7.06.2012

Happy Weekend- Off to Charleston!

I'll be taking a break from the blog next week as we have some family R&R time in Charleston, SC. I can't wait to explore the area!

I hope I get to see this house with the amazing hot pink shutters...

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Apparently there is a street called Rainbow Row. I must see it!

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We are actually renting a house on Folly Beach. This amazing Folly Beach bungalow was featured in Architectural Digest. Of course the house we are renting looks nothing like this, but that's ok!

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We don't have that many plans set in stone yet (except that the men are going golfing, of course), so I'd love to hear suggestions from people who are familiar with the Charleston area. Is there anything we absolutely have to see/do/eat?

Please let me know!

Meanwhile, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


* Leaving on a Jet Plane *

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4 comments:

  1. Hi there. My first time commenting on your blog. Found you through Brooklyn Limestone. Saw your post this morning about Charleston (one of my favorite places) and wanted to add my two cents! If you have only a day to visit Charleston, may I recommend some ideas:
    To Do: If you get an early start (Folly Island is about 12 miles from Charleston), I highly recommend a horse drawn carriage tour once you arrive Charleston. This will give you a nice and entertaining overview of the city including the historic district and harbor area. Most all carriage tours begin at Anson Street. Can't remember the one we took, but here's one to get you started: (http://www.oldsouthcarriagetours.com/)
    To See: Once you're finished with the carriage tour, walk around the Battery area where you'll see the "Painted Ladies" and other historic noteworthy buildings/landmarks (most of these will already have been pointed out during your tour). Make sure to peek in the residents' "secret" gardens. Also, if time permits, spend some time in the harbor area. There's a nice park and refreshing Pineapple Fountain. From the harbor, you can see Fort Sumter.
    To Eat: When my husband and I visited Charleston one restaurant that came highly recommended was Anson's (http://www.ansonrestaurant.com/). If you like seafood, this restaurant doesn't disappoint. It's a nice place to wrap up the day and have a nice dinner. I recommend their fried Calamari!
    For lunch, try the She Crab soup at any of the cute cafes/eateries in the Battery.
    If you have more time to explore other areas outside of Charleston, I also recommend a day trip to Beaufort (http://www.beaufortsc.org/), south of Charleston. It's another coastal city with a nice historic district and beautiful homes. If you like history and gardens, Middleton Place (https://www.middletonplace.org/) will offer you a glimpse at what Plantation life was like back in the day. And you can't miss Edisto Island and the Edisto Beach State Park, (http://www.edistobeach.com/edisto_beach_state_park.php) situated between Beaufort and Folly Is. Also don't forget the Edisto Old Post Office and restaurant (http://www.theoldpostofficerestaurant.com/). If you don't have time to stop for dinner, it's nice to just poke around the area.
    I hope that provides you a good jumping off point. Have fun and safe travels!

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    1. Thanks SO much for the tips Phyllis! You have made me more excited than ever for our little Charleston getaway. I will definitely visit the places you mentioned!

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    2. You're welcome! I got wistful about Charleston after writing that post, making me want to visit again sometime soon. I just love the Low Country vibe of that region. I think you'll like it too! I'd love to know what you thought of Charleston and your favorite places when you return home.
      Ps- I was peeking around on your blog (great ideas and cute home, btw!) and noticed you're from north Texas. I live in Dallas! I've only been here for 5 years and not yet used to the hot summers. I hope they get better...ha,ha.

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