The City Magazine Since 1975

July 2016

Melissa Lenox, an interior designer and longtime California girl, brings a dose of West Coast style to her new home on the banks of the Ashley River
An aerial look at our fragile coastline
Situated on a tree-lined block of Wentworth Street in the heart of Harleston Village, the James Sanders House celebrates modern preservation with a graceful composition of past and present.
75 Wentworth St. (843) 518-5115 www.therestorationhotel.com  
Speaking with the owner of Cirsea Craft Ice Cream
Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston
Get the recipe from celebrated Southern chef Nathalie Dupree
Smithey Ironware is creating heirloom cookware with a contemporary look
Alice + Olivia embraced the embroidery trend in a burst of summery colors; we followed suit with a version that’s more modest, but still highlights intricate needlework
Catching up with the co-founder and designer of Citrine Swim, who also owns Mount Pleasant boutique Drift with her husband, Russell  
Summer’s sun-bleached wooden docks, lush palms, and sunshine inspired this modern coastal look from Sidney Wagner of Eclectic.
Plant a successful fall crop with this lesson in tomatoes 101 (seasoned gardeners, even you may find helpful tips here, too!)
Hard up for a summer escape? When you reach for a cold one, grab a beer that takes you to a far-off place with hammocks in the water, crystal-clear blue seas, and gentle island breezes. You might even forget these tropically inspired brews were made locally
Shannon Brown Wood’s serene paintings reflect the Lowcountry landscapes she’s known all her life
New York City transplants meticulously restore a B&B called “Belvedere” back into a home
Brought to the Carolina shores 400 years ago by Spanish explorers and traders, these sure-footed animals are esteemed for their hardiness as well as their gentle, easygoing nature. Once the standard farm horse for the Sea Island Gullah people, they were nearly extinct by the 1990s.
Tapping into the design-minded consumer’s shift toward fewer, higher-quality things, The Commons finds success with its collection of artisanal home goods made in the USA
The tourists of our warm-weather waters are back; do you know what to do—and not do—if you spy a manatee?
Operation Home does more than repair houses; it impacts the lives of Lowcountry residents in need, one project at a time
Take refuge from those summer scorchers inside downtown’s newest—and coolest—fitness studios
Get the ultimate insider’s view of Charleston’s finest addresses and most historic properties