Llamas and vino, wine not?

Venture just about an hour and a half north of the Queen City into a town called East Bend and you’ll find llamas and miniature horses at Divine Llama Vineyards–did somebody just say spend an afternoon hanging out with llamas and drinking vinos? Sure, wine not?!?

Part of the Yadkin Valley Appellation, DLV has sprawling vineyards and pastures were you can enjoy tasting wine and then roam around the property to see llamas, miniature horses, and a variety of chicken in their coop.

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The Family Beach

Longer days are here and while it’s not officially summer yet, I know the hotter weather has got you thinking about that next beach trip!  Luckily for us Charlotteans, we do have a few beach choices within at least a three and a half hour drive (or you can book a non-stop three to four-hour flight to the Caribbean…but that’s another post!)  Everyone’s heard of Myrtle Beach, also known as “The Grand Strand” or by its less favorable nicknames of “Dirty Myrtle” and “Redneck Riviera.”  Spring breakers, bikers, golfers, and families have been visiting the 60 miles of beaches for lounging, shows, shopping, and dining.  But if you’d like to avoid the touristy spots and the crowds this summer and go for some classic, family-friendly beach time, venture just twenty to thirty minutes south towards Surfside Beach, also known as “The Family Beach.”

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Mexican Thirst Quencher

With the mercury finally rising, we are undoubtedly in for another scorching summer. So what are you to reach for when trying to beat the summer heat?  May I suggest grabbing some fresh seasonal fruit and mixing yourself up some homemade agua fresca.   A staple in Mexican culture with a basic recipe of fruit, water, and sugar, agua frescas are slowly gaining popularity on this side of the border.  So when Kriska asked me to help come up with drinks for a fiesta themed engagement party, an agua fresca bar was a no-brainer. The best part is that they are fairly easy to make, and all you need is a trusty blender and a mesh strainer or cheese cloth for that refreshing taste!

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Welcome to CLT Remedy! How can we help you?

We’re brother and sister, pharmacists-by-trade, and our daily grind sometimes can be grueling and crazy all the same while dealing with the retail sector.  So, when we have a day off, we like to make sure that post-working real hard, we play even harder.

We like to eat. We like to drink.  We like to explore.  And, we also like this place we now call, ‘home’–Charlotte.

They say that pharmacists are the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals–and we see all sorts of people asking us for advise ranging from needing help with their irregular bowels, to checking out their bumpy rash (which they will show us), to just needing someone to listen to them.  So, here at CLT Remedy, we hope to share with y’all some of our Queen City recommendations.  Whether you’re looking for your next meal, your next group activity, or your next day trip, you can be rest assured that what you’ll be reading is backed and recommended by two professional pharmacists!

Thanks for checking us out!