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Spring has sprung and the ultimate gardeners event is almost here! The Charleston Horticultural Society is holding their annual event, Plantasia on April 7th and 8th at the beautiful Old Towne Creek County Park. Due to the unparalleled landscape and scenery in Charleston, the CHS seeks to inspire and showcase Lowcountry horticulture. A membership includes; free attendance to monthly lectures, seasonal educational workshops, garden tours and much more.

One of CHS’s most anticipated events is Plantasia. Vendors from all over come to sell their unique flowers, plants and gardening accessories. Local farmers will also be in attendance to sell their fresh produce. Every vendor and garden expert will be there to answer any questions you may have and

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This past year, Charleston was voted the number one city in the world by Travel and Leisure. There are countless reasons Charleston won the hearts of so many travelers, however two of those reasons are the unbeatable scenery and unique architecture.

18 Broad Street, Penthouse 801, offers the characteristics of Charleston that everyone desires: unparalleled views of the city and amazing design. This property encompasses the top two floors of The People’s Building, the only skyscraper in Charleston. The Penthouse has an amazing private roof top terrace of 3,169 sq. ft. Sheila Wertimer designed the lush landscaped plantings, dining and seating areas with outdoor shower.


 Not only is the outside view unbelievable, the interior design is

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My love of history, architecture and historic properties has led me to volunteer for years during the Festival of Houses and Garden Tours. This is the largest fund raiser each year held by the Historic Charleston Foundation. The annual Festival of Houses and Gardens tour enables the public to view some of the most amazing historic homes and gardens in Charleston. 

For many years I have volunteered as a Docent during the tours. It is something I truly love and look forward to each year. Working as a Realtor in Historic Charleston I am in these homes often. But sharing the history of these homes with others is enjoyable and fun. Not to mention that through my volunteer efforts I have met some amazing friends and have established some

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When I am working with a buyer client we often speak on the subject of why they picked Charleston.  Most claim they want to move out of colder climates.  As Charleston has wonderful weather most of the year it fits the bill for those that want to escape cold climates and shoveling snow.  Many move to Charleston for history, culture, the arts, the amazing food, the friendly people and laid back atmosphere.

But did you know that Charleston, South Carolina is ranked as one of the top 20 places to invest in real estate? One of the top places to retire and the number one city in the world!    The real estate market in Charleston has been on the radar for some time.  Even the locals are a little shocked at the home values.  Buyers are paying

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Join in on one of Charleston's favorite event weekends of the year! Charleston Wine + Food Festival will kick off on March 1st and run through March 5th of 2017. The long weekend is packed full of fun events located at a variety of venues in and around Peninsular Charleston. Tickets have been on sale for a while now, but luckily there are still plenty left for many of the events. Take a look at the full schedule of available events here and be sure to buy your tickets before time runs out!

One of our favorite events that the festival offers year after year is the Culinary Village which takes place in the afternoons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a great option for those of you looking for variety. Marion Square transforms into a one

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SEWE weekend is always a popular time to explore Charleston, SC. A three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature, this event has a little something for people of all ages. A brilliant combination of events including fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, and chef demos from local restaurants will be sure to attract a big crowd to the Lowcountry. Tickets are still available for many of the events. The events will take place this Friday - Sunday, February 17th - 19th. Take a look at the schedule and be sure to purchase tickets before they sell out!

Handsome Properties, Inc. will be participating in the fun this year! Find our hospitality tent in Marion Square throughout the weekend for some relaxation

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Sold! Handsome Properties is happy to announce that 14 Elliott Street has a proud new owner. This beautiful 1740-era row house is found in the desirable South of Broad neighborhood in Downtown Charleston and boasts some of the chicest interiors we’ve ever seen. Selling agent, Julia Armstrong, said that the buyer is thrilled with his purchase. 

"It was an absolute pleasure representing the sale of this house," Armstrong said. "It has been renovated to perfection. The new owner is sure to enjoy his time spent here."

Between the typical masonry style exterior and the unique interior design 14 Elliott Street exudes style and design. The home was completely transformed with custom renovations by architect Heather Wilson, contractor Brett Elrod and

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Come one, come all to the garden lovers event you won’t want to miss. The Charleston Horticultural Society will be holding their event, Plantasia on April 7th and 8th at Old Towne Creek County Park. CHS seeks to inspire excellence in Lowcountry horticulture. Membership is open to all and includes monthly lectures, garden tours, workshops and more.  For nature lovers, it’s a must.

 One of CHS most favorable event is Plantasia. The event was relocated two years ago from the hustle and bustle of downtown, to the quiet park in West Ashley. They did this in order to give the goers a peaceful shopping experience. Plantasia brings in around 2,000 to 3,000 people.

 Vendors from all over come to sell unique flowers and gardening necessities. Other items

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Charleston, SC has been experiencing a mild winter, to say the least. With daytime temperatures averaging around 70 degrees, it's no surprise that visitors and locals alike are out and about making the most of the beautiful weather. Now that the holidays (and restaurant week) are past us, it's time to set our sights onto what the rest of the winter has to offer. See below the top five goings on that, in our opinion, shouldn't be missed.

1. Charleston Jazz Festival - January 20-22 - Gaillard Center

Coming up this weekend at one of Charleston's most gorgeous (and newly renovated) venues, the annual Jazz Festival is sure to be a big hit. Enjoy a variety of performances by names such as Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, Heather Rice & Friends, and many

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As you know, Charleston has gained the attention from people all around the world; is it the culture? The history? The shopping? Definitely! But there is one key component of the Holy City that is not being overlooked – the culinary explosion happening right here in the small city of Charleston, SC. Not only has Charleston gained National recognition for its chefs, restaurants and culinary style; it is becoming the culinary heartbeat of the Southeast.

The aggregate of Charleston’s restaurant scene collaborate biannually to produce one of the most anticipated weeks of the year, Restaurant Week! This year from January 4-January 22nd, local restaurants are having multi-course meals at prefixed prices for a fraction of the cost!

Need a new lunch

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