Ashley Brooke Designs - Zero George 2 

 Good Morning and Happy Monday to you!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend”¦

Photo 1: Zero George

On Friday morning we loaded up our car full of snacks, playlists, and to-go cups filled to the brim with coffee and headed to Charleston, South Carolina… about a 6 hour drive from our house! To be honest, this trip was a little bit of a last minute decision, but I am so glad we made it! A few of Ryan’s brothers were hosting an event on Saturday night in downtown Charleston, so it gave us a really great excuse to squeeze some family time in along with a good old fashioned getaway!

We ended up staying at Zero George and I’m not going to lie to you, I honestly think it was my favorite place that we have ever stayed (#travelwithABD). The property itself is overwhelmingly charming, the staff is sweet as pie, and the food, OMG don’t even get me started with the food, it is unreal. There is just something magical about a hotel that just embodies Southern Hospitality. I can honestly say that I NEVER wanted to leave.  I was trying to find a way to ship Lucy to us, and just settle right in!

Also, if you get a chance to stay at Zero George do not, I repeat DO NOT miss dinner at Zero Café. I am not sure that we have ever had better service and food, like ever. Each dish was a piece of art; Chef Vinson Petrillo is a genius in the kitchen. If you dine there and do not get tres leches for dessert, we cannot be friends. It is THAT good. 


Zero George Boutique Hotel  Zero Café + Bar, for more of our trip: #ABDdoesCharleston



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Photo 2: A Festive Takeover

On Saturday you might have noticed the really fun Instagram Takeover I did with J.McLaughlin, where I shared a few of my festive party looks for the season! I have to tell you I had so much fun working on this project, mostly because, hello pretty sparkly skirt and PLAID CAPE (don’t worry there is more of that cape to come this week!). Also, because this time of year we are seriously Christmas  party hoppin’! I literally have three events this week alone (including a trip to the ballet! YAY!!), so you know… it’s good to have outfit options! 



ABD Wrapping Paper (sold out online, but is available at #73SpringStreet),  J.Mclaughlin Skirt c/o,  J.Mclaughlin Sweater c/o, J. Crew Earrings, Kate Spade watch, J.Mclaughlin Clutch c/o, MAC Lipstick in “Steady Going”, for more of my Instagram takeovers: #ABDtakesover



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Photo 3: Christmas Partyin’!

On Saturday night, I put on my favorite party dress and we headed out to Candle Fish in down town Charleston for the #BCHolidaySocial! Four of my six (yes S-I-X!!) brothers-in-law make up Brothers & Craft, a lifestyle brand that specializes in men’s style, and on Saturday night they hosted a big Holiday Social that was one for the books! All of our favorite Southern brands were there: Starkmade, Black Tap Coffee, and of course Bulleit Whiskey! Needless to say, we had a holly jolly good time! We sipped craft cocktails and mingled while Frank Sinatra sang holiday tunes played in the background… not sure there is a better way to spend a Saturday night.


Location: Candle Fish, Florals: FlowershopMy Party Dress


Hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!!  xoxo    P.S.  We are now on Snapchat! Follow us at ABDesigns for more behind the scenes fun! 


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  1. What a fabulous sounding weekend!! My husband keeps saying we need to plan a weekend trip to Charleston, I’ve never been! Also, I never knew you at SIX (wow!!!) brother in laws! I have THREE and thought I was lucky!!

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