King Street Adventures in Charleston

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.

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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 Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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!).

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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.

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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.

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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.

King Street Adventures in Charleston SC - Waketon Road Blog

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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Dress: Rebecca Taylor, Shoes: Schutz (similar), Bag: Cuyana, Glasses: Le Specs + Self Portrait

28 thoughts on “King Street Adventures in Charleston

  1. Emily

    Sounds like you had such a fun trip 🙂 Charleston has been on my “must go to” list for a while, and after reading this I’m thinking it has to happen sooner rather than later!

    Have a great weekend 🙂
    -Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      It was on mine too and I can’t wait to go back again! xo Bryn

  2. Jen

    I so want to visit Charleston! It looks like it’s from another time and I love places that take you back that way. Can’t wait to see more from your trip, Bryn! x

    Jen | affecionada

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Jen! It’s so full of history which I love! xo Bryn

  3. allie provost

    these photos are absolutely incredible!! makes me want to go back to charleston so badly! hope you have an amazing weekend!

    xo
    allie

    pretaprovost.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Allie! Hope you’re having a great birthday! xo Bryn

  4. Julia Mazzucato

    The lighting of this post is so perfect! Charleston looks gorgeous and your outfit is so pretty.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Julia! It’s a gorgeous city! xo Bryn

  5. Jackie

    Your photos are gorgeous! I’ve heard and seen so many great blog posts about Charleston lately. I really want to take a trip there, stat!

    Jackie
    Something About That

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Jackie! It’s definitely the place to visit right now, and so worth it! xo Bryn

  6. Kasey

    It looks so beautiful in Charlston, I’ve never been! I want to go just to look at the houses, now!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      It was my favorite part… just wandering around and house hunting! xo Bryn

  7. Melisa

    these photos AND your outfit is so beautiful! love everything
    http://www.rebelrebel.co | Bloglovin x

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it! xo Bryn

  8. Katherine Tran

    This looked like a fun trip. I couldn’t stop staring at the beautiful pictures!

    I recently started blogging and would appreciate it if you checked it out:
    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! I definitely will! xo Bryn

  9. Safinaaz Rawji

    This place looks so dreamy!! I want to visit Charleston!!! It looks so cute, and your outfit is so on point!!!
    The Grey Canvas

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      It’s such a fun city to visit! I could easily go back soon! Thanks so much! xo Bryn

  10. Angel

    such a gorgeous place <3 I could imagine Daisy Buchanan or Rhett Butler living there <3

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I wanted to watch that movie the whole time we were there! 🙂 xo Bryn

  11. Maggie

    Ugh I need to get to Charleston so soon!! It looks amazing!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Yes you do Maggie!! I highly recommend it! xo Bryn

  12. Amy Arnold

    I went to Charleston in high school, and I still remember how charming it was. So glad you enjoyed it. You look beautiful.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! It really is the most charming city! xo Bryn

  13. Dara

    Oh my goodness your photos of Charleston are just stunning. I’ve only been there once, and very briefly. I didn’t have time to explore the charming streets, so I’m glad I could relive it through you!

    – Dara || http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Dara!! It’s easy to photograph such a beautiful city! I appreciate you reading! xo Bryn

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