I love inviting local business owners, bloggers and travel mavens to take over The Southern Style Guide from time to time and share what they love about their city. Today I’m bringing you a local’s look at Charlotte, NC with the ladies behind Dress Your Guests. Read on to discover all of their favorite things to do in the Queen City.
If you're looking to grab a bite, a latte or a cocktail in Charleston, SC then look no further than The Park Cafe. Located at 730 Rutledge Avenue this cozy restaurant serves up tasty dishes in a light, airy and exceptionally decorated atmosphere. Using the freshest of local ingredients from Charleston purveyors the food is phenomenal and luckily for all of us, available all day long. Seriously. You can stop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner but their coffee bar, short menu and free wifi is available all day long. It's the perfect spot for a girlfriends' brunch, an afternoon catching up on work or a romantic dinner for two. Make sure to try the avocado toast for breakfast, fried egg sandwich at lunch or the grilled shimp and fresh pasta dish of the day for dinner!
When I first moved to the Holy City after college it was 2008 and there was this cool new boutique that had opened a year before. It was owned by two uber stylish brunettes and they filled their store with the hottest trends and celebrity styles. If I ever needed an outfit for a night out or a day by the beach it was my go-to. Fast forward 8 years later and iiBrunettes is still going strong and is as relevant as ever. I love their slightly edgy, slightly boho and forever trendy selection. In a world filled with seersucker and bright pastel fruit prints it is a breath of fresh air.
If you're in Upstate SC or Western NC and are look for a yummy spot to grab brunch this Saturday, or Sunday, or Monday, or any day that ends in y…. then head on over to Tandem Creperie! I could just end this blog post with the fact that they serve STRAWBERRY NUTELLA WAFFLES but because of my love for coffee, crepes and cuteness I will go on! Tandem is located on Main Street in Travelers Rest, SC which is a uber-cute little town just a hop, skip and a jump away from Greenville.
Today I’m bringing you a little Q&A with Atlanta based artist, Paige Kalena Follmann. Her pieces are filled with neutral, soft colors and thick palette knife work in an abstract impressionistic manner. I love a lot of her series but I think my favorites are her figures! and nursery prints! Read a little more about Paige below and check her out on instagram @paigekallenafollmann.
If you've ever driven into downtown Charleston from Lockwood onto Broad then I know that you have noticed the beautiful historic house with the deep green 2-story wrought iron and the black and white checkered tile. It's none other than the John Rutledge House Inn, a Bed & Breakfast operated by Charming Inns. John Rutledge was the first governor of SC, a member of the Supreme Court and one of the 55 signers of the US Constitution. In fact he even drafted the Constitution and entertained Mr. George Washington himself right in this very house.
Did you catch my Beach Day Essentials post a couple of weeks ago? Well included in my beach bag was this beautiful and very colorful ZAGS sun wrap!
Our family lives in the sun all summer long. I’m down to Charleston every chance I get, we spends the weekends on Lake Keowee and if there is sun outside on a day that ends in “y” you can find me at the pool with my two and a half year old and 9 month old. It’s no surprise that this ZAGS wrap is my go-to-product of choice this summer.
Today I want to introduce you to an Atlanta based jewelry line, T. Marie Designs. Created by Tiffany Custard, this jewelry line is characterized by beautiful bold colors and natural elements. Every necklace, bracelet and set of earrings is handmade by Tiffany herself! Recently I sat down with Tiffany to hear more about her jewelry line and how she got started! Like what you see? Make sure to check out her website and follow her on instagram!
I think we can all pretty much agree that the best kind of therapy is retail therapy. Luckily for us, Savvy is a boutique in the upstate that prides itself of being the one-stop fashion destination designed to provide the ultimate retail therapy. If you visit this charming boutique in the Augusta Road area, you will be sure to find anything from a bold bohemian look, to a classy cocktail dress. The eclectic selection is sure to appease endless style preferences for all occasions. Shopping on a budget with girls wanting to spurge? Not an issue, Savvy has done the near impossible task of finding quality stylish pieces at affordable prices! And of course you can always find splurge pieces too!
When you check into The Wentworth Mansion it's like checking in to someone's home. And in the late 1800s that is exactly what this 24,000 square-foot, four-story building was, a home. The Wentworth Mansion was built by a wealthy cotton merchant Francis Silas Rodgers in 1881 and completed in 1886 for his family of 13. As you walk through the halls you can just imagine the children running in and out of the bedrooms and how busy the place must have been full of family members and staff.