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Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary at Circa 1886 Restaurant 18 May 2016, 11:39 am
Celebrate Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary at Circa 1886 Restaurant! Join Executive Chef Marc Collins and Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans for a private dinner event on June 10th. Beginning with a cocktail reception on the lawn at the Wentworth Mansion, followed by an incredible five-course dinner, this event will pay tribute to some of Southern Living Magazine’s most iconic recipes and traditions. Much like a time capsule, this dinner will take you on a journey through the decades to some of the South’s favorite food memories. We’ve included the full menu below.
Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary Dinner
A Taste of the Decades
Hors d’ Oeuvres
Charleston Press Club Meat Balls ‘93
Fried Green Tomatillos, Jalapeno Jelly ‘97
Domaine Chandon etoile brut
Napa Valley, California
Founded in 1973
Heirloom Tomato Aspic
Blue Crab, Lemon Mayo, Roasted Garlic Puree, Baby Basil,
Smoked Cheddar Croutons
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015
Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, Australia
Founded in 1970
Chicken with Cashews Salad
Bibb Lettuce, Pepper Relish, Chicken Confit, Carolina Gold Rice Polpette, Cashew Butter, Sherry n’ Soy Vinaigrette
Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013
Spring Mountain, California
Founded in 1977
Green Bean “Casserole”
Seared Foie Gras, Crispy Onion Rings, Lemon Gelée,
Beech Mushroom & Parsley Salad
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
Marlborough, New Zealand
Founded in 1985
Elegant Beef Blue
Rosewood Farms Wagyu Shoulder Tender, Blue Cheese Crust, Asparagus, Chardonnay Pan Sauce
Bodega Numanthia, Numanthia 2009 served from magnum
Founded in 1998
A Trio of Southern Cakes
This special five-course dinner includes beverage pairings throughout the evening that will be provided by Moet Hennessy. Tickets can be purchased here.
Enjoy more than one Southern Living Live: Charleston event with a stay at the iconic John Rutledge House Inn. This charming Broad Street inn has designed a getaway that’s perfect for celebrating in style with a weekend that epitomizes Southern culture – entertaining and socializing with friends.
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2016 Blue Jeans and Craft Beer Dinner 11 May 2016, 4:52 pm
Circa 1886 is going casual for a night. On June 16th, Circa 1886 Restaurant will host a laid-back affair with the Blue Jeans and Craft Beer Dinner featuring Tradesman Brewing Company. Get your Father’s Day weekend started by throwing on your favorite blue jeans and heading to a party with delicious food and ice-cold, well-built beer.
The fun and informal evening will begin with live music, cold brews, and hors d’oeuvres on the patio. Guests will then venture inside for a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Marc Collins. The menu throughout the evening will be paired with local beers hand selected by Chef Collins and the team at Tradesman Brewing Company to accompany dishes created for the event.
Here’s a look at the menu:
Mechanics Ale 6.9%
First Course – Duck Cracklin’,
Goat Cheese, Watercress, Pickled Strawberry
Coulis, Banana Bread, Cinnamon
Paired with Welders Wheat 6.9%
Second Course – Seared Scallop,
Smoked Trout Risotto, White Asparagus, White
Paired with Chewzacca Double IPA 8%
Main Course – Sous Vide of Pork
Tenderloin, Candied Ginger Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom
Goetta, Paprika Hollandaise, Broccoli Pistou
Paired with Shift Change Coffee Stout 6.5%
Sweet Finish – Pineapple Upside Down Cake,
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Paired with Circuit Breaker IPA 7.9%
If your looking for a fun way to celebrate your dad, the dinner comes just in time for Father’s Day. The Blue Jeans and Craft Beer Dinner will start at 6:30p.m. on June 16th. The cost of the event is $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 843-853-7828 to reserve your seat at the dinner or 843-853-1886 to book an overnight package at the Wentworth Mansion.
2016 Summer Menu at Circa 1886 11 May 2016, 11:54 am
Chef Marc Collins has debuted a new menu celebrating the flavors of the season giving an artful twist to classic Southern summer favorites. Diners can look forward to Chef Collins’ take on the classics, such as open faced “Shrimp and Grits” Ravioli, black truffle infused Deviled Eggs, and “Frogmore Stew” with beech mushrooms and collard greens. The La Belle Farms Foie Gras Duet is an early guest favorite. This hot and cold dish has sweet, sour and spicy components that will keep your palate guessing. In just two weeks, Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn will be introducing a new dessert menu that will highlight Charleston’s fresh seasonal fruit. Check out the menu below:
Gem Salad – Trumpet Mushrooms, Beets, Tomato, Garlic Focaccia, Carrots, Persian Cucumbers, Roasted Lemon and Champagne Vinaigrette
“Shrimp N’ Grits Ravioli – Royal Red Shrimp, Cotija Cheese, Maize Pudding, Kaffir Lime Essence, Holy City Crudo, Pancetta
Deviled Eggs – Black Truffle, Yellow Curry, Caramelized Bacon, Scallion Paint, Sorrel, Tobiko, Rosemary Wafer
Ricotta Terrine – Blood Orange Carrot Puree, Pepita Raisin Granola, Petite Greens, Carrot Aspic, Crème Fraîche
Cherry Wood Smoked Poussin Leg – Celery Root, Roquefort Slaw, Agave Benne Seed Glaze
La Belle Farms Foie Gras Duet – Foie Gras Grand Marnier Custard & Sour Onion Marmalade, Crispy Fried Foie Gras, Peach Jelly, Almond Butter, Espelette
Beef – Rosemary Garlic Rub, Parsnip Potato Puree, Spinach, Caramelized Mushroom Glace
Spring Lamb – Asparagus, Duchesse Potato, Morello Cherry Fondue, Merlot Demi Glace, Smoked Paprika Oil
Wild Boar – IPA Braised, Kale, Coriander Baked Beans, Honey Mustard Pan Sauce
Chicken Fried Lobster – White Cheddar Grits, Haricots Verts, Jalapeño Cauliflower Jardiniére, Yuzu Sabayon
Broken Arrow Antelope – Carolina Gold Rice, Basil, Blackberry Jam Reduction, Baby Squash, Sunflower Seed Pistou
Spaghetti Squash – Herbes de Provence French Toast, Baby Turnips, Fig, Whipped Blue Goat Cheese, Apricot Brandy Syrup
Salmon – Sea Island Peas, Jasmine Rice Mousseline, Bok Choy, Caper Gremolata, Smoked Salmon Demi Glace
Rainbow Trout – Watercress, Cinnamon Spiced Pecans, Fennel, Quinoa, Leek Puree, Strawberry Beurre Blanc
“Frogmore Stew” – Shrimp, Clams, Marble Potatoes, Chicken Bratwurst, Collard Greens, Beech Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Corn Fumet
“Smores” – Flourless Chocolate Cake, Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, Meringue, Smoked Milk Chocolate Ganache, Graham Crunch
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich – Strawberry, Chocolate, Brûlée Banana
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Preserved Blueberry Crisp Soufflé – Lemon Ice Cream, Streusel
Warm Caramel Apple Cake – Green Apple Compote, Fireball Sauce, Salted Caramel
“Key Lime Pie” – Bavarois, Curd, Cheesecake, Raspberry Coulis
Croissant Doughnut Trio – Chocolate Glazed, Vanilla Crème, Cinnamon
If you can’t decide what to order, the chef’s five course tasting menu is the perfect opportunity to let Chef Marc Collins take the reins. The tasting menu is available daily for $75. Add wine pairings for $35 more. Call 843-853-7282 or click here to make your reservation.
Easter in Charleston 9 Mar 2016, 11:35 am
Easter in Charleston is arguably one of the best times to visit the Holy City. With winter now unofficially behind us, there is a unique energy surrounding the change of the season. Soon, the city will be wafting with the intoxicating smell of Carolina jasmine and the streets will be buzzing with excitement for spending a warm afternoon on an open-air patio. And, of course, visitors and locals alike are itching for the opportunity to enjoy the water, hit the beach, or sip coffee along the battery.
This year, Easter falls on the last weekend in March. While there is never a shortage of things to do on Easter in Charleston, we’ve made a list of our favorite ways to spend the holiday weekend:
Magnolia Plantation – Whether you are looking for the perfect Easter egg hunt or a moving Easter Sunday sunrise service, Magnolia Plantation has a weekend filled with events to celebrate. On Saturday, you will find an Easter egg hunt for every kid in the family every hour from 10 am – 2 pm. On Sunday, Old St. Andrew’s Parish church and St. Andrew’s Mission Church will offer a sunrise service at 6:30 am. Magnolia Plantations and Gardens invites all to stay and enjoy the grounds following the service. Parking will be free and all are welcome.
Head to the Battery – The Easter Sunrise service at White Point Garden will begin at 6:45 am on Easter Sunday. This spectacular view of the harbor is one of the best places to watch the sunrise. The is service has been known to draw crowds of over 500 tourists and residents to celebrate Easter in Charleston.
Celebrate with Brunch – Enjoy a taste of Charleston’s unique cuisine on Easter morning at King Street’s Kitchen 208. We can’t think of a better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast at Kitchen 208. Stop in for a perfectly-made mimosa and a big ‘ol plate of Shrimp and Grits. There are countless restaurants that offer festive brunch options. Check in with OpenTable for reservations.
Explore Historic Charleston – If you are looking to sight-see with your friends and family, the 69th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens offers all that you could possibly desire. Set amid the ambiance of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and educational events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences.
While enjoying Easter in Charleston, you will rest easy knowing that you have the perfect hotel to serve as a home base. The newly renovated Fulton Lane Inn offers daily continental breakfast, wine and cheese, and luxury rooms to make your weekend that much better. Take advantage of the favorable rates at this Charming Inn. Call 843-720-2688 or click here for more information.
Circa 1886 Bourbon and Bacon Dinner 7 Mar 2016, 1:49 pm
Circa 1886 Restaurant and Virgil Kaine are partnering to bring a bourbon and bacon inspired menu to the table. Join us on April 20th for a lively evening, and a celebration of the South’s favorite food groups: bourbon and bacon. The night will begin with a boozy Planters Punch and a reception on the patio with filled with live bluegrass music. Guests will move inside for the main event where Chef Marc Collins will delight diners with four mouthwatering courses paired with original craft bourbon cocktails from our sommelier, John Martindale. Diners will be sent home dreaming of Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn’s Croissant Doughnuts and Bacon and Egg Ice Cream. Read below for the full menu.
Palmetto Punch with Bourbon / Lemon Juice / Orange Juice / Tea / Rosé / Sparkling Wine
First Course – Open Faced Bacon Belly
Baby Arugula, Sour Peach Compote, Chipotle Hollandaise, Ossau-Iraty Sheeps Milk Cheese
Paired with The National Tonic – Ginger Bourbon / Grapefruit Juice / Ginger Beer
Second Course – Seared Scallop
Warm Bourbon Bacon Potato Salad, Pimento n’ Verjus Glazed Baby Carrots, Scallion Paint
Paired with a Sazerac with Rye Whiskey / Peychaud’s Bitters / Absinthe / Lemon Twist
Third Course – Applewood Bacon Basted Beef
Anson Mills Grits, Mepkin Abbey Mushroom Hash, Shaved Asparagus, Macerated Blackberries
Paired with Riley’s Rickey with High Rye Bourbon / Key Lime Juice / Sparkling Water
Sweet Finish – Maple Bacon Croissant
Bacon & Egg Ice Cream, Tuxedo Bacon
Paired with The Primal Cut with Bacon Infused Bourbon / Maple Syrup / Angostura Bitters / Orange Twist
The Bourbon and Bacon Dinner will start at 6:30 on Wednesday April 20th. The cost of the event is $75 per person excluding tax, gratuity, and additional beverages. Call 843-853-7828 to reserve your seat!
Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens 11 Feb 2016, 11:12 am
Every spring, the city of Charleston comes into full bloom as warmer weather arrives. Birds are chirping, jasmine and azaleas are blooming, and visitors and locals alike are celebrating the arrival of the Historic Charleston Foundation‘s Festival of Houses and Gardens.
Set in the heart of the Charleston’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide an exceptional opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences. From daily morning walks through the Historic District, to plantation tours, wine tastings, and lectures for even the most seasoned gardeners, the Festival of Houses and Gardens is sure to entertain and educate all patrons. There has never been a better time to visit Charleston. The tours begin on March 16 and run until April 24th. We recommend making your reservation early, to ensure tickets are available.
The Kings Courtyard Inn has created a package with the Historic Charleston Foundation Festival of Houses and Gardens that provides a exclusive opportunity to experience several different tours. The Sights and Sounds of Charleston Package offers tickets to a morning history walk, a tour through the Mazyck-Wraggborough neighborhood, and the musical event Jazzed up the Holy City! Discover the history, sounds, and beauty of Charleston from one of our perfectly situated Charming Inns in downtown Charleston.
2016 Spring Menu at Circa 1886 2 Feb 2016, 10:32 am
Chef Marc Collins and Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn recently debuted a new late winter and early spring menu at Circa 1886 celebrating classic spring flavors, local heirloom ingredients, and the arrival of warmer weather. The Yellowfin Tuna with Carolina Gold Rice Salad, Beets, Wasabi Crunch, and Honey Soy Vinaigrette is an early favorite. This take on sushi perfectly pairs innovative techniques with time honored traditions. The Carolina Gold Rice and Beets meld perfectly with the warm Wasabi Crunch and lightly-seared Yellowfin Tuna. The Chicken Fried Salmon is another stand-out dish. Favorite seasonal ingredients such Broccolini, Blood Orange, and Parsnip are combined with the aromatic flavors of Vanilla and Tarragon to deliciously highlight the Salmon.
Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn rounds out the evening with a collection of desserts that are sure to please. Back by popular demand, the Trio of Croissant Doughnuts has been reintroduced, this time with a chocolate croissant, pushing the already decadent dessert over the top. If you can’t decide what to order, the chef’s five course tasting menu is the perfect opportunity to let Chef Marc Collins take the reins. Read below for the full menu:
GRILLED BABY ICEBERG SALAD – Grapefruit, Cucumbers, French Radishes, Spiced Pecans, Dill Buttermilk Dressing
BEEF CARPACCIO – French Onion Gelée, Dijon Aioli, Hickory Swiss Cheese, Caperberry Frisée Salad, Chive Powder
YELLOWFIN TUNA – Carolina Gold Rice Salad, Beets, Wasabi Crunch, Honey Soy Vinaigrette
BABY BURRATA – Fig Balsamic Jam, Baby Spinach, Candied Walnuts, Garlic, Rosemary Focaccia
BARLEY “RISOTTO” – Mepkin Abbey Mushrooms, Asparagus, Raisins, Mascarpone, Carrot Purée
LA BELLE FARMS FOIE GRAS – Caramelized Leek Purée, Sage Brown Butter Financier, Popcorn Ice Cream, Bourbon Demi Glacé
BEEF – Corned Beef Essence, Anson Mills Grits, 64° Egg, Collard Greens, Red-Mill Gravy
JERK DUCK – Fingerling Potatoes, Coconut Yuca Purée, Hibiscus Rum Gastrique, Shishito Peppers, Mango Salsa
LAMB LOIN – Ginger Pea Crust, Minted Sweet Potatoes, Lotus Chips, Shiitakes, Lemongrass Hoisin Glacé
NIMAN RANCH PORK OSSO BUCCO – Pear Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Gorgonzola Butter, Port Reduction
SEA SCALLOPS – Field Pea Cassoulet, Fennel Cranberry Chutney, Cornbread Crumble, Country Ham
BROKEN ARROW ANTELOPE PAILLARD – Pommes Frites, Grapes, Pistachios, Black Radish, Arugula, Feta, Calvados Beurre Blanc
CURRIED HEART OF PALM – Meyer Lemon Cous Cous, Celery Root, Olive Tapenade, Tzatziki, Pimento Coulis
CHICKEN FRIED SALMON – Tarragon Potato Salad, Broccolini, Blood Orange Vinegar, Vanilla Parsnip Purée
CAROLINA FLOUNDER – Fava Beans, Pearl Onions, Baby Carrots, Conchiglie, Chick Pea Cake, Basil Espuma, Smoked Trout Consommé
ASHLEY FARMS CHICKEN BREAST – Paprika, Prosciutto, Artichoke Huitlacoche Saffron Rice, Manchego, Scallions, Royal Red Shrimp Sauce
“SMORES” – Flourless Chocolate Cake, Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, Meringue, Smoked Milk Chocolate Ganache, Graham Crunch
BANANA SPLIT ICE CREAM SANDWICH – Strawberry, Chocolate, Brûlée Banana
PECAN PIE BREAD PUDDING – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
PRESERVED BLUEBERRY CRISP SOUFFLÉ – Lemon Ice Cream, Streusel
WARM CARAMEL APPLE CAKE – Green Apple Compote, Fireball Sauce, Salted Caramel
“KEY LIME PIE” – Bavarois, Curd, Cheesecake, Raspberry Coulis
CROISSANT DOUGHNUT TRIO – Chocolate Glazed, Vanilla Crème, Cinnamon
Can’t decide what to order? Let Chef Marc Collins choose for you! Our Chef’s Five Course Tasting Menu is available nightly for $75. Add wine pairings for $35 more. Call 843-853-7828 or click here to make your reservation.
Circa 1886 January Restaurant Week Menu 5 Jan 2016, 1:38 pm
This week, Chef Marc Collins and Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn will debut a new winter menu in celebration of Charleston Restaurant Week. This is the perfect occasion to grab your friends and feast on a wide array of seasonal cuisine. From the rich and delicious Pork Osso Bucco with Pear Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Gorgonzola Butter, to the lighter Curried Heart of Palm with Meyer Lemon Cous Cous and Tatziki, there is something for everyone at the table. Pastry Chef Lovorn will send diners home dreaming of a decadent Smoked Milk Chocolate Ganache laced “S’mores” and a heavenly Lemon Vanilla Bean Anglaise poured over Preserved Blueberry Crisp Soufflé.
**Our Restaurant Week menu has been extended through 1/23/16. Make your reservation today!**
ROMAINE SALAD – Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Lemon Pepper Popcorn, Parmesan Dressing
BARBECUED PORK BELLY – Pickled Radish Slaw, Anson Mills Grits, Cilantro
YELLOW FIN TUNA – Carolina Gold Rice Salad, Beets, Wasabi Crunch, Honey Soy Vinaigrette
BABY BURRATA – Fig Balsamic Jam, Baby Arugula, Candied Walnuts, Garlic, Rosemary, Foccacia
BARLEY “RISOTTO” – Grilled Mushrooms, Asparagus, Raisins, Mascarpone, Carrot Puree
STEAK FRITES – 1855 N.Y. Strip Steak, Braised Kale and Bermuda Onions, Sauce Diane
CHICKEN FRIED SALMON – Dill Caper Potato Salad, Broccoli Tartar Sauce, Blood Orange Vinegar, Vanilla Parsnip Velouté
ASHLEY FARMS CHICKEN BREAST – Wild Rice Pilaf, Truffle Ailoi, Roasted Cauliflower, Buttermilk Chicken Glace
CURRIED HEART OF PALM – Meyer Lemon Cous Cous, Charred Onion & Olive Tapenade, Tatziki, Pimento Coulis
PORK OSSO BUCCO – Pear Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Gorgonzola Butter, Port Syrup
SEA SCALLOPS – Field Pea Cassoulet, Fennel Cranberry Chutney, Cornbread Crumble, Country Ham
PRESERVED BLUEBERRY CRISP SOUFFLÉ – Lemon Vanilla Bean Anglaise
“S’MORES” – Flourless Chocloate Cake, Smoked Milk Chocolate Ganache, Graham Crunch
BUTTER PECAN CRÈME BRÛLÉE – Bourbon Brown Butter Cake
Grab your friends and take advantage of this great menu. Enjoy three courses for $45, or add wine pairings for an additional $25. Make your reservations now by calling (843-853-7828) or online at Opentable.
Food and Wine 101 and 202 in Charleston 12 Nov 2015, 10:45 am
Every March, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival welcomes chefs, winemakers, and foodies from across the nation for a four-day celebration of Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned food culture. If you’ve never participated in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the best of Charleston’s amazing culinary offerings.
Choosing which events to attend throughout the festival can be difficult, so The Kings Courtyard Inn and The Fulton Lane Inn have created the Food and Wine 101 Package and the Food and Wine 202 Package to help new festival-goers navigate the weekend with ease.
The Food and Wine 101 Package is a two night (Friday and Saturday) package that includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston’s finest inns. Both the Kings Courtyard Inn and the Fulton Lane Inn are located just a few blocks from Francis Marion Square – the site of the 2016 Wine + Food Festival.
On Friday, Guests will begin their weekend with tickets to SUMO SOMMELIER at Embassy Suites Downtown. Join Charleston’s sommelier heavyweights! Four local sommeliers will compete by pairing their best white and red of the year with two wine-challenging dishes. Taste the pairings, then you be the judge of which local somm takes home the bragging rights of SUMO SOMMELIER. A light-hearted, festive insight into the minds of some of the best palates in town.
On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village at Marion Square. The Village ticket gives you access all day between 12noon until 5pm featuring hundreds of chefs, winemakers, taste-makers, artisans and authors, this is an experience not to be missed. With a new and expanded tasting area – plan on a day filled with tastings, demos, book signings, retail, live music and more flavor than your foodie heart can hold.
This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $940 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people. A deposit in the amount of $665 will be due at time of reservation. Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival – any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit. Please see our website or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay.
If you are looking to take a bigger bite out of the festival, we recommend the Food and Wine 202 Package. This two night (Friday and Saturday) package also includes accommodations for two people in a standard room at either the Kings Courtyard Inn or the Fulton Lane Inn.
Guests will begin their weekend on Friday evening with tickets to Pecha Kucha from at Sotille Theatre. Charleston’s creative parliament will host a culinary-themed panel in partnership with Charleston Wine and Food. Guests will join an epic lineup of culinary luminaries as they wax poetic about all things gastronomic in an intense and highly inspiring presentation. It’s an experience you’ll want to taste.
On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village at Marion Square. The Village ticket gives you access all day between 12noon until 5pm featuring hundreds of chefs, winemakers, tastemakers, artisans and authors, this is an experience not to be missed. With a new and expanded tasting area – plan on a day filled with tastings, demos, book signings, retail, live music and more flavor than your foodie heart can hold.
On Saturday evening, from (8pm – 11pm) guests will head to On the Rocks (‘N roll). A little bit of rock n’ roll never hurt anybody! Nor did a hand-crafted cocktail (or two) stirred up and/or shaken by a band of Charleston’s favorite bar chefs. Join an illustrious line-up of local mixologists and their kitchen counterparts for a menu of delectable and perfectly paired bites. Mix it all up for perfect harmony and a rockin’ Saturday night with the sounds of native rocker and South Carolinian, Nikki Lane. Indulge in the bold flavors, dance alongside the tastemakers, the hipsters, the foodies, the groupies.
This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $1020.00 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people. A deposit in the amount of $750 will be due at time of reservation. Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival – any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit. Please see our website or call (800)720-2688 for more details of what is included with your stay.
Our Guide to Charleston Christmas Shopping 28 Oct 2015, 12:04 pm
Whether you are hunting for that perfect Charleston gift, or you are just needing to grab a little something for your favorite hostess, our Guide to Charleston Christmas Shopping will help you navigate the Holy City’s shops around the holidays. Below are our suggestions on where to find something for everyone on your list.
Blue Bicycle Books – This quaint and quirky used book store has a wonderful selection of literary treasures and rare books. With over 50,000 volumes this locally-owned store is a great stop for any new, used, or rare Charleston material.
Croghan’s Jewel Box – This charming family-owned jewelry store has been in operation for over 100 years. With a space that’s chock full of estate and antique finds, stop here for a luxurious gift and a taste of Charleston’s unique history. A gift from Croghan’s is a statement that will make those on your Christmas list very happy.
The Charleston Farmers Market – The Charleston Farmers Market offers the opportunity to speak with local farmers and artisans. If you are looking for a handmade gift, there are plenty of options here. Whether you need to take a pie to dinner, or want to grab a handmade wreath to remember your trip, the Charleston Farmers Market is a great place to explore.
Mac and Murphy – This pint-sized shop on Cannon Street has a wide array of irreverent and hilarious cards; perfect for the stationery lover in your life. From Charleston-made paper goods to art prints reminiscent of the South, Mac & Murphy is a must-stop. Whether you are looking to grab some last-minute Christmas cards, or you are needing to stock up on thank you notes, you’re sure to stumble across some great finds.
Charleston City Market – Should you’re time in Charleston allow for only one shopping stop, head to the Charleston City Market. The market has something for everyone from home décor items such as a sweetgrass baskets and Charleston candles to culinary treasures like benne wafers, local drink mixes, and coffee table books. This is the perfect spot for a unique hostess gift.
Preservation Society of Charleston Shop – From antique maps and artwork to handcrafted wares, there is no store that is more “Charleston” than the Preservation Society of Charleston Shop. Don’t miss the locally made cotton wreaths that are only available during the holiday season.
Charleston Cooks – This bustling shop on East Bay Street is the ultimate kitchen store. Charleston Cooks is perfect for your favorite home cook. From unique tools that would make great stocking stuffers, to large appliances, Charleston Cooks stocks every tool your kitchen could possibly need. Save a little time for yourself, Charleston Cooks is known for their cooking classes.
Bring your friends along for the ultimate Charleston shopping trip. The Charming Inns hotel properties are located steps away from Charleston’s best shopping. From the beautifully restored rooms at the Kings Courtyard Inn, to the personalized service and luxurious amenities at the Wentworth Mansion, you are sure to find your second home in Charleston. Click here for more information.