Entertaining

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 Valentine’s Day goodies, spring fashion and more. Meet several of our amazingly talented designers and learn all about their unique and interesting products.

Spread the word 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 classic.

JL The Brand is a new addition to Taigan – straight off the press! They are made 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 everyone 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 mother-daughter duo can turn snake vertebrae into a fabulous accessory by simply adding gold and diamonds. You won’t want to miss these Atlanta natives and their highly collectible product.

These cookies are simply to die for.  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 jewelry you could ever imagine. Made from genuine stones, these colorful creations are a cult favorite of the most sophisticated shoppers. We wouldn’t be steering you wrong if you suggested your boyfriend or husband swing by to pick out your Valentine’s Day gift…

The staple of Charleston, Callie’s Biscuits, simply must be served at a party! Mouth watering biscuits, fiery pimento cheese and southern charm are all on the menu here. Enjoy a quick nibble and stock up on hostess gifts.

The tremendously talented Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design is our go-to resource for cult favorites like Christian Tortu candles,  Antica Farmacista soaps and his own private label of linens. 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 their 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 a great item to keep on hand for party favors!

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 a quick trip to the islands or the local pool.

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 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.

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 be serving it 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 gives 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!

Mark your calendars for Taigan’s Holiday Party!!

Dec. 3rd, 9am-8pm 

416 Jackson Blvd. Nashville, TN – Home of Taigan CEO, Elizabeth Nichols

We are excited to announce Taigan’s third pop up shop this year in Nashville, the week after Thanksgiving on Dec. 3rd from 9am-8pm! There’s no better way to kick off holiday shopping than with our special, small business designers who are coming in town to present their goods just for you. Not only will you meet all 13 designers and learn about their refined skills and creativity, but this will give you the chance to give gifts that truly are special and unique.

So save the date for this festive, holiday affair- you’ll be able to shop for your mom, dad, sister, brother, friends, etc! Bring your friends for a glass of wine and we are sure you’ll enjoy your time with us.

See below the list of designers participating-

 Glamourpuss, based in New York City, is a fashion line of chic, easy accessories and apparel that any woman can wear throughout the day for all occasions, from the morning errand run to business meetings to drinks with friends at night. Founder of this fashion line, Courtney Moss, will be here herself showing their fabulous fur vests, funnels, scarfs and more!

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!

Goshwara is a fine jewelry designer out of New York City. Their pieces are stunning and colorful! Any piece from this line is a great gift to yourself or a close family member as these pieces are timeless and elegant.

Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass hand blows all his beautiful glass creations. His studio is based right outside of Huntsville, AL, where he creates these beautiful works of art for the table, desk, kitchen, etc. by hand. Whether you put flowers in your stunning pitcher or serve drinks out of it, his pieces will certainly spark conversation at your next entertaining affair.

In 1887 Peter Nappi was born in Italy where he learned the craft of boot making. Eventually, he settled in the United States at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Phillip Nappi and his wife, Dana, carried on his legacy, carefully crafting leather goods made of the finest raw materials. They fabricate in small, limited-edition batches from the highest quality leather, ensuring each pair of leather boots, each leather bag, and all Peter Nappi products have their own unique character.

 Res Ispa – Latin for “the things speak for themselves” – is a men’s line based in Atlanta of shoes and dop kits cut from ancient Turkish rugs; therefore, each pair or bag are one-of-a-kind. They are comfortable, stylish and are perfect gifts for upcoming graduation and Father’s Day.

 LEN Belts, based in Franklin, TN, presents the most extensive variety of luxury belts made of animal skins and leathers in today’s marketplace of menswear. Their belts are stunning and each are handcrafted one by one through a twenty-five, individual step process. These are fantastic Father’s Day, groomsmen or wedding gifts for that special guy.

Hailing all the way from Kansas, Sharyn Blond Linens features exquisite, hand embroidered Madeira linens for the table, bed and bath. Her designs are always a talking point for any party as each of her pieces are beautiful and of the best quality. Come add to your collection by viewing her festive napkins at our show!

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.

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 are as well as holiday themed place cards!

Mau Conceptual Clothing is sure to be a brand you’ve never experienced before. Mau produces a collection of contemporary street wear that is nomadic in nature: 4 season adaptable, water and wind resistant, imminently packable and featherweight. These jackets are so cool and definitely will catch people’s eye as you walk down the street.

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.

 Blessings in Disguise, jewelry designs from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, represents a passion for objects of history that are symbols of culture and tell a story. Melissa Rovner, the creator, gathers old medals, crosses, symbols and stones to turn them into fashion pieces for everyone to enjoy.

 

Dinner Party Style

Entertaining November 3rd, 2014 — by:

Everyone wants to be known as the consummate hostess, but few can pull it off. We think it’s pretty simple with the right tools, so shop this collection of dinner party essentials to be a pro in no time.

 

The Lettered Olive’s Wadmalaw Placecards are a limited edition set of 12 letterpressed place cards with matching menus. We think the rust color is ideal for Harvest entertaining. 

This Taupe Hemstitch Tablecloth is incredibly  rich in texture. It is the perfect backdrop for any table setting at any gathering.

 

Create a traditional setting with these beautiful Antique Ginger Jars. Fill them with amaryllis, winterberry and evergreen for a classic look.

This handsome ice bucket is an heirloom piece that every host or hostess should own. It gives an effortless vibe to the party that you’ve slaved away on for weeks.

Go all out with Julia B’s custom Louvre Table Setting. Everything about this screams refine elegance.

Set the stage for a good time with this set of 6 beautifully handcrafted shotglasses. Your guests will immediately know that they are in for a night to remember… or even forget!

We are happy to announce Taigan’s second pop up shop this year in Birmingham, AL, co-hosted with flower magazine! It will be a fun and exciting week for all who attend! Not only will you get to meet our amazingly talented designers yourself and learn all about their refined skills and creativity, but we will also be gifting all attendees with 20% off all purchases. Bring your friends for a glass of wine and we are sure you’ll enjoy your time with us. Mark your calendars!

Read below for a sneak peek of who all we will be presenting:

Brackish Bow Ties, from Charleston, presents handcrafted, gorgeous ties 100% made of feathers – perfect for this upcoming wedding and gala season.

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.

Traveling from Houston, Melissa Braniff brings her fine jewelry designs that incorporate rare and ancient coins. These pieces don’t simply make a statement but they connect history as well. These are gorgeous holiday gifts and certainly conversation starters for anyone who wears these pieces.

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.

Molly Jane Designs is a jewelry line based in Atlanta. Each piece demonstrates natural minerals and gemstones while also mingling feminine flair with an unexpected edge. Each offer an elegant, timeless and dramatic lasting presentation.

Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass hand blows all his beautiful glass creations. His studio is based right outside of Huntsville, AL, where he creates these beautiful works of art for the table, desk, kitchen, etc. by hand. Whether you put flowers in your stunning pitcher or serve drinks out of it, his pieces will certainly spark conversation at your next entertaining affair.

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.

Lexie Armstrong from Franklin, TN, is a wonderful watercolorist. She has not yet been launched on Taigan but she is coming soon. This will be her first presentation with us in Birmingham and we can’t wait to share her whimsical pieces depicting sweet plants and animals. We will be presenting several original works of hers at this show.

Notti Toffee‘s delicious cheese wafers will be served throughout the entire event. These delicious, bite size goodies will be exactly what you’ll need, along with your glass of wine, to make for a great shopping experience! Thank you, Notti Toffee, for sending some of these our way!

We are thrilled to be hosting this pop up shop with our close friends from flower magazine. Birmingham is flower‘s home base and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them on this show. And for those of you who are unfamiliar with this fantastic publication, be sure to check them out online and come visit us next week to learn more!

Gallery 1930 is so graciously hosting us and our designers next week in the heart of Mountain Brook in English Village. This quaint, local gallery is full of charm and the perfect home for our event. Not only will you get to enjoy our designers presenting their craft at the pop up shop but the walls will be filled with beautiful paintings for you to view as well!

We hope to see you all there!

Vogue.com this week featured a few of our whimsical pieces in their most recent post inspired by Happy Menocal’s fab collaboration with Paperless Post. This creative story is all about entertaining with the colors of the artist’s adorable designs and it just so happens that our Orbix Hot Glass hand blown jug and August Morgan “Thirsty” camel cocktail napkins fit perfectly!

 

See below for the combination of product they placed together and if you click through to the story, be sure to click to the second slide to catch our products:

 

 

So a huge thank you again to our friends at Vogue.com – we love that our pieces inspired you! And to all our readers, enjoy!