Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia Cator attended the College of Charleston where he majored in French and later the American College in London where he graduated with honors with a Fashion Marketing degree. Cator lived in NYC for 20 where he was a writer for pubs including Architectural Digest, Departures, Bloomberg Pursuits, and T Magazine to name a few. In 2013 Cator bought a home in Charleston, SC and made the transition to a career as a Life Coach in 2019.
This airy cafe feels like we could be in Europe, possibly because the owners have a sister cafe in Berlin. Come here for morning coffee and a slice of the homemade Swedish Almond Cake.
– Cator Sparks
While most chefs in town are happy to do a veggie plate, Gnome is the first all vegan cafe in town. Order a Lavender Latter and Southern Grit Bowl for breakfast or the amazing taco salad for lunch.
– Cator Sparks
Tucked into lower King Street, Ibu is a jewel box boutique of clothes and accessories designed and sourced by founder, Susan Hull Walker. From sumptuous cashmere capes to elegantly embroidered caftans, Ibu wares support women artisans from around the globe. A favorite source for statement pieces!
– Allison Williamson
We are especially drawn to the stunning miniature portraits collection at the wonderful Gibbes Museum and love whiling away an afternoon at this cultural gem.
– John Loecke + Jason Oliver Nixon
I visit Charleston often and The Dewberry is the chicest place to stay downtown. There’s a sexy lobby bar, a fun rooftop restaurant, and the rooms are divine.
– Amanda Lindroth