A sweet dress, cardigan and booties make a little southern charm.

  Today’s Illustration: chiffon dress Town House Shops (or $ Dorothy Perkins and $$ Oasap), J.Crew cardigan (or $ Target and $$ J.Crew), A&F striped stretch belt (and $ Amazon or $$ Kate Spade), Coach Candace carryall (or $ Steve Madden), suede booties asos or ($$ Dolce Vita and $$$ adrien), Luster necklace by Good Season Two months ago my parents visitied for lunch in Hoboken.  The weather was nice, so we walked along Washington enjoying window displays and delicious smells.  I’m glad we happened upon a great little boutique, Town House Shops, where I spotted this dress.  (If you are in the area be sure to check them out.  They have a store in Hoboken and the city.) After waiting weeks I finally got to wear it thanks to warmer weather in South Carolina.  That’s just one of the reasons I loved Charleston; here are the rest. V.Ng and I stayed in the Historic District near King Street.  The area is adorable!  The street is full of cute stores and unique restaurants.  Roads are lined with gorgeous homes and palm trees. Horses trot by pulling buggies. The food in Charleston was incredible.  Our favorites: fried chicken, shrimp and grits and barbecue.  (We collectively gained about 12 pounds!)  There were so many restaurants, we didn’t have enough time to try them all.  If you know any good ones – please share. Our hotel had free bike rentals so we enjoyed a leisurely ride to the waterfront.  We even took a fun cooking class where we met some great people (including a fellow RISD Alum!)  There were a lot of things to do and we left with the general impression that the people are friendly and the food is good. If you have not been to Charleston, I highly recommend a visit!