Entering the Sanctuary and turning the corner from the retail corridor we were greeted with pleasant reminders of what day it was. Families were scattered throughout the lobby dressed in their best, kids holding their mom’s hands and mothers and grandmothers proudly displaying handfuls of beautiful spring tulips. It was Mother’s Day and the contemporary tunes of The Williams Duo was spilling out from Jasmine Porch, creating new traditions.

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A Lowcountry Brunch at Jasmine Porch

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Kiawah Island has long been known as a birding hotspot but since 2009 it has also been a hot spot for birding research.  For the past 4 years, Town Biologist, Aaron Given has been conducting bird research on Kiawah.  His research focuses on 4 main components: seasonal point-counts, seasonal bird banding, breeding bird survey, and beach bird nest monitoring. During winter, one of his main projects is Marsh Sparrow banding

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On April 24th, The Atlantic Room participated in an event called Dining Out For Life.

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Dining Out For Life 4.24.14

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Trying to scope out the best Bloody Mary on Kiawah Island? Southern Kitchen has that taken care of hands down. Their new Bakon Bloody Mary’s have just hit the cocktail menu and they’re getting great reviews! Poured into a mason jar and fabricated with a salad medley garnish, along with a thick strip of bacon, this might just be the best Bloody Mary you’ll ever have.

Southern Kitchen's Bakon Bloody Mary

Southern Kitchen’s Bakon Bloody Mary

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Sustainable Salt Life

When it comes to boosting flavors in your favorite meals, professionals and home chefs alike are very particular about what seasonings to use. Recently, The Ocean Room and Jasmine Porch of The Sanctuary have made a considerable and sustainable switch in their salt. Today, both restaurants are seasoning their dishes with sea salt from Bulls Bay Saltworks.

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Bulls Bay Saltworks featured at The Ocean Room and Jasmine Porch.

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Warmer Waters

As the days get longer and the mercury rises, so do the temperatures in the Kiawah River and the surf zone. Soon the cool 60 degree spring water temperatures will rise to the 80 degree summer water temperatures. Warmer waters mean more fish.  When the water reaches around 70 degrees, usually in early May, the mullet, menhaden, and shrimp all begin to move in to enjoy our warmer waters. These schools of bait fish get so dense and concentrated that hungry predatory fish (and naturalists armed with cast nets) begin to hunt them down and fill their empty winter bellies.

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According to Shape Magazine, South Carolina’s Kiawah Island took fourth behind Maui, Kauai, and the Maldives in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Islands in the World” reader’s poll. And the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon puts the island’s beauty on full display. Runners tour maritime forests, marshes, and quiet residential neighborhoods. A pre-race bike ride the day before lets runners preview the course and pace teams help personal best seekers hit their goals. Post-race, runners get the luxury treatment with complimentary mini-massages and a buffet spread with soup, salad, pasta and more. Race day temps in the mid-60s, five championship golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, a Forbes five-star award-winning spa, wildlife and nature tours, an oceanfront beach and other activities like fishing and paddling make the island race an ideal December getaway.


The North Charleston Coliseum is typically swarmed with ticket holders to the next big game or concert but this weekend, the campus was overflowing with white coats. The *American Culinary Federation of the Southeast Chapter held a it’s annual conference in Charleston this past weekend and on Monday, April 28th regional chefs met our Aussie! Executive Chef Brendon Bashford of The Sanctuary lead the Innovative Live Action Station “a la plancha” presenting EVO America.


The Sanctuary chefs at the American Culinary Federation food demo.

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Remy Funfrock named Executive Pastry Chef at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort


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Executive Pastry Chef, Remy Funfrock

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announced that Remy Funfrock has been named Executive Pastry Chef at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

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Smart Meetings

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has won the Gold Award from Smart Meetings magazine.

Geared to the meetings and conference industry, their readers have voted and named Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the Gold Medal winner for Best Coastal Resort in their annual Smart Stars contest!!  There are only 3 venues that won.  However there is only 1 gold and that’s Kiawah.  Congratulations to the sales and conference services people on the resort.  Y’all do an award-winning job!