Going Out in the QC

I love blogging, but sometimes when you have “a lot going on” it can be a bit of a challenge. Anyway, I’m baaaccckkk…for better or for worst.

The last couple of weeks have been insanely good (is that properly English…something tells me not so much, lol). First, I was able to experience three brand new spots in the city on one night—the re-grand opening of The Sunset Club’s Ultra Lounge. The renovations are exquisite, looks like a whole new place. The cocktail waitresses were perky and cute although stereotypically scantily clad in purple bustiers and black mini skirts…doing the “flirt” thing for tips. I watched one waitress in particular do everything but jump on this guy and give him a lap dance for a tip. I was a bit embarrassed for her, as Ms. Lisa Raye as the character Diamond once said, “Make the money, don't let it make you.” Pimpin’ ain't easy, but then again, welcome to the mainstream nightlife scene in Charlotte (please note that I am aware that I am wearing a very low cut top in the above pic with Sincier(DJ/Fitness Model) but believe me hypocrisy was the prevalent theme of the night as I continued to club hop…trust and believe, lol). And people ask me why I seldom party like a rock star anymore…sheesh.

I liked Sunset, but the second stop of the night was much more refreshing. The Garden & Gun Club, proved to channel at least some of the vibe the city has been missing since the close of Tonic Lounge all those many moons ago. The place has an open, airy feel to it. Good dance floor, outdoor patio and a comfy lounge area. It was a very friendly and inclusive environment…didn’t have to deal with the typical “list groupies/chicks” who try to wear the most revealing clothing possible while steadily proclaiming, “but I’m on the list, I just talked to ____________(insert name of any number of horny male club promoters here).” Give me a break. Either find someone who actually has guest list status to roll with or stop being cheap and go out with more than $20.00 in your pocket or better yet, stay your butt at home and pay some bills until you can afford to go out. Regardless, the spot was hot. I will definitely go back. The music was good—and different from the usual Top 40 pop-hop that has infiltrated the airways.

However, the pièce de résistance was the discovery of Apostrophe Lounge in Southend on Tryon. Great spot. We went in around midnight and just chilled for a moment, chatted with the bartender about our exploits of the evening, made some arrangements with Nathan (General Manager) and Johnathan (owner)...A very good look. In fact, Kitch is having his Fall installment of Pop Life at Apostrophe, so stop through and support…the festivities start tonight at 6 p.m. And I hear it is also a birthday celebration for Jasiatic and Carlton (Creative Loafing Charlotte) …

Anyway, Save the following Dates:
Indulge Thursday (invitation only networking at its best) Oct. 16th, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. @ Apostrophe
Fashion Friday Hosted by LA East Boutique (models, fashion, fun) Nov. 21st, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

"Creativity is a Drug I can't live without"


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