The City Magazine Since 1975

April 2014

Have limited space in your yard? Tired of the same old terra cotta pots? Garden editor Joan McDonald teaches us how to get creative, and crafty, with three do-it-yourself container gardening projects
Reach new heights with vertical gardens—living “paintings” for patios, porches, or outdoor rooms  
Give plain clay pots botanical pizzazz with this easy cast-leaf project
Recycle unwanted silver-plate pieces or garage-sale finds into interesting and elegant containers
Jacob Lindsey brings equal parts chutzpah and worldly know-how to Charleston’s Civic Design Center
Magnificent live oaks define our landscape, offering poetic structure to our vistas, shade on scorching summer days, and shelter for myriad plants and animals.
A neglected lot gets a makeover, including a new home and private garden that blend seamlessly by design    
Want a plant that provides shade as well as a sweet summertime treat? Try a low-maintenance, high-yielding fig tree
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The Lot’s Alex Lira offers three takes on local asparagus
A grand community garden opens in West Ashley
The Deans debut a primer on etiquette and entertaining
Toy inventor Dr. David Wyman takes entrepreneurship seriously    
Locally based Zubie connects you to your car’s vital statistics
For centuries, local youngsters have worn this charming accessory, noted for its stiff piqué brim and puffy organdy crown. Made by hand and ornamented with ribbons, lace, and embroidery, the bonnet remains as traditional a baby gift as the silver spoon—here in the Holy City, at least.
Catch up with guitarist Lee Barbour, who creates surf jazz, gypsy swing, and more
Healing Farms creates opportunity for developmentally disabled adults and  
Decoding digital communications for those who prefer, well, real communication
As the air fills with the heady scent of spring blooms, so too floral perfumes are sprouting up.  
Tory Burch knows how to go Glam in a perfectly understated way. Mimic the designer’s chic look by pairing Metallic separates with colorful accessories and shimmery penny loafers
Hear why pros are happy they’re back  
Looking back on American Civil War recipes  
With flowers blooming and the smell of tea olive in the air, spring has officially sprung and with it the perfect season for outdoor brunching.
Coming from a family of avid gardeners, FIG beverage director and recently named James Beard Outstanding Wine Program semifinalist David McCarus knows flowers almost as well as he knows wine. Here, he shares his favorite floral vintages
The DIG SOUTH festival celebrating innovation and the digital economy returns April 9-13. It’s bringing top presenters, networking opportunities, and even a hackathon, but you don’t have to be a Silicon Harbor whiz to get in on the action.
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
Looking to branch out from your usual brunch spots? See which ones our staffers chose as their favorites