There’s a reason Push is in Charleston…
Our beloved city, and HQ, was named the #1 City in the U.S. again by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Bring on the pageant tears, “Thank you, thank you! We can’t believe it… Oh no, it could have just as easily been you, San Francisco…” *coughs* (yeah right).
I’ll speak for the rest of the Push staff when I say that I’m not a bit surprised to see the Holy City defend the title. This is the 5th year in a row that Charleston has been named the #1 City in the U.S. and, don’t forget, just last year Charleston was named #1 in the World. Whoa is right! With more than 5,000,000 visitors in 2016, it was bound to happen.
Charleston…what a place to call home. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle, sometimes we might overlook our city’s natural beauty and rich history. Each day we cross over the Cooper or Ashley Rivers on distinctive bridges. [FYI for history buffs: both rivers were named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and Chief Lord Proprietor of the Carolina Colony—wouldn’t that look great on your business card???]
Sometimes we might even forget to smile back at all of the smiling faces. Did you know that we’re a melting pot with 50+ new residents moving here every single day? And we definitely take for granted living in a foodie’s paradise, because we’re so used to hitting King Street for a lunch break. What can we say? We’re spoiled by the spoils of Charleston.
T+L’s description NAILED IT:
Charleston is that rare destination that, on paper, seems to have it all — and then totally lives up to the hype. History lovers can stroll the historic cobblestoned center, a maze of immaculate 18th- and 19th-century homes, while foodies can schedule their whole day around meals: char-grilled oysters at Leon’s, cocktails at speakeasy the Gin Joint, and a decadent cheeseburger at Husk. At family-owned boutiques like Croghan’s Jewel Box, you can browse for estate silver, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and leather wine totes. Said one T+L reader: “All the elements are there to make it a city that will remain in your heart long after you’ve left.”
You’ve probably noticed that lately we’ve been picking up a lot of corporate work. We’re learning a lot (and blogging about it) and traveling a bunch: New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, DC, etc. You name it, and we’re racking up the frequent flyer miles. We hate to knock the big cities because the skyscraper shock and awe will always be there… but the fact is: They aren’t Charleston. Long flights home are worth it when your wheels touch down in the Lowcountry.
Working in Charleston is often not like working at all. We’re networking on the rooftop of The Vendue Inn (an art hotel—how cool is that?), we’re hopping on boats for business development meetings, and treating clients to the finest southern cuisine from Sean Brock. Charleston life is good, real good.
Come see us.