Travel Diary: Charleston – Exactly like nothing else.

October 20, 2015


(Tote from Rust and Honey)

Last weekend Gabe and I headed to Charleston with little Rocco for a weekend in partnership with the new Grand Bohemian Autograph Collection hotel. This is a favorite city of ours (last time we went was for our babymoon!), so we felt really lucky to return with our creative caps on to capture our perspective of the stay in the hotel as well as the city. 

art gallery
interior lobby
The Grand Bohemian, Charleston
via IHOD
rooftop view of Charleston
The Grand Bohemian was as majestic as they come, but with no compromise in hospitality in comfort. I hadn’t slept that well in a long time! A few of my favorite aspects were the rooftop view and restaurant (Eleve), the design elements of the room, the Wine bar (Peter the wine Som was super entertaining!), and the outdoor cafe right outside the hotel which was a perfect people watching and coffee fueling spot.. We really had such a good experience. Sharing more details about it this week on their instagram handle if you would like to check it out!
Charleston, SC
King Street
 historic charleston 
Ft. Sumtervespas
historic Charleston
Historic charleston
Gabe is a history buff so he thoroughly enjoyed the historical aspects this time around. We toured a few old homes and took some time to just wander the streets. You can’t really make a wrong turn considering every corner is full of charm.

A few of our favorite places to eat (you really can’t go wrong, but these are a few that hit it out of the park):
Callie’s Little Hot Biscuits
Cannon Green
Poogan’s Porch

A few things we did while we were there:

Saturday morning market
2nd Sundays on King Street (street performers and food vendors!)
Wine tasting inside The Grand Bohemian
Walk along Rainbow Row to East Bay street to overlook the coast and see Ft. Sumter

Have you all been to Charleston? What were some of your favorite spots there? It really is worth a drive, train, or flight to see. It is small enough that you start to feel at home by the end of your stay, and if it wasn’t for extended family living so far, we would consider a move there! You can experience the island side or the city side, but both are equally captivating. Thank you to The Grand Bohemian for such hospitality!
Yellow chair
*Photos by IHOD in partnership with Autograph Collection.

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  • Aww this post makes me homesick! I was born and raised there. I had to move away last year when my husband got stationed across the country and I miss it so much. The food, the people, the views- there’s no place quite like home.

    • Oh Lauren I can only imagine! You get the small town vibe even thought it is becoming a vacation destination. Hope you get to get back there soon!

  • Looks like a lovely place! Only if I live in the US I’d definitely visit this beautiful place!!

  • This place is so charming ! Great pictures


  • The grand bohemian is gorgeous!

  • Sophie Chaves

    My husband and I honeymooned in Charleston and it was such a great place for walking around and exploring. We are foodies so we love discovering their restaurants! Our favorite is a small place called The Park Cafe. The perfect spot for any meal or snack!

  • Maranda Chase

    Oh how I miss Charleston! My husband was stationed there for four years and both of my boys were born there!! It truly is captivating, every part! I am so happy that I have an awesome excuse of having the boys born there, to bring them back often over the years.

  • Beautiful pics of my home away from home! That’s where I went to Uni!

  • I love all of your photos! You have definitely sold me on going! My husband and I are going on a six month long road trip around the whole US and this is one if the places that I’m most excited to see 🙂

  • Charleston looks like the most beautiful little city! It’s been on my list since my guy moved down to Atlanta last summer and I think we might actually be going next month! Still hoping to plan a trip – but now, I’m not sure how I’m going to be able to go there without staying at the Bohemian 😉


  • gorgeous photos! im so happy you had a good time! i love poogans porch and callies 🙂 xoxo

  • I never did get to go to Charleston when I lived in Georgia, and now that I’m on the West coast, it makes me sad. I do hope that I can get over there at least once.

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