By Robin Gibson
As we mark the passage of time by welcoming yet another year, it is important to remember that life is meant to be lived as long we're breathing. The new Adidas commercial going viral is poignant for many reasons. First, it was directed by a student showing us all that brilliance and creativity sometimes rests in the young. And, second, the protagonist is a senior who feels his spirit slipping through his fingers until his former love of running is fueled by a pair of old running shoes. The lesson is this: never let your circumstance, to the extent you have control, limit your potential. Resolve in this brand new year to live life to the fullest regardless of age. Do everything in your power to live Life Out Loud in 2017. The Lowcountry is a wonderful place to be this time of year as we welcome sunsine and mild temps to our region. Wishing everyone peace, love and prosperity. And may we all discover the best is yet to come. Happy New Year, everyone!
By Robin Gibson
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-- Edgar Allen Poe
The best minds in the culinary and beverage industry came together for a learning and networking opportunity filled with tastings, parties, book signings, takeovers, and a finale at The Windjammer on Isle of Palms. Edgar Allen Poe would have found inspiration among the spirits, wine, beer, and mixers -- as well as experts -- on hand for this multi-day event. Hosted by Hyatt Place in historic downtown Charleston, guests attended learning sessions and tastings in Sterling Hall, bar takeovers along King and Bay Streets, educational excursions, book signings, and various off-site parties including the aforementioned Grand Celebration at The Windjammer. Travel + Leisure's World's Best City is a natural choice given its reputation as a top food destination as recognized in "The 10 best food cities in America, ranked" by The Washington Post's James Beard Foundation award-winning Food Critic Tom Sietsema. Proceeds from this year's conference are slated to benefit various food and beverage-related charities.
The scene above from Tuesday's Spring/Summer Tasting with bites provided by Food for the Southern Soul and The Park Cafe
Above images capturing only part of this year's successful BevCon Charleston
Were you there? Let us know. We'd love to hear all about your experience from this year's BevCon Charleston. Are you a member of the local F&B industry? What's your take on what's happening here in Charleston?
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. -- Daniel Webster
Exciting news for folks West of the Ashley. In keeping with the Mayor's commitment to revitalize this part of the city, a Farmers Market is coming to Ackerman Park on Sycamore Avenue. For folks unfamiliar the location is near the City of Charleston Magnolia Community Garden, Synagogue Emanu-El Cemetery, popular Avondale business district, and St Andrews Boulevard. Thank you, Mayor Tecklenburg, for your commitment to supporting local farmers and enriching the lives of Charlestonians.
Want to know more? The mayor will announce plans during a press conference to be held there, Monday, July 25th at 4 pm. 55 Sycamore Ave, Charleston, SC 20407. We will continue to follow the story and report details.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
What beautiful places inspire you in the Lowcountry? Share your thoughts with us here.