366 Bow Ties: Day 100!


A toast to the 100th Day of the increasingly ridiculous 366 Bow Ties shenanigan. The cocktail is called a Man 'O War, and that's what I must be if I am to persevere for the next 100 days!

Mrs Churchman and I skipped town for a post-Easter getaway. We stayed at the historic Dunhill Hotel in Uptown Charlotte, and enjoyed an evening on the town.

Gotta love this old cigarette machine in the Ritz-Carlton lobby. My friend Dr Ray, a Ritz regular, has told me that the Ritz has a phenomenal self-descripiton that sets the tone for their entire approach to business: "We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen." I love that.

The bow tie is a classic pink seersucker. Bill's Khakis M3s, white shirt, blue blazer, blue-with-white-edge Kent Wang pocket square (a Christmas gift from Mrs Churchman a couple years back)---all staples that allow the simple pink seersucker bow tie to do all the talking.

Maybe that motif of simple elegance is a good metaphor for our romantic getaway. Nothing too over-the-top fancy. Just classic stuff. A historic, though not an overly luxurious, hotel. Irish Pub. Ritz cocktail lounge. Breakfast at a farm-to-table restaurant. Walking. Sightseeing. Holding hands. Espresso at the 7th Street Market. A stop at the Secret Chocolatier.

Grab yourself Day 100 for the discounted price of $25. Every cent goes to help children in Haiti through our friends at MTW.

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1 Comment

Papa Bear
Papa Bear

May 04, 2012

Your getaway wtih Mrs. Churchman is similar to one your Mom and Dad would take. Papa Sam’s love of history and things gentlemanly lives on. Papa Bear

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