Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New vintage store Retrograde celebrates grand opening in Park Circle Sat. July 20

New store, old clothes

Posted by Caylin Gregory on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM

  • Caylin Gregory
Park Circle is poppin' off and now it's got its very own vintage clothing shop.

Retrograde Vintage had their soft opening earlier this week, inviting the public to RSVP and pop in for a White Claw, a handful of chips, and a good time while browsing the selection. The atmosphere seems ideal for the Park Circle community. Located in the space behind Itinerant Literate Bookstop, Retrograde has utilized the grassy backyard to transform the shop into a stationary van.

While the team behind this lifestyle shop makes it look easy to fit everything from shoes to bags to maxi-dresses to mannequins in a small and confined vehicle, a lot of work went into getting where Retrograde is today.

  • Caylin Gregory
Before claiming their spot in Park Circle, Retrograde took went by Ache Vintage, spending years participating in markets around the area. Looking for something more permanent, owner Jordan Temple made it her mission to create a stable place for her passion.

Temple has a wide variety of vintage clothing to offer, but you can also check out the products of other local vendors. Megan Day spends her days crafting bohemian collections and when you make your way to the far end of the Retrograde van, be sure to check out her wall of crystal-studded earrings. They’re gems — literally.

Head to Retrograde, located at 4824-B Chateau Ave. on Sat. July 20 at 2 p.m. for the official grand opening of the shop. Keep up with their latest updates and all things vintage on their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram at @areyouinretrograde.

Event Details Retrograde Grand Opening
@ Retrograde
4824-B Chateau Ave.
North Charleston, sc
When: Sat., July 20, 2 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Festivals + Events and Fashion + Shopping

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Celadon hosts art-infused summer solstice event Sat. June 22

Featuring live painting

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Sip on booze and shop local art at this pop-up. - PROVIDED
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  • Sip on booze and shop local art at this pop-up.
Head to Celadon this Sat. June 22, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. for a special pop-up solstice event featuring local artists displaying (and making!) their goods. The event is free and kid- and dog-friendly.

The event's featured artists include Emily Daws Textiles, Chelsea Goer, and Christina Jervey Jewelry. Daws is launching her new Sea Island Series at the pop-up and Goer will be on hand painting 20-30 small works on wood in the same color palette as Daws' textiles.

Sip on free beer and wine while checking out the goods.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Diner en Blanc took over Liberty Square on Friday with almost 700 guests

Booze, bites, and beats

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The waving of white linen serviettes marked the beginning of dinner - VALERIE & CO./PROVIDED
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  • The waving of white linen serviettes marked the beginning of dinner
The fourth edition of Le Diner en Blanc Charleston swarmed Liberty Square on Friday, bringing with it almost 700 diners who spent the evening noshing on gourmet food and swilling red, white, and rose.

As usual, Diner en Blanc guests went all out, donning full white outfits (kudos to the guys who found white pants), flower crowns, inventive head gear. The precision with which the Diner en Blanc group leaders led the crowds into the square and helped them set up their tables was impressive and in less than 30 minutes the place was packed, as if long rows of white tables and chairs had been there all along.
Guests purchased wine from Bottles ahead of time, picking it up onsite. (Bubbles continued to flow later in the evening at Bourbon & Bubbles after-party) - VALERIE & CO./PROVIDED
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  • Guests purchased wine from Bottles ahead of time, picking it up onsite. (Bubbles continued to flow later in the evening at Bourbon & Bubbles after-party)
While some guests proudly brought big balloons — the kind, even, with confetti floating inside — park rangers quickly informed revelers that those balloons would need to be deflated and carefully removed. Why? They could float away into the water, polluting the environments of sea creatures (the S.C. Aquarium is right next to the park).

The evening began with music from the Masker Trio featuring Aisha, followed by DJ Ede, who steadily pumped throwback tunes, bringing lots of guests to the dance floor.

Stay tuned for deets on next year's dinner.

Ed note: One of the event's co-hosts, CP advertising director Blair Barna, is involved in Diner en Blanc's production independently of City Paper.
Oh what a night - VALERIE & CO./PROVIDED
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  • Oh what a night

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Friday, June 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Yeti's new store on King Street, opening this weekend

This is the second brick-and-mortar store for the high-end cooler company

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Luxury cooler lifestyle brand Yeti throws open the doors to its second-only retail store this weekend in Charleston at 360 King Street.

The company lined up a few of their "ambassadors," folks they think are the best in the field at what they do, to stop by the store over the weekend and talk about their trade, and presumably, coolers.

Scroll down to see the full schedule. Or flip through the photos here...

4-7 p.m. - Texas barbecue from Austin's Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ plus Lowcountry boil

12-3 p.m. - "Meat & Greet" with N.C. pit master Sam Jones to discuss his new cookbook (PS - we caught up with him today)
5-8 p.m. - "Meet the Makers" with David Merritt and Michael Davis of Coast Brewing Co. out of North Charleston.
(Drink specials with Yeti purchase at the in-store bar, BTW.)

12-5 p.m. - Showcase with artist Paul Puckett (plus Yeti line benefitting Charleston Waterkeeper)
1-6 p.m. - Sunday Social with Charleston Mix
(Again, drink specials with Yeti purchase)

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Grab all your summer party supplies at The Skinny Dip with a Coterie pop-up Sat. June 22

Proceeds go to a great cause

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 9:37 AM

Rainbow sets are perfect for Pride Month. - PROVIDED
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  • Rainbow sets are perfect for Pride Month.
Coterie, a self-described "one-stop-shop for elevated party supplies" hosts a summer party at The Skinny Dip on Sat. June 22 — and you're invited. Head to the King Street store from 1-5 p.m. and shop the Coterie's collection of party supplies.

Just in time for the first weekend of summer, this pop-up will have all the gear you need to throw a kickass summer shindig. Coterie sells themed party sets for baby showers, bridal parties, birthday celebrations, and more.
Your Fourth never looked this good. - PROVIDED
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  • Your Fourth never looked this good.
Might we recommend the "Rainbow Pride Set" for a Pride month set-up, the "Together Forever" bridal set for all your bach party needs, and the "U.S. of Yay!" set for the Fourth of July (duh).

Starting at around $50, these sets include everything you need for a get-together: plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, balloons, confetti, and more. You can always build-your-own kit too, making the Pinterest-happy guys and gals out there very, very happy.
Beach vibes or bach vibes? You decide. - PROVIDED
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  • Beach vibes or bach vibes? You decide.
In addition to shopping these special sets, guests at The Skinny Dip can check out a DIY tie-dye station, fresh frose (your first one is free), make-up touch-up stations, a braid bar, and raffle prizes.

All event proceeds will be donated to the Confetti Foundation, a nonprofit that supplies birthday supplies to hospitalized children.

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