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Our Vision

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At Upcountry Lifestyle, we are dedicated to keeping the people of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, McCormick Counties, and surrounding areas, informed and engaged by sharing the information and stories that matter most to you. 

Upcountry, South Carolina has so much to offer from culture and cuisine to our rich southern heritage. Our fantastic locally owned businesses and organizations are the heart of our communities. The people in the Upcountry are unique with great personalities and have so much to offer. 

Founded in 2023, it is the goal of Upcountry Lifestyle to share stories that not only educate, but are entertaining, and bring recognition to those who deserve it the most.

We strive to be a trusted source of accurate information and resources of events and happenings throughout the Upcountry. 

If you have a story, event, or news you believe is worthy of sharing, please feel free to send us an email at We want to hear from you!

Your support absolutely means everything to us. Share our stories and let your friends and families know that Upcountry Lifestyle is here. Without your generous support, our local journalism efforts would not be possible. We truly hope you enjoy Upcountry Lifestyle and thank you for visiting our site!

About Us

Image of Crystal H. Carlic with her husband Tony Carlic, and daughter Madison. Also pictured their dog Sadie.

Crystal H. Carlic with husband, Tony Carlic, & daughter, Madison. 

Crystal H. Carlic, Founder of Upcountry Lifestyle and Owner of Crystal Clear Virtual Marketing & Consulting, LLC., is currently attending SNHU-Online to obtain a BA in Creative Writing/Journalism with a Minor in Entrepreneurship. Crystal has been active in local media for nearly two decades. She is skilled at marketing, advertising, journalism, and photography. Crystal previously worked as Director of Sponsor Relations at Grice Connect in Statesboro, GA, where she studied news publishing under mentor DeWayne Grice.


Crystal and Upcountry Lifestyle are members of the Abbeville Area Chamber of Commerce, Anderson Chamber of Commerce and McCormick County SC Chamber & Visitor's Center. 

She is a recipient of a 2023 Communicator Award of Distinction for writing a feature article about the Honor Flight for Veterans. Crystal is married to Navy Veteran, Tony Carlic who served twenty years on various nuclear submarines. She has a deep love for gathering the stories of people who make a difference in the lives of others. She realized her talent for journalism and love of writing in 2020 while publishing a new magazine in Greenwood, SC. 

The Carlic's have lived in South Carolina since 2016, and are current residents in Abbeville, County. Crystal's ancestors were Irish Immigrants who settled in Abbeville. Her fifth great-grandfather was a patriot in the Revolutionary War, and he was a founding member of Greenville Presbyterian Church.

Crystal is proud of her heritage and the sacrifices that her ancestors made so that future generations, such as herself and her daughter can live this beautiful life today.

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Upcountry Lifestyle is proud to partner with our local chamber organizations. 

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Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Logo
McCormick County Chamber of Commerce Logo
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