My love of Charleston started back in 2008 when my family vacationed there one summer. It was scorching hot but it wouldn’t deter us from enjoying all the lowcountry had to offer. Ever since then I make frequent trips to Charleston. But now it’s easier living only 2 hours away from it. This past weekend we took a day trip down to enjoy the place I love so much.
The first stop on our trip was to The Daily. A wonderful little coffee shop and breakfast hot spot for locals to grab a quick bite and a latte. This time I brought Judd along with me so he could try it out.
Notice the excitement on Judd’s face about his fancy breakfast!
Our breakfast spread. Judd had sausage biscuit with blueberry jam. He thought the biscuit was a bit bland but the sausage paired with the jam was a perfect mix of sweet and spicy.
And I had my favorite, avocado toast with a fried egg on top. Just look how delicious this combo looks! I also had the Green Lemonade juice which is a combination of kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple, lemon and ginger. If you know me you know just how much I love me some green juice!
After fueling up we hit King Street to do a little window shopping. I just had to stop in Skinny Dip Charleston to browse some pieces and take in the decor. This Ode to Rainbow Row below is perfect!
And how adorable is this flower wall?! Makes me want to put one in my own home.
Downtown Charleston is great for walking around. After we did a little window shopping we headed down towards Bay Street and The Battery. Along the way we passed a few historic places.
The Charleston Library Society was founded in 1748 and is the 3rd oldest library subscription in the United States. It relocated to the above location in 1914. I just love the marble steps on this building!
Charleston architecture is so unique and historic. In the French Quarter of Downtown Charleston you will notice extravagant ironwork features on the historic homes that line the streets. I love the contrast of the black ironwork against this pastel building. So chic!
No trip to Charleston is complete without a visit to Rainbow Row! It earned it’s nickname after a restoration project in the 1930s and 1940s. The pastel colors pair perfectly with the palmettos growing beside them. These Georgian style row houses add to the southern charm of Charleston.
This purple charmer was my favorite!
As we walked along the Charleston Harbor you can see the USS Yorktown in the distance. Though we didn’t visit it on this trip we’ve been to the old Navy Aircraft Carrier before and it’s amazing! I highly recommend a visit even if you aren’t into these kinds of things. It’s a museum piece. Plus it’s fun to sit in the Captains chair and look out at the Ravenel Bridge!
We walked towards The Battery admiring the gorgeous waterfront houses. It’s so picturesque! Each house you wander past is unique in its own way. Large windows and painted shutters lure me in. It’s about time I played the lotto so I can own one. A girl can dream!
All the walking made us pretty tired and hungry so we stopped by Lowcountry Bistro for Brunch. It was around lunchtime which meant we would have to wait. But we noticed the bar was available for seating so we sat down for brunch there.
Judd ordered the Apple and Cinnamon French Toast Casserole which came with cheddar grits and sausage. He just loved the incorporation of flavors in this dish!
I devoured this Arugala Salad which was topped with grilled shrimp, fennel, strawberries, pecans, goat cheese and okra. Anything with goat cheese is perfect in my book!
Lowcountry Bistro is near the Charleston City Market on South Market Street. If you would rather eat at a table for lunch I’d suggest calling for reservations ahead of time! You can find their menu here.
Charleston is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Stroll around the gorgeous houses, smell the dogwoods at bloom and take in the amazing food scene there it’s one of the best in the south! Charleston won my heart over long ago but it still is one of my favorite places to travel to. Maybe one day I’ll live there. A girl can dream!
Have you been to Charleston? What were your favorite things about it?