July 2017

There are 4 blog entries for July 2017.

There's no doubt that craft beer is one of the hottest culinary trends right now. We decided to check out some of the breweries that are popping up all over town and see what all the fuss is about and they did not disappoint! Here's a short list of our favorite. Local tip: rent a bike from the new bike share program, Holy Spokes, and brewery hop around town! 


Revelry Brewing Co. Located at 10 Conroy Street: This brewery has an amazing rooftop bar overlooking Cool Blow Park and offers views of the city and Ravenel Bridge. They also have live music on weekend nights and offer a wide selection of craft beers. The Gullah Cream Ale is a local favorite that donates proceeds back to the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor program. Revelry describes

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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. 

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 Mustang that is normally parked out front. 

2. Kudu Coffee

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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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