Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Poor Richard’s Bookstore of Easley

There is much to discover in South Carolina! Many think of our majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, or stunning waterfalls. And yes, these all are attributes of this state. But for those cold or rainy days, there are also treasures to be found indoors. Once such treat is nestled in the heart of the city of… Read more »

“A Vanberbilt House Party – The Gilded Age” Clothing Exhibit On Display!

A favorite attraction that is nationally acclaimed yet local is the esteemed Biltmore Estate of Asheville, North Carolina. Perfect in every season and a convenient location for all Lake Keowee and Upstate residents, this grand home and estate have much to offer. Biltmore, the largest privately-owned home in the US, was envisioned and built by… Read more »

Table Rock Tea Company of Pickens

Pickens County is known for many things – stunning landscapes, Clemson Tigers, but what about tea? Yes, right here in Pickens is the Table Rock Tea Company!The founders, Steve and Jennifer Lorch, are also the founders of Hydromissions International – a Christian nonprofit agency that provides clean water to people around the world. The Lorches… Read more »

Le Petit Croissant’s “Chocolate Workshop”

Have you ever considered how those decadent chocolate truffles that we all enjoy so much are made? Why not find out first hand with a Chocolate Workshop at Le Petit Croissant of South Main Street in Greenville! Chef Vincent Caradonna will instruct the group on how they can mold and enrobe fine chocolate truffles for… Read more »

“The Toasty Farmer” Indoor Winter Market Continues!

The Holiday season may be over but the markets don’t have to be! “The Toasty Farmer” continues their series of indoor Winter farmer’s markets this Saturday, January 12th. Held every Saturday now through March 16th from 11am to 2pm. Come in from the cold (yes, it is heated and very cozy shopping for sure!) and… Read more »

“Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” Exhibit

We all have our holiday traditions and for many, that includes the classic Peanuts “A Charlie Brown Christmas” program.  The Upcountry History Museum is bringing this classic to life with the traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, titled “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown”! This display will allow visitors to explore the making of this… Read more »

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