San Diego for the Weekend

San Diego for the Weekend on Waketon Road Blog

I’m just getting home from my weekend in San Diego visiting my hubby. Brian is in the Navy Reserves and every year he has a two-week duty somewhere. The past couple of years he has been lucky enough to get San Diego. I never complain because it’s the perfect excuse for me to take a long weekend and visit him. I feel like it’s been ages since Brian has been...

Gift Guide: The Jet Setter

We all have those friends who seem to always be on the go. Or maybe you’re the one who lives that #jetsetlife! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things that make traveling just a little easier, and a little more chic. I’m in love with these One Truffle clutches and they are definitely on my wish list. I also love the idea of this travel wallet that keeps...

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Last weekend my mom and I decided to head south on I-35 to Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos. If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last couple of years, then you know that the Gaines family is on their way to world domination. Chip and Joanna are the perfect example of a couple that bring out the best in each other. Their creativity...

Zero George Hotel in Charleston

Our trip to Charleston would not have been quite so sweet without our stay at the incredibly charming Zero George hotel. This hotel has been on my travel Pinterest board for months. From the first image I saw of the beautiful drawing room, I knew this hotel was made for me. Our Charleston getaway really happened as a result of a wedding we were going to in Pawley’s Island, SC,...

All the Pink in Charleston

As you saw in this post, there was no shortage of color in Charleston. The color and the charm were what I loved most about the city. On our last full day, Brian and I felt like we needed to take it a little easier. We had been pretty aggressive with our walking the first few days and our bodies needed a break. We made our way back down to our favorite...

The Charm of Charleston

There were so many things that I loved about Charleston. The food, the atmosphere, the people, but my favorite thing, by far, is the beautiful and colorful houses that make up Historic Downtown Charleston. I have never seen so many brightly colored homes with gorgeous ivy walls and overflowing window boxes in my life. It took so much longer to walk through the city because I was constantly stopping to...

Magnolia Plantation

When I think of “The South” I envision large plantation homes with wrap around front porches, oak trees covered in Spanish Moss and a tall glass of ice tea. I knew I wanted to visit one (if not more) of the plantation homes when were planning our trip to Charleston. I did some research of the surrounding areas and kept seeing Magnolia Plantation. The name alone would have been enough...

King Street Adventures in Charleston

Our time in Charleston was truly amazing. I have never seen a city that is so full of charm, history and mosquitoes. (Seriously though, they are predators!) We left Pawley’s Island early Monday morning and made the easy drive down to Charleston. We arrived right before noon and checked into the Zero George hotel. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this hotel (more on this in a later post)...