A morning in Charleston

Just a few weeks ago I was in Charleston scouting the Cannonborough neighborhood for an upcoming project with photographer Teresa Earnest. We came across so many lovely, little places I wanted to share them with you. I am not nearly as familiar with Charleston as Teresa (and many others) but this little community was too adorable not to share.

Mac & Murphy

Our first stop was Mac & Murphy; Teresa had shot a story for the Container Store there and wanted to go back and see the ladies of Mac & Murphy. I am a big fan of stationary and still love sending cards so this was right up my alley. Who doesn't love a cute pen and wrapping paper?


This tiny storefront has the most delicious cupcakes. Sugar is the perfect place to stop for a quick treat. The store has small gifts to accompany their delicious pastries with a quaint courtyard right next door. The courtyard is the perfect place to take a seat and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. I had the lemon cupcake and let's just say I'm glad I don't live too close to this place otherwise I'd be there everyday!

Indigo & Cotton

Next up was a stop at Indigo & Cotton: one of the most beautifully curated mens stores I've seen in awhile. Think RRL meets STAG (in Austin) with a bit more of a coastal vibe. They carry everything from tees and jeans to button downs and ties. As you can see in the pictures it is a really unique place.

Xiao Bao Biscuit

Before we had to get a move on, we stopped at Xiao Bao Biscuit for lunch which had delicious Asian street food. The pictures are amazing but don't even do justice to how delicious the food was. The whole vibe was very cool, laid back. It's a bit of a hidden gem: located in an old gas station with minimal signage.

Discovering new places and neighborhoods enriches my creativity and reinvigorates my love of styling. Cannonborough was the perfect place to stop by; leave me a comment with a neighborhood you've recently visited.