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3 Day Staycation Guide to Charleston

Hey y’all, Kenzie here today! So if y’all have been following us on Instagram then you know that recently my husband, Trevor, and I  got the chance to take a 3-day staycation for our 3 year marriage anniversary. It’s kind of a crazy story because I entered a contest on Instagram for a chance to win a 2 night stay the Zero George Hotel in downtown Charleston along with a dinner and wine pairing for 2 at their award winning restaurant, and I WON!! I honestly couldn’t even believe it when they messaged me telling me I won.

So we decided to use those 2 nights (we added a third night because we needed a break from work, ha) for a little staycation for our anniversary! AND let me tell you, it was nothing short of a dream. So here is a little breakdown day by day of everything we did, what we thought of the hotel, where we ate, and what I wore.

DAY 1

+We arrived at Zero George and were greeted by the valet who immediately took our bags and showed us to the front desk. The front desk crew/concierge was absolutely amazing and so welcoming. They offered us some champagne along with a tour of the hotel. Honestly, I will let the pictures do the talking because it really is magical.

Zero George

H&M Denim Shorts  // White Madewell Shirt // Hat (Different Color)

+After realizing that this isn’t all a dream, we relaxed on the porch with a glass of wine, which they offer free from 5-6, along with a delicious complimentary cheese board. Next, we headed off to dinner at Cane Rhum Bar, where it just happened to be National rum day. They were serving $6 zombie drinks that they limit 1 per person, so we both decided to try one. Holy smokes those were some strong drinks. I couldn’t even get 3/4’s of the way finished. We ordered the jerk chicken and ahi tuna, both of which were actually really delicious. The bartender gave us a pina colada as dessert, and it was SO GOOD. The vibe of this place is so fun and makes you feel like you are on a beach in Jamaica. We also loved that this place was just a short walk from our hotel (LOVED not having to drive)!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Blondie Tee // H&M Denim Shorts // Old Navy Peep Toe Shoes 

DAY 2

+Woke up from the best sleep ever because the beds are HEAVEN! So comfy and CLEAN!

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3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Clayton Striped Tube Top // Clayton Striped Maxi Skirt // Hat

+After our European breakfast, which is included in everyone’s stay, we headed off for a day in the sun at the Beach Club Charleston. We sat by the pool, enjoyed a bloody mary and then stepped into the spa for our couples deep tissue massage. Rough life, I know.

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Bikini Top (different color) // Bikini Bottom (different color) // Sunglasses 

+We were going to eat by the pool after but there were some gnarly clouds rollin’ in, so we opted to eat somewhere downtown. We decided to grab lunch at one of my favorite spots, Circe’s Grotto. Trev got the turkey avocado panini and I got my favorite mixed green salad with turkey on top. Seriously if you want a great sandwich or salad, check this place out!!

+One of our favorite features of our stay at Zero George was the complimentary cheese and wine happy hour every night from 5-6. You are able to enjoy your cheese and wine anywhere on the property, so that was pretty amazing! We picked a different spot each night!

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Greylin Ruffle Dress // Similar (here, here, here) // Nude Heels // Cocktail ring // FAVORITE Hoop Earrings 

+For our second night out, we weren’t too hungry so we ended up just having cheese and wine and then went for a walk around downtown a little later. Towards the end of the night, we ended up stopping for a quick beer and then headed to one of our favs, Minero, for a late night dinner. We got the charcoaled grilled wings doused in Valentino hot sauce (some of my favorite wings ever) and a couple delicious tacos. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here!!

 

DAY 3

My favorite day of our trip, not only because this was our actual anniversary date, but because it was SO MUCH FUN.

+I had heard about candle making class before, and thought it would be a cool activity! So I booked a candle making class at Candlefish and let me tell you, it was AWESOME! Definitely, recommend this activity while in Charleston because it’s something different, and you get to take home 2 candles that YOU made yourself.

+We stopped by our favorite coffee shop just up the street from Candle Fish called, The Rise. Love their iced dirty Chai!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Madewell White Shirt  // Shorts

+ After our candle class, we took the complimentary bikes from the hotel for a ride downtown all the way to the battery. Be careful riding your bikes in Charleston, because the streets are small and very busy with traffic! This was such a fun way to explore the city and especially loved checking out all the gorgeous homes on the ride.

+ That night we had a dinner reservation at Zero George Restaurant + Bar. Our dinner at Zero Restaurant + Bar was absolutely incredible and everything I imagined it would be. Everything from the ambiance to the music, to the service and food. Our server’s name was Amy and totally made our experience one we will never forget! I didn’t bring my phone to dinner because I wanted to be as present as possible, but every single dish was worthy of a picture! Every plate of food was truly a work of art. A dining experience I will never forget!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Favorite Dress of ALL TIME (On SALE) 

Couldn’t have asked for a better staycation and anniversary celebration! I highly recommend staying at Zero George because it truly was magical and the epitome of southern hospitality!

Thanks for reading! Don’t be afraid to reach out with any other questions y’all might have.

Cheers,

K||C

 

 

Food

Daily Harvest: Healthy During The Holidays

Happy Holidays y’all! Christmas season is finally upon us, which means lots of holiday parties with lots of yummy food and drinks. So how do we stay healthy and on track with our diet goals with such little time during the holidays? Daily Harvest is here to save the day. We connected with them through social media and thought we’d give it a try. SO GLAD WE DID:)

Daily Harvest delivers organic whole-food smoothies and ready-to-go heat up soups straight to your door step. And the best part is, it literally takes 30 seconds to make. We are always up early going on shoots, working out, running errands and don’t necessarily have the time to make a healthy breakfast. These smoothies have been a life saver and have provided us with that perfect on-the-go healthy snack.

They have 14 different flavors of smoothies packed full of nutrients that make your taste buds say, “HOLY MOLY this is the bomb!” We like the fact that it combines unique flavors that, honestly we never would have thought to put together, but are absolutely delicious! Our favorite smoothie so far is the strawberry+banana+peach+raspberry+goji berry+oats+and flaxseed!!

If y’all want to join us to stay healthy during the holidays go to Daily Harvest and use our Code: kcdoubletake to get 3 free smoothies with your first purchase! Hope y’all enjoy these smoothies as much as we have!!

Have a beautiful weekend and make sure to spread some holiday spirit:)!

 

 

Cheers,

K||C

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Food

Tavern and Table Fall Menu Tasting

With the change of seasons, comes a change of menu for Tavern and Table. We were so excited to be invited to the tasting for their new fall menu. And let us tell you, it was UNREAL! It was an awesome time with some other local food, lifestyle, and fashion bloggers. We always have so much fun meeting other local creatives here, it really is a special community to be apart of! Here is a break down picture by picture of what we had and what we thought about it!

Like we always say, whether you are visiting or a local, y’all need to check this place out for either brunch, lunch, or dinner! Cheers to great food, drinks, and company!

Cheers,

K||C

^The “PERfect Thyme”: This is made with pear shrub, simple syrup, and prosecco. Super refreshing and great flavor!

^ Deep Fried Deviled Eggs: I mean is there anything deep fried that isn’t delicious?! The bacon and chive on top made for the perfect bite.

^Ramen Noodle Salad: We loved how light and refreshing this dish was. The shrimp was poached and perfectly cooked! A great meal for sitting by the water!

^Kale and Brussel Salad: This was paired with a turkey panini (not pictured) and holy moly it was so good. We will let the picture do the talking on this one.

^ Flatbreads: We got to try 4 different flatbreads from their awesome pizza oven. There was an Italian, prosciutto and fig, lamb gyro, and mushroom flatbread. These are thin, crispy, and perfect for an appetizer or to have as a meal!

^Duck Four Ways: Trust us when we say, it’s as good as it looks. The duck was paired with a delicious cherry sauce that really complimented the duck flavor!

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^Osso Buco: It’s hard to describe how insane this dish was. Fall off the bone meat, cheese grits, and roasted peppers. A very indulgent meal if you are looking to go all in at dinner!

^Shrimp and Grits: A southern staple and classic! Honestly we had never had shrimp and grits until we moved here, and we are so glad we did, because we had been missing out on a whole lot!hah. Chef Katie put her twist on this dish by adding had spicy chorizo, fresh tomatoes and a lot of different spices!

^Homemade Ice Cream Cake : If y’all have a sweet tooth, this dessert is for you. Even though we were so full from everything else, we definitely made room for this beauty! The homemade ice cream, fudge, snickers bar, and whipped cream was perfection.

Food Travel

Lunch on the water: Tavern and Table

Looking for the perfect lunch spot? Look no further, Tavern and Table is the place to go. With an incredible view of shem creek, tasty food, and great selection of drinks, you can’t go wrong.

Everything on the menu sounded so good, we probably spent ten minutes trying to decide what to order. We ended up choosing the kale and brussels salad, and the fish n’ chips(probably because it reminds us of our kiwi dad). We sipped on Rose’ as we soaked in the beautiful waterfront view on their comfortable patio furniture. The salad was light and refreshing and complimented our fish n’ chips perfectly. The fries somehow disappeared way too quickly… Whoops! HA! A little bit of greens and some fish n’ chips was the perfect Shem Creek combo!

Tavern and Table was designed to “celebrate the food and beauty of Charleston and the Lowcountry,” and we think they have accomplished so. Check them out on Instagram, and their Website for more on their menu and what they are all about. Thanks for the great lunch and shoutout to our man, Britton Boomer, at the Beckett Agency for the recommendation!

 

Cheers,

K||C


Fashion Food Travel

Weekend trip to Savannah

August 18th was our ( Trev and Kenz) 2 year wedding anniversary, so we decided to treat ourselves to a little romantic getaway while Carol was on her own adventure to beautiful Whitefish, Montana. Savannah seemed like the best choice because it was just a short 2 hour drive away. I just wanted to give a little overview of where we went, what we did, and where we ate! 🙂

Cheers,

K||C

-Where we stayed-


The Brice Hotel: I loved the vibe of this place. Cool interiors, free happy hour wine, gorgeous pool, and also dog friendly ( so fun seeing all the sweet dogs around the hotel). It was located right by a beautiful neighborhood with a cute little park.

-Where we ate-

^The Collins Quarter: If I could go here everyday, I would. Everything from the interior, to the food, to the staff was just awesome. We had the avocado toast, watermelon salad and kangaroo chili. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves! Definitely make a stop by this place if y’all are in Savannah.

^Leopold’s Ice Cream: We just happened to be here on the weekend of their 97th birthday! 97 years in business?! How crazy is that? We waited in line for a while but it was so good and totally worth the wait!

Treylor Park : Always busy, and I can totally understand why. Treylor Park is the bomb y’all. The atmosphere, staff, drinks and food are the best. We had the pb&j wings and deep fried chicken pot pie burrito with a side of spicy coleslaw. This was our anniversary dinner and totally loved it!

-What we did-

^The Paris Market : I was recommended to stop by the Paris Market by a few friends, and it did not disappoint. You know when a store is set up so wonderfully, it just makes you want to buy everything? Well, this is one of them. I could have spent all day in there looking at all the fun little trinkets while drinking coffee.

Chocolat By Adam Turoni: I saw the chocolate sign hanging from a mile away. I LOVE chocolate and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out this fun chocolate shop. The chocolates were expensive but made in house, beautifully decorated, and absolutely delicious. 

^24e Design Co. : This was the coolest and dreamiest store ever. If y’all are suckers for interior design and cool spaces, stop by this place.

^Wormsloe Plantation: This was a last minute decision on our way out of town and I’m super glad we decided to go. It truly is pretty spectacular to drive down the mile and a half road under the trees dripping with Spanish moss.

^Forsyth Park: Absolutely beautiful park to walk through. Luckily we were there on Saturday when the little farmers market was going on so we got a little taste of some of the local vendors!

^ Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk: all we did is…haha but seriously wear your walking shoes y’all because you will need them. We explored every street and admired all the amazing houses! I’m absolutely obsessed with exposed brick, and there was no shortage here, so I was loving every second of this trip!

 

There is so much to explore in Savannah and we can’t wait to come back for another trip. Onto the next adventure! Have a great week everyone!!