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Thoughts for Friday + R Kitchen + Huge Mara Sale

Jan 22, 2016

I am so glad it’s Friday!  Both of my babies have been home sick this week.  It has been a long couple of days and I have major cabin fever.  Hopefully they both are on the mend and we can enjoy our weekend. 

This was us at the doctor’s office Wednesday morning. Poor little babies.  Sterling ended up having bronchitis and Frances Moon had some sort of a virus that manifested itself with a rash across her face. We ended up buying a nebulizer which has been a life saver!

We got in the Valentine’s spirit and made the cutest Heart shaped Rice Krispie Treats.  Just add sprinkles and cut into heart shapes:)   I found heart shaped cookie cutters at Crate and Barrel but sometimes TJMaxx gets them in.

Thursday night I went out for my monthly girl’s supper club.   

I picked up the blouse I am wearing below at Beckett Boutique a local shop here in Charleston.  They have such a great selection!   Plus how gorgeous is the interior of the shop?

I really love the style of the blouse.  It is also available online Here in several different colors.   Sizing wise it runs TTS.  I am wearing a small.  I loved this Camel color, I figure it will look great with white jeans and turquoise jewelry in the Spring.

Blouse | T Marie Necklace | Jeans | Knee High Boots | Gigi Tote

We tried out R Kitchen and loved it. 

It is a small little building on Rutledge right across the street from Fuel.  They only offer 3 seatings at 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00 for 16 people each time.   It is a 5 course meal for $30 and they cook everything right in front of you.  We had so much fun!! The menu changes everyday, this was our menu.

I snapped pictures of all our courses.  I loved every single one, seriously delicious. 

Pictured below is the pasta, pork sandwich, and chicken cordon bleu.

These were the cute chefs and our server! We had so much fun we went ahead and booked the whole place for a couple’s dinner next month! 

Over the holidays I ordered some new stationary to help me get organized.  Pretty paper makes everything more fun.

Both are from Pretty Smitten Etsy Shop and another new cookbook I am loving filled with beautiful healthy recipes.

Loving this off shoulder dress I ordered from Loft.  I know I know it is only January but I have summer on the brain. Runs on the large side order down a size, I am wearing XS.

I am beyond obsessed with The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.  I wish it came on every single night, and I want to friends with all the ladies. It is hands down my favorite show on tv right now. 

Little confession I have never had a facial before but I want to get one.  Any Charleston readers have a recommendation of where to get a really good one??

Lastly for all you Mara Lovers like me, check out her site today she is running a major sale (75% off). You can view all the end of season sale HERE

This cute tee dress is half off.

I own this bright colored dress and LOVE it!  Currently 70% off!

and this one piece is only $62.  Such great deals!

Happy Friday and to all you readers up north stay warm and dry.  Saying a pryer your weather doesn’t get too bad.

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  1. Mary Loyal says:

    The Charleston Place spa does amazing facials!

  2. The best facial I have ever had is the Natura Bisse Diamond Glow facial at Cosbar on King. Nothing before or since has even come close.

  3. Sarah @ Seaside Spa in Mount Pleasant … you'll love her!

  4. Do you happen to know the artwork that is carried in the boutique you mentioned in this post? I see those gorgeous pieces in so many Charleston blogger's posts!

  5. Melissa says:

    Christina @ Sweet 185 is the best for organic facials! I have an appointment this weekend :).

  6. Violet says:

    Your blog is so much fun to read! I hope you have a wonderful weekend šŸ™‚

  7. Mrssword says:

    Girlfriends Guide to Divorce is my absolute favorite!! They are doing a bang up job with the writing, so Sex & the City!

  8. R Table sounds AMAZING!!! I will be in Charleston for the Southern C Summit in April (we should meet up!) and am going to have a hard time deciding what to do….there is so much goodness in Charleston!