"Because of its devotional, graceful attraction to food and gardens and architecture, Charleston stands for all the principles that make living well both a civic virtue and a standard ... There is a tastefulness in its gentility that comes from the knowledge that Charleston is a permanent dimple in the understated skyline, while the rest of us are only visitors."- Pat Conroy, South of Broad
Although I am running the risk of sounding chliched, for those of you who haven't been to Charleston, get on a plane. It is possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.