Monday, December 5, 2011

Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

As if I didn't get enough holiday excitement with our ride on The Polar Express, I planned an outing for me and a couple of girlfriends to do the Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour on Sunday.
Believe it or not -- this was my first holiday home tour in Charlotte!
*Disclaimer: I've been using my IPhone as my primary camera and I'm still trying to figure it out.
Hence -- all the crooked pictures.
I think I'm going back to my Nikon as my primary even though Brad claims it's not as good.*
Back to the tour.
The tour was in the Fourth Ward neighborhood which is one of Charlotte's cutest.
Historic homes nestled in Uptown.
After picking up our tickets we walked past the Berryhill house where Christmas carolers were singing.
One of my favorite places in Charlotte.
A lot of locals don't even realize this neighborhood exists until being told.
They offered carriage rides to and from the different stops.
Each house was very different but my favorite was this one with an amazing outdoor living space.
I would love to sit in front of that fireplace at night with a glass of wine!
There was a full table with chairs in the area too.
I had other pictures but blogger isn't my friend this week.
After the tour we enjoyed a glass of wine at Alexander Michael's then headed to Founder's Hall where the Bearstein Symphony Orchestra was entertaining area children.
These animatronic bears are too cute for words!
We then made our way to the Ritz-Carlton where we viewed the gingerbread house and enjoyed another glass of wine and some chocolate from Bar Cocoa.
Such a fun day with the girls!
It was so great to see Uptown Charlotte bustling as well.
Families, couples, all sorts of people out and about enjoying holiday festivities.

Now, that I've recapped my weekend I can give a shout out to my LSU Tigers!!
National Championship!!!


Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love the tour. I'm going to our "Oakwood Home Tour" on Sunday with a girlfriend. The homes are a lot alike.

Cocoa Bar sounds yummy.


Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

I love home tours!!! I WANT THAT TRUCK, decorations and all!!!

I Do Declare said...

There are home tours in DC, but my schedule has never allowed for going - I'd love something like this w/ my friends or my mom!

donatelli98 said...

Would love to do a home tour - looks like a great time with the girls!

Ashley said...

wait- those are iphone pics?? wow! I need an iphone.

Nikki said...

I want to live there!

love jenny xoxo said...

Looks like so much fun! I wonder if they do something like that around here... it would look prettier with a little snow ;)


starnes family said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful homes, and damn good football!

teresa-bug said...

My mom and I were going to go to that, but it didn't work out this year. I am glad you had fun!