The past few weeks have been jam packed: Ginna, one of my best buds, came to visit, then I had a visit from my parents, we celebrated Fat Tuesday, had an awesome weekend with the lovely Lauren Spires in Charleston, and this week the other interns and I painted at a local studio and we are planning a bachelorette party for this weekend. It was so awesome seeing my friends and family. Mardi Gras was a much-needed event -- we decided to get off the plantation, let our hair down, and celebrate in Fat Tuesday style. My trip to Charleston last weekend was a bit of a last-minute one, but so worth it. Lauren and I had a long-overdue reunion and I was more than ready to get off the island and just let down. I was so glad to just spend some time with her and enjoy good food and drinks. How lucky I was to find Lauren all those years ago on Craigslist! Glad she didn't turn out to the be Craigslist killer ;) We tried out a restaurant called Black Bean Co., which further ignited my dream of someday owning a vegan restaurant. We also ate at Triangle, one of Lauren's favorites. It's easy to see why -- check out my veggie burger and sweet potato fries (with apple butter!). I also got to meet some of Lauren's Charleston friends, including the lucky man in her life-- shout out to Dana, my new favorite person!
|The lovely Ginna Goode & me|
|Me with my parents atop the HHI lighthouse|
|Mardi Gras goodies|
|Reunited with my bestie!|
|Vegan cupcake from Black Bean Co.|
|Making veganism sexy -- one veggie burger at a time!|
|My finished mermaid from Artist Uncorked, a BYO painting studio|