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Weekending Snapshots

What a weekend!
I always love weekends in Kiawah, but this one was probably one of my favorites in recent memory. The weather was gorgeous {even if it wasn't quite warm enough to enjoy time on the beach} and the weekend was jam-packed with all things Kiawah & Charleston related.
On Friday afternoon, my friend Camlin and I packed up my car and headed down to the low country. We made it there in record time {there was ZERO traffic} and made it in time to catch the tail end of the sunset. I can't tell you the last time that I made it down on a Friday afternoon before dark.
I was up with the sun on Saturday morning to squeeze in a quick run around the island. I've become so accustomed to running 3.1 miles on Saturday mornings {thanks to 3 back to back 5Ks} that the run was a breeze. It was cool, there was a lack of humidity, and there was a nice breeze. Perfect running conditions!
Camlin and I drove into Charleston later that morning to do a little brunching and a little shopping. On our way out there, we were driving down Maybank Highway when a sign on the side of the road caught our eye.

Um, a brewery? On Johns Island? How the heck did I not know about this place?! We made a mental note to stop back by there on our way back from Charleston.
Once on the peninsula, we stopped at Hominy Grill for brunch. & a drink. Because we were in Charleston to do bathing suit shopping and I don't know about y'all, but I need a drink before bathing suit shopping.
We did a little shopping in and around King Street where I found not one, but TWO bathing suits. Mission accomplished.
On our way back to Kiawah, we stopped in at Low Tide Brewing. They're a brand new brewery {opened on March 12} and y'all, I am in love. It's a super cute little place that serves up some delicious, light, summer time beers. My favorite was the Sweet Caroline Kolsch but they had a few others on tap that I enjoyed. More about this brewery tomorrow!
We took advantage of the gorgeous weather to do a little biking after lunch. My mom, Camlin, and I covered about 10.5 miles Saturday afternoon all over the island, including stops at Night Heron Park, The Sanctuary, The Straw Market, and Beachwalker Park.
 {& yes, we're in matching monogram baseball hats...}
To top off a fantastic day, we got dressed up and headed over to Freshfields to go to Forty Eight Wine Bar where we sampled a few wines and a couple of appetizers.
I definitely recommend the pimento cheese platter. The sharp white cheddar & the spicy were my two favorites.
Whew. What a day, right?
Sunday was a lot less busy with a little sleeping in, a lot of HGTV, a pancake & bacon breakfast, and 13 miles of biking.
Can't wait to get back down to this island in a couple of weeks! Just need the weather to warm up a tiny bit more so I can get in some beach time next time while I'm there.
Happy Monday! 


  1. Looks like you had such a great time! Would love to go to Kiawah!

    Southern Style

  2. Haha! Drinks before bathing suit shopping is always a good decision!

  3. What beautiful pictures, the weather looked amazing. And now I'm hungry after all the food pictures.

  4. Gorgeous pictures!!! Sounds like the perfect weekend - brunching, shopping, biking...everything!

  5. This definitely sounds like the perfect weekend! So jealous of your time in Charleston- it is truly my favorite city in the US!

  6. Oh wow. The weather looked absolutely gorgeous and sounds like you guys had a blast! Yay for no traffic on the drive down there. I'd rather sit in traffic coming home then trying to get there! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. What a fabulous weekend! The weather looks gorgeous! Congrats on scoring two swimsuits, i know that feel of needing a drink before shopping for one!

  8. The cheese spreads look quite delicious! This looks like the best weekend with the weather and activity!

  9. Oh my gosh, this posts makes me homesick for Charleston and the Lowcountry. The weather looks perfect!


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