Live Like A Local - E.B. Hickson, Beachside Office Manager


E.B. came to Charleston with her husband and daughter 16 years ago. She and her family had decided that Mt. Pleasant would be a good place to live after her husband retired from the NAVY. Her father owned a real estate company in Maryland, so it was natural for her to work as an office Manager for Beachside. She has been with Beachside for nine years. Working for Beachside you are a part of the Hollingsworth family, and it makes coming to work every day a pleasure.

  1. Being on the water, whether it is on our boat or sitting on the beach with a good book. The warm season in the Charleston area allows us to take advantage of being on the water for 6 or more months. Viewing sunsets on the water by boat in the Lowcountry is the best!
  2. Going to concerts, festivals, musicals and more. There is always something going on in Charleston year round, it is up to the individual to take advantage of these events. A few of my recent favorites were the Oyster Roast at Boone Hall, Darius Rucker CMT Instant Jam concert at the Windjammer and a Cirque Du Soleil show at the North Charleston Coliseum.
  3. Choosing a place to dine out is tough, because there are so many great places to eat. 2 of my favorites are On-Forty One, which serves southern cuisine with all fresh vegetables from local farms. For reservations call 843-352-9235. Another favorite is to go to McCann’s Irish Pub. This is an authentic Irish pub, as the owners and most of the employees are Irish. The food here is traditional Irish fare, with lots of flavor! Entertainment here is very good, as many Irish bands and sings perform!
  4. If there is nothing to do, reading a good book on my back screen porch is a great way to relax. A few of my favorite southern writers are Dorthea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe and Pat Conroy. Reading any of their books always takes me into their colorful stories about the south for hours!