Lifestyle

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.

THE BEAUTY OF A DAYDREAM

rev•er•ie: a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.

A LUXE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Walking into Jeffrey Bannon’s shop in West Ashley is like visiting family.

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).

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.

Playtime!

Give your favorite patterns free rein.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THE ARTFUL PALATE

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

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.