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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Life Lately | May: On the Go!

I feel like May passed by so quickly! Maybe that's because there has been so much going on. But you know what they say, "time flies when you're having fun."

A few girlfriends and I started the month off right with a wine and cheese night. It's always so nice to have an evening in and catch up with girlfriends. 
One of my favorite things about May is Cinco de Mayo! We celebrated with a fiesta at the office complete with taco kits from Minero. If you haven't checked this place out yet, be sure to do so. They have some of the best burritos and sangria in town. 
The Cinco de Mayo celebrations continued after work at Mex 1
The best part about this time of year is the length of time it stays light outside. These warm summer months are perfect for late afternoon happy hours. You can't beat this view either. And side note, the cheese in this picture is a fig and balsamic goat cheese is life changing. 
I went home to visit my mom for Mother's Day but the funny thing is I don't have a single photo of us together. Maybe it's because she decided to work that Sunday. If anyone knows my mother, then they know how much of a hard worker she is and it's extremely difficult to get her to slow down. However, we did manage to find time to sip on some cocktails in the backyard.
I posted a recipe for Spicy California Shrimp Stacks a few weeks ago, but let me just tell you one thing, making them with fresh tuna is a game changer. I went over to my girlfriends house for their supper club and had the pleasure of enjoying freshly caught tuna. We had it raw, packed in the shrimp stacks and seared. It was seriously one of the best meals!

I received my first Rocks Box set last month and loved it. You can read more about my first experience here. Also, if you're interested in trying it out, use code apolishedpalatexoxo for a free month!
I finally attended the Beaufort Charities Golf Tournament this year. I've always heard it's so much fun but have never had the chance to go. A group of us rented a house for the weekend and had a blast. It was great catching up with high school friends. 
The house we rented was on Fripp Island, which is so beautiful. One of the cool things about the area are the deer that linger around the island. They will come right into your backyard.
We spent some time by the pool.
And at the daiquiri hole.
And a small amount of time watching the tournament. 
I checked another restaurant off my list last month. Bur first we stopped at The Gin Joint, which I have been to once before. It's a small cozy little spot off of East Bay Street downtown that serves some impressive cocktails. I highly recommend To Pimp a Butterfly! (not pictured)
We had dinner at Fulton Five. This place has been around a while and was crowned the most romantic restaurant in Charleston. I had the bolognese and it was worth every single calorie. 
Nice weather meant time spent on the water with friends. 
One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston hosted a guest chef series at my office. We had the pleasure of enjoying great food and cocktails prepared by chef Reid Henniger of Edmund's Oast
One of my best girlfriends who currently lives in New York, came in town to visit one evening, which meant a long night full of laughs and bar hopping. She's coming back this weekend and I can't wait!
We celebrated Memorial Day with friends and family on John's Island. We were fortunate that the rain disappeared long enough for us to enjoy some time outside. 
Of course one of the best parts of the day was the food. We had pulled pork, mac and cheese, broccoli salad, dips, strawberry short cake, and more. I couldn't refrain from making these pineapple bacon and cheese bites
The best way to start your morning after a long day of cocktails in the sun is with a good old fashioned serving of creamy shrimp and grits...and a mimosa of course!
Hopefully this blog posts is evidence of why I've been a little quite around here lately. I'm hoping to get back into my regular posting routine after the next week or so. Thanks for sticking around!



  1. i need to know more about that goat cheese! yum! ha - the pic of you in the mexican cape is fantastic. xox

    1. I'm seriously hooked on this cheese. It's Whoolwich Dairy, soft unripened goat cheese- fig & balsamic. Give it a won't regret it! And thanks...Cinco de Mayo wouldn't be complete without a cape! :)

  2. You had one fun May! I hate that I've never been to Fripp since it's so close! I always forget about Minero! I need to go for a date night in the future!

    1. Oh, you should definitely make a trip to Fripp for the weekend. It's so pretty and peaceful out there. And Minero would be a great date night good!

  3. That food looks so yummy, and I LOVE Mex 1!! Glad you had a great month!

    1. Thanks! I love that place too. Hope you have a nice weekend!


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