A few weeks before Labor Day, I put out a call on Facebook for recommendations as I planned our weekend getaway to Charleston, SC. Specifically, I asked for "can't miss things like cute cafes, charming bookstores, pretty cobblestone streets, elegant mansions...", i.e. the essentials of any Milan-planned trip. The responses came flooding in, even from lovely ladies I hadn't spoken with since high school graduation, seven years ago (whatsup, Lauren Maddahi).
From all of these recommendations I was able to put together the perfect, crowd-sourced itinerary for our Labor Day weekend. We frolicked down cobblestone streets, popped into the cutest antique shops, toured gorgeous antebellum mansions, and brunched like champs (the verb version of "brunch" is now firmly implanted in Jordan's vocabulary, thank you very much), all weekend long.
Clearly, this was a very Milan-centric vacation. Luckily for me, I am married to a boy who a) is extremely easygoing and flexible, but more importantly, b) has gotten the travel bug out of his system, for the most part. Jordan has lived in Germany on three separate occasions, on a mission for our church, to do physics research, and on a Fulbright scholarship. Anyone who's been to Europe knows how easy it is to skip around from country to country, and he took advantage of this while he was there, visiting over 20 countries. Pobrecito him.
So he isn't exactly dying to see anything in particular at this point (at least not in the US or EU), but he's always happy to come along for the ride. Sorry we can't all live in Europe for three years, okay? What this really means is that we basically get to do exactly what I want when we travel. Pobrecita me.
^ Why yes, that is, in fact, a plate of chives on eggs on pork on waffles. We take food very seriously in this family. When I say we brunched, I mean we BRUNCHED.
^ My very own GQ model, adorned in aviators, chambray, and seersucker. (pats self on back)
^ The light! Those shutters! The wrought iron!!!
I now possess my own set of Charleston travel recommendations that I am happy to share, so don't hesitate if you need a tip or two!
***Not pictured in this post are our visits to plantations, where I spent a signifiant amount of time twirling around in a pink tutu (you know you're dying to check back for that post). As IF I could squeeze it all into one post.***