Camps & Classes At The GM Darby Building!

The GM Darby Building, located at 302 Pitt Street, was constructed in 1884 as the Berkeley County Courthouse. At that time, Mount Pleasant served as the Berkeley County seat until 1895, when the town rejoined Charleston County. In 1991, the building was renamed in honor of our former Mayor G. Magrath Darby Jr.

Today the building serves as a community staple, used by the Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department for a wide variety of events, classes and children’s programs. Events include guitar and piano lessons, art classes, dance lessons and so much more!

Click here for a list of Spring and Summer activities at the GM Darby Building, as well as other Town Facilities. My kids grew up attending these events, so much fun!

Here are some sample activities:

For more info, click here the Town’s Recreation Department.

Out Of Hand- A One Of A Kind Shopping Destination!

The Art of Creating is alive in The Old Village, thanks to Lisa Thomas, our neighbor and creator of Out of Hand! Located at 113 Pitt Street, this one-of-a-kind shopping destination encompasses a variety of treats and should be a “must do” on your list!

A note from Lisa… “We integrate art, beauty, authenticity, knowledge and thoughtfulness with an innovative touch to create a multi-dimensional experience for our employees, artisans and customers. Whether you experience The Art of Creating in our store, Out of Hand, or through Ooh! Events, we want you to be inspired by our imaginative spirits. We work to foster an environment of creative expression and inspiration with the knowledge that anything is possible when we work together!”

Ooh Beautiful! Looking for information about complimentary bridal makeup trials? Click here!

Out Of The Garden! Looking for floral for a wedding or event? Click here to request a proposal! 

Ooh Home & Gift! Click here to explore unique finds!

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market- Opens on April 5

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market- 654 Coleman Blvd.

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Season starts April 5 from 3:30-7pm every Tuesday. This fun-filled, festival style event supports supports local farmers and venders with a wide variety of products. Kids activities, live music, and some free samples make this event something special. And you must try the boiled peanuts and Kettle Corn! Family event with free parking. Be sure to check out the Farmers Market on Facebook and see you there!

The Post House Tavern- NOW SERVING LUCNH! Tues- Fri 11am-3pm

The Post House Tavern and Inn- 101 Pitt Street, Old Village- Mt. Pleasant

Super exciting news! The Post House Tavern + Inn now serves lunch- Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Just as exciting as the new lunch menu is the creative force behind it. Chef Nick Wilber, a familiar face at Basic Projects, is now the executive chef at Post House Inn. The celebrated chef, who first worked with Owner Ben Towill at The Fat Radish in NYC before making his way down south to work at Basic Kitchen and then open The Fat Radish Savannah, will now helm the kitchen operations at Post House. Nathan Hood, the former exec chef, now takes on the role of Culinary Operations for Basic Projects Hospitality. 

If you have not been recently, you must check them out! I went for brunch and highly recommend their Post House Benedict along with a Bloody Mary! Simply superb!

To learn more and see menus, click here.

Cooper River Bridge Run, April 2nd

I am OBSESSED with the energy of this 10K race! The Cooper River Bridge Run is super fun, well organized and always a rewarding experience! Although it is a difficult trek, once you get on top of the bridge… well, it’s all down hill from there!

The best part? Running down King Street where people are cheering, clapping, clanking noisemakers and handing out donuts! Bands are playing, my feet are hurting, but then the finish line appears and it is officially Bloody Mary time!

Click here to read about this year’s race, registration is still open and the event takes place on April 2 at 8am. “Just Get Over It!”

Tavern & Table on Shem Creek!

Tavern & Table on Shem Creek is my “go-to” with friends and family! Their menu features a variety of Lowcountry flavors and I love that they support local vendors, fisherman and farmers. Their rustic atmosphere is elegant and comfortable, not to mention the spectacular view of the creek!

Pro-Tip: Be sure to visit the outdoor bar during sunset! You will likely get to see the dolphins frolicking as the fishing charters are returning to the docks with some left over treats. And did I mention their amazing handcrafted cocktails???

Click here for menu, hours and more, located at 100 Church Street, Mt. Pleasant.

Photo courtesy of T&T on Facebook, click to follow!

Old Village Gym- Located at 102 Pitt St- 24/7 Memberships Available!

This quaint gym offers 24/7 membership with a focus on Personal Training, Full Service Cardio, and Nutritional Counselling. Rob Short, Co-Founder, is on-hand to help you achieve your fitness goals and you will love his intuitive approach to training in this fun atmosphere! Be sure to click here to learn more about Rob and membership details at the Old Village Gym! Or contact Rob directly at

Ty’s ROADSIDE Coastal Kitchen Celebrates 1 Year!

Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen, 713 Center St, Mt. Pleasant

Congrats to Ty’s ROADSIDE as they celebrate their 1 year anniversary! And they love being part of our neighborhood! Super laid back setting with a wide variety of food and specialty cocktails. Personally, I am big fan of Greg the Bartender!

Whether you’re on the way to or from the beach, getting off the boat, looking for a casual dinner with family, or meeting friends for a night out, Ty’s ROADSIDE welcomes you, and all adventurous souls, just as you are! Super fun!

Be sure to follow Ty’s on Facebook and stop in to tell them congrats on a successful 1st year!

Major Hats and Suits! Located at 102 Royall Avenue

Our neighborhood holds so many little gems, and I just happened upon one of our best!  I was so happy to meet Mr. Anthony and visit his store, “Major Hats and Suits” located at 102 Royall Avenue (next to the Sweet Shop).

Mr. Anthony starting selling hats 20+ years ago, after attending church one Sunday and realizing the ladies of our community could benefit from a resource to find a variety of new hats!  Ten years later he opened his shop and has been a trusted source for not only the ladies from church, but for such organizations as The Hat Ladies Of Charleston, The Red Hat Ladies, The Hat Divas and more!

And hats are not all he sells, there is a selection of jewelry and men’s and ladies’ suits on hand as well.  If would like a suit not in stock, Anthony can have one delivered in about 4 days.

Open from 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, the store itself is adorable and features a variety of hats in all colors and styles!  Prices are reasonable, ranging from about $40-$100.   I felt like a kid in a candy shop!  Seriously, it is a really fun place, and wearing a hat can add oodles of flair to your outfit!  And let’s face it ladies, what’s not to love about a new hat for Easter or such fun events as The Charleston Cup?  So be sure to pop in and say hi or “like” his page on Facebook.  Mr. Anthony will be happy to help you with the perfect hat for any occasion!

**This article was originally posted in The 2016 edition of The Village Connection. Big shout-out to Mr. Major, one of my most treasured interviews! Such a delightful man!! xxoo