Setting the Thanksgiving table with VIETRI

For the first time ever, I’m going to be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner…which is both scary and exciting all at once! I’ve made countless phone calls to the women in my family, asking for advice, finalizing the menu, and asking for them to all make that one dish that they make better than everyone else (…so […]

5 steps to a French picnic // Super simple crab dip

From fashion and entertaining, to food + wine, the French know style! It’s no wonder the rest of the world is constantly trying to keep up. The summer heat in South Carolina has peaked and become down right unbearable, however I escape to the cool hills of Provence, France– if only in my mind–every time […]

Summer Soirée // Afternoon lunch for 4

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of July. Before you know it the thick, sticky air will fade into cooler fall nights and there will be no more lake days, or late sunsets. But before those days arrive, I’m making it a point to take full advantage of the season. And the best […]

FAMILY GAME NIGHT // A Cheerwine Summer

It is only a matter of weeks before school will resume and we’ll be back in the rut of homework + extra circular activity schedules! My fiancée’s boys have been hard at work this summer trying to complete their summer homework in between camp days + trips abroad. I’m honestly so proud of their hard […]

A masterpiece AND a work in progress // 6.11.19

How does one end up spending their birthday amongst great art, great bubbly and the GREATEST VIBES?!? Earlier this year I met Sarah Miller Gelber, a young, ambitious girlboss, who followed her dreams and became the founder and director of MILLER Gallery on East Bay in Charleston. For the last two years she’s been expanding […]

Party like its 1980-something!

This past week I attended my very first Free Times party…and it did not disappoint! Once a year the weekly publication compiles a “Best of Columbia” list awarding everything from the best liquor store to the best late night food spot. Winners are chosen based on the votes of average SodaCitizens and each year I’m introduced to […]

The celestial event of the year

For months all anyone in Colatown could talk about was The 2017 Eclipse. Actually it felt like as soon as 2017 began talks of how Columbia was one of the few “major cities” to be in the direct path of totality (and slated to have the longest period of darkness on the East coast) began to […]

Let’s Flamingle! // My 26th

This past Sunday was my 26th birthday, and (just as I do every other year) I did my best to turn that day into a full on event! Over the years my friends have come to look forward to my birthday party theme–which is nice because I really do put a lot of thought and effort […]

A White House Christmas party

You expect the holidays to be filled with magic and surprises, but never did I expect to find myself mingling in the East Wing of the White House during one of the Obama’s last Christmas parties. Pure magic! From the moment I stepped foot on property I knew it would be one of those lifetime […]

Dinner at Dracula’s castle // Gala SZN

You can expect one thing from Halloweekend every year…the Columbia City Ballet will perform their hit original ballet, Dracula! This year, following the Friday night performance at the Koger Center, the company hosted a fundraising black-tie gala next door at the newly built Darla Moore School of Business. Guests left the performance and walked straight […]