South Carolina State Fair

  October is my absolute favorite month of the year! Yes, over both December and my birth month of June. It always has been and I’m pretty sure it always will be the month that gets me so excited. In October, the leaves change, the temperature begins to fall, I celebrate like 12 birthdays, everything […]

A weekend in the Mountains

While our Carolina Gamecocks where giving up another W to Kentucky in one of the most embarrassing games in recent memory, I spent this past weekend with my Mom in the crisp mountain air of Asheville, NC! (This has quickly turned into one of those “let’s just beat Clemson” seasons) We began our trip at […]

Upper King Delights

Growing up, Upper King in Charleston was a place that you would never dare venture on foot, it was the part of downtown you’d double check that your doors were locked if anything. But, like everything else, the last several years have brought great changes to Downtown Charleston. Changes I have enjoyed watching develop. No […]

Soda City Market

One of my favorite things to do in Columbia is walk down Main Street on Saturday mornings. Soda City Market is a weekly local market held every Saturday from 9am-1pm, rain or shine, on the 1500 block. Dozens of local vendors set up shop and offer their products which can be anything from homemade soap to […]

Brunch at Tazza Kitchen

If there were a “Best French Toast of All Time” contest, it’s safe to say I’d be a very qualified judge. Perhaps even over qualified. I’ve had my share of French Toast and I’ve cooked my share of French Toast. Needless to say, I know French Toast. So when I decided to eat brunch at […]


Bourbon recently opened on Main Street and since I ate lunch during their soft opening I’ve been dying to go back for dinner. So, my best friend and I had a little date at the newest restaurant here in Cola! The restaurant is tiny, so it’s very easy for every table to be crowded, but […]

Lowcountry Peach Cobbler

On a recent trip home I stopped by the Charleston Market downtown to pick up a refill on spices when I saw a “Geechie Peach Cobbla” kit. Being a fan of any thing in the pie family, I knew that I had to get it. In an attempt to make cobbler like my grandma, I […]

Hunter Gatherer

I had one of the best dishes I have had in Columbia in a really long time at Hunter Gatherer. It has probably seriously become my favorite dish from this summer. I have been told several times that Hunter Gatherer is a place that I really needed to try. I finally did and now I’m […]

Miss USA Reunion

In my head, being a Miss USA vet obligates me to celebrate the competition annually. After all, if former contestants don’t excited for a pageant they once worked so hard to win how can we expect anyone else to? Unlike last year’s Vegas production, this year’s pageant took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Being fans […]