Pinehurst, NC | Day-Trip

This past Saturday, we went up to Pinehurst, North Carolina. My sister was in town, so the trip was the beginning of her birthday festivities… because you only turn 30 once…

Mum, always stylish and prepared...
Mum, always stylish and prepared…

First stop… Starbucks. (Because why wouldn’t you start of your day that way?)

Starbucks | Baxter Village
Starbucks | Baxter Village

Now for a little about Pinehurst. It’s know as the Cradle of American Golf and is home to the historic Pinehurst Resort (well known by golf lovers.)

Pinehurst Village
Pinehurst Village
Pinehurst Village Statue...
Pinehurst Village Statue…

When we arrived in Pinehurst, the first thing we did was head over to Theo’s Taverna, a Greek restaurant that both my mum and sister had tried several times before.

We had the place to ourselves... at first.
We had the place to ourselves… at first.
We ordered some Bruschetta for the table...
We ordered some Bruschetta for the table…
... and some Hummus.
… and some Hummus.

Now for the main course…

Salad for mum.
Salad for mum.
Lasagna for Ashley Jane.
Lasagna for Ashley Jane.
Pasta with Tomatoes and Mushrooms for me.
Pasta with Tomatoes and Mushrooms for me.

Unfortunately, what I had for my main course was not as much a fan of me as I was of it…

After lunch we did some walking around. First we stopped by a shop selling Luxury Italian Leather Handbags, unfortunately no pictures, or petting allowed. (Insert frown here, because let me tell you these bags were the most beautiful (and insanely expensive) I’ve ever seen, and I literally wanted all of them.)

The Pinehurst Olive Oil Company was our next stop…

… followed by a bedding store, where I saw this lovely soap.


… after a drive over to the Pinehurst Resort, it was time to start heading back to Charlotte…

Pinehurst | North Carolina
Pinehurst | North Carolina

I have to say I really like the scenery on our trip back to Charlotte, than on the way there. We saw a lot more green, and to by surprise, a Llama walking out of a corn field!

All in all, we each agreed that the best part of the trip was stopping by our favorite Dean and Deluca location to pick up dinner on the way back…


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  • Reply meljoy13 August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sounds like a great day trip. Happy birthday to your sis! ????????

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