the avid pen meet foodie…

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So, as I’m stated several times in the past, I have a foodie blog (thelifeandtimesofafoodie) which tends to get more love than theavidpen does sometimes…

Shame!

For this reason, I’ve decided to do some foodie cross over posts… and for my first ‘the avid pen meet foodie’ post I’ll tell you about a brunch I went to a few months ago at the Ballantyne Resort. (Note: I will be going to afternoon tea at the same resort this Sunday. )

Excited!

I went with the Eggs Benedict.
I went with the Eggs Benedict.

As I’m sure those of you who follow my foodie blog know… I usually give everyone’s Egg’s Benedict a try. So far the best Egg’s Benedict I’ve ever had is from the Mimosa Grill in Uptown Charlotte. They have a truly fabulous brunch, and I can hardly wait to go there when it gets closer to Christmas. (It’s a new tradition that my mum and I started, just the two of us.)

Mum had the California Omelet.
Mum had the California Omelet.
They are currently remodeling 'The Gallery' Restaurant, so this view is temporary.
They are currently remodeling ‘The Gallery’ Restaurant, so this view is temporary.

After our meal, we decided to take a look around the hotel, which included both architecture and art.

Note: If you live in the Charlotte area, you should stop by the Ballantyne Resort to look at the art they have on display and enjoy either a little breakfast/lunch at The Gallery or take some afternoon tea in the lobby seating area. I really cannot say enough about their afternoon tea, except in my case I’ve learned that decaf tea is a must.

Seriously.

I love taking pictures of light fixtures. Not sure why.
I love taking pictures of light fixtures. Not sure why.
Winding staircase leading to the lower ballrooms.
Winding staircase leading to the lower ballrooms.

 

Impressionist paintings.
Impressionist paintings.
Country cottage.
Country cottage.
Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte
Gorgeous yellow roses in the lobby...
Gorgeous yellow roses in the lobby…
Welcome to the spa!
Welcome to the spa!

On the way to the spa, you can catch a view of the pool…

The pool.
The pool.

And I’ll end this with the fountain out front…

It was a bit windy that day. Can you tell?
It was a bit windy that day. Can you tell?

~theavidpen

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