About
Charleston InsideOut Summer 2015

WHERE HISTORIC MEETS HIP

We live, work and play in Charleston, and we want to share the love. We’ll let you in on the secret hot spots and the latest scoops. The best side trips and the newest shops. The chefs and menus that have made the city food-famous. The most sophisticated cocktails and sweet tea like our mothers made. Brew pubs and oyster bars where you might meet a local poet or digital entrepreneur. The best beaches for kids, Kindle time or catching a wave. Get to know Charleston … InsideOut. Because we know you’ll be back.

Meet the Publisher

 

141028-InsideOut-Abby+Lori-2828-FINAL Abby Simon has called Charleston home for the past 25 years. She has spent most of her career in advertising and marketing working for The Post and Courier and Skirt! Magazine as well as some of the top retailers in the world in New York City, including Barney’s New York, Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli.Avid runner, twin, supporter of the underdog and lover of all animals.

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MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS

Fitness and Photos in Charleston

Alice Keeney
Photographer

Alice Keeney, a native of Rhode Island, graduated from the Speos Photographic Institute in Paris in 2005.  Since returning to the United States, she has been busy photographing a variety of events throughout the Charleston area and around the world.  Keeney’s images have appeared in prominent papers world-wide, most notably on the front pages of the New York Times and USA Today and, most recently, The Washington Post.  alicekeeneyphotography.com

Say howdy y'all!

Savannah James
Fashion Blogger

Savannah James grew up in Charleston, attended boarding school in Connecticut and just moved back to the lowcountry after graduating from SMU in Dallas with a degree in Fashion Media. She can be found blogging about all things glitter and fashion on thesavvier.com and posting on Instagram at @thesavvier.

I'd rather be on the water

Jennifer Heisler
Writer

Jennifer Heisler is a communications professional in South Carolina who enjoys capturing the Lowcountry through stories and images. Jennifer can be reached at jh@jenniferheisler.com or see more of her at jenniferheisler.com.

Gorgeous food, Delicious fashion

Annie Reeves
Writer/ Blogger

Annie Reeves is a twenty-something Charleston resident with a love for aesthetics, spicy food, celebration and unexpected color. You can find her blogging at anniereeves.com, instagramming at @anniereeves, and posting photos from her South of Broad strolls to both.

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Helen Mitternight
Writer

Helen Mitternight is a former AP reporter and current freelancer living in downtown Charleston. Her work has appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier and Arlington [VA] Magazine and the Washington Business Journal. She is also the relationship and sex blogger for Charleston Grit, and her lifestyle blog, “Stilettos Not Required,” can be found at helenmitternight.com.

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Maggie McMenamin
Blogger/ Social Media

Maggie McMenamin is a Charleston, S.C. based Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategist, Editorial Consultant, Playwright, Author, Blogger, Coffee Addict, antiques enthusiast and dog lover. She majored in English at the College of Charleston for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Originally from New York City, Maggie’s been blessed with a life of story worthy travels and adventures including spending part of her childhood in Dublin, Ireland and 6 wonderful years in Zurich Switzerland (where she studied German and Swiss German.) Charleston has been her home for the past 15 years. The motto she lives by?… “Never ever lose your sense of humor.”

Ride, Charleston, Ride

Stephanie Hunt
Writer

Stephanie Hunt is a Mount Pleasant writer and avid cyclist. She prefers 2 wheels to 4, hardbacks to Kindle, poetry to rap, and sunset to sunrise. She works to make the Lowcountry more bicycle-friendly through the nonprofit advocacy group Charleston Moves. She can be found at stephaniehuntwrites.com.

Puppy love

Zipper T Simon
Puppy Correspondant

This blond (natural) bombshell is a native New Yorker but totally digging Charleston and the Beach. Huge Flirt. Center of attention. Loves socks, bones & ping pong balls. Check her out on Instagram with the hashtag #ZipperSays

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Helen Mitternight
Writer

Helen Mitternight is a former AP reporter and current freelancer living in downtown Charleston. Her work has appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier and Arlington [VA] Magazine and the Washington Business Journal. She is also the relationship and sex blogger for Charleston Grit, and her lifestyle blog, “Stilettos Not Required,” can be found at helenmitternight.com.

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Maggie McMenamin
Blogger/ Social Media

Maggie McMenamin is a Charleston, S.C. based Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategist, Editorial Consultant, Playwright, Author, Blogger, Coffee Addict, antiques enthusiast and dog lover. She majored in English at the College of Charleston for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Originally from New York City, Maggie’s been blessed with a life of story worthy travels and adventures including spending part of her childhood in Dublin, Ireland and 6 wonderful years in Zurich Switzerland (where she studied German and Swiss German.) Charleston has been her home for the past 15 years. The motto she lives by?… “Never ever lose your sense of humor.”

Ride, Charleston, Ride

Stephanie Hunt
Writer

Stephanie Hunt is a Mount Pleasant writer and avid cyclist. She prefers 2 wheels to 4, hardbacks to Kindle, poetry to rap, and sunset to sunrise. She works to make the Lowcountry more bicycle-friendly through the nonprofit advocacy group Charleston Moves. She can be found at stephaniehuntwrites.com.

Puppy love

Zipper T Simon
Puppy Correspondant

This blond (natural) bombshell is a native New Yorker but totally digging Charleston and the Beach. Huge Flirt. Center of attention. Loves socks, bones & ping pong balls. Check her out on Instagram with the hashtag #ZipperSays