About TSG Charleston Editor Courtney Brown:
Born in Charleston and raised in Greenville, Courtney is a South Carolina girl through and through. But after studying studio art and art history at the College of Charleston, Courtney sought adventure in New England, eventually making her way down the east coast and settling in Richmond, Virginia, where she started her career. There, she divided her time between a job in women’s fashion and working in publishing at Style Weekly Magazine.

When it was time to put down roots and raise her family, Courtney returned to her true love, Charleston. There, she not only started her own line of chic maternity clothing for high-profile clients but she also launched her own interior design firm. When The Scout Guide came around, Courtney was able to combine her taste for fashion and interior design with her love of her hometown, and the rest is history.


Courtney’s three favorite reasons to visit Charleston:

  1. Garden Walks. “Walk down Church Street to peek at the famed landscape design in Emily Whaley’s garden. If you catch the peppermint peach tree in bloom it’ll be a lifelong memory.”
  2. Gullah Culture. “You can sense the language, food, and spirit of Gullah culture anywhere in Charleston, especially on Catfish Row (Church Street), in the Sweet Grass Baskets, and during Spoleto events in the spring. I recommend taking a historic tour with Tommy Dew to learn more about it.”
  3. Food, Food, Food. “In every single way, Charleston is a creative city. The cuisine is no exception. I love finding little restaurants tucked in a quiet Charleston alley with fantastic food and ambience.”

Words Courtney lives by:
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa