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10 Jun

Charleston travel guide!

in April, robbie and i headed to Charleston to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Julia Engel’s collection Gal Meets Glam! it was truly a pinch me moment, as i’ve been reading Julia’s blog for years and have always loved her classy, feminine style. before the trip, we had connected with Thomas and Julia {the ultimate team!} earlier in the year about potentially working together in some capacity to promote the GMG line. i’ve been wearing her dress collection since it launched last April and because it’s so size inclusive {sizes 00-20 and petites} and very much so my style, we pitched ourselves as a good fit to represent the brand. lo and behold, when i received the email about attending a weekend in Charleston dedicated to celebrating GMG’s first birthday, exploring Charleston with the ultimate tour guides, and wearing all GMG outfits to create beautiful content, i squealed with delight! Charleston has been on our travel bucket-list for some time and we couldn’t wait to experience it first-hand with the GMG team.

i’ll be sharing lots of photos from the weekend below {you can shop all of the outfits i wore in this post, too}, everything we did, where we stayed, where we ate, photos opp spots, etc. April was such a beautiful time to visit Charleston because it’s wasn’t hot or humid yet! we had beautiful weather, albeit a few 20 minute rain storms here and there. highly recommend visiting at this time!

where we stayed:

86 Cannon– the cutest bed and breakfast boutique inn! we loved being hosted at such an intimate, beautiful spot for the weekend. it only has five rooms, but they are each spacious, perfectly decorated with Southern charm, and the breakfast each morning is delicious. there’s cheese and wine offered every afternoon, as well! the staff was incredible and the rooms had everything we needed: a steamer {upon request}, white noise machine to sleep, luxurious shower, etc.

the gals from left to right: OliviaDaniJulia, me, Janelle, and Stephanie

 pink dress // wearing the size 14

white maxi dress // wearing the size 14

what we did:

-bicycle tour of downtown Charleston & all around South of Broad from 86 Cannon {loved stopping by Colonial Lake on the way!}
-took a pedi cab along King Street
-mani/pedi at The Water Room
-tour The Nathaniel Russell House
-toured the Roper House
-boat tour from the Ripley Light Marina, Springhill Suites side
-shopping on King Street

blue and white striped dress // wearing the size 14, could have taken the 12

where we ate:

-cocktails {mocktails for us!} at The Citrus Club at the Dewberry
-dinner at The Ordinary
-lunch at Basic Kitchen
-lunch at Rodney Scotts BBQ
-dinner at Thomas and Julia’s house catered by 167 Raw

white linen dress // i’m wearing the size 14

other food recs, courtesy of Julia and the GMG team:
-One Broad Street
-The Daily
-Xiao Boa Biscuit {down the street from 86 Cannon}
-Leon’s Oyster Shop
-Little Jacks
-La Farfelle
-Jeni’s Ice Cream
-Poe’s Tavern
-Sugar Bakeshop

photo spots:

-Rainbow Row
-Tradd Street has the cutest pink houses
-really anywhere around South of Broad!
-Colonial Lake

pink gingham dress {size 14} // yellow sweater {size large}
sweaters are a new category for GMG!

you can see Julia’s full Charleston travel guide here {very in-depth!} or her 48 hours in Charleston here.

thanks to Julia and the entire Gal Meets Glam team
for an incredible press trip and gifted dresses!