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Suzannah Smith Miles

April 2015
One writer’s annual search for native spring wildflowers evokes memories of her Lowcountry upbringing and her beloved...

April 2015
The 13 adjoining houses making up what’s known as ”Rainbow Row” are today one of the city’s most photographed landmarks...

March 2015
Meet the bird you’ve seen wading in local marshes and lowlands: the American wood stork (Mycteria americana), which...

February 2015
In February, this cold-hardy evergreen shrub or tree fills gardens of the Lowcountry with a welcome blaze of color,...

December 2014
We all know the beloved Christmas trimming that goes by the name of ”poinsettia,” but plenty of locals have no idea it...

November 2014
These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to...

October 2014

October 2014
Some say “pea-CAN” and others, “pea-KAHN.” No matter how you pronounce it, the sweet and buttery flavor of these nuts...

August 2014

August 2014

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February 2014

April 2014
The clip-clop of horse hooves is as much a part of the Holy City’s ambiance as the sounding of St. Michael’s church...

April 2014

April 2014
For centuries, local youngsters have worn this charming accessory, noted for its stiff piqué brim and puffy organdy...

February 2014

February 2014
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s...

January 2014
Charleston abounds with images of the pineapple—in art, architecture, even notepaper and handmade jewelry. While the...

December 2013
One native ponders the loss of longtime local grocery chain, and friend, Piggly Wiggly

October 2013
It just might be the most unusual—and enjoyable—of all Charleston creations. 

August 2013
Thanks to an enterprising young woman, the Lowcountry enjoyed a short but lucrative stint exporting Indigofera...

July 2013
A residence custom-designed for the Holy City and tailored over time to suit our climate and society to perfection: of...

April 2013

January 2013
Charleston has deep ties to the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)—as early as1680, the peninsula was called Oyster...

September 2011
Bricks made at area plantations helped provide the wealth of architecture for which the city is renowned today

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