Lifestyle

A LUXE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Walking into Jeffrey Bannon’s shop in West Ashley is like visiting family.
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BLOWING UP A GALE

Without craftsmanship, said Brahms, inspiration “is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” His clever double meaning is not lost on artists of the wind instruments, and certainly not on the exemplary ensemble that is the Charleston Wind Symphony (CWS).
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ECO-FRIENDLY SHOPPING

Amanda Joseph smiles as she shows off a new-to-her set of bangle bracelets to Ann Shimer, her sister-in-business for the past four years. The jewelry, along with nearly everything else the two women wear, comes directly from their treasure trove, a shop called Consigning Women.
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Playtime!

Give your favorite patterns free rein.
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SAY IT WITH SUCCULENTS

This winter, instead of adorning your home with yet another philodendron, indulge your creative side by pulling together a colorful, easy-to-care-for assortment of succulents.
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HIGH STYLE FLYING

Tray Crow, director, interior design, Gulfstream Aerospace, once served as the department chair for interior design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and was involved with the interior design of both residential and health care facilities when an opportunity arose that changed his career path.
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SWINGIN’ WITH SUÁREZ

With her rich, expressive interpretations, Charleston chanteuse Leah Suárez joins sister vocalists Ann Caldwell and Quiana Parler in a celebrated triumvirate of Holy City voices, as distinctive in style as they are in personality.
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MY MOTHER’S STYLE

The ultimate compliment in our family was “you look Italian.” The words pretty, stylish, even stunning carried no weight: Italian was the adjective that mattered.
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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.
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THE ARTFUL PALATE

Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar is a celebration of Mediterranean foods and wine—and so much more.
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GORGEOUS WEDDING FASHIONS

Mount Pleasant has changed a lot in the past 40 years. What used to be the outer reaches of town is now in the middle. One thing hasn’t changed though. Jean’s Bridal is still a local wedding icon, and has occupied the same two-story white building for decades.
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SELLING THE WORLD’S NO. 1 CITY

In a charming Charleston Single House near the Gaillard Center— in a part of town that’s hot with new development—is the downtown office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolina Sun Real Estate.
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CURRENTS

For more than 30 years, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) has showcased wildlife and sporting art in Charleston. One of the longest-running events of its kind, SEWE hosts hundreds of artists and wildlife experts who share their skills and knowledge with more than 40,000 attendees from across the country.
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A MUSIC FESTIVAL’S VIVID HUES

One of the most celebrated musical figures of the 18th century, Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799), was a renaissance man of African-French heritage. He was an anomaly in his time: a black virtuoso in a sea of white classical musicians and composers.
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A UNIQUE STEAKHOUSE

Four years ago Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill quietly opened on Market Street. Though it’s done little advertising, its unusual approach combined with a reputation for remarkable food and flawless service has made it one of the most highly reviewed restaurants in Charleston.
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FABULOUSLY FRINGED

FASHION TRENDS
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CURRENTS

What’s New, What’s Happening, What’s Now
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A TOUCH OF CHARLESTON

Classic, high-end gifts that won’t break your budget are not always easy to find. The convenience of shopping at one location for multiple friends and family members comes as a bonus in this busy world. That’s why it’s a pleasure to discover a store like Charleston Collections & Gifts. Here you’ll find thoughtful Lowcountry-inspired gifts in every price range. You’ll also find an extensive selection of items available for purchase online.
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THE COMEBACK CONIFER

Once I added flora to my list of curiosities, I was forced to confront the realities of extinction again. Imagine my delight when I learned that a once-thought-to-be extinct tree named Metasequoia glyptostroboides had reappeared on the botanical radar. Fifteen million years ago, dawn redwood grew in many parts of the world, including North America. But until its rediscovery in China during the 1940s, we only knew of dawn redwood’s existence from fossil records.
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AFFORDABLE GEMS

When he opened Graffito in October 2011, owner Bill Thomasson understood he needed to be creative to successfully operate a jewelry store in one of Charleston’s premier tourist neighborhoods. He eagerly accepted the challenge.
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