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Hitting the Streets of Charleston

The Coastal Luxury team attends Charleston, South Carolina’s Boomtown Unite conference

Just below the midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline lies an elegant city filled with rich history, gorgeous architecture and southern hospitality. If you have been lucky enough to visit this charming city, you will never forget its distinctive architectural character and timeless artifacts. In 1670, the British arrived in Charleston from Barbados and eventually settled in the area. This influenced the architectural design to become that of a similar style as the buildings in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.

Whilst in Charleston, you will find that pineapple symbols, statues and paintings are prominent in the area. The pineapple represents hospitality, dating back to the ancient times when returned captains speared up a pineapple to their fence posts to inform the community that they were home and ready to talk about their travels and adventures.

Our Coastal Luxury team was able to experience this fine hospitality first-hand as we attended the 10th annual Boomtown Unite conference located at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Over 800 of the top real estate agents and brokers from across the United States and Canada gather here each year to hear from a lineup of industry speakers, network and attend sessions to learn to implement best practices on everything from team building to digital media.

This year’s theme was “Titans of Tomorrow” which consisted of accurately titled sessions like: Be a Tech Titan, How to be a Zeus of Video and Leader Lightning Round. Notable speakers from the conference included Barbara Melvin, chief operating officer of the South Carolina Ports Authority and 2018’s Woman of the Year, as well as, David Childers, president of Keeping

Current Matters and powerhouse of industry knowledge. These sessions and keynote speakers provide useful information and new techniques that allow us to continue to deliver quality service to our clients.

Of course, we love to have some fun along the way. Enjoying each other’s company in such a ravishing city is the perfect way to practice team bonding. The Dewberry, a luxury hotel located in downtown Charleston, offers wonderful dining options and lavish scenery. The Citrus Club is their eighth-floor terrace that features the highest rooftop in Charleston, allowing for the most pristine view of the city’s skyline and the Atlantic Ocean. Sipping on cocktails and sharing laughs on the Citrus Club terrace was just one of the highlights from this marvelous trip.

Another fine dining experience we shared was at an exquisite Italian restaurant called Le farfalle Osteria. Here, we satisfied our taste buds with classic Italian reds and whites as well as dishes like: Rigatoni Verde, Bucatini Alla Norma, and Filet Mignon. The outdoor atmosphere presented a serene vibe, with string lights from tree to tree for an especially warm touch.

Learning, bonding, and enjoying fine wine and heavenly foods are just a few perks this lovely trip to Charleston was able to offer our Coastal Luxury team. We are grateful for the endless opportunities provided by the Boomtown Unite conference, as well as the memories made in this fabulous city over the years. See you next year, Charleston!

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