Enter Marriott’s #DesignCharlotte Contest to Win a Grand Getaway!

#designcharlotte contest with Marriott via Count Me Healthy

If you live in Charlotte or have visited then you know it is impossible not to fall in love with this city. I feel blessed to call Charlotte home for attributes like beautiful weather, friendly people, eclectic shopping, incredible food and a mix of big city and gorgeous green spaces. So I was excited to team up with Marriott to tell you about their #DesignCharlotte campaign highlighting what makes Charlotte such a captivating and fun destination. Plus you can win a weekend stay + airfare to anywhere in the country just by sharing your photos of Charlotte on Instagram!


1.) Just snap pics of whatever inspires you about the Queen City. It could be a concert, craft beer, farmers market, street performer, boutique, museum—anything that excites the senses.

2). Hashtag #DesignCharlotte

3). Post on Instagram to be Entered to Win

4). Repeat!

Marriott chose the tag #DesignCharlotte because the photos you take showcase how you would personally design your perfect visit. So for example, since I am a nut for fitness many of my photos reflect the health and wholefood living of the city. Here are some of my shots (click on any of the photos to take you to the #DesignCharlotte landing page):

Charlotte bushels of peaches

Farmers Market in the heart of Uptown. Nothing beats fresh Carolina peaches in-season

Charlotte Bike Share

Bike Share! The Healthy Way to Commute or Site See.

Charlotte landmark Radcliffe's Flowers

Ratcliffe’s Flowers sign is a landmark in Uptown Charlotte

Viva Raw Juice Charlotte North Carolina

Senorita raw juice (pineapple, coconut, aloe mint) from Viva Raw in 7th Street Market

Viva Raw Juice Bar Charlotte

Grande Disco Sculpture Charlotte North Carolina

Grande Disco Sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro

Grande Disco Sculpture Charlotte

salmon club

The most perfect smoked salmon and cucumber club sandwich

Assorted table wine shop Charlotte North Carolina

The variety of wines at The Assorted Table  wine shop is impressive and Josh, the owner, will always choose the perfect bottle for your food pairing.


Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Marriott has just started renovations of the Charlotte Marriott Center City and this location will be the gold standard for the Marriott brand and the future of travel. One of the main reasons they choose Charlotte as their renovation roll-out location is because it is a city with an exciting, hip vibe that appeals to young professionals and families alike. Stay tuned as I post on the transformation of the hotel within the next few months. You can also follow my #DesignCharlotte pics on my Instagram or check out the Instagram of Charlotte Marriott City Center as well as the official contest landing page, which shows all of the photography submitted to date. xx CC

Chelsea Charles

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of #DesignCharlotte. The opinions and text are all mine.