Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

17 | | WWW. BESTOFMP.COM Lights shimmered, laughter filled the air and a warm breeze rustled the Spanish moss as the stars emerged for The Best of Mount Pleasant Magazine Party. On the evening of Sept. 22, 2023, The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall transformed into a lively, enchanting venue to celebrate the winners of the magazine’s distinguished Best of Mount Pleasant voting. The stage was set for an unforgettable night, and oh, what a night it was! THE COTTON DOCK: THE PERFECT BACKDROP Nestled amidst the grandeur of Boone Hall, The Cotton Dock played the role of the perfect host. Its rustic charm and picturesque surroundings served as a stunning backdrop for the evening’s festivities. Imagine the sun dipping below the horizon, casting a golden hue over the water, while guests mingled on the open-air deck with libations in hand, enjoying breathtaking views of the Lowcountry. A WHIRLWIND OF ACTIVITIES The night kicked off with a bang (or perhaps a chord) and the atmosphere was abuzz with excitement as guests were welcomed with oysters, a Lowcountry boil, drinks, charcuterie, mini desserts and more. Attendees, dressed in their Lowcountry ensembles, reveled in the joyous occasion. The evening’s entertainment lineup was nothing short of spectacular. Live music filled The Cotton Dock as Remedy’s tunes delighted the crowd, and the photo booths turned guests into magazine cover models and provided everyone with a fun keepsake to remember the night. CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE The focus of the evening, of course, involved recognizing the winners of Mount Pleasant Magazine’s Best of Mount Pleasant contest. With categories ranging from “Best Restaurant” to “Best Local Boutique,” this competition is the community’s chance to celebrate and honor the businesses that make Mount Pleasant shine. It was a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion that these local businesses put into serving their community. THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY What truly made the party special was the sense of community that permeated the event. Neighbors, friends and even newcomers gathered to celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Mount Pleasant. Conversations flowed freely and new connections were forged, all against a backdrop of twinkling lights and the soothing sounds of the marsh. LOOKING AHEAD As the night ended, it was clear that the Best of Mount Pleasant Party was more than just an event; it was a celebration of the spirit of Mount Pleasant. It paid tribute to the people and businesses that make this community thrive. So here’s to Mount Pleasant, its exceptional businesses and the incredible people who call this place home. The Best of Mount Pleasant Party at The Cotton Dock was a night to remember, and we can’t wait to do it all over again. Cheers to Mount Pleasant — the best is yet to come! BY KATIE FINCH Cheers to Mount Pleasant’s Best of the Best A Night to Remember at The Cotton Dock best of mount pleasant Photo by George Brown/Creative Collective Agency. Photo by George Brown/Creative Collective Agency.