Early Morning Charleston [Photos]

A little photo recap from a vacation in South Carolina last week – definitely didn’t regret lugging along my big camera for this early morning walk through Charleston. Couldn’t get enough of the architecture, gardens, and morning light.

Charleston 1

Had to make a necessary stop before the walk, obviously.Charleston 4

Charleston 2One of the sweetest takes on “Private Property” that I ever did see.

Charleston 3

South Carolina is not a state, it is a cult. – Pat Conroy

Charleston 4

Charleston is most definitely one of my favorite cities. Have you ever been?

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Winter White

Twinkly loft Twinkle PorchTwinkle Dress Twinkle Canopy Twinkle Branches
White twinkle lights have to be one of my favorite “signs of the season,” and they’re a holiday decoration that I really enjoy having up inside versus outside on a bush. I wish I’d taken a picture of my dorm room from senior year, because I had a great setup at the head of my bed where I framed a map of Aquidneck Island in lights for the holidays…then proceeded to keep them up for the rest of the year. It’s amazing that something as simple as a small strand of tiny bulbs can make a space feel so much more magical and cozy. Maybe it’s simply because I hate overhead lights, but something about the way rooms look with twinkle lights in them seems just right. As a result, I’m so pleased that there seem to be a lot of “grown-up” decor ideas out there that still feature these sparkly little guys and highly anticipate implementing them once I move in to my own apartment. Would you consider using holiday lights as part of your non-holiday decor?
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Waves at Hazard’s Beach, a sight I’ve never seen.

Photo By: Paul Waters | Via Newport Patch

Um, what? You can stay here. In addition to these rooms, (which upon closer examination seem to be being renovated) they also have a restaurant. Underwater. Casually.

via Selecticism