My 4th: Goats, Explosives, and Wickedly Good Martinis

Wow, gone for a few days from home and my PC and I’m struggling to catch up!

I was off having a fantabulous time in one of my all-time favorite southern U.S. cities: Charleston, South Carolina. Here are a few snaps…it was a very diverse experience, from farm life to fireworks, to Hall’s Chophouse* to shopping and the beach.

Loading up on fireworks. Yes they are legal in SC!
Celebrating the 4th of July with our own show.
In downtown Charleston, on my favorite corner. No, not because of Louis—though there is amazing shopping in this area. Starbucks is across the street and that’s where I headed promptly after this photo!
Farm life. Who knew goats loved watermelon?

Also, since my last post, my piece on Photography for the Amateur, Stagefright-Afflicted Blogger was picked up as a feature on the Independent Fashion Bloggers site—yay!

I also received an I heart your blog award from Jemina Jakin, that I fully intend to pay forward—thanks again Jemina!

*Highly, highly, highly recommended. Martinis that will make you cry, they’re so good. Charleston’s best steaks, and it’s locally owned. Think exposed brick, piano jazz, and gorgeous Southern people. Love.


  1. Looks like you had an amazing weekend with a little bit of everything! Martinis good enough to make me cry – that’s worth a trip to SC right there! Now I want to hear more about these martinis…
    XO Piper

    1. Ha! Thanks Piper. OK, those martinis…my signature drink. Bombay Sapphire, very dirty, shaken hard, three bleu cheese stuffed olives. Heaven. And they pack a wallop!

    1. Aw, thank you so much! Stay warm in NZ. And congrats again on the Hypeed feature. Can’t wait to see it!

    1. Aw, thank you so much Monique! Charleston is such a quaint and gorgeous little city. And the shopping…to. Die. For.

    1. Thank you Lynzy! It was a nice break. And we so enjoyed the fireworks. Gotta have ’em on the 4th!

    1. Thank you my lovely! I’m a bit of a tomboy at heart. Guns, knives, explosives, weights…that’s the side of me y’all never see on my blog!

  2. It looks like you had a fantastic weekend. =) Congratulations on being the featured blogger for IFB! That is wonderful. By the way, you look refreshingly beautiful and carefree in your photo – bravo. =) Enjoy what is hopefully a short work week. =)

    1. Oh, you are just too sweet. Thank you! Hope your weekend was great too.

      I WAS feeling carefree in that photo. Kind of casual and comfy. I even made it through the hodgepodge of street surfaces in platform stilettos!

    1. HA! Yeah, the goats fascinated me. I actually have a shot on my iPhone of that same goat with her head totally in the watermelon! By the time I managed to grab my proper camera, she had already broken it wide open.

      Thanks Jemina!

  3. heya there! thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. i have definitely added your loverly blog to bloglovin’. your vlog entry for the last Friend Friday post had me so inspired that i signed up with Katy. welcome back and cheers!

    1. That’s so cool…thank you so much! That makes me feel like a million bucks. You know you’re on my list too.

    1. HA! Isn’t that funny how we all “know” each other, but not really? I think that is fascinating. Thanks for commenting, and for your kind words. You’re the best!

  4. That Goat & watermelon pic made me chuckle!!! Looks like you had a fab time girl. BUT, you were gone too long, needed my G&G fix! 😉

    Congrats on your award lady ooh and the article you did!
    Have an awesome day!

    1. Thank you Ms. Brit! You know, I missed my blog reading too! It’s crazy. It’s the first time I’ve been so disconnected. It was both a blessing and a curse.

      Congrats again on your award as well!

  5. My favorite thing about this post is the little goat eating watermelon. How cute!

    And congrats on your photography piece being picked up by IFB. I think it was part of Links a La Mode (?) which is how I discovered your blog in the first place! Off to re-read it. Because it’s awesome. 🙂

    1. Thank you Leia…yes the article was also part of Links a la Mode. I’m glad you told me how you made your way here. I always wonder how people find me.

      Thanks so much for your support and kind words!

    1. Thank you BT, for your stopping by and being part o the G&G family.

      I am so glad you liked Gaga…now I’m really excited to see her!

    1. Ha! Isn’t she hysterical!? You know, that is a perfect example of why this blog is called Grit and Glamour. That is so how my life is. A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

      Thanks for commenting, CC!