The proceeds from the auction benefited the Center for Birds of Prey, a non-profit dedicated to the study and welfare of birds and their habitats. Operating 365 days a year with support from more than 60 trained and dedicated volunteer staff members, the Center's medical clinic treats more than 500 injured birds of prey each year.
Congratulations to the lucky winner who took home this colorful bouquet!
There are a few spots left at Seeking Indigo's Thursday Night Wellness Sampler on September 25th. From 6:00 - 8:30pm enjoy four services customized just for you. For just $45 you will experience four full half hour treatments including Reiki, Qi Gong Massage, Tarot, Migun Massage beds, and more.
Leave relaxed, invigorated, and awakened to new possibilities. Call Kathryn today to register - 843-725-0217.
The Cocktail Club, an establishment dedicated to supporting and showcasing local and regional distilleries, is excited to host a special Slow Sips Fundraiser benefiting Slow Food Charleston that involves several of these craft spirit companies.
During the event, on Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00 to 8:00PM, local and regional distilleries Cathead Distilling, Charleston Distilling Company, High Wire Distilling Co., Stripped Pig Distillery and Virgil Kaine will be onsite providing free samples for attendees to taste. The Cocktail Club will be offering special cocktails featuring a spirit from each of the distilleries and 10 percent of all of the proceeds will go to Slow Food Charleston.
SpiritLine Cruises has a new Holy City Bluegrass Cruise the cruises every Thursday night through the fall.
The cruise will feature The Bluestone Ramblers and craft beer from Holy City Brewery courtesy of Lee Distributors. Additionally, Firefly Moonshine will have their famous Peach Moonshine Margaritas on hand.
Enjoy light bites from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit and spirits from Firefly Distillery while shopping for a great cause. The Michael Mitchell Gallery offers an array of original art, interior decor and chic books. 20% of all art and items bought will be donated to this amazing cause. A $20 donation at the door is appreciated.
Visit Art Mecca of Charleston during the monthly Upper King Shop and Stroll, held on the third Friday of every month.
This Friday, September 19th from 5pm - 9pm, the gallery will feature artists Miyako Fujiwara, Holly Benton, Jeanie Karmiel and Debbie Mather in an exhibition combining ceramics, culture, and history. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Come meet the artists and see their brand new work.
Pictured here is Holly Benton's piece "House: Abandoned March 1900." Holly became immersed in the New Orleans music scene while studying ceramics at Tulane University. The movement of the other people at music events and in everyday life inspired a similar movement in her work. The use of the illusion of movement is the main unifying theme that runs through her body of work.
Starting this Wednesday September 17, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room will offer a happy hour on the rooftop from 4-7 pm, weather permitting.
Enjoy four different Stars house infused cocktails and lite bites ranging from $4-6. Have fun while you take in the scene from the rooftop and nosh on spicy smoked bar nuts an dmanchego cheese or spicy chicken lettuce wraps with piscked vegetables.
At the 2014 SieMatic Forum held last weekend, SieMatic unveiled its its SE 3003 R and S2-R kitchen portfolios. The new designs feature stylishly narrow frames and front panels in metallic materials (gold , bronze, nickel, black matte), the finest quality wood, and subtle colors.
SieMatic also unveiled the MultiMatic Aluminum in-cabinet designer accessories system that makes it easier than ever to keep kitchen cabinets neat and organized, and allows for flexible and individual use of cabinet storage space.
The Magnifilous Toy Emporium will be having a courtyard sale this weekend, September 19 - 21. Stop by 525 King Street for some great buys! They have tons of unique toys, gifts, puzzles, games and more. The more you buy, the more you save!
It started at the last 2nd Sunday on King Street. Mellow Mushroom picked up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge just as it began trending, and the King Street staff challenged the folks at Mellow Summerville and Mellow Avondale, followed by pretty much everyone else in the city and as we now know, the world. The Challenge was a great response to a devastating disease that doesn’t get much funding because ironically, not enough people get it. It was also a perfect example of news going viral, which is rare and wonderful especially when it doesn’t involve anybody twerking.
Kickin’ Chicken presented a check for over $10,000 to the Teachers’ Supply Closet after their five locations each competed to raise the most money, and dollars were matched by Kickin’ owners David Miller, Bobby Perry and Chip Roberts. I know a number of teachers who dig into their own funds to provide supplies to their students, and Teachers’ Closet is a great help.
Executive Chef Mason Mullock, has created a great “Restaurant Week Special” featuring South Carolina Quail and locally foraged Chanterelle Mushrooms. In addition to this great special their dinner cruise menu features six other entrée options featuring locally sourced produce, fish, and poultry. SpiritLine Cruises is proud to be named a 2014 Platinum Partner of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative which recognizes restaurants who promote the use of local seafood.
Continuing the “Live & Local” theme, SpiritLine's dinner cruise features live entertainment each evening. Where else can you get a fantastic four course meal for $40, live entertainment, and an evening of harbor views? Click here for more information.
Join artist Shannon Tabor for a night of fun, wine, and incredible learning in the art of polymer clay. Art Mecca of Charleston in hosting a Wine and Polymer Workshop on September 27th from 5pm-7pm.
Gain valuable knowledge in this medium while creating your own piece of wearable art. The workshop price includes your own beginner's polymer kit, instructions on the do's and dont's of the medium, several advanced processes that took Shannon years to learn, wine, and your own take home treasure.
Congratulations to Buddy Bebergal & Kit Regnery on the successful sales of 474-476 King Street and 24-28 Woolfe Street. 474-476 King Street is a 9,380 square foot retail and apartment building that is the current home to The Rarebit and Sweet 185. 24-28 Woolfe Street was previously Taylor's Frozen Food and is a set to become the next site in the downtown development boom.
One of the most highly anticipated events in the Holy City, Charleston Restaurant Week is September 3-14, 2014. With an amazing menu at a fantastic price, this is the perfect time to visit Stars Rooftop & Grill Room!
Stars will be offering a wonderful 3 courses for $30 including Curried Crab Hush Puppies, Barley Risotto and Star's Grill Room Steak. Click here to learn more about their menu .
Tommy Hall, Halls Chophouse, has pledged 100% of sales of his infamous pineapple martini, "The 434" to the South Carolina Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tommy was chosen as an honoree in the organization's Best & Brightest fundraising program. The chosen ones spend 3 months with the Foundation, taking part in various networking events and helping to raise vital funds to support the Foundation's mission.
Best & Brightest honorees are considered to have shown outstanding qualities in leadership, charity, and achievements in their career.
More fun than a bucket of ice, there's a 434 with your name on it waiting at the bar at Halls. You can also support the cause by purchasing a ticket to the September 18 reception, or making a direct donation. Click here to donate now.
This Thursday night, August 28th, Seeking Indigo is featuring organic facials as part of their Thursday Night Wellness Sampler event. Facials will be provided by their new full-time esthetician and wellness coordinator, Caitlin.
These Thursday Night Wellness Samplers are the perfect time to experience all that Seeking Indigo has to offer. Spend two hours of bliss in their wellness spa sanctuary taking part in Crystal Reiki, Qu-Gong Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Tarot Reading, Organic Facials, and more.
Positive Strides is a nonprofit organization that provides mental, physical and financial assistance to athletes who have suffered catastrophic, life-altering or career-ending sports-related injuries.This fundraiser benefits Stanley Doughty, a former University of South Carolina football standout.
Doughty currently suffers from spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal cord and is related to injuries he suffered while playing football in college.
The public is invited to this fundraiser at Halls Chophouse to help get Stanley "back in the game".
Refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar. Auction items will be available and President Ryan Brant will be on hand to introduce the charity and tell its story. Sports figures and other notable Charlestonians will be present.
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to present Senator Paul Campbell as our guest speaker for Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, September 4th.
Sen. Campbell is the Director of Airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority responsible for Charleston International Airport as well as James Island Executive Airport and Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport. Plus, he represents South Carolina Senate District 44 located in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties.
Charleston International Airport is undergoing a $150 million transformation over the next two years to modernize the terminal and add five new gates.
What does this mean for local businesses?
Will security lines be a bigger hassle?
Are we going to lose that small town feeling with a big city airport?
Nearly 2.9 million passengers arrived at or departed from Charleston in 2013. That's a 10 percent increase over the 2012 passenger total of 2.6 million and up from 2.5 million in 2011.
The Aviation Authority management team employs nearly 150 people but more than 1,200 people work at the airports in a variety of positions from TSA agents and other federal law enforcement officers to concessionaires, airline ticket agents and skycaps.
Sen. Campbell's extensive management and engineering experience in the aluminum industry spans more than 40 years. He retired as President of the Southeast Region for Alcoa Primary Metals with responsibilities for smelters in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana.
He is a Clemson University graduate with a BS in Chemical Engineering and earned his MBA from Jacksonville State University. He was recognized and awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently working as a consultant through Paul Campbell LLC.
Sen. Campbell is past president of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and The Materials Society (TMS)-two major international professional organizations.
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 includes parking, which is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets or the Hampton Inn Parking Garage on John Street.
Doors open at 11:30 AM 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.
Erin S. McPherson was born in Gainesville, GA and became one of the premier Abstract Expressionists in the South. She's an Old Soul with a genuine love for people and portrays that love in her artistic expression.
Erin creates intricate, layered works of art that are full of color and texture. When people look at her work it is easy to understand how each texture and layer represent another level of love and compassion. Seen here is her work 30x60 piece "Seabrook".
Happy 90th birthday to Henry Berlin, third-generation owner of Berlin's clothing store! Berlin's is a hallmark of the King Street Antique District, established in 1883 and surviving the Charleston earthquake of 1886 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989. For over 130 years Berlin's has outfitted men and women in timeless, upscale fashions and will continue to do so for years to come.
Give your skin some much needed TLC this summer with an Enzymatic Sea Mud Wrap at Spa Adagio. Detoxify, exfoliate and nourish your body with a purifying seaweed and mineral mud poultice sealed in a warm, relaxing wrap. Infused with aromatic botanical extracts and fruit enzymes, this treatment leaves your skin supple.
You can customize this treatment with detoxifying algae or aromatherapy oils. Enjoy 45 minutes for $70. Spa Adagio is located inside the Francis Marion Hotel. Call them at 843-577-ahhh to schedule your appointment today.
Stephen St. Claire paints beautiful abstract landscapes using a technique he calls "Dialuminism."
“I grew up painting mostly landscapes and still life, but after studying the techniques and symbology of Greek Orthodox icons, I was captivated with what happened with paint when applied in many thin layers on top of gold leaf. Since then, nearly all my time has been spent experimenting with textures, layers, and symbols, all on various types of metal leaf. About three years ago, I began sandwiching my layers of paint and metal leaf between several layers of clear resin. The result is something highly reflective, rich and projects color differently depending upon where the viewer is standing in relation to the source of light, which is why I named this technique Dialuminism (“light coming through”).
Seen here is Stephen St. Claire's painting "Lost in Deep Peace." You can see more of Stephen's work at The Michael Mitchell Gallery, located at 438 King Street.
They will be playing Hook to remember Robin Williams. Get there early to grab a pool float and watch the movie lounging in the pool. They will also have a hot dog bar (veggie dogs too) and a S'more bar. Come out and celebrate a man who made us laugh for so many years.
Need catering for your next meeting or event? Spoil clients, employees, friends, and family with boxed lunches from Persimmon Cafe. Choose from the gourmet sandwiches and sides like their Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich with golden raisins & red onions, roasted chicken, smoked Gouda cheese, garlic mayo and caramelized onions served on a toasted Pullman and P&G slaw (peanut butter & candied ginger).
Visit the Art Mecca of Charleston during August's Upper King Shop and Stroll, Friday, August 15th from 5:00 - 8:00pm. The gallery will be featuring local artists Andrea Lopez and Lara Neece. Complimentary wine and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. Visit Art Mecca at 427 King Street to see new work by these artists.
This town is full of artists; you can tell by the number of beautiful local galleries. We are virtually crowded with creativity and the awards garnered by this talented group are far to many to name. Two of my favorites, Rick Reinert and Kevin LePrince, share a gallery and studio at 179 King Street. It’s a fine space that smells of oil paint and canvas where the light bounces around playfully on vibrant colors—both artists are impressionists. There’s one of those inviting courtyards you only find tucked away downtown for further inspiration. Rick and Kevin take theirs from the area’s architecture, flora and fauna, stamping each piece with unique perspectives and techniques.
On Monday, August 25 Rick Reinert will welcome ten fellow artists to a three-day workshop “Bringing Light into Your Paintings.” They will spend two days painting plein air and one from a reference photo, with advice from the master on how to turn work into Work, and creative inspiration from the group. Rick’s workshops always sell out, and knowing the place, the atmosphere and his easy going charisma, participants walk away grateful for the opportunity. There’s a repeat in October and more to come I’m sure.
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.