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The Buzz: January 2019



The Buzz: January 2019
January 2019

Lake Pajamas opened on King Street, displaying cozy wearables like the “Cornflower Robe” ($126).

Cool & Collected

The makers and dreamers behind more than 30 small businesses from around the country are celebrated at The Community Charleston, which opened last month in the Cigar Factory. Three local women—Randi Nuorala (the party pro behind Kay and Co. Weekends and CHS Bubbly Bar), Yana Wieckowski (owner of Hemming Birds children’s accessories company), and Stephanie Pascarella (founder of skin care line Wash With Water Organics)—created the collective, pulling in shops that offer clothing, items for the home (from throw pillows to Vietnamese rice baskets), kids’ goods, and more. The space also hosts workshops—check their online calendar. [701 E. Bay St., Ste. 102; communitychs.com]

Sleep Well!

If you follow Charleston designers and fashion bloggers, there’s no way you missed the news that Savannah-based brand Lake Pajamas brought its first brick-and-mortar to King Street in December: tastemakers gathered for a pajama party, Instagramming the heck out of the boutique displaying sleep sets, nightgowns, robes, and more. “The space is beautiful and inviting, the perfect place for women to sit, shop, and stay awhile,” note cofounders Cassandra Cannon and Anne Read Lattimore. [153 King St., lakepajamas.com]

Big Additions

Two national retailers settled in on King Street in late 2018. The long-awaited Free People opened its bohemian dream of a women’s wear shop [466 King St., freepeople.com], and Kendra Scott brought her line of jewelry featuring vibrant stones from around the world, as well as home decor [270 King St., kendrascott.com].

The New Manicure

As of January 10, you’ll have one more reason to visit the Cigar Factory: Bare Beauty blogger Jessica Morse opens The Water Room, a nail salon using only nontoxic products. The name was born of a desire to make the nail-care process transparent. “I wanted clients to see and feel the energy of the entire experience in an almost ritualistic way,” explains interior designer Melissa Sutton of Plum Collective. “From the technician preparing bowls of water to setting up the treatments, the entire process is in full view.” Clients can enhance their experience by adding on aromatherapy and noise-cancelling headphones with guided meditation. [701 E. Bay St., Ste. 105; thewaterroom.com]

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Photographs by (Lake Pajamas store) Melissa Toms & courtesy of (robe) Lake Pajamas