Two years ago, John and I spent our first anniversary in Charleston, and since we were planning to be in Charlotte for Blake and Ginna's wedding, we decided it would be fun to extend the vacation with a third anniversary rendezvous in Charleston. Our official anniversary isn't for a few more weeks, but we decided it was too great an opportunity to pass up!
ONE | When John and I first got into Charleston, we headed to Folly Beach for some relaxing beach and sun. We were both pretty tired from the wedding the night before, so it was a perfect way to enjoy being in South Carolina without too expending much energy.
TWO | After the beach we went back to the hotel and headed into downtown Charleston for dinner at Husk. It was amazing! We had to cancel our original reservations, so we went to the bar area for drinks and food. We highly recommend eating here if you can... the building and decor is rustic and absolutely amazing!
THREE | We woke up early the next day for some serious shopping. We probably shopped a bit too much, but Charleston just has shop after shop (after shop) of amazing boutique shopping. It's hard to stop until you have been to all of them!
FOUR | We had a lunch break at a barbecue joint per John's request. If you know my husband at all, then you are not surprised by this. The man loves his barbecue (I've mentioned this before, but before he had a "real person" resume, he had barbecue listed as an interest on his resume...).
FIVE | One of my favorite buys of the day was a Southern Proper Brittany tie for my husband. Our sweet puppy, Scout, is a Brittany, and we just had to represent her while in Charleston!
SIX | We, of course, did the obligatory walk through the battery and swooned over all of the amazing homes. I mean really, these house are absolutely incredible, grand, and gorgeous. I don't think looking at them would ever grow old!
SEVEN | John was craving seafood so we made reservations at Amen Street Seafood. On our way there we stopped and took a few photos in front of some of the Rainbow Row houses. When we were there for our first anniversary, we had photos taken in front of some of the homes (my button picture, for example) so it was fun to recreate some of the photos.
EIGHT | The next morning we headed back to Folly Beach. It was much less crowded, and we really enjoyed ourselves walking up and down the beach looking at sea shells and enjoying the beautiful morning weather.
NINE | We headed back to Charlotte (where we were flying out of) from the beach. And I am unashamed to say that I still had sandy feet while going through security... I don't get to go to the beach often, so when I do, I like to savor it! :)
We had a fabulous trip, and despite a few difficulties getting home, the trip was pretty much perfect. Every time we go to Charleston we leave feeling like we a had a ton more to see... which makes me look forward to the next time we go!