|Last month, I took a whirlwind girly getaway with my sweet girlfriend Roxanne to one of the places I had in my bucket list for a while now, Charleston South Carolina.This magic beach town and the top city of the US for the 6th year in a row, has a very unique south charm with stunning and well-preserved pastel houses, the quaint little streets, a vibrant cultural scene (Hello endless yummy food) and a design-oriented city (my magic words) making a trip to remember and to repeat soon.In this colourful travel guide, I’ll show you how to explore (and gain a few pounds) in 72 hours, like a pro.Warning: This post might convince you to book a trip to Charleston, indulge on Hush Puppies and scroll through a zillion girly pictures I couldn’t resist to include. My sincere apologies in advance.|
|Colour blocking memo?Check!|
Where We Stayed
First things first, our hotel, The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor was definitely a dream! Recently named as the number one resort in South Carolina by the readers of Conde Nast Magazine, this hotel will delight your mornings with the only luxury waterfront view directly from your suite and it’s located just minutes away from historic Charleston, a 7 minute Uber drive, to be exact.
Things that I loved about the Hotel
– Oversized rooms with a nautical colourful theme- Balconies in every room with spectacular sunsets- Two swimming pools with poolside cabanas- A luxury spa, we were super spoiled and had a 50min massage that fixed this mama backache, god bless- Incredible food at the Fish House and Tiki Bar- In-room breakfast service, my fave perk while traveling lately- A 30 seat private movie theater (I am not even kidding)- Complimentary bikes, to stroll around the city and the harborThe Beach Club is located at 28 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, and you can read all about it here
|See what I mean, breakfast goals?|
– The Rise Coffee Bar: This cafe, part of the Restoration hotel served the most amazing coffee (hello perfect oat milk cappuccino). They partnered with Toby’s Estate and they carry beans from Kenya, Guatemala, Brazil and El Salvador. Guys, this place is a must in your list if you are a coffee lover.- Rainbow Row: One of the essential stops we had to see while in Charleston, and it’s pretty much a row of 13 lovely pastel houses, all historic and beautiful Georgian homes. To get there, ask your driver to drop you at Tradd St an south of Elliott St.- Leon’s Oyster Shop: This place knows how to do serious fried chicken, kick-ass south style. We had a cocktail (or two) with the BEST southern menu we had during the trip. How come I didn’t know about Hush Puppies with honey butter before? where have I been my entire life? WOW. Add this place as your priority number one after leaving the airport, dead serious.- The Pink Door: Right after visiting Rainbow row, you can’t miss the most Instagrammable pink door of the city, built in 1732, located on 126 Tradd Street. Yes, we weren’t the only ones taking this picture, okay?
|I could move in, tomorrow!|
|My claaaasic bloody mary time, and it was perfectly spicy!|
– The Daily: I saw this little neighborhood marketplace a while back and I fell in love a thousand miles away, so of course it was a must visit. The daily serves fresh coffee, breakfast, pressed juices (my kind of heaven), wine, beer and a ton of more grab-and-go snacks. They are local supporting locals, carrying an extensive line of local brands, celebrating local Charleston makes, shout out to this amazing initiative!- The Darling Oyster Bar: One of THE trendy places on King Street (more on that later), The Darling serves brunch and you know that’s the key to my heart. The diner decor, black and white tiles mixed with mint sofas are just too good to resist. We had a few drinks and loved the ambiance!- King Street: Nothing beats the southern charm like King Street. As soon as I unpacked, this was my first pitstop during our stay, and I truly loved seeing the city’s trendiest restaurants, hotels, and all my favorite stores in one-single-street. No joke they are named one of the top 10 shopping streets of the US.- Sugar Bakeshop: Also another insanely adorable spot I was dying to see, and sadly, it was closed when we got there, nooooo! I guess this is a SOLID excuse to come back to Charleston, right?
|Just give me a pink house, and I’ll be forever happy!|
|Never not looking for dreamy tiles, matching my dreamy shoes|
|You have NO idea how life changes as soon as you discover Hush Puppies.I need them back now!!! (insert crying emoji in here)|
|Charleston, you are SO pretty and I need to see you soon again.Thanks to The Beach Club for the lovely weekend!|