Eliza's Kitchen Elegant Dinner and Hearty Breakfast Charleston South Carolina

 Eliza's Kitchen at Hotel Indigo Charleston 
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 

We loved working with Eliza's Kitchen on our recent trip to Charleston. This lovely mecca - "Life on the Water" - is over the Ravenel Bridge in Mt. Pleasant side of Charleston. We loved the convenience and regional flavors of this great spot. 

The appetizers were teenager friendly with a homemade three cheese macaroni and cheese. The smoked barbecue sliders were a delicious regional choice. 

Eliza's was the perfect setting for dinner out at Hotel Indigo after our full day in Charleston. No commute, just a great time right at our accommodations. 

We loved this relaxed setting and the delicious choices.

With our decaf french press, we figured this could be a great date night spot. Dinner had a lovely ambiance and the pool was awaiting outside on the pavilion. Since you know we loved the Hotel Indigo, see this post, Eliza's is a perfect place to enjoy a night in with all of the elegance, fireplace included. A reservation at Eliza's after a full day in Charleston was just what we needed!

I dressed up a little -  with my Sail to Sable lightweight corduroy in my preppy pink and green. Always a great option especially after getting a tan on our sailing excursion earlier in the day.

CarolinaMama in Sail to Sable 
The relaxed atmosphere at Eliza's was refreshing and we liked the "beachy", modern style. 

The menu has many options for everyone. Of course, the Tar Heel blue was beautiful. :)

They had delicious American fare with Grilled Cheeseburgers and some of the best fries said the teenagers. :) 

We all know that's the best compliment. Look at the great presentation. 

My Caesar Salad accompanied dinner well. Fresh and delicious with dressing on the side. Thought it was delicious, I didn't need much with the fresh greens and parmesan cheese. 

Service is perfection at Eliza's. The manager was readily available to help out and he answered questions and even served our table with a smile.

One of ours tried Fish and Chips and said he was so glad he made this choice.  Again, beautifully presented and delicious. 

My husband and I called the Ahi Tuna our favorite. The fixings were amazing. The pickled slaw was delicious and a perfect accompaniment. 

Desserts were delicious and almost too pretty to eat! The New York Strawberry Cheesecake was a favorite.

Decadant chocolate is a favorite we tried the Chocolate Lava Cake and it was worth a few bites to splurge. 

Then, the beauty of Eliza's at Hotel Indigo is that our certified Lifeguard teens could pop out to the pool and chill while my Boulder Mt. Man and I had a little coffee to recap the evening. Perfection!

Then, our server spoiled our guys with their own Chocolate Lava Cake poolside! That's service! 

Happy man right here! All focus on his dessert al fresco. Repas en plein air! 

Eliza's Breakfast 

Eliza's is an excellent spot for a hearty breakfast! I'm thinking of the Cooper River Bridge 10k Run in April! Hello, hot breakfast for racers' families while they run. The race begins on this side of the river! :) So, perfect set up! Make your reservations here. You may recall our family run of the Cooper River Bridge Run 2013! So fun, "Get Over It" the Ravenel Bridge, Charleston!

At any rate, check out Eliza's Breakfast with homemade and delicious hearty omelets, fresh fruits, juices, baked items for the carb lovers and the best coffee to start the day!

This dining room breakfast station is so beautiful by the pool.

The yogurts and fruit were popular and delicious. 

We had all of the beauty with indoor dining. 

The Chef at the omlette station was so accommodating and made excellent omlette's to your specific orders. We loved ours. 

You can see we were blessed with the best Southern weather. South Carolina at its finest with the palm trees by the pool.

My favorite was a ready-made omelet with all veggies and cheese. I added an insane amount of perfect bacon. I know, I know! But sooooo good! 

Since you're now ready to book your stay at Hotel Indigo, here's a reminder of the beautiful rooms from our hosted visit when they opened last year, post here. :)

We do hope you get to visit Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and specifically, Eliza's at Hotel Indigo really soon! You'll love it and a delicious meal!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Eliza's Kitchen. All opinions are my own. 

The Schooner Pride, Best in Charleston Sailing, Dolphin Cruise

We love Charleston and the water. Also, we loved the opportunity to work with the Schooner Pride of Charleston to get the inside for you on how you can"Sail a Tall Ship." Trust me, now is the ideal time to book your Spring and Summer sails (ticket link). Schooner Pride offers daily afternoon dolphin sails, sunset sails, private charters, and special events!" 

Schooner Pride, Charleston, SC 
"Tour Charleston Harbor and experience the best in Charleston sailing, sightseeing and attractions on The Schooner Pride, a classic 84' tall ship.
Considered one of the top five things to do in Charleston, join Schooner Pride for exhilarating daily sails or romantic sunset sails to escape the crowded streets and sweltering heat of downtown Charleston, SC.
Here is our family on the Schooner Pride which equaled perfection. We were so happy to have a perfect day and this time together to relax and set sail. The water was beautiful and we loved seeing the Holy City of Charleston as we sailed looking for dolphins. 

We relaxed and even got into some great conversations. Sailing on the Schooner Pride is so mesmerizing. We loved the warm sunshine and the lull of the water as we took it all in. 

CarolinaMama and Sons on the Schooner Pride, Charleston, SC

My dear, Boulder Mt. Man was getting some of the best photos of our sail. It was beautiful to see the Ravenel Bridge from sailing below on the Cooper River. 

As our family got closer, we reminisced the time we all ran the Cooper River Bridge 10k Run over the Ravenel Bridge. So fun! 

The boys volunteered to help hoist the sails! That was fun! 

Their strong arms were helpful! 

The boys loved it! The crew was so fun and helpful. They encouraged our boys to enjoy the experience. It's nice to have such relaxed crew members on board. 

Then, we needed a little 'girl power' and I was happy to offer my sailing expertise. :) Anyone was encouraged to participate so I loved getting to sail again. 

What a view of the USS  Yorktown. The USS Yorktown is a WWII aircraft carrier. 

Look how beautiful this ship is! We loved all of the details. It was very stately. 

That's the nice thing about my husband's photography skills, he got great photos and I love this one he captured of my absolute joy on the water.  

The masts were gorgeous and we felt very secure on this vessel. 

This paradise sums up our date on the Schooner Pride! Paradise! You have to go experience this adventure and see the Charleston skyline. 

You can see the steeples of Charleston from the harbor. Isn't it lovely! Charleston is known for it's churches giving it the name, "Holy City!" 

The battery, waterfront park, steeples, and pelicans were gorgeous additions to our sail. 

The steady sail... "The Schooner Pride is an 84’ tall ship operating in Charleston Harbor. She invokes visions of when Charleston was a very prominent sailing harbor as our country developed. She is modeled after the 18th Century coastal trading schooners that once dotted our beautiful harbor. The Schooner Pride has all the charm and character of the great days of sail."

We loved our sail on the Schooner Pride. We hope you get a chance to sail along and see the dolphins, and experience your own adventure, too. 

*Make your Reservation with Sales Manager, Drew Yochum at 843-722-1112 x 205 or email info@schoonerpride.com to plan your next outing on the only Tall Ship sailing daily in Charleston Harbor.

Thank you for hosting us on the Schooner Pride! We hope to see you all soon! 
Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schooner Pride and the Charleston CVB. All opinions are my own. 

RedFin Fishing Charters Inshore Fishing Charleston's Best 2018

This post is sponsored by RedFin Fishing Charters Inshore Fishing and ExploreCharleston

RedFin Fishing was named the #1 Fishing Charter 

in Charleston, South Carolina 2018

We got to experience just what makes RedFin #1! We are delighted to introduce you to RedFin Fishing Charters Inshore Fishing "Best Fishing Charters in Charleston, South Carolina 2018!" Truly, the best family outdoor excursion trips are offered by RedFin Fishing Charters!  We are a family that loves traveling and sporting together and we love Charleston so this was a perfect partnership. Charleston has it own accolades:



Here's are the reasons you to have fun and plan your own family travel with RedFin to Charleston. It's one of our favorite vacation adventures.

From the moment we connected with co-owner, Joel, and began planning our trip with RedFin, it was a true delight. RedFin listened and got to know our family. Then, they tailored an inshore fishing experience to our family's own wishes. It was a perfect day.

RedFin Charters gave us all the more reason to call the Holy City our favorite! From the first phone call, then the texts to prepare and on to Joel and Captain Ethan, also co-owner meeting us at the dock, every family member had an ideal fishing trip! We loved spending the day inshore fishing with Captain Ethan! 

It was helpful that we had a picture perfect day. Truly, ideal fishing weather. You know fishermen, any day fishing is better than not fishing.

Captain Ethan RedFin Inshore Fishing Charleston, South Carolina

I'm going to let pictures speak the thousands of words throughout this post. You can enjoy the sheer pleasure of our excursion. My Boulder Mt. Man is as happy as can be at sea. He's handsome as ever, too. I think he's quite my catch! :) Here Ethan is teaching us how to catch our bait - the good stuff! Large shrimp!

Then, we relaxed and hit the "fishing holes" at Sullivan's Island. It was a short and exciting ride over. The teens chill pretty well. 

RedFin had a cooler of water, sprite, cold drinks so we were all set. They are very accommodating to their guests. It was nice to have everything we needed. 

Captain Ethan taught us all about "Deep holing" by demonstrating catching our own bait! 
This was so fascinating! Look at that cast! He caught huge shrimp. 

My Boulder Mt. Man was pretty fascinated by the process, too! 

Here he is putting bait in the cooler that RedFin had ready and waiting on the boat.

My Handsome Boulder Mt. Man by CarolinaMama

Sunny Sullivan's Island was a perfect locale for our
son to catch his first fish of the day! Look how beautiful.

And another! It was so amazing! 

Again, I had the best views! 

I enjoy fishing! This was my best fishing day ever!  RedFin Fishing Charters made sure we were comfortable and had all of the gear we needed! Including bait! 

I relaxed and enjoyed so much of this perfect day! 

We were all pretty mesmerized by this day! 

Our Captain Ethan was such a great guide. He showed us how to fish successfully, 
be patient and to reel them in! 

The boys were first in their comfort zones, for sure. Okay, living their best lives! :) 

Catch after catch! Look at this happy face! :) 

Mama persisted! I really loved learning more about casting. I got the feel for it and loved trying again. Captain Ethan patiently coached me through it. Boulder Mt. Man captured the best photos! :)

Our boys loved it! Another catch! 

Here I am working away to bait my line and cast away. Smiling all the way.
 I'm in my happy place, too. 

Our son fishing in the Low country reminded me of Louisiana's marshlands. 
It's peaceful and beautiful. 

Speaking of Louisiana, my sweet husband captured these Pelicans for me! And the Ravenel Bridge all in one! 

Everything is gorgeous out here. 

Captain Ethan tells us about local history and his stories. We loved his entertainment as well as
his coaching us along on fishing. 

More beautiful bridges off of the waterway and marina. Thanks, Boulder Mt. Man.

Another great photo of deep holing. This is a beautiful process. 

Our senior taking it all in. He's got this. RedFin took great care of us. 

Boulder Mt. Man is back to it and ready to fish some more! :) He's the cutest fisherman.

Yes, I could do this all day! There is something magical about being on the water and not having a care in the world. Such a refreshing time. 

Fishing spot off of Sullivan's Island. 

The boating was stellar. 

Captain Ethan with a great catch! 

The fish were abundant as were the smiles! 

Success! I loved having such a perfect day, a perfect charter company like RedFin to make
our family fishing vacation a dream come true. 

Swimming happened! Hanging out! 

The happy, southern, fishing family! :) #TerrellTribe 

Thank you, RedFin, Joel and Ethan for loving and leading our family onto the best fishing adventure ever. Keep showing the dreams and keeping your award-winning customer service and fishing experience in the Holy City! 
*Book a Charter with RedFin Fishing: 843-277-5255

Hope you book your RedFin Charter Fishing Trip now! Gone Fishing!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RedFin Charters Fishing, Charleston, South Carolina. All opinions are my own. We fell in love with fishing more than ever with RedFin Charters Fishing and Captain Ethan.