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The Buzz: March 2018

March 2018
The Buzz: March 2018

Carson & Co.’s “Hermoine” cotton dress ($1,100) and “Lizzy” silk scarf in “pale orchid” ($407)

Double Feature

At Finicky Filly, it’s already time to get a jump on fall (while sipping champagne and nibbling small bites). From March 16 to 18, the boutique is hosting a Fabiana Filippi preorder trunk show, and the Italian line’s garments—awash in elegant neutrals—are well worth the wait. Need instant gratification? During the same weekend (Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.), the shop is holding a trunk show featuring spring/summer jewelry by Mignonne Gavigan. 303 King St.,

Natural Selection

The flora and fauna patterning Carson & Co.’s fabrics, scarves, skirts, and dresses may be pulled from centuries-old botanical books, but they’ve grown quite at home in modern interiors and wardrobes. “We aim for pretty and happy,” notes James Islander Susan Carson, who pushed her interior furnishings biz toward wearables back in 2010, then expanded with a line of fabrics now carried by Atlanta showroom Travis & Co. At January’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Carson launched 12 new designs, with hot pinks and oranges cohabiting with pale green and blue avian scenes. The wares, including customizable garments, are sold online, with scarves also available at Fieldshop: Hunt & Gather, Gramercy Atelier, and Shirtini.

Sunday Shop-day

For more than a year, Haegur plant truck has set up shop at Park Cafe on Sundays, doling out monsteras and more alongside handmade pots. Now, owner BJ Stadelman’s bringing fellow artisans in on the brunch-time festivities with a monthly “Crafter’s Coven.” The third installment is on March 18 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and shoppers can expect the likes of metalsmiths, potters, and woodworkers. “I’m aiming to include makers who fuse natural elements into a creative and authentic product,” he explains.

Inside job

Driving down St. Andrews Boulevard, the green building with “Magnificent Interiors” scrawled across it is hard to miss; owner Sam Nassar aims for his inventory to be just as unique. “I’m focusing on accent furniture, such as ‘live-edge’ coffee tables, unique seating, and raw-slab tabletops that you can pair with metal bases by local Cole Flodin,” says Nassar. Many pieces are solid wood, made in Indonesia, but Magnificent also carries Charleston-made goods. 1005 St. Andrews Blvd.,