Well, You guys asked for pictures and you are going to get 'em! So grab a mint Julep, spray on some mosquito repellent, go out to the veranda, and drag up that old white wicker rocker because here they come!WOW! Can I just say that? Today was one of those WOW days! So much fun and so relaxing.
The scenic drive to the incredibly charming and terribly beautiful city of Beaufort, South Carolina is about 30 minutesish from Hilton Head. Worth every second! It has everything you could want from shops, recreation, history (second oldest city in SC!), antebellum homes and tons of fantastic galleries! Art gallore! If I could ever become a an artist in live in this awesome city, I would surely be in heaven! Ok, enough with the dreams...:)
First off, it was a stop at my favorite store around, the Carolina Stamper!! (http://www.facebook.com/CarolinaStamper) Y'all this store will seriously make you want to hock your kids for more cash! I so enjoy this place! Let me mention the two ladies that run it, Janet and Sharon. Oh my gosh, you talk about customer service...They totally put these words in the dictionary. Each and every time I walk in their door I am treated like family! And I honestly don't think it's because they get my car payment when I'm there! Now what I mean? Just Sayin!
The store is LOADED with the latest and greatest goodies and gadgets. Papers, embellishments and MILES and MILES of stamps! Some of the coolest are their Carolina Stamper stamps! Couldn't get enough of these! They had local architecture, fish, palm trees, dragonflies, crabs, birds, flipflops, gators, you name it they had it. If you are doing a sea/ocean/beach inspired project call 'em and have them ship some of these jewels to ya! I so appreciate their kindness, stories and demos! Thanks Gals!
Next, I veered off the path of tradtion and did not go to Plums for lunch but to WREN. Janet and Sharon said it was a must, so off we went! OH MY GOSH! My foodie friends...This place will ROCK YOUR WORLD! Ok, I'm all about aesthetics. This is the most visually apprealing restaurant I have seen! Ok, back to the AWESOME FOOD! I chose their FAMOUS chicken salad plate!! THEY WERE SO RIGHT! Oh my gosh, seriously just thinking about it makes me want to jump back in the car and have it again tomorrow! That good! Can You tell I'm excited? THE TEA! LAND SAKES AMIGHTY! Now, I've had Mango Tea! I have just never had the right MANGO TEA! Iced Ceylon Mango Tea! REFRESHING, Delightful, TOOLISCIOUS! I mean they need to bottle this stuff! Seriously, I'll be the first in line! Like nothing I have ever tasted! Had four glasses! No need to tell you how many stops on the way home either! HAHAHA!
Next, it was off to Fordham Market to see all the locals art! Fun and curious place. From Fine art pieces to pots and pans! It works!
Then over to the river to see the boats, and a most pleasant stroll along the riverside. Beauford still has the coolest swing bridge that completly moves sideways to let big boats through! This backs up cars for blocks but somehow that calls even more attention to this exquisite treasure!
For Kay...Some of the Antebellum Homes....
It was time to get back to Hilton Head and go for a bike ride around the island...Have I already said how much I love Hilton Head? On a bike? In May? When the Jasmine is in bloom? with a cool seabreeze? Hahahaha!
Here is the Jasmine BTW...
Now for some more shots of the island...
Then the perfect end to the perfect day...Sunset...
That was my day gang! I so wish you all were here to enjoy it with me!
Thanks For Following My Vacation!!
The Gentleman Crafter