It’s another rainy day in Charleston. Honestly, this has been one of the rainiest summers we’ve had here yet! Really longing for fall and a little bit of consistent sunshine! So on a more colorful note, our Charleston Rice Beads will be available in coral starting this Thursday online. They’ll also be debuting in person on Thursday evening at The Pitt Street Stroll where I’ll be hosting a trunk show from 5-8PM at Out of Hand, an adorable little shop in Mt. Pleasant’s Old Village (fun fact: The Notebook was filmed just a couple doors down at The Pitt Street Pharmacy). Here’s a peek at the new color:
Also, Malia Dreyer (of Lettermade, an online store that sells beautiful, hand-embroidered and monogrammed linens like the one shown below) and I are collaborating on several linen cocktail napkin designs that will be launching later this fall in both our online shops. SO excited about this – the designs we’ve come up with are adorable!
This past weekend I turned 34. This was the sad state of my living room the morning after. I was going to have a pool party at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club but the weather just would’t cooperate. There is something so nice and intimate about having a house party though, so it wasn’t a total wash. We definitely don’t do it enough and everyone had a great time. It inspired me to start planning a fall dinner party – not sure if I can top this one though!
Also, in the current issue of Garden&Gun you’ll notice that some of my friend’s gorgeous luxury travel bags from Chief Trunk are featured in the Weekend Getaway story. I did a post on The Chief and and interview with the founder awhile back, you can read it here. A great story of a vintage-inspired, American brand.
Just wanted to share a snapshot I love that I think really captures my daughter Daphne. This was taken at her Montessori school where she is working on a classic Montessori exercise, transferring tiny things from one dish to another. I think this is going to prepare her really well for interning for me in just a few years.
And a Chinese proverb I snapped on the sign in front of the Unitarian Church on lower King Street the night of my birthday. A good reminder that we don’t always have to be rushing things or moving at the speed of light, just moving forward.