I am so excited to once again have a booth at the 34th annual Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition this year in Downtown Charleston. SEWE is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. It is the largest event of its kind in the country, and each year draws over 40,000 attendees from around the state and country. Raising over $50 million a year, SEWE’s positive impact on the Charleston community continues to grow as does its popularity with the locals. It provides easy and affordable access to wildlife and nature conservation programs, and increases awareness about the need to protect our natural environment. Most importantly, it celebrates nature and wildlife and promotes the preservation of it for generations to come.
Art and vendor exhibits are open from Friday to Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. There are demonstrations for just about anyone throughout each day: Birds of Prey flight demos, Jack Hanna presentations, Retreiver demos, cooking demos, and fly fishing demos. For the full schedule, visit the events page at the SEWE official website.
The party doesn’t stop there. Thursday night kicks off with a VIP Preview Gala and Sale, a black tie event at Charleston Place. Other nightly events which require additional tickets include: SC Waterfowl Association Sportman’s Ball, SC Waterfowl Association Duck Shuck Oyster Roast and the SEWE Soiree.
I’ll leave you with a couple of video recaps from SEWE from last year! I hope to see you all this weekend!
This Saturday marks the second annual Buy Local Block Party hosted by the local Charleston business organization, Lowcountry Local First. The event will be held November 21st from 11am until 5pm at 1630 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. I was a vendor last year, and let me just say, it was a blast! It is a one of a kind social event filled with LOCAL vendors & artisans, live music, good LOCAL food, and delicious drinks. This unique and festive event aims to spread awareness of the importance of SHOPPING LOCAL during the holiday season, as part of Lowcountry Local First’s 9th annual Buy Local Month, which runs from November 15th to December 15th. By spending more money locally, citizens and visitors alike are contributing to the positive growth of the Lowcountry. The weather is shaping up to be perfect at a high of 65 degrees and sunny. Tickets are available here for $10 in advance, and $15 the day of. Stop by the Hermosa Jewelry table and mention this blog post to receive 15% off your purchase!
This Saturday marks the 6th annual Charleston Mac Off, the largest Mac and Cheese Festival in America! The Grove at Patriot’s Point will be host to thousands of cheese heads on October 24th from 2:00 until 7:00 PM. This extra cheesy event features 25 local restaurants, cafes, and caterers who will battle for the prized title of the “Best Mac and Cheese of Charleston.” Now the Mac Off isn’t just for the big dogs, twenty local Charlestonians will be competing for the amateur title of “Best Home Grown Cook.” Other fun activities include: live music, a mac and cheese eating competition, a Bourbon Trail, a Kid’s Zone, and last but not least, the Vendor Village. Now you know that I am not going to miss an event honoring my favorite comfort food, so I am excited to announce Hermosa Jewelry will showcasing my Fall 2015 Collection in the Vendor Village with 15 other local artisans, bakers, and farmers. I seriously can’t wait!
The weather forecast is shaping up to be perfect at 77 degrees, so bring a chair, towel or blanket and come spend a glorious October afternoon indulging in the South’s greatest food, mac & cheese. Purchase your Charleston Mac Off advanced $10 ticket today before they jump to $15 on Sunday.
Here is a recap video from 2014 to get your mouth watering.
Grab your girlfriends and run (don’t walk) down to Sapphire Boutique tomorrow night for a you-do-not-want-to-miss Fall Fashion Party with yours truly. I will have my entire Fall 2015 Collection, and to top it all off- ALL JEWELS AND CLOTHES ARE 15% OFF! Football season starts next week, and you better believe that we have you covered for Gameday! So come on down and sip on some Rose and snack on some pimiento cheese while you shop. RSVP HERE!
If you haven’t checked Sapphire out, you’re missing out! What used to be Sam’s Closet, Sapphire Boutique is now owned by two sweet sisters, Adrienne and Carol Lyn Dempsey. These two fellow Zeta Tau Alphas from USC, have always dreamed of owning a women’s boutique together. This one thousand foot space located right off of King Street is stocked full of reasonably priced brands such as Cameo, Finders Keepers, Lovers+Friends, Stylestalker, Sanctuary, and The Fifth Label. I am obsessed with this boutique and know you will be too!
Recently, we collaborated with my favorite photographers, Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay to shoot some Fall looks on Sullivan’s Island. We paired Sapphire’s clothes with Hermosa Jewelry. These were my favorite looks from the shoot.
This Thursday, Dandy Boutique along with Taylor Brobisky of Holy City in Heels are teaming up to host a Summer Sip & Shop featuring Hermosa Jewelry. Dandy Boutique is located at 43 John Street in the heart of downtown Charleston. If you haven’t shopped at Dandy before, you are missing out! This unique boutique has an amazing selection of vintage inspired clothes, home decor, jewelry, and handmade bridal accessories. It has a very welcoming atmosphere and the owner, Holly, is awesome! I will have my full Summer Collection there as well as my new Holy City Crosses Collection. On Thursday, you can shop for a cause, as we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Reverend Clementa Pinckney Fund. Drop in anytime between 5 and 8 pm to sip, shop, and enjoy gourmet eats by Venita Aspen. Hope to see you there!
This Thursday, I am having a trunk show at the Escapada Signature Store, located in the Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mt. Pleasant. Escapada is a local clothing line of island-inspired designs that was started by Natalia Castillo in 2009. “Escapada” means getaway in Spanish, and their clothes convey just that with their comfortable yet colorful, bold designs. The Escapada Store carries the latest Escapada designs as well as other designers like Kerisma, Julie Vos, DL 1961, Susana Monaco, and more. Stop by this Thursday from 3 pm until 7 pm to see my newest summer designs and check out this amazing boutique!
Escapada and Hermosa have collaborated in a few photoshoots since our lines complement each other so well. Here are a few of the photos from the shoots!
As we cruise through June, it is definitely feeling like Summer in Charleston! My daily wardrobe is in full rotation of sun dresses, bikinis, and jewels. This Thursday, I am excited to team up with Carolina Style Magazine for their Summer Soiree, a social and fashion show at Republic Garden & Lounge from 8-10pm. You won’t want to miss this Fashion Show of the hottest summer looks from three local Charleston boutiques: Tres Carmen, Vestique, and Style Dwell and Pop Up Shops by Hermosa Jewelry and a Frock to Remember. Tickets are FREE, but you just need to reserve them here. Grab a couple of your girlfriends for a stylish night on the town to jump start your weekend! Hope to see you at #SummerSoireeCHS!
I am so excited to be showcasing Hermosa Jewelry at the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament this week from April 4- April 12th. It is the largest all-women’s tournament in the world. Family Circle Women’s Magazine signed on to sponsor the event in 1973, and since then the tournament has been a pioneer in women’s professional sports creating milestones that have directly influenced the popularity of women’s professional tennis. It has hosted some of the top women’s tennis players such as Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, and Caroline Wozniacki, and continues to be a thriving partnership with the City of Charleston and Daniel Island.
As one of the hottest tickets in professional sports, the tournament hosts more than tennis matches. Hermosa will be in the Match Point Market right next to the main stadium along with Baseline Boutique and Escapada Living. In addition to shopping, the tournament offers a handful of different activities throughout the week such as Family Weekend, Happy Hour, Ladies Day Out, Military Appreciation Night and many others.
I am so excited to be showcasing Hermosa Jewelry at YOGAPOP 4 : Inspire this Thursday night! This special Cooper River Bridge Run edition of YOGAPOP is known for uniting local yogis & out-of-town runners under one roof for a night of yoga, live music, and fun. After the yoga class, you can head over to The Yoga Village to eat, drink, and mingle! The event will take place from 6:30pm until 10pm and is centrally located downtown at the Visitor Center Bus Shed (375 Meeting St., Charleston). You can purchase your tickets online here for $26 in advance or $32 on Thursday. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two great causes, Poses for Paws and This is Noteworthy.
International yoga teacher & Charleston native, Kathryn Budig will be teaching a one-hour, all levels yoga class. Ashley S. Cebulka (life coach), Regina Ferguson & Johnny Shields (acoustic duo, and former front man of popular local band Long Miles), and a special musical treat from one of the Cooper River Bridge Run bands will also be joining Kathryn onstage for this special night. After the class all guests are invited to check out local vendors, grab drinks and bites, and mingle with the yoga community.
All levels & all walks of life are welcome! Guys, gals, locals, visitors, novices, fancy handstanders. Bring your own mat and make sure to stop by and say hey at the Hermosa Jewelry booth!
I am so excited to be showcasing my jewelry at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston this weekend. This three-day event celebrates nature, wildlife, and the outdoors-adventurer through a variety of sporting demonstrations, fine art exhibits, and live cooking demonstrations. My favorite exhibits are the Dockdogs jumping contest and the Birds of Prey fight demos. The events are located in nine different venues around downtown Charleston which you can easily access on the free SEWE shuttle. View the full Southeastern Wildlife Expo schedule of events here.
Established in 1982, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo has always called Charleston home, and today welcomes over 40,000 attendees to raise awareness about the need to protect wildlife. It provides public access and information to wildlife preservation, and raises an estimated $50 million to support the local economy and nature conservation programs.
If you are in Charleston this weekend, please grab tickets and stop by my booth in the main tent in Marion Square. In addition to my Spring 2015 Collection, I will also be introducing the Hermosa Dog Collar Line. Perfect for the stylish pooch in your life.
Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay Photography
Remember to bundle up, it is going to be chilly this weekend! I look forward to seeing everyone at this fantastic event!