Hello Ladies, This is Part II of my Charleston Beach vacation trip,This mural was in an Art’s District so I had to get a pic. I wear very little makeup, pack very light, and in this heat have my hair up in each picture. So you may have to bide your time in waiting for my red curls It was all about being comfy and cool.. If you missed Part I of my Charleston Trip click HERE. and Happy Labor Day!
I have this dress, a crochet dress from Charming Charlie in coral, which can double as a cover up.
This was taken in the backyard of our little house we rented which was perfect for the pups and us. No responsibilities except having fun, hanging out, good food and enjoying the beach. We had ample space in the house, a little red brick ranch that kind of reminded me of my grandmas house with less stairs. Upon entering, there are signs everywhere that it is pet friendly. A ceramic beagle guards the doorway. Beagle slippers in the bedroom I put on, to mess around with my puppy ( he actually thought it was real for a bit!)and other reminders in the house. We had plenty of space in the kitchen, and the first thing I look for is the coffemaker! Got to have it in the morning. Although, the first day we sat outside on the backporch, a hot beverage was not exactly what we needed. My pups loved the freedom of all of the yard space and the ability to roam free. I kept thinking of this song, as their ears flew back and they were galloping though the grass like little ponies . Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run HERE The one thing I noticed with the pups, Truffles our girl acclamated pretty easily, making herself at home on the brown, lived in couch. Gibby, on the other hand, was his self , being the attached to me boy as he is. He would follow me from room to room, chill out in the bathroom when I took a bath, and then curled up in a ball when it was bedtime . Made me think of this SONG. “Me and My Shadow”, listen HERE It was nice to to be on our own schedule, but we made the most of each day. One of the days we spent time exploring Charleston, the Dungeon, ( a landmark), Edgar Allen Poes Gravesite, various shops, old historic homes and hotels like the Francis Marion. I love historic homes, and also the architecture is just amazing. ( will get more to Charleston’s Architecture in Part 3) Here is the house we rented and had a great time in.( BELOW) Oops! HA! Wrong picture, just checkin! This was a photo of the inside of the Francis Marion hotel, in which we stayed a few years ago in Oct. A beautiful hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston.
This was our lovely little house, which was in a great location for getting to all the beaches and downtown. The floors were all hardwood floors, so my hubby and I were laughing, as there were little, thin oriental rugs, and the pups would skid around the whole house. Made me think of this, Paul Simon/Art Garfunkle tune, “Slip Slidin Away” Listen to it HERE
Some of my favorite people 🙂
An amazing mural on the outskirts of Charleston after we had visited this amazing wine bar. Lastly, one of the days we spent at an amazing Tapas and wine bar, where I had THE best white wine. I usually think of Grenache as a red wine, but this was a white Grenache ( without the tannins) an Cabernay blend. So cool, fruity dry and refreshing! We mixed it with many different cheeses: a smoked Gouda, Truffles blend, Mango and Pineapple goat cheese and others.
Dress: Charming Charlie, Sandals Clarks, Earrings: Charming Charlies. Pics taken in Avondale ( wine shop), Charleston, and James Island ( our house).
Lastly I will show you more of the architecture in Charleston, the wonderful thrift store called Reinvented I visited, and Kiawa Island, the beach.. not sure about me in the bikini.. but please check back with me on Wednesday for my last post on the vacation. Hope you enjoyed them so far!
Have a great day!