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Charleston Trip Review

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing my Charleston trip review from my recent girl’s getaway! Scroll through this post for my top recommendations on dining, hotels, sight seeing and where to “wine” down!

Where We Stayed: 

We stayed at the most adorable boutique hotel in Charleston, the Zero George Hotel. We lodged in the main house on the third floor so every morning we would just walk right downstairs for complimentary breakfast and coffee. Speaking of coffee, Zero George offers free coffee, lattes, espresso and cappuccinos 24 hours a day! If that isn’t amazing enough, they also offer daily bike rentals and host a complimentary wine and cheese hour for their guests every afternoon. The servers personally deliver wine and cheeseboards to your room or balcony for you to enjoy.

As for the Zero George restaurant, we didn’t get to experience their dining menu, but we only heard wonderful things about it from both locals and tourists. Also, they close their restaurant every Monday night to host a cooking class that you can book here—> Charleston Cooking classes

In case you missed my Instagram posts, this past Charleston trip was one for the girls, but I would love to come back here for a romantic weekend with Blake! It is among the most darling towns I’ve ever visited!

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Outfit: Distressed Jeans | White Cold Shoulder Top | Somers Sneakers c/o Sofft Shoes (also available here)— size down a half size | Jenni Saddle Bag (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York) | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses in Rose Gold

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Outfit: Denim Skirt (similar here) | Built-in Choker Top (also available here) | Marc Fisher Platform Wedges | GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag (mini version here) | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses

Start your morning at:

Black Tap Coffee

Toast

Caviar & Bananas George Street

Where to dine in Charleston:

Poogan’s Porch | Be sure to order the pimento cheese fritters as an appetizer and a side of the mac & cheese! It’s heavenly! Almost as heavenly as their fried chicken sandwich!

Poogan’s Porch Famous Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe:

Ingredients: 1 cup sifted self-rising flour | 1 tsp. baking power |1 Tbsp. sugar | 1/4 cup shortening | 4 oz. buttermilk (room temp)

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar thoroughly— cut in shortening until mix forms course crumbs.
  2. Add 3 oz. buttermilk and mix. Add additional buttermilk until desired consistency is met.
  3. Place dough mixture on a floured surface for kneading and pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness and use biscuit cutter.
  4. Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet and bake 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Brush biscuits with melted butter!

Xiao Bao Biscuit | I’ve one word you…SPICY! If you love spicy asian fusion with southern food, this is your go-to joint!

Paw Paw Restaurant | Their CAST IRON POTATO GNOCCHI is delightful especially with a side of truffle fries!

Raw 167 | Do yourself a favor and order the Crispy oysters!

Darling Oyster Bar | We were so bummed that we didn’t get to eat because the menu looked amazing, but I’ve already added to must-do list for the next time that I visit! Everyone raves about this place!

Snob | We didn’t get to actually eat here, but we heard this place was fabulous!

Sugar Bake Shop | one stop shop for coffee & freshly-baked cupcakes!

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen at The Restoration Hotel | This restaurant definitely sits right around the top of my food list because their BLT, shrimp rolls and house-made chips were absolutely delicious! In fact, I haven’t stopped thinking about my meal there because it was that good! Plus you get the best rooftop view while you eat!

Outfit: White Jeans (wearing sz 26) | Blush Lace Up Top | Denim Jacket (wearing sz XS) | Somers Sneakers c/o Sofft Shoes (also available here)— size down | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses in Rose Gold | Jenni Saddle Bag  (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)— new spring colors coming soon!

Where to sight see:

If you have the extra time, I highly recommend a walking tour to learn all about the history and culture of Charleston!

Rainbow Row

Charleston Battery

Waterfront Park

Shop on King Street

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Outfit: Steve Madden Ava Sandals (also available here) | Steffee Dress c/o Yumi Kim | Jewelry c/o Julie Vos | Jenni Saddle Bag (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)— new spring colors coming soon!

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Outfit: Distressed Jeans | Light Pink Sweater (similar here) | Marc Fisher Platform WedgesGG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag (mini version here) | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses

Where to “wine” down in Charleston:

Gin Joint

Scarecrow Wood Fire Grill

The Ordinary

I hope you enjoyed my Charleston trip review and please feel free to comment with any additional questions or you can reach me via email at Jenn.hauteofftherack@gmail.com

Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

A special thanks to Jennifer Stuart at Exploreateur Travel for helping us plan the perfect Charleston trip!

Wardrobe Staple: Tan Peep Toe Booties

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today, I’m sharing why tan peep toe booties are a year round wardrobe staple especially if you live in the south because let’s be real here, we literally only had five days of real winter this season. With that being said, it’s hard to put together outfits when it’s 75 degrees outside in the dead of winter. It’s way too hot for over-the-knee boots, but you also don’t want to rock flip flops in February either. This is where peep toe booties come in and save the day! They’re the perfect mixture of every season and highly recommend this tan color because it’s a year round neutral color that goes with everything. You can wear these tan peep toe booties with jeans and a sweater or you can wear them with little dresses and shorts. Scroll through this post to see how I styled these booties with an easy transitional outfit from winter into spring.

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Outfit: Ankle Leggings Jeans (also here)— (wearing sz 26) | Cold Shoulder Top (wearing sz S) | Arizona Peep Toe Booties & Gramercy Tote c/o Sole Society | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses 

Jewelry: Sophee Drop Earrings, Elyse Ring, Tatum Bracelets & Andy Bracelet c/o Kendra Scott

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Photos by: Michelle Preau

This post is in partnership with Sole Society, a brand I love. All opinions and selections here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.

World Market Rug Haul

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing my World Market rug haul! In case you missed my office closet tour, I used quite a few home decor accessories and furniture from World Market to decorate my office with including all three of my rugs pictured in this post. I purchased the Ivory Moroccan Style Wedding Blanket Wool Area Rug to place beneath my white desk, which is also from World Market and I got the sheepskin area rugs to drape over my white molded chairs. I love how the sheepskin rugs give my modern chairs a hint of glam and they also pair perfectly with all of the gold accents in the room. Speaking of gold accents, I actually spray painted the chairs legs gold to keep with the luxe theme. See more rugs that I love from World Market below!

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White & Gold Shirley Shelf (I also love this Nadija Shelf) | Ivory Moroccan Style Wedding Wool Rug | White Molded Chairs (I spray painted the legs gold) | White Josephine Desk <—SALE Alert! (super easy to assemble yourself!) | Gold Oversized Mirror | White Vegan Leather & Gold Desk Chair | Acrylic Sheepskin (also here) | Gold Scissors | Copper & Glass Vase | Gold Pencil Cup | Gold Letter Sorter 

If you’d like to see more on this room, head over to my Haute Off The Rack Office Closet Tour post!

This post is in partnership with World Market, a brand I love. All opinions and selections here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.

Favorite Weekly Lunch Spots: Zoës Kitchen

Hi everyone, today I’ve partnered with Zoës Kitchen to share one of my favorite weekly lunch spots that I can always count on for quick and healthy meals. Blake and I dine there or take out at least once a week to fill our cravings for fresh Mediterranean food. We love to sit outside for lunch and snack on their hummus and freshly baked pita bread and if we’re feeling super motivated, we even substitute sliced cucumbers instead of the pita. I always order the Orzo ‘Tabouli’ Salad and add shrimp kabobs and Blake gets the steak kabobs served over grilled potatoes and roasted vegetables. I also like the shrimp kabobs over the Quinoa Salad and during the summer, the Chicken Salad & Fruit Plate really hits the spot! Oh and I can’t forget to mention their giant chocolate chunk cookies! They’re perfect for sharing…or not! Is your mouth watering yet? Well, fortunately for you, Zoës Kitchen has over 200 locations spanning across 20 states so you’re probably closer to this Mediterranean deliciousness than you think! Find your nearest location here—> Restaurant Locator and check out all the other amazing dishes they have to offer here—> Zoës Kitchen Menu

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Outfit: GRLFRIEND Jeans (wearing sz 27) | White Built-in Choker Top (also available here) (wearing sz S) | YSL Medium College Bag (more budget friendly option here) | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses 

Orzo ‘Tabouli’ Salad with shrimp kabobs

This post is in partnership with Zoes Kitchen, a brand I love. All opinions and selections here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.