The Designer Showhouse sponsored by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League was decorated by local interior designers enhancing the already beautiful historical house. The James Sanders House which was constructed circa 1851 on Wentworth is a three-story Charleston Single House which maintains the original details, along with a gorgeous garden with gazebo and saline pool.
Designer Ann Yancy of Ro Sham Beaux added her touch of glam to the house with her posh light fixtures and furniture. One of my favorite rooms in the house was a cozy girl’s room designed by Terri Baldwin of TCB Designs. The cheerful and chic space is perfect for those little ladies who can appreciate a hint of sophistication. The Malibu chandelier from Ro Sham Beaux pulls together the whole room for an elegant, polished setting.
Beautiful artwork from Charleston Art Brokers
Decadent quartz sconce from Ro Sham Beaux
Hand beaded tank top by Sherri Bodell $298, Earrings $28, Gold & string bracelet $35, Malibu 18in Chandelier in White Swirl $1,500 and Rachel Sconce $698 by Ro Sham Beaux from Ro Sham Beaux // Spike bracelet by Vita Fede $400, Library by Lauren Lail $438, Navy pants by Bella Luxx $165 from Beckett Boutique // Snakeskin heels by Christian Louboutin $898, Persian turquoise and sapphire ring $2,300 from The Trunk Show
Photography by Clifford Pate
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Recently I visited the chic new home of Ro Sham Beaux on Upper King Street. The luxe lifestyle boutique is hard to miss with floor to ceiling windows displaying their iconic beaded chandeliers. Owner and designer Ann Yancy combines the bohemian spirit of Venice Beach, where she formerly lived, with the classic sophistication of Charleston.
Other than the fabulous chandeliers, the shop is stocked with furniture, home accessories, clothing, and jewelry. Always keeping in mind their modern and chic aesthetic, all of the merchandise flows beautifully. I wish I could transport everything in this store to my house, it’s the epitome of modern glam!
Wearing: Jena Jumpsuit by ASTR $105 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Copper Bracelet by Lula Mena, hand woven in El Salvador $68 Ro Sham Beaux PH: 843-789-3478 // Bar Ring $150, Triangle Ring $150, Heart of Gold Necklace $275 and Long Prism Earrings in brass $150 by Naked Eyes // Taupe suede sandals with fringe by Donald Pliner $248 and bag by Rebecca Minkoff from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190
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The 11th annual Charleston Wine and Food Festival proved to be action packed with a plethora of drinks, food, shopping, and stylish men. Yes, other than drinking yourself into oblivion and stuffing your face there was some fun shopping and men who had some great personal style. I teamed up with Charleston Grit and fellow blogger Venita Aspen to see what the Culinary Village had to offer.
Venita Aspen and I had just come from an amazing 13 course brunch at The Obstinate Daughter, so we were pretty stuffed when we arrived at the Culinary Village. Opting out of being a part of the drink fest, we decided to just take it all in by people watching and perusing the Artisan Market.
Some of my favorite local companies like The Commons, Y’allsome, Brackish Bow Ties, and the Old Whaling Company set up shop in the market. Who wouldn’t want to take a piece of the festival home with them to remember their weekend of living it up? View more to find out about the vendors at the Artisan Market, street style, and highlights of the Culinary Village.
Photography by Libby Williams
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I’m very excited to announce that I’m partnering up with Zero George for an exclusive shopping package for their guests. Recently Charleston was named one of the best shopping cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler readers, and I’m here to share all my favorite local boutiques. Whether they’re looking for clothing, accessories, home decor, antiques, or mementos that are signature Charleston to remember their magical stay, I’ll be there to give them an insider’s tour. After 11 years of living in Charleston as a former boutique owner, Costume Shopper for Army Wives, and Freelance Stylist, I’ve been watching the retail landscape grow and thrive. As a blogger that focuses on local businesses it’s my job to keep current with every new store that pops up both big and small.
After a few hours of shopping to our hearts content the guests can come back to Zero George to relax and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese on the veranda. As part of the shopping package guests can keep a candle from Candlefish, one of my personal favorite shops that also offers candle making classes.
Zero George is Charleston’s most charming boutique hotel that caters to their guests in a very personalized way. When you step onto the property you feel like you discovered a secret gem and your whisked away into a romantic environment of pure southern charm. The buildings were built in the early 1800’s and offer all the modern luxuries you could dream of. All of the guest rooms feature original architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings, period millwork details and classic piazzas.
I’m so looking forward to working with Zero George and their guests on these shopping excursions. I truly believe that the shopping in Charleston is part of the rich history and culture, and sharing that with visitors will be the ultimate experience.
Bayberry Green Tank Top by Marni $935, Wide Leg Cropped Trouser by MSGM $355,
Evelyn Nude Heel by Rupert Sanderson $795, Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato $510, Aria Selene Diamond Ring by Dana Rebecca Designs $1,210.00 all from Hampden Clothing
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Still on the lookout for gift ideas? Check out these fun items from local shops.
Clockwise from top: The Giving Keys necklaces – “When you get this key you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message” $44 from Simply J Boutique // Secret Garden Coloring Book $15.95 from Lulu Burgess // Single Initial Ring $65.00 from Gold Creations // Great Bag Company bag $120 from Worthwhile // Prosecco Hand Wash $26 from Lily // Fall Foliage art print by Kristen Solecki measures 8.5 x 11 in $24 from Dandy Boutique // 18″ stripe pillow with tassels $74 from IBU // Drink tumbler $24 from House of Sage
Dress byJill Jill Stuart $368 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Rhinestone Earrings $42 and Rhinestone Cuff from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221 // Present Moons ring by Elizabeth & James $95 Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Nicole Miller shoes $185 from Berlins // Hostess with the Mostess card by HatchCove Designs
I loved doing my Christmas shoot at the ultra chic home and lifestyle store Ro Sham Beaux on Broad Street. They have the place all decked out for the holidays and really got me into the festive season. From the bespoke lighting designed by owner Ann Yancy to the modern furniture and accessories, to the carefully curated selection of clothing, this store is glamour all the way.
Ro Sham Beaux will be moving right after Christmas into another location downtown so hurry on by to scoop up some amazing deals – 75% off holiday decor, 50% off furniture, pillows, home accessories, and 30% off lighting, jewelry, clothing, and select wall art at 39 Broad Street.
Stumped on gift ideas this year? The local makers pop up shop at Ro Sham Beaux is in full swing through the holidays stocking up on everything from greeting cards, men’s accessories, women’s accessories, and home decor. With so many Charleston artisans out there it can be overwhelming to keep up with them all. I teamed up with Ro Sham Beaux to curate a few of the local talents that are doing their thing in the Holy City.
Markey Haselden of HatchCove Designs creates beautiful art inspired by growing up in Charleston. Her dreamy maps of the lowcountry painted in water color pays homage to her roots. Markey’s whimsical hand lettering graces her art and greeting cards giving it that personal touch. She even does custom wedding invites and cards for special occasions.
Anna Mossman creates home decor and art from found objects. Her Driftwood Pots de Fleur are made from driftwood that she finds on her lowcountry excursions in nature. From candle holders to plant holders these pieces combine art with functionality.
Christine Speare’s line of accessories puts a spin on timeless classics with Sammy Speare. Her creative journey began in New York as Ralph Lauren’s illustrator and sparked her desire to create her own collection of menswear accessories with youthful details. Christine’s cufflinks and ties are adorned with embroidered skulls and dogs giving everyday accessories a personal edge.
Garb Designs are a collection of men’s and accessories with patterns that are based on microscopic images of rocks. Montogmery Taylor, a working geologist wanted to take the beauty of nature to create one of kind pieces spanning from handbags to ties. Each vibrant design are a statement pieces that will spark up conversation. Montgomery has recently started to make pillows out of her custom textiles as well. Be on the look out for more products from Garb!
Gable by Products are a collection of reclaimed wood that have been given a new life in furniture and home accessories. Sourcing materials locally, the artisans are making one of a kind pieces with a raw bespoke quality. Their kitchen accessories like cutting boards, coasters, and wine bottle holders are available at Ro Sham Beaux.
The sisters behind The Blush Label want to make your world a little more colorful and vibrant. Christie and Mary design textiles for the home as well as cosmetic cases and scarves. Their tropical prints will brighten up any room and make you the hostess with the mostess.
My love of fashion and art are perfectly combined in my latest series of custom greeting cards by fashion illustrator Daniel Velasco. Last spring I sent Daniel pictures of my favorite blog shoots and he turned them into works of art. My holiday cards are inspired by a shoot I did with the amazingly talented Jonathan Balliet. Daniel’s fan club is quickly growing with his live portraits at pop up parties and commissions from people everywhere from New York to L.A.
For gifts that are made with love locally check out Ro Sham Beaux at 39 Broad Street. To see pictures of the Pop Up party and the faces behind the designs view more.
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