The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel was held last week in Myrtle Beach, SC. There were many speakers both educational and inspirational. But one of the most interesting things to come out of the meeting was the announcement of a new tag line for our state and new marketing campaign. Although it certainly still applies, “Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places” has been retired in favor of “South Carolina-Made for Vacations.”
Yes, South Carolina is made for vacations. Check out our available Folly Beach rentals if you are interested in some R & R for the summer season or if you want to get out now from all that snow! Or if a downtown bed and breakfast is more your speed, we can help you with that too.
If you aren’t sure South Carolina might be for you, the Golf Channel is premiering a new show tonight- “Destination South Carolina.” In addition to our fantastic golf the show will highlight our history, cuisine and other great attributes.
If you’re like me and not so sure about watching The Golf Channel, you can read the profile on The Best of Charleston here in Forbeslife .
Once you are in Charleston and fall in love- we’d love to have you for a neighbor so drop by one of our island offices or our Real Estate Studio in the downtown shopping district on King St. and have a no pressure, informational chat with one of our real estate professionals to see how Charleston can fit into your lifestyle. Moody’s predicts Charleston will be one of the top five recovering real estate markets in 2010.
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association
proudly presents the 28th Annual
” Taste of Charleston”
The Taste of Charleston is a three day celebration beginning Friday, October 10, at the Culinary Institute of Charleston Iron Chef Competition – (Palmer Campus Downtown). The competition will introduce the Culinary Institute’s new, $10 million Palmer Campus with a competition that pits some of Charleston’s finest, nationally renowned chefs in a head-to-head culinary battle. 6:00-9:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-577-4030.
On Saturday, October 11, Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row – Broad Street – Downtown Charleston Art Galleries – This art walk combines Lowcountry art with the culinary arts. Participating galleries in downtown Charleston will showcase the talents of local artists while offering festival guests a sampling of appetizers and desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants. 6:00-8:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-853-5002.
On Sunday, October 12, the grounds at beautiful Boone Hall Plantation will be transformed into a sea of culinary delights featuring 40 of Charleston and the Lowcountry’s finest restaurants
In addition to the wonderful culinary delights the “Taste” will feature the famous “Waiters Wine Race” sponsored by Electronic Merchant Systems, beer and wine tasting, our special Children’s Corner (with petting zoo), the “Best of the Taste,” East Coast Party Band (main stage) and Cooking Demonstrations by some of Charleston’s finest chefs including Enzo Steffenelli from Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes, Craig Diehl from Cypress and others.
Gates open at 10:30 AM. Advance tickets for the “Taste of Charleston” at Boone Hall Plantaton will be available at all Charleston area Applebee’s Restaurants, through the Association Office as well as online. Food tickets will be sold in $1 increments at the event. Souvenir “Taste” t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Rain or shine. No pets or coolers, please.
As in years past, proceeds from the “Taste” will benefit Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.