One of my favorite pastimes in Charleston is strolling (another city I love to stroll is Paris). With my cappuccino from Black Tap in hand, I love to wander and admire the historic architecture, floral window boxes, and charming pastel homes.
Sarah and I had a delicious and terribly indulgent brunch at Poogan’s Porch before heading down Chalmers (another historic charming street) and then over to the area known simply as “south of Broad.” As the name indicates, this area, at the end of the Charleston peninsula, begins on the south side of Broad street. And while this area includes famous sites like the battery and Rainbow Row, it is also home to quieter, residential streets worthy of leisurely strolling.
As you might have imagined, the area is the most affluent neighborhood in the city and is full of carefully restore historic homes. In fact, this neighborhood has been inhabited since the early 1700s. If you are really into history and architecture you can also tour some of the historic homes, mostly built by plantation owners and wealthy merchants. The Heyward Washington House, the Edmonston Alston House, and the Calhoun Mansion are all open for tours.
For an afternoon of strolling, I wore this fabulous floral dress from Zara. I love the exaggerated sleeves and fun yellow and magenta floral pattern. Naturally, I had to add my yellow beret. Of all the berets I have purchased this season, which is a lot lol, the shape and size of this beret is my favorite. I also wore these new white Jeffery Campbell heeled loafers that I recently impulse-purchased at Nordstrom. They are shockingly comfortable and I love the stud detailing.
What is your favorite area to stroll in Charleston?