Chocolate Workshop 2014

Chocolate Workshop 2014

Assortment of Chocolate Bonbons
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Almond Bark
Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Pastry Cream

Have you ever wanted to learn to make your own chocolate confections?

It may not be as difficult as you might think, especially if you have an experienced professional to show you the ropes. Enter Chef Ron Andrews!

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Great Urban Weekend Escapes

Forbes recently named Charleston as one of their “Great Urban Weekend Escapes.” The author provides a great summary of what the historic city has to offer visitors. It is nice being within a short hour drive of such a great city! Click here to read the entire article.

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Sight cast to 40-pound fish without leaving the property!

Encompassing more than 630 square miles, the Lowcountry of South Carolina contains one of the most extensive salt marsh environments in the United States. While all of this environment is easily accessible within a short drive, there is no need to leave the property to catch trophy fish.

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Beaufort Named Best Small Town

No one who lives in or near Beaufort has to be told what a wonderful corner of the world this is. It seems as if the quaint coastal town is constantly making someone’s “Best of” list. Today it was Southern Living magazine’s turn to share the love. They named Beaufort one of the best small towns in the south. Here is what they had to say…

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First Fish


A budding angler lands his first fish in Heart Pond. Is there a better place on planet Earth to introduce a young child to the joys of the great outdoors than Brays Island Plantation? On the way to the pond, the little guy excitedly pointed out all of the deer, squirrels, horses, dogs etc. that he could see from his car seat. Fantastic!

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Bream Bed


The moon is full and the bream are bedding. This would be a good time to spend some time on one of the many ponds located on Brays Island Plantation!

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International Exposure

Mike Barnes, founder and editor of Fieldsports magazine, visited Brays Island Plantation last February with the intent of generating some editorial content. Apparently he got what he came for as there is a great feature on the Plantation in the June/July issue of the magazine! If you are not familiar with Fieldsports, it is a country and lifestyle magazine based in the UK.

“It really is a hunters paradise.”

Mike Barnes, Fieldsports magazine

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Manatees in Haulover Creek

Several manatees have been spotted near the gazebo in Haulover Creek! If you are planning on doing any boating this weekend keep an eye out for them. They are not the most agile creatures and are often injured by boat propellers. Also, please don’t give them any freshwater. This will encourage them to hang around the docks, setting them up for a greater chance of injury. You can also be fined, and it is not cheap!

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It’s a Baby Turkey Vulture


Hunt Department employee, John Davis, recently discovered two baby turkey vultures in a hollow stump located here on the Plantation. According to Brays’ naturalist, Bruce Lampright, this is the second consecutive year they have nested in this spot. Turkey vultures lack a syrinx (bird version of a vocal chord), so they communicate using grunts and low hisses. This baby bird can let out quite the “low hiss”!

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Take Your Dogs to Dinner

Take your sidekick on a dinner date! Need a restaurant recommendation? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of restaurants that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Now you can pop into Beaufort, Charleston or Savannah whenever you please and not have to worry about leaving the dogs at home.

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