Monday, February 4, 2013

From Florida with Love

My best friend from college and her boyfriend came to visit this past weekend! From the day she told me she booked her flight I began preparing the perfect weekend agenda for the 4 of us…
Of course the itinerary included all my favorite things from restaurants to drinks to activities!
In preparation for their arrival, I left a printed agenda on their pillow, some fresh tulips, a little gift {that would later come in handy} and some personalized bottles of water.
In case you are wondering how I created the water bottle labels, I used a free template {found here}.
May’s gift was a cute knitted ear warmer headband I purchased from a boutique in Charlotte for our hike.
Upon arrival I served a strawberry champagne welcome drink which was totally delicious.

After a few drinks we headed to Zink in South Park for well, more drinks!
We ate dinner next door at one of my favorite restaurants, The Cowfish {sushi burger bar}.
Saturday morning we ate breakfast then headed to Crowders Mountain for an enjoyable 4 mile hike.
Charlie sported his Ruffwear hiking boots and jacket for the hike.
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you may remember that Crowders Mountain was where Matt proposed, so it was fun to be back at such a special spot.
After our hike we got cleaned up and headed out for a brewery tour. Our first stop was NoDa Brewing Company where we drank beer flights and toured the brewery.
Our second stop, Heist Brewery, was only a few blocks away in an old cotton mill. We loved this place {and their beer}!
For dinner we went to another one of my favorite restaurants, Cabo Fish Taco, for margaritas and fish tacos! I pretty much take all of my visitors to this Charlotte staple. 

After dinner we headed back home so the boys could smoke cigars while May and I crashed on the couch had some girl time.
May and Justin headed back to Orlando after breakfast on Sunday. Although the goodbyes were sad, the weekend was so wonderful and I was so happy to spend some time with my bestie!
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32 comments:

  1. Awwww friends are so fun!

    Love all the fun touches you created to make them welcome.

    That drink looks divine!

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  2. You hit up all of my favorite Charlotte places! Cowfish and Cabo are the two places we ALWAYS take visitors. {or just go by ourselves a lot, because we're kind of obsessed!} I'll have to remember the brewery tours next time - that sounds like so much fun!

    And what an adorable hostess you are :)

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  3. Wow, you are an incredible host! I'm coming to visit! ;) And those doggie hiking boots are so cute! I wish our dogs would wear some!

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  4. You always go all out for your guests - I love it!!

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  5. OMG you are too cute with the itinerary. i love that so much. what a blast!
    Helene in Between

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  6. You are the cutest hostess ever!!! I want to visit!

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  7. You are such an amazing hostess! My parents are coming in town Wednesday and I may steal some of your ideas.

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  8. Looked llike a fab weekend!!! too cute :)

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  9. What a fun weekend!!! & Such a cute idea to make out an itinerary!!!

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  10. sushi and burger bar?!?! we defiantly don't have one of those in CT! very cute ways to welcome your guest, what a great host your are!

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  11. You are so cute! What a great friend.

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  12. You are a such a wonderful host!! Looks like y'all had a blast!

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  13. Love that you had an itinerary....I always have an agenda and everyone that visits laughs at me;) Sure you made your friends feel extra special and welcome:) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow, what a fun weekend!! You are such a great host!
    xo
    lisa
    Floating Along

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  15. Love cowfish but I've only been there once, whatever you ordered looks delish!!
    http://Thehonorarysoutherner.blogspot.com

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  16. This weekend was a blast! You, Matt, and Charlie are the best! Justin and I cannot wait until the next time we are all together! xo

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  17. Love the itinerary and water bottles. Too cute! Looks like a very fun weekend :)

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  18. SO MUCH FUN! I'm going to hire you next time I have friends in town :)

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  19. how fun! you are such a good hostess :)

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  20. I love Cabo. I have yet to go to Cowfish. We just never have time on my trips home :(

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  21. I've heard so much about The Cowfish! I'm moving to Charlotte in May and I will definitely have to go as soon as possible!

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  22. could you be ANY cuter?? the welcome baskets, the fun restaurants, and all the sweet times you had together this weekend...i want to come visit next!

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  23. How thoughtful are you!?! It looks like everyone had a great time. Maybe Hubby and I should plan a trip to Charlotte...

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  24. You showed them the perfect Charlotte weekend! Makes me miss home so much!

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  25. You are SUPER hostess and are making the rest of us look bad!! :) I love hiking, but you knew that ;)

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  26. From Florida with Love ......... if we could go through life with a sense of love for others, then we will live in peace.

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  27. awww, what a fun time. i love all your little details. xx

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  28. So fun! I love all the details and how you make your guests feel so at home and loved! You are a girl after my own heart! :) Glad y'all had a nice time!

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  29. I love your font and stationary design that you used for your agenda and gift bag tag :) If you wouldn't mind sharing, what font did you use and where did you find that adorable stationary pattern? Thank you so much and I just love your blog!

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  30. So fun!! I am obsessed with those puppy shoes. What a great hostess you are.

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  31. Sounds like a fantastic weekend, you all look like you had fun

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
    http://confessionsofaprimarkaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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