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42 of the Prettiest Things to See in Charleston

The days are warm, and a summer haze is upon us… that communal feeling of melancholy drifting through the air. I spend my weekends discovering new cobblestone paths, trying new beachside eats and window shopping at the prettiest antique stores that I could afford maybe if I were Emily Gilmore. And I wouldn’t have it any other way! It may have taken some time, but I’m becoming quite settled here in Charleston. I can hardly believe it’s been 8 months since I picked up the key to my new home. And I realized I’ve been hoarding more than a few photos I’ve taken along the way. So bear with me as I share this photo diary of my humble city in Sweet Carolin(a)… what I’d brag are the prettiest things to see in Charleston!

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

historic home with peeling plaster | Charleston, SC

Charleston church at dusk

Charleston window with flower basket

terracotta shutters

There’s just no getting over these terracotta shutters sitting humbly across from Rainbow Row.

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

historic house gallery wall | Charleston

The Aiken-Rhett House boasts this gorgeous art gallery inside its 19th c walls. Don’t miss the ah-mazing intricacy of the crown molding too!

historic home with peeling plaster | Charleston, SC

bottles of local honey

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

handpainted tile house number

You had me at handpainted tiles…

femme pink door

European inspired charcuterie

Goat. Sheep. Cow. was one of my favorite early discoveries. A gourmet cheese shop with some serious character and fluid nods to Europe, I was hooked the second I spotted the blue + white plates! You can read more of my favorite eats in the city here if you’d like to take a gander.

King Street, Charleston

Charleston home entryway

pink house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

Rainbow Row architecture

cute soap bar wrapping

Psalm 51:1-2: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion, blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

historic home with peeling plaster | Charleston, SC

blue house in Charleston

garden table in downtown Charleston

yellow house with sage green shutters

cupcakes from Sugar Bakeshop

The most scrumptious treats from Sugar Bakeshop!

historic home with peeling plaster | Charleston, SC

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

tiny pink house, Charleston

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a thousand more times. This tiny pink house and I are a match made in Heaven.

Southern bakery

Rainbow Row architecture

The Mills House, Charleston

cute soap bar wrapping

sage green house | Charleston, SC

yellow house | Charleston, SC

One of the most charming details of Southern architecture is the Welcoming Piazza – a side porch that runs the length of the house with multiple doorway entries along its path.

Green eggs and ham at The Grocery | Charleston

The Pink House, Charleston

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

pink house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

historic theatre | Charleston, SC

Anyone recognize this gem from The Notebook?

Charleston historic home

Charleston church

number candles

Pink House, Charleston

pastel butter yellow house with blue shutters | Charleston, SC

Charleston window with flower basket

In summary: This city is a delight to the eyes and medicine for the soul. I’ll belong to Charleston forever and always, and can’t wait to keep exploring more + more every chance I get!

Xx,
Haley

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