It's been years since I have visited Charleston and I was so excited to get back there on my road trip two weeks ago. My pal Grimsley has lived there for years and we put a little show together with some friends. Once I got there and unloaded my car, we ran some errands. First stop was Sugar Bakery. What a cute place! We got some sweets for later, everything was displayed so adorably...
Next stop, a quick lunch at Burbage's Market.
I wish we had something like that in Miami!!
Then, back to the house to set up all my stuff.
Our show was from 4-8pm...
I am so mad that I didn't take more pictures of the actual people! This always happens to me, I have the best intentions to document and then I get busy and the next thing you know, I am breaking it all down. I did get this one cute pic. All the ladies that came to shop were so nice and everyone had fun!
We went out to dinner and Grimsley gave me two choices. We ended up at one and then found out Shep from Southern Charm was at the other! Seriously, I am dying to meet him in person.
For this trip, I was so lucky to be able to stay in Gibbon House, the beautiful carriage house behind Stevenson's home. It is listed on VRBO here. It is so comfortable and in a terrific location in Charleston.
On Thursday, after breakfast at the famous Hominy Grill, we went for a ride in the golf cart and I got to see so many pretty homes, including Thomas Ravenel's from Southern Charm. It was much bigger than it seems on tv. No T-Rav sighting though...
We went to the Battery so Grimsley's dog Sierra could stretch her legs and we watched her stalk squirrels with serious concentration. We hit up some stationery shops and then it was time to go...right when I was getting ready to leave, we saw Michael, Patricia Altschul's butler pull his car around to her front gate. Soon after, we see her walk out and we waved hello and she waved back and the next thing you know Grimsley is crossing the street and I, who usually doesn't have a problem talking to anyone, froze up. I managed to chat with her about the show, her book and II don't even remember what else and then she posed for a pic with me. What a treat!!!
I had the best time. I am definitely planning another trip in the fall with some friends. Grimsley, get ready!!!
Nest stop Statesville, North Carolina to see Meg and her family. I hadn't seen them in such a long time. The girls looked so tall! Elizabeth lost a tooth right when I arrived.
We went to Blowing Rock one day..so fun in the summer. Lots of people walking around.
We ran into our friend Karen on the street! What a great surprise...
We had such a fun day..topped off with a quick visit to Kilwin's. OMG what delicious ice cream
Always a good time in Statesville...next stop Atlanta Gift Show.
Having a fun summer!