You know you’re in the city when you’re just sipping on drinks with friends in uptown Charlotte and a bronze-colored man wearing a fedora like nobody else is causing a stir. You look and see it’s not just ‘any’ man, it’s the Grammy-award-winning Bruno Mars and his entourage.

Well, I didn’t actually see him but I got word from WCNC-TV that Mars was in town over the weekend at Merchant and Trade. He was promoting his new rum. It’s called SelvaRey Rum. Mars is a part-owner of the company and took time to take pictures with fans.

Then Charlotte Paparazzi spotted the 24K star at another hot spot in uptown Charlotte — Fahrenheit restaurant and bar. Ok, Bruno – you can STOP through the Queen City anytime.