Man About Town: Patrick Janelle Captures Charlotte, North Carolina

Local fashion doyen Laura Vinroot Poole’s shares her favorite hometown picks with the tastemaking polymath and sets him on an adventure to discover the best of an unfamiliar town.

Patrick Janelle
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It’s no secret that New York-based entrepreneur Patrick Janelle (known to his 450,000-plus Instagram followers as @aguynamedpatrick) has an eye for the beautiful things in life—and all he needs is his iPhone to capture and share them. (Janelle was awarded the CFDA’s first-ever Fashion Instagrammer of the Year in 2014). But when visiting a new place, even the most sophisticated travelers can benefit from a savvy local to guide. Luckily, when Janelle visited Charlotte, North Carolina, for the first time, sartorial maven Laura Vinroot Poole, owner of three of the city’s most luxe boutiques (Capitol, Poole Shop, and Tabor), was the one to show him around. She tipped him off to the city’s top new coffee spot, where to find the best fried chicken biscuit, and the prettiest route to explore by bike. Janelle shared his discoveries with us here.

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