A Visit to the Lowcountry Rails & Trails

People who visit the Lowcountry notice many different things that make this area unique.  One is the magnificent Live Oak trees draped in Spanish moss.  Another is the vast number of waterways, creeks and marshes.   Another is the architecture.  And yet another is the smell, I mean fragrance, of pluff mud at low tide! What I noticed when we […]

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Elvis and a Simple Summer Salad

You might be wondering what Elvis might have to do with a simple summer salad? Well, generally nothing at all.  Except that after spending a fun-filled day in Savannah with friends from the Photography Club of Beaufort to view the Elvis at 21 exhibit at the Telfair Museum – Jepson Center dinner plans called for a simple summer meal. The Elvis at 21 photography […]

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A Great End to Begin a New Year!

The Lowcountry lifestyle is lived mostly outdoors.  Visiting with friends on the porch or boating, paddling and swimming in the ocean and many rivers and creeks that meander through the islands can be enjoyed throughout the year.  This year’s warm Holiday weather has been an invitation to partake in all of these activities. Yesterday, on Callawassie Island (where I am fortunate to reside) […]

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Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort?

Beautiful Beaufort is a wonderful place to explore anytime of the year.  Read all about Fashion Foie Gras’ wanderings and recommendations in their post Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort? Happy New Year! Sandra

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A Traditional English Christmas Afternoon Tea in the Lowcountry

This morning I am recalling the many blessings and memories of this Christmas season.  There are new additions to the Holiday Memory Bank. One, that I want to share with you, involves my very special friend, Maggie, who was born and raised in England.  Although she’s resided in the US for more than 40 years and is […]

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DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Originally posted on Honestyle:
Happy December! Christmas decorating is in full effect chez moi, from putting up the tree to displaying branches and other holiday-themed decor. Given my current festive frame of mind, I wanted to share a really fun DIY project I stumbled upon a couple of years ago on Whipperberry: mason jar snow globes! Inspired by snow…

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A Masked Halloween

One year ago today I and my husband were visiting friends in Boerne, Texas.  There for a wedding, we were invited to the “Halloween” rehearsal dinner with instructions to come dressed in costumes.  We were unprepared and at a loss about what to do about the costume requirement. With the help of my BFF’s (aka mother of the bride) […]

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Got Bike? 10 Awesome Fall Bike Rides

10 Awesome Fall Bike Rides http:/www.mapmyfitness.com/blog/10-awesome-fall-bike-rides-4436/ My Bike Riding Journey I enjoyed reading about these bike rides and hope you do, too! It got me thinking about how much I enjoy riding a bike, how far I’ve come since I was given my first bike for my 7th birthday and when I was given a bike (again for […]

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An Overnight at The Willcox, Aiken, SC

On a whim and prompted by an enticing Jetsetter promotion, I booked a one night stay at The Willcox in Aiken, South Carolina for me and my husband to enjoy.  The Jetsetter promotion caught my attention for a couple of reasons (in addition to the great rate at a notable hotel). I knew my husband would enjoy […]

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