When people visit Charleston, they usually stick to the high-traffic tourist spots like the City Market, the Battery, and King Street. These areas are all worth checking out, especially if you're a newbie, but I think a lot of visitors miss out on some of Charleston's coolest places because they're a little off the grid.
One of my favorite districts is Cannonborough/Elliotborough. It's an up-and-coming area off of King that boasts some of the city's most design-forward shops, businesses, and restaurants. Places like Hope & Union, Wildflour, Mac & Murphy, Stems, Fuzzco, Leigh Magar, and Stitch call the neighborhood home.
The area's newest addition is Two Boroughs Larder, a place so perfectly styled I want to move in. The rustic tables, metal chairs, cute napkins and glassware, and vintage-style light fixtures are all perfect. They even bring your check out in a little mason jar. It's pretty to look at, but the food is also top-notch. I had a King Bean (local) iced coffee with a salad of arugula, apples, golden beets, white wonder cucumbers, blueberries, and buttermilk black pepper vinaigrette.
Indigo & Cotton and it made me wish I was a dude.