Living a tasteful life

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life Lately | April: Home Sweet Home

After several consecutive weekends away from home last month, it was finally nice to spend some time in Charleston. Don't get me wrong, I love traveling and planning fun activities that keep me on the go, but sometimes it feels good to just be home.
Once again, I decided to be a bystander instead of a participant in the Cooper River Bridge Run. I ran it two years ago and it felt great, but it's also just as fun to join friends for the after party (and wear clean clothes). That's exactly what I did this year. We spent the majority of our afternoon at Bay Street Biergarten and had a blast. 

Our good friends had the cutest little Fiesta Birthday party for their sweet 1 year old daughter, Hazel. The theme was so adorable. Both the kids and the adults seemed to equally enjoy themselves. 
Whit and I have never really been able to have lunch together during the work week given the distance in location of our offices. With Whit's new job, we are much closer. I was thrilled to finally have the chance to escape the office and have lunch with my hubby for once. We had delicious sandwiches at The Park Cafe. I highly recommend the smoked chicken salad sandwich. 
I did take one quick road trip in April, and that was to the Food and Film Festival in South Walton Beach, Florida. Attending for both business and pleasure, I found the festival to be so enjoyable. It was nice to visit sunny Florida and spend some time with my mom, who I brought along for the ride. If you missed my recap, you can read about it here
I'm going to take a minute and brag on my husband. He is excellent in the kitchen and even better when it comes to the grill. Marinating and perfectly cooking meats are his specialty. I thoroughly enjoyed this home cooked meal prepared by my other half. 
We spent an afternoon on John's Island with some family a few weeks ago. It was a little too cold to put on a bathing suit, but I have zero complaints when it comes to this view. 
I love spending time outside in the Spring, especially with the nice weather we have been having lately. My girlfriend and I enjoyed a gorgeous Sunday afternoon on the deck and had our own little "healthy" happy hour. 
Happy hour on a Monday doesn't happen often but it did a few weeks ago and it was quite refreshing.
My first Riverdogs game of the season didn't go quite as planned. We were there for about 30 minutes and then the bottom dropped out of the sky. The evening turned into a rainy windy mess, but we still managed to enjoy ourselves. 
An entire day was spent on the boat a few weekends ago and I'm not mad about it. We made it to Morris Island around 1:00 pm, saw the sunset on Shem Creek and continued the evening well past midnight at Red's Ice House.
You may notice that my husband isn't in many of these photos. I have turkey season to thank for that. Every April his weekends are spent in the woods. I guess I can't complain when he brings dinner to the table. I was little skeptical about eating wild turkey, but as I mentioned before, he really knows how to prepare meat, especially wild game. These grilled turkey bites turned out to be delicious!
I checked another restaurant off my list of places to try last week. We had a work meeting at The Westendorff and of course lunch was the highlight. Fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, fried fish, french fries, mac and cheese — not exactly a light lunch. 
Bikini season has just arrived and judging by the food photos from last month, I think it's safe to say a few extra gym sessions might not be a bad idea!

Yay for May!!



  1. ahhh that beach looks so pretty! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. This has me missing my beautiful Charleston!

    1. The beauty of Charleston never gets old!

  3. I agree! Traveling is amazing but sometimes you just need a taste of home for your soul.


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