Check out NBC’s Today show selecting The Francis Marion as the place to stay in Charleston, as part of their story on haunted cities.
My beautiful Hotel is hosting the 2013 National Sustainable Food Summit – Looking Back, Cooking Forward, November 3-5. Here’s what they’re all about:
It is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions. Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Through these actions, our members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies.
I’m scurrying to keep up with all the tasting exhibits, but there’s just so much a little fox can eat in one day!
Hello again friends!
It’s Sly again, on another one of my adventures! Today instead of lounging throughout the hotel, we are going to pump some iron! I guess you can say that I’m preparing extra early for next summer this time, and making room for all of the holiday food and festivities coming up soon in Charleston!
Things are always pretty busy around the Francis Marion, and a little fox like me has to stay in shape to keep up. We recently made some new improvements on our fitness center in the lower lobby, to help our guests stay in shape while away from home.
There are some new treadmills to really help you burn some calories from those delicious meals at the Swamp Fox. We’ve got a new exercise bike too. The fitness center also has ellipticals, stair climbers, training cycles, and weights to for you guys to build some muscle to keep you warm with that cool Charleston breeze returning.
But before you try out the new machines, make sure you keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water and track your progress on the scale we have here as well!
See you next time friends! Gotta get back to my workout; see you on my next adventure!
Sly the fox here again, on another one of my awesome adventures around Charleston, SC!
Last week, a few of my buddies from the Francis Marion and I went on a little field trip down to the Thomas Bennett House. I was pretty excited to get out for a little while and enjoy some of the beautiful weather we have been having. It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall in Charleston! With so many people and groups coming to visit us, I’ve been scurrying Charleston looking for some extraordinary places for us to house your events!
The Governor Thomas Bennett House, is known as one of the most magnificent in all of Charleston, and definitely exceeded the expectations of a little fox like me. The tremendous house had a huge lawn and trail out front for me to run around on, and would be the perfect place for a beautiful wedding or event of any type. The house has been restored pretty nicely, since being founded in 1825, with very elegant architecture that shows its history. The long porch and grand, free-flying staircase, one of two in the whole city, were some of my favorite places there, and could be perfect backdrop to your next gathering! The garden is one of the most beautiful, traditional gardens in Charleston, with a brick courtyard and fountain, and the perfect place for a photo-op before heading back to the hotel.
If you want to see more photos from the property, scurry on over to http://www.governorthomasbennetthouse.com/ and tell my pal, Linda, that Sly sent you!
See you next time!
I decided to go a little bit off the beaten path and visit the Gibbes Museum on Meeting Street. Wow, what a day I had viewing my personal favorite collection, The Charleston Story. This permanent exhibit, with over 10,000 objects, presents a rich, vibrant history of the Lowcountry. Learn about significant people, places, and periods from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony, through the American Revolution, the Civil War and Charleston today, as a culturally diverse and dynamic community.
Inspired by his lifelong love of the arts, James Shoolbred Gibbes Sr., left a trust of $100,000 to be used for the “Erection or purchase of a suitable building to be used as a Hall or Halls for the exhibition of paintings” in Charleston. The exhibitions change multiple times throughout the year, so even little foxes can visit often and see something new! Check out their website to see what’s next: www.gibbesmuseum.org.
After a long afternoon on all four paws, the beautiful Gibbes courtyard offered the best respite. Nestled behind the museum, it’s a one of a kind space just perfect for your next social event or wedding reception. Come and enjoy!