"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Merry and Bright in Charleston

Well gosh.............can you believe it's New Year's Eve............already?.............again? the year just flew by, didn't it?

We took a drive out on Ashley River Road on sunny  and warm Christmas Day.



Bright shots of color in Mt. Pleasant last Christmas:

The Festival of Lights this year was bright and blinking!! We attended last week.



Fires burned hot for toasting marshmallows!

the students annual life size Christmas cards were so fun to look at again this year!
(below, my favorite)


the merry go round is a hit every year!



A warm, windswept and rainy evening was enjoyed by all!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from Debbi's Front Porch!


We also have a winner in our wreath contest.....our winner was Monti for her lovely wreath pictured below:

It was so so nice to meet you, Monti and to be invited into your beautiful and historic home! I enjoyed our visit so much and your SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. Thank you for making me so welcome!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wreaths about Town

A Happy Christmas Eve to y'all!

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite wreaths out and about our Holy City:








........and...my two favorite!:


If any of these wreaths are YOURS....please contact  me before midnight tonight---you have won a prize!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy "Holly" Days!

Bright scarlet holly berrries are in rampant 'bloom' about town




Charleston Christmas Parade


The annual Christmas Parade was a fun and sunny day!







Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Pretty in Pink"

I don't think many of us think of pink when we think of holiday colors, do we? Most think of the traditional red/green combination. Maybe red and lime green to jazz it up. Silver and Gold. Silver and Red. Red and white. 
But the sweet little lollipops over at the Palmer House sure make this a gingerbread-sweet and festive holiday scene, don't you agree?


I always love to walk by the Palmer house and on summer evenings watch the bridal parties. I also love the new pink paint job, a different shade of pink from the previous. I just love the new one better! Cotton candy confection.
 they have also decked the halls (well, the gates) with big pink bows.



The house was built in 1848 by John Ravenel.
If you lived here, you had an awesome view of Fort Sumter and amazing hot summer breezes off the harbor. The piazzas are outstanding. And it's all steps away from lovely Whitepoint Gardens.
Rooms are available and I see weddings here often.
The number is (843) 853-1574.

Monday, December 15, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM DEBBI'S FRONT PORCH!


I've been on a long blog break and I'm so glad to finally be back  y'all!! How's everyone's holidays coming along? I will be along to visit y'all in the next few days!
Here's a lovely and festive photo of First Baptist church downtown.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Outback in Charleston gets an A Plus!

It was a beautiful RAIN SWEPT DAY here in the Holy City! I love the rain and dont mind venturing out in it....even walk the dogs in it. 


Mr. Front Porch treated me to a lovely supper out at Outback Steakhouse. 
(above, nice outdoor seating)

While my tired camera was failing....the food and service at this location was not!

My photos DO NOT do our meals justice. Mr. Front Porch had delicious smoked salmon and vegetables. The salmon had an amazing flavor...I loved it too!

I had the sirloin and coconut shrimp. I was impressed with how well they do the coconut shrimp there, it was excellent and the shrimp were a nice big size. The dipping sauce was really great! My steak, which I ordered medium was a bit undercooked......which they QUICKLY AND IMMEDIATELY REMEDIED....and with a great attitude. My salad and baked potato were very good as well. 
Our servers, Megan and Brittani, went above and beyond with their attentive service....very friendly....kept us supplied with plenty of fresh sweet tea and even brought us an assortment of amazing dipping sauces to sample. The  manager also stopped in to make sure they did get my steak correct. 
I know we have such a huge variety of excellent restaurants here in Charleston....many specialty  places and great seafood places.....for a nice dining experience many prefer to avoid the 'big chains' for whatever reason, but if you are in the mood for a great steak, salmon, or many of their other choices.....I highly recommend  the Outback at this location, right across the bridge.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE
1890 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
(843) 763 8999