South Carolina State Parks truly has something for everyone. We found the paddlers paradise on our visit to Colleton and Givhans Ferry State Parks. A short drive from Charleston, these two parks are connected by twenty three miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail. Givhans Ferry provides the perfect … [Read more...] about Coastal State Parks
"You're a grand ole flag, you're a high flying flag..." We, the people of South Carolina, are extremely proud to fly our state flag. But few native Sandlappers know that the white symbols on a blue background don't constitute the original flag. Few have heard the term 'Sandlappers,' am I right? Colonel William Moultrie designed a flag to hang over Fort Sullivan (now Fort … [Read more...] about Do You Know the History of the South Carolina State Flag?
Photo: Holy City Hospitality Valentine's Day is right around the corner - and by right around the corner, I mean, THIS Friday! Are you ready? This post is for all the procrastinators, like myself, who haven't nailed down the details of your romantic evening! Hutson Alley is playing cupid and we've made a list of the specials each restaurant will be featuring this … [Read more...] about Hutson Alley, Will You Be My Valentine?
Everybody loves a good (cheap) vacation, right? If you’ve ever entertained the thought of going on a cruise, but haven’t quite made up your mind, this is the article for you. I LOVE to travel. I mean, I really love to travel. Road trips and weekend getaways are my middle name. My family grew up camping in an RV. We would pack up and head to the beach for weeks at a time. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Book A Cruise
Lessons we learn from our past help us move forward in the future. Charleston is full of history. At every corner, literally, you find infamous relics of the past. The intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets is a familiar example. In 1930, Robert Ripley, creator of "Ripley's Believe it of Not," coined the phrase, "Four Corners of Law" describing this spot. He realized the … [Read more...] about Four Corners of the Law
Now that we've settled into the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a list of just a few big events coming to the Low Country in 2020. Charleston Boat Show Friday, Jan. 24, Charleston Area Convention Center. The boat show kicks off Charleston's boating season and we're excited! Power boats, ski boats, yachts, marine education and family entertainment make … [Read more...] about Charleston Events Preview 2020
Lunch hour doesn't have to equal a fast food drive thru. Hutson Alley to the rescue! Bread served straight from the oven (aka, soft and warm) is a heavenly way to begin your meal. Add butter and it's truly a salvation experience. It doesn't get any better than Truffle Potato Soup and Beef Tartare. Bet you never thought you'd say appetizer in the middle of a workday. I … [Read more...] about Fine Food Fast at 39 Rue de Jean
How many of you made a resolution to eat healthy (and lose weight) in the new year? Well, it's been a week so now it's time to test your will power! (You're welcome!) What better way to kick off the New Year than with Restaurant Week! Charleston is geared up and ready to serve. Beginning January 9 and running through January 19, you'll have a wonderful opportunity to sample … [Read more...] about Restaurant Week Charleston 2020
Can you finish that sentence? I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Our Christmas was perfect! The best part was the nothingness (is that a word?) of it. We visited Mom's family on Christmas Eve and Dad's on the twenty-sixth. All the children opened gifts after everyone inhaled huge amounts of food. On Christmas day, we did nothing. The relaxation and special time … [Read more...] about New Year, New…
Charleston is all dressed up for Christmas and we can't get enough of it. I thought I would share a few of our favorite photos from downtown. Old buildings are perfect settings for beautiful flowers and our town has plenty! Add Santa and friends to the display and you've got a perfect picture. Columns can be made of more than brick and mortar. Christmas time is the right … [Read more...] about Christmas in the Low Country