Riding into the Sunset, Charleston

Charleston is more than just historic buildings and beautiful houses.

It sits right beside the water, giving the people who call it home the perfect marriage of city life and beach living.

Something I experienced for myself when Jules suggested a bike ride to watch the sun set over the water.

Striped top // Skinny jeans // Espadrilles

White shirt // Pink skirt // Ballet flats

On pretty pastel bikes with little wicker baskets.

The music of birds singing & crickets chirping dancing along the warm spring breeze.

Surrounded by a blossoming woodland.

The sort of evening where you have to pinch yourself to check you’re not dreaming.

Dream or not, we set off in search of the sunset.

Riding all the way out of town, to where Mount Pleasant meets the sea.

Racing along the boardwalks and laughing so much I thought we’d fall!

We found a soft patch of grass beneath a palm tree and set up camp.

Spread out a quilt and made ourselves very much at home, on the water’s edge.

Opening our liquid picnic just as the sun turned the entire sky a dusty rose shade of pink.

We toasted to another adventure together.

And looked on as the sun slipped into the sea.

Snuggled beneath the waving palms, reminiscing about the past and nonchalantly dreaming of the future.

There’s something about being beside the water that just reminds you to slow down once in a while.

To take a deep breath and appreciate the small things.

Like two bicycles leaning against a tree, a cold glass of rosé and friendships you hope will last a lifetime.

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  • The light is just amazing on every single photo ! *-*

  • Georgia Winstanley

    Ah you really do take the most beautiful photos. I’ve had my eye on that rose for a while, do you recommend it?x

  • Such pretty photos and I love the top you’re wearing x


  • I haven’t visited Charleston since 2006, but after reading your posts, I think it’s time to return. 🙂

  • Love your Charleston posts, it’s such a beautiful city and you captured it so well! Your best friend adventures with Julia always look like so much fun!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

  • Love this Rosie!



  • Bee

    Rosie, You always look beautiful. Honestly! I don’t think you ever have “bad hair days” or anything approaching a “not so good” day. Anyways, I’m pretty observant so I’m curious about the top you’re wearing. It is not the same as the one your provided in the link that has sleeves on both arms. Did you alter the top, and remove a sleeve? Also, I noticed in one picture, your left arm is entirely out of the top and in the next few pictures, there’s a ruffle running across your left arm. Can you wear it both ways comfortably?

  • Gorgeous photos! One thing I love about living in South Carolina is our sunsets. They color the sky each night so beautifully.

  • Annie

    What a gorgeous evening to spend by the water! We live in Florida and I love going to the beach from time to time for sunset.


  • Peppermint Dolly

    Beautiful photos – love the glassware!


  • What a soothing blog post Rosie! Looks like the most beautiful way to spend the evening, that rose looks dreamy. Immy x


  • Janice Ignas Bender

    Thanks for sharing this moment… such an amazing place and friendship … cheers!

  • Lauryn M

    I just adore your blog to pieces! Your elegant and sweet captions along with your sweet, sophisticated, and charming style is such a joy to see each day! Thank you for sharing! Yours and Julie’s blogs are my top favourites and I am so glad you two are so close and can share these adventures in your own, adorable, and elegantly inspiring ways 🙂

  • Sunset photos are the best! I love what you guys are wearing 🙂


  • Such a perfect evening! Looks like it was a lovely trip! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • These photos look incredible! Lovely sunset 🙂

  • Lindsey L

    Based on the Whispering Angel, you may already be a BRAVO TV fan. Hopefully you are able to enjoy the indulgent Charleston melodrama that is a Southern Charm. Past seasons available on Amazon

  • The California on the other side of the U.S.! I love the positive nature of all your posts. Keep shining!


  • These photos are so beautiful, that light is gorgeous! Charleston looks really amazing, I’d love to visit one day.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn.

  • Rosie, these photos are stunning! I’ve always wanted to visit Charleston – it looks so amazing! The view is incredible and I’m in love with that top!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Oh how beautiful! I feel you regarding the aspect of living close to the water. I myself was born in Albania but currently live in Germany. The sea I miss the most, even the idea of being close to a river makes me happy. It’s hard to explain but I think you know what I mean:)
    How beautiful you two girls are, it would be a dream to meet you both in person one day…
    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

  • I love the colours of your bikes <3

  • Being a Modern Woman

    Lovely photos! This is so much more inviting that a day in the office! 🙂


  • Such a pretty sunset- Charleston has some of the most charming ones I’ve seen!

    C’s Collection | http://chelseascollection.com

  • Love special moments like these! <3


  • Love love LOVE this post! It sounds (and looks!) like the best evening with a close friend. Gorgeous photos too!

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda