This Saturday, Harper and I are hosting a little pop-up trunk and photo show at The Farmbar (1600 Meeting Street) to showcase our recent trip to Peru. Jeni’s ice cream and the Autobanh food trucks will be supplying the grub and Blake will be making pisco sours later in the afternoon, but feel free to BYOB and camp out in the field with us all day — it’s finally supposed to be sunny and beautiful!
We could not be more excited. Hope to see you there!
champagne & lobster11/19/13
Although this is my seventh year living in Charleston, the past year is the one in which I’ve felt the most connected to this little piece of earth and warm community of people. Whether it’s through the now-familiar drive to Awendaw, in Sam’s wild stories about Edisto Island decades ago, or witnessing a clam-harvest out at Bulls Bay — Blake and I have been humbled in realizing that no matter how small a place may seem or how thoroughly you think you know it, there is always deeper digging to be done.
Last weekend’s new experience was the marriage of lobster and champagne on a Sunday afternoon with friends. I grew up with frequent Outer Banks crab boils (or “steamer pots,” as we call them), but never once have I cracked into the tail of a lobster. We gathered in the courtyard of Heirloom Books‘ cozy new space nestled into Broad Street (which has the most exquisite selection of treasures), and things got messy. There’s no better way to spend time with both new friends and old, than to stand next to them in a bib with champagne flowing and lobster splattering while digging into that third piece of corn-on-the-cob.
What can I say about this year’s Kinfolk Dinner, except that it was beyond. Everyone came together and pulled off such a special night that a torrential downpour right before supper only made it sweeter. A million heartfelt thank-yous to everyone involved — especially Tara Derr Webb, the crazylady-mastermind behind all of this beautiful madness on Deux Puces farm.
a lantern dinner10/17/13
Charleston design firm Fuzzco is moving into a bigger building and they’ve turned the old space into a concept called The Pretend Store. Different things will be hosted there in the coming months, but for the month of October it’s been taken over by Brooklyn-based lighting and design company Workstead (the NY times did a small article about it here). We attended one of their “Lantern Dinners” prepared by Tara Derr Webb and co. She called it a “naughty feast from Spain,” and offered only rosé with supper (ideal). It was a beyond-special evening that lasted into the morning. And I still wasn’t ready for it to end.