The Right Foot

This past week was the perfect way to kick off my 27th year, as well as a very busy summer ahead. It was so nice having the people I love most down here to celebrate with me and just enjoy our time together without any stress or distractions–of course I stressed about the rainy forecast, but weather aside!

The week literally flew by in an instant, but it was indeed a memorable one. My parents got into town on Friday afternoon and we enjoyed a breezy and muggy stroll along The Battery after sunset, Riley in tow. Mike arrived the next morning and the four of us ventured out to Magnolia Plantation to take in the gardens, swamps and scenery. After a brief rainfall, the skies cleared and we made our way into town for dinner at Cypress.

Sunday consisted of torrential rain (I think this was the first time it has ever rained on my Birthday… sad), but we made the most of it with a tour of the famous Calhoun Mansion on Meeting Street–can we just discuss the fact that somebody actually lives there?! They literally live in a museum–followed by a stroll through town, and afternoon wine & cheese at Bin152.

The time with my parents flew by and they were making the drive back up to New York before we knew it.

The remainder of the week consisted of some very special quality time with Mike: Post-work drinks at Coast, Stars Rooftop and The Ordinary. A delicious and thoughtful chicken parm dinner prepared by Chef Madalon while I was working the day away. Fourth of July fireworks and strolls in Savannah. A belated Birthday dinner at Magnolias. Fizzy, fruity and refreshing cocktails at The Gin Joint. Mid-week lunches at Cru Cafe, Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ,  Closed for Business and The Rarebit. Getting caught in the rain only to see the clouds clear at Isle of Palms. Watching A-Rod play at the local RiverDogs game and getting caught in yet another downpour. Finally, to cap off the weekend, a picture perfect day in Folly Beach– our one and only day without rain!

The week could not have been more perfect and it was the most wonderful way to kick off this very scary year. I have high hopes for twenty-seven! Gosh that sounds old…

Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia PlantationScenes from Magnolia Plantation.

Think I have a sweet tooth? That, and a boyfriend who knows me all too well.

Pre-dinner photo-op.

calhoun mansion

16 Meeting St.

A very thoughtful gift (read the label).

She just loves her walks along The Battery.

Post-work drinks at Stars Rooftop.

A-Rod takes Charleston.

Mike & I were in the bagel shop and witnessed this… Riley is officially the most popular girl in Charleston.

Touring Savannah.

Pre-/post-storm scenes in Isle of Palms.

First trip to Folly Beach.

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