August Fun

August was a quieter month for me work-wise, which means I fully relished my evenings and weekends work-free! I love summertime, and I’m not wishing it away just yet. We’ve got a trip to NYC and the Outer Banks coming up, and those two big trips feel like a perfect time to savor the lingering days of summer before transitioning to autumn! And I am SO, so excited for our vacations!! Over the last month, we’ve indulged in some sweet summer fun, if you’d like to see what we’ve been up to in August…

Vineyard day + wine tasting + picnic + celebrating my dad’s birthday in the mountains of NC


Cinnamon rolls for breakfast in bed + reading by the pool



Dates with my sweet husband (sushi this time!) + coffee dates with great friends


Al fresco dinner date nights


Articles Club, one of my favorite evenings of each month


A trip to Carolina Beach with some great friends… playing in the ocean, Can Jam, enjoying the sun + salty breeze, and seafood for dinner!



Catching up with friends + competitive date nights (this is our fave!)


Exploring downtown Raleigh and the fabulous Brewery Bhavana



Kayaking on the lake – a blissful afternoon!



annual Summer Soiree dinner party, inspired by the lavendar of the French countryside



It’s been a fun and happy month as our first married summer begins to wind down. How has your August been, and what’s been your best memory from the last month?!

Memorial Day Lake Weekend


I’m a little late, but I couldn’t forget to share about our wonderful Memorial Day weekend at White Lake in North Carolina! My brother-in-law’s family has a home right on the lake, and they invited us down for the weekend. It was so fun spending ample time with their family and mine, and it was such an amazing and gorgeous weekend.

We didn’t DO much, but it was practically perfect. I didn’t wear shoes from the time I arrived on Friday til I left again on Monday, and I barely changed out of my bathing suit. Now that’s the life! We rode on the boat several times (#happyplace), talked and drank margaritas and read magazines on the dock of the lake, lounged in rafts, played frisbee in the water, played cornhole, grilled plenty and ate endlessly, enjoyed the jet ski, celebrated my parents’ 34th wedding anniversary (!!!), played cornhole, made homemade ice cream and s’mores over the fire, celebrating Memorial Day, and watched some magical sunsets. It was a glorious, family-filled, restful, fun weekend filled with so many of my favorite things! I’m so grateful for time with my family & also with my sister’s in-laws!!

How’d you spend your Memorial weekend? Are you as big of a fan of the lake as I am?!