Set Sail for Sea Pines

One of my favorite parts about my job is covering the coast. Being a salty southern gal, I couldn’t wait to wander through the best of the beach towns. My first stop was Charleston, where I strolled through the shops on King Street. After that I soon set my sights on Sea Pines.

This happy oasis is hidden in the heart of Hilton Head, SC. It is one of my favorite escapes along the Carolina shores. I visited the marina and watched the yachts pull into port.

Among others, the hot spot is the Harbour Town Lighthouse. It’s an iconic spot to sight-see for those who trek to the top. I was lucky to see the lighthouse printed in plaid to honor the Heritage. It was a great stroll from the boardwalk to the beach, but it was hard to hit the road.

Although, as any Carolina girl knows, your trip to the island is not complete without a stop at the Salty Dog Cafe. I sipped a mojito at sunset and listened to music with the locals at the South Beach Marina. I can’t think of a better way to end a perfect day!

Dress: Tori Richard  .  Earrings: Lisi Lerch style  .  Sandals: Jack Rogers

Location: Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head S.C.

St. Patrick’s in Savannah

My favorite time of the year has to be Spring, because not only is it St’ Patrick’s Day but it’s our annual trip to Savannah! I have a lot of history here, as my mom grew up here and I went to college in this special city. I couldn’t wait to catch up with my cousins and see my sisters, and go out with my girls.

We rented a historic home downtown to fit all of our family and friends for the weekend. Once we settled in, we were off to stroll the streets. Walking down Broughton, our crew grabbed some to-gosas and made our first stop at Palm Avenue, the Lilly Pulitzer Store. I  worked here for years and had to stop by and see my bestie and shop the latest Spring looks. What a fun afternoon spree shopping with the ladies while the boys bar hopped.

Saturday was when the party really started. It was a beautiful day to watch the parade. Ive always loved watching the floats fly by and blowing kisses to the soldiers as they make their sweep down the street. the parade was over we were off to tailgate in the Savannah Square, to see and be seen. Once the sun went down we hit the town. We hit our favorite hot spots, sipped our favorite freezies, and danced the night away. I can’t think of a better time to kick off Spring than St. Patty’s in Savannah!

Sunnies: Quay  .  Romper: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Dress: Milly at Foxy Flamingo

Sandals: Jack Rogers & Michael Kors

Location: Savannah, Georgia

Easter Pups

Easter was an ‘egg’xtra special one last year. Every bunny had a great time with our precious puppies. I helped host Life’s a Beach’s 8th annual ASPCA Adoption Event. A portion of the proceeds went to our local shelter, and we invited some of their sweet faces to be adopted.

The first couple came by and scooped up our first pup. The coolest part was that they adopted one of our dogs last year, and then came back for another! They fell in love with their new furry friend and couldn’t wait to take him home. We also had a bundle of puppies up next at our event, but there was actually a line out the door waiting for them before they headed our way!

I have to say, one of our cutest characters had to be Hank. He was a sweetheart, who was still in search for his forever home. We later hosted a party in his honor to meet his future family.

After working with these adorable dogs, I couldn’t wait to head home and play with my own. Meet Coco and Gigi, my own little cuddle pups we adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue years ago.

As you can see, I was more than ready to spend Easter with my furry fam! You know I can’t resist a great matching moment, and the babies looked best in their new bandanas. Love my ladies in Lilly!

Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Location: Life’s A Beach, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Duck, NC

For more information on saving the pups, please visit this link: ASPCA