Run by ex New Yorkers, Bill Bowick and David Bouffard, Sugar Bakeshop turns out moist, sinfully iced cakes in nearly 20 varieties, including German chocolate, red velvet, coconut and zingy lemon curd. Or you may prefer a bag of chocolate chip and ginger cookies, tiny fruit filled tarts or a gooey pie. Order the Derby (pecan pie with chocolate) and a cup of coffee, and sit for a spell on the porch.
The Cocktail Club
Set atop the Macintosh, a nouvelle Southern restaurant, the Cocktail Club specializes in retro drinks using custom blended fruit, vegetable and spice infusions and cult label liquors. Order a red pepper spiked Antipasto martini or a One Night Yam laden with sweet potato puree.
Charleston City Market
Originally built in the early 19thcentury, Charleston City Market reopened in 2011 after a meticulous 18 month renovation. It’s a series of three long, slim, red brick halls that heave with dozens of small scale retailers selling goods ranging from creole spices to handmade jewelry and woven baskets from the local Gullah people island dwellers who descend from escaped slaves. There’s also a handful of food stalls, including the Caviar and Bananas café and the Cue Omsk BBQ joint.
Gibbes Museum of Art
Like most things in Charleston, the beaux arts Gibbes Museum of ARt is old established in 1858 and still reigns as the city’s cultural guardian with thousands of (mainly) Southern artworks (you scan almost fall into the panoramas of Charleston Harbour). But it lets its hair down with pop-up exhibition on anything from rock-n-roll photography to African American gardens.
Next day morning was supposed to start with an island tour but all were too tired and was reluctant to get out of the bed even at 7 O' clock. So we decided to skip the walk and directly go for Dolphin watch. We were taken more into the sea where we spotted many dolphins close enough. Finally the boat left us back in the beach where we could do water scooter and kayaking that we missed the prev day. Since the sun was hot and both these activities were individual sports, others rested under a tree. It was then that we discovered what can happen to a person when there is wet sand in front of you - the child in you comes out. In no time what started as a simple mickey shoe around Sid's leg formed in to a full fledged city with an airport, underpass, bislery plant, paddy fields, palace, cheesy manyatha tech park, swimming pool, granite view point,'innova' garage and so many other things
Charleston's Farmers Market
Held every Saturday, and some Sunday, from April to December on Marion Square, Charleston Farmers Market has stalls offering everything from fresh empanadas and Rotis to sweet kettle corn and Filipino Lumpia (spring rolls). There are also organic bakeries, vegetable growers, spice mongers and craft makers.