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Welcome to 64 Church Street! Located in one of the oldest, most historic, and most desirable areas of Charleston, this 2565-square-foot beauty is newly renovated and move-in ready.

Just steps from The Battery and Carolina Yacht Club, and a short walk from all of the phenomenal restaurants and shopping that Downtown Charleston has to offer, 64 Church is situated in the heart of one of the most revered cities in the world.

Classic colonial details and high-end finishes are prominent throughout the home, which features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a large kitchen and family room, a dining room with a butler’s pantry and wet bar, and much more. Outside, off-street parking and a private garden just add to this impressive property.

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Start your New Year's Eve off right in the Holy City! Whether you are a local looking for a night on the town, or a visitor looking for inspiration, these three events will help you celebrate 2018 in classic low country style.

1. Masquerade at the Mansion Ball 

Held downtown at the Restoration Hotel, the Mansion Ball combines mystery and fun in the form of a roaring 20's themed masquerade celebration. There are multiple live acts of music slated to perform, including Charleston's master violinist Seth G., and DJ Brandie Cannady. Prepare for a top-shelf open bar to come with cost of ticket, as well as light finger foods. And if it's a chilly evening, don't fret - coat check is available. You can purchase tickets for the Mansion Ball here.


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Looking for history, beauty, and proximity to action in your next international purchase? The Centre region of France, once called the “Land of Kings”, is a great place to start your search. This region boasts over 300 chateaux, vineyards, abbeys, cave dwellings and lavish gardens. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Centre regions is one of the most prestigious and visited locations in all of the Loire Valley. In present day, wine fans would be delighted to find some of the most equisite French wines being produced in Centre, including famed sparkling wines Vouvray and Tourraine.

With a few stunning chateaux for sale, this region is an investment worth considering.

In the winter season, there is an added bonus to the Centre region, as it is

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Introducing 19 Gadsden Street, located in the heart of the desirable Harleston Village neighborhood of downtown Charleston. Considered notable to the city, the Thomas Hamlin House (c. 1828) is an antebellum home built in the Greek Revival style.

Fully renovated, this home features modern appliances and comforts, while still retaining its classic southern style and charm. Decorated by interior designer Athalie Derse, and landscaped by Glen Gardner, this home warmly welcomes all those who enter through its expansive white porch.

A statement residence, this property is significant to the architectural history of downtown Charleston. This house was the first residence built on Gadsden above Wentworth Street, and is thought to have been originally

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 While Charleston is known for its renowned hospitality, tis the season to be extra merry and bright (and make the obligatory annual drive through the Festival of Lights)! As you treat yourself to the cashmere coat you’ve been eyeing on King, take it out on the town to one of our top recommendations of enjoying the holidays in Charleston…..

  1. Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation -- December 3rd ; This year Boone Hall Plantation is hosting a gathering complete with wine sampling from a number of distributors and partners while sipping on complimentary Biltmore Estate champagne, complimentary desserts, food and of course vino paired perfectly with gourmet selections from Boone Hall Farms. Wine and cooking demonstrations top off the evening as

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In recent years, Charleston has become synonymous with being home to some of the hippest coffee shops, popping up on nearly every block, and we aren’t upset about it! As we settle into cooler temperatures and earlier sunrises, we have the perfect excuse to spend some extra time with loved ones over a toasty mug of hot cocoa and laughs. Read along to see our favorite picks in the city:

The Classic: Bakehouse

Hold onto your hats ladies and gents because this place satisfies. Will you fancy the smores mocha or dark hot chocolate? Known for their catering of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Boone Hall wedding, this East Bay bakery and coffeehouse has an assortment of chocolates to choose from in your seasonal sipper and have you belting carols of joy

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Are you planning a trip to Charleston for the Thanksgiving holiday? Or, are you a local who would prefer not to stress about preparing a holiday feast for you and your guests? Either way, Charleston's local restaurant scene is here to help. There are a handful of incredible restaurants around town that are preparing delicious menu selections for your Thanksgiving holiday. Take a look at some of our favorites below:

1. Le Farfalle

One of our all time favorites in the city. Chef Michael Toscano will be putting an Italian twist on the holiday meal, offering everything from a pimento cheese arancini to a braised turkey thigh complete with brown beech mushrooms and mirepoix. For the complete menu and to book reservations, click here.

2. 82 Queen

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We aren't called the Holy City for nothing! Take a look at some of the churches that dot the peninsula's skyline with inspiring architecture and lengthy histories (some of which include being used as pivotal meeting spots during wars throughout the decades). From Gothic to Romanesque, be inspired by these tributes to religion.

1. St. Philip's Church

Established in 1670, the Mother Church of the Province was known as the lighthouse. Rich in Civil War history, famous figures of Charleston's history including John C. Calhoun are buried here. A chime of eleven bells of the evangelical parish were contributed to the Confederate military to be melted down and re-cast as weaponry and ammunition during the Civil War.

2. Circular Congregational

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While the weather tip toes into the cooler side of fall, we are working to find the sun/sweater balance. October has a plethora of activities to offer its locals as we welcome autumn with open arms, one of which making Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market oh so more enjoyable (and possible to sip on a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte without breaking a sweat)! We hope to see you at one of these great events this month!

1. Charleston's ArtWalk, Friday October 6th, 5-8 pm

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, comes this revived local favorite, showcasing new artists every year, falling on the first Friday of every month from October - May from 5- 8 pm. Ella Richardson Fine Art will offer viewers a chance to meet award-winning artist and professor Craig

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The Holy City is known for a plethora of things -- spectacular weather, friendly locals, endless festivities, and of course killer happy hours! Take a look at some of our favorite spots in the city to sip on a dirty martini (extra olives) as you transition from the work day and into a captivating Charleston evening. Whether you're hoping to catch sunset or the illuminated Ravenel bridge, these views are sure to please!

1.  Fleet Landing -- Hush puppy and order a Bloody Mary to accompany your expansive waterfront view!

2. The Rooftop Bar at the Vendue -- Be sure to take a look at all the marvelous art across the street at 26 Vendue (exhibits are rotated by local artists and galleries four times a year) before heading up to see the resident craft

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