The City Magazine Since 1975

October 2013

With a new Emmy and clear focus, John Barnhardt's latest adventure is rolling
Want to race with the wind on Charleston Harbor? With Charleston Ocean Racing Association, a friendly attitude is really all you need to catch a ride, but good beer doesn’t hurt either
How to meld modern aesthetic ideals with primo practicality? Interior designer Deidre Alexander helps one Daniel Island family bring it all together
Get in the spirit of All Hallow's Eve and head out to some of the Lowcountry's spookiest spots. Supernatural occurrences around the Lowcountry are as abundant as the oysters along its salty channels.
 Hominy Grill's Robert Stehling transforms the world’s most-consumed protein  
On the banks of the Cooper River lies Magnolia Cemetery, or the Garden of the Dead, where ancient oaks drip moss over funerary sculptures and grand mausoleums honoring powerful Holy City families, hundreds of Confederate soldiers, even the Hunley heroes.
In a town that loves to brunch, Bloody Marys are ubiquitous. Here are a few favorites  
Enjoy evergreen foliage, fall flowers, and even a caffeinated tea from this lesser-known camellia  
The first time you visit Craftsmen, you’ll need to take a tour. Head to the back—that’s the best way I know to direct you through this labyrinthine space in all its fermented glory. 
Bringing the buy-local movement to the floral industry  
Finding new places—and new friends—at James Island County Park
It just might be the most unusual—and enjoyable—of all Charleston creations. 
Charleston SUP Safaris uses paddleboarding to teach students about respecting and enjoying Lowcountry waterways
Carrie Morey shares her family’s recipes in a new cookbook, Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions  
Need decorations and dessert for your Halloween fête? These spooky treats do double duty and look as good as they taste
Charleston entertaining style editor Mitchell Crosby—owner of event planning biz JMC Charleston—knows how to throw just about any party. But as a Lowcountry native, he’s particularly adept at pulling off a true-blue Carolina oyster roast. Here he shares his top tips:  
A man can count on a handsome watch to elevate any ensemble.
Loosen up and aim for comfort: “tomboy chic” is in. We played off rachel comey, choosing lighter pieces for Charleston’s balmy fall and infusing femininity with almond-toe flats and subtly studded capris
Try this season’s romantic plaits  
Sharon Cooper-Murray preserves the disappearing language and folk art of the Gullah Geechee culture 
There’s a romance to rare, decades-old cars—a beauty you don’t have to be a “gearhead” to appreciate. Don’t believe it? Try attending one of the two motoring fests rolling into the Lowcountry this fall.
Johnny Delaware finds his indie-folk-rock rhythm in Charleston