Charleston, South Carolina was unexpectedly delightful! It was the first flight we had taken in over a year and the first flight with our 13 month old. Traveling with a toddler was no small feat and required extra packing and planning but it was less daunting than we expected!
We were on our way to a favorite destination of my in-laws Kiawah Island and we decided to explore Charleston first which is a short 1 hour drive away. To my surprise, I was charmed!
One of the biggest draws to Charleston was the rich culture and the old architecture. The beauty of the front entrances, framed with opulent potted florals were grand and inviting. The heat was bearable although I hear it can be much worse in the summer, but we packed appropriately and with the perfect jewels to travel with.
I took a few of my favorite pieces that are easy to wear day and night and great to travel with. The Arya Medallion Pendant is a nice statement piece that pairs well with the Crescent Rose Cut Diamond charm on a paper clip chain or simple oval link chain like this one. I also always wear a stack in place of some more statement rings. My heritage baguette diamond ring, La Mer band, the Link Two-Tone Band, and the channel set diamond band all in yellow gold. They are wearable every day pieces that are my travel jewelry uniform.
Here’s a bit about our trip! We stayed centrally located at The Charleston Place. A charming (not quite quaint) hotel that is kid friendly with an indoor pool and an outdoor lounge. It’s perfect for a rest day after exploring the city.
Our goal for the trip was to casually stroll through the city with no pressure and eat great food. We were able to do both. Here’s a few highlights.
A private tour of the Zero George hotel and residences including meeting the chefs in the kitchen at Zero George restaurant and bar, sitting at the caviar lounge (although I am vegetarian it was still a delight to see the space), and touring the hotel and residences. The details were warm and inviting and we look forward to staying here on our next visit.
We ate a few nearby spots
For dinner, head up the street to Fig. A farm-to-table eatery with a variety of farm fresh veggies.. The chef’s creative take on many classic makes for a delicious meal.
Was a new Pakistani restaurant with many favorite dishes. It was packed until the evening and filled with incredible south Asian dishes samosa chaat and bhel.
Our little one did not join us for dinner but was the perfect Ma’am Saab on the trip despite the look on her face here!
We still had much more exploring to do but with a little one we managed to get a glimpse of the city and be delighted enough to return for another trip!
Now off to Kiawah we go!