One of the things we love about the area where we live is that we are so close to some of the places we love to visit most. Baxter Village which is less than ten minutes drive from where we live has homes with Charleston Charm, a little park, a wonderful restaurant to enjoy a little brunch on a sunny Saturday morning thanks to the recently added patio area. During your meal, you’re treated to views of the park just beyond the white fence with its leafy trellis entryway, and you’re just steps away from the Chocolat Boutique where you can get the most delicious chocolates and the quaint white house where you’ll find the local Starbucks that I visit each morning on my way into the office.
Having a spot that’s close by where you can enjoy I little time out while still feeling like you’re in the comforts of your own home is such a wonderful thing, and now that The Fish Market has really improved their brunch menu we’re looking forward to visiting again for Saturday brunches throughout the summer season.
Eyelet Dress (MANGO, similar here) // Earrings (Spartina 449, old, similar here & here) // Midi Loren Tote (Alexandra de Curtis, c/o) // Bow Mules in Blush (Margaux)
For our brunch, I went this Eyelet Dress from MANGO. I love it when it’s easy to dress a look up or down depending on your accessories. For a more casual ‘beachy caftan’ look you could leave the ties at the collar undone, pair it with sandals or flip flops, and minimal or no accessories except for a pair of sunglasses.
Since I’ve been going with a brunch/garden party vibe as my clothing choices this season are tending towards the more romantic/feminine and flowy aesthetic, I tied the tasseled drawstrings at the neck in a bow, pairing it with my go-to earrings from Spartina 449 from last year, the Bow Mules in Blush from Margaux and my favorite Midi Loren Tote also in blush by Alexandra de Curtis.
Iced Tea is an obvious drink of choice, but I’d recommend going with half sweet/half unsweet especially if you haven’t lived in the South for as long as we have. Even with this option, I found it to be a tad too sweet.
For our starter, we split Market Green Salad (mixed greens, goat cheese, pickled red onion, and white balsamic).
Chicken Salad Sandwich (Honey-dijon chicken, cranberries, and pecans on wheatberry) with a side of Mediterranean Pasta Salad.
Spinach, mushroom, swiss omelet with breakfast potatoes.
After brunch, I recommend a walk through the park before heading to the Chocolat Boutique for the perfect after brunch dessert.