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Finding a new construction home in the heart of historic Downtown Charleston is a nearly impossible task. Halsey Park is the exception, featuring a handful of beautifully built rowhouses as well as six stand alone, customizable homesites. One of these sites is 78 Halsey Boulevard, a luxury home with an anticipated completion date of fall 2017.

This Bill Huey + Associates design is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Its open floor plan features a large dining room, kitchen and spacious living room. The master suite is also on this level which includes a sizable walk-in closet. The second floor includes two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths as well as a large den. One of the most anticipated features of this home is the rooftop terrace, which is

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Cold brewed, extra hot, skinny, tall, mocha frappuccino with extra whipped cream-- no matter how you like your coffee, we've got just the place for you! There are a large number of coffee shops around town so we've compiled a short list of some spots not to miss. 

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The Rise Coffee Bar: Photo Credit: theblondera.com

1. Rise Coffee Bar: 75 Wentworth Street. Located inside the Restoration Hotel, this trendy coffee shop is a blogger's dream come true. From the penny tile to the marble countertops, this Instagram-able shop is a Charleston favorite. The Restoration is a boutique hotel with a rooftop pool, luxury spa and retail store filled with local goodies. Topping off the effortlessly cool style of Rise Coffee Bar is the iconic teal 60's Ford

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If you've been to the Charleston City Market, you may have noticed the intricate woven baskets being sold by local craftsmen. These tightly woven baskets are commonly referred to as sweet grass baskets and originate from West Africa when slaves were brought over to the United States in the 17th Century. In fact, the sweetgrass basket is almost identical to the baskets found in Sierra Leone called shukublay baskets. For a large number of West African tribes, weaving these baskets was an important "right of passage." 

Before the Civil War, primarily older family members were in charge of making the baskets. The younger men were responsible for weaving baskets for gathering crops and the women would weave baskets for household items such as bread and

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We've compiled a short list of the best spots to view firework displays on the Fourth of July weekend because you just can't celebrate America without fireworks! 

1.) Patriot's Point: The largest fireworks display in Charleston takes place at the Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for the U.S.S. Yorktown event, but you can opt for the free admission on the grassy area beside the ship. Parking is $10 and coolers and chairs are welcome. On the grassy area, there will be food vendors and children's entertainment. The event lasts from 4pm-10pm and is fun for the whole family! 

2.) Waterfront Park: Located off of Vendue Range near the Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park looks directly across the river from

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Photo: The Tides at Folly Beach

Looking for fun ways to beat the heat this summer? Check out these fun ways to enjoy all that the Lowcountry has to offer! 

Free Yoga in the Park, Tuesday, June 27th, 6:15pm -7:00pm. Every Tuesday from now until September 27th, King of Pops and yoga instructor Beth Cosi are hosting a free yoga class at the North Charleston River Front Park. Come out and cool off with a refreshing King of Pop's treat after your yoga session! 

Party in the Park Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This free summer concert series at the Waterfront Memorial Park located directly under the Ravenel Bridge is a local favorite. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and food and beer vendors will be on site. 

Movies at Folly Beach

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The Sea Islands consist of over 100 barrier islands that lie along Southeastern Atlantic coastline. They are called barrier islands because they protect the mainland from strong winds and tides coming in from the ocean. Kiawah Island is a very popular sea island located about 25 southwest of Charleston and has won numerous accolades worldwide for its pristine beaches, luxury amenities, family-friendly community atmosphere and golf.

Where to Stay: The Sanctuary Hotel This oceanfront luxury hotel offers 255 spacious rooms and amenities including: world renowned golf course, the Ocean Course, restaurants, spa and pavilion area with pool. The hotel has been ranked the #1 U.S. Resort Hotel by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report and received the Forbes Five

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104 Rutledge is a spectacular home located in the Harleston Village neighborhood of Downtown Charleston. Built by prosperous Edisto Island planter, Thomas B. Seabrook, in 1816, the house offers many unique features including, stained glass windows, Victorian window heads and hand carved mantles.

In fact, according to an article written by the Post and Courier in 1936, the owner of the house at the time received a letter from the Smithsonian documenting the important of one of the hand carved marble fireplaces. The letter expressed the value of the mantle and says they belong with those found in George II houses in England. The letter also mentions that the mantle probably took roughly 15 years to complete in Italy before being moved to a home in

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When visiting Charleston, it's important not to miss all of the talented local artists our city has to offer. Here's a short list of the galleries not to miss! 

Dog and Horse Fine Art

1. Dog and Horse Fine Art: Located at 102 Church Street on the corner of Church and Elliot Streets. A pet lover's dream come true, you can shop a wide variety of fine art featuring beloved dog breeds and horses or have a custom portrait of your pup made especially for you. In addition to paintings, the gallery offers bronze sculptures of animals. 

2. Helena Fox Fine Art: Located at 106-A Church Street in the South of Broad neighborhood, Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in contemporary American representational art, fine bronze sculptures, and hand crafted

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Charleston, SC hosts a handful of high-profile festivals throughout the year. Arguably the most noteworthy is Spoleto. For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA takes over historic Charleston, SC's theaters, churches, and outdoor venues with performances by world-renowned artists, as well as local talent, in opera, dance, theatre, and music. Spoleto is internationally recognized as the US's premier performing arts festival.

The history behind Spoleto Festival USA begins in 1977. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and others had the idea of creating an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds which takes place annually in Spoleto, Italy. They were looking for the ideal American

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Purchasing a historic home can be an exciting experience.  The quality of detail and craftsmanship is unlike any new home on the market.  Where else can you find a staircase crafted by hand, or wide plank floors aged to the perfect patina? These homes often showcase high ceilings and beautiful, intricate moldings.  In the historic district of downtown Charleston, SC you can literally walk for hours past streets of elegant, majestic historic homes, some dating back to the days of the Revolutionary War and early, colonial Charles Towne.

The details in a historic home are wonderful.  Sure, the floors squeak, the corners do not match up and cost to maintain can be considerably higher.  But where else do you find original pocket doors, stained

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