April Travelogue

Here’s the April Travelogue! Have a look at the things I did, ate, drank and saw last month. 

The 2017 April Travelogue from Feast + West, including explorations in Charleston, South Carolina, drinks, books, kitchenware and other spring happenings. Stop by the blog today to see the full list of things I did, ate, drank and saw in April 2017, plus a few things on my wishlist. (via feastandwest.com)

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April showers have come and gone, and May flowers are already here. Somehow.

I began the Travelogue series last year as a way for me to remember the months and to tell you a little more about what’s going on in my life, beyond the usual recipe and travel inspiration I usually share. So here’s a quick recap of last month:

In early April, I went to Charleston for a few days’ work at the Mediavine Publisher Conference. I finally got to meet all my coworkers (!) and also hang out with my pals Erin & Meghan.

Chris and I spent Easter weekend laying low — which was a nice change of pace after a busy March.

I also made some more headway on my garden. I finally have all the herbs planted in various boxes. I also planted tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, lettuce, onions, plus some flowers too. Ready for the summer produce haul!

We also made a new feline friend in the neighborhood, who we are considering adopting. More to come on this later! (Hint: Pixel is not pleased.)

Lastly, at the end of April, I helped my mom with a trunk show at a yarn shop for her fiber arts business, O&Y Studio. It totally inspired me to get out my needle and thread and take on a sewing project this month.

We’re already halfway into May, and I’ll be recapping that before I know it, won’t I? // susannah 

The 2017 April Travelogue from Feast + West, including explorations in Charleston, South Carolina, drinks, books, kitchenware and other spring happenings. Stop by the blog today to see the full list of things I did, ate, drank and saw in April 2017, plus a few things on my wishlist. (via feastandwest.com)

Here’s what I loved in April:

Gorgeous place I went:

Charleston, for sure! It has been far too long since I explored Chucktown, but this place is amazing. One of my favorite spots we hit up was The Darling. Definitely stop by this place for oysters and try the clam chowder fries!

Thing I ate: 

I finally got to try Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams when I was in Charleston and it did not disappoint. Charlotte needs a Jeni’s stat. Or, someone should ship me a pint of Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks ASAP.

Show I’m adoring: 

The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu is seriously captivating. I can’t stop thinking about this dystopian universe. I’m usually a book-bef0re-film kind of girl, but this one is so, so thought-provoking and incredibly well done..

Drink I imbibed: 

At this month’s Whiskey Women of Charlotte event, I enjoyed a drink with whiskey and peaches and it got me so excited for summer.

Place I’d like to go: 

Lately Ireland has been on my mind. I’ve been wanting to go back and reading Ireland trip recaps on travel blogs is soothing my wanderlust. For now.

Dish I want to make: 

This Chantilly Berry Trifle from my pal Erica looks ridiculously good. Anything that calls soaking berries in raspberry liqueur “essential” is my kind of dessert.

Thing on my wishlist:

I’m in the market for a fancy glass pitcher. Lemonade and sweet tea season is almost officially upon us, and I need to up my entertaining game.

What I’ll miss about April:

The way that springtime makes trees look almost fall-like in their color variations, albeit brighter and more radiant. I love fall, but I love how spring mimics it for about a week, or until the thick layer of green pollen settles in. (I definitely won’t ever miss that.)

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