Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Sunday in Park Circle

Weekend adventuring: that's our thing!  Charleston has all the best neighborhoods, and while downtown in the springtime or Avondale (anytime of year) will always be my favorite, Park Circle is definitely high up on the list.  Park Circle is located in North Charleston, less than 10 miles from the historic city center and is literally exactly what it sounds like, a giant traffic circle (rotary - I'm from New England) with a big park in the middle.  It's pretty residential off to the west, and to the east is an industrial area filled with shipping containers, oil transports, and train lines.  However, when you exit Park Circle onto East Montague, before you get to the tracks, there is a fantastic little hidden gem, filled with some of my favorite restaurants in the whole city.
Last Sunday, Mike and I headed up to Park Circle to spend the afternoon.  The weather was just into the 70s, and the trees were in bloom.  I wore my new favorite dress from Gingy's that is just perfect for this time of year.  I love how comfortable the stretchy nylon/spandex fabric on this Malvern dress is and the blue chevron is such a pretty pattern!
Our first stop of the day was at Orange Spot Coffee.  Known for their delicious flavored lattes and sweet pastries, we grabbed a coffee and a breakfast-on-the-run to start our day.  My favorite is their homemade toasted pecan syrup in any of their hot coffees and the bacon and swiss quiche.  
Only two blocks away was our next stop, Commonhouse Aleworks, Charleston's newest brewery.  I'll be back later next week to share more about Commonhouse in my latest installment of local Charleston breweries.  They have a great set-up, and I can't wait to see how they progress with their beers over the coming months.  
After coffee, breakfast, and beer, we took a walk around Park Circle in the beautiful weather.  One of my favorite things about Park Circle is that there are so many cute spots (park benches, murals, flowering trees) to explore.
Our last stop of the day was a late lunch at EVO Pizza.  They have some of our favorite pizza in Charleston (OMG the pancetto and apples pizza with ricotta and broccoli rabe - yum)!  Their selection of craft beer is right up there, too!  If I hadn't given up sweets for Lent, we absolutely would have made a stop at EVO's bakery, directly behind the pizzeria, too.
If you're headed to Charleston, Park Circle is definitely worth the quick trip.  If you're not in the mood for pizza, here are a few of our other favorites in the area: YoBo for Mexican food, Stems & Skins for charcuterie, cheese, and wine, Southern Roots for barbecue, and LoLA for authentic Louisiana cuisine.
Shop my look - Dress: c/o Gingy's, Earrings: c/o Lisi Lerch, Sandals: Lilly Pulitzer (similar)


kerri @ cheshire kat said...

first of all, you're adorable. secondly, this spot looks so cute! and last, i don't trust anyone who doesnt love pizza and now i'm drooling. haha. give me all of it!

xoxo cheshire kat

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

What a beautiful little neighborhood. The weather also looks beautiful! It's still snowing here. Love your earrings! Happy Monday!

Missy said...

What a cute dress! And I love the pineapple sandals. I love weekends like that just exploring, sounds like a fantastic weekend!

Jen said...

That dress is so cute on you! I absolutely love it. :) Looks like a great weekend to me.

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm always up for trying new pizza places.
Is that one place with the beautiful wall - is that painted or wallpaper? Its so beautiful a print

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Park Circle looks like such a pretty place to explore especially when the weather is beautiful outside. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

BLovedBoston said...

What a perfect day to explore another little area and I'm loving your dress! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Girl Meets Bow said...

Looks like the most gorgeous day! I wish I had more time when I was there this weekend to check out this area- guess I just need to plan another trip! :)

Lisa C said...

All of your food posts really make it feel like Augusta is the last non-foodie city in the South, haha. I love seeing all of your adventures!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I love your earrings. So pretty. I am also loving all your Spring bloom pictures. We have none in sight here.

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