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Be A Queen For A Day

Named for Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Charlotte has plenty of ways to help you get your ‘royal treatment’ on. Here’s how you can be queen for the day.

Seek out some retail therapy. 

This kind of shopping requires a strategic approach. Start south and work your way north or vice versa. Begin at Charlotte Premium Outlets. This newly opened collection of shops offers reduced prices at 100 designer stores from the Brooks Brothers Factory Store to Swarovski and everything in between. Meanwhile, SouthPark Mall is the mother of all shopping in Charlotte with luxury names that run the gamut. A coveted American Girl store recently even joined the ranks. It’s home to almost any find – small or large – you can imagine. The 88,000-square-foot Depot at Gibson Mill is a tourist attraction and a gold mine of antique treasures. Movie productions that filmed here including “The Hunger Games” have even raided its shelves.

Get Pampered.

Treatments at The Spa at Ballantyne are designed to calm, nurture and revitalize. Elements Spa Salon at the Great Wolf Lodge specializes in stress reduction with a variety of signature treatments from relaxation to rejuvenation.

Tantalize your tastes buds.

Dive into the sinful desserts at Bar Cocoa dessert bar in The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Create your own assortment of handmade truffle delights from famed chocolatier, Norman Love.

Three to See: 

  1. Sleep at The Duke Mansion, currently celebrating its centennial anniversary. Spend a night in the former home of one of America’s most prominent families and see how the other half lived.
  2. After sampling the delights at Bar Cocoa, sneak upstairs to the penthouse for one of the signature treatments at the Spa and Wellness Center at The Ritz- Carlton, Charlotte.
  3. Sip champagne overlooking Uptown at Bubble, the artfully designed bar with bubble booths.

 

This article ran in the May 2015 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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