Stylin’ in September

In the magazine world, the September issue is one of the most anticipated arrivals of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So, it is with much excitement that we present you with … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Save the Date: Okra Strut Festival 2019 This free festival, held Sept. 28 this year, has been a southern favorite for 46 years. What started as a way for the Lake Murray-Irmo Woman’s Club to raise money for a new library turned into a spectacular event to end each summer. With beautiful Lake Murray and … Continued

Celebrating Resident Mermaids and Aqua Women

Columbia Scuba, SC and Jeep Rogers Family YMCA partnered to recently celebrate Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Women's Dive Day 2019 in the Midlands. Participants spoke of how independent and accomplished the experience made them feel and how they got to discover what's it's like to be a "part of that world." Photography by Hayden Davis and Clapper Captures  

Home Sweet Staging Home

Kimber Braswell knew she was preoccupied with making things look pretty since she was 10 years old. One of her sideline passions has been applying her design and decoration skills to helping friends or real estate investors by preparing rehabbed houses or offices. 

Celebrating Fourth Annual Columbia’s Shrimp and Grits Fest

With plenty of great shrimp and grits on the menus of regional restaurants, it's interesting when they come together to compete to see whose is judged the best. One restaurant, The Grand, was named "Columbia's Best Shrimp and Grits" by a panel of judges. Additionally, the "People's Choice" division winner and creativity award went to Midlands' Modern Southern … Continued

Step Back in Time in Style

When naturalist, geologist and globetrotting renaissance man Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 as part of the five-year voyage of the HMS Beagle, he found a world seemingly untouched by modern influence. The Galapagos so inspired Darwin that he developed his theory of evolution from his time on the islands, recorded in his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species.

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Wouldn't it be refreshing to move into a new dream home without having to renovate to get an accompanying dream closet? Such a property exists at 625 Regatta Road in Columbia. 


By focusing on prevention, team members of one local physical therapy practice strive to help patients strike the proper physical balance for various life stages.