Last week, some girlfriends and I decided to take a quick day trip as one last hoo-rah before my friend Toree heads off to P.A. school for the next 2 years. We had initially planned on going to Asheville, but with the high in NC being around 20 degrees and much of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed down for snow, we decided to head somewhere a little less icy. We opted to head down to Greenville, SC, which none of us had ever been to or spent much time in, though we'd always heard awesome things!
Greenville is an old mill town that reminds me a lot of Durham - small, charming, with lots of character and cool things to do. The weather was FRIGID while we were there, but that didn't stop us from having a fun girls day and exploring all the city has to offer!
We started the morning at Falls Park - which has some amazing views of the falls and an awesome greenway that rides through. I can't wait to return here in a warmer month and explore this area more by bike!
Next stop: caffeine. We hit up Methodical Coffee, which I've always heard good things about. I love anywhere that has Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper on the walls.
We hit up a few shops around Methodical, including Vann and Liv, where I picked up the cutest little swimsuit for baby girl.
Just to show you how cold it was. This fountain was all of us that day.
Next, we headed outside of main street to the old Water Tower District for some White Duck Taco. White Duck is actually an Asheville-based restaurant that I've never gotten to try because of crowds or time, so I was so excited to finally get some here! It definitely did not disappoint.
I enjoyed the mushroom and potato taco, along with a fish taco and chips and queso. SO GOOD.
We headed to a few more shops - including Urban Digs where I picked up some fun new plants, and the Dapper Ink flagship store, which was basically a designer's haven.
We headed out of Greenville for a bit to the small town of Taylors to visit the 13 Stripes brewery. The brewery is in the old Taylors Mill, which was super cool. I wish the weather wasn't so cold so I could explore the outside a bit more!
My friends, Forefathers Group actually did the branding for this brewery. Was super cool to see it in person after admiring it on dribbble!
Of course we are actually grandmas and really just drove 2 hours away to play dominos in a more exciting location than our house :)
Our final stop of the night was a speak easy called Vault and Vator. Since it was a whopping 10 degrees and a Tuesday night, we were the only ones there and got to enjoy some much needed girl talk! Can't wait to visit this charming city again.