Adventuring away - even for a glimpse of a weekend - could not bring me much more joy than it did this particular time. Courtesy of an excuse for anniversary celebrations and our mutual travel bug to experience Southeast cities in ways only we could, my guy and I took to the cobblestone streets for a 36-hour getaway in the charming town of Charleston, South Carolina.
Seaside pastels, horse-and-buggies, and oysters on deck... Charleston presents itself exactly as you might expect to experience. With an urge to experience it to its fullest, and, given the millennial instant gratification we all chase these days, I decided to take to Instagram stories and ask (mind you, en route to the city itself) for advice on what to do, eat, and see in our short time there. The consensus? We would eat our way through this city, one brunch-meets-brewery at a time, and we predicted we'd have the time of our absolute lives.
Pros to short weekending?
Cons to short weekending?
Given the short amount of time we spent galloping around, I wouldn’t say I necessarily have “advice” on what to do and where to go. All I have is… well… what we did and where we went, given the recommendations of others. My most accessible way of sharing without bogging you down in the details? A photojournalistic approach – a visual documentation of Charleston as we saw it, based on what we chose to go see.
With that, I encourage you to take a scroll! I hope you like what you see.
3 | Walking from Rainbow Row, down the Battery, and back
Though we side-stepped the opportunity to do a full-blown photoshoot amidst the pastel colored, flower-potted homes, we had to meander through Rainbow Road for the sheer sake of... um... touristing to the fullest. I'll be the first to admit that this row of vibrancy is indeed vibrant and epitomizes the city's aesthetic, but I'll also admit, experiencing the row in the summer humidity keeps you moving on your way as fast as you can get into the shade.
The Battery is beautiful. Not as grand as the San Francisco's Embarcadero, but just as tranquil as Augusta's Riverwalk, this strip of seaside sidewalk is the perfect chance to stroll and stroll, with seagulls at your side.
5 | Sweet stop at King Street Cookies
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Mmm Hmm. Yeah. A counter lined from left to right with eclectic cookie combinations and a legitimate milk bar. Gluten free double chocolate for her, toffee crunch for him. Needless to say, we thrived here and mighttt have taken a few to-go.
Hi, I'm Chlo.
I've been writing and reading and all the storytelling things since I learned as a kid that if you fold and staple construction paper together, it sort of looks like a real book. I have always craved soul serving stories- ones that melt like butter in your mind as you hear your heart explained out loud.
This here is my home away from home. When I'm not exploring neighborhood coffeehouses, driving down the Pacific Coast (again), or loving on all my people - I'm probably here, with you. Come on in! Scroll around. I hope you feel less alone.