where i went: charleston

required reading: south of broad by pat conroy

where i eat & drink

  • the grand bohemian hotel: beautiful views, great bar and restaurant
  • the restoration hotel: same as above
  • prohibition hotel: same as above  
  • the darling oyster bar: just as it sounds
  • caviar & bananas: market, really good lunch spot for salad/sandwich and glass of wine. i love to get their mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a baguette. 
  • kilwins: chocolate, caramel apples, fudge. my favorite things to order is a green apple with caramel and peanuts. 
  • minero: amazing mexican food, really fun atmosphere. they have a giant burrito on the menu. 
  • cannon green: beautiful inside, looks like a garden, bar and restaurant, great service. i came here after i graduated from law school and the servers made it very special by bringing me champagne to celebrate. the ceviche here was insanely fresh.
  • amen street fish & raw bar: good seafood, nice outside seating area, fun bar. this is a good place to get oysters. 
  • leon’s: really good hole in the wall; seafood, great bloody mary’s

where i shop

start on king street. you’ll find most of the good stuff there. some of my favorites: 

  • copper penny: boutique 
  • vans (let me live)
  • candlefish (their candles are amazing, anthro sells this brand)
  • shooz by copper penny: boutique 
  • las olas: really cute bathing suits, dresses, rompers, etc.
  • house of sage: boutique
  • tres carmen: boutique 
  • v2v: boutique 
  • scout & molly’s: boutique  

fun things to do 

  • fort sumter tour 
  • home tour 
  • civil war/history tour 
  • ghost tour 
  • the battery park/gazebo

where i drink coffee 

  • carmella’s (this is also a restaurant/bar)
  • the rise coffee bar at the restoration hotel 
  • the vendue: is a hotel but i am pretty sure there is a very cute coffee shop either inside of it or next to it 

favorite bookstore: blue bicycle books