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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Life Lately | April: Get Over It

The month of April not only brought warmer weather, but also several fun activities. I started the month off by taking part in the Cooper River Bridge Run. My goal was to run as far as I could without stopping, knowing that I would most likely have to walk up the incline. I'm pleased to say that I ended up running the entire race without stopping, finishing in 61 minutes and 40 seconds. This may not sound great, but it was a huge accomplishment for someone like me who doesn't run much.
We rewarded ourselves at the Bay Street Biergarten after party.
My in-laws came in town for a short visit  one weekend. We enjoyed a delicious brunch at Lokal Seabar — a scenic spot located at Bohicket Marina. The crab cake benedict is definitely the way to go! The combination of fried green tomatoes and lemon hollandaise sauce are great additions to this savory brunch favorite.
Wine always tastes better when it's for a good cause. My girlfriends and I attended a fundraiser in support of Darkness to Light. Avondale Wine & Cheese donated a portion of their wine sales for the evening and we were happy to support the cause!
Whit and I took a quick road trip to Jacksonville, Florida for our friend's wedding. The venue was absolutely stunning, as was the bride.
It was just a tad bit windy.
Easter celebrations began early with our annual brunch and egg hunt at the office. 
I had bagels from Blondies for the first time and now I can't stop thinking about them. Their homemade sun-dried tomato cream cheese is a game changer.
Easter Sunday was spent at home with my family. Poor Whit was hit hard with a stomach bug and missed out on most of the day.
My sweet, adorable little nephew turned one (in March) and I couldn't wait to see his sweet little face dig into his first smash cake! Megan did such an awesome job putting together all the little details of his Peter Rabbit themed party. 
I went to dinner with coworkers at The Grocery, which never disappoints. We're all very much into sharing, so it's no surprise that we tried what seemed like almost one of everything. My favorites, the beef short rib and their house-made toffee shortbread ice cream. Wow!
Escapada Living hosted the Charleston Blog Society for a beautiful private shopping event. They have the most vibrant and colorful resort wear. The store's atmosphere screams tropical vacation. I left with a few pretty new things that I will be sharing soon.
I traveled to the King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia for work and could hardly contain myself. Featuring a diverse mix of over 400 stores, I was in retail heaven. I manged to find a little bit of time to do some shopping and left with some cute things. But the main reason I was there was to assist with the grand opening of our newest Boutique! It turned out to be such a beautiful store.
 I had the pleasure of meeting the blogger behind Baking a Moment.
 I also had my first sushi burrito from Hai Street Kitchen while I was there. 
And I obviously had to take advantage of the fact there was a Shake Shack. What do we have to do to get one of these in Charleston? After a quick trip, I was back in South Carolina in less than 48 hours. 
My mom and I have a annual tradition of planting Spring flowers at my house. She comes because I have no clue what I'm doing. It's so nice to spend quality time together and my yard also looks great- a win win! How pretty are these hydrangeas?!
I was so happy to spend the last weekend of April in Charleston. It seems weekends at home are few and far between, so I enjoy every minute of them when I get the chance. You can read more about how I spent my time enjoying this beautiful city that I'm lucky enough to call home, here



  1. I had no idea you and Megan were related! How? That's so neat! I just thought you all were besties :)

  2. Well technically we aren't related. We're best friends, but I consider her family along with that sweet little one of hers. :) She's like the sister I never had.

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