and it’s home again, home again, jiggety jig. although, i could have stayed in charleston for several more days. what a charming city full of shopping, restaurants, southern hospitality, and a little eye candy on every street. if you are a history buff, then this is one city you don’t want to miss! charleston has had a front row seat to american history since its infancy.
on our first full day in town, mr. style and i went shopping. first stop, charleston city market one of the nation’s oldest public markets. it is an open air venue that houses anything from sweetgrass baskets to bags of stone ground grits and everything in between. then it was onto a leisurely brunch at eli’s table. the weather was warm enough to dine al fresco in their quaint outdoor courtyard. i started off with a bacon bloody mary and ended with sweet potato pancakes. wow! time to walk off those calories along king street a shopper’s paradise loaded with antique stores, book stores, art galleries, and gift shops. not to mention louis vuitton, kate spade, vineyard vines, st. john, you name it – king street has it.
at some point, our credit cards needed a well-deserved rest so we zigged and zagged our way back to bay street where we caught an afternoon carriage tour with big john. what a delightful way to spend an hour and learn more about local lore. like george washington dancing with 292 women during his week-long stay in 1791. or that the only recognized church was the anglican church. all other denominations were called ‘meeting houses’ and were located up and down meeting street. how about the four corners of law which refer to the intersection of meeting and broad street that house the institutions representing federal, state, local and ecclesiastical law on each corner. lots and lots of fun facts were doled out during our carriage ride past mansions on battery street and the colorful and historic rainbow row.
what a fun and jam-packed day! by the time we headed back to the hotel and change for dinner i was pooped. after i quick shower i rallied, but what did i wear and where did we eat? i’m leaving you in suspense.
labels: skirt J.Crew (old, similar here and here); tee J.Crew Mercantile; cardigan J.Crew; shoes Target; handbag (old, similar here and here)
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Can’t wait to see your “drobe” and I will simply save the photos and know how to pack for our trip end of April. Charleston must be wear all good bloggers go to revamp…everyone is going this spring!-Laurel Bledsoe
charleston seems to be the blogger mecca these days. but i can see why! love, love, love this city.
LOVE Charleston – gets my vote for most romantic city in the USA! So enjoyed your photos – you have me longing for a return visit!
all i can say is WOW, anne. i just can’t say enough good things about this city. it has it all!
Charleston is a beautiful and very interesting city. Cute outfit for walking and seeing the sights! xoxo
what a great long weekend we had in charleston, donna! lovely city and great food.
I adore that cardigan on you. Gray is your color! Please leave it outside, I will be by to get it later.
Charleston is everything you describe and more. One of my favorite bloggers just moved there (Julia Hengel Gal meets Glam). She claims it was for a change for pace from California but I think its for the superb vistas, great backdrops, and phenomenal weather (for her shooting schedule). Hard to beat that city.
the cardi is on the front porch girlfriend!
it’s so funny but mr. style and i just had a discussion about charleston being even more beautiful than san francisco! i can see why gal meets glam made the move. plus, it’s more affordable.
Love the outfit. How perfect for beautiful Charleston. Glad you enjoyed the weekend.
we absolutely loved charleston. it is a city filled with charm and great food. especiilly fresh seafood!
Great pics by Mr. Style. I like your longer hair – good side view really showcased it. Orange/coral is one of my favorite colors and your outfit has it all.
loved this cute cardigan with the orange sequins! and my hair is getting there. i think i’ll like it better in a month…
So many places I want to see! I am going to live to be at least 120, so that I can see more on my list. Thanks for sharing.
well, you better prioritize charleston, nikki, you won’t be disappointed!
Oh, so glad you got to enjoy Charleston! It’s such an interesting town–lots of things to explore. Love this outfit–perfect color combination.
i think you will be seeing this cardi again. it is so dang cute!
Love how colorful your outfit is! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Charleston!
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hi jenn! thanks for stopping by. take it from me, charleston is a city filled with charm and great food. win/win.
You looks wonderful. l liked reading your post, we are headed there next week.. ! 🙂
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