Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charleston Recap

We had a wonderful trip to Charleston! The weather was such a gift; we enjoyed our first non-jacket weather in months and took full advantage of it by walking everywhere!

This is only my second visit to Charleston, but already I can't wait to go back. The biscuits at Poogan's Porch alone are worth the drive in my humble opinion. At the end of this post, I've included my personal city guide, if you're interested.

Perhaps my favorite activity in Charleston is to meandering down the cobbled streets stumbling upon amazing homes and incredible history. Here I am meandering- that look is pure joy.

Some of my favorite details were the many porch ceilings painted blue. Its a fun southern tradition that we've incorporated into our home. These are incredible examples.

I also was loving the saturated red of these doors.
And I seriously can't get enough of the brickwork in Charleston. It is everywhere and SO pretty. Our hotel room had this incredible exposed brick wall.
More details to love

And the obligatory tourist picture!
On our way out of town, we went to Sullivan's Island. It was so invigorating to dip my toes in the sand at the end of January. I think I could get used to this view!
This trip we revisited some old favorites and discovered new reasons to return to Charleston. Here is a quick Pink to Green city guide:

Harbourview Inn was the ideal location and friendly service
Brunch- Poogan's Porch and High Cotton are new favorites, I would also recommend Magnolia's
Dinner- McCrady's is my favorite restaurant in the states; love the food and atmosphere
{I could go on and on about the food, but these are some top picks}
South of Market- always lots of pretty things to see
Billy Reid- I love browsing in this perfectly merchandised store
Birlant's- Large selection of antiques at more affordable prices
If you have other suggestions, please leave me a comment. I'm already making my list for next time!!

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Unknown said...

your photos are absolutely beautiful!!!! so glad you guys enjoyed your trip! xoxox

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Don't you just love Charleston!! I love living here, been here for three years now and it never gets old! Carolinas and FIG are two great restaurants downtown to try next time. Also Amen Street is a new restaurant that recently opened that is excellent!

Christina @ Simple and Delish said...

I just came across your blog; I love it. Your trip looked awesome!

The Sassy Steel Magnolia said...

Lovely photos! Happy that you got to stop by Sully's .... it's my favorite place here to be. Next time you're on the island, stop in to Cafe Medley & say hi to Michelle. It's the best gem of a coffee shop in the Charleston area!*besos, Jennie B

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Little sad you didn't give me a heads up you were coming. I'm 5 minutes from Sullivan's and Lilly and me stroll the dtown streets regularly!! So glad you had fun.

Padgett Hoke said...

First, Oh wow! fantastic photos! I really would love to go to Charleston, it is on my list! Second - thank you for the amazing comments regarding my jewelry, made me feel like a million bucks! I would absolutely love to have you host a giveaway & will absolutely contact you in about two weeks after things have really settled down around here. thank you for offering & I would love to take you up on that offer!

Gabriella said...

The pictures are beautiful! Especially like the last one!

Unknown said...

Charleston is my all time favorite place to visit with my husband! Love Magnolias, McCardy's and High Cotton. We bought the most gorgeous Sheffield Silver hot water urn at Birlants. It is such a fun reminder of one of our visits there.

xo Elizabeth

Amanda said...

Charleston is one of my most favorite cities EVER. Great recap!

Ginger said...

Oh, that looks heavenly. Love Charleston!

bryn alexandra said...

Ohh thank you for posting! I've been wanting to go so badly. Maybe this summer!

No.35style said...

my husband,baby and i are going end of march! i have never been. thanks for the city guide! love the striped shirt! anxious to see what other suggestions get mentioned.

Tommy said...

You guys are such a handsome couple. This trip looks perfect. #91 is officially one of my 'new' dream homes.

Nikki's World said...

Wow you and mat are such a classy couple. So cute. I love the doors and the pillars to the houses.

Dana Gastelum said...

I love love love Charleston!! We got married there last year! I'm from NC so we used to go to Charleston on vacations a lot growing up :) I just found your blog and love it! I love your story about getting married then remarried :) Love to see how your house is coming along too! I'm definitely a new follower :) Have a great weekend!

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Oh I am just DYING over this post!!! Obsessed with the blue porch ceilings & red doors! I am ridiculously excited to visit Charleston with your recommendations! I plan on going to Birlant as my first order of business and just handing them my wallet and telling them to give me back what they think I deserve... :)


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