Bloggers Night Out // Stox & Co

Recently Stox & Co. hosted The Charleston Blog Society for an evening of relaxation! The bloggers experienced Stox & Co. new Mt Pleasant location at The Boulevard. Each blogger left with an amazing swag bag full of goodies from Charleston Weekender and RMS Makeup!


Photography: Gillian Ellis Photography Thanks to Stox & Co. for hosting us!

5 Qustions With Silly Little Kiwi

We’re so excited to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Tara of Silly Little Kiwi! Read all about her below and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram for more!
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging since 2011. I started my blog to keep my family updated on my travels while I studied abroad in New Zealand. I kept traveling, so I kept blogging. I love being able to look back on moments of my life through my blog and I like the idea that I’m {hopefully} providing valuable content to those who read it.
2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’ll never forget getting my first sponsorship and my first email for a collaboration. I felt really proud. Being featured on Treasures and Travels blog was really exciting. I think my proudest moment, however, is any time I’ve ever received a comment from people who say I come across as ‘authentic’ on my blog. It’s important to me that people who read Silly Little Kiwi know everything I write comes from a genuine place. No blogging smoke and mirrors.
3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’d like to learn how to better utilize Lightroom and how to use my GoPro to its fullest potential. I’m constantly learning more about the world of blogging and I’m always keen to make friends with more bloggers so I can learn from them.
4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I love Black Tap Coffee! I like to sit in the window and people watch while I work. They’re playlist has all my favorite artists on it too.
5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
The Daybook was the first blog I ever read and fell in love with, so grabbing coffee with Sydney Poulton would be a dream. I once bought a sweater on her Instagram sale and I’m pretty sure that makes me an official blogger groupie of hers ha! I also think I have a lot in common with Chelsea Lankford from Trulane. If I could grab coffee with her in Seattle and talk about Andrew McCartney’s books, that would also be a dream.

5 Questions With Chasing Cinderella

We’re so excited to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Kelsey of Chasing Cinderella! Read all about her below and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram for more!
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I followed a bunch of fashion/lifestyle blogs while I was in college, and in the back of my head it was always something I wanted to do. Once I graduated and moved home, I figured why not start one?! And Chasing Cinderella was created! My one year blogaversery ​is on December 2nd!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
​I recently was approached by a well-known clothing brand and was offered a sponsorship opportunity! I never expected this to happen this early into blogging, and I couldn’t be happier!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I definitely want to learn more about photography! I know the basics of my DSLR but would love to know more.. especially about indoor photography! ​

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I’m still so new to the city that I haven’t found my favorite spot yet! I am on the lookout for the perfect coffee shop!​

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would definitely have to say Kathleen form Carrie Bradshaw Lied. She is seriously hilarious and is such an inspiration! ​

Bloggers Night Out // Revolution

For our June event Revolution Charleston hosted the Charleston Blog Society for a bloggers only spinning class at their downtown Charleston studio. Driven by pumping music and dark lighting the classes at Revolution Charleston are not to be missed. The wonderful instructors at Rev created a fun, welcoming environment for many of the bloggers first spinning experience. As bloggers we spend a lot our days sitting at a computer and the full body workout that Revolution Charleston provides is the perfect excuse to get up and get moving!Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_009Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_013Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_011Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_001Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_014Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_008Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_002Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_005Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_004Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_003Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_006Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_007Charleston_Blog_Society__Ride_Rev_010


Photography: Gillian Ellis Photography Thanks to Revolution Charleston for hosting us!

5 Questions With XOXO, I. Joelle

Today we’d like to introduce you to fashion blogger extraordinaire Ireana Nathan of XOXO, I. Joelle. Read all about Ireana below and make sure to check out more on her blog and Instagram.callivibes

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
My inspiration for blogging is from my love of writing and being able to write about the things I love. When I put the two together it was just magical. I was always very shy and didn’t have much to say growing up. Blogging has become a creative outlet for my voice to be heard and has allowed me to open up and be fearless. I want to be a voice for plus size women locally because there isn’t large number or plus size bloggers locally. I just want to be that someone I needed when I was younger.

I’ve been blogging for the past 3 years and I haven’t looked back since. It has been the best decision that I have made.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment is reaching the point where I am now. I feel that if I would’ve given up and didn’t work hard I wouldn’t have the opportunities that I have now.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
As a blogger I would love to learn more about being more creative. I would love to take up a Calligraphy class just for fun. Also a workshop or conference on how to bring revenue to my blog.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My all time favorite place to blog is Starbucks, no matter the location. I love the vibe that Starbucks gives off while I’m working and sipping on a White-Chocolate Mocha Frappe.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would grab coffee with Plus Size Blogger & Influencer Gabi of Gabi Fresh. She has been one of my inspirations to

Bloggers Night Out // Arhaus

Arhaus invited our blogging group to experience their brand new Mt. Pleasant store the night before it officially opened to the public! If you haven’t experienced this store yet, I highly suggest you make a trip to the Town Center asap! Each room is decorated in a completely different style and theme that is changed monthly. We were treated to yummy bites from Burtons Grill and enjoyed a tour of the brand new store. Our bloggers thoroughly enjoyed learning about the concepts that go into creating each space and the history behind every piece of furniture in the store. Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_001 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_002 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_003 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_004 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_005 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_006 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_007 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_008 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_009 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_010 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_011 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_012 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_013 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_014 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_015 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_016 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_017 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_018 Charleston_Blog_Society_Arhaus_019


Photography: Gillian Ellis Photography Thanks to Arhaus for hosting us!

Bloggers Night Out // Blend Juice Bar

This Spring we hosted a super yummy night out at Blend Juice Bar in Mt. Pleasant. Blend pulled out all the stops with an array of mini juices and items from their brand new food menu. The bloggers enjoying snacking on healthy treats like avocado toast and energy bites and later in the evening we were given a tour of their brand new food truck. Throughout the night we held a blind taste test of one of their smoothies and the lucky winners, Venita and Louis, took home a one day juice cleanse! Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_001 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_002 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_003 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_004 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_005 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_006 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_007 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_008 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_009 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_010 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_011 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_013 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_014 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_015 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_016 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_017 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_018


Photography: Gillian Ellis Photography Thanks to Blend for hosting us!

5 Questions With Black Southern Belle

We can’t wait to introduce you to wedding blogger Michiel of Black Southern Belle. Read on below to learn how she got her start in blogging and make sure to follow her Instagram here!BSB-Feb-2016-153
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I was inspired to start blogging as I went through the process of decorating my home in Maryland and planning my wedding in Charleston. As a low country native, I wanted to find inspiration of truly southern inspired weddings and homes with African American images. I was not able to find such inspiration after asking all of my Southern Belle friends in the South and who were transplants. With that in mind, I found the URL blacksouthernebelle.com was available and decided to start to launch the digital magazine. I have been blogging since March 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest moment blogging was when I was featured by Draper James with a food and lifestyle inspired story. Let’s just say a lot of biscuits were involved and who doesn’t love Reese Witherspoon.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would like to learn more about web design, I design and edit my blog myself and have become obsessive about it. I would love to learn to make my own app for the site one day down the line, right now I am just trying to survive the Charleston allergy season 🙂

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My favorite place to blog in the city is any furniture or home decor store. I get so much inspiration from them and not to mention content ideas. I always get a great post when I visit any store in the area. If I could decorate my home every few months I would, but my husband’s might not be too happy about that.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
If I could grab coffee with any blogger it would be Erika Ward of Blue Label Bungalow, I love her design style and love how truly southern she keeps the homes she designs.


Image Credits: Photography: Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay // Florals and Design: Yoj Events // Rentals: Ruth’s House // Catering: Hamby Catering & Events // Makeup: Lure & Ravish

5 Questions With PaleoScaleo

Today we’d like to introduce you to food blogger Jessica of PaleoScaleo! Read on to learn more about her unique blog and foray into the world of blogging! Scully 01

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
We started eating following basic paleo guidelines a couple of years ago, and saw such dramatic changes in our bodies and health. It was tough at first, as there’s so many things that are ‘not allowed’ in paleo eating. It took me some time to learn how to get creative with the ingredients and not compromise on flavor. So many people would say to us, “I don’t know how you do it.” I discovered that telling them, “It’s not that hard” wasn’t actually an answer that helped them in any way. I wanted to show people that it wasn’t as complicated as the media makes it out to be, and that it can just operate as a framework for the way you eat and not as a strict set of rules. I wanted to share my recipes with them and inspire them to see that it really was an attainable thing.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’m not sure I’ve had a “moment” just yet! But I love when I see myself make progress with something. In the beginning, it’s the little victories. There’s so many things to learn and so many boxes to check, and when you finally get a great photo, or see an improvement in your work, or increased traffic on a post, it inspires you to keep going. I love those little moments that let me know to just keep on building it out and developing my recipes and eventually the audience will follow.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Food photography! I’ve come a long way in a few short months, but there’s still so much for me to learn. It’s difficult to know about all the different camera settings, lighting, staging….it can be overwhelming at times. I don’t think when you start blogging, you realize that you also have to become a photographer!

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My porch swing at my downtown Charleston home. I love listening to both the sounds of nature and the sounds of a city alive with people with the breeze blowing and enjoying the sunshine.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Lindsay Ostrom from Pinch of Yum!

5 Questions With Renovating Charleston

Today we would like to introduce you to English the blogger behind Renovating Charleston, a unique blog about her journey to renovate a 100 year old house in Charleston! Read all about English below and make sure to follow along with her blog and Instagram!English Drews RenovatingCharleston.com
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I have only been blogging for about 6 months. It was never my plan to renovate our 100 year old family home or to start a blog about it.

Renovating Charleston is about the renovation of the home my great-grandparents built in 1915 in the historic Hampton Park neighborhood. It has been in our family continuously since then, but as a duplex and rental property for the past 30 years. It was not a planned decision to take on this renovation, but one my husband and I decided to do shortly after my father passed away.

My inspiration came from a place of wanting to tell the story about the history of the home, the community, my family, the amazing people who touched this project and the unique people and businesses that daily influence the beauty and charm of Charleston. In many ways my blog is a love story. Love of family, love of this City and community, and the desire to share our journey to inspire others to take on adventures that might seem overwhelming and scary. Soon after I started blogging about our renovation project, I realized there are so many stories to tell and resources to share as a result of our journey.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I have been most delighted when people share with me how much they enjoy reading my blog and how it has sparked their own memories or inspired them to try something new. I have a few favorite blogs that I am really proud of, (The Dimes is one), and when people tell me they love a particular blog, I know that sharing my story is a source of inspiration.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I was born and raised in Charleston. I remember when The Ordinary was the C&S bank, when there was only one Cooper River Bridge, when Hampton Park had a zoo, and when King Street was hardly considered a place to shop. Charleston has transformed through the years but has maintained it’s history, charm, and beauty. I want to continue to learn about the people and small businesses that are continuing to shape this city while sustaining it to be one of America’s Best Cities! (And I want to be a better blogger through social media avenues!)

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
Since this renovation project has been all consuming, I mentally blog while I am on the job site. I take pictures daily and through that I find my inspiration for my story and title. I come home, get a glass of wine, and start to type it up. I often get my husband’s input, as he is right there with me in this journey. I look forward to being able to blog in Hampton Park, which is one of my favorite places in the city.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Joanna Gaines from HGTV Fixer Upper. She seems so down to earth and I love that she finds beauty in some of the worst looking houses you have ever seen. That was something I struggled with, I just couldn’t see the potential, and I would love to know how she goes about tackling some of the bigger challenges in their projects. She inspires me in how she transforms properties!