Archive for January, 2012

The Hippodrome presents Go Big or Go Home

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Design courtesy: Tori James

On Sunday, February 5th, The Hippodrome is hosting the biggest game of the year on the biggest screen in Charleston! Bring your buddies and girlfriends to enjoy cold beer, hot food, frat-house festivities and the BIG game as you’ve never seen it! Kick back in the premium, leather seating or wander the building with the game on in every room and take part in beer pong, foosball, and corn hole tournaments to win prizes. Tailgating tickets are available for select guests to start “game day” an hour before everyone else at 3:00 pm, and doors open to the general public for the official pregame party at 4:00 pm. Food and drinks will be on sale all night and prizes may be won through games and raffles throughout the event. Leave the remote on the couch and come to your home by the Charleston Harbor to experience the big game in a BIG way!

Cradled in a nook of the Charleston harbor, The Hippodrome provides majestic, off-peninsula views with the convenience of a downtown location. Large, contemporary windows bathe two stories of gathering space in natural light, while the 150-year-old brick exposures offer a warm reminder of the building’s rich history as a Charleston Institution. An impressive theater housing the largest screen in Charleston, The Hippodrome now hosts celebrations including performing arts events, parties, business meetings, receptions, and other occasions.

WHEN: Sunday, February 5th with doors open to the general public at 4 pm. Kick-off is at 6:30 pm.

WHERE:
The Hippodrome
360 Concord Street Suite 100
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: This event is FREE to attend. Admission for tailgating tickets is at 3 pm.

Charleston Girl Perfume: The Perfect Gift This Valentine’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: John Lindroth photography

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is the recent launch of Charleston Girl Perfume. Charleston Girl eau de parfum is a sultry, enticing fragrance that opens with a burst of sparkling-fruity top-notes, weaves a delicate and sensuous floral middle and finishes with a soft, amber and sandalwood dry-down. While including ingredients native to Charleston, this luminous fragrance captures the spirit of a true southern belle. With its chic red & white packaging and beautiful scent, Charleston Girl is the perfect pick for her this Valentine’s Day.

Kelly Gaskins, Photo courtesy: Ken Malcolm Photography

Former journalist and Charleston native Kelly Gaskins always had aspirations to branch out and start her own business.  Gaskins played a major role in designing the fragrance. She teamed with perfume manufacturer Alpha Aromatics to make the vision of her scent a reality. “I wanted to create a scent that would appeal to the refined tastes of every Charleston girl and bring out the fun, fearless southern belle in every woman,” said Gaskins. “It was fascinating to learn that you can layer so many different scents to create a beautiful end result.” The young entrepreneur even designed the bottle packaging. The simple and elegant bottle design is inspired by the graceful and natural beauty that distinguishes Charleston girls. Adorning the neck of the bottle is a stylish red bow that serves as a subtle and sexy accessory. The moniker written in beautiful cursive on the bottle adds a touch of sophistication and charm.

The perfume is inspired by the unique and unforgettable southern women of Charleston. “If you ask anyone that visits our city about the women here, they will tell you that Charleston girls are naturally smart, sexy and sophisticated,” said Gaskins. “Charleston girls possess an elegance and charisma that never seems to age.  We exude a confidence and charisma that lights up any room.”
The 1.7oz bottle retails for $39.99 at www.CharlestonGirlPerfume.com and in select boutiques.

Mac’n At The ‘Drome – A Concert Film Experience Benefiting Mac Leaphart

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

On January 28, both local and national musicians will be sitting in for beloved singer and songwriter, Mac Leaphart, and performing his songs at The Hippodrome. Benefiting a man who has successfully made a career out of connecting with people through his music, proceeds will go to Mac in his ongoing recovery from a serious car accident and recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. A unique experience of camaraderie and good will, performances of Mac’s music will be set against a visual narration on the theatre’s IMAX screen and give life to Mac’s story and his significant impact on those around him.

The concert features collaborative performances by Mark Bryan (Hootie and The Blowfish), Danielle Howle, Five Way Friday, John Wesley Satterfield, Joal Rush, Doug Jones (Craven Melon), Luke Cunningham, Greg Payne (The Piedmont Boys), Ryan Bonner, Jamie Resch with Shovels & Rope, Donnie Blackwell and more very special surprise guests. Reid Stone and Guilt Ridden Troubadour featuring members of Mac Leaphart’s current band, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, will act as house band and musical conductors for the night’s celebration.

As doors open at 6:30 pm, acoustic music by Jim Marshall (Junkyard Angel) and a silent auction will start in the lobbies. Food concessions provided by Home Team BBQ and a full bar will run throughout the night. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the theatre and will last until 10 pm followed by more live music by Five Way Friday and John Totaro’s Classic Woodies until 12 a.m. or later. Garage parking is available as well as free parking in the open lot adjacent to the venue. Advance tickets are $17 and may be purchased online at  www.charlestonhippodrome.com. Day of show tickets are $20.

Mac Leaphart is a singer/songwriter who plays a blend of country, rhythm and blues. The Charleston City Paper describes Mac as “a rowdy set, which seems to meld Gram Parsons with the ‘Sticky Fingers’ era Rolling Stones”. Since his arrival in Charleston in 2007, Leaphart has been performing over 250 shows a year, solo and with his band, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company. Give Mac a listen and see why Skope Magazine says, “This guy may just single handedly save country music.”

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/macleaphartbenefit.

Share Our Suzy Presents It’s Black & White in Mount Pleasant

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Invitation design by Christine Womack

Please join SOS: Share Our Suzy for its 4th Annual It’s Black and White benefit party on Saturday, January 21st from 7-11pm at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor, the black tie event with a nautical spin will feature live musical entertainment by Atlanta’s renowned party band, Yacht Rock Schooner, as well as amazing food by Granville’s Catering, fun adult beverages and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of breast cancer patients, ways to assist and directly impact the lives of women battling the disease in the Charleston area.

Black and White Event Chair Sidney Wagner & SOS Board Member Mason Ward at B&W 2011

Gracious sponsors make the event possible and include Roper St. Francis, RPWB, O’Brion’s Pub, Patrick J. O’Neill Plastic Surgery, Hibbits Insurance, Moultrie News, 105.5 The Bridge, News 2, The Law Office of Mark Tanenbaum, Beachside Real Estate, Skipper Law Firm, Bella Bridesmaid, Charleston Artist Collective, Granville’s, Charleston Endodontics, Lee, Eadon, Isgett, Popwell and Reardon, P.A., O’Brion’s Pub & Grille, Force Protection, Eskimo Advertising, ProLegal Copies, and Eclectic Interior Design Group. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.

SOS helps South Carolina breast cancer patients and their families by providing assistance to ease their journey from diagnosis to recovery. Unlike other breast cancer organizations, SOS bridges the financial gap for day to day expenses that insurance does not cover. Share Our Suzy was originally started as an effort to aid local photographer Suzy McGrane who ultimately lost her battle with cancer in 2005. While in remission Suzy took over SOS to help others with cancer. The SOS Foundation continues Suzy’s mission to allow patients to focus solely on recovery and remission, not the financial stress brought on by this difficult battle.

TICKETS: $100 HERE

For more information about Share our Suzy, please visit www.shareoursuzy.org.

2012 Bartenders Bash

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

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