So we’re officially failing at this blog thing…. We wanted a platform to share our travel experiences with you since, after all, our love of travel is what inspired the box in the first place. As I sit here watching Below Deck Mediterranean and thinking I should give up my corporate career to work on a yacht, I decided to struggle through another post.
So HELLO Charleston. We had a blast meeting the 7 makers being featured in the summer box, having a photo shoot with Abby Murphy Photo (She is great!) and trying out all the delicious southern food that I crave on a weekly basis. ( I also proclaimed myself a Fried Chicken expert by the end of the trip...Seriously, I love fried chicken). I would love to say our trip was relaxing, but it was anything but that! (We have officially taken our first business trip!) We ate many meals in our blue pickup truck that Miranda fell in love with (I swear she would have driven it home if she could’ve) and ended the trip running through the Charleston airport to catch our flight because we almost missed it trying to get some last minute beach time. Overall, we considered it a huge success and can’t wait to go back to Charleston soon!
Now that I’m done blabbing, here's the information you all are really looking for, and since I only like blog posts that have bold headings so I can quickly find what I’m looking for, here are our Charleston favorites (with bold headings).
As I said earlier, we fail at blogging, so there are about zero pictures of our food. We actually thought about taking a photo… after our plates were clean and the only thing left was chicken bones LOL. What can I say, we just couldn’t wait to eat. Anyways, we tried some amazing food while in Charleston. Some of our favorites were Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, which was worth the hype. We got the three biscuits of any kind for $5.00. I liked the option of being able to pick three flavors because, trust me, you won’t just want to pick one. My favorite was the blackberry, which had jam on it and was delicious with a little bit of butter! Leon’s had our favorite fried chicken of the trip (Thanks Abby for the recommendation!). It was perfectly crispy and had just a little kick to it. They also had Frose, which was greatly needed after a long day of being out in the sun. We also had to check out Jeni’s Ice Cream. They have so many flavors it was hard to pick just 1. We also got a tub of the rosé sorbet (which we ate the entire container of) and we’d highly recommend.
Things to do:
It’s safe to say we checked out all of the tourist attractions: Rainbow Row, the pineapple fountain, and shopping on King Street. We spent a lovely few hours at Folly Beach where we saw dolphins (Miranda thought they were sharks at first). Charleston is a beautiful city to just walk around and take in all the pretty sites. We had the most fun looking at all the beautiful houses and stopping to take lots of pictures!
While in Charleston we also did some shopping and in true locallyus fashion hit up stores and markets known for selling handmade products from Charleston. Our first stop was the Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market at the Pour House. This is an outdoor market that happens every Sunday from 11am-3pm. There are lots of cute vendors, (we met Andrea from Motherland Essentials there), live music and beer! What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We also checked out Cannonborough Collective which is located just off of King Street. Liz and Mimi’s store features handmade products from local Charleston makers as well as fun balloons for any occasion. It also is a great place for a photo opt. Looking to get local Charleston made products online? Check out the Grassroots General Store an online boutique featuring products handmade in Charleston.
While in Charleston, we also hosted a Dream Darlin’ event. If you’re not familiar with our event series, it is a networking event for women to be inspired. Whether you have a side hustle, are pursuing your dreams as a small business owner, or are looking for that little bit of inspiration, there is something for everyone. This event gave us the opportunity to connect with our Charleston Makers and also allowed us to meet other female business owners and bloggers within the community. It was amazing getting to connect with women that we would not have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.( If you want to know more about the Dream Darlin’ event series check out the Dream Darlin Blog Post).
Overall, Charleston was a blast, and we cannot wait to get on the road again and meet more of you fabulous women!