Spanish Moss does much more than simply drape itself over the wise, old arms of great oaks. It somehow also slows the heart rate of every good southerner, while transforming “a few days off” into “vacation”. It’s a magical thing that moss, and we love it. We have enjoyed an early summer this past week while our girls were on spring break. Even the gators are beginning to grow on me a bit.
It’s Mr. Darcy’s favorite place on earth. He swims out way too far, pursuing the balls that my husband throws…way too far. Do you remember the dog from the movie JAWS? His name was Pippet. Pippet’s poor owner used to enjoy throwing the ball real far into the water for him too. Poor Pippet.
Sorry, I digress…My husband and I snuck away for one of our nights into Charleston. It was my birthday, and the man knew the way to my heart. We spent the day walking through the arts district downtown, gallery after gallery. It was such a treat, and there were even a few artists painting in their galleries, which was fantastic. Here are a few of my favorites that we walked through, and several paintings that I loved:
The Smith Killian Fine Art Gallery: This was the gallery I was most excited to visit. They display the jaw dropping work of an artist mother and her triplet children (all artists as well). How very cool is that! I loved their work. To call it stunning, is an understatement.
image: Betty Anglin Smith
Reinert LePrince Fine Art: This gallery was an unexpected treat. I had seen and loved the work of these two artists before our trip, but I had no idea they were from Charleston. As soon as we walked in and saw the first painting, I knew it was the work of Kevin LePrince. His sea birds are amazing, whimsical, but elegant at the same time. He and Rick Reinert were both painting in the studio that day. They were kind and gracious, I loved meeting them both.
Lastly, we also managed to eat at Husk Restaurant. We couldn’t pull off dinner reservations as they book about a month in advance. Lunch however was wonderful, and in my opinion, it was worth all the buzz.
And yes, that is a cheeseburger that I ordered at a seaside restaurant. Kevin LePrince recommended it, so how could it be a bad choice? I ate every bit of it Kevin, and it was delicious.
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