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Sixteen Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Charleston

  Featured Image Credit: unsplash.com Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality in Charleston. Years ago, sea captains would announce their arrival and invite people into their homes to hear their story by sticking a pineapple prominently outside their homes. All of American theatre history began in Charleston at the Dock Street Theatre, which is also…

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What’s New in Charleston

GARDEN & GUN TRAVEL

What’s New in Charleston-Seven recently opened hot spots in the Holy City

PHOTO: COURTESY OF BASIC KITCHEN

The interior at Basic Kitchen. You’ve picked your way down the cobblestone streets; you’ve marveled at South…

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Charleston City Guide by local designer, Hart Hagerty

We think this Charleston city guide by local designer, Hart Hagerty is pretty great!  To see the original blog post and to check out her fabulous accessories collection, click here After eight years in Shanghai and New York, I finally moved back home to Charleston. I returned to discover…

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Brook Reitz’s Guide to Charleston

November 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm post on Resy.com by Allison Chesky

Resy sat down with Brooks Reitz—restaurateur behind beloved Charleston eateries Little Jack’s Tavern and Leon’s Oyster Shop, and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. purveyor—to find out his favorite local spots for a weekend well-spent…

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House Museum Spotlight: The Nathaniel Russell House Museum

Nathaniel Russell House: A Brief History Historic Charleston Foundation, Posted: August 25, 2017 The Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, located near the High Battery in downtown Charleston, is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical structures. The Foundation purchased this National Historic Landmark in 1955, and the house served as the…

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Charleston’s Hidden Alleys

Exploring Three Narrow Alleys: Philadelphia Alley, Longitude Lane and Stoll’s Alley by Amy Tankersley

The Dock Street Theatre with St Phillips Church in the background.

There are 3 public streets that don’t look like streets- they are so narrow, that people often walk right past them. They were not originally planned streets- they were short-cuts, footpaths, or…

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Welcoming the New Year by looking to the past….

Today is the first day of 2016 and social media is full of well wishes for the year ahead. It is supposed to be out with the old and in with the new but it is also a time to take stock of the past and reflect on how far we have come. Looking through…

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Christmas Craft Ideas from Marion Square

Bottle-Bells for Christmas by Amy Tankersley

You’ve got your “Nature Lovers”, your “Environmentalists”, your “Recycle Freaks”, and your “Arts-n-Crafts Geeks”, (each in varying degrees).  I am all of those, especially Arts-n-Crafts, which, in my opinion, is a REASON TO LIVE.  And when Christmas rolls around, my pulse quickens and my scalp tingles, as…

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A Charleston Must Visit Eatery: Butcher & Bee

No trip to Charleston would be complete without at least one stop at the lunch and late night craft sandwich spot, Butcher & Bee.  The industrial style seating and communal tables…

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A History of Christmas in Charleston

Charleston’s Christmas Past by Amy Tankersley

Every Christmas season, we all do our usual holiday routine: shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts, planning the big dinner, putting up the tree, sending out cards, the list goes on. Christmas might end up being exactly the same from year to year, if it wasn’t for one…

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