How about a blog post? Crazy huh 😉 I’m back and ready to blog the crap outta 2022, starting with a super fun recap from my Charleston trip!
I spent my thirtieth birthday with some of my greatest friends, Kelly & Buck. Kelly and I run our education business together, and we are birthday month twins! It was a no brainer when we sat down to figure out if we wanted to go in a trip together when and where it would be. Charleston was a place that I’ve alway wanted to visit, and I knew they had both been before and loved it. Easy choices!!
We crammed our 3 days in with so many amazing things to do and places to eat. You guys the food here is ridiculous. It’s so good and so fun, and definitely Southern. We started at Virginia’s on King. They have a really good brunch but we went for a late lunch/early dinner. Highly recommend the poutine (fries with cheese and sausage gravy, aka the best food ever made). We didn’t eat a whole lot because Thursday was my birthday, so we had reservations later for dinner. We stopped at the one place that I had on my must do list. It’s inside Hotel Bennet, and it’s called Camellias. It’s a pretty little Champagne Lounge and the moment you walk in, you’re transported. I had some wonderful champagne, we sat in a plush booth and we had a PHENOMENAL time. 10/10. We finished day 1 with dinner across the bridge at a place called Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails. Great atmosphere, ended my night with a champagne cocktail and pecan bread pudding.
Day 2 was spent walking around King Street and the must see places in downtown Historic Charleston. We hit up Rainbow Row, the Pineapple Fountain, and walked along the water. So many photos. I was trying to sty as “in the moment” as possible, but I just couldn’t help it. We did some headshot swapping, and I was able to get some super sweet photos of Kelly & Buck together. We ate at this pub called The Blind Tiger, and if you like spicy sandwiches, the Nashville Hot Chicken was so yummy! Not too spicy, but there was a definite kick. The beers consumed helped cool me down. We had dinner at Magnolias, and it was easily the fanciest place we had gone during the trip. We got to sit in the back in a more private dining room and had the best conversation with this couple from NC. They were a blast and all of our food there was perfect! We spent that evening doing a little more night life, we went to a rooftop bar, and then found a little art deco basement bar that had the best music. My Spotify playlist grew a lot while we were out (including the song below!!).
Day 3, and our final day started with brunch at Poogan’s Porch. I had one of the top 5 Bloody Marys’ I’ve ever had, along with my favorite southern dish- biscuits and gravy with sausage. We needed all of the food we could get because we spent the afternoon in Mount Pleasant walking around Boone Hall. We took a wagon tour, saw a wedding being set up, and took lots of photos. I know it’s a pretty well known place, but it was really cool to see it in person for the first time. So pretty! I’d love to go back for a wedding again soon! We did a dinner at Uptown Social (definitely a party bar atmosphere), walked around the shops on King Street, and ended the night with a haunted ghost tour. That was a blast!! I love doing fun tours or rides through new places, and this done didn’t disappoint.
We left early Sunday morning, and waved goodbye to Charleston. It was an amazing trip, full of o many memories and photos. I can easily see why people love it there so much, and I know I’ll be back again soon. Enjoy looking through some of the amazing and beautiful things we saw, and let me know below if you’ve ever been to Charleston! I’d love to get a running list of new places to go when I go back!
Mar 10, 2022
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