Charleston Hosts 40th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run

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One of the largest 10K runs in the United States is fast approaching.  Do you need to get your feet moving? The annual Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston takes place on April 1 this year. The run was founded in 1978 and has participants who travel 60 miles or more to be a part of this exciting event. The ...

Five Tours You Need to Take in Charleston

Sometimes the best way to get to know a place and embrace its true beauty is by taking part in a guided tour. With Charleston’s historic charm, breathtaking views, and vibrant food and drink culture, it’s no wonder it’s ranked among the most visited cities in the nation! If you are planning a trip to Charleston – or are a …

5 Best Places to Stay in Charleston

If you are planning a trip to Charleston – as with any travel destination – you will likely put a lot of time and consideration into choosing lodging that’s best suited to your travel itinerary. Luckily, there is no shortage of options for where to stay when in Charleston. Whether you’re travelling with your family (pets included), or looking to …

Holiday Season 2016 in Charleston

This year, experience Christmastime in Charleston and have a Christmas unlike any other. From traditional light-festivals to seasonal orchestras and elegant dinners, explore the various yuletide events in Charleston this holiday season. Whether you are seeking family fun or sophisticated evenings, Charleston knows what it takes to ensure everyone has a very merry Christmas. So without further ado, we bring …

Top 5 Wedding Destinations in Charleston

Are you planning a wedding? If so, you may find the questions of where and when the wedding will take place are not so easy to answer. Choosing a wedding venue can be the most stressful part of planning a wedding. The wedding venue is a vital element to your celebration. It sets the tone, the atmosphere and the general …

Historic Charleston Chimes®: The Story

Most likely you’ve heard the beautiful melody of our Historic Charleston Chimes®, have bought them as a gift for someone, or perhaps even have a set on your own porch. But do you know the story behind them? The original owner of Charleston Collections & Gifts was an avid music lover and was as enchanted as we all are by ...

Philip Simmons Master Craftsman

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Philip Simmons Master Blacksmith 1912 – 2009 The City of Charleston is a museum of works by Philip Simmons. Nearly every neighborhood has some type of ironwork fabricated or designed by one of the most important artists in the city’s history. Mr. Simmons was born on June 9, 1912, on Daniel Island, near Mt. Pleasant, SC, where he lived with ...

Charleston Artist Tate Nation

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Armed with an unorthodox arsenal of knives, dry brushes and assorted unconventional implements, Tate Nation paints in multiple layers of acrylics on canvas-covered wood panels, creating vibrant paintings that are drenched in texture. Tate’s non-traditional paintings are a lively medley of bold compositions, festive themes, and a vivid color palette influenced by Caribbean art. His works have been commissioned by …