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Hungry for a bit of epicurean inspiration? Find it downtown at Heirloom Book Company. The King Street bookstore—known for serving up rare, out-of-print, and new foodie titles—is hosting Sunday Suppers, featuring guest chefs and authors. On November 13, for example, Nathalie Dupree, chef and author of Nathalie Dupree’s Shrimp and Grits Cookbook and new Southern Biscuits cookbook, will bring her specialties to the store. Heirloom pencils in at least one dinner a month and spots are limited to 36 people. On October 23, you can also catch a Sunday Sip and Screen of the documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, which follows famed chef Ferran Adria. 123 King St., (843) 469-1717, www.heirloombookco.com
Paint the Town
It’s fitting that all-new paint outfit Eco Deco decided to hang its hat in a city famous for its rainbow-hued houses. Or just outside of it, to be exact… The new Mount Pleasant showroom boasts more than 2,000 color choices, all “Ecolabel” certified (an eco-friendly standard backed by the European Union) as having low or no toxins. Choose from palettes developed by local tastemakers Beth Huntley, Margaret Donaldson, and a dozen other interior designers. 911 Houston Northcutt Blvd., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (843) 654-9520, www.myecodeco.com
Aching to get your hands on some cast-offs from the Lowcountry’s more well-heeled homes? Then see interior designers Gretchen Rhodes, Martha Seay, and Jeannie Sparroe—they’re the minds behind The Coleman Collection, a high-end home furnishings consignment shop that opened earlier this year (and has already expanded). Think vintage Baker game table for $318 or Albinka Hungarian cocktail glasses for $31.20 each. 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Ste. I, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (843) 654-9046, www.thecolemancollection.com
Got some treasures to unload?
The Collection offers a 55 percent payout for accepted items. Call the number above or e-mail pictures of your items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find Your Muse
Decorating ideas abound at King Street’s Dwelling boutique October 26, when Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney signs copies of her new book, Design*Sponge at Home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Billed as a benefit for youth program Yo Arts Project, guests are encouraged to bring art supplies as a donation.
Speaking of Dwelling, they’ve got online aspirations of their own. The shop’s all-new website—www.Dwelling-style.com—rolls out this month with how-to videos, info on eco-friendly design options, and other clever tips. 474 King St., (843) 723-9699
Local Meals Made Easy
It’s a twist on prepackaged weeknight fare—order up a week’s worth of fresh (and local!) meals from Thornhill Farms, where their Kitchen Table Consultation Program can personalize breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for you. Try their lemon chicken and chickpea stew, braised pork ribs, or a salad vinaigrette that’ll double as a marinade later in the week. On busier nights, pick up a prepared meal (like herbed roasted chicken with a fresh veggie medley) from their on-site store or at one of the nine pick-up locations, or have it delivered right to you. The $75 consultation includes customized recipes and tips; call for an appointment. 1190 Clement’s Ferry Road, Wando, (843) 849-0080, www.ourlocalfoods.com
Photographs by Andrew Cebluka, Ashley Chaffin, Leann Cannon, Jamie Beck, & Ali and Maria Baldwin