Author: Kelly Barbrey

Country Comes to (Cola)Town

Monday, May 6, 2019 12:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

Country music and southern roots have long been intertwined. And if you’re looking for a boot-stomping good time all the way through the summer and into the fall, Columbia SC has a slate of country (and folk and bluegrass) music concerts coming riiiight up. 97.5 WCOS June Jam Party | The Senate...
Whether you’re heading to Columbia SC for a much-needed family escape or find yourself in town for a business trip or function with kids in tow, we’ve compiled 7 ways to spend a quality day with the fam. Kayak + Cool Down If you are intimidated by full-on camping with the family, start with a...

Ten Crave-worthy Pastas To Try In Columbia SC

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Columbia SC may be known for Southern classics like barbecue, pimento cheese and anything you can fit on a biscuit, but our pasta game is surprisingly strong. Cozy up with ten of our favorite platefuls, piled high here: Spaghetti Carbonara - Il Giorgione Carbonara is kind of the Cadillac of pastas....

7 Places To Dine Gluten Free in Columbia SC

Monday, October 1, 2018 3:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

Picking a restaurant while traveling is hard enough with myriad options in an unfamiliar place. Add to that specific dietary restrictions or requirements, toss in a couple traveling companions with differing preferences from your own and you have a pretty tall order on hand. Well, if dining...

24-Hour Getaway (With Kids!) In Columbia SC

Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

When the newness of summer wears off (oh, around day three or so), the kids start climbing the walls for something to do and you still have another month before you take your week-long vacation, you need a fast solution. A stop-gap. A diversion. A getaway! You don’t want to break the bank , and you...

Fresh Summer Style Picks in Columbia SC

Friday, May 18, 2018 3:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

Cover photo courtesy of Just the Thing Whether your summer dreams have you wrapped in a floral patio dress sipping a crisp white in front of Lula Drake on Main Street or geared up in surf-inspired swimwear and a hip cover-up with your feet dangling off the back of a boat on Lake Murray , Columbia SC...

Five Girls’ Weekends in Columbia SC

Friday, September 8, 2017 3:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

We know that not all girls’ weekends are created equal. Perhaps you are looking to line up an extravaganza of late nights and urban delights for a friend who is about to say her “I Do’s”. Or maybe you need to cultivate a cerebral stay worthy of your book club buds. Here are a few of our...