We got settled and ventured out for dinner and walking around to see Christmas lights. But first…let me take a selfie.
We’ve been here 3 years and I honestly don’t think we’ve seen the city all decorated at Christmastime. The streets were lined with wreaths and bows and there were beautiful trees and decorations all over.
Well, it happened to be a pretty cold night (for North Carolina!) and the boys were chilly, so we came back to the hotel. Which turned out to be pretty freaking fantastic.
We made our way through the lobby, sampled some wine, then ordered a 1 lb donut. Yes, 1 whole pound! It’s the Stoke restaurant specialty, but we asked to bring it to the room since it was almost bedtime.
Back at the room, we got them set in the “boys only” room to watch a Christmas movie. The Hubs and I sipped wine and polished off that donut! (Notice all the things in the bedside table? I let the big boys pack their own suitcase and they set all their “essentials” up right when we got there!)
After driving around a bit, we brought the boys home to the sitter and headed back out for our Anniversary dinner at Block and Grinder. Beef is their specialty and since we’re both filet lovers, we decided to try it out. I’m giving it a 10 out of 10! We even went crazy and tried a new wine. 11 years is worth celebrating!
Lauren Honeycutt says
A staycation sounds just perfect…especially with a one-pound donut!
Kristin Leahy says
This hotel looks like the perfect spot for a staycation. I cannot get over the size of that donut.. yum!!
Greta Hollar says
Happy Anniversary! This sounds like a great way to spend your staycation!
Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com
Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says
We LOVED our staycation there too! We didn't want to leave!
So fun!! Happy anniversary!
cristin | http://thesouthernstyleguide.com | @thesouthernstyleguide
Alice Kerley says
Staycations are seriously the best! I felt so refreshed after our recent one down here in Texas. Looks like yall had a blast!
Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass
Audrey Stowe says
What a fun staycation!!! That hotel looks amazing, I love the kitchen haha! Look like y'all had a blast.
aww this looks like a great little trip!!! The hotel looks amazing – so simple yet chic. thanks for sharing!
Brittani Friedman says
Looks like it was an awesome staycation!
This looks so fun!! I want to visit Charlotte!
OMG I've stayed there! My in-laws used to live in charlotte and I stayed there once before they found a house! Glad you enjoyed it!
Sara Sabaliauskas says
It looks like you guys had the best time! Staycations are so fun, and so easy!
Stephanie Pernas says
Staycations are the best, you really get a chance to recharge and appreciate your own city! Looks like you guys had a really nice time!