When was the last time you left your SO with the kids and dog and just took off on a Besties Getaway? NEVER you say? Listen up girlfriends – Never say NEVER again! So grab your BFFs, read this review of the 15 Best Getaways for a GIrl’s Trip, grab the Visa card, kiss the SO, hug the dog, tell the kids to behave and off you go!
Say it with me! This is MY TIME!
Our first 4 Getaways are in Charleston, SC; you will enjoy each one more than the other. Prepare yourself to have a FANTABULOUS time!
March 13th – 17th, 2018 under the tents in downtown Charleston.
ITINERARY by Betty Jo Currie of Currie & Co.
4 DAYS – COST $1,416 TO $2,798
DAY 1 – Arrive in Charleston
Once you’ve checked into the Belmond Charleston Place, spend your first afternoon at the hotel’s spa and enjoy its two rooftop pools. Then take a stroll just down to King Street to Le Farfalle where you can enjoy homemade pasta and exceptional craft cocktails. Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening with your best friends!
DAY 2 – A Shopping Excursion
Get ready for a shopping experience like none other. You and the girls will be treated like royalty (just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman!) Your personal shopper will help you navigate the city’s shopping districts; you will visit a variety of designers’ studios and boutiques based on your taste and interests.
Along the way, you will stop at one of the trendiest boutiques, Mosa’s on King Street, where shoppers are treated to mimosas as you shop the exquisite pieces from both local & international designers. Shopping for a man in your life? M. Dumas & Sons on King Street has impeccable selections. And for your home, Open Door Shop, located on Line Street just off of King, is the place to shop for trendy home fashions, accessories and linens.
Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop on King Street serves up the most delectable champagne and oysters. Who said you had to wait until dinnertime – enjoy this after your (exhausting) morning shopping session.
Spend your afternoon strolling the Charleston Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of textiles in the Southeast. The museum highlights some of the most beautiful historic pieces. Other exhibits focus on the history of Charleston and decorative arts.
This evening you’ll attend the runway shows on Marion Square, beginning at 8 p.m., Don’t forget the after shows and private parties!
DAY 3 – Get out of Town
Hominy Grill is where you want to start your day: high accolades for serving the best shrimp and grits and breakfast in Charleston.
From there, it’s on to the splendid Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, a half-hour drive on the opposite side of the Ashley River. Here you will enjoy the scenic serene beauty of the willows and azaleas.
These were the country’s first public gardens and are a rare surviving example of the Romantic style, highlighting the natural formations of the landscape. The gardens extend over 60 acres and are especially known for their collection of camellias, (which bloom from November to April). Beyond the gardens, the plantation house, slave cabins, and a swamp tour are highlights of a visit to the property.
Tabbuli Downtown is the place for lunch – the gyros, tabouli, kebabs, koftas, babaganoush and salads are out of this world!
Love antiques? Then you will love David Skinner Antiques (specializing in Caribbean pieces) and John Pope Antiques (advance notice is required to visit the store). Tonight you will return to the tents on Marion Square for another evening of Fashion Week.
DAY 4 – Breakfast and Departure
After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time for final visits to shops or sights in Charleston and onto the airport headed home.