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Spring in Charleston

April 24, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Charleston Travel Guide

A spring-time getaway to the south has been on my bucket list ever since my romantic side fell in love with The Notebook (albeit mostly Ryan Gosling IN The Notebook, but wasn’t that all of us?) Between the beautiful old buildings, delicious food, and warm weather, it felt like the perfect location to celebrate our 1 year anniversary—a long weekend filled with all that Charleston and its famous southern hospitality has to offer.

While we weren’t able to stay at Zero George Street since our dog Louis joined us on the trip, we did have a chance to explore the hotel and spend some time there. Nicely situated off the more touristy Meeting and King Streets, but still close enough to walk to all the main sites of downtown, Zero George is a group of perfectly appointed buildings dating back to 1804 restored in the most charming manner. Immaculately landscaped courtyards, sprawling porches, award-winning cuisine, and even a cooking school, Zero George really has it all. And not to mention complimentary bikes available for use, which are the perfect way to explore the city.

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Charleston Packing Guide

April 6, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Charleston Packing Guide

We’re heading to Charleston next week to celebrate our 1 year anniversary (and I’ve no idea how a year has gone by since our wedding in Tulum.) Between the colorful downtown, beautiful beaches, historic plantations and delicious southern cuisine, it’s no wonder Charleston has been voted CN Traveler’s Best US City for 3 years in a row. There’s just something about the colors of the buildings and the romantic atmosphere that has a way of bringing out one’s gingham and ruffle loving self. So in celebration of finally getting dressed without the addition of winter coats and boots, I’ve put together a few outfit inspirations for some of the best activities Charleston has to offer.


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Gingham Dresses | Posse: Jane (short) and Margot (Long)

Round Woven Bag | Posse

Espadrille Sandals | Soludos

Gingham Top | Topshop (similar here, here, and here)

Bamboo Purse | Cult Gia


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Dress | Faithfull the Brand (similar here)

Bag | Hope and May (similar here)

Sandals | Nomadic State of Mind

Bandana | Madewell


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C!ao Tee | Madewell

Jeans | RE/DONE (similar here)

Birkin Basket | Blooming Dreamer


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Black Ruffle Dress | Isabel Marant Etoile

Woven Slides | Carrie Forbes

Black Off the Shoulder Midi Dress | Faithfull the Brand

Rafia Purse | Sunday Living


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Polka Dot Dress and Top | Realization Par Valentina Dress and Cher Top

Sunglasses | Garrett Leight x Clare V. (similar here)

Espadrilles | Castaner

Denim Skirt | RE/DONE (similar here)

 

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Spring Inspirations

March 21, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Spring Inspirations

Yesterday marked the beginning of Spring. The days are getting longer, the outdoors are coming alive again, and the pace of life quickens after the hybernation of Winter. For me, the idea of Spring conjures up memories of that first warm day, looking up to the sky with eyes closed, letting the rays soak into your face—like a kiss from the sun as if to say, “You’ve made it! I have not forgotten you. I’m here and we’re only getting started.”

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Mykonos | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

December 4, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Mykonos | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

For our final stop on our Greek Honeymoon, we made our way to Mykonos. A perfect compliment to scenic Santorini and charming Folegandros, Mykonos is a “jet-setter” island full of lavish beach clubs, high end restaurants, designer shopping, and lots of beautiful people looking to have a good time.

We arrived into the new port in Mykonos via SeaJets from Folegandros. The ride took about 3.5 hours and was EXTREMELY choppy. The day we took the ferry was an extra windy day but I would not recommend this to someone who is prone to sea sickness or generally creeped out flailing around in a boat on large bodies of water. SeaJets are much smaller in size (and faster) compared to the larger lines such as BlueStar. So if you’d prefer a smoother ride over saving time, that would be your best option.

Most hotels will pick you up at the port. I would recommend setting up this service as the island is very busy and this promises a stress free experience. 

We decided to stay just off of Platis Gialos beach. There is a bus station located right in Platis Gialos with easy access into Mykonos town and to all the beaches along the southern coast of the island: Agia Anna, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia, Kalo Livadi and Kalafati. This makes it a great location if you’re looking to explore most of the island without a car. Once we arrived at our hotel and settled in, we walked around and checked out the nearby beaches, hotels and restaurants. You can feel the energy of the island immediately, with lots of people and excitement all around.  nammos-mykonos-32829-10226196image credit ^^Psarou is one of the more upscale beaches with a “see and be seen” vibe and is home to the well known Nammos beach club and restaurant. There is never a shortage of yachts hanging out in the Psarou bay, or champagne bottles being popped at Nammos.

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Folegandros | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

October 12, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

Second stop on our Greece Honeymoon Adventure: Folegandros!

After 5 days on the very popular island of Santorini, Folegandros felt completely different—like finding a hidden gem that few have yet to discover. We met no Americans on the island, only other Greek tourists and visitors from other places in Europe: France, Italy, and so on. Our time in Folegandros was relaxing and utterly charming, everything you imagine an idyllic Greek island to be: beautiful quiet beaches, breathtaking sunset views, and the most picturesque Chora set high atop a sheer cliffside overlooking the Aegean sea.HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide Continue Reading…