Author: Charlene Slaughter
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...

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...

2020 SC State Fair: Drive-Thru Details

Monday, October 12, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The South Carolina State Fair is happening, and we want you to be prepared! While it won’t exactly be the traditional fair experience, there is still plenty to enjoy. So hop in your car and take on the fair like never before! Here’s your guide to this year’s drive-thru version. Fair Favs The fair...

Going Out for Introverts in Columbia SC

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

We get it, you’re really not the outgoing type. Really, you’ve been practicing social distancing long before it was mandated. You like to have fun, but crowds or people aren’t a necessity. Alone time is your jam. Columbia SC literally has something for every type of person to enjoy – from the...

Nothing Says Summer Like Smoothies

Monday, August 17, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

From decadent and high-end to healthy and hearty, smoothies truly embody the tastes of summer. There are so many combinations – from savory to sweet to packed with veggies, fruit and natural sweeteners. Here’s where you can find some smoothie favorites in Columbia SC. Tasty as Fit Tasty as Fit...

Farm Fresh | Markets in Columbia SC

Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Thanks to quarantine, gardens have sprung up in many backyards sprouting fresh veggies and fruit. However, if your green thumb is not quite there yet, don’t fret. There’s plenty of access to locally-grown produce at farmers markets throughout the Columbia Region. Soda City Market From homegrown...