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Best CHS Bachelorette Weekend Ideas


One of the questions I get DM'd about the most on Instagram is, "What should I do for my bachelorette party in Charleston?"  I've given this one a LOT of thought, so I have a great round-up of ideas that I think you and your girls will love.  Also be sure to get in touch if you want to set up a private sip & shop or workshop at our store, Cannonborough Collective!  

all images c/o Sean Money & Elizabeth Fey

Enjoy a Group Activity

One of the best ways to really create some memories with your bride tribe is with a fun group activity. You can find lots of workshops offered around town, or create your own private event or spa day!  Below are a few of my faves:


Group Workouts

Bachelorette Yoga with Serenity Tree Yoga

Private Barre Class at Barre South

Pamper Yourselves!

Dry Bar for blow outs or braids

Mylk Bar for Manis/Pedis (cutest nail salon for a group!)

Learn a Little

Flower Crown Class by Petaloso

Candle Making Class at Candlefish


Wine & Dine

There are SO many restaurants to choose from in this foodie haven of ours!  Here are my recommendations for the best restaurants to accommodate larger groups.  

Harold's Cabin // Rarebit // Miller's All Day // The Watch

Elevé at The Grand Bohemian // Butcher & Bee // Lewis BBQ

CHS bag available at  Cannonborough Collective  

CHS bag available at Cannonborough Collective 

Shop 'Til You Drop

There are SO many adorable shops around town. You and your best gals will be in Instagram heaven at any of the following spots.  I linked to their Instagram accounts so you can see what I mean ;)

Cannonborough Collective // Toss Designs // The Skinny Dip (get some frosé while you shop!)

Candy Shop Vintage // Mac & Murphy // Candlefish

Don't Forget the BALLOONS!

Call ahead at Cannonborough Collective to line up a balloon pick-up, or shop below for some cute options you can fill yourself with air (the following links are affiliate links which will earn me a small commission). 

Letters for banner (gold or rose gold) // Jumbo Letters // Jumbo Ring // Hot Pink DIY Balloon Garland, Rose Gold DIY Garland // (* do yourself a favor and buy this pump! It makes balloon garland life a breeze)

-Shop This Post-

Andrea, Cayleigh & I have on a floral print that comes in several styles: High Rise Midi, High Rise Cut Out, Matching Bra // The twins' High Rise Track Leggings // Escape bag // Kelsey's Top & Bra

-Photo Credits-

Images by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fey // Yoga led by Melora of Serenity Tree Yoga // Flower crowns by Petaloso // Event Coordination: @CharlestonShopCurator // Yoga apparel gifted by Onzie // Pictured bloggers: @KC_Doubletake, @ThePetalReport, @KelseyJHill


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Charleston Weekending: 2018's New Restaurants


There have been SO many new restaurants popping up around town that I have barely been able to work my way through this list yet.  I've jotted down my recommendations of what to get beside the locations I've had a chance to try, but you'll have to comment and let me know your favorites at the ones I haven't visited!


Miller's All Day (I loved the BLT salad!)

Daps (get a mimosa and something from the "hash" section)


Renzo Wood-Fired Pizza (Detroit Style)

Uneeda Sicilian (Sicilian of course)

Uptown Social (NY Style)


Poke San (sushi, poke, & more)

Spanglish Cuban Kitchen (inside Workshop; we loved the Fricase De Pollo & Lechon Asado)

Saffire Restaurant (we had the Quinoa Bowl and the Prestige Farms Chicken Breast, both delish)

-Coming Soon-

Melfi's (Roman-ish inspired pizzeria)

Chubby Fish (fresh, Lowcountry seafood with innovative preparation)

It's hard to go wrong with a Charleston meal no matter where you go!  Follow along on Instagram for more recommendations!

photo c/o Kim Graham Photography

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Charleston Life: Spring Round-Up


There are so many fun and fabulous Charleston events almost every day in our city!  I wanted to make sure you know about a few of my favorites so you can plan accordingly.  Leave a comment if there's anything else happening we should know about!

1. Charleston Fashion Week // March 13-17

Grab your gal pals and head to Marion Square for 5 nights of fashion shows!  You'll see runway shows from local boutiques and talented emerging designers.  Grab your ticket here so I can see you at the tents!

2.  CSOL Designer Showhouse // March 14- April 15

This is a great chance to see inside a Tradd Street Home.  Talented designers from around the region decorate different rooms in a lovely Charleston home, and you get to tour it!  See my post from last year's house here, and go to this link to purchase your tickets. 


3. Festival of Houses & Gardens // March 15- April 21

See inside even more charming Charleston homes, explore beautiful window boxes, and set foot in plenty of private gardens.  There are multiple events happening as part of this festival- everything from home & garden tours to luncheons to concerts!  Get details and purchase tickets here.  


I'll keep adding to this post as I hear of more fun things happening around town!



5 Things to Do With Your Charleston Valentine or Galentine

HOORAY!  Even on the years I was single, Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite days of the year! I love the colors, decorations, sweets, and any excuse to treat yourself!  I've rounded up a few fun Charleston things you can do to celebrate between now and February 14th, whether you're with your sweetheart or best gal pal.

1.  His & Hers Vieuxtemps Sip & Shop | Feb. 11, noon-5

Take your girlfriends if your man isn't into shopping, but Vieuxtemps will definitely have something for him, too!  There are so many modern gifts for both guys & gals here- the owner even paints some really awesome fly fishing art. 

Personally I don't love shopping with my husband, so we are just going for the wine & chocolate tasting (they're sampling some Louis Sherry, so you don't want to miss THAT!).  It happens to be Second Sunday on King Street, so hopefully it will be a nice weekend to enjoy a stroll.  If not, they'll take the party indoors!


2.  Magnolia Plantation Chocolate Walk | Feb 10-11

This sounds like the perfect time to check out Magnolia Plantation if you haven't already.  There will be live music and chocolates from around the world, free with garden admission ticket.  Find more information here.

3.  Cookie Fun @ Cannonborough Collective | Valentine's Day Party: Feb 10 11-1 & Cookie Decorating Class: Feb. 13, 6-8

Shop, sip, and decorate cookies with Bullfish Cookie Company while they last Saturday beginning at 11am (FREE party!).  If you'd like to have a fun and intimate girl's night out, sign up to learn royal icing cookie decorating with Bullfish.  Get more more details and sign up for the cookie decorating here.


4.  Love to Love You Yoga & Beer | Feb 14, 6:30-8:30

Enjoy an evening of yoga with your loved one and awesome instructor Beth Cosi at the new Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.  After the class you get to stick around for beer!  Cost: $15.  Get tickets here.


5.  Puppy Love Happy Hour | February 14, 4-7

Puppies, patios, & pints, oh my!  Head to Bay Street Biergarten for a Valentine's Day happy hour that your pup can join in on.  Live music from The Midnight City Band starts at 6.  I'm pretty sure this is what Maddie Martin wants us to go for V-day!  More details here.