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3 Quick Tips to Make Your Visit to Charleston, SC a Success…

Are you planning to visit Charleston in the near future?  You are in luck if you are planning a trip soon, because this time of year is absolutely splendid.  Spring gives you the opportunity to see Charleston in full bloom, and the mild weather is hard to beat.  When you do decide to make your visit to Charleston, remember these tips to help make your vacation a success: Start With A List When it comes to Charleston, there is plenty of things to do and see.  You can check out the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau or Charleston Only for ideas on what to take part in.  If you know you are … Continue reading

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Spring in Charleston, SC

When was the last time you visited Charleston in the spring?  Better yet, have you ever been to Charleston when it is in full bloom?  In all honesty, spring is the only time of year that gives you the unique opportunity to witness the wonderful homes, gardens, and plantations in all of their natural glory.  The weather is usually mild, and the blooming landscape is utterly inspiring.  If you are considering a trip to Charleston in the near future, try scheduling it for the spring.  Here is what you can expect in Charleston during this great time of the year: Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens There is no other … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Pie, A Recipe from Charleston’s Local Palate

Here is a great and favorite Charleston recipe from Local Palate.  Enjoy! A reinvention of a southern classic. By Christina Tosi. Pastry Chef, Momofuku Milk Bar, New York City Ingredients For chocolate crust: 2 cups of your favorite deep, dark chocolate cookie, ground by hand or in food processor 2 teaspoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted (more if needed) For salty caramel: 1 cup heavy cream, divided 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup sugar ¼ cup glucose 1 ea gelatin sheet ½ cup heavy cream For peanut butter nougat: ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup water 3 … Continue reading

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Visit Charleston in March!

The weather is getting warmer, and we are moving closer to Spring.  March is a wonderful time to be in Charleston.  Here is what you can expect from March: Charleston Wine and Food Festival, March 1-4 2012 The Charleston Wine and Food Festival is a great festival that takes place every year in March.  It is truly a celebration of all things food and wine.  It gives guests a chance to witness what makes Charleston a renowned place for cuisine and culture.  This is a celebration you will not want to miss. You can purchase tickets online. Charleston in Full Bloom March is a great time to visit Charleston because … Continue reading

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SEWE 2012 Starts on Friday!

If you are visiting Charleston this coming weekend, then you will definitely want to check out the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE).  This year will be the 30th year that this exposition has taken place.  Over these past 30 years, the exposition has grown to the largest event of its kind in the entire United States, and it continues to attract artists and exhibitors from all over the world. Here is a little about the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition if you are unfamiliar or want to know more: Now in its 30th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has grown to be the largest event of its kind in the nation, attracting over … Continue reading

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2nd Sundays on King Street, A Local Charleston Tradition

Second Sundays on King Street started to give pedestrians an opportunity to enjoy this shop-lined street while it is free of vehicular traffic from Calhoun to Broad.  It is a great opportunity to walk freely and explore all that King Street has to offer.  When you are visiting Charleston over a second Sunday of the month, be sure to check it out.  This past Sunday was a great example of what you can expect from this tradition, 2 Sunday on King Street.  Here is a recap from this past Sunday: 2nd Sunday on King Street 2nd Sunday on King Street is always special…  This past Sunday was  an official venue for … Continue reading

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Charleston Was Made For Lovers…

It’s February, which means most of you  are either making dinner reservations for that special someone, or trying to plan the perfect evening.  If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate your love this February, then you should look no further than Charleston, South Carolina. February is one of the best months to visit this romantic, historic Southern city, as the weather is truly remarkable. To make it easy on you, we have created a decadent romance package that is sure help you rekindle your love.  Feel no pressure to book by February 14, because this year the package extends to any weekday night for the entire month … Continue reading

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The Sweetgrass Basket, A Charleston Tradition

When you visit Charleston, you will quickly notice the many grass baskets for sale in the market of downtown and along the highways.  These are sweetgrass baskets, and they have been a part of the Charleston and low country community for many years.  They are symbolic of the culture and history that has shaped the region. The basket making tradition was brought to the area by slaves from West Africa as an art form that was passed down from generation to generation.  You can find many vendors in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC carrying on the tradition of sweetgrass basket making. During the days of slavery, baskets were in high … Continue reading

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2012 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a great event that takes place annually in the month of February.  Specifically the event is held from February 17 to February 19, and you can purchase tickets online.   Also, you will want to make sure you plan out your schedule in terms of what events or exhibits you would like to take part in.  Be sure to look at all of their locations for each of their exhibits.   Here is a little information on the exposition: The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is now in its 30th year of operation, and is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S.  It takes place … Continue reading

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The Charleston Tea Plantation

If you are considering planning a vacation to Charleston in the near future, you should remember to check out the Charleston Tea Plantation.  Before you visit this historical Charleston site, here’s what you should know: The Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  The history of the Island dates back to mid-June of 1666 when it is believed that Captain Robert Sanford and the crew of the Berkeley Bay landed on the shores of what is now known as Rockville, South Carolina.  On June 23, 1666, he and his crew claimed the land for England and the Lords Proprietors.  … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week, Bon Appétit!

Charleston restaurant week started yesterday.  The Charleston Restaurant Week is an event sponsored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association in conjunction with the Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA).  It is a great opportunity to try the many great restaurants in the area, and it is truly one of the best culinary events in the city. You can expect to see prix fixe menus with three courses or items priced between $20 and $40 at a large number of participating restaurant  Be sure to check out a complete list of all the restaurants, but in the meantime, here are just a few of the specials taking place this week, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Best of Charleston 2012

What is it that makes Charleston such a wonderful place to live and work?  What is it that makes this place one of the premier tourist destinations in the U.S.?  Is it the authentic southern culture,  the rich history, or the high-density of amazing eateries all set against a coastal backdrop draped in Spanish moss? For those of us that live in the area, we know this idyllic place can seem almost too good to be true. As we walk around the colonial architecture and breathe in the salty air, we feel almost transcendent, as if we’ve moved beyond into some alternate dimension wedged somewhere between the modern and the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Charleston, SC

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of 2011. This past year has been wonderful for us at the inn.  It is truly amazing to think about all that has happened in Charleston and around the world.  When you think back over the course of the year, it forces you to think about how you will live in the upcoming year and what you will do the same or differently.   We are looking forward to 2012, and excited about bringing in the new year here in the city.  If you are in Charleston on New Year’s Eve, here are just a few events taking place … Continue reading

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Visit Charleston, SC in the New Year

Charleston is a city that is truly great year round, as there is never a shortage of things to do and see.  However, January and February are two especially great months to visit this historic city, as the air is crisp and the atmosphere is truly splendid.  Here is a brief list of things to do during January and February, courtesy of Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: 3rd Annual Charleston Restaurant Week January 11-22, 2012 Now in its third year, Charleston Restaurant Week offers diners the opportunity to enjoy the Charleston area’s epicurean delights without breaking the bank. This nine-day gastronomic celebration features three-course meals for $40 at fine-dining … Continue reading

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The Dock Street Theater…A Little Charleston History

When you visit Charleston in the near future, you should definitely keep in mind the Dock Street Theatre as a must see.  They always put on a great show, and it is one of the most interesting features of downtown Charleston.  Here is a little history on the theatre from the Charleston Stage: On February 12, 1736 the Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer. Built on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now known as Queen Street), the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, … Continue reading

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