A BLOG FROM THE DEWBERRY

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A BLOG FROM THE DEWBERRY

  • A Crowd-pleasing Cocktail for Fall

    Our signature Mai-Tai is a classic, all-season thirst quencher “Classic cocktails are classic for a reason,” says Beverage Director Ryan Casey, “so we try to celebrate and not mess with the recipe much. We do, however, jazz up the presentation with new twists and updated techniques.” In this recipe, we blend three different types of rum to... Read more

  • The Ultimate Charleston Souvenir

    Historically rooted in the rural Mt. Pleasant communities around Boone Hall Plantation, the art of sweetgrass basket weaving dates to the early colonial days when enslaved people in the area crafted and used the tightly wound baskets made of sweetgrass, bulrush, longleaf pine needles and palmetto fronds to winnow rice and store other dry goods.... Read more

  • Charleston Seafood Guide

    In a city at the edge of the ocean, surrounded by rivers, creeks and salt marshes, fresh seafood isn’t hard to find. Tracking down the really good stuff can be trickier, though. We don’t want you to waste your time in the Holy City navigating endless Yelp reviews, so we’ve done the grunt work for... Read more

  • King Street Shopping Guide

    You don’t have to walk farther than The Dewberry lobby for a dose of retail therapy. Divided into two upscale, expertly-curated boutiques located across the hall from one another, Fieldshop stocks everything from antique cuff links to luxury travel essentials. Venture just a block from the hotel’s front door to King Street, though, and you’ll... Read more

  • Where to Catch the Perfect Sunset in Charleston

    It’s the Summer Solstice and the Holy City’s steeple-flecked sunsets are stellar this time of year. In honor of summer’s longest day, we’ve rounded up five more vantage points to catch the evening’s light show. Old Pitt Street Bridge Mt. Pleasant A bit of a local’s secret, this narrow marsh-flanked park located on the site of the now-decommissioned... Read more

  • A Guide to Charleston Beaches

    Beat the Holy City heat and humidity with a day at the beach. To help you pick your sunbathing spot, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite sandy stretches in the area. Folly Beach Surfers flock to the Wash Out on the island’s east end. But you don’t have to hang ten to appreciate the island’s laidback... Read more

  • The Dewberry Celebrates Negroni Week with Imbibe Magazine

    Seven days. Three ingredients. One simple way to give back to great causes around the world. Welcome to Negroni Week at The Dewberry, a partnership with Imbibe Magazine. Each day through June 10, we invite you to join us in The Living Room or Henrietta’s to sample our take on the classic Campari/Gin/Vermouth tipple—and support... Read more

  • Six Reasons to Attend The 2018 Spoleto Festival

    When it comes to navigating Spoleto —Charleston’s prsubier international performing arts festival—the question isn’t: what’s good? Because every carefully chosen act is ovation-worthy. For seventeen days and nights, some of the world’s best opera singers, jazz artists, chamber music orchestras, theater companies and dance troupes draw sell-out crowds to venues all over the peninsula—from historic... Read more

  • It’s Kentucky Derby Season

    Mint julep month is officially here! In partnership with Garden & Gun magazine, we’re celebrating the 144th run of the Kentucky Derby, which happens on Saturday, May 5, with a roster of parties, pre-parties and other exciting events. See below for the full lineup.  Mint Julep Month April 5-May 5, 2018 G&G is partnering with Maker's Mark and the... Read more

  • Farmer’s Market Guide

    Every Saturday from April 14–November 24, the Charleston Farmer’s Market sets up in Marion Square—a cobblestone’s throw from the Dewberry’s front door. Dozens of Lowcountry growers, bakers and canners—as well as local craftsmen and food trucks—line the brick walkways that circle the historic park, named for the South Carolina Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion.... Read more

  • Where to Run (and Walk) Around the Holy City—Three Routes

    Whether you’re in town for the Cooper River Bridge Run (Saturday, April 7) and need a pre-race warm up or want to burn off some of that brunch you indulged in at Henrietta’s (or maybe you just need to stretch your legs!), the best way to see Charleston is on foot. To help you out,... Read more

  • REMEMBERING GARY DEWBERRY

    Most everyone has one—a special place. That place where you had your debutante ball, your wedding reception, celebrated your confirmation or bar mitzvah, your child’s first birthday. Or maybe it’s where your grandfather took you by the hand to get an ice cream cone after school… When we set out on this journey to... Read more

  • Join Us for Sociables

    Noun so·cia·ble an informal social gathering frequently involving a special activity or interest. First documented use: 1750 Sunday cocktails at The Dewberry In Charleston, Sociables became a weekend punctuation point long before the existence of Sunday brunch (or brunch at all, for that matter). Born of a gone-era dining tradition known as Sunday Supper, in which an expansive mid-day feast... Read more

  • Celebrate Autumn at The Dewberry Spa

    At The Dewberry, ingredient-driven experiences happen everywhere, and not just in the kitchen at Henrietta’s or within the grass to glass cocktails crafted in the Living Room bar. Our bespoke spa menu is also built on Lowcountry elements—from heritage-grain rice to sea extracts to native botanicals such as the South’s native Dewberry plant, a wild-growing... Read more

  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE DEWBERRY

    At The Dewberry, the spirit of the approaching holiday season is all around: in the peace of a sunrise yoga class or a bespoke spa treatment, in the comfort of a Henrietta’s feast built from freshly harvested ingredients, in the joy that springs up from partaking in local traditions such as the annual Thanksgiving Day... Read more

  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: CLIFFORD BAILEY

    It’s no secret we love art. The hotel is filled with an ever-expanding collection of works, and we’re proud to call the featured artists friends. Which is why we like to occasionally highlight their incredible talent here, starting with the painter Clifford Bailey. Not only is Clifford one of our favorite and most frequent collaborators,... Read more

  • LOWCOUNTRY LANDSCAPES

    Painter Lynne Riding on discovering Charleston and, later, The Dewberry. My Charleston roots were planted 24 years ago. I was born in mid-Wales, later living and working in London as a successful freelance artist before moving to Charleston in 1992. I was initially drawn to Charleston and felt at home here due to the historical... Read more

  • THE DYNAMIC MR. DEWBERRY

    Former Georgia Tech quarterback and developer of Charleston’s only mid-century modern hotel, John Dewberry, reminisces about the early days of Dewberry Capital, the life lessons he learned from football, and renovating his historic downtown home. As a graduate of the College of Charleston, I spent my formative years walking and biking every inch of downtown... Read more

  • TAKING FLIGHT

    In about five seconds, you can turn 360 degrees and experience all the cranes gracing the panels of The Dewberry’s circular Swanston Room. Those 5 seconds I hope are magical—where the subject, the quality of light and the richness of the materials evoke a collective “Wow – I’ve never seen anything like that!” response that... Read more

  • A YEAR AGO: THE DEWBERRY FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL

    The Dewberry Charleston was featured in the New York Times as one of seven new notable hotels, landing recognition amongst other recently renovated global luxury brands.The Dewberry CharlestonOpened Sept. 5Charleston has lacked a luxury hotel, according to Ms. Small, but that scenario may have changed with the opening of the Dewberry, overlooking the city’s historic... Read more

  • BEHIND THE BAR WITH RYAN CASEY, BAR MANAGER

    How he came to The Dewberry, his approach to bartending and the inspiration for his creations. I’m from Orlando, Florida, which makes my involvement in the service industry a little clearer. My parents lived just a mile from Disney. I started working at a restaurant and instantly fell in love with the business – the moving... Read more

  • ESCAPE INTO A GOOD BOOK

    A home away from home—that’s what a hotel should feel like. At The Dewberry, it does, in a million little ways. Take our library books, for example: every room has some, anywhere from three to ten, depending in which room you’re staying. At first they may seem like a small piece of décor, but really they’re... Read more

  • HENRIETTA’S MAKING HEADLINES

    A brasserie by foundation, southern by region, Henrietta’s pays tribute to classic techniques and dishes with a touch of contemporary execution and presentation. Charleston Food Critic Hanna Raskin’s recent Post and Courier review of our restaurant highlights how The Dewberry can support and enhance Charleston’s dining culture. “In other words, it’s dazzlingly good-looking and primed for... Read more

  • BEHIND THE FACADE

    Here in Charleston, we’re surrounded by a deep and distinguished history. (That’s to be expected of one of the oldest cities in America.) You can read about it in books, you can see it on the streets and you can feel it at The Dewberry. Charleston’s rich history lives in the very bones of our... Read more

  • CREATE YOUR FONDEST MEMORIES

    Most everyone has one—a special place. That place where you had your debutante ball, your wedding reception, celebrated your confirmation or bar mitzvah, your child’s first birthday. Or maybe it’s where your grandfather took you by the hand to get an ice cream cone after school…When we set out on this journey to create The... Read more

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