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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 – A Small Restaurant Grows Big Ideas

BY HELEN MITTERNIGHT “ Chez Nous is not for everybody. It’s simple, homey, rustic. For some people, it’s outside of ...
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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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July Events Charleston

Ready for an Adventure? Get out and explore a world of culture, imagination, cuisine, and history at events like the ...
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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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June Skirt Table

By Helen Mitternight It starts with teaching a child that an apple isn’t just an apple – there are lots ...
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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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May Events

Invite your mom or your favorite mom friends to get together at one of these festive spring events in Charleston. Enjoy ...
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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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April Events Calendar

April Events Spring has sprung! It’s everyone’s favorite time of year to get outside and enjoy the warm weather and ...
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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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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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March Events Calendar

3.6.19 - 3.10.19 Charleston Wine + Food festival The Wine + Food festival features more than 100 different culinary experiences ...
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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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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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February events calendar

Let the Good Times Roll! Discuss a book, embrace your feminine qualities, savor chocolate, show off your shoes and enjoy ...
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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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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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January 2019 events calendar

Start 2019 off with a full social calendar of concerts, book discussions, art classes, wellness retreats, and of course, oyster ...
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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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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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Wellness Calendar

Hustle and Bustle It's hard to feel joy when you're stressed, tired and rundown, so make some me-time for some ...
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December Events Calendar

Get into the spirit of the season with holiday markets, lights, Santa sightings, boat parades, favorite holiday movies and more ...
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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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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 Wellness Calendar

The Season of Giving As the holiday season gets in full swing, take some time for yourself. No, it’s not ...
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November Events Calendar

Tis the season to be give back to the community, be thankful for what you have and to celebrate the ...
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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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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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October Event Calendar

Shop to help raise funds for breast cancer research, take the family to the farm, marvel at hot air balloons, ...
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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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Wellness Calendar: Feeling Good is Always In Style

Summer is winding down and the children are back in school. It’s time to get back into your routine. Don’t ...
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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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September Events

Declare ‘Yes, I’m a Feminist,’ hear how Reese Witherspoon balances Southern and modern, and sing along to Whitney Houston this month.  Sept ...
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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 Wellness Calendar

The best way to stay healthy and ensure you’ll feel your best, no matter your age? Take time for yourself ...
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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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August 2018 Calendar

August 10 Beer from Here Hops, habitats, and a heaping amount of sea creatures await you at this Carolina-led craft ...
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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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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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July 2018 Calendar

JULY 3 BACK TO BLACK: AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE Join Remember Jones and his 12-piece orchestra as he plays his renditions ...
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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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June Wellness Listing

You know what’s fearless? Making yourself a priority. Making the time to take care of yourself. Focusing on your mental ...
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June Calendar

June Event Calendar

Through June 10 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Be entertained, moved and inspired by one of the many performances featuring women during ...
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