20 Things to Do in Charleston Before the End of 2019

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20 Things To Do Before the End of 2017

By Minta Pavliscsak

1. Call an old friend who you haven’t spoken with in a while.
It may take you a few minutes to dial that number. Take your time, just don’t back down. Someone has to open that line of communication; it might as well be you.

2. Go for a sunrise walk on Folly Beach.
We have some of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever experience, and if you haven’t yet you are missing out! So drag a friend out of bed, or just go spend some time by yourself and enjoy the majesty of the morning. (Roasted is a coffee shop inside of Tides that opens at 6am. I like to stop by there first and take my coffee on the beach. Plus, on these chilly mornings it will help to keep your warm!)

3. Send Christmas cards.
Everybody loves getting mail! …as long as it’s not a bill. Sure you could just send an email or a text, but doesn’t your loved ones deserve a personalized, handwritten card that they can treasure for years to come?

4. Forgive that person who may not deserve it, but needs it most.
This ain’t easy, but believe me when I say you need this too! We all make mistakes, we all forget things, and it honestly might not have even been on purpose. The past is the past and as long as it’s not habitual or destructive to the relationship, forgiveness may be the only thing keeping you from having that amazing relationship.

5. Hug your parents.
Do we really do this enough? I feel like hugs are things we tend to take for granted. Humans need touch, and sometimes this is the only way we know how to communicate our emotions towards each other. A simple hug can go a long way.

6. Visit at least one touristy attraction.
This is the best time of year to do it! Places aren’t as crowded, it’s not blazing hot, and some places will even have discounts on admission.

7. Pour a glass of wine or pop open a beer, crank up the music, and dance around the house in your underwear.
Yes, this is just as fun as it sounds! Don’t worry about how you look, you’ll be alone so who cares. Just move your body in a way that feels good. You might just find yourself carrying this tradition over to the New Year!

8. Make the decision to Let It Go!
We carry so much with us from one day to the next. Most of it we cannot control, or is not our burden to carry in the first place. Stop worrying so much, things have a way of working themselves out without any input from you. Take a deep breath and as you exhale, just let it go.

9. Do one random act of kindness.
This can be something so simple like paying for the next person in line’s coffee, or putting $10 on a pump of gas. There are also many opportunities around the community, such as donating to Toys-for-Tots, volunteering at The Lowcountry Food Bank, The Ronald McDonald House, or at an animal shelter, and many area businesses are collecting canned food for the local food bank.

10. Watch Love Actually.
This film is about an eclectic group of characters who all seem to be connected in London during Christmas time. It is charming, funny, and will pull on your heart strings all at the same time. Trust me on this one when I say it is a must see, and even better when you watch it with a good friend or loved one. Doesn’t sound like you? Then make sure you watch The Charlie Brown Christmas special instead!

11. Take a “me” day.
Although they do not happen very often, I absolutely love having my “me” days. You can do anything, or nothing for that matter, that you want to, as long as it is stress free and makes you happy. I prefer to get a nice massage, then take a stroll down King Street or the Market to find something, no matter how small, for myself. My favorite “me” day trinket is a small ceramic dragon with a silly smile on his face. Enjoying a nice light lunch outside somewhere and people watching is also a great idea.

12. Change the batteries in your smoke detector.
This is your friendly service reminder courtesy of Charleston Daily. Come on, when is the last time you checked those batteries?

13. Get outside of your comfort zone.
Do something you wouldn’t typically do. Go somewhere you wouldn’t typically go. Sing karaoke with friends, climb the ropes at Wild Blue Ropes, put on that sexy dress you never wear and have a night on the town!

14. Finish that project.
We all have some project, big or small, that is sitting somewhere waiting for us to complete it. Slow down, make the time, and finish that project.

15. Choose to be happy.
This can be tougher for some than others, and that’s OK! Surround yourself with things, and people, that make you happy. When those negative thoughts come up, replace them with positive ones. Practice self-love, such as telling yourself that you are enough, reminding yourself how beautiful you are, and say daily affirmations. Don’t forget about the simplest thing you can do…smile.

16. Re-evaluate your priorities
Life has a tendency of taking over and we tend to get off our course from time to time. It is important that you bring your priorities to your conscious and see if where you are is where you want to be. This is how we stay connected to ourselves and move forward in life and in love.

17. Eat at a great Charleston area restaurant.
We are so lucky here in Charleston to have so many amazing restaurants. How many have you been to? No more excuses not to go to that one you have always wanted to go, but have never made it.

18. Disengage from the opinion of others.
You are you, and you are wonderful. Who cares what others think about you?! Here’s a little secret…if they make you feel bad when you are around them, then they probably shouldn’t be in your life. Once you learn to separate who you are from who you think everyone else thinks you should be, you will be amazed at how much happier and stress-free you will be.

19. Go play.
We have easy access to tennis courts, basketball courts, Frisbee golf, putt-putt, laser tag, paintball fields, trampoline parks, and open fields where you can play a pick-up game of whatever middle school/high school sports that you can think of.

20. Tell somebody you love them.
We don’t say this anywhere near enough. You never know what tomorrow may hold. Today is the day to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you. And keep it up; personally I have never gotten tired of hearing someone say they love me, nor do I tire of expressing it. Both make my heart smile every time!

Announcement: Make Up Artistry And Skincare Colur Studios Opens Its Boutique Store on King Street in Charleston

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Premier natural and organic make up artistry and skincare Colur is happy to announce the opening of its boutique store on King Street in Charleston’s wellness corridor.

— Colur Studios, Charleston’s premier natural and organic make up artistry and skincare boutique is announcing their opening on King Street in Charleston’s wellness corridor. Colur Studios is poised to offer the highest quality natural and organic products, with make up artistry by the city’s top aestheticians.

The fun and relaxing environment is meant to inspire creativity and build confidence. Colur Studios offers a highly curated selection of products, makeup artistry services, and other beauty treatments in studio and provide our clients with an unparalleled lounge experience for individuals, groups, bridal parties and more.

Whether soft and romantic or utterly glamorous, Colur Studios offers expert makeup for engagement photos, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and day-of wedding. Our artists work closely with the bride to achieve their desires look and feel for their special day.

Colur Studios offers high end, skin friendly product lines such as Kjaer Weis, RMS Beauty, Vapour Beauty, Jane Iredale, BEAUTYCOUNTER, and Eminence Organics. Their talented professional makeup artists provide personal consultations to ensure that the very best in service and product applications are attained. In addition, their highly trained estheticians offer facials, LED light therapy and brow & lash applications within the confines of the luxurious private treatment room setting.

Colur Studios also offers an industry unique subscription service called Colur Club. Colur Club features two services per month with a choice between an express facial or makeup application as well as 10% off all retail and other services offered.

“We are excited to bring the concept of Colur Studios to life, and to create an environment where women can discover their best selves through the artistry of our talented staff and the curated products available. We want every guest to leave Colur Studios feeling confident and inspired.” ~Drew H. Radziwon, Co-founder & CEO

Contact Info:
Name: Drew Radziwon
Organization: Colur Studios
Address: 562 King St., Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29403

Source URL: https://marketersmedia.com/announcement-make-up-artistry-and-skincare-colur-studios-opens-its-boutique-store-on-king-street-in-charleston/276115

For more information, please visit https://colurstudios.com/

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In the Small Town of Charleston, SC – A City’s Response To The Tragic Events of August 24th

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By Mark A. Leon

Yesterday, a horrific event happened on King Street.? A beloved employee, friend, husband and father was killed in a shameless act.? Once again, the city of Charleston is in mourning, but that isn’t the message I have taken away from the last 30 hours.

Shane Whiddon was a respected member of the Charleston community, a dedicated father, husband, hard-working chef and a man who loved to smile.? Today, he is gone, but long from forgotten. Restaurants, hospitality groups, small businesses and citizens have once again come together to show their support to the family of Shane, Virginia’s on King and the Bennett Hospitality family.

On the outside looking in, Charleston looks like a mid-sized Southern city outgrowing its pants.? Tourism has grown year over year, construction is a constant part of our lives and the world has recognized us for our history, beauty, shopping, festivals and culinary arts.

That isn’t the Charleston I see today.

I see a small community that Springsteen or Mellencamp wrote about 30 years ago.? It’s setting is reminiscent of Yo La Tengo emotional ode in ‘My Little Corner of the World”. Charleston doesn’t have a Main Street with one water tower, one dentist, one doctor, one gas station, one restaurant and a single street light, but what it does have is a bond in its people as strong as blood.

It is a place where we tip our hats to you, greet you with a smile and make you feel at home.

I can still taste the homemade asparagus corn bread and salmon omelet while sitting upstairs at Virginia’s on King.? The fans going as the heat intensified outside, classic historic art, white linens and the feel of being in the world of ‘Gone with the Wind” in my head.

Virginia’s has always held a special place in my heart.? One of my first dining experiences.? Humbling and traditional and rich in Southern flavor and values.

Today, this small town once again comes together with words of hope, feelings of sadness and an air of faith.

If you are downtown, look all around.? Look closely.? See the signs, look at the faces and know we all share in the sadness of a family that just lost a loved one.
When a loss like this strikes so deep and pierces the soul, it must be a small town, because only there can you overcome and rise the way a strong family does.

The next time you make your way to Upper King Street, go to Virginia’s and give the staff a hug.? They will appreciate it more than you know, because family sticks together.

Go Fund Me – Family of Shane Whiddon

Signs of King Street (Charleston, South Carolina)

Berlin's Men's and Ladies since 1883
Berlin’s Men’s and Ladies since 1883

King Street, in the heart of the Charleston, SC peninsula has received national attention for its fine dining, shopping, antiques, galleries, bars and boutique shops.? With a tapestry of locals, students, tourists and collectors strolling the streets, this stretch of Charleston has become a foundation in the landscape of this historic city.

A tradition that has shot out of this colorful street is Second Sunday, a monthly street festival where the road is closed to car and bicycle traffic, and it becomes an outdoor celebration of music, dining, shopping and community gathering.? A feast for the eyes, patrons can dine on the street, enjoy a glass of wine or margarita, listen to local street musicians or find some of the best sales in the area.

One of the many things that brings unique color to King Street are the signs.? Each business represents itself with a look and feel they call their own and their signs are no different.? You will see, King Street is where historic and modern come together as one.

Come with us as we display and showcase some of the many wonderful signs of King Street.? You may recognize some, while others may be new.? Take notes, you may want to plan a visit soon to one of this shops or restaurants.

Jenis Gourmet Ice Cream Shop
Jenis Gourmet Ice Cream Shop

 

Smoke BBQ
Smoke BBQ

 

Glaze Gourmet Doughnuts
Glaze Gourmet Doughnuts

 

Tellis Pharmacy
Tellis Pharmacy

 

M. Dumas & Sons
M. Dumas & Sons
Moon and Lola
Moon and Lola

 

Sottile Theater
Sottile Theater

 

Boone's Bar and Grill (Named after their dog)
Boone’s Bar and Grill (Named after their dog)

 

Earthbound Trading Company
Earthbound Trading Company

 

Blue Bicycle Books
Blue Bicycle Books

 

Fish Restaurant
Fish Restaurant

 

Basil Restaurant
Basil Restaurant

 

Stars Grill (No blurry - Neon Lights)
Stars Grill (And Rooftop – Sign not blurry – Neon Lights)

 

Charleston Beer Works (Great Hockey Bar)
Charleston Beer Works (Great Hockey Bar)

 

Prohibition (Where locals go to Swing Dance)
Prohibition (Where locals go to Swing Dance)

 

Bin 152 (Finest wine collection on King Street)
Bin 152 (Finest wine collection on King Street)

 

Charleston Shoe Company
Charleston Shoe Company

 

Charleston Battery Bench and Antiques
Charleston Battery Bench and Antiques

 

Fulton Lane Inn
Fulton Lane Inn

 

Kitchen 208
Kitchen 208

 

Riviera Theater
Riviera Theater

 

Nicks BBQ
Nicks BBQ

 

We hope you enjoyed our look at King Street from the perspective of our signs.? One of the many reasons, Charleston is a scenic haven and a jewel of the South.