Let’s Celebrate!

It’s August… Can you believe it? We’re one whole week into the month already and I’m still wondering where the year has gone. Soon we’ll be cozying up sweaters, and scarves. Pulling on the fingerless gloves and enjoying some hot tea without it being so hot we could boil water outside on the driveway!

Now to what this post is really about… This past weekend, my sister Ashley Jane (or Jane as I refer to her in most of my posts) was in town and we decided to celebrate her birthday a few days early.

All our plans for the day were at the Park Rd. Shopping Center, which has been renovated and is a lot more inviting that I remember it being when we first arrived here in the Carolinas.

We started off @ Chopt. While I’ve known about both their Blakney and Park Rd. locations for awhile, this is the first time we’ve checked them out.

Chopt | Park Rd.
Chopt | Park Rd.
Waiting... cause everyone had Salad on the brain today.
Waiting… cause everyone had Salad on the brain today.
Mum went with Summer Caprese Plate which looks absolutely scrumptious... with fresh peaches, mozzarella, tomatoes, radish, lettuce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Mum went with Summer Caprese Plate which looks absolutely scrumptious… with fresh peaches, mozzarella, tomatoes, radish, lettuce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
We stopped in at the Suarez Bakery to pick up some cookies and other sweet treats for our continued celebration in the evening.
We stopped in at the Suarez Bakery to pick up some cookies and other sweet treats for our continued celebration in the evening.
Don't those cupcakes look delicious?
Don’t those cupcakes look delicious?
We brought home these adorable cookies that are so very summer!
We brought home these adorable cookies that are so very summer!

After a few other stops (one being Starbucks, because I hadn’t had any caffeine yet, and I was absolutely dying at this point for a Mango Black Tea! We headed over to the second location of Pasta & Provisions… (Also on Park Rd.)

Pasta & Provisions | Park Rd.
Pasta & Provisions | Park Rd.
Shopping... shopping...
Shopping… shopping…
After a few rounds of Last Will (see yesterdays post!) we heated up the meatballs & pomodoro sauce and cooked up the pasta from Pasta & Provisions...
After a few rounds of Last Will (see yesterdays post!) we heated up the meatballs & pomodoro sauce and cooked up the pasta from Pasta & Provisions…

Hope you have a Happy Birthday tomorrow, Ashley Jane!

~theavidpen

 

3 Comments

  • Reply Diana August 8, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Great post!

  • Reply Joyce August 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Those cookies are so beautiful, I don’t think I would be able to eat them! And Chop’t is one of my favorite salad places!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • Reply theavidpen August 14, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Joyce. I’m looking forward to going to Chopted again! ~Christa

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