Trivia- Pierates Cruze

The answer is D, the gardens were surrounded by a substantial seawall and included a belled wall.

In 1929, the Osgood family of Massachusetts bought the large waterfront lot and built a large seawall, behind which they created seven pleasure gardens collectively called Pierates Cruze. They then opened the garden to the public in the 1940s where it remained a popular destination through the ‘s. Although the gardens closed in 1959 and the land sold into small lots, there are still surviving garden features, such as the Belled Wall, which was reconstructed after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. 

Be A Tourist In Your Town With Snap! Picture Perfect Tours

Meet Leanne Walasek of Snap! Picture Perfect Tours and Transportation. She’s a Charleston city-certified tour guide here to help you explore what makes Charleston so special! She offers small tour groups with a variety of locations to explore as well as private limo service in her 2021 Mercedes Sprinter Van. So fun, and I hear she’s a good driver! Please click here to learn more about her tours!    

A note from Leanne: Be ready to explore historical sites and breathtaking views of the Lowcountry with small group tours in my 2021 Mercedes Sprinter.

At every Snap! Stop, you will be able to take memorable SNAP! Shots across the parts of Charleston that most people miss.

Need something more private?  Book my van for your corporate function, personal tour service or wedding, concert of party events.

Need Help Getting Organized? Meet Mary Gallivan!

Mary Gallivan is a professional Home Organizer and Personal Assistant who can help you organize your life! Mary comes highly recommended, click here for a few testimonials, and click here to visit “Just So Mary.”

A note from Mary…. HUGS is my favorite decluttering hack. It’s a system to help you separate your belongings from your feelings about your belonging and make objective decisions about what to keep and what to let go.

  • Does the item make you HAPPY

If not, you should donate it.  It doesn’t matter if it fits, if it still has the tags on it, if it was expensive, etc.  If it doesn’t make you happy, you should donate, resell, or gift it away.

  • Is it USEFUL?

The item should be useful and functional right now. If not, you should donate it. You do not need a backup toaster in the garage in case the current one breaks. You do not need eight phone chargers.

  • Was it a GIFT?

What you do with a gift does not reflect how you feel about the person who gave it to you. Full confession, I am the worst at this one. If the gift does not make you happy, donate it. If you won’t use it, you can purge the gift.  It’s OK.  Separate your feelings about the person from the item itself. (And no, you do not have to display the hideous vase just because Aunt Marge gave it to you.)

  • Does it hold SENTIMENTAL value? 

This is the one most difficult for most clients. And please know I am not saying you need to part with those truly special things. You can keep every piece of paper your child has ever written on.  But if you do, each should be proudly on display and not stuffed in boxes in the attic. If they are in boxes, pare back – pick a few favorites from each year and discard the rest.

Decluttering can be daunting. I always advise clients to start small. You do not need to organize the entire house all at once – start with one drawer, one closet or one room. You will be amazed what a HUG can do.

Chilled Dills Pickle Vodka!

Calling all pickle fans! Check out Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka! Local owners, Neil Caruso, John Lloyd and Marty Lloyd have combined the amazing taste of the finest pickles and their juice with a U.S. made, ultra-premium vodka to create a delicious dill pickle flavored vodka. It’s smooth and refreshing! Whether mixing it in a bloody mary, a pickle tini or with your own drink creations, you will enjoy the unique, full flavor of Chilled Dills Pickle Vodka. 

A note from the owners: We set out with our new passion to produce and bottle a pickle flavored vodka using only the finest of all natural ingredients and a vodka that is setting new industry standards in purity. We combined the crisp flavor of a dill pickle with an ultra-premium vodka by utilizing cutting edge and one of a kind patented technology. After countless attempts to perfect our complex flavor profile, we nailed it!

Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka can be purchased locally at many liquor stores, including Bottles, located at 610 Coleman Blvd. Hope you enjoy it! It’s a big dill! (You knew I had to say it!)

Blackstone Fit! Online Fitness Coaching by Dawn Blackstone

Dawn Blackstone has been my personal trainer for years because frankly, she’s THE BEST! She’s super knowledgeable with over 17 years of experience in the fitness industry and is a certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Behavior Modification Specialist.

Now Dawn’s services are brought to you online, where she can help you establish your core workout routine, health/ nutrition tips, and so much more, all while keeping you held accountable!

So what is Blackstone Fit?

​To be Blackstone Fit is a lifestyle that includes daily movement of your body, eating REAL food, weight training, sleeping well, feeling better, and enjoying your life!  

​Dawn  Blackstone founded Blackstone Fit in 2007 as an option to exercising outside of a gym.  We are all motivated in different ways.  At Blackstone Fit we take the guesswork out of getting fit and show you how to live a balanced lifestyle, so you can stay fit!

Blackstone Fit has evolved to include online coaching with a signature 12 week program to Get Blackstone Fit and monthly memberships to keep you Blackstone Fit.  The Get Blackstone Fit program teaches you how to exercise effectively and how to eat in a way that fuels your body.  When you follow the program you will replace body fat with lean muscle!  We will show you how to get Blackstone Fit with your own body weight and a few simple pieces of equipment, at home, in a gym, outside, or while traveling! 

Get Blackstone Fit Now!