The store CAPITOL in Charlotte, North Carolina has awe inspiring collections of unique designer clothing, accessories, fine jewelry and small home goods like fragrant candles. I am embarrassed to state that I originally didn’t think of Charlotte as a bastion of fashion.

I was proven wrong by my visit to CAPITOL while in Charlotte for business. Laura Vinroot Poole has built a store that is not only ascetically beautifully but carries a selection of items that would leave any fashionista screaming with joy! Her evening selection is what dreams are made of with majestic flowing gowns created by my favorite Giambattista Vali. Vali even showed his couture collection at CAPITOL.

I fell in love with the two story vertical courtyard garden installed by French landscape designer Patrick Blanc. The vertical garden leaves one breathless with its beauty & brings one peace. Patrick Blanc has created vertical gardens all over the globe.

The store is so lovingly curated that one just wants to stroll and take in all the items. Displayed so easily for one to peruse the US and international designers. Kudos to Laura Vinroot Poole for creating such an oasis of fashion, nature & beauty in Charlotte.