Stanton’s Barbecue and Fish Camp Fly-In Restaurant

September 20, 2012 Restaurants

When visiting North Carolina over Labor Day weekend, we rode out to Stanton’s restaurant in Bennettsville, SC. I can’t think of a whole heck of a lot of places where you can find barbecue and seafood on the same menu. I can think of even fewer that offer a grass landing strip in the field [...]

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Honeymoon Part 3: Istanbul

December 17, 2011 Adventure

The third and final leg of our honeymoon was in Istanbul. Though I have a soft spot for London, Istanbul was my favorite part of our trip. The city felt alive and vibrant, with an  undercurrent of mystery. For me, Istanbul feels both old and very new. Just outside our hotel room were two ancient [...]

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Honeymoon Part 2: Paris, J’ai faim

December 7, 2011 Adventure

Paris, I’m hungry. That’s how I felt the four days I spent in the city last month while on my honeymoon. I had high hopes for our trip to Paris. What could be more romantic than five luxurious nights in the culinary capital of the world? Feasting on wine, cheese, bread, seafood, and everything in [...]

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Honeymoon Part 2: Paris and Versailles

November 24, 2011 Adventure

    We arrived in Paris on a bright, sunny Monday afternoon. Our hotel was walking distance from Notre Dame so we strolled over that way, soaking up the sun and gorgeous fall colors.     Later that evening we took a river tour of the Seine. It was a relaxing way to learn about the [...]

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Honeymoon Part 1: London and Oxford

November 19, 2011 Adventure

London is quickly becoming one of my favorite places on the planet. I love the crispness in the air, the cheery accents, and the low, gray clouds that often swell overhead. I also adore the culture, people, and stick-to-your-ribs food like scones, fish n chips, and savory pies.  Mmmm. We stepped off the plane and [...]

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North Carolina Weekend

August 22, 2011 Adventure

Welcome to the farm! I write often about spending time in North Carolina on my fiance’s family farm. This weekend, we went down to take care of wedding details (less than two months to go!). Though it wasn’t the typical relaxing, restful weekend we usually enjoy, I did manage to find time to snap a [...]

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4th of July Festivities

July 7, 2011 Adventure

  How did you spend the 4th of July? We lazed on porches. (Southerners love their porches.)   Listened to some bluegrass.    Took a stroll down main street.   Ate our fill of red, white, and blue.      And began shopping for one of these for next year. So sparkly. Hope you all had [...]

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An Afternoon in Middleburg, VA and The Red Fox Inn

June 1, 2011 Adventure

A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I took an afternoon drive down to Middleburg, VA.  Middleburg is a friendly, quaint tourist town with a little something for everyone. Good eats, beautiful scenery, shops brimming with knick knacks, horse country, and oodles of southern charm. Our main objective was to dine at the Red Fox [...]

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