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I am thrilled and honored to be the featured TASTEMAKER over at the So Good.  Download the app ASAP to see the mobile app that helps you discover the best local providers and merchants through your friends and tastemaker recommendations. 
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Here are a few of my favorite Charlotte haunts…
 
 

HOLLY PHILLIPS
Tastemaker Picks

 

You may already follow Holly’s popular design blog The English Room — if you don’t, it’s a wonderful resource to discover great local artists, trends, and more. A woman of many talents, Holly is an interior designer and social media guru based in Charlotte, NC. Today she shares some of her favorite places & resources in her hometown.

 

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY

1910 South Blvd

“Katharine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks have cornered the market on fine art in Charlotte. Many of my favorite abstract artists are represented there.  My walls are full but Hidell Brooks tempts me with each visit. ”

SLATE INTERIORS

1401 Central Ave

“Slate is a constant source of inspiration and wants. Their many dealers stock an eclectic mix of furniture, art, textiles and accessories.  I never leave empty-handed.”

 

PINKY’S

1600 W Morehead Street

“Pinky’s will rock your world with their “pimpin’ fries.” Crispy waffle fries smothered in pimento cheese is a certain pick me up after a long day of design shopping. The cocktails and burgers are fab too.”

MID-CENTURY SALVAGE

3530 DeWitt Lane

“This spot is a treasure trove of mid-century furniture.  I am particularly fond of the Adrien Pearsall pieces they seem to find.”

 

THE SLEEPY POET

4450 South Blvd

“The Sleepy Poet is a mammoth old school antique mall. With a keen eye one can unearth some real treasures. Saturday’s they welcome Papi Queso in the parking lot.”

PAPI QUESO

“Gourmet Grilled Cheeses made in a food truck that melt in your mouth…need I say more? Do not miss the watermelon limeade if it is on the ever changing menu.  Spike it with tequila for a real treat.”

 

NYE’S ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

“These small batch NC-made artisan ice cream sandwiches are the perfect easy dessert for a dinner party.  Everyone loves an ice cream sandwich especially in an array of fun flavors. Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite. Reid’s Fine Foods stocks them in Charlotte.”

STARK CARPET

11415 Granite Street

“We are so fortunate to have such a huge resource locally. Stark has the best carpet and area rugs bar none.  The sales staff is incredibly helpful as well.”

 

ADDISON WEEKS

“I can never have enough jewels. But the introduction of jeweled home accessories and lighting has me swooning.”

FOXCROFT WINE CO.

7824 Fairview Road

“I love to hide out here and enjoy great wine.  The cheese plate is the best in town. Do not miss the surprisingly delicious food at this hidden gem.”

 

BEADS INC.

339 Circle Avenue

“My girls and I LOVE to make our own creations.  Warning:  this is addictive.”

 

 

 

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