Thursday, June 26, 2014

Yoga Under the Oaks

Last week, I was counting my blessings while laying under the oak trees at Charles Towne Landing. It's a pretty peaceful setting. Tucked in the back of a beautiful historic state park, Yoga Under the Oaks happens a few times each spring and fall. Each session is followed by a happy hour at the Legare-Waring House. Practicing yoga never felt so good.

Charles Towne Landing is located at the exact spot where Charleston's first settlers landed on the Ashley River. It's hard not to be taken back a bit by the history that surrounds you when you are on the centuries-old site.

The total cost of the class is $10 and admission to Charles Towne Landing is waived for those participating in the class. After the class is over, nosh on a few bites from Coastal Craft & Cru Food Truck. The light happy hour included a Mediterranean Salad and a cool glass of Pinto Gris served from the side of a 1956 Ford F600 truck.   

The birds were chirping throughout the trees during our session. The scenery was inspiring. I left feeling relaxed and energized at the same time. The next class is July 8, but check here for more upcoming dates.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sweet Sweet Tea

This week we apparently celebrated National Iced Tea Day and National Seersucker Day. It seems we're on a roll with the fun southern holidays. I'm guessing National Fried Chicken Day isn't too far off.

If there's one thing I love, it's sweet tea. I've been known to sit on the porch and drink a whole gallon throughout a weekend. Whether you dress it up with a sprig of mint, a slice of lemon, or a splash of bourbonit's delicious all day long.

True sweet tea is made with tea, sugar, and water. Don't let anyone tell you to add baking soda; that is a myth that is pointless and silly. If you want to brew your batch with local tea, use Charleston Tea Planation American Classic Tea from Wadmalaw Island. It's simply the best.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

C'mere and Give Me Some Sugar

Y'all are sweet as pie. C'mere and give me some sugar. These are a few things my sweet grandmomma says all the time. My grandmother can bless your heart in the most sincere way. Completely different than the way folks are saying it nowadays. The minute you tell her something unfortunate, she's blessing your heart. Like a little songbird, she's going around making a melody with her southern sayings. When we were little she'd start singing "A Bushel and a Peck" or "Hush, Little Baby" as soon as she could convince us it was bedtime.

Sweet as Pie - Odd Daughter Paper Co.

I intended to write about cards, but these sayings are bringing up memories of visits to my grandparents house. It makes me want to whip up some creamed corn and butter beans. Or just make a giant glass of sweet tea. As for the cards, my granddaddy will be receiving the card with the jam jar on his next birthday. He's been putting up peaches and pears for as far back as we can remember. 

Belle and Union

Belle and Union is one of my favorite stationary companies. I featured them here last year, but they're still cranking out amazing pieces. The folks behind Belle and Union have a story that will make you want to grab your valentine. He's a soldier, and she's an artist. He's a yankee boy, and she's a Southern Belle. Together they make gorgeous cards in Texas.

The South Print - HardInk Calligraphy

I love this print by HardInk Calligraphy. I'm really starting to think I should make a gallery wall with my favorite southern prints. These pieces are way too pretty to send off and never see again. It'd make for an inspiring office wall, and day-dreaming of my sweet grandparents would be pretty awesome too.