W I N T E R 2 018 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Columbia The Celebration Issue
Granger Owings at Trenholm Plaza, a holiday boutique, offers exclusive styles for men and women by Barbour, Peter Millar and more. Treat yourself, or find the perfect gift at Granger Owings in Trenholm Plaza. And for a grooming appointment with Circa Barbershop visit circabarbershop.com
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Bringing your vision
Discover the local businesses and individuals who can take your ideas and dreams and turn them into an unforgettable event.
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Planning and executing University of South Carolina events: Pamela Bowman
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new year, new columbia A list of new and upcoming restaurants, breweries, and activities to try out in 2019 PA G E 4 2
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Making memories that transcend time During the busiest time of the year, I want you to take a moment to look up at the night sky. What do you see? I’m enamored that we all look at the same moon, Milky Way, and sun that Moses, Cleopatra, Leonardo Da Vinci, Johannes Gutenberg, George Washington, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jesus, and all of our ancestors walked under. The theme of our issue—Wonder Written in the Stars—truly represents this time of year for us. The sun and moon both transcend time. This winter, I plan to celebrate with my family and friends the joy of the holidays. I can’t wait to gather around my grandmother’s table with my family for Christmas, to eat black eyed peas and collards on New Years, and dine with my husband on Valentine’s Day. I’m going to spend time being thankful for the people present around the table, and for those that have gone before us. We will make new memories and reminisce about the old ones that transcend time—just like the moon and stars. Within the pages of this book, you’ll find and learn about the businesses and people who know how to help you mark all of the special occasions and memories in your life. We have the distinct honor of working with event planners, venues, catering companies, photographers, boutiques, and more that will create the exceptional soirée that you’re planning for. Plus, they’ll help you document it so that you can remember it for a lifetime. These are businesses that are dedicated to their craft, to their clients, and embracing Columbia. Hire them, shop with them, and dine with them as you enjoy the holidays this year—they’re building their legacy and fulfilling their purposes. it’s an incredible thing to support small businesses, and we believe in each and every one that is included in this issue. Our wish for you this holiday season is that you take the time to experience all of the joy and merriment that comes with this time of year. As we celebrate our fifth year of loving all things local in Columbia, we hope to continue discovering new, wonderful local businesses, people, and experiences that we can all enjoy together in 2019. From our family to yours, we wish you happy holidays! For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. B RY N L E Y FA R R F I G C O LU M B I A D I R E C T O R ISSUE 21 / WINTER 2018 / THE CELEBRATION ISSUE /
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Celebrate the holidays with a night out in Italy Gather around the table at il Giorgione this winter, and celebrate the holidays and special occasions with your family and friends. You’ll have the perfect evening out—from the Caprese Salad to the Rigatoni al Dorato, every bite of the savory, authentic Italian dishes will delight you.
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A winning team
Tucked in a historical home in downtown Columbia on Calhoun Street, you’ll find a team of attorneys and paralegals who are devoted to legal excellence and to doing their very best each day for each of their clients. With them on your side, you’ll always feel like someone is fighting for you, your family, and your future.
W R O N G F U L D E AT H C ATA S T R O P H I C I N J U RY WO R K E R S ’ C O M P E N S AT I O N Attorneys, from left: Christian E. Boesl Jessica L. O’Neill Gooding Robert F. Goings
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thanks for giving Here at Central Carolina Community Foundation, we are tremendously grateful for our regionâ€™s philanthropists that help make the community a better place to live, work, and play.
T H A N K YO U for your kindness and willingness to give. We wish you and your families a very happy season of giving.
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SAYING CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR! They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we believe in that wholeheartedly. With the additional cheer, merriment, and festivities all around us, there’s plenty to celebrate. In Columbia, you’ll find an incredible array of businesses and people that know how to put together a wonderful celebration. They’ve perfected the details for you: where to gather with family and friends, what to wear, what to serve from the meal to the bubbles, and how to capture the joy on film for you to enjoy for years to come.
Go ahead—turn the pages and begin planning your next party!
Reserve your date now for your next intimate gathering!
A SPACE WITH SOUL Originally built in the 1800s as a reflective space for a local pastor, The Pastorâ€™s Study is a gorgeous event space for you to gather with family and friends for everything from intimate weddings to holiday fetes. Located above Lula Drake Wine Parlour, experience majestic views of Main Street and access to Lula Drakeâ€™s artfully curated wines and craft beers.
1635 MAIN STREET 803.606.1968 LUL ADR AKE.COM
B I R T H D AY PA R T I E S
AN INVITATION TO AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE Owner Melanie Murphy expertly weaves together your personal style, your wildest dreams, and all of your wonderful ideas to design an event that represents you and your special occasion. She and her team create magic wherever they go, bringing a timeless sense of wonder and elegance to every event they design, plan, and run.
701 WHALEY STREET #104
C O R P O R AT E E V E N T S
IT TAKES LOVE TO CAPTURE LOVE
Joshua and Aaron Moore, the husband and wife team behind Joshua Aaron Photography, have been photographing weddings together for over a decade. They have a rare ability to capture all of the special moments of your day to produce the most stunning, enchanting images from the time you step into your dress through to your grand exit. With the two of them behind the lens, you know youâ€™ll have photographs to last a lifetime.
WEDDINGS HEADSHOTS COMMERCIAL 701 WHALEY STREET #104
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Visit Copper Penny in their new location on Devine Street!
LET YOUR STYLE LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Discover your brilliant style this winter at Copper Penny as you shop their designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. In their shop and with their expert guidance, you can put together a flawless, elegant look that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful at any special party this season.
DESIGNER CLOTHING SHOES JEWE LRY ACCESSORIES
2702 DEVINE STREET
WEDDING AND ANNIVERSARY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PASSIONATE COUPLES ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE Jessica Hunt believes that every love story is beautiful, meaningful, and unique, and she will skillfully tell yours through her photography. Through conversations over coffee or craft brews, she gets to know you, your soulmate, and your relationship so that she can best photograph your day to create stunning images that represent a genuine portrait of who you are. JESSICAHUNTPHOTOGR APHY.COM HELLO@JESSICAHUNTPHOTOGR APHY.COM 803.603.0428
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WEDDINGS P R I VAT E E V E N T S MARKETS AND F E S T I VA L S
WHEELINâ€™ INTO YOUR NEXT PARTY Put a new twist on the bar at your next event. 72 Coffee Co. has several bar options and can whip up handcrafted espresso beverages and cocktails for you and your guests to enjoy. 843.270.5733
OFFERING GREAT R ATES FOR WEDDING RESERVATION BLOCKS
CELEBRATING JOYFUL SPECIAL OCCASIONS Hotel Trundle invites you to experience their unique Southern hospitality and convenient Main Street location the night before your wedding. You can relax in ultimate comfort and enjoy one last night with just the girls before getting ready the next morning for your big “I do!” later that day.
1224 TAYLOR ST
Michael and Carina Photographers
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427 ADAMS HAYNE ROAD 803.269.7761 WAVERINGPL ACE.COM
FOR YOUR CITY SOIRÉES
Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Vista. When you pair the beautiful City Market venue with the exquisite culinary team from Southern Way Catering, you’ll have an unbeatable combination for your next private party, intimate wedding reception, or rehearsal dinner.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR UPCOMING EVENT OR CELEBRATION!
705B GERVAIS STREET / 100 EAST EXCHANGE BOULEVARD
WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS
C O R P O R AT E SOIRÉES
CONFERENCES & MEETINGS
MAKE YOUR BIG NIGHT SHINE The stunning views of the Congaree River, the Gervais Street Bridge, and downtown Columbia serve as a magnificent backdrop to every event at Stone River. The only thing that will sparkle brighter than the city lights over the river? The smiles you’ll have at the end of the night as you reflect back on your incredible day!
121 ALEX ANDER ROAD, WEST COLUMBIA 803.727.8047 STONERIVERCOLUMBIA .COM
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LET YOUR STYLE LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
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Scout & Molly’s will make getting dressed up this holiday season a pleasant experience. Discover chic, dazzling styles for everything from date nights out to holiday parties that will make heads turn when you enter the room. With their boutique collection of apparel, accessories, and shoes, you’ll find exactly what you need to sparkle and shine for your night out. Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm Sunday 12pm–5pm
4840 FOREST DRIVE 803.724.2722 COLUMBIA .SCOUTANDMOLLYS.COM
A Devine SHOPPING EXPERIENCE W O N D E R I N G W H AT T O WEAR DURING T H E H O L I D AY S ? The clothing boutiques on Devine Street have everything you need to get ready for any holiday event, from the fancy black-tie gala to a casual night out with the girls. Each locally-owned store offers a variety of clothing and accessories to help you look your best this season. Find the perfect menswear, women’s fashions, adorable children’s clothing or the ideal outfit for your active lifestyle. Devine Street clothiers offer unparalleled customer service with prices and selections for everyone. We proudly recommend: Brittons Cooper Penny Duck Duck Goose Half-Moon Outfitters HandPicked Just the Thing LaRoque Mainstream Boutique Marigold Modern Kids My-Kim Collection Pink Sorbet Salty’s Board Shop Strictly Running #SHOPDEVINE PE RRY LANCASTER Brittons
TR ACY WRIGHT Just The Thing
DENISE KIM My Kim Collection
BETH BA XLEY Pink Sorbet
Photo shoot location courtesy of il Giorgione Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Dress & Model provided by London & Lace
POP THE CORK ON A NEW STYLE Celebrate the beginning of a new year by crafting a new, impeccable wardrobe made from the finest European fabrics at BP Skinner. Their expert menswear clothiers will guide you through each of the selections for your custom garment—the fabric to the button holes—and you will end up with a quality, handmade garment that perfectly suits you and your lifestyle.
PERSONALIZED SERVICE CUSTOM-MADE SUITING W A R D R O B E C O N S U LT I N G CASUAL MENSWEAR & ACCESSORIES
1003 GERVAIS STREET, SUITE A 803.661.7665 BPSKINNERCLOTHIERS.COM
DESIGNING LUXE, ELEGANT CELEBRATIONS Match Meagan Warren’s confidence and determination with her keen eye for color and extensive hands-on experience, and you’ll have a wedding planner that ensures your wedding is everything you hoped it would be, and more. Your wedding will be cultivated with care and precision and will be a complete reflection of you and your one-of-a-kind love story—for you and all of your guests to enjoy.
A B O U T I Q U E , LU X U RY W E D D I N G P L A N N I N G & D E S I G N C O M PA N Y
Monday–Friday 10am–5:30pm Saturday 10am–4pm
ADDING POPS OF COLOR & DELIGHT
Make your shopping trip a one-stop outing this winter season, and dash into Pink Sorbet to find a playful black dress and the perfect hostess gift for any holiday soirée on your social calendar.
2726 DEVINE STREET 803.251.2525 PINKSORBETSC.COM
NOW BOOKING 2019 EVENTS!
UNCORKING BUBBLES & CHEER REHEARSAL DINNERS
Bringing bubbles and cheer to you and your guests in their restored 1948 International Harvester Metro and 1961 Citroën HY Vans, The Bubbly Bus fleet is the perfect, sparkling addition to your celebration. With five taps on board to serve any combination of bubbly, wine, and craft beer, they have everything you need from the glassware to the bubbles.
803. 929.ROSÉ THEBUBBLYBUS.COM
Letterpressed Save the Date
Hand-lined envelope with marble paper
Custom crest, foiled on vellum
Within the walls of their letterpress shop, you can let your imagination run wild. The team at ByFarr Design will take your stationery inspiration and will turn it into a beautiful invitation thatâ€™s an impeccable representation of you, your personality, and your upcoming special occasion. 504Â˝ GERVAIS STREET 803.200.1004 BYFARR.COM
DASHING THROUGH THE STREETS
Ensure that no one misses a moment of your big day by trying to track down a ride to the ceremony or reception—the professional, courteous drivers of Southern Valet can help! They offer shuttle services for hotel guests, for your wedding party, and even getaway cars for you to leave in style at the end of the night.
VALET PARKING & TR ANSPORTATION SERVICES
TA B L E S + C H A I R S
738 SUNSET BOULEVARD 803.376.0085 SOUTHERNVALET.COM
CREATING YOUR EVENT SPACE FROM SCRATCH
Transform any blank canvas—indoor or outdoor—into an exceptional event venue with Something Borrowed’s expertise on everything from tents and linens to chandeliers and bars.
Photos by Jessica Roberts Photography
FULL-SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING D AY O F C O O R D I N AT I O N FLOR AL DESIGN CEREMONY DIRECTION
OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE From her warm personality to her attention to detail, owner Courtney Smith will make all of your wedding day dreams come true when you say “I do” to her and her team. They bring every vision to life, and leave you with a lifetime of memories filled with joy, happiness, and love. 132 LUNA TR AIL, LEXINGTON
AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.
University—the Palms, the Sorensens, and the Pastides. As you can imagine, she speaks of each of the families with fondness. “It’s bittersweet that the Pastides are retiring, but I’m so happy for them,” Pam said. “If you look up First Lady in the dictionary, Patricia Moore-Pastides’ name would be listed right beside it. She’s an amazing woman! She’s written three books, has helped start the Farmer’s Market on campus, and is highly involved in health and literacy, and the list goes on.”
Authentic: Pam Bowman W H E N W E LO O K F O R O U R F I G A U T H E N T I C , we look for someone that lives and breathes the theme that we’re in. Pamela Bowman, Director of Special Events at the University of South Carolina, is just that. She and her team directly manage or oversee 225-240 events per year! She plans a wide variety of events for the University—from arranging trips to the NCAA Final Four for donors and special guests, to prayer vigils for national events like the Orlando Night Club Shooting to some of her favorite, which are commencement and Cocky’s Reading Express. One of her favorite events to plan was five years ago, the Celebration Commemorating 50 Years of Desegregation. The event honored three
courageous African American students that enrolled as students in 1963, and the celebration included 18 events throughout the year and several exhibits. “Two of the three are still living, and it was a privelege to host and honor them,” Pam said. “Just incredibly meaningful.” The least favorite ones to plan? The memorials—with tears in her eyes, she spoke about how they’re the hardest ones and how she’s had to plan far too many of them. In addition to events, her office manages the President’s House, a historical home that was built in 1854 and totals 15,500 square feet. Pam has worked with 3 different presidents and their families throughout her 25 years with the
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Her words drip with fondness not only for the presidents that have served the University, but for her team, her peers, the University, and the students. “It’s more than a job, we’re a family,” she said. Not only does Pam live and breathe events—she even sends daily texts of “eventspiration” to her peers and team—her blood also runs garnet and black. Pam has her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University and she jokes that after graduation, she never left. She was a graduate assistant and from there, she worked over to Special Events. She even married her husband at the University with the ceremony at the Rutledge Chapel and her reception at The Top Carolina. Pam is a proud mom to a 13 year old daughter and has been married to her husband for 20 years. In her spare time, she’s highly active at her church and with the Creighton Middle School PTO.
CHARLOTTE AND SARAH STORMER AND DAISY HARMON— A WONDERFUL FAMILY OF ELEGANT LADIES
FASHION FOR EVERY GENERATION With their carefully selected collection of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, you can find style that brings out confidence at any age at Monkee’s of Columbia.
Monday–Friday 10am–6pm Saturday 10am–5pm Sunday 1pm–5pm
3211 DEVINE STREET 803.764.2890 MONKEESOFCOLUMBIA .COM
Photos by Jessi Nichols Photography
CREATING AMAZING, UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS When you allow Alisha Millwood to expertly guide you through the wedding planning process, you can relax knowing that she will help you achieve the exact day that youâ€™re envisioning. She and her team will coordinate your day from the venue selection down to the smallest detail, and will leave you free to enjoy every moment of your engagement through your final send off.
C U S T O M D E TA I L S
WITH A LOVE FOR EVERYTHING CUTE Step through the door of Blush Boutique, and find a uniquely curated gift shop thatâ€™s filled with special gifts that will absolutely delight every lady in your life this holiday season.
5175 SUNSET BOULEVARD, LEXINGTON
Wall & Ceiling Draping
MAKE ANY SPACE YOUR OWN Transform any event space to fit your vision for your wedding, holiday party or corporate event!
151 RIVERCHASE WAY, SUITE A, LEXINGTON 803.739.5252 AMBIENTMEDIASC.COM
MAKING YOUR SPECIAL DAY EVERLASTING
Among the Pines Photography captures real people, emotions, and experiences, and preserves them in a timeless, story telling manner. Photographer duo Forrest Clonts and David Childers will be there for you on your wedding day for all of the joy and merriment, and for all of the quiet interludes between.
AMONGTHEPINESPHOTOGR APHY.COM 803.606.4042
BROAD RIVER BALCONY
M C W AT E R S C O N F E R E N C E R O O M
B AT T I N G C A G E S
HIT YOUR NEXT EVENT OUT OF THE PARK More than a ballpark, Spirit Communications Park is an event venue with a unique atmosphere not found anywhere else in town. Let their Director of Special Events and their dedicated catering team create a custom event and delectable menu for you and your guests to enjoy as you overlook the ballpark.
Shannon Cheek, Director of Special Events 1640 FREED DRIVE SPIRITCOMMUNICATIONSPARK.COM
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE This winter season, shop Wildflower Boutique in Five Points where you’ll find the best selection of boho chic clothing, shoes, and accessories to create the perfect ensemble for any occasion.
721 SALUDA AVENUE 803.667.9419 SHOPWILDFLOWER.ONLINE
PAINT YOUR OWN WINTER WONDERLAND With over 500 unique pieces to choose from, everyone—young or old—can find something wonderful to paint at The Mad Platter’s fired arts studio. Hand-paint something beautiful to remember a special occasion by or to gift to someone you love.
3101 MILLWOOD AVENUE 803.771.8080 MYMADPL AT TER.COM
Photography by Alexis Schwallier
HANDMADE, ENCHANTING GOWNS Finding the wedding gown that makes you feel your most beautiful and most confident on your wedding day is a dream experience at London and Lace. Youâ€™ll receive an unforgettable one-on-one experience as you explore gowns that are handmade by designers using only natural silks and linens.
Alexandra Grecco Claire La Faye
2921 DEVINE STREET 803.764.7345 LONDONANDL ACEBRIDAL.COM
Weddings Receptions Events Retreats
NOW BOOKING 2019 EVENTS!
BEGIN YOUR FOREVER AT THE FARM Head to the country, and on a beautiful piece of land in Saluda, SC, find Tin Roof Farms— a brand new event venue that’s ready to host all of your special occasions. You can walk down the aisle in their quaint chapel and then get the celebration going with all of your friends and family in the barn.
748 FRUIT HILL RD, SALUDA TINROOFFARMS.COM 803.509.1429
4505 FOREST DRIVE
FORESTL AKETR AVEL .COM
C O L U M B I A’ S O N E M A N B A N D Jon Rooks’s masterful ability to sing plus play the guitar, keyboard, and harmonica brings to you a full musical experience from just one incredibly talented musician. Let his soulful, alternative sound serenade you and your guests at your next soirée. JONROOKSMUSIC .COM
A HISTORIC HOME FOR YOUR HISTORIC MOMENTS Built in 1895, Cinnamon Hill House has been meticulously restored, but still retains all of it’s vintage charm from the original pine floors to the blown glass windows and fireplace mantels. It’s a delightful venue to host your next wedding and reception, or any other special occasion. 808 S. L AKE DR, LEXINGTON
CREATING BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS, ONE STITCH AT A TIME
One of Juanitaâ€™s favorite designs with Bride Beth
With needle, thread, and decades of experience, Juanita Johnson can make your dreams come true inside of her tailoring and designer shop. She brings unique visions to life, and leaves each bride that she works with delighted and head over heels for their wedding dress. 1110 WASHINGTON ST. 803.254.9153
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PAINTING YOUR STORY From bridal portraits to weddings and receptions, artist Trahern Cook uses paint, brushes, and canvas to live-paint the most beautiful moments in your life. 803.477.0001 STUDIOCAMPFIRE.COM
New Year, New Columbia With the beginning of a new year comes new resolutions. We think that one of yours this year should be to get out and explore all of the great new businesses that have come to Columbia recently or that will be comingin 2019. Try a flight of beer at a new craft brewery, rent a blue bike and explore the city, and get a taste of something different at one of several new restaurants.
C O LU M B I A I S A G R E AT P L A C E T O L I V E , P L AY, A N D E X P LO R E â€” G E T O U T T H E R E A N D S E E W H AT ALL IT HAS TO OFFER!
restaurants With so many tasty new options in town, how does one choose where to dine out? 929 KITCHEN
C I T TA ’ D E L C O T O N E
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
OPENING NOVEMBER 2018
OPENING LATE 2018
C O T T O N T OW N S O C I A L
K AO THAI CUISINE
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
HALLS CHOP HOUSE
929 Gervais Street, Columbia
1000 Alexander Road, West Columbia
4840 Forest Drive #26, Columbia
2150 Sumter Street, Columbia
2146 Sumter Street, Columbia
OPENING DECEMBER 2018
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activities There are many new activities to enjoy around town.
C O T T O N T OW N B R E W L A B
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
1001 Senate Street #300, Columbia
709 Gervais Street, Columbia C U R R E N T LY O P E N
There’s a lot brewing around town lately, and we can’t wait to grab a pint or two at some of the newest local craft breweries. 1223 Franklin Street, Columbia
1649 Main Street, Columbia
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living Looking for a new place to call home in 2019 close to our bustling city center? BROOKLAND
1110 Trade Street, West Columbia C U R R E N T LY O P E N
C O LU M B I A M U S E U M O F A RT NEW RENOVATIONS
D E V I N E S TAT I O N
430 Center Street, West Columbia
THREE RIVERS G R E E N WAY E X T E N S I O N
OPENING LATE SPRING 2019
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
S O L A S TAT I O N
STEEL HANDS BREWING
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
OPENING DECEMBER 2018
C U R R E N T LY O P E N
S AVA G E C R A F T A L E WO R K S
2350 Foreman Street, Cayce
1624 Main Street, Columbia
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325 Taylor Street, Columbia
Giving the gift of music this season
HERE ARE SOME OF 2018-19’S BEST MUSIC RELEASES TO SHARE:
Leon Bridges “Good Thing”
Phosphorescent “C’est La Vie”
Max Frost “Good Morning”
Jade Bird “Uh Huh”
Maggie Rogers “Heard it in a Past Life”
Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges has been compared to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding but brings a contemporary twist to R&B and Soul -tinged music. “Beyond” is our pick to start your exploration.
We’re not sure why Athens, Georgia’s Matthew Houck adopted the stage name Phosphorescent - thank you autocorrect! - but the minute we heard “New Birth in New England,” the radio friendly single become one of our favorites.
Single - Destined to be the soundtrack of numerous TV morning show promos, Good Morning had us moving making coffee in the break room and throwing our hands up in the air. Every morning would be a good morning accompanied by a gospel choir.
Single - London based folkie Jade Bird cranked up the attitude and guitars for her debut U.S. single. If you say you love her, say “Uh Huh.”
Music fans best remember Maggie Rogers from her 2016 single “Alaska” which blew Pharrell Williams away. Heard it in a Past Life is her first full length album. The first single “Light On” is impressive.
Local/South Carolina Picks: E.Z.Shakes “The Wolf”
Youth Model “Outside Threat”
Real Work “Real Work”
Barnwell “Lose Your Teeth”
Jeremy Shiloh “Long Dark Road”
WXRY UNSIGNED: The longest continually running local and regional music show is heading into it’s 13th year. Every Sunday night at 8:00, hosts and musicians Randy Borawski and Brent Lundy present the best of local and regional music along with interviews and live performances. WXRY Unsigned broadcasts live from The British Bulldog Pub, the program’s home for the past five years.
WXRY 99.3 is Columbia’s non-profit, community supported radio station. WXRY helps you discover what makes your city a great place to live: new music, organizations, and activities that educate and inspire and music events like Five Points after Five, the WXRY Main Street Music Crawl, Rosewood Mardi Gras, the Columbia Museum of Art’s Arts & Draughts, Devine Night Out, the Freeway Music Festival, and more. Heard on 99.3 downtown, 98.1 Sandhills/Northeast Columbia and 99.1 Irmo/Northwest Columbia and on any mobile device.
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Social Mission: PAALS
AT F I G , W E B E L I E V E in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions— one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. For our 2018 Social Mission Partner, we’ve chosen Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), an impactful non-profit whose good works contribute immensely to our thriving, local community.
are nurtured with love and trained by professionals as they complete the journey from puppy to PAALS Service Dog. Hundreds of staff and volunteer hours are logged with each dog in order to ensure that when the day comes to be matched with their new family, they are completely ready.
PAALS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is committed to enriching and empowering children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs by training service animals and providing animal assisted educational and recreational activities.
The final step in the training process is a true celebration of each new PAALS Service Dog and the individual that they have been matched with. This year, the 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 9, at 3:30pm at 300 Senate Street in downtown Columbia. The public is invited to attend this free event and to help celebrate with PAALS.
Over the course of two years, each puppy that PAALS works with is trained to be the perfect companion to an individual living with a disability. They
Graduation is a special occasion for everyone at PAALS. It’s a day where stories are shared, and where clients explain the wonderful impact that
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their PAALS Service Dog has had on their life. Not only are the stories eyeopening, but they give you a sense of exactly how impactful each dog has the potential to be. Make plans to attend this year’s ceremony, and consider making an end of year donation to PAALS to help continue the incredible work that they do for our community!
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PA L M E T T O A N I M A L A S S I S T E D L I F E S E RV I C E S OR TO BECOME A C O R P O R AT E S P O N S O R , visit paals.org or contact Mitzie Renwick, Development Coordinator, at email@example.com or 803.500.9099.
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Give the gift of learning this season This year, surprise the jewelry-loving friend on your list with jewelry making classes with Anne Bivens. Each student learns the techniques behind creating beautiful, custom pieces of jewelry and has the opportunity to make several pieces themselves to take home.
Late 2018–Early 2019 Classes OPEN STUDIO FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS
December 7 & 8 I N T E R M E D I AT E S I LV E R S M I T H I N G C L A S S
January 11 & 12
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A celebration with every bite Dusted with powdered sugar and made from scratch each morning, all it takes is one bite to fall in love with the pancakes, waffles, and the decadent oven baked Dutch Babies that come from The Original Pancake House’s kitchen.
Monday–Friday 6:30am–9pm Saturday–Sunday 7am–9pm
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Thereâ€™s no place like home for the holidays H AV E YO U F O U N D T H E P E R F E C T P L A C E T O C A L L H O M E I N C O L U M B I A ? For over 70 years, the agents at Wolfe & Taylor have helped families find new homes in our town. Through professional property management and buying and selling homes, their brokers, agents, and staff are ready to meet all of your real estate needs.
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Senior Matters is proud to support Senior Resources, Inc. this holiday season. Senior Resources, a nonprofit organization, coordinates services, provides resources, and encourages personal choices that allow more than 4,000 Midlands senior citizens to be independent.
The season of giving happy holidays from the senior mattersâ€™ family to yours!
For most families, this time of year brings loved ones together to give thanks and to celebrate. However, there are those older adults who either have no family or no loved ones who embrace the holiday season, and they find this time of year to be difficult. Senior Matters is keeping them, and all families, in their thoughts and prayers this season. If changes are occurring in the lives of your older family members and youâ€™re not sure where to turn, reach out to Senior Matters. They are here to offer you support.
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Celebrations, big and small During a season of the year when everyone’s schedules tend to be full and hectic, we believe that there’s always time to take a moment to stop, gather, and celebrate the relationships in our lives. Go out with your significant other, celebrate with your friends, and invest quality time with your family.
Plan a date night
Gather with your family
Reserve a table for two at il Giorgione—dine on authentic Italian dishes under their twinkling outdoor lights Sip on wine at Lula Drake— grab a seat at the bar or a cozy table for two, and select a glass of wine to enjoy from their curated wine list Book a staycation at Hotel Trundle—reserve a night or two at Columbia’s boutique hotel, where you can easily walk to local restaurants, shops, and attractions on Main Street
Celebrate your friends Have a Girls’ Shopping Day on Devine Street—shop the boutiques of Devine Street with your best girl friends with local shops from Pink Sorbet to Copper Penny and Monkee’s.
Pick up meals from Happy Café—spend less time in the kitchen and more time with you family by picking up one of their organic, homemade casseroles for dinner See the lights around town— from Riverbanks Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas to Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals, you can make the night shine for your family.
Take a swing at Top Golf— visit The Venue on Main to grab dinner and drinks, and to try your hand at the new Top Golf Swing Suite.
ISSUE 21 / WINTER 2018 / THE CELEBRATION ISSUE /
Local Events H O L I D AY T O U R S AT H I S T O R I C C O LU M B I A NOVEMBER 16–DECEMBER 30
JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 22
You’re invited to visit the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion to see a variety of holiday decorations and traditions from the 19th–early 20th centuries, and learn about how families entertained during the holidays. historiccolumbia.org/holidays
Celebrate the holiday season at Trustus Theatre with their production of the side of A Christmas Carol that you might not have heard before. trustus.org/event/jacob-marleyschristmas-carol/
L I G H T S B E F O R E C H R I S T M A S AT R I V E R B A N K S ZO O & G A R D E N NOVEMBER 17–DECEMBER 30
It’s Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition! With nearly one million twinkling lights, hot cocoa, s’mores, and nightly visits with Santa, it’s a tradition the whole family can enjoy. riverbanks.org/events/lights-beforechristmas H O L I D AY L I G H T S O N T H E R I V E R AT S A LU D A S H O A L S PA R K NOVEMBER 21–DECEMBER 30
Take a journey through the Midlands largest drive-through lights show as you enjoy over 400 animated lights, a laser light show, and more. icrc.net/event/holiday-lights-river-0 J U N I O R L E A G U E O F C O LU M B I A ’ S A N N U A L H O L I D AY M A R K E T NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 2
With over 150 merchants from across the country, it’s a festive holiday shopping extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! jlcolumbia.org/support/holidaymarket/ F I R S T T H U R S D AY O N M A I N D E C E M B E R 6 , J A N U A RY 3 , F E B R U A RY 7
Visit Main Street in downtown Columbia on the first Thursday of each month for extended store hours, a variety of specials, live music, and more. firstthursdayonmain.com
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It’s The Official Holiday Parade of South Carolina, and one that you can enjoy with your family and friends on the first Saturday of December. carolinacarillon.com/parade H O L I D AY PA R A D E O F L I G H T S I N C AYC E / W E S T C O LU M B I A DECEMBER 8
Make plans with your family to attend this beloved holiday tradition and nighttime parade. Go early, grab a great viewing spot, and enjoy the festivities! cwcchamber.com/holiday-parade-oflights C R A F T Y F E A S T AT C O LU M B I A M E T R O P O L I TA N DECEMBER 9
Shop local indie artists and help support small businesses when nearly 100 makers from across the Southeast come to Columbia for this one day, Indie Craft Fair. craftyfeast.com T H E N U T C R A C K E R AT KO G E R C E N T E R F O R T H E A RT S DECEMBER 8–16
Dance your way into the holiday season with Columbia City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, a local holiday family tradition. kogercenterforthearts.com/event. php?id=571
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Celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 with this free event featuring En Vogue, Soda City Brass Band & Little Stranger and concluding with a fireworks show at midnight. famouslyhotnewyear.com ARSENIC AND OLD LACE J A N U A RY 4 - 2 0 , 2 0 1 9
Plan an evening at Town Theatre this winter, and enjoy Town Theatre’s take on the 1944 film, Arsenic and Old Lace. towntheatre.com WNOK BRIDAL EXPO J A N U A RY 6 , 2 0 1 9
Planning a 2019 wedding? Meet a collection of the best local wedding vendors and professionals at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center as you begin to plan your dream wedding. bridecitybridalshows.com/ S C R E S TA U R A N T W E E K J A N U A RY 1 0 – 2 0 , 2 0 1 9
An 11-day celebration at hundreds of participating restaurants, it’s your opportunity to discover a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite. restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com A RT S & D R A U G H T S J A N U A RY 1 8 , 2 0 1 9
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, food vendors, and more. columbiamuseum.org/events T H E TA B L E AT C I T Y M A R K E T J A N U A RY 2 5
Join Southern Way Catering for an exclusive dinner that will benefit local non-profit Homeless No More. The dinner will feature a locally curated and handcrafted menu. thesouthernway.com/
Kick oï¬€ the holiday season with the Junior League of Columbia at Holiday Market, featuring more than 150 boutiques and specialty stores! Make your holiday shopping list and plan to find all your gifts during this annual shopping event. This event raises over $250,000, which is used to support our mission and programs.
FOR MARKET HOURS & TICKET INFORMATION VISIT JLCOLUMBIA.ORG
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NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 2, 2018 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
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F E B R U A RY 10 10am - 6pm
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Enjoy an evening of magic, wonder, and art at this year’s Columbia Museum of Art Gala! Their largest fundraiser of the year, the Gala raises significant funds to support their award-winning arts education and community enrichment programs. S AT U R D AY, M A R C H 9 , 2 0 19 • 7 : 0 0 p m –11 : 0 0 p m BL ACK TIE OPTIONAL
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W I N T E R 2 0 19 January 8 6–8pm Superfoods for a Super You! Providence Health Northeast 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203
February 5 6–8pm Cooking for a Healthy Heart Providence Health 2435 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29204
March 5 6–8pm Remodeling Grandma’s Kitchen Providence Health Northeast 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203
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“THEY ARE A TREMENDOUS B L E S S I N G ,” Carl Edwards, CrossNet youth center director, says of Fred and Eileen Eck and Don and Lois Aldrich. “They do the hard work behind the scenes, setting up and tearing down for the community meal.”
Holland community looking for hot food and fellowship. The event, funded by donations from residents and staff through the Swipe Out Hunger initiative, is just one way Garden Spot Village lives with purpose and contributes to the community.
On the fourth Monday night of each month, a team from Garden Spot Village coordinates a group of volunteers who serve a free meal to people in the New
Learn more about the ways Garden Spot Village connects with CrossNet Ministries to impact the community at gardenspotvillage.org/blog.
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Joye is something to feel. Joye in Aiken is one of South Carolinaâ€™s premier arts festivals, bringing you it-doesn't-get-better-than-this performances by artists from The Juilliard School and beyond. Experience the Joye of Jazz, Juilliard Opera, dance, cabaret, and much more in Aiken's intimate and historic settings, like the iconic Willcox. This organization is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the SC Arts Commission.
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Escape this winter to The Willcox, where you can experience a rejuvenating day in the spa, fine dining in the restaurant, and ultimate relaxation in a sumptuous guest room.
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Winter is a magical time of year at The Greystone Inn. Escape to the great outdoors and enjoy their rejuvenating spa, luxurious accommodations, and the cozy warmth of crackling fires.
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on Nov 1, 2018
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...