A Mix of Charleston’s Top Creatives Bring Talents to the Seventh Annual Festival of Wreaths
The Shops at Charleston Place Invite the Community to Get in the Spirit of the Season with the Party that Brings Together Great Design and Innovative Medicine
On Thursday, December 13, 2012, Charlestonians will gather for the Seventh Annual Festival of Wreaths, in celebration of the innovative work of notable Charleston designers and doctors—all inspired by their shared commitment to children’s care and wellness. As in years past, this much-anticipated holiday event is hosted by The Shops at Charleston Place and will benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital. Guests are invited to partake in a festive menu of champagne, delectables and live music at the Palmetto Cafe from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening. As they eat, drink, and make merry, party-goers will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite wreaths. Highest bidders receive the double gift of going home with an original work of art to set the tone for their holiday decorating style as well as contributing to one of the worthiest causes in town. Festival of Wreaths tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and can be purchased at charlestonplace.com/FOW or by calling the Orient-Express Boutique in Charleston Place Hotel at 843.937.9142. Validated parking will be available for event guests.
The 2012 wreaths will compete for various prizes, awarded by a panel of guest judges minutes before the auction closes. Categories may include past favorites such as “Most Holiday Cheer,” “Most Inspired,” “Best in Show” and “All the Glitz and Glamour.” Friends can cast a vote for their favorite wreath on the Charleston Place Facebook page beginning Tuesday, November 20. The wreath with the most Facebook votes will receive the “People’s Choice” award.
Before being auctioned at the party, the festival wreaths will be on display for sneak peaks and advance bidding throughout The Shops at Charleston Place beginning on Black Friday. The shops will be open for extended holiday hours.
Party organizers hope to top last year’s record-breaking donations of $4,637. Since the festival’s inaugural year in 2006, a total of $18,043 has been raised for MUSC Children’s Hospital. All proceeds from the event go directly to MUSC Children’s Hospital.
The 2012 Wreath Designers represent an exciting line-up of Charleston’s most creative talent:
Adrian Truluck, Parker-Sims Interiors
Angie Hranowsky, Angie Hranowsky Design Studio
Ann Chandler Pastore and Hannah Mayo, Haute Design
Drayton Campbell, Vivere Interior Design
Elizabeth Klumb, Bloom
Allison Abney and Elizabeth Morton, Abney & Morton Interiors
Gil Tisdale, GDC
Harper Poe, Proud Mary
Haskell Harris, Haskell Harris Creative
Helen Rice, Fuzzco
Jacqueline Lawrence, inventivENVIRONMENTS
Jennifer Rhodes Mendelsohn, J.Rhodes Interior Design
Liza Cleveland, Bon Vivant
Lulie Wallace, Artist
Robert and Megan Lange, Robert Lange Studios
Sarah Rose, Sarah Rose Design
And the 2012 Wreath Judges will bring their own expertise to the event :
Chassity Evans, Look Linger Love blog
Caroline Nuttall, CHARLIE
Ellen McGauley, Charleston magazine
Mary Norton, Frosting by Mary Norton
Nathan Durfee, Artist
Since 2006, Charleston Place Hotel and The Shops at Charleston Place have hosted the Festival of Wreaths, selecting talented local designers to create wreaths for display in The Shops at Charleston Place and for auction at the Festival of Wreaths holiday party. All proceeds from the Festival of Wreaths benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital.
Renowned as the Holy City’s finest, Charleston Place Hotel is positioned at the very heart of Charleston, offering guests unparalleled customer service and accommodations that epitomize southern hospitality. The Shops at Charleston Place give visitors and locals a reason to amble through the marble floor corridors, and the opportunity to experience more than 30 of the best luxury and lifestyle brands on the market. For more information, please visit CharlestonPlaceShops.com