Basic Kitchen is one of my favorite lunch places I’ve ever experienced, and easily one of the best places we ate during our road trip. Their philosophy centers around the idea of respecting the environment, respectfully adapting global recipes to Charleston by using locally sourced, seasonally available ingredients, and serving everything with a wholesome flare that leaves diners satisfied and energized. Here’s why we loved dining at Basic Kitchen in Charleston.
Colorful Lilly Pulitzer prints and Charleston’s charm go together like fish and water, which is why I was so excited to style a few of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer pieces, like this “Fishful Thinking” print dress, during our time in Charleston. My husband even got in on the festive, nautical print action by pulling out…
One of our first stops in Charleston was to the South Carolina Aquarium. I’ve followed their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild sea turtles as well as their efforts to educate the public on the dangers of plastic pollution for several years. I studied Environmental & Earth Sciences in university, and I minored in Water Law & Conservation, so seeing so many people passionately sharing ways to help wildlife and improve the environment was inspiring. The creatures that call the aquarium home are rescues who couldn’t survive in the wild. The South Carolina Aquarium is a great place to learn about the natural world, and get involved in making a real, measurable difference in nature.
We spent a wonderful 48 hours in Washington, D.C. on our first visit together to the nation’s capital. Here’s everything we saw and did during our two days in DC. I hope this inspires you to take a trip to visit one of America’s most fascinating historical sites.
I’ve been really excited for warmer weather so that I can break out my extensive collection of dresses, and while back home in Connecticut the weather is still a bit chilly, particularly in the mornings and evenings, the weather in Washington, D.C. was perfect for getting back into my favorite garment: dresses! I wore this…
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is home to a collection of works of art, literature, and other objets d’arts from around the world, including a vast number of Faberge eggs that previously belonged to the Russian Imperial family, as well as 25 acres of carefully manicured ornamental gardens, a glasshouse, and much more.
The Hay-Adams Luxury Hotel in Washington D.C. was our home away from home while we explored our nation’s capital recently. This oasis of classic style, elegance, and luxury is located across the street from Lafeyette Square, overlooking the White House and other major landmarks, easily making it the most convenient place to stay in the city. Here’s why we loved our stay at The Hay-Adams so much.
I’ll be out of office for the next two weeks as we head down south for an adventure packed road trip from Connecticut to South Carolina and beyond! If you have any recommendations for us along the way, let me know!
Spring Style Essentials Volume 8 features the prettiest pinks and whites for spring, curated by Annie Fairfax to include the latest styles for spring and summer 2021, plus an assortment of her favorite brands, and great brand deals so you can save $50 on your next handbag, get free next day shipping, and earn 15% off dresses!
As a lover of tennis, I’ve always admired the men and women who pioneered my favorite sport, like Venus & Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, René Lacoste, and Suzanne Lenglen for their passion for the game, competitiveness, and raw talent. I had no idea the international Tennis Hall of Fame, the only one of its kind in the world, was located so close to our new home, so when we visited Newport recently, it was a place both Robin and I wanted to visit.
While going back through my travels around the Petoskey Area, where I grew up, I realized I hadn’t written about one of my favorite places to eat in the area: 1911 Restaurant at the Terrace Inn in neighboring Bay View! This cute little spot is in the Bay View neighborhood, which is technically still Petoskey,…