For more information on the town's attractions and history, click here.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|I presume this is the shop's mascot. For more details and directions, click here.|
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Shop On the Corner is a quaint boutique at one Market Square in the heart of Pinehurst, NC, selling home decor, floral arrangements and accent furniture.
It has a homey feel when you walk in, but not overly "country". It has a nice mix of styles — rustic and comfortable, but at the same time sophisticated. Definitely worth a visit.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Carolina Hotel (pictured here) will be home-base, but forget about getting a room here during the tournament, they will be booked solid by media and USGA staff. Want to be one of the 6500 volunteers to help out during the event? Forget-a-bout-it! All slots have been filled. But you can certainly get tickets to the event. Click here for more information: Pinehurst US OPEN tickets.
Inside the Carolina Hotel, memorabilia from past tournaments line the hallways. I took a quick snapshot of Arnold Palmer (below) in the Hall of Fame Corridor.
The hotel has over 200 rooms, a spa, a restaurant and cafe/shop on the premises. Outside there's a putting green, a swimming pool and a wrap-around porch lined with rocking chairs. Every day at four o'clock they serve afternoon tea.
The hotel grounds are beautiful in the dead of winter, but I'd like to return when the season turns.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Back in Carrboro this Fall, I stopped in at the Carr Mill Mall. You have to search out this place since it's located behind Weaver Street Market (check out my older post) without a lot of signage directing you inside. The converted cotton mill houses several sweet boutiques including Wine and Design (below). I can only imagine the energy (and the artwork) that comes out of this studio when it's hosting private parties. There are a couple restaurants in the mall, along with a toy store, some clothing and jewelry boutiques. It's not huge, but worth a peak around. I'm a sucker for any converted factory, so I enjoyed the architecture, hard wood floors, high ceilings and general vibe. Corporate offices are housed on the second floor. For a full store directory, click here.