Save the date! Seeking Indigo's5-Year Anniversary Party has been moved to Thursday, November 20th. Celebrate their birthday at 445 King Street from 5 - 8pm. Receive a complimentary flash tattoo and tarot reading the night of the event.
For senior editor Lindsay Talbot, the ultimate Charleston itinerary starts with a walk along the waterfront: strolling under palm trees with the Atlantic glistening just beyond. She loves the side streets, which boast beautiful homes, the best of which are found at Rainbow Row just by The Battery. “I love Charleston because the colors of the houses are just unreal,” says Talbot. “It’s just a dazzling array of pastels.”
Charleston was also named the #2 city in the world, outbeat by just a slim margin by Flroence, Italy.
Celebrate Threshold Repertory Theatre's 5th Season with a Progressive Dinner and Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00PM. Stroll down Society Street and enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, wine, a silent auction, theatre performances, and music.
TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, has named Halls Chophouse as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S for the second consecutive year!
"Outstanding service and quality continue to be a hallmark of the Travelers' Choice awards," said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor. Bill Hall couldn't agree more. "It's all about service, service, service with the Hall family," said Hall. "Charleston has so many fine restaurants to choose from, but it's our service that continues to set us apart."
Halls Chophouse, located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston, continues to pile up the accolades. Halls was named the Number Five Restaurant in the U.S by Open Table last year, won a Four-Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association (AAA) this spring and was presented with the "Award of Excellence" in August by Wine Spectator magazine for their extraordinary wine list.
In addition to Halls Chophouse, Hall Hospitality Group LLC owns Rita's Seaside Grille, 2 Center Street in Folly Beach, SC.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists and emerging performers. Now approaching its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
The Ticket Stock advertising option is a great chance to grow brand awareness. Have your ad printed on the back of all 120,000 Spoleto tickets and include a discount to drive Spoleto patrons to your business.
Feeling overwhelmed with too much on your plate? Experiencing headaches, insomnia, depression or fatigue? Experience a little R&R with Seeking Indigo's new Rebalance your Life October special.
For one hour put yourself in a complete state of bliss where head to toe rejuvenation can occur. Suzanne Goldston combines Reiki with crystal layout, a Pichu treatment, and a private consultation for a special introductory rate of only $99 (a $150+ value).
Call Seeking Indigo at 843-725-0217 for more details or to set up your appointment.
Join the Art Mecca of Charleston on October 17th during the monthly Upper King Shop and Stroll. From 5- 8pm the gallery will be featuring artist Michael Hayes in his solo exhibition "Water Preserved".
Michael Hayes's artistic career began in the 1980's in New York City where this rich artistic and cultural submersion formed him. Taking inspiration from the nearby Hampton beaches and travels to Italy, his waterscapes began to semi abstractly show themselves.
Landscape paintings with water became his main theme with use of color and light. Trips to the Caribbean eventually influenced Michael to paint water in Lyrical Abstraction. In 2012 he moved to Campobello, SC and has continued to convey water abstractly from the local waterways to the Caribbean and France.
The gallery will be serving complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Stop by the gallery at 427 King Street.
The Francis Marion Hotel'sWicked Good Fun Package is a great option if you are visiting Charleston in the fall and love a good ghost story.
Enjoy your choice of four different walking tours by premiere tour company, Bulldog Tours, and go deep into the night in historic Charleston. Choose from their Haunted Jail Tour, Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour, Darkside of Charleston Walking Tour, and Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour.
After some frightful good fun, relax in your guest room with luxurious European bedding and peruse your copy of the Francis Marion’s own ghost story, served with their signature spooky cookies.
O-Ku is hosting a special sake tasting happy hour on Thursday, October 9. In response to the success of its summer sake tasting, O-Ku will provide guests with another opportunity to sample various types of the Japanese beverage. Chef Thad Stuckey has created a special menu of appetizers to pair with each sake.
Indaco on Upper King Street will be hosting a Cru Night in Charleston on October 15th. Restaurants across the country will be participating in this month's Cru Night by pouring glasses of delicious Falesco Montiano Merlot.
Enjoy Indaco's traditional Italian cuisine set in a trendy, loft type space. Pair one of their signature pasta dishes with the wine of the night. Don't miss out! Call 843.727.1228 to make your reservation today.
The Michael Mitchell Gallery will be hosting a curated exhibit, "Asheville Nashville," on Friday, October 3rd. The exhibit will celebrate the work of three talented and beloved artists Stephen St. Claire, Elizabeth Foster, and Eva Magill- Oliver.
Stephen St. Claire has received international awards for his paintings which are created on various types of metal leaf. The results of his technique are incredibly unique and are reminiscent of the stained glass windows and wood block prints of the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 1900s.
The American Planning Associationn (APA) today announced that King Street in Charleston, South Carolina is one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014. Each October during National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs. APA’s Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.
"Recognizing these special places highlights the role planning plays in adding value to communities," said William Anderson, FAICP, president of APA. "Planners, working with others, help build better communities in a variety of settings, from urban to rural; the result - better neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We applaud these efforts and congratulate this year’s designees."
Since Great Places in America was launched in 2007, APA has designated 230 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces. Places are announced annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.
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.
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.