Charleston, SC

May 28, 2015

Filed Under : travel

charleston harbor 2Last weekend Scofield and I headed to Charleston for a long weekend away to celebrate our third anniversary. Wow, I can’t believe it has been three years already – but what a sweet three years it has been! Living in South Carolina, I’ve spent a good bit of time in Charleston over the years, but I’ve never appreciated it like I do now. So much culture, and so much color … when can we move there!?rainbow row^ Rainbow Row [insert heart eyes emoji here]Bicycles Charlestonwaterfront parkcharleston tripcharleston streetshusk charleston^ Lunch at Husk was fabulous. It might have been one of my favorite ‘moments’ on the trip. We sat outside on the second story porch in an intimate little corner. The weather was cool and there was a nice breeze, and we just chatted and dreamed about our life together. I had heard about Husk when we went to Nashville last year, but we didn’t get a chance to eat there. I was so glad when I saw they have a restaurants in Charleston, too.husk charleston sccharleston love lolasaint alban all daySt Alban Coffee^ My favorite coffee shop we visited was St. Alban. Scofield is so funny….to him, a vacation is a book and a coffee shop. I typically get a little restless spending hours and hours at a coffee shop with him, but not here. Maybe it was the atmosphere? Or the amazing coffee? Or the perfect temperature? [whyyy is starbucks always so cold!?]  So we camped out here one morning and enjoyed every second. The whole atmosphere and decor was so charming!Hominy Grill Brunch-2Hominy Grill Charleston SCHominy Grill Brunch^ We had brunch at Hominy Grill on our last day before heading home. I think this might be my favorite restaurant in Charleston – and I know that’s a bold statement! For one, I am obsessed with brunch. I’m not a morning person and can never quite get up in time to really enjoy breakfast… So brunch is perfect – I mean, I thrive at that 11 o’clock hour ;). I am also quite the biscuit connoisseur and their biscuits were ahh-mazing. Scofield got the fried green tomato BLT and cheese grits, which they are famous for. He raved about it. Now I’m just waiting for Hominy Grill to come to Greenville…charleston sc^ We spent the afternoon on Friday shopping on King’s Street.Queen Street Grocery Love lolaqueen street grocery love lola blog^ We tried out Queen Street Grocery for brunch (what’d i tell ya…) before heading to the beach on Saturday. It’s a cute little hole in the wall spot on Queen Street with darling outdoor seating and, what we heard, were the best crepes in town. While their crepes were definitely delicious, I honestly don’t think anything can beat the crepes at Tandem. Those will forever be my favorite.charleston love lola blogSullivan's IslandWe spent Saturday afternoon at the beach on Sullivan’s Island. When we were planning our trip, we didn’t really take into consideration the fact that it was on Memorial Day weekend. I don’t think I have ever seen a beach so crowded, or had so much difficulty finding a parking spot ;). But, of course, the beach was fabulous and relaxing nonetheless.

Some of our favorite spots we visited: St. Alban, Husk, Fleet Landing Seafood, Hominy Grill, Kudu Coffee, Coast, Queen Street Grocery, and Kaminsky’s.

Some spots we missed, but hope to visit next time! – Collective Coffee Co., Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, Glazed Gourmet, The Obstinate Daughter, Sugar Bake Shop, Three Little Birds Cafe, and Taco Mamasita.

Clearly we have a lot of places left to visit, so hopefully that means another weekend trip soon!

Around Town || Methodical Coffee

May 26, 2015

Filed Under : around town

methodical-130Methodical coffee is a newer coffee shop in Greenville, and it has been an absolute hit every since it’s opened. Every time I go it is pretty crowded, which is no surprise at all. It’s definitely one of my favorite spots in Greenville, so I knew I had to share it here.methodical-84methodical-59methodical-2Like seriously, their attention to detail is off the charts. Just look at these coffee flasks (is that what they are called?) used for the tip jar, the blue china, navy and gold wallpaper, and the stitched napkins…just a few details that catch my eye. :)methodical baristasmethodical-20^ I need this wallpaper for my house…methodical-17methodical coffeeemethodical-15methodical-1methodical detailsmethodical-12 (1)methodical love lolamethodical-97methodical-86methodical-63methodical-73methodical-109methodical-114methodical-129methodical-91If you are in Greenville, Methodical Coffee is a must visit. I don’t know much about coffee, but I do know that they are very selective in the coffee that they serve and that it is all delicious. I can even drink my coffee black and love every sip. But then again, if you have a sweet tooth like me, their tres leche is off the chain (do people still say that?).

*all photos by the fabulous jessi nichols photography!

Methodical Coffee

101 N. Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601

 

neutrals

May 15, 2015

Filed Under : style

uniform love lolaneutrals love lolaneutrals love lola bloguniform love lola bloguniform | love lolatop target | denim paige | shoes shoemint, old (similar) | bracelet (left hand) swell caroline, c/o | sunglasses urban outfitters | clutch thrifted

I have been sporting this outfit for a week straight. Seriously. With my job, I pretty much consult at a different facility every day. I mean, if I see all new people the next day, then it’s like I’m wearing a totally new outfit, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this .. ;)

Anyway, for this post I am so excited to partner with Swell Caroline. At Swell Caroline, you can find fabulous jewelry, like the bracelet I am sporting on my left hand. So simple, yet definitely a staple. Be sure to check them out, here!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 5, 2015

Filed Under : life

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one. kate spade purse | two. babasouk vase | three. rifle paper co. phone case | four. babasouk ring dish | five. bauble bar earrings | six. rifle paper co. coasters | seven. art & sole by jane weitzman 

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