It's snowing in freaking Charleston, South Carolina! If you live in the north, you might be wondering what the big deal is. After all, this happens on a regular basis for many people. Just what is it that makes snow in the south so magical?
I have the privilege of living in what I believe to be one of the most amazing cities in the United States – Charleston, South Carolina. To back up my claim, Charleston was named the best U.S. city by Travel + Leisure magazine, and the number 2 city in the world in 2017. Anytime I tell people where I live, they always say……oh, I LOVE Charleston. Or, oh…I’ve always wanted to visit that town.
One of the best ways to get to know a place like Charleston is by taking a guided tour. And we have a TON to choose from. There are numerous carriage tours, walking tours, and ghost tours to choose from. My favorite is the culinary tour. There’s no better way to see a city, learn about the history and experience its culture than through its cuisine.
The holiday season doesn't conjure thoughts of insulation, drywall, and building materials for most Americans. But when you've survived Hurricane Harvey and are trying to make your house a home again, the idea of having walls and floors again in anticipation of the holidays is pretty exciting.
I got a call from my mother today asking what kind of potatoes I wanted with Thanksgiving dinner and whether I wanted green bean casserole on the menu. Does anyone else get calls like this? It was a good indicator that the holiday season is officially upon us.
Save the sea turtles! That's just what the South Carolina Aquarium is trying to do. This type of work isn't a new endeavor for the staff and volunteers at the aquarium, but it's recently reached a whole new level with the opening of the Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery. Last week I had the opportunity to visit the recovery for the first time, and, wow, I was impressed!
Accompanied by live musicians in the background of the stage, Maria Pagés and company gave us a breathtaking performance and left us foot-tapping in our seats with their one-and-a-half hour flamenco adaptation of the famous opera, Carmen. Pagés, who grew up in Seville, Spain and is famous for her modern interpretation of flamenco, not only choreographed the performance by was also the principal dancer in Yo, Carmen.
Stomp, (clap, clap, clap) stomp, (clap, clap) stomp, stomp,….olé! “Have we been transported to sunny Spain?” I asked myself. Unfortunately, no.