Spring Weekend

Spring Roses

Spring Roses

Hello Darlins!  My lovely London sister was visiting last week, and we got to have some great sister bonding time.  This is my first spring here in Charleston, and as usual, I’m blown away by it all.  The trees are booming green, everyday is a beach day and I have never seen so many flowers blooming around me.  These beauty roses are just everywhere, and I snapped these particular ones in a Walgreens parking lot.  Really.  Just can’t get over it.  Even the parking lots are pretty here.

Some highlights from our week: walking the Ravenel Bridge, strolling the Isle of Palms beach from 25th Street, and lunch at Five Loaves Cafe.  When you are in Charleston, try, try, try to get in and do as the locals do, because that’s the good stuff.  I guess we could apply that to just about any destination.  That’s how I roll wherever I go, and I’m always grateful for the experience.  Just want to get in and learn all I can from the lovelies around me.  We went for some drinks at Stars Rooftop Bar & Grill, and that roof does not disappoint.  It was like a secret garden hideaway.  It didn’t hurt that the weather was just about perfect, too.  Then we meandered down King Street and ended up at Sermet’s for another cocktail.  It’s just so pretty in there, and the bartender knows her stuff.  I love the jazz and the sophisticated vibe.  It was one of those days where we were living our motto: live big, laugh loud and lead with your heart!

Rooftop Cocktails

Rooftop Cocktails

Now my sis has gotten back to London where she is living the glamourous life.  I miss her like crazy, and can’t wait for her to come back and see us.  I’m already making a list of where I want to take her.  I’m just going to keep exploring this wonderland, and I’ll keep you posted on the gems I find!

Until next time,

Aimee xo

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Isle of Palms Beach

 

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Easter

Charleston's Easter Bunny

Charleston’s Easter Bunny

An early morning walk in Charleston is never without reward.  Last week, spring really took off here and the lovely homes south of Broad Street were decorated with all of nature’s beauty.  Some homes took it the next step in celebration of our little bunny friend’s upcoming visit.  As I walked and snapped photos of one gorgeous garden after another, I came upon this little vignette on one of the garden gates.  Too adorable!

Easter Garden

Easter Garden

Garden Wall and Wisteria

Garden Wall and Wisteria

This is how our Coastal family spent our Easter.  The Hunt: where the two little Sparkles go wild chasing down Easter eggs filled with candy.  I was really touched this year to see that they both were actually leaving some for the other one as they tackled this.  Warmed my heart!  We had our breakfast of our decorated eggs and strawberry pancakes courtesy of Mr. Coastal.  We did some dedicated pj-time relaxing, as I am trying to incorporate this down time as part of our traditions now.  Then, off to the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier for a picnic.  This is such a great place to hang out with other families, and there is always a fantastic breeze thanks to the Wando and Cooper Rivers.  The little Sparkles got their playground on, we walked the pier, and we met some fantastic people who were playing Capoeira.  This is a Brazilian martial art and dance form, and Mr. Coastal is actually an instructor of Capoeira.  Me, not so much, but I do love it!  After our park time, we went out to Sullivan’s Island for my beach fix.  It was such a beautiful day, in the 70’s and we actually got to relax and recharge for the school week ahead.  Super grateful for that!  Hope y’all had a lovely Easter and got a little time for yourselves!