Favored Life Kombucha Bar in Soda City

woke up with an intense kombucha craving. So I decided to scratch that itch. Curiously enough, that was the moment when I remembered reading something about a new kombucha place in Five Points. I looked it up to find out where it was exactly, and without much further deliberation, drove there.

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Katerina BarrieComment
Gyrotonic: Going Beyond Stretching

The Gyrotonic method is different from any other form of exercise. It considers a human body to be a container (as opposed to a skeleton wrapped with muscles, ligaments and other tissue). The method emphasizes the concept that all of the physical movement of the body originates from the gyroscope within it - what you may call the “core”.

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Open Source 101 in Soda City

On April 18th Open Source 101 will return to Soda City to host a one-day conference for the second time, hosted by the Office of Economic Development. Soda City Influencer got a chance to sit down and discuss this event with Sergio Aparicio, the leading organizer of the conference.

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Katerina BarrieComment
Interview with David Axe, Serial Filmmaker: the Making of SHED

I’ve asked David Axe for an interview about the movie that premiers tomorrow - on March 1st, 2019. I happen to be in the movie, playing a party guest who kills it (or, rather, gets killed) in a unicorn costume. First, I had to reschedule. Then, I ran into David at the Whig. We were both a bit too inebriated to conduct the interview, but had a fascinating conversation about David’s core principles.

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Katerina BarrieComment
The Liberty of Doing What You Love

Ultimately, to me, the Liberty of Being a Small Business Owner is what Allows Me to Best Serve Small Business Owners - whether its doing business together or simply helping each other out. I remembered that I am living my dream! And though bumpy at times, it is still a Dream that I made to be my Reality.

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Katerina BarrieComment
The Legend of Speakeasy

Having been a patron of Speakeasy myself since I reached the legal drinking age, I felt in dire need of some sort of… Closure. So I decided to do my best at writing an article - a farewell piece to commemorate the venue that has come to mean so much to so many. I’ve interviewed House, Tony Lee, Reggie Sullivan, and have received written statements from Robert Gardiner and Mark Rapp, key figures in the history of the Speakeasy in Five Points. 

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Rosé Me To The End Of Love

Poetry and Wine go so well together. For me, drinking wine at Goat's in Five Points, Columbia, goes excellently with writing poetry, as well. My most recent poetic encounter happened over the "Rosé All Ways" Wine Flight, which included: Domaine La Colombe Rose, Barnard Griffin Rose, and Akakies Sparkling; 3 ounces each. All the above mentioned wines are available by glass at Goat's for further exploration. 

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Katerina BarrieComment
Bar None vs. Prohibition

During the last meeting on the subject of the 21st Century Prohibition, or the proposed “curfew” for the local Columbia, SC bars, enforcing a mandatory closing at 2 am was discussed, as opposed to currently operating late night license, allowing places like Bar None to stay open and serve alcohol (and, most importantly, food - and, no less importantly, allowing no liquor or shots whatsoever, already) past 2 am.

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Katerina BarrieComment
Delaney's Has a New Owner

Michael Brown, the new owner of Delaney’s Pub on Saluda Avenue in Five Points used to frequent the establishment back when he was a student at the University of South Carolina. He remembers the atmosphere - meeting with friends after a long day, having a few beers, taking the edge off… He said he wants to keep Delaney’s a place where friends can meet to have a good time, a place that generations of students have come to know as their favorite Irish Pub in Columbia. But he also wants to make it better.

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