If you read my last post, you know that we ended our anniversary trip with a night in Charleston (only one of my favorite cities EVER). This dreamy place feels like it’s straight out of a movie or a storybook with it’s ice cream colored homes & cobblestone streets; narrow alleyways which lead to the abode of someone with “old money” as they say, perhaps related to a man who started a shipping company; the authentic, gourmet southern food… oh I could go on & on. It’s the kind of place in which any amount of time you spend there is not enough time.
I fell in love with Charleston a few years ago (almost 5 to be exact). I went with a few of my friends for Halloween & we stayed right on the beach on The Isle of Palms. I dressed up as Daisy from the Great Gatsby & pranced around downtown wearing a pair of 3 inch black suede Marc Jacobs heels I’ve had since I was 15. We went to a dimly lit, cozy & mysterious speakeasy located behind a secret door just beyond the terrifically long line for a dance club. It was the kind of establishment where you really did have to know someone to even know where it was. I remember leaving that place, looking about myself & trying to take mental pictures of the surroundings so I could revisit that fabulous establishment (sadly, I’ve lost those photos). We walked & walked & ate & celebrated. Every corner of Charleston seemed classic & refined, much unlike myself. But the fact that it was so different than what I was used to made me fall head over heels, madly in love with this city. With that being said, fond memories are attached to this place making it loads and loads more memorable & peculiar with each visit.
*NOTE: these photos are pin-able, but I’m still working to solve slight issues. Regrettably, your pin might end up sideways*
This last visit had me jones-ing to lay eyes upon some lush window boxes as well as the minuscule, exquisite elements of Charleston’s neighborhoods. SO with the words of my deep love for The Holy City aside, I give you photos of a few of my personal favorite details about the city.
and I’ll leave you with a rare selfie of me doing something I love to do…
…yup, iced coffee on a hot southern day is perfection.
I really hope this post has inspired you to go visit the ever-amazing Charleston, South Carolina. If you’ve never been there, GO NOW! It takes only 5 hours to get there from good ol’ Johnson City, Tennessee where I reside.
Getting inspired by places and spaces like the South gives me the chills. How do you get inspired on vacation?