The City Magazine Since 1975

September 2017

Sail into the pre-fall season with these striking luxe looks and glittering accessories that are ready for days on deck and nights on the town

“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of Charleston’s own Gertrude Legendre, the internationally known globetrotter and big-game hunter who was caught behind enemy lines during World War II.

Savannah has a familiar old-meets-new mix, but Charleston’s sister city 100 miles southward always feels like a true getaway, square by square

The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project takes off

Charleston’s Very Hypnotic Soul Band harnesses the power of song

Charleston Stage set designer Nicole Bianco brings stories to life with her three-dimensional creations

The Green Book of South Carolina illuminates heritage sites and cultural attractions in all 46 counties

A peek inside Corneau Goldsmithing’s glittering world

Dr. LeZotte makes house (and barn) calls, adjusting ailing animals

Most folks earning a paycheck in Charleston know that salaries lag behind national averages, while housing prices and more leap ahead. They’re willing to sacrifice funds for the fun of a place where natural beauty, history, and culture abound. But how much pay are we giving up?

During periods of drought, folks uninitiated in the magical ways of Pleopeltis polypodioides may spy the epiphyte fern’s brown, curled leaves atop the branch of an oak tree and think, “poor dying, shriveled thing!” Yet all it takes is the briefest rain to return the leaves to healthy gre

What do you get when some of the brightest, most successful folks in town team up to give back? Philanthropy at its finest—and most effective 

A perch for pondering life lessons and time well spent 

Oversized pendants are ruling on and off the runway this season

Messages of female empowerment run throughout this fall’s collections, with the boldest, brightest, and maybe most wearable being head-to-toe red. (Tailored pants, such as the front-seam trousers shown here, are part of that movement, too)

Raised in Charleston (her parents owned Morris Sokol Furniture on King Street), Nakios now runs her women’s clothing lines, Lilla P and Leo & Sage, from a New York City home base

The latest news in fashion and shopping around Charleston

For eye-catching height and prolific fall flowers, look to the native smooth aster 

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

Food for the Southern Soul owner Jimmy Hagood hosts a Labor Day cookout with juicy ribs, sweet onion pie, and homemade cane syrup ice cream

The jovial Frenchman behind the much-missed La Fourchette recently opened Goulette, an authentic, laid-back bistro for locals

Husband-and-wife waffle makers Sergio and Audrey are serving up classic Brussels street treats on James Island

Cool off on steamy early-fall evenings with a scallop starter from Charleston Grill’s Michelle Weaver

Seeking a new spot to sip a glass? These peninsula wine shops and bars are less than a year old, and they’re eager to pour

When downtown temps became too sweltering to bear, locals might even join vacationers at the magnificent New Brighton Hotel, shown here on the far left.

Prepare for fall with new furnishings, cozy attire, and fresh accessories