Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Date: Mar 29 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

It’s a good day today because I’m sharing 12 amazing Amazon finds! Some are tried and true favorites of mine, some are just plain cool and on my wishlist.



blue wall sconce – Only $38 you guys. And lots of color options.

purple tibi dress – Trying to come up with a reason why I need this.

woven sunhat – Beautiful, packable, and adjustable.

black slouchy top – I have this, it’s only $25, and it’s amazing.

striped swimsuit – Solid & Striped tank swimsuits are a major favorite of mine.

red woven shoes – My latest shoe purchase. The cutest for warm weather!

white ruffle sandals – One of the “it” shoes of the season.

pink cooler – Because everything tastes better out of a shiny pink cooler.

blue dress – Wait until you see the ruffle back.

pink wire bike basket – If pink isn’t your thing there are a lot of other color options.

blue bicycle – Just in time for warm weather

rms luminizer set – I’m obsessed with all of my RMS luminizers. They give the best glow!




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Charleston’s restaurant scene is literally bursting with amazing options. There seems to be a new and highly anticipated restaurant opening every week. While Tuckernuck was here shooting their current Lifestyle Guide we stopped by Basic Kitchen (one of my new favorites) for a drink and some snacks. They serve a local and healthy menu and I love going there for breakfast or lunch.  Not to mention it’s absolutely beautiful inside.



My favorite items on Basic Kitchen’s menu are the cauliflower “wings” and the rainbow bowl. SO good!



I’m Wearing:

black off shoulder dress, woven clutch,

nude scalloped heels, gold trellis earrings


Gray’s Wearing:

red mod top, white skinny jeans,

nude scalloped heels, watermelon clutch, raffia earrings



With so many good restaurant options here in Charleston it’s hard to go wrong, but we have some places that stand out to me as the best. So in no particular order here are my current top 10 spots.




Xiao Bao Biscuit – My #1 spot in town. I’m addicted to the Mapo Dou Fu!

Le Farfalle – I’ve never had a pasta there that I haven’t loved.

Basic Kitchen – Healthy, fresh, and gorgeous space!

Halls – Best steak house in town. The people watching in the bar is entertaining, too.

Indaco – You can’t go wrong here. I especially love the burrata and the bolognese pizza.

The Ordinary – Grab a seat at the bar & order the crab toast (& a lobster roll if you’re there on a Tuesday).

167 Raw – I might be a creature of habit but I suggest the lobster roll!

Little Jacks Tavern – Best burger in town, imo.

Obstinate Daughter – On Sullivan’s Island. Amazing food in a beautiful setting.

Goat Sheep Cow North – Great spot to cozy up with a cheese board, fondue, and wine.


Special Shout Outs:

Workshop – Upscale food court and family friendly, too

Restaurant Tu – There’s nothing like it in Charleston, & bonus it’s by the co-owners of XBB

Betty’s – Diner style, family friendly in Mt Pleasant

The Daily at The Gibbes – Perfect excuse to see what’s new at Charleston’s best museum

Rarebit – Great late night food.


If you’re looking for more Charleston ideas check out my Charleston Guide right here!






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I’m so excited today to share the new Tuckernuck March 2018 Lifestyle Guide! I, along with my dear friends Gray Benko and Molly Fienning, had the great honor of showing the Tuckernuck team around Charleston for a few days, and needless to say, we had the BEST time. You all know how much I love Tuckernuck, so getting to spend a few days with their talented and fun team was pretty amazing. And I love how the guide turned out! Take a look…




I would be so honored if you would click over to see the feature in full on Tuckernuck’s site. They have all the links to all the products so it’s easy to navigate :) And I can’t wait to share more photos, all taken by the very talented photographer Foster K. White, in the coming days :)


Check out the Tuckernuck Lifestyle Guide right here :)






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Happy International Women’s Day! As mother, wife, and friend it means so much to me to see women celebrated and lifted. I know I just shared these photos last week in Lilly’s Bedroom Reveal post but I want to share these three again today to highlight one of the best books Lilly and I have ever read (and we’ve read a lot!).



Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls is comprised of 100 stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and present. All beautifully illustrated by 60 amazingly talented female artists from around the world. This book is so good that I think every girl should own it. We are getting the sequel  edition, Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls 2, for Lilly for Easter.



“Adventure is worthwhile in itself” – Amelia Earhart. Check out the Rebel Girls books right here :)



my white shirt, lilly’s yellow shirt


Photos by Gray Benko.




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Date: Mar 5 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I hope you all had a nice weekend. Our’s was busy, but fun. I can’t believe it’s already Monday! Today I’m sharing 8 of my recent purchases :)



Ruffle Sleeve Blouse – A fun update to a closet staple :) Has nice side slits for easy tucking, too!

Balconette Bra – J.Crew’s new intimates are amazing. I wore this pink bra this weekend & loved it!

Striped Swimsuit – A new suit for Lilly! It’s so sweet and I especially love the ruffle detail.

Lidstar Eye Gloss – Glossier’s latest release (devotee right here). I ordered the Moon shade.

Spiral Hair Ties – So cute that Lilly is battling me over these, also they don’t damage your hair.

Polaroid Insta Camera – Small enough to actually carry on me, no ink cartridges, & has a touch screen!

Purple Polka Dot Dress – Because I love a wrap dress, and this color is so pretty for spring.

Pedestal Vintage Style Fan – For our new home gym. Works really well and is gorgeous!




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I am REALLY happy to share these pictures of Lilly’s bedroom makeover with Annie Selke. It was high time for a fresh look in here. When I asked Lilly if she would like to make over her room she gave me one of these…



Duh, Mom. Annie Selke was the perfect partner for this project because we already know and love the brand. I used a lot of AS products at Coral House! They hold up well and are easy to care for, so they’re great for a kid’s room.



It’s obvious that Lilly loves her “new” room. The bedding is SO soft. Like, so soft that I barely want to get up after bedtime stories. We knew we wanted to lighten up her room so I chose the Stone Washed Linen White Duvet Cover for her bed. It feel cozy and luxurious, and it’s machine washable and can be thrown in the dryer, too.



The Trio Coral Sheet Set is 400 thread count and has a clean but bright look. Super comfy, too. These are her new favorite sheets that she wants on her bed at all times.



Naturally Lilly wanted some more pink in her room, so the Stone Washed Linen Coral Shams were the perfect accent to pull together the linen duvet and coral edged sheets. And the Laundered Linen Coral Decorative Pillow gives a nice seamless look (plus it makes for a great body pillow).



The Citrus Shimmer Velvet Decorative Pillows pull in the green stripe of the rug. That Annie Selke makes it easy to mix & match ;)



Here’s a close up of the Josie Ticking Woven Cotton Rug. If it looks familiar, we have it at Coral House, too!



Annie Selke sent along their Odette Ostrich and it’s a big hit with Lilly!



The Washed Linen White Window Panels brighten up the room a ton and make the small space feel larger.



We love Lilly’s new room, it’s the perfect space for her to play and dream.



Annie Selke Home Products:


stonewashed linen white duvet cover

trio coral sheet set

stone washed linen coral shams

laundered linen coral decorative pillow

citrus shimmer velvet decorative pillows

josie ticking woven cotton rug

washed linen white window panel

odette ostrich



my white shirt, lilly’s yellow shirt,

good night stories for rebel girls book



Photography by Gray Benko. Thank you to Annie Selke for partnering on this post. 





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