Charleston – The New Post College Town

 I read an interesting article the other day in USA Today.  It hit home on more than one count.  My husband's nephew was featured in it!  Charleston has more than twenty somethings than teens.  In fact it is higher than 2 to 1.  What this means is that for one reason or another oung adults moved to Charleston and never left.  They love it here!  For more please read the full article here.

Grill Charms made in Charleston, SC

   Leslie Haywood is Founder and President of Charleston based Charmed Life Products, LLC, and the inventor of Grill Charms™.   She was a stay-at-home to two daughters until April of 2006 when a very spicy light bulb moment during a dinner party in her West Ashley home moment thrust her into the entrepreneurial ring.  Despite a diagnosis of breast cancer in June 2006 and a bilateral mastectomy in August 2006, she launched her product Grill Charms™ November of the following year.  Since the debut of Grill Charms™, she has garnered national media attention from shows like CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and ABC's reality TV show "Shark Tank" as well as publications such as Everyday with Rachael Ray, Parenting Magazine, Inc Magazine, Health Magazine, Inventors Digest and many more.

   Grill Charms™ offer an entirely new concept in outdoor entertaining. Grill Charms™ are dime-sized solid stainless steel charms that are placed in food BEFORE grilling.  The serrated stem holds the charm in securely while flipping, moving and grilling food like the Grill Master normally does. Grill Charm™ food prior to cooking to distinguish spices and flavors, steak temperatures, or to avoid health or allergy issues. They stay in before, during and after grilling so when dinner comes to the table, simply look for your Grill Charm™, and everyone knows which one is theirs.  There are four "hot" collections to choose from and they make the perfect gift for just about any occasion. 

      Charleston business, Grill Charms can be purchased at  for $19.95 or at any of these fine retailers: