48 Hours in Bluffton with Garden & Gun

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A couple weeks ago, Blake and I were lucky enough to partner with Garden & Gun to spend a restorative 48-hours in Bluffton, South Carolina. From the moment we stepped onto Palmetto Bluff’s waterfront property, we were in awe of the natural beauty and wildlife surrounding us. My sweet wannabe-ornathologist husband was in heaven as he spotted great blue herons and roseate spoonbills a stone’s throw away, and it was pretty thrilling for us both to observe the gators in the property’s lagoons (the biggest being 14 feet long!).

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We had great meal after great meal (starting with a wonderful 5-course Italian meal and wine pairing from Downtown Catering Co. x Antinori Wines), explored the May River at sunrise via kayak (alongside many dolphin friends) and got to do as the locals do as we wandered around the Thursday Farmer’s Market.

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We toured two homes — The Garvin-Garvey House and the Heyward House — as our guides weaved in their own family histories alongside the history of the homes, giving us personal insight into these special properties (which have both been beautifully restored with the utmost integrity).

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The landscape of Bluffton is one thing — enchanting and romantic, with its Spanish moss and centuries-old oaks as far as the eye can see. But the kindness of the locals — the desire to talk and to listen and connect, is what truly makes Bluffton a little slice of paradise.

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See the full G&G article here.

Lake Pajamas in Colorado

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Last week I traveled to Colorado with the lovely ladies of Lake Pajamas to photograph their new Forest Collection. The cool weather was spectacular (anything under 85 is a dream right now, coming from Charleston), the food and service at Taylor River Lodge was next level, and on our last day, we spontaneously went white-water rafting. Working with these ladies never feels like work, and I'm so proud of all we've done together! Not to mention that these pajamas are truly the softest in the world (made from Peruvian pima cotton) and so cute to boot. Kudos to Christina for being so naturally gorgeous and talented, and Jackie for the ideas, styling and everything in between. Check out the collection here. (Amazing studio/product photography on the Lake website by Landon Neil.)

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