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Pools, Plants & Pleasure

June 14, 2010

Beautifying Your Pool Area By Sam Morton Pools mean different things to different people. Parents of young children are most concerned with safety and fun, giving their kids a place to play in the water, according to Ellen Lee of Atlantic Pools. Some want a water feature focal point for their outdoor entertaining, and still […]

What Have You Done For Your Trees Lately?

June 14, 2010

By William Thrift Thanks to Chris Freeman and Blake Roddy, certified arborists with Sox & Freeman. Trees, like most other plants, typically go through a growth phase in the spring after being relatively dormant through the winter.  The tree puts another ring on its trunk, a sign that it has thrived another year.  With the […]

The Kitchen as a Work of Art

June 14, 2010

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry Fred and Elaine Delk and their two daughters are a busy family.  While their careers, studies, and interests pull them in various directions, they all seem to cross paths, as most families do, in the kitchen and immediate surrounding areas like their breakfast area or stairwell with the […]

Historic Columbia Offers Great Summer Staycations

June 14, 2010

As those lazy days of summer approach us, Historic Columbia Foundation offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities for families, couples, and tourists in the city’s historic district.

Michelle Productions – Concept to Form

June 14, 2010

By William Thrift Photography By Lisa Willson Instead of letting a mid-life crisis bog him down or get him off track, Ray Gaillard spent time soul-searching at home in his self-described man cave.  He had reached a point in his life where he felt like he needed a creative outlet.  He recalled wanting to make […]

The Gourmet Shop – Columbia’s Moveable Feast

June 14, 2010

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry If some higher entity, Bacchus for instance, sat down and wrote out a recipe for a successful purveyor of wines, cheeses, and other things “gourmet” – a place with a decidedly French flair – he could not have come up with a better creation than Five Points’ Gourmet […]

Summer 2010

June 10, 2010

How do you design a kitchen for an historic home that is filled with an eclectic blend of art and unusual antique furniture? You find a unique artist to help with the design.