This past weekend I traveled to Charleston, SC for a Bachelorette Party. It was an extremely quick trip, but I had such a great time! I flew out Friday morning from DC and arrived at noon on Friday and kicked off the weekend as soon as my feet hit the ground.
The bachelorette celebration was for one of my best friends, Kirsten. She and I met my freshman year and she became my big in my sorority and an amazing friend that supported me and encouraged me all throughout college. She's marrying someone from her hometown of Colonial Heights, VA just south of Richmond and the wedding will be close-by there in May. I could not be happier to stand by her on her special day and this Bachelorette Party was the perfect way to kick-off all of the festivities to come.
Myself and one of the other girls arrive before Kirsten and the rest of the bridal party so we decorated the hotel room in mint and gold, the colors of the wedding. She had bought adorable decorations on Easy and the room looked amazing! Unfortunately the backdrop kept falling so we don't actually have any pictures in front of it... but at least we got a pic of it, ha.
We wandered around the city a bit before dinner and stopped by some shops on King Street. My absolute favorite is Skinny Dip. It's a boutique that sells a lot of different brands that all have a darling southern feel to them. My favorite part though is the Rosé bar on the second floor. They have a cute sitting area inside and an even cuter porch area outside to sip your drinks and relax before shopping more. We picked up a few more things for the bride, some face masks for later, and some souvenirs for our loved ones.
Dinner Friday night was at Hank's Restaurant and o my was it delicious. We had to make a reservation for everywhere we ate, so keep that in mind when you're planning your itinerary. Everyone got something different, but I got a delicious seafood dish with crab, scallops, shrimp, and flounder all over a fried-grit cake drizzled with a sherry cream sauce. It was so delicious and I would go back to Charleston just to have that dish. Of course this was a Bachelorette Party so the night was spent bar-hopping on King St.
Saturday was kicked off with brunch on the bay. We ate at Fleet Landing with views of the water and a nice sunny and warm patio. One of the girls and i split an appetizer of stuffed hush puppies, which were out of this world! I decided on a simple fish sandwich as my meal and it was so fresh, flakey and delicious. Following lunch we wandered the waterfront trail and stopped by the Pineapple Fountain for some pictures.
The afternoon was spent on a walking tour and it was so very beautiful and informative. Charleston is such a historic and beautiful town and it was so beautiful to view historic monuments, iconic building, and beautiful residential architecture. As I was walking around I couldn't help but dream of moving to Charleston to raise a family and hopefully run for office one day. It is #1 on my list of potential cities to move to and I can't wait to take Devin so we can assess the possibility together.
We briefly walked through the 6-block-long market and picked up some fresh pralines and a few more souvenirs before heading home to change for dinner. Dinner was at Edmunds Oast and was so extremely fantastic. The restaurant was known for it's in-house cured meats so we of course started with a charcuterie board. The meals are all small-plate style so I got a small shopped salad (I was in dire need of some veggies at this point) and their version of mac n' cheese which had a bit of curry mixed in... so delish!
The night was again spent at a bar on King Street. The unfortunate part was that Saturday night was daylight savings so I got all of 1 hour of sleep before having to be at the airport by 4:30 for my 6am flight.... to say I'm a bit exhausted would be an understatement. Nonetheless I had the best time in Charleston and cannot wait to go back. The charm and history of the town is unsurpassable and I really think I can see myself calling it home.