your pink midi skirt!
Kisses, Paola.
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PPerlenoir Style said...

Great post !!
Great pictures !!
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Fashionably Idu said...

Wow, such a colorful city. Beautiful murals everywhere. I bet you got your moneys worth :).


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Caro * said...

Fabulous photos ! You are beautiful :)

Christina Lau said...

I definitely need to go back to Charlotte again soon! Those bold walls are everything. Looks like you had a great time!

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Christina
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LoveT. said...

The Photos are wonderful, great work! I love the dark blue Dress, it suits you beautiful :)

Happy Friday!

Chic Therapy said...

Thanks, but that's not me in the dark blue dress.

Have a lovely weekend.

Chic Therapy said...

Yes Christina, I had a great time.

Chic Therapy said...

Thanks Caro.

Chic Therapy said...

I most definitely did.

Chic Therapy said...

Thanks Paola.

Chic Therapy said...

Thanks chica! I had a blast.

Chic Therapy said...

Yes! The colors were out of this world. Vibrant city indeed.

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Caramella said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous you!

Jéssica Paiva said...

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lalu said...

i colori di questo posto mi hanno lasciata senza parole!!
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Beauty said...

Amazing pictures; thanks for sharing.

Caro * said...

Hello beauty, how are you ? Kisses ;)