Charleston, SC

I now have the firm belief that everyone should visit Charleston, SC at least once in their lifetime (hence the reason I put it on my list of goals for this year). Historical sights, delicious food, beautiful views and great weather--the only thing that made this trip priceless is the fact that I was able to spend several days in a row with my best friend of 20+ years!

20131021-101919.jpgKicking the weekend off at a rooftop (and the first "are you two sisters?")

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Impromptu whiskey tasting

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A mini coffee oasis at Kudu before a long afternoon on King St.

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Lunch at Closed for Business (clever name!)

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 Fancy glasses galore

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Ahhh, palm trees

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Hidden nooks and cobblestone crannies 

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 Blue skies and pink buildings

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Waterfront Park (the fountain was pink in support of breast cancer awareness)

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Grateful that we were able to spend some time on the water!

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Happy hour at Vendue

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 Late night brews at Blind Tiger's courtyard

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 Morning run (a hot and humid one!) on the Battery

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Relaxation at Folly Beach

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Husk brunch (amazing food and decor, plus a giant porch swing)

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Quail for breakfast? Yes.

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Touring Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

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You could easily spend hours looking at the beautiful plants and flowers

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I wanted to plop down with a book  right in this spot!

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 (clockwise from left) Massive trees, fall foliage, the mansion and intricate gardens

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Capping off the trip with dinner at Wild Olive, where we ate ourselves silly. So. Good.