A luxury house on Isle of Palms is the perfect place to escape from the rigors and stresses of modern life, especially if you live in an urban area.

There is just something about being on an island, fully surrounded by water. It’s a very peaceful feeling.

Our SC vacation rentals are located on islands near Charleston.  EP’s portfolio of luxury beach house rentals SC includes mainly Isle of Palms vacation rentals, but we can also connect you with a great Folly Beach house Charleston.

Doesn’t really matter which island you choose, beach house rentals Charleston SC give you a great chance to relax and reconnect with what’s important.

Got an email from the good folks at Gaiam Life, who promote healthy lifestyles and such.   So many of us are rushing around taking care of other people, but it reminded me how important it is to take care of ourselves.

This was a word in my mailbox that I really needed to hear.  The last several weeks have been really hard, and this week alone I lost two precious loved ones.   Life is crazy and stressful, and I feel so far behind, especially in sleep.

Anyway, this is what they said:


Many of us want to practice kindness toward ourselves, but we don’t know how to start.

Here are ten simple ways to nurture your wellbeing with self-care:

Nourish Yourself

Beautiful foods that nourish both your body and your soul set the foundation for your day. Celebrate your time in the kitchen by preparing dishes that help you feel grounded and alive.

Go to a Yoga Class

Committing yourself to a yoga class realigns your intention, connecting you with your breath and your body. Even if you don’t practice regularly, you can still benefit from a class.

Take a Bath

Water soothes the soul. Take some time to relish a bath, complete with bath salts and a plush bath pillow to support your neck.

Celebrate Small Changes

You love big milestones—graduations, promotions, and birthdays. But what about the small moments? Celebrate that time you handed in an assignment early or you reached out to a friend at exactly the right time.

Get 10 Hours of Sleep

Imagine if you slept for ten hours every night this week. You would probably feel rested, awake, and alive. Give yourself that gift, and notice how it changes your life.

Walk Outside

Fresh air and sunshine does a world of good. When you’re feeling down, plop yourself on a bench and take in a natural, serene setting.

Take a Personal Day

Your company gives you personal days for a reason. Next time you need a break, ask for one. Proactively honoring your needs keeps you from getting sick or burned out from exhaustion.

Write a Gratitude List

Gratitude lists bring your attention to the beauty in your life. For an extra-nurturing list, write down the traits you’re grateful for within yourself.

Let Go of Unwanted Things

Shedding clutter—clothes, kitchenware, books, and furniture—frees you to focus on what brings you joy.


Meditation returns you to the present moment, giving you the opportunity to find stillness and appreciation in any circumstance. A regular practice can decrease stress and fortify you with a practical tool for everyday life.

One of our beach rentals Charleston is the perfect place to do it.

Here’s a link to the full post:  http://blog.gaiam.com/10-ways-to-practice-self-care/?utm_source=Responsys_Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Life_2016_3_18&RMID=Life_2016_3_18


Enjoy an oyster roast near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

Enjoy an oyster roast near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

MCG’s last oyster roast near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

The temps are getting warmer, which means the season for a Lowcountry oyster roast is coming to a close.

But you still have a chance to catch one.  If you’re in a Charleston beach house this weekend, especially a luxury house on Isle of Palms, Morgan Creek Grill is having its last oyster roast this Saturday, March 19th.

There will be great fresh oysters, chili, smores, libations and live music.  It starts at 4:00.  Morgan Creek is located next to the Marina at 80 41st Avenue, on the IOP, an easy drive or bike ride from your luxury house on Isle of Palms.

So remember to take care of yourselves.  And remember  –  when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, namely Isle of Palms luxury rentals, to give EP a call.

All best,

Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger