• Front Porch Charm

    Of all the features that make up a southern home, none is more iconic or cherished than the front porch. If there’s one art in which southerners possess celebrated expertise, it’s that of welcoming their guests in style. The front porch is the center of this display of hospitality: you can treat your friends to […]

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  • Protect Against Zika

    News about the spread of the Zika Virus has been ubiquitous on TV, the internet, and Facebook newsfeeds since its first appearance in the Americas. We took a moment to speak with Graduate Entomologist Bert Snyder from Palmetto Exterminators about the mosquito-carried virus.  Why is the Zika Virus so dangerous? Zika Virus is spread through […]

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  • True Blue

    Nothing is quite as relaxing as sitting by a warm fire on a crisp night, as fun as enjoying an oyster roast with friends, or as romantic as toasting marshmallows with a loved one. Homeowner Catherine August and her husband, Ray, knew this while hunting for a home on Daniel Island last year. What they […]

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  • Historical Collage

    Charleston’s appreciation for historical preservation caught Dr. Patricia Blanton’s eye the first time she visited the city. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she has spent her life curating beautiful antiques and artwork to fill her home with a myriad of stories. Today, she lives South of Broad in a charming brick home constructed in 1959. The […]

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  • Lowcountry and Best-Selling Author Dorothea Benton Frank Debuts Her New Southern Novel

    Dorothea Benton Frank is no stranger to the Lowcountry and is a best-selling author, public speaker, nonprofit fundraiser from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. She attended Bishop England High School in Charleston and graduated from General William Moultrie High School. Her interest in retail apparel took her to Atlanta GA where she graduated from The Fashion […]

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  • Gas Lanterns in the Lowcountry

    In 1792, William Murdoch of London, England created the first gas lamp in his home. By 1802 gas lamps were presented to London as the light source they had all been looking for. Gas from coal was transported through pipes to gas lanterns and lamps placed on posts. The Lamplighters were workers who cared for the […]

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  • Indoor Gardens

    Gardens are no longer restricted to outdoor use only. With a little creativity, even the smallest space can become the location of a beautiful patch of green. Indoor gardens can be placed in the smallest apartment or largest area because of the way homeowners can customize them to fit any taste and size space. They […]

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