Charleston with my Chums

Charleston with my Chums

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The heat has started to settle in Savannah, so we decided to make a trip for an activity that is guaranteed air conditioned.shopping. There is so much to love about Savannah, but the shopping experience is not one of the top ten reasons to visit. They are working on it, but not there yet, and so off we travelled with threatening skies to Charleston!

Sister cities and only two hours apart. The South Carolina low country looks just like ours. But their King Street shopping has it all over Broughton St. Not to say that Broughton Street has not been revitalized! It has, but it is still not up to Charleston standards. I love shoes, and there were many options. I love to visit galleries, but I only found one, open by appointment. Okay, maybe Savannah takes the nod on that score?

Jewelry? Check. Clothing? Check. Handbags? Check.

We had lunch at Toast. I remember the best grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, ever. But it is no longer on the menua disappointment. But it was still an easy luncheonette experience and a cool way for us to revive before we hit the streets again. More shoppingyes, shopped until we dropped, and still didnt get to either end of King Street! We didnt even have time to stop at Trader Joes. WHy oh why, Mr. Trader Joe, wont you open in Savannah? No time to stop at Costco, even though we were prepared with iced Yeti coolers! We headed South for Savannah, our new hometown. But isnt it just like Charleston to show us their colorful side by way of a turquoise house as we left her pretty streets?

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The chums decided that the next time we crave a shop til we drop day, we will invite the spouses and stay overnight. Maybe drinks on a roof top?

And then a Southern dinner and a welcoming hotel room? We have stayed at the Mills House and the Planters Inn, but next visit it may be the Wentworth Mansionheard they would truly fit the bill for this group. Any other recommendations from my readers?

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