Thursday, June 29, 2017

You can win local art in the Celebrate Summer Giveaway, now through July 14

Here's to hoping we win

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM

If you're like us you follow local artists religiously because you know that some day, somehow, said artists will feature their pieces at a discount, or, heck, even give them away. Lucky for us, today local artist Raven Roxanne announced a giveaway in which she partners with fellow Charlestonians Proud Mary textiles, NYC's Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, food delivery company Daily Harvest, and framing group Simply Framed.

All told, the goods are a $2,000 value, featuring a framed Roxanne painting, Proud Mary clutch and tunic, a pair of Lizzie Fortunato silk tassel earrings, and 12 organic smoothie cups from Daily Harvest. Stylish and healthy sounds OK to us. Enter the giveaway online through July 14. A winner will be chosen randomly on July 15.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seattle-based glassmaker visits Williams-Sonoma on July 5

"From sand to hand to heart"

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Glassybaby drinking glasses - PROVIDED
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If you're looking to up your glass game — we're talking stylishly sippin mimosas Sunday mornings and Prosessco Friday nights — you need to invest in a Glassybaby hand-blown glass. Not into hydrating? They have one of a kind votives too. And the best part? This West Coast biz gives back almost two million dollars a year to nonprofits that help people, animals, and the planet. And on Wed. July 5, this West Coast marvel visits William Sonoma on King St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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More than 80 glassblowers, working out of "hot shops" in Berkeley and Seattle, handcraft these vibrantly colored vessels through an extensive process. To begin, an overlayer dips a blowpipe into a 2,300 degree furnace, spinning it around to gather clear glass. A colorist then lets a molten bar of colored glass "droop" over the hot bubble, rolling it smooth. The glass is then transferred to a different rod; a trimmer spins and shears the lip of the votive simultaneously. Then the Glassybaby logo is stamped on the bottom of the glass before it is placed into an annealing oven which brings the incredibly hot glass temperature down. 24 hours later, your Glassybaby glass is ready for use.

Ten percent of all proceeds from Sonoma's event will benefit A Healing Grace, an organization that serves as an advocate in the advancement of childhood cancer treatment options.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Edmund's Oast hosts American Made Market this Sat. June 17

Born in the USA

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM

This could be you this weekend — shop vendors, coffee, and food from Short Grain and Dough Boyz. - PROVIDED
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  • This could be you this weekend — shop vendors, coffee, and food from Short Grain and Dough Boyz.
Edmund's Oast has been making the most of their outdoor space and this killer summer weather with a number of recent markets. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with a special, American Made Market, this Sat. June 17 from 1-8 p.m.

Co-hosted by Edmund's, Winston, N.C. men's clothing company Centennial Trading Company, and local coffee shop Welkin, this event features, you guessed it, products made solely in the US of A. The "curated event of America made clothing and accessories" will feature men's and women's clothes, handmade jewelry, home goods, and more.

In addition to vendors, the market will have alcoholic bevs available for purchase from the bower bar, coffee from Welkin, and food from both Short Grain, who sets up 1-4 p.m., and Dough Boyz Pizza Co., from 4-8 p.m. Jam to live music from sibling act The Hadleys while you peruse the goods.

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Help make fashion magazine 'Monachopsis' a reality

"By weirdos, for weirdos"

Posted by Sarah Reynolds on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Chelsea Simone graces the cover of Monachopsis' first issue. - PROVIDED
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  • Chelsea Simone graces the cover of Monachopsis' first issue.
Monachopsis is defined by the dictionary of obscure sorrows as the feeling of otherness, of an inability to fit in quite as well as you should or want to. It’s a feeling that Stephanie Stein and Kristen Milford know all too well, especially when it comes to their experiences in the fashion world.

After years of frustration at the lack of actual representation in the fashion industry, the pair felt it was time to launch a publication that was aimed at creating a more inclusive space for people who might be made to feel like outsiders. Monachopsis, which will be comprised of user submissions, will specialize in editorial photography, shopping guides, and interviews, with each issue focused on a particular theme.

The first issue of Monachopsis plans to launch this October with an issue theme of “Mood Swings,” and aimed at discussing mental illness in its many forms. Future issues will be directed towards creating a safe space for readers who might feel excluded from the world of fashion for any number of reasons, as well as allowing their audience to submit their own work that might not fall into the status quo of most other publications, fashion or otherwise.

The magazine hopes to emphasize diversity in the fashion industry by combating "sexism, racism, transphobia, ableism and other discriminatory elements in the industry... by showcasing amazing work by weirdos, for weirdos."

Currently, the magazine is crowdfunding through Indiegogo, and accepting submissions for their first issue.

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Check out the Cigar Factory's newest tenant, Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions

The great indoors

Posted by Kristen Kornbluth on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:02 PM

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If you like to murder animals in style, take note. Madison, Miss. luxury hunting outfitter, Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions, sets up shop in the Old Cigar Factory this week, opening this Friday.

Will Pace founded the company in 2008 as a result of a lifetime of a love of sporting, and it has grown since then into a Madison establishment. Circle Seven brings their vision to Charleston in hopes that it will fit in as well here as it does in Mississippi.

“We hope to offer Charlestonians a unique experience in the store — one they cannot find anywhere else. We are proud to join such a special community. Charleston is a destination, and we hope Circle Seven will become one as well,” says Pace.

The basic mission of the company is to provide top-notch customer service and offer high-caliber brands that aren’t offered at many other stores, such as Purdey shotguns and Orvis apparel, just to name a few.

A catwalk built into the Circle Seven space connects the store directly to an event space at Garden & Gun, so you can expect collabs between the two.

Location Details Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions
Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions
701 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 805-4754
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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