The City Magazine Since 1975

November 2014

As he heads down the homestretch, Mayor Riley seems to be gaining steam. He may need it
’Tis almost the season for giving. Haven’t even started? No worries—we’ve done the scouting for you. Browse our selections (from glitzy to goofy to soft and cuddly) by category, and you’ll find something for everyone on your list.
Each Turkey Day, the Draytons return to their ancestral estate
Borboleto Audio Mastering polishes music to perfection
Locals redesign the classic swing
These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to the 18th century, when the Carolina Gold rice grown on lowland plantations brought incredible wealth to the Charleston area.
This month, YA fiction writer Ryan Graudin appears at YALLFest days after releasing a buzzed-about new book 
In-school eye screenings help ensure good vision for thousands of Charleston preschoolers
How to get that gift list checked off as quickly (yet thoughtfully) as possible? Pencil a few of these festive events into your calendar. From artisan markets to King Street strolls, they make holiday shopping merry
As his sharpshooting in-laws look on, a local cook/curator/designer embarks on his first deer hunt and finds a new connection to the cycles of life
Pioneer the season’s Western wear trend with worn denim, long layers, and of course, a wide-brimmed hat. We kicked the look up a notch with cowboy booties
Men in the know are at odds about the new guys’ trend—read on and decide for yourself
A young creative couple infuses their Charleston single house with a stripped-down contemporary aesthetic that complements its patinaed character
Brighten the cool season garden with Salvia officinalis’ uncommon beauty and culinary utility
102 N. Market St. (843) 722-6393 www.brasseriegigi.com
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
This summer, after seven years of studying at distilleries all over the globe, the former attorney opened Charleston Distilling Co. on Upper King. Here, get to know the man behind the spirits
Charleston Grill’s Michelle Weaver gets cooking with this cool-weather treat
Amy Robinette puts seasonal area produce to work in gorgeous cakes and pies, then peddles the goods via her dessert CSA
Khi-Khi Milk Company’s cold coffee
Some folks bulk up their dressing with white bread or sausage, but not Louis Yuhasz. The founder of health-driven nonprofit Louie’s Kids focuses on incorporating nutritious ingredients such as sugar-free, whole-grain corn bread.
Should you sip white or red with a Thanksgiving feast? According to Bill Netherland, sommelier and wine director for Cypress, Blossom, and Magnolias, the body of the wine is more important than its color. “With turkey, I go for a bright, juicy profile with crisp acidity,” he says.
Stylish gal Hollie Wood doesn’t need to spend a lot of money to create an elegant look. In fact, she works hard to source vintage items over brand-new pieces because she loves décor with a history—and she knows buying used is gentler on the environment.
HoneySmoke harmonizes musical genres in a debut album—hear it live at upcoming shows
Buckle, zip, fasten, loop, and tie on belts spanning from wide to skinny, suede to silk—most anything with intriguing texture