Back to Basics

Fashion March 30th, 2015 — by:

Invest in the classics. We’ve all heard this statement before, but it never hurts to have a little reminder. Check out our spring and summer basics that will never go out of style.

This classic linen tunic is a soft vanilla color with white banding. The tone on tone aspect gives it a very rich feel.

Susan van der Linde’s tassel loafers are about as timeless as it gets. They are handmade in Italy and come in all of the essential colors.

This featherweight cashmere T-shirt has a graceful, flattering drape. It is designed to add warmth without being bulky under a jacket… perfect for spring!

At this moment we’re all coveting the Marie envelope clutch. What’s not to love about this matte python staple?

Everyone needs a little white dress and this linen one fits the bill perfectly. It’s great with espadrilles on the beach or with snazzy sandals for a night on the town.

 

Creepy Crawly

Shops March 30th, 2015 — by:

As the weather gets warmer our creepy crawly friends are once again on the move. These beautiful bugs will hopefully shine a new light on everyone’s least favorite pests.

The cicada is known for checking in every decade or so and “singing” until its death and hibernation. In some cultures they symbolize immortality, but in the south they are better remembered for their biblical takeovers.

Bugs in your bathroom! This colorful beetle hand towel wont need to be squashed.

Karen Adam’s somehow manages to turn bugs into the most beautiful, dainty creatures you’ve ever seen in these “Bee Jeweled” note cards.

Spiders always make our skin crawl, but these dangly  web earrings are the exception to that rule.

We cant take our eyes off of this art made of Thailand’s most spectacular longhorn beetle. With its boldly striped, oversized antennae and its distinctive turquoise polka-dots, this uncommon species has obvious design appeal.

Loads of cockroaches would typically be the stuff of nightmares, but this statement necklace has us rethinking things!

 

We’re thrilled to introduce The Goldbug Collection by MINI on Taigan!

“Mini” Mariana Hay is a life long resident of Charleston and the youngest of the 4th generation to join her family’s hundred year old store, Croghan’s Jewel Box. Mini comes by her talents quite naturally, it was her great grandfather who started Croghan’s and had a background as a jeweler, hand engraver, and manufacturer.

The Goldbug Collection by MINI is straight out of the imagination of “Mini” Mariana Hay. Mini’s mother challenged her to design a line of jewelry that would be something unique to Charleston and their iconic store. After some thinking the idea struck Mini, “Cockroaches!” or as they are more politely called in Charleston, “Palmetto Bugs.” She gilded her first bug and made a necklace with pearls just to test the waters and see what customers would say. The first necklace sold that day and she has been developing and expanding the line ever since. It is easy to see why people are drawn to Mini’s clever creations! 

Gingham Style

Fashion March 23rd, 2015 — by:

We’re going gingham this spring and summer! Shop the most refreshing trend of the season.

Middy N’ Me has several variations of gingham. We’re especially fond of this iconic red sleeveless version.

Bird Dog Bay has started making shirts! We’re especially fond of their new classic check prints.

If you only want to dip a toe in the gingham trend then we recommend a pocket square from Armstong + Wilson.

The Sweet Jane is part gingham and part floral accent, nailing both spring trends in one shirt!

Is there anything better than crisp white pajamas? Yes. Crisp white pajamas piped in a sweet blue gingham…. and on sale.

 

 

 

SB 2K15

Shops March 16th, 2015 — by:

It’s time to stock up on your spring break essentials. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites for warmer weather… it’s about time!

Look smoking hot in this Letarte bikini. We love the classic cut and bold color.

Wrap up in a beach candy towel from Turkish-T. The light weight material is perfect for wrapping up and not looking too bulky.

Ever visit the Ninigret Men’s Shop in Watch Hill, Rhode Island? We bow down to greatness presenting our own version of this shirt with a crisp, clean styling and a punch of Three Islands’ whimsy and color.

 

Lather up! There is simply no reason not to protect your skin these days. La Roche Posay makes the absolute best sunscreen… you’ll be hooked in no time.

We like to imagine being around in the 60’s, this tote on the arms of Jackie O as she traveled through St. Tropez and Cannes…a touch of Americana in the French Riviera.

 

Easter Basket Goodies

Shops March 16th, 2015 — by:

If you’re anything like us then you’re starting to plan your Easter baskets. Go above and beyond this year with our roundup of unique basket sized finds.

This necklace is perfect for all of the girls in your life. The cheery color and tassel are complimented by a sweet little rabbit charm.

Stay groomed on the go with the “Hemergency Kit.” Every guy needs to store one of these in his car console, desk drawer and briefcase. You just never know when you’ll be in a bind!

Foodies will rejoice when they find that Peter Cottontail brought gourmet condiments for easter. Spice up your next burger with Victoria Amory’s 1 1 1 Collection.

Round out the food theme with something sweet. We recomment Christophe’s Bunnies and Eggs.

An Armstong + Wilson pocket square fits nicely in a plastic egg. This color is conveniently called “egg whites,” which makes it extra fitting.

These pretty little soaps look just like something the Easter Bunny would leave. Put a few in a dainty soap dish and you’ll be thinking spring in no time!