Happy afternoon, everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far. Fall was put on hold when I walked outside into a wave of heat a few minutes ago. It’s back up to 80-degrees, but I won’t complain, especially after seeing that big snowstorm sweep over the midwest. I love a good snowstorm, but not in October. I was outside trying to take a photo of my dogs when I got the notification from my phone that my storage was full. I started going through deleting my photos (embarrassingly, I have over 23,000 pictures on my phone that I need to go through and delete.) As I was scrolling, I realized I hadn’t posted pictures from my little 24-hour trip down to Beaufort from a few weeks ago.I went down there to capture a wedding, and it was so rare being able to spend time down there in cooler temps. Beaufort is, by far, one of my most favorite places. If you haven’t read my Beaufort Travel Guide yet, you may want to start there first! I took so many photos while I was out on my morning stroll, and I didn’t want those to go to waste! 😊 Plus, we stayed at the Beaufort Inn Bed and Breakfast, which was on my travel bucket list since moving to Charlotte seven years ago. I can’t wait to share some photos with you today, and I hope you get the chance to visit the charming Beaufort. I think that’s where I want to live later in life. 😉 My mom tagged along with me for the day. I was excited to sit by the fire with wine during the evening with her.
We got into town late afternoon, and we were both starving. We stopped at Magnolia Cafe to get turkey sandwiches and some green tea before checking into the bed and breakfast. The inn was adorable! The interior was so unique because you could see all the floors when you looked up from the first. In the middle of the stairway, there was this huge chandelier. The location was perfect. I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay in a cute pink bed and breakfast?
I drove out to Fripp Island to shoot the wedding while my mom hung back at the inn to read her book. The evening couldn’t have been any more perfect. From the weather to the bright pink sunset, the wedding was absolutely breathtaking, and I had so much fun photographing it. I shared a preview of some of the photos in a recap blog a couple of weeks ago. We were both starving by the time 9 pm came around. Beaufort has so many amazing restaurants, but we wanted something quick to eat by the fire. A lot of the restaurants closed on the weeknight, so we settled for Moe’s. And for the record, Chipotle is so much better. 😂We woke up super early, put on our walking clothes, and headed out for breakfast. I wanted my mom to try out Lowcountry Produce. It’s one of my favorite spots in Beaufort. I had their parfait, and my mom ordered their grits bowl. The food and coffee were as good as I remember it being! After breakfast, we headed out on a 4-mile walk around the back neighborhoods and waterfront. This is one of my favorite parts of visiting, and it’s also fun to ride bikes! It truly felt like fall outside, so walking was fine with me. After walking around the shops and getting all our steps in, we stopped into the Common Ground for treats to take with us on the way home. I had a pumpkin spiced almond milk latte, and my mom had their cranberry orange muffin 😋 ♥️
Questions for you!
- Do you ever go on day trips?
- Chiptole or Moe’s?
- Anyone else have too many photos on their camera roll?