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January 2015

40 Ideas to Better Yourself—and Your City—in 2015
College of Charleston alum Glenn McConnell—formerly one of the state’s most powerful politicians—talks about taking the helm of his alma mater amidst controversy last summer, as well as his plans for guiding the historical institution into the future  
King Street’s ”Sky Residence”
William Baldwin’s new 18th-century action tale  
MOONDOG Animation Studio has a feature film in the works
The business waking up Summerville  
Whitney Powers crowd-sources ideas with website If You Were Mayor
It may be a simple dish of rice and peas, but no right-minded Charleston resident goes through January 1st without a plate of hoppin’ John on the table, as it’s said to bring good luck.
Songstress Leah Suárez, executive director of Jazz Artists of Charleston, begins a big year
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Resolving to be healthier this year? Try drinking your fruits and veggies with help from these local producers of nutritious, fresh-pressed juices
Like many Southerners, chef Charlotte Jenkins grew up eating collard greens on New Year’s Day. According to tradition, the leaves represent prosperity, and the veggies “bring you good fortune,” she says.
When the temps turn cool, most of us reach for warming, full-bodied reds. But Vonda Freeman, sommelier and wine director for the Indigo Road restaurant group, doesn’t dismiss lighter vinos during the colder months. “Seek out whites with spice, complexity, and texture,” she advises.
Kenchi Ferments puts an Asian spin on locals’ love of all things pickled
The subtropical Lowcountry climate isn’t ideal for growing grapes, but that hasn’t stopped a recent surge in wine companies with strong ties to the Holy City  
We caught up with this veggie whisperer, who helms the thriving food hub GrowFood Carolina, on her favorite local eats and the organization’s biggest win yet
The Ordinary’s Mike Lata puts fresh bivalves to work in three recipes
Cultivate beauty indoors this winter with these tropical stunners  
In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single-family abode    
The New Year is a perfect excuse to shake up a tired design­—so we asked Karoline Kable of Karoline Kable, ASID to dream up a bold look for the home office.
Taken by Etro’s ethnically flavored mix of rich textiles, we paired a fur vest with a cashmere sweater and cropped trousers, tying it all together with a colorful, handmade silk scarf
This dramatic style is here to stay  
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