The City Magazine Since 1975

June 2016

Time heals, or so they say. But is a year long enough to begin to close deep wounds exposed by the Mother Emanuel tragedy last summer?
Ready for a splash? On the sultriest of summer days, the best—and most fun—way to cool off is to get wet. Lucky for us we’re surrounded by water—the Atlantic, plus inlets, rivers, and creeks—and myriad easy-breezy ways to enjoy them
Hit the water and the waves to get fit or just have a great time
Get the details on our four closest oceanfront playgrounds and claim your preferred patch of sand
A cooler walk in the city
The tides rise and fall, and with each rush and mix of water, in come the fish—and plenty of crabs and shrimp. Warm winter waters this year point to a shrimp season in high gear by June, and the S.C.
Alfresco all the time
Whether you’re hanging in a beach house or holing up at home, be sure to have these local products, as selected by Jennifer Owens of concierge service, on your shelves
School’s out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop new hobbies, take your skills to the next level, or get involved in the community. Here’s a roundup of possibilities for every interest. A brighter, better summer starts now
Enough Pie’s VAT SHACK launches June 4, inviting the community to get hands-on with the historic art of indigo-dyeing
Calling out his creative seafood sales pitches, huckster and political provocateur Joe Cole became a cultural institution in 19th-century Charleston
One local couple has logged 16 years as volunteer divers in the South Carolina Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank
As a whole, South Carolinians (and plenty of vacationers who fall in love with this place) adore our state flag. We wear renderings of it on clothing and accessories, stick it to car bumpers, and incorporate it into company logos.
Did you know 350-plus area groups are organized on Here’s a fun sampling
ZAGS’s ”sunwraps” offer stylish protection
A Mount Pleasant-based website brings the fishing-charter industry into the 21st century
Steven Fiore brings his smart lyrics and irresistible melodies to new project Young Mister
Meet the culinary couple of Short Grain Food Truck
25 Magnolia Rd. (843) 571-2321
Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston
Casey Glowacki, chef/owner of Sesame Burgers and Beer, shares his recipe
Ahead of its premiere June 4, Carrie Mae Weems discusses her Spoleto Festival USA production  
Blooms for all seasons, plus housing options and a watering station, can turn even the smallest green space into a sanctuary for native bees
Take your living room for a walk on the wild side with this Out of Africa-inspired look from Sarah-Hamlin Hastings of Fritz Porter Design Collective.
Chef Benjamin Dennis offers three corn-centric recipes
In this month’s “Scouting Report,” see our favorite men’s swimsuits in playful colors and patterns—and where to find them
The sunset palette hit the season’s runways in a blaze of fiery color. For a hot night out, try our take on Ohne Titel’s sultry look; our top bares less shoulder to balance the skirt’s daring slit
Make summer sweeter with these home and fashion finds