D O W N T O W N Charleston

May 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Spring has been good to me. I was fortunate to spend a week in Charleston, SC to celebrate my graduation from The College.  Some vacations don’t feel like vacations. There’s stress. Or arguments. Or failed expectations. And poor weather. This was not the case.  This felt like a vacation in every sense. Sunshine. Lots of hugging. Champagne. More hugging.   All those emotions I’m known for (I get it from my mama, who teared up no less than five separate times). And well, you can’t beat the low country. Truly.

My family stayed in a farmhouse (no chickens or cows, just land) on John’s Island which was the best decision we’ve made maybe ever.  Kiawah Island wasn’t far, Angel Oak was even closer, and downtown Chs. was about half an hour drive. There was space, so much space.  Rocking chairs on the porches. Birds by the water. A dirt road. That.

For those considering visiting this city in the South. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Just. Freaking. DO. IT.

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I have posted a lot of Charleston recommendations throughout my blog’s two years of life, so excuse the repeats… but here are my ultimate Liz Recommends:

Fish and Oysters from Leon’s, juice from The Daily (their green lemonade + jalapeño is my jam), brunch at St. Alban’s, cocktails at The Belmont, beer at Closed for Business.  Sandwiches at Queen Street Grocery. More coffee at Black Tap (which officially roasts their own beans now!). Dinner at Chez Nous or if you are made of more money than I am, The Ordinary. If you’re made of no money, dinner at D’Allz or Santis. Shop at Blue Bicycle and Candlefish. Or get your hair cut and admire my best friend’s paintings at The Beacon on Spring, which just opened and is the coolest.  Walk around. Find gardens. Enjoy it.

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