My Weekend in Pictures (and lots of words, too)
I absolutely LOVE to take weekend trips. I just find that they are the perfect way to escape from ordinary routines and just take a breather for a few days. This past weekend, I went on a modeling excursion to Charlotte, North Carolina. My mama and daddy came along too. We had so much fun as a family exploring the food options, scenes and most importantly fashion of the city of Charlotte.
|Valentine's Day OOTD. My scalloped dress finally came in!|
We drove to Charlotte on Friday night and had a lovely dinner together as a family. However, while checking into the hotel, I saw a waiter carrying a decadent chocolate cake slice on a tray. I slyly told my parents that if they wanted to have a nice dinner for the two of them I would be more than happy to stay behind and watch the Olympics while eating chocolate cake. (ha!) Fortunately, we braved the great elements of the outside and walked a block to the restaurant . Thanks to the polar vortex, it was still very cold outside and there was lots of snow on the ground. We went to Morton's Steakhouse, a very fancy and well known steak house in America. I myself am not really a huge fan of steak, or the large steak house portions. Morton's was pretty good, but the portions were HUGE. My parents both got salads and they were perfect to feed the whole Spanish Armada, maybe even twice. It was crazy. I was perfectly content sipping my lemon water and nibbling (actually more like inhaling) the bread. When the main course actually came around my mom and I split a 6 oz. filet mignon. That along with some of the shoestring potatoes was just a perfect amount to make me full. Thank goodness we had to walk from the restaurant back to our hotel. I took a shower, ate chocolate and watched the Olympics. It was a great Valentine's Day.
|homemade French goodies!|
Saturday, we woke up at around nine, put on our brave faces (as well as lots of layers) and trekked around downtown Charlotte looking for a light breakfast. I was still content from the night before. But we still walked around looking for a local French bakery called Amélie's.
It was so delicious. I had a cappuccino and a croissant, which was extra flaky and buttery. Oh, it was amazing.
|leather gloves + croissant + cappuccino = good day|
It was around 11:30 and we still had time before I had my call time to model so we decided to hit the local mall. Now let me tell you, it was heaven: Nordstrom, Vineyard Vines, lululemon, Tory Burch, J. Crew and so much more. I could have spent all day there. Unfortunately, I only had time to browse Nieman Marcus and I came out empty handed. I got to the venue of the event and got my hair and makeup done from 2:00 to around 6:00. The actual fashion show was supposed to start at 7:00 sharp, but typical fashion world it started at the glorious time of 8:30. I walked for two designers in their show. One was a local hat maker from North Carolina and the other was a jewelry designer from Chicago.
|my adorable chapeaux I got to wear.|
|I don't normally Snapchat selfies, but the look|
was too crazy not to!
I had so much fun and I made so many friends with the other models there. After the two shows were done we traveled back to the hotel. On the way, my parents brought me the most wonderful surprise. After modeling events I am FAMISHED (not even exaggerating), they were sweet enough to bring me a strawberry cupcake. It was heavenly. Once again, I showered, ate pretzels and watched the Olympics.
Sunday was spent driving home after a lovely breakfast. I had a mini croissant, lots of fruit, yogurt and tea. When we arrived home I went to spin class to detox myself from all of the crazy food choices I had. It was worth it. :)
Being with my family is what makes me happy. We have travelled far and near and have made so many memories together. Today on my day off, I have appointments to get to, piano to be played as well as a piano lesson to go to, not to mention the test I have to study for.
ps - I now have to have everything decaf. I forgot to say decaf when I ordered my cappuccino. I was so shaky and jittery all day. Does that happen to you?