It was a picture perfect weekend in Charleston as far as weather goes, but hot—boy was it hot. We are dealing with almost 100 degree temperatures already, which is a little alarming to me since it’s still early-ish June. I have been in a continuing education class for real estate for the past two weeks, which ended this past Thursday. Since I was so relieved for that to be over, I elected for my weekend to start right then and there. Brandon happened to be away for business that night, so my longtime best friend came into town to stay with me. Pretty good deal. 

We met up with another of our best friends for dinner at Edmund’s Oast. Every time I go there I love it more and more. We sat outside under the pavilion and enjoyed a beautiful charcuterie board, a couple small plates, and um, two desserts. 

Afterwards, we had some wine at 492, which I would say is the newest restaurant on upper King Street, but then again, I can never keep up with what’s new because new places pop up out of nowhere every month. The decor at 492 is stun.ning. I’ve heard great things about the food, so I’m dying to go back to try it out. The patio is darling. I think we could have stayed out there for a lot longer just chit chatting, but we pretty much shut the place down, so we had to go. By the way, I wore a silk tunic by Marie Oliver, an amazing new company I was just introduced to. More on that later.

On Friday, Crystal and I tried out another new-to-me restaurant, Cory’s Grilled Cheese. Y’all. I can’t even. (Charleston peeps, was this a food truck before?) It’s a no frills kind of place, but it’s all that you could ever need because the food is so darn good. There are classic grilled cheeses, build-your-own, and then there’s a menu of grilled cheeses like you’ve never imagined. And dessert grilled cheeses! I LOVE GRILLED CHEESE. (I had to say that since I just said “grilled cheese” three times in one sentence.) I had a grilled pimento cheese with bacon and tomatoes, which is kind of a simple southern staple. I wish I would’ve saved a photo of it, but you may have seen it if you follow me on Snapchat (meg.stokes).

We then spent the afternoon with our toes in the sand at Folly Beach and if you ask me, one of the best things about being there during the day are the food trucks! We hit up the Juice Joint for a “Beach Bum” smoothie on the way home. It was so, so good.

My Friday night and Saturday were pretty much ruined due to the new season of Orange is the New Black being released on Netflix. Anybody kind of disappointed? I just felt like nothing happened this season until the very end! Brandon and I grabbed some dinner on Saturday night, but yeah… I pretty much was bound to the house and watched the whole season within those two days. Netflix sure can mess up an entire day. Or two, in my case.

We went out on the river on Sunday and took the boat to Morris Island. It was such a pretty day and being on the water was just what I needed. 

Hope you all had happy weekends, too! Sorry posts were scattered the past couple of weeks. The classes I took just took up so much time and when I came home, I had to catch up on my “day job” stuff. I’ll catch ya tomorrow, though! 



  1. June 15, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Looks like a wonderful time !!! We are cooler than the usual here in Nebraska !! Uggh, but summer temps will be here soon I'm sure !!

  2. June 15, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Love this post – Edmund's is probably my favorite place in town, and I'm dying to try Cory's. Grilled cheese is my jaaaaam! I'm almost done with OITNB – why is this show SO addicting?! I love it. It definitely hasn't had as much action, but I've been enthralled regardless. Interesting back stories this season!

    Annie Reeves

  3. June 15, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Headed your way for a wedding this weekend and excited to hear Edmund's Oast is a hit, we have brunch reservations for Sunday! Cru Cafe on Saturday — looking forward to eating my way through Charleston, per usual! 😉

  4. June 16, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    I stayed in Folly for a week in January and was sad every time I walked/rode my bike by the Juice Joint because it was closed for the season!

  5. June 16, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    OMG, all your food looks amazing. I'm going to be in Charleston next week and I'm definitely adding some of these places to my list! xo

  6. June 21, 2015 / 2:22 am

    You have me craving a grilled cheese now! What a fun weekend trying to restaurants! Xo, Stephanie

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