Friday, June 6, 2014

Charleston Recap

Happy Friday!
        I can't believe I still haven't posted about the trip I took to Charleston for my 30th birthday with my mom, two of her good friends and one of my best friends from college.

We got in  to Charleston Thursday afternoon and immediately headed to King Street for some retail therapy. It was chilly and rainy during the day. So we headed to The Bar at Husk to warm up with some cocktails and apps. 

     So many people had told us we had to grab a drink at The Bar at Husk and I am so glad we did. I got the Charleston Light Dragoon Punch and it was incredibly tasty. 

On Friday the weather wasn't great, but it warmed up a bit and stopped pouring. We explored the city and headed to Slightly North of Broad   for lunch. 

I fell in love with the decor. It was so homey, how fabulous are the chandeliers?! 

At S.N.O.B. I got the Picnic Plate which included chicken mousse pate, pimento cheese toast, hard boiled eggs, a petite salad and pickled okra and pickles.  Yum. So many of my favorite foods on one plate. 

Even though Thursday was my actual birthday we celebrated Friday night 

Before dinner we celebrated with  a champagne toast.

We had reservations at Magnolia's for dinner and it did not disappoint. I tried the shellfish over grits and it was phenomenal, shrimp, scallops and lobster over creamy grits. Yes please. 

I was even serenaded when the waiter brought out my strawberry shortcake birthday cake. 

Our whole crew. 

Falon and I. How I love this girl. I wish we lived closer. 
Mom and I at my Birthday dinner.

  On Saturday the sun finally appeared and it was a truly gorgeous day. We all piled into our cars and over to Mt. Pleasant to Boone Hall Plantation which is one of the oldest working plantations in America. It was also where The Notebook was filmed. Hi Noah and Allie!! 

I loved everything about this plantation. 

How amazing is the Spanish moss. I must have taken 100 pictures of the trees. #totaltourist

Is anyone else a huge fan of the way cotton fields look? I just think they are so unique  and love the white cotton against the colors of the grass and sky. 

Mom and I 

Falon and I in front of all the Spanish moss 

We spent the afternoon down by the battery.  The iconic pineapple fountain was amazing. 

I think I picked out at least ten homes south of Broad Street that I would buy if I won the lottery 

I think it is such a fun fact that all the porches in Charleston face south so they face the breeze to help keep cool during the summer months. 

It was even better viewing the homes by horse drawn carriage. 

We ended the trip with dinner at Hank's Seafood

My sister who was unable to make the trip surprised me with a glass of champagne for my birthday. It was truly the perfect way to begin my thirties. 
...Until next time Charleston


  1. Looks like an awesome trip! Wish I could have joined :)

  2. I just love Charleston! I still haven't been to Husk yet, but it's first on my list.

  3. I've never been to Charleston but I so want to go! I really need to explore the east coast in general :) Someday!

    I absolutely love everything about your outfit with the striped dress. LOVE the necklace and the clutch! I've been wanting a clutch like that.

    Have a great weekend!!!

  4. A friend of mine is moving to Charleston and I'm hoping to one day go visit because it looks like so much fun!

  5. Looks like fabulous weekend! Happy birthday!