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Hunters Trace neighborhood sign, Mount Pleasant. Photo by Denise K. James

Get in the Game: Finding Affordable Homes in Mount Pleasant

Is buying an affordable home in Mount Pleasant becoming an impossible dream? Those who grew up here are struggling to buy in their hometown, yet it is cheaper to buy now than it is to rent. So how do you get in the game and find that coveted, affordable house in Mount Pleasant, competing against […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

FASHION & BEAUTY

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Head to Toe Fashion: Vivi & Kate

I ventured into local boutique Vivi & Kate to speak with owner Elizabeth Raub totally on a whim, without making an appointment. To my delight, I didn't need to call ahead – Raub was every bit as … Continue Reading

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Feel Good Fashion: Apricot Lane

One store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is bringing both fashion and philanthropy to our community and beyond. Embracing a “think globally, act locally” mind-set, Sandra Barnes, owner of the … Continue Reading

FOOD & DRINK

Owners Joe Sciortino, David Clark and Andy Palmer look forward to the future of SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar.

The SOL Will Come Out Tomorrow

With the growing population of the Lowcountry, there is a need for more of everything – more houses, more restaurants and especially more SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar. Fortunately, SOL … Continue Reading

fresh-made drinks at The Americano on Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant, SC

The Americano: Caribbean Cool

As Lowcountry locals, we don’t want to eat at tourist traps – we appreciate a good cocktail menu paired with innovative cuisine. Luckily, we have The Americano on Coleman. The Mount Pleasant … Continue Reading

HEALTH & WELLNESS

House & Home

The Caldwell family's screened-in porch functions as an outdoor living room, complete with a television and wood-burning fireplace.

Cline Homes and the Caldwells: A Match Made in Home Heaven

Jeff and Carmen Caldwell spent a long time researching communities across the Lowcountry to find the best place to plant roots for their young family of five. Both natives of Hilton Head Island, the couple had followed college and career paths that led them to Georgia and then Ohio. Recently, they decided they wanted to […]

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Photo of pool courtesy of Atkinson Pools and Spas

Swimming with the Current: Atkinson Pools and Spas

Rex and Jenny Atkinson initiated their small pool maintenance company back in 1984 with nothing more than a red supply shed and a pickup truck for making client calls. More than 30 years later, Atkinson Pools and Spas has grown to become the Lowcountry’s only full-service swimming pool and spa provider. According to Josh Atkinson, […]

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Aiden Fabrics specializes in indoor and outdoor fabrics and has more than 2,000 bolts to choose from in-store, in addition to the option of special orders

Aiden Fabrics: Refreshing Your Surroundings

Autumn is in the air, and with a change in season usually comes an instinctive need to refresh and update your surroundings. Family-owned Aiden Fabrics has endless options available to do just that: a vast selection of indoor and outdoor fabrics and wall coverings, as well as rugs and home furnishings. His family had been […]

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