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A Girls Guide to Greenville


It was the best of times, it was the most awesome of times, it was the age of all things local. I would like to say this is a tale of two cities, but it's only about one—the one and only—#yeahTHATgreenville.

I peeled myself away from my bed on an early (4:30am) Wednesday morning and pulled on my yoga pants and a tank that read "Mermaid Hair, Salty Air" because, Summer. The first day of Summer, to be exact. I tamed my hair with a quick top knot, snatched up my mat and took off to the car. And the day began...

5:45AM | Soul Yoga

I started the day with a 60 minute Power Flow hot yoga session at Soul Yoga—nothing gets my day going and my brain moving like some yoga, especially hot yoga. (All the 'yassss'es.)

Sweet and spontaneous Sarah, from Strikes of Luck, met me here, and we dove right into the digital day of taking over Visit Greenville's Instagram account. Sarah tagged along with me from this moment and caught all of the this gal-on-Greenville action from the other side of her Nikon D3100. Moving on...

7:30AM | Southern Pressed Juicery

After yoga, hydration was no. 1 on the brain. What better way to quench than Southern Pressed? Some of my favorite juices are made here. They're unbelievably fresh, replenishing and detoxifying. My dreams come through when I walk through these door on W. Washington Street. Sometimes trying to choose between a juice and one of their smoothies is like trying to choose between Bradley Cooper and Michael Bublé. In which case you wouldn't choose. You would just. take, both. Same scenario applies here.

8:00AM | Happy + Hale

Because we all need a breakfast kick that isn't going to leave us feeling guilty from the beginning of the day. For that, there's Happy + Hale. A glorious, green gesture of kindness to your rumbling appetite, This place is deliciously fresh, and absolutely adorable in a retro/minimalist/all the things I want to Snapchat about kind of way. They too, have a spectacular selection of local juices and a great staff behind the counter. Something healthy is usually always followed by something sweet. And that's exactly what happened here.

9AM | Circa Doughnut Pop-Up at Spill The Beans

Just say the word 'doughnut' and I'll be there in two seconds. But say the words 'Circa Doughnut' and I'll be there immediately. These guys are a boot-strappin', make things happen kind of business. These doughnuts are ridiculously delicious, distinct, and deserving of a visit from all of you. They're always poppin' up all over Greenville! It's the coolest thing. If you want to know where they're at, just stalk their Instagram.... or be a little less creepy and check the schedule on their site.

9:30AM | M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers and The Ch