charleston, south carolina

a few weeks ago, drew and i traveled to charleston, south carolina, to get our southern charm on. i visited once before - as little kimmy, so i did not remember much at all - and drew had never been, so it was all new to the two of us. we hopped in a rental car and immediately headed to downtown charleston for some exploring. king street is the main stretch with bars, restaurants, shopping, galleries and more. the further south one goes towards the water, the nicer it becomes. the architecture of southern charleston is gorgeous with its historic buildings and array of styles.

the french quarter is full of art galleries and nice for a quiet stroll.

i found southern charleston to be quite walkable on a nice day. we ventured over to mount pleasant for a bit. though we did not do too much exploring, mount pleasant was very pretty and seemed to be more of a suburb of the city. south of there is sullivan's island where we ate great food at poe's tavern. we took a walk over to the beach and took in the fresh ocean air. unfortunately it was freezing so we didn't stay for long!

a great friend of mine lives in charleston and was such a wonderful host to us. we stayed at her adorable home (more on that later) in james island. the food in charleston was absolutely delicious - highlights being the thai at basil restaurant on king's street, the mexican at zia's and the brunch at rita's on folly beach.

overall i thought it was a really pretty town with friendly people and beautiful views of the marshes and water. i imagine sunsets there are easy to get used to and it was nice to take in a slower pace from the city for a few days. until next time, charlie.