Friday, January 27, 2017

My Favorite (Dog-Friendly!) Places in Charleston





Leith off-the-shoulder tee // AG jeans // Celine aviators, similar HERE
Forever 21 earrings, similar HERE // David Yurman ring
Baublebar choker necklace (wearing the choker, not the other one)

Happy Friday, everyone! As you probably know by now, I took a quick road trip to Charleston at the beginning of this week. My family has been visiting Charleston ever since I was little and it's one of my very favorite cities in the world. I was happy to discover this week that it's also very dog friendly - ever since getting Winnie, I want to bring her on all my trips with me (I HATE leaving her at home!!!) but it has been pretty difficult to find cities/hotels that are dog-friendly. I can honestly say that bringing her to Charleston was by far the best experience I've had traveling with her! There are actually a lot of hotels in Charleston that let you bring dogs, and there are plenty of restaurants with outdoor seating that will let you sit on the porch or outdoor patio with your pup at your feet. Traveling is 10000x better when you can bring your best friend with you. ;)

Here's some of our favorite Charleston places that are also dog-friendly:

Belmond Hotel: This is the hotel we stayed at during our trip...I love this hotel for so many reasons!!! The location is perfect - right in the middle of downtown Charleston, located right next to the major shopping and within walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants and the battery (the lobby floor of the hotel has two restaurants, a Gucci store and a Louis Vuitton - heaven!). We got a room with a balcony overlooking King Street - one of the prettiest views to wake up to in the morning. The actual rooms are beautiful too, with comfortable beds and all-marble bathrooms. The main reason we like this hotel is because they allow you to bring dogs (there's no weight limit on the dogs, either) and they bring a bowl and dog biscuits up to the room to greet your pet. The only issue we found is that you're not allowed to leave your dog in the room while you're not there - however, they do provide dog-sitters for $20/hour, you just have to let the concierge know ahead of time.

Eli's Table: My mom and I both agreed that this was the best meal we have EVER had in Charleston. I had the roasted chicken, my mom had shrimp & grits, and we both split a deconstructed key lime pie afterward (perhaps the best dessert I've ever had in my life). They have a gorgeous back patio where they let you eat dinner and bring your dog! The big thing for us was that they had heaters on the patio, because it was chilly at night and would have been way too cold to sit outside without a heater nearby. Other restaurants we called didn't have heaters!

Poogan's Porch: Poogan's Porch has been a favorite of ours for a long time. It's traditional, southern food and sooo good (try the pimento cheese fritters!). Not only do we love their brunch and lunch menu, but you can also bring dogs on the front porch or front patio.

The Rise: The Rise was a coffee shop that we found and loved. Not only did they let us bring Winnie in, but it is GORGEOUS inside with marble countertops, white tile floors and a big window with sun shining in (hello Instagram pics!). We tried the vanilla latte and it was amazing.

Shops on King Street and in Charleston Place: There are tons of boutiques and little shops along King Street and in Charleton Place (where the Belmond Hotel is located), and all of them are dog-friendly unless stated otherwise. We window shopped and even tried on clothes in a dressing room and Winnie was allowed back with us!

If you want a FULL list of my favorite places in Charleston (not necessarily dog-friendly), let me know and I can work on one!

xoxo

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67 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! Would you mind sharing where the necklace you are wearing is from? It looks so pretty and delicate.

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    1. Hey Anne! I just updated the post to include the necklace! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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    2. Thanks sweetie! Looks lovely! The earrings: are these the actual Forever21 ones? And which size, as there are 4-5 in the set? Just checking because you had a few different posts lately with hoop earrings and the posts also featured Sole Society.... thanks and have a great weekend :)

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  2. Awwww, looking so cute as always! Lovely photos and great casual outfit!

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  3. She is soooo cute! I always want to bring my goldendoodle everywhere! ha. They are just so fun to have around! love the photos!
    xoxo,
    Classic Catherine

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  4. Looks like you had an an amazing time! I've never been to Charleston but I'd love to go! Thanks for these recommendations :)

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  5. Winnie is so adorable!! Yay for pet friendly places.. Have a great weekend! :)

    Brittany :)
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  6. Thank you! Love the cute look with the distressed denims!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  7. I love those shoes! I've always wanted to go to Charleston, it looks beautiful!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  8. I love hearing about the dog-friendly spots, but I would also love a full list of all your favorites even if they don't allow dogs!

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  9. I love that they give you dog treats for your dog.

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  10. Love this post!! I am always on the hunt for dog friendly places to share as well as I can't be without my Zoey. If you ever want more dog friendly places to visit, let me know and I will be happy to share all my best resources.

    Pam & ZoeyFoxydogstyle

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  11. I love the Belmond Hotel, its so pretty! I stayed there a few years ago and would totally go back!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  12. I hope I get to meet you at create + cultivate tomorrow, I need to visit charleston this year.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  13. Love the bag and that top! Winnie is just the cutest! Glad you guys are having fun! :)

    Erin
    Top Knots & Sweatpants

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  14. I take my dog everywhere I can! It's so nice to find new places like this :)

    Katie | Willow and White

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  15. Do you wear falsies? If not what mascara do you use?! You eyelashes are so pretty :)
    XO Janina
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  16. I love visiting Charleston and would be thrilled to read more about what to do and where to go! I love seeing the outfits you choose to wear there too!

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  17. very awsome outfit and pics. The dog is so cute :-*

    Melanie / www.goldzeitblog.blogspot.de

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  18. I love Charleston!! And holy smokes Winnie is such a cutie!!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  19. Love this!!! Charleston is my favorite city for a trillion reasons. We need to try Eli's Table -- I'm a huge shrimp & grits fan, and that deconstructed key lime pie sounds divine. Please do share your general CHS recommendations when you get a chance!!!!!!

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  20. Love the casual look!!

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  21. Charleston has been on my list of places to visit for a long time and now thanks to you I know exactly where I'm staying!! That places is gorgeous!!!

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  22. Winnie is so cute and soft looking!
    xx,
    Areli // Areli's April blog

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  23. Your dog is too cute for words <3

    xo,
    K

    www.instagram.com/keshiaruberg

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  24. Great recommendations! Going on a girls trip in March and it will be my first time in Charleston. Would love to hear your other recommendations...we won't have dogs with us :) Such a cute puppy!

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing these place. I have 2 puppies of my own that I hate to leave at home.

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  26. I would love to know more about Charleston! I'm looking to travel there this summer and would enjoy reading more recommendations.

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  27. My cousin, Katie (http://www.rosegoldevent.com/) & I have been loving your Charleston posts! We're taking our moms late next month for a girl's trip, and scouting for our family reunion there this summer. We have brunch reservations for Poogan's Porch. :)

    We'd love to have your full recommendation list!

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  28. My husband and I went to charleston for our honeymoon and I fell in love with the city. But - we are small town people and haven't ever traveled much. We want to do lots of traveling together now that we are married but we tend to feel a little uncomfortable and out of place when we do. Do you have suggestions on traveling charleston on a lower budget? Places to stay, eat and explore?
    PS - we ate at Eli's Table our first morning there and ended up eating there every morning. Their poached eggs and crab cakes were to die for!

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  30. Hi Cait,

    My boyfriend and I are going to Charleston in August of this year. We are really excited and have never been before. I really liked your list of things to do (I can't wait to try the southern food). I would love a FULL list if you have time :) :)

    Thanks!

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  31. Hi Cait,

    My boyfriend and I will be going to Charleston in August- it will be our first time. Would love to see your FULL list if you have time :) :)

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  32. I love bringing my dog anywhere I can with me, so I always look for dog friendly places! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

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  33. Heading to Charleston in March and I would love to have your thoughts and recommendations! Your Burlington, VT guide was amazingly useful for us in October!

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  34. I would love a full list of favorites because we are taking our babymoon in Charleston in June! I had already picked the Belmond as our hotel so I'm glad to hear it's one of the best!

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  35. Great outfit! Your dog is so cute! <3

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  36. Oh my goodness you are adorable and so is your pup!
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  37. You look incredible! And your pup is so cute!

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  38. I NEED to know where you got that cute pink and grey leash! I did not see that in Target or Petsmart. I bought mine from Petsmart and they had double colors like yours but no Pink and Grey!

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  39. I had to put my dog of 15 years to sleep Wednesday (not the dog in my picture!). He was the sweetest boy in the world. I love seeing posts with Winnie in them! She makes me feel better :)

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  40. Would love other recommendations please!! Going in March :)

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  41. Awesome! Your dog is so cute <3 I need to check these places out!
    -Brandi Kimberly
    www.cutebrandik.com

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  42. Minnie is the most adorable dog ever! So glad you got to enjoy Charleston with your best friend, thanks for all the recommendations :)

    xoxo,
    The Mixed Palette Girls,
    www.themixedpalette.com

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  43. Would love to read all about your recommendations for Charleston! Hoping to go on a girls trip sometime next year after baby #2!

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  44. This list is so helpful! We are always looking for hotels that are dog-friendly. And yes, I would love to see your post on your fav Charleston places!

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  45. I would love to see a full post on what to do in Charleston! I am wanting to go soon and am looking for some must-do things!

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  46. Love your outfits.
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  47. So inspired by your blog Caitlin! I'm trying to start one up of my own and I am a little hesitant because I'm worried about what people might think of me. any pointers or tips or anything? I've been following your for a little over a year or so and it would be so fun to meet you in person! next time you are in Savannah, lets get coffee <3

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  48. You are always such a fashion inspiration for me, and your blog is such a refreshingly positive happy space :) I love how you use your expensive wardrobe staples in a fresh way over and over- any tips on caring for your expensive pieces to make them last?

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  49. Hey Caitlin, I'd love if you'd do a post on your fave things to do, places to go in Charleston. I absolutely love that city but it's been a few years since we visited....I always consider buying one of the handmade baskets. Do you have one?

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  50. Your puppy is getting so big and it sounds like you had an amazing time!

    Lauren,
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  51. Just sent this post to my mom and told her we needed to plan a trip with our pups haha! I automatically love a place 10x more if they are dog friendly - I guess that's why you know you're an obsessive dog mom :) Love posts like this!

    xoxo,
    Lauren Emily Lindmark
    dailydoseofcharm.com

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  52. I love this post! I'm always looking for places to bring my pup! Quick question, are your eyelashes naturally that long? I read about your favorite mascara in one of your posts but I wasnt sure if you did anything else to get such long lashes. Thanks!

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  53. Love your top! Such a pretty outfit x

    Alisha x | http://alishaxali.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. I love the Leith top but I am not sure if I should order an XS or S...did you find that it runs large?

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  55. Love that you found so many great, dog-friendly places! What's the best place overall that you went to?

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  56. Love this look, Caitlin! It looks effortless, yet chic!
    Can you recommend an appropriate bra to wear with off the shoulder tees? I love the style of these tops, but hate having to fuss with a strapless. Any suggestions for something that stays put?

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  57. I just love a good dog friendly city! Happy to hear that Charleston is one of them :)

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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  58. This makes me miss Charleston so badly haha! Hoping to visit again this summer!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  59. Thinking of visiting Charleston for the first time in March, would love some places to stay recommendations, the Belmond Charleston Place is a little pricey, we will only be staying two nights and then two nights at a friends place. please email gkthomp84@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I love your shirt! I notice it only comes in black though. Do you know where I could get this in white? Thanks for being a style inspiration, I love your blog and instagram page!

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