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Wow...My wife and I were blown away last night at the Gaillard Center in the Charleston downtown historic area. The 70-piece Charleston Pops Orchestra together with 110 voices of the Charleston School of Arts Chorus dazzled everyone with selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Lion King, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. The Mt. Pleasant husband and wife team of Dimitri Pittas and Leah Edwards joined the orchestra and chorus to compliment the evening with some of the greatest arias composed by the Italian masters .. Puccini (1858-1924) and Verdi (1813-1901). We have been enjoying the Pops performances for the last 12 years since we moved here in 2007 from NYC. We left Daniel Island at 6:45... arrived at the Gaillard at 7:10, paid $5

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Sue and I moved across country from Denver to Daniel Island about 14 years ago. While we loved Denver, but missed living near water. We looked all over the Charleston area and settled on Daniel Island. It has been a wonderful decision. The island is so friendly and surrounded by water vistas, community docks and boat ramps. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase a beautiful waterfront home that had been foreclosed on... 41 Watroo Point. Watching the tide come and go, long marsh vistas and amazing sunsets has fulfilled out dream. It is time for us to downsize.

 

 

Well maybe the new East West Partners townhome and condo complex will be the answer. This new section of Daniel Island will offer waterfront condos, townhomes, shops

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Moved right into the Christmas season last night! I went to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to hear George Frideric Handel’s oratorio masterpiece Messiah for the 5th time in my life. It was a sold out performance with 60 singers and 24 musicians from the Charleston Symphony and Chamber Chorus. Of course, the highlight of the evening was the Hallelujah chorus which is regarded by most of the world as the greatest choral piece of music ever written. The 4-part harmonies and powerful movements are incredible, especially the resounding climax when the entire ensemble stops on a dime and is silent for three seconds and then the final word Hal-le-lu-jah is slowly sung. Even though you know it’s coming, it still is a goose-bump experience! What is

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After 22 years of development just about every building lot and commercial space is near completion. Enjoy this article from the Daniel Island News for full details.

The Daniel Island News article

If you have questions about any aspect of Daniel Island such as building your dream home or buying the perfect existing home for your family, please feel free to give us a call at 843-259-9913. Most of our team live on the island and know it extremely well.

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The annual Spoleto Festival in Charleston continues to be amazing with over 300 performances in 17 days…theater, dance, opera, music, artist talks, jazz and others mediums.

Last evening I really enjoyed the Italian opera Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)…. A comic opera with members of Westminster Choir giving voice to handcrafted Italian marionettes in this charming production. The choir was in the orchestra pit and the only characters on stage were the marionettes managed by 10 Italian artisans from hidden scaffolding above the stage. It was first performed in 1792. A thoroughly enjoyable night.

The previous evening I ventured to the famous Mepkin Abbey in Monks Corner to hear Illuminations, a Memorial Day concert featuring the Taylor

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If you were not at the Gaillard last night March 10, you missed the best Charleston Symphony Orchestra's performance since 2007!!! 

It was Celebrate L'ITALIA.... an all Italian composer's night of 20 instantly recognizable compositions. The first half of the program opened with Rossini's William Tell Overture (immortalized as the opening music for the Lone Ranger TV series back in the 1950's) and followed by 8 of the all-time famous arias from Verdi and Puccini and included the Triumphal March and Chorus from Verdi's Aida featuring 22 Wando High School trumpeters! Following intermission, many of the popular Italian compositions were played, including my 2 all-time Ennio Morricone's pieces Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission) and the theme from Cinema

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According to an article in Venturebeat.com, Charleston is one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., Charleston, South Carolina is now the No. 1 mid-sized metro for millennials, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of 2016, the metro area was growing at three times the rate of the U.S. population. Yikes a flood of Millenials...we need to figure that generation out.

All very exciting for those of us living in paradise. The Charleston employment scene is improving quickly. We moved to Charleston from Denver. Denver was on fire with young entreprenuers creating tech companies everywhere. The result was there and is now here in Charleston a thriving economy, lots of cool new hot spots or of course the real estate is hot. To understabd

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Charleston Regional Business Journal reports Charleston was among the top 5 ranked for overall best places to find a job. The study was done by WalletHub. Check out The Charleston Regional Business Journal for lots of great information about our wonderful area. They do a great job of reporting on business related issues. In the 13 years we have been here corporate America seems to have discovered our area. New manufacturing facilities for Boeing. Mercedes, and Volvo to name a few.

WalletHub has a pretty impressive advisory board that ranks cities and states for lots of factors. It is nice to see that Charleston stacks up as #6 in the country for affordability. We often must resuscitate clients coming from places like New Jersey and Connecticut when

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I find myself this morning sitting in the waiting room at a car dealer. Just the thought of visiting a car dealer brings a high level of dread. Images of sales guys standing in the parking lot smoking the boredom away, dirty service areas, dirty bathrooms and worn out service guys who are under orders to get sales up in the service department. I would normally ask my wife to take it in, but this is going to be a Baker Motors experience.

Having run companies, large marketing divisions and now Prestige Real Estate Group, I am always amazed when I experience a consumer business that truly has a passionate culture of putting the customer first. It is not easy. It takes leadership from the top with a serious commitment to serving the public. I want to take

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