Entries by Andrew


The Jewel of the Lowcountry There is a place abounding in wildlife and natural beauty, with rivers, streams, marshes, and islands, where daily life revolves around the ebb and flow of the tides. Its a road less traveled into one of our country’s last unspoiled places, rich in folklore, history, and spectacular beauty. These pages […]

Gracious Beginnings – Savannah

Weathered rolling pins, rustic wooden mixing bowls, floral dish towels faded and worn from years of use, an old recipe box with dozens of 3 x 5 cards in mother’s flowery script – welcome to the Southern kitchen! First and foremost, Savannah is a Great Lady. She has met what life brought her with amazing […]

Life in the South

Hunting for Dove For centuries, Southern boys have enjoyed glorious dove shoots when these small, migratory gray birds fly in. Springtime brings them to the Lowcountry on their way northward and fall brings them back south; they stop off here for a rest before proceeding on to Mexico for the winter. Dove is prized for […]

Celebrate the South

Often Sunday afternoons had to do with driving down dirt roads with sleeping dogs, houses painted blue to ward off evil spirits, natives picking vine-ripened tomatoes in the vast fields of St. Helena Island and the sounds of Gullah hymns rising from a nearby church. It’s about Wednesday nights at the infamous Beaufort Yacht Club, […]

On the Hunt in South Carolina’s Ace Basin

Landowners Honor the Centuries-old  History and Traditions of English Foxhunting by Nina Burke, Founding Master of the Lowcountry Hunt, in conversation with Pat Branning Photography by Kendrick Mayes Due east from Highway 21, across vast marshes, through palmetto-studded live oak hammocks and dark-water cypress swamps, the landscape breaks into open vistas and well-tended fields in […]

The World Is His Oyster Year Round

Oyster Farmer Frank Roberts Produces Prize-worthy Oysters from the Pristine Waters of the ACE Basin Oysters are my all-time favorite seafood, and often my favorite food, period. I can be sitting in an oyster bar, miles from the ocean, and when I eat one I can almost feel sand between my toes and smell salt […]

At Christmas All Roads Lead Home

Amid all the hustle of the holidays, there is a moment when Christmas happens. It may be the sounds of carolers in the neighborhood that suddenly lifts the heart, the arrival home of a loved one from far away, or the jingle of bells and the twinkle of lights seen and heard on city streets. […]

That Yemassee Country Club

Ahop, skip and jump off I-95 and dissected by US 21, Yemassee, though small, straddles both the Beaufort and Hampton county lines. It’s close by the Colleton and Jasper county border as well. If you get the feeling this town is a crossroads, well, that is the case. Some, in fact, consider Yemassee the heart […]