Recently we traveled to the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. I just love the architecture and walkability of the town.
Not only did we enjoy the historical relevance of this amazing place, but we also LOVED the food scene and the unique pastel antebellum homes and beautiful gardens.
There are so many lovely hotels to choose from, and the restaurants are aplenty.
Since we were only there for a short trip, we definitely want to go back to explore more areas. Hopefully, we can arrange a trip in the fall or winter, as it was incredibly hot when we were there in July.
While I attended the Haven blog conference, the hubs visited the aquarium and did his own self-guided “pub crawl”. It was great when I got finished with the conference, as he knew his way around and knew where to stop in for a cold beverage in the extreme heat. He enjoyed the friendly environment at Hyman’s Seafood and he took me there for a yummy Bloody Mary.
I highly recommend doing a private carriage ride and tour. It is a bit pricey, but so much nicer than making the trip with 14 other people. With a private tour, you can take time to ask questions of the well-informed guide and take some great photos. The horse that we had was named Clementine. How much fun is that?
We fell in love with the crepe myrtle trees and are planning to plant one just outside of my office. I will enjoy this every time I am in there, and it will remind me of our wonderful excursion to Charleston.
As a big fan of the Garden & Gun Magazine, I read about a new, upscale boutique inn called 86 Cannon. It is not right in the middle of town and is a short ride away from the crowds. If you are looking for a tranquil and gorgeous setting, this is the place. The home was built in the 1800s. The décor is gorgeous, and the restoration is flawless.
They offer a European-style breakfast and nightly wine and cheese gathering. I love that they have a cozy place in the library where you can enjoy a glass or two of bourbon.
Now, on to the dining experience. We absolutely loved dining at The Ordinary (a previous post featured one of the signature rum cocktails). They are located in a bank building, and the kitchen is in the vault. They serve excellent food and have great ambiance and service.
We also enjoyed dining at S.N.O.B. which stands for Slightly North of Broad. This is a bustling place with a long wait, so definitely you need a reservation. They have a great menu with a wide variety of choices, and it’s a fun atmosphere. The last time I was in Charleston, I sat at the bar and had a lovely time meeting some of the locals. A group of ladies was sitting next to me at the end of the bar. We started chatting, and when they heard that I was traveling alone for business, they insisted that I join them at their table. Now, that is friendly! I finally agreed to join them, and we had a great time getting to know each other. This is southern hospitality at it’s best!