A recent visit to southern Charleston South Carolina, overwhelmed me with southern style, history, and hospitality, making it quite the gem. A slow bike ride in the cool morning down Lagare Street led to exploring some of the most historic homes in downtown Charleston, lined with original wrought iron fences, cobblestone driveways, and gas lanterns lighting up the inviting southern porches.
One of the plantations visited was the beautifully preserved Drayton Hall, which left me with a sense of wonder and amazement of what it was like in another day and time. Walking around on the quiet property where rice and wheat were once cultivated, led to a guided tour of the 3 story Drayton home, teaching guests about the day to day life people would endure. One of the most captivating qualities of the home was the architecture, which was all formed by hand, everything about it was quite stunning, and sadly, a lost art. Other historic finds include Boone Hall Plantation and the Old Sheldon Church Ruins.
We stayed at Zero George Street Inn located in downtown Charleston. Walking through what felt like a storybook entrance, from the quiet atmosphere, to the inviting patio and southern style porch where cocktails are enjoyed...everything from the decor to the hospitality were inviting, creating a warm ambience. It was everything you needed to enjoy the moment.
Plantation roads lined with colonial era oak trees, southern style homes, history, and hospitality. That is the charm that embodies Charleston, South Carolina.
Below: Rainbow Row
Below: Philadelphia Alley
Below: Linen Pants DKNY, Top by JCrew, Hat from Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses are Maui Jim.
Below: Old Sheldon Church ruins
Below: Zero George Street Inn
Below: Drayton Hall
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