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Fall Fun At Charleston’t Kiawah island

A unique vacation experience, Kiawah Island, just 25 miles off the coast of Charleston, offers historic sites with brass lanterns, legendary golf courses, beautiful beaches, 30 miles of paved trails plus 10 miles of walkable beach, and more. Owned since Revolutionary War times by the Vanderhorst family, the island was sold to investment companies in […]


Enjoying The Farm-To-Table Cuisine Of Charleston Restaurants

Charleston has an abundance of excellent restaurants that serve top quality food, but many of them go the extra step of being farm-to-table and are part of a movement to inform restaurant patrons about exactly what they’re eating, where it came from, and how it was produced. Local eateries who claim to be farm-to-table use […]

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Shopping Your Way Through Charleston

Like most cities, Charleston has its share of chain stores in local malls and strip shopping center, but its many local boutiques offer you a unique shopping experience. You can find national stores such as Old Navy and Bed Bath and Beyond as well as outlet shopping nearby, but you have plenty of opportunities to […]

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Old Buildings You’ll Want To See In Charleston

Whether you are fascinated by historic architecture or you want to share the wonders of the past with your children, Charleston is the place to visit. As the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston’s buildings show the influence of Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classic Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco styling. With about 2,800 […]

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Church Street On Parade

Modern visitors to Charleston might flock to Church Street for its great hotels and restaurants and its picturesque traditional gas lanterns, but the history of the street is too significant to miss. One of the city’s oldest streets, Church Street was named for the churches located there. Located on the east side of the city near […]

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Discovering East Bay Street’s Rainbow Row

In a city distinguished by many sites to see, the Rainbow Row of 13 homes on East Bay Street is one of the most interesting parts of Charleston. The pastel paint on the homes, accented by modern outdoor lanterns, make the west side of East Bay Street, between Tradd Street and Elliot Street one of the […]

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Capitalize On Trends In Bathroom Lighting With Electric Lanterns

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or enjoy an American home, the number of bathrooms and amenities they offer are crucial. The ideal is to have at least 1.5 baths that are clean, well-lit, and modern. Ideally, they will be spacious and incorporate the latest trends in materials, lighting, and design. As a result, […]

Correctly Positioning Your Wall Mount Gas Lantern

Correctly Positioning Your Wall Mount Gas Lantern

Adding lanterns to the exterior of your home can add style, while making your porch, deck, garage, or other outdoor area brighter and safer. To get the best effect from your light fixtures, you should choose your fixtures carefully from the vast array of available wall mount gas lanterns and electric lanterns and pay careful attention to […]

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Best Summer Trips to Charleston

With summer being the time that many families take vacation, the number one question is where to go that meets the criteria of being fun, interesting, and affordable. Charleston has something for everyone; a bit of forethought will assure that everyone from child to adult has the kind of time that will make them to […]

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Safely Replicate The Look Of Gas Lighting With Electric Flame Lanterns

Gas lighting has fascinated homeowners in search of beautiful, reliable lighting for their property ever since gas lights were the way that Charleston and other cities were lit in the 19th century. The flickering light that gas street lamps gave off was intense, yet romantic. It’s no wonder that more than a century after electric […]

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Visiting Newport, RI – The City That Inspired A Lighting Collection

Newport is a charming coastal city located on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island that retains many buildings from the Colonial era and beyond that infuse historic charm into the area. Brick paved streets, old gas post lanterns reminiscent of Charleston, and clapboard houses in the historic district provide an interesting backdrop to an area known […]

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Why The Copper Wall Lantern Is A Designer’s Dream

Thinking of adding a copper wall lantern or other wall mount lighting to the exterior of your home? If so, your first thought might be to go for a new porch light but wall lights offer flexibility in design as they can be used many places in your yard to combine form with function, which makes designers […]