Thursday, March 22, 2018

Swim Season Is Coming

The first official day of spring has happened. There's snow on the east coast! Chicago has snow in the forecast - what is happening?! Let's think warm sunny thoughts and in a couple of months we will all be running around in swim suits enjoying summer (fingers crossed)! 

Target has come out with a ton of new swim suits and I had to share some of my favorites! Super affordable and fashionable - what's not to love?

Neon Pink Bikini Top - $27.99 Bottoms - $17.99

Bralette Top - $22.99 Bottoms

Scallop Key Hole Top (comes in 2 other colors) - $29.99 Bottoms - $22.99

Birds of Paradise Top - $28.99 Bottoms - $24.99 Also comes in a one-piece

Friday, March 2, 2018

Charleston: Trip Report

Hubby and I spent a long weekend in Charleston back in December to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I fell totally in love with this city that I was looking at real estate when I got home. It's has so much to offer and I can't wait to head back to explore more (especially when it's warmer)!

 We stayed at The Vendue Inn and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. They greeted us with glasses of bubbles - LOVE! We had the most delightful doorman give us a tour of the hotel and showed us our suite. The hotel is an arts hotel, there are different art exhibits throughout and it was a cool experience to walk around and take it all in. They also have an on site artist who is working on various pieces of art and you can watch him work.

They then brought us a bottle of champs since we were celebrating - seriously already winning me over and we had been there all of 10 mins. The room was charming in every possible way with a bottle of sherry for a night cap and nightly chocolates and cookies. All the details had me gushing!

Charleston is a city you can just wander from meal to meal and we did indulge in some really amazing eats and drinks while we were there. 

Some of my recommendations of where we went to dine and drink!

Happy Hour & Oysters:
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Darling Oyster Bar
167 Raw

Brunch/Lunch & Dinner:
FIG (hand's down you must eat here)
Poogan's Porch (more traditional southern)
Obstinate Daughter (Sullivan's Island)

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Just Drinks:
Husk Bar
Rooftop at The Vendue Inn
Griffin's (dive bar)
The Gin Joint
Poe's Tavern (Sullivan's Island)

We did the tour of High Wire Distillery and it was a great place to check out if you want to learn a little and have some cocktails. Very small batch place with great knowledge. 

I did a little shopping at Candle Fish and it was a candle shopping experience like I've never experienced. Worth a visit just to take it all in. They have the scent 'bar' where you share what scents you like - dislike and they start pulling candles for you to smell - they don't have names just numbers. They also do candle making classes - we didn't do but thought it was unique!
I went home with a few and some other treasures. 

Sadly, it rained the majority of our trip but we still loved every moment exploring. We took a trip to Sullivan's Island for brunch and walking around the beach. We also strolled the battery and checked out a lot of the houses. The walking tours are great if that's your kinda thing. Shopping on King street has a lot to offer along with some great antique stores. 

I was sad to leave but I'll be back!