Insider Guide: Charleston
Slow down, there. This month, we’re headed to Charleston, South Carolina. The gorgeous seaside city, known for its Civil War history and graceful architecture, is a perpetual favorite of southern belles and warm weather lovers. We asked Darcy Shankland, editor-in-chief of Charleston, for her favorite local picks.
Best Thing About the City
I love that the city is cosmopolitan yet laid-back.
Charleston in a nutshell
Naturally elegant and refined.
Hottest local beauty trends
The Charleston magazine editors and I have been spotting lots of top knots, plus porcupine tips, ends that are dyed an alternate, hopefully complementary, shade. On nails: the reverse French manicure with bold colors as well as some interesting graphic designs.
Bookmark this site
Our style director Ayoka Lucas’ Style File and Street Style blogs — most definitely.
If I moved away, I’d book trips back just for…
Hair cuts and blow outs with Kelly Baldwin at Parlor on King Street; trips to Cos Bar to get primped and fawned over by the great staff; and sugar brow shaping at Sweet 185.
Best beauty splurge in the city
Facial and Moroccan Oil treatment at the Spa at Charleston Place — divine!
Favorite homegrown beauty lines
Deep Steep body washes and butters, Secret of the Islands coconut salt scrub, and makeup artist Andrew Petersen’s MISIU lip glosses.