These last few weeks have been quite exciting for me: 1. I celebrated a pretty big milestone – 30! – at one of my fav places on the planet, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and 2. got engaged to one terrific dude! My heart has been stuffed with love and I’ve been enjoying EVERY minute of it.
Not surprisingly, the engagement was a SURPRISE. I was proposed to just a few days before I was set to jet-set off to South Carolina girls’ birthday trip. The best part of the a surprise proposal? I was able to relive the engagement over and over again with each of my friends. You can imagine there were muchas screams, cheers and clinks!
A Little More About The Inn at Palmetto Bluff…
I love all kinds of trips – couples tripes, family-trips, individual trips… but there’s something especially special about a trip with your ladies. The vibe is fun, loud and silly. Plus there’s always the perfect amount of laughs, tears and cheers.
I wanted to celebrate my birthday at a truly unique place, one that has been near-and-dear to my heart and one that my friends would be able to permanently store in the memory bank. I knew right away that The Inn at Palmetto Bluff would do the trick.
The Inn is located on the site of a former, turn-of-the-century mansion in South Carolina, about 45 minutes outside of Savannah, Georgia. With it’s tropical weather and southern charm – the property has a unique meld of palm trees, live oaks and spanish moss. You’ll see everything from alligators outside your window to dolphins underneath your kayak. I’d argue that there is no another place like it in the world.
The property offers private bungalows for those who are looking for a more romantic stay or can provide larger homes for bigger groups. All options are equipped with fat-tire bikes – which happily became our main mode of transportation.
Our stay consisted of a venture to downtown Savannah and Bonaventure Cemetery, morning bike rides and coffee runs, boat rides along the bay, tequila shots at the diviest of dives -Marshside Mama’s, enjoying spritzers in the salt-water pools and getting to our southern roots with delicious low-country boils.
After the ring reveal, we were ready to party. On my actual birthday, my friends coordinated an “all-white” dress code (thanks for the inspo, Diddy) and we enjoyed a cuisine of some of my favorite hometown recipes (including Canlis Salad from my native Seattle, recipe coming soon). We ended the night laughing under the stars and dancing around the property s’mores pits to country tunes and oldies.
Ultimately, it was trip of celebration. One of which I’ll never forget.