I found myself roaming the halls of the Francis Marion in search of Charleston ghosts when I wandered into my hotel’s gift shop, The General’s Store. I did not discover “frights,” but many delightful treats and keepsakes of my beloved Charleston. The store has Gullah Gourmet mixes to make my favorite dishes at home, such as “Shrimp & Grits.” Also there are scented Rewined Candles that are hand made here in Charleston that light up the night and Jack-o’-lantern’s too. Of course, you can’t go wrong bringing home a few original jewelry pieces created right here in town. My favorite souvenirs are the Hotel’s logoed wine, champagne and shot glasses.
Dressed in my costume, I went trick or treating at The General’s Store and was offered a pack of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. The goldfish on the pack were dressed like the Gentleman Pirate of days gone by in Charleston. So; “Ahoy Me’ Maties” and have a Happy Halloween!”