Weekending in Charleston

Sorry for the absence at the end of the week last week, but Thursday was nuts at work and then I was off to Charleston that night so I took a mini blog break.
MG and I had such a great weekend in Charleston, like we always have in the past, but this weekend had so many highlights I'm gonna recap in two posts. This one is gonna focus on the time that we spent with our friends who we stayed with Thursday and Friday night.

Our highlights included:
~A super easy flight on Thursday evening and getting in ahead of schedule (still at 10pm but earlier than 10:30!)

~Staying up until 1 am with our friends Chris and Meghan catching up, laughing, and just being silly (and getting a sneak peak of their sleeping 8 month old boy)

~Waking up to this adorable little monkey two mornings in a row
~Having breakfast prepared by Meghan, who's a chef (so so so good!)

~A lazy morning that started in the 70s, followed by making our way into downtown Charleston for a walk through the open market, and then lunch at 39 Rue De Jean (omg if you ever go, get the truffle fries!)
~Walking and stopping in a cute boutique hotel with an art gallery, and a really kick ass rooftop where we took a moment to lounge
~Made our way down to the water (we had to walk off those Fries and the grilled cheese I ate), got a good look at Ravanel Bridge (yes, for you Southern Charm lovers, THE Ravanels) and soaked in the gorgeous weather
~Stopped in so many cute stores, and totally wanted to take one of these metal pineapple decorations home with us
~Made our way back home to relax on our friends' back deck, the breeze and beers (for them, water for me)...oh, and more smiles from this guy
~An afternoon nap, and then we all got ready to head out to happy hour before MG and I had night one of the wedding festivities (more on that later)

~Went to Salty Mike's for happy hour, a pretty view, and met Cameron's sister from Southern Charm who looks JUST like Cameron, except with black hair
After a couple of hours of getting drunk on water (me), we made our way to the start of the wedding festivities which I'll share more about tomorrow. We made it home around 11pm and went straight to bed because we were both exhausted. And then got to wake up and spend more time with this snuggle bunny before we left for the wedding the next morning
I'm guessing you can tell WHO was the highlight of our weekend based on the number of pictures here. Their son is the sweetest, happiest 8 month old I've ever met. We actually both kept mentioning him once we left our friends' place because he's just such a special little guy. And I have to admit, I loved seeing MG in this role.
We also obviously enjoyed seeing our friends, and it was really fun to see them in the role of mom and dad. It only reinforced that we wish our friends lived closer so we could have weekends with them, like this, all the time!

Ill recap my first Indian wedding experience tomorrow--lots of fun and cool things to share there too! For now, I'm gonna stare at this little guy's face and remember that adorable smile when Monday gets rough :)

24 comments:

  1. What a great weekend away!! Love the red dress on you & oh man was the weather fab for you guys! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. He's such a cutie!! And that red dress on you is smokin'. Glad you had a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear about the Indian wedding -- we had a Pakistani one and I know people who had never attended one before were amused afterwards with all the shenanigans our wedding involved, lol. xo

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  3. This has me so excited for our trip to Charleston in April! I just hope the weather is as fab! :)

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  4. omg that babe - he's so cute! i don't blame you for spending all the time with him ha. and all the southern charm references - hell to the yes! no surprise cam's sister is just as pretty as she is :) seriously had the best weather - cant wait to read the rest!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. Awww your friends son is adorable!! How fun to get to spend a little time with him (and your friends!)

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  6. We are heading to Charleston in a few months and although I was there a lot when I was younger, I am so excited for this trip! I love the Southern Charm references - I had no idea Cameron had a sister.

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  7. So jealous of your trip to Charleston! One of my favorite places and it's probably much nicer this time of year than in August when I went haha! So cool you got to meet Cameran's sister, jealous!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. Look at that sweet lil bump, you looked amazing in that dress! Glad you guys had such a great weekend in Charleston, I need to finally get there. It's only a 5-6 hour drive so no excuses! Have a fabulous week <3

    Green Fashionista

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  9. It sounds like your trip was off to a great start - the weather looks like perfection! So much fun already and not even to the wedding!

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  10. I adore Charleston :) its the best.. I wish I loved closer and could go all the tiem
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a wonderful weekend away! Charleston is definitely on my list of places to visit.

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  12. Looks like a great weekend in Charleston! It looks like you made it to the Vendue rooftop bar... and if so, yay! That's my favorite bar in all of Charleston :)

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  13. Charleston is so beautiful! The weather looked perfect too...last time I went it was in the upper 90's which was a bit rough, ha ha. Happy Monday!

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  14. What fun! And oddly enough MG and I were sorority sisters in college! Small world!

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  15. He's a cutie!

    The weather looks perfect for all the outdoor time.

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  16. Aw looks like you all had great baby practice this weekend!

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  17. Mondays after such a fun weekend really are a bummer. I cannot wait to hear about the wedding tomorrow, your snaps from it looked great! Yay for cute baby snuggles, he is too adorable and MG looks like a natural!

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  18. ahhh my fav city EVER! Truffle fries FOR THE WIN, yes! You looked so super cute and I'm glad ya'll enjoyed yourselves!

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  19. Such a beautiful city! You guys really jammed a lot in. Can't wait to hear more about this wedding.

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  20. I love that city!! And I'm gonna need one of those rooftop chairs for my backyard. Amazing.

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful trip and so great you got to spend some quality time with your friends and their cute baby boy! MJ looks so happy playing with him and I'm sure he'll be the best dad ever! You look adorable with the baby bump in all of your pictures.

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  22. What a great weekend! I love seeing what people do when they visit Charleston :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  23. Such a fun trip! Love that you met Cameran's sister! I am a huge fan of Cam! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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