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March 17, 2019

Charleston Spring Break Recap

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My last spring break was for SURE the best one! Traveling with my best friends to Charleston, South Carolina was an absolute dream! I wasn’t planning on sharing this on the blog initially, but it was just such a fun trip with so many great memories that I wanted to write everything out before I forgot the details!

Day One

The five of us stayed in the cutest Airbnb within walking distance to King Street! The first day we arrived in Charleston was super chill, consisting of a late lunch at Five Loaves Cafe, a trip to the grocery store, and sipping wine while watching The Bachelor in our PJs! We went to bed really early that night so we were well-rested for the next day.

Day Two

Day 2 was probably my favorite, and you’ll see why in a second! We began the day with breakfast at home, then walked all the way down King Street and going into every shop that caught our eye. We had an absolutely delicious lunch at Poogan’s Porch (I highly recommend the Down Home Breakfast!) then walked back up King Street to our Airbnb. We also stopped into All Good Things Collective, which was such a great experience since y’all know how much I love Jess Connolly!

Also big shoutout to my friends for letting me take photos of them whenever I saw a good photo spot as we walked, haha.

We got back to our Airbnb, changed clothes, then hopped in the car and drove to Magnolia Plantation! Y’all, this place was straight out of a dream. I was literally on the verge of tears as we walked around because of how beautiful it was!

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I never realized how much I love Spanish moss until this trip, but now I want to figure out how to make it grow on every tree at my house. Any tips?!?! Haha.

And can we please talk about this gorgeous white bridge? So dreamy!

magnolia plantation white bridge

magnolia plantation white bridge

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we stumbled upon this gazebo.

Like WHAAAAT. Seriously thinking about canceling my contract with my wedding venue and just buying a plane ticket for Hudson and me to elope right here instead!

Harper and I kicked off our shoes and enjoyed the cool soft grass, because why not?!

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magnolia plantation white bridge

All the flowers were just to die for, and I just loved all the little bridges & gazebos scattered around the property.

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magnolia plantation gazebo

After we were done walking around at the plantation, we ate dinner at Vickery’s in Mt. Pleasant! I’m not much of a seafood gal, but I had a really yummy salad with grilled chicken!

Day Three

Even though we had devoted over half of Day Two to shopping, we still didn’t get through all the shops we wanted to on King Street! We kicked off the day by strolling through the College of Charleston campus on our way to the shops (which was SO cute and definitely worth walking through if you’re there!).

Then we also found the Tri Delta house right off campus which was so fun! I adore Baylor Tri Delta, but it would’ve been fun to live in a cute house like this for a bit!

college of charleston tri delta

We walked down to Rainbow Row and the Battery which was beautiful! Definitely wanted to nap on one of the benches at the Waterfront Park haha 😉

And now for the highlight of Day Three / the BEST FOOD EVER IN CHARLESTON!!!! Seriously, everyone MUST TRY Miller’s All Day!

millers all day charleston

First of all, it was adorable. They did the mid-century modern look so well, and we were all obsessed with that record wall!

But ohhhh my goodness the food. So yummy!!! I had the Fried Chicken Biscuit with a side of home fries, and it was by far the best meal we had our whole trip! I will 100% be going back there the next time I’m in Charleston. (Also praying they will open up a Texas location at some point).

The rest of the day consisted of more shopping and walking around, followed by a long nap back in our Airbnb since we were all so sleepy! Later on, we went to happy hour at a really cool spot called Prohibition, then had dinner at a rooftop restaurant called The Watch at The Restoration Hotel. It wasn’t my favorite meal, but the view from the rooftop was beautiful!

We finished off the night by going back to our Airbnb and watching The Notebook since it was filmed in Charleston! It was so fun seeing all the spots in the movie that we had seen or visited throughout the week!

Day Four

Our last full day in Charleston was so sweet! We started off the day by going to Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits (in matching overalls because why not!) which was absolutely delicious. It was a long line to get inside, but it was so worth it! I bought a cookbook that the owner, Carrie Morey, wrote and I can’t wait to cook some stuff from there now that I’m home!

Harper has a family friend who lives on Folly Beach, and they invited us out to their house. We met their pig named Dallas Alice then drove around Folly Beach on their golf carts. I don’t really even like the beach that much honestly, but I could *for sure* live in the house pictured below!

We spent the rest of the day lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun! We then went to The Rarebit for dinner which was sooo yummy. I got the BBQ Pork sandwich which was delicious!

Basically, it was the best spring break yet, and I’m so glad I got to spend my week in such a beautiful city with the best of friends! I really hope I get to go back to Charleston at some point soon (anyone getting married in Charleston & still looking for a photographer?!?! 😂)

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