My Charleston Favorites

Thanks to all of your suggestions we had an amazing and delicious trip to Charleston.

Husk Charleston

Charleston embraced us with bacon-y kisses at a late dinner at Husk. Heath Ceramics and Wine Punt glasses on the table were a chic California touch but the food was delightfully Southern. Drew’s parent’s surprised us by picking up the bill all the way from Georgia as a Valentine’s Day treat! It was a perfect night.

Charelston

the next day I headed out on a riverfront jog

Charelston

the pineapple is a symbol of welcome, thanks Charleston I feel right at home

 

Charelston

pink and purple houses, my 8-year old dream come true

now days I’m more into this turquoise palette

one of the beautiful rivers, I almost feel Pat Conroy whispering in my ear.

 

famous side gardens did not disappoint

 

I think I’ll just paint my door bright coral for spring. Drew got back from groomsmen practice and we hit the town together.

ancient protections in Battery Park

 

but even older oak trees

 

bundles of vintage cookbooks shopping on King St.

Charleston

and bedazzled Marker’s Mark bottle of course.

Lunch at Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe was so fun! At the long communal table I heard a 7-year old boy tell his father is was the best French food he has had outside of Paris. Also they brought out a Dijon mustard trio with our lunch, enough said.

Sightseeing via beach cruisers courtesy of our hotel The Vendue Inn

 

Charelston Valentine's Day Decor

Valentine’s Day decor on a fancy mansion in the Battery

 

Charleston Dont Tread on Me

It’s not only Colonial architecture in the air folks (Gadsden Flag)

 

Penninsula Grill Coconut Cake

Truly this coconut cake was one of the best things I ever ate, don’t miss it. The Peninsula Grill.

 

Swiss Chard Garden

I saw lots of red chard and other winter garden greens growing in pretty flower boxes and public parks!

 

Crab Rolls at Cyrpress

A late night snack at Cypress was a highlight. Mini crab rolls topped with celery leaves on homemade buns.

 

Pimento Cheese Burger a Cypress

Drew had the Pimento Cheese Burger a Cypress (sans bun of course but he did try a few bites of coconut cake #sorrygluten).

 

Miss you Charleston. I’m reading South of Broad to keep the dream alive.

xo,

Lydia

 

 

5 Comments on My Charleston Favorites

  1. Jessica Lyndsey
    February 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks amazing! Love hearing about and seeing all your Southern adventures…

  2. Sarah
    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this trip. What fun for you two.

  3. Anjali
    February 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the brightly colored houses and the side gardens! Looks like such a fun trip.

  4. Nancy Nugent
    February 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm (3 years ago)

    You make it look SO FABULOUS! Can’t wait to go.

  5. Allie B.
    February 24, 2012 at 7:46 am (3 years ago)

    SO happy you had the coconut cake and went to the Battery! Isn’t it a LOVELY city?? xx

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