Room with a Vieux

Whether your hosting a Galentine’s/Valentine’s dinner, shopping for last minute Valentine’s gifts,  or looking for a wedding registry that’s a little more local and personal, Vieuxtemps is the ultimate gift boutique to shop at.  Their fine china and glassware is some of the chicest I’ve ever seen.  Offering the largest selection of china, crystal and silver in Charleston, you can’t help but to swoon over the gorgeous place setting options.

This green combination is perfect for a an outdoor garden party.

Deshoulieres Blue Arcades Dinner Plate with Annie Glass Edgey Charger from Vieuxtemps // Gold flatware from West Elm Charleston // Flowers by Petaloso

William Yeoward Juliet Waisted Vase from Vieuxtemps // Flowers by Petaloso // Jewelry by Temple St. Clair from Croghan’s Jewel Box

This art deco inspired fine china is decadent and you can have your initials engraved on this silverware.

Waterford Crystal with Crystal Cube Salt and Pepper Set, Mepra Silverware, and Haviland Hollywood Place Setting  from Vieuxtemps

White cold shoulder jumpsuit $68 from Mulberry & King // Jewelry from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Razzle Champange Flute from Vieuxtemps

This hinge vase makes a statement and you can surprise your loved one with a note in the hand painted Italian “Love Bird”.   If you want to dazzle your guests and be the hostess with the mostess, you must make a trip to Vieuxtemps to pick up those special details.

Hinged Flower Vase by Pickard, Trousdale Dinner Plate and Herend Golden Laurel Dessert Plate, with the exquisite William Yeoward Crystal Flavia with the square base  from Vieuxtemps// Rose gold flatware from West Elm Charleston

How pretty is this Clara Williams necklace from Croghan’s Jewel Box on this fine China from Vieuxtemps?  Swing by Croghan’s Jewel Box for their Clara Williams trunk show today and their Temple St. Clair trunk show Friday and Saturday at 308 King Street.

Photography by Nicole Mickle, on location at The Parsonage

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Artist Spotlight: Chambers Austelle

Charleston’s emerging female artists are taking the city by storm and Charleston native Chambers Austelle is no exception. Her female portraits with bold pops of color are beautiful and intriguing.  Her work makes a statement symbolizing a world where women are both idolized and objectified.

The College of Charleston alum has been a darling on the scene of young contemporary artists.  Austelle’s work has been featured in local galleries like Redux, The Southern, and won Best in Show at The City Gallery for “Piccolo Spoleto’s 2016 Juried Exhibition” as well as across the country as far as New Orleans and Philly.  Nationally recognized publications like Expose Art Magazine, The Artist Catalogue, Fresh Paint Magazine, The Jealous Curator, Create Magazine have featured her work, cementing that the south is ripe with progressive artists.

The first time I laid my eyes on one of her pieces I was immediately captivated.  She recently launched her series of limited edition large scale prints for only $100 and I’m so excited to finally own one of her pieces.  Fashion has greatly inspired Chamber’s work and now her art is wearable on her new graphic tee’s.  If you’ve been wanting to scoop up Chamber’s art and t-shirts, then take advantage of her 14% off promotion she’s running from now until Valentine’s Day by using the code vday14.


View more for my Q & A with Chambers Austelle and find out what inspires her.

Skirt from Dandy Boutique // Jewels  from  Croghan’s Jewel Box // Photography by Nicole Mickle // on location at The Parsonage

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Love Sensation

I can’t believe it’s already February!  Where did the time go?  Luckily I can feel that spring is around the corner, which means a change of wardrobe and Valentine’s Day.  I’ll be sharing a lot things on this post starting with this dress from Mulberry and King.  I was eyeing it at the Champagne Society at The Skinny Dip a couple of weeks ago when the founders Meghan and Meredith were speaking.  I loved hearing their story about starting a successful online store, how could you not want to support these two boss moms??

Rose gold is still having a moment, and it’s not going anywhere.  I love these rings from Gold Creations, especially the morganite ones. The pale pink stone on the rose gold is too good.  The flowers are from Petaloso, and I’m so lucky I have a good friend who is both talented and has great taste.  Flowers add so much life and vibrancy in photos and who doesn’t love fresh flowers?  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more pretty arrangements popping up on my blog more frequently.

This cute little macaroon jewelry box from Vieuxtemps is the cutest thing and it comes in a array of pastel colors.  Perfect for storing your jewelry when your travelling, but don’t try to eat them, they’re not edible.

But these cupcakes from Cupcake sure are!  I’ll be featuring them on my Lowcountry Live Valentine’s segment today at 10am alongside Island Haus Paperie, Stella Nova at Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, and Holy Spokes Bike Share.  I’m also doing an instagram giveaway with Cupcake and Holy Spokes Bike Share, click here to check out the latest posts and enter to win!

These rose gold beauties are by Pilar Cuadros, a Peruvian brand I discovered from my friend Romel Oliveria.   I love supporting home grown brands across the globe, especially when they make gorgeous shoes.

Today is also National Wear Red Day to raise awareness on women’s heart health.  The American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women has been a huge campaign and I’m happy to spread the word.  I hope I see a lot of red on the streets in Charleston today!

Photography by Nicole Mickle, on location at The Parsonage

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