Charleston: Photo Story

As I reflect on my time in Charleston, I can easily say it is one of the most beautiful places I have been and I was sad to leave a city so rich in history and charm. From the second I checked into the beautiful Zero George Hotel, I could feel the good energy in the air. I went with Pam of and Jess of for a little girls getaway and we had an amazing time eating, sight-seeing and relaxing. With South Carolina being one of the original thirteen colonies, Charleston is one of America's oldest cities. Walking down the cobblestone streets and seeing houses over two-hundred years old was something I had never experienced before. I even had the opportunity to visit Middleton Plantation. The original owner of the plantation was one of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence. It was a truly indescribable feeling walking around a place that once instituted slavery and brutality and seeing how it has transformed into a place of serenity.

Read on to see what to do, where to eat, and where to stay!

If you are visiting Charleston, I'd recommend riding bikes through the old streets and along the Waterfront Park and Rainbow Row like pictured below:

Julia Friedman Photographs and old house during her Bike Ride in Charleston, South Carolina.

My Favorite places I ate at:

Julia Friedman Mexican Food at Minero in Charleston, South Carolina .

Minero - Yummy Mexican Food!

Julia Friedman Acai Bowls at Beech in Charleston, South Carolina.

Beech - Got my açai bowl fix! -

Gelato Julia Friedman Charleston, South Carolina

Freddo Gelato - this place was insane! SO good!

Julia Friedman's photo of the interior of Canon Green Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina.

Cannon Green Restaurant - great for a nice dinner and I hear their brunch is amazing too!

Favorite places around the city I visited:

CandleFish - you can pick your own scent out of 100 and they keep what your favorite scent is in their library. This place is so cute! Perfect place to buy a candle or gifts for the family while you are away!

Middleton Place - What was once a home to one of the founders of America and to many enslaved African Americans, now a place of serenity frequently used for weddings and visited by tourists -

Middleton Plantation Julia Friedman in Charleston, South Carolina
Middleton Plantation Julia Friedman in Charleston, South Carolina
Photo by Julia Friedman of the lake at the Middleton Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Shop this outfitRay-Ban Glasses: - Cleobella Dress: - Suede Booties:

My stay at Zero George: The Zero George is one of the most adorable hotels I have stayed at! It is conveniently located just a couple blocks away from the heart of downtown Charleston. I definitely would recommend staying here, it felt like home with a touch of southern charm. They have a European breakfast every morning which was delicious! Perfect for a girls trip or a romantic getaway-

Bloggers Pam Hetlinger, Julia Friedman, and Jess Kirby in Charleston, South Carolina

These two women are so inspiring, be sure to check out their amazing blogs! 

Bloggers Pam Hetlinger, Julia Friedman, and Jess Kirby in Charleston, South Carolina