A couple of weeks ago, I tagged along with Michael to Pawley’s Island for his family’s beach trip. We were only there for a long weekend but it was my first time at Pawley’s and I loved it.
I actually didn’t know I would be joining him until a couple of days before we left, so it was a nice surprise to have a weekend trip to look forward to when in my head, I thought I would be alone for the weekend and eating cereal for dinner and ice cream for breakfast. We took Friday off from work, and after helping my friend Katie celebrate her brand re-launch on Thursday night, we headed down early the next day. We drove through a storm right as we neared the island but then lucked out with perfect (even though disgustingly hot) weather for the rest of the weekend. It was my first time meeting his family and I was pretty nervous right before we pulled up to the beach house but as it turns out, they were all super welcoming and nice and I just loved them all! (I’ve since met more people in his family and everyone has been equally nice to me. How did I get so lucky?) Also, how can you not love someone who just meets you and brings you a glass of wine at the beach?
After just one day there, I already knew that I wish we were able to stay a little longer. I’m not the biggest salt-water fan but my hair is, and I do love laying in the sun doing absolutely nothing. This was our first long road trip (and first vacation together) and I am happy to say that we both survived with zero arguments. I did almost get run over in the Chick-fil-A parking lot and was in a terrible mood for about 7 minutes afterwards, but that was unrelated to our 14 hours in the car together.
We wrapped up the weekend with a quick outlet stop where I spent $150 but walked away with new lululemon sports bras (I never want to wear another kind in my life) and a new J. Crew outfit (that I shamelessly copied from somebody on instagram.)
Even though this trip was in June, I can’t believe that it’s already July and summer is flying by so fast. We have some more trips planned before the end of summer but just thinking about the Pawley’s trip has me thinking that my face could use some more sun and my curls could use some salt.