Sweet Alma Mater, Charleston.  We just can’t say enough nice things about you, your charm at every turn, and how your Southern hospitality just melt our hearts every time we come back to you.  Praise the Lord, most of our College besties stayed in Charleston after we graduated so we have an easy excuse to visit as often as possible.  And if you are wondering, the answer is YES, we ask ourselves all the time why we ever left .  (Of course, we love and are so thankful for our OBX home, family and community!)

I lucked out moving into 99 Bull Street as a sophomore where I ended up in the apartment above some of the best guy friends a girl could ever ask for and quickly pushed my boyfriend (now husband) to befriend them as well.❤️  Our College of Charleston memories are pure magic, and those boys will always be the best of the best in my opinion.  Chasen and his insanely awesome wife, Sarah, now live on Isle of Palms, lucky us!  Just a few steps to that Southern coastline from their sweet new house brought us some fun pics with their littles (how precious are their twins?!).

We had to get downtown to get in the Christmas spirit and walk around the historic district.  I had not been in Charleston in December since college, so this was a pure treat for me personally.  The architecture and charm are unmatched by any city I have visited, and it just never gets old the older it gets.  My new found photography obsession scored everyone a good time and some fun memories we can cherish forever.✨

I first met Chase’s now wife, Sarah, when he brought her to another college buddy’s wedding in New Orleans and we were insta soul sistas.  Her generous heart, epic sense of humor, and equal love of travel and adventure make my time with her priceless.  We also love totally goofing off together and embarrassing our men in public whenever we can.🤓

Thoughtful as always, Sarah treated us to Need to Breathe tickets, which ended up being one of the best concerts I think I have ever been to.  A quick dinner at CO and an all acoustic concert at Charleston Music Hall…I mean, just pinch me. 🙌🏼


We ‘took it easy’ the next day with a casual late lunch at Tavern and Table on Shem Creek.  We reminisced on some of our first adventures together including Adam’s first venture out of the Country to Puerto Rico with me, Chasen and Boogie (the one and only Nick Stellings) during college.  We have since traveled to Mexico and Costa Rica together and began dreaming up where to next.  So much love and laughter with these precious friends.

Saturday night was all about Publix fried chicken, tiny Coronas, Football and rallying some of our other college besties in the area for a little house party.  Leaving Charleston is always so bitter sweet.  We get to head home to our beloved Outer Banks and of course our boys who didn’t come with us on this trip, but I seriously hope one day we will be able to spend more time on the reg in this magical city.  It is our home away from home, and we are so thankful for her always welcoming arms and the people that call her home.

Dear Chase and Sarah (and IOP),
You had us this trip with the Cafe Paname bacon, egg, and cheese croissants.  I do apologize for drinking a months supply of your coffee in just two days.😏  We love you bunches and can’t wait for our next adventure together.  XOXO


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