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Cloistered & Contemplative – A Day Trip to Mepkin Abbey

By Dena J. DiOrioOne can learn a great deal on how to live a more simple and fulfilling life from ...
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Let Your Love Light SHINE – Celebrating the value of friendships that grow with you

By Kate Ledbetter This is not a friendship based on idle gossip or get ting pedicures, although those are cool, ...
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Introducing…

Hey there. My name is Paula Dezzutti, playfully called, “Pixie Paula” and I couldn’t be more delighted to share my ...
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Hey, Women, Stop Making Yourselves Small

By LB Adams I recently got to fulfill one of my big, giant life goals and give a TEDx talk. It ...
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Find Your Safe Space

By Molly Hampton When we first think of graffiti on the walls of a public restroom, images of “Call for ...
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Working to Repair the World

What Drives Businesswoman and philanthropist Anita Zucker  By Helen Mitternight Let’s just get the money thing out of the way: ...
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Protect Your Heart

By Shelley Hill Young  When Quinn Gaines’ father had a massive stroke seven years ago, she says it was a ...
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Spring Clean Your Skin Care Routine

Photography by Erin Turner By Shelley Hill Young About six years ago when Jessica Morse was trying to get pregnant, ...
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Explore Your Potential

By Caroline Fossi A chance encounter in the school cafeteria set the stage for Nichole Myles’ future career path. The ...
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A Firefighter First

Photography by Callie Cranford By Holly Fisher Back in the 1990s, Angela Jones-Green was a single mom of three working ...
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Mugs for Moms helps women dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety 

Photography by Meghan Rowe By Savannah Crocker Maria White says she had a pretty easy pregnancy, but soon after giving birth ...
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Perfect For Her

By Shelley Hill Young When Hassanah El-Yacoubi went to college, women often stopped her and said, “I love the way ...
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Score at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse

By Kelsey Lorman The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League is opening the doors to its annual Designer Showhouse where local designers ...
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Construction Zone: Women At Work

Photography by Libby Williams By Helen Mitternight Every industry has its uniform, from scrubs for health care workers to power ...
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Tamika Gadsden and Jennet Alterman on Women’s Rights

In Conversation: The podcast host and longtime women’s rights advocate talk about high school, their moms and the moments that ...
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Reimagined Fashion

Photography by Mary Beth Creates  By Shelley Hill Young  Imagine walking into a closet filled with more than 3,000 articles ...
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Bring it On

Photography by Callie Cranford By Caroline Fossi Djuanna Brockington aims to help women make positive change in their lives, whether ...
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Boss Ladies

By Helen Mitternight Three strong female chefs coming to town for the Charleston Wine + Food festival talk to Skirt ...
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The Undergarment Society

By Savannah Crocker Every woman who experiences a traumatic event deserves to feel safe and protected. That is why Elizabeth ...
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Skirt’s I Do Wedding Guide

Special Advertising Section Attention to Detail Mac & B. Events Mac & B. Events is an award-winning wedding and special event ...
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Let’s Talk About Sex

By Brigitte Surette We’ve gotten the message that self-care is important. Taking care of our sexual health should be part ...
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Take it to Heart

By Shelley Hill Young Photography by Libby Williams In February, the American Heart Association encourages you to Go Red for ...
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We Got Your Back

Photography by Caroline Knopf By Caroline Fossi You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” Health experts agree ...
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Your Financial Health

Illustration by Rebecca Bradley By Holly Fisher As we move into 2019, many women will be thinking about how to ...
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Women Rising!

Photography by Robyn Leigh By Shelley Hill Young Carolyn Rivers and Sandy Morckel believe that qualities traditionally described as feminine ...
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Closet Clean-Out

Photography by Abby Murphy Compiled by Lizz Luckhart Schleifer Lizz Luckhart Schleifer, a mother of three and owner of Lizz ...
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The Color of Teil

By Kelsey Lorman A passion for art and an unwavering faith are two staples in artist Teil Duncan Henley’s life ...
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Oh, What Fun!

Styled by Andrea Serrano Photography by Nicole Mickle Hair and Makeup by Silhouette On Site Shot on location at The Vendue  ...
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Making Spirits Bright

Styled by Liz Martin Photography by Abby Murphy Hair and Makeup by Updos for I Dos    Liz Martin, who has been ...
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Cozy Vibes

Photography by Abby Murphy Written and curated by  Kelsey Lorman  Around the holidays, we all crave that cozy, comforting feeling ...
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Light in the Darkness

Photography by Libby Williams By Shelley Hill Young Polly Sheppard remembers his boots – how dirty they were – as ...
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Making S.C. History Come Alive 

Photo by Jenn Cady Photography By Holly Fisher   As director of museum and education for the newly opened South Carolina ...
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Savor the Season

Photography by Candice Herriott Charleston Food Writer Candice Herriott asks two chefs who have inspired her – Carrie Morey of ...
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Speak Up and Own the Room

By Holly Fisher On paper, Micky Kerwick’s career path might not make sense immediately, but when you dig in, it ...
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Raise Your Spirits

We asked three rockstar female mixologists to create a fall-inspired cocktail perfect for serving at Halloween parties or whenever you need a ...
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You Got the Look

Halloween always puts us in the mood to dress up, to experiment. Whether you’re going all out for a costume ...
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She’s My Hero

Women Embody Their Heroes in New 2019 Calendar  Mell Bell and Wanda Cavazos of mellBella Photography have always been committed to empowering women through ...
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Get Out the Vote

We’ve got spirit, yes we do! The best way to show your civic spirit is to make your voice heard and vote.   ...
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Enough Yoga

By Shelley Hill Young  Enough, already.  Enough spiritual bypassing. Enough lack of diversity.  That’s the idea that Kate Reutter Counts ...
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The Romantics

Floral prints, jewel tones and lace and ruffle accents get you in the mood for fall – and for romance ...
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Styling Your Best Self for Fall

We asked local fashion and lifestyle blogger Ireana Nathan of Xoxo, I.Joelle to share her favorite styling tips for finding flattering fits and transitioning ...
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Designer Aysha Robinson Brings Her A-Game

By Kelsey Lorman    From the time Aysha Robinson was in high school in Charleston, she was complimented on her clothing ...
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New Dee Norton Advocacy Center expands ability to help children heal from abuse 

By Shelley Young   When a child walks into the new Dee Norton Advocacy Center in Mount Pleasant, he or she ...
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Opening Doors: Trident Literacy Association helps give two women brighter futures

By Shelley Hill Young   It was their mothers who ultimately inspired them to walk through the doors of the Trident ...
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Saved for a Purpose

By Livi Lesch   It was in the dead of the night when Pauline Meyer’s heart stopped beating. Out of pure luck her husband, Travis ...
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Beauty at Every Age

Eight Women Go in Front of the Camera to Prove Beauty Comes From Within Photography by Jenn Cady     ...
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Glowing Skin at Every Age

By Kelsey Lorman We strive to take the best possible care of our bodies and our minds – but what ...
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GirlPower

By Livi Lesch  The desktop computer stared back at 14-year-old Courtenay White. The blank screen mirrored her uncertainty. She knew the right thing ...
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Edisto’s Sarah Burnell Shares Stories of Growing up Gullah

By Shelley Hill Young There’s been increased interest recently in Gullah culture – its dishes sprinkled with seafood and its ...
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Mary Alice Monroe finds inspiration and friendships on Island Turtle Team

By Shelley Hill Young Author Mary Alice Monroe joined the Island Turtle Team on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s ...
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Girlfriends Find Power and Joy Working Together in New Space on King Street

By Shelley Hill Young Teeny Morrison was searching for a small office outside of her home for her interior design ...
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Magnolias Chef Kelly Franz Hosts a Girls’ Night In

When Magnolias executive chef Kelly Franz hosts a girls’ night in at her James Island home, it’s a casual, laid-back ...
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Mixin’ with the Cocktail Bandits

By Shelley Hill Young Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell met at a party on their first day at College of ...
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Candice Townsend fearlessly followed her passion

Editor’s note: Candice, the woman behind the Charleston Food Writer blog, is releasing her first book, “Provisions to Plate: A ...
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May skirt community: Exercise your right to vote

Cue the patriotic music: One of the most effective ways that each of us can make a difference is to ...
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Skirt shops around: May

It’s time to break out your white jeans, sundresses and sandals. Refresh your closet, your makeup bag or your home ...
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Gervase Kolmos lost her sense of control. Then she found herself

By Gervase Kolmos I’ve had two natural births. Depending on your unique life experiences, you will now likely make a ...
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