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?