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

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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 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!

Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza – the Inside Scoop!

Margherita Pizza
Margherita Pizza

Fred and I had the best lunch the other day… we had worked hard (our study has been painted, woohoo Fred!) it was getting late and we were starving! We headed to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, in Mount Pleasant, SC. Usually we split a pizza, they aren’t big, but just enough for us… except for that day… this turned into a lunch/dinner situation… we ordered our typical Margherita Pizza… it’s so fresh tasting with a light crust, very fresh (house made) mozzarella, fresh roma tomatoes and luscious basil… a tasty treat… but we saw that someone had ordered a pizza with some lots of “green” (it was a ways away), we asked what it was. It was the Wild Mushroom Pizza with fresh arugula. So we ordered one of those as well! (Oink! Oink!) Oh. My. Gosh. We were in Heaven… the arugula was so fresh a tender, the PERFECT addition to this pizza. The Margherita Pizza was delicious, as it always is! Their iced tea is pretty spectacular as well… always fresh, and if you’re an iced tea connoisseur like we are (unsweet please) this is the place to go!

Wild Mushroom Pizza with Arugula
Wild Mushroom Pizza with Arugula

Can I tell you how difficult it was to wait to snap this photo? I was getting the evil eye from Fred. HURRY UP! ha ha… Heaven, I’m tellin’ ya! If you get a chance, head on over there… Here’s their website with menu! Or if you prefer to jump right to the PIZZA MENU just click the link! Enjoy 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:           Featured Artist… Chad Smith!

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

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:   Happy Earth Day!

Old Road Mercantile: The World’s Smallest Department Store!

Last week I mentioned a cool new store “Shirtini” located on King Street downtown, Charleston, SC. There is another store next door (same owners) called OLD ROAD MERCANTILE, and it has the most unique items you can imagine. It truly is the “World’s Smallest Department Store”! If you’re in the area, stop by and check it out. Otherwise check out their website (pictured above)… This is just one of the many unique gifts… this is so smart! I bought it. I used it and it’s fabulous… highly recommend…

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Swedish Dishcloth… reusable, washable and won’t have that horrible sponge smell!

These come in beautiful patterns, It’s a “dishcloth” that is not a dishcloth. Great for delicate glasses, etc. Perfect for anything. Dries quickly (hence, no bad sponge smell)! Pretty smart, eh?


I have something else to share from this wonderful store… coming soon… hey, there are actually three stores owned by the same couple. I’ve mentioned Shirtini and Old Road Mercantile, the other store is LILY Charleston… another great one to stop in!!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:             Featured Artist… Eric Bowman!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:         Happy Easter!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:    Mellow Mushroom Pizza!

The Dock Street Theater!

Dock Street Theater with St. Phillips Church in the background - Charleston, SC
Dock Street Theater with St. Phillips Church in the background – Charleston, SC

Ahhh, the Dock Street Theater… a gorgeous building located downtown Charleston, SC at 135 Church Street… with a view of St. Phillips Church in the background.

A gorgeous building that just reopened 2010 after it underwent a $19 Million dollar restoration.  Check it out!

Read about the history of the building (now owned by the City of Charleston)… Click HERE to see the list of shows!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:            Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puff – Mackinac Island!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:         Charleston Farmers Markets begins!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:    Disposable Pepper Grinders

A downtown Charleston photo…

IMG_0508Just another downtown photo in Charleston, SC… We had my sister visiting, and we covered some territory, so I’m not sure where this was at?  I remember thinking it was cool looking, so I snapped a photo of it. This wasn’t the best time of day to be taking photos, but sometimes you’ve got to take whatever you can get, right?

Have a great day!   Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:          Featured Artist… James Richards!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:       A Happy Anniversary wish…

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:  Artist to watch… Rhett Thurman!

Shirtini… a great new shop on King Street!


Shirtini - new shop on King Street, Charleston, SC
Shirtini – new shop on King Street, Charleston, SC

Whenever we have people visiting from out of town, we take them to galleries and the neat shops downtown. We always head to Old Road Mercantile, which is such a cool place… and now this shop… Shirtini located right next door. Owned by the same people (we spoke to Kevin and he is fabulous), this is one classy shop. Reminiscent of a Paris shop this has the best of the best. These gorgeous shirts, and I do mean gorgeous… tailored and special in every single way.


Just a quickly snapped photo (with permission) of just a few of the blouses they have to offer. I have my eye on a few of the longer ones to wear with leggings or slim fitting pants. How nice to look nice with one gorgeous piece of clothing!


The shop just opened, and the website is in the process of being finished, but check back, it’ll be up soon… If you’re in Charleston, SC be sure to stop by and say hello! It is one gorgeous store!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:           Featured Artist… Charles Williams!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:        Palms on Sunday!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:   Artist to watch… Paul Schulenburg!

Charleston photo…


HOW can you walk around Charleston without a camera? I have no idea! There is beauty everywhere, especially if you can catch that gorgeous golden light at just the right time!

I will be back to normal posting next week, thanks for sticking with me 😉

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:                Charleston Palms…

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:           Charlie in the sprinkler – too funny!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:      Artist to watch… Jennifer Smith Rogers

Weekend walking views…


I just have to share some of the beauty that we see on our walks… weekends are best because we have time to venture to different areas, all close to the house, and all so beautiful!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:                Featured Artist… Lorenzo Chavez!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:           How to beat your sugar & starch craving…

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:      Artist to watch… Tim Horn!

French Quarter Art Walk – Charleston, SC this evening!

A sampling of artists at Galerie on Broad
A sampling of artists at Galerie on Broad

The French Quarter Art Walk is this evening in Charleston, SC from 5-8PM. Art galleries in the French Quarter will have a lot to offer. It’s been a rainy and cold few days, but tonight, the rain (should) be gone and  although the temps will be cooler, that is nice for popping into one warm gallery after another! I think there will be a great turnout this evening!

Click HERE for a map of the local galleries! 

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:  
           GO LOGIC 1,000 Square Foot Home!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:      
  Hard to believe she would have been 12! Happy Birthday Isabelle! (2012)

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:
    Beef Bourguignonne Recipe from Cooking Light!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Second Sunday on King Street – Charleston, SC

Paolo's Gelato - Charleston, SC
Paolo’s Gelato – Charleston, SC

I took this photo last month on Second Sunday on King.  A great time to get out in Charleston and walk around King Street with the streets blocked off. Read more about Paolo’s! He’s got a great story! Did you know he was a veterinary surgeon in Italy before taking time off to travel and coming to the United States to discover… no gelato! Tada! Paolo’s was born!

Second Sunday on King is a big time… check it out! If you’re on Facebook, check out Second Sunday on King, it gives you the latest!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:                Charleston Photo: Bowens Island Boat

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:           Featured Artist… Brian Blood!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:      Delicious Oatmeal Cookie Recipe!

Artist & Craftsman Supply – Charleston, SC – Stop in… what a cool store!

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Artist & Craftsman Supply – what a pleasure to stroll through this store. Charleston has such a unique art store, full of knowledgable staff, GREAT prices and such a wide array of choices. The only thing there isn’t… parking. They did have a few spots that they were leasing for customers, but something is being built/or changed behind that building and everything is dug up. So… right now there is only meter parking, which isn’t so bad ( and it’s FREE on Sunday). If by chance you have some big items you can either go in/call, shop, pay, and then drive up and someone in the store will run the items to you (call first to be sure they aren’t too busy). They’re doing their best to make it as easy as possible for you to shop. So if you’re in Charleston, SC check them out.

Artist & Craftsman Supply Charleston, SC
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Charleston, SC

GREAT prices! Bargain basement prices (hee hee)… they are located in a basement, a very cool basement – check them out! They also have locations around the country and you can order online as well!

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O n e  Y e a r  A g o:             The unveiling!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:         Dowling Walsh Benefit Show!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:  Bowens Island Restaurant!