For Mother's Day, I received a trip to Charleston over the 4th of July week from my hubby and sweet girls. So today, I thought I'd share a few pictures from the trip. Mainly those of the incredible loft we stayed in.
I was a bad blogger this trip and didn't take too many pictures. It was super hot outside (100+ with 100% humidity), and lugging my heavy Canon around was just not something I wanted to do. I have warned hubby, next time he decides to give me a trip to a southern city, please book it for fall! (We went to Savannah last June in the heat too)
We stayed at the Restoration Inn on King Street. Originally the hotel was meant to be condos, but when the economy hit the tank and they weren't selling, they decided to turn it into a hotel with time share options. There are plans in the works to add on in the near future, but right now there are just 15 rooms.
I cannot say enough about the staff...so pleasant and helpful. Wine and cheese was served each evening in the lobby, and milk and cookies later at night. It was a great way to meet and mingle with the other guests staying there. And, for the 4th they had a rooftop celebration complete with wine, cheese, and champagne. We could view the fireworks without fighting the crowds. It was a lot of fun.
|The closet...I just love the exposed brick walls throughout the loft!|
|Sink area in main bath.|
|Open concept living area and kitchen.|
|Loved this 2nd guest bath. So simple.|
|Another view of the living dining area. Notice the mirror in the background? Love!|
|Loved the dark wood cabinets with the stainless steel appliances.|
|The old wood floors. Oh how I wanted to take these home. Distressed and sooo smooth under your feet.|
|This is how breakfast arrived each morning from a local bakery.|
|Close up of the mirror.|
|This little guy kept trying to get my attention in the park.|
|One of the few cool shady spots to rest.|
|The popular attraction for all the kiddos visiting the city!|
|Although we did not eat here, I loved the name of this restaurant. Slightly North of Broad|
|The old Kress building was across the street from our porch outside our room.|
|Each night we received chocolate covered almonds on our pillows, yum!|
|The rooftop was the perfect spot to view the fireworks.|
|You could see 7 or 8 church steeples from the roof as well.|
|The moon that night was the most vivid orange. |
My posts will most likely be hit and miss over the course of the next few weeks as we get baby girl ready for college. I am looking forward to blogging more once she is all settled.