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Charleston Favorites

Charleston Favorites

Charleston, South Carolina has always held a special place in our hearts. Much like our affinity for Paris in Europe, Charleston has a certain historic charm and an ever present allure that constantly invites us back no matter the time of year or length of visit. The 'Holy City' offers an abundance of pleasure that can stimulate even the most skeptical traveler. The colorful houses offer photo opportunities for days, while the narrow cobblestone streets of South of Broad give you a true sense of the Charleston of early American history. The food, drink, and shopping can compete with any street in London or NYC. We truly adore this city and eagerly anticipate any chance we can to get back. We've highlighted a couple of our favorites, a list I'm sure will continue to grow!

I have never heard anyone say they don't like Charleston! It's easy to think the city is overhyped and that your expectations could be shattered, but in our experience they are always exceeded! We've been to Charleston several times and have switched up our stays at my friend's family home and The King Charles Inn- which is a very nice hotel in a great location and usually the cheapest option we find! Summer is downright hot and humid and crowded, so I suggest sticking to Fall, Winter, and Spring visits. We always say if we win the lottery, we are buying a house South of Broad, but until then we will make the most of our trips! Check out our always growing list of favorite restaurants, bars, stores, and activities below! We hope you book a trip to America's best city as soon as possible!

Outfit Details: Jeans | Peplum Tank | Sandals |  Sunglasses

The Confederate Jasmine smelled amazing and lingered throughout the entire city. 

The Confederate Jasmine smelled amazing and lingered throughout the entire city. 

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Outfit Details:  Shorts | T-shirt | Shoes | Sunglasses

Old Houses ... Old Cars

Old Houses ... Old Cars

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Future house shopping

Future house shopping

Or I'll take this one

Or I'll take this one

Outfit Details: White Jeans | Green Scarf | Old Top (Similar) | Handbag | Sunglasses

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PinkHouse

Brunch/Lunch

Hominy Grill - our orders: fried green tomato, The Nasty Biscuit

Brown Dog Deli - our orders: Southwest wrap / fig n pig sandwich

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit - our orders: cinnamon biscuits / cheddar biscuit with pimento cheese

The Darling Oyster Bar - our orders: blueberry cinnamon biscuit, hushpuppies, fried chicken biscuit / shrimp and grits, cheeseburger

Goat Sheep Cow - our order: cheese and wine galore! They also offer one gourmet sandwich a day

Black Tap Coffee

Black Tap Coffee

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Always a line, So get there early

Always a line, So get there early

Not just Oysters at The Darling

Not just Oysters at The Darling

Bottoms Up ... Once or Twice !

Bottoms Up ... Once or Twice !

Goat Sheep Cow. They offer one gourmet sandwich a day so call to reserve. 

Goat Sheep Cow. They offer one gourmet sandwich a day so call to reserve. 

Dinner

Little Jack's Tavern -  our orders: single burger, garlic knots & chopped salad, Southside cocktail / Brown Derby cocktail

Le Farfalle - our orders:  Buckwheat spaghetti, focaccia, ricotta gnudi all' amatriciana (Full disclosure: did not like the meatballs, but everything else was amazing) / sorghum pappardelle

Husk - our orders: burger & cornbread / shrimp and grits

Pane e Vino - our order: Lasagna, caprese salad

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Outfit Details: Handbag | Dress

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Off to Le Farfalle

Off to Le Farfalle

Drinks & Dessert

Black Tap Coffee - our orders: lavender iced latte / small batch pour over, banana nutella turnover

5Church - our order: a good cocktail list/ try 'The Redeemer' or 'The Final Confession'

Élevé Rooftop Bar at The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

Peninsula Grill - home of our wedding cake! Coconut cake is a must eat 

5 Church. Notice the ceiling. The entirety of 'War and Peace' is written there. 

5 Church. Notice the ceiling. The entirety of 'War and Peace' is written there. 

Why try just one flavor of iced coffee. 

Why try just one flavor of iced coffee. 

Things To Do

Walk around- South of Broad, The French Quarter neighborhoods, The Battery, Hampton Park, & College of Charleston. (Favorite streets: Church St. & Legare St.) 

Boone Hall Plantation

Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island beach

Gibbs Art Museum

Rent bikes and ride along Battery Park and East Bay

Shop- The Skinny DipBeckett, Lily, Candlefish, Mac+Murphy, Hampden Clothing, Goorin Brothers

The Skinny Dip

The Skinny Dip

The Skinny Dip rooftop, try the Frozen Rosé

The Skinny Dip rooftop, try the Frozen Rosé

Goorin Brothers hat shop. Channeling my inner Don Draper or James Bond

Goorin Brothers hat shop. Channeling my inner Don Draper or James Bond

Candlefish

Candlefish

Candlefish offers candle making classes... with wine!

Candlefish offers candle making classes... with wine!

Hidden gardens everywhere

Hidden gardens everywhere

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue