In Every Issue


Skirt.Men- Jesse McCann

By Raegan Whiteside Photography By Zheng Chia It’s hard to imagine that a creative company that has been sustainable on ...
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Skirt. Table- No Loafing Here

By Helen Mitternight Photography Ferris Kaplan “ We’re giving [students] good exposure to what it’s like to work with different ...
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A Breath of Fresh Air

By Helen Mitternight You remember the R’s from school, don’t you? Reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic and...relaxation? Empowered Minds is a nonprofit ...
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Skirt Community – October 2019

WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? By Helen Mitternight Photos by: Ferris Kaplan Aurora looks up at the hand signal from her ...
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Skirt Table – October 2019 A “Dame” Good Dinner Party

By: Helen Mitternight Photo by: Ferris Kaplan Fifteen years ago, former Apple employee Danielle Wecksler made the leap from high ...
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Skirt Table – News September 2019

By: Helen Mitternight Up in…smoke? The King Street Smoke BBQ sent out notice that the location would be closed for ...
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Skirt Table – September 2019

A Small Restaurant Grows Big Ideas BY HELEN MITTERNIGHT “ Chez Nous is not for everybody. It’s simple, homey, rustic ...
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Skirt Table News for July

EVENTS Slow Food Charleston. Tradesmen Brewing and Martin’s BBQ are teaming up for Thankful Thursday on August 1 from 5 ...
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Husk’s Fix-It Woman – On what it takes to keep people-and herself-happy

BY HELEN MITTERNIGHT Jennifer Bresnahan studied sports medicine at the College of Charleston and she still patches the odd scrape ...
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I Miss You When I Blink – A life-long perfectionist learns to let go and finds her own way to happiness

BY LORNA HOLLIFIELD Happiness is an odd little thing, isn’t it? We have symbols in our minds of what represents ...
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Patrick Bryant: Skirting Tradition

Photography By Erin Turner By Angie Mizzell If you’re an entrepreneur in Charleston, Patrick Bryant is a name you probably ...
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Skirt Books: In The Marsh with Delia Owens, author of “Where the Crawdads Sing”

By Lorna Hollifield People say that crawdads do not sing. There’s science to back it up. But author Delia Owens ...
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Skirt Books: “The Last Romantics”

By Lorna Hollifield I’m going to start with the criticism this time because I’d prefer to end on the silver ...
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May Skirt Table News

Find out about the latest openings and closings and other food and beverage news as compiled by contributor Helen Mitternight ...
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Packing Hope

By Helen Mitternight When the situation at home gets bad enough that the state steps in, it’s really bad. Parents ...
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Family Business

By Helen Mitternight Business gurus shake their heads and warn against working with family – the nurturing of parent-child relationships ...
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Skirt Table April Update

Find out about the latest restaurant openings and other food and beverage news as compiled by contributor Helen Mitternight. If ...
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April Skirt Table News

Find out about the lastest openings and closings and other food and beverage news as compiled by contributor Helen Mitternight ...
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In the Company of Women

By Lorna Hollifield I’m in search of a rooftop and a megaphone. Maybe I can use the top level of ...
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Don’t Skirt the Issue: Take Charge

Illustration by Daniel Velasco Women can change how power looks. We are natural leaders. We are listeners, collaborators, mentors consensus ...
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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Photography by Erin Turner By Holly Fisher Since 2014, John Osborne has played a major role in helping Charleston-based startups ...
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Wine and Dine

Photography by Ferris Kaplan By Helen Mitternight Back in the 1800s, France was all about its Burgundy wines. It was ...
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Making Connections

Photography by Zheng Chia By Helen Mitternight How does a woman in technology bring her life from data…data…to day…to day…to…(say ...
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Table Skirt Food and Beverage News

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS Maison means home in French and the bistro at 708 King Street is home to French classics ...
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March Don’t Skirt the Issue

Illustration by Daniel Velasco Think Equal Listen to those who have had different experiences. Read and educate yourself about untold ...
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Finding a Fresh Start

Photography by Libby Williams By Helen Mitternight  It starts with the premise that nothing should go to waste – not food  and certainly ...
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Book column: “Educated” by Tara Westover

By Lorna Hollifield Some would say that the memoir “Educated,” by Tara Westover, is a story about a girl who ...
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Let’s Get the Party Going

By Shelley Hill Young  When Miles White and Femi Oyediran began thinking about opening their own wine shop, they wrote down all ...
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Skirt Table News Update

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS Ready for relaxed Mexican? Pink Cactus opens March 8 with its walk-in only 40-seater at 100-A Spring Street ...
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Icing on the Cake

By Helen Mitternight There is nothing worse than a sweaty wedding cake. Lauren Mitterer, owner of WildFlour Pastry, says sarcastically ...
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Gotta Have that Funk

Photography by Libby Williams By Savannah Crocker Mike Quinn lives and breathes for the saxophone. He did not plan for ...
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High Flying

By Helen Mitternight We’ve all heard of the canary in the coal mine – the sad little bird whose death ...
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Skirt Book Review: The Power of Love

“The Farming of Bones” By Lorna Hollifield I had regret at first for choosing “The Farming of Bones” by Edwidge ...
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February Don’t Skirt the Issue

Illustration by Daniel Velasco Love is not fancy. It does not seek attention. But it is powerful. Love is in the small, ...
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January Skirt Table News Update

Find out what's now open, what's closed and what's new on the menu at local restaurants in this roundup by ...
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Salad Days

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Don’t Skirt the Issue: Creating Alignment

Illustration by Daniel Velasco Creating alignment: It’s getting every aspect of your life working together toward a greater purpose. It’s ...
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Strength Building

Photography by Brianna Stello By Shelley Hill Young Ryan Becknell is a surfer and a guitar player. He’s worked as ...
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The Power of Family

By Helen Mitternight It used to be that a young woman who “got in trouble” was whisked away only to ...
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Skirt Table News Update: New Year’s Edition

Openings and Closings The Isle of Palms’ Banana Cabana has closed, and the site will be turning into an oyster ...
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December Don’t Skirt the Issue

This holiday season we wish you comfort – comfort that comes from knowing you’re surrounded by family and friends who ...
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A Heart for Freedom

By Helen Mitternight Only a country that places very little intrinsic value on its vulnerable could support a whole industry ...
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Starring Brad Moranz

Photo by Samantha Fuentes By Kelsey Lorman Brad Moranz always knew that music would be a large part of his ...
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December Skirt Table: Get the Party Started

By Helen Mitternight  With the holidays approaching, I was hoping to get some home entertaining tips from the wizards at The ...
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November Skirt Table News

By Helen Mitternight OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS We do like our brown water in Charleston! James Island is host to a ...
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Charleston Basket Brigade Delivers Thanksgiving Memories

By Helen Mitternight Every Thanksgiving for the past 11 years, some people have had their turkey with a side of ...
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November Don’t Skirt the Issue

Savor the Season To savor something – a meal, a moment – is to take notice, to pay attention, be mindful, ...
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Stones Into Soup

By Helen Mitternight If you don’t know the fable, stone soup sounds pretty unappetizing, or like the latest abstemious diet fad ...
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Take it Easy

Photo credit: Samantha Fuentes By Allyson Sutton Scott Hansen walked into Home Team BBQ about 12 hours after returning from ...
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October Skirt Table News

By Helen Mitternight OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS Tradd’s Downtown is about to open on East Bay Street, and Chef Drew Hedlund ...
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Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Thrive

By Helen Mitternight   “Why doesn’t she leave him?” It’s a common question about a woman staying in an abusive relationship.   What ...
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Skirt Table: Stir Things Up

Photo: Ferris Kaplan By Helen Mitternight  Megan Deschaine, bar manager at The Macintosh, dreams big. Not even a work-related broken foot ...
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October Don’t Skirt the Issue   

Don’t be afraid to show your spirit. Be stubborn.  Be bossy. Be determined.  Be passionate.  Be fierce. Speak your truth ...
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Skirt Table News Update

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS While Americans chow down at happy hours, the French have apéro. Find out what it’s all about ...
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September Skirt Table News

Contributor Helen Mitternight dishes out the latest food and beverage news in the new monthly Skirt Table column. If you’d ...
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Skirt Community: Caring for the Aging

By Helen Mitternight  Someone had called the police. An elderly woman was wandering around the neighborhood and the caller was concerned ...
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Skirt Table: Eating It Up

By Helen Mitternight   When Anne Caroline Bethea moved back home to Charleston, she thought she would bring her meal delivery service ...
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Find Your Style and Own It

Style is not about what’s in and what’s out. Style is about how you hold yourself when you walk into ...
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Coming at You Live

By Shelley Hill Young “Lowcountry Live” host Tom Crawford is not easily rattled. That mix of calm and confidence during ...
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August Skirt Table News

Compiled by Helen Mitternight If you would like your food and beverage news to be considered for our Skirt Table ...
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August Don’t Skirt the Issue

Age is just a number. You are never too young or too old to Listen to music, Watch the sunrise ...
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Field Trip

By Helen Mitternight When students participating in the Earth Heart Growers program go on a field trip, they are likely ...
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Life Raft Treats

By Helen Mitternight  When Cynthia Wong and Mary Oster get together, they share an affinity for puns and “stupid jokes.” Fortunately ...
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July Skirt Table News

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS Charleston’s coastal flavors are offered in large and small plates at the recently-opened The Establishment, 28 Broad ...
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Rob Bouton finds authenticity and community in Queen Street Grocery

By Shelley Hill Young Rob Bouton, who grew up in Greenville, worked as a “starving actor” in New York for ...
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Skirt Table: Why Crabbing is Therapy for Tia Clark

By Helen Mitternight South Carolina allows you catch a crab that is up to five inches long, spine to spine ...
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Don’t Skirt the Issue

Whether you call them your tribe, your squad or your soul sisters, here’s to the girls who stand by your ...
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Skirt Table Food and Beverage News

Contributor Helen Mitternight dishes out the latest food and beverage news in the new monthly Skirt Table column. If you’d ...
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June Table Skirt: The Fabulous Randi Weinstein

There’s a thin core of steel that runs through women who have chosen to be in the food and beverage ...
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How one program ensures that children don’t go hungry over the summer

By Helen Mitternight The last bell of the school year often means freedom for students, the end of homework and ...
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