Author: Charlene Slaughter

24 Hours in Lexington

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The town of Lexington is full of personality and charm with a mix of old and new, and a traditional yet quirky vibe. Here are a few must visits while you’re in town. Start with Sips Second Wave Coffee and Books definitely fits into the unexpected category. With freshly brewed coffee, sweet treats,...

Meet Columbia SC: Javier Uriate

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Javier Uriarte says though the food he serves at his restaurant is Peruvian inspired, it is absolutely akin to the comfort food Southerners love. Comfort is not a portion or a style, he said. It’s a feeling. The chef/owner of Ratio in Northeast Columbia carved out a space for his tapas style...
While visitors to Columbia are only here for a while, there is a way to take part of the region back home with you. Columbia is full of garden shops and nurseries specializing in everything from tropical plants to heirloom varieties. Here are a few of our favorites. Cayce Farmer’s Market If you’re...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

On the Water Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Palmetto Outdoor Center is open for tube and kayak rentals. Float downstream for three miles, or see the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily on the Spider Lily Kayak tour. Explore the...
Columbia SC will celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art, charity, service and activism. Here are five ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. King Day at the Dome The annual event, usually held at the South Carolina State House, will move to a virtual...

Coolest Up-and-Coming City

Monday, November 9, 2020 9:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

We are still are basking in the selection of Columbia SC as one of the Coolest Up-And-Coming cities by the readers of Hemisphere’s Magazine. Literally, we have our Columbia SC branded shades on (shameless plug – visit shopcolumbiasc.com to order yours) and are snapping our fingers to songs with...