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September 2011

Lowcountry Loot
Written By: 
Natalie Miller

Fill welcome bags with swag from—and about—the city

Go Gourmet

Give a gift card from a gourmet joe and goodie shop

Bakehouse Charleston:
(843) 577-2180,
Caviar and Bananas:
(843) 577-7757,
City Lights: (843) 853-7067
East Bay Meeting House:
(843) 723-3446,
Hope and Union:
(843) 922-1023,

Tour the Town

Share self-guided tours to the Holy City
Charleston City Slicker provides hi-def footage of 20 historically significant spots. ($1),
Charleston Map & Walking Tour features more than 70 sights. ($5),
The Charleston Horticultural Society’s self-guided audio garden and park tour is free.
Very Charleston (Algonquin Books, 2003, $15.95) by Diana Hollingsworth makes for a lovely keepsake guide. Blue Bicycle Books (843) 722-2666;


Help guests recuperate from celebrating with homegrown hangover remedies
BANa Water:
Blenheim Ginger Ale:
(843) 774-0322,

Get Cozy

Make hotel rooms homey with Charleston soaps and candles
Charleston Soap Company:
(843) 267-6011,
Cobblestone Candle Company, LLC:
(843) 793-7809,

Protect Yourself!

Keep pests and burns at bay
Beni’s Bug Off:
(843) 324-4554,
LUCA Sunscreen:
(843) 857-3336,

Finger-Lickin’ Food

Get them ready for that barbecue rehearsal dinner
Food for the Southern Soul’s Sweet Mustard BBQ Sauce:, (843) 762-9200
Piggly Wiggly T-shirt and Pig Swig:
(843) 722-2766,

 —Natalie Miller

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