Charleston Eats

Charleston Eats

Charleston Eats – Feast For Foodies Charleston has always been known for its charming, historic downtown, the gardens and plantations along the Ashley River and for some of the best beaches in the country.  But, in recent years, Charleston’s reputation as a gourmet destination has grown to new heights.  Culinary tours, wine tastings, pub crawls… Continued

White Point Garden & The Battery

White Point Garden & The Battery

@ White Point Garden

Stretching along the lower shores of the Charleston Peninsula and bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers which come together here to form Charleston Harbor, White Point Garden, a 5.7 acre public park, is located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. It is the southern section of the Battery, a historical defensive seawall and… Continued

The Charleston Single House

The Charleston Single House

The Charleston Single House is an architectural style long associated with the Holy City and refers to homes built one room wide with double covered piazzas (also known as porches). The homes can be many rooms long and multiple stories high.  Some are 10 feet wide, some are 25 feet wide, but they always sit… Continued

Charleston Shopping

Charleston Shopping

Charleston Shopping : a local’s perspective Get the inside scoop on where to shop and how to save from Charleston locals – they know how to shop and have the ultimate insider tips for you. With so many great shopping options, finding what you want and more is easy to do while visiting our area. Here are… Continued

The Charleston City Market

The Charleston City Market

The Changing Face of the Charleston City Market One of the most well known landmarks in the Holy City, the Charleston City Market is home to more than 300 vendors of unique merchandise, much of it local and regional, as well as 50 sweetgrass basket weavers.  Recently remodeled, the Great Hall is now heated and air… Continued

Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The church that has become the light of forgiveness shining throughout our nation has a long history of overcoming adversity and hate.  Mother Emanuel was founded as a part of the “Bethel Circuit” of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States, and is the oldest African American congregation… Continued

Haunted Charleston – The Old Jail and its Spirits

Haunted Charleston – The Old Jail and its Spirits

@ Bulldog Tours

Visit one of the most Haunted Charleston locations! The Old City Jail is a beautifully gloomy, castle-like structure standing tall in downtown Charleston. While nearby streets boast pastel-colored homes, historical churches and stunning gardens, there also sits this aging gray building with a dark history that contrasts dramatically to the Holy City’s otherwise romantic air.… Continued

Chess Pie

Chess Pie

Chess Pie This classic southern pie is as delicious as it is nostalgic. Simple, sweet and easy to put together, it’s the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and a staple at Lowcountry holiday gatherings.   Piecrust for one crust pie 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon… Continued

The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

@ The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

Visiting Charleston is an experience unlike any other.  Its large historic district includes businesses and homes dating back centuries.  There is ironwork that predates the civil war, cobblestone streets, hidden alley ways, window boxes overflowing with whatever is in bloom, parks and private gardens. In most cities the Visitor Center is a great place to… Continued

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

While fish tacos are not a traditionally “southern” dish, Charleston’s abundance of fresh fish and skilled chefs have led to many new and exciting ways to prepare the catch of the day. A lover of Charleston and seafood, Recipegirl.com created this wonderful recipe for fish tacos on her blog. (She also details her visit to… Continued