We often view our lives from a place of scarcity and desire—we’re always in need of more time and money (and vacation). But the trouble often lies with our mindset, with how we see the glass. If we constantly view...
October’s bell tolls again. This month of warm days and cool nights is one of the finest of our calendar. Its frenzy is quelled by the slow descent of falling leaves; by the primal scent of wood smoke; by...
These days, our brains are under attack. We’re constantly swiping and tapping and liking and crowding our minds with visual clutter. This addictive and fractured mental assault has weakened our ability to focus. We aren’t really seeing. Seeing involves...
Neil Ferrier is persistent. After weeks of email exchanges, moved meetings, and delayed dates, we finally connected one afternoon this past spring. At the time, Neil and I worked steps from each other in the Village of West Greenville,...
Summer hangs in the air like a heady magnolia, and we’re ready to break for cold beer, lazy river runs, and long porch nights. We offer ways to explore and unwind via the peaks, trails, and scenic drives of...
A few weeks ago, author and frequent TOWN contributor Scott Gould came to me with an idea. He wanted to honor the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts & Humanities’ top graduating students in dance, drama, creative writing,...
Spring, in its delicate, feminine energy, crashing about one day while sweetly whispering the next, tells us that it’s time to shed old skin, connections, habits that just aren’t serving us anymore. In vibrancy and destruction, clouds of pollen,...
Monica Stevenson lives a double life. I met her last summer when she wanted to show me her portfolio. Many photographers reach out to do the same. Monica, I learned, is different; she has a home in Tryon, North Carolina,...
“Something that used to be something else has evolved into something better than anyone could have possibly imagined,” Scott Gould writes in his feature story on Bertis Downs, manager and advisor for the band R.E.M. Gould is referring to...
Many of us wish away January into warmer days and spring flowers, dismissing it as too bleak, too boring, too sad. But I sing the song of winter. I want it to last just a bit longer. I crave the...
Sean Brock’s wisdom is like his cooking: deep, with a Southern inflection. “Everything goes back to the dirt,” he says. Contributing editor M. Linda Lee recently sat with the James Beard Award winner at Husk Greenville, Brock’s Upcountry location of...
November is a fine month. Between October’s football and bonfires and December’s sensorial chaos, we have a glorious four weeks in between to sit back, take in the view, and indulge. In this blessed window, we may reflect on...

Editor's Letter

The Lens of Giving

We often view our lives from a place of scarcity and desire—we’re always in need of more...

Abstract Expression

October’s bell tolls again. This month of warm days and cool nights is one of the finest...

In Sight

These days, our brains are under attack. We’re constantly swiping and tapping and liking and crowding our...

Editor's Picks

Musical Spirit

Lighting legend Herb Royé roams the halls of the old Handlebar. Or, so they say

Behind the Wheel

Greenville artists Darin Gehrke and Glory Day Loflin combine their talents for a singular ceramics production

Backcountry Basics

The mountains are calling­—guarantee an epic adventure with our outdoor packing list

Up in Smoke

’Tis the season for cooking with fire

That’s a Plan

Brenda Luginbill of CB Events crafts Greenville’s first health-focused festival