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The Social Media All Day Conference, or SMAD-CON to those in the biz, took place last week in Charleston. Want to boost your social presence? Read on.

Charleston is known for many things: from history to entertainment, dull is one thing the city is not. Every night, the sun puts on a show over the harbor and lights up the sky for residents to share in awe. Most of us can admit to slyly pulling out our phones to snap the perfect shot. Where is the best place to do that in my opinion (with some help)?

On Tuesday, June 14th, the citizens of Charleston will take to the polls to decide who will win in several key primaries. Here Mr. Russell Guerard, Republican candidate for SC State House 110, speaks to Grit contributor Lorena Jordan on his life and issues.

Trends Live Underground and Behind the Scenes.

Charleston Fashion Icon Andrea Serrano—Charleston Shop Curator—shares the individual styles of some of this weeks culinary champions.

Bartenders have an unspoken oath: Don't talk poorly of bars where you don't work. It's unbecoming. Well luckily I've always thought that was a dumb rule. Corporate bars are garbage. Spending a half million dollars to create a "dive" bar is a joke. There are maybe 10 bars I like in Charleston. And I frequent less than that. One of those bars that I do frequent is The Recovery Room.

Sunday night filmmakers, screenwriters, and directors from all over the country gathered at the Charleston Music Hall to celebrate the winners of this year’s film festival. From the moment I walked in the door it was apparent that I was among a group of talented and intelligent artists.

Grit has gotten 6 fresh new voices over the past few weeks. Meet them all here!

Ever wondered where the fat goes when you lose weight? Certified fitness instructor Erin Weiss has the answer.

Guest blogger Tom Isaksen was visiting Charleston from his hometown of Sydney, Australia on the night of June, 17th when Dylann Roof viciously took the lives of nine members of Emanuel AME Church. Here, he remembers the horrifying event.

Get your coffee fix, and taste it too

Gillian tells us how she and her father built a successful photography business in Charleston's crowded wedding market, while simultaneously launching a popular wedding blog.

Zach Deputy​'s genre-defying set Saturday at The Charleston Pour House​ was a journey through the realm of musical possibility.

Oh no she didn't! After an Atlanta blog editor took Charleston to task for defending the city's honor, Devin Grant wrote a few words in reply.

This year's 10th Annual Wine + Food Festival was a celebration of Charleston's rich culinary history, its international notoriety, and its progressive future. Saltwater Chef was there to get a finger on the pulse of the festivities.

Libraries: They're for more than just checking out the latest novel for your wine...er, book club. Over the years, libraries have become progressive hubs where individuals can come together to learn about everything from self-publishing to cutting-edge technology, and they often offer free educational workshops, events, and seminars to encourage public participation. Enter the DIY Fest.

A thought-provoking open letter on the current state of #menswear, how our society is flawed by it, and how to fix it.

It may still be 90 degrees here in Chucktown, but that doesn't mean fall hasn't arrived. Try out this low carb and gluten free recipe perfect for autumn mornings.

Take a walk inside the mind of one of Charleston's most aspiring young entrepreneurs as blogger Desmond Kinlaw interviews Venita Aspen one on one. This is one young lady we haven't seen the last of.

Everything is better with bacon, especially if you're enjoying it for a good cause. Blog of the Week tells us about the delicious Bacon and Bourbon event at the Memminger this past week.