The City Magazine Since 1975

July 2015

After covering homes and gardens for nearly half a century, we’ve seen trends come and go, but one thing remains true: any time you’re invited into a Charleston residence, the host offers a look around just as surely as she offers iced tea.
An artistic family breathes new life into one of the oldest homes in Mount Pleasant
Near the union of Hasell and Anson streets stands the St. Johannes Lutheran Church parsonage, a blush-colored dwelling that’s finding new life as an overnight wedding venue.
In creating an outdoor oasis, Charleston interior designer Jenny Keenan goes for global glamour.
Pimiento cheese, the “caviar of the South,” is a summertime staple for picnickers and partygoers alike. Enan Parezo, co-owner and chef of Upper King’s Twenty Six Divine, shares his heavenly twist on the traditional spread.
Hot days call for chilled bubbly. Sparkling rosé strikes a delicate balance between refreshing effervescence and delicate fruit-forward flavor, making it the “ultimate anytime wine,” says Charleston Grill wine director Rick Rubel. Here are three standouts the sommelier will be sipping this summer.
Chef Jacques Larson elevates classic dishes with these vine-ripened veggies
GFM Woodworks crafts sleek seats
Preservation Society executive director Kristopher King seeks to dovetail the past with progress in his favorite city
Inside the shop coloring our world with luxe paints and papers
Using a system of her own invention, Elizabeth Calcote block prints biographically inspired patterns onto silk accessories  
Heroic Charleston County Rescue Squad members volunteer their time to save Holy City lives
Wanna get away this summer? Whether you’re trekking to foreign turf or suiting up for a staycation, these recent releases from emerging and established South Carolina storytellers will have you uncovering new adventures  
A home-improvement newbie on the trials and errors of his first fixer-upper
Charleston’s female food and beverage talents dish out a pop-up supper club series with purpose
This couple de cuisine has poured themselves into their wine and cheese bar, Bin 152, and popular restaurant, Chez Nous. We sat down to learn what fills them up (hint: it’s not alcohol)
Clothing, gifts, and accessories to dress up the dog days of summer
Embrace the steamy season with vibrant blooms
Designers ventured into the jungle this season, presenting safari-inspired looks in neutral hues and utilitarian cuts. See how we translated this Ralph Lauren ensemble
These hair accessories don’t have to be intimidating—get tips on tying ’em on from area stylists