The City Magazine Since 1975

October 2017

Casting about the Carolina coastal flats, outdoorsman Douglas Cutting ponders life, love, and the legacies we leave behind in this excerpt from his forthcoming book, Undertones: Gifts of a Southern Tide (Joggling Board Press)

A two-wheeled, well-hydrated roll through fall’s crisp splendor, or—in other words—leaf-peeping turns into leaf-pedaling, and a whole lot of fun

Dream of hosting a spooky to-do that runs as smooth as spider’s silk? Join us in the heart of the Old Village, where party maven Lisa Thomas of Out of Hand and Ooh! Events hosts her annual haunted house in the hallowed hood

Free Verse Festival hails poetry all month long

A swanky coffee-table book celebrates Charleston through profiles of 50 fascinating residents

Conductor, concertmaster, and violinist Yuriy Bekker kicks off Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Pops series on October 26

Charleston GardenWorks is the go-to firm for alfresco antiques

The Crab Bank Pelicam gives viewers front-row seats to a bird sanctuary

Catching up with Charleston Moves’ new leader, Katie Zimmerman

Looking back—a year later—at how Hurricane Matthew impacted the Charleston area

“When you steps in it, you sticks,” say the Gullah people of the gooey marsh mud that lines Lowcountry creeks. “Smells like home,” nods the native Charlestonian, breathing in the pungent odor it exudes at low tide.

On mourning, Motown, and the enduring mojo of black classical music

The Compost Rangers are on a mission to makeover Charleston’s trash habits

This season’s purses are super-sized

Loewe’s fall looks had us craving vibrant plaids, textured knits, and knee-high boots—pronto! A surprisingly lightweight coat set the tone for a spin-off featuring a more versatile sweater and shorter skirt

The founder of J. Stark paused from crafting leather accessories and running his retail space at 208 Coming Street to share a glimpse into his personal style

A masculine study can be a sophisticated spot for work and play. To avoid the tired “men’s club” motif, design pro Jenny Keenan advises sticking with sculptural, modern furnishings and blending antiques with unexpected touches, such as Sisal Creative’s take on taxidermy.

In Mount Pleasant’s RiverTowne neighborhood, a Brazil-born builder and his design-driven wife relish life indoors and out in their modern farmhouse-style abode

Add these favorites to your garden, and you’ll be enjoying autumn bouquets for seasons to come 

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

Brooks Reitz of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern serves a savory supper of bison steaks, roasted carrots, and charred peppers

After years of working together at a bakery in Washington, D.C., two friends ventured south to open their own spot, The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery, in the Holy City

As cooler autumn temps arrive, savor a hearty mix of Carolina Gold rice, bacon, and seasonings cooked to a crisp in a cast-iron skillet

Meet the two dudes behind Lowcountry Kettle Potato Chips, a Charleston riff on America’s favorite snack food

Did someone say pizza? Please your cheese (and topping) needs this fall with a wood-fired slice at one of the area’s newest joints

Fun and colorful finds for the new season