Life in Summerville

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 […]
December 20, 2018

Everything Chic (ETC) – A Chic Local Shop!

Everything Chic is a locally owned shop with everything from candles, antiques, jewelry, tea towels, and just really cute things. It’s a great place to find a unique gift for someone, or a “self-gift” as I heard Sophie refer to it.
May 2, 2018

Fun Times at the Summerville Farmers Market

The Summerville Farmers Market is always a social and fun time. Local residents will walk or drive their golf carts up to the parking lot behind the Summerville Town Hall every Saturday from April to December. While I confess there have been times I’ve just run up there for my […]
February 16, 2018

Camellias – The First Sign of the End of Winter

My favorite time of year!  The end of winter always comes with the blooming of camellias. While winter isn’t quite over, it’s the sign of new life to come. People are cutting back their shrubs and trees preparing for the new season and around this time every year I enjoy […]