Going to Charleston!


I’m so excited because my family and I have booked a trip to Charleston for October! I haven’t travelled anywhere in a really long time and I’ve heard so many amazing things about Charleston, plus we’re staying in the MOST incredible hotel, so I’m seriously over the moon. I’ve been devouring posts like this one from Grace for food recommendations, this website which is full of Charleston info, Chassity’s Charleston Guide for shopping recommendations, and more. I’m looking forward to visiting Middleton Place, a plantation built in 1755 with 65 acres of landscaped gardens, and I’m also dying to just walk around the main streets and take in the architecture and sites. To that end, we’re going to take a historical walking tour to get a sense of the city’s rich history, which I think will be really fun and educational! (#nerdalert). Plus I really want to visit this charming looking coffee shop and the adorable-looking Sugar Bakeshop.

Obviously I have lots of plans, so it’s good that we’re staying for a week (yay!). But I have to say that the most exciting part is the fact that we’re staying in what appears to me to be the most charming boutique hotel in all of Charleston: Zero George. Check it out:




The hotel consists of the main kitchen Carriage House (built around 1804), where they host cooking classes, surrounded by three houses where the guestrooms are situated.


The Veranda rooms feature a shared terrace overlooking the charming garden courtyards. All of the rooms feature original period details with contemporary furnishings that display what the website dubs “Southern sophistication.”


The hotel also has a restaurant that specializes in fresh, seasonal dishes, along with the option to enjoy breakfast in the open-air courtyard…yes, please!


I cannot wait to take in all that Charleston has to offer, while also spending some time just relaxing and enjoying the charm of the courtyards with a nice breakfast and a good book. We already have our itinerary pretty set (lots of food on the schedule), but if you guys have any recommendations, I’m all ears. Counting the days until October!

all photos via the Zero George website

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  1. Pam Green wrote:

    You’ll definitely want to do the tour of homes. Oct. 1-25.

    Published 9.16.15 · Reply
  2. Have SO much fun! I went to Charleston for my bachelorette and then again for a week for work and it was such an adorable city.

    Published 9.16.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thanks Rebecca…great city for a bachelorette I imagine!

      Published 9.18.15 · Reply
  3. whitney wrote:

    Jealous. Charleston is amazing, and I’ve been dying to stay at Zero George. The plantation where the notebook was filmed is very nearby as well, and really interesting/beautiful!

    Published 9.18.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Yes, Boone Hall…if I had known that when I planned the trip I probably would’ve picked that plantation 🙂

      Published 9.18.15 · Reply
  4. I love Charleston…we lived in NC for many years and went there as much as possible. I miss it!

    Published 9.18.15 · Reply
  5. Delaney wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Charleston! I’ve been to Litchfield and Hilton Head but never there. Have an awesome time! Hope the water is warm 🙂

    Published 9.19.15 · Reply