Peach + Mint Sweet Tea

Food & Drink May 21st, 2015 — by:

Peach + Mint Sweet Tea

by Sallie’s Greatest

6 cups brewed tea
2 cups orange juice
2/3 cup Sallie’s Greatest Peach + Mint Simple Syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher. Pour into glass with ice.

Note: Can turn into a cocktail by adding 1 oz vodka per glass.


Summer Games

Shops May 21st, 2015 — by:

School’s out and the livin’ is easy… Grab a few of our favorite summer activities for any age.

Keowee stand Up Paddle $589

“Lemon Ball” Baseball $38

Croquet Golf Starter Set $500

Asteria Paddle Set $100

Baby’s First Ball $11

Fly Rod Making Class + Fishing Trip  Priceless

Tennis Hat $35


Memorial Day Menu

Food & Drink May 18th, 2015 — by:

This weekend officially kicks off “burger season” and what better way to celebrate that with this healthy version by Taigan’s own, Victoria Amory.

Non-Recipe Burger Recipe

by Victoria Amory

I make burgers using three types of ground meat, beef, veal and turkey and mix in a couple of tablespoons of Sherry Ketchup or Smokey BBQ Ketchup and a handful of chopped parsley  as I am mixing the meats and forming the sliders. You can also add chopped onions, feta or blue cheese crumbles, spinach or even cooked mushrooms. It all goes.

For a party, make a few different kinds and serve them with different condiments. For example, turkey & spinach with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise, lamb & mint with Sherry Ketchup and beef, veal & turkey (photographed above) with Champagne Ketchup. Whole wheat buns and slices of tomatoes. That is it.


Pair it all with a summer salad and some hand cut fries for a real treat!

Dads + Grads

Gifts May 18th, 2015 — by:

Shopping for dad? Or maybe your college bound brother? We’ve got you covered in this gift roundup.

Few things say “knock ‘em dead” like Jolly Roger Socks.  Look out, real world!

Handcrafted from the finest reclaimed Whiskey Barrel wood known as staves, the Whiskey Pen is a true example of Heritage’s meticulous attention to detail & dedication to handcrafted perfectionism. It also arrives handsomely gift-wrapped… just saying.

The name of this tie says it all… “On Point.” We’re currently coveting the fresh new look of Bird Dog Bay’s linen ties.

For the musically inclined we love this handcrafted wooden guitar by Southern-born folk artists, Ridley Stallings. Ridley scours her native Georgia to find original vintage flooring, molding and metal, using these beautiful abandoned materials as the base for her designs. Talk about one of a kind!

These lion cufflinks are great for the wild or powerful  men in your life. It really is a jungle out there.

Formal affairs can be a real pain for men, but this Green Pond Feather Bow Tie makes black tie a real treat.

We’re thrilled to introduce Lola Hats on Taigan!

Lola Ehrlich was born in Holland and grew up in Paris, where her parents—an artist and a writer—encouraged her creative side while keeping her out of school. After failing as a ballet dancer, she moved to New York, where she worked as a crafts designer, textile conservator and magazine editor. Lola then opened a shop on Saint Marks Place specializing in one-of-a-kind hats for East Villagers and a few adventurous uptowners. Since then her hats have appeared on covers of magazines ranging from Elle to Vogue Italia and are now sold worldwide in premier retail stores. Lola divides her time between her Bushwick studio and her house in Saint Paul-de-Vence.

Why we chose Lola Hats:

Their hats are made with vintage blocks, or new blocks handcrafted by an Italian artisan based in Paris who regards each wooden mold as a unique creation. Each hat is stretched on a block and then steamed and pressed by hand. The same level of attention goes into trims, which are sewn on by hand and adapted to the individual hat.

Bring on the Bubbly

Shops May 11th, 2015 — by:

May is a month of celebrating… from graduations to weddings, it seems like we’re always in party mode. And what better way to celebrate than with a bit of bubbly? Check out our champagne fueled finds.

This Pewter Champagne Bucket is a classic. It’s obviously perfect for champagne, but we also love it filled with flowers or a potted orchid.

No celebration is complete without the perfect invite. Celebrate an engagement or graduation with these charming invitations from The Dotted Line.

These Jan Barbaglio glasses give your bubbly a rustic contemporary vibe. Who knew champagne could be so edgy?

Lovely place cards for a lovely occasion. These glittery numbers from Karen Adams are sure to please your guests.

If you love the idea of champagne, but can’t quite stomach the bubbles then we recommend filling your home with the scent. This Lafco “Champagne” Candle has the sparkling scent of the perfect party.

For a showy good time we recommend a Wine Saber. Because who hasn’t always wanted to try this?