SEALED WITH A KISS

Love makes the world go round. But help with planning a wedding it does not. That’s when pairing up with a team that’s garnered The Knot Best of Award multiple times can make all the difference, and keep the happy couple happy. Yoj Events owner and lead planner Monique Semper has a long history of […]

DESIGN COMES KNOCKING AT THE DOOR

Design has come a long way. In the new age of construction and renovation projects, aesthetic and practical solutions can come in many forms—one of the most notable is the incorporation of motorized doors that can appear as a window, wall or door. Renlita Custom Opening Solutions, based in Bonham, Texas, is the parent company […]

SUNNY LANGUEDOC

Sunny and welcoming, the southwestern region of Languedoc in France is home to more than 90,000 acres of vines and some 22,000 winemakers and négociants. Here, white, red, rosé and sparkling wines enjoy 300 days of sunshine and an array of influences from both the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates. The winegrowers of Languedoc are experiencing […]

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

From New York City to Florida, artist Joe Davis has lived a storied career. Although some may disagree with his age-related classification, he says, “I’m an old artist with a perspective going back to the ’70s.” When he started painting out of college from a studio on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, Davis could not […]

BACK TO LIFE

After five years of delivering babies, Dr. Bernard Taylor, a urogynecologist with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, discovered a passion for urogynecology. With more than two decades in the field, today he treats women for various pelvic-floor disorders, including bladder control issues, frequent or strong urges to urinate, urine leaks, loss […]

STONE COLD

“Mother Nature gets most of the credit for all the beauty of natural stone; it’s truly amazing what was happening inside the earth,” says Joe Sykes, the president of Atlantic Stone on Johns Island. In one place, customers can be educated about stone selections, fabrication and installation of countertops, as well as smaller projects such […]

SECOND LIFE

A complete renovation of one of Isle of Palm’s most noteworthy homes is making waves on the island. Unlike the traditional beach cottage, this home at 1900 Waterway Blvd., which currently is listed for sale by Dunes Properties, is a throwback to a simpler time on the island. Its mid-century modern design is highly desirable […]

HANDMADE FROM HISTORY

The enduring value of 200-year-old furniture is evidenced by the demand for antiques. The value of 200-year-old wood, however, is often overlooked. After seeing handsome pieces of aged lumber hauled off to landfills when Hurricane Hugo leveled historic homes around Charleston in 1989, craftsman Capers Cauthen wanted to preserve an important part of the city’s […]

RENAISSANCE MAN

There was a racket outside; you couldn’t miss it. The cacophony led artist Stephen Moscowitz outside of his Bluffton, South Carolina, home where he found a sight he’ll never forget. Perched in a massive oak tree were hundreds of White Ibis in a chorus, their feathers juxtaposed against the greens and browns of the tree. […]

SHUTTING OUT THE STORM

Underneath the spectacular scenery of the Lowcountry marshes and waterfronts, the threat of violent storms buzzes like a current, always there to temper the beauty. Every year, hurricanes, strong winds and thunderstorms all threaten homes along the coast, making fortification not only advisable but necessary. “The Lowcountry needs to be prepared for any hurricane season,” […]