Props to Julia and Thomas for putting together the most ideal girls weekend in Charleston. The entire experience felt like a scene straight out of The Notebook and they made us all feel so at-home and welcomed the entire time. Every little detail was so well thought out – from the quaint boutique hotel we stayed in to the gorgeous al fresco dinners.

Julia invited 5 of us in town to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her dress collection and to promote the launch of their much-anticipated April line. I’m sharing details from the trip so you can incorporate a little bit of the Gal Meets Glam lifestyle into your next trip to Charleston! All of my outfits from the trip are in this blog post. And you can also check out my landing page with videos of the dresses here.


Our Hotel

86 Cannon

Staying at 86 Cannon felt like being hosted by a close friend. This boutique hotel is a charming restored home from the 1860’s that’s owned and operated by the sweetest couple that lives on the property with their two dogs.  The staff was incredibly kind and attentive and each of the 5 rooms of the house were so charming. Breakfast is provided in the mornings in the upstairs kitchen and complimentary wine & cheese is offered in the afternoons.



The Daily 

The Daily is a combination of a coffee shop, bakery, and lunch spot. They offer delicious fresh-pressed juices, their breads are made in-house, and this a great spot for a morning coffee.

One Broad Street

Caffeine, sweet & savory breakfast options, egg dishes, and also open for lunch and dinner.


Basic Kitchen

Healthy options in a bright and airy space. Great fresh juices! Julia took us here for a mid-day lunch with all the girls.

Leon’s Oyster Shop

If you love seafood this is a must. Rated ‘best restaurant in the south’ by Southern Living. They offer fried chicken, oysters, salads, cheap beer, soft serve, and rosé on tap in an old garage.

Rodney Scott BBQ

A hearty southern meal. Quick, easy, and SO good. We picked this up one day when we waited too long to eat lunch and were starving. Definitely hit the spot.


The Ordinary

Julia and Thomas took us here the first night we were in town. Julia said this is their favorite spot in Charleston.  We sat at a big table because we had a large group, but they said they always come in and just have dinner or drinks at the bar. They have great fresh seafood options and are known for their oysters.

Little Jack’s Tavern

An old school American tavern serving classic cocktails, burgers, steaks, salads, and wine.


I went here last time I was in town and it’s a must! A great spot if you’re visiting and they have a cute bar on the side too.


The Citrus Club at The Dewberry

On our first night we met on the rooftop of The Dewberry and had cocktails while watching the sunset.

Second State Coffee

Other Activities

Manicures at The Water Room

Cupcakes at Sugar Bakeshop

Boat Tour around Charleston Peninsula

Historical Tour of Roper House

Bicycle Tour thanks to 86 Cannon


I can’t thank Julia, Thomas, and the Gal Meets Glam team enough for their hospitality and generosity during this trip. Charleston is a MAGICAL place and I can’t wait to go back again. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway, but also such a great idea for a girls trip.

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