The City Magazine Since 1975

April 2015

Take a curator-led tour through the Lowcountry’s architectural and decorative arts history via these distinctive gems, which have been carefully preserved and are mostly on exhibit in local collections
Whether she’s flying from coast to coast to headline international conferences, networking at the Cannes Lions creativity festival, or hosting global business leaders at her south-of-broad home, digital media pioneer Wenda Harris Millard is focused on making connections
As the weather warms, we’re spending more time outside—and thus looking to revamp our home’s exteriors and signature porches. Designer Melissa Ervin provides this plan to up an abode’s curb appeal. “These Farrow & Ball paints feel crisp, and topiaries freshen the front door,” she says.
Rieslings have a reputation for being saccharine, but Kristen Bland, wine director at Union Provisions, says the varietal is misunderstood. “There’s no other grape with as much versatility,” she notes.
“My favorite way to eat pickled asparagus is straight from the jar,” says Helen Legare-Floyd, co-owner of Legare Farms.
Chef Brannon Florie whips up a trio of dishes using this springtime crop
The Bee Cause Project is busily installing hives (67 by spring’s end!) in schools and businesses here and beyond
The 13 adjoining houses making up what’s known as ”Rainbow Row” are today one of the city’s most photographed landmarks. They were built on East Bay Street starting in the mid-1700s, hosting shops on the ground floor with merchants’ residences above.
St. George hosts the World Grits Festival April 10-12  
Workshop comes to King Street
We caught up with the pastry chef, who turns out delicious sweets at FIG and The Ordinary, on her love of vintage desserts and why she’s raising her son by the sea
Chefs and historians reenact a momentous dinner from Charleston’s past
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
Charleston Wholesale Florist is bringing more blooms—and business—to town
Keep your garden beds flowering with the spectacular daylily  
With help from architect Bill Huey and interior designer Ginger Brewton, a Mount Pleasant family builds an elegant, nature-infused abode on the banks of the Wando  
Townsend Davidson looks to “make the mundane fantastic” in oil paintings that invite examination
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’70s silhouettes are back on the catwalks, this time with a sensuous, elegant vibe. Try the trend—flattering for all ages—with our take on a colorful Pucci ensemble
April showers bring chances to take your new rain boots out on the tow
Freshen up your home and wardrobe with these finds
Local boys Heyrocco deliver 10 songs of angsty ear candy on their first LP
Breathing new life into the Gadsden House—and its gates  
One writer’s annual search for native spring wildflowers evokes memories of her Lowcountry upbringing and her beloved mother