A long anticipated trip to Charleston...and it certainly lived up to the charming expectations. I don't think it's possible to visit without saying "I want to move here" at least once. The buildings, history, restaurants and weather are all a 10/10. Read below for a guide to how we spent our weekend in Charleston.
Coffee: La Patisserie at Hotel Bennett
Lunch: Little Jack’s Tavern (Best burger in Charleston & they have Diet Coke in the mini glass bottles - ELITE!)
Coffee: The Daily
- Shopping on King Street
Cocktails: Citrus Club (Amazing rooftop at the Dewberry Hotel with a great view)
Dinner: Maya (SO delicious! Get the guac, street corn & margs! Ask to sit on the back patio)
Coffee: Clerk's Coffee at Emeline Hotel
Breakfast: Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits
- Charleston City Market
- Pineapple Fountain
- Rainbow Row
- More Shopping on King Street
Aperitivo: Frannie & the Fox (Such a fun vibe! They have an amazing aperitivo hour from 3-4:45pm. Order the Italian chopped salad, meatballs and marinated olives)
Dinner: Le Farfalle (Fun fact: They own Da Toscano in NYC! Great dirty martinis and pasta, but you must start with the whipped ricotta and honey.
Coffee: Rise Coffee at The Restoration Hotel
- Boone Hall Plantation (Beautiful property and gardens, but highly recommend going to experience and learn more about the Gullah culture. They are the only plantation in the Charleston area with live presentations of this unique culture and true descendants of the Gullah people present the history)
Brunch: Post House Inn (One of my favorite places we went to! Above the restaurant there are 7 rooms for guests to stay in. Every inch is curated with thoughtfulness and it's such an amazing vibe)
- Old Mount Pleasant Village (So charming, it feels like you stepped back in time, complete with the original pharmacy & diner that was used for a scene in The Notebook)
Drinks: Zero George (Small boutique hotel and restaurant. Had a glass of wine in their gorgeous courtyard. Would definitely go back for dinner/stay their next trip)
Dinner: Husk Dessert & Nightcaps: Peninsula Grill (We couldn't go to Charleston without trying the famous coconut cake. Coconut is my mom's favorite, so it was only right we ended the Mother's Day weekend with cosmo's, wine and a slice of cake at the bar)
*Photo credit and to my amazing and talented sister, Morgan Scofes.