Road Trip Diaries | Charleston, South Carolina in Photos

Just a quick 5-hour drive northeast of Atlanta sits Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a great coastal city filled with excellent food, beaches, and lots of great shopping. You can get there from Atlanta on one tank of gas and its only a quick flight from most east coast cities.

My best friend Jessica and I decided to take a quick weekend road trip to Charleston for the Charleston Food and Wine Festival. This year the festival partnered with Nikon and Saveur magazine to host a photography tour around different parts of the city. Nikon loaned us their Nikon 5600 DSLR camera and gave a guided photography tour around Charleston. I’ve been to Charleston before for work and pleasure but this time it was nice to view the city from a different lens. I needed a brush up on my photography skills and have been in the market for a new camera. This was a great experience to enjoy some great food and wine and learn something new. 

Check out my photos from the trip below and tips on things do during your next trip to Charleston. 

Rainbow Row Charleston South Carolina

Kayaks Shem Creek Marina Charleston South Carolina

Lighthouse Shem Creek Marina Charleston South Carolina

Shem Creek Marina Charleston South Carolina

Fisherman Shem Creek Marina Charleston South Carolina

Lifesaver Shem Creek Marina Charleston South Carolina

American Flag Charleston South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina City Guide



Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit 

The Obstinate Daughter

Hominy Grill



Butcher & Bee

Edmonds Oast




The Ordinary


Carmella’s Dessert Bar

Wildfire Pastry

Sugar Bakeshop






Snapshots from San Juan, Puerto Rico

I just got back from five days in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a group of girlfriends. The trip was amazing and everything I needed. We had the best time exploring all that Puerto Rico has to offer. With all the stress I’ve been going through lately this vacation allowed me to unwind and unplug for a week.

I hope you enjoyed my guest bloggers while I was away. Haven’t been in the loop on Eat.Drink.Shop.Love lately? Well check out travel tips from Tara, Whitney, and Smita to see what you have missed.

Check out snapshots below from my trip to Puerto Rico.

Weekend Snapshots

Photo Credits: Taken by Me

1. Taco plate from Pure Taquiera

2. White wine sangria made by me

3. Vegetables from my garden

4. A view of the city of Atlanta from Piedmont Park.

This weekend I spent time enjoying the city with friends!

My church small group girls and I decided to have a staycation in the city. So we spent all day saturday together hanging out, cooking, playing games, watching movies and enjoying a few cocktails. We always have the best time together and while we enjoy learning more about God we also love to embark upon the city and let lose.

On Sunday, I relaxed and spent time picking a few things from my small garden.

How did you spend your weekend?

Snapshots From New York: Part Two

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post about my weekend getaway to New York. Well I’m back to tell you more about how much fun I had this weekend in the city.

So I spent Friday afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art walking around and just soaking in my surroundings. I love art and I could have spent all day in that museum! I had a chance to see all of the great modern artists: Pollack, Picasso, Mondrain, and de Kooning.

Saturday, I met up with my best friend Susan who lives in Conneticut for brunch at this quaint eatery in Brooklyn called Rose Water. They offer a $15 fix prix brunch menu. You get a choice of your entree and any drink off their menu. I ordered the baked polenta with goat cheese, kale, and poached eggs. I got the homemade apple cider as my drink. This was more than enough food for me and I ate way to much. They also have an awesome bread basket that comes with homemade challah bread, pumpkin bread, whole grain bread, french bread and a side of homemade butter and apple butter. So if you are in Brooklyn check out this place!

After brunch we headed to Williamsburg to do some thrift shopping at Buffalo Exchange. I ended up leaving with a cute sweater dress and a wool houndstooth skirt for only $17. How awesome is that!

I parted ways with my friend Susan and headed to Chelsea to attend Lucky Magazine’s Lucky Shops. I had a blast at Lucky Shops! We scored free drinks and a makeover. I was so tired after this event that I was ready to find a place to sit down. So we walked over to Chelsea Market in search of some really good eats. My friend Allison got hot chocolate from the famous Jacques Torres chocolate shop while I salivated over the crepes from Bar Suzette.

I ended my trip in New York by cheering on Alabama at Rare Bar and Grill in Midtown East while enjoying one of the best cobb salad’s I have ever eaten.

It was fun New York! Until next time….

The Secret is Out- Happy Pinning!


Lately, I’ve been asked where I find the photos for my inspiration boards. Well the answer to everyone’s question is Pinterest. I discovered Pinterest when I attended Lavish! last December. If you haven’t heard about my new favorite addiction you must join in on the fun!

“Pinterest is virtual pinboard, a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.” -Pinterest

I love this site! Since joining in January I have been able to try new recipes, find inspiration for outfits, learn about new D.I.Y. projects, and stumble upon new blogs to love. Sometimes I spend hours on this site discovering new pins.

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