They’d Rather Be Flying – ECPA and the Mount Pleasant Airport


   I park my car no more than 100 yards from what passes for an airport terminal, reveling in the realization that I won’t have to pull out a credit card when I leave the premises. I won’t be hassled by an overzealous TSA agent, nor will I have to decide which bags to check and which to carry on – there’s no room for either on this trip. And when I walk through the front … [Read more...]

A Critical Relationship: Patients Come First at Park West Primary Care


Because technological advances, economics and policy adjustments have transformed the relationship between doctors and their patients, providing health care services has evolved into a more patient-centered approach, with emphasis on quality instead of quantity. Considered to be the gatekeepers of a person’s health care team, primary care providers have a deep understanding … [Read more...]

Light Up the Room: AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center


Maintaining relationships with her patients at AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center is something that Dr. Christy Cone takes seriously. As the Medical Director and physician of “Charleston's Best Medical Spa” for three years running, Dr. Cone, a South Carolina native, acknowledges how a personable approach has been instrumental in the spa's success. Pairing customer … [Read more...]

Are You a Swinger? Try North Mount Pleasant Golf

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The northern area of Mount Pleasant boasts some of the finest golf courses in the Charleston area: RiverTowne and Snee Farm country clubs, Dunes West Golf and River Club, and Charleston National Golf Club. RiverTowne, Snee Farm and now Dunes West are all owned by James Feeney, who purchased Dunes West in March of this year. “It just made sense and you don’t often get a … [Read more...]

It’s Time for Some Live Tunes: The Summer Music Round-Up

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Every summer needs a soundtrack. Lucky for us, the coming months in the Lowcountry will offer plenty of moments to embrace a jam or two. From Volvo Car Stadium hosting arena-filling acts to The Windjammer providing us with intimate sets from some of our old-time favs, the forecast for this concert season calls for musical highs and scattered guitar solos. From Isle of Palms to … [Read more...]

Striking Gold: Local Cigar Manufacturer/Distributor Cigar Row

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At last, there’s a product sinister Bond villain Auric Goldfinger would have felt completely at home with, and it’s created right here in Mount Pleasant. It’s a quality cigar with Dominican filler, the best wrapper in the world, Connecticut Shade, and an infusion of pure, edible 24-karat gold. Available in two styles, the Winston and the Churchill, at $55 and $125, … [Read more...]

Head to Toe Fashion: Vivi & Kate

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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 warm and welcoming as a local business owner ought to be, and by the time we parted ways, I felt we'd become friends (plus I was wearing an awesome new bracelet). Raub, a native … [Read more...]

A Haven from the Ordinary – Shelter Kitchen + Bar


The Rolling Stones wanted it, Bob Dylan promised it and now Mount Pleasant can claim it in the form of an enticing restaurant and bar. The Shelter Kitchen + Bar provides patrons a haven from the ordinary with a laid-back atmosphere and good food and drinks. On any given day, the large outdoor seating area is filled with customers who flock to this popular hangout near Shem … [Read more...]

Just a Hop and a Skip Up Highway 17 – Awendaw and McClellanville

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Those of us who live in Mount Pleasant are fortunate to be surrounded by other coastal communities. It's easy to have the larger ones – Myrtle Beach, Beaufort – on the radar, but what about our smaller neighbors to the north – namely Awendaw and McClellanville? Spring and summer are the perfect months to take a leisurely afternoon and turn it into a fun-filled adventure right … [Read more...]