But it's not all about the accessories, Dandy also carries women’s clothing and some home décor items. “It’s all vintage inspired with a slight modern twist,” says McGetrick. Brands like Sugarhill and Dear Creatures, which will be familiar to ModCloth shoppers, make up the majority of the clothing selection. Dandy also maintains a fashion blog that gives shoppers ideas about how to pair clothes and accessories from the boutique with items from other retailers like Forever 21.
While the clothing section may dominate the space right now, McGetrick says she hopes to expand Dandy into “a lifestyle boutique” complete with a beauty product section and expanded home decor (currently, it's mainly home accessories). She would also love to have Dandy become a storefront for other local accessory makers. In the meantime, Dandy has something for “anyone who likes to dress slightly different, not following every new trend, but with their own unique style,” says McGetrick.
For more information, visit dandyboutique.com or call (843) 410-1109.
On May 24, the Music Farm will once again host the popular face-off. Categories in the beard competition include everything from "full 12 inches and up beard" to the "young man’s college beard" to the older gentleman’s "salty dog." Moustaches may fall into either the styled or natural category, and partial beards like mutton chops have their own categories. There’s even a Southern belle contest for the ladies, who can choose to be realistic or creative.
The Beard and Moustache Competition benefits Lowcountry Women with Wings, which provides legal and personal counseling for local women with ovarian cancer. The $10 spectator ticket and the $20 entry fee may not seem like much, but with more than 600 estimated attendees every year, SBMC has raised over $20,000 over the past four years. The SBMC will be more than just a competition. It’s a full weekend celebration of self-expression. There’s a Recovery Room-hosted party on Fri. May 23. Morning-after brunches can be awkward, but not the SBMC’s brunch at Holy City Brewing on Sun. May 25. Food trucks will be on-site to complement beer selection.
For out of town participants and spectators, SBMC has made arrangements with two local hotels. The Best Western as well as the Sleep Inn on Savannah Highway are offering rooms for $149/night to those who mention the Beard and Moustache Competition, which is a deal considering May 24 is Memorial Day weekend.
Hoops there it is. The Alley's Hoop Fever Challenge starts up on Fri. March 21 at 7 p.m. and has 64 two-person teams shooting hoops in hopes to win some major bones. It's actually $700 worth of bones that is, with $500 going to the winners and $200 to second place.
Oh, and if you thought this was about a bracket, you're wrong. It's all about the arcade game Hoop Fever. The teams are randomly selected to go against each in the arcade shooting game of your childhood. The team who scores the most moves forward to next week's competition on Fri. March 28. And even if you don't move past the first round, you get cheap drinks for the whole tournament with $12 buckets of Bud Light.
You'll need to pre-register for the event. And you should hurry, there's only a few spots left. It'll cost you $10 — that's only $5 apiece if single digits are more appealing. And both teammates need to be present on both nights. Head to alleyhoopfeverchallenge.com to register, and start loosening that shooting arm up.