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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…

BEYOND THE GATES

CHARLESTON’S ANNUAL Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens returns March 11 and runs through April 18. More than 100 historical houses and gardens will be…

ANCHORED IN HISTORY

SPERRY CHARLESTON RACE WEEK, or Race Week, as the locals like to call it, will celebrate its 25th edition April 23–26, 2020. Competitors—including America’s Cup…

A STEAKHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

IF YOU ARE AMONG THE IN-THE-KNOW CROWD, you’re probably privy to the sizzling scene at one of Charleston’s top upscale eateries. Burwell’s Stonefire Grill takes…

ACTORS’ THEATRE AND THE ART OF COLLABORATION

  STAGE ACTORS ARE SCULPTORS who carve in snow. And while it is true that nothing in the theater is imperishable, save great writing, Chris

I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

  HAVE A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP with the City by the Bay. It is the very first place where I felt like a real grown-up. As

WHY ARTISTS DO WHAT THEY DO

  ONCE WE CREATED CRAFTS out of necessity. The impulse was strictly utilitarian. But humans being humans, it was not long before the desire to

M.P. DEMETRE JEWELERS’ CROWNING MOMENT

IT SEEMS APROPOS that King Street’s jewelry store, best known for its luxury timepieces, would partner with an iconic watch brand that celebrates life’s exceptional