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By Emily Farrington Smith

Satisfy your cravings for haute couture

Take your style to new heights at Capitol in South Park. This high-end, high-fashion women’s boutique carries world-renowned labels like Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. While the cutting edge designers and pieces stocked, like couture gowns and fine jewelry, are impressive and rare, the shop’s interior is equally as progressive and unique. As you shop finds specially and globally selected by owner Laura Vinroot Poole, peruse the stunning vegetal wall that climbs one of the first level walls from floor to ceiling. It was designed by famous French botanist Patrick Blanc. Capitol has taken the spotlight for its swoon-worthy inventory in InStyle, Southern Living, Town & Country and beyond.

Neighborhood: South Park

Take a walk in the park

Strolling Park Road Park is the perfect way to enjoy the arrival of autumn’s crisp weather and gorgeous foliage. Located just outside of the South Park neighborhood, family-friendly Park Road Park boasts beautiful walking trails, a tranquil pond with a pier, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, and four picnic shelters all spread across more than 70 acres. Also located within Park Road Park is a memorial playground dedicated to the town of Newtown, Connecticut. It serves as a tribute to the teachers and children who perished in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. This month, the playground celebrates the two-year anniversary of its ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

Neighborhood: South Park

Get a taste of Vietnamese tradition

Charlotte’s international culinary scene spans the city’s neighborhoods, and 28210’s Madison Park is no exception. For creative cultural bites, visit Vietnam Grille. The restaurant’s exterior is unassuming, and the interior’s decor is endearingly simple, but the pho is authentic, aromatic and delicious. Vietnam Grille’s menu also features tasty vegetarian options like stir-fried bok choy or fried tofu in a basil sauce. Locals often drive from all points of the city just to satisfy cravings for the savory shrimp and pork steamed dumplings; the desired heat and spice levels can be customized for each. Be prepared for heaping portions—and a distinct inability to refuse them.  

Neighborhood: Madison Park

This article ran in the October 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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