A couple of weeks ago David and I slipped away for three days and two nights in one of our favorite cities. We’ve been so busy lately and David has had so little time off from the store that the need for a break, even a short one, was felt deep in our bones. I’m grateful we had the opportunity to take a trip and that my father-in-law is always willing to take care of our dogs while we’re away. We stayed outside the city at the most beautiful inn (which will get its own post on Wednesday) for the second time and drove in to Charleston for a little fun. I always love exploring Charleston, stopping in our favorite shops, the incredible food and beautiful scenery, the comforting and quiet pace of the community. It’s nice to visit someplace once or twice a year and still feel like a regular–to have your go-spots, to be remembered by shop owners who are happy to have conversations that make you feel warm and welcome, to simply sit and read while sipping a cocktail or coffee without that pressure to do anything more. It feels just like home. Next summer we hope to stay longer and make it to the beach. Though it’s a long way off, with fall just around the corner, I’m excited by the thought of another sunny, relaxing trip. I didn’t take as many photos as I wanted to, but here are a few snaps from our wanderings.