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Upcoming Charity Events: Wiggin’ Out for Abby + Runaround Sue Vintage’s Charity Fashion Show

Local charity Bucks for Bunks is hosting “Wiggin’ Out for Abby” on Saturday, February 18 at Midtown Bar and Grill, to support Abby Bunkley’s fight against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The event features entertainment from DJ R Dot, a live auction, and complimentary food and beverages.  Throw on your best wig and let your hair down!

Saturday, February 18, Upstairs at Midtown Bar & Grill, 559 King Street; Suggested donation $35 a person; 7 – 10 PM.

charleston charity events wigging out for abby bucks for bunks

If you love vintage fashion and supporting local charities, check out Runaround Sue Vintage’s charity fashion show at the Tin Roof on Sunday, February 19. The event marks the online boutique’s first anniversary, and will feature a variety of vintage clothing and styles from the 1950s on. Runaround Sue’s sweet vintage styles will be complemented by jewelry from Gypsy Lady Antiques and retro tunes from The V-Tones of Charleston, who will also provide the soundtrack for a rockin’ post-catwalk party.

Don’t forget: the early bird gets the goodies! The first 50 people through the door will receive goodie bags full of treats from local Charleston creatives. Word on the street has it that Social Wine Bar is even participating.

Tickets are $10 at the door, but larger donations are welcome! All proceeds will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Charleston.  

Doors open at 8 PM.  Fashion show begins at 9 PM sharp.  Check it out on Facebook.

words: Callie Smith


Wine to Water Fundraiser at Social Wednesday July 20

One of the best things about Charleston is our incredibly high quality of life.  Even in the worst of times, we still live at the beach, in a town of incredible history, architecture and most of all, incredible people.

These incredible people are philanthropically minded, and always broadening our horizons.  Angharad Chester-Jones, sales manager at Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, is one of those people.  She is spear heading the 2nd annual Wine To Water local fundraiser, held at Social Wine Bar on Wednesday, July 20 from 8 – 10 pm.

$20 will get you in, where you can enjoy “bubbles, bites, beer and more,” and bid on cool silent auction items like a 4 day pass for standup paddle board rentals–all the rage now–from Air Wind & Water Sports, beach yoga from Yoga Lilly and lots more fun summertime activities.

Wine To Water’s mission is to bring clean water to the nearly who do not have access to it.  ONE BILLION.  That’s sick.  Wine To Water is working on projects with local organizations in Sudan, Uganda, India, Cambodia, Peru, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Haiti.

Doc Hendley founded Wine To Water in Raleigh, NC in 2004, and with their first event in February of that year, Hendley was living in Darfur by August, installing water systems to aid genocide victims.  That first experience has grown into a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to fighting death and disease due to lack of clean water access and advanced sanitation.

Join in for Wine To Water Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 20 at Social, 188 East Bay Street, from 8 – 10 pm

Fashionistas, Mobilize to Michael Mitchell TONIGHT!

THE TIME IS NOW.  The Fashion Group International® is coming to Charleston & tonight is your preview.  Michael Mitchell Gallery will host all lovers of fashion at 438 King Street from 6:30 – 8 pm.  This is a perfect opportunity to mingle with industry professionals, learn about the FGI and enjoy vino and nibbles from Social Wine Bar, all while surrounded by contemporary art that is fresh and new.

The Fashion Group International® is a global non-profit organization with 5,000 professionals in the fashion industry, including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.  There is a $40 ticket, which will help support their endeavors locally and globally.  The board will be present, and you can learn all about why you will be dying to join in 2011 when they officially arrive!  Space is limited, so don’t delay, my darling style gurus.

PAPERDOLL Opens Tonight!

Karen Silvestro's On the Rocks

This is it!  The day is finally here!  PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man opens TONIGHT!  Join us at Robert Lange Studios tonight from 5:30 – 8:30 pm to raise a glass of bubbly and toast artist Karen Silvestro!

There will some awesome surprises in store, and libations from Social Wine Bar.  So come and mingle with the coolest people in Charleston tonight.  Thank you to Robert Lange Studios and Social Wine Bar!

On the Rocks shows us a group of humble fishes risking everything for the pursuit of their ‘dream girl.’  But she’s a mermaid.   A mythical sea creature.  She doesn’t really exist.  Sometimes we foolishly pursue something that we’ve built up so much in our mind that in reality doesn’t deserve the pedestal we’ve placed it upon.  Or you could optimistically look at it as never settling for anything less than your dreams, but it that’s the path you choose, maybe you should also examine if that dream is really what you want…

If you can’t make the opening tonight, don’t fret.  PAPERDOLL will hang at Robert Lange Studios through August 31st.  And Art Pimp will be there for the whole ride–so come visit anytime!

Robert Lange Studios is located at 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  843.805.8052.

take me for a ride

Karen Silvestro's Taken for a Ride

So I promised you a new Karen Silvestro painting a day.  Here you go.

Taken for a Ride depicts a woman who is disregarding all the warning signs and red flags in the pursuit of that ever-present preoccupation many females have–marriage.  What is it about this urge to settle down and commit our lives to another person that we may ignore all the indicators that it may not be the right person we are committing to?  As a Southern young woman, I can relate to the perplexity of this situation.  I know my parents, family, friends all thought I’d be married by now.  But it’s never been right.  I don’t want to be taken for ride.  This woman has her blinders on so tightly, she does not see that the man she is allowing to take her down this path to ‘wedded bliss’ is clearly not even a real man…

Come see Taken for a Ride and the rest of the PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man show at Robert Lange Studios.  Opening Reception this Friday at 2 Queen Street, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with beverages from Social Wine Bar on East Bay Street.  On view now through the end of August.  Visit Karen Silvestro online for a preview of the show.  Brought you by Art Pimp.

It’s almost time for PAPERDOLL!

On the Rocks by Karen Silvestro

This Friday, August 13 at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, join the Art Pimp consultants for the opening of Karen Silvestro‘s first major solo show PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.  Opening reception will be 5:30 – 8:30, with refreshments from Social Wine Bar.

The work is up and hanging at the gallery, so drop on by at your convenience this week.  The show will hang through August 31st.  The girls from Art Pimp will be setting up shop at the gallery during the show, so come visit!

Couch Potato by Karen Silvestro