Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Simple Creative Touches

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 



  1. never been to Charleston - it's on my list of places to go one day - and i now know that i have to search out the Sugar Bakeshop - beautiful piccies as always

    1. I believe in March, I first posted about Sugar Bakeshop. Check past posts if you want to. They are just the best cupcakes I've ever had and the way these two New York lawyers (now bakers) have decorated it this sweet (ok... pun intended!) shop .... well, you would love it!!

  2. What fun! Charleston is so charming! I love to go there.

    1. How many times have you been, Charlene? Yes, it is charming and is my husband's dream to get back there on a rather permanent basis. Cheers!

    2. I've been to Charleston twice. But, once hubby was really ill & we didn't see much more than the doctors office. I also love Savannah. Have you been there? Soooooooo charming. I guess you guys are getting some real weather up there. Stay safe & come visit me when you have a few minutes. HUGS!

  3. I have never been to Charleston but it sounds like a wonderful place to visit!That coconut cupcake looks divine!

    1. This shop has so many varieties and I have yet to find one I don't like! Darn! LOL

  4. Wahhhhh... I want to go. And I need both cupcakes!

    1. You will have to make the trip sometime... I know you would love it!

  5. How very cute! And those cupcakes look delicious!!!

    1. They were oh, so yummy!!! The whole time I was there shooting pics, customers were constantly coming in a steady stream. Says a lot about their quality!

  6. Charleston is on my bucket list! The cupcakes look fabulous!

    1. Linda, my husband and I honeymooned there soooo many years ago! The history is amazing! I know you would love it!

  7. Ohhhhhh...what a beautiful place!!!!!

    1. You are so right! There are several other cupcake destinations in the city but this one has them beat! They got me, not only with their cupcakes, but with their vintage decor. Just heaven!