Local Eats: Southerly

August 5, 2014


When your mom is so excited about a new restaurant that she wants to get there early on opening day, you “force” yourself to eat two breakfasts.  Especially when the first breakfast was yogurt and the second breakfast is a chicken biscuit with parmesan aioli.


Southerly is attached to the grocery/kitchen supply store, Southern Season.  They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.  I can highly recommend second breakfast on a Thursday.  Let’s call it brunch.

My fried chicken biscuit was topped with aged cheddar and smoked bacon and came with a side of creamy cheese grits.  I love that they threw a few grapes on the plate to make me feel like my elevensies weren’t a total nutritional waste.



Obviously, I hated it.


hello august

August 1, 2014



Hello, August.

Hello, beach week.  Hi brown arms and legs.  Tousled hair I try to replicate at home but never get quite right.  Last weeks of late mornings and lunch meetings.  Hello, back to school.  I still get so excited for you.  Sharp pencils and new clicky pens and fresh blank notebooks.  Nervous glances and too new shoes.  Hi, continued heat.  I love you and promise to never take you for granted again.

August, let’s sweat it out.



July 31, 2014

“This peach tea tastes like iced coffee,” Tara said to her mother.   “Iced coffee?” “Yeah, there’s something,” Tara paused a moment to think, “off about it.  Not quite right.” Tara’s mother swirled the iced tea around in her red topped Tervis tumbler.  She took another sip.   “Hmm,” she hummed as she sipped.  “Definitely […]

Tacoma and Seattle

July 28, 2014

We are really lucky if we get two or three good friends in our life.  Friends that know us.  Friends that exceed time and distance.  Friends that patiently wait while you decide on the exactly right appetizer.  Friends that get genuinely excited about your next craft idea or trip or short story or job offer. […]

The Stacks Lately

July 15, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell just came out July 8th and I finished it July 9th. I’m looking forward to reading this again and instead of racing to the finish underlining and savoring. This is the story of a woman who loves her husband and is trying to figure out how to stay in love with […]

Natural Bridge Adventure

July 3, 2014

While my out-of-town niece and nephew were visiting, my aunt and sister and I planned a road trip to the Natural Bridge that was going to be either a disaster or a delight.  Thank God, it was a delight.  At the Natural Bridge zoo these little punks got to live out one of my dreams of […]