Living in Charleston

What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?

What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?

Here's the answer to the commonly asked question "What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?"

Happy 2012!

I hope each of you had a wonderful New Years celebration and that you are feeling optimistic about 2012.  My husband and I kicked off the year with a jaunt to Sullivan’s Island to check out the 18th Annual Polar Plunge.  We parked our car on Isle of Palms to avoid the traffic, rode our bikes to the party, and...

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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...

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

People who are considering moving to the Charleston area ask me this question all the time.  Can I get a job here?  Will I make less money than I am making now? The answers to those questions are yes, and probably yes. Six years ago, I took my Great Big Leap and moved here without a job. The move was...

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...

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Nine. The Glory of Charleston’s Gardens

Oh how I wish there were some way I could capture the scent of wisteria in a Charleston spring and share it with you.  It’s intoxicating.  There’s nothing like wandering the streets with your nose as your guide or peeking into our famous walled gardens to catch a glimpse of another time.  Here in Charleston, one might be so bold...

Sometimes all we need is this…

Just Another January Day in Charleston

Just Another January Day in Charleston

Since the high was in the mid-60s the past weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy a spectacular blue day.  My husband, his brother and I hauled my kayak to Shem Creek, rented two others from Coastal Expeditions and paddled our way out to Crab Bank in the middle of Charleston Harbor.  Crab...

Why it’s hard not to PLUMP up in Charleston

Why are we gettin' fat and happy in Charleston? There are three reasons...

A Full Moon and Christmas Tree at Colonial Lake

A Full Moon and Christmas Tree at Colonial Lake

And it’s the eve of the Solstice.  And there will be a meteor shower tonight.  And a lunar eclipse.  Wow.

Stuck in Traffic?  Not Me.  Downtown Charleston Living is Easy…

Stuck in Traffic? Not Me. Downtown Charleston Living is Easy…

After enduring the Thanksgiving traffic to and from Atlanta (I-26 drivers are crazy!) I realize that I forgot to give Thanks for one other thing in my last blog post. That I don’t have to commute. Now it wasn’t always thus, and so I do know the nightmares of the every day back and forth, but just now, I feel...

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