Southern Charm

Southern Charm
  • Craig Conover
    Craig Conover
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    Craig Conover's life has seen a lot of changes in the past few years. This former college playboy has since met his one true love and settled down with her in a small community in Mount Pleasant, SC. Craig went from a career bachelor to setting his sights on starting a family with a girl that convinces him "he's not that cool" every day. While he is enjoying being humbled in his social life, that is the furthest from what he could be in his professional life. After having to move home recently for financial reasons, he has begun investing and developing business plans with JD Madison, while also finally getting his affairs in order with law school. While it did not look like anything was going to come out of a law career for Craig in the near future, he is now dedicating the time necessary in order to be allowed to take the Bar Exam. With his priorities re-aligned, Craig is excited to see where the seemingly endless possibilities that lie in front of him turn out. Close
  • Cameran Eubanks
    Cameran Eubanks
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    Cameran has had many changes over the last year. With a new husband and new career she is trying to balance her work life while learning how to be a proper domesticated Southern housewife. Even though her life has become a bit more settled, she still loves to hang with the guys and voluntarily impart her advice upon them. A baby is on the back burner for this newlywed as Cameran admittedly feels too selfish at this point in her life although she feels the pressure from her friends and family. Close
  • Kathryn Calhoun Dennis
    Kathryn Calhoun Dennis
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    Kathryn Calhoun Dennis was born in Charleston and raised on her family plantation in the countryside surrounding the historical town. With an understanding and a love for both town and country living, Kathryn is the true essence of what it is to be a Southern Belle. Her remarkable pedigree, mapped out in her three names, is a rare culmination of historically significant families. She is the granddaughter of Senator Rembert Coney Dennis, who served 50 years in the South Carolina. When he retired in 1989, he left behind a prolific legacy and is known as the last political giant of that era in South Carolina. Kathryn is also a direct descendent of John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States under Presidents John Quincey Adams and Andrew Jackson and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" who dominated American politics for much of the first half of the 19th century.

    Kathryn is best known for her stylish appreciation of old and new. Working in politics on both the state and Federal levels proved to be a natural fit for her. She is committed to giving back to her community and to preserving the southern values that she was raised with. Kathryn is the proud mother of two beautiful children that prove to be her true heartbeat. Close
  • Landon Clements
    Landon Clements
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    Landon Clements was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia. She is the oldest of three obstinate daughters who were raised to love and appreciate beach life. The girls attended school in Atlanta and then Landon went to The College of Charleston where she studied art history and historic preservation. While there, Landon met Shep Rose and have been great friends ever since. After spending a few semesters roaming Italy to sample the wine and architecture she found herself in Telluride, Colorado. In the mountains she skied and worked part time for an interior designer who was working with Ralph Lauren Home. Those projects made her fall in love with interior design and in the hopes of making a career out of it, she moved to Los Angeles. In California she took a job with SBE and Philippe Starck as they developed hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs all over the city and then eventually expanding nationally. After years in LA she took a break and moved to Aspen, CO. to pursue a career in photography and writing. When the mountain closed that year she came home to Charleston and reconnected with some old friends. Deciding to set up camp there she borrowed a friends sail boat to live on, created a pop-up shop and now paints and works on her travel site Trovare. Landons' studies abroad inspired the site name which means ‘to find’, she has been having a blast traveling the world and finding amazing treasures to share with her readers. Close
  • Thomas Ravenel
    Thomas Ravenel
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    Thomas Ravenel was born in Charleston, South Carolina and is the youngest of six children. In 1981, Ravenel was accepted to enter the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1985. After graduation, he sold real estate for four years. In 1991, he earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, emphasizing Finance and Real Estate. In 1992, Ravenel founded Ravenel Development Corporation, a commercial real estate development company, and moved it the next year to Atlanta where he began to concentrate on retail projects including freestanding, single-tenant stores and strip-mall developments. He returned to Charleston in 1995. In 2006, Ravenel was elected statewide to the office of State Treasurer for the state of South Carolina. As State Treasurer, he was chairman of The State Board of Financial Institutions for the State of South Carolina, a member of The Budget and Control Board for the State of South Carolina, a member of The State of South Carolina Retirement System, which invests approximately $30 billion in funds for the benefit of retired state employees.

    Ravenel is active in national and state organizations that promote free enterprise and liberty such as The Cato Institute. He is a member of the French Huguenot Church of Charleston and a number of South Carolina organizations. Ravenel is the proud father of daughter, Kensington Calhoun Ravenel and son, St. Julien Rembert Ravenel. In what little free time he now has, Ravenel enjoys spending time with his kids, polo, boating and traveling. Close
  • Austen Kroll
    Austen Kroll
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    Austen Kroll was born a bit further north in Washington D.C., but finds himself in Charleston by way of Charlotte, NC. Growing up in the south, his parents Tom and Wendy raised him to be the contagiously charismatic, undoubtedly kind and relentlessly loyal friend that every southern gentleman should strive to be. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Austen, forever the adventurous spirit, headed to the Rocky Mountains and his travels found him as far as New Zealand.

    In the immortal words of Paul 'Bear' Bryant, "Mama called, and when mama calls then you just have to come running." This ramblin' man finally felt the tug of home calling, and made his way back down south. Charleston seemed like the obvious choice for the young stargazer who vacationed with his family at their second home on Kiawah Island since childhood.

    Not soon after relocating, Austen found himself in the company of none other than Mr. Shep Rose. The two became fast friends, and even faster competition to the fair ladies of the low country. The pair shares an affinity for golf, over imbibing and leisurely activities.

    Since arriving in Charleston, he has found himself immersed in the local craft beer scene, eventually moving his way to selling beer for a regional craft brewery out of Atlanta. Although he has found much joy and gained integral experience working within the industry, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for Austen. Where does he plan on going from here? Not even he knows. Much intrigue, and a "sky's the limit" attitude, surround this perplexing question. But if you ask Austen, that’s just the way he likes it. Close
  • Shepard 'Shep' Rose
    Shepard 'Shep' Rose
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    As we approach season four, it should be noted that there are four seasons in a calendar year. Thus, if analyzed cyclically, Mr. Shepard Rose has indeed come full circle. Ergo, season one began in the summer. So we now find him in the spring of his television existence. Indeed, Mr. Rose is in full bloom! As the old saying goes, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts," Shep happily plays the part of court jester in this amalgam/ensemble of colorful characters that is Southern Charm. However, this season Shep grapples with the Falstaffian allusion that the joviality of a clown often masks a certain sadness and avoidance of responsibility and/or accountability. However, his acknowledgment of this looming identity shows a self-awareness that may allow him to get ahead of the curve and make the necessary adjustments in order to avoid clichéd pitfalls and double binds.

    This season, we see Shep living downtown in the house he built last year, enjoying all the tomfoolery that bar ownership affords and seems to invite. Indeed, good times are had. Women, wine and song will get you every time though, and Shep is wondering if the late nights and mornings are taking their toll? Is the love of a good and honest woman the answer and salve that can bring him back from the fringe? Perhaps, but he will not compromise and settle for anything less than true love. For why settle down when you can settle up? (bar analogy). Close