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Mother and Daughter Weekend in Charleston

Happy Monday friends! This weekend I had a little girls getaway to Charleston. My sister and I decided to do something big for my mom's birthday and thought a trip somewhere she's never been would be perfect! This was my third time in the Holy City and it's hands down my favorite US city to visit! So much has changed since the last time I was here, but one constant is the incredible food scene! Here's a run down of what to do, see and eat if you happen to take a trip to Charleston!

Eat & Drink ||

I think Charleston may just have some of the best restaurants in the country! There were some tried and true favorites I had to share with my sister and mom, but I was happy to check a few new places out as well.
Virginia's on King was our first stop since our room wasn't ready and the crab cake sandwich with fries was delicious. While the services left a lot to be desired, the food was really good so it made up for it.

The Skinny Dip Charleston was a nice little surprise. It's a boutique on the bottom and then upstairs is a fun little oasis rooftop wine bar. A swing, fun photo backdrop - this is a great little pit stop when you need a break from shopping!

Indaco has been on my list of restaurants to try for a few years now and it was amazing! The burrata was an explosion of unexpected flavors with sweet potatoes, hazelnuts and procuitto melting in your mouth. We also split two different types of pasta - the black spaghetti with shrimp and the triangoli. You leave feeling perfect satiated, not stuffed!
Poogan's Porch is somewhere I knew I wanted to take them to - there has not been one trip that I haven't eaten here and it's always so tasty! The three of us each ordered the shrimp and crab louie salad - so tasty and light enough that you can keep sightseeing after lunch!
Two reasons we went to Monza - we got lazy and couldn't find a reservation for three anywhere else and we were really craving pizza! So glad we went because the Volpini and Enzo pizza's were perfect for three people to split! It was casual and a great spot after a full day of sightseeing.


Hotel Bennett recently opened and inside is the most beautiful champagne bar I have ever laid my eyes on. It's pricey, but you go there for the ambiance, elegance and of course pictures! Camellia's is absolutely a must see!

Things to do ||


One must if you're visiting Charleston is a carriage ride through the city. I compare it to a duck boat experience in Boston. It helps you see different parts of the city, but one thing to note is that the carriage companies don't have the same route every time. They are assigned the route at the start of the tour and unfortunately this time we didn't get the best one, but we saw some beautiful homes which is always nice!


Rainbow Row & The Pineapple Fountain at the waterfront are close to one another and probably the first two things on your Charleston agenda!
We decided that a trip to Magnolia Plantation needed to happen. We're not big "tour" people so we took an Uber there and back (about 25 minutes) and took in the beauty of the plantation! While you could certainly spent a good portion of the day there, after about 2.5 hours we were ready to go back into the city. 


 

The gardens were our favorite and it was the perfect time of year to go since everything was in bloom.  There's a petting zoo with more peacocks than I've ever seen in my life & the tour of the house, while interesting probably could have been skipped, but interesting nonetheless. 
Tons of walking, too many selfies to share, lots of girl time and plenty of laughs - we had the best weekend and spent quality time together which we rarely get uninterrupted! These moments & memories are amazing and I'm so glad that I got to share it with my two best friends! I'm already planning my next trip back!

44 comments

  1. Looks like a great trip. Happy Monday!!
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

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  2. Oh Biana, it makes me so happy to see what a lovely time you had. The scenery, the food, you 3 ladies....all STUNNING!!!! xo

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  3. What beautiful pictures! Looked like such a great trip. Glad you had a wonderful time!

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  4. We love Charleston!! It's only a few hours from here so we try to go at least 1-2 times a year. So happy you enjoyed it!

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  5. I totallynow have to go to south carolina!! Love, love, love all that you did . I will be hitting you up for tips!

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  6. HOW FUN! I love Charleston so fun. We did Magnolia plantation too when we were there! Such a gorgeous time of year to visit.

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  7. Looks like such a fun trip! I love Charleston and Poogan's Porch is a big favorite of ours. So glad you got some much-needed time away!

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  8. Ok could these photos be any more dreamy?! We LOVE Charleston so much and we're going to a wedding there in July! I'll definitely be bookmarking this post for our trip!

    Rosy Outlook

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  9. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogsot.com

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  10. You, your mom and your sister are three gorgeous women ! Looks like you had the best time ever !

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  11. seriously the best trip! you guys are the CUTEST and so glad you could spend some quality time together in one of your fav cities. magnolia looks so gorg - and great tips on the time away from the city and how much time needed to visit. i'll add that to my list!
    xoxo cheshire kat

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  12. Looks like y'all had such a fun trip, and the yummiest food!

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  13. Looks like fun! Love all the photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  14. Looks like the most lovely time :)!

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  15. Gorgeous ladies! Looks like you had a fabulous trip, and you already know I need to check out that beautiful champagne bar <3

    Green Fashionista

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  16. Poogan's Porch is SOOO yummy! I love Charleston!

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  17. Charleston is such a great city to visit! What a fabulous weekend, and I'm sure your mom will remember it for years to come. :)

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  18. This is probably the best time of year to go to SC too!

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  19. Oh what a fun trip!! Beautiful pictures of you all. Could your family be anymore gorgeous!! Glad you all had a great tip. Memories for a lifetime, that is for sure.

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  20. What a fun and special trip for the three of you! Nothing like quality daughter/mom/sister time. It looks like you had incredible weather, and all that food! Now I'm hungry. :)

    Just sayin',
    Karly @ What Karly Said

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  21. How cute are you guys—your outfits are awesome! What a fun weekend. The weather looked amazing.

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  22. Y'all packed a lot of eating and touring into a short time! Sounds like an AMAZING trip!! What special memories to have created with your mom and sis!!! XOXO, R

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  23. What a fun weekend, and a special way to celebrate your moms bday!!! I need to visit there sometime, the city just looks so pretty and colorful! And I’m always down for good eats!

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  24. Happy Birthday to your mom! That’s beautiful that you all had a little weeekend with just the three of you! I know she must’ve loved that. Now as a soon to be mom of two girls, I sometimes think of what things will be like in the future and I know that would make me so happy to still have my girls so close to me, even though they’re grown and have their own little families. I’ve heard such amazing things about Charleston, but haven’t technically visited. We had a layover when vacationing in heading to Cozumel, Mexico so believe. I trust your foodie judgement and will have to make plans to visit someday! Thanks for sharing, my friend, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  25. Such a fun trip! I loved following your Insta because I love Charleston so much! You all are the sweetest trio!!!

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  26. Aren't y'all just the cutest! I imagine Charleston was gorgeous this time of year. We went in September and I'd love to go back. We loved Poogan's Porch and Monza and we did the Palmetto Carriage ride too. I recognized the barn doors. So glad you girls had fun!

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  27. Such beautiful pics! How fun that you guys got to do this together.

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  28. I know this was just a trip full of memory making... & wont be long, you'll little girl will have to join in on the girls trips :)

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  29. What a perfect weekend in my favorite city!! You three just look like you had the best time- and you gave me some restaurants to add to my list for my next trip there :)

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  30. You three look amazing, and food looks so delicouls. LOved that Magnolia Plantation , I would love to visit it one day. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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  31. Charleston is just gorgeous! You're making me want to go back! I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful time. Your pictures are all beautiful!

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  32. what beautiful photos and the trip looks like it was amazing!! Your family is sooooooooooo beautiful!!! What a great place to visit too! xoxo

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  33. I've only been to Charleston once but I loved it so much & really want to go back! Looks like a great time!

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  34. I grew up and still live in Charleston. I love it here and will never leave. I loved your pictures! You are also a very lovely family, inside and out. (Audrey Stewart)

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  35. Such a special trip to celebrate your Mom's birthday. Charleston was the perfect spot to experience all the amazing food and cool attractions. Sounds like you and the ladies packed your days full making sure to use every moment together with great food and of course family/ladies time. xo

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  36. It's so beautiful and sunny! So great you got to spend some extra time with family especially when you don't live close! I totally understand that. Also, love your maxi skirt! Great colors!

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  37. My husband and I just booked a trip to Charleston, this post was so helpful! Looks like you had an awesome trip!

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  38. What a fun weekend to celebrate your mama! You girls look amazing- and Charleston is seriously the cutest town!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  39. Oh this looks like such a lovely day. The scenery, the food, the Inn so nice. I can not believe how warm it is there. It is still quite cold here in NY. A lovely town for sure

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  40. Aw what an amazing weekend!! I need to back to Charleston! I havent gone in years and omg that champagne bar looks amazing!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  41. So glad y'all had such a good time!! Indaco has the best pizza, pasta, everything!!

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  43. Such an adorable place indeed. Looked like you guys had so much fun!

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