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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

 

 

Fashion Travel

Strollin’ Around The Avenues

Utah, The Avenues, Blue Dresses

Utah, The Avenues, Blue Dresses

Utah, The Avenues, Blue Dresses

Utah, The Avenues, Blue Dresses

Utah, The Avenues, Blue Dresses

On our last night in Utah, we decided to take a stroll through one of our favorite neighborhoods called, The Avenues. Every house is perfectly unique and so well groomed. It’s definitely motivation for us to keep working hard, so one day we can own a house of our own!

We, of course, had to stop and get a mid-day pick me up coffee from the cutest little spot called Publik Kitchen. Every time we come back to Utah, there are a million new places to try and so many cute restaurants and coffee shops. It really has developed a lot since we have moved away and we are quite impressed with how far Utah has come! If y’all are ever visiting and need some recommendations, hit ya girls up!!

On to our outfits in these pictures! It’s so funny because these outfits really show our personalities and how different we can be at times. Kenzie has always been a little more girly, loving heels and everything feminine, where Carol is more relaxed and a little edgier. But both of these dresses have become some of our favorites in our closest! Carol’s off the shoulder dress is soooo lightweight and perfect for everyday life. Kenzie’s dress is perfect for a brunch date with the girls or you could throw on some tennies to dress it down. It also has POCKETS!! Any dress with pockets is a win in our book!

Anyway y’all, hope you are having a wonderful day and have a killer week! Work hard, stay positive and productive!!

Cheers,

K||C

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A family weekend: IOP

CHEERS TO 2017! 





May seem like we’ve been MIA but we have been working like crazy and finally had a week to relax and unwind with our mom and brother!

We rented a beach house out on IOP for the weekend and it was nothing short of amazing. Although the weather didn’t exactly cooporate and was a bit chilly we still made the most of our time and had a blast. We bundled up for morning walks on the beach, drank coffee cozied up by the fire, and laughed our asses off at family dinners and game nights.

While our Mom was here we thought it would be the perfect time to go wedding dress shopping! We made an appointment at White on Daniel Island and were greeted by Jodi, the owner, and some champaign! We had a ball of time and Carol may have even found her dress! Can’t wait for y’all to see it!

Also, happy 2017, make this new year the best yet! We are excited for this year and what is to come.

 

Cheers,

K||C

Travel

Sunset On Sullivan’s Island: Station 22 1/2

With our blog we try to capture our lifestyle to its most unique and true form. And this is us at our happiest–> barefoot walking to the beach with our loves, playing in the oceans waves, taking in the gorgeous sunset and getting eaten alive by mosquitos(Jk-they are our worst enemy.) If there are any mosquito repellent companies that want to hook some sistas up, hollllla at us 😉

There is something about a sunset that truly captures the body, mind and soul. For us, it’s a reminder to be present in the moment, enjoy the company you are with, look around and be thankful for EVERYTHING.

If you ever visit Charleston(which you need to), watching a sunset at Sullivan’s Island needs to be on your list of things to do.

Cheers,

K||C

 

 



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sunset at sullivans island


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sunset at sullivans island
sunset at sullivans island


sunset at sullivans

Fashion Travel

Girls Trip to Napa Valley, CA

This trip could not have been timed any more perfectly, y’all! Unfortunately there was a massive hurricane headed to the east coast and we escaped it just in time. We felt somewhat bad sipping on wine in sunny California while our friends and family back home in Charleston were dealing with the chaos. Shoutout to Trev (Kenzie’s Husband) for holding down the fort!

This trip was all thanks to our best friend, sister and life coach, Kristy Smith. We went to celebrate her birthday and it just happened our other best friend, Sam, was out there with her family celebrating a bunch of birthdays in their family, so we all got to reunite and have some much needed girl time!

Our trip consisted of adventures throughout Palo Alto, San Fransisco, Stinson Beach, and of course wine country(Napa, Sonoma, and Calistoga)! Relaxation was our key word for the trip. We got our workout on while hiking through the beautiful red woods in Stinson Beach, sipped wine with our girlfriends in Napa and Sonoma Valley, and walked/shopped the busy streets of San Fransisco. It was an absolutely incredible trip and we cannot wait to go back!! Check out our pictures to see what we got into:)

Cheers,

K||C

^^The view from our hike. Love seeing the beach and mountains at the same time!!

^^The sweetest dog named Kibo we met at the beach.  Ended up taking some really neat pictures of him and sending them to his owner!

^^Who else could eat this everyday?! OUR FAV! 

^^Hiking through the amazing Red Woods at Stinson Beach.

Napa Valley

^^Our first wine tasting at Frank Family Vineyards!

^^The gorgeous and relaxing spa at the Solage Calistoga. It truly was heavenly!

Napa Valley

^^Biking up and down all of the vineyards might have been one of our favorite parts of our trip. All of the leaves are starting to change colors and it is truly magical!

^^JaM Cellars in downton Napa. Super chill, fun, and really great wine!!

^^Hawkes Winery in downtown Sonoma. We sat outside on their charming patio and had a bottle of their rosé. Absolutely delicious!

^^Alright y’all, if you have ever heard of Philz Coffee you already know about their mint mojito coffee. Holy MOLY it is so freaking good. If you are in Palo Alto, stop and get you one because you will not regret it!