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Stop putting the brakes on your life. That yellow caution light? Disable it for a while. Go full speed ahead on a project that seems pointless. Yes, you can learn to read music just for fun. Yes, you can write the book you think no one will buy. Yes, you can stop stalling and look for a new job. Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Skopein “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” J.K. Rowling may Augusta, Aiken & Columbia FREE Escape the ordinary. Worry less about crashing and more about being stuck in cruise control. Recant “can’t.” What if you never step out of line? Never gamble your peace of mind? Never trouble the world? Life will just climb through the window if you try to lock the door on it. It wants your Yes, your Now, your Full Monty. Out there, you’ll find danger and dragons, detours and disappoint- ments, but it’s also full of magic and miracles, joy and juice. Go get some.
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The Adventure Issue

  • Stop putting the brakes on your life.

    That yellow caution light? Disable it

    for a while. Go full speed ahead on

    a project that seems pointless. Yes,

    you can learn to read music just for

    fun. Yes, you can write the book you

    think no one will buy. Yes, you can

    stop stalling and look for a new job.

    Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Skopein

    Let us step into the night and pursue that ighty temptress, adventure.

    J.K. Rowling

    may

    Augusta, Aiken & Columbia

    F R E E

    E s c a p e t h e o r d i n a r y .

    Worry less about crashing and more

    about being stuck in cruise control.

    Recant cant. What if you never step

    out of line? Never gamble your peace

    of mind? Never trouble the world?

    Life will just climb through the window

    if you try to lock the door on it. It

    wants your Yes, your Now, your Full

    Monty. Out there, youll nd danger

    and dragons, detours and disappoint-

    ments, but its also full of magic and

    miracles, joy and juice. Go get some.

  • may2014

    A mission to build a colony on Mars is underway. More than 200,000 applied for the

    adventure. From that, 1,058 candidates were selected. I know one of them. Maybe you

    do, too. Jan Millsapps, a writer and lmmaker, was my professor at the University of

    South Carolina when I was in grad school. Yes, shes one of those hoping to relocate

    to the fourth planet from the sun. As I follow her Facebook updates, I wonder if she

    will. First, shed have to be selected for the next round, which involves

    some sort of simulated life-on-Mars reality TV-ish experience.

    Then, shed have to leave loved ones for a trip from which

    she doesnt expect to return. We all have our dream

    adventures, and I guess theres only one person who

    has to think they make sense. Otherwise, we might not

    have had Amelia Earhart, Nellie Bly or Sally Ride. This

    month, you can read in our pages about Earth-bound

    adventures, maybe even dream up one of your own. And

    if youre curious about Jans next chapter, keep tabs on her

    through Twitter @JanOnMars.

    Jenny jennymaxwell@mindspring.com

    Features

    Shark SwimLeslie Absher .......................................32

    Shakira and MeKim ODonnell ...................................58

    In Every Issue

    Just Add ..........................................34

    Menu ...................................................37

    Hes So Original ...............................41

    Always .................................................42

    Spring Fever.......................................45

    skirt! Style ........................................50

    Hello April ....................................... 54

    Skirt of the Month ...........................57

    We Salute ..........................................67

    Take 4 .................................................69

    The Smile List ...................................71

    Meet ....................................................72

    XOXO Nikki ....................................75

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    to sell space for any advertisement the staff deems inappropriate for the

    publication. All content of this magazine, including without limitation the design,

    advertisements, art, photos and editorial content, as well as the selection,

    coordination and arrangement thereof, is Copyright 2014, Morris Publishing

    Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this magazine may be copied

    or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher.

    SKIRT! is a registered trademark of Morris Publishing Group, LLC.

    Were on Facebook and Twitter!

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    Regional Vice President Michelle Schneider

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    FounderNikki Hardin

    Creative Director Caitilin McPhillips

    caitilin.mcphillips@skirt.com

    Associate PublisherJenny Dennis

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    Senior Editor Margaret Pilarski

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    Account ExecutivesNatasha Beard

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    Ofce ManagerJustin Burke

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    PhotographyMarni Rothschild Durlach

    Alice Keeney

    Fashion & Product StylistAlexandra Munzel

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    FROM THE EDITOR

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    I S S U E

    About the Cover Artist Skopein is the artistic nom de plume of Luiz, a Brazilian artist based in So Paulo. Luiz studied graphic design and illustration and has worked in editorial and advertising. cargocollective.com/kot-illustration/skopein

    FounderNikki Hardin

    Creative Director Caitilin McPhillips

    caitilin.mcphillips@skirt.com

    Market ManagerKate Cooper Metts

    kate.metts@skirt.com

    Contributing Editors Jenny Maxwell

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    Gracie Shepherd gracie.shepherd@gmail.com

    Sales DirectorLisa Dorn

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    Sales ExecutivesDoressa Hawes

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    Maidi McMurtrie Thompson maidi.thompson@morris.com

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    PhotographySara Caldwell Molly Harrell

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    skirt! is published monthly and distributed free throughout the greater Augusta, Aiken & Columbia area. skirt! reserves

    the right to refuse to sell space for any advertisement the staff deems inappropriate for the publication.

    All content of this magazine, including without limitation the

    design, advertisements, art, photos and editorial content, as well as the selection, coordination and

    arrangement thereof, is Copyright 2014, Morris Publishing Group, LLC.

    All Rights Reserved. No portion of this magazine may be copied

    or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher.

    SKIRT! is a registered trademark of Morris Publishing Group, LLC.

    Features

    Lady in Red M. Terry Bowman .............................11

    Alone in the Desert Susan Harian .....................................13

    In Every Issue

    Letter from the Editor .....................4

    Hes So Original ...............................23

    Skirt of the Month ...........................29

    Product .................................................9

    Typewriter .........................................26

    Meet ....................................................24

    XOXO Nikki ....................................34

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    "I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived."

    Anna Louise Strong

    d es t i n a t i o n : e n j o y t h e e a r t h .

    Pack light. Trek the terrain with a knapsack named Alice on your back

    and leave the clutter of dreams behind: safari scenes, exotic themes, all those reasons to take a few days off

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  • "Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into

    a storyteller."

    Ibn Battuta

    d es t i n a t i o n : s i e z e t h e d a y . .

    Put away the map and put on a pair of Freewatersyoure headed for the unknown.

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  • "It's better to see something once than to hear about

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    Asian Proverb

    d es t i n a t i o n : y o u o n l y l i v e o n c e .

    Slip your passport into your Kate Spade handbag and soar overseas.

    Craving quiet? Try St. Andrews. Spicy salsa clubs? Barcelona is for you. Endless blue?

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    generations, this year their

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    Beyond their initial offering

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    Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  • Asian Proverb

    d es t i n a t i o n : e n j o y t h e v i ew .

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,

    but having new eyes."

    Marcel Proust

    Hear the call of the wild. Answer with your Ray-Ban Sunglassesyoure headed straight for the sun.

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  • My boots are constantly itching to nd the perfect place to live. Like Goldilocks, Im always looking for just right. A place Id recognize instantly, where Id feel at home in my body, at peace in my soul,

    at one with the landscape. Its not that I think my life would be better elsewhere, but that Id nally belong somewhere. But this yearning seems to me innately human. Arent we always scanning the horizon, straining to catch a glimpse of heaven?

    When its probably the ground under our feet and the people we carry in our hearts, no matter where we are.

    Follow Nikkis blog at fridaville.com.

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    Founder of skirt! Magazine

    I want to know how the

    sun looks like rising over

    an African plain. How the

    rain sounds on an English

    moor. How the thyme-

    and sun-scented hills of

    Greece smell on a summer

    afternoon. Home is never

    enough for me, and yet

    home is a haven I hate to

    leave. Maybe Ill never take

    the Trans-Siberian Railway,

    but my imagination has a

    ticket to ride.

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    for the places

    we have never

    known.

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    Where I nd the magic:Uppercase is a quarterly

    magazine aimed at the

    creative and curious

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    Theres never an issue

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    t h i s m o n t h I a m l o v i n g ~

    BIKING TO STARBUCKS, FOLDABLE WELLIES, COLD PINK ZIN...And the hot new single Seasons by Future Islands.

    May days Trying

    My new French press

    Treating Myself To Citrusy pamplemousse

    skin cream

    Anticipating Lucinda Williams

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    Turning Up the Heat

    With Bacchanal Pepper Sauce

    Painting One bedroom wall

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    xoxonikki

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    Worship each moon as if it's the first you've

    seen.

    Wearing Kickass Kentuckian

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