Celebrating the best of Southern makers and culture, Garden & Gun Jubilee represents much of what I enjoy about Charleston and beyond: good living, good music, hand-crafted dry goods, fresh-caught seafood and a stiff drink, all savored under an ancient grove of oaks along the quiet waters of an Ashley River bayou.
Just in time for fall adventures I’ve just shared a few of my favorite eco-friendly travel tips at Bodhi & Birch’s new blog, The Leaf. Head over to the gorgeous journal to check them out and explore Gem Bolton and crew’s musings on body and mind care, ethical makers, and how to recharge this Autumn. More on how to pack light and travel well and a handy festival packing list. Paris photo above is from this trip.
As the first day of fall settles in across American forests, a few final snaps from our recent trip to Washington. Favorite spots: Whidbey Island (and lavender farm), Chuckanut Drive (and brewery), and every footstep we took through gorgeous Deception Park. Speaking of new footsteps… This past weekend CPR & I tied the knot! More photos soon xx
Photo by Caroline Walker Evans After exploring Ocean Shores and Ruby Beach on our recent trip to Washington, we spent a day soaking up city life in downtown Seattle before heading north to Vancouver. And much like Olympic National Park, Seattle instantly felt like home. Here’s a peek into favorite finds throughout the Emerald City. Shopping, eats, and drinks at Melrose Market‘s Glasswing Clothing & Home Goods, Taylor Shellfish Farms, and Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room (Try Gravitas cupping for a coffee connoisseur, Shakerato Bianco for a sweet tooth). Take an in-depth tour and whiskey tasting with the thoughtful folks at Westland Distillery. Rent a canoe at University of Washington‘s Lake Washington docks. Forage for blackberries along the school’s bike path. Scoop up a fresh honey lavender waffle cone at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. Stop by Batch 206 for Americana vibes and whiskey pickles (yep, whiskey pickles). Pike Place, a rite of passage when in Seattle. I loved Moon Valley Organics, Left Bank Books, and saki cups from the adorable Ting Ceramics. Drop by …
“Don’t forget to stop by the garden on the way out,” my dad said last weekend, nodding down to rows and rows of emerald kale, Amish tomatoes, squash blossoms. We’d stopped off at his farm before embarking on the bends and twists of the road that winds around Lake Burton, to Lake Seed, to Lake Rabun. We left with the best cucumbers and tomatoes and greens which were shared all weekend with friends and family and each other as we basked in the Georgia sunshine and bathed in the cool waters of the headwaters of the Soque. It was a heavenly break from the stifling Atlanta heat. It wasn’t until sifting through pictures this morning that I realized the weekend home marked Rose & Fig’s third birthday – and also that this time two years ago, we were just getting acquainted with a timid, tiny, extremely incontinent puppy named Mud Bug. We renamed her Pimms Cup and rehomed her out of a short lifetime of apparent abuse, neglect, and starvation. Ever since her best friend …