Friday, November 7, 2008

Best-Mannered City in the South

Charleston, South Carolina. Charming and Beautiful. She reminded me of a cultured and elegant old woman (who's had a face lift or 3) with a rich history, lots of character and oh, so many stories to tell. I thoroughly enjoyed our day that began with a carriage tour conducted by a native Charlestonian with the melodious and soft accent that is so distinctive to the area. We shopped the open-air market and then paused for a lovely lunch at Magnolia's. Appetizers on our table included fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese on flatbread. The food was amazing, but whoever wrote the menu descriptions should get a creative writing award. The words alone made us want to order everything on the menu. I felt like I gained weight as we read the menu to each other. Of course calories actually consumed with so much joy and pleasure are negated by the health benefits of happiness, right? I’m sure all the sweet potato french fries I’ve eaten this week are the low calorie kind. We had already visited the divine Charleston Candy Kitchen so we skipped dessert.
We took our own walking tour through the historic district and then wrapped up the day in the lovely and impressive Charleston Place lobby with piano music. We missed tea time, but believe me, we didn’t need any more food. I love creating memories with people I love.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip! I must say that my last trip to DC I decided that it is the worst mannered city on earth!

Shelly W said...

Hey Beverly! Glad you liked Charleston! Looks like you all had a great time eating your way through the city. Glad I could help--a little. ;)