I’ve had a lot of requests to share more about Charlotte, the “Queen City” and some of my favourite spots to hang, eat, grab a coffee (or if you’re me, a matcha latte), shop and even work at…and I’m finally presenting a list of my faves to you!
Cauliflower Gnocchi with Organic Heirloom Tomatoes
A lot of you have been asking me for recipes on my Instagram and I figured why not just make a post that I can add recipes to as I post them on Instagram…easy enough, right? ;) I’ll update this randomly, but at least it’s here!
Remember my past April stay at Charlotte hotel The Ivey’s!? Yeah, I’ll never forget it. However, with all of the buying a new house, prep for moving around that time, the chaos of life and then the huge move itself (and everything else that follows with homeownership), this post has been delayed more times than I can even remember! Apologies if you were waiting for it…shoot, I was waiting for it! We’re here now, that’s all that matters. :)
I am so thrilled to finally share with you my Stay Well Room experience at the Charlotte Marriott City Center! Conveniently located on the Charlotte Marriott City Center’s fifth floor, there are 22 Stay Well rooms available to reserve. Charlotte is an additional city that has recently implemented Stay Well rooms. Some of the other locations include the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona and the Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona.
I know, I know…it’s been awhile – I’ve been royally slacking. I have no excuse. Just haven’t been good about updating and posting new content. My bad, my bad. But, that cat above makes it all better right? RIGHT.
So, anyways, moving forward….remember that time I got to do a radio show for a local station here in Charlotte? Finally, it has been posted to Sound Blanket’s website’s newly updated page. I’m super stoked! It was a blast to do, and I am really thankful that SB was gracious enough to let me host my very own radio show on their site. My favourite tunes, and a bit of fun chitter chatter in between. I loved doing it, and would love to host another one again in the near future for sure!
So sit back, relax and enjoy this mellow radio talk show host voice of mine……oh, and the music, duh! ;)
(Here’s one of the promo pics from the radio show!)
As some of you may already know, last week, my good friend Luke Hill was hit by a truck walking home. He suffered a broken arm, ribs and bleeding in his brain. Along all of this, he has recovered from a craniotomy and had surgery on his arm to repair broken bones. It has been nothing short of a miracle to where he is right now, today – already out of ICU, out of progressive care, and into a room that requires less supervision. He has held real conversation, recognizes people, and today, even went for a short walk. His brain injury is improving drastically and it is all because of the prayers, support and God’s unfailing love and healing power.
Luke and his wife Charis have been friends of mine now for the past 7 years. They are some of the strongest, most brave people I know (even before all of this). I am astounded and so, so thankful for the community of Charlotte, all of his family and friends coming together in prayer and encouragement. Raising money, bringing meals to him and Charis, actively doing anything and everything they can.
Speaking of which, here are some ways you can donate some money for medical expenses, meals, and just show some love to the Hills!
• Donate to Luke’s medical expenses on GoFundMe here. We’ve almost hit our goal! SO amazing.
• Bring Luke a yummy meal on Take Them A Meal’s website by clicking here. (Last name: Hill, Password: 3570)
So, with all that being said, I wanted to dedicate today’s playlist to Luke! Starting off with one of his favourites, Thrice – In Exile. So enjoy, and keep on fighting Luke! We love you and are continuing to stand with you in prayer and faith during this time! :)
Guys, if you’ve ever been in love, ever been heartbroken by a breakup or just bummed over something relationship related – you’ll get this video. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. No, I’m not emo, I just love the way this UK-based artist portrays it all. ;)
So, enjoy it – Låpsley – Painter (Valentine) Official Video:
P.s. Don’t forget tomorrow is a special day cus Sound Blanket is featuring me on their online radio 7:30PM slot! I get to play all my favourite tunes and talk about ’em! You don’t wanna miss out. You can find more info here, follow them on Twitter here, and Like their Facebook Page here!