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Kristina Verrington

November 10, 2016

The Party: Charleston Recipes, a cookbook first published in 1949, was recently discovered in an attic by Josephine Humphreys, daughter of the original editor, Martha Lynch Humphreys. The predecessor to the Junior League of Charleston’s (JLC) famous Charleston Receipts, this rereleased publication includes Southern recipes created with inexpensive ingredients. JLC members and foodie fans gathered at the William Aiken House to celebrate this discovery, enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres inspired by the book, a raffle, and an open bar.

Highlight: Pimiento cheese crostinis served with the signature drink, a spiced citrus Russian tea

Overheard: “I have a lot of cooking to do!”

Beneficiary: Junior League of Charleston

December 3, 2016

The Party: Guests, some donning flapper dresses, fedoras, or patent leather shoes, had a blast at the Jazz Age-themed Sea Life by Starlight fête at the South Carolina Aquarium. The Boathouse, Fleet Landing, Fuel Charleston, and Sesame Burgers and Beer served up tasty bites while partygoers sipped on drinks from the open bar and shimmied to tunes by Charleston-based band Two 3 Ways. A silent auction included high-end items such as tickets to the 
2017 Masters Tournament and Charleston Wine + Food.

Highlight: A holiday-themed dive show in the Great Ocean Tank

Overheard: “I’m glad so many people participated in tonight’s theme. I feel like I’m in the 1920s, and it’s the bees knees.”

Beneficiary: The South Carolina Aquarium

As Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company sets to debut this spring, co-owner Scott Shor reflects on Charleston’s overflowing beer scene and his role in it all

November 12, 2016

The Party: As part of November’s Buy Local Month, more than 40 area makers set up shop at the third annual Lowcountry Local First Buy Local Block Party. From jewelry to home goods to pet products, there were handcrafted items for everyone. After perusing the vendors, attendees could grab food from one (or more!) of the nine food trucks, a cold brew from the beer garden, or a Bloody Mary from the bar. Charleston-based bands The Hadleys and Malandro Soul played throughout the afternoon.

Highlight: Lowcountry Street Grocery sold herbs and veggies out of their mobile market.

Overheard: “I don’t think I have enough hands...but I want one of  everything!”

Beneficiary: Lowcountry Local First

One of the best things to do for your garden come winter? Study up! Research plants for problem spots, find tips for tending what’s already rooted, and dig for fresh inspiration. Sure, the Internet’s a great resource, but a familiar book makes accessing info quick and easy (with no worry over dodgy websites). Here, find a few favorite tomes

With five hotels under construction and 11 more approved and in the pipeline to add to the current inventory of nearly 4,500 rooms, can Charleston handle more tourism or will downtown livability need its own “Vacancy” sign?

Natural wines have people buzzing these days. We asked the co-owner of Stems & Skins (a top area seller of these bottles), sommelier Matt Tunstall, to tell us more

Ooey, gooey, cheesy: could there be three more perfect words? If you’ve tried Home Team BBQ’s signature macaroni and cheese, you know the side is the epitome of comfort food. We asked owner Aaron Siegel to share the recipe 

Successfully running a 450-square-foot pizzeria in a city like Charleston may sound like a pie-in-the-sky endeavor, but for Luke’s Craft Pizza’s co-owner and chef, it’s a lifelong dream turned reality

15 Beaufain St.
(843) 212-0920
www.lefarfallecharleston.com

An area nonprofit has spent a quarter-century preserving South Carolina’s historic battle sites—and it’s far from finished

Jazz musician Robert Lewis discusses his career as a performer, composer, and educator 

Inside West Ashley’s burgeoning creative hub, Fabulon

December 3, 2016

The Party: Guests, donning flapper dresses, suspenders, and patent leather shoes, celebrated the sixth annual Sea Life by Starlight Jazz Age-themed fete at the South Carolina Aquarium. The Boathouse, Fleet Landing, Fuel Charleston, and Sesame Burgers and Beer served up tasty bites while party-goers sipped on drinks from the open bar and shimmied to tunes by Charleston-based band Two 3 Ways. A silent auction included big-ticket items such as tickets to the 2017 Masters Tournament and the 2017 Charleston Wine + Food Festival. 

Highlight: A holiday-themed dive show in the Great Ocean Tank

Overheard: ”I'm so glad everyone participated in tonight’s theme. I feel like I'm in the 1920s and it’s the bees knees.” — guest Conor Maginn

Beneficiary: The South Carolina Aquarium 

Obsessed with the revival of brooches—and the idea of pinning them to expected and unexpected places alike (think collars, clutches, even waistlines)—we filled Scouting Report with favorites from local shops

October 13, 2016

The Party: At the Gaillard, guests enjoyed a 007-themed gala featuring music, a silent auction, and gourmet fare.

Highlight: Zero George foie gras macaroons

Overheard: “I wish YEScarolina was around when I was in high school!”

Beneficiary: YEScarolina