Category Archives: Gifts

Oct 17, 2018

Come by our new office on Queen Street for a pop up shop from Lela Rose’s Pearl line… Our friends from New York are coming down to debut their line in Charleston… We hear there will even be a match your margarita to your dress bar!  Come shop with us next week.  And, we are sharing details from the last time Lela Rose was in Charleston for a book signing brunch we hosted at my Charleston home.
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We loved having Lela Rose in town for Charleston Wedding Week. I’m a big fan of her designs, and she’s a fellow Southerner! In order to celebrate the release of her new book- Pret-A-Party we decided to throw a Biscuits, Bloodys, and Book Signing party in her honor. Love having Friday a.m. parties now, going to make it my new thing!

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Perfect for a ladies’ brunch, little Callie’s Biscuits in a variety of flavors- ham, jam, and cinnamon.

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We set up a Do-It-Yourself Bloody Mary bar with every addition you could think of- peppers, pickled okra, shrimp skewers, even bacon slices. For those needing to go back to work we had a juice bar with fruit and veg garnishes as well. Just putting in simple containers with nice signage makes for a lovely focal point.

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10.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Oct 17, 2018

photo by Marni Rothschild

One of the most fun events surrounding a wedding weekend can be the bridal luncheon. It’s the last time to be with just the girls and take your mind off of all the last minute details. Today, we’re sharing some snippets from some of our favorite past ladies’ lunches.

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The first luncheon took place on the decks of a private yacht. The girls got to lounge and enjoy each other’s company, eat and sip, and had manis/pedis on site.

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The bride gifted custom clutches made from fabrics that she personally chose for each girl, and had their initials embroidered on the inside.

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photos by Liz Banfield

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Our bride’s favorite movie was “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” , so naturally a Tiffany themed luncheon was perfect. All of the girls dressed the part with Tiaras and tea length black gloves.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Lunch was held in the private dining room at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Pearl napkin ties and a famous Tiffany blue box cake completed the details. Cake by Jim Smeal.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Tiffany pearl bracelets from the bride were a thoughtful accessory for each girl to wear as part of their bridesmaid ensembles on the wedding day. Photos by Liz Banfield

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This Southern Belle bride loved girlie touches. Since her wedding took place at a mountain getaway, we decided to utilize the resort’s dining room to host the luncheon.. Itt was so fun to incorporate all of the pink and frills into such a rustic location.

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 We monogramed luncheon napkins that the bride could take home for her linen collection. And the monogramed cocktail napkins were not only the place cards, but fun takeaways for the guests.

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Along with pink sorbet, we surprised the girls with cotton candy (that we personally made for each guest) at the end for a fun treat. Photos by Liz Banfield

10.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Oct 17, 2018

Grey ghost basket

Now that Spring is in full swing, the party season is too. At our recent trunk show, I had a couple of people ask what my favorite hostess gifts were, so today I’m sharing some ideas for you!

The above idea would be perfect if you have been invited to stay as a guest in someone’s home. A beautiful basket full of goodies (especially ones local to your hometown). Our basket includes Grey Ghost cookies (with custom Lettered Olive labels), a Candlefish candle, a bottle of bubbles, and a turkish towel (some of my favorites are here).

photo by Melanie Mauer

Our oyster shell salt and pepper cellars have been hugely popular and are back in stock. Wrapped in a pretty package, they make for an unexpected gift- you never knew you needed them, but you will use them at all your dinner parties!

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I’m a huge fan of linen cocktail napkins, and you can never go wrong with gifting them. They make for a great completion to just a bottle of wine or liquor, and having them embroidered with something custom makes them meaningful also! Lettered Olive can make any design you wish.

photos by Melanie Mauer 

Also, as a long time admirer of paper goods, a set of letterpress cards, a notepad featuring a customized or emblem that appeals to the hostess, or letterpressed recipe cards (which could be partnered with bottle of wine as a wine notes pad) would all be things I would be thrilled to receive… All by Lettered Olive.

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Another entertaining must have is a nice cutting board. These are handcarved and made in my hometown of Camden, SC by Nicholas Blake.

We love learning about new ideas- what are some of your favorite hostess gifts? Leave a comment and let us know!

10.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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