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Upcoming Event and Mood Board

by Marion Blount | May 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ladies of Beckett Boutique asked me to help them with an event they are planning that will raise money for MUSC Children's Hospital. Of course, I couldn't resist! I am helping them style the tablescapes and making sure their overall vision is executed. I always like to make a mood board whenever I am planning a party or dinner and thought I would share it. If you have been into Beckett, then you know they have a beautiful space. The aesthetic of the shop is romantic and sophisticated, so  we wanted to make sure the look carried over into the event space across the street at Victors. Here is the look we are going for....

The event will feature a runway show with styled looks from Beckett and cocktails from Victor's Social Club. I am really looking forward to it. If you are interested in attending the event, you can purchase tickets here:


Tagged: beckett boutique, innovators in the alley, mood board

Art + Blooms

by Piper Norris | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Flowers, paintings and gifts oh my! Come to sip and celebrate Mom this weekend in the shop.

Grapefruit Beergarita

by Piper Norris | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cinco de Mayo never disappoints on the indulgence scale. From guac and chips to a taco platter, there is no lack of flavorful choices to celebrate this holiday. My new go to cocktail is the Grapefruit Beergarita. It is the perfect crowd pleaser. You can make the cocktail mix ahead of time and top of the glasses with beer as needed. Friends will love the tartness of the grapefruit and the carbonation of the beer. It is the perfect pairing. 


Here is the recipe:

Kosher Salt

Lime Wedge (for rimming the glasses)

16 oz. Grapefruit Juice

12 oz Tequila

8 oz Lime Juice

2.5 Tablespoons Agave (optional)

16 oz Mexican Beer

Pour a little kosher salt into a shallow dish. Wet the rim of your glass with the lime wedge and dip each glass into the salt. Mix together the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and agave and set aside in a pitcher. When ready to serve, add ice to each glass and pour mixture from pitcher into each glass, then top each drink with the beer. 

This recipe has been modified from one of my favorite new cookbooks The Dude DietThe author, Serena Wolf has mastered the art of recreating indulgent favorites with a healthy twist. I took her grapefruit beergarita recipe and changed it up so that it can cater to a crowd. You and your friends will not be disappointed with this cocktail. 


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Tagged: cinco de mayo, cocktail bar, cocktail hour, fiesta, mexican fiesta, recipe

Easter Table: Look what's hatching!

by Marion Blount | April 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! Apart from Christmas, my family had so many traditions that surrounded the Easter holiday. On Saturday, we would decorate eggs (a lot of eggs), followed by a competition for best decorated eggs. On Sunday, we would hunt for eggs, play egg boxing, and cook a big Easter brunch. It's no surprise that I still get excited about the holiday. Now that I am older, I am a little more focused on meal time. So it was really fun planning out this Easter table. You can shop the entire look here