The City Magazine Since 1975

January 2017

With five hotels under construction and 11 more approved and in the pipeline to add to the current inventory of nearly 4,500 rooms, can Charleston handle more tourism or will downtown livability need its own “Vacancy” sign?
2017 has arrived—along with the onslaught of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit once and for all. Set yourself up for success this year with advice from local exercise experts. whether you want to run, cycle, stretch, dance, or “HIIT it,” we’ve got a fitness regime to get your body moving!
CreativeMornings events awaken area audiences
SUSTO advances its indie rock sound in a new album
Inside West Ashley’s burgeoning creative hub, Fabulon
CrowdReach helps small businesses master customer communication
Longleaf pine trees (Pinus palustris) once covered some 90 million acres in the Southeastern United States, including much of South Carolina. Living for up to 250 years and reaching as tall as 110 feet, these conifers created one of the most species-rich ecosystems in the country.
Jazz musician Robert Lewis discusses his career as a performer, composer, and educator 
On January 1, 1882, Mayor William A. Courtenay created the Charleston Fire Department
An area nonprofit has spent a quarter-century preserving South Carolina’s historic battle sites—and it’s far from finished
One woman’s attempt to balance a life well lived with, well, living
This season, fur is going for a walk on the wild side, showing up in statement pieces featuring unexpected colors and designs. Taking cues from the tod’s catwalk, we paired a sumptuous coat with chic basics, including trendy mule slides
The Candy Shop Vintage owner sells decades-old jewelry, plus vintage-inspired designs, in her downtown shop and at
The latest news in fashion and shopping around Charleston
The January Scouting Report is filled with health-focused gear
Behind a stately colonial façade, an Old Village residence overflows with color, pattern, and texture
One of the best things to do for your garden come winter? Study up! Research plants for problem spots, find tips for tending what’s already rooted, and dig for fresh inspiration.
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Successfully running a 450-square-foot pizzeria in a city like Charleston may sound like a pie-in-the-sky endeavor, but for Luke’s Craft Pizza’s co-owner and chef, it’s a lifelong dream turned reality
The owners of acclaimed restaurant Xiao Bao Biscuit share three favorite recipes from their at-home repertoire
Ooey, gooey, cheesy: could there be three more perfect words? If you’ve tried Home Team BBQ’s signature macaroni and cheese, you know the side is the epitome of comfort food. We asked owner Aaron Siegel to share the recipe 
Natural wines have people buzzing these days. We asked the co-owner of Stems & Skins (a top area seller of these bottles), sommelier Matt Tunstall, to tell us more
While many chefs in town are willing to tweak their restaurant menus for herbivores, some spots cater primarily to vegan or vegetarian foodies
Start the New Year afresh with fine home and fashion luxuries
In the last year of the 19th century, from February 6 to 14, the Lowcountry resembled this idyllic snowy scene, having been hit by the “Great Blizzard of 1899.”