It was a quick fly in.... fly out trip to Charleston. I remember in my younger
days I would have loved to splurge on a spur-of-the-moment trip to some
exotic or romantic locale. I envisioned myself arriving at the airport,
strolling up to the ticket agent, and, with an oh! so laissez-faire demeanor,
say "One round trip ticket on your next flight to Paris, please!" Expense, be
damned! Do I dare say at my current age that that scenario still tickles my
fancy?? Maybe someday I will fulfill that dream but for now my destination
was Charleston. Sure won't hear me complaining!
I tended to my business at hand and then instantly turned my attention to
one of my favorite destinations.... Sugar Bakeshop!
Yes, I will take one of those, please!
Oh! And one of the lemon cupcakes with lemon curd filling!
I remembered how I died and went to heaven with that first bite last time I
chose this one! With tiny box in hand, containing my divine treats, I turned to
head out the door. Only to remember to look around and see what decorative
touches they added for the holidays.
Creative touches not only grace their cupcakes and the way they display
them, but the owners also turn their attention to the rest of the shop. Let
me show you......
Twine strung from side to side of the front window frame where vintage
Christmas ornaments hung from large, simple bows using even more twine.
A vintage bread box decked out with tiny glittered houses lighted from behind.
A wintery fairyland!
The other front window had a large gingerbread house that, due to unfortunate
lighting, I wasn't able to capture. But trust me, it oozed such sweet charm!
There is a small, side courtyard where one can choose to sit and eat their
cupcakes right then and there in the warm, Charleston weather. Peeking out
the door leading to this, I was tickled that the owners also completed this area
with holiday cheer. Come see what I saw.....
Now you know why no trip to Charleston is complete without a stop at Sugar