Local Lifestyle

Downtown Christmas Light Delight – By Bike

Last night it was a balmy Charleston Eve, so my husband and I decided to take a little two-wheeled spin around the quiet streets of Downtown to take a look at the Christmas lights.  I don’t know about ya’ll, but seeing houses lit up always makes me happy, so I thought I’d share the holiday cheer with you.  🙂 Here’s...

Saying goodbye to one of Charleston’s Greats – Jack McCray

This is not a post about death – so much as it is about life. A dynamite smile. An expansive heart. And a soul that transcended all barriers of age, race and economic class. With Jack McCray – it was only about being true, a quality he had the ability to pull out of each and every one of us....

The Local Palate Magazine Launches – An Adventure into Charleston’s Culinary Delights

This past week, a new magazine in Charleston launched – The Local Palate, covering all things foodie in Charleston.  I’ve been excited about this for some time as I know several people who were responsible for its creation, I love food, and I happened to be their first guest blogger (about boiled peanuts).  But it turned out even more beautiful...

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Having a Sunday Funday in Charleston – Nothing Could be Finer

All work and no play makes Kristin a very dull woman.  Thus, this past beautiful, clear, no precipitation in sight Sunday afternoon, my husband and I decided on the spur of the moment that a Charleston Sunday Funday was in order.  So we rang up his brother and girlfriend, found out they were happy to oblige, and we were on...

Love at First Slurp – from The Local Palate

Recently, I was asked to be a guest blogger for a new glossy magazine (with companion blog) launching soon called the The Local Palate, covering the food culture of Charleston.  My topic of choice?  Boiled Peanuts. So just for fun, I am reposting it on this site for all my great readers out there.  The boiled peanut is more than...

Top 10 Reasons I Love Charleston’s Summertime Heat

Top 10 Reasons I Love Charleston’s Summertime Heat

It’s the dog days of summer here in Charleston and we are counting the days until fall. But until then, I am devoted to having a good attitude about our delightful July weather.  So here are my Top 10 reasons I love Charleston’s summertime heat.  What are yours? I can just give up on taming my hair. This leaves time for more...

Vintage Movie of Charleston

Check out this neat video sent to me by a friend, courtesy of Bulldog Tours.  It’s called Charleston “City of Proud Memories”.  While so much has changed, very little has too…. Here are a few quotes… Somebody has called Charleston the most civilized city in the United States It’s the one place where social life isn’t organized around wealth. Charleston...

Charleston’s Food Insanity (And Mine)

When I wrote my post Why it’s hard not to plump up in Charleston back in January of this year, little did I know what was yet to come. Really, there was no way to prepare for the onslaught. Every single day it seems that more and more calorific indulgent deliciousnesses are popping up with such a frenzy that it’s impossible...

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The Art of the Window Box in Charleston

An afternoon bike ride yielded these lovely treasures, on Tradd St, Queen St, East Bay and others…. The window box in Charleston is an art form – a melding of color, texture, height and drape. Beautiful!  

Charleston Parks Conservancy – What, Why and How to Get Involved

Charleston Parks Conservancy – What, Why and How to Get Involved

While the Charleston Parks Conservancy is only about four years old, their impact in Charleston has already been tremendous.  They make the green spaces we enjoy, that are the fabric of our neighborhoods, beautiful.  In collaborating with the City, the Park Angel volunteers, and other community organizations, the CPC’s affect is broad and deep, covering not only the Charleston Peninsula, but...

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Full Moon Splendor Over Charleston

The moon last night was so captivating that I had to make a detour, park my car and stand in the middle of the street to catch these shots.  Just imagine that full, rising man-in-the-moon casting his gaze over Charleston….

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