Author: Sarah Crosland

Southern hospitality: Inside The Dewberry, Charleston’s new hotel

Charleston’s new Dewberry hotel offers midcentury modern vibes with a side of Southern hospitality. In a city known for its antebellum architecture and romantic rows of pastel homes, The Dewberry’s design draws attention. Overlooking Charleston’s Marion Square, the new 155-room hotel pays serious homage to midcentury design—but with plenty of subtle nods to its Lowcountry surroundings. The building was originally…

Unexplored Tuscany

From family-owned vineyards to truffle hunting adventures, Tuscany offers an allure all its own. The breeze in Tuscany comes gently with the scent of lavender and the sound of old church bells. This picturesque region of Italy is known for its rich history, Renaissance art, stunning landscapes, and fine wines and food, but there’s more to it. Tuscany offers a…

Seaside Serenity

Florida’s historic Amelia Island beckons beach lovers in search of the ultimate relaxing escape. Arriving at Omni Amelia Island Plantation instantly sets the scene for luxurious relaxation. Spanish moss-draped oak trees line the roads that wind past marshes and into the resort, which is at the southern end of the island. As guests take their first steps into the hotel,…

Island Time

Lively culture and tropical bliss beckon from sun-drenched St. Thomas. It’s been 100 years since the Danish West Indies officially became the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1917, fearing that Germany might seize the islands, the U.S. paid Denmark $25 million for the three—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Today, the hilly islands draw millions of tourists from around the…

Next Course

Charlotte’s dining scene is heating up fast. Chefs across town—and from out of town—are bringing exciting new flavors and concepts to the table. Mouths are already watering for these three highly anticipated spots on the culinary horizon. Copain Charlotte chef and restaurateur Jim Noble is expanding into the area adjacent to his Rooster’s restaurant in SouthPark. In addition to incorporating…

To-Do List

June’s essential dates 1-3 Charlotte Ballet artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux is departing after 20 years of leadership. For the final performance of his impressive tenure, Bonnefoux has created Charlotte Ballet: Inspired Works. The evenings at the Knight Theater feature a variety of dancers and styles, all set to inspire. www.blumenthalarts.org 9-11 The annual three-day Taste of Charlotte festival draws hundreds…

To-Do List

May’s five essential dates. 5&6 The annual Midwood Maynia and Home Tour offers the chance to get a peek inside some of Charlotte’s most historic—and beautiful—homes and gardens in the charming Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In addition to the annual home tour, the weekend celebrates spring with a parade, live music, and food. www.plazamidwood.org 10 Myers Park’s SOCO Gallery is hosting an…

Going Green

From edible excursions to a thriving arts scene, Greenville, S.C. has become one of the region’s most delightful destinations. Expect to be charmed by Greenville, S.C. Whether it happens when you’re taking a stroll down its tree-lined Main Street, stopping for a bite at one of its creative restaurants, popping in to a riverside art gallery, or sipping a craft…

Lowcountry Luxury

Soak up the Southern charm of South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff. As the sun sinks behind the Spanish moss-draped live oaks, Palmetto Bluff transforms into an even more enchanting version of itself. Gas lanterns flicker on down narrow village lanes, while groups gather around crackling fire pits overlooking the wide darkness of the May River. A vintage bicycle cart pulls onto…

Table Talk

Jamie Lynch is a New York native with a New England culinary degree. He had stints in notable kitchens in spots like San Francisco and New York City before moving to Charlotte in 2002. But since he and his partners opened 5Church here in 2012—followed by 5Church in Charleston in 2015 and in Atlanta in 2016—the South has officially adopted…