Sean and I did something spontaneous and took a pre-vacation-vacation. We skipped off to my parents cabin the woods for a three day weekend in the smoky mountains. 

We got there laaatttee friday night and woke up to a perfectly chilly mountain morning. 

That afternoon, I lounged in the grass, sipped on an ice-cold beer and painted on a few rocks that I nabbed out of the creek. 

And played with these creepy wax worms.

And watched my man fish. 

I tried to catch some trout, but they weren't buying what I was selling. 

My man snagged one though! He cleaned it and we cooked it for dinner, but not without setting the smoke alarm off and spending some time with a few of Franklin's finest volunteer fire fighters. 

On Sunday we headed over to Asheville to drink, shop and leave the cooking up to someone else. 

Crazy good quail and cole slaw.

This was quite possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had. If you're ever in Asheville, get over to Seven Sows

The drive home was gorgeous and made all the more fun with the views and the CD we bought from an awesome NOLA based string band, Yes Ma'am, that happened to be playing on the street in Asheville. 

This mini-getaway was relaxing, romantic and just what the doctor ordered. 

P.S.- Check out this video of Yes Ma'am in New Orleans, I'd buy their album again in a heartbeat. 


Daughters of kings (and queens)

I've been stumbling around Pinterest lately (always) and seen pictures of gorgeous girls in incredible clothing. Finally after of their names caught my eye, I did a little research and found out that these beautiful socialites come from some pretty awesome families.

My main crushes are on these chicks:

Dree Hemingway:

She's a 25-year-old model and actress... oh yeah, and she's Ernest Hemingway's great-grandaughter. I'd love to become best friends and borrow those camel booties she's wearing in that last photo. 

Next is Lou Doillon. You may not recognize the name, but those bangs and cheekbones scream Birkin. 

She's french, so therefore effortlessly cool and beautiful.

Lastly, Georgia May Jagger is a rock-baby if I've ever seen one.

She's the best thing to come  of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's 9 year relationship. And she hangs out with Cara Delevingne. 

Getting out

This weekend is the first in a month that I don't have a family function, school obligation, or work.

Three whole days to do whatever I please! The weather has been so absolutely perfect, so I'd like to take advantage of it and get out in the sun. Sean and I are going on a cruise in a few weeks so we have been doing our best to eat clean and healthy (other than the chicken wings we splurged for last night.. whoops!) and exercise.

Neither of us are runners. I can stubbornly and painstakingly make it through a mile, but I always feel like I could roll over and die afterwards... and Sean would rather be waterboarded. Rather than torture ourselves I want to try some new outdoorsy activities that will make us break a sweat and help us work on our tans.

First is Paddleboarding. 

For those of you who know me, stop laughing. 

I know my questionable balance, poor coordination, and overall lack of athleticism makes it hard to imagine me gliding across the water standing on an oversized surfboard, but I'm going to give it a go! 

Think of all the sun we'll get! Plus, my guns will be looking pretty impressive after pushing myself around all day. 

It's a win-win. 

I'm also thinking about signing us up for sailing lessons. 

Whenever I think about sailing I envision, the Kennedy's in white shorts and open button downs relaxing on a beautiful boat, Ray-Ban-clad faces turned to the sun. 

I know without a doubt that I will probably be red in the face, huffing and puffing with hair in my face, cursing the day I decided to cut bangs... but a girl can dream. 

Do you have any recommendations on outdoorsy activities? 

P.S.- This meme has always made me laugh! 



As one of my graduation gifts my grandparents are taking me to a fancy lunch and mini-shopping spree this afternoon!

I'm going to drink some good chardonnay and chat about how I haven't quite found my dream job yet. (It HAS only been a week and a half you guys, I haven't even gotten my diploma in the mail yet!)

Then we're going to mosey on to pick up a new pair of sunnies.

I have about a hundred pairs from Target, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. But, if anyone is going to take me seriously as a professional I'm going to need a nice pair of sunglasses right??

Most importantly though, we're going on a cruise in three weeks and I'll need them to block that bright Bahamian sun.

Originally I was thinking a classic pair of Ray-Ban Aviators, but I might go a little crazy and get something trendy... It probably depends on how much wine I drink.

How is your week going? Anything exciting happening?