it’s official: after my trip to charlottesville i’ve decided the south is my new favorite part of the country. don’t get me wrong, i love new england with all my heart and i’m sure come fall, when i visit in early october, i’ll be singing a different tune after apple picking, apple cider, apple cider donuts, the changing of the leaves, the crispness and smell of the air… okay i’m getting side tracked. i have really loved exploring the south a bit more now that i’m living here in dc, and i can’t wait to continue and see more of it. there’s something so quaint and welcoming about southern cities. i don’t know if it’s those endearing southern drawls or the fact that everywhere i look is the most picturesque scene, seemingly straight out of a movie, but there’s something about the south that has grabbed my attention and i think it’s going to stick! this weekend i was in the lovely town of charlottesville, va, staying at the farmington country club with three of my friends who are living in nyc and boston!
we arrived friday night and checked into the main house at the club; it was gorgeous. after a late dinner, we headed up to the room and just hung out and caught up. after a long week at work it was exactly what i needed, to just sit and be with some of my favorite people, talking and laughing. it was such a great night! we spent saturday exploring charlottesville in the morning and sitting at the pool all afternoon. i took so many pictures and with such a gorgeous backdrop they all came out pretty great. here are a few of my favorites to recap the weekend!
pigeon hole. it was so adorable, if you’re ever in charlottesville you must go. ask for the waitress tiffany and have her tell you about why her friends call her st. tiffany. she’s adorable and truly made the meal that much better! a sweet and true southern belle from louisiana, she made me feel like i was sitting in my mom’s kitchen eating breakfast. it was so fun and the food was great!
i highly recommend the pigeon holes, it was so good and they cut the bread in the shape of little hearts- adorable.
after breakfast we walked over to country club prep and did a little shopping. i’m officially obsessed with this store. their inventory is amazing, and they were having a sale- doesn’t get much better than that! i picked up the adorable livingston dress and a pair of shorties by lauren james– stay tuned for separate posts on how i style both! i consider any morning that involves a spontaneous seersucker purchase a success so i was pretty happy after stumbling upon the store!
we also headed over to uva’s campus and walked around for a little while – it is so gorgeous! i love walking around other campuses and trying to imagine what it would have been like to go there. i think each campus has such a different feel and energy to it and it’s so interesting to me how some people instantly feel at home on some campuses while they are completely indifferent to others!
after an afternoon at the pool, we got all dressed up and headed to c&o restaurant for dinner. the food and atmosphere were both amazing. we sat in the back garden/terrace area; it was a beautiful night so i was happy we were sitting outside!
i highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a nice quiet dinner, it’s very unassuming from the front, it looks like it’s in an old pepsi factory of some sort, and then you go inside and it’s cozy and charming. the music may have made the entire night, whoever’s doing their playlist was killing it!
i wore my new lauren james dress that i can’t get enough of. the mint seersucker it gorgeous and you can’t go wrong with the huge, adorable bow in the back.
it was such a great weekend with friends i’m so glad we were all able to escape for a little while! i’m excited to have them down to dc again to explore the city a little more- maybe when i actually get some furniture in my apartment!
what did you do this weekend and what’s your favorite way to unplug and recharge?