Celebrating the best of Southern makers and culture, Garden & Gun Jubilee represents much of what I enjoy about Charleston and beyond: good living, good music, hand-crafted dry goods, fresh-caught seafood and a stiff drink, all savored under an ancient grove of oaks along the quiet waters of an Ashley River bayou.
“You look so much healthier than before the wedding,” my mom recently mentioned as I watched her eyes trace from my forehead down over the bridge of my nose, resting on one cheek then crossing to the other. “Your face looks a lot… better.” Had anyone else made the comment it would have hit a nerve and I would have jumped to the defense of last summer’s skin. But when my mom notices something, she’s usually right. She’s just as perceptive as she is honest as she can be blunt. Six months ago my face was a mess.