After a busy weekend with travel 2 weeks ago, this weekend I was dreaming of rest but we ended up doing a few activities worth documenting!
The weekend started on Friday when a friend and I headed downtown to Camellias. This lavish blush spot is located in the Bennett Hotel on King Street. Upon entering the hotel you are greeted by high ceilings, beautiful decor and the sounds of live music as you approach Camellias. There are several dining and bar options at the hotel and it was fun to feel the mix of it all! You can’t miss the pink velvet entrance of Camellias and not to mention the show stopping chandelier! This would be a great spot to come with your girlfriends if you ever did a girls trip to Charleston but would also be romantic as a date!
Saturday we headed to Sullivan’s Island for our friends birthday brunch. This was our first experience at The Obstinate Daughter and it definitely lived up to everyones great reviews! Our party had a reservation but there were not many people there which made our experience even more enjoyable. I ordered the Sticky Bun which had a lemon glaze and hints of cardamom with blueberries – delicious by the way! William ordered a cheese special as a started (I loved the fig jam that accompanied the plate) and a H.E.C croissant for his main dish. We both really enjoyed their brunch!
After brunch I made my way to Old Village to meet up with one of my dearest friends, Katie! We met in Palm Beach but have both since moved so any opportunity to get together is a must. She drove that morning from Durham, NC to stop and spend a few hours with me before heading to Florida – such a sweet friend! So I was determined to make her stop worthwhile! We grabbed a coffee from Brown Fox and headed out on our adventure.
Our first stop was over a few bridges to a special place on Johns Island, pictured below. We took in views of the Low-Country and enjoyed the breeze by the water while we caught up on the last few months. Katie is one of those friends where it is so easy to just pickup where we left off. We both are in crazy busy seasons of life and I am incredibly grateful and humbled by a friend who is so understanding and constantly extending grace if I am unable to catch up every other week.
After a bit of walking we stopped at The Darling for some fresh salmon dip and a few oysters! It hit the spot on this hot summer day. We made our way back to Mount Pleasant for a final spin around Old Village and said our goodbyes. It was bittersweet for sure but I will treasure our memories from this day!