LOCAL EVENT: A Taste of Glynn

Yesterday evening, patrons and foodies gathered at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island for the 15th Annual “A Taste of Glynn” fundraising and culinary event to support Glynn Community Crisis Center— which provides care for victims of domestic violence. This was my first time attending the event, and I felt that overall, it was a lovely affair. The food was delicious, the scenery was everything you’d expect on a beautiful St. Simons Day, and the positivity in the air was contagious. As a first-timer I wasn’t sure what to expect, and besides a general description of what the fundraiser is for and who is participating, there wasn’t much on the website to help a girl out, so I will try to expound below:

TICKETS: There are 3 options: 1. Purchase at the event ($50/ ticket), 2. Purchase through the website ($40/ ticket) and pick up at Will Call, 3. Purchase AND pick up at local businesses mentioned on the website ($40/ ticket). We bought tickets a couple of days before the event via option 2, but if you would like to be treated like a human by volunteer staff, I would recommend option 3 so you show up for the shuttle with tickets in hand.

PARKING: Free parking and shuttle service to & from Massengale Park.

WHAT IT IS: A 2-part charity event. First Part: local restaurants serve a tasting of their chosen culinary creation in a pop-up setting. Second Part: A silent auction containing donations from local businesses.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Filling your belly with yummy dishes from local chefs while you listen to music and walk around talking to a myriad of interesting people. Also, anticipate that you will have to find creative ways to eat the food since table space is incredibly limited for an event of 1,000+ attendees. A row of high-top tables along the fence outside would have been a welcome addition.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: A tasting from each restaurant. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) ARE NOT included– I’m not entirely sure why this is so. A drink ticket would make a really nice addition and I would have been willing to pay more for a ticket if drinks were complimentary. There were cash bars set-up, but they were ridiculously overpriced, which I wouldn’t have minded if I knew where the money was going. If it’s for the charity, okay, no problem, but that wasn’t made clear. Beyond that- it wasn’t mentioned on the website so we didn’t bring any cash and therefore had no means of wetting our whistles. I feel this was the biggest hiccup in the whole operation.

WHAT TO WEAR: A few people attended in cocktail attire, but for the most part it was much more casual than expected. If you attend in 2016 (which you definitely should) put your feet first- literally, because there is a lot of standing and walking around from table to table. I wore dark skinny jeans, a lightweight python-print sweater, and incredibly uncomfortable (but really pretty) stacked heels.

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Despite the occasional rude volunteer, the food in my hair from having no table to stand at, and the complete lack of buzz because I had no money for the cash-bar, it was a nice event. We were all there to raise money for a great organization and we got to sample some great food and have interesting conversations with other locals 😉

My Three Favorite Plates:

  • Echo: Echo’s booth looked great and the guys running it were extremely fun and personable. Their pairing of an apple and radish salad bite with a mini lobster cake was absolutely delicious!
  • Del Sur: I loved these guys! There booth was in prime position (scenery wise) and the chef was extremely knowledgeable. Their pairing of braised beef on creamy polenta with white truffle oil and a Beef and Pork sausage with chimichurri on a crostini was definitely the “prettiest” plate and it tasted even better than it looked!
  • The Half Shell: This booth was definitely a surprise… I wasn’t expecting much from the small “salsa” looking bite in the cup with a single chip, but what turned out to be a Georgia shrimp ceviche with a crisp wonton chip was perfectly balanced in its acidity with spicy, sweet, and salty profiles. Nobody pay any attention to me drinking all of the ceviche that didn’t make it onto the wonton!

 

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What I Wore: Plaid Dress & Frye Boots

It’s that weird time of year down here when the weather is heating up, but I haven’t had a chance to get any form of tan (conundrum). That’s why a knee length dress with tall boots is perfect right now! Check it out! Flannel Dress & Frye Boots Flannel Dress & Frye Boots Flannel Dress & Frye Boots Flannel Dress & Frye Boots Flannel Dress & Frye Boots

Flannel Dress from Wild Souls (Sold Out – Similar here) // Frye Campus Boots // Vintage Arrowhead Necklace (similar here)

Photography Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

Saying Goodbye to Winter

Today I’m saying goodbye to cold weather with the last full-on winter outfit of the season… We still have some chilly days ahead, so I’m here to show you guys some ways to transition– but hopefully all the freezing is behind us (down here on the Georgia Coast at least).
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Blanket Scarf // Red Tunic // GAP Legging Jean // Steve Madden Troopa Boots

{Photography Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Location: Village Inn & Pub

Cheers Dublin! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Hey guys! I have been on vacation and totally disconnected from reality, but here’s my “What I Wore: St. Patrick’s Day”! This green floral maxi dress is from my personal vintage collection and I absolutely LOVE it! Sandals are BC Footwear.

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{Photography Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography}

Anthropologie Frenchie Sweater & Red Michael Kors Rain Boots

Since I don’t own any Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, or Isabel Marant (yet), I’m sporting my “French Bulldog Sweater” in honor of “Paris Fashion Week” 😉 It’s still a bit chilly down here, but I’ve been just DYING to get out on the beach, so I put on my Michael Kors Rain boots and went down to Driftwood Beach to get a little salt on my skin…Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging JeanAnthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean Anthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean

Frenchie Sweater (sold out from Anthropologie, similar here) // GAP Factory Jeans // Michael Kors Rain Boots

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

What I Wore: Buffalo Plaid + Herringbone

This has been one of my very favorite winter outfits! I love mixing prints 😉 One of the tricks to doing so successfully is mixing a large print with a small print… In this case, large check buffalo plaid and small herringbone. The jeans are a high-rise legging from GAP Factory and they are my first pair of jeans in YEARS and they are incredibly comfortable! I highly recommend 😉Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots _ASC9067 Wild Souls: What I Wore - Black & Red Buffalo Plaid Tunic, Black & White Herringbone Tweed Vest, Gap Denim Jeggings, Sparkle Ankle Boots

Wild Souls Tunic & Vest  // GAP Factory Legging Jean // Dorothy Perkins Sparkle Booties

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Photos taken at the Horton House on Jekyll Island, GA

My Valentine’s Day: Pizza + Peroni

Gary and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day by enjoying our last night in the home we’ve been living in for almost two years  (the same home I spent the first 18 years of my life in). Living with my husband in my childhood home was kind of strange at first (i.e. sleeping in the same room my parents did, not hearing my brother stomping through the house, or not seeing my mom out on the front porch swing) but we ultimately enjoyed our time in the woods 😉 Now it’s time for a new chapter with our move to The Golden Isles!

So, for our last night in Hoboken, GA I picked up a pizza and a six pack of Peroni (because it’s the perfect beer to drink with Pizza) as we enjoyed a final winter fire together and discussed our new adventure. Wild Souls Valentine's Day Pizza and Peroni

 

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My Outfit: Blanket Scarf from Wild Souls // Cotton Sweater, similar here // Pixie Pants from Wild Souls // Frye 8R Engineer Boots