Monday, March 30, 2009

A Must See: Rosebank Farms

A recent guest of Our Great Escape at Seabrook Island, SC reported going to Rosebank Farms every single day of her visit to Seabrook. WOW! That's a lot of trips to the farm but I can certainly understand her enthusiasm. My teenagers insist on visiting Rosebank every time we vacation in the Lowcountry.

So what is Rosebank Farms and what makes it so special? Rosebank Farms is one of the last family owned and operated farms on John's Island. Here you'll find locally grown fresh produce and flowers for sale. And, don't miss the fresh shrimp caught daily by local shrimpers!

Kids, young and old, will delight in the menagerie of animals--some traditional farm animals, some not. My kids are especially fond of the rabbits (baby bunnies are the cutest, aren't they?) and the stair-climbing goats.

Rosebank Farms goats

So, back to the guest. When I asked why she kept going back to Rosebank she said, "Crab cakes, key lime pie, and the most delicious tomato pie."

Guess what's on my list to buy the next trip to Rosebank? Tomato Pie!

Click here to see what else is available at Rosebank Farms.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

High over the Lowcountry

Looking for a better way to see the Lowcountry? How about taking a helicopter or plane ride?

Charleston Helicopters offers aerial tours of John's, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands. Other popular tours include viewing Morris Island, Fort Sumter, and downtown Charleston all from the sky.

Charleston Helicopters flies out of Charleston Executive Airport located on John's Island.

Helicopter not your style? Check out Flying High Over Charleston. Package tours in a Cessna Skyhawk start at $125.00 for up to three guests.

Flying High Over Charleston flies from Atlantic Aviation, located off I-26 at West Aviation Avenue.

Cars in the Park

Make plans now to attend the Kiawah Island Community Association's Car Show April 25, 2009 from 9 am until 1 pm. Night Heron Park will be the place to see rare antique and exotic cars from all over the world.

Here's a sampling of the cars that will be on display:
  • 1931 Ford Model A
  • 1953 MG-TD
  • 1955 Porsche Speedster
  • 2003 50th Edition Corvette
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Thunderbirds, Ferraris, Bentleys, and more!
The event is free and open to anyone with a love of cars! In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, April 26.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring has sprung in Charleston!

And that means it's home and garden tour time! I've updated the blog's calendar with the latest dates for tours.

The 62nd Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens begins in Charleston on March 19 and last through April 18, 2009. Be sure and check out the Historic Charleston Foundation's festival calendar too.

Kiawah will hold its ninth annual art and house tour on Friday, April 17, 2009. Proceeds from this event benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St. Paddy's Day comes early!

Seabrook Island will start celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 13, 2009 (Friday the 13th?!?) with a street party at Freshfields Village.

The party begins at 5:30 pm and will last until 8:30 pm on Freshfields Drive between King Street Grille and Carolina Clay Gallery. King Street Grille will have Irish fare available to eat and drink (for a fee, of course). Click here to see the St. Paddy's menu.

Music will be provided by The Hungry Monks.

For more St. Patrick's Day events in the Charleston area, check out City Paper.