Ikat Dress & Carriage House InnLocation: Aiken, SC • 18 Oct
Outfit Details: c/o All For Color ikat print dress // Tory Burch brown wedges // Tory Burch brown tote bag // Kendra Scott white stud earrings // Kendra Scott long gold necklace // Kendra Scott white tassel necklace // Kendra Scott gold bangles // Kendra Scott white drusy ring // Fendi sunglasses (old), similar here
A few weeks ago, I went to Aiken, SC for a polo tournament with Cynthia of Darling Down South (see polo tournament post here), which was a lot of fun. Aiken is a small but quaint town that has lots of cute restaurants, antique stores, equestrian stores, and gift shops. Aiken is home to many thoroughbred horse champions and where fox hunts, steeplechases, and polo matches are common.
Majority of my wardrobe is composed of all black everything and prints. I love wearing prints because they are fun and cheerful. Plus, I always feel like I’m in good mood when I wear something that has a fun print. Therefore, I wore the cutest ikat dress from All For Color to brunch at The Willcox (where we stayed on Friday night). I got so many compliments when I wore this dress both to brunch and around town on Saturday. I accessorized with my favorite jewelry from Kendra Scott. My new gold Kendra Scott bangles are a great staple to have since they go with almost everything. I wore my favorite brown wedges and brown tote from Tory Burch to complete my look.
Carriage House Inn:
Since there was a wedding at The Willcox on Saturday night, we stayed at a charming B&B called the Carriage House Inn on Saturday night. After brunch, we checked into the Carriage House Inn, which had Gingham curtains in the foyer that caught my eye when I walked through the door.
The location could not have been anymore fabulous. We were downtown and could walk to everything– restaurants, bars, and shops.
The exterior facade of the Carriage House Inn is of the Dutch Colonial style with a nice portico with stairs on each side. The interior décor was very traditional with ornate drapes, mahogany furnishings, and nice oriental rugs. The Carriage House Inn dates back to 1872 when it originally served as a family home. Since then, it has been renovated and restored.
We stayed in one of the premium king suites in the new wing of the B&B. The room was very spacious with a den (sitting room area) and balcony that overlooked the courtyard. The room was very traditional as well with wood furnishings and neutral colored fabrics. The white linens and duvet made the room feel very fresh.
The breakfast was really good. I had the sausage casserole, a blueberry muffin, and some eggs. Plus, they even put out cookies and lemonade for an afternoon snack in the sitting room area off of the lobby.
The service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and nice. Plus, they even let us check out late, since the polo tournament wasn’t until 3 PM.
I highly recommend staying here. The food, service, and accommodations were exceptional. Plus, the location is unbeatable.