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Southern View

July 2017
One working mom pushes back against forever-changing design trends

June 2017
Confessions of a shark’s-teeth hunter

February 2017
The woes of being pregnant in a food town

January 2017
One woman’s attempt to balance a life well lived with, well, living

December 2016
In the cool clarity of winter, one writer contemplates the advantages of approaching his “Golden Years”

September 2016
A Big Apple transplant reflects on the luxury of small-city living in her new Southern home

August 2016
A longtime resident ponders the natural blessings bestowed upon us

May 2016
A novelist from off (but not too far off) visits the Holy City to soak in its character and creative culture

November 2015
A Charleston native reflects on the evolution of local philanthropy

August 2015
Our contributing editor gets déjà vu when trying to wade through the June tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME

July 2015
A home-improvement newbie on the trials and errors of his first fixer-upper

June 2015
No boat or mountain house? Fake it til you make it with these tips

April 2015
One writer’s annual search for native spring wildflowers evokes memories of her Lowcountry upbringing and her beloved...

March 2015
Uncovering the secret for perfect hair in Charleston

February 2015
The prospect of “change” at her beloved Hampton Park has this writer contemplating the passage of time in the...

December 2014
For funerals in the South, in lieu of flowers, bring food

As his sharpshooting in-laws look on, a local cook/curator/designer embarks on his first deer hunt and finds a new...

September 2014
One local writer remembers the post-Hugo cleanup and all the sensations that went with it, from indoor tidemarks to...

July 2014
A Charleston native bemoans (and ultimately embraces) the Holy City’s summer swelter

June 2014
While navigating his toddler son’s “why” phase and failing to negotiate time for anything else, one local dad mulls...

Decoding digital communications for those who prefer, well, real communication

March 2014
In the Holy City, this month brings a marathon of merriments. Can this writer make it out in one piece? 

September 2013
One local writer ponders just how Southern, charming, and real Bravo’s new TV show set in Charleston could possibly be

May 2013
One thrifty local writer shares her tips on gobbling up the city’s smorgasbord of offerings without being gluttonous

April 2013
A Charleston native offers newcomers a bit of advice on how to assimilate into the Holy City with its centuries of...

March 2013
A veteran of downtown home tours shares notes on the etiquette of snooping—er strolling—through someone else’s abode

January 2013
With a monumental kudo bestowed upon our fair city, one local writer puts Charleston to the test, offering side-by-side...

November 2012
The Lee Bros. tap into Charleston’s food traditions and a bounty of stories

November 2012
A Lowcountry outdoorsman recalls the glory of his first official bird hunt

October 2012
Forget ghost stories and haunted houses this Halloween—what’s really scary in Charleston is downtown traffic