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Charleston Krewe Now Accessorizing King Street with Local Flair

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1It is no secret that the world is in love with Charleston, her history and her beauty. Now at Charleston Krewe, located on historic King Street, everyone can enjoy the Southern city’s iconic prints on locally inspired bow ties, pocket squares, belts, dog collars, jewelry and more. One of Charleston Krewe’s founders, Cecile Hardy, saw a niche for high-quality, Charleston-inspired products at great price points, something she calls “attainable luxury.” Hardy has already been remarkably successful with NOLA Couture, established 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

2Hardy said, “Our customers feel a sense of confidence and pride while wearing our products. Show your Charleston pride in a Rainbow Row bow tie about sums up our mantra.” According to Charleston Krewe managing partner, Reiss, “Our Charleston-centric designs made in the South have been well-received.” From Rainbow Row, palmettos, the pineapple fountain and shrimp boats to “Ducks and Bucks” for the sportsmen in your lives, there is something for everyone. With the brand’s wide age range of customers, kids, ladies and gentlemen alike can sport an emblematic design year-round. “Charleston Krewe products are an expression of one’s personality and love for Charleston and the Lowcountry,” said Reiss.

Charleston Krewe is continuously adding more iconic Charleston prints to the line.  A portion of the proceeds of certain designs (like the Rainbow Row prints benefit One80 Place and the sea turtle print benefits the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program) go right back into the community.

A New Orleans native who spent a summer at the College of Charleston and well-versed with unique cultures, Hardy joined forces with her brother, Joe Reiss, a College of Charleston graduate and Charleston resident, Elizabeth Hiers, to open Charleston Krewe, sister brand of NOLA Couture. With four partners in the company as well as director of retail, Lauren Hozey having attended the College of Charleston, the connection between New Orleans and Charleston was made immediately. “Krewe” refers to a fun social club that sponsors parties, balls and parades in New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gras. Thus, “Charleston Krewe” was the perfect name to display the mélange of charm of the two cities.

Charleston Krewe is located at 363 King Street in downtown Charleston. For additional information on Charleston Krewe, visit www.charlestonkrewe.com or call 843.203.6253.

Check out Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Located at 476 1/2 King St in downtown Charleston, Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit is a small, grab & go eatery serving piping hot Callie’s award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and other locally inspired breakfast and lunch treats.

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“Since the beginning of this business, fans of Callie’s Biscuits have urged us to open up a little shop — ‘a hot little biscuit shop’ they would say,”  said owner Carrie Morey. “476 ½ King Street has just the right character, and we’re thrilled to squeeze into all 629 square feet of it and make it a destination, albeit tiny, for biscuit lovers near and far.”

Carrie Morey (right) - owner and daughter of  Callie White

Carrie Morey (right) – owner and daughter of Callie White

More about Callie’s Charleston Biscuits:
Carrie Morey had an early introduction to the food world courtesy of her mother, caterer extraordinaire, Callie White. Callie’s unique style of Southern fare and global flair kept her booked years in advance for everything from casual Lowcountry gatherings and chic cocktail parties to celebrity wedding receptions. The client favorite were Callie’s unique country ham biscuits. So in 2005, Carrie convinced her mother to postpone retirement and start Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, devoted biscuit fan. With seven different varieties of biscuits and retailers all over the country, Carrie never dreamed that success would taste so good – buttery good that is. Carrie has succeeded in building a business that works with balancing a growing family and can be passed down through generations. What was once a biscuit legendary in South Carolina has now become a favorite across America. Callie’s Biscuits has appeared on the NBC Today Show and The Food Network’s hit television show Unwrapped. Carrie was chosen as one of Martha Stewarts’s “Dreamers into Doers”.

 

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.

Hampden Clothing: One Fierce Boutique

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Stacy Smallwood

Written by Alexis Comer:

Located on the bustling retail mecca of King Street, Hampden Clothing is just what your inner fashionista is thirsting for in Charleston. I attended a Charleston Fashion Week kick-off event at Hampden recently and checked out the designs of A.L.C., Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, and Charleston’s own Marysia Swim while sipping a cocktail with live house music in the background. The store had been set up specifically for this 4-trunk event showcasing cutting edge designers by devoting separate areas of the store to each designer who in turn had their own style and aesthetic.

The store looked amazing and the atmosphere was a preview to the of excitement of Charleston Fashion Week, just six days away. Ayoka Lucas, Style Editor for Charleston Magazine, was on the scene as were a bevy of fashionable ladies, taking in the unique clothes, shoes, and jewelry. The event’s success and flawless execution are a testament to Hampden’s exceptional influence in the Charleston fashion world.

With the vision to create a boutique that offered trendy pieces, emerging designers, and wardrobe staples, founder Stacy Smallwood established Hampden Clothing as the Southeast’s newest destination for personal style. A native of South Carolina, Smallwood has had an interest in the creative arts since her childhood. Following college at Vanderbilt University, Smallwood leapt into the rigorous and well-respected buyers training program at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. There, she was mentored by some of the best buyers in the business and carefully honed her retailing and customer service skills. Smallwood rose through the ranks as an assistant buyer for designer sportswear and department manager of Ladies Shoes.

Hampden Clothing stocks designer and contemporary clothing from the most emerging, hard to find designers such as Opening Ceremony and Dagmar to the hottest designers of the moment like Alexander Wang, Yigal Azrouel, and more. Hampden Clothing has been regulary mentioned in Elle, Lucky, InStyle, Vogue, and was featured as one of the Top 50 Stores in the Country by Marie Claire Magazine. With two locations and an online website, Hampden Clothing offers customers a unique experience including all of your favorite designers along with impeccable customer service.

Hampden Clothing
314 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-724-6373

Charleston Gears up for Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Artwork provided by SEWE

Now in its 29th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is one of the largest wildlife art and nature events in the nation, attracting more than 30,000 attendees to beautiful Charleston, SC each year. Running February 18-20, SEWE ’11 will offer diverse exhibits and events in venues throughout downtown Charleston with approximately 120 artists and 300 exhibitors. Events include Birds of Prey flights and children’s activities in Marion Square; chef demos and presentations by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and Living With Wolves at Gaillard Auditorium, Dock Dogs competitions and retriever demos at Brittlebank Park, lectures, original art at Charleston Place, Mills House, and Francis Marion, nature film screenings, vendors, food, music and much more.

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Tickets start at $10/day, and children 10 and under are free. SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge. VIP packages offer extra perks and after-hours activities, including an artist reception, black-tie gala/auction, the SEWE Soiree, a fun, casual party with oysters, BBQ and live music, and access to the hospitality suites throughout the weekend. These packages, which have sold out in recent years, start at just $350 for two people. For more information visit www.sewe.com.

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 18:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m-6 p.m. All exhibits open

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jeremiah Bacon, Oak Steakhouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

11 a.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Photo Presentation: “Flamingos of Kenya” Francis Marion

11 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Lecture: “Intro t

o Plein Air Painting” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Nathan Whiting, Tristan “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Michelle Weaver, Charleston Grill, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Simon Andrews, Swamp Fox, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2:30 p.m. Lecture: “Carl Brenders: How & Why” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

3 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Charleston Place

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Fred Neuville, Fat Hen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3:30 p.m. Cast Net Demonstration Brittlebank Park

3:30 p.m. “Living With Wolves”

Presentation Gaillard Aud

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Auction Charleston Place

6-8 p.m. SEWE King Street Stroll (ticket not required) King Street

Saturday, February 19:

Photo provided by SEWE

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-6 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Miles Huff, The Culinary Institute of Charleston “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

11:30 a.m. Saltwater Inshore 101 Brittlebank Park

11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Frank Lee, Old Village PosthouseCertified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Lecture: “American Sculpture & the Huntington Legacy” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12:30 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Living With Wolves Presentation Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef John Ondo, Lana “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Marc Collins, Circa 1886 “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

3:30 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Film: “Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

Sunday, February 20:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-5 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

11:30 .m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

Photo provided by SEWE

12 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Houser, MeatHouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Steve Lusby, 82 Queen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film: “The Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

1 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef David Pell, Coast Bar & Grill “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

2:30 p.m. Dock Dogs® Finals Brittlebank

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Reed, Boone Hall Farms “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

3 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park


King Street Shop Walk to Benefit Charleston’s Center for Women

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2010 by allisoncunningham

If you’ve been too caught up with holiday decorating, the end of football season, or simply can’t get into the Christmas-shopping mode until the temperatures finally dip below 70, then never fear, this Friday, the King Street Shop Walk is the perfect place to jump start your Christmas shopping.

Over 35 retailers on historic King Street will participate, offering discounts, drinks, and appetizers to get you moving, and to spread some holiday cheer. Shoppers should visit www.kingstreetshopwalk.com to purchase a “Passport”, which will guarantee exclusives such as complimentary hair and makeup styling tips, discounts, and will act as a guide to all of the shopping and pampering up and down King Street. Other perks include:

– Complimentary wine/champagne/refreshments & appetizers throughout the stores
– Discounted shopping at participating retailers
– Gifts with purchase
– Automatic entry into door prize drawings
– Complimentary skincare/makeup/hair styling services throughout participating retailers
– Fun activities throughout the stores such as design your own undies, make a couture silk flower, warm up at the gourmet hot chocolate stand, and more!

Best of all, the passport sales benefit the Center for Women, the only comprehensive women’s development center in South Carolina, a non-profit whose mission is to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry. Passports are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Buy your passport here and pick it up to begin your evening at the Shops of Charleston Place, inside the Charleston Place Hotel. This is a perfect night of Christmas cheer for you and some girlfriends, or to convince your guy to tag along.  So come out, shop, appreciate historic King Street in all its Christmas beauty, and support a great local charity!

King Street Shop Walk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by Lowcountry Boil

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Mackenzie Image Consulting invites you to attend the King Street Shop Walk! In support of the Center for Women. As a King Street Shop Walk pass holder, your night begins at V2V – 295 King St – at 5:00 p.m. for registration and an opening reception. Indulge in complimentary wine, signature drinks and appetizers by Cupcake. Following the kick-off soiree, use your Shop Walk map to guide you through the more than 25 participating retailers and local designers who are all offering you exclusive discounts and special perks. End the night at Fish, the official after party location, for live music and specialty drinks.

Visit www.kingstreetshopwalk.com for ticket information and participating retailers!

Shop Walk passes are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A portion of pass sales goes directly to the Center for Women.

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