July Travelogue

Here’s the July Travelogue! Have a look at the things I did, ate, drank and saw over the last couple of months. Scroll to the end to see our video of our Outer Banks road trip! 

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July was a blur. A total and complete blur.

I feel like I say that every month, but time sure is flying. 

July was busy. There was a lot going on at work, plus we took a working vacation to the Outer Banks (and managed to check off a number of Chrissie’s OBX Hidden Gems) and a weekend trip to Raleigh to see a concert.

I began the Travelogue series last year as a way to tell you a little more about what’s going on in my life, beyond the usual recipe and travel inspiration I usually write about here.

Plus it’s a nice way for me to look back at the passing time. So here’s a quick recap of last month!

Duck, N.C.

GORGEOUS PLACE I WENT:

The Outer Banks! Last year, I spent half a week at the beach with my brother, his girlfriend and some friends. This year, I spent a week at the beach with my brother, his (now) fiancée, Chris and some friends. It was just what I needed. I hope this is an annual thing!

THING I ATE: 

We started the Whole30 last week, and I have been obsessed with making my own mayonnaise. It makes the absolute best chicken salad! I learned the hard way that you need light olive oil, though!

MUSIC I’M ADORING: 

Over the weekend, Chris and I trekked to Raleigh for a whirlwind trip. For my birthday, he gave me tickets to see my all-time favorite band Belle & Sebastian — and it was so spectacular. If you ever have a chance to see your favorite band in person, do it. 

DRINK I IMBIBED: 

Perhaps it’s the Rosé Wine Granita video we made, but I’ve been loving rosé lately. I had a really amazing dry rosé at Trio in the Outer Banks. It’s a great spot for wine, cheese, beer and sandwiches.

Take a road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina!
Trio

PLACE I’D LIKE TO GO:

I’m dreaming of a trip to San Francisco. It’s been 10 years since I visited the Golden City and all that fog is calling my name.

DRINK I WANT TO MAKE: 

I have a long list of cocktails to try after Whole30, but Erin’s Honeysuckle Cherry Smash is at the top. I need honeysuckle vodka in my life!

Covet Atelier

RECOMMENDED SPOT IN CHARLOTTE: 

My friend Kimi opened a brick and mortar store of her shop Covet Atelier in Plaza Midwood that you absolutely must see if you’re in town! I interviewed her for my Dream Jobs series last year and it’s so amazing to see her making her dreams come true!

THING ON MY WISHLIST:

I’m totally jonesing for a fancy Le Creuset Dutch Oven. These have been on my wishlist forever and I really want one so I can make Meghan’s Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons.

Hunt Library

WHAT I’LL MISS ABOUT JULY:

The beach, for sure. I love, love, love the slow pace at the Outer Banks. It doesn’t feel like any other beach town to me.

Slow down, time — please! // susannah

Watch the video of our Outer Banks trip below!

Video by Chris Henry Co. 

The Golden Ratio Guide:

Mix the perfect cocktail, every time

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