Monday, September 18, 2017

Celadon celebrates 23rd anniversary this November

What Pinterest dreams are made of

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 4:53 PM

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Ah, Celadon, the furniture store we truly wish we could live in. The pillows, the throws, the vintage rugs... you get the idea.

Check out the store's heavenly spread along with wares from more than a dozen local vendors at Celadon's 23rd birthday party on Sat. Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This all day fest will feature the following makers: Babiators, Barracuda Moon Jewelry, Cindy DeAntonio, Flowershop, Francis and Benedict, HART, Harrison Blackford Art, Jahde Leather Atelier, Laura Deems Art, Miles Purvis Art, Paige Feigley Art, Penelope Design Studio, Red Rose Vintage, Sam Rueter Art, Suite 33, The Contents Co., The Goldbug Collection, 42 Pressed, Theodosia Jewelry, Van H. Rings, Wash with Water, Haegur Plant Truck, and Way Way Allen.

There will also be treats from Spun Cotton Candy, Rudi's Old Village Wine Shop, Coastal Crust Pizza Truck, and Bootlegger Coffee.

Urban Roots Reggae band provides live music, Franklyn Smith will read tarot cards, and there will be free beer for adults, face painting for kids, and cake for all. 
Event Details Celadon Hosts 23rd Anniversary
@ Celadon
1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Sat., Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
(843) 884-7005
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Haute couture jewelry maker Temple St. Clair visits the Charleston Library Society

Objet trouvé

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:36 PM

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Imagine a world paved with the rarest, most precious gemstones — ones that would make even Gollum shake with envy. For Temple St. Clair, seeking out these beauties is her everyday reality.

Thirty years ago, St. Clair founded her company in Florence, Italy. She then casually partnered with the world's finest goldsmiths, the Florentine jewelers' guild. Barneys New York used her collection to inaugurate their fine jewelry department in 1986. In 2016, St. Clair received the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industry's most prestigious honor.

St. Clair's collection is comprised of rare colored gems accented by distinctive gold work — she's acquired some of the rarest stones in the world. Some spectacular gems include Ligthening Ridge Australian Black Opal, Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline, Classic Colombian Emerald, African Tsavorite and Mandarin Garnet, and Royal Blue Moonstone.

St. Clair's nine-piece collection, Mythical Creatures, debuted at the Louvre in 2015, and in June 2017, her 18K eight ring Tolemeo pendant was adopted into the permanent collection of Les Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre.

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Thurs. Oct. 5, St. Clair will stop by the Library Society to discuss her collection, her journey, and her book The Golden Menagerie. No, we don't think she'll be offering discounts on any of her jewels (most items are in the $1,000-$20,000 range, although we spotted this bad boy for a cool $800), but it's totally free to come and gawk.

To RSVP, call (843) 723-9912 or email

Event Details An Evening of Style & Storytelling: Temple St. Clair
@ Charleston Library Society
164 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Thu., Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m.
(843) 723-9912
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Curiously named Colur Studios opens soon on King Street

Colur us confused

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Shop for your organic AF skin products under the light of what appears to be a blown-up trash bag lamp. - PROVIDED
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  • Shop for your organic AF skin products under the light of what appears to be a blown-up trash bag lamp.
My colleagues are calling it "Bachelorette Ave." Yes, the Hyatt Hotel complex, located on Upper King Street, is beginning to look like the ultimate bachelorette party destination. Located next to blow-out hair studio, Drybar, new addition Colur opens this month and will offer makeup artistry services, a retail boutique, and other beauty treatments.

This will be Colur Studios' first location. The salon will specialize in natural and organic beauty products, which we can only imagine means rubbing an avocado pit directly into your skin.

Learn more about the store/space/concept at

And no, we don't know why it's spelled like that. 
Location Details Colur Studios
Colur Studios
562 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 253-4300

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Lady of Charleston pageant brings glitz and girl power to Charleston for second year

Confidence, leadership, sisterhood

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 1:33 PM

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Produced by local fashion and lifestyle marketing company Tailored by Taylor, The Lady of Charleston fashion-based pageant brings together the women of Charleston to celebrate confidence, leadership, and sisterhood.

This year's theme is "World Class Woman" and three new categories have been added to the competition: Urban Safari, Chic Paris Night, and Belle of the Ball. The pageant contestants (chosen through a panel interview) will don the duds they think best represent themselves and the respective categories.

Pageant founder Jacob Taylor says, "It’s so wonderful to have another classic event in Charleston. We've added many new things to ensure Lady of Charleston will be a pageant to remember. My vision is to create a tailored experience that reduces or even eliminates the thought or feeling of exclusion."

Taylor has teamed up with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Save More Kids to host this pageant at the Music Hall on Sun. Oct. 8; the winners of the pageant will help these two non-profit organizations carry out a community project. This year's pageant features 12 contestants, with prizes awarded to overall winner, first runner up, and second runner up. Prizes range from spa treatments to photo shoots to a personal-chef dinner, and all top three contestants receive a trophy and sash.

General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $35. VIP tickets get you two complimentary glasses of wine, light hors d'oeuvres, red carpet interviews, and premium balcony seating.

Event Details The Lady of Charleston
@ Charleston Music Hall
37 John St.
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Sun., Oct. 8, 5 p.m.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Dog Wash has opened on Line Street. Face it, your pup needs a visit

Wash, rinse, ruff, repeat

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 1:43 PM

You might find yourself wanting to bathe in these fancy tubs  with your pup - PROVIDED
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  • You might find yourself wanting to bathe in these fancy tubs with your pup
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Calling all downtown dirty dog owners: a self-serve dog wash, grooming, and retail pet boutique has opened on Line Street.

Whether your Golden has rolled in marsh mud, or your hound has chased a squirrel through three-day old puddles of standing water, or your pit mix has stepped ever so carefully into errant sidewalk remains, there's always something pooches can get into downtown. And now, thanks to owner Carrie Montgomery, right down the street you'll find a place where you can wash all those smelly, sticky, nasty worries away.

The recently opened Dog Wash caters to any kind of owner — the self-serve option ($25) is a blessing for when you have a little extra time and your pup isn't a huge fan of strangers, and the drop and go ($50) is perfect for when you're pressed for time and you need to leave your pooch in safe hands.

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  • Queen Monty lounges in the space
Now, pricing sounds a little steep, especially if you, like us, accidentally spend $25 a week on dog toys because your dog looks at you just so ... but the convenience of a downtown location makes up for it.

If your dog has a big day coming up (we're looking at you, ring-bearer pups of the world) Leigh Riddle, professional groomer, is onsite to help with hair and nail trimming, bathing, drying, and, of course, affixing your pooch with a bow tie. 

And, if you just want to stop by for a friendly visit on your daily walk around town, the store sells collars, leashes, bandanas, and treats.
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