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Merry Christmas from the Beach!

December 26, 2016

I hope that everyone is having the most fantastic holidays with family and friends!

I don’t know about y’all but I spent most of my time at home eating way too much dessert (calories don’t count on Christmas though, so it’s fine), and sitting out on the beach since the weather’s been absolutely gorgeous down south this past week. Not to brag but it’s been 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky since I landed in Charleston, which has been such an amazing change of pace for me after all of the snow we’ve been getting up in Connecticut lately!

What is your favorite part of the holidays?? I have to say that it’s a tie for me between giving gifts on Christmas morning and being reunited with family (and pets!) during such a special time of year. I love buying gifts for people and I tend to spend way too much time brainstorming gift ideas for the people in my life, so it’s really special for me to share with my family and friends how much I appreciate and love them.

In other exciting news, Matt and I officially booked our flights for our trip to Paris and London in March! I haven’t been to either London in over two years and I am so excited to show Matt around the city that I love so much and spent so much time in while I was in college. If y’all have any travel tips/ideas for us, I’d love to hear them over the next few months!

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  • Lovely post and photos dear, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    Faye .x



  • These pics are amazing! I love Charleston and so excited for your trip to Paris and London soon. I also adore the new look of your blog. Have a wonderful new year!

    • Thank you so much!! I felt like I needed to switch up the layout after a year of the same look!

  • Biana Perez

    Congrats on booking that trip! We did that a exact trip a couple of years ago and it was the best!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

    • We’re both so excited for our trip!! I’m also very glad that Matt speaks fluent French because my French is not great!

  • Maria Flux

    Amazing view! Enjoy your trip! Welcome to London then!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Love Charleston! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas, babe!
    Best wishes to you for much joy in 2017!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Charleston is such a cute city!! I love how historic and beautiful the homes are downtown!

  • Mary

    It looks positively dreamy! I’m going to be there in 2 days and I can’t wait!

    Love, Mary

    • I hope that you had the best time on Kiawah!! I always love visiting my parents’ house for the holidays!

  • Katie Schubert

    I could not be any more jealous of your recent and upcoming travels!!

    Katie |

    • I’m so excited for everything I have planned for 2017! It really will be the year of “yes”!

  • Nina

    That’s so exciting, booking the flights to Paris and London. Since I already visited Paris, now I would love to visit London, one day. And you are lucky you have such an amazing weather down there. Enjoy your holiday time, Courtney.. xx
    Nina’s Style Blog

    • How gorgeous is Paris?? I haven’t been in over two years but I haven’t been to a dreamier city than Paris!

  • I ate way too much too! The beach look amazing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I loved being by the beach, if only for a few days! I didn’t get a tan but my hair did get lightened by the sun a bit!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Wow! So beautiful and how exciting…London and Paris…whoohoo!!

    • I’m so excited for our trip!! We’ve already started planning what we want to do!

  • Hope you had a lovely Christmas (at the beach- jealous!), lady! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • I hope that you had an amazing Christmas too!! It was so nice to be back at the beach for a few days since it’s freezing up here in Connecticut!

  • Adele Miner

    Ah hope you had a lovely day, I am so jealous you got to spend it in the sun! I am so glad I found you blog, it is really impressive.. you should be so proud! x

    • Thank you so much!! I really needed the sunshine over Christmas since the weather’s been pretty gloomy up in New England recently!

  • I love dessert! Haha hope you had a great Christmas!

    • Ugh me too!! Such a guilty pleasure for me!

  • So gorgeous! I hope you’re having the best holiday! xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

  • This looks lovely! Hope you had an ace Christmas xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I hope that you had an amazing Christmas too!!

  • Emma Corrie-Hill

    hope you had a great christmas- amazing post!

    • I hope that you also had a wonderful Christmas!

  • La Veine

    I’m going to Paris in January and I am sooo excited about it!
    By the way, wonderful landscapes 😀


    • Have so much fun!!! I can’t wait to read more about your trip and future travels!

  • Yvonne

    Looks lovely! Hope you had a great time at the beach!
    xo Yvonne

    • I had such an amazing time at the beach!! I always feel so much more in-tune with myself after a few days by the sea!

  • So lovely with Paris and London, both cities are magical indeed! And looks and sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. Both of the pictures are gorgeous. And yes, calories don’t count these days haha! Xx

    • I’m so excited for our trip that I’ve already started planning ideas for us to do! And I wish that the calorie rule still applied in January haha!

  • I’m jealous of that beach! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year!

    Doused In Pink

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Looks like so much fun!! I hope you have an amazing time!
    Adi xx

    • I had such a relaxing Christmas by the beach!

  • This is the perfect way to celebrate girlie, I hope you have an amazing 2017!

    My Vogue Style |

    • Thank you so much!! I hope that you had an amazing New Year’s!

  • Paris and London – so exciting! Happy new year!

    • I am so so excited for our trip!!

  • That beach looks absolutely incredible!
    Hope you have a lovely 2017!

    Vanessa x |

    • I really wish that I could have stayed home for a few more days to enjoy the beach even more, but unfortunately I had to go back to work!

  • Dominique

    This looks amazing, I’m super jealous!! Happy New Year doll! xx

  • That beach and the weather both look amazing!
    Hope you have a great 2017!
    Julia x

    • We had the most gorgeous weather over Christmas!! I still can’t get over how warm it was all week!

  • Elena

    Wow! this beach looks wonderfull, I ‘d love to walk there right now! I’ve been at a beach as well over Christmas, I wished Christmas would last longer than just a few days…
    elena <3

    • I feel the exact same way!! I needed another 2 weeks at the beach!

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