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Inspiration: A Colorful Road Trip to Charleston x Bend the Rules

Jun 14, 2015

When it came to taking another road trip to Charleston, I was kind of spent. Did I really want to spend another 9+ hours in the car (times two)? Wasn’t it going to be expensive? Most importantly, can I get off work again? In the end, the lure of the beach, celebrating good friends and a kid-free getaway won me over.

Seriously, a road trip may be one of the only times Drew and I can sit in the car and have a conversation that doesn’t involve answering a hundred and one questions from the master inquisitor also known as our son.

When it comes to the blog, Drew is pretty hands off. Supportive, for sure but not super interested in the day-today. I can’t say I blame him. But I thought it might be fun to do something a little collaborative for our trip to Charleston (no, he will not be doing any outfit posts). Bend the rules a little and get him involved in sharing some of his creative side. Totally inspired by the color in this HP x360 Behind the Scenes video, we each got behind the lens to share our trip to the beach. I may or may not have helped him edit his a little but it’s cool to see the difference in what catches our eye. Check out the video here to see where we’re coming from.

And in order to really enjoy our road trip (and inspired by HP’s #BendTheRules campaign), we decided to break a few rules to be mildly less responsible.

* Checking in Less.  No one loves their kiddos more than me but sometimes a little break helps you recharge. Thankfully we have very little to worry about since they are in really good hands. A quick morning check in lets us see their faces and tell ’em we love them before letting us both enjoying a little time apart.

* Letting Work Go. I’m REALLY bad about putting up an out of office or letting other people take the lead while I’m gone. For two days I figured I could channel my inner Elsa and Let. It. Go. It will all be there Monday when I get back.

* No Penny Pinching on Experiences. Yes, we are cheap when it comes to rooms or driving vs. flying but once we get where we’re going, it’s time to really soak in the fun. Rather than nickel and dime on good food and fun, we pick a place we’ve heard is great or really want to go so that the experience is memorable.

Now that we’ve got that covered… on to the pictures – any clue who’s are who’s.

Wild Dunes Resort Isle of Palms

Wild Dunes Resort – We stayed here for the wedding and it was amazing. Such a pretty resort community. Made me want to rent one of these pastel colored condos and stay another week.

Palm Tree

When you’re on the Isle of Palms…

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Wedding Ready (Dress is from H&M) Note to Self: Gotta Quit Slouching

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Ice Cream Treats because when it feels like it’s 101+ outside, you need to cool off.

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Wild Dunes Beach Toy Game on Point

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Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, SC

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Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island. So delicious. Start with a Game Changer (their version of a Pain Killer). It’s frozen and delicious, then get all the wings. They do theirs with a delicious dry rub and serve them with a house made ranch. You won’t be dissapointed.

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Sullivan’s Island

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Isle of Palms Dream Homes

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King Street

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Even the bikes are pastel down here.

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Spotted Louisville’s own Clayton & Crume at M.Dumas

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King Street at Dusk

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Husk. Picturesque setting, amazing service , crazy delicious food. Try the fried chicken skins.

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The Bar at Husk. If you can’t get in to Husk for dinner, stop in here for a quick cocktail and get the pimento cheese on homemade benne crackers.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP x360 but all opinions, thoughts and randomness are my own. As always, I would never lead you astray and only partner with brands I trust and respect.

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  1. Konstantina Antoniadou says:

    so many beautiful photos in one post!!


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