Life in Summerville

April 10, 2019

131 South Main Renovations – finally complete!

As some of you may have seen, the renovations on our home have been pretty stagnant for the last year.  Thankfully, we didn’t run out of money nor did my husband die.  We got sidetracked.  Last year we purchased an old building right on Hutchinson Square; 131 South Main Street between […]
March 26, 2019

St Paul’s Tea Room – An Annual Tradition

It’s that time of year when the flowers bloom, the Flowertown Festival is close and St Paul’s Tea Room is the go to place for lunch for two weeks.  If you’ve never been, it’s delightful.  That’s the best word I can use to describe it.  They have live music playing, […]
March 20, 2019

Photo Gallery – Middleton Camellia Walk

Below are some photos from the Camellia Walk at Middleton Plantation.  I went with my mom and husband so you’ll see us in the pictures too.  I wish I was a professional photographer so I could better share the beauty of Middleton with you, but this, along with my recommendation […]
January 31, 2019

How close are we to the Beaches?!

If you live here and have always lived here, what I’m about to write is second nature to you. But if you’ve moved here from somewhere else in the country, recently or a while ago, or you’re even thinking about living here, I’m sure you’ve asked these two questions; how […]
January 15, 2019

Hutchinson Square – History and Renovations Update

If you’ve driven through downtown Summerville in the last six months, you’ve probably seen that Hutchinson Square is under a major renovation.  The vision for the renovation started several years ago and the final phase is set to open next month, making the renovation complete.  I thought it might be […]
January 11, 2019

Camellias Walks at Middleton Plantation

Camellias are one way the Lord blesses us in the winter I’m convinced.  When it’s cold, they start blooming and give us flowers when almost all else is dormant.  On my way out to Holly Hill to show a home, I drove past this beauty!  I couldn’t help but stop, […]
January 8, 2019

Deliciously Southern – Baker’s Garden BBQ Kitchen

  Several people suggested I try Baker’s Garden BBQ Kitchen on Central Avenue here in Summerville.  I finally got out there between Christmas and New Years and honestly, totally fell in love with the place and the people.   It has a very southern, authentic vibe.  Kay, the owner, was […]
December 31, 2018

How to be a Good Neighbor

Are you planning to buy a new home in the near future?  Not sure about how to meet your neighbors?  Or if they’ll be friendly? Summerville has maintained its small-town identity despite experiencing tremendous growth in the last few decades and hopefully you’ll love your neighborhood, but here are some ideas to […]
December 28, 2018

Giving Back through our Local Charities

It always feels good to contribute something of value to the society you live in.  If you live in Summerville, you have ample opportunities to do some good for others by involving yourself with a few local charities. It is not necessary to donate money. There are many more ways to become […]