Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 78

On the Go with Sarah Hamlin Hastings What are the biggest changes that you have seen in Charleston? PHOTO: CHEZ NOUS I left Charleston in 1988 when I went away to school. College led to a job in New York, and the next thing you know more than 20 years had flown by. By this point Matt and I had four young sons and I knew I did not want to raise them so far away from our family. We made the decision to move back to Charleston in 2010. What a difference…the city is abuzz. There is an air of sophistication and a youthful vibe, there’s wonderful food, cutting edge art and boutique shopping. It has enjoyed incredible economic growth, yet due to the diligent efforts of the city officials and organizations such as the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Preservatio