With a name such as Painterly Home, it’s easy to surmise why people of discerning taste are drawn to the exclusive online boutique, which showcases one-of-a-kind pieces for the home. It takes more than a name, however, to attract those same customers back time and time again. Painterly Home’s allure goes well beyond its intriguing […]


Who doesn’t love a charcuterie board full of delectable meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit and more at a party? But when the food is all gone, what better way to impress your guests than to leave behind a piece of art for all to see? Artist and entrepreneur Parker Richardson designs and handcrafts custom live-edge charcuterie […]


You may be surprised how well modern western and Lowcountry farmhouse design styles sit perfectly in harmony with each other. This truly eclectic mash-up is the genius collaboration of homeowners Marilyn and Bill Deas and the staff of Signature Kitchens & Baths of Charleston. Retired from careers in cattle ranching, the Deas decided Brays Island, […]


When Nora and David Kennedy purchased the upstairs duplex unit in a charming historic home in Charleston’s French Quarter, Realtor Gentry Todd referred the couple to CHD Interiors to give the entire space a fresh look. Hailed as the family’s new “Charleston crash pad,” the home had tons of character, albeit hidden behind layers of […]


“Made in Italy” boasts a celebrated pedigree second to none in fashion, design and architecture. In myriad ways, New York-based Muretti is the epitome of such a reputation because of its distinctive cabinetry and the luxurious, seamless experiences it offers to discerning clients. For more than 25 years, Muretti has been synonymous with resplendent Italian-made […]


If you ask artist Michael Ashley about his vision of wildlife and nature, he’ll tell you through the etchings of his pen. A rhino lazing on the ground, the piercing eyes of a mountain lion, a moment of stillness from a jaguar, the last crimson leaves on a shedding tree—they’re all moments that can be […]


You don’t have to walk the red carpet runway to receive star treatment at an event decorated by Charleston Charm Paper Flowers. With ingenuity and artistry, entrepreneur Simone Simmons, who founded the company in 2018, creates memorable, photographic events for her customers. Whether it’s a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding or birthday party, Simmons handcrafts […]

Sizzling Hot

It’s no secret that the Charleston real estate market is hot, particularly for families outside of the state who are looking for a post-pandemic move to a city with a slower-paced lifestyle in a beautiful coastal setting. These are busy times for Bunker Burr, real estate agent with luxury sales firm Oyster Point Real Estate […]

Embracing Every Medium

Many women would be content to put their feet up after a 30-year nursing career and savor views of the Lowcountry landscape from the comfort of a porch rocking chair. But Esther Piazza-Doyle likes to stay busy. So, when a neck injury in 1995 pulled her away from bedside trauma care, she decided to take […]

The Vineyards of Golan Heights

Last fall, archaeologists unearthed a 75,000-square-foot winery estimated to be 1,500 years old in the city of Yavne in central Israel. It was an incredible find. The ancient wine capital once employed thousands and shipped throughout the Mediterranean. In Israel, history is a vibrant force. The modern roots of winemaking, however, are more New World […]