Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Public Art of Greenville, SC!

So many reasons to visit Greenville, South Carolina but regardless of what attracts you, be sure you look out for the numerous original pieces of art that honor and celebrate Greenville and the American spirit. Whether it makes your smile or is thought provoking, we are sure there is something for all to enjoy. Even… Read more »

New Sweet Shop on South Main in Greenville – River Street Sweets!

One of Savannah, Georgia’s staples in sweet treats and delicious goodies has recently opened a store in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina! River Street Sweets at 12 S. Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina held their grand opening this month. Holding true to the feel of the original store’s opening in the 1970’s in Savannah, this… 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 »

“Ghostbusters” Movie with Live Orchestra!

Here in the Upstate, we frequently have the privilege of listening and enjoying live music courtesy of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Peace Center on Main Street of Downtown Greenville. This phenomenal local group is often paired with well-known musicians. Next week, they will have a slightly different accompanist. A movie! That is correct… Read more »

Greenville, SC’s Coffee Addiction!

Greenville, South Carolina, is becoming well known in the world of food as quite the destination but let’s not forget the hero of the morning (and many an afternoon too!) – coffee! In the heart of downtown Greenville is a cozy gathering place which is actually below-street-level known as Coffee Underground. Wonder how they decided… Read more »

The 24th Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is underway!  Held in Downtown Greenville’s beautiful Falls Park, shows begin at 7pm Thursday through Sunday each week during the run of the shows.  This year, the festival will feature “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Taming of the Shrew”. And before you ask, yes! Admission is free! “The Winter’s Tale” is… Read more »

Historic Buildings of Greenville

Greenville is quickly becoming well known across the nation. Known for our beautiful downtown, new attractions, economic growth, and so much more! But let us not forget the historic side this old Southern town has to offer. There are many historic neighborhoods in Greenville. Although the homes remain private residences, they are lovely to look… Read more »

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