Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Loving the Lowcountry

I recently returned home after a couple weeks of much needed travel.  I loved getting time to relax and unwind with family.  Our first week of vacation was spent with my family in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. 

I love everything about the low country . . . the Live Oak trees adorned with Resurrection Fern and Spanish Moss, the pet friendly beaches, endless bike trails, and all the beautiful views.  It's become a family tradition to hire Live Oac tour guide, Scott, to take us on boat rides around Hilton Head, the May River, and nearby locations. This year we traveled to nearby Bluffton and Palmetto Bluff.

In the pics below I spotted my puppy in the window. Such a cute distraction.

Look: Blouse: New York & Company (similar here), Skirt: Talbots (sold out due to season), Sandals: Jack Rogers (here), Sunglasses: Ray-Bans (here).

For the boat ride I chose a lightweight top and high bun to help keep me cool, and a knee length skirt to keep my skin from touching the hot leather seats.  Since I was in the south I chose to bring out my preppy, southern side with my Jack Rogers monogrammed sandals.  The outfit was both practical and fitting with the tropical print on the skirt matching the local scenery. 

Scroll down to view pictures from our day trip to Bluffton, SC and Palmetto Bluff, SC.

 The view as we traveled along the May River en route to Bluffton, SC.

Pictured above is The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, SC. This church was built in 1854, and is one of the few remaining structures that was built before the Civil War.  In 1863, Union troops burned much of Bluffton in an effort to destroy the area because they heard Confederate troops were stationed there

A sign at an outdoor art gallery on Calhoun Street in Bluffton, SC.

An adorable chapel in Palmetto Bluff that is used to host weddings. This chapel does not host regularly scheduled church services. Read more about the chapel here.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. This is a charming resort where the guest stay in cottages scattered throughout the property, and they use golf carts to navigate from the pool, to the spa, and restaurants. The picture above shows the main building where guests check-in and dine.

Two rocking chairs perfectly placed to view the beautiful marshlands at Palmetto Bluff.

Have you been to Hilton Head, Bluffton, or Palmetto Bluff?  What were your favorite things to see and do while you were there?

Yours Truly,

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