My Birthday weekend was wonderful! We did alot of shopping, eating and drinking. I swear I gained 5 lbs, I am most definitely avoiding the scale until later this week!
Our first meal out was at Husk.
Matt was supposed to babysit Sterling but decided he was dying to eat at Husk, so my sweet sister-in-law came over to babysit so Matt could join us.
I have been to the bar at Husk several times and enjoyed it. I must say though I was a bit disappointed in the restaurant. Our service was horrible, we had a female waitress and she was not attentive at all. We had to ask her to bring us bread after we saw all the other tables had some. Our food was completely mediocre. We started off with pork belly sliders, that in my opinion did not have enough meat and were lack luster. My mom and I spilt the trigger fish and it was bland with no sides.
My sister, however, ordered the duck and it was fabulous. It came served with this amazing farro and roasted sweet potatoes. The duck was seasoned and cooked perfectly.
If you decide to eat at Husk definitely try the duck it was the star of the evening. I think I had such high expectations for Husk because everyone had hyped it up so much. Don't get me wrong our meal was not horrible at all (although the service def was) but it was not as excellent as I thought it would be.
Update- My husband asked for me to add that he thought the service was fine.
The next day we all went shopping in Mount Pleasant. My grandfather gave me a gift card that I used at Gwynns to get these cute TB Sandals. Gwynns is one of my favorite stores in Charleston, they have such a great selection of shoes and home accessories.
My mom treated me to this DVF Top (although mine is purple, not yellow)
Sterling was totally exhausted after our day of shopping!
After all our shopping we needed some refreshments, so we made our favorite drink, Skinny Ritas (tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar). It tastes like a Margarita minus all the sugar and calories.
Later that night, Matt took me out to my favorite Mexican restaurant, Zia for my actual birthday dinner. There is nothing I love more than Mexican food. I ordered the carne asada nachos and tequila flights = pure heaven.
Friday night we dined at Wild Olive.
My mom's friend Anita, came down from Charlotte to enjoy the girl's weekend with us!
Everything we had here was delicious. The Callia Malbec wine was off the hook as were the Risotto balls.
If you live in Charleston you must eat here! It was our favorite meal of the weekend. The pasta is made fresh daily and the atmosphere is lovely.
Saturday night my two girlfriends, Jill and Alissa, joined us for a ladies night out.
We all drank 3 bottles of wine before we even went to dinner, so I knew it would be a good night. We had planned to go to the rooftop bar but sadly it started raining and got chilly so we decided on JPaulz.
They have half price bottles of wine on Saturdays which was a pleasant surprise. We all shared some truffled mac and cheese and sushi. The perfect combo in my book!
Our waiter was hillarious and kept bringing our entire table free shots since it was my birthday.
Late night my mom and sister surprised me with Carmel Cupcakes from my favorite local bakery, Sugar. They literally melted in my mouth, they were that good.
Today I am in recovery mode for shizzle. Big hugs and kisses to Matt, my Mom and Taylor for making my Birthday so fun, fabulous and special.
Btw if you read this whole post I am flattered, I realize it was SUPER long!