Q&A: Todd Phillips, Palmetto Bluff

Earlier this spring when Michael and I shared our fantastic experience at Palmetto Bluff on Map & Menu, we were floored when Todd Phillips, the outlet manager, sommelier, and the creator of the cocktails we raved about in this post, reached out to us! He kindly offered his expertise on cocktail creation or pairings if we ever needed any advice. Of course, this got us thinking about beginning a Q&A series with all of the inspiring people with whom we’ve connected since beginning Map & Menu. We’re thrilled to introduce this new series for the blog with Todd Phillips, the … Continue reading Q&A: Todd Phillips, Palmetto Bluff

The Pink Pig

When it came time for us to leave our beloved Inn at Palmetto Bluff, we thought it would be fun to plan a lunch stop on the way back up to North Carolina. Try as I might, I simply couldn’t convince Michael to make a (significantly out of the way) detour to Charleston for lunch at Husk – a restaurant I’ve been dying to visit for months now. I then thought lunch in Beaufort, SC might be a nice option, but I just couldn’t seem to get excited about anything I was finding online. After doing a little more digging, … Continue reading The Pink Pig

Palmetto Bluff, SC

Set in the heart of the ‘Carolina Lowcountry’ between Charleston and Savannah, it’s hard to imagine a more quintessential southern retreat than that of Palmetto Bluff, in Bluffton, South Carolina. With over 20,000 acres of lowcountry land and 32 miles of riverfront, set out with a mindset towards environmental conservation, the planned community seems to stand as an island in its own right – cut off from the hustle and bustle of it’s big city neighbors by a buffer of marshes, forests and rivers. It’s almost easy to forget your destination on the 4 mile drive from front gate to … Continue reading Palmetto Bluff, SC