Café Framboise will be open on Sunday, February 14th for Valentine's Day. Treat your loved one to delicious breakfast sandwiches, crepes, and french toast. They will be serving brunch from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
A gorgeous and absorbing novel, The Ramblers follows of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Aidan Donnelley Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled.
We all have that piece of silver that we tuck away in the sideboard instead of displaying it. You know, that piece of silver that Auntie Sue dropped and dented last Christmas Eve when she had too much spiked eggnog. Or maybe it's that silver plated piece that the ex-sister-in-law so lovingly polished with the wrong chemical and took off every bit of the plating.
Attend Joint Venture Estate Jewelers'Silver Restoration Event to get those pieces fixed and back on top of the sideboard where they belong! Bring your pieces in anytime before the event on Thursday, February 18th or bring it in the day of and they will be more than happy to see what can be done for your family heirlooms. The Silver Restoration Event takes place at 185 King Street from 10 - 4:30pm. Call 843-722-6730 if you have questions.
Rick Reinert has been painting more than ever and completing some of his best works yet! Pictured here is his new painting, "Francis Marion," a gorgeous night time depiction of one of Charleston's most famous intersections and well-known historic hotels. 16" x 20" unframed, 22" x 26" framed.
Join Joint Venture Estate Jewelers for an evening of light hors-d'oeuvres, beverages, fine estate jewelry, and perfumes. On February 4th from 4-7pm, a stylist from Jo Malone will be in store to introduce their new fragrances, Orris and Sandalwood. Everyone will also be able to preview Jo Malone's newest perfumes from The Herb Garden Collection. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP today by calling 843-722-6730.
A Brazilian combo, Porto Seguro, with guest vocalist, Ann Caldwell present a tour of Brazilian music, culture and Carnival traditions at the Charleston Library Society. Join the fun on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 for Mardi Gras -- the last night of Carnival week -- and experience the colorful diversity of the Brazilian celebration. Ann Caldwell and Porto Seguro will perform a concert of Brazilian Choro, Bossa Nova and Samba, supported by images from throughout Brazil. The evening will culminate in a reception with caipirinhas (Brazil's national drink), samba dancing, more music and the drumming of Capoeira Charleston.
Tickets for this event are $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and $10 for students (with valid ID). To purchase call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Belk is coming back to King Street. Susan McWatters, VP and Regional Store Manager at Belk announced yesterday that the company will open a pop-up at 473 King Street (formerly Ellington Boutique) March 5th, showcasing their new Crown and Ivy label. The line features women's clothing, accessories and home decor. Belk will have a tent in Marion Square during Charleston Fashion Week, and will be featured in the Thursday March 17 runway show. The pop-up store is expected to close March 29, but we’re hoping they’ll bloom where they are planted, and stay with us.
Mead is a delicious wine made from honey. It’s believed to be the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world, and picks up the characteristics of the variety and region of its honey source. According to Eater, the number of meaderies in the US has more than doubled in the last three years, making mead one of the fastest growing alcoholic beverage categories in the US. Enter our local bee visionary, Ted Dennard, whose new Savannah Bee Company location at 270 King Street will bring mead to Charleston. Taste it, love it, take it home. The store will be as beautiful as it’s former Lower King Street location, and larger.
Russian born sculptor, Alice Kiderman, has exhibited nationally and internationally. With chisel and hammer she translates human emotions into 3-dimensional sculpture which is serene and thought provoking.
Ron Thomson is an expressive realist working in oils on canvas. His paintings celebrate common and humble subjects elevated by their collaboration with light. His collectors often describe his work as “seemingly alive”.
Visit Reinert Fine Art at 179 King Street in the King Street Antique District.
Brooks Brothers is debuting a whole new line of womenswear by their new creative director of womenswear, fashion designer Zac Posen.
Posen, one of the most influential American designers working today, was educated at Parsons School of Design in New York and Central Saint Martins in London. He launched his own label at age 21 and was honored with a Council of Fashion Designers of America award in 2004. In his NYC atelier, he designs several of his own collections, which are worn by some of the world’s top celebrities.
Posen went through Brooks Brothers' almost-200-year history and combined it with his own unique design aesthetic. The result is a debut collection that beautifully combines the heritage of Brooks Brothers with fresh, feminine constructions in lush fabrications and buoyant prints.
The spring/summer 2016 collection references notions of eased sophistication and tailored proportions, creating a modern wardrobe infused with a youthful, effortless elegance.
Stay frosty all new year long in diamonds from Roberto Coin. This 18K Satin Finish White Gold Bangle from the designer sparkles with fleurs-de-lis diamonds. Find it at the Roberto Coin Boutique in the King Street Antique District in Charleston.
A 1st floor retail space is available for lease at 139 Market Street with approximately 2,005 square feet.
It's in a prime location in the historic district, located between Sweetwater Cafe and City Lights Coffee and across from Gucci and the Charleston Place Hotel. City parking lot located directly behind building. Includes large windows, tall ceilings, and heart pine floors.
Space available February 1st, 2016. Current tenant is Isabella's Collection. Available for a lease rate of $74.00/SF NNN.
For more information, contact Dunston Powell of Carolina Comercial, LLC at 843-345-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. Surprise the woman you love with a token of you affection like these Embrace Earrings by A. Link for Forevermark. These stunners are 18K white gold and feature four Forevermark diamonds set in an elegant drop earring.
Visit Paulo Geiss Jewelers at 116 East Bay Street in the King Street Antique District or call (843) 577-4497 for more information.
After closing for an extensive nearly two-year renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston’s premier art museum, announced today that it will reopen its doors to the public on May 28, 2016. The 111-year-old museum houses a premier collection of more than 10,000 works telling the story of American art. In addition to an innovative new layout with free ground floor admission, the museum unveiled a new logo that features a fresh take on the Gibbes name and its landmark architectural feature—the century-old Tiffany-style rotunda dome.
“The museum’s renovation will completely elevate the visitor experience,” said Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes. “Not only will the updated space better showcase our collection, it will provide visitors the opportunity to see artists at work, all aimed at delivering on our mission of enhancing lives through art.”
Need some snack food inspiration? Check out this video of Ted Dennard, founder and beekeeper at Savannah Bee Company, talking about combinations you can make with Triscuit crackers and honey. He uses delicious ingredients like ricotta, fish, honeycomb and rose petals to make some of his three-ingredient combos.
Try this savory, sweet and tart combination of Winter White Honey with Passion Fruit. topped with a peach slice and chopped almonds, all on a Triscuit. Pick up some honey at their shop at 216 King Street.
Join Cafe Framboise on Saturday, January 9th from 2-4pm for a slide of Galette de Rois (King's Cake) and a house coffee or hot cocoa for only $6. If you get find the trinket you go home with a $5 gift certificate! It will be available for only a limited time before it's sold out. Call 843-414-7241 to make your reservation.
Join Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum of Art for their legendary winter party - Stork Club - One Night Only- on Friday, January 29th. Guests will be transported to a 1940s nightclub cabaret at No. 5 Faber. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, cocktails, bites, and a series of edgy performances from 8-11pm. Guests will have the opportunity to win original works of art by local artists and all proceeds benefit the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.
Tickets are $70 for Society 1858 Members, $95 for Non-Society 1858 Members, and $130 for Ticket & Society 1858 Membership. Purchase tickets online or call 843.722.2706 X221.
Reinert Fine Art is pleased to announce that they are now representing artist Karen Lawrence. Karen Lawrence paints in a loose version of realism. Her favorite subjects to paint are houses with history and rooms filled with beloved treasures.
"The elegance of a curved archway, the drama of tall ceilings and open French doors, the intimacy of an overstuffed chair with a good reading lamp - are all elements of scenes waiting to be painted. For me, the other essential element is light. I'm especially excited by the play of bright sunlight streaking across the floor or warm lamplight drawing one to a comfortable place.
After wrestling with the perspective of a foyer with multiple archways reflected in mirrors or chair legs that don't want to cooperate with my paintbrush, I relax with the tranquility of a vase of flowers on a table. I find still life very comforting. I love the colors reflecting on shiny surfaces and the freshness of garden flowers backlit by sun pouring in my dining room windows."
Seen here is her painting "Come and Sit for a While" 24x20.
If you’d like to meet Charleston’s own Martha Stewart, look no further than Devany Vickery-Davidson. I first became acquainted with Devaney as she was promoting TSTE of Charleston, the something-for-every-chef spice shop she manages on Church Street near the City Market. As food blogger, teacher, author, competent chef and old friend of Nathalie and Holly, she’s the perfect person for that job. The shop sells raw spices in many convenient packages, and offers over 130 blends and recipes they create onsite.
Take Bacon Candy. Bacon slices are smothered in a Sweet Onion Sugar Blend, sprinkled with Habanero Sugar for a surprising kick, and roasted until they become decadent and delicious finger food. It causes quite a stir when Devaney and crew send samples over to the Information Tent at 2nd Sunday on King Street along with blended teas and other products from the store. It caused quite a stir when I made it for a holiday appetizer too. Bacon, onions, hot peppers, and sugar—who knew?
Lest you think TSTE, The Spice and Tea Exchange of Charleston, is just a tourist destination—not that there’s anything wrong with that--it’s not. While TSTE can be found in many cities that pair hospitality with great restaurants, they also offer those “easy to take home, local flavors” in places like Grapevine, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio and Bentonville, Arkansas.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.