Love is in the Air: I Smell Chocolate

Christophe Artisan Chocolatier - Patissier logo

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

Easter Bunny - bar

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...]

East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women – Meals on Heels

High Heel Shoe

In these days of “Desperate Housewives,” “The Real Housewives of (insert city)” and “The Bachelor,” it is hard to imagine a group of women getting together without some of them bursting into arguments, catfights and tears. However, we have just such a group here in Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women is a cohesive, supportive and proactive group of more than 100 … [Read more...]

Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa

Mount Pleasant's Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa at the Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center

Beauty & Wellness Inside & Out If you don’t feel good about how you look, chances are you won’t feel good. That’s the philosophy of the Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa at the Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center. Located on Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, the Center provides a wide range of options to help people look and feel their best. “We transform … [Read more...]

BeWell Home Services


Helping You Stay Home Do you or someone you love need a little help at home? If so, BeWell Home Services can be of assistance. BeWell gives you peace of mind knowing that its caring staff will be there to take care of your home-care needs. Whether you are a senior, the child of a senior or a working mother, BeWell can help. BeWell Home Services has established a tradition … [Read more...]

Meet the First Babies: 2012 Stork Basket Winner

Abigail Lilly Kelly, Mount Pleasant’s first baby of 2012. Kayla Jones Photography.

On Jan. 1, 2012, at 5:44 p.m., doctors announced to Robert and Rhonda Kelly, “It’s a girl!” The blessed event was overwhelming for the Kelly clan, but it also was a big deal for Mount Pleasant. At 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 21 inches long, Abigail Lilly Kelly became the town’s New Year’s baby and the winner of the 2012 Mount Pleasant Magazine First Baby Stork Basket. East … [Read more...]

Wrecked But Never Ruined

You don’t get more Lowcountry than The Wreck’s exterior, with a rusty anchor, arbored pathway to the deck and red door festooned with a paper sign, “We don’t open until 5:30 p.m. today.”

Seafood by the Sea No reservations, no china, no silver, no air conditioning, no cloth napkins and no tablecloths. Just plain ole good-as-it-gets, fresh-from-the-water Lowcountry seafood served right. That’s all they do at The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene. They do a darn good job of it, too. Fred and Patricia Scott opened The Wreck 20 years ago. Their inspiration … [Read more...]