Feast for Foodies: From Garden to Table

Feast for Foodies: From Garden to Table

As organic foods and gardening grow in popularity so do their offerings on lowcountry menus. The Middleton Place Restaurant takes this idea to the next step and grows many of their own menu items right in their own historic gardens. A wide variety of vegetables are grown seasonally including, kale, collards, cabbage, turnips, broccoli, tomatoes and… Continued

The Hat Ladies 16th Annual Easter Promenade

The Hat Ladies 16th Annual Easter Promenade

April 15, 2017

Whatever the weather, The Hat Ladies will “reign” and shine on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in their 16th elegant Easter Promenade down Broad Street as in the days of yore.  Grab your camera and a curb side seat as The Hat Ladies and their families exit the Park next to City Hall, stroll down Broad… Continued

Visit Charles Towne Landing!

Visit Charles Towne Landing!

In April of 1670 the first European settlers landed at Albemarle Point in Charles Towne at what is now Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The settlers chose this site because it was easily defensible against Spanish invasion from the water with cannons, and with the construction of a fort wall of upright logs with sharpened… Continued

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens

Through April 22, 2017

Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston’s private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours… Continued

Experience Winter’s Beauty – Camellia Walks return to Middleton Place

Experience Winter’s Beauty – Camellia Walks return to Middleton Place

Starts: February 7, 2016

February 7 - March 18, 2017

Camellias, a southern landscape favorite, show off a blaze of color throughout the winter months. Middleton family history holds that in the year 1786, French botanist André Michaux gave the Middletons some of the first camellia trees to be planted in an American garden. Today, Middleton Place has over 7,000 camellias, many over 220 years… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Eat for a Cause

Feast for Foodies: Eat for a Cause

It’s no secret, Charlestonians love to eat.  In fact, even folks from off say their favorite part of visiting Charleston is the food!  From world-class fine dining to tasty hole-in-the-wall gems — there is something to please any palate. But, why not try out some of the best food the Lowcountry has to offer and… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Barbecue is as much a part of Southern Culture as grits, sweet tea and “y’all.” Each region has their own specialty: North Carolina and parts of South Carolina use a vinegar base, Memphis a dry rub on ribs, some regions of South Carolina also use a mustard-based sauce on pulled pork and the list goes… Continued

Historic Colonial Lake Park

Historic Colonial Lake Park

For a true Charleston experience, an afternoon stroll through the “neighborhood park” with your children and furry friends in tow is like a walk back through time. Known for its rich history and now an iconic and beloved landmark that has withstood the tests of time, Colonial Lake Park is a favorite spot for wedding… Continued

39 Rue de Jean

39 Rue de Jean

Recently, on one of Charleston’s hot, humid summer days a friend of mine and I decided to catch up over a casual lunch at 39 Rue de Jean, located in a two story brick 1880s warehouse on its name sake–John Street. If you’ve ever been to Paris, consider yourself a Francophile or just wondered what… Continued

Charleston Summer Fun with Kids!

Charleston Summer Fun with Kids!

Visit Charleston and find fun for the entire family! With exciting activities for all ages to enjoy, here are a few suggestions to get you started, and Charleston Gateway calendars have more suggestions listed! Take your little ones through Charleston’s past with Children’s Discovery Tours, a fun way to get your kids excited about history!… Continued