Charleston Trip - Sunday

Sunday was Day 2 of our Charleston trip, and it was marked with tons of walking...and eating...and drinking...

I am so inspired by these cute little alley and courtyard gardens...I have a little corner spot in my backyard I would LOVE to fix up like this!

And window boxes are a huge part of Charleston curb appeal...wondering if I can put some on our house?

I fell in LOVE with the Horsetail Reed plant growing alongside this building - I intend to track some down soon for a planter on my deck (apparently it's pretty invasive and can spread if not well contained).

One of the places we've been to a few times over the years is Closed for Business, so we stopped in for a snack and a beer midday.

Not pictured - poutine!

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is also a favorite stop when we're in town.  I love their unique flavor combinations!  My trio included Osmanthus & Blackberry Crackle, Cocoa Curry Coco, and Genmaicha & Marshmallows.

We shopped a little more on King Street and headed back to the hotel to freshen up.  SIL had dinner plans with friends, so hubby and I decided to try out Gentry since it was touted as a bourbon-focused bar/restaurant.

Here's drink #1 for us both - rosé and bourbon, of course.  We shared a starter of deviled eggs (more of an egg salad on toast):

And we shared a couple of dishes - spaghetti squash ragout:

...and steak au poivre with asparagus and plantains.

After dinner we walked around and met up with SIL, partially on accident.  We had tried to visit The Gin Joint on Saturday night but it was too crowded.  By this point in the evening on a Sunday, we were able to get in right away.

The mixologist had quite a laboratory at his fingertips!  We had a couple rounds of cocktails and some brie and accoutrements to round out our evening.

We went to bed exhausted and full from a long, delicious day!