I’m not sure if I know how to do this anymore. It’s been days since I’ve done this thing called a “blog.” I’ve had a lot going on and so much to get ready for. I have a lot of recaps to share and tons of posts to catch you guys up on. The past couple of days have been about organization. Now that everything is under control, I have time to blog and reconnect with you all. I’ve missed you guys:(
I went to Charleston for a bachelorette party last weekend and it was so fun. I normally don’t like breaking posts up, but I took over 600 photos last weekend and want to share as many as possible (without overwhelming you.) I decided to start with day one of the trip, before all of the bachelorette weekend festivities began. I packed up early on Thursday morning, dropped Grumples off with Kyle, picked up Becca at her place and said “adios” to the Queen City. We made it to Charleston around 1pm. We had a couple of detours (per usual) that involved pumpkin spice lattes, random photos at abandoned warehouses, and bathroom breaks because of the pumpkin spice lattes.
We wanted to spend a day down there to shop and explore before meeting up with the girls. We booked a cute hotel near Sullivan’s Island (The Shem Creek Inn) on the water, close to the beach, close to downtown Charleston, and surrounded by fun restaurants. The staff was extremely friendly and very fun to chat with. After unloading the bags and getting settled in, we headed to Sullivan’s Island Beach to explore. There is so much history on the island and tons of hidden treasures. It’s a lot quieter than Folly Beach, which is where we usually go.
We were super hungry after driving around. We were running on pumpkin spiced lattes and string cheese.
We stuck to the theme of the island and had dinner at Poe’s Tavern. Edgar Allen Poe spent a lot of time on Sullivan’s Island. He wrote the short story “The Gold Bug” “I don’t tink noffin about it –I nose it” while he was on the island. There are roads named after Edgar Allen Poe on the island, and the Tavern has items on the menu named after some of his literature.Becca and I split a salad and an appetizer. We had the grilled chicken salad with mixed greens, applewood bacon (on the side for me) avocado, grape tomatoes, hard boiled eggs,
blue cheese crumbles, a large Pimiento cheese crouton & tomato vinaigrette.
We heard their fries are worth every bite, so we ordered a plate! You can get them all dressed up, but ketchup and ranch was good enough for me. They lived up to the hype and worth every last greasy calorie!
It was POURING when we got to the beach, but that didn’t stop us.
That is what umbrellas are for.
That umbrella saved me from having one of those “white t-shirt moments.” I guess could have embraced it and pulled one of those Nicholas Sparks scenes he likes to write about. I love bestie getaways!
?A Bestie Weekend in D.C.?
A Beach Day With My Bestie ?
D.C. is Always Calling.
Looking Glass Rock Hike, Asheville, NC!
Day Trip to Asheville. ?And then the sun came out thirty minutes later.
We were supposed to have 90% chance of ran all weekend, but got extremely lucky with a sunshine.
Thankful for the sun ♥
There is something about the beach that I love. I sometimes wonder if I’d ever get sick of it if I lived on it. I’m not sure that’s possible…
We headed back to the hotel to get our workout clothes on, grab some coffee, and go for a walk.
Bring on the beach waves! I decided to do NOTHING to my hair all weekend. Actually, I rarely do anything to my hair on a normal day. I just knew the Charleston weather wouldn’t cooperate if I tried.
If you are like me, and LOVE wearing just basic stuff…do yourself a favor and check out the J Crew basic tees. They are the SOFTEST shirts I have ever worn and hold up so well in the dryer. I ended up buying it in six colors last week. They’re perfect for layering, lounging around the house and workouts! We threw on some workout clothes and walked around the docks and marsh.
The views were gorgeous and didn’t feel like real life. We grabbed some coffee at Vintage cafe before going to the beach to watch the sun go down. I loved the inside of this cafe. It was very rustic and beachy. The decor was a lot more inviting than the staff. I’ve never felt as uncomfortable and unwelcome in my entire life. Luckily I forgot about the experience as soon as I tried their coffee. I ordered a cappuccino with skim milk. It was strong, creamy, and delicious. We headed back to the beach to watch the sun go down and walk along the water.
I only took about a million photos.
If you like Wasabi…these are amazing!!!! They’re the Gold Emblem Wasabi Peas at CVS! We headed to the grocery store to grab snacks (greek yogurt, fresh fruit, hummus, veggies) and hung out at the pool until ten! We did a pool workout and it was so fun to switch it up. We did laps, treading water, got out to do burpees, jumping jacks, sit-ups, lunges and planks! The pool was quiet, so we didn’t have to worry about people laughing at our workout nonsense.
I hope you enjoyed my photos from day one! I’ll get the rest of the bachelorette weekend recap posted ASAP! XO
Questions for you!
- When LOVE a piece of clothing at a store, do you buy multiples?
- Do you take an abundance of photos on trips?
- Do you think you would give sick of the beach if you lived on the water?