The City Magazine Since 1975

April 2018

A historic downtown home becomes the backdrop for a first-birthday fête awash in vivid florals, rabbit statuary, and flower crowns, all swirling around one very lucky (and loved) little girl

With evergreen curiosity and a deep-seeded love of plants, Patti McGee cultivates the quintessential Southern garden—a haven that welcomes and delights

On April 28, the city celebrates Waterfront Park’s new name

Human Resources’ Champagne will leave you buzzed

The Contents Co. conjures heavenly fragrances from all-natural ingredients

Holly Stuart Home designs smart accessories for dining and drinking

Meet the “nature nerd” helping guide TheBEND

With folks around the globe celebrating Earth Day on April 22, here’s a look at successes in sustainability and land conservation taking place in our own beautiful corner

Take a peek into Julia Deckman’s vibrant world 

Silver was the preferred metal for dining, drinking, lighting, and decorative ware in the early Charleston home, and more than 100 silversmiths worked here during the 18th and 19th centuries. For a time, the silversmith even played a significant role as a banker

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic offers top-notch care to those in need

This season, soles are riding high in platforms and flatforms

That intense pink that hit spring runways? It works as well with light-wash denim as with crisp whites—and don’t be afraid to accent with shades of rose, red, and blush

The founder of Queen Street’s Jahde Leather Atelier chats about her latest jewelry and accessories designs, plus her personal faves for home decor and spring splurges

With help from Caribbean-influenced designer Allison Elebash, Kirk and Tara King turned an 1890s Sullivan’s Island abode into the casually elegant beach house of their dreams

Stumped over how to build artful landscaping into your outdoor spaces? Here, find three plant combos centered around trees you might already have growing

Pastry chef Andrea Upchurch makes an easy weekend meal of shrimp-and-bacon quiche, spring onion salad, lemon “cheesecake,” and grapefruit-gin cocktails

Meet the chocolate master behind Cocoa Academic, the bean-to-bar company sweetening up the Lowcountry

Zero George Restaurant’s Vinson Petrillo serves an up-tempo spin on the traditional appetizer, perfect for bringing to a springtime brunch

Here’s where to carb-load before the Bridge Run—or whenever you have a craving

Pouring over the history of the Charleston Teapot, one of the city’s first gourmet groceries

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Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food-and- beverage openings in Charleston

For more than 20 years, Yvonne Smalls has hosted an invite-only ladies’ luncheon in her Wando garden

Since azaleas were introduced to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, their springtime explosion has given way to boundless wonder.