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August 2014

Brief overview of this month's issue.
So Charleston

Last spring, we put out a call for entries to Charleston’s inaugural photo contest, with more than 700 submissions—mostly shots of our beaches and waterways—flooding in.

Dog Days in the Lowcountry

Charleston has gone to the dogs—in the best ways possible. Meet eight local pups who are loving life in our Fido-friendly town and pick up some tips on where to hang with your own best friend or adopt a new one!

The Charleston Home

Thanks to a totally efficient design, an eco-minded family downsizes into the modern and sustainable home of their dreams without sacrificing an ounce of comfort

The Charleston Profile

WINGS for Kids CEO Bridget Laird is taking the locally based nonprofit—which focuses on developing social and emotional intelligence in underserved children—to new heights

Market Report

Charleston-based designer Regina Garcia says a designated “drop zone” can make it happen. “Every home has a nook where this can work—maybe a back hallway or in the kitchen,” she says.

The Review

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Style File
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Fashion’s getting groovy again this fall. Marc Jacobs took a minimalist approach that we translated with flared pants, a locally dyed head scarf, and a palette of neutrals and palest pastels

Style File

Tips from pros on working the pattern into your fall look

Quick Bite

Too hot to turn on the oven? Ted Dombrowski of Ted’s Butcherblock shares this no-cook recipe for salmon cured in salt, sugar, and dill.

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Ingredient: Okra
Alluette Jones-Smalls shares three ideas for this nutritious Southern staple

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Looking for a fresh take on a favorite summer treat? Try these innovative—and addictive—flavors from some recent additions to the ice-cream scene

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Portuguese vinho verdes are meant to be drunk as soon as they’re produced:  verde (“green” in Spanish) is a nod to this wine’s tender age.

Giving Back Profiles

With help from Lowcountry volunteers and donors, Palmetto Medical Initiative brings health care to some of the world’s poorest countries

Arts Profile

PURE Theatre’s Sharon Graci preps for another season of pushing the envelope

So Charleston
Biz - Sci - Tech

Finkelstein’s Center’s awkwardly adorable creatures are charming their way into the national toy scene

Biz - Sci - Tech

SPARC’s fourth annual Hackathon

Local Seen

Marine scientist Dr. Peter Kingsley-Smith talks artificial oyster reefs, invasive shrimp, and miraculous crabs

Local Music

Michael Flynn explores new territory with the just-released Face in the Cloud

Channel Markers

An awards show celebrates local drama this month

Quick Bite

Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston