Charleston – Day 1

February 23rd, 2014

After the long drive to Charleston, the first thing we were after was food. So, we heard over to our brunch destination, High Cotton. We had been to their Greenville location before, but this was our first time trying the one here. I ordered the Farmers Omelet (mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese instead of gruyere.)

Next, we walked across the street to Charleston Cooks were we had a little look around the shop and bought some sugah scrubs. (Yes, sugah.)

Moving onto the ‘French Quarter’ Art District. We stopped by several amazing galleries on the way to the Gibbes Museum. The first was the RLS Gallery, which was very impressive.

We took a few snaps along the way to the Gibbes Museum, even though it was a really gloomy day and chilly.

Now for the Gibbes Museum… We couldn’t take pictures inside, but we did get to enjoy the best exhibit they had up on the 2nd floor, the Japonsime in Charleston Exhibit.

A few doors down from the museum at Principle Charleston, we got to enjoy some art from one of our favorite artists, Karen Hollingsworth.

Another interesting feature, in one of the rooms, you could see the cavern below through a square of thick glass.

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Some of the other art in gallery…

On the way back to our car we popped into a few other galleries, but it was starting to sprinkle, and we were ready to get to our hotel and check in our bags.

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When we first arrived, the Charleston Place lobby was full of hotel guests, many of them there for a conference they were holding n the second floor. So, when we found out that our room wasn’t ready, we weren’t surprised. The fact that it wasn’t located on the floor we’d requested was. Thankfully, they were accommodating and we were upgraded to a room on the third floor. It was basically a small apartment without a kitchen. I would be on the couch, while mum and my sister would take the bed. (I like couches, and my bedroom/writers studio at home has a pull out couch that I sleep on, so it was about the same.)

After getting our things settled in, we walked down to the lobby shops (past not in) and across the way to the Charleston Market. Starving (yes and before you judge it was several hours since lunch) I was overjoyed to find the small version of Caviar and Bananas.

Chicken Panini, Pop Chip and Apple Juice! We were about to head back, but we had one more stop at Kaminsky’s for a little desert and then it was time to walk back to the hotel.

The only thing left to do after dinner was to watch ‘Now You See Me’ on the television, and then off to bed. Stay tuned for Day 2.

~theavidpen

1 Comment

  • Reply Melinda Nye March 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    You took some great shots of Charleston. Bummer that is was a cold, dreary day but looks like you still made the most of it!

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