traveling

Big city, Bright lights.

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Charlotte is one of my favorite cities I have visited to date. There is a sense of home I feel there. I love the sweet, southern hospitality, I love the culture, and I love that it has a city feel with a small town vibe. You get the best of both worlds what more could a girl ask for? Looking back I have always been fond of the east coast.

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I had been asked to shoot a jewelry campaign in Charlotte as well as an engagement shoot so I hoped on board and brought my best girlfriend. We flew down south three weeks later and the adventure began. I was excited to shoot the campaign as well as show her around this town my heart holds so dearly. I figured I would write a blog on the campaign when I get the go ahead so those details I’ll leave out out. This is about a girlfriend’s trip to the city. I couldn’t wait to revisit my favorite restaurants and nibble on their tasty offerings. The first day was mostly business and getting settled in. The second day I was finishing the shoot, which meant it was now time to whoop it up and have some fun. Juliane, a friend since junior high, is such a fun, goofy girlfriend. Traveling with her was fun and easy, the best kind of travel partner there is. We would laugh at who knows what, walked the streets goofing around making up alter egos, jobs, or acted like silly tourists. Of course just our luck we are walking down the street mid afternoon and low and behold there is the Indian Pacers walking into the tour bus. Side note, we had no idea where the Pacers were even from or what any of their names were, but we went with it and acted as if we did. We explored down town basking in that winter sun and a Starbucks in hand. Old brick walls, parks filled with dogs, tall cityscape buildings lined the streets of this North Carolina city.

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This trip made my heart so full. Having girlfriend time, going out, exploring a new city, and creating memories with one of your best friends was what I needed. I am so thankful for this sweet friend of mine who jumps at any opportunity with me. She hopped on the crazy train with me and didn’t once try to jump off. Juliane is an encourager, a truthful but kind, and spur of the moment type of friend. I really couldn’t have asked for a better partner on this trip. Who knows where we will go next, but I’m excited!

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Side note: We had the most random celebrity sittings. Atlanta airport we ran into Tyler Hubbard from Florida George Line. Of course I convinced Juliane to go say hi since she didn’t believe me that it was him.