ARCHIVE December, 2012

Whitney LeJeune

December 30, 2012

  Columbia artist, Whitney LeJeune, would tell you that she finds beauty in thousands of subjects that surround her daily.  Her work, however, would tell you that beyond just beauty, one subject also provides true inspiration.  That subject is the female form.

Columbia Gets Crafty!

December 28, 2012

This December, over 100 craft vendors from across the Southeast will make their way to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for the 6th bi-annual Crafty Feast.  This indie craft fair features artists who focus on experimental, non-traditional, and unique handmade crafts.  If you need to finish the rest of your holiday shopping, the Crafty Feast […]

Cru Beaujolais

December 26, 2012

By Howard Jarrett Beaujolais Noveau was the 1980’s easy drinking fad wine that inspired a world-wide marketing campaign to be the first consumed on the third Thursday in November. While the logistics of the mass exodus of this wine out of France to every possible location throughout world was truly phenomenal, the wine was not. […]

Planting Points

December 23, 2012

By Daniela Yankelevitch Special Thanks to Kevin Shaw at Hay Hill Garden Market Green thumb or no green thumb, it’s tough to garden during the colder months. Keeping houseplants is a great way to surround yourself with nature, brighten the atmosphere in a room, and make the air in your home healthier. These are some […]

Sean McCrossin Brings ‘Third Wave’ Coffee to Columbia

December 19, 2012

By James D. McCallister       Photography by John Wrightenberry Upon entering Drip, the senses are steeped in an array of enticements.  The cinnamon-sweet scent of fresh baked scones wafts through the air. The sizzle of the Panini press induces hunger pangs. Then there’s the pervasive grinding of the beans. But most of all, the smell of […]

A Home for Two on Lake Murray

December 16, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry Back in 1981, Pam Amick’s father, Bruce Shealy, bought about nine acres of land on Windward Point at Lake Murray.  The land came with a ramshackle house (circa 1900) that the family used as a weekend getaway – no telephone, no air conditioning, just the wild serenity of […]

The Lights Before Christmas

December 12, 2012

On Saturday, November 17, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will open their gates for the 25th “silver” anniversary of Lights Before Christmas.  This can’t-miss event has been a holiday tradition for many families in the Midlands since 1987.  Every year the preparations start a little earlier and the lights shine a little brighter spreading the Christmas […]

Holiday Homes Tour

December 9, 2012

On December 2, 2012, residents of the Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour buy cialis online .  This event, held in some of Columbia’s most historic neighborhoods, will feature several unique homes decorated for the Holidays.

Vol. IV, No. 4, Holiday

December 6, 2012

Cover Story On the cover: One offering from Hay Hill Garden Center’s cornucopia of outdoor, patio, and porch solutions The Get Away Nearby Aiken presents Gilded age diversions with Southern charm Features A Retro-Southern Garden Center Gets Repurposed for the Long Haul Fred Gantt of Hay Hill Services looks to the future of his family, […]

Let the Holiday Spirit Embrace Your Home and Guests

December 5, 2012

Garlands and wreaths and lights, oh my! Nothing emanates holiday cheer more than a warmly decorated home, but with the arrival of the season also comes the inevitable decoration panic. With so many holiday dinners, parties, family gatherings, plus the shopping list, Christmas cards, and baking, decorating your home can seem like an overwhelming stressor […]