The Beach Read Cocktail + Celebrity Chef Tour at Cannon Green + OOTN + Tory Burch Spring Event Starts Now!

Last night, I attended the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour at Cannon Green.  Frankly, any time there’s an event here, I’ll go.  This venue is one of my favorites in Charleston.  What I wouldn’t give to have a little area like this in my own home for entertaining would be a dream!
image via Cannon Green
Our amazing celebrity chefs for the evening…
Host Chef Amalia Scatena from Cannon Green
Emily Hahn from Warehouse Bar + Kitchen, Charleston, SC
Kristen Kish from Boston (Winner of Season 10’s Top Chef)
Jill Mathias from Chez Nous, Charleston, SC
Rebecca Wilcomb from Herbsaint, New Orleans
Pastry Chef Katy Keefe from McCrady’s, Charleston, SC
The chef tour is a 20-city series, so check out the schedule and see if there’s one coming to your area here.  If there is, I’d highly recommend it.  Each dinner starts off with cocktails, then a one-night-only, multi-course dinner with wine pairings featuring both local and celebrity chefs, and ending with dessert and a Q&A session with the evening’s chefs.

In front of the green doors.  And yes, I chose green to wear to Cannon Green.  When I tried this dress on, I knew immediately that it needed to be in my closet.  If you’ve watched Gone with the Wind, Scarlett wears a green garden party dress, and this dress reminded me so much of it…thankfully without the corset and hoop skirt.
 The Beach Read
Both cocktails last night sounded so yummy, but this one was my favorite!  Now if I can figure out how to make strawberry jalapeño soda, I’ll be all set.
Strawberry Jalapeño Soda
Fresh Strawberries

With my friend Jenna and Carrie Morey (of Callie’s Biscuits – if you ever visit Charleston you MUST stop in and try a fresh one, they are absolutely amazing!)
Truly a beautiful evening last night.
After cocktails, we headed inside for dinner.
Each course was served family-style to each table, so we each served ourselves a little and passed it around.  I felt like this lent itself to even more socializing.  We had the best time at our table!
What I Wore

Rainforest Silk Dress (Wearing a small; it also comes with a nude slip, so it’s not see-through at all.  I love how light, silky and airy this dress is.  I was especially sold when I noticed that it had pockets!) // Pink Necklace // Clutch // Wedges // Ring
Eliza Gran Baskets are back in stock at Furbish Studio!  These won’t last long, so shop quick!
Giveaway Winner
It took me FOREVER to enter in all the entries into  Next time I’ll definitely use Rafflecopter to collect the entries for my next giveaway!
The lucky winner of the Bose Portable Speaker is…
Tinsley Ponder
Email me your address and your color choice within the next 24 hours.
Thanks to all who entered!
I’ll be hosting another giveaway soon, so stay tuned!
Alright, now here’s something extra exciting, and you’re one of the first people to know!  Tory Burch started their big Spring Event today!  I’ve had some of you email recently, asking if there would be one coming up.  Well, you’re in luck!  It’s finally here!  This is extra good news, since Tory Burch was excluded from the Shopbop sale a few weeks ago.
There’s so much I’m loving at Tory Burch right now too, so with this sale happening now, it couldn’t be more perfect timing!  So here’s how it works…

Spend $250, Receive 20% Off
Spend $500, Receive 25% Off
Spend $750, Receive 30% Off
Use code: BLOOM at check-out.

I’ve been hunting for a pair of espadrilles for awhile and tried these on yesterday.  They’re super cute and fit true to size.

And if you’re shopping for a dress, get this one.  It runs true to size, hits at a great length and the material is extremely soft.  When I tried it on, it honestly felt like I was wearing pajamas.  You could dress it up with wedges for an evening out or dress it down with sandals or even flip flops (my Tory Burch ones are my absolute favorite! If you’re between sizes, size up.) during the day.  I’m also loving the color and style of this dress too.

My little Mini Saddlebag is included in the sale.
Also comes in a camel color I’m loving too.

Don’t forget to enter code: BLOOM at check-out.  Aside from Miller Sandals, most everything else is included in the sprint event, with free shipping and free returns.
Happy Shopping!

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