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April 2017

Brief overview of this month's issue.
Home & Garden

From their downtown single house and courtyard garden, Monica and Ken Seeger adopt an inclusive entertaining policy

Community

After her run to the French Open quarterfinals last summer and a recent win over No. 4 seeded Simona Halep at the Australian Open, the hometown tennis phenom returns to take on Volvo Car Open

Community

Awakening V: King Tide arrives on April 29

Local Music

A romance—and an album—years in the making formally debuted in February. Here, get to know country duo Sally & George

Community

The trailblazing Tidewater Brick Co. makes rare goods while training underemployed locals to earn a living

Biz - Sci - Tech

Green Roof Outfitters puts plants to work in high places

Biz - Sci - Tech

Meet the local company elevating the short-term rental experience

Local Seen

Swurfer inventor Rob Bertschy risked nearly everything, and it’s paying off 

History

Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf

Season’s Eatings

With an intricate design featuring swords and spears, the famed Sword Gate at 32 Legare Street isn’t quite what you’d expect to see fronting a gracious mansion.

Gardening 101

On April 7 and 8, Old Towne Creek County Park blooms into a gardener’s paradise: the 16th annual Plantasia, organized by Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS), offers thousands of plants alongside outdoor accessories, “yard sale” steals, and more.

Giving Back

Get the scoop on Slow Food Charleston, serving up its Snail Awards on April 13

Style File

A simple way to dial up the style on jeans and a tee, cocktail attire, and everything in between? Tie on a silk scarf. Luckily, they’re everywhere this season—check out Scouting Report!

Style File

Chatting with the crazy-successful Gal Meets Glam blogger, who moved last fall from San Francisco to the Old Village with her husband, and photographer, Thomas

Style File

The latest news in fashion and shopping around Charleston

Style File

Want an entryway that makes a good first impression? Follow the lead of CHD Interiors’ Karsen Hood to create a welcoming foyer. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Lowcountry, Hood’s design immediately engages the eye with original artwork and bold wallpaper.

Home & Garden

The high-climbing flame lily brings intense color to the garden

Gardening 101

What’s happening this month?

Quick Bite

Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston

In the Kitchen

Cookbook author Matt Lee has a lot on his plate—luckily, he has helping hands in his kitchen

Quick Bite

In honor of Eat Local Month, we sat down with Lowcountry Local First’s executive director to discuss Charleston’s growing farming and food scene

Quick Bite

Bold, nutty pesto sauce pops on a springtime plate—you can spread it on pizza, toss it with pasta, or spin it as a savory dip for bread. At EVO, chef Blake McCormick replaces traditional pine nuts with pistachios for an extra-green twist on the condiment

Quick Bite

Turmeric, a staple spice in Asian cuisine, adds color and flavor to local dishes

Quick Bite

Once part of Chicago’s bustling restaurant scene, Jeremy Storey flew the coop to start a free-range chicken haven on John’s Island

Style File

Step into spring with these fabulous home and fashion accessories

History

One of Charleston’s well-known retailers, M. Dumas & Sons, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.