Rainbow Row Pastels houses with palm trees in front

#EscapeMore: Charleston, SC Travel Guide

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Our latest Spring Collection print drop, Charleston, has arrived! A mix of classic patterns, this print group was inspired  by the historic streets & vibrant scenery of this charming southern city. 

As a recent resident of Charleston, our founder Melissa has already fallen for its southern charms: “I'm a sucker for southern cities! They provide the perfect combination of romance, eclectic finds and history. I love Charleston's unique vibe, so we bought a farmhouse we are renovating just outside the city.” 

With Melissa’s help, we got the 411 on the best places to eat & explore in Charleston! Need help packing? Check out our Behind The Design: Charleston Print Blog for our favorite sun safe styles. 

The French Quarter Inn room with gold frame mirror and side tables.

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Where to Stay

As a Condé Nast Reader’s choice award winner, The French Quarter Inn welcomes you with classic southern hospitality. The intimate boutique hotel just off Market Street will make you feel right at home, while still allowing you to be at the center of the city! And did we mention there’s champagne at check-in? 

Hotel Emeline outdoor courtyard with fireplace
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A founder’s find, Melissa recommends the Hotel Emeline for its great location & drinks, as well as spacious rooms perfect for visiting with the famly. Plus, this hotel also boasts on site dinning at Frannie & the Fox and hot coffee at Clerk’s Coffee Company. And it's pet friendly too!

Pineapple Fountain Charleston South Carolina
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What to Do

Experience the beauty, history & romance of Charleston! From sightseeing tours by land or sea to local shops, there is so much to explore. View extraordinary art works at the Gibbes Museum of Art, or the gorgeous gardens at Middleton PlaceFor amazing smelling candles & lotions no one does it better than Old Whaling Company. You’ll find the prettiest pastel houses on East Bay Street, aptly named Rainbow Row. And you could enjoy all the sights without walking on a carriage ride!  

Palmetto Carriage Ride
Image provided via: Palmetto Carriage Works

The Palmetto Carriage Works offers both public and private carriage rides, perfect for both family getaways & honeymoons. If you want historical tours with thrills & chills check out the many ghost tours available in the evenings. For great food and fascinating history check out Bulldog Tours walking food tours. Or take to the water on a boat tour! And of course, a trip to Folly Beach is a must during any sunny getaway. 

The Citrus Club
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Where to Eat

If you're looking for something sweet, and a little unique Life Raft Treats' Not Fried Chicken is a confusing cult classic. For brunch Vicious Biscuit in Mt. Pleasant, just outside of Charleston, offers a glorious brunch menu and some of the best buttermilk biscuits in the south! For those with dietary restrictions, they offer gluten free biscuits, and “Not So Vicious” options. You’ll come for the drinks and stay for the view at The Dewberry Hotel's rooftop bar the Citrus ClubA good steak is easy to find in Charleston, but Melissa highly suggests heading straight to Hall’s Chophouse

Here's more of Melissa's local favorites: 

And if you're really craving fine dining:

Woman wearing Charleston Off The Shoulder Dress

Rich history, southern charm & loads of good food, we can hardly wait to head to Charleston! Explore more of our Spring Collection prints and bring a taste of the south right to your home with our Charleston Afternoon Tea Party Recipes

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