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To quote Andy Williams, "It's the most wonderful time of the year! "  The Christmas parties, fashion events and the SHOPPING are in the air! So often I am asked how do I keep up with it all. Well, it's not always easy so I have listed here for you my top picks for what NOT to miss this weekend. Enjoy!


Kicking the weekend off is the King Street Shop Walk, which in my opinion is one of the best ways to check off your Christmas shopping list while supporting local businesses! Tonight, December 10th, Mackenzie Image Consulting will host for the second year this celebration of King Street retailers offering attendees live entertainment, Holiday festivities and exclusive discounts from 5 to 8:00 pm. Check in to pick up your very own passport which will guide you through participating retailers, VIP treatment that includes "heat-up" stations, gourmet hot chocolate, beauty make-overs, and hidden clues to door prize tickets! In other words, it's a major shopping party that concludes at The Charleston Place Hotel, title sponsor of the Shop Walk, with an official after party where more prizes will be given away! Shopping deals, prizes and parties = stylista happiness! To learn how to register for your very own passport visit The super glam detail of it all is ticket proceeds benefit the Center for Women! Guilt-free shopping! Score!



Taking place during the King Street Shop Walk, NEST, has teamed up with Cynthia Rowley for a Holiday pop-up store featuring earrings, necklaces and other accessories ranging in price from $20 to $40! Nest ( is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world and instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency. Yes! More fashion for a cause and while in store you can check what's on trend from the Cynthia Rowley collection! A win-win shopping situation!


Guess what? Yes, more shopping opportunities! Holy City Artist and Fleas, hosted by Eye Level Art, will again give Charleston on opportunity to shop local designers, vintage collections, beauty products and art just in time for the Holidays! The Flea will be open both Saturday and Sunday, December 11 - 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm with a laundry list of one-of-a-kind finds! To learn more about the list of vendors visit the website at


Tomorrow, December 11th, from 11 am - 5 pm Roberto Coin located at 200 King Street will host their first trunk show featuring an exclusive showing of their couture collection! Stop here for a total high end jewelry fix!


This is one of my favorite shopping events of the year! Candy Shop Vintage will host their Holiday Trunk Show, tomorrow at mac & murphy, located at 74 1/2 Cannon Street, from 1 to 4 pm. Expect great vintage accessory finds all under $100 and I heard a rumor that there will be some vintage clothing this time around care of Charleston's own Vintage Queen, Lori Wyatt! A few words of advice - GET THERE EARLY!


If you are a work-out junkie like I have found myself to be this year, don't miss this opportunity to shop one of the best brands in athletic wear "on the planet" as my hip hop fitness instructor, Angel Roberts, would say! Just in time for your New Year's resolution. You know the one I'm talking about! This Sunday, December 12th, from 3pm - 6pm at Crossfit Discovery, located at 865 Island Park Drive, the Lululemon collection will be on hand for an exclusive look at the latest styles and must-haves for your fitness wardrobe! (Yep, no more excuses not to work out when you can do it in style!)



Don't miss this month's Second Sunday on King Street! The streets will be shut down to vehicular traffic from Broad to Calhoun for pedestrian friendly shopping, off-street dining and strolling from 1 to 6pm. Don't forget to pick your FREE PARKING voucher good for two hours at local stores throughout the holiday season!

Whew... So much to do! Let the shopping begin!