Al little note from Annie Reeves, recent Charleston transplant and blogger. Annie took over our @candyshopvintage instagram last week and posted some serious Charleston eye candy. Now, she’s sharing her recap on our blog. Enjoy!
I had the best time taking over the Candy Shop Vintage Instagram last week, and I hope you enjoyed following me around my favorite city!! I started off at The Daily (above), which is a brand new coffee, juice, wine, beer, sandwich, and MORE shop that Butcher & Bee (another personal fave) opened on King Street. The interior is beautiful, and the iced coffee is fantastic.
As you can tell from my own Instagram (@anniereeves), I love, love, love Charleston window boxes. South of Broad Street is the best place to wander around and look for these picturesque homes, and time spent there is truly never wasted!
90% of the walks I take involve a stop at this next spot. A few blocks down from Waterfront Park, this little dock boasts views of Ravenel Bridge, sailboats in the water, and Fort Sumter. Usually pretty isolated compared to the Waterfront Park dock, I like to sit here and listen to music or decompress from a long day:
The food at Xiao Bao Biscuit is incredible unique and flavorful – a must-try in Charleston! As you can see, one of my favorite ways to wear my Charleston Rice Beads is around my wrist wrapped into a chunky bracelet. Here, I’m wearing the vintage gold, rose gold, and vintage silver for one FUN combo:
My mornings must begin with coffee, and this new spot, Collective, on George Street serves a delicious almond latte. Other favorites include Christophe’s Iced French Press, Black Tap Coffee’s Brown Sugar Latte, and Normandy Farms Bakery’s Cold Brew Coffee – all near King Street!
One of Charleston’s best joints: Dell’z Uptown. This vegan/vegetarian (and now pescatarian!) restaurant serves food that both meat-eaters and vegetarians can agree on. Notable items on the menu include black bean hummus, spicy garden tacos, and the jazzy pizza. And, most importantly, goddess dressing:
Sometimes I forget that I actually live at the beach now. Charleston has so much to offer on its own, and the addition of beautiful surrounding beaches is really the cherry on top.
Sullivan’s Island is a personal favorite, but you can’t really go wrong with sand and salt water, can you?
My number one place to take a Charleston visitor: Leon’s Fine Poultry and Oysters.
This new spot in an old automotive shop on King serves up delicious oysters and amazing fried chicken. The atmosphere, soft serve ice cream and killer chargrilled oysters are sure to make you a regular.
I’ve found this statement (spotted outside one of my go-to brunch spots, Edmud’s Oast) to be true more than ever now that I call Charleston home:
Whether it’s wandering around the Battery, lying on the beach, or enjoying happy hour with new friends, the good times seem to happen when I’m more concerned with the people I’m with, the things I’m seeing and the food I’m tasting than anything else. If you haven’t been before, I encourage you to head over to Charleston for a visit – I’m always available as a tour guide - Annie