Bedtime Stories

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Eberjey PJ’s $158 from Bits of Lace // Aquamarine beaded “paz” necklace $135 and rings by  Ash Hoffman // Book from Indigo Books at Freshfields Village 

Photography by Libby Williams, on location at Andell Inn

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine


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Naomi cardigan from J McLaughlin $219.90 at Freshfields Village // Lattice detail one piece swimsuit by Becca Swim $128 //  Sterling silver “paz” necklace $125 by Ash Hoffman // Sunglasses by Wonderland and straw hat from Las Olas at Freshfields Village // Floats by Bigmouth from Wonder Works Toys at Freshfields Village

Photography by Libby Williams, on location at Andell Inn

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Urban Escape at The Andell Inn

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My staycation at the Andell Inn was everything that I expected and more.  This little slice of heaven located at the end of all the shopping and dining at the Freshfields Village is the perfect getaway from everyday life.  One of the reasons why I love it so much is that we don’t have to spend the whole day in the car to escape to another town.

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Spending the day shopping and eating at the village is always a good time, but we thought why not spend the night and enjoy all of the amenities that the Andell Inn has to offer.  View more to see the beautiful property and why it was so hard to leave this special place.

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Shirt by Joah Brown $29, jean shorts by 1961 DL Denim $115, silver chcker by Natalie B Jewelry $55, bag by Bay Sky $79 all from 7 Gypsy // Sunglasses by Wonderland from Las Olas at Freshfields Village  // Custom birthstone spiral ring in aquamarine $395 by Ash Hoffman from Style Dwell

Photography by Libby Williams

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Italian Feast at La Tela

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One of my top ten restaurants in the Charleston area is actually in Freshfields Village.  La Tela Pizzeria  is known for it’s delicious Neapolitan style pizza, but their house made pasta is legendary. Owned by chef David Robb and his wife Tyler, they serve up the freshest food with some of the best service I’ve experienced.

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You have to start out with one of their salads and an appetizer.  My all time favorite is the dry roasted beets, baby arugula with dried apricot, pistachios, ricotta salata topped with a vanilla-bean vinaigrette. Then I had to order the fried fresh mozzarella with Prosciutto di Parma, shaved Romano Pecorino, and baby arugula.  Their homemade marinara sauce is perfect for dipping these decadent fried balls in.

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After chowing down that I split the eggplant pizza and the special of the day – quail ravioli with the hubby.  When in doubt, always order the special of the day, it never disappoints.  Then somehow we found room for the Panna Cotta which consisted of vanilla bean and buttermilk, 9 passion fruit, and white chocolate powder. Heavenly!!!

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Next time your looking to take a culinary escape, make the trek out to Kiawah to eat at La Tela Pizzeria.  Trust me, it’s well worth the scenic drive.

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Dress by Kling, shirt version available at Dandy Boutique // Espadrilles by Manebi $155 from Morgan Kylee // Sunglasses by Wonderland from Las Olas at Freshfields Village  // “Goldie” ring in rose gold $475,  “Delaney” Flamingo necklace in 14k rose gold $455 by Ash Hoffman //Angela rattan clutch $158 by J. McLaughlin at Freshfields Village

Photography by Libby Williams

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Bike Brigade

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Riding bikes with my family is one of my favorite things to do.  For our staycation at the Andell Inn we wanted to explore Freshfields Village and what better way than on 2 wheels.  Seacoast Sports and Outfitters is a one stop shop for everything outdoors including bike rentals.  The massive store sells clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women that are geared towards an active lifestyle.  Their outdoor gear ranges from kayaks, skateboards, bikes, scooters, surfboards, and fishing rods.  Freshfields Village is our little escape to spend some quality time with the family and I’m so happy that we can enjoy the great outdoors together.

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  Tune into Lowcountry Live tomorrow at 10am as I talk about some great gift ideas for mom including Freshfields Village,  Tint BloomsCandlefishSouthern SeasonIndigo Road GroupZero George, and Woodhouse Day SpaThere will also be some great giveaways from these businesses so don’t miss out!

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Yes Yes Ya’ll tank by Junk Food Clothing $32 from 7 Gypsy // Sweatpants with fringe by Amuse, sunglasses by Wonderland, and hat from Las Olas at Freshfields Village  // Swimsuit top $88 by Becca Swim // Sterling silver “bicicleta” necklace $140 by Ash Hoffman // Sandals by Franco Sarto from Shoes on King // Bikes from Seacoast Sports and Outfitters at Freshfields Village 

Photography by Libby Williams

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Staycation at The Andell Inn

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Staycations are the best, especially when you only have to drive 30 minutes to feel a world away.  One of my favorite escapes is going to Kiawah, and the Andell Inn at Freshfields Village is the perfect getaway for a weekend of family fun.  Whether you want to shop all day in the village or just relax by the pool you can’t go wrong.

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The first stops were gathering up our toys and entertainment to enjoy by the pool.  Me and the hubby Gus stopped by Indigo Books where we checked out our new favorite books “Humans of New York” and “The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray”.  Still a kid at heart, I do enjoy books more if they have pictures in it.  My boys Mateo and Sebastian grabbed their larger than life floats from Wonder Works Toys.  They are obsessed with this store and could spend hours looking at all of the toys.

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With a bar and a delicious menu at our fingertips, it was easy to just kick it by the pool all day.  Stay tuned for more on my adventures at the Andell Inn at Freshfields Village.

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Swimsuit by Eres $458 from Bits of Lace // Dakota tunic shirt  $168 and Reed wool scarf in Neo Alexi Brocade $85 by J. McLaughlin  at Freshfields Village // Necklace by Alexis Bittar from Holly and Brooks at Freshfields Village // Sunglasses from Dandy Boutique // Custom rings by Ash Hoffman // Floats by Bigmouth from Wonder Works Toys at Freshfields Village // Books from Indigo Books at Freshfields Village

Photography by Libby Williams

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