Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 138

The New Normal in Charleston and Montreal, perfecting his craft. His chocolate sculptures and hand painted truffles are edible, empyreal delights. A visit to a day spa such as Seeking Indigo leads not just to a ho-hum massage but rather to the Migun Thermal Massage with jade stone rollers. And you might like to add a session in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber which promises to increase oxygen absorption at the molecular level, promoting increased “selfhealing”—perhaps much needed after a bacchanalian night exploring the sommelier’s suggestions at Husk. Even casually perusing the wares in an interiors shop reaches a higher plane at The Hidden Countship where Umbrian natives Donatella and Giulio della Porta have taken a petal pink storefront on Burns Street and turned it into a microcosm of Italian artisanal genius, offering a series of spaces steeped in style and history: from chandeliers laced with delicate rose-colored filigree to pressed, embroidered linens…from bold ceramics to hand-milled soaps scented with herbs from the Tuscan hills. Thus the “new normal’ in Charleston appears to be beyond the ordinary… extraordinary is indeed the standard… and the plethora of galleries, theater, 136 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM )