Get Growin’: Embrace the Shade in Your Garden

Article provided by: Wingard’s Nursery Unless you’ve lived in the Midlands in July and August there’s no way to describe “hot” other than blistering, all day, bake in the sun heat! As South Carolinians, we’re always on the lookout for a lush, shady hideaway in our gardens. Here at Wingard’s Market, we want to help…

Tips for a Successful Job Hunt

Lost your job? Thinking about taking a break before you delve into the hunt for a new one? This is a mistake, as employers do not like to see lapses in a person’s work history. It signals that you’re really not all that interested in staying employed. Employers like self-starters. You could consult or blog…

Your Health: Steppin’ Out

Put Your Best Foot Forward  Feet are there to support your weight, maintain balance, absorb shocks and keep you moving forward. They are impacted with each step, adding up to a tremendous amount of force on them by the end of each day. For this reason, foot pain is very common, especially in older feet…

Learning Something New

Let’s Cook Culinary  It’s always fun mastering new recipes! This culinary studio offers classes such as Tapas Friday, Couples Cooking and Heels After Five where Chef/Owner John Militello will guide you step by step through the each course. And don’t forget each class is BYOW— bring your own wine! City Yoga Classes at City Yoga…

Your Health: Fresh Face

Be Comfortable in Your Skin! Skin goes through many changes as you age. It’s not just the years of sun exposure and bad habits that are catching up with you; skin loses its fat, becomes thinner and less smooth with time, and certain conditions may begin to crop up. Fortunately, with proper care and a…

Home Sweet Motorhome

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. In fact, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, sales are better than they’ve been in four decades! This trend is due in part to active Baby Boomers, with their newfound disposable incomes, who are looking to travel like they couldn’t before while working or…

The Super Cool Grandparents Guide

Purple Martin Tour: On this 2 hour sunset cruise to Bomb Island aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray yacht, you and your grandchild will experience over 750,000 purple martin birds circling above the island catching bugs for dinner and landing for the night; a trip your grandchild will never forget! Tours take place in July…

Day Trippin’: Walterboro, SC

From Columbia, head south on I-26 East for 55 miles, then merge onto I-95 South until you reach exit 57 onto SC-64 towards Walterboro. One way, your trip is right around an hour and a half— perfect for a day trip! SC Artisans Center Housed in a restored eight room Victorian cottage, the center showcases…

Day Trippin’: Spartanburg, SC

Spend a day this spring visiting Spartanburg, a thriving city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; home to charming plantations, an historic downtown, the BMW production plant, shopping, and creative cuisine. Spartanburg is a straight 93 miles north-west, about an hour and a half drive up I-26 West from Columbia. Musgrove Mill State…

Is Your Dog Bored or Restless?

Treat them with a trip to a local dog park! They’ll love exercising, splashing, and socializing with other pups. There are many parks in the Midlands where you can bring your pooch on a leash; the parks we list here are off-leash. Before you go, check the park’s website for additional rules and regulations. The…

Happenings: Events & More

April 6-8 Flowertown Festival in Summerville Thousands of people flock to Summerville each year to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from hot pink azaleas, to purple wisteria, to delicate white dogwood. Free. 12-15 Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival The SC Department of Agriculture hosts this popular spring festival at the State Farmers Market…

Spring Style: Hats Off!

Bridgehampton Wheat Boater Hat Achieve a classic look with this timeless style. Butterfly Sinamay Straw Boater Hat Even though it’s called a “boater hat”, you likely won’t see anyone on Lake Murray with one of these. But perfect for a spring wedding! Jayne Wide Brim Boater Hat Picture yourself in all-white with this topper! Wow. Demetria…