Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

Date: Apr 16 2018

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Happy Monday! I thought it might be fun to share some of my recent purchases on Amazon that I love :)



woven sun visor – travel necessity! rolls up and so many color options (16 of them!).

rattan picnic food dome – summer bbq’s just got a whole lot chicer.

hot potato pool toy – my kids love this pool game!

instant print camera – so fun to instantly print pictures and small enough to carry around.

moisturizing plumping tablets – I’ve used these for a long time. I swear they improve my complexion.

colorscience sunscreen brush – I’ve been wearing this as my daily face powder! easy for touch ups too.

jane iredale concealer – I actually bought this at OOH Beauty but it’s on Amazon, too. great coverage.

aquatic dumbbells – I just ordered these and am excited to use them this summer in the pool.

pom pom tote – I have two of these, they are so cute and handy!

invisible hipster panty – hands down the best underwear I own. Trust me.


I also love browsing Amazon’s Explore Page. It updates daily and and there are tons of fun categories like garden, gadgets, omginterior design, awwww, and women’s fashion (love this tassel dress)!





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Date: Apr 3 2018

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Young Adulting Podcast:


My friend Grace just launched her first podcast, Young Adulting. It’s all about books they’ve read, which perfectly suits because I go to Grace for a lot of my book recommendations. I haven’t yet listened to the podcast but am SO excited to do it! Be sure to check it out, too!



Sullivan’s Island Dinner:


My friends Jane Pope, Way Way Allen, and Lauren Lail hosted the most gorgeous dinner on Sullivan’s that I had the honor of attending and it’s featured on Rue Magazine. Check it out here!



Marysia Holiday on Vogue:


I just remembered that I never shared this! We celebrated Thanksgiving last year on Harbour Island. That week we had a great time with friends also celebrating the Marysia at the Dunmore launch and it’s featured on Vogue! Check it out.



Harbour Island Map:


Speaking of Harbour Island, one of our recent renters was the amazingly talented jewelry designer Melanie Auld. She recapped their getaway along with their latest collection shoot in the sweetest blog post. And I LOVE the watercolor map that her team made :) Check it out here!



Burberry Bag Crush:


My latest Burberry bag crush. And I’m 99.9% sure I can’t resist this one.



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Date: Apr 2 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Happy Monday. Sharing some pictures from my life lately today! Starting with Easter. We celebrated here in Charleston with Josh’s side of the family and had a beautiful day.



I’m wearing this dress.



I just finished Emily Giffin’s new book All We Ever Wanted. It was SO good, you guys.



Pretty flowers from Out of Hand with Lake star pjs :)



Girl brunch with my friends Haskell and Molly at Husk. I’m wearing this pink embroidered dress (love it, comes in 6 other colors).



These white heels were one of my best recent purchases. They go with everything and the heel is the perfect height! Also pictured, these jeans, this rockstud bag, and this stripe rug.



At the INTRO art show with Anna and Gray.



Charleston is in BLOOM y’all. It’s the prettiest time of year.



If you’re looking for a great happy hour spot – Goat Sheep Cow (North location) is amazing….



At a luncheon at the Gibbes with my friends Molly and Olivia. I’m wearing this dress and this circle bag.



Had a pickle ball tournament with some friends on the Isle of Palms. Have you guys ever played? It’s so much fun! Cute blue sneakers and red sneakers.



The prettiest dinner set up at my friend Jackie’s house. Similar palm place mats here.



We’ve had some warm and sunny days here in Charleston :)



A gorgeous dinner in honor of Blakely Little’s new collection of paintings. Isn’t this space dreamy?



Lilly has been taking art lessons with Chambers Austelle and it is adorable!!



Speaking of Chambers, I commissioned a new painting from her… Isn’t she gorgeous?



Pretty white belted swimsuit with floral hoops and round wicker bag.



Sweet Fletch. This view never gets old to me.



More Charleston blooms.



Lunch at Basic Kitchen with my friends Caroline, Jackie, and Kate.



These hilarious parrot pajamas!



This little black top is only $25 you guys! Also, my floral earrings and pink satin shoes right here!




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Date: Mar 29 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

It’s a good day today because I’m sharing 12 amazing Amazon finds! Some are tried and true favorites of mine, some are just plain cool and on my wishlist.



blue wall sconce – Only $38 you guys. And lots of color options.

purple tibi dress – Trying to come up with a reason why I need this.

woven sunhat – Beautiful, packable, and adjustable.

black slouchy top – I have this, it’s only $25, and it’s amazing.

striped swimsuit – Solid & Striped tank swimsuits are a major favorite of mine.

red woven shoes – My latest shoe purchase. The cutest for warm weather!

white ruffle sandals – One of the “it” shoes of the season.

pink cooler – Because everything tastes better out of a shiny pink cooler.

blue dress – Wait until you see the ruffle back.

pink wire bike basket – If pink isn’t your thing there are a lot of other color options.

blue bicycle – Just in time for warm weather

rms luminizer set – I’m obsessed with all of my RMS luminizers. They give the best glow!




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Charleston’s restaurant scene is literally bursting with amazing options. There seems to be a new and highly anticipated restaurant opening every week. While Tuckernuck was here shooting their current Lifestyle Guide we stopped by Basic Kitchen (one of my new favorites) for a drink and some snacks. They serve a local and healthy menu and I love going there for breakfast or lunch.  Not to mention it’s absolutely beautiful inside.



My favorite items on Basic Kitchen’s menu are the cauliflower “wings” and the rainbow bowl. SO good!



I’m Wearing:

black off shoulder dress, woven clutch,

nude scalloped heels, gold trellis earrings


Gray’s Wearing:

red mod top, white skinny jeans,

nude scalloped heels, watermelon clutch, raffia earrings



With so many good restaurant options here in Charleston it’s hard to go wrong, but we have some places that stand out to me as the best. So in no particular order here are my current top 10 spots.




Xiao Bao Biscuit – My #1 spot in town. I’m addicted to the Mapo Dou Fu!

Le Farfalle – I’ve never had a pasta there that I haven’t loved.

Basic Kitchen – Healthy, fresh, and gorgeous space!

Halls – Best steak house in town. The people watching in the bar is entertaining, too.

Indaco – You can’t go wrong here. I especially love the burrata and the bolognese pizza.

The Ordinary – Grab a seat at the bar & order the crab toast (& a lobster roll if you’re there on a Tuesday).

167 Raw – I might be a creature of habit but I suggest the lobster roll!

Little Jacks Tavern – Best burger in town, imo.

Obstinate Daughter – On Sullivan’s Island. Amazing food in a beautiful setting.

Goat Sheep Cow North – Great spot to cozy up with a cheese board, fondue, and wine.


Special Shout Outs:

Workshop – Upscale food court and family friendly, too

Restaurant Tu – There’s nothing like it in Charleston, & bonus it’s by the co-owners of XBB

Betty’s – Diner style, family friendly in Mt Pleasant

The Daily at The Gibbes – Perfect excuse to see what’s new at Charleston’s best museum

Rarebit – Great late night food.


If you’re looking for more Charleston ideas check out my Charleston Guide right here!






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I’m so excited today to share the new Tuckernuck March 2018 Lifestyle Guide! I, along with my dear friends Gray Benko and Molly Fienning, had the great honor of showing the Tuckernuck team around Charleston for a few days, and needless to say, we had the BEST time. You all know how much I love Tuckernuck, so getting to spend a few days with their talented and fun team was pretty amazing. And I love how the guide turned out! Take a look…




I would be so honored if you would click over to see the feature in full on Tuckernuck’s site. They have all the links to all the products so it’s easy to navigate :) And I can’t wait to share more photos, all taken by the very talented photographer Foster K. White, in the coming days :)


Check out the Tuckernuck Lifestyle Guide right here :)






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