Pink Paradise, Charleston

Downtown Charleston is a pretty, pastel painted chocolate box of wonders.

Every corner you turn reveals new treasures.

New beautiful houses to gaze upon, flowering window boxes pouring into the street, cobbled alleyways and music floating from windows as you pass by.

It’s quite the place to explore on a sunny day, though you’ll want to keep an eye out for shady spots to rest in!

Downtown Charleston seems to transport you into a different time.

We rarely saw people, and those we did were lovely, no traffic, no modern nuisances.

Just the spot for a good old fashioned stroll among the pink palaces.

Shaded alleys offer some relief from the heat, a breeze stirring the leaves with birds singing over head.

White summer dress (uk shipping here) // basket bag

Gingham shoes

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Pink summer dress // Mixed bangles

Basket bag // Pink shoes

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All walked out, we were ready for some lunch.

There was just no way we could visit The South and not have BBQ!

And in Charleston, BBQ mean’s Lewis‘.

The King of BBQ!

A well deserved title, let me tell you!

The perfect, smokey, melt in your mouth brisket.

Pulled pork piled into a fluffy bun, served with the sweetest pickled onions.

Tender, peppered, juicy ribs.

The meat just falls off the bone…

All enjoyed outside, under shady oaks and twinkling bistro lights.

Country music booms out from the speakers, everyone says hello to each other and holds the door open for people carrying trays (ahem, unlike London.)

There’s a lot to be said for small town living.

Filled with the best BBQ money can buy, Thomas & Julia left for a meeting and we soaked up the last of the Southern sunshine.

Stopping in for dessert at Bakehouse.

We’d been introduced to their “sweet salty brownie” at a dinner party a few nights before, and hadn’t been able to stop thinking about it!

This time opting for key lime pie, a whoopie pie, and their famous S’more Cake.

Which you’re bound to want s’more of!

Jumped up on caffeine and enough sugar to power one of Elon’s rockets, we took a spin down to the water.

Where we decided to live life on the edge, with a cooling paddle.

Despite the apparent danger…

We were just fine.

There’s nothing like a good adrenaline rush to end the afternoon!

And that’s my final adventure from Charleston. I hope I’ve given you a good taste of the place, and I hope it’s gone firmly on your bucket list!

You’ll be pleased to hear that I smuggled much of the sunshine home in my suitcase.

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