These days, shopping takes a well-worn track. Walk into any high-end shopping district in any city in the world and you’ll see the same stores touting the same brands.
It should come as no surprise that, because Charleston oozes with history, gardeners from “off”—the local vernacular for people who aren’t from here—want to know about our horticultural heritage.
Sometimes life’s changes come with various financial stresses, compounding an already difficult situation. Charleston native Michelle Ivy Johnson offers a helping hand to those in need of financial guidance and planning for their life’s “new normal.”
If there was an Academy Awards for jewelry making, the American Gem Traders Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards would be it.
The first thing you notice about Miss Lulu’s is that it smells good. Not in a perfumy, niceshop kind of way, but in an “I smell really good barbecue” kind of way.
In Brevard, North Carolina, a town cradled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the hills are indeed alive with the sounds of music—music by the likes of Mozart, Verdi, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Gershwin and many more of the world’s greatest composers.
Whether you were born with pluff mud in your veins or you’re a recent transplant, odds are that you have been tempted to purchase one of those scraggly, balled and burlapped fruit trees found clustered near grocery store entrances around Easter.
In January 2001, Louis Yuhasz’s father died due to complications from obesity. A man who was loved by everyone he knew, his father, affectionately called “Big Louie,” weighed 550 pounds at the time of his death. In his grief, and stung by some humiliating experiences dealing with his father’s health care workers, the younger Yuhasz decided to dedicate himself to creating change one overweight kid at a time.
The day I drew my first house plans in Spanish moss, I knew I’d discovered the ideal building material.
Nestled among the hills in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find Hotel Domestique, a new luxury getaway located some 30 minutes north of Greenville, South Carolina. Reminiscent of a European country manor, the 13-room inn appeals to guests who want to unwind, enjoy some of the best cuisine in the Southeast and be active for all, or at least part, of their stay.
If you like to read books—and book reviews—you should pick up Art & Craft, Thirty Years on the Literary Beat, a collection of reviews and writer interviews by Bill Thompson, former book review editor at Charleston’s Post and Courier. From 1980 to 2012, Thompson conversed with some of the most distinguished writers of our times.
Windsor Jewelers is one of the South’s most exclusive jewelers, carrying luxury brands that are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere in the Carolinas. Founder Rob Simon started his high-end business in 1986 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2013, he opened a second store in Charlotte, N.C.
It’s time again for Spoleto Festival USA, which runs May 22 through June 7. This year’s program promises to be as exciting as ever. Artists from across the United States and nine foreign countries will present over 150 performances, to be staged at multiple venues around the city.
I’ve come to The Resort Shop at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island to learn more about what makes this boutique so special to locals and travelers alike. What I found out will surprise you.
The sign just inside the door reads, “Browsers Welcome!” It’s not a sign retail customers expect to see inside a jewelry store, but then again, Joint Venture Estate Jewelers isn’t a typical jeweler. In fact, this bustling, full-service jewelry store, located on King Street in the heart of Charleston’s antique district, is one-of-a-kind in the industry.
Lowcountry native Angela Stoneworth learned to create sweetgrass baskets in early childhood while working alongside her grandmother and mother.
If there’s something that is not inspiring or inspired about goldsmith Michael Corneau, it’s not readily apparent. His transformation from architectural and interior designer to acclaimed custom jewelry designer is a perfect illustration.
After a quick browse through Vivi & Kate, a brand new Mount Pleasant boutique, you’d never guess that general manager Elizabeth Raub’s first calling wasn’t fashion.
Sean Leighton knows how good it feels to finally find the perfect home. Back when he was serving in the United States Coast Guard, he visited many places up and down the East Coast. But one stood out in particular—that perfect blend of sunshine, good food and warm hospitality known as Charleston, South Carolina.
No offense to chocolatiers but, if you’re a foam-at-the-mouth gardener like me, you prefer the botanical side of Valentine’s Day instead of the confectionary one. I’d much rather receive a Delft-inspired ceramic container overflowing with potted pale blue, yellow and white flowers—mophead hydrangea and creamy yellow ranunculus surrounded with white sweet alyssum—than an elegant presentation of high-end chocolates.