Staycation at The Andell Inn

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Staycations are the best, especially when you only have to drive 30 minutes to feel a world away.  One of my favorite escapes is going to Kiawah, and the Andell Inn at Freshfields Village is the perfect getaway for a weekend of family fun.  Whether you want to shop all day in the village or just relax by the pool you can’t go wrong.

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The first stops were gathering up our toys and entertainment to enjoy by the pool.  Me and the hubby Gus stopped by Indigo Books where we checked out our new favorite books “Humans of New York” and “The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray”.  Still a kid at heart, I do enjoy books more if they have pictures in it.  My boys Mateo and Sebastian grabbed their larger than life floats from Wonder Works Toys.  They are obsessed with this store and could spend hours looking at all of the toys.

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With a bar and a delicious menu at our fingertips, it was easy to just kick it by the pool all day.  Stay tuned for more on my adventures at the Andell Inn at Freshfields Village.

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Swimsuit by Eres $458 from Bits of Lace // Dakota tunic shirt  $168 and Reed wool scarf in Neo Alexi Brocade $85 by J. McLaughlin  at Freshfields Village // Necklace by Alexis Bittar from Holly and Brooks at Freshfields Village // Sunglasses from Dandy Boutique // Custom rings by Ash Hoffman // Floats by Bigmouth from Wonder Works Toys at Freshfields Village // Books from Indigo Books at Freshfields Village

Photography by Libby Williams

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Day 5 Backstage at CFW with JBalliet

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The finale of  Charleston Fashion Week showcased the finalists for the emerging designer competition as well as local boutique House of Sage.  Featured designer Tracy Reese rounded out the evening with a dreamy collection of spring outfits.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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Scene at CFW Day 4

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Last Friday at Charleston Fashion Week had a pretty epic start when Mac Does Hair gave me my own custom Barbie.  My “Glam Night” Barbie came complete with a real python Taxidermy bag and I had to get a shot with my girl, Amy Wachter Driggers the designer of Taxidermy.  You know you’ve made it when you Barbie is carrying your bag.

View more to see the stylish crowd who attended Fashion Week last Friday.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Day 3 Backstage at CFW with Jballiet

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The Arts Intititute student’s work shined alongside the emerging designers this year at Charleston Fashion Week.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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Scene at CFW Day 3

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Power couples and #SquadGoals on Day 3 at  Charleston Fashion Week.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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CFW Emerging Designer Thursday Winner – Jessica Lache Fulks

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Thursday night’s emerging designer winner Jessica Lache Fulks showed a vibrant, pattern heavy collection at Charleston Fashion Week.  Her innovative sportswear design gave her collection a fresh take on menswear.

Photography by Clifford Pate

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day 2 backstage at cfw with jballiet

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Being a judge for the emerging designer competition is the highlight of Charleston Fashion Week for me. Getting the opportunity to meet with each designer gives a more clear point of view on what they’re trying to express in their collection. Listening to their story and analyzing each look is a huge part of the process.  It’s always an honor to do this alongside esteemed fashion insiders.  For the 5th year fashion veteran Fern Mallis is back, her experience and advice are immeasurable.  She launched New York Fashion Week and is currently promoting her book Fashion Lives in which she interviewed some of America’s iconic designers and industry influencers.

The 2016 fashion panel judges Brad Schmidt & Raul Arevalo of Cadet, Fern Mallis, Founder of Charleston Fashion Week Ayoka Lucas,  Tanya Sheikh & Ivan Gilkes of In Support Of, and Lindsey Carter of Troubadour.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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