It's all you see when you turn on the television. Know what? There's a remedy for that. Watch less television! Scroll past the news posts on Facebook. It's important to stay informed, but do it without dwelling on all the negatives. Most weeks we crave a blank square on the calendar. But when you're mandated to stop most normal (definition escapes me) activities, suddenly … [Read more...] about The Plus Side to the Pandemic
Finally! We can describe a health care facility using FAQ in the same sentence. That's a HUGE phenomenon this day in time. To date, there's been few choices for sick folks. You can visit a private doctor's office if you have fantastic insurance and can afford the co-pay. Public free clinics may be sparsely scattered around, but rarely meet expectations. Don't even ask most … [Read more...] about Holy City Med
When thinking about this post, I realized I didn't know much about St. Patrick's Day. I ended up doing a little research. St. Patrick (known as Patricius) was the Patron St. of Ireland. I think most of us have heard this. But did you know he wasn't originally from Ireland? He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. Captured by pirates at the age of sixteen, he was … [Read more...] about Happy St. Patrick’s Day
"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?
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…
Cantina76 in Mt. Pleasant has gone all out this holiday season. The exterior is decked out in festive lights, holiday palm trees (that's a thing, right?), and a fifteen foot rooftop Christmas tree! Guests are invited to drop in for a seasonal cocktail. Oh, and bring the kids because there's complimentary candy canes and plenty of room to get your wiggles out on the … [Read more...] about Christmas at Cantina76 in Mt. Pleasant