One of my favorite places to grab coffee in Charleston is the The Restoration Hotel in Downtown Charleston. They have a perfect little coffee bar called Rise downstairs, right next to their signature boutique, The Port Mercantile.
The Port Mercantile is filled with all kinds of southern and southern inspired goodness – cookbooks, jewelry, Krewe sunglasses, chic beach bags and of course our Charleston Rice Beads.
All month long, in addition to our Charleston Rice Beads, we have curated a beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
The thirteen piece collection, hand picked to compliment your fall wardrobe, will be available at The Port Mercantile through the end of September. They are located at 75 Wentworth Street, just off King.
If you live here or are just visiting, make sure to stop in and see it! In addition to Rise, The Restoration’s rooftop restaurant, The Watch also has one of the best views in the area of Downtown Charleston and a great place to grab a cocktail after work.
When my friend Jackie of Leapfrog PR asked me if I would be interested in creating a “Candy Shop Vintage Candy Bar” for our friend Morgan of BURU’s (a fab, mom friendly store and clothing line) West Coast brunch, I jumped at the chance. What could be more fun than coming together with her cool mama tribe and sharing the Candy Shop Vintage love? Turns out, LA is very candy friendly. I found these fabulous acrylic letters that spelled out CANDY from Teak & Lace and spent an entire morning at Jack’s Wholesale Toy and Candy Warehouse which is really worth a trip if you need a few lollipops (or several hundred pounds of them).
It took us almost two hours to fill all the letters and set up the bar, but the effect was pretty magical! We let all the Moms fill their custom bags to bring candy home to their little ones at the end of lunch. And we also treated them with our Rose Gold Charleston Rice Beads.
I really enjoyed the afternoon, connecting with West Coast Moms who were juggling jobs and kids and school pick-ups and managed to squeeze in some time to attend Morgan’s lovely launch. Sometimes you can feel alone as an entrepreneur trying to juggle business with motherhood and family life, it was nice to connect with other mom’s doing the same.
Thank you to Jackie and Morgan for having me & big congrats to BURU (& her family) for four fabulous years in business! See more photos of the luncheon on Guest of a Guest.