I talk about Charleston a lot. It’s a city I fell head over heels in love with last summer – a little slice of Europe buried deep in the South, combining old, cobbled streets, with beach culture, bright rainbow buildings, and a vibrant food scene. I started planning my return visit as soon as I got home, and was thrilled to be able to go back this summer, even if it was just for a quick day trip.

David and I arrived in Charleston in the morning, and immediately went to Millers All Day, a mod style, brightly colored breakfast place that came highly recommended by many people. We shared the daily grits bowl, and cornmeal pancakes, and many cups of coffee, before ducking into the photobooth for some photos. We then took our time wandering down King Street, ducking into antique stores, and buying candles from Candlefish.

After our time on King Street, we headed to the famed Rainbow Row, then wandered down by Waterfront Park. When we couldn’t stand the heat any longer, we went to Sullivans Island, to cool off at the beach.

Refreshed from our time in the water, we checked into our airbnb, a mini-farm, with goats, chickens, and five dogs. We napped, then headed to one of our favorite restaurants in the world, The Darling Oyster Bar.

If you ever get a chance to head to Charleston, we know you’ll love it. It’s one of our favorite places in the world, and we can’t wait for many return trips.