CHARLESTON, SC

Charleston, SC.. Where do I even begin.. This place is every photographers dream. Every corner has a cute driveway, walls, windows, I mean... This place is so beautiful. The old feel and history that the town keeps. The cobble stone and horse carriages (I'm totally not pro those as the horses sometimes never get a break and are over worked). But point being.. There's a reason why this city is the #1 wedding destination in the states. BEAUTY & HISTORY...

So, as I mentioned in my last Kauai post, I wish I had some awesome guides myself as to where to eat etc when I go to a new place, so that's what I decided to create for YOU. ( I usually give you guys a heads up as to which state/city I'm going and totally appreciate your suggestions and input). I din't find many places that blew my mind here in Charleston and we actually ate out quite a few times but unfortunately those places just didn't cut it and therefore are NOT making it on the list. I wish there were more 'WINS' to add to this list but I figured I would at least add the ones that were good. 

 

WHERE TO EAT?

// BEST PAD THAI IN TOWN - BASIL

The first place on the list has to be Basil. This place has THE BEST PAD THAI EVER!! Ohhh my goodness.. This place is soooo good and I think I've eaten here 5 times already. Their Pad See Ew is good as well but I have to recommend the pad thai above all.. Whatever you do, go to this place and order it...

Source: Basil, 460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Source: Basil, 460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403


// Best PHO and 2nd best Pad Thai - CO

This place has to be number 2 on the list as they have the BEST PHO in town... I dare to say it might be the best I've had in the states so far. I could eat pho every day! Seriously... I have to mention that I don't care for the atmosphere here. I actually dare to say that I dislike like it but if you get the one small seat right in front of the window on a sunny afternoon, well, then it's a different talk..but heck, you might like the scene in there. The food makes up for it.. Amazing dumplings, pho and pad thai, everything I've had from there was a win, at least food wise.

Source: CO,  340 King Street - Charleston, SC 29412

Source: CO,  340 King Street - Charleston, SC 29412

// GOING FOR GLUTEN? CHECK OUT MONZA

I wouldn't say it's the best pizza I've ever had but I might also have a really high standard :)
This is good pizza though and probably the best in town - I obviously haven't tried every place but when and if I go, I've gotten the Nazzaro or Count Louise which are amazing.

 

// GOING FOR DAIRY? CHECK OUT JENI'S ICE CREAM

I don't always do dairy but when I do.. First time I went in this shop I was thinking it was typical dairy which I usually say no to but then later saw that they are using whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows. Ice cream tends to have a long list of bad stabilizers and preservatives which is why I usually stay away from these. In California I usually go for Strauss Ice cream but this seems to be the gourmet east coast version of that.  


THINGS TO DO


// OLD SHELDON CHURCH RUINS

It's an old church build in the 1740s and so many wedding pictures are taken here and with good reason. Whether you're visiting for a wedding or not, I highly recommend taking a trip to see this place. Chances are you'll get a good photo at least :) Type it in your GPS and Siri should find it for you :)


// 1500 YEAR OLD ANGEL OAK

This beautiful Oak Tree is estimated to be around 1500 years old. This picture obviously doesn't do it justice but it is such a beautiful piece of mother earths creation that I highly recommend checking out. 

With Love , Diana