Thursday, June 20, 2013

Charleston trip recap!

What a week! I didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted in Charleston but with my sister living there I know I'll be visiting a lot! We divided the drive from DC into two parts so we got to Charleston Thursday around lunch time. It was a busy afternoon helping the movers (aka me melting and staring at the cute mover) and unpacking. Of course it was the hottest day of the week and dropped down at least 10 degrees the next day. Oh well!

For dinner we went to Mellow Mushroom, quick, delicious, and just down the street from my sister's new house.
I love the backyard at the house
Had a long overdue sleep in and then headed downtown. We had lunch at Poogan's Porch, recommended by both Andie and the Preppy Leopard. We had a relaxing lunch on the upper porch then did some shopping on King Street.
Cheesy touristy photo on the porch
For dinner we went to Rutledge Cab Co. My grilled cheese was two layers!

I had a blogger brunch with Kelly, Christy, and Heather at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen on Isle of Palms. I felt like we had been friends forever and we had a great time chatting about life in Charleston, blogging, celebrities, and more. Meeting blog friends in person is such a fun thing to do when traveling. I joked that I want to do a cross country road trip and visit blog friends in every state!
Kelly, Christy, Heather, me

After brunch my sister and I headed to Boone Hall Plantation. There is so much history at Boone Hall Plantation. It is one of the country's oldest working plantations. We did the house tour, bus ride, and did a lot of walking around the grounds. You may also recognize Boone Hall as Allie's summer house in the Notebook and the place where Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married. After walking around and doing the tours we stopped for a quick drink and snack on our way home at Liberty Tap Room and Grill in Mount Pleasant. Get the cheese fries!
The Spanish Moss on the oak trees is just beautiful

Ryan Gosling's character, Noah, at Boone Hall

The rest of the evening my sister unpacked and I kept her company. Since we had a late lunch we just went to the Gin Joint for drinks and soft pretzels (I didn't realize how popular these were in Charleston-I would eat them at every meal if I had the chance!)

My sister and I had brunch at Old Village Post House in Mount Pleasant. Hands down the best french toast I have ever had! We walked around the cute little neighborhood and then my sister took me to the airport.
That's Old Village Post House in the background


  1. My cousin got married at Boone Hall! SUCH a beautiful place.

  2. Looks like such a fun trip and you're a rockstar sister for traveling so far to help!

  3. Glad you enjoyed your trip! Sorry I couldn't make it to the brunch!

  4. Charleston is such a beautiful place! Look like you had a great trip.

  5. Yay! Love the pictures. You definitely hit up some great restaurants while you were here! Acme was awesome and Liberty Tap Room, Mellow, and Old Village Post House are some of our faves. The Gin Joint is also a pretty great place for drinks and snacks. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

  6. Looks like such an amazing trip. Your pictures are gorgeous! Now I really want to go and visit Charleston! xx

  7. Looks like such a fun trip. So nice that you were able to help your sister.

  8. Loved getting to meet you and the girls and I'm so glad you got to get to so many fun places in Charleston! I'll have to get back to Boone Hall and go eat at Old Village Post House very soon! Can't wait for your next visit back! :)

  9. What a fun trip! I adore Charleston- such a fantastic city with ah-maz-ing food. So glad you had the best weekend with your sister.


  10. I just visited SC for the first time in May. Stayed in Isle of Palms and toured Boone Hall as well. Small world!

  11. What a great trip and time with your sister. Poogans porch is yummy and the plantation looks beautiful.

  12. You should do a blog road trip and write about it

    1. That would be so fun! I wonder if other bloggers have done something similar? I feel like I have friends in almost every state now :)

  13. I hate I couldn't be there, but next time you come out this way definitely!! Looks like you had a great time.

  14. I am SO glad you went to Boone Hall and you went to all of those delicious spots to eat! Looks like it was a gorgeous trip.



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