4 Jun

if you’ve encountered me within the past month it is a guarantee that i’ve raved to you about a recent trip i took to charleson, south carolina. i’ve basically become a poster girl/travel agent for this city. thus, it is only fitting that i find one more place to sell the fabulousness of this vacation.

the trip was amazing for many reasons, the greatest of them being a reunion with best friends from college–girls i shared a home with while in undergrad studies at the university of michigan (go blue!). these girls are family to me. we’ve seen each other through a mountain of experiences over the past eight years. the now limited time we are able to spend together has become a precious event.

we stayed in a condo on folly beach, a cute and lively seaside town just outside of charleston.

{view from the apartment}

aside from the affordability of the trip and happiness of reuniting with the 719 girls (our street number in ann arbor), i truly fell in love with charleston. the city feels like old europe in the tropics. it’s filled with nooks and crannies packed with history and a richness i haven’t felt in the U.S. in a long while.

{rainbow road}

{i need this gate.}

this trip reignited my interest in history (more on that to come). i’d like to return to charleston sometime to get a few more days to visit the historical sights. admittedly, i balanced historical sightseeing with historical cocktail drinking and boutique shopping. chalk it up to the girls weekend, complete with surprise bachelorette party for the 719 bride to be.

2 Responses to “charleston.”


  1. burst apart. | leaner by the lake - June 11, 2011

    […] been traveling every weekend for the past month, which has of course led to awesome new adventures, but i’m completely thrilled to be back HOME. back in my own bed, poking around my own […]

  2. bryson. | leaner by the lake - June 17, 2011

    […] which i’m currently making my way though, is AT HOME: A Short History of Private Life. on a recent post from my trip to charleston, i mentioned that the city had reignited my affair with american history. charleston got me amped […]

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