A Birthday Trip to Charleston

Two weekends ago, I opened up my computer to find a word document from Corey telling me that my birthday present this year was a surprise trip to Charleston.  Normally this would already be basically the best present ever because Charleston is my most favorite place in the world (other than Paris, possibly), but the fantasticness (yes, that is a word) was quadrupled because we weren’t supposed to do presents this year.  So like, major surprise.  We fell in love with Charleston when I lived there for a summer internship during school and it became even more special to us when he proposed on a walk down the Battery in front of my favorite house.  Long story short, I would move there tomorrow if I could.  So I apologize because although I already showed you guys some Charleston pictures this summer, I am now showing you more.  Sorry.  Can’t help myself.

We stayed on the Vendue Inn and it is now by far my favorite Charleston hotel.  We had a beautiful room with a fireplace and a huge bathroom and the amenities were awesome (hello free cookies).  Also, the location was perfect.  We ate at Husk, Poogan’s Porch, the Rooftop Bar, and Cypress.  All delicious.  Although Husk was a little disappointing since you have to call a month ahead to get a reservation.  We also took a carriage tour for the first time (awesome) and a haunted jail tour (would have been scary but the guide was pretty bad).  Such a lovely trip.  Really and truly, the perfect birthday present.  Thanks Cor!










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  1. Jean Wilks

    I enjoyed seeing all the pictures but the one of you all was so special. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laura at Simply Lowcountry

    Gorgeous photos Colleen!! Happy you had such a wonderful birthday!


  3. Christina

    SUCH pretty pictures!! Make me want to get in the car and drive to Charleston RIGHT THIS SECOND!! What a great birthday surprise!!! 🙂

  4. Taylor

    Man alive you take some fabulous pictures. Can we take a trip to the mountains sometime so you and Meg can document my most favorite place in the nation?? 🙂 ANd also have fun times… I won’t put you to work all weekend 😉

  5. chartreuse & a twist

    After all of your lovely sentiments and photos of Charleston, I am absolutely convinced that I must pay a visit to this adorable town 🙂 I am in love with the charm already!!! Happy belated birthday, my love 🙂 XO Brynn