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WELCOME HOME

A tapered-radius staircase leads up to custom mahogany double doors painted “Blue Teal“ by Benjamin Moore. The exterior is a gray PVC-based NuCedar Shingle. Custom teak shutters flank the lower level. The exterior decking and porches are natural-colored garapa hardwood.
Mary Ann Mackey and her husband, Jim, knew exactly what they wanted when they decided to build their dream home on Sullivan’s Island. “We wanted it to be a homey place at the beach,” Mackey says. “Not a beach house per se, but one where our children would come for holidays, birthdays and special...

A BETTER WAY

Dr. Heidi Williams offers patients the latest techniques and technology in liposuction, other elective surgeries and noninvasive procedures. Williams, a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of expertise in head-to-toe plastic surgery and a range of noninvasive procedures, opened her practice in 2002 and the Mount Pleasant Medispa in 2009. Williams’ interest in medicine began nearly three decades ago when she graduated from Dartmouth College and worked at the National Cancer Institute. Afterward, she attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. “There was a defining ...

TRIED AND TRUE

“My parents put their heart and soul into Gold Creations,” Elizabeth Wolfe Hudson says. “Their attention to detail and care was instilled in all of us from a young age. It carries over to everything in our lives. It’s our brand and our legacy.” An enduring legacy aptly describes what the Wolfes created for their children, who understand the importance of that commitment to quality. Hudson, marketing manager for the company and the third of four children of Gold Creations’ founders, Vicki and Glenn Wolfe, recalls how she and her siblings grew up around their parents’ commitment to detail. “When I was about six, I re...

DYNAMIC DUO

Call it a chance encounter, serendipity or just plain old good luck. Liz Baker and Melissa Hempstead, owners of Coralberry Cottage, feel certain their meeting nine years ago wasn’t just a happy accident. “It’s the reason we’re in business,” Hempstead says. Hempstead, a Rhode Island transplant, bought a property on Daniel Island in 2008, selecting one of five floorplans. Her real estate agent told her that particular one was by architect Liz Baker. The two met soon after to select finishes and furnishings. “We were so in sync,” Baker says. “I’d like a piece to go in a particular room and it would be Meli...

BUILT TO LAST

Huge success is born out of humble beginnings. Picture a 2,000-square-foot building in a small town in Florida in 1979. A young man, Kroy Crofoot, is constructing furniture made of heavy-grade PVC-like material—“pipe furniture.” His mother sews the cushion sleeves and his father stuffs the foam that will go into them. Fast forward to 1982 and it’s a 30,000-square-foot facility, and by 1990, the company is one of the largest manufacturers of outdoor furniture in the country with the best service in the industry. In 2006, Aaron Beasley, who now oversees Palm Casual’s showroom in Mount Pleasant, knew that the sky was ...

A LUXE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Walking into Jeffrey Bannon’s shop in West Ashley is like visiting family. One immediately feels a welcoming vibe—like being wrapped up in a luxe blanket with Mom serving you chicken soup on a cold winter’s day. Objets d’art, fine china, jewelry, fabrics and furniture are in every corner. The result? Sophisticated homeyness. “The crux of my business, the core of everything, is the relationships I have with the people who give me the opportunity to be a part of their lives,” Bannon says. Bannon’s love of design was born soon after he was. Growing up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, he knew t...

THE ROAD HOME

In 2016, Jesse Kirchner recovered more than $58 million for homeowners and property owners’ associations that had experienced construction defects. No small feat. But helping his clients is just one of Kirchner’s passions. Before practicing law at Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes law firm, Kirchner was a globe-trotter, traveling to places most only dream about. We caught up with Kirchner recently and asked him about those early days. Tell me where you traveled before you chose a career in law. During my summers in college, I lived on my father’s boat in Hilton Head and worked for a friend who owned a chart...

PARADISE FOUND

The bright white exterior and ice blue shutters of this Charleston-style coastal home stand out against the emerald hues of the marsh, creating a dramatic and beachy welcome.
You wouldn’t know it, but just off one of Mount Pleasant’s busiest thoroughfares exists an ideal location for viewing our magnificent Lowcountry sunsets. Located just a few miles from Charleston’s pristine beaches, the small neighborhood is tucked back among lush greenery and opens up to breathtaking marsh views. Here, the Medlock family— Stephanie, Roger and their two boys, Jack and ...

THE BEST MEDICINE

You probably don’t think about oral surgery until you need it. Let’s face it: Most of us aren’t thrilled about going to the dentist, much less an oral surgeon. We immediately think of pain and a stream of appointments during which we’ll spend a good deal of our time with our mouths opened wide. What you may not know is that things have changed— exponentially—in oral surgery. The medical team at Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery (COAFS) offers patients tomorrow’s oral healthcare today. Drs. Oliphant, Strauss and Sarathy, a trio of oral and maxillofacial surgeons at COAFS, with offices in Charleston, North Charleston and ...

THE ART OF BEAUTY

Shades of blue—the color of the sea, sky and sunrises—surround you. Soft music blends with the soothing sound of flowing water. Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas offers patients an oasis-like environment. Dr. Ram Kalus, a 25-year veteran of plastic surgery and lifelong practitioner of health and wellness, relocated his practice to Mount Pleasant five years ago. Since then, his practice has grown exponentially. Today, his eye for aesthetics and his talent for transformation are evident everywhere—from the serene yet revitalizing medical spa, to a handpicked staff of professionals, to satisfied patients all over the globe. “At on...

Timeless Treasures

Glenn and Vicki Wolfe were high school sweethearts from Augusta, Georgia, in the 1970s. After graduation, they hit the open road, traveling in a VW Bug headed west toward New Mexico. Sharing the same entrepreneurial spirit and passion for adventure, they had no idea that buying up pieces of Native American jewelry on that trip would lead them to establish one of Charleston’s most distinctive jewelry stores. “We’d always taken these adventures,” Vicki Wolfe says. “But when we saw this particular jewelry, we knew it was the right time. The demand for these designs hadn’t hit the East Coast yet, and we wanted to be among the fi...