THE ANTI-LOVE GUIDE

Shops February 9th, 2015 — by:

Not everyone has warm and fuzzy feelings about February 14th. Say “no thanks” to love in style with our roundup of picks for the single guy or gal.

Few things scream “not interested” like a pair of black gladiator stilettos.

 

This Jolly Roger paperweight is perfect for keeping all of your Valentines contained… oh wait.

Before there was Carrie Bradshaw there was Helen Gurley Brown. Dive into this “advice” book that was way ahead of its time.

This leather coin purse is shaped like a black heart. Need we say more?

Our favorite line from Pat Benatar’s 80s song is certified gold. This card plays on the delightful misspellings of a first grader named Rita. Send this one to your girlfriend who’s just gone through a break-up (and might be on the rebound), or use it as an “I’m sorry” card to your significant other when you’re in the doghouse.

Who needs love anyway? These snake and black diamond earrings are about as “noir” as they come. Wear these and send a clear message that you aren’t interested.

THE LOVE GUIDE

Shops February 9th, 2015 — by:

‘Tis the season for love! Shop our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for that special someone.

Love is the name of the game. Pour your heart out in this card by the oh so talented Karen Adams.

These intricate carved coral earrings are made with 14k gold post set rose shaped red coral which has diamonds and 14k gold vine wrapped white coral dangles.

This cream and red pillow is about as blunt as it gets. Say xoxo to your loved ones with this playful pillow.

This Wooster and Jeeves novel involves Jeeves playing Cupid at a house party.  It is one of the better Jeeves dust jacket illustrations, and the theme on the cover would make it a fun Valentine’s Day gift.

Everyone knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Speak his (or her!) language with these delightful macaroons.

The Grace Robe by Alessandra Mackenzie gives an understated elegance that we love to wrap ourselves in. Tie it slightly loose at the waist for a relaxed, sophisticated mood.

 

We’re thrilled to introduce JL The Brand on Taigan! 

Their journey began with a group of friends talking about the need to incorporate flair into what had become their mundane attire of black and blue suits. That idea was a sock.
From the boardroom to a ballroom, with exotic loafers or high street sneakers, JL’s socks will draw attention. And you will like it. JL The Brand is a lifestyle, a personality, an ego. Here’s to putting your best foot forward.

Why we chose JL The Brand:

JL The Brand is committed to creating a quality product that will stand the test of time. Their charming prints add just the right amount of zest to an otherwise boring ensemble. We know you will have some seriously happy feet after trying these socks!

RED Hot

Shops February 2nd, 2015 — by:

Red is a passionate color, so there is no surprise that it is commonly associated with Valentine’s Day. Shop some of our favorite red hot looks to get you in the spirit!

If you aren’t into an all red ensemble, then spice up your white buttondown and jeans with this red lizard belt.

Table for two at the most romantic spot in town? Spice up your dinner table with these red tapers by Cire Trudon.

We think this evening bag by Fairchild + Baldwin would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, so go ahead and spoil your loved one… or yourself! Be sure to pair it with their Bella necklace for maximum effect.

Valentine’s Day should be a special day for your kiddos too. This cherry red skirt will make any little girls feel special and loved!

Throw some white tulips in a collection of red groove vases and you’ll be ready to entertain!

View more of our favorite red items HERE.

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 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!