There is something so relaxing about the beach. I feel like I just did a cleanse or hit the restart button after leaving. The beach puts my senses into overdrive. I love to listen to the waves, smell the beachy air, feel the sand between my toes, and watch the sunset.
My friend Becca and I headed to the beach on Saturday morning. The great thing about living in Charlotte is that it’s surrounded by all kinds of scenery. I can drive two hours north and be in the mountains or two hours south and be at the beach.
We stopped at CVS to grab beach and road trip snacks before we left. Becca picked up these naturally flavored Wasabi soy almonds and they were out of this world! I had to tell her to get them away from me because I could have eaten the entire container! Partnering up with CVS has been the best because I am introduced to new delicious products daily.
We hit a little string of beach traffic, so we got off the exit to grab an afternoon pick-me-up at Starbucks. Our two-hour jam session to 90’s music took a toll on us. We saw these little Moon Cheese snacks at Starbucks and were super intrigued. I love how Starbucks has a rack full of unique snacks. I’m a sucker for pepper jack cheese, so I bought them. They were great! I want to chop them up and add them to my salad for an extra crunch. They had other flavors too.
Charleston was HOT. We could barely breath in the heat. We walked for about 45 minutes downtown and then decided to book it and go to the beach. It was unbearable. We plan on exploring the downtown area together sometime in the fall. This was Becca’s first time there and I want her to experience it all!
The Charleston area has tons of beaches to go to. I’ve been to a lot of them and love them all! We chose Folly because we wanted to just chill, walk the town and have some delicious seafood.
This post is going to be filled with photos from the day!
Some of you were asking for the link to my bathing suit! I bought it at Target, but you can find it online here!
I know my nails are equivalent to a five year olds, but I loved it.
CVS has the best sparkling waters! The pomegranate blueberry was my favorite.
Whoever you are, whatever you look like, just whatever…be happy.
I loved sitting at the edge of the water as the waves rolled in.
Ocean air, salty hair. ♥
SALT WATER IN THE EYES…OUCH
Life is better at the beach ♥
Blanket is from Ankit!
After about five hours on the beach, we headed to the car to change. I threw on a white dress, rocked the salt water hair and tried my hardest to wipe off all the mascara from my eyes. I was rocking the raccoon look for a bit.
We went to the rooftop at Snapper Jack’s for a drink and an appetizer.
Beach hair, don’t care ♥
I had Shark Blood. It had cranberry juice, tequila, peach schnapps and pineapple.
We split the hummus appetizer. It had chips, celery and hummus (obviously).
We went to the Island Grill for dinner. I ordered the catch of the day! A delicious grilled grouper with rice pilaf and roasted vegetables. The grilled grouper had some kind of spicy peach glaze and it inspired me to make a delicious fish dinner on Sunday night. I’ll be sharing that recipe on my weekly recap soon!
I originally wanted crab legs but I wasn’t about to wait an hour to be seated.
AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.
I eyeballed the Corner Street Coffee shop from the minute we got there! I wanted to end my day at the beach with a delicious latte and dessert.
Maybe you don’t like coffee. BUT, if you do go to Folly Beach…do yourself a favor and buy a chocolate chip cookie at the coffee shop. It was hands down THE BEST COOKIE IVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!!!! It almost tasted like they only baked it for five minutes because the centers were almost like cookie dough, the edges were chewy and the flavors were just right. A cookie like this belongs on the food network or travel channel. I want to go back just for those cookies.
The Center Street Coffee shop KNEW how to make a great latte. It was perfection. Coffee while watching the sunset was one of the best moments. If I could spend every night like this, I would in a heartbeat.
Cheers to the best day!
I am truly lucky to have a best friend like Becca. We both have an obsession with photography and random adventures. I think my abs have grown simply due to our laugh sessions. Her Instagram is pretty bad ass! It’s funny how we are both so different, but get along so well. I truly believe in best friend soul mates (call me crazy). She’s into skulls and I’m into butterflies, but it works.
My happy place ♥
I’m excited to have a beach day at Folly with Kyle. I think he’d love it. Any excuse for me to be on a beach 🙂
This year has been one of the best years of my life so far. Amazing people have entered, I’m truly happy and so many good things are happening.
You are the captain of your own life. You need to learn how to steer it, through the storms, through the waves, and if you can ride it out during the hard times, you’ll see the sun again. And believe me, the sun is always brighter than the previous one. ♥♥
I hope you enjoyed all the photos from the day! ♥
I’m excited to get the July Fitness Challenge up! 🙂 I hope you’re all ready!
Questions for you!
- Where is your happy place? (mine is anywhere coffee is)
- How far away do you live from the beach?
- Have you ever created a meal inspired by a vacation?
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