Mads Maybe Meets Classy Cathleen

by - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

One of the blogs I've followed and looked up to since I started blogging is Classy Cathleen by Cathleen Slagle. In the past, I've participated in blog linkups and Twitter chats with her. Knowing that she lived just a state away in South Carolina made me feel like I knew her on a more personal level and fortunately, after a few years of following each other's blog + social media, we were able to meet!

While she was spending her spring break with her family at Myrtle Beach, my family came down to Myrtle for Easter weekend. Our schedules aligned so that we were both available on Friday so of course, we made plans to meet up.

Since Cathleen usually stays on the south end, I definitely wanted to show her around my area in North Myrtle. We went for a walk to the park and around the cute shops on Main Street. Thanks to a couple of Instagramming girls, we found this photogenic blue wall and had an impromptu photoshoot (after the first set of photographers had left!).

We had lunch at Chickfila and spent a few hours on the beach chatting about business + blogging plus our future plans. I don't think I was able to convince her that NC State was a school she should be considering. Getting to talk to another blogger in person was so great - I loved sharing experiences + advice.

After taking Cathleen back to her cabin at the Myrtle Beach State Park, my family went out on the pier in the park and saw tons of jellyfish, a huge sea turtle, and a shark swimming in the ocean. That was a really cool experience for us and we still can't get over seeing a sea turtle in real life. If you haven't seen one, it's hard to believe how big they actually are.

Since Cathleen and her family are basically experts on South Carolina state parks and the south end of Myrtle Beach, my family picked up a lot of good recommendations from her about places to visit and explore. I'm sure this summer we'll be making our way to some of Cathleen's favorite places like Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park.

I'm so so glad I got to meet Cathleen! She's super sweet and just as cool as she seems on her blog. As a blogger, she does a great job of portraying her personality through her posts. She's also a great photographer which you can see on her photography website and Instagram account.

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