Honestly, before I moved here, I’d eat an occasional oyster on a half shell. But it generally wasn’t my thing.
Until I moved here, and experienced the magic and beauty of an oyster roast bringing together friends and communities. It’s hard to explain but it is such a bonding experience. The closest thing I can compare it to, is communion at a church.
It’s one of the things I’ve missed most since the pandemic started, but last night, I finally had the opportunity to enjoy once more with a few select friends outdoors.
As I watched good friends enjoy the fabulous Bluffton oysters, and some great Lowcountry Boil I must add, I just took it all in. The food, the smells, the sights, the laughter and the friendships. I realize how blessed we are to live in such a glorious place with magical experiences. God is good.
Thought I’d run down to Alljoy Landing to catch a sunrise this morning. It was more than a bit cloudy but there was a bit of color. And I caught these gentlemen heading off to work, crabbing. A part of me was envious, but then I realized it may storm today. Then I was simply thankful for the food they provide, and prayerful, for their safe return.
October is the beginning of my favorite time of year here in the lowcountry. The air literally changed last night from the end of summer to fall. Time for less crowds, spacious beaches, beautiful sunsets and the best seafood and oysters in the world!
In celebration of that, the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival is happening all week long. Check out all the events at culminating this weekend with the Street Festival on Calhoun St this Saturday and Sunday, showcasing our love for the lowcountry! Hope to see y’all there!
It’s no secret that Palmetto Bluff is MY personal favorite community in the lowcountry. I spent the afternoon with my dear friend, and fellow Realtor, Rochelle Ferguson with DR Horton Homes, talking about new construction in the area, while we did a walking photo tour around the bluff. Here are a few pictures. Each one will expand on as you click it.
And as always, if you’d like a list of available homes or your personal tour around Palmetto Bluff, feel free to call me at 843.505.3132 or email me at Lori@LoriBee.com .
You know the old story… You can only eat oysters in months with the letter “R” in it. Well that’s not true anymore.
Last night, I enjoyed a fabulous smorgasbord of oysters at Bluffton’s newest dining establishment called The Oyster Bar. They have varieties of oysters from all over the country featuring West Coast versions, East Coast versions, and my favorite local varieties when in season. I highly encourage you to go whenever you need to satisfy that oyster craving all year long.
I loved the unique Bluffton ambiance – classy, yet down to earth and very inviting. Definitely check out the side bar patio with inside/out bar and comfy outdoor seating to encourage good times with friends, as I did. Seemed like everybody had the same idea this beautiful Monday night. And that is so Bluffton….
The Oyster Bar is located in the Promenade in Bluffton, in between Agave and Capt’n Woody’s. Tell them Lowcountry Lori sent you.
This morning I spent a few hours giving back to something that gives me so much joy, our precious May River, and surrounding Bluffton. A guestimate of 150 volunteers or so, went by boat, by kayak and by foot, in and around our beloved May, and hit the surrounding streets picking up trash, to keep our river and town, clean.
It’s kind of dismaying that I picked up so much trash. Especially recyclables that can be re-utilized. But it also felt awesome, that I am a part of a community that gets together to make a difference.
Here are a few pictures from the event, the new Oyster Factory docks, and some things I noticed while walking around Bluffton, that I never seem to pay attention to when I’m driving.
Slow down a little. Admire our town. Take care of her and our May River. And please don’t litter. It’s just plain gross. Thanks!
From the land or the water, Skull Creek on Hilton Head Island is a beautiful place. And Skull Creek Boathouse is a pretty great place to enjoy all the local fish, oysters,crab and shrimp dishes too. So it’s no wonder, I can’t ever get enough of this magical place.