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We are thrilled that The Scout Guide is hosting a very exciting ticket giveaway for two tickets to our Charleston Wine and Food Festival luncheon at Circa 1886 Restaurant.  Head over to TSG’s blog for your chance to win!

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Announcements, Books, Charleston, Contest, Events, Food and Drink, Parties, Uncategorized | Comments >>

We’re taking a look back at this perfect pocket sized welcome booklet for a Charleston wedding weekend. All the important information for the weekend events and a guests’ guide to Charleston along with personal photos of the couple were all laid out and designed by Lettered Olive and Soiree to coordinate with the rest of the wedding paper design.  The couple chose some of their favorite restaurants they like to dine in while visiting and filled in with recommendations from us.  Any “sights”, and favorite shops and art galleries they had seen over the years and enjoyed were mentioned.  Then, research was done on local historic facts, and recipes from the wedding caterer were shared.  These were waiting for guests in the welcome bags when they arrived in Charleston, and were the perfect size for men to keep in their pockets, or ladies to toss in a bag.

Tara Guerard Soiree/Lettered Olive

Tara Guerard Soiree/Lettered Olive

Tara Guerard Soiree/Lettered Olive

Tara Guerard Soiree/Lettered Olive

Tara Guerard Soiree/Lettered Olive

transportation schedule

charleston facts

Charleston Facts 2

lowcountry recipes

charleston recipes 2

charleston recipes 3

charleston dining

Charleston dining 2

charleston dining 3


bars 2

galleries and shopping

charleston plantations

charleston plantations 2

things to do and see

things to do and see 2

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Books, Charleston, Event Design, Event Planning, Stationery, Invitations and Pretty Papers, The Lettered Olive, Uncategorized, Weddings | Comments >>

I had such a blast getting to know Eddie Ross this weekend at The Southern C summit. Down from Connecticut, I’m convinced he’s actually a Southerner at heart. We chatted about local antique stores that he shopped and the secret gardens of Charleston. We also bonded over the fact that his culinary and catering background lead him into his entertaining and design career. Eddie was an Associate Decorating Editor at House Beautiful and Senior Style Editor at Martha Stewart Living.  We can’t wait for our copy of his upcoming book (preorder here) “Eddie Ross Modern Mix”.  Get to know more about Eddie with our Tete-a-Tete and see some preview pics from the book.



Favorite drink before noon?

Coffee is a must. So is Robin Meade on HLN. How else am I going to find out the latest on Jodi Arias?

Favorite drink at 6pm?

A pomegranate margarita with habanero tequila. Fruity and spicy—just like me.

 Wine: red, white or champagne?

Pinot Noir

Hors d’ouerve that is always in the cabinet or fridge?

Who doesn’t love a good pig in a blanket? I serve them up hot on a fancy platter with gourmet honey mustard.

Music go to when friends are over…. i.e. Pandora station?

To start, Summer in Paris from DJ Cam. To kick things up, the genre station Deep House.

Where would you like to go on vacation?


Favorite flower?

Lily of the valley and Italian carnation

Dream guest to have over for dinner?

Tina Fey

Favorite restaurant?

Red Cat in New York

And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant?

Tempura Fried Green Beans with Mustard Dipping Sauce








7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Books, Entertaining, Interior Design, New York, Shopping | 1 Comment