Healthcare solved

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Writing

HEALTHCARE SOLVED Charleston, call your health insurance company. You’re switching to a new plan. Okay, wait. Hold onto the in-case-an-ambulance-hits-you-in-which-case-ask-them-for-a-ride-because-that’s-a-lot-of-blood coverage. But everything else can go. Here is your most affordable, accessible, integrative insurance policy: Oné Respé. You don’t need much convincing to get a massage, but you schedule them erratically, like when you realize […]

I have a dream, you have a laugh

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Writing

OK, so a Filipino, a black guy and a white guy walk into a bar… No. This isn’t going to end well. Let’s leave the jokes to the professionals. Like Neil Bansil. He may “sound white” on the radio (which people always told him), but he’s not. He’s Filipino-Canadian-American and he’s going to change how […]

One Hand Wonder

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Writing

We’ve all been there. You’re at a get-together at someone’s house. The host opens your beer so swiftly and ninja-like, you’re not even sure what just happened. It’s the coolest bottle opener you’ve seen to date, and you’ve seen a lot. It becomes the topic of the party, and you have to have one of […]

Flower Power

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Writing

FLOWER POWER Don’t take this personally. But your last few parties have been missing…something. No, not a 50 Shades of Grey read-aloud. Although you should definitely do that. We’re talking about flowers. We know you’ve heard of them. You can even name a few: roses, daisies, those ones that are big and yellow and smell good. And […]

Quick Bite: Hog Wild

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Writing

Bacon is everywhere these days—from chocolate to cupcakes, mayonnaise (aka Baconnaisse) to gumballs. And while some of these infusions make you go “huh?,” others make perfectly delicious sense. Take the BLT Bloody Mary at Charleston’s newest burger joint/ping-pong bar, Ho¯M. “I’ve been experimenting with this mix for a long time,” says the restaurant’s beverage consultant, […]

Quick Bite: Sun Catcher

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Writing

In Italy, an osteria is a place where the owner “hosts” people. That was exactly what Charleston restaurateur Massimiliano Sarrocchi and his wife, Natasha, wanted to do in their latest concept, Osteria la Bottiglia. Modeled after a centuries-old restaurant in Rome, its wine-cellar atmosphere and regional recipes welcome guests to kick back and truly do […]

Quick Bite: Muy Caliente

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Writing

Jasmine Beck wants to rock your cocktail world. For years, the award-winning bartender has been mixing bold style and a love of spices into her liquid creations. “At O-Ku, chef Sean Park introduced me to new ingredients, and I was given creative freedom to play with flavors,” she says. That freedom unleashed a torrent of […]

The Wood Whisperer

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Writing

Michael James Moran is fluent in wood. In his Meeting Street Road workshop, the Kentucky-born craftsman speaks black walnut, Himalayan cedar, and red elm—not to mention maple, cypress, sycamore, and more—translating the unique natural grain of each milled board into custom furniture pieces. Whether a hand-carved bench of curly white oak in a Mount Pleasant […]

Material Girls

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Writing
Material Girls

Designer Profile: Material Girls Written By Jessica Kenny Photographs by Christopher Shane Courtney Rowson & Amy Pastre For graphic designers Courtney Rowson and Amy Pastre, effective branding is all about the materials. From the Library, Archives of Fashion vintage clothing company’s award-winning athenaeum-inspired identity package (complete with logo, business cards, library card-receipts, stationery, website, and […]