The City Magazine Since 1975

February 2015

From its graceful, ancient live oaks and gorgeous historical architecture to its waterfront views and happening food scene, there are countless reasons to adore the Holy City.
Take a seat and listen in: we gathered some of the top women in the city’s celebrated food and beverage scene for a fun luncheon and a discussion of their challenges, their inspirations, and what it’s really like to be a woman in a male-dominated field
A creative couple builds a new home inspired by Charleston’s historical cotton warehouses, with a little help from design pro Regina Garcia
Looking to woo someone special this Valentine’s Day? For classic romance, queue up some smooth tunes, dim the lights, and—perhaps most importantly—pour some vino. David McCarus, sommelier and co-owner of McCarus Beverage Company, offers up three picks to help set the mood
Fish can be tough for the home cook to master—in part because it’s difficult to know when it’s done. Kevin Johnson, executive chef at The Grocery, says the secret to perfecting this healthy protein lies in pan roasting.
Chef Patrick Owens showcases this veggie’s versatility in three recipes
A century ago, groundnut cakes were the signature confection of the Lowcountry
Oliver Thames’ Bulls Bay OYRO aims to preserve the Lowcountry tradition of roasting oysters over a wood-burning flame  
Commune connects like-minded foodies for unique dining experiences
A local walks 444 miles, writes two books, and makes invaluable memories
Traditional Charleston Battery Benches are still crafted on King Street
A local artist turns discarded timepieces into jewelry
In February, this cold-hardy evergreen shrub or tree fills gardens of the Lowcountry with a welcome blaze of color, flowering in an explosion of pinks, reds, and whites. While some 250 species of camellia exist, two of those that locals know best are C. japonica, which you see blooming now, and C.
The prospect of “change” at her beloved Hampton Park has this writer contemplating the passage of time in the historical neighborhood
A free course at Trident Tech inspires disadvantaged locals with lessons in literature, history, and philosophy
Veterinarian Brian King heals creatures from all walks of life
This month, choreographer Jonathan Tabbert debuts an innovative new dance company
Fall for this stunning shrub with pretty blooms and heart-shaped leaves  
Display the sultry trend tastefully  
Faux Leather accents on this top and skirt pair with a fiery color palette—plus a masculine fedora and military boots—to create a feminine, but ready-for-anything ensemble