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CURRENTS

What’s New, What’s Happening, What’s Now
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A LEGACY IN THE MAKING

America had its fabled Algonquin Round Table of literary leading lights, England its renowned Bloomsbury Group. Now Charleston seeks a new legacy of its own.
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HIGH-SPIRITED

Gorgeous new digs are turning heads at one of Charleston’s latest entrants to the downtown restaurant scene, and the menu is getting its share of attention, too.
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CLASSIC TIMEPIECES

Mount Everest. The Oval Office. The Moon. Precision timepieces have been to many of the great places in this world and beyond, and luckily for Charleston, they can also be found at M.P. Demetre Jewelers on King Street.
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IN SEARCH OF AUTUMN COLOR

Newcomers to Charleston frequently lament that, in spite of its beauty, the Lowcountry lacks spectacular fall color. The thing is, heart-stopping Technicolor does exist here, but our autumn shades consist of subtle layers of innuendo instead of endless masses of vibrant colors.
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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.”
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FROM CITY TO COUNTRY

Walk into any random building on King Street and you’re bound to find an upscale store that people from all over the country visit for clothing and accessories. But you’ll need to have a little luck if you’re going to find a store as special as Grady Ervin & Co.
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YOUR WARDROBE, PERFECTED

How often do you feel inspired when you’re getting dressed? Unless it’s for a special occasion, the answer is probably rarely.
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IT’S HOME COURT FOR THURMOND

For Paul R. Thurmond it is not a matter of having new worlds to conquer.
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WHAT MY GARDEN WANTS TO BE

I started my garden 25 years ago, and I’m still learning what manner of thing it is. I should have known this would be the case. A painter, I understand that my job is to have an idea, to set to with paints and brushes on the canvas, and then to see where it goes.
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SOLE MATES

True style is enduring. That is a rule Janyce McMenamin of RTW Charleston knows well.
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FAMILY JEWELS

Open for more than 100 years in the same spot on King Street, Croghan’s Jewel Box is a true Charleston success story, a family business where old and new converge at every turn.
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CELEBRATING “THE HALL”

So much has been written and said about the grand (bordering on grandiose) new Gaillard Center that some may overlook that day-to-day centerpiece of the local music scene: the Charleston Music Hall.
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CURRENTS

Exciting news! The legendary Cirque du Soleil will be performing OVO in North Charleston from August 9–13.
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KEEPING IT CLASSIC

King Street has long been considered a shopping Mecca of the Southeast, and Jordan Lash wants to do everything he can to keep in that way far into the future.
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FREE SPIRIT

From first glance, it’s clear that the artisanal pieces that fill the showroom of Peyton William Jewelry are an expression of Gabrielle Egan’s individuality.
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BUILDING ON A LITERARY LEGACY

BEAUFORT, S.C.—In what has become a typical afternoon at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, a steady caravan of literary pilgrims and well-wishers amble through the Museum That Words Built, its rooms artfully arrayed with personal effects and memorabilia of a celebrated writing life.
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MORE THAN A PLAYHOUSE

My father walked in the door after work one day and, out of nowhere, asked, “How would you like to have a playhouse?” This was a stunning proposition, both in terms of its magnitude and timing—it was neither Christmas nor my birthday.
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INSPIRED BY THE LOWCOUNTRY

Nowadays, many big-name brands crowd Charleston’s King Street, so it’s refreshing to find a shop with Lowcountry roots. Recently opened Spartina 449 has them in spades.
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DARK BEAUTIES

Cork. What a wonderful substance! It’s sustainable (it grows on trees) and versatile. Impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and with fire retardant properties, cork can be used to make all manner of products—everything from classy flooring to cladding for buildings.
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