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JUNE 2018

Where to play, swim, eat, and cool off from downtown to the beaches and the ’burbs this season

Dolphin sightings in local waters are always magical, but these enchanting marine mammals face serious challenges. Get to know our cetacean neighbors and find out how to help keep Charleston’s resident dolphins—that’s right, they stay here year-round—happy and healthy

Seasonal fruits star in these luscious treats, sweet and refreshing complements to the sultry season

Cinelle Barnes’s new memoir, Monsoon Mansion

Rare Creatures prepares to launch an impressive freshman album

As The Footlight Players’ new executive director, Brian Porter has a modern plan for Charleston’s oldest theater company

On Isle of Palms, folks found more real estate for sun-bathing, bocce ball-playing, and castle-building this season after a beach renourishment eased the effects of regular erosion, as well as hurricane damage. Come July 5, it’s Folly Beach’s turn.

Remembering Charleston’s famous (and famously dashing) aerobatic pilot, Bevo Howard

Meet the salty sailors—and accomplished sewers—outfitting some of the biggest boats in the harbor for catching the breeze

Tomato pie, tomato pilau, tomato gumbo, okra and tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, tomato relish: no question about it, the juicy fruit known as Solanum lycopersicum is fundamental to Charleston cuisine.

Project ReSpeck aims to boost fish populations after the historic freeze

This month, events across the city honor the victims and survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME murders

The straw hat’s never looked so good! Take cover from the sun without hiding your personal style

Add polka dots and ruffles to the wrap-skirt style, and you have a piece polished enough for work and flirty enough for play. To mix patterns, stick to a simple palette

The cofounder and CEO of Brackish—maker of feather bow ties and naturally inspired accessories—is a T-shirt snob with a penchant for the RiverDogs

On Isle of Palms, a Charlotte-based couple’s second home melds their love of Caribbean and Lowcountry architecture styles—and makes plenty of room for visiting family and friends

Create a container kids can play with, and lessons in sun, rain, and earth will come naturally

Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food-and-beverage openings in Charleston

Swig & Swine’s Anthony DiBernardo hosts a summer cookout with pickled shrimp, steaks, corn salad, and toasted coconut pudding

Soak up summertime with five boozy, slushy sips that beat the heat

Meet the ladies behind FAB, the all-female food-and-bev workshop coming back for round two on June 11 and 12

Daniel Island-based distillery Hardscoop is churning up spirited ice cream and sorbets

The Ordinary’s Vandy Vanderwarker dishes up a Lowcountry-inspired starter of crunchy deviled crab croquettes

Before soft drinks and seltzer water were omnipresent in supermarkets, Lewis Y. Chupein II’s 19th-century soda fountain was the place to go for the fizzy stuff 

Some 85 years ago, downtown residents could take a dip much closer to home

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