Friday, July 18, 2014

friday five

Happy Friday! I am so excited to see the weekend finally arrive. We have quite a busy weekend ahead of us. Saturday afternoon I am hosting an open house at one of my listings, and later that evening we have a surprise 30th birthday at Shem Creek for one of Rob's friends. Sunday, we have a huge family get-together and cookout in the afternoon.

Today I had the pleasure of guest posting on two lovely blogs, so be sure to check out those posts on Cosmos Mariners and 702 Park Project!

Here are my favorite links this week...

// This video truly speaks volumes.

// Great tips for females just graduating or having started their careers.

// Love, love, love this quote.

// Obsessing over these boots. Gosh I love the Fall.

// Even though I graduated college several years ago, I need to add some of these to my list to read.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

featured listing: 807 soaring lane

Happy Thursday! This week went by super slow, although I am happy that when I woke up this morning thinking it was only Wednesday, I had the wonderful surprise of looking at my calendar and realizing it was actually Thursday. Best feeling ever. We have a pretty busy weekend ahead, but more on that tomorrow. Today, I want to share with you a home that I just recently listed on James Island.

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom town home is a quick 10-minute drive to downtown Charleston and less than 9 miles from Folly Beach- the location is truly one of the best. The neighborhood is recently sold old, and there are currently no other town homes available for sale.

The house is located directly across the street from the great pool area and outdoor pavilion space that can be rented for parties and private functions. This neighborhood is nestled off of Fort Johnson Road, just behind the James Island Youth Soccer Field. 

At nearly 2,000 square-feet the home has a great open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining friends and family. The downstairs features an eat-in kitchen, separate formal dining or formal living area, a large family room and a powder room.

The downstairs also features plantation shutters, remote controlled ceiling fans, a large screened-in porch, and lots of natural light throughout. 

Upstairs, you will find the 2 guest bedrooms with carpet, ceiling fans, wood blinds, and large closets.  The upstairs hall bath features Corian countertops, tile floors and a shower/tub combo.  At the other end of the upstairs hallways you will find the spacious master bedroom, which also features carpet, a large walk-in closet with closet system, plantation shutters and a remote controlled fan. The master bath has dual vanities, Corian counters, and a tile shower. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

eat: eli's table

As a kid I never liked breakfast. Nope. Not eggs, bacon, omelets, none of it. I would eat the occasional PopTart or slice of toast with peanut butter, or one of my favorites still to this day, Lucky Charms. Then, as I got older I realized my love for things like scrambled eggs with cheese, spicy breakfast potatoes, and open-face omelets. Now, breakfast is my favorite meal. I can't get enough of delicious breakfast foods and there are not many things better than Sunday brunch.

This past Saturday morning Rob and I headed downtown to grab breakfast at one of our regular spots, Toast. Downtown Charleston on a Saturday morning is truly magical. The streets are so quiet and peaceful, and the sun casts a beautiful morning glow on Meeting Street and Broad Streets somehow making it prettier than it already is. The Charleston colors really come to life early in the morning, and the dew on the grassy areas just makes it the ideal spot to spend a weekend morning walking around. If you happen to catch the city on a Sunday morning you can hear the church bells from the old cathedrals ringing in the distance, ahh. 

Back to the breakfast. On our way to Toast we passed by a small restaurant, Eli's Table. We've probably passed by this quaint little restaurant a hundred times, but have never stopped. Feeling adventurous and wanting to try out something new and exciting, we decided to have breakfast at Eli's Table.

The cute little blue building sits on Meeting Street, just a few doors down from Toast and a couple of blocks up from Broad Street, just after the Mills House hotel. There was no wait (perfect), and we had the option of sitting inside or outside in their courtyard. As beautiful as Charleston is, it's far too hot during July to dine outside.

The service was incredible, the food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was just what we needed on an early Saturday morning to start off our weekend.

My advice, order the Crab Cake Benedict. I do ask for my eggs scrabbled instead of poached, though. I guess some things will never change.

You can read my full review here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

my weekend

1// On Saturday morning Rob and I woke up pretty early and headed downtown for breakfast. We were going to go to one of our favorites, Toast, but decided to try out Eli's Table as we were passing by. I ordered a delicious Crab Cakes Benedict. The atmosphere was great and the servers were friendly! Turns out, Eli's Table is owned by Charleston Hospitality Group, who also owns Toast! We walked around Broad Street and Meeting Street a little after breakfast. Downtown Charleston is so peaceful on a Saturday morning. 

2// Spotted some baby deer hanging out on Seabrook Island Friday afternoon. They were so cute, and look at those ears! Aww. 

3// I started the weekend out with a quick meeting Thursday afternoon at Collective Coffee. If you're a Charleston local (or visitor) you must try out Collective Coffee. Their coffees are delicious, and I also happened to get a chocolate croissant (also delicious). 

4// Saturday evening we attended a Charleston Battery soccer game. It has been years since I have been to one, and Rob said he has never been. It was a little warm, but after the sun went down it was nice and cool! 

5// After church on Sunday morning we went to a late lunch. Around 4:00 I was craving frozen yogurt, so we went to TCBY in Mount Pleasant and had frozen yogurt for dinner.