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Ever Edisto

Nestled within the captivating expanse of the Lowcountry, Edisto Island stands as a timeless sanctuary where nature and history intertwine. by Jenna Lachenman Photography by Bianka Lamb Living in the Lowcountry you are surrounded by a rich landscape of beautiful beaches, breathtaking waterways and a tapestry of natural wonders. Each place has its allure, personality, and […]

Showcasing the Power of Sound

The Summerville Orchestra, one of the largest non-profit community orchestras in the country, unifies the community with symphonic harmonies. by Eliza Chapman BaileyPhotography by Summerville Orchestra From media to the arts, rallying calls take many forms that use various platforms to influence audiences. As technology plays a prominent role in our lives, it is difficult […]

Welcoming History

The Summerville Museum and Research Center invites visitors to learn about the historical landscape and people who shaped the commmunity spirit. by Eliza Chapman Bailey, Photographs by Summerville Museum and Research Center Sometimes, we want to do something to relieve stress and stimulate the mind without too much fuss. Yet, the time and cost-benefits of traveling […]

Circle of Dreams

With a handcrafted, heirloom-quality bamboo fly rod in hand, Bill Oyster casts into a circle of dreams. by Susan FramptonPhotography: Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods The morning is crisp and cool as the fisherman steps into the stream, his flyrod at the ready. Once again, the siren song of clear water flowing over the ancient […]

Daufuskie Island: Remembering the Magic

Whether you are a Come’yuh or a Bin’yuh, there is magic to be found on Daufuski Island. by Susan FramptonPhotography by J. Lachenman Over 1,000 barrier islands are strewn along the southeastern coastline, stretching from North Carolina’s Cape Fear to northern Florida. Some are small and uninhabited, while others have become integral parts of mainland communities. Among them, Daufuski […]


Django & Gracie Whether it’s eyeing game or the ice cream truck, these two lovable dogs are the epitome of “work hard, play hard” and living your best life. Clinton and Camille Lemon of Edisto, SC will tell you that their dogs BoJangles (aka Django) and Gracie Two-Boots (Gracie) may look like professionals but they […]


Summerville local and Founder and Chief Executive Gardener of Katie’s Krops, Katie Stagliano, has been named  ‘Southerner of the Year for 2023’.  Summerville local and the Founder and Chief Executive Gardener of Katie’s Krops, Katie Stagliano, has been named as a ‘Southerner of the Year for 2023 by Southern Living Magazine. Stagliano is named one […]

Meet the Mayor

AZALEA sits down with Summerville, SC Mayor-Elect, Russ Touchberry What was your favorite thing about growing up in the Lowcountry? The outdoors. Especially being near the salt water evokes some of my fondest memories of shrimping with my Dad. What’s your dream job I really feel like I have it. I get to help businesses […]

Sweet Grass Vodka

Revitalizing traditional vodka-making with Lowcountry flareBy Eliza Chapman Bailey, Photographs by J. Lachenman, Sweet Grass Vodka (Mathew Peacock) Whether Russia or Poland invented vodka in the 15th century is heavily debated. However, one thing is without question: today, most vodka is produced in the Vodka Belt (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Iceland, […]