Quarantine Blues

Hello beautiful people! It’s been a while. Life is a little different these days. I’ve been unmotivated to go outside for any extra curricular activities. It’s scary out there and stressful. However, after being in the house for a month straight. We decided to go downtown. Charleston has begun to reopen restaurants for outdoor dining only. We grabbed dinner at Pearlz Oyster Bar. I don’t actually eat oysters, but they have great shrimp tacos and calamari. All employees wore masks and the tables were more than six feet apart. I felt really safe. The streets were also empty, compared to how it would normally look this time of year.

After dinner, we took a walk around Waterfront Park. It was also very empty. I have to say that I absolutely loved it. My daughter captured really cute photos!

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Sunday Funday Charleston

Hello beautiful people! I love the freakin weekend, but I love the end of it the more. Charleston is the perfect place to experience delicious brunches, rooftop drinks, and scenic strolls. These are a few of my favorite hotspots.

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This is by far the most esthetically pleasing restaurant in Downtown Charleston. It’s housed in an old church on N. Market Street with a modern touch. Including, the light fixtures, seating, and the words painted on the vaulted ceilings.

It is a little on the pricey side for those on a tighter budget. You can easily spend $200 on dinner for two. So it’s best to go for lunch on weekdays and/or brunch on Sunday. The menu offers some of the same at a dished at a reduced price. Plus, the carafes of mimosa are $15 on Sunday. Hooray!

Vendue Hotel Rooftop

This is one of my favorite hot spots mostly for the panoramic view of the city. However, they have delicious food and drinks as well. This a great location to come after brunch for an adult beverage or two. It’s great for a group of friends or couples. I wouldn’t suggest bringing children. It has more of an adult ambiance. It’s moderately priced by Charleston standards. Which would be about an average of $40 per person.

Waterfront Park

This picturesque palm tree lined park. Is perfect for walking off those shrimp and grits on a Sunday afternoon stroll. The park overlooks the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor. Where there are frequent dolphin sitings. The famous Pineapple Fountain is located in the park as well.

The 3 locations named above are all within blocks of each other. All off of Bay Street in Downtown Charleston.

A few of my other favorite!

Sol Southwest Kitchen-Summerville, Mt Pleasant. Vicious Biscuit-Mt Pleasant. Grace & Grit-Mt Plesant. Five Loaves Cafe-Summerville, Mt Pleasant. Riverfront Park-North Charleston. Firefly Distillery-Park Circle. Miller’s All Day– Downtown Charleston. The Battery Park– Downtown Charleston.

Le Dîner en Blanc Charleston

Hello again beautiful people. I just attended this really cool picnic style white party called, “Le Diner en Blanc-Charleston”. It’s an event held all over the globe that originated in Paris 30 years ago. Hence the French ass name. The concept is to dress in all white, bring all your own tables, chairs, cutlery, tablecloths, centerpieces, and food. All of which must also be white, with the exception of cutlery and food. Then, meet in an undisclosed area for a huge party with DJs, wine, champagne, and more champagne.

The evening starts with an agreed upon meeting spot with a group leader. My group was outside of the South Carolina Aquarium parking garage. We got in line with all of our things and walked about 5 blocks to Wragg Square downtown. It was a very nice venue, with historic Charleston homes as the backdrop, a fountain, band, Moët Champagne stack, and a sea of people in white. Which was very calming considering the large crowd.

Upon arrival, we set up our tables and chairs. Then, picked up the preordered wine and champagne. Outside alcohol was not prohibited. Though I met some creative people who managed to sneak some in. After the meal and chatting it up with our table neighbors. We walked around with our classy plastic cups of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne and AIX Rosé. I took tons pictures, held up sparklers, and danced the night away.

A big highlight for me was watching this diverse crowd conversing with one another, laughing, and having a wonderful time together. When people actually communicate, we discover we have a lot more in common then we’re willing to admit. I’d say it was a perfect evening.

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Music Midtown Festival

A few weekends back, I attended my very first music fest. I drove five hours to the ATL and made my way to Piedmont Park for Music Midtown.

Before I begin, I just want to acknowledge the drunk guy in the picture behind me. He may have been more than drunk, but I digress. After I took the pic, he walked up and asked where we got the guitar shaped cup of wine. Then, proceeded to tell us that, he was on a date with a girl who hates him. He had previously taken her to six flags on a first date. The music festival was there second date. I told him those are two very respectable dates, and it’s pretty shitty of her to except an expensive second date if she didn’t like you. I also told him maybe he’s reading her wrong. Finally his date walked up with a coke for him. I said to her “This guy is so sweet for taking bringing you here, I might have to steal him from you.” She responded, “Please, please take him, now.” She was so serious. I just said “oh, well, you guys have a wonderful time”and jetted out of that awkward situation. Anyway, back to the festivities.

Day one was in the mid 80s and overcast. Which is the perfect weather for an all day event in my eyes. My bestie and I started off with DNCE, who won me over. I cannot stop playing “toothbrush” on my way to work. After DNCE we got our wine on. As pictured at the to top, and listened to Band of Horses from afar. I’ve liked them for years it was awesome to finally get to hear “the funeral”and “no ones gonna love you” live.

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Next, we made our way close to one of the other stages to see one of the ATLiens, Big Boi. It was some good show. He performed some classics and I liked the way everybody moved..haha. After Big Boi on the same stage, was Lil Wayne and Two Chains. I would never go see them by themselves. So this was the perfect opportunity to see them do the hits. They performed all my favorites. “A Milli”,”Birthday Song”, Duffle Bag Boy” and more. Lil Wayne says really funny things in his songs and that voice. He’s so tiny and energetic, it’s adorable. It was also a great end to the first day of Music Midtown.

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Then, there was day two. It started very similar to day one. We started with Corinne Bailey Rae. As she started performing so did the rain. and it continued throughout her set. She was  still enchanting.

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After the Corrine set they kicked 60, 000 people out of Piedmont Park for a thunder storm warning. It took about an hour to leave and another hour for them to let everyone back in. I was soaked and not very happy. It was a mess.

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All the remaining shows got moved back about an hour or so after everyone got back in the park. We found a comfy somewhat dry tree and listened to Kesha, who was so inspiring and honest about her law suit as she performed all of her biggest hits. I didn’t know people loved Kesha so much, But I definitely gained new respect for her as I stood under that tree. I also did a little posing in my small poncho, make up running and all.

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All well that ends well though. I got to see my favorite band of my life, “The Killers” for the second time. I’ve loved them since high school, which was a long time ago at this point.  The rain had finally stopped. Daniel Craig, better known as James Bond introduced them and the show was great.I was muddy and I lost my voice because I sung so hard. Still  It was like a romantic comedy. It gets kinda shitty in the middle, but by the end its perfect. Confetti and all.

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