What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Hotels

Kinsey Gidick is a writer and editor at Charleston City Paper, where she handles the Cuisine and Arts sections. “You can’t overlook the landmark of Charleston Place. After twenty-eight years, it still manages to be...
Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

Extraordinary Escapes: 16 unexpected accommodations to book in the South

You don't think inside the box. Why sleep in one? The South is full of unexpected accommodations, from a nineteenth-century castle to a Hobbit hut to the tree house of your dreams. Let us introduce you to sixteen offerings that are anything but ordinary.

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Culture

Nigel Redden is general director of Charleston’s Spoleto Festival and director of Lincoln Center Festival in New York. “In the performing arts world, Russian violinist Yuriy Bekker recently became the acting artistic director of the...

Where to Stay: Planters Inn in Charleston

Stepping off bustling North Market Street into the Planters Inn is like stumbling upon your own secret oasis. The immediate calm of the elegant lobby is merely a precursor to the tranquility of the garden courtyard, where, enchanted amid the lush greenery, you are likely to forget you have a hotel suite waiting to be explored.

Carolina in My Mind

An oyster-cloaked, oak-dense, and moss-draped island off the southernmost tip of South Carolina is soaked with myth, stories, and legends, along with a dash of Gullah black-magic curses meant to keep developers away.

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Shopping

Ayoka Lucas is founder of Charleston Fashion Week, style director at Charleston Magazine, and a freelance fashion stylist and consultant. “In the Antique District, the lowest part of King Street, Berlin’s is one of Charleston’s...

When Nature Calls

As the mother of two small children, my self-reflection time is limited to an occasional glimpse in the mirror, followed by the realization I haven’t showered in two days. But here I am in...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: History

Kitty Robinson is the executive director of the Historic Charleston Foundation. “I like to think of Charleston as America’s most historic city. The most prominent house museum is the grand, Federal-style Nathaniel Russell House, which...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming: Nightlife

Timmons Pettigrew is the author of Charleston Beer and founder of CHSBeer.org. “Charleston’s nightlife scene has undergone a shift in recent years, with the emphasis moving from dive-y bars to more high-end cocktail joints. But...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Architecture

John Hildreth is the director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Southern Office. “King Street itself is this great slice of the city. The nineteenth-century Miles Brewton House on 27 King Street is spectacular,...

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