Plus a wedding and baby registry favorite moves to King Street
Model Venita Aspen designed invitations and cards with paper goods company Dogwood Hill.
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with stylish cards created by Charleston influencers Venita Aspen or Megan Stokes. The model and lifestyle blogger each teamed up with an artist from Alabama-based paper goods company Dogwood Hill to design coordinating party invitations, cards, thank you notes, and gift tags. Stokes’s designs feature green wreaths, garlands, and trees with blue accents, while Aspen’s are cocktail-party inspired with champagne flutes intended to be ”warm and inviting no matter the celebration or religious background.” The stationery, part of the company’s annual holiday tastemaker collection, is available exclusively on its website. [dogwood-hill.com]
Longtime linen, lingerie, and gift shop The Boutique has relocated to a more visible location on King Street and joined the Middle King shopping district along with M. Dumas & Sons, Croghan‘s Jewel Box, and other local retailers. A favorite for bridal and baby registries dating back to the 1950s, The Boutique offers bedding and tableware from well-known brands such as Matouk, Annieglass, and Juliska, as well as items from local designers including Paige Hathaway Thorn and Léda Jackson of Pixie Lily. [302 King St., theboutiquecharleston.com]
Cleod Glass + Works, founded in Massachusetts last year, is bringing its modern hand-blown glass to Broad Street. Co-owner James McLeod says he and his wife chose Charleston for their second retail location because he wanted to expand the business beyond the Northeast, and “it’s a vibrant city with a strong appreciation of the arts.” They eventually plan to open a glass-blowing studio here as well. [3 Broad St., cleodglassworks.com]
Breaking a Sweat
Looking for a way to detox and de-stress? Clients West of the Ashley can relax and recharge in a private sauna suite when SweatHouz opens its second Charleston-area location in Avondale this month. The Atlanta-based spa, which debuted a SweatHouz studio in Mount Pleasant last year, offers a 45-minute infrared-heated sweat session followed by 15 minutes in a refreshing vitamin C-infused shower. [835 Savannah Hwy., sweathouz.com]