Monday, August 27, 2012

Charleston for Tara's Birthday

I'm so excited to tell you about our girl's trip to Charleston to celebrate our friend Tara's 30th!  Lots of pictures but they tell a good story!
Kristen organized everything and found us a house to stay in.  It was super cute!  And had a front porch of course. 
My friend Jenn helped me make this banner for Tara using her Cricut.  It's kinda funny because Tara's sells Cricut's so I knew she would be impressed that I sorta made one.  Okay let's be honest, Jenn did it all but I "helped!"  I wish I had a better picture of it. 
When everyone got there we gave Tara her gift from all 8 of us.  Diamond earrings.  Kristen's parents have a jewelry store so you should see how gorgeous they are!
Then we just walked a block and grabbed a quick bite at Lana for dinner at 9:30pm haha!
The next morning Brianna and Auburn made everyone a crustless quiche, some potatoes and raisin bread.  So good. 
And of course mimosas were essential to kick off the day.  You can see we also had koozies made for the occasion.  Tara is the Koozie Queen so it was only right!
We packed up for the beach and waited for our driver to take us.
Meet Keith.  He didn't know I was taking his picture.  Obviously.
 We hung on the beach all day.  Those Clemson girls!
Some of us walked up to the beach bar and hung out.
Emily F, Me, Tara, Brianna, Auburn and Kristen
 Reggae band.
For some reason we got our picture taken with him.
Did this really happen?  She walked by and noone could believe it!
Group picture on the beach!
Gorgeous shot.
We all got ready and headed downtown to Rue de Jean for a drink.  Tara treated us!
Emily F, Brianna, Emily, Tara
The whole crowd
Then we walked over to Coast for dinner.  Tara and I shared this amazing salad.  Heirloom tomatoes, basil, goat cheese sprinkled with olive oil.  I will be attempting to replicate this.
I got Tuna for dinner and it was good.  Everyone else pretty much got fish as well.  So tasty!
Then we headed to some bars and hung out.  This was the Vendue Inn rooftop.
Brianna, Kim, Me, Emily.  Kim emailed us all a couple days before and asked if there was room for one more in the house.  Yes, she's pregnant!  So exciting!!!!
Then we went a couple of other places and ended up at Brick.  The band there was awesome.
We called it a night about 2am and headed in for late night snacking.  You're supposed to do that on girl's weekends right?! 
Lauren and I rode together and left around 10:30 Sunday morning.  A couple girls left before us and some after us.  A few stayed until today. 
We loved celebrating Tara!  Thank you to Kristen for all of her hard work in planning and for her 6 page itinerary to keep us all straight! ;)
Today is officially Tara's 30th so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA!


  1. What a FUN weekend!!! My 30th was the best ever! We did Napa! This Wed. is actually my 7th anny of my 30th. :-)
    Lot different now!

  2. Looks like such an awesome time!! So jealous you got to do a beach trip-I didn't get enough beach time this Summer!

  3. What a fun girls weekend! Sounds like it was the perfect series of events with your besties!


  4. ah that looks like such a fun weekend!!!! I still need to go to charleston! I am in charlotte as well! just found your blog today, now your newest follower :) xoxo

  5. What a festive weekend celebrating Tara! Beth, great post and thanks for documenting the fun and fabulous memories!!

  6. What a fabulous weekend! I just love Charleston!