Thursday, October 13, 2016

Life Lately | September: Food and Friends

The month of September brought beautiful weather along with temperatures perfect for enjoying days outside. Labor Day consisted of sitting in a beach chair, toes in the sand, spending time with my girlfriends. 
We also discovered one of the best spots in Charleston to watch the sun go down. This photo really doesn't do it justice. 
In work news, I was able to go behind the scenes on set of Lowcountry Live, a locally produced news-magazine show featuring what's hot, new and relevant in the lowcountry. We had a segment scheduled to advertise a huge event that we were hosting.
My coworker and I were given a wonderful tour of one of Charleston's newest hotels, The Dewberry. Five minutes into the tour, I was ready to move in for a little staycation. The hotel is absolutely stunning (and pet friendly).
We were also treated to a delicious lunch at Henrietta's, the restaurant located in the hotel. The food was outstanding! I'm looking forward to going to back for dinner and cocktails. 
Crispy Duck Confit Salad 
Being the pizza lovers we are, Whit and I had to try out a new spot that recently opened. We ordered the spud's supreme from Bianco's and were very pleased. As they say, it's "just good pizza."
I was so happy to finally have my family over at our house for a Sunday lunch. It's not often that I can get them to come to Charleston, but offering to cook was the right approach. Of course the only photos I managed to take were of the food. We had steak, shrimp and chicken kabobs, cilantro lime rice and tomatoes topped with warm pan-seared mozzarella. 
 
Back to the work events. My company hosted their first ever Factory to Table sales event. Four days of shopping, specials and cooking demonstrations. It truly took an army to pull of this event, but it was all worth it. This is what I mentioned that we were promoting on Lowcountry Live.
I headed from one event directly to the next. The Grand Slam Jam took place a few weeks ago and given my company is a sponsor of the Wine and Food Festival festival, I couldn't miss out. This year the party was very relaxed and casual, taking place on College Park Field. This baseball-themed event was complete with craft beer, boozy popsicles and every kind of hotdog, sausage dog and bratwurst you can image, along with so many other tasty bites.
A few of us girls headed to Beaufort for one last summer day on the sandbar.  
We stayed on the boat well past sundown. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. How gorgeous is the lowcountry?!
 The views on the drive back to Charleston from Beaufort are just as beautiful.
I was thrilled to be invited to the pre-grand opening of Pieology. The new location opened in North Charleston a few weeks ago and we were welcomed with open arms. I didn't have to twist Whit's arm when I asked him to tag along with me to this event.We each decided to personalize our own pizzas and they were delicious!
Our dear friends Melissa and Jay came to visit last month. We hosted taco night for everyone at our house. It's always nice to have a night in spent cooking and catching up with friends. 
I went to a baby shower for my sweet friend Megan, who is due with twins in November. She looks so amazing!
We had a much needed girls night at one of my favorite places, Avondale Wine and Cheese. If only I could make this a weekly routine. 
I had the pleasure of attending a guest chef event with Chef Mario Carbone, of Carbone in NYC. I am dying to go to the restaurant now. I had some of the most delicious pastas I've ever tasted. Spicy rigatoni vodka for the win!

I have lots of fun things going on in October as well! Can't wait to share my newest adventures with you next month!

20 comments:

  1. i miss those south carolina sunsets so much! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Thanks Jillian! I hope you're enjoying Chicago!

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  2. Jealous with all that cast iron. Food looks to die for and love the silhouette photo.

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  3. This is so awesome it's good you got to visit before the nasty hurricane! :)

    Corsica | kissesfromcarolina.com

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    1. Yes! Glad we were able to enjoy a sunny day there before the weather got bad.

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  4. You have been up to a lot of fun!!! Pieology is so good!! Ours just opened up in our town last month!

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    1. It was definitely a fun month! So glad we now have a Pieology!

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  5. Girl! You have been living it up. All of the food looks amazing. I love that shadow shot you took. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! :) It has been a fun summer!

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  6. Omg! Your pics are stunning...what an amazing September! All I want to know is how do you eat half of that food and stay so tiny?! It all looks SO delish! Charleston is a beautiful city, I love the southern vibe!

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    1. Thank you! It was a great month! I workout about 5 days a week in support of my eating habits. lol

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  7. I think it is SO neat that you work for Le Creuset. I have a few pieces and love them.

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    1. Thanks! It's a great company to work for!

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  8. This is such a fun collection! Looks like it was a great september :)
    xx nicole
    www.nicoleparise.com

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  9. Sounds like you had an amazing September! Loved looking at all your pictures, have a great weekend!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    www.lifebylee.com

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    1. Thanks! It definitely was! I hope you had a nice weekend as well.

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  10. Looks like a ton of fun and all that food looks delicious!!

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