Over the weekend, Connor & I headed to Folly Beach to celebrate our friend Ryan's birthday. There were 7 of us staying in a condo right on the beach. It was a great weekend!
We stayed in a condo at the Charleston Oceanfront Villas. It was right next to the new Tides Hotel, which was recently updated. My friend Karah drove all the way from Charlottesville to meet us, and stayed at the Tides because they allow dogs (she has a 6 month old Golden Retriever and a Chocolate Lab).
I met her at Taco Boy for a margarita and dinner right when we got there. It had been raining alllll day so it was no fun to just be wandering around!
We then met everyone out at Loggerheads. The "scene" on Folly Beach is very different than downtown. Lots of surfers and beach hippies. Very laid back, which was fun.
For example, this guy was walking around the bar with Lars. A bird. He let Karah hold Lars, and Lars didn't want to go back to his owner. Karah is an animal whisperer (it might have had something to do with Lars probably thinking Karah was its mother with the fur vest she was wearing).
And lots of dancing. Ryan's signature move.
Love you, Kar! I wore her bib necklace (from anthropologie) and she wore my vest (from F21)
My best friend Lara also showed up but for some reason we didn't take any pictures (??WHAT??). It was great seeing her!
On Saturday, we got up and headed to Rita's for breakfast. Melissa had heard about their Cap'n Crunch French Toast, so we knew we needed to check it out.
They had a Bloody Mary Bar that Ryan got
And pitchers of Mimosas that Karah modeled...
Karah got the Big Nasty Burger: Bacon burger with Fried Oysters & Hollandaise
I got the Brisket & Eggs (wasn't sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. I didn't think they would give so much meat! I gave away a slice of it and still couldn't finish!)
And the famous Cap'n Crunch French Toast. It was soooo good
After breakfast, Karah & I went back to her hotel and hang out with the pups. Isn't Rain the cutest??
Rain liked to bit Colby's neck
We then braved the rain to head downtown and shop. We first went to a consignment store on Upper King, Butterfly, for a big sale they were having. Karah & I each got fabulous things!
We also texted each other this morning showing off what we were wearing. We each wore something we got at the sale! I got this jacket for $8! Leather trimmed and very Cruella De Vil, no?
And check out Karah's FABULOUS necklace! Yes, that's a panther
We then headed over to the Market so she could pick up some Pralines. Boy are those yummy!
And we also had a photoshoot at King & Market, in front of the FABULOUS F21. It is MASSIVE!
We then met everyone back on Folly for a late lunch at Taco Boy. The weather was just absolutely miserable, so we didn't linger too long downtown.
We rested up (I went back to the condo and took a nap) before another big night.
Ryan's only request for the weekend was Baby Guinnesses. Great success
We randomly ended up talking to this guy at Surfer Bar, and it turns out that his nephews went to High School with me. SMALL WORLD
His friend, who looked like Blythe Danner, was wearing this amazing pink hat. Obviously Eric needed to wear it...
Thug life, back at Loggerheads
Trying on Landon's glasses!
They had awesome live music, so we danced the night away!
In the morning, it was SO beautiful!
We didn't have to check out at any time in particular, so we lazed around cleaning, packing, and enjoying the weather. We also headed back to Rita's so Ryan could have another round of French Toast!
We left Folly and were home before we knew it! It was a great weekend but we were glad to be home to Bowser! Kristen & Bryan watched him over the weekend, and they look like they had a great time, because Bowser passed out as soon as we got back.