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Charleston Life: Spring Round-Up

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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. 

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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.  

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

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A weekend in Charleston: Charleston Fashion Week 2016

For one week every March, Marion square is transformed into the most vibrant and lively spot for Charleston Fashion Week. This year marks the 10th annual CFW,  originally created by the fab Ayoka Lucas, who is such a fun and funky lady.   New York's Fashion week was created by the great Fern Mallis, and SHE even comes to check out the latest and greatest local boutique shows and emerging designers the Holy City has to offer.  To top off the explosion of great fashion, Charleston Wedding Week took place at the same time.  This was almost too much fashion goodness for one week, and I'm so glad I got to see a little glimpse of both!  Here is a photo recap of a couple of days from chsfw & chswedweek! 
 

For opening night, I kept it simple with my Warby Parker's, hand made black and white Ibu clutch (on sale HERE), and go-to cobalt Society Social Hostess Gown.  I ran into some awesome folks including my fave barista and dj (@catlord) Jeff, Holly from Dandy Boutique looking great with her lemon bag, my hot date and great friend Meredith, and Ayoka (rode in on a golf cart, yesssss):

I loved the local boutique shows, especially Ibu, Tres Carmen, and 7 Gypsy (hello headdress!): 

On Wednesday it was time to don a little tulle and partake in some Wedding Week loveliness.  We got to enjoy delightful decor, bites, & cocktails at the William Aiken House for the Kate McDonald bridal/Lula Kate show.  It was a beautiful setting, made even more stunning by Luke Wilson Special Events.

The show was a combination of fun and romantic Lula Kate bridesmaids dresses, along with some stunning Kate McDonald wedding gowns.  In case we hadn't already been wowed enough by the setting, the models gracefully walked a runway/aisle that went over a koi pond fountain!

I'm already looking forward to next year's Charleston Fashion Week & Wedding Week! 

 

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