Some faces inside the Spartanette at The Farmbar on Tara’s birthday.
Charleston’s Snowpocalypse has been a hilariously exciting experience. Businesses, schools, restaurants, and some major bridges are shut down due to a little snow/ice wintery mix. But everybody loves a snow day, and Charleston is looking extra beautiful all covered in white. This morning Blake and I walked to the Battery in the freezing rain (which hurts coming down) — and I then baked some chocolate chip cookies and started working on my taxes. There’s something about the freedom of knowing I don’t have to get anything done that makes me feel extra productive.
Stay cozy out there!
So The Farmbar is officially a reality — Tara and Leighton’s dream has manifested in an airstream in a field on upper Meeting Street. The above photos are from various pop-ups over the last few months plus the official opening last Friday. We spent breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, plus hours post-dinner gathered around the fire with rosé (true to form). I see so many more of these nights in the future.
The beauty of the Spartanette and shipping container they gutted, the flavors in every single bite of every dish Tara has ever made (looking at you, pork-ricotta burger) — it’s all a testament to the hard work, effortless style and impeccable taste that is embodied in anything these two do together. From here on out, The Farmbar will be open Tuesdays and Fridays breakfast through dinner, in the field next to 1600 Meeting. More info on their site.
I love the new year, I’m a sucker for a clean slate — it’s the perfect way to reflect and recharge. Among getting organized and being kind to myself, visiting the ocean more often is one of my many goals for 2014. Seeing the sun rise and set shouldn’t be limited to summer vacations. Plus, Frankie loves it.
Happy New Year, friends! Cheers to a happy, healthy, and sunshiny 2014.
A little behind the scenes with Ann in her gorgeous, light-filled studio.
Find the lookbook for this collection here.