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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte-Day 3

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Day Three of our glorious visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.

Today we are talking more about dining options at the hotel.

First stop, Urban Sip

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte-Day 2.5

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

We are all cleaned up from the Cocoa Lab and ready for Afternoon Tea.

Tea Time!

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte-Day 2

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Rise and shine. We have a whole day of fun planned at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.

Join me for all the fun!

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte-Day 1

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I am so excited to share my experience at The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte with you. Charlotte has never really been on my radar, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Of course, I knew it was a financial hub, but I was wildly delighted to discover this gem of the south.

Hurry up, you will love this!

Sweet Camp Treats in Charlotte

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Eric and I were just in Charlotte this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton and I cannot wait to share all the fabulousness we experienced. More on that later this week.

If you just can’t wait – here’s a teaser. Charlotte is a gorgeous city and we were enchanted by it. I think you and your love of chocolate should indulge by taking a class at the Cocoa Lab and sending your kids to Cooking Camp while you are at the spa or shopping at the Epicentre across the street.


Getting Arty

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

You know how I love to travel. And I love keeping you all up to date on the coolest destinations. Today’s inspiration comes from our friend, Bonnie Crail, with The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. The drive is only 240 miles from Atlanta, so it would make a terrific weekend getaway, y’all.

Charlotte? Come on, now, give it a chance. They have lovely restaurants, they also have a five star rating in less than a year of opening. That’s stellar. And they have the new Mint Museum Uptown close by. Let’s see what Bonnie and friends have cooked up for us.




Weekend package includes entry to Charlotte’s long-awaited Mint art and craft museum, scheduled to open October 1 and located within walking distance of the hotel


CHARLOTTE, NC. September 23, 2010 – The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has launched a new package designed for art lovers and featuring admission to the long-awaited Mint Museum Uptown, located within walking distance of the hotel and scheduled to open on October 1, 2010.

The EnjoyMINT package at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is ongoing and offers deluxe weekend accommodations, breakfast for two, two tickets to the Mint Museum Uptown and more. Priced from $319 per night, the package is available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings, while a Thursday evening option is also available when combined with a Friday night stay. Reservations may be requested online at, by telephone at 800.241.3333, or through a travel professional.

EnjoyMINT at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations for one weekend night
  • Breakfast for two
  • Two tickets to the Mint Museum
  • Late checkout of 4 p.m.
  • Overnight valet parking


Part of the Levine Center for the Arts, the Mint Museum Uptown houses the renowned collection of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design plus distinguished American and contemporary art collections and selected works of European fine art. In addition to the Mint, the Levine cultural campus includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Theater. The Mint Museum is closed on Sunday mornings and all day Monday.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

An eco-focused rarity among luxury hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte offers 146 guest accommodations delivering highly-advanced technological and environmental features and an array of innovative comforts and conveniences for frequent travelers. The 18-story LEED® Gold-certified hotel features a 13,000-square-foot bi-level penthouse Spa & Wellness Center, fitness center and bromine-treated swimming pool, and 12,000+ square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space. Dining highlights include the Lobby Lounge’s regional and organic culinary choices and signature martinis, cocktails, wines, coffees and flavored ice teas, while the street-side BLT Steak offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, a wide variety of tempting side dishes, and classic American dessert favorites. Located seven miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte enjoys a walkable setting moments from Uptown Charlotte’s favorite sights, sounds, restaurants, clubs, shopping and tourist attractions.


xoxo, Patti

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Driving Some Fun

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I have decided to devote the weekends to posts regarding exciting emails I get during the week. Some might be about destinations, some might be about fun products. This way we can still see each other on the weekends!

And you know I always give first priority to my friends at The Ritz-Carlton. In fact, I’m even thinking of devoting a brand new blog just for them. Let me know your thoughts on that.

Today’s exciting news comes from our friend Bonnie Crail, who is giving me the low down on a special offer at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. Take a look.

Tres chic in the heart of Charlotte


October 2010 Package Offers Early Check-In, Late Check-Out,

BMW Convertible Use and a Picnic for the Road

CHARLOTTE, NC. September 17, 2010 — Luxury car enthusiasts have the opportunity to drive a BMW convertible while staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte this October. The new weekend experience, called The Road Best Traveled, allows guests to drive a BMW during their extended Friday or Saturday night stay, and to use it to visit such nearby favorites as the North Carolina wine county, picturesque and artistic Asheville, or the many sports, nature and leisure destinations which dot North Carolina’s byways. A special benefit of the package is customized destination planning provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, ensuring that each day-trip itinerary meets guests’ individual touring preferences.

Priced at $369 per night, The Road Best Traveled includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations for one weekend night (suite options available at a higher rate)
  • Use of a BMW convertible during the stay
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out of 4 p.m.
  • Breakfast for two
  • Picnic Basket for two
  • Destination planning assistance
  • Valet parking

The Road Best Traveled is one of several October 2010 offerings announced by The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. The hotel will celebrate Oktoberfest throughout the month with beer, pretzel and German wine menus in The Lobby Lounge, while EnjoyMINT, a new package celebrating the October grand opening of the Mint Museum in Uptown, will provide guests with an unprecedented new art experience located within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton.

Reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte are available online at, by toll-free telephone at 800.241.3333, or through a travel professional. The Road Best Traveled must be booked at least three days in advance and is subject to availability. Driver(s) must show current valid driver’s license, be at least 25 years of age, carry current auto insurance and sign vehicle usage liability agreement. The Road Best Traveled is available on weekends, only during the month of October, 2010, and blackout dates apply.

I see a trip to Charlotte in my future – Eric would love this!

xoxo, Patti

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