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Much to tell you. Where to start? Sometimes I do best with a list, so here goes... 1. We're super happy to announce the launch of the Lowndes Grove website. You'll see that it has a very handy calendar so you can know when "the peninsula's last great waterfront estate" is available for your fabulous party. You like that, don't cha? Sure, you do. You're a planner. 2. Um, the weather is truly chilly in Charleston today. My suggestion for the perfect little warm up? So glad you asked. Evan and Sean, our illustrious Fish bartenders, have come up with some very tasty beverages made with the season's freshest ingredients. If you dig on cosmos, I can totally recommend the fig-infused vodka. And my personal favorite: the pumpkin-infused bourbon. Over ice. Are you kidding me? It will warm the cockles of your heart. I promise I would not steer you wrong. 3. I'm going to Chicago tomorrow. Why, you ask? I would tell you, but that might spoil the surprise. Actually, I'm going to do some R&D (research and development) on boutique hotels. Yes. I'll be assessing the thread count of linens, stealing, I mean SAMPLING luxurious toiletries and deciding which bathroom lighting makes me look the most lovely. Now, I must away to pack my heaviest sweaters. It's 41 in Chicago currently, and my Charleston blood is thin. More tomorrow from the Windy City!
First of all, thanks to Heather Solos who added our lovely little blog to The Post & Courier's list of Lowcountry Blogs. We feel a bit like Sally Field on Oscar night way back when..."You like us, you really like us!"In six-degrees-of-separation news, this weekend, Charleston native, COC alumna and promotion director at The New Yorker, Maura Hogan, married Scott Watson, marketing director of Gluckman Mayner Architects in New York at Lowndes Grove. In the small world that is Charleston, I actually had a great conversation with the bride several years ago (she's a friend of a friend) during which we discussed our favorite books, Ireland and all of the lovely quirkiness that is Charleston. Congratulations, Maura and Scott!Oh, and if you haven't already, get out there and vote, people!
Had an interesting meeting with Joe, our dock permitting coordinator, today on the plans for the new dock at Lowndes Grove. (Note to self: How does one become a dock permitting coordinator?) Tomorrow, Joe's heading out on the Ashley River to monitor the depth at both high and low tide to make sure we are in tune with all elements and the environment. The current Lowndes Grove dock is closed, as in you can't even go crabbing on it. The proposed plans for the new dock will enable guests to arrive via boat and include two floating docks, a covered pier and a five-foot wide boardwalk with handrails. How rockstar will it be to arrive for your corporate meeting, wedding, oyster roast or shindig on your boat? Um, TOTALLY.
That's the name of the informal get-togethers the Patrick Properties team is having with Professor Steve Litvin and his Hospitality & Tourism Marketing class. We think of it as a grassroots effort for the upcoming hotel project. Plans for the as-yet-unnamed boutique hotel received approval from the Board of Architectural Review for height, scale and mass in September. Soon after, PP reached out to Steve Litvin and his class. Why you ask? Because hey, they're studying this stuff and who couldn't use some fresh ideas from some of the exuberant intelligentsia? Over the coming weeks, the students will brainstorm marketing strategies, meet with the PP team to pose questions and finally, present their marketing plans to the PP team. Who knows, maybe we'll get the next big idea from an up and coming hotelier?
I know it sounds like one of my sassier headlines, but it's actually the title of the intriguing Charleston Stage production that opened last night at The American Theater. Actor Mark Chambers stars as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite struggling to survive amid the 20th century madness of Nazism and Communism. The internal and external conflict Charlotte endures confronts the dichotomies in both politics and gender identity. Yes, it's heavy. And riveting. And get tickets already.November 2, 7 - 9, 15 - 16 at 8pmNovember 1, 10 at 9pmTickets: $19.50 - $26.50, call 843.577.7183 So, to sum up: one actor, 35 characters, written by Doug Wright, a 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Oh and I happen to know this great little restaurant right next door for a pre or post show dinner...