The lovely Dierdre of Candy Shop Vintage recently invited The Charleston Blog Society for a Cinco de Mayo party at her flagship store, Candy Shop on Cannon. The Town Serif created adorable signage for our bar cart while mini pinatas decorated the store. The bloggers were treated to a margarita bar, spicy guacamole, and festive fiesta decor. But the best part of the evening? Everyone went home with a coral Rice Bead necklace. You can’t beat that for Cinco de Mayo!
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.
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!
This past February the bloggers were treated to a Valentine’s event at The Gadsden House. This was one of our biggest events ever as I created an event space that also doubled as a styled shoot. I wanted to create an inspiring party that was fun, girly, and most of all something the bloggers hadn’t seen before. There’s nothing like creating a beautiful room for a styled shoot and then getting to enjoy all of the decor after! The Gadsden House provided the ideal backdrop for this styled shoot. With it’s French blue walls and gold accents, it is one of the most elegant spaces in Charleston. The Silver Starfish made all of my heart shaped dreams come true with a paper suite that was to die for! I surprised the bloggers with a special guest, yoga maven Kathryn Budig. She spoke about remaining true to yourself as your blog and social media presence grows. Her talk was definitely the highlight of the night! A rustic farm table and gold flatware from EventHaus were the perfect compliment to the space. I decorated the table with ombre roses and an XO table runner I created using white paint and kraft paper. By keeping the florals simple and sticking to just roses the other decor elements could really shine. Swank Desserts, One Hope Wine and, The Cocktail Bandits provided red and pink snacks and sips for the bloggers to enjoy. Follow along with our hashtag to view even more images from our event – #bemineblogger!
Thanks to The Gadsden House for hosting us! Photography + Styling + Florals: Gillian Ellis Photography // Venue: The Gadsden House // Rentals: EventHaus // Desserts: Swank Desserts // Paper Goods: The Silver Starfish // Speaker: Kathryn Budig // Bubbly: One Hope Wine + The Cocktail Bandits // Table Runner: DIY by Gillian Ellis