Monday, January 26, 2009

Special Events for February 2009

Here are a couple of special events happening in the Charleston area in February:

February 6, 2009--Lunch with Siddons and Seitz; Blue Bicycle Books will host an authors' luncheon with Charleston's Anne Rivers Siddons and novelist Nicole Seitz. For information visit Blue Bicycle Books.

February 6-16, 2009--Lowcountry Blues Bash, Charleston; 44 acts, 19 venues over 11 days. Click here for more info.

February 12, 2009--Lily Thomlin in Concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $46.50 plus applicable fees and are available at the Coliseum Ticket Office and

February 13-15 2009-- Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston. This is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation. It promises to have something for every member of your family. To view all the happenings for this special weekend and to get ticket information, visit SEWE.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Restaurants-More Specials

WOW! I've found the most terrific list of restaurant deals, or should it be "restaurant steals"?

Stephanie Barna over at Charleston City Paper started this wonderful list: click here.

Restaurants-More Specials

Here are a few of the February restaurant deals I've found for Charleston:

  • Poogan's Porch, is rolling back the dinner menu prices to 1978! Enjoy dinner Sunday through Thursday nights for what it cost in 1978.
  • Tristan, is offering a three course prix fixe menu on Monday and Tuesday evenings for $40.00. Enjoy 1/2 off selected bottles of wine regularly priced at $75.00 and less. Only interested in a "sip and snack?" Tristan is celebrating Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5-7 p.m. with a new bar menu and special prices on beers and cocktails.
  • Enjoy 1/2 of bottled of wine ($50.00 and below) at Blossom, Sunday through Thursday evenings.
  • Circa 1886 is serving up two specials in February. Manager's Favorite Wine Finds will have you tasting wine for retail price (not restaurant price) plus a $10.00 corkage fee. Dinner of Desserts consists of three desserts for $25.00.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Restaurants-More specials

Moving back out to Seabrook Island, Hege's Restaurant in Freshfields Village is offering a Sunday night special!

All year long, Sunday evenings are made extra-special with Hege's Homeowner's Sunday Night Dinner. A three course prix-fixe dinner can be had for only $28.95 + tax.

Yum, it all looks delish!

Dog Parks in and around Charleston, SC

For those of you visiting Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island with your four-legged friend, here are some great dog parks for Fido to romp:

Charleston County operates three off leash dog parks.

James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412

Wannamaker County Park
8888 University Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406

Palmetto Islands County Park
444 Needlerush Pkwy.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Other Off-leash Dog Parks:
• Ackerman Park Dog Run-55 Sycamore Dr (Off of 61), West Ashley
• Hazel Parker Dog Run-70 East Bay Street, Charleston
• Hampton Park Dog Run-Rutledge Ave. and Grove St., Charleston

Downtown Charleston Dog Parks: (*note*-most of these are "on-leash only" parks)
• Alberta Long Park-Halsey St.
• Allan Park- 365 Ashley Ave.
• Ansonborough Fields- Concord St.
• Brittlebank Park- Lockwood Blvd.
• Cannon Park – Rutledge Ave.
• Chapel Street Triangle – Chapel St.
• Charleston Maritime Center- 10 Wharfisde St.
• Colonial Lake – Broad St.
• Horse Lot- Chisolm St.
• Marion Square- Meeting St.
• Moultrie Park -41 Ashley Ave
• Tiedemann Playground- 40 Elizabeth St.
• Washington Park – 80 Broad St.
• Waterfront Park- 1 Vendue Range
• White Point Gardens-2 Murray Blvd

Other area Outdoor On-leash Parks:
• Charleston Towne Landing West Ashley
• Folly Beach County Park-1010 W. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach
• Fort Moltrie, Sullivans Island
• Isle of Palms County Park-1 14th Ave, Isle of Palms
• Johns Island Park-1770 Bozo Ln
• Magnolia Plantation
• North Charleston Park Circle
• Sunrise Park James Island
• West Ashley Greenway
• West Ashley Park

Please remember to follow the dog park rules. To view Charleston County's rules, click here.

Get out and play!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Need more reasons to visit the Lowcountry?

Winners of Southern Living’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards have just been announced. Charleston and the surrounding islands have taken home many prizes.
  • BEST CITY--#1 Charleston, SC
  • BEST SMALL TOWN--#1 Beaufort, SC
  • BEST NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SHOPPING--#2 King Street, Charleston, SC
  • BEST FESTIVAL/FAIR--#4 Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC May 22-June 7, 2009
  • BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY--#3 Charleston, SC

Friday, January 16, 2009

Restaurants-More specials

Java Java Coffee House, located in Freshfields Village on Seabrook Island, is offering a lunch special through February 28, 2009. For only $3.99 you can get a cup of soup and a half of sandwich and surf the internet for FREE!

Got some time to kill? How about making a day of it at Java Java? Stop in for a delicious breakfast muffin or pastry, stay 'til lunch, and then hang around for Happy Hour! Sounds like a great day!

To read more about Java Java, click here.

Parking in downtown Charleston

Parking a car in downtown Charleston just got a little easier. Instead of "feeding the meter" with coins, now you can use a plastic card.

SmartCards will make parking in Charleston more convenient. No more digging through your auto's console or the depths of your purse looking for spare change. Now you can swipe your card and go. Another great feature of the SmartCard, you can get money back for extra time you have left on the meter.

Click here to read more about smartcards.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

Make 2009 the year you treat yourself to something special...a vacation to Seabrook Island, South Carolina.

View the video below to see the one-of-a-kind vacation you could have while visiting Seabrook Island: