Holy Crepe!

I love a good pun, but what I love more are the crepes from the Crispy Crepe. This is the latest stop on my list of places to try in Charlotte and it did not disappoint.

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I ordered the Nutella, banana and strawberry crepe and my mom ordered a veggie and egg crepe. They were positively wonderful. The restaurant itself is nothing much to look at, but when the food is this beautiful and delicious, who cares! I really don’t need to write anything more. The pictures speak for themselves.

I will most definitely be going back to this place and certainly within the near future.

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Daily Harvest Week 1

Last Wednesday I received my first batch from Daily Harvest and as I mentioned in a previous post, I had planned to try every item on their menu.

The box was small and light, which surprised me, but it was all there and packed on top of dry ice.

D6874499-0CA7-4B37-ADA4-E24F5FBD53701. Blueberry + Hemp: I was so hoping this would be good. Blueberries seemed safe and sounded nice and I’m sure they would have been if there weren’t so many contaminants that made this smoothie taste like garbage. The drink was a pleasant blue when it came out of the blender, but I looked into the cup after a few minutes and it had turned dark green. So not only did it taste like wet grass clippings, it looked like wet grass clippings too. Needless to say, I will not be ordering this one again.

FBF84F59-7EA2-4297-AB7F-4CECDA32FCC62. Chai + Coconut: I like chai and I like coconut, but I did not like this smoothie. The taste made it tough to swallow but I still made it half way through before switching to eat a hamburger instead. Here’s where things get interesting… I forgot to throw the rest of the smoothie away until a few hours later and when I looked in the cup, it had risen and taken on an oatmeal consistency. It looked like a science project gone wrong. I won’t be ordering this one again either.

2294C1B7-D4B1-461E-B112-06E58179130D3. Chocolate + Blueberry: YUM! Finally a smoothie that doesn’t taste like garbage! Chocolate and Blueberry is a winning combo. It tastes more like a milkshake than a smoothie. After the first two were so disappointing I was actually afraid Daily Harvest would ruin blueberries and chocolate for me, but I’m very relieved that it tastes great. This one is going on my list to get again. Thumbs up.

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fullsizeoutput_18c25. Cacao + Avocado: This one was ok. It looked really weird, but ultimately it tasted like a funky chocolate milkshake. My main issue with this one is that it was not at all filling and was no substitute for any meal. This was a snack at most. I became very weak a few hours after eating it because it just wasn’t substantial enough.

6. Who the heck cares.
Yes, that went down hill quickly. I’m done.
I’ll eat the 6th one eventually, but I can’t stand this s*** anymore.

DON’T TRY DAILY HARVEST.
It tastes like garbage, it looks like garbage and it’s not filling at all. Ah hour after you eat this for breakfast you will be eating Doritos out of a vending machine just trying to make it to lunch. You can’t eat it for lunch because you will be inhaling goldfish just trying to stop hunger pains. I broke down last night and ate 1/2 of a medium Dominos pizza because I was too weak to so anything but lay down. I’m fed up with being hungry and miserable. No more hunger tears, just pizza.

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Lincoln’s Haberdashery

If you live in Charlotte, North Carolina and you aren’t following The Charlotte Agenda, you need to be. They have their finger on the pulse of what’s new and interesting in Charlotte and I’m taking notes.

A couple weekends ago I decided that when I visit my parents in Gastonia, just outside of Charlotte, I’m going to pick a new place in Charlotte and just go. That weekend I went to Moo & Brew with my mom and we enjoyed yummy hand burgers and beer. Our absolute favorite item on their menu was the truffle fries. We were so into what we were eating that I completely forgot to take photos! Now that we have had those fries, there’s no keeping us away from that place so next time I’m there, I’ll post pics.

This weekend we brunched at Lincoln’s Haberdashery.

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This place is pretty trendy and looks like something you would find in Asheville. Even the people who work there look like they blew in from Asheville. I was beginning to think this place was all hype… and then our order came up.

SO. DANG. GOOD.

I ordered Avocado Toast (left – obviously) and my mom ordered Take It To The Bridge (right) and both plates knocked our socks off. The avocado toast was far more substantial than I had expected. It had great flavor and there was a mini arugula salad between the slices that was lightly seasoned and went so well with the toast. Mom’s salmon toast was so good she didn’t even bother to offer me a bite. I didn’t offer her a bite from my plate either. We ate at a communal table and took our time, enjoying our meal. As we were leaving we both said this was somewhere we would definitely go again.

Check out their menu here.

Daily Harvest

I have been ordering from and enjoying Blue Apron for two years now. It really doesn’t feel like it has been that long, but it has. Blue Apron has been an incredible resource for me. I live twenty or more minutes from a decent grocery store and at the end of a long day, I just can’t motivate myself to go grocery shopping let alone be bothered to cook whatever it was that I purchased. I needed my meals planned out and I needed to improve the range of foods that I was eating. Blue Apron took care of all of that for me and still does.

I am a loyal Blue Apron customer, but I’m looking to mix things up and have decided to try Daily Harvest.

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You have probably seen the ads for Daily Harvest in your Facebook and you may know someone already who has tried it. I know one other person who uses it and they like it a lot. I’m really excited about this new service and hope it is filling enough for me to begin flip flopping weeks between Daily Harvest and Blue Apron.

My first order arrived Wednesday and I can’t wait to report back on the flavors I picked and what I think about each. I’m going to try every option they offer over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Below you will see what I will be trying and when.

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Changing Things Up

As you may have noticed, I changed the name of this blog.

When I started this blog, it was the next chapter in a shopping blog I kept on Blogspot called Armoire of a Reverie. Dumb name…I know. I had a descent following on that site. Elizabeth McKay actually followed me. I was finishing up college and had loads of time and energy to put into mixing and matching things that I was wearing. It didn’t hurt that I had loads and loads of clothes back then.

Fast forward five years: I have moved 3 times and have taken on some pretty difficult jobs. With each move, I left things behind and changed what I was wearing to better fit what I was doing. It became exhausting to keep up the parade of outfits and accessories. It was exhausting to pack and unpack all of that mess every time I moved. I’m tired just thinking about packing all of that mess. (I’m still selling stuff, if you’re interested)
Game over.

When I moved to this blog, I intended to focus on my gift for seeking out sales. I am signed up for just about every newsletter out there and I can almost feel it in my bones when a good sale is about to hit. I published notices about sales and posted show and tell pieces after I had shopped the sales myself. This was tough to keep up.

My shopping habits changed in a pretty noticeable way in the past year. Instead of mopping up at every great sale, I would pick up a few staple pieces. Plain stuff. Boring stuff. Bread and butter stuff. Stuff that doesn’t get readers excited. Basically… I got boring.

Sorry I’m not sorry!

I find myself gravitating towards more plain items now. I love items that can be worn with anything and I LOVE being able to grab something simple and not think too much about it. It is a pretty interesting change from what I was into only a few years ago. Layering necklaces and an abundance of color are just not my deal anymore.

So about the name…
What’s the deal?
What is my deal?
What’s the deal with this blog?

I don’t know.
Won’t you stick around to find out?

Neko Case at The Orange Peel

Sunday night I had the pleasure of hearing Neko Case perform at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. I bought the tickets back in September as a reminder to myself to get out and do things in the new year. That plan actually worked!

Having bought the tickets that far in advance, I couldn’t have anticipated that I would be scheduled for surgery a few days before the concert. I was supposed to have nose surgery Thursday of last week. I have fallen and crushed my nose twice in my life and it’s been a battle to breath every since. I no longer sleep with my mouth closed and it’s making my teeth very sensitive and my gums don’t like it either. It has been 10 years since my last surgery and it is time to get this thing fixed once and for all. I had hoped 10 years would be long enough to block out the horrible horrible surgeries I have had before, but as soon as the doctor looks up my nose with a light and I can see the light behind my eye, the memories just flood on back. Not fun.

I swear I didn’t chicken out of the surgery. It was postponed because apparently some of the supplies needed to perform the alterations to my nose are produced in Puerto Rico and there is a shortage due to the devastation Puerto Rico suffered during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Saline is also terribly hard to come by right now for the very same reason. Doctors are having to decide who among their patients are sick enough to warrant giving them saline because there just isn’t enough to go around. It’s pretty terrible.

I’m not sure when my surgery will be rescheduled, but I’m glad it was because I really enjoyed myself Sunday night.

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My friend Abby and I went up to Asheville and had dinner at Mela on Lexington. We love Indian food and ate at Chai Pani before we went to a Sylvan Esso concert last year and she said she hadn’t been to Mela before so it went on the list of things to do. We ate until we weren’t sure we were about to pop and still had two full portions of leftovers to take home. We missed the opener for the Neko Case concert and arrived just in time to grab a beer and chat with some people we knew before they took the stage. Photos and videos weren’t allowed at the concert, but I managed to snag an obligatory “I was here” pic during the performance. Neko Case was playing all of the old stuff on this tour before her new album comes out later this year. I’m really glad I went.

Oh! I almost forgot. Something funny happened at the concert. A guy did a terrible job of trying to hit on me. His exact words were “So are you here to see the show?” I blinked at him and wondered if those were really the words that just came out of his mouth. I responded saying “Well I paid and I showed up, so yeah. I’m here to see the show.”
Too funny.