Wow I can’t believe it’s June! I’m so happy to move into a new month with a new theme – if you haven’t been able to catch the latest monthly theme post, click here to check it out!
Okay now onto one of my newest favorite cities.
Charleston, you are gorgeous, charming, and absolutely magical. This past weekend I went to Charleston with my sister, Grace. Grace lives in DC and lived in NYC before that so we haven’t lived in the same city for 5 years. We only get to see each other 3 – 4 times a year so this trip was super special and we’ve never been able to travel to a new place just the two of us, either! I’m so thankful to have spent the weekend with her exploring, chatting about everything, and sweating – Charleston you are one hot and humid place!
On Wednesday I’ll be sharing my food recommendations as well as recommended things to do so be sure to come by for that. For now I thought I’d share some fun moments from the trip!
Side Note: Most of these are from the Aiken Rhett House, Boone Hall Plantation, and just walking around downton, but I would HIGHLY recommend visiting a few of the beautiful, old homes in the city. (I’ll include photos and recs for food, places, to go, and where to stay on Wednesday.) We visited three on our trip and it was one of the best things we did. The architecture in Charleston has stayed true to it’s original style from the 17th and 18th centuries and it’s absolutely stunning! A few of the homes allow you to walk around pretty freely – including into the older slave rooms and buildings. The reverence you feel in those places is incredible and important to experience. While at The Boone Hall Plantation (where part of The Notebook was filmed -swoooooon), we learned about the Gullah culture which was the culture that originated from the original slaves during the 18th century. Fun fact: the song “Kumbayah” originated from the Gullah people!