Deck the halls with HandPicked's personalized Initial Ornament. This vibrant gold glass ornament features a white glittery script letter and makes a wonderful hostess gift for your upcoming holiday parties. Shop in store on online at www.behandpicked.com.
For every $100 spent at a chain store, an average of $14 is reinvested in the community. For every $100 spent at a local store, an average of $45 is reinvested in the community. That money maintains our schools, paves our roads, employs our friends and neighbors and makes the Lowcountry a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live.
Lowcountry Local First offers a simple solution: Choose The Lowcountry. It's an understanding that if we choose to neglect the Lowcountry, something beautiful, meaningful and unique fades away.
LLF is a way of life that celebrates and supports what we love most: the local, independent businesses and farmers who reect the unique character, flavor and culture of the place we call home.
As lovers of the Lowcountry, we understand that we have a choice in what we buy and from whom we buy it. We have a choice in what we eat and from where and by whom it's grown.
Collectively, our choices have great power. To build or break a life. A business. An economy. A city. A culture.
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $29 per person plus tax and processing fee for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker. CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION or call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.
This Cyber Monday, call Salon Couture and enjoy buy 1 get one free on Davines, Moroccan Oil, Brazilian Blow Out, and Color Proof products. Give the salon a call at 843.853.0505 with your product requirements and they will ship it to you.
Candlefish has a whole host of gifts for the people on your list this year. Visit the shop at 71 Wentworth Street and find great gifts like letterpress & shiny copper foiled Charleston Map Print. Or surprise your cocktail enthusiast with Jack Rudy's Bourbon Cocktail Cherries. And of course, they have a candle for everyone on your list like No. 61 from the Candlefish Library with notes of berries, citrus, dewberry, vanilla and sandalwood.
TINA Stephens famous Mock Neck, featured in Vogue Magazine, is now available in a fabulous microstripe. Look super sophisticated is this cool weather layering piece. It's flattering from bottom to mock neck top!
Find more versatile, seamless pieces at TINA Stephens at 278 King St.
Just in time for your holiday parties and outings, Ibu has marked down their most luscious made-in-studio, one-of-a-kind silk dress items.
This Saturday only, their luxurious silk items are 25% off. Save on Kimonos, Tunics, Caftans, Skirts and more. Offer good online and in store. If you've been lusting after one of these beauties, now is the time to snap it up!
While you're doing your holiday shopping on King Street, pop in to Belgian Gelato for a steaming cup of Belgian Hot Chocolate. What could put you in a more festive mood? Made using the base of their Chocolate Extreme gelato and topped with homemade whipped cream.
Stop by the store at 324 King Street or 6 Vendue Range.
The Finicky Filly is having a Black Friday Special on outerwear. Save 40% off outerwear from designers like Ciao Milano, Herno, Mara Hoffman, and more. Then on Small Business Saturday, support your favorite local business and save 20% on all fur pieces!
Visit Copper Penny & Copper Penny Shooz for their huge Black Friday Weekend Sale. Their entire stores will be 20-70% off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 27-29. Stop by and check out their new holiday wear and decorations!
Looking for some great stocking stuffers? Digital Remedy Repair has some great holiday gadgets starting at just $9.99! They have fun rechargeable batteries like these Darth Vader and Hot Dog MimoPowerTubes + much more.
Apologies to the rest of the world, but there’s no place like Charleston for making holiday magic and memories. With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to tinsel-up, make lists and kick off the season in our beautiful, world-class city. Decorations abound, store windows are beautiful, pretty much all the restaurants and hotels have great Christmas Trees and Marion Square is set to light up.
Make your shopping fun; relax, there’s plenty of time. Black Tie Optional Friday is November 27th, and there are specials, special events and great, expanded hours on King Street, in the City Market and all around. If you didn’t get the newsletter, rest assured it will be posted at www.christmasshoppingcharleston.com. Black Friday is also the day that the City of Charleston begins honoring those wonderful Free Parking Vouchers that you can download online at the same site.
On Thursday, December 3rd Charleston’s most notable locavore Jamee Haley, also known as Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First, takes the stage at Small Business Lunch at Halls. I’m betting her Holiday Gift Guide is worth a look, especially since it’s Buy Local Month through mid-December.
Here’s a gift for those who miss Mayor Riley already; that’s most of us. Brian Hicks will present and read from his new book, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston, at the Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series December 10. Get your tickets at www.charlestonauthorseries.com. I can’t wait to read the book and hear Brian’s comments about writing it.
Next up, the Downtown Holiday Shop & Stroll December 11th, 5-8:00 PM. Refreshments, holiday cheer and specials you can only get with your VIP Passport. An $18 ticket gets you the Passport, a ticket to the after-party at the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s most excellent rooftop restaurant, Elevé and a ticket for the most wonderful raffle ever. Scores of prizes will be awarded at the party beginning at 8:00 p.m. Check in and pick up your VIP Passport and tickets at Leaf Restaurant or Seeking Indigo on Upper King. Both have a really fun check-in planned. Shopped ‘till you dropped? Head over to the Grand Bohemian early and enjoy a cocktail with your view while you wait for the rest of us. Oh, and there’s transportation. Free rides will be provided by Scoop, who will make their entire fleet available to Shoppers & Strollers all evening. Tickets are available at www.christmasshoppingcharleston.com.
December’s 2nd Sunday on King Street on the 13th is a much-loved event every holiday season. In addition to all the tempting selections and promotions from stores, there’s holiday music from our 2nd Sunday musicians and a few special guests. The Pauline Sisters have their annual bake sale in front of the bookstore/media center at Beaufain Street. The Charleston Catholic School on King Street brings their Middle School Band. Holiday Magic goes on in Marion Square with all the Farmer’s Market regulars ramped up to holiday decibels. Don’t worry, our exclusive stores and multi-star restaurants will provide the highest-level experience to be had at the same time you enjoy classic holiday fun.
Looking for some statement pieces to shake up your fall & winter wardrobes? Snag this gorgeous bright blue Balenciaga bag at Bob Ellis Shoes to add a pop of color to your wardrobe. Or look fierce in these cheetah print heeled booties.
Visit Bob Ellis Shoes at 332 King Street in the King Street Fashion District.
Don't miss Christophe Chocolatier's Holiday Happy Hour event on November 27th from 4-6pm. During this Black Friday Christmas Preview, enjoy discounts on advance orders for the holidays and enjoy their hot drinking chocolate bar while you shop!
Sunday is the last day for Thanksgiving orders from Caviar & Bananas! This year, enjoy spending time with your loved ones and leave the cooking to them. From the main dish, sides, dessert, or all of the above - they have a holiday menu offering all the traditional favorites with a gourmet spin. they have even selected the perfect wines to pair with! Let Caviar & Bananas do all the work - you can take all the credit.
Main course options include free-range turkey, award-winning Neuske ham, and Colorado rack of lamb. Sides from spiced 'whole berry' cranberry sauce to creamed corn with rosemary and turmeric. Desserts include a classic pumpkin pie, a pear tart tatin, and a salted chocolate caramel tart. To view their full holiday menu CLICK HERE.
This sweater dress from Affordables Apparel is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. Dress it up with tights and heeled booties or down with your favorite pair of boots. Accessorize with a long necklace and crossbody bag.
Find more wardrobe essentials at Affordables, located at 305 King Street.
The classic musical Cabaret gets a What If? twist turning the Kit Kat Klub inside out in this gritty and intimate interpretation of the 1998 revival of Cabaret. Charleston musical theatre veteran Brian Porter heads a sexy and vibrant cast featuring young novelist Cliff and the effervescent Sally Bowles living and loving inside the beloved and debauchery-filled hot spot as Nazi Germany quickly engulfs the world around them.
"Wilkommen", "Don't Tell Mama" and "Maybe This Time" all pepper the familiar and hauntingly fun score in this bold and very naughty production. This is the holiday show everyone is going to be talking about so get your tickets today and check out our very special enhanced show on Sunday Dec. 6, Cabaret Cabernet Sunday where you can enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, Cabaret karaoke, special guest performances and more.
Get personal this Christmas. Order acrylic personalized styles from Moon & Lola by December 13 to receive by December 23! They have all kinds of timeless monogrammed necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.
We love these 360 studs with engraved monogram in the front and pearl in the back. Visit their shop at 322 King Street or shop online at moonandlola.com and start checking items off of your list.
Need dresses for upcoming holiday parties? Isabella's Collection at 139 Meeting Street has chic dresses for any occasion. Find everything from cocktail dresses to evening dresses from designers Nicole Miller, Tadashi Shoji, Taylor Dresses and more.
Meg Murry and her friends are back for travels through space and time with Threshold Repertory Theatre's Season 6 opener, A Wrinkle in Time. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by Madeleine L'Engle, this play follows Meg Murry through time and space in search of her scientist father. In an epic battle of good vs. evil, Meg must free her loved ones from the devious grasp of the Red-eyed Man. This remarkable coming-of-age story delves into social conformity and uncovers the shear power of the human experience we all share.
Now playing through November 22nd with shows on Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Grab a friend or two and go out for a fun night including dinner at Muse Restaurant. They are offering a special theatre menu of 2 courses for $24 or 3 courses for $30 plus wine and cocktail specials. Call 843-577-1102 for dinner reservations. For theatre tickets, click here.
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.