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Monday, July 31, 2017

Life Lately June | Charleston

Is it just me or does summer seem to be flying by? Maybe it's because Halloween decorations are out on display everywhere or maybe it's because of the holiday emails that I'm already receiving. Whatever it may be, I fully intend to enjoy the remainder of summer. Here's an iphone lens look into what we've been up to lately.

The Charleston Blog Society partnered with Barre Evolution and Verde for a fun outdoor event. You can't beat taking a barre class outdoors with a view like this. And if you haven't had a salad from Verde before, you're missing out. Their cold pressed juices are also amazing!
We had a work team building event at Callie's Biscuit House. I was in total biscuit heaven! Read the full recap here
I finally got the chance to eat at Básico. All the photos I've ever seen from there look so delicious. I see more taco Tuesdays in my future!
I'm loving the new neighborhood brewery, Frothy Beard. And the fact that they serve slices of pizza bigger than your face is just an added bonus. 
One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to take a late afternoon boat cruise. These lowcountry views will never get old. And in other news, I've discovered I'm a fan of the White Claw lime flavored hard seltzer. It's light and refreshing and perfect for the boat. 
An oldie but a goodie — Sesame Burgers and Beer. Whit and I find ourselves at this little burger joint every now and then when we are looking for a good, quick bite to eat. I normally get a burger in a bowl but I decided to try something different. I highly recommend the Gourmet and Napa Valley sliders. 
We had our good friends Megan and Brandon over for dinner one night. I wanted to make something light and refreshing for both dinner and dessert. I ended up making a delicious orzo salad with shrimp, feta and basil and for dessert — strawberry shortcake! Recipes coming soon!
The best way to beat the heat in Charleston is to spend the day on the water!
I joined a few hundred other women from all across the U.S. for a two-day educational and inspirational course for women in the hospitality industry called FAB. Although I'm not technically in hospitality, the retail cookware industry is very similar. My company was also a sponsor, so I jumped at the opportunity to attend. 
There were so many inspiring speakers including Dana Cowin - former Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine, Amanda Kludt - Editor in Chief of Eater, Maneet Chauhan- chef and judge on Food Network’s “Chopped" among many others. Thanks to all of the wonderful women we heard from, I left feeling inspired and motivated to set goals and not be afraid to do what I have to do to achieve them.
When your friend has a June birthday, you spend it on the water, with shark floats...
and all the rosé!
I took a tour of one of the suites at the Planter's Inn and immediately wanted to plan a stay-cation. How charming is this?
A few of my co-workers and I popped in the cutest little wine bar called Wine & Company for a glass of one of my favorite rosés, Wölffer Estate Summer in a Bottle.
Our annual company conference was held in downtown Charleston this year. We were one of the first groups to check out Charleston's newest Taproom. Located on the 9th floor of Historic District Hyatt, it is the tallest rooftop bar in Charleston, and has a selection of 70 craft beers, wines and cocktails. I can't wait to go back!
During our conference, I also had the pleasure of spending some time with chef, author, and PBS personality from Deep Run, NC  — Vivian Howard.
We ended the conference with a beautiful dinner at Cannon Green. This place is absolutely stunning inside and the food is great too!
Cheers to summer!


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