I’m back from my mini vacay from Charleston and I already want to go back!
Charleston was A M A A A A Z I N G ! Yes, the caps and extra A’s are well deserved- especially when you check out my pics!
It’s the cutest town filled with local and high end shops, delicious food and one of a kind attractions.
Below is a break down of my favorite sights, shops and eating spots.
FAVORITE SHOPS ON KING STREET
This place is small but it’s filled with lots of contemporary and athleisure wear. Their website is under construction, so check out their Instagram.
These comfy leggings were $29. You can call the boutique and ask for the “Victoria +Sophia” leggings. They run true to size.
This cute boutique has unique jewelry pieces, and if you are a fan of the off the shoulder trend, like myself, this is the shop for you!
Great place for accessories. Affordable purses.
I bought this bucket bag in blush pink! It’s perfect for transitional pieces.
I had to limit my shopping urges here. The boutique is very affordable. Tops and shoes were around the $30-$45 range. Kittosona, also has a great selection of jewelry and Charleston souvenirs. This is the perfect place to get your friends and family gifts.
It’s a bit on the pricey side, but THIS PLACE HAS AN UPSTAIRS BAR! At least sip on some froze’ and browse around during your visit.
Sassy Shortcake is a hidden gem on King Street. It’s a one room boutique filled with limited and one of a kind clothing. They have the cutest Charleston themed necklaces.
Maris is not on King Street, but it was one of my favorite places, because in addition to featuring well known labels, they also feature local jewelry and clothing designers. Maris Dehart is located on 32 Vendue Range, right by Rainbow Row.
If I ever win the lottery- I will buy a home on Rainbow Row.
Rainbow Row is an Instagramer’s dream! It’s a series of historic homes painted in pastel colors. My lovely sister, Marilyn was kind of enough to help me do a photo shoot there. If you want to take pictures, I recommend getting there before noon, it gets a little busy with walking tours and general pedestrian traffic.
This location is so serene, it overlooks the Cooper River. It has a pier, and two unique water fountains.
City Market is four blocks of local art, weaved baskets, jewelry, soaps, and clothing vendors. Great spot for unique art pieces and definitely order some fresh lemonade. I don’t know what it is about lemonade from the south, but it’s so fresh- not too sugary or sour, just right!
Leon’s specializes in oysters and fried food. I’m not a big fan of oysters but I never say no to fried chicken. Order the two piece fried chicken, hush puppies and frose’ and thank me later 🙂
CHLB is a small place, with a line going out the door. I lucked out and ordered a cinnamon biscuit and a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. Their biscuits were so buttery and light and just so damn good! For the cooks out there, check out their recipe blog, great selections!
I’m a donut snob, and Glazed on King Street, passed my taste test! Glazed is a local gourmet donut shop. All their donuts are made from scratch. Their donut menu varies day to day, but whatever you end up ordering- you will not be disappointed.
Swig and Swine changed my taste buds! I was never a big fan of pulled pork, but I wanted to go outside my regular food selections and give Swig and Swine a chance. They totally delivered! I ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a baked potato salad. I had the perfect amount of BBQ on my sandwich. I usually get that dry, bland taste halfway through my sandwich, but I didn’t with Swing and Swine. Their flavor lasts! The sandwich was so amazing, that I forgot to take a pic. Sorry not sorry!
I hope you found my Charleston wrap-up useful!
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Have a great week!