After a really rough couple of weeks, we decided to go to the Southend part of Charlotte and do some exploring.
1| Campbell’s Greenhouse (aka our favorite greenhouse in the city.) We were in search of a lettuce bowl, because what herb garden is complete without one. Plus our tomato plant, olive and fig trees would have been ‘lonely’ without it.
I would have to describe the greenhouse as a ‘tropical rainforest’ in the midst of the city. There’s the humid damp air, and the plants little reach out for you. (No, it’s not something out of a Steven King novel… it’s a nice experience.)
2| Einstein Bros. Bagels – this is the original Charlotte location. It used to be a gas station back in the day.
These were an at the register spontaneous purchase. Who can pass up lemonade on a hot day?
3| Lark & Key Gallery & Boutique – I love this gallery, and no trip to Southend is complete without a visit. There most recent collection that is on display through May 30th is titled ‘Cross Pollination.’
4| Savory Spice Shop – just across the way from the Atherton Mill’s Saturday Market. We really have to sort out our spice situation soon. I think the rack is a bit ancient and our new spices that we’ve collected recently need a home.