It’s Friday, and the last weekend of January! This month has seriously flown by! I didn’t realize it, but with January, comes lots of oyster roasts. Apparently, it’s the season for it here! We had one at our house back in mid-December, and we’ll be throwing another oyster roast on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s one of my favorite meals with good company – oysters, beer and a low country boil. Yum! In keeping with the oyster-theme this month, I’m excited to attend this festival this weekend…
This Sunday, I’m headed to the Lowcountry Oyster Festival here and cannot wait! It’s the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. 80,000 lbs of oysters with over 10,000 attendees are expected. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, sunny in the high 60s. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests at 1:30p, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste. Gates open at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. No pets or coolers, please. Children ten and under free with paying adult. Oyster gloves and shuckers will be provided at the event, but attendees are welcome to bring their own.
This year there will new offerings including complimentary shuttle service to festival grounds from parking areas at the Charleston Aquarium and MUSC East Cooper Hospital (Midtown Ave.), running every 30 minutes. You can also drive to the festival at Boone Hall Plantation (1235 Longpoint Road, 29464), both entrances will be open.
For the Kids
New to the Oyster Festival this year, the Children’s Pluff-a-Palooza center will celebrate the natural wonders of the Lowcountry with four live theatre performances of “Pearlie the Amazing Oyster,” Bubba the Lowcountry Bubble Man, an electronic bull, bounce houses, face painting stations, cookie decorating, puppets, giant live dinosaurs and more.
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser benefiting The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources partners with the Coastal Conservations Association’s Topwater Action Campaign to recycle and restore the oyster shells.
If you’re in town, you should definitely consider it! Click here to get your tickets.
Naturally, I’m already thinking about what I’m going to wear. If it’s cool enough, I’ll probably wear this cape and rain boots. Even without rain, they suggest you bring boots because it can get muddy at the plantation.
If you know me, you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE my Charleston Rice Beads! I have an assortment of colors, and recommend them as gifts to anyone and everyone I know.
The long, gold one is probably my favorite, but I do love the bracelets too.
And I get so many compliments whenever I wear my Elephant Looking Glass Necklace.
In addition, I’m obsessed with her Celebrate Collection and I feel like every time I go out, I’m constantly tossing on something that I’ve picked up from the collection.
Whether it’s this charm bracelet…
…or this Champagne Bottle Necklace. I absolutely love it all! Pictured above with this dress (on sale) and these shoes.
Alright, now for the best part, everything at Candy Shop Vintage is 25% off through Sunday at midnight! Just enter SNOWDAY at check-out! Think of Valentine’s, think of gifts, think of yourself, this is a great sale – especially that she’s including her Charleston Rice Beads, which she rarely marks down. Shop soon for the best selection!
Fox Scarf // Monogrammed Crossbody (on sale!) // Sweater (old, similar here and here) // Flats // Ring
So I’m not used to dressing boys quite yet. It’s so easy with the girls. They love everything, and I do too. Boys are a little bit trickier. Dresses are easy, they can wear them for a long time. With boys, you’ve got pants, and they can’t be too tight or too short, they have to be just right. And my boys prefer the ones without buttons and zippers, so they can get to the bathroom quicker. Logan is becoming more opinionated on what he wants to wear. He has a few favorites, but his all-time favorites in general are ones with trucks, dinosaurs or trains on them. Now that he’s growing out of many of them, I picked up a few the other day, and he’s in LOVE with this racecar shirt I got from Crewcuts.
(glitter mug, only $13.95!)
I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! Tonight, I’m headed to an event where the dress code is 1940’s cocktail attire. Not quite sure what I’ll be wearing yet, but it’s been fun trying to think of ideas with friends! Can’t wait to see what everyone is going to wear! I’ll try my best to snap some photos to share with y’all next week!