Alison joined us on our first night here (last Friday). The three of us dined at our favorite neighborhood restaurant (actually, one of the best northern Italian restaurants you'll find anywhere), Al di La.We hit Rue de Jean (appropriately, on John Street in downtown Charleston) for dinner on Saturday evening. My fish was delicious but the mushroom polenta that accompanied it was one of the most bland, hard things I've ever tasted. Think NHL hockey pock. Yuck! Oh well.
After dinner, we stopped by High Cotton for a night cap in the bar. There was a great jazz trio playing, which was fun to listen to.
Elena (above) joined us on Sunday afternoon and we all headed down to Kiawah Island for drinks at The Sanctuary (an amazing resort property!) and dinner with a friend and former colleague who happened to be staying at her parent's Kiawah house for the long Memorial Day weekend. As you'll see it was a fun and relaxing evening!
Alison liked her cocktail!
The view from the veranda where we had drinks. Does it get any better than this?
A shot of Elena and Alison checking out the fantastic view from The Ocean Course Golf Clubhouse.
We spent Memorial Day on the beach at Sullivan's Island (my favorite beach down here) and had to stop by Poe's for a happy hour cocktail and appetizers. Love Poe's!
Monday night was Alison and Elena's last night with us so we all went out to FIG for dinner, which was absolutely delicious. FIG's owners have a local food philosophy and I'm telling you what, I had the best green salad of my life that night. Yum! I can't wait to go back there during my next visit.
Before I go, I have to share with you the fantastic hostess gift Alison gave me upon her arrival. Aren't these bandanas great?!? I've worn several over the past week and am so happy to add them to my cover-up choices. Thanks, Alison!
So, it's our final night here and we're about to head out to dinner with my brother, Bobby, and his girlfriend, Ansley. We're going to end the trip where we started it with another fantastic al fresco meal at Al di La. Can't wait!