I took a break from blogging last week while on a much needed vacation. I spent the week at the beach in South Carolina with my family. One day Jon and I decided to visit Charleston and it was such a fun, spontaneous decision! Charleston was so beautiful and full of historic charm.
Morning. After making the two hour drive from Murrell’s Inlet to Charleston we made our way to the big red barn to do a carriage tour around the city. Palmetto Carriage Works was accomodating and comfortable. We got to see part of the historic city while learning about the history of the houses and area. It was seriously beautiful! I was obsessed with all of the old houses and streets. It’s such a charming place. Then we wandered through Charleston City Market and picked up a few fun things.
Afternoon. For lunch we stopped at 167 Raw for the highly recommended lobster roll. It did not disappoint! It was the best lobster roll I’ve ever had. With a glass of rose on the side I was satisfied. We then grabbed some gelato at Belgian Gelato on our walk to the Charleston waterfront. I went with coconut which has become my go to flavor for just about everything. Obviously, we stopped by the pineapple fountain, took some pictures and cooled our feet off in the shallow water. Afterwards, we wandered over past Rainbow Row (!!) and made our way to the Calhoun Mansion. We took a tour through the beautiful old mansion and also learned that is was featured in The Notebook as Allie’s summer house. By this point I was ready to eat again.
Evening. Finally we decided to eat dinner at Magnolia’s. Best decision ever. We ordered the Housemade Pimiento Cheese as an appetizer because why not. I had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast with cracked pepper biscuit, mac & cheese, collard greens, creamed corn and sausage-herb gravy. YES. Jon ordered the Bourbon Fried Catfish with Creole grits, andouille sausage, shrimp & butter bean succotach and Tabasco remoulade. Plus a couple cocktails on the side and we were completely stuffed. I couldn’t leave Charleston without stopping to pick up some cupcakes for later from Sugar Bakeshop. The Lemon Curd cupcake was delish!
Have you ever been to Charleston? Tell me below!