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Friday, November 9, 2018

5 Year Wedding Anniversary + Charleston Staycation

Last month Whit and I celebrated our five year wedding anniversary. For past anniversaries, we've always taken a trip somewhere. Year one we went to the mountains, year two we went to Thailand, year three we went to the BVI's and last year we took a trip to Italy. This year we had more than just ourselves to think about. Being that Sawyer was only 4 months old, we weren't comfortable traveling far away and leaving him behind, so we decided to do a staycation.

We love living in Charleston but have never really "played tourists" in this beautiful city, so that's exactly what we decided to do. We booked a quick overnighter which was the perfect amount of time away seeing as how we had never left Sawyer before. We checked into the The Vendue  and were immediately  greeted with a glass of champagne. I had never been inside before other than to take the elevator to the rooftop bar. Our room was so cozy and quaint with exposed brick walls, a gas fireplace, antique furnishings and complimentary sherry. Our room was in the building across the street from the main part of the hotel and had a view of the rooftop bar in the distance. 
Dinner reservations were at the hotel's new restaurant, Revival, a modern restaurant with a focus on recipe and ingredients from South Carolina's past. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. 
We really enjoyed being downtown in a prime location where we could walk around afterwards. Whit and I decided to take an evening stroll at the battery to walk off all the food we ate and called it night.
Saturday morning we walked across the street again to take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast. I went the sweet route and enjoyed fresh cinnamon buns and coffee. It was so nice to just sit outside and people watch as everyone was getting their morning started. 
It was gorgeous on Saturday, so we decided to extend our check out time and explore the city by bikes provided by the hotel. This was also something we've never done and we are now convinced that we want bicycles for Christmas. It was fun to roam the little side streets downtown and admire all the beautiful old homes.
After our bike ride we decided to walk and find a place for lunch. Just a few steps down from our hotel was a cute little spot called the East Bay Meeting House, so we popped in for a warm sandwich and a cold glass of beer.
By the time we finished our lunch, we were itching to get back to our baby boy. Our trip may have been short but we had a great time and most importantly survived our first night away from the little one!

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