Archive for April, 2011

Local Fashion Spotlight: Escapada

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo by Nicole Ward of Nicole Renee Photography

With Spring here and Summer just around the corner, it’s high time to get styled for the season. Inspired by the city where the designs are created, Charleston’s Escapada captures the essence of effortless femininity with easy luxe-for-less pieces perfect for an exotic escape, a relaxed day at the beach or an effervescent night on the town. Recently showcasing a variety of tropical-inspired resort and beachwear in vibrant tones and lush comfortable fabrics, Escapada offers the modern woman a brand filled with naturally chic attire. With a contemporary take on classic silhouettes, the flowing and flattering printed dresses accentuating a woman’s curves and best assets are a great addition to one’s wardrobe. Bold abstract printed tunics, flirty ruffled rompers, elegant off-the-shoulder jumpsuits, and softly draped dresses will take a woman from day to night and from the beach to the city streets allowing her to embrace the versatility of her lifestyle. Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail poolside or sailing along the Caribbean coast, Escapada’s vibrant collection of effortless styles will bring out the globetrotting goddess in any woman. An array of fresh, youthful, and colorful Escapada garments inspired by the culturally rich island lifestyle will accent any exotic global journey. Experience the sensation of Escapada, turning any day into an glamorous getaway.

Photo courtesy of Nicole Ward of Nicole Renee Photography

A brand with a conscience, Escapada is committed to making the world a better place. Through the donation of a portion of its profits, Escapada supports global charities, which enhance the lives of those in need, educate the minds of children and aid environmental causes. As a premium resort wear brand, Escapada confirms that women of all ages identify with it’s designs and sensibilities and has become an instant success, outperforming its established competitors. Escapada will continue to expand its global lifestyle brand with the launch of an accessories and home accessories collection. The company strives to continually look ahead and explore new and innovative lifestyle improvements to help women discover their inner beauty and serenity.

Escapada, a Charleston, South Carolina based lifestyle brand, was started in 2009 by its Founder and Creative Director, Natalia Castillo, who embraced her own passion for global travel through visionary designs for the modern woman. Recently showcased at Charleston Fashion Week, Escapada exudes a relaxed, yet vibrant aesthetic and is a must-have in beach and resort wear. Escapada is carried in over 550 exclusive boutiques and resorts throughout the country including Cheeca Lodge Resort and Spa, Palmetto Bluff Resort and Spa, and many luxury resorts throughout the US, Caribbean, Mexico and Tahiti.

Escapada can be found locally at:

Photo provided by Fashionwirepress.com

Kiawah/Seabrook:
Coastal Palms
585 Freshfields Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.1992

Mount Pleasant:
Mary Mojo Boutique
1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd # 104
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843.388.2868

Downtown:
Sally Bette’s
74 N Market St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843.937.6211

For more information visit www.escapadaliving.com.

Mexico, and Tahiti

Eclectic Interior Design Group Relaunches Creative Blog and Online Store

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

On an enhanced site, Charleston’s Eclectic Interior Design Group has recreated its creative design blog. The updated site is easier to navigate and has an overall look and feel that is more in line with the company’s personality and design aesthetic. The inventive blog offers segments that include Decorganizing (decor + organizing which illustrates how form and function meet by organizing your home in an attractive manor), Designer Peeves (design pet peeves), Pro or Con? (topics where readers and other designers discuss), This Week I… (the day to day life of an interior designer) and Before & After (inspiring before and after photos of unique projects). Additionally, the Eclectic Finds site was also relaunched featuring one-of-a-kind finds and to-the-trade items including fabrics, furniture and accessories plus some custom creations that were designed with local artisans.

“On my blog and online shop, I share with my readers and clients quality designs, useful information and unique products that they might not normally have access to discovering,” says interior designer Sidney Wagner. “I get inspiration in various ways by scouring design magazines, blogs, books, shops and catalogs. Through researching new products and studying industry trends, I showcase functional yet well designed spaces.”

After years of extensive work in the industry, Sidney Wagner developed Eclectic Interior Design Group, a Charleston, SC full-service interior design firm specializing in both residential and commercial spaces. Sidney’s passion for design drives her to continually study market trends, research new products and search for unique pieces to complete her custom interiors. Sidney’s organization, creativity and attention to detail can be seen in every one of her designs, regardless of how grand or small the project may be. She named her company “eclectic” as it can be defined as “pulling elements from a variety of sources”. Eclectic Interior Design Group embraces this philosophy by blending pieces from various styles and periods to create beautiful and unique spaces that aptly reflect their clients’ personalities.

Visit Eclectic Interior Design Group’s website at www.eclectic-idg.com to learn more about the designer, company and see portfolio samples. To read and follow Eclectic’s blog, visit www.eclecticinteriordesigngroup.blogspot.com or to shop the Eclectic Find’s online store at www.eclectic-finds.blogspot.com.

2nd Sunday on King Street

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Rick Reinert's View From 179 King, a 2nd Sunday Painting

2nd Sunday on King Street, one of Charleston’s notable shopping, dining and cultural events, continues April 10th and the Second Sunday of every month on one of the South’s most unique main street. From 1:00 – 5:00 PM King Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Queen north to Calhoun as businesses invite everyone to enjoy the best shopping, dining and services the region has to offer, on the sidewalks and in the street. This month, watch for a special demonstration by Eye Level Art, this month’s 2nd Sunday nonprofit, creator of art, music and film events in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough area. Tina Christophillis and other artists will create a large collaborative painting that will be for sale after the event. Peter Kiral and Charleston Virtuosi will provide music, followed by a special group of young musicians from Cario and Laing Middle School in Mt. Pleasant.

More details will be available at www.secondsundayonkingstreet.com, along with downloadable parking vouchers good for two hours of free parking in any City of Charleston parking garage.

Don’t forget Upper King. The street isn’t closed, but many restaurants and businesses are open and there are several parking garages where parking vouchers may be redeemed. Halls Chophouse, O-Ku, Closed for Business, Cupcake, Monza, Juanita Greenberg’s and The Swamp Fox will all be serving food and drinks to 2nd Sunday customers.

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