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When Mother Nature blanketed the Lowcountry with a record-setting snowfall last January, life per usual stopped for five days and everyone reveled in the shimmering surprise.

On the eve of the Gibbes Museum of Art exhibition “Anna Heyward Taylor: Intrepid Explorer,” take a look into the unconventional life of the noted Charleston Renaissance artist, whose passions for travel and honing her talent took her to Asia, the mountains of Mexico, and the jungles of South Amer

Steaming oysters and savory barbecue, skeet shooting and bourbon tasting—learn how a local event pro fashioned a stepped-up Lowcountry oyster roast and get tips for hosting your own tradition-in-the-making affair

Cypress Gardens eyes a January reopening

A local nonprofit races against time—and cancer

Charleston Hemp Company is charting new territory with its seed-to-shelf CBD products

A gleaming King Street shop stores Charleston’s treasures

Charleston Jazz has a killer lineup slated for its fifth annual Charleston Jazz Festival, bringing tunes to venues around town from January 24 to 27. Full details and tickets are at, but here’s a glimpse into the goings-on:

John’s Islander Mary May has carved out her dream career

Since 1687, the French Protestants known as Huguenots and their descendants have worshipped at the corner of Church and Queen. The edifice that stands today (the congregation’s third) was the first Gothic Revival building constructed in Charleston.

The groundbreaking Turning Leaf Project helps men find purpose after incarceration

We’re spying tons of cool kicks around town

Puffers have reached new lengths of late. We’ll be cozying up in this metallic version polished enough to pair with winter-white trousers and Ferragamo boots

After a military career that took them around the world, Dr. Melvin and Deborah Brown return home, regularly hosting friends in their circa-1919 residence in Hampton Park Terrace, filled with treasures from near and far

To achieve your dreams of lush houseplant life, avoid these five big mistakes

Here’s what the pros want you to know about growing indoors

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

Chef and food stylist Cynthia Groseclose shares a menu of healthy, naturally beautiful dishes

The Ordinary’s chef de cuisine, Tori Schumacher, boils up some stone crab claws for a super-seasonal supper

Straford Brown makes the most important meal of the day count at homeless shelter One80 Place

Thanks to its versatility, the humble chickpea is popping up on menus all over town

Embrace fresh sparkle and style with these fab finds