Looking for a great transitional shoe for fall? Look no further than Charleston Shoe Co.'s Pawleys. Their beloved espadrille wedge is now made with a canvas enclosed toe and elastic ankle straps for great support. And in black and white stripe they are sure to go with everything!
Since the age of three, Mary L. Hoffman has been drawing and painting and knew without a doubt that when she grew up she’d be a professional artist. As her artistic skills developed over the years, Mary became best known for her portraiture art. For the past 20 years, CEO’s, universities, and collectors from all over the world have commissioned Mary for her elegant oil paintings and charcoal portraiture. Some of her well-known portrait clients include the University of Dayton, actress and model Andie MacDowell, and NHL hockey legend Mark Messier.
In 2005, new life breathed into her artistic abilities after she attended her first ‘Plein Air’ landscape painting workshop. Soon, her ‘Plein Air’ addiction began, and she quickly became a part of a small painting group known as “The Sullivan’s Island Plein Air Painters.” Today, Mary enjoys combining her love of the portrait and figure with painting Plein Air landscapes. She travels to paint and attend workshops and ‘Plein Air’ paint-outs all over the Eastern United States.
Pictured here is Mary Hoffman's 30 x 24 inch original oil on canvas, "Crossing Broad".
Olessia Maximenko will be painting at Second Sunday on August 14, from 12-5pm at The Real Estate Studio. Come by to meet the artist, and to see this beautiful collection of all things Southern and Elegant! For more information on the artwork seen here or at The Real Estate Studio, contact Laura Grooms at 843-729-7385 or Laura@HaganFineArt.com. Find more artwork by Olessia Maximenko and Mary Hoffman at www.HaganFineArt.com.
CHARLESTON SHOE CO. offers an affordable, comfortable and versatile shoe for the everyday woman. Their many cobblestones-to-cocktails shoe styles are geared toward the modern woman who needs to be on her feet and stay fashionable all day long! Walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, then dance into evening cocktail parties in a pair of shoes that won’t let you down. All of their styles are custom designed to be both comfortable and stylish and the sturdy construction will last for many years. Don’t hesitate to pick up a pair today…. you’ll want one in every style!
Charleston Shoe Company founder Neely Powell spent her childhood summers in a colonial town in central Mexico. In the summer of 1996, while at the College of Charleston, she met a cobbler whose simple sandals were a wardrobe staple among the villagers and visitors alike. It was Kismet.
With suitcases stuffed with the made-by-hand shoes, Neely and her mother boarded a plane home, plotting to sell sandals alongside her mother’s own burgeoning import business at furniture markets. The shoes were embraced by young and old, and before they knew it a wholesale business was created.
In 2010, Neely opened Savannah Shoe Co in Savannah and then a small storefront called Charleston Shoe Co. on a quiet and historic section of King Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This proved a pivotal moment for the brand as the community and tourists alike embraced the collection and the charismatic proprietor. With locations in Charleston, Savannah, & Del Mar, they still could not meet the demand for the “cobblestones to cocktails” shoe and the wholesale line launched in January 2011. The Charleston Shoe Co. line is now currently sold in over 150 boutiques nationally.
161 B King Street in the Antique District, Lower King 188 Meeting St. in the City Market Grand Hall Charleston, SC 29401 Phone: (855) 996-7463
Visit the Roberto Coin Boutique during 2nd Sunday on King Street and enjoy wine and snacks while you shop dazzling rings, vibrant necklaces, and brilliant earrings. Seen here is their Coin classic ring featuring Black Jade, Blue Quartz, Mother of Pearl and Diamonds.
“We’re excited about bringing the best of Southern Season to downtown customers and visitors,” says Teresa Troutman, general manager. “Customers will find a wide selection of Lowcountry and Southern regional products and gifts."
The new Charleston store is modeled on the successful debut Taste, which opened May 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina’s Cameron Village. By eliminating excess space and focusing on the most popular local and regional products, it quickly achieved success in a highly competitive area when paired with our larger stores nearby. The Charleston Taste store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Savannah Bee Co. celebrates their new location, Mead Bar and all their sweet honey products tonight at 5:00 pm on King Street. There will be food, a raffle and $5 mead tastings, with all your favorite people. Come, celebrate Savannah Bee.
Savannah Bee Co. is a beautiful place, where everything they do blossoms from their love of honeybees. Passionate founder Ted Dennard, who might just be on hand tonight, said "Our products deliver, they have real bee products in them, and I'm not sure everybody can say that." The honeys from Savannah Bee are curated by Ted, who knows the best of the best based on where the nectar comes from, and what gives it flavor, taste and color.
In addition to varieties of honey, you can try the bee products like luxury Royal Jelly Body Butter, shampoos and conditioners, Bee the Balm Gift Sets and our favorite, Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap.
270 King Street
5 - 7:00 PM
While you're there, pick up a little honey to make Author Karen White's favorite drink, The Southern Queen Bee. We think Rosemary or Lavender Honey would be excellent, but you can taste and choose your own.
Karen White Dishes on Her Signature Drink, The Southern Queen Bee
Karen White's books have been nominated for numerous national contests including the Southeastern Booksellers Alliance Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers Choice Award. Karen is a New York Times andUSA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as grit lit Southern women's fiction. She has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her nineteenth novel, The Sound of Glass, was published in May 2015 by New American Library, a division of Penguin RandomHouse Publishing Group.
Stop by Reinert Fine Art for Mother's Day flowers that will last for generations! Pictured here is Nancy Franke's painting "Remember Me!" oil 14 x 11.
Nancy is one of gallery's fastest selling artists. A longtime Atlanta resident, Nancy began painting as a child in Pennsylvania, studying with Glenn Brougher, a noted watercolorist. She went on to major in Fine Arts at Wilson College, and received her Masters Degree in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill. Primarily self-taught as an adult, she has also benefited from workshop study with some of the finest painters today. She works mainly in oils and prefers to paint "alla prima," or in one session if possible. Spontaneous brushwork and lively color are goals: she admires past masters such as Sargent, Sorolla, Potthast, and Bongart for their painterly and bravura styles.
On Saturday, May 7th, ibu is offering Mother's Day Portraits by the amazing Daniel Velasco. Honor the woman in your life with a mother, child portrait and go home with a treasured possession. Sign up now for a 10-20 minute sitting - reservations will fill up quickly! Choose between a Large Portrait (18x24) for $150 or a Small Portrait (9x12) for $60.
You can have your illustrated portrait made into stationary for use during the holiday season and throughout the year. For additional cost, ibu will even do all the work and mail it to you when printed!
To make an appointment, e-mail Venita at email@example.com.
On 2nd Sunday, The Crescent Olive will be featuring two of their delicious ginger infused balsamic vinegars: Blackberry Ginger and Honey Ginger. Also, visit the store to experience their newest Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy that joins their other Northern Hemisphere oils from Spain, Portugal, Greece, and California!
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers will again be hosting a day with the beautiful fragrances by Jo Malone London. Join them on Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 4pm to experience amazing scents and custom blends with Jo Malone London representatives and light refreshments.
Chamber Music Charleston returns to the Charleston Library Society on 2nd Sunday, April 10 at 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon program of music for winds and piano. Flutist Regina Helcher Yost, clarinetist Charles Messersmith, bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs and pianist Ghadi Shayban will be performing a program of music including music of Piazzolla, Bizet and Mozart.
Tickets are $20 for Charleston Library Society members and $30 for nonmembers. They can be purchased over the phone at 1.800.838.3006 or online at www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org. Additional tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2:30pm on April 10. The hour long performance begins at 3pm and is followed by a light reception.
The Charleston Library Society is located at 164 King Street in Downtown Charleston.
Vieuxtemps is doing some Spring Cleaning and cleaning out discontinued fine and everyday china pieces, linens, accessories, and much more! Prices start at $1. Bring cash to get the best deal. Everything will be marked and grouped on tables on the street during Second Sunday on King Street.
Last Friday, Reinert Fine Art has a very special guest, Christopher Zhang, during their Friday Night Art Walk. Zhang led a maximum attendance, portraiture workshop in Charleston the prior week. During his visit, he painted several small works for the gallery. Swing by the gallery at 179 King Street to see works by this Oil Painters of America Master Painter.
Have you ever tasted Mead? The Savannah Bee Company is open in their new location at Wentworth & King with a Mead Bar open for tastings and purchase. To celebrate this 2nd Sunday:
* Get $2 off a mead glass, with the purchase of a tasting * Buy three meads and get a free mead glass * Spend $100 or more and you can a free catch the buzz tank while supplies last * Buy 4 acacia honeycomb squares and get one free while supplies last.
As Charleston's most complete gift registry, Vieuxtempsoffers the largest selection of china and crystal in the Lowcountry.
Located at 180 King Street in the historic shopping district of Lower King, Vieuxtemps is Charleston's premiere and most complete bridal registry. Formerly Brittain's of Charleston, a downtown establishment for over 29 years, Vieuxtemps continues the tradition of offering the largest selection of china, crystal and silver in the Lowcountry.
We are the exclusive local resource for Herend, Royal Crown Derby, Richard Ginori, William Yeoward, Pickard, Bernaudaud, Simon Pearce and other fine china and crystal lines.
Our Bridal Registry makes shopping easy for all your wedding guests. We also offer a "wish list" everyone can use for perfect gift giving ideas, so your friends and loved ones will know exactly what to present to you.
Vieuxtemps 180 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 843-577-6811 vieuxtemps.net
Visit Reinert Fine Art and see new works by Rick Reinert. Owned by contemporary impressionist painter Rick Reinert, and his wife Ann, Reinert Fine Art showcases many classical painters as well as several well known sculptors in its new outdoor sculpture garden gallery.
Reinert himself is renowned for his bold, emotionally charged paintings using thick brushstrokes and confident use of color. Lately, Reinert is enjoying the inspiration found in the surroundings of his second gallery in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, which had its official Grand Opening - December, 2015. The artist continues to paint eight to 10 hours a day, 7 days each week; now sharing the colors and landscape of the mountains in addition to his widely popular lowcountry scenes of South Carolina.
Pictured here is his painting, "Afternoon Sun, Kiawah" , oil on linen 48"H x 36"W.