We’re thrilled to introduce Travels with Tiger on Taigan!  


Travels with Tiger is Cece Cord’s collection of luxury products for globe trotting pets and their people too! Cece has searched the world for the most luxurious leathers, the softest yarns, most beautiful fabrics and the very finest workmanship to bring to you and your pet. Each piece has been designed to bring comfort and pleasure to pets and people who travel the world together.

 

Why we chose Travels with Tiger: 


Cece is no stranger to the luxury space, having designed jewelry and handbags for many years. Travels with Tiger  provides a natural outlet to use this knowledge and translate it into luxury bags and products that function for pets. Travels with Tiger is built around duffel bags, airline cases, everyday travel bags, harnesses, leashes, and collars—all made in the finest crocodile, ostrich or calf, as well as beautiful hand knitted sweaters, caps, mufflers and beds made of the finest fabrics and trims. The collection is elegant but with a touch of whimsy and all inspired by a tiny, rather full figured Yorkie named Tiger Lilly!

Mark your calendars, next week Taigan is taking the traveling pop up shop roadshow to Charleston, SC, curated and co-hosted by The SoGood and Leapfrog PR! Just in time for all your Valentine’s Day goodies along with great spring fashion for your upcoming spring breaks and the much needed warm weather. This is a fun time for you to meet several of our amazingly talented designers and learn all about their refined skills and creativity. See above for all the info you’ll need in order to come check it all out and see below for details on each designer presenting their products.

Help us spread the word by telling all your friends and don’t be afraid to bring a group with you.

The more the merrier!

Brackish Bow Ties, from Charleston themselves, presents handcrafted, gorgeous ties 100% made of feathers – perfect for this upcoming wedding and gala season or not to mention, the one off fashion statement. They are truly stunning and will certainly make your guy the talk of the town (in a good way)!

Brooke Seraphine, designer and founder of Seraphine Designs, is innately inspired by the raw stone and its beauty. “I’ve always been so impressed by what Mother Nature can do on her own. I love to find a rock or mineral that’s a true natural beauty- that doesn’t need any help to look exquisite,” says Brooke. She melds raw stone and wire into elegant pieces that are at once strikingly modern and simply classic that you will definitely want to add to your wardrobe.

JL The Brand is brand new – write off the press! They are made in the USA in Greenville, SC, and bring pep to any guy’s step. Made of 100% pima cotton with fun designs, these are the perfect Valentine’s Day “happy” for your son, brother, boyfriend, husband or dad.

Christophe Chocolatier makes gorgeous, hand painted chocolates that any and every one will enjoy. Particularly in February, his truffle boxes are to die for and during Halloween, Easter and Christmas time, his oversized chocolate sculptures that are also hand painted make the perfect hostess gift, table accessory or stocking stuffer.

Sarah and Sally Hovis, designers and owners of S. Carter Designs, have an eye for making nature and organic lines stunning with their jewelry creations. This mom and daughter duo can turn snake vertebrae into a fabulous accent accessory by simply adding gold and diamonds. These pieces are those you can collect and continue adding and layering as you go on. You won’t want to miss these Atlanta natives!

These cookies are to die for and they are based around Charleston too! Grey Ghost is named after the famous spirit that lives on Pawleys Island, SC, but these bite sized goodies will certainly not leave you scared. Once you eat one, you won’t be able to stop.

Lexie Armstrong from Franklin, TN, is a wonderful watercolorist. We can’t wait to share her whimsical pieces depicting painted plants and sweet animals in so many forms – original works of art as well as holiday themed place cards. Lexie’s works are simply fantastic.

Anatomie, traveling from Miami, is one of the absolute best women’s active and travel wear lines. They use all French and Italian fabrics and craft their pieces into sophisticated and flattering lines. The next time you have to run out of the house without getting all dolled up, you can certainly throw their pieces on and still be stylish.

NYC based jewelry designer, Bounkit, creates the best cocktail pieces of jewelry you could ever imagine. Using all genuine stones, these are pieces you will die to add to your collection. We wouldn’t be steering you wrong if you suggested your boyfriend or husband swing by here too to pick out your Valentine’s Day gift…

The staple of Charleston, Callie’s Biscuits, just simply must be served at a party! Her delicious biscuits, cheese crisps, pimento cheese, etc. They are all impeccable. Swing by for a nibble along with your next hostess gift in hand.

The tremendously talented Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design not only has his successful interior design business but he has also opened up his own retail shop on Taigan with many hard to find home goods like Christian Tortu candles and Antica Farmacista and his own private label of linens. At this show he will be presenting a plethora of fine home goods that will add that extra bit of charm to your kitchen and powder rooms.

Armstrong & Wilson is known for they adorable, colorful tweed bow ties, neck ties and of course pocket squares. They are the first ever to include a cute button accent on their pocket squares and they add that perfect touch of style to your dapper, Charleston guy.

From Austin, TX, August Morgan designs clever, witty cocktail napkins that will always start a conversation at your parties. From grasshoppers to elephants, she will certainly carry your favorite animals. These are always an easy pick me up for yourself or someone else.

From Hawaii, Letarte resort wear presents a bohemian island aesthetic with signature prints, intricate adornments and lavish details. These are the stylish pieces all ages can enjoy during winter vacations with their well made cashmere toppers and ponchos.

Also a local from Charleston, wedding designer Tara Guerard’s fantastic party accessory and stationery line will be available at the show. If anyone knows great taste, it’s Tara Guerard so any of her designs are a must!

Sallie’s Greatest jams are the specialty jams everyone wants at any event. Her interesting marriage of flavors and creativity are so satisfying and fun for gifting at any time. Try these on a cracker with cream cheese or mix in a blender for a yummy cocktail. This is a don’t miss at the show!

VGS Chateau Potelle is one of our very favorites. We will be serving this delicious wine from St. Helena, CA, at our Thursday night cocktail party so be sure not to miss it. We will provide a red and white option along with all the information you would ever need in order to go out and visit the winery yourself.

Jack Rudy came up with the very best tonic and we’ll have it with us as well as served on Thursday night of our show. There’s nothing like a great vodka/tonic in preparation for spring weather!

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix also will be at the show and if you haven’t tasted it already, you need to! It certainly give Zing Zang a run for it’s money.

We are thrilled to have flower magazine joining us for this show. Founder and Editor in Chief, Margot Shaw, will be coming along to introduce you to her stunning magazine and for those of you who are unfamiliar with the publication, be sure to check them out online. Come visit us next week to learn more and maybe even subscribe!

We hope to see you all there!

Layering Up

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Why stop at one necklace when you could wear bunches of them? We’re all about piling it on this season!

 

This heavy layer necklace is composed of chunky lapis stones, vintage charms and gold tone chains. Trust us when we tell you that it really packs a punch!

Tassels and layers… Could you ask for anything more?

S. Carter basically wrote the book on layering, so we love that they’re making it simple for us with the new Cascade necklaces.

These look better in multiples.

Unlike other layered necklaces, the Earth and Sky necklace is extremely lightweight.

 

Super Bowl Entertaining

Shops January 26th, 2015 — by:

While Deflategate is at a bit of a stalling point we recommend moving forward with your Super Bowl Sunday party plans.

Go from boring to amazing by simply upgrading your condiments. Victoria Amory’s Gourmet mayos, ketchups and piri piris will add a little zip to any menu item.

Serve up your favorite chip and dip combo with the help of this festive enamelware collection. You can even choose your team colors accordingly!

The commercials don’t have to be the only thing that’s spicy this year… This Fiery Pimento Cheese brings the ideal amount of heat.

You may want to make sure this football is inflated to regulation specs before tossing it around in the yard. Either way, the golden color makes a statement that is sure to get attention for all of the right reasons.

Few things go together like football and beer… and few things clash like beer and coffee tables. Protect yours with these stylish blue agate coasters with silver electroplate edges.

And finally, what nail color would be more fitting than “Before He Cheats“? Just saying…

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to introduce Alessandra Mackenzie on Taigan!

Alessandra Mackenzie was born out of a desire to create luxurious loungewear for the modern woman, inspired by the ease of menswear. A collection of separates that combine to create a relaxed, elegant, and comfortable look, appropriate for both indoors and out. The Alessandra Mackenzie collection is proudly made in Manhattan and now available on Taigan. 

Why we chose Alessandra Mackenzie: 

We’re constantly on the hunt for the perfect pajamas. Alessandra’s clean designs are fuss-free while remaining elegant. It’s no wonder considering her upbringing as the granddaughter of a bespoke suit maker! We’re thrilled to bring you these beautiful creations in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Into The Woods

Fashion January 19th, 2015 — by:

Meryl may be singing about storybook characters in her latest hit, but these woodsy looks are anything but fluffy. Check out a few of our favorite wooden numbers…

This Castlecliff pendant necklace with wood detailing is what an old colleague of mine used to call “Groovy Chic”. The 70’s vibe is strong and should be worn with confidence.

There’s nothing wrong with a little superstition. In fact, Stevie Wonder made it downright sexy. Not only are these cufflinks the perfect way to ward off bad luck during the day, but they’re actually crafted from genuine wood.

We’re suckers for this hand carved brazilian satinwood with forged bronze spicula necklace. It has a nice combination of soft and harsh themes.

 

This necklace is quite the collection of artifacts… it’s composed of snake vertebrae with coconut wood discs, wooly mammoth bone, diamond needles and a buffalo tooth.

Bounkit’s wood and citrine ear clips are very Seaman Schepps-esque but are a fraction of the cost. Throw these on for a day of shopping on the Upper East Side and you’ll be right at home.

The Limited Edition Live Edge Bangle is unlike any natural wood jewelry you have felt before. Made from a 100 year old white oak, these bracelets then took many months to carefully create.