Summer Activities in the Holy City 

Twee the People

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Jonathan Boncek

If it had been possible, each copy of this year's Summer Guide would have come with its own narrator, one who would read each and every carefully typeset line with restrained wit and good cheer while classic French pop played ever so quietly behind him. It also would have been made from upcycled goods and decorated like a diorama designed by Wes Anderson, the auteur behind The Grand Budapest Hotel and Rushmore. Sadly, that was not to be. Instead, we have attempted — to the best of our limited abilities, mind you — to craft the most twee issue of the City Paper that has ever been created. Enjoy it at your leisure, preferably while eating the most exquisitely composed pastry and sipping coffee from an ornate cup made from the most delicate china known to man.

Five Places to Get Your Art Fix
Five Places to Get Your Art Fix A Charlestonian Guide

If there's one thing that we've learned from Wes Anderson films, it's that reality would be a heckuva lot better if every moment was as beautifully composed as a painting, and better yet, a framed one, with cursive writing along the bottom. If you're looking to get your art on this summer, head to these cool galleries. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Eight Ways to Get Active
Eight Ways to Get Active

Whether you're seeking revenge against the jaguar shark that ate your partner Esteban or simply trying to find some natural beauty, there are plenty of ways to get around the Charleston area's waters, beaches, and land. —


Six Places to Cast a Line
Six Places to Cast a Line

Some folks get into fishing to commune with nature. Some for the possibility of scoring some food. Some just want to drink a six of Bud Light. But for the twee, they get into fishing strictly to make flies. Just don't tell them flies are unnecessary when you're fishing for bass. —


Six Fourth of July Celebrations
Six Fourth of July Celebrations

Dear America, will you join me for a soirée in the park? Kindly check yes or no. I'll pack a picnic basket full of goodies if you bring the pyrotechnics, and I think we'll have a grand old time celebrating the day of your birth. —


Three Places to Get Face-to-Face with Critters
Three Places to Get Face-to-Face with Critters

We get it, Khaki Scout boy, coonskin caps look cool, but you're wearing an animal pelt and that just isn't nice. Animals are our friends, our confidantes, our fall-down-the-well saviors — well, except the ones that look good on a perfectly composed plate. If you're interested in seeing our fellow animal pals in action, hit up one of these places. —


Six Places to Commune With Nature
Six Places to Commune With Nature

If you could earn a merit badge for outdoor beauty, the Lowcountry would be an ideal place to start. So leave your fellow Khaki Scouts at Camp Ivanhoe behind and explore nature in its natural element. —


Seven Places to Pick Up Picnic Food
Seven Places to Pick Up Picnic Food

Your fixie tandem bike is all cleaned up, a copy of Lucky Peach sits in the distressed leather saddlebag, and now all you need to do is throw some lunch in the wooden wine crate up front and you'll be ready for a picnic. Here's where to go to get the goods. —


Six Reasons to Go to IOP
Six Reasons to Go to IOP

If the king of twee himself, esteemed Hollywood writer-director Wes Anderson, had created the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes on IOP, it would look less like a traditional course and more like a miniature golf course with painstakingly designed, hand-crafted features and nearly Rube Goldberg-esque holes. Despite all of that, IOP is still pretty grand. —


12 Places to Take the Kids
12 Places to Take the Kids

Being a parent gives you an excuse to go on all kinds of field trips. Here are some educational and recreational opportunities around Charleston — you know, for the kids. —


Four Places to Buy a Swimsuit
Four Places to Buy a Swimsuit

Little know fact: the twee set burn in the sun quicker than anybody else — and that includes the goths and the gingers. Which is probably part of the reason they wear so many layers of clothes even on the hottest days of summer. But if they're inclined to soak up some sun, these are a few places to shop. —


Five Reasons to Go to Sullivan's Island
Five Reasons to Go to Sullivan's Island

This year the powers-that-be on Sullivan's decided that the island's celebrated St. Paddy's fest had grown too unwieldy. But unlike a particularly wild hair, you can't just apply Dapper Dan to keep it down. So they scaled it back. Sigh. That said, Sullivan's remains as charming as ever. —


Five Reasons to go to Folly
Five Reasons to go to Folly

Here's the thing about Folly: It might be the hippie heart of the Lowcountry, but the folks there are a welcoming bunch. Which is why all of you twee-ed-out hipsters should find nothing but love — and sand and surf and shopping and eating and drinking — at the Edge of America. —


Five Music Happenings to Hit
Five Music Happenings to Hit

Everyone knows, music is best experienced on vinyl. And if not vinyl, then a worn-out cassette tape. And preferably while sitting in complete silence with your equally silent best friends while you ponder the glories of the high-and-tight haircut. But sometimes that's just not possible. In those cases, we guess that live music will have to do. —


Five Places to Learn Your History
Five Places to Learn Your History

If you're twee, you love all things retro, but that doesn't mean you know your history. Heck, judging by today's recent controversy, it's pretty clear that a lot of people don't. So head on down to your nearest museum or historical site and brush up on Lowcountry lore. —


Seven Great Outdoor Patios and Bars
Seven Great Outdoor Patios and Bars

Let's be honest, happy hour never tastes as good as when it's enjoyed alfresco with a tiny umbrella in your drink — preferably a tiny vintage umbrella in a thrifted Tiki glass that you're almost 100 percent sure came from the original Don the Beachcomber bar. Luckily, the Lowcountry has plenty of outdoor spaces to imbibe. —


Five Places to Take Your Dog

Tough guys have their pits, and debutantes have their accessory chihuahuas, but we're not exactly sure what kind of pup suits the twee crowd. Some long-forgotten breed perhaps? A dog that looks like Petey from the Little Rascals? The scruffiest-looking pound puppy this side of Benji? Who knows? But this is where those pups are welcome. —


Seven places to pick up local craft beer
Seven places to pick up local craft beer

Charleston hasn't reached the upper echelons of twee currently occupied by Portland or Seattle, but we're starting to catch up with them in at least one respect: We've got a lot of craft breweries, and we're about to have more. If you can't make it out to a brewery tasting room, there's probably a craft beer shop in your neck of the woods. —


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