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February 2013

Iconic Magazine’s Vacation Giveaway Mac’s Diamond on the Dune

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“Mac’s Diamond on the Dune” is a beautifully decorated, relaxing oasis where everyone in your family can easily find a place to call their own. From the moment you enter through the grand foyer and make your way to one of the 5 master suites, you’ll know you made the right choice for your family getaway this year! The kitchen, fully equipped, large & inviting, provides the perfect place for your “family chef” to cook and serve your group, and the large dining room will quickly become the gathering place for after dinner stories.

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TEAM ICONIC Founder & Editor In Chief Lana Moore Executive Editor Liz Mitchell Creative Director Denishia Macon Fashion Editor Ashley Andrus Luxury & Lifestyle Editor Joshua Vaughn Music & Ent. Editor Cristou Music & Ent. Editor Kelly Desrochers Fashion & Media Persona Editor Charissa “Ms. Chriss” Woods

Letter from the Editor I

am beyond excited for Iconic Magazine’s official launch. Though the first couple of magazines are virtual, this truly starts the journey I once tried to begin a few years ago. When I first wanted to start a magazine, I had all of the ambition in the world, but the resources, at the time, were not available for me to do so. So, I waited...

This first magazine is just a preview - a mock up of the various editions, in one magazine. Each month afterward will have full spreads of the month’s particular edition. I will ask that you please bear with us as we still are finding our way on this journey. As time passes, we’ll get better stories, better pictures, and the design of Iconic Magazine will be more defined.

man and urban woman of substance. I wanted Iconic Magazine to be different - not the same ole same ole like every other magazine. That is one of the reasons why I created different editions of Iconic Magazine, so each month, the readers will have something entirely new to enjoy.

is the Carolinas and the southeastern states. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this letter and for reviewing Iconic Magazine. I hope you enjoy this first edition and the future editions we have in store.

“The word Iconic was chosen to Fast forward to today set a standard and Iconic Magazine is actually launching and Finally, the word Iconic with a team of Go-Getters and we are going was chosen to set a behind it, including standard and we are to make sure we myself! going to make sure we adhere to that standard! adhere to that We are accepting stories I call Iconic Magazine and submissions from all the “Urban Luxury” standard!” over, but our initial focus magazine for the urban

When you read the various editions of Iconic Magazine, I would love for you to be motivated to travel to a destination you didn’t know about, get inspired to connect with a business entrepreneur, become open to try new ideas, check out a genre of music or an artist you probably never heard of, or even try the latest fashions you thought were only on TV.


~ Love and Live Iconic



10 Sea Island Resort 12 Cuthebert House Inn 13

Redhorse Inn


Fred’s Oyster Inn


The Green Room


Grove Park Inn & Fitzgerald Residence


17 Oakleaf 18

Umstead Hotel


ENTREPRENEURS 22 Ciara Anderson 23 Tina Deveaux 24 Geoff Block 25 Omar McCallop



28 Chuck T 30 Mr. 704 31

Gallons to Ounces

32 A Fragile Tomorrow



34 Atelier Clothing 35 Adolfo Sanchez 36 Staci Sherri 37

Contemporary Fashion Line Rissa

38 Iconic Models

LIFESTYLE 42 Time for Wine

48 Benefit Gala: Cancer Awareness


49 FEATURE FILM: Warrior Road

Lowcountry Artist Hank Herring

44 ArtFields Festival 46 Sculptures by Kevin Caron

Forever K. Michael started as a seed in the spirit of the Founder, Khristian Michael. A life-long passion and affinity for high fashion urged the young stylepreneur to embark upon his own journey through the big business landscape. In 2009, the Forever K. Michael Collection was set into motion and ultimately became a joint venture with renowned international eyewear retailer, NYS Collection. The products are entirely handcrafted and constructed with Grade “A� materials to ensure quality and authenticity. The highly-anticipated and sleek designer line launched summer of 2010, heavily received by the media and consumers alike. Forever K. Michael is available online and in fine retail worldwide.


Strawberry Mojito

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces of simple syrup 4 to 5 fresh spearmint sprigs 2 ounces of light rum soda water 1/2 lime

How to mix it: In a chilled glass (about 10-12 ounces), muddle the simple syrup, strawberries, and mint leaves together with the back of a spoon or muddler. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add the rum, and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water. Garnish with mint sprigs or strawberry slices. Makes 1 drink.

February is here and Spring is right around the corner. Though some parts of the country are still looking at frosted windows and windy chills, a lot of us are already welcoming in some nice weather. This Strawberry Mojito is sure to bring a wonderful addition to a small cocktail party, family gathering, or some quiet time by the window with a good book. We hope you enjoy!



Sea Island Res


100 Cloister Dr Sea Island, GA 31561 (888) 732-4752 Sea Island is an exceptional resort destination appealing to those who appreciate extraordinary service and gracious hospitality. Featuring four Forbes Five-Star experiences: The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, The Cloister Spa, and the Georgian Room restaurant, as well as extensive array of nature adventures and stimulating recreational experiences, Sea Island entices families, outdoor buffs, activity enthusiasts and those who just want to refresh and renew at the Spa and Fitness Center. Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island is an outdoor play land featuring: the Sea Island Beach Club, Tennis and Squash Club, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister. Sea Island is steeped in golf tradition and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside, site of the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Learning Center. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club, offering a variety of seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities. Renowned for its gracious hospitality, Sea Island has been creating life-long traditions for discerning travelers since 1928; a recent transformation of the resort has served to marry its storied history with unparalleled 21st century amenities.



Cuthebert House Inn

Enrich Your Southern Experience at Cuthbert House Inn


An experience in this classic antebellum beauty is unforgettable. Cuthbert House Inn is Beaufort, South Carolina’s luxurious waterfront bed and breakfast. Enjoyment of the Cuthbert House began two centuries ago as the summer retreat refreshed the family from the rigors of plantation life. Gentlemen and ladies of the Old South came to relax in the mansion built to take advantage of the southern breezes off the water and designed for enjoyment of the social season. The traditions continue as discerning guests seek the refreshing combination of natural beauty, elegant architecture and personal attention. Today the good life is retraced with the additional comfort of the finer touches of the 21st century. The top-rated bed and breakfast in Beaufort by Trip Advisor’s traveler reviews, the inn welcomes leisure and business travelers from all over the world, and occasional special celebrations include quietly understated second-act weddings, romantic anniversaries and big birthdays. Water, warmth, people and place define Cuthbert House Inn. Spend some time in this historic river town and enrich your Southern experience!


1203 Bay St Beaufort, SC 29902 • (843) 521-1315

Redhorse Inn 45 Winstons Chase Ct Landrum, SC 29356 • (864) 895-4968 •


or more than 20 years, guests of The Red Horse Inn in Landrum, SC have all said the same thing: there is something magical about the Inn. Romance is just in the air. Perhaps it’s the mountain air that engulfs the Inn. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, everywhere you look is the perfect view. With rooms starting at just $175 per night, the Red Horse Inn is a perfect “escape” for couples. Guests can go on day-excursions in the near-by mountains- with wineries and trails full of more than 50 waterfalls, covered bridges, golf courses, antiquing and more just miles away- or they can choose to do nothing but relax in a rocking chair and enjoy the quiet serenity and magnificent panoramic mountain views.


S ’ D R FO OYSTER HOUSE 631 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 • (864) 233-6009

Ford’s Oyster House and Cajun Kitchen brings authentic New Orleans fare to the heart of downtown Greenville, SC. Along with dishing up classics like crawfish etoufee, gumbo and jambalaya, Ford’s is known for their Oyster Roasts they host each Sunday. The family-friendly restaurant also has live music Thursday through Saturday and brunch on Sundays.

Specialty Crab Leg Dish

Bloody Mary with Pepper Bacon


The Green Room Restaurant and Bar

116 N. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 • (864) 335-8222

Chef Patrick Long has food in his blood. He spent summers as a child at his mother’s bakery located in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina. At Sunrise Bakery, Pat grew a fondness for food - whether it was fresh baked bread or tubs of cookie dough. By the age of fifteen, Pat started cooking at Greenville’s “Café and then Some” a dinner theatre, owned by his uncle, located next to his mother’s bakery. After an unsuccessful run as a bus-boy, Pat found himself working the grill on one of the busiest Friday nights of the year. That was the moment he knew he had a future as a chef.

When the weather gets cold, comfort food is a must. Chef Patrick Long from The Green Room in Greenville, South Carolina specializes in hearty soulfull dishes, having spent his entire life in the industry, surrounded by food in his mother’s bakery and his aunt and uncle’s dinner theatre establishment.

After graduating from Johnson and Wales University, Pat decided to move to the big city of Charleston, South Carolina - a now thriving culinary hotspot. He spent time at Old Village Post House under Tim Armstrong, who to this day he credits for pushing him as a chef and testing his limits in every way. He then worked with Jacques Larson, Wild Olive, whom he credits to teaching him about simplicity of food and he even shared the kitchen with culinary darling Sean Brock.

“Califlower Soup Recipe”, Chef Pat Long 1 medium size head of cauliflower, trimmed into florets 1 cup of gorgonzola cheese, crumbed 1 medium onion, diced 1 cup heavy cream 1 quart of vegetable stock Salt and Pepper

Sweat the onions on low heat in a large pot, until translucent. Add the cauliflower and vegetable stock, cover, and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes. Strain and keep the liquid the cauliflower has cooked in. In a blender place some of the cooked cauliflower, some of the gorgonzola cheese, and some of the heavy cream. Then add about 2-4 ounces of the cauliflower liquid in order for the vegetables and cheese to emulsify. Repeat until all ingredients are pureed into the soup. Season to taste.


The Grove Park Inn & The Fitzgerald Residence 290 Macon Ave Asheville, NC 28804 • (800) 438-5800

288 Macon Ave Asheville, NC 28804 • (828) 251-1140

A premier destination for those seeking solitude and serenity, the acclaimed Grove Park Inn has maintained its status as a premier retreat since opening its doors in 1913. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn is named after its founder E.W. Grove. Embarking on its 100th anniversary in 2013, the resort continues its legacy embracing traditions while looking to the future with exciting new endeavors. The resort will undergo a $25 million renovation of the Inn’s public areas, the Great Hall, dining outlets, meeting spaces, and retail outlets that will honor the historic style of the resort, while enhancing the guest experience. All areas are scheduled to be completed by spring 2013. The Fitzgerald residences in Asheville, North Carolina are unique because they are adjacent to the prestigious Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Each condo overlooks the Donald Ross Golf Course, w/breathtaking mountain views & only minutes from Downtown Asheville. They are perfect for people looking to downsize, live a resort lifestyle or purchasing a second and third home.


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pittsboro, nc

480 Hillsboro Street • (919) 533-6303


estled in the countryside of Pittsboro, North Carolina, Oakleaf is a warm, relaxed restaurant providing four‐star quality cuisine. Wrapped in the structure of a 1920s textile mill, Oakleaf offers seasonal, bistro cuisine with French and Italian influences and small production wines in an historic, stylish setting. Oakleaf’s menu offers plates made with ingredients from small, sustainable, local and organic farms – including figs from the chef’s Fig Tree Farm as well as herbs and produce from his garden. The restaurant’s bar offers house‐made bitters and infused liquors alongside a thoughtful selection of American and international wines. For more information regarding hours of operation and reservations for private events, please visit our website at and ‘Like us’ on Facebook at With a dining area seating 64, a relaxed bar area for eight, and a banquet room to accommodate private parties ranging from 90‐125 persons, Oakleaf offers an intimate experience yet makes room for those who wish to share special occasions with more family and friends. Oakleaf is set to open at 480 Hillsboro Street on Wednesday, May 16th with the following operating hours:

Chef Cox With more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Chef Cox has worked in some of the most sought‐ after destination dining spots in Washington, DC and New York City. With chef awards and restaurant industry accolades such as Rising Star Chef of the Year, Informal Restaurant of the Year, and Washingtonian’s “Best Chef Under 40”, Chef Cox sought to advance his career as a restaurateur. With a passion for farming, food and flavor, Chef Cox and his wife, Leslie – a native to North Carolina, followed their dreams of opening a restaurant that would serve quality cuisine in a comfortable environment.

Lunch (Monday‐Friday) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Brunch (Saturdays) 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinner (Monday‐Thursday) 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday) 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary, NC 27513 | Call: 919.447.4000 or 866.877.4141


Privately owned and impeccably maintained, The Umstead has elevated the boutique hotel experience, earning both the AAA Five Diamond award and Forbes Five Star rating. The hotel surprises, delights and enriches at every turn: a Dale Chihuly sculpture, artistic fresh flower arrangements, home-cultivated and hand picked produce for each day’s menus, contemporary, spacious guest rooms with stunning views, and a gift shop filled with exquisite finds. Tucked into 12 acres of woodlands overlooking a private lake, The Umstead is located in Cary, North Carolina, near the protected forest setting of the William B. Umstead State Park. It is just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park and within a short drive of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill – three thriving destinations, each with its own unique identity and appeal.

There are 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, all elegantly decorated and some with balconies overlooking the lake. Artwork, living plants and organic materials such as limestone and granite connect the gracious interiors with the natural beauty of the outdoors. Guest amenities are of the finest quality and include: • Italian bed linens • Deep soaking bath tubs • Double vanities • Complimentary wireless Internet • 42-inch flat-screen televisions • iPod-ready bedside alarm clocks • In-room Keurig coffee makers • Umstead Spa Signature botanical bath amenities For more information on how to book your next vacation stay at The Umstead, log on to




Ciara Anderson Life Coach, Mentor, Author, and Counselor

In Stores Now!

@Ciara_Elle About Ciara Life Coach, Mentor, Author, and Counselor, Ciara Anderson, uses her distinctive combination of life experiences, formal education, and professional skill to teach, inspire and motivate children, adolescents and young women entering early adulthood, to look beyond their current situations, recognize their unique talents, and pursue the lives they were meant to live. Never being one to be comfortable just complaining about an issue, Ciara takes action, writing her self-help book for young women, Go Get It!, and obtaining her life coach certification in order to spread the message that personal growth is a lifelong process; it should not stop once you reach adulthood. In the summer 2012 Ciara created Go Get It! Life Development Agency where she provides her coaching and counseling services. She will also be releasing B.A.I. T. (Believe. AffĂŹrm. lnspire. Transcend.), a book of affirmation and encouragement for teens in first quarter 2013.


Tina Deveaux CEO of Xtreeme Media


Quiet Storm behind the

“Be Phenomenal or Be Forgotten” - Eric Thomas

About Tina Many people experience issues or storms in their life, some bigger than others. But as long as we have enough faith that will carry us through, we are assured to make it. That’s what CEO Tina Deveaux of Xtreeme Media believes. This powerful woman has taken her faith to unrealistic heights, from her unshakable business ethic to her undeniable faith based lifestyle, she is the true definition of hard work. With over 15 years of marketing, business and administration skills under her belt, Deveaux is no rookie in the industry. Xtreeme Media is her brand marketing company with its core business in entertainment, the faith based community, sports and film. Having gone from non-profit, faith based organizations to leading brands in corporate America, Deveaux has taken Xtreeme Media into a wide variety of industries. Dale Earnhardt, Nascar, Sony, Coca Cola and DTLR are some of the many brands Deveaux has had the pleasure of working with. How does she do it? “The answer is simple, God and a lot of hard work,” says Deveaux. No matter what storms and battles life throws your way, always use your silent faith... The “quiet” faith in the midst of the storm.. and you will truly see God work in your life.


Geoff Block Videographer & CEO of HD Dreams Visuals

About Geoff Geoff Block, the CEO of Hd Dreams Visuals, started with humble beginnings and an ambitious spirit. “Block” wanted to be a rapper, as with many youth nowadays, and started teaching himself the many different facets within the industry. Since he was a skilled producer, Block landed a position working in Brick House Studios with Daddy-O and the 555 Boyz. One day, while out on the road, Daddy-O purchased a Sony camera and Block soon became “The Camera Man” after a few trials of messing with his new found passion. Fast-forward to today and Block is a well-known videographer in the Carolina music scene. Block has worked with many prominent figures in the Carolina music industry to include Kenny Kane, DJ B-Lord, S.B. and a host of others. A major recognition for Block comes from his videography work at Club Mirrors in Columbia, SC where he filmed the performances of many local acts. Block was able to network, gain exposure for his talent, and link up with serious artists who needed music videos. Another accomplishment for Block is his win at the SC Music Awards as the 2012 Video Director of the Year.


Omar “Super O” McCallop Entertainment Mogul

About Omar Omar “Super O” McCallop is a budding entertainment mogul who has years of experience in marketing, branding, business development in both the entertainment and sports industries. McCallop has worked with athletes and celebrities ranging from Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, recording artists TLC, Yolanda Adams, and many others. O hit his biggest TV break when he became the executive producer of a reality show called Entrepreneurs. The same year he became Executive Producer of Entrepreneurs, he launched O ENT (, and in addition to the TV show acquired two major brands as clients: Anheuser-Busch and the US Army. This visionary created the Award Show Network, a network where favorite award shows, original programing, as well as pre and post coverage for these award shows can be watched. ASN, under O’s direction, also produces the Carolina Music Awards, Youth Music Awards, Georgia Music Awards, Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, Carolina Fashion Awards, and Inspirational Music Awards. In regards to TV, Film, and Animation O has about 10 projects in various stages of production.


Music and Entertainmen


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ou often find yourself comparing someone great to others that were great before them, but in a small percentage, some define greatness without the help of comparison - namely, DJ Chuck T, who has amassed a tower sized list of awards, accomplishments and recognitions. As the self-proclaimed “Carolina King” or the “Lord And Savior Of Southern Music,” the opinionated disc jockey from Charleston, SC has progressed to a successful status at a phenomenal rate. One word best suited to describe Chuck T is adamant, which is defined as very determined and not


influenced by appeals to reconsider a position or decision. Considering his great success in music and entertainment, he still has a fixed purpose to be a gateway for Carolina entertainment to thrive alongside neighboring cities and states like Atlanta GA, Miami FL, and Houston TX. Starting as a hopeful rap artist, Chuck T steered his career onto a different path in 2004 after purchasing a set of Technics dj equipment. With great business savvy and a passion to spotlight Carolina music wholeheartedly, he has created an empire that provides avenues for serious and talented Carolina artists to display their brand to the greater southeast and potentially a world-wide

“Instrumentals,” “Battle for Supremacy,” and “Carolina Kingz” editions.

market. As a dj on Charleston’s Hot 98.9 (WWBZ), Chuck T used his weekend radio show “The King’s Court” to play mainstream artists while sprinkling in promising underground artists. His actions, initially ill-advised, moved to create an avenue for Carolina underground music to be heard by a wider audience, opening an avenue for Chuck T to launch his mixtape series Ghetto Gangstas. A great promotional tool for new and established artists alike, the series balanced the ears of the listeners with the familiar while simultaneously introducing the new. He rechristened Ghetto Gangstas as Down South Slangin’, a series which rapidly became one of the premier southern mixtape series known, thus spawning the more specialized “Freestyle,”

His mixtapes have helped make household names of artists like Boyz N Da Hood, Slick Pulla and BloodRaw of USDA, Kinfolk, Kia Shine, Flo-Rida, Trey Songz and Rich Boy, to name a few. Since 2005, DJ Chuck T has been nominated for over 60 awards, including an award for “Best New Mixtape DJ” at the 10th Annual Justo’s Mixtape Awards. With consecutive wins in multiple categories since 2006, he’s also won a record nine Southern Entertainment Awards (SEA Awards). The press has also embraced Chuck T, with MTV naming him one of the Top 5 Mixtape DJs of 2007, as well as countless features in The Source, MTV’s Mixtape Mondays, Scratch Magazine and Ozone Magazine. He has even contributed to Ozone Magazine, Down Magazine and The Foundation Magazine as a writer, with his experiences making him even more qualified than most burgeoning journalists. With his name solidified as a brand, DJ Chuck T now finds himself in a position to bring his dream to fruition. In 2008, he launched Publicity Stunt, LLC, a marketing, management, and consulting firm, and the United Carolina Record Pool. Both organizations are dedicated to educating Carolina entertainers and helping catapult their careers to the next level.



When you think of someone as being iconic, you envision that they set a standard for others to follow. You envision them achieving great success in the pursuit of even more magnified glory while maintaining composure through marvelous prowess. Standing tall in the sea of Deep South music, Mr. 704 is captain of a ship that is sailing to new grounds of success. His southern dialect and demeanor is significant in creating his brand and making himself known to the masses beyond the area code that encompasses his stage name. Marcus “Mr. 704” Frazier Sr. hails from Charlotte, NC, the city from which his area code and name derive. Through his music, he creates an image of the life he’s experienced in the rugged streets and fuses it with his love for the genres of Hip Hop, R&B and Oldies music. Mr. 704 exerts great hustling effort to become familiarized in the minds of potential fans, whether it’s through constant advertising, city-to-city traveling, club and radio spins, magazine articles, constant social media presence or other media outlets. His project “Welcome


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To Charlotte” (available in iTunes) has positioned him towards airplay in major music markets and recognition as a prominent rising Carolina artist. Mr. 704 has a style that would put him in the conversation of great artists such as Bun B, Outcast and Jeezy. His hit single “Hustlin” featuring 8 Ball, MJG, and Marv’el is currently receiving constant spin in radio stations and clubs throughout the Carolinas, and his versatility is displayed in his single “Dreamin” which he directs more towards the female audience. Mr. 704 has rooted himself with his current independent label Fenced In Entertainment pushing up to 25 thousand CD’s independently. He has featured major artists such as Rocko, Sean Paul of the Young Bloodz, 8 Ball and MJG, and Webbie. There is much to look for in the future of Mr. 704. His hard work ethic and versatility will help to establish his brand and inspire avid listeners to become admirers of his work.

GTO - Gallons To Ounces

Based in Virginia

By combining the choicest elements of popular music, Gallons to Ounces make feelgood music that appeals to any listener. Matt Cummings, Zach Miller and Tom Hatcher blend elements of blues, soul and jazz with infectiously funky riffs that often make you aggressively bop your head, if you have not been driven to dance already. Live shows stress improvisation within an energetic, groove-oriented frame. They pay tribute to a great heritage of music with covers of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan. Their refreshing sound, powerful melodies and dynamic performances have propelled G2O into the spotlight. Winning the 2012 Hard Rock CafĂŠ Rising only confirms that they are the new sound, the sound of DC.


A Fragile Tomorrow A Fragile Tomorrow has become one of the most respected bands of brothers on the road, in large part thanks to their venerable work ethic, stellar musicianship, and fans and friends in high places. The four-piece power pop band - comprised of identical brothers Sean and Dominic Kelly, their younger brother Brendan, and Shaun Rhoades - has toured the past seven years, and most recently with Matthew Sweet, The Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr and more. On January 8, 2013, the group released their fourth album, Be Nice Be Careful. The album, produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement) and Ted Comerford (Jukebox the Ghost) and recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, North Carolina, is the next step in a progression that has seen A Fragile Tomorrow grow as musicians and songwriters. “We really wanted to make a record that was spontaneous and fun; something that sounded like a jangly pop band playing in a room together. Working with Mitch and Ted allowed us to open ourselves up creatively and do these songs the way we originally envisioned. It was the best experience we’ve ever had making a record.” - Sean Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow


A Fragile Tomorrow is aptly compared to a wide range of alt-pop influences such as Big Star, Nada Surf, Jellyfish, Teenage Fanclub, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The dB’s, Let’s Active, and R.E.M.; and Be Nice Be Careful features guest vocals from Don Dixon, Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Vicki and Debbi Peterson of The Bangles, and Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills. Within their busy touring schedule, the band carved out time last January to complete Be Nice Be Careful, with Easter Comerford. Known for his work with bands like R.E.M. and Pavement, Easter brought his trademark jangle-pop sound to the band’s compositions. Since the band’s new album release, they’ve expanded their fan base, touring to new cities, working with more upand-coming musicians as well as some more of their idols, making quality records for their fans, and bringing powerpop music back to the mainstream.




Atelier Clothing


High-End Fashion for Iconic Men By: Ashley Andrus Known for their “meticulous fits” and “worldclass textiles”, clothing brand Atelier is in a league of their own for men’s luxury textiles and designs. Founded by Michael Amar and Kerby Pata, Atelier is an upscale American lifestyle company and men’s fashion retailer that focuses on providing men with modern high-end apparel and accessories. To ensure high quality and custom fits for their 2012 and 2013 collections, Michael Amar Chief Designer, traveled to Italy “the country of luxury” to learn the trade of tailoring and stitching to maximize both fit and comfort. Spring 2013 must have items for men are: loafers, bold stripes, tailored pants, and soft toned button down shirts. Atelier’s collections showcases these trends in slim fits, browns, linen blues, bold stripes, lavender and plaids; the perfect collection to transforms from summer to fall. “We want you to be able to wear them at the office and the lounge—while still being the best-dressed person in the room. And, our shoes—you are going to want every single pair. Handcrafted in Italy with fine Italian hide, we spared no detail in creating world-class shoes” states Michael Amar. Gentlemen will enjoy that Atelier shirts are made of 100% cotton tailored silhouettes, blazers are designed by top tailors with wool and cotton, and Atelier shoes are Italian crafted with leather and suede; the best combination for the Iconic man!

ADOLFO SANCHEZ By: Ashley Andrus When the name Adolfo Sanchez comes to mind… whimsical, luxurious, delicate, and lavish describes his ready-to-wear feminine collections. Some people are destined at a young age for greatness and Aldolfo Sanchez knew from a ripe young age that that fashion industry was his to conquer. Thanks to designers such as Thierry Mugler, Sanchez explored his own talents as an artist; creating lavish designs fit for haute couture. Aldolfo Sanchez launched his selfnamed ready-to-wear line in 2006 with ready-to-wear dresses, gowns, and furs. Since its launch, Adolfo’s collection has continued to receive raved reviews. With designs such as floor length gowns with mesh, tulle and pineapple pleated chiffon bottoms, and rooster feather shoulder details, women cannot help but feel empowered, beautiful, and worthy. Aldolfo Sanchez’s Spring 2013 collection showcases the classic blacks and whites, chevron tops, plunging necklines, backless gowns, and lots of beautiful blue and grey garments.

For more information of Adolfo Sanchez’s collections please visit:


“When I grow up, I want to be just like me.” By: Ashley Andrus

Dream Catcher, Time, Sport, Remix, and Magical Black are the collections of International Academy of Design and Technology graduate Staci Sherri. Stacie Sherri, who began in the fashion industry as an intern for Beckerman and Roca Wear, showcased her spring 2013 Dream Collection at New York Fashion Week this past fall as an independent fashion designer.

of woman who loves Stacie Sherri collections is edgy, confident, and appreciates the artistic side of fashion.

Staci Sherri’s self-named fashion label enhances outer beauty while fostering inner beauty. Her vision is “every woman should love, cherish and celebrate exactly who she is and how she impacts the earth.” The type

For more information about designer Stacie Sherri visit her website and blog:


Dreamer Catcher, the newest collection from Stacie Sherri, has bright colors, tribal inspired prints, chiffon, leather shorts, and platform shoes… the perfect trends for spring 2013.

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New Jersey has a new starlet, and it’s not a Bravo’s New Jersey housewife. Marissa Erskine, cast member from VH1’s hit show You’re Cut Off, is co-owner and creative director of New Jersey‘s fashion brand Rissa Jerzy Bling. Marissa Eskine, aka Jerzy Bling, began her career at a young age within the fashion industry, creating ready to wear garments for family and friends, which led to Marissa graduating from the Fashion Design Institute of Technology in New York and then interning for Jill Stuart. Fashion brand Rissa is targeted towards the girly girl with an edge. The contemporary line reflects this motto by having lots of leather, blacks, leggings, animal prints, and form fitting pieces. Giving women in New Jersey style has always been a passion of Marissa’s. New Jersey natives and celebrities are seen on TV and in magazines wearing Rissa. Celebrities spotted wearing Rissa include Snookie, J Wow, model Lea Rannells Comrie, and countrysinger Taylor Swift. Rissa is also available at Posh Boutique, a favorite shopping destination for some of the ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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David Agbodji This French beauty is known just as much for his lips as for his body. David Agbodji, who is only 25, signed with Model Management in 2008 and became the face of Calvin Klein in 2010. Argbodji wasted no time attracting luxury labels such as Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. David continues to dominate as a male model by appearing in Kenneth Cole’s spring 2013 collection.

Rob Evans Professional boxer turn model, Rob Evans is the true definition of a super model. Evans, who originates from the United Kingdom, has graced the runway exclusively for the iconic label Givenchy and has gained American exposure, thanks to being the first male model judge on America’s Next Top Model.


Miguel Perdomo “Confidence is my drive; life is about creating yourself,� the beautiful Miguel Perdomo explains. Miguel Perdomo personifies the Dominican male supermodel who has taken the fashion industry by storm with his picture perfect modeling and his keen sense of humor.


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Time for

Wine By: Liz Mitchell

First, let me introduce myself as a food and wine, travel and arts writer. I cannot claim to be a wine expert for sure, although I can do a pretty good job drinking it. I’ve learned a bit about wine through research as well as through some fabulous events and tastings with true aficionados. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that it’s not necessary to follow any rules to simply order wisely in a restaurant or grab a bottle from the grocery store on the way home from work. It’s ok to drink what you like. Sample something that looks interesting, or ask for a recommendation if you’re in a nice restaurant which offers an intimidating wine list. In any restaurant

to the heartier foods. But that too is a matter of preference, and many wine

you can ask for a house red or white; then if you like it ask what it

lovers prefer strictly white or red.

is. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good either. One of the lovely grapes used to create a wide variety of wines to please The simplest rule you might want to observe at home is that white

almost any taste is the pinot. Pinot noir wine is a light fruity red, with some

wine is usually served chilled, and red wine is served at room

of the better ones resembling a luscious liquid fruit salad in a glass. It pairs

temperature. That is a matter of emphasizing the wine’s best taste,

well with appetizers or light dishes. A popular white wine during the past

but if you want to chill your reds or put an ice cube in a glass of wine,

few years is pinot grigio (Italian name) or pinot gris. It’s also made from the

just go ahead and do it your own way.

pinot grape without the dark skin. A novice wine drinker can easily begin with these somewhat light tastes. Meet up with some pinot and let us know

White wines are recommended for fish, poultry or light foods, while reds are suggested for meats with the heavier darker wines suited


some of your favorites.

Lowcountry Artist Creates The Future from the Past By: Liz Mitchell

Hank D. Herring

that she might use to stamp her note cards or gift items

creates his unique

such as scarves for her wedding party.

graphics from found or rescued

Hank’s adinkra symbols are produced in wood, metal or

materials such

almost any medium, to be used as stamps or as beauti-

as driftwood, dis-

ful framed art. Adinkra symbols are visuals originating

carded metals or

in West Africa to represent concepts or attitudes of

fabrics, using the


natural textures and patterns that exist.

He teaches at the Children’s Educational Village in Atlanta as the village printmaker and continually shows

“Using rescued materials…reminds me that the future

his passion for the community and the arts through

can be created from the past,” he said.

public events and forums. He’s always smiling and his big personality is infectious. A native of Rose Hill, NC,

He learned whittling from his two grandfathers and

Hank shows his work and hosts rotating shows of many

quilting from his mother and grandmothers, crediting

regional artists in his frame shop and gallery, the Green

his family with artistic stimulation. He taught himself

Herring Gallery, in the historic George Elliot House in

to draw and paint after an uncle gave him art supplies.

downtown Beaufort, SC.

He creates original wood stamps used for batiking, and

“Art should stir your soul and ignite your imagination,” is

then the stamps themselves become pieces of art. Each

his motto. His work exhibits his deep imagination and is

one is a handmade original. You name it, and he can

sure to stir some souls.

create it. A popular stamp is that of a new bride’s initials


ARTFIELDS Lake City, SC April 19 - 28, 2013

This event will be the largest art celebration in the Southeast where emerging and established artists are invited to compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes. This classic Southern town will grow a bumper crop of artists - and art lovers - next spring, when the first ArtFieldsSM competition and celebration blooms from April 19 - 28, 2013 in the town’s streets and fields.

these career-changing funds will be awarded as a Top Prize ($50,000), a People’s Choice ($25,000), and a Juried Panel Winner ($25,000).

This 10-day Epic Southern Artfest will welcome artists from 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, G e o r g i a , Ke n t u c k y, Lo u i s i a n a , Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) to vie for $100,000 in cash prizes. The largest cash prizes of any art competition in the Southeast,

Lake City boosters have created the ArtFields event to celebrate the town’s rich history as a farming community. For generations, the town’s fields yielded robust crops of strawberries, beans and other harvests. Now, they’ll grow the largest art competition in the Southeast.

Tw o - d i m e n s i o n a l a n d t h r e e dimensional artwork will be the categories for submission. The competition is open to emerging and established artists.


Art Competition - Entries open to anyone in 12 Southeastern states, 400 finalists are chosen and their art is display April 19-28 in various venues around downtown Lake City, winners will receive $25,000 (People’s Choice), $25,000 (Juried Panel) and $50,000 (Top Prize). Public Art - Community Mural on the Historic Jail House wall, Before I Die Wall at the corner of Sauls and Acline Streets, Installation art by Jarod Charzewski and Installation art by Jonathan Brilliant Artfields After Dark - Finale party with live painting and DJs. Conversation with Jonathan Green and Mary Whyte. Artists lectures with Dr. Leo Twiggs, Mary Edna Fraser and William McCullough.

In addition to inviting regional artists and their followers, organizers will fill the 10-day artfest with a bright canvas of activities, including voting for favorite artists, live concerts, celebrated Southern chefs, artist workshops, a farmers’ market, crafts, dancing and more. The goal of ArtFields is to bring multiple communities together to create an event that will bring new sights, sounds and flavors to all attendees. For information on sponsorship or participation opportunities, contact ArtFields at 843.374.0180 or info@

Photography Credit: Paul Zoeller Photography

Artists talks with Jarod Charzewski, installation artist residing in SC, and Jonathan Brilliant, installation artist residing in NC. Music on the Green - Concerts from regional musical acts from the 12 Southeastern states. Artfields Office

Workshops - Plein Air Painting and Drawing at historic locations in downtown Lake City and Moore Farms & Botanical Gardens, screen-printing at the Screen-printing Cafe located in the ArtFields Hub, ArtFields Jr. workshops for children ages 3+. Mini Cine - A mobile movie theatre presented by the Cut Company set inside a refurbished shipping container. It will play art documentaries and short films by filmmakers living in the Southeast. *More events are being added.

Village Green



CULPTURES by Kevin Caron

The following are featured creations by Kevin Caron. Visit his site or email him for more information at

Torrent Oxidized steel 57” x 46” x 19”

Cyclone patinated steel 33” x 24” x 14”

This sculpture, the surface of which revolves 120 degrees, has three sides, each of which is on the same plane. It reveals and conceals with palpable power and energy. It sold well above its price range at the 2012 Contemporary Forum auction at the Phoenix Art Museum. Caron has also created a 9-foot-tall version of this form titled Wherever You Go, There You Are.

One of Caron’s flowing grid series, this midsized sculpture’s contrasts the geometry of the grid with its swirling form. It has a distressed brass patina. Cyclone has been exhibited in shows in New York and Arkansas.


MillKnot aluminum 4” x 4” x 4” One of his trefoil knot series, Caron carved this manifestation of the never-ending form on his mill from a solid block of aluminum.

Backflip Powder-coated steel 87” x 16” x 16”

Street Urchin Powder-coated steel 13” x 19” x 19”

A site specific commission designed to serve as a salient focal point by incorporating color and a balanced proportion between ascending, interpenetrating shapes. It was commissioned for the front of a 12,000foot house on the southwestern face of Phoenix’s iconic Camelback Mountain to not block the home’s view of the Valley while looking substantial from the street.

One of Caron’s spike series, a denizen of the sea meets urban culture in this sculptural mash up. This sculpture was featured in the “Fish for the Sea” show in SouthHampton, New York.


Benefit Gala


n March 2, 2013 renowned fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo will paint Charleston, South Carolina blue at the 7th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala. Kicking off Colon Cancer Awareness month, the gala celebrates efforts in the fight against colon cancer while paying tribute to all things Southern. This year, fashion designer and colon cancer survivor Carmen Marc Valvo will bring high energy to the fundraising effort by hosting a fashion show of his designs at Charles Town Landing.


The gala dates back to 2007, when it began as a collaborative effort by the CCCR, JoEllen DeLuca and the Moore family (Anne Brady Moore Carlson and John Moore). Since then, the gala has grown to include 400 guests. It has raised more than $350,000 for colon cancer education, outreach, research and screening in South Carolina. Chairing the event this year are Dr. Richard and Jean Greer, Dr. Gordon and Melissa France.

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with colon cancer each year and nearly 800 die from the disease. But it’s also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and curable when detected early.

Warrior Road ritten and directed by Brad Jayne, a South Carolina filmmaker, Warrior Road is a feature length film with strong ties to Carolina life. Not only was Warrior Road filmed entirely in the


Beach, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, out at Sullivan’s Island, Edisto Island, Wadmalaw, Cainhoy, North Charleston and Awendaw. We also filmed in Myrtle Beach. We also had a local hire

According to Doug Coup, “We hopefully will be accepted to a prominent festival and get some good reviews, then a distribution deal that will allow for Warrior Road to be in

Carolinas, but this film was produced by a Charleston based team, Producers Doug Coupe, Rob Gorman, Roberta Munroe and Executive Producer Denis J. Gallagher and his Charliewood Pictures (www.charliewoodpictures. com). Charliewood Picture’s objective is to find, fund, and produce feature films by South Carolina filmmakers.

rate of 94 percent, a record among feature-film projects that were eligible for the South Carolina Motion Picture Incentive Program.”

movie theaters throughout the country and internationally. Obviously, these are lofty goals but ones that we are hopeful for.”

Warrior Road features three up and coming actors Lorenzo Henrie, Kristopher Higgins and Eddie Hassell. All three have major motion picture and television credits including Almost Kings, The Secret Life of the American Teen, The Kids are Alright, and the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic Jobs.

To show your support for this Carolina production visit www.RideWarriorRoad. com, and like their Facebook page. This will give you access to behind-thescenes photos, videos, etc. and allow you to “take part in this next phase of the filmmaking process.” Warrior Road can also be found on Twitter @ WarriorRoadFilm. Doug Coup can also be found on Twitter @DougCoupe (

Producer Doug Coup explains, “Our locations were throughout the Charleston area and we hope the film showcases the natural beauty of the Lowcountry and the sense of place that is here. We filmed at Folly

Filmmakers hope to submit Warrior Road to major film festivals like Sundance.


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