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Nothing says “celebration” quite like a special dessert. Here, some of the city’s most talented pastry chefs share recipes for impressive (yet doable) holiday confections that will surely become favorites in your home

Treat your friends and family to a taste of the Lowcountry with these 190-plus locally made food products

One of the best parts of the holiday season is gathering with friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers at the many magical, illuminated events around town.

Cougar Night Lights returns with even more holiday fun

The Silver Bells ring in the season

Carl Blum has invested decades of engineering ingenuity into his model train layout 

Santa Claus—and live reindeer—came to town for Charleston’s first Christmas parade in the midst of the Great Depression

Park Circle’s Ink Meets Paper designed a company around the power (and heart) of the handwritten note

Brain Blox challenges kids to dream, think, and construct

One of the Lowcountry’s most prolific evergreens is the wax myrtle (Morella cerifera). It grows easily and everywhere—along marshes and in dunes, woods, and backyards. Perhaps you know it by one of its other names: sweet myrtle, sweet bay, bayberry, waxberry, tallow bush, or mickleberry.

John Duckworth creates to help others open their eyes

Hitting the road for the holidays? Make the most of the drive time by queuing up hometown podcasts that’ll let you in on food-and-bev news, hidden Charleston histories, political issues, and more.

The Stone Soup Collective draws on volunteer power to sell healthy soups and serve seniors in need 

Bold earrings are big this season, with chandelier-inspired styles adding instant glamour to winter looks

Sequins have serious star power right now. While they can get glam in a hurry, there’s no need to shy away from more casual looks—just add accessories with subtle luster

The fashionable founder of Gregory Blake Sams Events talks at-home entertaining, good grooming, and holiday gift lists

Bring year-round luminosity to your landscape with pro tips from Charleston-based Moonlighting

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

Vinaigrette visionary Melissa Ann Barton, aka Mod Squad Martha, makes a holiday meal worth celebrating

The founder of Kwei Fei—pop-up phenom-turned brick-and-mortar—dishes on developing Charleston’s Sichuan palate

A South of Broad party staple is now available for purchase, thanks to an enterprising Charleston couple

This season, simplify entertaining with these convenient cook-at-home casseroles

Charlestonians were passionate about crisp cakes long before the famous Southern diner arrived in the Lowcountry