Sunday, January 25, 2009

I miss you, Charleston!

Maybe it's because the temperature in DC did not get above freezing today or maybe I'm just experiencing some mid-winter blues but I have really been missing Charleston lately. I attended the College of Charleston for four years and fell madly in love with the city during my time there. As it always seems to be, you never appreciate the beauty of the place you live until you leave. Here are some beautiful photographs of the city as well as some of my favorite places. Enjoy!


The Kickin Chicken sandwich is a MUST HAVE if you are visiting Charleston. It is - even after all these years - still the best sandwich I've ever had. I love it!

The best desserts in Charleston! A huge selection of fabulous cakes and other confectionary treats! The red velvet cake with cream cheese icing is a personal favorite.

The best meal $5 can buy! If you're in the mood for greasy Mexican food this is the place for you!


The Copper Penny - this boutique carries tons of fun dresses and jewelry. They also have a shoe store (Shooz) that carries fabulous designer brands such as Kate Spade, Bettye Muller, Sigerson Morrison and the preppy fav, Jack Rogers.

Luna - a fabulous boutique that carries lots of BCBG, Milly and Diane von Furstenburg.

Handpicked - lots of monogrammed jewelry and affordable, even for a college student!


The Cistern at the College of Charleston - this is the center of campus. In the middle of the city, it feels like the private garden of an old Southern mansion. I had several classes that were held here and many movies have been filmed here, including The Patriot, Cold Mountain, and The Notebook - all while I was in school there!

Waterfront Park - There are porch swings all along this dock. I used to study here, though I never got much done. I was too distracted by the amazing view!

Isle of Palms - this is the nearest beach - about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. I spent a lot of time here, not enough in class....

Oh, how I miss you Charleston. Let's plan a preppy blogger vacation there. Who's in?


Katy said...

I know what you mean.

The sad thing is that we have a boat down there and can go whenever we want, but school is giving me too much work to go.

But we made plans: Valentine's weekend we're going no matter what.

I think my favorite restaurant is High Tymes on Sullivan's Island. Reese Witherspoon supposedly eats there when she's in town.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

I miss Charleston too. I am looking at my antique chest that I purchase on that famous street? All my friends have homes in Kiawah. Love the south--so warm!

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

I missed home when I was in DC too. It gets so cold up there, and the metro sucks!

bridechic said...

Love all the old classic buildings

The Pink Diaries said...

I have never been to Charleston. I need to go. I actually know a few girls who went to that school .... and of course, you have to love the Citadel being close by!

preppyplayer said...

I have been to Charleston once, but after reading this post I know I must get back. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I went to the College as well, and miss it so much. Luckily, my husband's family is from there, so we always have an excuse to go back - but STILL! All your photos and suggestions made me miss it even more. Thanks for the post!