April 12, 2012

A Week of Book Parties & Fun in Charleston, SC {Naptime on the Road}

I just can’t get enough of Charleston, South Carolina. Last week we made our fourth annual trip to see my parents and had a total blast. We visited a lot of our favorite spots from 2009,¬† ate with our friends from 2010 and hit some of the must-sees from 2011. Be sure to check them out if you are in the area sometime. This year our vacation was not all just playing and eating, this time there were some awesome book events too. Here are some of the highlights from my trip last week:

Our trip started out with a 15-hour drive from Connecticut to Charleston. We are grateful that it was mostly uneventful, though we all were really psyched to reach South of the Border. (No, we didn’t stop¬† – so no pictures of Pedro for you!)

Shelves

We had a gorgeous dinner at our friend Peggy and Tom’s house. I plan to put a kitchen tour for her fabulous red, modern kitchen up soon!

Charleston

The weather was spectacular this year so we were outdoors in shorts every single day. We had a particularly wonderful time exploring the side streets in the city. We also managed to squeeze in a few hours at the beach.

Charleston Book Signing

Photo by Paul Cheney Photography

On Wednesday I had an amazing book signing at JMcLaughlin on King Street. Thank you to everyone who came!

Kiawah Book Signing

Photo by Paul Cheney Photography

On Thursday we headed out to Kiawah for the JMcLaughlin store grand opening and a book signing event. It was my first time visiting Kiawah and I can see why everyone loves it to much. It is simply breathtaking. We will definitely go back next year!

 

Our last night there my husband and I had an amazing dinner at Fig in downtown Charleston. Our meals were superb and we even ranked it as one of our top five favorite restaurants of all time. That is saying a lot since we love to eat out at interesting places when traveling!

Goodbye, Charleston, see you next year!