The Lowcountry in general is no stranger to world’s best lists.  Seems hardly a week goes by that another ranking has the Holy City near or at the top.

Who can forget when Conde Nast named Charleston as the top destination in the world – higher than Paris, Florence, Rome.  That kind of attention makes people take note and show up from all over the globe.

No wonder our Isle of Palms luxury rentals have seen such strong demand. Our portfolio of continues to grow in number and quality.  They provide an ideal combination – a charming Charleston experience AND a beach vacation.

While here, check out another world’s best – one of the best waterfront bars on the planet


Well, turns out we are near one of the top eight best waterfront bars IN THE WORLD.  This, according to Matador Network.

It’s Tavern & Table, located on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll pass right by it if you drive on Coleman Boulevard toward Charleston.

Here’s what they had to say about it:

“There’s no better place to catch a sunset in Charleston than overlooking the Shem Creek, and Tavern & Table is the place to be as golden hour approaches. Along with the sky’s deep orange and pink hues, you’ll find one of the best food and drink menus in the area. The bar has 18 beers on tap and a solid wine list, as well as signature twists on classic cocktails and a seasonal barrel-aged cocktail. Try the Sorghum Sour — made with High Wire Sorghum Whiskey, simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and a red wine float — or come for happy hour when an Aperol spritz is only $5.”

Tavern & Table joins others located in such scenic spots as St. John’s Antigua, Spain, Australia, the Hamptons, Lake Tahoe, Florida and New York.

Read more from Live 5 News.  And here is the whole list from Matador Network.



Keep an eye peeled for the new Spoleto Poster


Speaking of world’s best  –  one of the best performing arts festivals in the world, Spoleto, is fast approaching.  The powers-that-be have unveiled the official poster for 2019.

It features an untitled painting by Laura Owens, a 49-year old artist based in Los Angeles.  It was created in 2016 with oil and screen printing ink on linen.  Owens recently had a 60-piece retrospective at the Whitney in New York.

Spoleto General Director Nigel Redden had this to say about the image on the poster:  “I think this particular work exemplifies the vibrancy, and also the curiosity, of the festival.  The unusual face within the piece certainly invites a closer look, and Ms. Owens’s layering techniques seem to conjure different ways of looking at things, which is very reflective of the festival’s nature.”

Read more about it in the Post & Courier.

This year’s festival runs from May 24th through June 9th.  Find out all about the festival and get tickets at the official website.

So check out one of the best bars on the water.  And remember, when you are looking for a great place to stay near Charleston, be sure to call EP.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger