Wilmington Roadtrip: A Photo Journey

Finally! I'm starting to catch up on my posts and I can finally subject y'all to a million iPhone photos of our roadtrip! Granted we've been back from said trip almost a week now, between all of the NYC and Levi's shenanigans, I'm only starting to feel less stressed. I'm sure work this weekend didn't help! More on that later! I'll post several photos and then coordinating captions under them. Then a few more and so on. If you have a slow internet connection then you should probably just skip this post all together! It's going to be all sorts of ridiculous!

oo1. part of the 14 hour drive. oo2. i fell asleep for an hour and a half, and mike proceeded to drive the wrong direction the entire time. oo3. our classy establishment. oo4. getting ready to grab some dinner. oo5. our choice of thursday's meal. pizza and beer.

oo1. breakfast of a mocha and blueberry muffin at port city java downtown. oo2. lunch at susannah's aunt's restaurant. oo3. walking on the beach oo4. mike taking photographs oo5. pretty pretty beach houses in kure beach.

oo1. brew thru! a drive-thru beer shop just for novelty. oo2. pretty beach homes in kure beach. oo3. inappropriately dressed for the beach. oo3. an incredibly strange souvenir. oo4. fishing pier.

oo1. pier. oo2. from the brew thru. oo3. mine and susannah's drinks. ~*getting loko. oo4. key fence public art installation downtown. oo5. my favorite artwork downtown.

oo1. same eldeman "zoe" boots in edge of urge (must buy!) oo2. bento box dinner from nikki's sushi. oo3. fork free friday! oo4. left our waitress a sticker. oo5. little dipper for fondue dessert.

oo1. pretty pretty drinks at mixito oo2. the opera room (upstairs) quickly became our favorite bar. oo3. chris & susannah have never had waffle house so it was a *must* for saturday morning. oo4. snagged this dress at a consignment shop but i need to shorten the torso. oo5. mike and i were fueled for the day! 

oo1. the river downtown. oo2. tongue in the panties at the opera room. oo3. what i wore to dinner with susannah's family at blue water (a few hours before mike proposed!). oo4. sunday lunch at nikki's (again!) and my bento. oo5. mike's sushi.

oo1. sunday's breakfast at java dog cafe (i'm all out of order!) oo2. rain rain rain. oo3. we may be obsessed. oo4. sitting at the italian market cafe on front street. oo5. italian gelato (actually, raspberry and lemon sorbetto)

oo1. random love left in a cafe. oo2. homestyle tofu lunch at the noodle shop in asheville. oo3. genghis grill mongolian stirfry for dinner in franklin. oo4. chris and his corn-cob pipe from a convenience store on the drive home. 

Overall we had a blast! So glad Susannah and Chris came along! It wouldn't have been the same without them! Now I'm tired again. Phew! xo

PS; Almost all of these photos were edited in the iPhone app, Cross Process.


  1. Looks like so much fun! I've been dying to go on a road trip.

  2. lovely photos! looks like such a fun time, i love road trips!

  3. 4 loko....haha! that stuff is crazy!

    looks like a really fun trip :) i just got back from one as well!

  4. Oh those food photos are amazing, I'm dying for sushi right now. It looks like such a cute place to live!

  5. i know that i said it via twitter, but that stir fry looks SO GOOD.

    i especially want to try that gelato! yum!

    great pictures lady!

  6. Looks like you had an awesome time!! :) Road trips rock!

  7. Some amazing pictures! You should do a post about the dos and do nots of an excellent road trip!

  8. This looks like a blast!! I love your yellow floral cardigan and how you've teamed it with the blue dress, so pretty! x

  9. just have to say this, a weekend without Kaelah is like a bee without its stinger...dead. Ha! But I have been out of action and now have a lot of catching up to do. Love those shoes in the giveaway by the way :)

  10. What fun pictures! I'd love to go on a just for fun roadtrip again sometime. They lose their fun when you know the roads.
    Tell Mike I know all about the accidental detours! ha ha!!

  11. From the photos it looks like the road trip involved a lot of eating. Hmmm, that makes it a winner for me. Love the cellphone camera mirror portrait by the way. :)

  12. Those photos are amazing! lovely outfits and great food too :)

  13. We used to plan our hotels in proximity to the Waffle House...so much yum!

  14. great photos!! love your blog, I'm following!

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  15. The food looks delicious.. and I was already hungry, but now I'm realllly craving Japanese food.

    That souvenir (that 'thing' on a toilet) is scary, whoa.

    And the last picture (Chris with the pipe) is pretty funny :)

  16. Where did you get that glorious flower print sweater/ cardigan? I've been on the hunt for one and have been unsuccessful.

    Your trip looks like it was so much fun! I never thought about visiting Wilmington before but now it looks like I should.

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  18. I just got SO HUNGRY looking at this post!
    1. sparkly nail polish!!
    2. You look so gorgeous in the grey top and pink skirt... I wish I could steal it!
    PS: If you get a chance, stop by my blog and enter my spring accessories giveaway!

  19. Have fun wedding sketching! That sounds way fun. I LOVE your dimples... I'm sure you hear that a lot, but yeah. You're adorable.

  20. All my favorite places! You lucky girl. I was born in Asheville, lived in Franklin and Highlands, and spent my middle school-college years in Wilmington. Such great places. Loved looking at your pics. Made me all nostalgic.

  21. this looks like so much fun, and obviously you looked great during the trip (: i love all the food pictures - everything was so delicious!! what was your favorite part of the trip?

  22. I really love this outfit, in particular the colour combo and your shoes and bag *_*

  23. Your first outfit snap is exatctly the idea I needed to coordinate my lemon skirt, that has exactly the same color scheme of your jacket *_*
    (if you wanna see it:http://conigliodellamoda.blogspot.com/2010/11/gonna-rosa-n1-gonna-con-i-limonipink.html)
    Thank you!
    I really love your tapestry bag too!!

  24. i love this post! i followed your updates about the trip via twitter and instagram. how fun! i'm super jealous.

  25. Such great photos. I think road trips are some of the best trips I've had with my fiance. You always end up finding such great things and looking through the photos is the best part.

    Love this post!

  26. YUM Port City Java! I miss Wilmington soooo much! I can't wait to head back to NC this summer we stay at a nearby beach [about 45 mins outside of the city]. I am hoping for a semi rainy day which would equal the perfect excuse to go shopping/sight seeing downtown!

    Thank you for the memories I'm so happy you guys had a great time!


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