Spend a Day with Emily Springer in High Point

Meet Emily! After she graduated from High Point University, Emily decided she couldn’t get enough of HP and decided to make this her new home. She is now a designer at Barbour Spangle, so we asked her what the perfect day in our city would look like to her. Check out all her suggestions for fave spots to hit up in HP!

As a “newbie” to the city of High Point, instead of seeking out the comfort of food chains and familiar shopping spots, I love to find out about places that make my new home unique. I don’t often spend the entire day in one place (unless I’m working), but if I could, this would be my perfect day in High Point:

I would begin the day either with a run around High Point University’s campus or taking a class at Yoga Mindset. I attended HPU and I loved going for morning runs before class. I try to visit faculty every now and then on campus, too. They were such a big part of my desire and development as an interior designer! If sun salutations are more the order of the day, Yoga Mindset is my go-to spot. It’s perfect for any skill level, so whether I’ve been practicing yoga regularly or have fallen out of the habit a bit, I always find a class that works for me.

Yoga Mindset, voted triads best yoga studio is located at 205 Neal Pl, Ste 105 High Point, NC | ZoZo Photography

Next up…brunch! I would either head over to Tipsy’z Tavern or Tom’s Place (can you tell I’m having a hard time choosing just one option?) Both spots have great brunch selections. Often I’ll take my High Point visitors to Tipsy’z because of the unique atmosphere. And, Tom’s Place has some killer omelets! Now I’m really getting hungry…

One of my favorite things to do is shop, so naturally, I would head to the Monkee’s boutique on Main Street after brunch. Monkee’s is the perfect place to purchase go-to accessories for any outfit.

Shop the latest Summer trends at Monkee’s boutique including women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Boutique located at 1329 North Main Street. | Photography by Alisha Schwanke

When I get hungry again later in the afternoon (don’t judge, I have a high metabolism, or at least that’s where I’m planting my food-loving flag), I’ll head to the Penny Path Cafe. I learned about Penny Path in college and couldn’t get enough of it. It’s a tiny little crepe restaurant on East MLK Drive. If you don’t see a parking spot on East MLK, turn right onto Wrenn Street – there should be plenty of spots. My friends are huge fans of the Brie crepe, but I prefer one of their sweeter options.

A quaint coffeehouse & crêperie with sweet & savory options, located in downtown High Point. |High Point Market Authority

To round out my “perfect day” I would head to a High Point Rockers baseball game. Do I even need to explain why? It’s the perfect way to spend an evening!  And of course, while there, I would pop into the High Pint’s Tap Room (designed by some of my talented colleagues at Barbour Spangle)!

If the High Point Rockers were not playing a home game, I would end my day at Brown Truck Brewery to meet up with friends and listen to live music. Along with great craft beer, wine from Rickety Bridge (a local winery) is on the menu. I would most likely eat (again) because Brown Truck usually has food trucks outside to order from while you’re hanging out – perfect for a stress-free dinner.

The perfect summer hang out spot in Uptowne High Point to hang out with friends and family outside on the patio or belly up to the bar inside. | Sara Coffin Photography

There are so many other activities and restaurants I would hit during this “perfect day,” if only there was enough time in the day and enough room in my stomach. Thanks for following along – maybe I’ll see you around at one of my favorite spots!

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team