Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

October 21, 2013

Best Friend Weekend!

     Hello blog friends!! It's so good to be writing again after my almost week long blogging break. Although I missed all of you dearly, it was a much needed break for me. I come back to this blog feeling refreshed and with many ideas for upcoming posts! :-)

     In my last post I talked about how my school's Fall Break was this past weekend, and how I had some very special plans. My plans were that my best friend from high school, Jules, was flying down from Maine for the weekend to visit me in the South! She had never been down South before, so my goal was to show her as much as I could of my new home state in only a few days.

     Julia arrived on Thursday the 17th in the evening, and left very early in the morning on Sunday the 20th (I'm talking she caught a cab for the airport at 4 am) so we really only had two days together. But we sure made the most of those days!! During her time here we ate at my four favorite Southern fast-food restaurants: Bojangles, Chick Fil A, Waffle House and Cookout! We also had some delicious "nicer" meals at sit-down restaurants. ;-) On Friday I took Jules to visit my former university, and then we headed south from there to Greenville, SC, so technically she got to see two states while she was here! During our trip to Greenville we first went shopping at my favorite store, Charming Charlie! Jules loved it just as much as I do. After that we made quick trips to Ulta and a discount shoe store, and then had dinner at a delicious Southern style restaurant called Tupelo Honey in downtown Greenville! We ended our night by taking pictures near the beautiful Greenville falls. The majority of our second day was spent at the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, where we watched a fashion show going on in the mall and then took advantage of the amazing sales at Belk for Belk Days! And lastly on Saturday night I brought Jules to an evening service at the church that I've been going to here in Charlotte. And in addition to all of these things were countless laughs and wonderful memories. Below are some snapshots of our weekend!

Jules's first Bojangles!

Downtown Greenville

Throwin' what we know! Jules is in Alpha Xi Delta and I'm Alpha Delta Pi... so we're Panhellenic sisters! :-)

     What a wonderful weekend it was! Seeing Jules actually made me get a bit homesick for Maine... something that doesn't happen often. I'm actually getting pretty excited for my trip home next month for Thanksgiving! :-)

     Stay tuned tomorrow to here about some of the amazing shopping deals that we found!!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. aww so fun! spending time with your best friend is always the best!!
    Helene in Between

  2. Aww her first bojangles trip!! I've been wanting to go to Tupelo Honey Cafe! I don't know if/where one is at near here! Glad y'all had fun! :)

  3. It looks like you guys had a great time!


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