What A VIEW!

Bowens Island Event Space – Charleston, SC

This has to be one of the coolest spots in town. We’ve seen wedding receptions here at night with the lights so beautiful and it’s absolutely amazing. Just look at the view – every window at the end and both sides show a dramatic and stunning view…

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The Benning Street House Plan (SL1909) by Our Town Plans for Southern Living!

Benning Street House Plan SL1909 by Our Town Plans for Southern Living

I love the look dormers give a house. I’ve never owned a home with dormers, but I like to think about how I would decorate these spaces. This plan has a fabulous front porch, I can see myself spending a lot of time on a porch as lovely as this. The windows and shutters as well as the front door and surround are fabulous. Another beautiful home by Our Town Plans!

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{Divine} Frozen Vegetable Soup Recipe via The Bittman Project

Frozen Vegetable Soup | Recipe via How to Cook Everything Fast, Completely Revised 2nd Edition by Mark Bittman

A while back, I subscribed to Mark Bittman’s newsletter (famous chef, know for making really good food pretty quickly). I’ve made this recipe a few different ways and I have to say, the possibilities are endless. You have no idea the amount of flavor that comes from veggies, this is an absolute delight, and a recipe that we will make forever. What better way to get your veggies in, right?

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Bowens Island Restaurant | Charleston, SC

Bowens Island Restaurant (R) and Event Space (L)

I have posted many photos of Bowens Island Restaurant over the years, it’s one of our favorite places. We had dinner back in October, sat outside at sunset, it was so beautiful. The view CANNOT be beat! I always take photos of the view, but never of the restaurant itself, so… #hereyago

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Gliding through the holidays!

Gliding through the holidays the Charleston way…

Fred and I were out walking a few weeks ago, it was a beautiful sunny day, I saw a man gliding through the holidays in the coolest way… Love his reflection! The marsh was beautiful, the cloud reflections were so cool, and the sun was setting – it was warm, but not hot. A lot of people out and about. A day that makes you truly appreciate where you live.

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Featured Artist: Sarah Manolescue!

Seated Geranium by Sarah Manolescue 12×10″ Oil

Jaw dropping work by incredible artist, Sarah Manolescue. What a delight to scroll through her work (I cannot imagine seeing it in person!) – Her landscapes have incredible skies, her still lifes are captivating and the way she captures light is joyful. Truly beautiful paintings, one after another. Read on to learn more about the artist – she is amazing!

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Pretty as a picture…


Bowens Island (Restaurant) – Charleston, SC

I love to take this photo (have taken it in the past)… we were at Bowens Island back in October, the sun was setting as we were finishing dinner. I had my phone with me and snapped a few fabulous photos. (How could they not be fabulous when the setting is literally jaw dropping)? The marsh grass, the trees, the sunset, pure heaven!

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Atmore Residence House Plan by Lake and Land Studio!

Atmore Residence by Lake and Land Studio

What a fabulous screened porch! Can you imagine if this home was situated on the water (or other wonderful view)? I think I could spend most of my time on these porches. If you aren’t familiar with house plans by Lake + Land Studio, I urge you to check them out. Great designs, one after another. They’re also willing to work with you to make modifications to suit your needs. You just can’t beat that!

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Classic Pot Roast – Divine!

Classic Pot Roast – Perfect on a chilly day!

We don’t eat a lot of red meat. We go weeks without any and don’t think a thing about it. However, once the weather turns cool (oh, how I love these days!), the comforting smell of a pot roast in the oven sounds so good! It’s fairly quick to throw to together, and then you just let the oven work its magic! #youdontevenneedaknife #meltslikebutter

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Palm at Sunset… Charleston!

We are so fortunate…

A sunset walk around the block, this palm looks like it commands attention. So, I had to stop and snap a photo. The sky was even more brilliant. I love how the tree and shrubs appear dark against the fading sunset and blue sky. This is a magical time of year in Charleston. So thankful for relief from the humidity!

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Charleston, SC – A Quick Weekend Walk…

Charleston, SC

Beautiful window boxes, aren’t they? Wonderful color selection against the pale yellow of this home. Between the sun, the shadows, beautiful colors and those palms… this is just a tiny taste of Charleston. It’s such a pleasure to roam the streets (both downtown and in other areas), absolutely beautiful!

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Sadie Springs Retreat (SL1957) House Plan by CB Ingram for Southern Living!

Sadie Springs Retreat (SL1957) House Plan by CB Ingram for Southern Living

I love when new homes look like older homes in well established neighborhoods, especially when there are also mature trees. How nice to have all the modern conveniences, yet have the illusion of an older home. You just can’t beat it! This home is another example of fine architecture.

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Pomegranate Feta Salad- Delicious and Festive!

Pomegranate Feta Salad – Out of this world!

Visually stunning. Absolutely delectable. Too easy for words. THIS salad will be on our menu quite often. Packed with good things (pomegranate seeds, lettuce, olive oil, onion, pecans) it is perfect as is for a light meal, or served with something grilled or roasted. It’s also perfect for the holidays!

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