myrtle beach

Ringing in 2016

2.jpg

I know I already posted goals for 2016, but I wanted to do a post about how I spent my NYE 2015. My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary that day, so it wound up being extra special. We both took the week of New Year’s off from work, and decided to drive down to Myrtle Beach for the week.

It was a BLAST. I had been planning our trip for months, and made sure we hit every groupon/deal we possibly could. It definitely paid off. For NYE, we both wanted something chill. Brookgreen Gardens does a candle light event, complete with christmas lights and hot chocolate. You walk through it and enjoy the beauty of the night. They are only open from 6-9, but it was gorgeous! (pics below).

IMG_6518

IMG_6486

I also made reservations at a place called Croissants, which has an amazing chef and some of the best food I’ve ever had. And I was thrilled that it was food that I could actually eat with my gluten free diet! Many places name Croissants as the #1 place for g-free foods in Myrtle Beach. I didn’t realize before I made the reservations, but was thrilled when I later found that out. Check out their NYE menu!

IMG_6513

IMG_6515

I really wanted to wear something super sparkly and partyish, but the reality was that we were going to a garden and to dinner – not to a club. So I was happy to wear a fun slightly sequined dress I scored for $10 (!!) at Express with tights and black flats. The photos came out so dark though it really didn’t matter what I wore!

IMG_6511

Regardless we wound up back at home before midnight and watched the ball drop while sitting on the couch with a glass of champagne ready for midnight to hit. We then watched a movie and I of course fell asleep. But it made it so special to be able to spend NYE together – just the two of us – and ring in the New Year together. Writing this now 7 days later it seems like it was forever ago, but I’m ready for 2016 to be the best, most amazing year ever.

Advertisements

Vacation 2015: Myrtle Beach, SC

This year I wanted to take a really relaxing vacation. My parents have a summer home in Myrtle Beach, SC, and I decided to go down for a week over July 4th weekend. Luckily, my boyfriend was able to come down for a few days while I was there, and we could celebrate the holiday together. We made sure to capture our vacation with lots of photos! If anyone is headed down to MB this summer, I’ve included some places you must go!

IMG_5520

Broadway at the Beach! Dress: Francesca’s Collections

One of the best (and most tourist-y) places is Broadway at the Beach. It is a mix of shopping, attractions, restaurants and a lot of walking. I’ve been going down to MB for years, and always make sure to stop here each time I visit. About a year ago Carolina Vineyards opened up a shop there, and we decided to stop in for a wine tasting. It is super affordable, and the wine slushies are a MUST. Later in the weekend we went for a ride on the speed boat there – I was terrified, he loved it.

IMG_5526

Myrtle Beach State Park! Bathing Suit: Amazon

On the 4th we made sure to do a beach trip! We had gorgeous weather, and we definitely got a little tan from our time there. Later on that day we played mini golf, and went back to Broadway at the Beach to walk around and watch some fireworks. I made sure to bring red, white and blue clothes just for the occasion!

IMG_5532

Back at Broadway for fireworks! Dress: Kohls

I couldn’t have him leave without us doing an all you can eat seafood buffet. We LOVE seafood, and I know that Captain George’s in MB never disappoints. We truly dined #southernstyle.

IMG_5539

Dinner at Captain George’s! Top: Express

I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation! Where are you all headed for vacation this summer?

IMG_5544

Perfect way to end vacation!