Southern Charm (ish)…

I’m pretty sure the biggest thing to hit Charleston since Sherman’s Army is Bravo’s portrait of the “genteel” south, Southern Charm (insert eye-roll here).  Though we all know it is purely for entertainment purposes,  there has been much debate about the picture it paints of the south and our beloved Charleston.

Although I have not watched a whole episode (I literally can’t-my TV automatically shuts off) what I have seen looks forced, insincere, self-serving, extremely boorish and so far from anything having to do with anything that makes Charleston Charleston.  Hats off to Bravo for the phenomenal background shots.  Maybe the upside to this debacle will be an increase in tourism dollars for the Lowcountry??!

What gives Charleston its “Southern Charm” is The Peanut Dude, the Pitt Street Bridge, The Spoleto Festival, Saturday’s on the IOP with friends, early morning surf at The Washout, Sunday dinner with the family, your fella’s pick of 100 stunning local golf courses, loyalty, friendship, a love of the ocean and a sense of heritage that brings you closer to your neighbor-not sets you apart.  Boo-hiss Bravo, boo-hiss!

Do you have an opinion of this carpet-bagging faker??!  I’m shuwa that you do dawlin’!!!  xoxo, Lavie

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