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JULY 2019

Forget the beach: One Daniel Island family—and their steady stream of visitors—soaks up summer fun at home along the marshy banks of Ralston Creek

Tomato season is here! Serve up a taste of summer with five easy recipes showcasing the flavor-filled, versatile fruit

Addressing It With Dialogue and Design - How city planners and preservationists are rethinking, and redesigning, Charleston’s approach to flooding

Discovering the Nathaniel Russell House’s hidden decorative past

Pick your vantage point for catching this year’s patriotic pyrotechnics

What started out as informal races in the late1700s between oar-powered plantation boats carrying crops to town became formalized events in the late 1800s with sailboat regattas between the Carolina and James Island yacht clubs.

Terry Jenkins’s plasterwork is a lesson in preservation

Heatworks’ Tetra dishwasher might just revolutionize the way we do dishes

A paint guide to Charleston’s quintessential hues

Katherine Dunlap finds inspiration in old photos

Say the word "Shag" outside of the Carolina coast and you're likely to see a few raised eyebrows.  Here, however, the name is synonomous with the dance, a fast-footed twist on the jitterbug that first appeared in the 1940s. Performed to classic beach music., it remains as popular as ever.

Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch a breeze.

The Alliance for Full Acceptance works to ensure the rights of Charleston’s LGBTQ community

Crepe myrtles save the day, just in bloomin’ time

Hair-raisingly cool accessories

Punch up your look with bright orange this summmer.  A statement-making skirt can shift from power lunch to party-ready with a blouse swap and fresh accessories.

Get to know tastemaker Elizabeth Stuart, principal of Elizabeth Stuart (ESD) in Mount Pleasant, who has made the “search for beautiful” her life’s work

Turn dried blooms into festive decorations

What's happening this month?

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

Revelry Brewing’s lab manager and resident “Yeast Beast” schools us on the science behind beer

Theresa Jenkins Hilliard preserves a taste of home with Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes

Chubby Fish chef James London shares a cookout-ready, smoky Spanish sauce

Our staffers and editors weigh in on their all-time favorite burgers across the Holy City

Why nitrogen-infused coffee is all the rage 

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