In Charleston this morning, and heading out to revisit some of the locations described in Damned Yankee. My goal is to take some pictures for Pinterest -- thinking about those pictures I have of the 1861 fire -- and showing what the same place looks like today.
Also ready to go out to Middleton Place to see if their bookstore needs more copies of my books. Salesmanship is not one of my strong points, but I've learned the hard way that stores will let stock run out and just not bother to order more unless someone gives them a poke. So here I go.
And a message for Charleston residents and frequent visitors. There are so many great restaurants here that newcomers can have a hard time breaking in. We found a great new French restaurant just opposite the Market: Brasserie Gigi. I had local grouper sautéed in brown butter with wonderful haricots verts. The French bread was unlike any baguette you usually find in American markets --really authentic. You must try this place. It's one that Charleston can't afford to lose.