Historic Saint Charles! – Holidays on Main Street

Happy Holidays!

from…

{Historic Saint Charles}

A very special time of the year has come…

It has been five years since I have been home for the holidays and what a joy it has been! Not only do I get to spend quality time with my close friends and family, but I get to relive a part of my life that often gets forgotten by my present. Although I am only able to get home one time a year, it feels like home never changes.

What I love most about being home during the holidays, is taking the time to visit Main Street in Historic Saint Charles, MO. This has and always will be a favorite part of my hometown because of its quaint feel. It marks a place of history for my hometown along with memories with my loved ones and myself.

Historic Saint Charles is located by the waterfront of the Missouri River and is surrounded by culture and class. Along Main Street is restaurants, retail shops, businesses, and the waterfront holds annual events throughout the year that I miss dearly. Main Street is filled with aesthetics that give it an enchanting feel as it is lined underneath beautiful antique gas lanterns and paved in brick. The buildings are rustic with older architecture, which is something that I adore.

To let you in on a little secret…

Being the hopeless romantic I am, I have always wanted to go on a horse and carriage ride down this street. Call it a cliche and quite silly, but it would be a dream come true! I tried to get a good picture of the horse and carriage but sadly, I could not. It would be amazing to spend an evening with that special someone in my favorite childhood place…

{Insert daydream here}


Along the riverfront of Historic Saint Charles is an old train depot that is decorated beautifully for the holidays with lights, wreaths and more! Even during the day, the lights and colors glisten bright through the overcast skies of winter!

No post would be complete without a closer peak at my holiday attire! How cute is the lining of this coat?! If you are interested in viewing the pieces, I have displayed the garments here!

{Fun little note…}

As a surprise gift for my mother and grandmother, I took some great photos with my little sister with this wreath in the background. The lighting and contrast with the colors turned out phenomenal! Personally, when it comes to gifts, I appreciate more of the thought put into the gift than the actually gifts themselves, and effort that is put into them. The holidays are meant to make the little things memorable and I am glad I was able to pull this together for them on such short time! If you want to see the others, I will have them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

As I mentioned previously, Historic Saint Charles and Main Street has decorations everywhere during the holidays… & I mean EVERYWHERE. They decorate every small detail around the waterfront (trees, benches, statues, etc.) and along the streets, turning it into something magical! I am not a big fan of the cold (which is why I live in Southern California), but I do miss the first day of snow as it brings out the christmas lights and decorations perfectly, along with adding to the mystical appearance of this gem. It would have been nice to see snow but we made do without it.

Historic Saint Charles will always hold a unique place in my heart… Many memories, laughs and experiences have been shared here. I believe that no matter how many years go by and the time in between, I love to reflect back on it all. This place will always be my home.

Much Love,

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4 Comments

  1. DomestiKate
    December 30, 2015 / 6:46 PM

    Gorgeous Pics!!! Never been but would love to go. I can feel the charm oozing thru the pics. Thanks!!!

  2. Eloise
    December 30, 2015 / 7:52 PM

    Looks like a charming place, I’d love to visit some day.

  3. Karin Rambo
    December 30, 2015 / 9:08 PM

    I grew up in St. Louis so I love visiting St. Charles! You captured some lovely pictures of it.

  4. Claire
    December 31, 2015 / 6:48 AM

    Gorgeous! I would love to go there!

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