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8 Feb 2019
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This weekend there are three great things going on in Charleston and its surrounding islands, including a Chocolate Walk.  There’s even something special for your four-legged family members.  

Doggie Day at the Rec on the Isle of Palms

  A number of our beach rentals are pet friendly.   Just call us and we’ll help you pick the perfect one for you and your beloved pet.  Goodness knows doggies love the beach, too! If you brought your dog along with you this weekend, there’s a great annual event right smack in the middle of the IOP. It’s Doggie Day at the Rec, and it happens tomorrow morning from 9:00 till noon.  All are welcome.

Here's what's on tap:


  • Health and wellness resources for your dog;
  • Vaccination Clinic from 9:00-11:00 a.m. -  Rabies ($10) ; Microchips ($30);
  • IOP Annual Dog License Sales ($5) from 9:00 till noon;
  • Pet Photos (Free) from 9:00 till noon;
  • Local Rescues - adoptions available;
  • Variety of Animal and Pet-related Vendors;
  • Prizes to be given away;
  • Canine Good Citizenship Test given on site (in conjunction with STAR Therapy Dogs);
  • Dog Show Competition - 10:30am
  • Cutest Puppy (Under one year of age);
  • Most Attractive (Over one year of age);
  • Best Female Rescue;
  • Best Male Rescue.

This event is open to the public… not just locals, but also visitors.  Read more on the Isle's website.  Here’s a link to the registration form. It takes place at the Isle of Palms Rec Center.  It’s located at #24  28th Avenue, in the middle of the Isle.  

Take a Chocolate Walk, just in time for Valentine's 

  Valentine’s Day is coming up next Thursday.  You can get a jump on the holiday in a delicious way this weekend. Magnolia Plantation is hosting a very appealing Valentine’s event this Saturday and Sunday.  It’s called the VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE WALK, and it’s free with regular garden admission. Stroll with your sweetheart through the oldest gardens in America, which has one of the top collections of camellias in the world, with over 20,000 specimens. While you do, you’ll be serenaded by string musicians.  You’ll make your way among several different tasting stations, each with a decadent chocolate creation to sample from around the world. Gardens are, after all, one of the many charms of Charleston.  And what a delectable way to experience them! The Chocolate Walk will be going on both Saturday (Feb. 9th) and Sunday (February 10th) from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.  If you’d like to enjoy a romantic walk just with your sweetie, separate activities are available for your kids.  As a bonus, children 6 and under are free. For more info on these fun things to do on the Isle of Palms, go to their website.


“The Big One…Under the Big Tin” just over Breach Inlet from your luxury house on Isle of Palms

  We are fully in the throes of oyster season, for sure.  Coming up tomorrow is yet another whopper of an oyster roast.  It really is a fun way to feed folks and experience a quintessential Lowcountry experience to boot. It’s “The Big One… under the Big Tin,” the umpteenth annual Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue Oyster Roast, taking place this Saturday, February 9th from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. They’ll have all-you-can-eat single oysters, hot dogs and fish stew.  You’re encouraged to bring your own oyster knife, which all good locals have in their possession.  There’s lots of live music, jump castle for the kids, T-shirts and such. Tickets ($40 advance, $45 the day of) are available at the Sullivan’s Island Fire Station, Town Hall, Simmons Seafood and the Harris-Teeter at Sea Island Shopping Center.  The latter would be the most convenient to your luxury house on Isle of Palms.  If you grab them tonight, you’ll get the discount. Proceeds go toward the worthy sponsors, Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue.  They spend all year helping others in need, whether they’re on land or in the water.  This is a nice way to show our support for what they do for so many others. This, too, is convenient.   Just cross over the Breach Inlet Bridge and head over to Hennessy Street.  Look for the big tin shed/fish fry shack near Fort Moultrie.  Here’s more from the town’s website. All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger