Charleston brunch favorites: Park Café

I’ve lived in Charleston for three years now and just recently experienced Park Cafe. What a mistake not going there sooner. A local favorite, The Park Café is a little off-the-beaten-path for tourists staying on the Lower Peninsula or in Mt. Pleasant, which adds to its charm and makes it all the more appealing to people looking to experience Charleston the way the locals do.

I visited Park Café with a group of Charleston girlbosses in early March as part of a branding session that we were doing for my new business. At the time, I was just getting started as a small business owner and had heard that it was crazy important to have a branding session early on in your business.

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Charleston brunch favorites: Five Loaves Café

Full disclosure: I have been to Five Loaves Café twice in the last week. Saturday morning I woke up craving an acai bowl (this is how I wake up every day), so I went to the Five Loaves Juice Bar on Cannon Street, got an acai bowl for myself and a sandwich for boyfran, and brought him lunch at work (good girlfriend, right here).

The next day, I went to the Mt. Pleasant Five Loaves for Mother’s Day brunch with boyfran’s mom. Side note: he wasn’t even with us! See what I mean about being an amazing girlfriend?

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girlboss life: my venture into blogging

I originally wrote this post for Instagram; when I sat back to proofread, I realized it was better off as a blog post - because realistically, who's on Instagram to read my long-af captions? Probably no one. But long captions are literally blog posts, so, here we are. Side note: this is a completely random post. It has nothing to do with anything, but is something that I’ve been thinking about lately and felt like it was important to share.

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four things not to miss while staying on Kiawah Island

So some of you may know that a few weeks ago, I took a little staycation with my parents while they were in town from Michigan. As staycations go, I didn't travel very far -- just to Kiawah Island, about a 45-minute drive south of Charleston. We had the best time just taking it easy, not making plans, and seeing where the days took us -- which is what vacation is all about, in my opinion. I've made a little list of the things that I particularly enjoyed while staying on the island, but it's by no means exhaustive -- we were only there for five days and there's lots more to see! Check out what I enjoyed, though, and have the best time on whatever type of vacation you're planning to the Charleston area! Side note: in an effort to "be more present," which is apparently a thing I say now, I didn't take a lot of pictures while we were on the island. Sorry 'bout it.

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rosé & partaaay

Hi guys! Happy Friday!

Just wrapped up a #roséandflatlays product photo session with my friend Yana of @hemming_birds (she's also my boss, lolz), & I felt inspired to write this post. At this rate, it's going to become a tradition that I have a few glasses of wine before I write a blog post. Twist my arm, gotta drink every Thursday. PS: #roséandflatlays is about to be a trend. Just wait.

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hi & welcome!

Hi, friends! I'm so, so happy you're here & interested in learning more about With Love Travel Co. Full disclosure: I had a few glasses of wine before sitting down to write this post. I feel like it's important to mention that, but I also feel like the post is going to be way better because of the wine so.. there's that.

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