Charleston Getaway

June 11, 2013

Charleston Beach Houses
Isle of Palms
Beach StrollCharleston, SC MarketCharleston Farmers Market Streetside
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Charleston
Shem Creek Shem Creek Charleston
Captain AmericaSullivans Island

Despite tropical storm forecasts, Gabe and I took our chances and headed to Charleston for our last chance to get away for the weekend before the new baby arrives. We made it on Friday at midnight and headed straight to the beach. We saw what seemed to be the whole galaxy and the big beautiful vast ocean all to ourselves. It was just us with a whole weekend of possibilities ahead. When you are without your kids for the first time in four years, you feel a sense of……freedom! We were back at the beach by 7am ready to conquer the day. Since our time was short we wanted to make the most of it.

By what I would like to tribute as a complete gift from the Almighty, we had beautiful weather all weekend, had extremely good food experiences, and Gabe’s favorite – found perfect parking spots. I even got to meet up with my friend Hallie, a talented writer/blogger who I stalk for motherhood and marriage advice. I actually had brought her book in my bag for some beachside reading, so when I found out impromptu she lived in Charleston, a dessert meet up became imperative. She is now a real life friend. Don’t you love when things align as such??

Gabe and I chased the weekend hard and are wiped out as a result (and hello swollen feet), but had such a blast. We wouldn’t mind living in Charleston…..the charm gets a hold of you. Its pretty apparent that a weekend away gives you that chance to completely detach from distractions and really zone in on each other. Its needed and necessary in a marriage. Anyways…on to the recs… 

Good Eats:
Farmers Market Crepes – There are breakfast and lunch booths in the Market. We chose one that offered many crepe varieties. The Count of Monte Cristo was memorable!
Shem Creek Bar and Grill – Overlooks the marshy area of Shem Creek. Still dreaming about that dinner.
Seabiscuit – Chill, relaxed, small joint, with just about the best breakfast menu you could dream up. Right off the beach.
Basil Thai Restaurant – Green Tea Fried Ice Cream…yeah.

Beaches:
Isle of Palms (more quite residential)
Sullivan’s Island (more commercial/hotel)

Sites:
Battery Park
King Street
Rainbow Row
Saw the above sites via Bike Rental (We used The Bicycle Shoppe)
Stella Maris Church

Thank you all SO much for the great tips on facebook and instagram! We were able to fit so much in because we had so many great leads to follow. We need a whole week to hit them all:) If you have any questions about these spots let me know!

And that my friends is a brief summary of a successful (miraculously so) babymooniversary:)

 

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  • Katie Keys

    You and Gabe are such a great looking couple!! 🙂 I love that you had the chance to be alone together and had a great weekend reconnecting!!

  • Shay_TheFailtehouse

    Anna, it looks like you had an amazing time and so happy the weather was perfect! I recognized a few of the places 🙂 I am crossing my fingers I get to move there one day too! xo Sheila

  • What a special gift to enjoy a weekend w/ each other right before baby gets here! Charleston looks absolutely gorgeous. 🙂 Praying for you and the safe arrival of that little person! 🙂

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  • Francine Weber

    Looks like you had a great time! Charleston is on my list of places to see! 🙂

  • You must be one of the most gorgeous pregnant women like ever ! love all these pics it looks like it was an amazing time , the food beach and everything in between looks amazing .

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  • Tiffany @ Savor Home

    So glad you had a great time! Love all of your outfits, too! You hit up two of my faves – the Farmers Market and Basil Thai. LOVE!

  • You two are the cutest ever! xo

  • You are the sweetest. It was such a treat getting to spend time with you two and I absolutely love that we finally got to meet. Come back soon! xoxox

  • gabyburger

    It looks amazing and relaxing! Love the vibe of that place, must make my way there sometime in the future 😉

  • Looks like a great time and I am SUPER jealous of your irl friendship with Hallie 😉
    clearly the swollen feet were well worth the time spent away and exploring! blessings!

  • Oh to have gotten to have a getaway before any of my children were born. I was too busy working. Maybe the Mr and I can plan a little something soon.

  • What a treat-pinning this post for future vacations 🙂

  • […] I had the good fortune of meeting Anna and her husband, Gabe this past weekend. Today she posted a recap of their trip to Charleston. Her photographs are so charming that I think I just fell even more deeply in love with this sweet […]

  • Alison Jimenez

    Great pictures- looks like it was such a relaxing weekend!

  • You could ride a bike! I couldn’t ride a bike after maybe 3 months pregnant because my balance was so off! Looks like you had a great time.

  • Your pictures are gorgeous. Visiting Charleston is on my “someday” list.

  • Marla Garibay

    Ahhh! I live in Charleston! I wish I would have known you were here!!! I’ve been wanting to meet the bloggers that I follow. I’m not a blogger myself, but you guys inspire me so much! Charleston really is the best! This is my hometown, and even though my husband is in the army and we move around a lot, we both want to settle down here someday. I’m glad you were able to have some kid-free time before the baby, and I hope the delivery and all goes smoothly and quickly for you guys! Good luck!

    • Ahh Maria! I would have loved that. Will be back again I am sure:) What a charming place to live. We wouldn’t mind moving there!
      Enjoy that beautiful city and thanks for the sweet well wishes!

  • You are seriously the most fashionable momma ever! Seriously love every outfit featured above!

    As for Charleston, I’ve never been but am headed out there in August for a wedding…thanks for the food tips! 🙂

  • What a fun trip! We just moved to Greenville, SC, so I’m definitely noting these recs for our first trip to Charleston…which I hope is really soon. 🙂 Hope your last few weeks before baby comes go smoothly! Xo, Katie

  • I love that last photo of the both of you 🙂 So glad you were able to spend some quality time together. Four years is definitely much too long!

  • Christy Isinger

    So happy you had a great time away! I think Charleston looks lovely and have always wanted to go! And you looked beautiful as usual!

  • What a fun little getaway! I’m so glad you were able to do this before the babe comes 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying your week!

  • You are just the cutest! I love all of your maternity clothes! I am 17 weeks pg and just now starting to need clothes- other than my normal clothes! I’d love to know your GO-TO places for maternity clothes. That black tank is too cute as is that dress! I love a good Maxi! Good luck in the next week! Baby will be here SOON!!!!!

  • Lovely getaway. With great food, historical landmarks and wonderful beaches make the place ideal to live, work, relax, and spend quality time with family. Investing in beachfront homes in Charleston SC is ideal for people who appreciate simple living and laid back ambience.

    Great photos and good list of places to visit in Charleston.

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