Blogger Slump No More
For some reason, I have been in a bit of a “blog slump”. While I am not sure of the cause of this ailment, I wanted to get back on track and let you all know that we are discovering more and more things to love about this area.
Lovin’ Old Town Bluffton During The Holidays
Old Town Bluffton is so charming and we have been enjoying the Farmer’s Markets on Thursdays and supporting the local shops. The Bluffton General Store had some great gift items and we love Spartina! Their flagship store is located right here in town.
It Finally Feels Like Home – Decorated For The Holidays
Our decor is finally coming together, and we are amazed that the furniture that we had in Florida is working out perfectly here. Of course, we added a few Lowcountry “touches” that we found at Homegoods and various other design stores. They had a great selection of shells, coral pieces, and natural elements that we could not resist at several of our favorite spots. Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a slight tendency to overdo it, so trying to keep this in check can be a challenge.
We are enjoying adding some Christmas elements, greens, reindeer, wreaths, and decorated the tree. We added some silk magnolias for a little local charm.
Traditional Christmas Decor Works With Blue And White
Initially, we were not sure if we could incorporate traditional Christmas decor with our blue and white color scheme. We left the living room and dining room more neutral with some greens and a couple of cute signs. The family room allowed for a bit more color and the touches of red works well with our regular decor.
The weather here is a little cooler than we are used to in Florida, but it is such a treat to have the fireplace going and to curl up in a cozy throw with a cuppa tea with lemon and local honey. During these challenging times, it is even more important to enjoy your home and environment than ever before. Light a candle – our new fav is Trina Turk’s Champagne Rose. It is such a nice treat and a gift from a dear friend.
Day Trip To Savannah And Rooftop Dining
Yesterday while we were driving to Savannah we noticed that the leaves are changing color. They definitely do not have the vibrant colors that are found further north, but it was very pretty to see the change. We stopped at The Perry Lane Hotel in downtown Savannah for a quick nosh at their rooftop bar and restaurant – Peregrin. Evidently, this rooftop was voted the best in Savannah. It was so great to see the view of the city from there and the food selection and drinks were perfect!
Another favorite spot is The Paris Market & Brocante on West Broughton Street in Savannah. This is the perfect place for an afternoon coffee and croissant, and of course a little browsing. How great that it only takes about 45 minutes to drive from our house to Savannah?
It’s Gonna Be A Low Key Christmas This Year
For obvious reasons, this year our Christmas holiday will be very low key. My 91-year-old Dad is with us and we will enjoy a nice meal together and exchange a few special gifts with each other.
We hope that you and your family are able to celebrate the holidays and still stay safe and healthy.