Lifestyle

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY

IT’S EARLY THURSDAY MORNING, and Jordan Lash and I have planned to have a conversation about his namesake menswear store on King Street. We were …

BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE

IN THE MID-1800S, Queen Victoria, one of the most fashionable figures in history, began wearing small charms on a bracelet. Each charm was a token…

A MASTER AT WORK IN WALLA WALLA

DOUG FROST IS ONE OF ONLY four individuals to attain both the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles. He has pinnacled the wine world’s…

SAY IT WITH A SABAL

NO TREE EVOKES LOWCOUNTRY AMBIENCE like a sabal palmetto. We cherish this native palm because its logs kept our ancestors safe from flying cannonballs, and…

QUIETING CHAOS WITH THE POETRY SOCIETY

THE MAGIC ACT OF ART IS ITS capacity to achieve stillness in the midst of chaos. An appreciation of poetry likewise can calm the frenzy,…

AREA ARTS GROUPS STRIVING TO FILL THE GAPS

IF ANXIETY IS THE ESSENTIAL CONDITION of intellectual and artistic creation, we’ve had plenty of motivation. Nothing focuses awareness and artistic discipline like a crisis.…

THE MOTORHOME THAT COULDN’T

WHEN I WAS A KID, MY FAMILY TOOK ambitious vacations. Not the kind that utilized plane tickets or Eurail Passes. More like tents and porta-potties.…

PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAHLIAS

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH the genus Dahlia (D. spp.) began when I was getting ready for Brownie camp. Because I had to receive medical approval…

REDEFINING REAL ESTATE

NOT ONLY IS THE REAL ESTATE market in the Charleston area changing rapidly, but the way people buy and sell homes is also changing just…

THE CONNOISSEUR AS SHEPHERD: NIGEL REDDEN AND SPOLETO

NIGEL REDDEN’S FIRST acquaintance with the Spoleto Festival was as a 19-year-old student volunteer in Italy in 1969, seven years before Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA…

CHARLESTON AS A LIVING MUSEUM

IF BOOKS ARE HUMANITY IN PRINT, museums are humanity on display. Here reside beauty, curiosity, ingenuity, education, inspiration, hard realities, comforting truths, entertainment, a sense…

THE DOG PEOPLE CLUB

IF YOU HAVE EVER FOUND YOURSELF in the unenviable position of telling the determined, relentless 5-year-old girl standing before you with feet planted in fighting…

DELANEY OYSTER HOUSE

SALTWATER RUNS THROUGH Shamil Velazquez’s veins. The Delaney Oyster House executive chef hails from the island of Puerto Rico and says “it was music to…

55+ AND LIVING IN STYLE

WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO RETIRE in the Lowcountry, is it even a contest? Cresswind Charleston was named one of the 50 best master-planned communities in…

THE WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF BORDEAUX

BORDEAUX IS ONE OF THE MOST celebrated wine regions in the world. It’s a collector’s delight, known for storied names like Lafite, Margaux, Pétrus, and…

LOWCOUNTRY AQUATIC GARDENING

WHILE RECENTLY SIFTING THROUGH a pile of old gardening files, I came across my bog garden plant list. I had to laugh. Decades ago, I…

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Returns

MARCH IS SYNONYMOUS with the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. For five days, from March 4 to 8, 2020, Charleston will serve as the backdrop…

CONSTANT REINVENTION, CONSISTENT EXCELLENCE

THOUGH HE IS CERTAINLY not a French lyric poet, Carroll Brown embodies all the qualities of a classic troubadour, and then some. He is a…

THE RELUCTANT FAN

I WASN’T RAISED IN A sporty family. Our Marches didn’t contain madness. We were never ready for Monday Night Football. The only conference I cared…

ADVENTURE AND DARING IN CONTEMPORARY ART

ART, LIKE LIFE, THRIVES WHERE there is a sense of adventure, of extending one’s gaze beyond immediate perceptions. In the 25 years since Mark Sloan…