Carrie Morey founded Callie’s Charleston Biscuits in 2005 with the goal of making the tender, buttery, made-by-hand biscuits of her mother accessible across the country. Touted by Saveur, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The New York Times and Oprah among others, her biscuits and pimento cheese collection are sold at high-end retail stores all over the country.
While food may be the main attraction on the festival weekend, the many events call for a little shopping and some fast beauty fixes. From shoes to dresses and blowouts to cosmetics, here’s a round up of a few of my favorite local Charleston spots to hit…
Whether it’s daytime events or late night after parties, shopping with Shelby Hightower at Billy Reid on lower King Street is a must. Sip bourbon and let her help you shop among this CFDA winning designers impeccably tailored collection. For shoes, Charleston staple Bob Ellis or look to Hampden owner Stacey Smallwood’s newest accessory store James. Looking for a place to unwind and revitalize? I head straight to the Urban Nivana Spa located in Wentworth Mansion for a facial with Patti and if I have enough time, an eyelash tint too – there’s nothing better for looking bright-eyed. When the weekend ahead calls for lots of late nights, it’s a quick fix for looking refreshed. I also can’t do without the Chanel concealer from Blue Mercury and they are always happy to do a quick makeover.
Tease Dry Bar, a new blow dry bar on Upper King Street, is my go-to for the perfect “do” without the time commitment. Relax with a glass of wine and choose your style from their menu. It’s truly wash, blow and go. Need a manicure? Head to East Bay Nails on East Bay Street where walk-ins are no problem.
Need more tips while you’re in town? Come see me at the Charleston Entertains tent on Saturday, March 2 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM where I’ll be demoing recipes from my cookbook – Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen - debuting Fall 2013.
Here’s where you can find my favorite spots:
Billy Reid, at 150 King Street
Bob Ellis Shoes, at 332 King Street
Hampden Clothing, at 314 King Street
Urban Nirvana Spa in The Wentworth Mansion, at 141 Wentworth Street
Blue Mercury, at 255 King Street
Tease Dry Bar, at 430 King Street
East Bay Nails, at 334 East Bay Street