Lifestyle

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.

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.

CURRENTS

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HIGH SPIRITS

Fashion Editor: Anna Stahl Senise. Fashion Stylist: Alexandra Munzel from Alexandra Styles. Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Emily Allyson. Model: Olivia Pires from Directions USA, Model & Artist Management.

A PERSONAL TOUCH

Pam Harrington, owner of Pam Harrington Exclusives, a luxury real estate business on Kiawah and Seabrook islands, is a woman who knows the value of hard work.

THE ART OF CRAFTS

“It is such a tactile medium,” says Lady’s Island artist Kathy Oda, whose kaleidoscopic, jewel-toned creations celebrate the seductiveness of glass. “You look at it and you want to feel it, to see if it actually is that shape or an optical illusion.

ELEVATE YOUR WARDROBE

A Berlins girl is many things. “The girl who shops here can be 20 or 75,” says Kristin Williams, the buyer for Berlins for Women. “She is looking to elevate her existing wardrobe. She wants something special and unique to add to it.”

AUTHENTIC LOWCOUNTRY LIVING

Searching for a place to call home is about your lifestyle and extends far past your property lines. With more than two decades of experience in the Southeast, Kolter Homes understands this better than anyone.

SECRETS OF SOUTHERN STRAWBERRIES

When I was four, my father tried to grow strawberries in our backyard. It was not a success.

LITTLE JEWEL BOX

Whether you’re hunting down a hot spot for dinner or a space to say, “I do,” consider a visit to the Old Village Post House Inn.

CURRENTS

What’s New, What’s Happening, What’s Now

THE ITALIAN CONNECTION

Recently, an Italian sommelier brought me a good glass of Brunello di Montalcino wine. With a mischievous grin, he also produced a dainty silver bowl of Doritos and waited while I tried them together.

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE

Charleston has once again welcomed tennis great Venus Williams to the annual Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island. In her 20 years as a professional athlete, she has won 23 overall Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals.

A CLEAN SLATE

When I was a teenager, my favorite part of the school day was music class. That’s when Sister Francis would float to the front of the room, her black veil billowing behind her.