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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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This South of Broad stunner provides the perfect haven for finding a quintessentially Charleston lifestyle and has history dating back to 1870. Tucked just behind the Battery, a five minute walk takes you right to the waterfront across from the beautiful oak filled park and in the other direction happy hour and a bakery with fabulous coffee and pain au chocolat await.  Tradd Street is one of the original carriage ways laid out in the 1680 “Grand Modell” that outlined the gridded plan of Charles Town. 

Enter through the ironwork masterpiece of a gate, by expert craftsmen Philip Simmons. Light pours throughout the home as you are met on the first floor with gorgeous stone floors and exposed brick walls. An original fireplace rests in the den area

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Downtown Charleston's charm is easily understood by doing one thing: walking down South Battery. The luxurious and historic homes on this street are an important reminder of the Charleston lifestyle and one of the many reasons why so many are drawn to this beautiful city. Lucky for the prospective buyer, Handsome Properties has two new listings on this highly sought-after street!

See below for more information on these homes:

 

48 South Battery

First time on the market since 2003! Circa 1846, the James Macbeth House is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Charleston. Features include gorgeous original 18' heart of pine floors, 9 relined and fully operable fireplaces, striking mahogany staircase, water views from many

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If you are looking for an elegant oasis just outside downtown Charleston look no further than this Mount Pleasant waterfront gem with stunning Ravenel Bridge views and virtually every amenity you could need. This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home features exquisite woodwork, custom built-ins and fine decorator finishes throughout.  The large dining room features European de Gournay couture hand painted silk wallpaper and the powder room boasts exquisite wall covering with crushed Murano glass. Extensive molding and trim work adorn the interiors. The double doors lead to a sweeping spiral staircase while the living room invites guests in with a grand fireplace. The living room opens up to the sunroom and outside with access to the IPE deck, 900 ft dock and an

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Today we are talking about a movement that is sweeping the real estate market..... Can you guess it?

It's the Tiny Home!

While the homes around Charleston are breathtaking and evocative of old Southern charm, they are often equally as grand in their size. This is just the ticket for some, though others may be looking to downsize without compromising the feel of luxury as well as practicality, and maintaining enough space to fit their lifestyle. Enter the Tiny Home movement that looks to maximize efficiency and to simplify living. These spaces provide benefits to the environment, personal finances and freedom to spend more time outside the home, perhaps traveling the world! And would you believe that 68% of Tiny House owners have no mortgage, as

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