July-August 2017

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An Elegant Perch

Bar stools bring life to the party!

Anytime Fitness

A Plantation Wedding

Genni Lib found herself in the vaguely uncomfortable position of feeling like a third wheel when Trevor stepped in. “We spent the evening dancing and talking, and it was wonderful,” says Genni Lib.

Ask the Experts" Medical Q&A

Clear-Cutting and Cultivating

After more than a decade of dreams and planning, the Hudsons’ Lake Murray home is their “gathering place.”

Coastal Splendor

The Spratlins and their neighbors are just now getting back to a sense of normalcy –– the yards have been cleaned, the debris removed.

Ex Libris – On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

In C. S. Lewis’ essay “On Stories,” readers are given the opportunity to look behind the camera, as it were, into the general perspective on fiction held by of one of the greatest storytellers of the modern era.

Father of the Bride

The modern Southern wedding is a juggernaut of grace, charm, and tradition mixed with a big dose of guerilla warfare.

Flowers, Lights, and French Lace

Sometimes blind dates do work. Just ask Katherine and Henry Strickland.

From the Editor: The Great Debate -- To use, or not to use, the Oxford comma

Heirloom Tomatoes

Throughout South Carolina is a historical record of our nation’s history — that evidence springs to life each summer in the form of tomatoes.

Hot Hostas

Hostas, in my opinion, are the stars of the summer shade gardens in the Midlands.

M. Gallery Interiors

Path of Totality

Columbia, along with Greenville and Charleston, is poised for best viewing opportunities on the 2017 eclipse path of totality that starts in Oregon and ends in South Carolina.

Pet Packing Prep

Packing for a dog is like packing for a toddler — you can’t forget the essentials.

Resort Summer Camp

Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community

Sweet or Savory

A rich, flaky crust and colorful filling bursting with fruit provides a quintessential Southern welcome to late summer.

Teamwork Triumphs

The Amazon Effect

The move to online retailing, led by Jeff Bezos’s behemoth Amazon, is changing how Americans shop and how retailers sell to them, and that is altering the retail landscape.
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