Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cake and Cocktails, My Bridal Shower

Four of my best girls threw me the sweetest Bridal Shower on Sunday!
The theme: Cake and Cocktails.
I mentioned the dress I ordered from BCBG last week. It fit me, and the theme, perfectly.
We sipped champagne with blood orange sorbet (yum!), and coconut gin and tonics.
There were lots of yummy snacks, and of course, cake!
For a fun little game, everyone divided into teams to decorate "my wedding cake".  I chose the winner, one team actually created a 3 layer mini cake.
But it's my party, so everybody wins! Let them eat cake!
So many beautiful gifts!
I love everything!
Thank you Kristina, Carrie, Lauren, and Choo for a fabulous day.
Thank you everyone who came.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Monday, September 29, 2014


Charleston is just dreary as heck this Monday morning,
I hope it's sunnier where you are!
Though this weekend's weather was nothing to celebrate, we had a wonderful one!
I mentioned that we were going to New Belgium's Clips of Faith last Thursday.
It started out raining but cleared up relatively quickly.
This year was a little different set up.  It almost felt like waiting in line at the fair to get your beer.
Friday night we took it easy and grabbed Barberitos for dinner.
Barberitos has the BEST burritos and everything is super fresh!
I had the spicy chicken with rice, pico, corn, and pinto beans on a spinach wrap.
I could eat this for dinner every night!

Saturday night one of K's groomsmen was having a Pig Pickin' at his house downtown.
It seems I rarely go to house parties anymore, at least downtown, and it was fun to mix and mingle!

Sunday was my Bridal Shower!  I will share photos later in the week, it was so nice. 
I found the cutest Trina Turk cloth cocktail napkins at Belk that I gave as hostess gifts.
I really wanted to keep them for myself!
They are on major sale right now and I personally think they are the perfect little present.
I also treated myself to a new handbag:

How was your weekend?

Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Charleston, SC

Happy Friday!
I am looking forward to a relaxing night tonight, resting up for an exciting Saturday and Sunday!
What are you up to this weekend?
Monday marked the 25 year anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.  I was almost 4 years old, so the memories are hazy, but we hunkered down with family in Moncks Corner for the storm.
My grandparents home on Sullivan's had minimal damage, but the Ben Sawyer Bridge collapsed so getting to and from home was a bit of a pickle for them.  Our home on James Island also remained undamaged.  
It was a neat time in Charleston, obviously tragic in the aftermath, but there is something special about a community pulling together to rebuild.  
(A fact I find interesting: Of the 35 deaths from Hugo in Charleston, 6 were from heart attacks.)
Charleston was much smaller back then, it was a time when families around town knew eachother and it remains a common bond shared between natives. 
The "come yahs" didn't start arriving in full force until after Hugo, when real estate was obviously at an all time low.
I've mentioned before that my mom's best friend is a Charleston author and tour guide.  If you are interested in more facts like those I've listed below, she is an excellent resource!  I love learning about Charleston and thinking of mine and K's grandparents growing up together downtown.
Anyway!  Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about Charleston.
The Storm by Jim Booth
Did you know that in the 1930's there was a zoo in Hampton Park?
Did you know that Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can) lives in Charleston, SC?
Did you know that the original city plans of Charlestown were based on those of Bridgetown, the capitol of Barbados?
Did you know that brightly colored historical houses downtown were painted so to keep the "boo hags" away (Gullah Culture)?
Did you know that the first (documented) game of golf played in the United States was in Charleston, specifically in a field at the corner of Bull and Pitt Streets?

Do you have any unique history to share?