Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Check out Gogo Jewelry and Hannah Carnegie at G&G's Fieldshop Nov. 13 and 14

Buggin' out

Posted by Connor Simonson on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The pieces in "The Architecture of Insects" are inspired by shapes found in nature - PROVIDED
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  • The pieces in "The Architecture of Insects" are inspired by shapes found in nature
Presented by Gogo Jewelry and Garden & Gun, the premiere collection of jewelry from Hannah Carnegie debuts at Garden & Gun's Fieldshop in the Dewberry Hotel this week, Nov. 13 and 14. You can peruse the pieces from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

Hannah Carnegie's founder and creative director, Hannah Sayre-Thomas, is the daughter of renowned jewelry artist Gogo Ferguson. Sayre-Thomas is the product of seven generations of Carnegie family artists living on Cumberland Island, Ga.

As a child, she joined her mother and grandmother in the daily traverse of the shoreline, discovering what she describes as "gifts from the sea," then scouring the ancient maritime forest for flora and fauna unique to that barrier island wilderness.

The debut line is titled "The Architecture of Insects" and is inspired by the geometry and symmetry of nature. In a press release, Ferguson says she is "immensely proud and overjoyed to see [her] daughter launch her own beautiful line, which also pays tribute to the perfection found in nature."

Fieldshop is located on the ground level of the Dewberry Hotel at 334 Meeting St.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Following a NYFW launch, Charleston designer Aysha Robinson releases fall 2019 collection

Buy local

Posted by Alison Mader on Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:32 PM

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Following her successful New York Fashion Week launch in September, local Charleston designer Aysha Robinson has officially released her fall 2019 collection. 

Featuring edgy outerwear, chic sets, and bold dresses, Robinson's fashion line, Aysha louise, provides "everyday luxury for the modern woman." The bold colors and clean lines in the collection provide outfits suited for every day looks and occasions.

In designing her collection, Robinson focused on comfortable, functional, and luxurious clothing for "the woman who is just as refined as she is edgy." She wants to create a neutral, shared shopping experience for women of every generation and all walks of life in one collection.

To peruse the fall 2019 Collection, check out ayshalouise.com.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Propose Charleston offers "white-glove experience" for couples looking to pop the question

Will you plan our proposal?

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

This could be you and your significant other - JEN KEYS PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • This could be you and your significant other

Charleston, Conde Nast's favorite small city in the world, is a wildly popular wedding destination, with folks from all over traveling to our fair city to get hitched. Most recently Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot just down the road at Montage Palmetto Bluff. According to The Wedding Report the city saw over 3,700 weddings in 2018 alone. 
With all the wedding hullabaloo, it shouldn't come as a surprise that a savvy local entrepreneur is taking advantage of the ol' "first comes love" adage: proposals.

Mayhaps the Gibbes will be the backdrop of your big moment - JEN KEYS PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Mayhaps the Gibbes will be the backdrop of your big moment
Propose Charleston, founded by Jena Clem, is a full-service proposal planning firm based in Charleston with the goal of designing "one-of-a-kind proposals reflective of each couple's unique love story." Clem is a "seasoned event planner" who currently serves as director of special events at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

In a press release Clem says "There’s a gap when it comes to planning the perfect proposal. I’ve always found the proposal to be one of the most memorable parts of a couple’s love story, so I launched Propose Charleston to create perfect proposals that can be captured and retold from generation to generation."

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  • Nothing says Charleston like the ongoing carriage horse controversy

Learn more about the company online at proposecharleston.com

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Asheville pottery company, East Fork is popping up on Spring Street this weekend

Sales and steals, y'all

Posted by Connor Simonson on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Asheville-based pottery company East Fork is bringing their collection of hand-crafted ceramics to Charleston this weekend and is setting up shop at the Counter Culture Coffee training center on Spring Street this Sat. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(If you've ever sipped and noshed at Harbinger Cafe, you've seen this pottery in action.)

East Fork will have plates, bowls, vases, cups, mugs, and serving ware for sale. These handmade pieces come in a variety of finishes: Morel, Eggshell, Big Sky, Pollen, Celery, Soapstone, and Molasses. They will also have "practically-perfect-pots" for sale at 30 percent off.

According to their website, East Fork's "collection is unfussy, durable, timeless — made to use every day, for a long, long time." They make a full range of dinnerware and other functional objects from plates and bowls to mugs and service pieces, all of which are "made from regionally-sourced stoneware clay and fired in a gas kiln, with food-safe glazes made in-house."

For more information and to check out their full line up of products, head to East Fork's website or check them out on Instagram

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Celadon's 25th anniversary celebration features local artists and free beer

Happy quarter century, y'all

Posted by Connor Simonson on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 2:39 PM

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  • Kid- and dog-friendly, woo!
Charleston-based furniture and lifestyle shop, Celadon, is celebrating 25 years in business with an all-day party featuring local artists, makers, food, drinks, and more. Head to Celadon's Johnnie Dodds Blvd. location on Sat. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for all the fun.

Since opening, Celadon has kept its eye on what's trending while keeping an appreciation for classic styles. The store sells an eclectic array of upmarket furniture, one-of-a-kind antiques, designer lighting, accessories, vintage rugs, quirky gift items, and handcrafted jewelry.

Local makers will be selling their wares - ARIELLE SIMMONS
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  • Local makers will be selling their wares

Dozens of local and regional artists and makers' works will be displayed throughout the store and guests can enjoy free beer and birthday cake. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

All profits from vendor sales go directly to the local makers, as Celadon does not take commissions. Head online to learn more.  

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