THE PEACH STAND

June 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

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So many good things about summer, but mostly peach season. Last Saturday morning, I took Danny to the Peach Stand— which is exactly what it sounds like, a stand that sells locally grown peaches and produce in the heart of Fort Mill (aka my hometown). It was so fun to show him a little piece of where I grew up. Hope your weekend is sweet and sunny!

I may or may not have eaten two peaches while typing this.

Mornings Out: H O L E. Asheville, NC

June 22, 2016 § 1 Comment

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It’s not too hard to mess up doughnuts, but it is not easy to make a perfect doughnut. (Does that sound like bad advice printed in a fortune cookie? Maybe.)  More or less, that’s my attitude regarding the breakfast confection.  Lucky for everyone living or passing through Asheville, NC– all you have to do is drive (or bike) to HOLE doughnuts. It is one of those shops you’ll keep thinking of long after you’ve left it’s sunny picnic tables.

HOLE makes their doughnuts fresh to order meaning you get them hot. The doughnuts are light and a little crispy on the outside– similar to beignets (apparently? I’ve actually never had a beignet…) and though appearing relatively simple (less is more!), the flavors were balanced and exciting. Think toasted sesame seeds and spices. We ordered coffees and one of each doughnut (they only offer four flavors a day) and each one was great. Like really great. So yumz.

Where is your favorite doughnut shop? Asking for a friend.

p.s. Stay tuned for an Asheville Weekend Guide.

p.p.s. How cute are Corey & Sav?

Islands of Murano & Burano

April 28, 2016 § 1 Comment

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Cocoa Beach Part II

February 1, 2016 § 1 Comment

Sometimes on a Monday morning during Winter, it helps to think about the beach.  I already posted some ocean photos of my time visiting my Grandmother in Cocoa Beach in January, but here are even more tropical photos. I’ll let them do the talking. Have a great week, everyone!

^^^ Best for last! Love you, Nana! ^^^

P.S. You know what else is tropical? The One Morning Limited Edition Tea & Citrus candle. Now available in the shop. You’re welcome!

S + T

December 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

This summer I posted photos from my dear friends’ engagement party.  This week we had a winter photoshoot aka ran around our hometown looking at fields and eating hot dogs! Sign me up! So much fun to spend time with loved ones in love. Especially these two.

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G I V E A W A Y !

December 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m having an Instagram giveaway, where you can enter to win three holiday candles! The winner will receive one 8oz. Forest candle and two 4oz. candle tins.  The tins are perfect for gifting, but I don’t blame you if you keep all three for yourself! Grinch it up.

TO ENTER: Follow my account (@esochko) on IG and tag two friends in the comments below the giveaway photo. Easy peasy. Good luck!

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Winner will be notified tomorrow (12/16) at 1pm.

Unfortunately, the giveaway only open to US residents. But if you’re not a U.S. resident and are interested, let me know!

Merry & Bright

December 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

So I launched a little candle line in November on Etsy. (If you follow me on IG, you know this already & might as well get used to the candle pix.) The shop is something that felt natural after falling in love with candle-making.  A process which is equal parts creativity, patience, concentration, and listening to Billy Holiday. I wanted to make sure the four candles appealed to a variety of scent preferences and aren’t restricted by season. And I am SO FREAKING grateful for everyone who has placed an order in the few short weeks. Y’all rock.

I’ve since added three more candles to the shop to suit your holiday gifting needs (gifts for yourself count!).  These are seasonal, warm, and festive. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. I’ve been burning the ‘Forest’ scent nonstop since putting up a miniature Christmas tree.  Spoiler alert: everyone in my family is getting one of those this year. (The candle, not the tree. That baby is all mine.)

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Give good gifts, give candles.

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