If you’re in Upstate SC or Western NC and are look for a yummy spot to grab brunch this Saturday, or Sunday, or Monday, or any day that ends in y…. then head on over to Tandem Creperie! I could just end this blog post with the fact that they serve STRAWBERRY NUTELLA WAFFLES but because of my love for coffee, crepes and cuteness I will go on! Tandem is located on Main Street in Travelers Rest, SC which is a uber-cute little town just a hop, skip and a jump away from Greenville.
Today I’m bringing you a little Q&A with Atlanta based artist, Paige Kalena Follmann. Her pieces are filled with neutral, soft colors and thick palette knife work in an abstract impressionistic manner. I love a lot of her series but I think my favorites are her figures! and nursery prints! Read a little more about Paige below and check her out on instagram @paigekallenafollmann.
If you’ve ever driven into downtown Charleston from Lockwood onto Broad then I know that you have noticed the beautiful historic house with the deep green 2-story wrought iron and the black and white checkered tile. It’s none other than the John Rutledge House Inn, a Bed & Breakfast operated by Charming Inns. John Rutledge was the first governor of SC, a member of the Supreme Court and one of the 55 signers of the US Constitution. In fact he even drafted the Constitution and entertained Mr. George Washington himself right in this very house.
Did you catch my Beach Day Essentials post a couple of weeks ago? Well included in my beach bag was this beautiful and very colorful ZAGS sun wrap!
Our family lives in the sun all summer long. I’m down to Charleston every chance I get, we spends the weekends on Lake Keowee and if there is sun outside on a day that ends in “y” you can find me at the pool with my two and a half year old and 9 month old. It’s no surprise that this ZAGS wrap is my go-to-product of choice this summer.
Today I want to introduce you to an Atlanta based jewelry line, T. Marie Designs. Created by Tiffany Custard, this jewelry line is characterized by beautiful bold colors and natural elements. Every necklace, bracelet and set of earrings is handmade by Tiffany herself! Recently I sat down with Tiffany to hear more about her jewelry line and how she got started! Like what you see? Make sure to check out her website and follow her on instagram!
I think we can all pretty much agree that the best kind of therapy is retail therapy. Luckily for us, Savvy is a boutique in the upstate that prides itself of being the one-stop fashion destination designed to provide the ultimate retail therapy. If you visit this charming boutique in the Augusta Road area, you will be sure to find anything from a bold bohemian look, to a classy cocktail dress. The eclectic selection is sure to appease endless style preferences for all occasions. Shopping on a budget with girls wanting to spurge? Not an issue, Savvy has done the near impossible task of finding quality stylish pieces at affordable prices! And of course you can always find splurge pieces too!
When you check into The Wentworth Mansion it’s like checking in to someone’s home. And in the late 1800s that is exactly what this 24,000 square-foot, four-story building was, a home. The Wentworth Mansion was built by a wealthy cotton merchant Francis Silas Rodgers in 1881 and completed in 1886 for his family of 13. As you walk through the halls you can just imagine the children running in and out of the bedrooms and how busy the place must have been full of family members and staff.
If you ask me, no city does old-school southern charm like Charleston does. To fully immerse oneself in the historic beauty and opulence of this city, Charming Inns has got you covered. Their Kings Courtyard Inn is located right in the heart of all the action downtown, but has the perfect amount of luxurious privacy as you wander through the many courtyards to get to your room. Being one of the oldest buildings on Kings St, Kings Courtyard is as authentic as you can get. The Inn was a hotel back in the 1800’s, but has the perfect amount of modern luxuries without taking away from the beauty of it’s historic past. Think entering clean modern baths, after walking on old hardwood floors.
Circa 1886 is a fine dining restaurant located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, SC. The name derives from the year it was built, 1886, and the character of the structure is still very much in tact. The wood-burning kitchen fireplace, stable doors and original heart-of-pine floors are all original and oozing with charm. One of Charleston’s best restaurants, Circa 1886 serves a seasonal menu with a focus on local product, high quality ingredients and Southern flavors. With traditional Lowcountry dishes created by Chef Marc Collins, Circa 1886 is one of those places that you can know every item ordered will exceed your cullinary expectations.
Kitchen 208 Restaurant is an open kitchen establishment from the culinary team at Circa 1886 and the hospitality group Charming Inns that serves up casual dining on King Street in Charleston, SC. It is the sort of restaurant where all of my dreams come true. It’s quick, casual, offers alfresco dinning, serves really fresh items and REALLY great fries plus it’s right in the middle of the best shopping around.