My Best Friend’s Exorcism

What a damn pleasure of a book! My Best Friend’s Exorcism, a Novel by Grady Hendrix, is an outrageously unabashed ode to big hair, teenage angst, and some good old-fashioned demonic possession. A Punky Brewster meets Exorcist if you will. Maybe that’s not quite right. Perhaps it’s more Saved by the Bell meets Carrie? Maybe…

Make Your Own Luck

Luck is such an odd concept. We all think we know what it is but all have very different interpretations of what it actually means. Is luck circumstantial or is it constitutional? Is luck something truly out of our control or something we can manipulate? No matter your beliefs we tend to put ourselves into…

Uncle Pep’s

  Uncle Pep’s I am always fascinated by how small businesses are created. I’m intrigued by the process, the strategy and thought behind it,  the branding.  I’m especially intrigued when I see a dear friend of mine going through that process. Starting a  business is never easy.  It comes with hurdles and unforeseen pitfalls that…

Husk: Charleston, SC

  “If it ain’t Southern, it ain’t coming in the door,” – Sean Brock   Brunch, lunch or dinner, Husk delivers every time. Make a reservation and get in there anyway you can, you won’t regret it. My expectations of going into Husk was one of excitement, but I was more than a little apprehensive…

Southern Scholar Socks

I used to think socks were boring, the item people give their Dad or husband when they don’t have a creative bone in their body or just lazy. The ultimate meh gift. I used to believe that it didn’t matter what socks you wore and I personally hated getting socks as a gift.  There was…

Monthly Delight: Coffee & Cigars Delivered to Your Doorstep

    New to smoking cigars? Looking for new and unique options, but just not sure what to buy? Perhaps, you are like me and loathe going out to the store just to have some jackass sales clerk … lurking around in the humidor …  recommending things that only seem to be overpriced and from…

Invisible Counselors

I’ve always been a big fan and follower of The Art of Manliness. Back in 2012, they posted an article called “The Cabinet of Invisible Counselors.” The premise of the article is to create a sort of imaginary team of mentors you can consult with for advice and inspiration throughout one’s life. After reading the…

Weekend Morning Routine

  What is Your Morning Routine?   There are lot of articles and books out there written around morning routines… what people eat, how they mediate, what kind of cryo-therapy they use, yadda, yadda. It all sounds well and good but I have to say…I don’t really have a morning routine throughout the week. Granted,…

Southern Tab

  “If you can’t send money, send tobacco.” – (to the Continental Congress, 1776) – George Washington Southern tobacco has a rich and proud history … a once and mighty cash crop our founding fathers revered, appreciated and enjoyed. Southern Tab, a cigar company based in Georgia is trying to revitalize this, all the while…

The Mint Julep

  Mint Julep Month April is Mint Julep month, so in honor of this classic southern cocktail I’ve listed out a few different recipes (along with some how-to videos) for you to try all month long. How to fashion a true Mint Julep is a hotly debated topic in the world of bartending and mixology, especially…