Spark Charleston

The African American Tourism Conference is holding its 5th annual summit of the hospitality industry here in Charleston. Join us after the seminars for socializing and libations. Enjoy music, lowcountry bites, craft cocktails and more! Spark Charleston: A Tourism Industry Networking Affair *Free admission for conference ticket holders.  

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March Madness Part 1 #CHSWFF 2017

Although, we are well into the month of September, we have to recap all of the MADNESS, and CRAZINESS from March. We are not talking basketball, we are talking about the food, fashion, and non profit events that took place… And we were definitely in attendance for it ALL! This three part series, will cover […]

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Summer Social Recap

Summer 2017 in Charleston has been beautiful. A record number of sunny days. Plenty of perfect beach days with cool breezes leading into balmy evenings. What better way to the celebrate the season than with a gathering of friends around delicious food and crafted cocktails. Doors opened at 6:30 pm at the Hyatt Place on […]

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Charleston Vikings

Scotch on the beach may sound like a naughty cocktail name but it actually describes our afternoon with Highland Park Scotch and the United States Bartender’s Guild. We boarded a bus and headed over to the Windjammer on Isle of Palms. I’m embarrassed to say it was the first time we’ve had our feet in […]

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Mink Blink

The life of a Cocktail Bandit has its privileges. Our evenings are often filled with live music from local bars, lively conversation with foodie friends and glasses overflowing with craft cocktails. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for pampering and priming. We take time to exercise (almost daily), moisture our natural curls and try to […]

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Featured Blog: The Fashionable Traveler

On May 27th, we partnered with Charleston based candle company, Candlefish, on a special craft event.   This lovely Charleston fashion and travel blogger attended our Maker Break class, where we hand crafted cocktails and custom blended candles. Read her insightful event recap using the link below: The Fashionable Traveler   #DrinkDifferently  

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My oh Maille!

We’re suckers for a well made condiment. French gourmet mustard company, Maille hosted a private luncheon at Chez Nous on the 3rd Friday in June. Our first time at the cozy restaurant off Spring Street, we made our way up the narrow staircase to be seated with a window view of Payne Street. The polite […]

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Diner en Blanc Charleston – 2017

Just a picnic with a few hundred of your favorite friends. You bring all the fixings and the organizers of this secret dining event bring all the fun…  The concept is simple: 1. Assemble your dining party. 2. Assign tasks. (someone needs to bring the table, the chairs, flatware and of course, food.) 3. Wear […]

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Artfields SC 2017

Small towns seem to harbor some of the most wholesome people. The railway town to Lake City, SC mostly known for its tobacco and bean harvesting is slowly making its mark on the national art scene. For 10 days the city of 6700 residents transforms its bars, restaurants, salons, banks, barber shop, and parks into modern […]

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Rules to Wearing Jellies

Oh jelly shoes. The thought brings back elementary school memories of badly strapped shoes made of cloudy opaque jelly that left imprints in your heels. Fast forward to 2017, when manufacturers have revamped their approach to plastic shoes. Now fashion jellies can take you from the beach to the boardroom. Below are tips to help […]

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