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5 Things I Love about Visiting Bluffton/Hilton Head Island

How was your week?! We had the nicest weather this week which was such a delight. We also ate dinner with Amanda and her husband at a “new to all of us” restaurant in Raleigh. It’s called Midtown Grille. We ate outside in the relaxing ambiance, and the service was outstanding. I had a Barbera to drink, though I can’t remember the exact name of the wine, and would certainly go back another time!

We watched the movie “Nobody” last weekend and LOVED it. If you need something to watch this weekend, check it out!

While we’re chatting about wine, did you catch my post earlier this week about my favorite wines?

What an adorable little travel jewelry case!

I’ve already been wearing these slides to death and I’m certain that I’ll be ordering a black pair in 5…4…3…2…

This neon edge tank at Evereve has caught my eye.

This meal is next on my list to make from Half Baked Harvest.

From time to time people will inquire about my cream/blue/orange apple watch strap. You can find it here! 

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories that you may have missed: 

Local Business Shout-Outs – Apex Deck Savers + Metcalf Painting 

Patrick Ta Cream Contour and Powder Bronzer Duo in She’s Statuesque

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Palette

Patrick Ta Blush in She’s That Girl – a beautiful cream and powder blush combo!

Laurel Sunglasses by Warby Parker

Barkley Sunglasses by Warby Parker

Ghiradelli Brownie mix – keep this in your pantry for any dessert emergency!

Lauren McBride QVC Collection tray and tall lanterns

Target Sports Bra

Lashify lashes

Dazzle Dry nail polish in Galactic Fire

Outdoor dining table + Console

The movie “Nobody” – really fun to watch!

Burts Bees Matte Stick in Rhubarb Rapids

San Pelligrino Limonata – guilty pleasure.

Calia by Carrie Underwood white ribbed tank top – I always get lots of ?’s about this top when I wear it. It’s one of my favorites!

Wilsons Eatery – fantastic food and quick service!

Biltmore Revant White Wine – a really nice white wine!

Jason Wu (Target) Eyeshadow Pallet – easy to use palette of warm browns!

Jason Wu Matte Lip in First Date

Flushed Blush mousse at Sephora – an easy to blend formula.


This week’s discount codes: 

Tommy John – Use code KateBryan25 for 25% off

HOMER Learning App – Try HOMER free for 30 days with my link

Brooklinen – Brooklinen is having their big Birthday Sale! All Brooklinen products are 20% off (4/27 – 5/5) so if you’ve been waiting for a sign to dive headfirst into the best bedding and home linen products, now is the time. No promo code needed, it’ll automatically pop up in your cart at check out!

Questions from Monday’s Q&A Box on Instagram Stories!

You are so positive, do you ever get mad? Yes! Of course! Don’t most people?! I generally try to maintain a strong sense of relativity when I’m upset about something, though, but rarely (actually, likely never) do I turn to Instagram Stories to vent or display my anger.

Makeup refresh without starting over? Great question. I like to mist with a setting spray. Give it a few minutes, then touch up blush!

Who is your boss? You say you have deadlines? I don’t have a boss, but I have obligations that I agree to when I sign a contract with a partner/brand!

Have you ever tried laser hair removal? No, I haven’t!

What do you think about Olaplex No. 3? I think it’s great! I think that this line is overhyped a little bit. Their products are good but there are also other options out there that are great!


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Danielle says · 05.01.21

I love reading through these posts and clicking through the links!

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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 05.01.21

Thanks for the links! Hope you’re having a great weekend! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Heather Nooe says · 05.01.21

Could you post how sizing runs for your post on Thread & Supply? Love, love, love the outfits you showed and put together!

Michelle White says · 05.28.21

You said…What do you think about Olaplex No. 3? I think it’s great! I think that this line is overhyped a little bit. Their products are good but there are also other options out there that are great!….What are the other options to Olaplex 3?