Spellbound

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Dress $148, Gold arrowhead necklace $58, Beetle triangle necklace by Catie Curran, and Nail polish by Odeme all at Maris DeHart // Crown from  7 Gypsy // Vermeil modern mosaic ring $195, Vermeil modern mosaic cigar band $225, 14k gold plated 2 tone mirror ring $88 by Freida Rothman, and 19k .46ct diamond wide olive leaf ring $4,285 from Croghan’s Jewel Box

Photography by Jonathan Balliet // Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Studio // Hair by Mac Does Hair

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HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

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Dress by L’atiste $98 and boots by Chinese Laundry $99 from House of Sage // Custom headdress from Dandy Boutique // Crystal necklace by Heather Kahn $129 7 Gypsy // “Shikoba” Turquoise necklace $225, “Raine” Turquoise ring Raine $325, “Vasuki” long snake with ruby $225,”Helen” hammered armor shaped ring $155 all by Ash Hoffman // Square ring by Naked Eyes $125 and nail polish by Odeme at Maris DeHart

Photography by Jonathan Balliet // Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Studio // Hair by Mac Does Hair

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Any Witch Way

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Halloween is my favorite time of year and it’s just around the corner!  To celebrate the spooky festivities I’ll be posting a series of haunting images until Halloween.  You don’t want to miss out on my next “Fashion Friday” segment on Lowcountry Live because it’s all about shopping your Halloween costume at local boutiques.  Need an excuse to buy that outfit you’ve been eyeing?  Well, this is the perfect opportunity to build it into a costume that you can get still get some mileage afterwards. I’ll be featuruing looks from Dandy, 7 Gypsy, House of Sage, The Editor, and Style Dwell to get you inspired!

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Dress by Traffic People from Dandy Boutique // Necklace by Christina Jervey $195, rings by Naked Eyes $125 each, cuff by Kristen Baird, nail polish by Odeme all from Maris DeHart // Headpiece by Carlos Guzman // Taxidermy coyote by Becca Barnet at Sisal & Tow

Photography by Jonathan Balliet // Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Studio // Hair by Mac Does Hair

Brackish Bow Ties Fall Look Book

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Brackish Bow Ties is the originator of the feathered bow tie and it all started out of necessity for the founders Ben Ross and Jeff Plotner. Not wanting to settle for mediocracy, Ben handcrafted a set of turkey feather bow ties for his groomsmen for his wedding in 2007.  Almost 10 years later with one of his groomsman Jeff, the partners have created an empire of feathered accessories that have made a global impact. With their headquarters and production in Charleston, they employ 50 artisans and production assistants who painstakingly make each tie, cummerbund, and pin to perfection.  They have since expanded their turkey feathers to an exotic ray of colors using peacock, guinea, rooster, and pheasant. Each tie is a work of sustainable art and one of a kind.

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As well as online you can shop them locally at Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant ,  Charleston TuxedoGrady Ervin & Co.Grand Bohemian Hotel , and Charleston Preservation Society.  From humble beginnings to selling at national retailers such as Neiman Marcus and the legendary London department store Harrods, Brackish Bow Ties is ready to make men look more dapper one feather at a time.

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Clothing from Worn and Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Tuxedos by Charleston Tuxedo // Sunglasses by See Eyewear // Hats by Goorin Brothers // “Attaché” bag by Satchel & Page $395, “Diplomat” bag by Satchel & Page $375, “Harvey” Umbrella by Concord Gentleman’s Accessories $77.50 from Henry & Eva

 Photography by Bette Walker, Styling by Andrea Serrano, on location at The Tomas Bennett House

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Cabin Fever

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I’m so happy I finally made it to Harold’s Cabin, one of Charleston’s new restaurants that’s creating a niche of it’s own.  Everything is so original and authentic from the menu, to the drinks, to the decor, and the concept.  The former snowball shop/neighborhood grocery is part bar, part artisanal grocery, part restaurant, and part lounge.  My favorite details of the space is the eclectic art by Becca Barnet who did the Jackalope mural and stuffed antlers, and the abstract expressionist paintings by Stephen Elliot Webb.

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Always up for grabbing a bite and some drinks with my girls Liz Martin of The Charleston Weekender and Libby Williams of Plate South, I knew I was in for a real treat. The owner John Schumacher graciously explained every dish that he and Chef Justin Pfau have created which are sourced locally and regionally. What I love about Harold’s Cabin is that the main star ingredient is vegetables.  It’s a rarity to find veggie focused dishes in a place like Charleston where meat is so celebrated.  They also pride themselves with growing their own herbs, greens, roots, and fruits in their rooftop garden.

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I highly recommend ordering a few things and sharing them, because you don’t want to miss out on anything.  The Forage Board is a no brainer and is a veggie lovers paradise with roasted sunchokes, grilled oyster mushrooms, fried local kale, and blistered okra. My other favorite was the Beets with buttermilk ricotta and pickled tomatoes.  Yes Please!

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I don’t drink coffee, but this drink makes me want to start.  The Jackalope is a heavenly mix of espresso, ginger beer, basil, raw honey, and orange peel.  A meal at Harold’s wouldn’t be complete without the Grilled Carrot Cake.   Just when you tried every carrot cake out there, this one will take you for a ride. It’s for the purists who like carrots more than a sugary cake smothered with frosting.


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This was my first time taking my Ellia Wang layered clutch out for a spin and I’m obsessed!  Not only is it one of the most beautiful bags I’ve seen with it’s metallic blue hue in a kid skin leather, but it’s also well designed and functional. Having 3 separate compartments to hold your essentials makes it so much easier to stay organized and quicker to find everything instead of your keys getting lost in a black hole.  Maris Dehart has the same one in this color and in black leather.

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I love that Charleston is all about preserving a piece of history while giving it an updated spin. Click here to read about the history of the original Harold’s Cabin that 1st opened in the 1920’s. Don’t be the last one of your friends to go to Harold’s Cabin and make a plan to go for lunch, dinner or brunch!

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Flouncing Florals Bell Dress $114 from Dandy Boutique // Layered clutch in metallic blue by Ellia Wang $640 from Maris Dehart // Eyeglasses from See Eyewear // Regina suede pumps in navy $139 by Corso Como from Lord & Taylor // Jewelry by Peyton William

Photography by Libby Williams, Hair by Mac Does Hair, On location at Harold’s Cabin

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Sip & Stroll at Freshfields Village

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I’m so looking forward to the Freshfields Village Sip and Stroll this Thursday from 4-7. Pretty much every store will be doing a special promotion and serving drinks and apps including Tres Carmen who will be hosting a Taxidermy event.  You’ll be able to meet the designer herself, Amy Driggers and order your own custom bag, which is beyond exciting!

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Freshfields Village is hosting their Sip and Stroll every 3rd Thursday in November and December.  For more info on participating stores click here.

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Dress by Free People $248, Mackie Tote Hand Painted Red/Black by Taxidermy $1,549, Sunglasses by Quay $45, Hat $35, Bracelet $90 from Tres Carmen // Camino black leather sandals by Corso Como $95.99 from 6pm

Photography by Libby Williams

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Black X White

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 A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of experiencing the kick-off party to the Louisiana in the Lowcountry feast at Garden and Gun magazine. Acclaimed chefs from the bayou cooked up dishes that were featured at local Charleston restaurants for the ultimate mash up in taste. Some of my favorite haunts like 5ChurchThe Macintosh, and Prohibition hosted the chefs which made the perfect combination of South by South East deliciousness.

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I stopped by Maris DeHart to pick up the chicest outfit to wear, because you can never go wrong with black and white.  I’m obsessed with this top that’s only $84, and the pants were the most comfortable things I’ve worn in a while.

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The Ellia Wang bag is one of my favorite styles from the Savannah based designer.  I love that it also coverts into 2 different shapes, so you feel like you have 2 bags in one.  The necklace is also by Ellia Wang, because you can never be too matchy matchy.

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Top $84, pants $128, Flower bag by Ellia Wang $538, Napoleon necklace by Ellia Wang $98 all from Maris DeHart

Photography by Libby Williams

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