As much as I love Harlem, I always look forward to going home to Charleston. It’s one of America’s oldest cities and today it has emerged as a lively and vibrant center of arts and culture, food and fashion.
As I write this, the Annual Spoleto USA Festival has just kicked off in town. For two glorious weeks the arts will be front and center here. This city is buzzing with tourists and residents, concert-goers and performers, nature lovers and beachcombers as they shop along King Street, crowd its unbelievable restaurants., and dot its magical harbor and beaches with sailboats and paddleboards.
Later we’ll head out to our home on Seabrook Island that shares the coastline with its famous neighbor Kiawah Island. To get there we drive the ten miles along the scenic Bohicket Road, a drive we first took on our honeymoon many years ago.
Bohicket, lined by huge, ancient oak trees and draped in canopies of Spanish Moss, offers the warmest welcome to the Low Country and its laid-back lifestyle.
We’ll spend the holiday eating crabs and shrimp on the deck and celebrating America’s Memorial Day.
Here are some of my Charleston and Low Country favorites: