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Autumn is my favorite season for clothing. For some reason or another, I always feel like there's something missing my from my closet this season (I can assure you I'm probably just crazy). Here are some lovely fall pieces I've had my eye on from J.Crew and J.Crew Factory. 

Savannah Dining

One thing I have absolutely enjoyed about my current rotation is it's proximity to some great restaurants in downtown Savannah. I haven't spent nearly as much time there as I have Charleston, but it was nice to explore all the nooks and crannies of this old city. 
Collins Quarter | A must stop for coffee. Their cold brew is absolutely delicious, but my favorite is the Mint Julep Latte and Lavender Mocha. Word on the street (and Facebook) is that Channing Tatum has even been there. 

Papillote | A favorite of mine for years, this little cafe has never disappointed me. They have all kinds of little French nibbles as well as seasonal macarons.

District Cafe & Eatery | A fabulous place for lunch settled close to the building in which I am working. It's only a block away and features some rather tasty sandwiches. I went on a limb and tried their special of the day which contained chocolate spread, raspberry preserves, brie and bacon. It was fabulous.

Laurie's Restaurant | It's claim to fame is that Jenny from Forrest Gump worked there in the movie. That's really cool, but their food is also well worth the trip. It's good southern home cooking at a great price for downtown. They also feature daily specials, my favorite of which was the fried pork chop. 

Dept 7 East | This is by far my favorite restaurant by decoration alone. The owner and I share very similar taste. It's packed with fluffy cotton bouquets, and garnished with an antler or tasteful taxidermy animal here or there. Oh and their food is rather tasty too. Do not miss the Fried Green Tomatoes!

 Said Fried Green Tomatoes.
 I don't think you got the full effect, take a closer look. I'm still dreaming of these crunchy delicious bites topped with homemade pepper jelly!
Forgive the hot-messed look. I forgot to apply mascara and therefore look rather ill. 

The Paris Market (Cafe) | A fabulously French cafe nuzzled into the corner of a precious gift and decor store on Broughton, this place is the perfect stop to grab a quick bite. They have macarons, pastries, and fabulously French sandwiches along with some of the best drink options in town. Their French soda is always a winner, but don't overlook the aqua du jour. My favorite so far has been cantaloupe + mint.

While you're snacking on your quick bites, take a stroll downstairs. I would buy the whole floor if I could.

Office Plaid


If you follow me on instagram, you know I clearly have an obsession with plaid. I can't help but think it's the only print for fall. Okay, maybe a dash of leopard also fits, but plaid is my main squeeze this season. I especially love this shirt paired with my favorite J.Crew Pencil skirt. It's the perfect pair for a day at work. 

Bless Her Heart Y'all
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Mountain Escape

We took a last minute trip to the mountains in North Carolina this weekend. All the dogs came along with us. We arrived late at night, so we headed straight to bed. That next morning, we loaded up and went exploring the valleys. 

After picking up some mid-morning snacks from the Mast General Store, we soaked in the colors of the changing leaves surrounding us.

While searching for fresh picked apples, we came across Tow-Mater. He had a little boogie, so I assisted him.

We found countless pumpkins, all of which I wished I had room for.

Then we hit the proverbial pot of gold-en apples. Well, the one below is a tasty Honey Crisp, but the ones we left with were more golden green. Have you ever tried a Candy Crisp Apple? They were so good, we went back the next day to buy a whole bushel.

After lunch in the little town of Blowing Rock, we scooped up the animals and made our way to the Boone Fork Trail. We let the dogs do what they do best…

And we found a few things of our own to explore.
Berkley was clearly unimpressed by our climbing skills.

After a few hours of hiking and play, we returned to the house to get ready for dinner.
Someone was rather unhappy he wasn't included in our dinner reservations.
But he cheered up when we put him in charge of the other two pups roaming the house.

We had reservations at a newer restaurant named Roots. It's rather tiny but filled to the brim with charm. Oh, and the food was smashing good. 

The bartender was kind enough to create a Fall themed drink just for me. It's a shame I never got the recipe as it was rather tasty but not too sweet. 

After mulling over the menu, we made our choices and awaited our delicacies.
The soup was perfectly Autumn themed with squash and pumpkin together. Sadly it's the only food I documented due to flowing drinks and conversation, but trust me this place is good.
That next morning my mother-in-law and I perused the shops of downtown Blowing Rock. While we were shopping, we met the most beautiful couple. 

That evening, the boys were sweet enough to cook dinner for us while we went a grabbed a few things we didn't know we needed from the stores downtown. 

We were sad to see the weekend end, but we enjoyed the beautiful weather to its fullest. 

We're pretty excited to return for New Year's, but until then I'll enjoy this view as my background.
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