April 2016

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About Face

As a second lieutenant, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, Jr., commanding general of the United States Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, was deployed early in his career to Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989.

A Garden Built With Love

If someone is looking for Nell Walters, they need go no farther than the yard, the porch, the garden … somewhere outside.

An Earthy Sweetness

The popular adage, “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first!” could be the motto for picky eaters faced with a dinner plate filled with vegetables.

A Reflective Perspective

Staying fresh as a photographer is difficult in today’s world where billions of photographs are in circulation.

A Stitch in Time

Connotations of needlepoint often center on scenes from Jane Austin films portraying proper English women passing time with their needlework in their laps –– or on mental images of elderly grandmothers.

Corporate Concepts, Inc.

Define the Design: The Bedroom Centerpiece

Dog Daze

Ex Libris: Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange

“They say — and God knows better and is more glorious and nobler — that amongst the stories of ancient times and past peoples is one that is suited to the intelligence of men of understanding who both ask and give.”

Inspired Design

When Runaway Runway 2016 takes over the Columbia Museum of Art on April 2, more than 35 designers will be vying for the show’s top design award.

Making Child’s Play Work

It is not child’s play. Becoming a business owner, coaching kids or being a performer is now the work of children.

Mending a Broken Heart

Dave, an avid cyclist, decided to take a 20-mile bike ride through Fort Jackson before watching the Carolina-Georgia game that afternoon with his family, but just four miles into his workout, Dave felt “tired and out of gas.”

Not that Calloway Garden

Tucked away in Kings Grant, the backyard sitting behind the home of Ann and Bill Calloway faces a 15-acre conservation easement and can only be described as a refuge.

Safe Travels

Robert is a Columbia native and still calls this fine city his home.

Savory Suggestions: The many shades of rosé

Seeking Business Angels

A person seeking backers to fuel a growing company faces a room full of interested investors.

Smiling FACES

In the late 1990s, Jeanne Palyok had an idea which Rick, her son, then carried out.

Solutions for Stubborn Stains

From a mustard spill on a white t-shirt while grilling out by the pool, a grass stain from a backyard football game to a puddle of red wine accidently splashed onto a white linen tablecloth at a dinner party, stains are oftentimes unavoidable.

SpeedTree Takes Hollywood

“It was a very surreal moment,” Michael says. “There we were giving one of those ‘I would like to thank the Academy’ speeches.

Summer Hanging Baskets

No matter how big or small the garden, there is always room for a hanging basket … or two!

Synching Your Cycle

With warm weather right around the corner, what better time to pick up the outdoor hobby of cycling?

The Perfect Fit

When Melinda and Edward Stiefel were house hunting some years back, they were impressed with the painted brick Tudor-style house in the heart of Devine Street.
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