Archive for December, 2011

Jolly Nut Company Offers Holiday Gifts

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: Jolly Nut Company

When my friend, Len Meyer’s father passed away suddenly not too long ago, he left Charleston to go help his mother run her pecan gift business. With the Holiday Season upon us, Jolly Nut Company is here to help with all of your personal and corporate gift needs. Jolly Nut Company carries a wide assortment of Pecans, Pecan Products, and other Specialty Gifts from Georgia. All of the items are packaged in attractive bags, tins or gift boxes and are arranged in a variety of combinations in order to create that perfect gift. All online prices include shipping & handling! Order by Sunday, Dec. 18th and receive standard Christmas delivery.

Photo courtesy: Jolly Nut Company

Specialty Items:

Roasted & Salted Pecans, Natural Halves & Pieces, Praline Pecans, Sugar ‘n Spice Pecans, Chocolate Pecans &
Frosted Peach Pecans

Established in 1924 and steeped in family tradition, Jolly Nut Company continues today exemplifying the same fine quality and customer service that their customers have come to expect over the last 87 years. Located in in the heart of Peach County in Fort Valley, Georgia, Jolly Nut Company delivers the freshest and finest pecans that are locally grown in some of Georgia’s richest and most abundant farmlands. Jolly Nut Company specializes in mail order shipping of both personal and corporate gifts and has long been recognized for our signature products and other select gifts from Georgia.

For more information and to shop, visit

2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Platinum Ball

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

It’s almost that time to start thinking about your plans for New Year’s Eve. My friends over at Charleston After Dark along with 26 Industries present the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Platinum Ball on Dec. 31st from 9pm-2am at the Hippodrome downtown. The Platinum Ball is an awesome event where music, fashion & film merge showcasing the hottest DJs and bands in town including DJ Cilo, DJ Matt A, The Brent Pace Band and much more. There will be a prominent special guest host, champagne toast at midnight and surprise performances. Attending guests will enjoy an open bar with light appetizers and should dress in classy cocktail attire.

Photo courtesy: Charleston After Dark

The Platinum Ball is benefiting Youth Power Initiative and The RBI Baseball Program of Charleston. 2012 Platinum Ball sponsors are Ciroc, RedBull, Law Offices of David Aylor, Barnfly Productions, RUB Charleston, Bo Knows Fitness,, European Road & Racing & Nature’s Pearl.

WHEN: New Year’s Eve 9pm-2am

The Hippodrome Theater
360 Concord Street
Downtown Charleston

TICKETS: Click here.

$95.00 General Admission with Open Bar

$150.00 VIP Tickets available ~ Premium Open Bar Sponsored by CIROC VODKA | Access to VIP Club

$1000 VIP TABLES: Cost includes 6 person table service | Bottle Service | Champagne | Designated Driver for the night provided by Quick Foxes

Charleston Entrepeneurs Debut Children’s Book, Spice And Little Sugar

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

I love that I have so many talented friends. I just received a press release from my fashion designer friend, Megan Waldrep, about a new book, Spice & Little Sugar, that she and Charleston Children’s Therapy Center co-owner Melissa Nelson wrote together. Since the release was written so well to describe the cute new book, I am going to share it in its entirety.

Illustration by Lisa Perett of Robot Candy Co.

Having a little sister isn’t always a picnic. Older sisters may feel jealous of the time taken way from them, the toys they have to share, and the attention focused on the youngest member of the family. Getting along is often a day-to-day battle, but what can parents do to make this situation easier and to help children realize how special it is to have a sister? In Spice & Little Sugar, the delightful new children’s book about sibling rivalry, authors Megan Waldrep and Melissa Nelson show big sisters the big benefits, responsibilities, and absolute joys of their role.

Told in whimsical rhyme that children will love to read aloud, Spice & Little Sugar first hilariously relates all the ways Little Sugar gets on Spice’s nerves from grabbing her favorite toys to sticking to her like glue when Spice wants to be left alone. But gradually Spice comes to realize that Little Sugar does have her good points including sticking up for her when she gets in trouble with their parents and saving the day with her cute face.

Parents will love the warm, gentle lessons the book teaches about understanding how positives can outweigh negative, and kids will laugh at the playful illustrations and funny story. The perfect book for siblings, Spice & Little Sugar can be read and enjoyed by the whole family, time and time again.

Megan Waldrep is a fashion designer in Charleston, SC and the “spice” in her family. Her “little sugar” is her best friend and she can’t imagine not having her around. Megan knows how important it is to look good for a play date, so she creates clothes for the Spice and Little Sugars around the country. You can check out her designs at

Melissa Nelson is a speech therapist and co-owner of a pediatric therapy company in South Carolina called Charleston Children’s Therapy Center. She was also the “big sister” growing up and is now married with two young girls. When she is not threatening to ship her children to Bombay, she enjoys taking them to the beach, the pool or shopping around town for additions to their “collections”.

The book retails for $17.99 and is available for purchase here.

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