Our time in Charleston was truly amazing. I have never seen a city that is so full of charm, history and mosquitoes. (Seriously though, they are predators!) We left Pawley’s Island early Monday morning and made the easy drive down to Charleston. We arrived right before noon and checked into the Zero George hotel. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this hotel (more on this in a later post) so I knew this is where I wanted to stay.
After we settled in we grabbed our cameras and headed out to explore. Whenever we travel, we always take the first day to orient ourselves with our neighborhood. It helps us plan out the next few days because we understand our proximity and can map out the best routes. We chose to visit the famous King Street first, as this is the most well known street in the city and would be an easy jumping off place.
King Street is lined with amazing stores and restaurants. Fashion houses like Louis Vuitton to stand alone boutiques make this the place to shop. My first stop was Hampden Clothing, which I have heard so much about. It is a beautiful store with so many amazing contemporary designers. The owner was so incredibly helpful and even talked me into this amazing pair of sunglasses (not that she had to push too hard!).
After a quick lunch at Kitchen 208, we decided to walk down King Street to The Battery. If you continue down several blocks the stores and restaurants change to southern mansions with covered porches and secret gardens. It was impossible to walk more than two feet without stopping to admire our surroundings. Brian and I were both in constant awe of how gorgeous everything was.
We spent the better part of the afternoon wandering the surrounding neighborhood streets pointing out our favorite homes before we made it to South Battery Street and White Point Gardens or “Battery Park”. This ended up becoming one of our favorite spots to stop for a rest. The oak tree canopy is hauntingly beautiful and the perfect spot to cool off. Charleston is hot, y’all.
I brought an assortment of dresses for the trip, knowing that it would be warm. White was an obvious choice so I packed this gorgeous Rebecca Taylor dress (last seen here) for our first day. We did get caught in a rain storm our first afternoon which made the little white sundress less than desirable. Luckily the rain that was forecasted only hit us on our first day so the rest of the week I was all set in my sundresses.
I will be sharing all of our Charleston adventures over the next couple of weeks. Charleston is such a beautiful city and I am excited to share our travels with you! Hope you all have an amazing weekend! Thank for you stopping by! xo Bryn
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