Sunset on the Ashley River…

Sunset on the Ashley River…

The vast skyline is pretty, isn’t it? I love the dark of the landscape against the colors in the sky. Snapped this on the way home one evening (as a passenger in the car, not the driver) 😉 Magnificent, isn’t it? There is the round landmark hotel in the distance.

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Charleston Window Box…

Charleston Window Box
Charleston Window Box

Beautiful, right? There is nothing like walking around Charleston, SC… its just so pretty all the time! The window boxes are over the top gorgeous! It really makes a statement, doesn’t it? I guarantee you that someone is busy keeping that creeping fig trimmed so perfectly this time of year. I remember when we had it on our house. It was great, made the house look like an English cottage, but Fred had to get the ladder and go around the house twice a WEEK with scissors… then the bee’s got bad and we decided to take it off the house. Whew!

Have a wonderful weekend!!  Catch you back here tomorrow!

SPOLETO Charleston – [HOT TIP] Be sure to check out…

Image via charlestongalleryrow.com
Image via charlestongalleryrow.com

 

Well, it’s official, Spoleto kicked off on Friday and it’s in full swing right now! If you’re in the Charleston area this is something you do not want to miss… Theater. Music. Opera. Dance. Jazz. Art.

Click HERE for info on all the performances, shows, etc. The city is booming with people right now, it’s a festive time here in Charleston!

This is where the [HOT TIP] comes in…

Spoleto has plenty of free events, which is what makes this city so cool… but another “free” thing to do is to stop in the wonderful galleries in Charleston! We have an abundance and they are all amazing. Be sure to head on over to Historic Gallery Row, located on Broad Street, this is Charleston’s “Fine Art Destination”. Pop in Galerie on Broad! I hope to see you there!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:             On behalf of a grateful nation…

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:         Charleston Photo

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:     Artist: Sue Stewart!

Bowens Island Restaurant MENU as of May 2014

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The restaurant was packed and I couldn’t find my way to a menu (well, at least not where I would have enough room to set it down to photograph), so I settled for the sign… It gives you all the information you need!

See yesterdays post to see what the fried shrimp looks like… oooooh, too good!!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:            What kind of footprints are these?

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:         Artist: William Wray!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:    Artist: Keith Oehmig!

Shrimp at Bowens Island Restaurant – Charleston, SC

Shrimp at Bowens Island Restaurant
Shrimp at Bowens Island Restaurant

THIS my friends is the 1/4# (small) shrimp dinner at Bowens Island Restaurant. The fresh, local shrimp in their delicate coating fried to perfection. This isn’t the thick batter that’s fried deep brown, this is succulent and out of this world good… so is the cole slaw… and the hush puppies… french fries are good too (and I’m not a french fry gal). I do wish you had a healthier option to go with the fried shrimp, but if you only go every once in a while its a splurge worth waiting for!

Bowens Island Restaurant is close to Folly Beach in Charleston, SC… check them out! (More details on the post from tomorrow)…

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:            Artist: Bill Schenck!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:        Piccolo Spoleto – Charleston, SC

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:    Kitchen Aid Mixer

Gaulart & Maliclet (Charleston Restaurant) Turned 30!

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I meant to post this prior to May 4… I hate that I missed this! Darn, darn, darn… Too many sticky notes everywhere with ideas… it’s dreadful when some of the ideas have time limits, ugh!

BUT, we can all wish them a “Happy Birthday” and stop by for something fabulous! What a cool place, it’s where you see many locals as well as people visiting. It’s very cool how you sit with others if you don’t have a large party. Let me tell you, almost every time we go we meet someone so interesting. That makes this place so much fun!

Gaulart & Maliclet (also known as G&M or FAST & FRENCH) has great specials, and if I remember right fondue night is on Thursday! We usually make it there for lunch, the cold cucumber soup is to die for AND healthy… for real!

Check out their MENU, it will blow you away! Too good for words! Check it out if you get a chance!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:             Artist: Kim Lordier!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:          Happy Mother’s Day!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:     Bessie Mae!

Bowens Island Views…

View from Bowens Island, Charleston, SC
View from Bowens Island Restaurant, Charleston, SC

Beauty as far as the eye can see… Bowens Island Restaurant… located in Charleston, South Carolina near Folly Beach (about 5 minutes away!) is one restaurant you need to check out next time you’re in Charleston. It’s, well… eclectic? The food is fresh and so tasty, I always get the fried shrimp, (my one splurge) and this is the place to get it!

They’re open from 5-10PM Tuesday – Saturday (CLOSED ON SUNDAY & MONDAY)… we usually get there early and there is a line, but just look at the view (above)… bring your camera, especially if you go near sunset… gorgeous!

Bowens Island Restaurant
Bowens Island Restaurant

This may not be a fancy restaurant, but LOOK AT THAT VIEW! I have gotten many gorgeous photos from this location! I have their updated menu set to post May 18 so check back then… but see the previous menu HERE, not much has changed!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:           Artist: Andy Evansen

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:        Times Square Digital Gallery!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:   Parmesan Chicken with Salad – Ina Garten!

Take the time…

 

Flowers at Easter Time - Charleston, SC
Flowers at Easter Time – Charleston, SC

Unexpected and unique I said yesterday… regarding Charleston, SC. It is. You can walk around and see beauty everywhere. I suspect that its not just Charleston. If you have the right mindset, you can see something beautiful everywhere you go. It’s worth taking the time each day to find that one unexpected thing of beauty… and be grateful. Camelia’s this time of year are so pretty…

Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:           Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:        Featured Artist: Jennifer McChristianson!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:   Best Meatloaf Recipe EVER!