January 8, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
One of my dreams have already come true in 2016, to visit charming Charleston, SC! I have rounded up my favorite attractions from our trip to share with you..
This trip was my first time to Charleston! I was anxious to get aquatinted with the charming “Holy City!” Charleston has around 400 religious congregations within the city limits… COOL!! While I could not see everything, nor step foot into every single coffee shop, we sure did a lot in our 5 day getaway. My family and I stayed at the Francis Marion Hotel, which was an ideal location to walk most places. There is so much history to discover and ENDLESS restaurants to enjoy. It was actually difficult deciding what to see and where to dine. Charleston, I will be back one day for more of your southern style and fancy taste. For now, here were a few of my fav spots.
Voted best seafood in Charleston for 15 consecutive years.. need I say more! Jason and I had a romantic dinner on New Years day at Hank’s. The atmosphere inside is lovely, it’s hard to describe, but it has a touch of upscale fisherman charm. We felt like the decor had some shore or sailing inspiration, yet it is not nautical themed by any means. You will have to check it out for yourself to understand the beauty.
My family and some friends spent Sunday brunching at Husk. While there were no mimosas or bloody’s for this preggers, my family LOVED their bloody’s garnished with cured ham and pickles. I sat back, took it all in, and appreciated the late 1800’s home that we were sitting in! The Southern menu was to die for, the consensus showed that the burger was where it was at.
This bright and whimsical boutique is every girly girl’s dream store, that’s why it was my first stop on King Street! Moon and Lola is packed with adorable home decor and darling accessories. I could not leave without getting two new prints for my home.
It may sound silly, but I think I left a bit of my soul in Candlefish. I could spend all day in this candle and gift shop haven! The coolest part about the store is their candle library… it is like a wine tasting bar for candle sniffing. The store makes 100 candles scents in-house, number 1 through 100. They did not give the candles real names because they do not want the “smeller” to focus on anything but the scent. Number 70 was my favorite, so you know I had to go home with a few.
The museum is located inside a docked naval ship from the 1930’s. It has most original finishings and furniture so you can really imagine what life would feel like living on the ship. The maritime museum also features a Medal of Honor section. You can see below my paternal grandfather’s name under the Korean War (Air Force) Medal of Honor recipients. My grandfather, Louis Sebille, gave his life for his county when my dad was 1 years old. I get so much joy from seeing his name honored, as it should be.
6. Classic Carriage Tour (rainbow row route)
Last, we took a carriage ride with Classic Carriage around Rainbow Row. We learned so much history on the hour tour and our tour guide was hysterical!! We learned that the most photographed section of the city, Rainbow Row, was more recently painted these vibrant colors after one home owner began the trend.
“Travel is one thing that you buy to make you richer.”
If you have any favorite scenes/suggestions for my next trip to Charleston, please please share.. I love a good recommendation!!
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