The City Magazine Since 1975

January 2016

Writer Stratton Lawrence and his photographer wife, Hunter McRae, find an ideal winter escape on Elbow Cay, a Bahamian haven for Charlestonians since 1785
Think you know the Holy City inside and out?
Tracy and Bob Doran infuse “community” back into community development—and have this thing for oysters
On Daniel Island, Kelly and David Lyle mark a new chapter in their lives with a stunning custom abode  
For flavorful dishes, Drawing Room chef Jon Cropf sources his turnips locally
With a pair of restaurants—Warehouse and Parlor Deluxe—under her command, chef Emily Hahn doesn’t get a lot of down time. We spoke with her about juggling two kitchens and being named one of Charleston’s top five rising-star chefs by Food & Wine    
Our taste and tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston
After a season-long binge of sugary, creamy, and meaty fare, one might consider downing one—or 100—nutrient-packed juices. After all, “about three pounds of produce goes into one 16-ounce green juice,” says Jesse Derbyshire, the owner of Blend Juice Bar in Mount Pleasant.
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This mildly potent punch is credited to South Carolina’s oldest and most exclusive social institution, the St. Cecilia Society.
Through art, yoga, music, and more, Respite Care Charleston cultivates feelings of pride and productivity in locals with dementia
The Harbor serves as a hub for Charleston-area entrepreneurship
It’s time to get a new crop of veggies growing! This month, you can plant beet, carrot, lettuce, radish, spinach, and turnip seeds outdoors. Or start seeds inside for broccoli, cabbage, collards, and kale; learn how here
Long before spinning and CrossFit became all the rage, Janis Newton was making a career out of helping others get fit
Acclaimed Southern actress Samille Basler has spent two decades in Charleston theaters
Rodarte combined two of Winter’s hottest trends— leather and fur—into a tough-luxe look softened by a romantic lace shirt. Slip into our take on the ensemble
We caught up with the founder and CEO of Alesya Bags, who recently redesigned her signature laptop satchel and debuted a clutch, wallet, and card case