Love is in the Air: I Smell Chocolate

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Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier, I'ON, Mount Pleasant, SC The bell ting-a-lings as you walk into the magically aromatic shop called Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier. Nestled in the village of I’On in Mount Pleasant, the boutique is dedicated to the creation of delectable chocolates and pastries. This is a love story. Christophe Paume fell in love with … [Read more...]

Meeting the Easter Bunny: All Grown Up

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I first met the Easter Bunny at age 4, when my mother dressed me up and took me to a department store to visit with him up close and personal. To be honest, I was a little intimidated. He was about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, a lot bigger than any rabbit I’d been exposed to, and he didn’t say anything. He just patted me on the head and gave me a little bag with a sugary-looking egg. … [Read more...]

What’s All the Racket About? Tennis East of the Cooper

Boys Shaking Hands at the Tennis Net

Every year since 2001, the city of Charleston has hosted the Family Circle Cup, a nine-day affair that features the fervent play of the world’s most accomplished female tennis stars and draws hordes of appreciative spectators from the Lowcountry and from well beyond the confines of the Carolina coast. The tournament certainly played a huge role in the United States Tennis … [Read more...]

Taking Control – A Proactive Approach to Health Care

Doctor and Patient

With the controversy over health care reform swirling around us, we’ve somehow been convinced that health insurance companies know better than doctors. They tell us how often we can be sick, when we are well, when we are allowed to see a doctor and which one to see. We don’t visit a doctor until we have symptoms, or we wait until the symptoms are severe before we drag ourselves … [Read more...]

Interview With a Dentist – Dr. Kari Ryan


Moving to a new area can be a daunting task. You must learn new routes, discover new restaurants and, more important, find a dentist who works for everyone in your family. Dr. Kari Ryan understands and has geared her practice near the I’On neighborhood in Mount Pleasant to be comfortable and accommodating for children, parents and grandparents alike. When you search for a … [Read more...]