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24 Hours in The Vista

Monday, January 4, 2021 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Nestled between the banks of the Congaree River and the downtown scene, you’ll find one of Columbia SC’s most electric districts. From museums full of wonder, public art around every corner, and a mouth-watering culinary scene, The Vista makes for a whirlwind weekend escape. Saturday Morning Check...

Comfy Cozy: How to Hygge in Columbia SC

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi

Due to an unexpected amount of extra time spent at home in 2020, many of us have inadvertently become masters of the Danish art of Hygge – a mood of coziness that brings feelings of wellness and contentment. Here’s how you can achieve maximum levels of Hygge comfort in Columbia. Full Belly, Full...
Whether you are prepping for an intimate holiday dinner, cocktail hour Zoom with colleagues or suiting up the family for holiday photos, you’ll want to add to your shopping list of all the on-trend finds in Columbia SC boutiques. For Her Vegan Leather: You can’t go wrong with vegan leather right...

A Peek Inside The Arcade Building

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Main Street is the heart of Columbia SC’s bustling downtown. As you walk the long stretch of blocks, you’ll find it hard not to be in awe of the architecture and history of the buildings that tower over you. One in particular, The Arcade Building, has been a part of the downtown district for more...

Columbia SC Holiday Shopping Guide

Monday, December 7, 2020 12:00 AM by Kelsey Carmichael

Whether you're staying home for the holidays, or venturing out for an intimate gathering with friends and family, ‘tis the season to get to shopping. From perusing shopping districts to online options and curbside pickup, you can take care of everyone on your “nice list” by shopping small and...

Season's Greetings! Sincerely, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:00 PM by Dayna Cantelmi

If ever we’ve needed a hearty dose of holiday cheer, it’s 2020. And though the calendar of events is looking a little less jolly than in years past, some signature annual events have pivoted their plans and new events have surfaced to get you in the spirit of the season as safely as possible....

Are You Ready to Rock?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 AM by Helen Dennis

One of the many things we’ve missed thanks to Covid-19, and there are many (we could really go for a group hug right about now), is live music. Columbia SC is a city that loves a good show. From Broadway shows at Koger Center and Hootie filling Colonial Life Arena to intimate concerts at the White...
Columbia SC is known for its diverse collection of neighborhoods with pockets of unique places to shop at nearly every turn. That said, it’s hard to pare down a blog post-length list because we could literally go on and on. This time we dive into the top spots for feathering your nest. With 8,000...

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...