Kevin McNamara Paints Shem Creek: Art Imitating Life

Kevin McNamara paints

Residents of Mount Pleasant may have recently noticed something other than the typical seagull or pelican camping out on the bridge that overlooks Shem Creek. For six weeks, Irish artist Kevin McNamara has created his very own studio space on the platform, making sure to catch and capture many a sunset. Armed with brushes, paint, weather appropriate attire and plenty of water, … [Read more...]

SEWE Hosts Amanda McLenon: The Origin of Artistic Journey

Amanda McLenon painting

In the South, we cherish the natural world. From the flawless stature of a coon hound to the tranquil image of an ivory egret midflight, we savor the sights that can be found throughout the Lowcountry. The 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is once again set to display the very best in outdoor living, art and zoology on Feb. 17, 18 and 19. For Daniel Island artist Amanda … [Read more...]

Enhancing Your Special Event, Relish Distinctive Catering

Enhancing Your Special Event, Relish Distinctive Catering

For over a decade, Relish Distinctive Catering has been making sure receptions go down without a hitch, for those getting hitched. With an award-winning chef and a powerhouse event-planning duo, it's no wonder so many recruit them to enhance the flavor of a special event. RiverTowne Country Club, with its palmetto trees and serene ambience, has been the locale of many a … [Read more...]

Bitten by the Rugby Bug

Bitten by the Rugby Bug

Rugby isn't played under the transparent glare of Friday night lights, the crowds are not large enough to cause traffic issues and, so far, it has not ascended to the status of sports such as football, basketball and baseball in South Carolina high schools. College scouts don't come around to marvel at a 320-pound lineman who can outrun a quarterback half his size, a 6-foot, … [Read more...]

Mount Pleasant’s Go-To for Glamour, Jean’s Bridal

Mount Pleasant's Go-To for Glamour, Jean's Bridal

For over 40 years, Jean's bridal has been Mount Pleasant's metaphorical "little black dress" of bridal and formal wear – the one you can always count on when you need just the right look or accessory for an event. Its longevity and dependable service are just two of the reasons Mount Pleasant residents voted it Best Bridal Shop. "Jean's Bridal has been open since 1974 and at … [Read more...]

They Care About Your Pets, Advanced Animal Care

They Care About Your Pets, Advanced Animal Care

When it comes to pet care, Drs. David and Leslie Steele and their staff at Advanced Animal Care do exactly that: They care about your pets. Their personal approach to pets and people is one reason Advanced Animal Care is among Mount Pleasant residents' most trusted veterinary practices. The Steeles opened their practice in north Mount Pleasant in 2001, and their emphasis on … [Read more...]

Polly’s Fine Jewelry: Versatile, Classical Elegance

Versatile, Classical Elegance, Polly's Fine Jewelry

Polly's Fine Jewelry has offered Charleston unmatched quality and value for the past 30 years. Since opening in 1986, Polly's has grown to three Lowcountry locations – Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and North Charleston – and become the "go-to" spot for the perfect piece for any occasion or celebration. Today, owners Polly and Richard Moore and their many long-term employees … [Read more...]

Del Shaffer of Carolina One: Sharing Local Knowledge

Sharing Local Knowledge, Del Shaffer of Carolina One

In the often emotional and complicated world of residential real estate, Del Shaffer of Carolina One Mount Pleasant is a friendly, patient and knowledgeable guide. Shaffer's Lowcountry roots run deep. His father, Skipper Shaffer, was a shrimper on Shem Creek, and his great-great-grandfather opened Henry's Restaurant downtown on Market Street in the 1930s. Shaffer graduated … [Read more...]

Pleasant Family Dentistry: Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth, Pleasant Family Dentistry

Pleasant Family Dentistry, the leader in dental care in Mount Pleasant for 28 years, has been cited as the area's Best Dentist by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine for five years in a row. The reason? Its dedication to its patients. "Winning Best Dentist in Mount Pleasant validates all the efforts put forth by the staff," said Dr. Rick Jackowski. "We are continually … [Read more...]

A Broad Spectrum, Mortgage Network

A Broad Spectrum, Mortgage Network

"Service. We built everything around that." That's what mortgage loan officer Wes Sellew believes makes him and his team at the Mount Pleasant branch of Mortgage Network different from other lenders. It's undoubtedly why he was voted Best Loan Officer by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine – again. Wes was No. 1 in 2015 and 2016 and No. 2 in 2014. In addition, Mortgage … [Read more...]