The second day of our Charleston birthday adventure was spent shopping and enjoying the fabulous, King Street! I've been to Charleston two other times, but never had a chance to soak up King Street in all its glory! This was it!
Our first stop, and the only one that really mattered to me was Kate Spade! I was in heaven!
The store was gorgeous and just as fabulous as I had imagined! I'm fairly sure I could have stayed in there all day long!
At the Impeccable Pig, one of my other favorite stops, I picked up another Lily and Laura bracelet to go with the pair that Katy and Kaitlyn gave me for my birthday! These things are so addicting and I just love them!
Posing in front of this Princess sign was a must for these three Princess Family members!
As a gift for my birthday, Marcia & Don gave me tokens for 6 free cupcakes from Cupcake Down South on King Street. Talk about the perfect gift for a sweets lover like me! After shopping most of the morning and having lunch, we headed straight to Cupcake Down South to pick out our delicious cupcakes!
There were so many fun flavors to choose from!
We ended up with three "tuxedo" cupcakes (chocolate with white icing), one vanilla and one pumpkin! They all looked so good.
These beauties weren't something you could eat/enjoy standing up, so we walked to a nearby park just a few blocks away to sit down.
That night after getting back to the condo, it was time to get ready for my big birthday dinner! We brainstormed a few ideas, but decided to try a place called Bocci's Italian Restaurant. I've never been much for Italian food, but that night I was craving pasta and it didn't disappoint!
Here I am in my official 23rd birthday dress! My Mom and I fell in love with this dress in April, and knew it would be perfect!
I'm wearing the Lilly Pulitzer Lowe Dress in the Pop! print, a J.Crew inspired necklace, my Pop! bangle, two Lily and Laura bracelets and a Lilly Pulitzer clutch. This is my favorite birthday outfit by far!
Again, we made sure to take lots of pictures!
Alex and Me in our lovely Lilly!
Right before going to dinner, the girls put a candle in one of my birthday cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to me. I felt so so special!
We arrived at the restaurant just in time for our reservation. The food (and my $9 glass of champagne) hit the spot!
That night, we made our way to three different bars in downtown Charleston. My favorite was a rooftop bar called Stars!
I have always wanted to go on a destination birthday trip, and this year everything fell into place to make my dream a reality. I am so thankful for Katy, Kaitlyn, Danielle and Alex for making this trip so fabulous, and to Marcia, for giving us a beautiful/safe place to stay! I already can't wait for my next trip to beautiful Charleston. You can read Danielle's review of the birthday weekend here.
Being 23 never felt so good!
Just in case you missed it, here's Melody's Charleston Birthday: Part 1
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As always, Have a Sweet Day!