It's the most wonderful time of the year, y'all. Today, we are gathered together to celebrate a joyous occasion. Thank you all for coming. Best of Charleston Day comes but once a year and we're trimming the tree and counting down the minutes until we blow out the candles to mark another successful harvest. Congratulations to all the Best of Charleston 2019 winners. For this year's issue, we're changing things up a bit. You'll find profiles and interviews of dozens of winners — some local favorites and a few new additions. For Critics' Picks, we're still calling out folks deserving of recognition from 2018 and we're adding small round-ups of people and places to check out in 2019. So unwrap your presents and light the fireworks, here's to celebrating Best of Charleston all year round.