Tag Archives: Idiosyncrasies

No Joke. Charleston Sea Level Up Almost 2 ft in 100 years

Today was one of the highest tides we’ve seen in six years topping out at just over 8 feet (our normal high is just under 6 feet). Roads all over the metro area were submerged and shut down, making traveling … Continue reading

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So what in the world is a Cistern?

Here in Charleston, when you say THE Cistern – everyone knows you are referring to the place in the center of the College of Charleston campus where they have concerts and the famed graduation ceremony where all the graduates wear … Continue reading

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Southern Stylin' (Charleston Idiosyncrasies – Part 2)

In honor of Charleston Fashion Week, an event held a la the one in New York’s Bryant Park where tents are filled with fashionistas, clothing, high heels and the Who’s Who of the Sartorial Universe, I thought it appropriate that my … Continue reading

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So What’s in a Name? (Charleston Idiosyncrasies – Part 1)

Everything if you are a Charlestonian. Pinckney, Tradd, Calhoun, Gibbes, Anson, Ravenel, Legare (pronounced Luh-gree), Manigault, Aiken, Huger (pronounced Hugh-gee), Middleton…. These are names you hear over and over in your Charleston goings and comings.  Perhaps you drove down a … Continue reading

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