oh, savannah!

Travel blogger visits Downtown Savannah Georgia wearing Kate Spade dress

is it sad to admit that in my 31 years on earth, this was my first time in the great state of georgia?
where all my georgia peaches at!?!

Travel blogger visits Downtown Savannah Georgia wearing Kate Spade dress

work took me to this gorgeous area of the country, which is so rich in american history, you can feel it in the spanish moss.
i’ve been traveling with the insanely talented Carrie Patterson to help photograph these fancy destination weddings.
it has been incredibly inspiring to shoot in a new location so i’ve made it a point to add an extra day or two to explore these new spots.
and shop, duh.

Travel blogger visits Downtown Savannah Georgia wearing Kate Spade dress

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ah, Savannah! sweet, sweet, Savannah. you have really stolen a piece of my heart.
the cobblestone streets, artsy vibe, and gorgeous mansions are filled with hundreds of years of southern livin’.

we stayed at The Marshall House, right smack dab downtown.
arriving at this hotel is a lot like that feeling you have coming home from college, when everyone is SO excited to see you, and you want to hug everyone.
the staff couldn’t have been sweeter, which is a testament to everyone i met in savannah. southern hospitality is the real deal.
i was pretty certain the place was haunted and then after some heavy googling, my internet searches confirmed The Marshall House is one of the most haunted places in the country. (so glad i found that out at 11pm alone in my hotel room.)
when i asked the lady at the front desk to tell me ghost stories, she immediately got quiet and just said, “well, they found some bones a few years ago in the basement”, and gave me this look like, “do what you want with that”.
turns out the hotel has been a hospital, twice.

but don’t let that deter you from staying there, it seriously was so lovely and charming.
and i’m pretty sure ALL of Savannah is haunted, anyways.

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i made a point to drive out to the Old Sheldon Ruins, and so glad i did.
it was quiet, without a soul in site, just me and the old church ruins.
pretty peaceful if you ask me.
we finished the trip with a stay at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina,
and if you fancy, you can see those wedding images here!

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help hurricane harvey dogs.

like most of you, it’s hard to hear of devastation from so far away and not know how to help.
watching the news and reading stories of the hurricane harvey tragedy really sparked something in me to do what i can to help.
i realize that as a blogger, i’m seen as an “influencer”, and that my reach is relatively far.
i’m saying a prayer to the blogging Gods to help one of my dear friends and her amazing organization, that is helping a sliver of the tragedy.

my friend Lindsay (left) has been a Jackson Hole local for over a decade, with a passion for helping animals.
she worked for our local Animal Adoption Center for years and is a well known dog trainer/whisperer.
her mother is a New Orleans native and after Hurricane Katrina, the two devoted their time to creating, The Inner Pup, an amazing 501(c)3 non-profit to help the abandoned animals in the aftermath of the storm.
Lindsay has been splitting her time and energy between NOLA and the mountains, shuttling dogs to shelters across the country as she goes.

if you know me, i’m a huge dog lover, and most of my best dog pals have come from the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson Hole.
there’s something so special about shelter dogs.
(two of my faves, Burt and Leo, above!)

i spoke to Lindsay and her mom in depth this week about how i can get the word out to help the dogs of hurricane harvey and they explained how the system works and more on how we can make an impact…

when disaster strikes, family pets are often left due to lack of room, finances, or a place to house them, and theses animals, if rescued, are sent to local shelters first.
{keep in mind most of these local shelters were full before the storm hit}.
if shelters become overcrowded, many start to euthanize dogs or turn them away, simply from a lack of space.
when that happens, people like Lindsay get on the phone and start finding shelters all over the country that have room and ability to take in new dogs, which can take longer than expected due to costs involved.
the dogs that are euthanized first are typically older, disabled, or pregnant mommas.

Lindsay’s mother recently purchased her home for retirement just outside of NOLA, which happens to have acres of land, and a large barn.
they never planned on housing animals, but after this week, they both felt a strong calling to do so at this new property.
SO, this is where you come in…..
if we can raise money to help The Inner Pup in NOLA, hurricane harvey dogs will be shipped to them ASAP.
the money they need right now will go directly to fencing for the shelter, as well as food/water/medicine, vet care, and transportation costs from texas.
local vets have promised to donate their time and are now just waiting for the furry friends to arrive.
once the dogs (and cats!) arrive at The Inner Pup, Lindsay is then able to transport these dogs across the country to open shelters, like our Animal Adoption Center.
the quicker the shuffle, more lives are saved.

for Jackson Hole locals, you can help make an impact locally for hurricane harvey dogs!
the Animal Adoption Center has confirmed that they will be taking as many dogs as they can fit on a plane on September 15th, who will then be available for adoption right here in town.
your donations will go towards the transportation costs for every animal!

it’s a bit of a puzzle finding open spots for all of the dogs, but this mother-daughter duo is utterly devoted to it.
once the dogs are safe in NOLA, they are then sent to non-kill shelters.
i know that there are many organizations out there and most of you have donated to the relief, but this is one way to impact on a local (or national) level.
every donation will receive a tax deductible receipt.

PLEASE DONATE HERE!

please follow me on instagram @MeagTheEgg for weekly updates on these furry friends!
from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

photos from The Inner Pup, top two photos taken by me.

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rocker tees.

{chaser grateful dead tee: similar // shorts: j.crew // belt: c/o jeltbelt // boots: vintage // hat: stetson}

we hit the fair, hard.
every year it still makes my heart happy that little old towns continue this american tradition.
from petting the animals, to the rides that i’m pretty certain are just truck transformers,
to the overly fried and super sugary food, and the games that no one is every able to win…
i just love the teton county fair!


i have been literally scouring the internet for this grateful dead tank for over a year.
obviously, it’s super popular because WHO DOESN’T LOVE THE DANCING JERRY BEARS?
and it’s been sold out everywhere, so i was super pumped when i found some random boutique in the midwest had ONE LEFT!
see you guys, if you chase your dreams…they will come true.
so on that note, sorry, i won’t be able to link this particular tank top up but in good blogger form,
i’ve rounded up currently rad and awesome rocker tanks for your shopping pleasure.

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photos by Peter Lobozzo
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glamping in utah.

i think the best part about living out West is that you can jump in your car, go in any direction, and end up somewhere awesome.  my girlfriends and i took a quick trip down to bear lake, utah this summer and stayed at the seriously awesome glamping ranch, Conestoga Ranch.  how sweet was our glamp set up?!

bear lake is a relatively short drive from jackson hole, and also only about an hour and a half from salt lake city, utah – for all of you coming from that direction.  the lake is famous for its turquoise green water which gives it the nickname “the caribbean of the rockies”.  a gorgeous mountain lake with views…. yeah, i’ll take it!we spent one day riding bikes, provided by the ranch, to the little teeny town next to the lake.  it brought me back to my childhood days of summers up in michigan and that nostalgia continued with the copious amounts of unhealthy foods we devoured.  “famous” and “not so famous” raspberry shakes, cheese burgers, curly frees with fry sauce, and lots and lots of diet cokes were consumed.  my egg and dairy allergies went out the window for those few days of american food bliss.  i think we ate pizza too but it was just one big fat-kid dream, so i’m not entirely sure.

mainly, we chilled and enjoyed a different part of the mountains.  to be honest, the tents were so awesome, we didn’t really want to leave them!  the restaurant at Conestoga Ranch waaaaay exceeded my expectations….and yes, more pizza was consumed.  their raspberry salad with local greens and fresh local honey was out. of. this. world.  we may or may not have requested honey by the spoonful…  okay, enough about food, here are lots of pictures from our glamping stay!

oh, AND they provide all of their guests with a campfire and s’mores every night! clearly we ate way too much good food on our weekend away, but what are girl’s trips for?!

all photography by me // thank you to Conestoga Ranch for sponsoring this post, we had such a wonderful trip!

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a simple summer salad.

by no means am i a food blogger BUT i do love to cook and wanted to share a simple summer salad my mom always made for me.
it’s still my go-to during the Summer (aka bikini season) that fills me up.
i’ve teamed up with Victorinox Swiss Army to share this super simple, healthy, and quick recipe.

for this yummy salad, i purchased produce from Vertical Harvest, one of the world’s first vertical greenhouses found right here in jackson hole!
it feels good to buy greens and tomatoes that are grown right down the street from me.

so here’s what you need:

butter bibb lettuce (from vertical harvest)
baby tomatoes (from vertical harvest)
avocados
red onion
strawberries
blueberries
rotisserie chicken
toasted almonds
poppy seed dressing

chop them all up and toss, SO easy and delicious!

one thing that makes my life so much easier are good knives. and beautiful ones at that.
who knew Swiss Army made a gorgeous set of knives?!
these sharp blades seriously make my life so much easier and cooking that much more enjoyable.
the knives in this rosewood block set are laser honed and precision stamped high-carbon stainless steel and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
i think i know what i’m getting all my friends for wedding gifts….

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