Thursday, June 2, 2011

gone to carolina in my mind

Rhett Butler once said, "I'm going back to Charleston, back where I belong. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace."

Flipping through the newest Vogue last night, I came across a spread that blew my mind away.  The lighting was amazing; the subject was perfection....and after I finished the article on Novak Djokovic (tee hee), I came across a "dress thru the US" spread.  They did outfits from California, Maine, Texas...and Charleston.  Now, if you know the Bunny, then you know that my true home is Charleston, South Carolina.  I love everything about it.  The people, the sweet tea, the manners, the Battery.

don't mind if I do
I love the charm, the elegance, the grace.  I love the food: she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, fried tomatoes.  All staples of good, southern cooking. There is something about the city that almost begs you to dress respect the history of the Queen city.
But don't let images of the old Charleston fool you.  The C-town of today is uber chic and cool.  The city is now home to some of the most amazing shopping and restaurants. If you are a "foodie" check out 39 Rue de la John, S.N.O.B - Slightly North of Broad, or Magnolia's.  Anywhere that serves pimento cheese as an app has got to be amazing.  And for shopping, well you just got to hit up the Copper Penny for the perfect pair of shoes.  Speaking of shoes, I just received the most adorable pair of Jack Rogers yesterday! Charleston is where I purchased my first pair back in the day...
breaking in new Jacks should be a full time job
Airfare is hit or miss.  Sometimes you can find a weekly saver if you are lucky, but most of the time you are looking at $400 for a quick weekend romp.  But let me tell you, it is so worth it....and its close to the beach! Isle of Palm is nearby and has great sandcastles.

So who is ready to go with me? Not all at once, now.

Bunny the Belle
Oh...and in case you were is that photo of Djokovic from Vogue.  Eat your heart out Rafa.

Number 2 in the world, number 2 in my heart
Photo Credits:  Charleston Real Estate, Charleston Tourism, Randy - sandcastle king, Vogue


maria said...

I can see myself sitting in a rocking chair under a magnolia tree, sipping sweet tea and reading a book. I'm ready to go...NOW!!!

Lauren said...

Editor's Note: The title of Queen City actually belongs to the lovely city of Charlotte, NC. Charleston was named for King Charles II, so I guess technically we should call it the King City. Just had to stick up for my hometown.

ricvamatt said...

can we have more pics like the last one on this freakin blog?