Tag: North Carolina

Home of the Week: Keeping up with ‘The Joneses’ at The Dudley Mansion

Historic descriptions of the lavish parties that were once regular occurrences at the ‘Dudley Mansion’ seem more like the best scenes from the “Great Gatsby” than actual real soirees. We’re not sure if F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired by the parties at 400 South Front Street, but our newest ‘Home of the Week’ is one of the most well known and historically significant mansions of the South.

The Story of I’ll Be Home for Christmas and the Battleship North Carolina

Bing Crosby crooning the holiday classic, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, is a tune echoed through many a home this time of year. First released around Christmas in 1943, the song is written from the perspective of a soldier serving over seas during World War 2. While the melody is one that lingers in our minds, the meaning of the song is actually quite somber as the closing line reveals that being home for Christmas isn’t quite a reality just yet.

The Original Halloween Home of Michael Myers

Halloween is not just a time for candy, costumes and neighborhood lawn decor. It’s also a time that features some of the scariest homes in cinematic history. If you look at the history of horror, you’ll notice that many homes are central characters in the film. Psycho, The House on Haunted Hill, and Cabin in the Woods are just a few examples.

Outstanding Home in a Drama Series: Homeland

The final Emmy nominated drama series in our outstanding home list is Showtime’s critically acclaimed Homeland. The show is set for the most part in Maryland and Virigina, but most of the filming is actually done in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte is a more affordable location to film in and offers similar surroundings to replicate the towns in Virginia and Maryland.

Dreaming Down South…

Wednesday, March 23rd – Approximately 5:00PM EST I leaned back in my ridiculously comfortable seat at the outdoor dining area of a well recommended restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina…took a bite out of my shrimp and grits appetizer (AMAZING!) and washed it down with a sip of refreshingly cool sweet iced tea. The 77 degree [...]