I wrote a very thorough post last year on my thoughts around travel style – both what to pack and how to wear it. My advice was complicated, exhausting and over-thought for anyone other than those who obsess over every single outfit, every single day. In truth, my complicated clothing choices were taking up too much of my precious vacation time. Since then I’ve learned a lot more about my ‘traveling self’ and how to dress efficiently and stylishly while away from home. It all boils down to one, simple travel style pro-tip…
I recently experienced the joy of getting engaged. It’s a moment you can’t help but dream about your entire life and when it actually happened, it was surreal and wonderful and exciting and right – all of those things I’d hoped for. And guess what?! I knew it was coming because we decided to choose an engagement ring together. Trust me – that made it no less special.
This December I had the opportunity of a lifetime: to go on tour with my favorite band – Jump, Little Children. Now it just so happens, my fiance Evan is IN my favorite band so that would explain why I was presented with said opportunity, but also, they’d decided to reunite after 10 years of being apart. It was bound to be an adventure, and adventure it was – including moving to Charleston for a month, styling the band, riding on a tour bus across the Southeast, getting engaged and watching a community of individuals come together in one big cloud of love, nostalgia, frenzy, and song – all in the name of Jump, Little Children.
This week while travelling to Atlanta I had the chance to attend High Tea at Tipple and Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary in the Virginia Highlands area. It was such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with girlfriends! I’ve tried high tea services at several different hotels and restaurants around the country, and I highly recommend this activity if you’re looking for fun ways to treat yourself or a loved one during the holiday season. Our experience at Tipple and Rose was particularly special because this little tea parlor has a wonderful charm to it and is dedicated solely to the love of tea and local products. So lovely!
I’m in Charleston for the month of December this year, and I’m going to write up a few of my adventures because this is an extraordinary city full of wonderful people and things to do! One of those was a recent Ladies’ Night at Whole Foods where we sipped on bubbly and made DIY bath scrubs from ingredients you buy right there in the store – perfect for inexpensive holiday gifts. I also found a locally-made bath and body brand to try! Read on for details, pictures, links and recipes.
Dear Readers! I need your help! I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to find topics to write about and I’m coming up empty-handed and uninspired. Do you have ideas for topics we can explore in the style, beauty, tips and tricks, body-positive, ad/or life arenas?