Let’s Do the Charleston

Last weekend I flew to Charleston, South Carolina for a bachelorette party/weekend getaway.  I got to see some wonderful friends that I haven’t seen in months and months…and months, and it was truly an amazing (albeit short) trip!

Most of the girls drove in from Tennessee, so they were able to spend
quite a bit more time to explore this precious history city, than I was able to.

I may have only been in town for 34 hours, but I fit in so much (and I sure took a ton pictures) that I’ve got not only one, but two blog posts for you!

Expect the second one a little bit later. 😉

For now, here is a glimpse into my one day in Charleston.

After arriving pretty late Friday night, and catching the tail end of a semi wild girl’s night out, I managed to rouse a hotel room of sleeping beauties
bright and early to begin our day of playing tourists.

We strolled up and down the cobblestone streets, taking pictures as we passed the beautiful buildings, churches, gardens, and shops.

Having not eaten anything, and awaiting our brunch reservations later
that day, we thought….why not have a pre-brunch, brunch?

Capitol idea.

We made our way to The Blind Tiger Pub, a Charleston landmark, which has a gorgeous courtyard and absolutely delicious cocktails.

The Blind Tiger Pub, The Blind Tiger Charleston, The Blind Tiger Pub Charleston
The Blind Tiger Pub, The Blind Tiger Charleston, The Blind Tiger Pub Charleston
The Blind Tiger Pub, The Blind Tiger Charleston, The Blind Tiger Pub Charleston
The fried green tomatoes were divine, but aren’t they always?  I chose a drink called the … Pain Killer.  
The name had me a bit concerned, but it tasted glorious! 
A mixture of pineapple, coconut, rum, and OJ.  Perfect beachy breakfast cocktail, and a nice change from having just a typical mimosa. 
After our pre-brunch, brunch, our gaggle of girls strolled on over to the harbor and paused for a moment or two to admire the vast Atlantic Ocean in all it’s glory. 
Charleston, you are truly lovely. 
Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston Waterfront, Charleston Harbor, Charleston South Carolina
Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston Waterfront, Charleston Harbor, Charleston South Carolina
Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston Waterfront,
We then walked through a park that was nestled along the waterfront, and just chatted, catching up with one other and discussing the prospects the next fabulous meal that awaited us. 
Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston Waterfront,
Charleston SC, Charleston Harbor Fountain
We had reservations for brunch at Fleet Landing.  All 10 of us must have felt like mini-celebrities, as soon as we showed up, immediately we were ushered right past the many hungry individuals waiting patiently for their tables.  
Take note! If you’re in Charleston, this restaurant is definitely one you don’t want to miss, but be sure to make a reservation.  It was absolutely packed.  And we were quite hungry.  Even after having a pre-brunch, brunch.  😉
Fleet Landing is housed in an old naval building, and it has this historic maritime feel to it that is especially touristy …. & wonderful. 
PS-> if you’re into the fashion aspect of this blog, you may have noticed that this chambray dress o’ mine is on non-stop repeat this summer.  I cannot help it, it is simply amazing.  Go get ya one: here.


I felt especially lucky to be sitting next to the bride-to-be during brunch, (the cutie with the glasses above!)
We also had an oh-so-spectacular view of the harbor: 
And would you look at that, a tray of cocktails is right on its way to the table.
Cheers to my dear friend Susanna’s upcoming wedding! 
Oh and I simply can not wrap this post up without showing this delicious meal. 
Fleet Landing Charleston, Fleet Landing Shrimp and Grits, Fleet Landing Charleston South Carolina, Fleet Landing Charleston SC, Shrimp and Grits Charleston
I finally got my shrimp & grits fix, and devoured this scrumptious dish in the happiest of spirits.  
At this point in the day, it was only early afternoon.   We had a strict agenda ahead of us, which I will leave for another post! 
It involves a beaches, a market, & lots and lots of flower crowns. 
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& thank you Chrissy & Bridget for letting me borrow a few of your photos  <3 y’all

  • That cocktail looks so amazing… wow! yuum ♥

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  • Oh wow!! This looks lovely <3 I would love to go. I just bought a book about the best road trips in the US and I spotted the itinerary with Charleston straight away. So pretty. And it looks like your girls had a wonderful day too! xx