Haymount is a district of Fayetteville, NC a bit up the road from the Downtown area. It’s what I like to call “New Yorker” walking distance at just over a mile.
It has some pretty unique stores, including one that is moving online.
The first stop for me was Bertie’s Retro Boutique, which was a dangerous move for me (if you know my sense of style at all).
And this shop was retro galore, featuring purses, dresses, and shoes beyond my wildest dreams.
They are moving to an online storefront, so you’ll be able to check them out soon at BertiesNC.com!
I also headed over to Fleet Feet Fayetteville for one of my guilty pleasures–running shoes.
Many of you know I do Orange Theory Fitness. What many of you may not know is I’m addicted to On’s CloudFlyer running shoes.
I’m guilty of overpronation, and Fleet Feet has a treadmill where they can watch your gait in your new shows. In fact, using an instore treadmill helped me realize I overpronated, which explained a lot of what was going on in my running.
They also had a good selection of energy gels–which I need to use when I do early morning 5ks. I can’t eat food before them, but if I don’t have something to eat, I can’t make it through the race.
I was tempted by the new Cloudflyers, and my brother scooped them up for me from Fleet Feet for Christmas. Thanks!
Moxie’s really grateful I stopped by Wolf Gang Bakery for some much-needed treats. (Website here).
There were doggie-baked goods galore and treats.
The shop dog enjoying some treats.
And when I gave the treats to Moxie later, she was a very happy, content, full, and sleepy dog!
We also went to Le Claire’s General Store
It had a variety of interesting gifts, plus a really good wine selection.
In addition to being a shop, Le Claire’s is a place you can go and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or some coffee while getting some work done. They also do community events there.
We also hung out with the owner of Broad River Hemp Company (website located here).
It’s a shop in the Haymont area as well that sells locally grown hemp products. Their goal is to “is to educate and provide premium, locally farmed, tested hemp products and CBD to the community.”
What’s great about them is that all the products go through testing. I had to use full-spectrum hemp at one point, and it was difficult to find full-spectrum hemp that was real. It was nice to find a shop that keeps the test results on hand.
All that shopping would make anyone hungry, so we head over to the great Under Par bar and restaurant (website located here). This is a place I’ve already gone to a lot, mostly for its unique cocktails. The head bartender, Rob, creates his own unique syrups from really interesting ingredients. The brunch there is also great.
They have simulated golf there as well–but I haven’t ever played!
This was the sakura cocktail.
This was the Ave Maria cocktail, created in honor of the Sweet Tea Shakespeare show, Behold! (see the end of the post)
A whole row of Ave Marias. (Gratia plena….)
Fried pretzel bites
Spinach and artichoke dip.
And there’s a variety of things to play in addition to the simulated golf.
After supper, we headed over to catch Behold! put on by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, which was fantastic.
They are currently doing a production of Macbeth (just don’t say it out loud!) which I totally recommend checking out. Details for Macbeth can be found here.