This weekend my best friends and I gathered in Charleston for my bachelorette party. I put together a little welcome gift for the girls including a bottle of wine with a custom label (from Etsy and I’m totally in love) and a praline.
Everyone got into town super late on Friday night, so we just chatted for a bit then went to bed in order to get a good night’s sleep in preparation for a long day on Saturday.
I knew I wanted to show off all of Charleston’s amazing food. We started off on the sweet side with donuts from Glazed.
We got a Cinnamon Twist, Chocolate with Sprinkles, Maple Bacon, and the star of the show: Berry Mascarpone.
We ended up having to go back and get a second Berry Mascarpone donut. It was unreal.
After strolling through the Farmers’ Market (it was the first weekend they were back up and running for the year and it was packed!), we continued to stroll down King Street for some shopping. We worked up an appetite and grabbed lunch from Verde before calling it a day downtown.
Time for the beach!
We got a little bit of sun, but since it was already late in the afternoon, it was cooling down outside and we didn’t last too long. We headed home to get dressed up for dinner at Crave.
I’m do a full review of the meal tomorrow, so I’ll spare you more pictures now. I will tell you this – it was one of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. We were all raving over our different dishes. Love this place! Love it so much in fact that I’m going back this week with Christina and Erica! (I hope our plans are still on girls!)
We went out for some drinks on Market Street downtown, but we didn’t get too crazy…not really my style 😉 But we had a great time talking about life. I could tell you that we went around the table and shared our five-year plans, but then you’d think I’m a loser. Whoops. Too late now! But that’s exactly what we did.
I loved talking with my best girlfriends about our lives…where we are and where we’re headed. For some of them, it was their first time meeting. So I thought it’d be nice to get to know each other better. Plus, since I don’t get to see or talk to my out of town friends as much anymore, even I felt like I didn’t really know their current wants and desires in life.
After all the girl talk, we went back to my place where my friends had surprise gifts for me to open. They really are the best friends in the world.
One by one, the girls started to make their way out of town, back to their homes. By late morning, it was down to my sister, mom, and cousin. We went to church, then brunch at Charleston’s Cafe, where I had the most amazing whole wheat blueberry pancakes EVER.
Going, going, gone!
Finally it was time to say goodbye to the last of them. As expected, this weekend went way too quickly, but we really did squeeze in just about as much fun as we could have asked for. I am so grateful for all of them making the trip to celebrate this weekend – coming from Indiana, Ohio and Florida, I know it wasn’t easy.
God has blessed me with the best group of girls in my life and I can’t wait until we’re together again for the big day in just over a month!