Where we stayed?
West Elm meets Heart of Antebellum Charleston – Our AirBnB was nothing less than charming! Our unit had been completely renovated but it still housed the charm of the 1838 grand Charleston home. There is still a lot of details about the older home that remain, some of them being the original wood floors, and a barn door made of recycled wood from renovations by local craftsmen. Original local art hang on the white walls throughout the home as well as vintage Charleston photos sitting on the shelves to decorate the open space of the common room.
Our home had three bedrooms, one with a king bed, and two with a full size bed and one had a twin. There was more than enough room to house 6 girls with more luggage than a large family.
What we ate?
One of the best places that we ate was Ink N Ivy. We went there for dinner one evening and all of us ordered appetizers, which was more than enough food. Also, there price point is on point! We ordered the Chicken & Waffle Fries, Buffalo Quesadilla, Pretzel Bites, Nacho Bowl, Smoked Artichoke & Spinach Dip, and Blackened Steak Bites.
Another food spot was at King Street Public House. I ordered the Bacon Brie Waffle Chicken Sammy! It has Fried Chicken Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brie Cheese, Goat Cheese, Smoked Onion, Red Onion Bacon Jam, Spinach, Smoked Shallot Aioli served with Waffle Fries. Is your mouth watering yet?
What we did?
So the reason why we went to Charleston was to host our first blogger trip together and really to get as much content that was possible in 3 days. We collaborated with quite a few different boutiques and with even a few local vendors and photographers. One of the highlights of the trip was a kayak & walking tour hosted by Ben with Nature Adventures. It should be noted that I am not an outdoorsy person so just picture my face when I found out what we were kayaking after being told that we were going to participate in a walking tour. I was less than thrilled.
I have to say that after I settled into the tiny boat, I had a pretty good time, even though it was 60 degrees with about 30 mph winds. However, we paddled on! We paddled up Shem Creek which is rich with history since it is a commercial fishing and shrimping creek. Grand Live Oak Trees line the creek and remnants of former rice mills, and many different types of bird flying over head. We ended up cutting the kayaking part short due to the wind but I would definitely try it again, maybe here in Florida where it’s a little warmer!