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?


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