How to Spend Your 4th of July in Charleston, South Carolina

30 May 2024

Summer is here and the 4th of July is just around the corner! Are you visiting the Lowcountry and wondering what to do for the 4th of July in Charleston? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. From events and happenings here at Freshfields Village to activities throughout the Charleston area, there’s something for everyone to celebrate Independence Day.

Welcome to your home base for your week away, Freshfields Village! Let Andell Inn serve as your home away from home as you unwind from daily routines and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

AT FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

July 1

Start your week off on the right foot by visiting our Farmers Market, taking place weekly every Monday in June, July, and August from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. It’s a vibrant marketplace and a go-to destination for the freshest organic produce, artisanal local food products and unique Lowcountry crafts.

July 3

Coast into the middle of the week by diving into the magic of a movie under the stars with our Movies on The Village Green series, taking place every Wednesday in July at 8:30 pm. This family-friendly affair invites you and your loved ones to enjoy blockbuster hits amidst the great outdoors. This year’s lineup promises excitement for all ages, featuring Top Gun Maverick on July 3. Pro-tip: Arrive early to enjoy bingo from 7 – 8 pm before the movie starts!

July 5 & 6

When it’s time to welcome the weekend, head to Kiawah Spirits for a complimentary tasting held every Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy these flavorful events that invite you to expand your palate. All participants must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tasting.

July 6

Walk into wellness by stepping into the Lululemon Walk Club. Open to all fitness levels, the club convenes every first and third Saturday of the month at 8:30 am. Gather at the Freshfields Lululemon store location (654 Freshfields Dr. Suite 200, Johns Island, SC 29455), where you’ll set off on a scenic journey along the beautiful trails of Kiawah Island.

Interested in what else The Village has to offer this season? Be sure to check out 7 Summer Events, both during the week and on the weekends, that you can’t miss here at Freshfields.

 

AROUND FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

Looking to explore beyond Freshfields? Downtown Charleston is a quick 30 minutes away. We’ve made planning easy by rounding up our favorite 4th of July activities around Charleston.

 

July 4th

This holiday isn’t complete without the great American sport of baseball! Head to Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park to celebrate Independence Day with the Charleston RiverDogs. Enjoy a hotdog while you watch the game and finish off the night with a spectacular fireworks show!

The name says it all – Patriots Point Fireworks Blast is a perfectly patriotic way to celebrate the day on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant. The museum will host a free celebration on land starting at 6 pm, with food trucks, live music, and fireworks at sundown. You can also purchase a $25 ticket to watch the fireworks from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.

Not looking to go too far? We’ve got you covered! Head over to Heron Park on local Kiawah Island for their Independence Day Celebration. Expect all of the traditional American happenings fit for the occasion like a cookout, watermelon eating contest, and of course, fireworks.

We’ve got the perfect mix of on-site fun and exciting adventures around Charleston to make this Independence Day unforgettable. Wherever your celebrations take you at Freshfields, don’t forget to snap photos during your experience and share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

What to Get for Dad: Freshfields Village Father’s Day Gift Guide

30 May 2024

Wondering what to get the father figures in your life for Father’s Day? We have everything you need for him at Freshfields Village! Even better yet? We’ve made it easy by compiling a gift guide of must-have items at beloved shops through The Village. From classic shoes to tasty tequila and everything in between, Freshfields has something for the father, grandfather, and fatherly mentors in your life. Read below for hand-selected gifts and special treats just for Dad on his day!

Charleston Shoe Co. 

Did you know that Charleston Shoe Co., one of The Village’s newest retailers, also carries men’s shoes in addition to women’s? Charleston Shoe Co. has the ultimate loafer collection with colors and patterns galore to match any dad’s unique style. Stop by and let their friendly staff help you find the perfect pair for the special man in your life (and maybe just a treat for yourself, too)!

Kiawah Spirits  

Does the father in your life enjoy a smooth tequila? Kiawah Spirits has a fantastic gift idea: Patrón Barrel Select Añejo Tequila. This tequila is aged to perfection, offering a rich flavor experience. And for Father’s Day, enjoy 15% off! Not to worry, if tequila isn’t his thing, Kiawah Spirits also carries a wide selection of spirits, including bourbon, vodka and gin. Their knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find the perfect bottle based on his preferences.

Kiawah Wines

Calling all cigar connoisseurs! Father’s Day is just around the corner, and Kiawah Wines has the perfect gift to make the men in your life feel truly celebrated. All weekend long, save 15% on all premium cigars! Imagine Dad relaxing in his favorite chair, enjoying a perfectly aged cigar and a well-deserved break. Kiawah Wines has a selection to match every taste, from mild and mellow to rich and robust.

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

This Father’s Day, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters has the perfect gift to fuel adventures.  Shop and save on select apparel – Seacoast has everything Dad needs to conquer the trails, hit the beach or just relax in style. Perfect for the outdoor-loving, active lifestyle living man!

Make Him Feel Celebrated: Promos, Discounts, Gifts with Purchase & more

Father’s Day at Freshfields Village isn’t just about finding the perfect gift; it’s also about enjoying the exceptional deals that make the day even more special. As you wander through The Village, keep your eyes peeled for these exclusive Father’s Day promotions that can help you make the most out of your shopping experience.

Kiawah Nail Studio 

Dads deserve a little “me time” too!  This Father’s Day, give the father figures in your life the gift of relaxation with 24% off all services at Kiawah Nail Studio – valid all year long. Kiawah Nails offers the perfect way to show Dad you care about his well-being.

Urban Nirvana Spa

Dads work hard, and they deserve to unwind! This Father’s Day, give the gift of pure relaxation at Urban Nirvana Spa. Urban Nirvana Spa offers a variety of self-care services guaranteed to leave him feeling rejuvenated. Plus, ordering a gift card or shopping online is a breeze – pampering Dad can be easy on you too!  The Spa even offers complimentary gift wrapping in-store for an extra special touch.

Hanebrink Jewelers 

Fathers deserve to shine on their special day! This Father’s Day, give your father mentor the gift of sparkle with a free jewelry inspection and cleaning at new-to-The-Village Hanebrink Jewelers. Picture Dad’s grin as he admires his favorite watch gleaming like new, or a treasured cufflink sparkling once again. This offer is valid throughout June, so there’s plenty of time to stop by Hanebrink Jewelers.

Delight the Dad in your life with the appreciation he deserves this Father’s Day. With an assortment of boutique shops offering everything from premium cigars to stylish activewear, The Village is your go-to destination for gifts that are as special as he is. From an array of promotions and service specials, you’re set for a day filled with unforgettable moments. Visiting The Village with Dad this Father’s Day? Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us on social media!

 

What to Get for Mom: Freshfields Village Mother’s Day Gift Guide

29 April 2024

 

Wondering what to get the mom figures in your life for Mother’s Day? We have everything you need for her at Freshfields Village! Even better yet? We’ve made it easy by compiling a gift guide of must-have items at beloved shops through The Village. From comfy robes to custom charm jewelry and everything in between, Freshfields has something for the mother, grandmother and motherly mentors in your life. Read below for hand-selected gifts and special treats just for mom on her day!

Treat Her: What to Gift Mom on Her Day

Peyton William Jewelry

Looking for a special Mother’s Day gift and activity? Peyton William Jewelry offers an exclusive “customize your own necklace” event throughout May. Treat your mom to the experience of designing a necklace that reflects her style, with elegant pearl options and trendy link chains adorned with assorted charms and gemstones. The event features a variety of charms, from coins to diamonds, with motifs ranging from luck symbols to beach-themed items. Charms can be interchanged for versatility. Complimentary gift wrapping is available.  You will also find  Caftans, sunglasses and fragrances to complement her taste. Give your mom a unique and cherished gift this Mother’s Day.

Aubergine Home Collection 

Give the gift of self-care by treating mom to luxurious sleepwear from Aubergine Home Collection. Their indulgent range of sleepwear, loungewear and robes is designed to promote comfort and relaxation, encouraging her to prioritize herself. From May 6 to May 11, enjoy free gift wrap with any in-stock sleepwear purchase. Aubergine Home Collection seamlessly blends elegance with comfort, making it an ideal choice for a Mother’s Day gift that expresses gratitude. Not into loungewear? Aubergine Home also offers a haven for interior design enthusiasts, with endless home decoration possibilities. Explore chic throw pillows, elegant candles, striking wall art, and stylish vases—each item catering to different tastes and preferences.

Please note: Aubergine Home Collection has moved above Holly & Brooks, reopening May 1.

Palmetto Scent Studio

Treat yourself and your mom to an unforgettable experience at Palmetto Scent Studio, where fragrance becomes art. Ideal for moms who appreciate personalization, the studio invites you to craft custom-scented candles, home fragrances or body products together. With a special Mother’s Day offer, buy one and get Mom’s at 50% off, perfect for bonding over shared scents and stories. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a refreshing fruit spritzer to enhance the experience. It’s a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories and a gift that she’ll cherish. Reservations are recommended, so secure your spot online and surprise your mom with a thoughtful and engaging gift.

Dolittle’s 

Spoil the dog or cat mom in your life with Dolittle’s unique and heartfelt gifts. Choose from whimsical mugs with playful pet designs, vibrant vinyl stickers or eco-friendly canvas bags adorned with adorable animal motifs. For book lovers, they offer reads dedicated to the joys and challenges of pet parenthood. Their mini plant pots add a touch of greenery to her space, while high-quality leashes ensure stylish walks with her furry companion. With Dolittle’s curated collection, celebrate the special bond she shares with her four-legged friends with a gift that warms her heart.

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

Discover athletic and leisure apparel at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, perfect for the active mom. This Mother’s Day, enjoy special savings on select items. Whether she’s into yoga, running, or outdoor strolls, SeaCoast has gear to keep her stylish and comfortable. From moisture-wicking tops to soft leggings, they have her covered. Plus, find high-quality footwear and accessories to complete her look. Gift fashionable apparel that celebrates her passion for staying active with SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters.

Make Her Feel Celebrated: Promos, Discounts, Gifts with Purchase & more

Mother’s Day at Freshfields Village isn’t just about finding the perfect gift; it’s also about enjoying the exceptional deals that make the day even more special. As you wander through the Village, keep your eyes peeled for these exclusive Mother’s Day promotions that can help you make the most out of your shopping experience.

Showroom

Shopping made sweeter! Exclusive to Sunday, May 12, Showroom is offering a complimentary gift with any in-store purchase to shoppers while supplies last.

 

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

In celebration of all mothers, FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen is offering a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary to start the day off right. From 11:30am to 3:00pm enjoy exclusive brunch items specially curated for the occasion.

 

Kiawah Wines

This Mother’s Day, Kiawah Wines is offering an exclusive 15% discount on all non-beverage items. Delight mom with elegant Rewined Candles, stylish wine bags, exquisite glassware, chic aprons, beautifully crafted cutting boards and so much more.

 

Cantina 76

Grab lunch with mom, grandma or the mother figure in your life at Cantina 76 on Mother’s Day. They’ll add a personal touch by gifting her a flower, to show just how special she is!

 

Holly & Brooks

Holly & Brooks is offering an exclusive Mother’s Day promotion that’s sure to catch her eye. Delight mom with the gift of elegance as you explore Holly & Brooks’ exquisite jewelry collection, available at 10% off just for Mother’s Day.

 

Urban Nirvana

To make gift-giving even simpler, Urban Nirvana has gift cards available for purchase online, ensuring your mom can choose the pampering experience that suits her best. Plus, stop by in-store for a complimentary gift-wrapping service, adding an extra layer of thoughtfulness to your gift.

Delight the mom in your life with the appreciation she deserves this Mother’s Day. With an assortment of boutique shops offering everything from bespoke jewelry to artisanal home decor, and pet-centric delights, The Village is your go-to destination for gifts that are as special as she is. From an array of promotions and dining specials, you’re set for a day filled with laughter, love and unforgettable moments. Visiting The Village with mom this Mother’s Day? Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us on social media!

 

Weekday and Weekend? 7 Summer Events at Freshfields Village 

29 April 2024

Looking for exciting summer events to attend in the Lowcountry? Whether you’re a local or just visiting the Charleston area, look no further than Freshfields Village! This charming shopping and dining destination has a lineup of weekday and weekend events that are sure to keep you entertained all season long. From farmers markets to spirit tastings, live music to a community walking club, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars for these seven summer events you can’t miss at Freshfields Village.

 

Weekday Events

Farmers Market

A perfect weekday happening fit for locals and long weekenders alike, the weekly Farmers Market takes place every Monday in June, July and August from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Freshfields Village’s vibrant marketplace is a go-to destination for the freshest organic produce, artisanal local food products, and unique Lowcountry crafts. A full list of vendors will be available soon, but expect to find everything from ripe fruits and vegetables harvested at their peak, to homemade jams, breads, and cheeses. Whether you’re seeking ingredients for your next culinary adventure, looking for the perfect gift or simply want to enjoy the lively atmosphere, the Farmers Market on The Village Green has something for everyone.

Movie Night

Dive into the magic of a movie under the stars with our Movies on The Village Green series, taking place every Wednesday in July at 8:30 pm. This family-friendly affair invites you and your loved ones to enjoy blockbuster hits amidst the great outdoors. We encourage all guests to bring beach chairs and blankets to settle in comfortably for these complimentary screenings. This year’s lineup promises excitement for all ages, featuring Top Gun Maverick on July 3, National Treasure on July 10, Migration on July 17, Guardians of the Galaxy on July 24, and rounding off with the classic Footloose on July 31. Make it a picnic by grabbing your go-to meal from your favorite eatery in The Village!

Jazz Night 

Jazz Night offers a relaxing evening filled with the smooth and sultry sounds of jazz, performed live by a talented local group. Hosted at the Porch Bar of the Andell Inn, this event is fit for locals and visitors every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. As you sit back and relax in the cozy ambiance of the Porch Bar, you’ll be serenaded by the melodies and rhythms of the live jazz music being performed. This gathering is the ultimate opportunity for live music enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy a relaxed evening in a sophisticated setting. Whether you’re a longtime jazz lover or simply a live music fan, Jazz Night at the Porch Bar offers a splendid backdrop to unwind and immerse yourself in the art of Lowcountry musicians. Pro tip: Order a fun cocktail and a delicious dish from the Porch Bar to make the experience even more special!

Weekend Events At Freshfields

Music on The Green

The Music on The Green Concert series is an essential part of summer at Freshfields Village, offering a chance to enjoy live performances on The Village Green every Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This free event is wonderfully family-friendly, making it an ideal outing for parents and kids. Our concerts boast an exciting lineup of regional bands, delivering a diverse array of sounds that include Carolina beach music, Motown, Top 40 hits, and country tunes. To make the most of this musical extravaganza, bring your own blankets and chairs and settle in for an evening of delightful tunes amidst the Lowcountry atmosphere. The series kicks off on May 24, 2024 and runs through August 31, 2024, with a special holiday weekend concert scheduled on the Saturday of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Gather your friends and family, grab a meal from your favorite restaurant within The Village to make it a picnic and join us on The Green to celebrate the summer with fun live music.

Cars & Coffee

Head to The Village for our Cars & Coffee event, a monthly happening that celebrates the passion for unique, antique and sports cars at a community gathering. Held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 am, this event invites attendees to either showcase their favorite automobile, or simply browse through an impressive collection of vehicles that span the decades. It’s an opportunity for enthusiasts to share stories, insights and the sheer joy of cars with others who appreciate the craftsmanship behind these rolling works of art. Whether you arrive in a classic beauty or just come to admire the lineup, Cars & Coffee at Freshfields Village ensures a morning filled with conversation in the Lowcountry community. Don’t forget arguably the most important part – a cup of joe from Java Java!

Spirit Tastings

Held at Kiawah Spirits every Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm, these complimentary tastings are an opportunity to discover a newfound favorite spirit. Join us for these flavorful events that invite you to expand your palate and deepen your appreciation for fine spirits. Keep in mind that these tasting sessions are subject to availability and are offered while supplies last. Please note that participants must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tasting.

Lululemon Walking Club

Step into the great outdoors of Kiawah Island with the Lululemon Walking Club, a refreshing way to kickstart your weekend. Open to all fitness levels, the club convenes every first and third Saturday of the month at 8:30 am. Gather at the Freshfields Lululemon store location (654 Freshfields Dr. Suite 200, Johns Island, SC 29455), where you’ll set off on a scenic journey along the beautiful trails of Kiawah Island. This is more than just a walking group; it’s an opportunity to connect with other Lowcountry community members, making new friends and immersing yourself in the natural beauty that the island has to offer. Whether you’re looking to enhance your fitness routine or simply enjoy the outdoors in good company, the Lululemon Walking Club offers the perfect blend of health, camaraderie and exploration.

Whether you’re local to the Charleston area or just visiting Kiawah Island, don’t forget to snap photos during your experience and share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

 

Plan Your Warm Weather Getaway This Season at Freshfields Village

26 March 2024

As the weather gets warmer and the Lowcountry calls your name, there’s no better time to plan your visit to Freshfields Village. Nestled at the crossroads of Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Johns Island, our charming Village offers an idyllic escape for those seeking relaxation, adventure and everything in between. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family in search of fun-filled activities, or a solo traveler eager to explore the Charleston area, we’ve got something for you. Let’s dive into what makes The Village the perfect setting for your spring break or summer vacation!

Check In to Check Out at the Andell Inn

First thing’s first: It’s time to book your stay at the Andell Inn! A destination in and of itself, this boutique hotel is more than just a place to sleep; it’s the heart of your warm weather getaway. The Andell Inn’s beautifully designed rooms provide a peaceful retreat with views that capture the essence of Kiawah Island. Dive into relaxation at the hotel’s saltwater pool, a refreshing oasis that beckons after a day of exploration, or keep active by stepping into the state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with everything you need to maintain your routine while away from home. As the sun sets, cozy up at the Porch Bar (and maybe even catch some live jazz)!

The Andell Inn is not just your accommodation, it’s your luxurious basecamp, perfectly positioned for you to soak up the beauty and activities of Freshfields Village and the surrounding islands. Whether you’re gearing up for a day of adventure or seeking a tranquil moment to yourself, the Andell Inn ensures your stay is nothing short of exceptional from the moment you check in to check out.

Enjoy The Village: Explore Freshfields

With over 30 unique shops and 11 dining experiences, there’s so much to explore! Let’s take a look at a few, highlighted below.

Step into self-care at Urban Nirvana. This spa sanctuary invites you to unwind and rejuvenate with a variety of treatments that promise to soothe your soul and refresh your body. Whether you opt for a revitalizing facial or a calming massage, you’re guaranteed an experience of pure bliss.

For those seeking an active adventure, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters awaits with a selection of rentals, including bikes, perfect for exploring the picturesque surroundings. Pedal your way through scenic trails, and experience the natural beauty of Kiawah Island up close. This is a wonderful opportunity to embrace the outdoors while staying active, all the while making unforgettable memories.

Looking for an activity that taps in your creativity? Dive into the art of candle making at Palmetto Scent Studio. This unique experience allows you to craft a personalized scent that captures the essence of your visit, creating a tangible reminder of your time in The Village.

Fashionistas and foodies alike will revel in the shopping spree and food tour that The Village offers. From boutique shops showcasing local artisans and designers to restaurants that serve up mouthwatering Lowcountry cuisine and everything in between, there’s something to satisfy every palate and passion.

Embark on Adventure: Around Freshfields 

If you’re up for venturing beyond The Village, the Lowcountry setting of Kiawah Island offers so much to explore.

For golf enthusiasts, Kiawah Island is nothing short of a golfer’s paradise. The island boasts world-renowned courses that challenge and delight players of all skill levels. Also, the Andell Inn is proud to extend an exclusive partnership with Oak Point Golf Course to guests! Named Charleston Golf Course Owners Association 2019 Course of the Year, Oak Point Golf Course at Kiawah Island Resort is situated beside Kiawah River and Haulover Creek and meanders through mature maritime forest. Guests of the hotel will receive exclusive discounts on seasonal rates. To take advantage of this offer, please contact the course directly for tee time availability, and be sure to mention you are a guest of the Andell Inn.

A short drive to Johns Island is home to The Goatery, an enchanting local goat farm known for its sustainable practices and delightful cheese products. The Goatery offers a unique, kid-friendly look into the agricultural heart of the Lowcountry, inviting guests to meet the goats, learn about the cheese-making process, and sample some of the freshest, most flavorful cheeses imaginable. Lastly, Beachwalker Park offers a mile of unspoiled shoreline perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and seashell collecting. Whether you’re winding down with a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge or engaging in the simple joy of building sandcastles, Beachwalker Park encapsulates the serene spirit of the Lowcountry’s coastal lifestyle.

Now is the perfect time to plan your spring or summer vacation to Freshfields. If you’re looking for the perfect warm weather getaway in the Charleston area, look no further than The Village. With the picturesque Lowcountry backdrop and so much to explore, there’s something for everyone. The world is truly your oyster! Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events to see what you can attend during your stay. Snapping photos during your adventures? Be to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

 

Faces of Freshfields: Meet Loren Beadle, owner of Kiawah Wines

26 March 2024

Loren Beadle Owns of Six Businesses in The Village, Including Newly Opened Kiawah Wines

A new shop has landed in The Village! While the business may be new, the owner of Kiawah Wines is a seasoned professional, beloved among the Freshfields community and beyond. Behind this exciting venture is none other than Loren Beadle, owner of six businesses throughout The Village, including the newly opened Kiawah Wines. Meet Loren and Kiawah Wines, which is now officially open for business at 625 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.

Meet Loren 

Loren Beadle is a pillar of the Freshfields community as the owner of the following six businesses: Kiawah Wines, Kiawah Spirits, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, FortyEight – Wine Bar and Kitchen, FortyEight Reserve Room, and FortyEight Estate Room. Loren and his wife, Amy, are long-time Kiawah Island residents. When they aren’t on the island, they’re living part-time in Chicago. Loren and his wife Amy retired from corporate roles in 2004 after an illustrious 23 years to open their first store, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters. Now, they boast nine retail shops and restaurants across South Carolina and Illinois. Loren and Amy also endorse a large inner-city charter school network. They have a passion for wine collection and dedicate a few weeks each year to visiting global wine regions.

Meet Kiawah Wines

The highly anticipated grand opening of Kiawah Wines is finally here! This new wine shop offers a curated selection of high-quality wines from around the world. Offering fine wine, craft beer and Kiawah Island’s only champagne bar, Kiawah Wines is a must-visit destination for any wine lover. The shop’s owners, Loren and Amy Beadle, have years of experience in the wine industry and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for wine with their customers. Don’t miss the featured artwork by local artist Danielle Cohen. Cheers to Kiawah Wines!

Give Kiawah Wines a warm welcome to The Village by stopping by the store soon! Don’t forget they also offer food products, wine-related accessories and can even host your private event. Their hours are Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm.

 

Faces of Freshfields: Meet the Women-Owned Businesses of The Village

27 February 2024

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, we’re highlighting our women-owned business owners in The Village. We proudly recognize these remarkable women whose strength, entrepreneurial spirit, and unwavering dedication have not only crafted a vibrant shopping and customer service experience, but also significantly contributed to fostering community growth, nurturing local economies, and creating inclusive spaces where all can flourish! Let’s take a moment to appreciate and get to know the dynamic women behind these ventures, spotlighting six of the sixteen female-led businesses at Freshfields.

 

Nancy Whitmore of Holly & Brooks

With over ten remarkable years in business, Nancy’s Holly & Brooks has evolved into a vibrant community hub within The Village, marrying fashion and empowerment. Her dedication to collaborations with fellow local businesses and event hosting illustrates the power of entrepreneurship in nurturing a loyal, supportive community.

 

Grace Cribbin of Aubergine Home Collection

Embarking on a journey from the rustic charm of Ireland to the vibrant environment of Freshfields Village, Grace’s story is an inspiring tale of entrepreneurship. Her fierce passion and unwavering resilience became the pillars of her store, Aubergine Home Collection. This shop elegantly showcases her unique style and a vivid reflection of her cultural heritage through its diverse home décor & lifestyle offerings.

 

Jaki DiGeronimo of Java Java

Jaki is a key member of the Kiawah community. She’s the proud owner of the beloved Java Java café, serving more than just coffee to its loyal patrons. The café doubles as a local hub, where people gather, engage and celebrate art and community spirit. Jaki strongly believes in the communal power of coffee which fosters unity and friendships.

 

Dr. Christie Wiles of Salt Marsh Animal Hospital

Making her way to Freshfields in 2021, Dr. Wiles consistently demonstrates a deep passion for animal wellbeing within The Village community and further afield. Her commitment extends beyond her professional responsibilities at Salt Marsh Animal Hospital, showcasing an empathetic dedication to her community. Her work personifies care and nurturing joy, as she skillfully nurtures relationships between clients and their beloved animal companions.

 

Erica Hanks of Showroom

Erica’s Showroom is an avant-garde boutique that showcases a meticulously curated collection of high-end fashion and offers bespoke personal styling services, thoughtfully designed to meet the multifaceted needs of the contemporary woman. Drawing upon Erica’s illustrious career and her expansive network within the fashion realm, Showroom transcends traditional shopping by bringing esteemed luxury brands into the heart of our community.

 

Bea Shaffer of Café Eugenia

Bea’s Café Eugenia exemplifies a love for local traditions and cuisine. Her passion for community inspires her work, breathing life into the unique flavors that make her café a beloved destination. Extending beyond just food, she has built a warm, welcoming space where patrons truly feel like they’re home.

In addition to these six women business owners, there are ten other empowering female business leaders among Freshfields’ tenants: Staci Lantz of Imagine Home, Linda Malcolm of Indigo Books, Audrey Myers of Indigo Health, Avery Smith of Islands Mercantile, Martha Khong of Kiawah Nail Studio, Mariam Gulistan of Luminary, Glenda LaRue of Palmetto Scent Studio, Gabrielle Egan of Peyton William Jewelry, Kay Stanley of Spartina 449, and Sandra Lempesis of Urban Nirvana.

 

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, it’s a prime time to spotlight the women-owned businesses that add a unique flair and entrepreneurial spirit to the Village. From quaint cafes to chic boutiques, these female-owned businesses not only enrich the local economy but also inspire a generation of future female entrepreneurs. Let’s take a moment to appreciate and get to know the dynamic women behind these ventures!

 

BBQ, Bluegrass, & Bourbon: Everything You Need to Know About Garden & Gun’s Freshfields Village Event

26 February 2024

Picture this: you’re attending Garden & Gun’s BBQ, Bluegrass, and Bourbon event at Freshfields Village on March 16 from 3 – 6 p.m, eagerly anticipating what experiences await you on The Village Green. Expect Southern charm, music, food, and drinks combined to create an unforgettable day in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. We’re diving into the details of the day below!

 

Eat BBQ

Southern cuisine wouldn’t be the same without its cherished BBQ. Bringing in their most popular offerings, local food trucks Swig & Swine BBQ and Southern Roots Smokehouse, known for their culinary expertise in the BBQ realm, are sure to serve up an experience that’s as savory as it is authentic. Whether it’s the smoky richness of brisket or the tender, pull-apart goodness of pulled pork, there’s something for every BBQ enthusiast. Leave your outside food and drink at home, as you won’t go hungry at The Village! Note: both payment methods of cash and card will be accepted.

 

Experience Bluegrass 

As the smell of BBQ fills the air, bluegrass music will serenade your senses. Performed live by the local band, The Lowhills, this signature Southern sound brings an added layer of authenticity to the event. Whether you’re already a fan or new to the genre, the live performance by The Lowhills is sure to leave you enthralled by the tunes long after the day is over. Enjoy the magic of bluegrass under the South Carolina sky, creating the perfect soundtrack to your day in the Lowcountry.

 

Enjoy Bourbon

The classic Southern flavor of bourbon provides attendees with a taste of tradition. Known for its craft and flavors, Blade and Bow‘s bourbon will be served in a variety of creative cocktails for sampling. You can also partake in bourbon tastings, a chance to savor the spirit’s palate of flavors. Not a bourbon fan? We’ve got you covered, as FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen will be serving specialty cocktails as well as a variety of local beers and of course, wine offerings. In addition, Kiawah Spirits will be offering tastings inside of their store! There’s truly something for everyone at this event.

 

Explore Freshfields 

While you’re on Kiawah Island, immerse yourself in the charm and allure we have to offer here at Freshfields Village. As you stroll through the Village, you’ll discover a selection of boutiques and specialty stores that capture the essence of Charleston charm. Whether you’re in The Village for a staycation or vacation, don’t forget to book your stay at the Andell Inn! Be sure to take advantage of the preferred room rate offered to attendees and check out the specials and promotions going on throughout The Village at these participating retailers. 

 

BBQ, Bluegrass, and Bourbon isn’t just an event—it’s a taste of life in the Lowcountry. So come enjoy the offerings, explore the charm of Freshfields Village, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to welcome you at this can’t miss event for a perfect spring day on Kiawah! Note: this event is rain or shine.

Step Into a World of Creativity: What to Expect at Freshfields’ Annual Art Walk

1 February 2024

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, just looking for a new experience, or a frequent visitor of Freshfields Village, the annual Art Walk is an exciting event. Freshfields is thrilled to be hosting its 19th annual Art Walk on Friday, February 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Art Walk event brings together artists and the community through live art demonstrations, meet and greets, and featured art in retail stores. Attendees are able to browse through The Village, interact with the artists, and take in art in a new and interactive way. Here is what you can expect at this year’s event:

Art in Retail

As you stroll throughout The Village, over 17 artists will be displayed in various participating retailer stores. In a twist of traditional art display, shops will host an array of artwork collections, so you can view a variety of talented artists’ work while you browse the day away. From Cantina76, to Holly & Brooks, and Kiawah Spirits, check out the full list of participating stores and artists here!

Meet & Greet 

What makes Freshfield’s Art Walk so special is its unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to mingle and interact with the artists behind the paintings. Attendees can conversate and share their favorite art pieces in an engaging and lively atmosphere, truly embodying a community spirit.

Live Art Demonstrations

Art comes to life when you witness the artist in action. Artist, Jae Larsen, will be live painting at Johnny Was, where you will have a front-row seat to experience the mesmerizing process of creation and see the magic of a blank canvas transform into a piece of art right before your eyes.

Music As Art

The Village Green lends itself to a canvas in and of itself. Accompanying you through the Art Walk will be live music to complete the immersive experience. As you wander through The Village, lose yourself in tunes by a local father and son team, Bob Williams Duo, as they bring an eclectic mix of Classical, Jazz, Pop and Rock music selections to the event.

This year’s Art Walk at Freshfields offers a lot more than just an art display; it is a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply a lover of a fun, festive environment, there is something for everyone. Let your February 16th evening be filled with art, music, and vibrant energy! Be sure to tag Freshfields on Instagram as you visit The Village!

5 Perfect Pairings at Freshfields For Everyone This Valentine’s Day

1 February 2024

The season of love is here! No matter who your Valentine is this year — your spouse, child, furry friend, best gal, or yourself — Freshfields on Kiawah Island has plenty of options for outings. Discover five exciting Valentine’s Day pairings, perfect for making beautiful memories because sometimes two is truly better than one. Grab your Valentine and come down to Freshfields, just outside downtown Charleston for some V-Day fun.

1. Pedi’s and Pinot Grigio 

Grab your bestie and spend Galentine’s pampering yourselves at Kiawah Nail Studio with soothing pedicures while you chat and catch up. Once your toes are polished and refreshed, head over to FortyEight Wine Bar to wind down with a glass of Pinot Grigio. Pair it with a charcuterie board, and this combination will leave you and your gal feeling pampered and relaxed this Valentine’s Day.

2. Books and Ben & Jerry’s

Looking for a special bonding experience with your child this Valentine’s? Dive into a magical story world at Indigo Books, choosing from an array of interesting books for your little. After story time, dash to Ben and Jerry‘s for a scoop of sweetness. Ice cream is the perfect treat to end the special day with your child.

3. Shopping and Sushi

Here’s a perfect couple’s date. Explore all the shopping options here at The Village – from fashion and beauty, to sporting and home decor. Walk hand in hand as you browse through your favorite stores. Make it a leisurely, fun day selecting gifts for each other, because nothing screams love like thoughtfully chosen presents. Afterward, step into Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill for a warming lunch or dinner date! Be sure to grab their speciality, the Charleston Roll, to conclude an ideal day full of shopping and shared smiles.

4. Wags and Walks 

Pets make the best Valentines because their love is so pure and unconditional! How about treating your furry companion to a walk around The Village, savoring the scenery and their happy wagging tails? Drop by Dolittle’s and pick a delicious treat for your best four-legged friend. Nothing pairs quite like a happy pup and a stroll for fresh air.

5. Massage and Mocha 

Make yourself your own Valentine! Indulge in a self-love date this Valentine’s Day with a heavenly massage at Urban Nirvana Spa. Close your eyes, unwind, and let the tranquil spa pamper you. Later, stroll into Cafe Eugenia for a decadent mocha. Nestle into a seat and stay a while, or grab it to go to explore The Village. It’s the perfect pair for a refreshed and invigorated self!

 

Freshfields is full of delightful experiences beyond these perfectly curated Valentine’s pairings. Come explore the unique ways to create memories with the ones who matter most to you! This February, love is in the air, but more importantly, it’s in the joy of perfectly paired experiences. Join us at Freshfields, and let the love unfold — be sure to share your experience on social and tag us @FreshfieldsVillage!

 

5 Ways To Practice Self-Care This Winter At Freshfields Village

28 December 2023

With the holiday rush over and winter still in full swing, it’s the perfect time to take a pause and indulge in some much needed self-care. Freshfields Village right outside of Charleston offers some great options to elevate your mood, rejuvenate your body and refresh your mind this winter season. Here are some of our favorite ways to indulge in self-care at The Village.

  1. The Spa Day You Deserve

For the perfect dose of pampering and tranquility, book an appointment at Urban Nirvana, an exclusive day spa located in the heart of Freshfields Village. Known for its exquisite selection of body treatments, massages, and facials, Urban Nirvana ensures your session will leave your body feeling refreshed and relaxed. Treat yourself to an invigorating spa day and step into the world rejuvenated, ready to take on the winter with renewed zest and vigor.

  1. Nail Your Look

A visit to Kiawah Nail Studio offers just the kind of pampering your hands and feet crave during this winter season. From French manicures to stunning nail art, Kiawah Nail Studio’s expert staff ensures your nails reflect your personality while offering a relaxing experience. Grab a friend and turn it into a pampering session together!

  1. A Cozy Coffee Corner

Escape the chilly winter air and curl up in a cozy corner at Java Java, Freshfields Village’s popular coffee shop. It’s the ideal place to catch up with a friend over a steamy cup of freshly brewed coffee. Treat your palate with their deliciously diverse range of hot drinks and freshly baked pastries. Whether it’s reading your favorite book or indulging in conversation, Java Java is a delightful experience to cherish during these winter months.

  1. A Little Retail Therapy

The end of the holiday season calls for an updated winter wardrobe and who better to trust with fashion than TINA Stephens? At Freshfields Village, TINA Stephens is a go-to spot for all women seeking fashion-forward and timeless clothing pieces. Offering an extensive collection of warm scarves, comfy sweaters, and chic jackets, this place ensures you stay in style without having to shiver through winter!

  1. Smile More, Worry Less

Along with pampering your skin, body, and palate, don’t forget to care for your dental health. Scheduling an appointment for a checkup, cleaning or teeth whitening at Village Dentistry will give you one more reason to flaunt your radiant winter smile. Maintaining your dental health is crucial in winter when teeth sensitivity can increase due to cold food and drinks. Trust the experts at Village Dentistry to offer top-notch services with absolute care and professionalism.

Freshfields Village offers a wide array of self-care activities to add some fun, relaxation, and rejuvenation to your winter days. Grab your coats and head out for a full day of pure self-indulgence and self-love, because you certainly deserve it this new year. If you visit The Village, be sure to tag Freshfields on Instagram!

How To Warm Up This Winter At Freshfields Village

28 December 2023

As the temperature begins to drop and the colder weather starts to creep in, don’t let winter’s chill discourage you from enjoying your days out and about. At Freshfields, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to warm up in The Village this season. From a hot cup of cocoa to a spicy jazz night and so much more, here are a few ways to warm up this winter at Freshfields Village just outside of downtown Charleston.

Enjoy a Hot Drink at Café Eugenia

Start your winter-warming journey with a stop at Café Eugenia, The Village’s warm and cozy café serving a vast array of beverages to chase away the cold. Treat yourself to one of their signature lattes or one of their many tea choices. This quaint and welcoming shop is also well-loved for its delicious and warming menu. You’ll feel the winter chill melting away as you indulge in their hearty winter comfort food from Chicken Pot Pie, to Braised Pork Ribs.

Cozy Up By the Fireplace for Jazz Night at the Andell Inn 

As evening descends, add a spark of warmth to your winter outing with a visit to the Porch Bar at the Andell Inn for Jazz Night, happening the last Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Renowned for its cozy ambience, and superb beverage list, it’s an ideal spot to escape the chill of the night air. Immerse yourself in smooth, lively jazz music, all the while enjoying a quality wine or craft beer.

Enjoy a Warming Meal from Hege’s

For those wanting a comforting and warming dinner, a visit to Hege’s Restaurant should not be missed. Famous for their European dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Hege’s is a fine dining experience you’ll be sure to remember. Order their recommended meal – Braised Beef Short Ribs, which are guaranteed to warm up your winter night.

Grab a Bike and Explore the Village

Warm up by getting your body moving and exploring Freshfields and Kiawah Island by bike. Head to Seacoast Sports to rent bikes and go on an adventure, whether that’s taking in the beautiful views of Freshfields Village, or cycling along the nearby coastlines or nature trails. Engage your muscles, get your heart pumping, and you’ll be warming up quickly!

This winter, venture out and experience the heartwarming beauty of Freshfields Village. Winter in Freshfields Village is filled with joyful experiences from delicious food to engaging music, and comforting, hot drinks. We guarantee your winter will be far from dull. Bundle up and visit Freshfields for a cozy winter season. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, when you visit The Village!

 

6 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Lowcountry

28 November 2023

This holiday season, whether you are a local or visitor to the Charleston area, immerse in the magic that unfolds across Freshfields Village and the Lowcountry. Exciting events are lined up throughout the holiday season from the annual Holiday Festival of Lights, to Letters to Santa, all infusing cheer into the ambiance of the coastal Lowcountry.

Let’s start with the sparkling gem of the region, Freshfields Village. A vibrant, walkable outdoor shopping center that offers an assortment of local boutiques, unique dining options, and year-round activities that echo Southern charm and hospitality.

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series
Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16, 2023
Freshfields Village will be hosting its popular outdoor movie series in December for visitors to watch seasonal classics under the stars! The Holiday Starlight Cinema Series will be held on Saturday, December 9 featuring The Polar Express, and Saturday, December 16 featuring The Santa Clause. For more information click here.

Letters to Santa
November 24 – December 19, 2023
Get into the festive spirit by writing a letter to Santa and sending it off at Freshfields Village! Now through December 19, guests are invited to post their letters to Santa in a special red mailbox located near the Christmas trees on the Village Green. All letters are personally delivered to Santa by his elves. To add to the holiday magic, include a return address for a special surprise from Santa himself! Don’t miss out on this joyful tradition. Find more details here.

Beyond Freshfields Village, there’s plenty more holiday fun to be found across the Lowcountry. Let’s take a glimpse at some other fantastic local happenings this holiday season.

Holiday Lights Experience
November 10 – December 31, 2023 from 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is a family favorite that attracts residents and visitors alike from across the Lowcountry. Here you’ll enjoy a magical driving tour through millions of twinkling lights. For details of the light experience, visit here.

Snow at The Charleston Place
November 24 – December 31, 2023
Experience the magic of winter at Charleston Place with an enchanting Let it Snow event, where visitors get to experience the rare site of snowfall on Market Street Circle. Transforming the Holy City into a winter wonderland, visitors can marvel at snow blanketing the holiday trees while indulging in delicious treats. Find more information here.

Downtown Charleston Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2023
The Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Charleston is an eagerly awaited spectacle, featuring decorative floats, marching bands, and a festive atmosphere that captures the holiday spirit. And of course, we can’t forget the much-anticipated tree lighting in Marion Square which officially kicks off the holiday season. Visit the website for more information.

The Nutcracker Performance
December 15-17, 2023
For lovers of the arts, don’t miss The Nutcracker performed by Palmetto City Ballet at the Sottile Theatre, which adds a delightful splash of magic and dance to the holidays. On December 15, 16, and 17, get into the holiday spirit by immersing yourself in the arts this season. For show performance details, click here.

The holiday season in the Lowcountry and Freshfields Village brings with it a charm that binds the local community together, celebrating the festive season with joy. With so much going on, you won’t want to miss out on the magical events and traditions that this special season brings! For all Freshfields event happenings, be sure to check out the events calendar.

Discover the Best Holiday Gifts in Our 2023 Freshfields Village Gift Guide

20 November 2023

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. As you stroll through our charming lowcountry Village, you’ll find a variety of unique shops and boutiques offering one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for everyone on your list. To help you navigate through the plethora of options, we’ve put together a holiday gift guide featuring some of the best gifts Freshfields Village has to offer. From cozy winter staples to hosting gifts, our guide has something for everyone. So, let’s explore Freshfields Village and discover the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

HOME FINDS

Decorative Holiday Plates
Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic 16pc Set Place Setting, GDC Home Experience a whimsical touch of Christmas elegance on your dining table with this 16-piece setting, featuring enchanting winter scenes perfect for holiday festivities.

Coastal Glassware Set
Coastal Starfish Glassware & Drinkware, Aubergine Home Collection 

Add a touch of oceanic charm to your table settings with Aubergine Home Collection’s Coastal Starfish Glassware & Drinkware, beautifully designed with intricate starfish accents perfect for beach-themed gatherings and dinners.

Round Pine Charcuterie Board
etúHOME Round Pine Charcuterie Board small, Imagine Home 

This board is perfect for displaying your favorite meats, cheeses and appetizers with an inviting touch of farmhouse charm this holiday season.

SIPS AND SPIRITS

Rare Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Rare Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kiawah Spirits

Impress your favorite spirits lover with this rare scotch, offering tasting notes of dark cherry, dates and raisins blended with rich flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate and toffee.

Celebration Bubbly
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008, FortyEight Wine Bar + Kitchen

Perfect for a holiday toast, this sophisticated and prestigious champagne, perfectly embodies festive indulgence with its vibrant fruity notes.


WARDROBE SELECTIONS

Festive Cashmere Wrap
100% Cashmere Ruana Wrap, TINA Stephens

This Ruana is a fan-favorite, with its luxurious, lightweight feel, and the ability to be worn many ways!

Colorful Pajama Set
PJ Knit Button-Up Top & Pant, Lilly Pulitzer

Slip into this vibrant pajama set this season. Perfect for moms, aunts, sisters, mother-in-laws, and the ladies in your life, this extra soft knit set makes for a cozy gift.

Stylish Ribbed Swimsuit
Vitamin A Skylar Top & Cali High Classic Bottoms, Las Olas

Hitting the white sands this winter? Grab this chic, green bathing suit that showcases contemporary style with its ribbed design and high-quality material.


COMFY CLASSICS

Athletic Puffer Vest
Wunder Puff Cropped Vest, Lululemon

This fashionable and warm puffer features a water-resistant finish, and is perfect for post-workout wear or stylish layering during cool weather.

Cozy Kiawah Crewneck
Kiawah Big Cotton Crewneck, Islands Mercantile

Who doesn’t love a keepsake from Kiawah Island? This sweatshirt is a closet staple, featuring a classic crewneck design and crafted from high-quality, plush cotton for all-day comfort.

Half Zip Pullover
Spanx AirEssentials Half Zip Tops, Holly & Brooks

Gift your loved ones the comfort and chic style of this popular Spanx top, perfect for both athletic and casual wear during the holiday season.

FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Fleece Vest
Boy’s Southern Tide Hucksley Vest, Southern Tide

This vest is an ideal pairing with a button-up shirt for your little guy, adding warmth, comfort, and style this holiday season and beyond.

Plush Teddy Bear
Madge B. Bear & Morris B. Bear, The Beaufort Bonnet Company

These chic bears are plush and cuddly companions, made from soft cotton, offering endless cuteness for your little one.

WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES AND SHOES

Light Blue Tote Bag
Siren Taylor Tote, Spartina 449

A fashionable, light blue bag offering practical style with ample space, elegant gold accents, scalloped details, and an adjustable strap for convenience.

Cheetah Flats
“Anastasia” Calf Hair Flat in Cheetah, J. McLaughlin

Unleash your wild side with the sophisticated flat shoe, boasting a stunning cheetah print for a fashionable walk on the wild side.

Chain & Gemstone Necklace
22” Brinkley Chain & Gemstone Pendant, Peyton William Jewelry 

This pendant is an elegant statement piece, featuring three unique and dazzling gemstones suspended from a delicately crafted chain, ideal for any fashion-forward jewelry lover.

Western Ankle Bootie
Nat Mid-heel Western Ankle Boot with Gore, SHOWROOM

Make a statement with these fashion-forward ankle boots, featuring a moderate heel and Gore technology for supreme comfort and styles.

STOCKING STUFFERS

Gear for The Co-Op Fan
Tumbler and trucker hat, The Co-Op

Represent your favorite eatery in style, with this hat and tumbler pair. A celebration of the infamous frozé and sandwich shop as the perfect gift set for your friends on the go.

Coconut Wax Candle
Kiawah Paradise 9 oz Hand-poured Soy Candle, Palmetto Scent Studio

Experience a lush getaway with the Kiawah Paradise 9 oz hand-poured candle, crafted from eco-friendly soy coconut wax for a long-lasting, enchanting fragrance.

FUN TECH GIFTS

Outdoor Portable Speaker
Turtlebox Gen 2 Portable Speaker, SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters

This loud, rugged and durable outdoor speaker is designed for any terrain and weather condition, delivering high-quality sound and extensive battery life.

Home Fragrance Device
Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser & Pura x Thymes Frasier Fir Fragrance Refill, Urban Nirvana Spa

The Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser, paired with a Pura x Thymes Frasier Fir fragrance refill, provides an aromatic blend of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and earthy sandalwood, diffused smartly throughout your home, controlled from your device.

As you embark on your holiday shopping adventure in Freshfields Village, may your shopping be stress-free, joyful, and full of delightful discoveries. Take a quick break by grabbing a hot drink from one of Freshfields’ cozy cafes, or treat yourself to a delicious bite from one of our many restaurants.

View all of our retail shops here, and be sure to tag us on social if you visit The Village this holiday season!

Unwrap Magic: Discover Festive Fun at Freshfields’ Holiday Events

1 November 2023

Are you looking for some holiday cheer and festive fun activities around Charleston, SC this holiday season? Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island is celebrating the season throughout November and December. Revel in the events that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Grab your hot cocoa, shopping list, and holiday cheer, and check out the events happening around The Village this season!

Thanksgiving Farmers Market

First up, the Thanksgiving Market on Monday, November 20 is the perfect place to grab some last-minute Thanksgiving essentials. From fresh produce to baked goods, you’ll have your pick of local items, unique offerings, and the perfect addition to your holiday meal or gathering. Click here for full event details and an up-to-date list of vendors.

Santa Visits the Village

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Santa will visit the village on November 24, 25, or November 26 for families to take photos on their personal phones, capturing memories for years to come. Plus, enjoy live music, strolling carolers, and interactive performances throughout the day. Click here for event timing, more info, and details on our annual Letters to Santa mailbox.

The St. Johns Fire Truck will also be on site for the Second Annual “Stuff a Truck” event on November 25 where you can donate toys and gifts for those in need.

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series

Looking for something to do in the evening? Check out the Holiday Starlight Cinema on Saturday, December 9 and 16 featuring family-friendly favorites like The Polar Express and The Santa Clause. This pop-up, outdoor movie series offers a family-fun way to celebrate the season. Bring your blankets, chairs and holiday cheer, and enjoy a cozy night under the stars. Learn more here.

Letters to Santa

And don’t forget about the Letters to Santa mailbox at Freshfields Village, open from November 24 to December 19. Have your children drop off their wishlist to Santa and they’ll receive a special surprise in the mail!

Freshfields Village is the perfect place to create memories with your loved ones and get into the holiday spirit while enjoying the beautiful weather of the lowcountry. Don’t miss out on all the festive events happening in this charming village. A full detailed list of calendar events can be found here.

 

Your Guide to Shopping Small at Freshfields

1 November 2023

There is no better way to show love to your community than by shopping with local businesses. Freshfields Village has an abundance of lowcountry shops that provide a unique and exceptional experience here in Charleston. From the fashionista in your life to your four-legged friend, The Village has something for all of your loved ones. So grab a pen and start making your shopping list as we dive into our favorite stores for shopping local in the lowcountry.

For the Home Decor Lover

Imagine Home: First up, let’s talk home decor. Imagine Home’s collection of ethically-made home goods and furniture will surely impress the interior design lover on your list. Using artisan products with a refined coastal style, you can find custom, upholstered furniture and home accessories here.

Aubergine Home: Aubergine Home is the perfect spot for unique and stylish home decor finds. From beautiful accent pillows to cozy throw blankets, this store has everything your home decor lover needs to spruce up their space.

Palmetto Scent Studio: Candles make for universal gifts, and Palmetto Scent Studio is the perfect place to find them. The store has a variety of candles that are hand-poured, using high-quality ingredients. You can either pick up a candle or make your own custom scent for someone special.

For the Fashionista

Las Olas: For those fashion lovers, Las Olas is a premier destination for beachwear, loungewear and activewear, and is the place to add sunshine and happiness to your shopping list.

Holly & Brooks: Holly & Brooks is filled with an array of stylish women’s apparel, jewelry, and accessories that are unique and made from high-quality materials. Always carrying the latest trends, Holly and Brooks is sure to have the right outfit for your next occasion.

Peyton William Jewelry: If you’re looking for elegant, handmade coastal jewelry, Peyton William Jewelry is a must. Charms, rings, beaded necklaces, cuff bracelets, earrings… you name it they have it.

Luminary: For the best-dressed ones in your life, look no further than Luminary. Carrying a collection of fashion and home design items, Luminary’s pieces capture that of a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication.

For the “Hard To Buy For” Ones In Your Life

Indigo Books: Where are all of our book lovers? Indigo Books offers a range of fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, classics, children’s novels, and cookbooks. They even offer cards, stationary and wrapping paper so you can tie your gift all together in a one-stop-shop.

Islands Mercantile: From the finest logo apparel, children’s toys, memorable mugs, and more, Islands Mercantile is the best one-stop shop to purchase a gift to remember your relaxing getaway to Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

Kiawah Spirits: For spirits lovers, head to Kiawah Spirits to pick up some of the finest local brews, wines, and spirits. Whether you’re in need of a hostess gift this year, or want to up your holiday cocktail, look to the experts at Kiawah Spirits who can help pick out your next bottle.

Dolittle’s: A pet lover’s dream come true. From high-quality pet foods and treats to stylish collars and dog beds for your furry friends, you are sure to find something for your four-legged pup in Dolittle’s.

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Coastal Footwear: With the holiday season just around the corner, why not treat your loved ones (or yourself!) to some stylish footwear? Coastal Footwear has an extensive collection of stylish shoes for men, women, and kids that are perfect for the coastal lifestyle.

Seacoast Sports: Another must-visit store for sports enthusiasts as they carry a variety of sportswear and accessories. Seacoast Sports has everything you need for a day out in the sun, including beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and more.

Freshfields Village has plenty of local stores that are all worth exploring, making it the perfect spot to do all your holiday shopping. So why not go local and support these businesses while making this year’s holiday season special and unique? View all of our retail shops here.

What to Do Around Freshfields: Exploring the Lowcountry

26 September 2023

Are you looking for fun activities to accompany your trip to Freshfields Village? The picturesque lowcountry is filled with amazing experiences that you won’t want to miss! From championship golf courses to scenic beaches, sunset cruises and even a local farm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring some of the best things to do in Charleston around Freshfields Village! Grab your friend, family or significant other and set off to make memories while exploring our neighbors around the lowcountry.

Go for a Round of Golf

Looking to enjoy a round of golf during your visit to The Village? You’re in luck! The lowcountry is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the country. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting out, there’s a course for everyone. Kiawah Island boasts five championship golf courses that are renowned for their beauty. No matter which course you choose, you’re guaranteed a memorable and enjoyable day on the links. So grab your clubs and tee off on a golfing adventure in Charleston… fore!

Book It to Beachwalker Park

When you visit Freshfields Village and find yourself yearning for a day at the beach, look no further than Beachwalker Park. Located just a short distance from Freshfields, this stunning beach offers the perfect retreat for relaxation and recreation in the lowcountry. Whether you’re looking to bask in the sun, take a refreshing swim, or simply stroll along the shoreline, this beach has it all. The calm and peaceful atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. Don’t forget to grab a meal from your favorite restaurant in The Village and make it a picnic!

Set Sail on a Sunset Cruise

Looking to explore Charleston by water?? Look no further than a sunset cruise! The lowcountry offers breathtaking views and memorable experiences for those looking to set sail on the water. On Kiawah Island, you can hop on a sunset cruise that will take you along the pristine coastline, allowing you to take in the vibrant colors of the setting sun reflecting off the water. Enjoy a leisurely sail, soak in the tranquil atmosphere, and admire the beauty of your surroundings. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day filled with activities at Freshfields.

Go to the Goatery

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind lowcountry experience with a little southern charm, look no further than The Goatery! This unique farm on Johns Island is a hidden gem that offers a delightful experience for animal lovers and food enthusiasts alike.  At The Goatery, you can get up close and personal with the resident goats, chickens, and other farm animals. You can even try your hand at milking a goat or gathering fresh eggs – a truly hands-on experience that is sure to be memorable! Their on-site café serves up delicious farm-to-table meals using fresh ingredients straight from the farm. Don’t forget to take a piece of The Goatery home – stop by to shop their market!

The lowcountry has so much to offer, and we can’t wait to see how you choose to explore! When you’re making memories in Charleston, be sure to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage.

Celebrate Fall in Charleston with Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village

19 September 2023

What is a better pair than fall fun and a furry friend? Celebrating autumn with your dog in costume! It’s time for Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village. Come celebrate the season in the lowcountry with this annual event. Dress up your pet and join us on The Village Green for a pet expo and dog costume competition. Visitors can meet, greet, and give back, with local rescue groups and pet vendors in attendance. This special event is taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 5 p.m., just in time for Halloween.

Pet Costume Contest

There will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including an adoptable meet and greet, pet vendors, and a costume contest for your furry friend. Dress up your pup in their spookiest or most adorable Halloween costume for the pet costume contest at 4 p.m.! While you’re enjoying all the festivities, you can grab a drink from FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen, where beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Give Back on the Green

Not only will you have a blast at Dogtoberfest, but you’ll also be supporting some great causes. Participating pet rescues include Charleston Animal Society, Grateful Goldens Rescue, Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, Lowcountry Lab Rescue, and Southern Tails for Precious Paws. In addition, make sure to check out the local vendors including Dog Tired, Dolittle’s, Pink House Pups, T&T Kettle Korn, and Artist Michele Levani. You might just find some unique goodies for your furry friend!

Join us for this fantastic event filled with fall, Halloween, and family fun. Grab your dog and join us for Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village. It’s sure to be a tail-wagging good time! When you share photos of your pup, be sure tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage!

Not able to make the event? Help support local dog rescues by purchasing a T-shirt or donating to this great cause.

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How to Shop Small at Freshfields Village: Dining

30 August 2023

Shopping small is so important for many reasons, including giving back to your community, making a major economic impact, and creating a greater sense of community! We’ve made shopping local in Charleston at Freshfields Village easy, by creating a guide for how to shop small: dining edition! We’re diving in fork first and feeling good about enjoying a delicious meal and uplifting small businesses in the lowcountry at the same time.

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Sipping delectable wine paired with an enticing charcuterie board and supporting the local economy in the lowcountry while doing it? Say less! Up first on our guide to shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields dining edition is none other than FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. A haven for wine enthusiasts, this charming spot in The Village boasts an impressive selection of 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day. Pro tip: take home one of their 840 hand-selected wines available by the bottle and feel good about shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields while doing it!

Hege’s Restaurant

Hege’s is where fine dining and supporting local go hand in hand in Charleston at Freshfields. Savor French cuisine while making a major impact on the community! Hege’s menu is a testament to their commitment to fresh, seasonal, and local products. So, the next time you’re in Freshfields Village, don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor the flavors of Hege’s.

La Tela Pizzeria

What does pizza, pasta, and wine have in common? You can indulge in these dishes and shop small in Charleston at Freshfields at the same time! La Tela Pizzeria is dedicated to supporting local farmers, sourcing seasonal ingredients from farmers on nearby islands like Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, bringing a taste of the local Charleston area to their traditional Italian fare. When you dine at La Tela you’re not only indulging in flavor-forward dishes, but you’re also supporting local businesses and the community.

Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia is a stop you don’t want to miss while you’re shopping local throughout The Village. This charming café and gourmet market is all about supporting the community,  using the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby farms and purveyors. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh and vibrant salad, a mouthwatering sandwich, or a cheese and charcuterie board, they have it all. When you dine at Café Eugenia, not only are you treating yourself to incredible food and drinks, but you’re also supporting the local community and economy. It’s a win-win situation!

Java Java

Java Java is a must for all coffee enthusiasts looking to support Charleston-based businesses. Java Java takes pride in using locally sourced beans from King Bean Coffee Roasters, ensuring that every sip is full of flavor and supports the local economy. Plus, not only are their pastries baked in-house, but they also partner with a nearby bakery called Sweets & Treats to offer even more delicious treats. You can feel good about supporting small businesses in Freshfields Village while enjoying your favorite coffee concoction.

The Co-Op Frosé and Eatery

The Co-Op is a can’t miss, grab-and-go spot when shopping local in the lowcountry. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast until 11 am, or grab one of their gourmet sandwiches for a satisfying lunch. And let’s not forget about their coffee and house-made frosé! When you dine at The Co-Op, you’re not only getting tasty treats but also becoming part of a community that values small businesses in Charleston at Freshfields.

Supporting locally owned and operated businesses is so impactful in bolstering the local economy, creating a sense of community, and supporting your neighbors. Refer to this guide when you’re looking to give back and don’t forget to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage when you do. P.S. phone doesn’t have to eat first!

See all of our Village dining options here.

What to Do in Charleston for Labor Day: Fun at Freshfields Village

24 August 2023

Summer’s winding down, but the fun sure isn’t! Wondering what to do for Labor Day in Charleston? Look no further than Freshfields Village! From live music to art shows and wine tastings, The Village has something for everyone. There’s no better way to send off summer than enjoying an event or happening in the lowcountry at The Village. Spend Labor Day with us and make memories that will last long after summer has ended!

Music on The Green

Music on The Green is a “can’t miss” event, as this is the last live music show of the summer! The concert, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. is free and family friendly. There’s no better way to kick off Labor Day weekend in the lowcountry. Join us in enjoying live music performed by Julio & The Saltines! Bring your blanket and chairs and get ready to gather on The Green. Dance the night away while listening to live music under the stars. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event that will make your holiday weekend in Charleston one to remember!

Bordeaux Tasting at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Indulge in an exquisite evening of wine tasting at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen! On Friday, September 1, 2023, at 6:00 PM, FortyEight is hosting a Bordeaux tasting event that is sure to delight your taste buds and transport you to the vineyards of France. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a selection of French Bordeaux wines, carefully curated by the expert team. As you sip and savor each glass, a delectable spread of cheese and charcuterie will be served, perfectly paired to enhance the flavors of the Bordeaux wines. It’s a great way to unwind and celebrate Labor Day in Charleston! Tickets for this event are limited, so secure yours now and don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Bordeaux at FortyEight.

Shop the Sale at Showroom 

A little retail therapy never hurt anybody! Shop the End of Summer sale at Showroom in The Village and save big on the latest trends and styles! From August 28 to September 4, you can enjoy 30% off site wide and in-store. Whether you’re looking for a new outfit for a night out or just want to refresh your wardrobe, now is the perfect time to shop. Spend time shopping at Showroom during this Labor Day weekend in the Lowcountry and step into every season with style.

Spirit Tastings at Kiawah Spirits

Looking for a way to celebrate Labor Day with a little spirit? Look no further than Kiawah Spirits! As part of the exciting Labor Day events and happenings at Freshfields Village, Kiawah Spirits offers tastings of select spirits every Friday and Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new flavors and indulge in a little relaxation during your long weekend. So raise a glass and toast to a fantastic Labor Day at Kiawah Spirits! Tastings are available while supplies last, participants must be 21 years old to partake.

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Show

Don’t miss the Seabrook Island Artist Guild Show & Sale, happening on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on The Village Green! The Seabrook Island Artist Guild is a non-profit, consisting of nearly 100 talented artists from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island. From traditional and abstract oil paintings to watercolors and pastels, there’s something to suit every artistic taste. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene of the lowcountry and discover new pieces to enhance your home or office. Support local artists, find unique treasures, and celebrate the Labor Day weekend in Charleston with this exciting showcase of talent.

Shop the Sale at Palmetto Scent Studio

Looking to fill your home with the scents of relaxation and tranquility? Stop by to shop the sale at Palmetto Scent Studio! They’re having a sale you don’t want to miss, with 15% off their Totally Fall Y’all collection. Take home a souvenir from the lowcountry that enhances your home with delightful scents. They have endless options when it comes to scents, and you can also create your own! Make an activity out of it by taking a candle-making class, creating a scent that’s uniquely yours. Enjoy this unique happening at The Village during Labor Day weekend.

At Freshfields Village, you’ll never wonder what to do in Charleston for Labor Day weekend. With endless options of events and happenings, there’s something for everyone! While you’re making memories in The Village, don’t forget to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage!

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Charleston at Freshfields Village

25 July 2023

If you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day in Charleston, then look no further than Freshfields Village. The Village is the perfect place to enjoy a rainy day in the lowcountry and have some fun! With a variety of shops, restaurants, and activities, there is something to keep everyone entertained during a rainy day. Read below for our guide on how to stay dry and enjoy your day at Freshfields.

Create Your Own Candle at Palmetto Scent Studio

Get out of the rain by escaping into Palmetto Scent Studio! Here, you can create your very own custom scent to bring home and enjoy, from room spray to candles, perfumes and more. Palmetto Scent Studio offers pre-made gourmet soy wax candles, or you can explore the art of fragrance by mixing scents for a unique creation. With over 120 fragrances to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

Browse Books at Indigo Books

Indigo Books, one of the few remaining independent bookstores in the state, is a hidden gem in Freshfields Village. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for a rainy day activity, Indigo Books is your stop. This charming bookstore offers a variety of genres, including fiction, mysteries, classics, biographies, children’s and books, travel, and cooking titles. Take your time perusing the shelves and discover new authors and titles. And don’t forget to check out their collection of books about Kiawah Island and the surrounding lowcountry region!

Book a Service at a Spa or Salon

If the rain has got you down and you need some pampering, take some time for yourself and book a service at Indigo Health, Kiawah Nail Studio, Urban Nirvana Hair, or Urban Nirvana Spa. Whether you are in need of a massage to ease your sore muscles, a facial to refresh your skin, or a manicure and pedicure, you’ll find it all here. Take the time to indulge in a full day of pampering or just drop in for a quick pick-me-up. There’s no better way to treat yourself and whether you’re a local or just visiting Charleston, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Try a New Restaurant

Cozy up by sitting down to a warm and delicious meal. The Village is home to a variety of restaurants, from Asian cuisine to Mexican fare, American classics and sandwich staples. Try something new or escape the rain with a tried and true! Click or a full list of restaurants at Freshfields.

Shop at One of Our 30 Stores 

Shopping at Freshfields Village is a great way to stay dry and still have a fun-filled day. Enjoy both local boutiques and national retailers that offer the perfect escape from the storm. Whether you’re looking for footwear or makeup, home decor or a bookstore, The Village is your one-stop, rainy-day shop. Click or the full list of shops at Freshfields Village.

When you’re enjoying your dreary day escape, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

Date Night in Charleston: 5 Experiences at Freshfields Village

25 July 2023

Experience the best of the lowcountry with a night out at Freshfields Village. With a variety of boutiques, shops, and restaurants, it’s the perfect place for a romantic date night. Whether you’re local to the area or just visiting, you’ll find plenty of unique activities to enjoy together. Here are five ideas to help make your night out in Charleston unforgettable!

Share a Sushi Boat at Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill not only offers authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees, and creative Asian fusion dishes, but also a romantic setting to enjoy quality time with each other. With weekly specials and a daily happy hour, it’s a perfect date night dining spot at Freshfields in Kiawah Island. Our pro-tip? Share a Sushi Boat! Fuji offers a Sweet Boat with 25-piece nigiri or sashimi and one salmon roll.

Enjoy a Wine Tasting at Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen 

With 48 exceptional wines by the glass and 840 hand-selected wines by the bottle, the options are endless at Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen. The interactive Wine Stations are perfect for a self-guided wine tasting of any of the featured bottles, whether you and your partner want just a taste, a half, or full glass. Cheers to each other, and maybe even take a bottle home!

Listen to Live Music at Andell Inn’s Jazz Night

When we think of date night, we think of Andell Inn‘s Jazz Night, happening every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the public, this event allows patrons to enjoy live music from some of Charleston’s best jazz musicians. While listening to the music, guests can also indulge in light bites and delicious drinks at the Porch Bar, making for the perfect evening. Sit back and relax, relishing in the lowcountry climate and spending quality time together.

Experience Fine Dining at Hege’s

For a special night out, head to Hege’s. This cozy and intimate French restaurant specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, and even puts a new spin on lowcountry local favorites, such as the Shrimp and Crab cocktail. From seafood to pasta to steak, there is truly something for every palate. Fine dining at Freshfields happens at Hege’s.

Watch the Sunset at Beachwalker Park

If you’re looking for a relaxed and scenic date night, be sure to add Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island to your list. It’s the perfect place to unwind and connect with your loved one and is located just a few miles away from Freshfields. Walk hand-in-hand along the shore and enjoy the evening breeze in Charleston as the sun sets over the horizon. Pro tip: pick up food from your favorite Freshfields restaurant and make it a picnic!

If you snap a selfie with your significant other, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

What To Do in Charleston This Summer: Fun at Freshfields Village

29 June 2023

You’ve got summer on the brain, and we do too here at The Village! To celebrate the season, we’ve rounded up fun activities and events for you and yours to enjoy summer in the lowcountry. The world is truly your oyster at Freshfields, and we’ve even included a few pro tips in our guide for summer activities in Charleston.

Have Fun at a Summer Event

With endless events at Freshfields this summer, we’ve got something for everyone! From our Starlight Cinema Series to Music on The Green, we’ve made the plans so you don’t have to. On the front porch of Kiawah Island, just outside of downtown Charleston, The Village has all the best for summer fun all season long. Bring your crew and check out all summer events on our calendar.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Shopaholics, this one’s for you! We’ve got over 30 shops to visit, including women’s boutiques, sports stores, and men’s apparel. Whether you’re window shopping or doing a little retail therapy, we’ve got something for you. The Village is your go-to for shopping in Charleston. Find our full list of shops in our directory.

Opt for an Activity 

If you’re looking for something to fill your summer schedule, get active and outside with bike rentals and more from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters. If you’d rather be inside the A/C, you can beat the lowcountry heat by stepping inside Palmetto Scent Studio and creating your very own candle to take home with you.

Fancy Yourself a Foodie

Sushi, tacos, pizza, oh my! Freshfields Village is a foodie’s paradise with over 15 restaurants to choose from that are sure to satisfy every palette. Pro tip: make a summer bucket list to try every cuisine at Freshfields! Check out all of our restaurants here.

Summer of Self-Care

Self-care is always in season! Whether you’re looking for a massage, manicure, teeth whitening, or blow-out, look no further than Freshfields. Step into Freshfields to check out and make it a summer of self-care. Browse the full list of services here!

Hit the Beach at Beachwalker Park

Located just around the corner from The Village, Beachwalker Park is the perfect place to soak up the sun,catch a wave, or build a sandcastle. Pro tip: grab food at The Co-Op or Cafe Eugenia and take it to the beach to make it a picnic for lunch or sunset!

While you’re soaking up the summer in Charleston, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

Dog-Friendly Charleston: Freshfields Village

29 June 2023

This day and age pups are like people, so why not pamper them as such? Every day is a dog’s day at Freshfields Village! From pet-friendly shops to beautiful green spaces like The Village Green, walking trails and a dog-friendly beach, The Village and Kiawah Island are a great place to bring your pup. Read below for a few places to take and treat your furry friend at Freshfields.

Enjoy a Treat

First thing’s first… treats! Grab a Doggie Dessert from Ben & Jerry’s, or stop by Dolittle’s to treat your pup to a brand new toy. Start your visit to The Village with a satisfied furry friend and show them just how dog-friendly Charleston really is.

Visit Salt Marsh Animal Hospital

If your dog is feeling under the weather or just in need of a check-up, The Village’s Salt Marsh Animal Hospital is here for you and your furry friend. Veterinarian Dr. Wiles offers a comprehensive list of services and often has same day appointments available. Dr. Wiles believes “there is nothing like the love we share with our pets” and here at Freshfields, we couldn’t agree more.

Take Them for a Walk

Take your pup on a stroll around The Village to take in all the sights, and most importantly, all the smells! Freshfields loves our furry visitors, so your pup will definitely be getting many pets and belly rubs. Pro tip: stop and snap a picture of your sidekick on one of the famous Freshfields turf chairs!

Check Out the Pet-Friendly Shops and Patios

Treat your furry friend to a doggie date! Many of our shops are pet friendly, so your pup can tag along while you meander your way in and out of stores throughout The Village. Plenty of our restaurants also welcome your dog to dine alongside you on their pet-friendly patios. You can find the pet-friendly shops and restaurants by spotting the emblems on the store doors  and on our website.

Don’t forget to check out Beachwalker Park, a dog-friendly beach just a few miles from The Village. Furry friends make the best models, so while you’re snapping a picture of  your pup enjoying the lowcountry outdoors, tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

 

Freshfields Village: 6 Beach Essentials for Summer in the Lowcountry

1 June 2023

While it’s been beach weather in the lowcountry for a few weeks now, the first official day of summer is June 21, so we’ve rounded up six items in The Village to get you ready for the season! From swimsuit to speakers, you’ll be reaching for these beach essentials all summer long. Check out the necessities below that you’re sure to use from Memorial to Labor Day and beyond.

Summertime Shorts

The Shoreline Short from Southern Tide Kiawah is perfect for his closet this summer. These durable shorts are water-resistant and feature wicking fabric that’ll keep him cool all season long. He’ll be ready for any adventure on or near the water in the lowcountry!

Sunny Season Swimsuit

Step out this summer in the bold Lucila Two Piece Swimsuit from Showroom Kiawah! The ruffled detail can be adjusted below or above the shoulders for a versatile look and is paired with a flattering high-waisted bottom. This swimsuit is a staple for your beach (or pool) bag for summertime in the lowcountry!

Supreme Speaker

What is a summer day without tunes to set the mood? The Gen 2 TURTLEBOX is a high-quality, portable, and even waterproof speaker that’s easily carried in one hand for treks to the beach and beyond. Find this beach essential at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters to set the soundtrack to your summer.

Sweet Swimsuit

The Snorkel Tour Tankini will keep your little one not only cool but cute in their suit all season long. Your little lady will be ready to jump right into summer and splash in style in this suit from The Beaufort Bonnet Company!

Two-Sided Towel

The Mia Floral Bordered Beach Towel from Johnny Was is not only ultra-soft and quick drying, but it’s reversible, too! Featuring a rich color scheme with bold, garden flowers , paired with a geometric border print on the reverse side, this towel is both fashionable and functional.

Sporty Sandal

The shoe you know and love, the Z/2 Classic Sandal by Chaco, features adjustable straps that custom-fit to your foot, a toe-loop for additional forefoot control, and is even podiatrist-certified! Whether you’re strolling through downtown, jumping on the boat, or walking on the beach, these versatile shoes are all you’ll need this summer. Cruise by Coastal Footwear to pick up a pair of Chacos that will have you ready for any adventure during summer in the lowcountry.

Last, but certainly not least, snag a sub from Jersey Mike’s Subs on your way to the shore, because sandwiches are definitely beach essentials. Or pick up from any of our many other grab-n-go spots like Cafe Eugenia, The Co-Op, The Station or Java Java.

Enjoy summer in the lowcountry and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

What To Get Dad: Father’s Day Gift Guide to Freshfields Village

1 June 2023

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18 and we’ve taken the gifting into our own hands! From style on the course to celebrating cherished memories, elevating his closet or his time on the boat, we’ve rounded up four items from Freshfields to give the dad, grandpa, father-in-law, and father figure in your life. Spend less time searching and more time celebrating! Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide to The Village below.

Sporty Shades

These sporty shades by Smith Optics are perfect for the dad in your life who likes to get outside and experience our sunny lowcountry (and look good while doing it, too!). This style of sunglasses, called The Guide’s Choice, are not only lightweight and scratch-resistant, but they also come complete with polarized lenses and 100% UV protection. Pick up a pair at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters!

Stylish Sneakers

The New Balance 574 is a style you (and dads) know and love. This shoe is reliable and ideal for the father figure in your life.. Shop for stylish sneakers at Coastal Footwear so dad can step out in style!

Performance Polo

The Clubbing Print Performance Polo is sure to keep dad cool and comfortable all day from links to drinks. Gift the garment that keeps on giving, from the gorgeous golf courses of the lowcountry, all the way to a dinner date at one of many restaurants in the Charleston area’s impressive foodie scene. Pick up a polo from Southern Tide Kiawah!

Funky Photo Frame

Channel the lowcountry with this 4×6 alligator frame from Aubergine Home Collection. Frame a photo of a memory with dad that he can cherish forever! This is the gift that keeps on giving, perfect for the dad, grandpa, father-in-law, or father figure in your life.

It’s a celebration for dads throughout The Village! Don’t forget to stop by Kiawah Nail Studio for 23% off all products and services during the month of June and 20% off cigars, at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen during Father’s Day weekend!

Stroll around The Village shopping for dad and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

Freshfields Village: Hidden Gem for Live Music in Charleston

28 April 2023

A hidden gem for live music in the lowcountry, Freshfields Village hosts free, outdoor concerts every Friday from 6 to 9 pm throughout the spring and  summer. The family-friendly concert series kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, with live music on both Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27. Perfect for a family outing, date night, or girls night out, The Village’s Music on The Green is a chance to get outside and enjoy free music while taking in the ocean breeze. Pro tip: Pick up dinner from one of our many restaurants in The Village and make it a picnic! Don’t forget the frosé from The Co-Op or chilled wine from Forty Eight Wine & Bar.

From motown to country to 70s funk and everything in between, check out the full concert lineup below! Pro tip: bring blankets and chairs to spread out on The Green, sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.

*Special Holiday Weekend Concert on Saturday*

P.S. As always, share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Shopping For Mom at Freshfields

28 April 2023

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve rounded up 7 items from Freshfields to gift the mom, grandma, godmother, or dog mom in your life. Not only does our Mother’s Day gift guide to The Village have what mom wants, but you can feel good about supporting local and shopping small! Save time and stress by letting us do the work for you, and check out our gift roundup below for items that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Turkish Towel

Perfect to throw in a beach bag or take to the pool, mom will think of you all spring and summer long! The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s Turkish T Basic Beach Towels are available in Caicos Canopy Pink and Ocean Club Cane Blue. It’s just what mom’s beach bag is missing.

 

Summer Sandals

Help mom strut her stuff when you give her the Berverlee Delicate Glow sandals from Coastal Footwear! Summer style and complete comfort meet in this wedge sandal she’ll be wearing from spring to summer. The foam footbed will have you adding a pair to the cart for yourself!

 

L-O-V-E for M-O-M

Remind mom just how much she is loved when you give her the solid gold Love Necklace from SHOWROOM. Made with 9ct gold, this piece by Roxanne First has a delicate gold chain and is perfect for pairing.

 

Chic Sunnies

Give the gift of shades for mom’s big day. Local to the lowcountry and sold at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, Cordina Eyewear offers premium polarized sunglasses. Their latest style, the Dune, are oversized for a chic look and fully adjustable to fit any mom on the go! Offered in four different color options, this Italian-style frame is sure to make mom happy.

Pickleball Paddle

It’s pickleball season in the lowcountry, so why not get mom a cute paddle for her game? J. McLaughlin has exclusive pickleball paddles for the sportiest of moms. She will be the envy of the court and not only look good, but do good as 5% of proceeds from each paddle sold will benefit Play for P.I.N.K., an organization supporting women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Charming Charms

Peyton William’s custom charm necklace bar is an activity and a gift all in one! Let mom select her charms, mixing and matching to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Available May 1 through May 14, there will be over 50 charms to choose from, as well as several custom chain styles. Pro tip: gift mom more charms as the years go on for the gift that keeps on giving.

 

Darling Dress

Keep mom easy and breezy in Southern Tide’s Colette Swiss Dot Dress! She’ll be reaching for this closet staple all spring and summer long. The Collette Swiss Dot Dress is perfect for warm days in the lowcountry!

It’s a celebration for mom throughout The Village! Don’t forget to stop by Kiawah Nail Studio for 23% off all products and services for mothers during month of May; receive a special surprise gift with purchase for Mother’s Day at Holly & Brooks; and buy one candle, get one for mom at 50% off, plus a complimentary drink at Palmetto Scent Studio!

Stroll around The Village to shower mom with love and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

3 Ways to Shop for Spring at Freshfields

31 March 2023

Spring is here and with that comes a seasonal wardrobe change that’s much needed!  We have more than 15 places to shop for spring fashion in The Village, ranging from women’s wear, to ‘fits for the family, shoes, accessories, and more. Whomever you’re shopping for, here’s your guide on three ways to shop for spring at Freshfields.

Womens’ Wear

Holly & Brooks

Whether you are looking for a bold, colorful beach bag or a pair of earrings to make your outfit pop, Holly & Brooks has an array of accessories for the fashionista. As a local women’s clothing, shoe and accessory boutique, Holly & Brooks creates an inviting atmosphere for all who come through the door! Browse the high-quality accessories, seasonal selections, and you’ll always experience superior service.

Lilly Pulitzer

If you love Lilly, you know spring collections will bring the bright colors and fun patterns to your closet! From printed dresses and resort wear and seasonal accessories, Lilly Pulitzer will make a splash in your wardrobe. Shop for an easy, breezy outfit that you (and your little one) can style during our beautiful lowcountry springtime.

Luminary

Think feminine florals and flowy blouses – that’s Luminary! Step into spring when you walk through the doors and leave with a wardrobe reset and refresh. Luminary will keep you feeling as light and breezy as the weather when you shop for white eyelet dresses, plaid tweed shorts and seasonal sandals to warm up your wardrobe for spring in the lowcountry.

SHOWROOM

Show off your spring style when you shop at SHOWROOM. Bold fits and bright colors on the rack match the flowers and springtime buds all around the lowcountry. Why not bring them into your closet? Strut your stuff this season with brands ranging from ​​Anna Quan and Freya Hats to Loomia and Matthew Bruch.

Spartina 449

With love of the lowcountry at the heart of every design, Spartina 449 carries fresh-feeling styles that pay homage to the palmettos that sway in the island breeze! You’ll find colorful patterns and distinct textures on locally designed clothing, handbags, accessories, jewelry, beach and resort items.

TINA Stephens

Easy to wear, flowing, fashion forward clothing? Say less! TINA Stephens has wardrobe staples that offer a modern, casual style perfect for spring in Charleston. Items like linen button downs and silk kaftans are both affordable and easy to care for… the cherries on top!

Shoes, Accessories, and more

Coastal Footwear

Whether you’re looking for flip flops for the beach, running shoes for the road or boots for the boat, Coastal Footwear is your one-stop-shoe-shop. Athletic, outdoor, casual and dress, Coastal Footwear has every type of shoe your closet could be missing! These shoes were made for walking – in the lowcountry during spring, that is.

Islands Mercantile

Islands Mercantile captures the relaxed look and feel of the islands. Nothing feels more like spring to us than relaxing in the lowcountry sunshine! Get ready for spring by shopping for hats, tees, accessories and more. You can even snag a souvenir for the traveler and a toy for the little one.

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

Spring is in the air and SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters has just what you need to go out and enjoy it! They offer apparel, accessories and footwear, in addition to an assortment of goods for golf, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, bicycling, and the beach. Pick up some flip flops or throw a swimsuit in your cart, the warm weather is waiting!

Faherty

Faherty is all about creating clothing for life’s great moments – the ones spent by the water, catching waves, or watching sunrises. What better place to sport high-quality, sustainably-minded, feel-good favorites than Kiawah? Pick up bright colors and easy styles here to complete your spring wardrobe!

McLaughlin

This season in the Charleston area is all about sporting casual sportswear and Caribbean-colored Catalina t-shirts, and J. McLaughlin has just that! Each piece incorporates playfulness and attention to detail, ranging from resort dresses and swimsuits for summer to bright colored suits and patterned dress pants, perfect for spring in the lowcountry.

Las Olas

Suit up for spring – literally! Specializing in swimwear for both men and women, Las Olas’s collection of bathing suit designers provides a variety of swimwear options. There’s something for everyone to sport while spending time by the saltwater.

Lululemon

We have a spring in our step when the weather is this good outside. Whether you’re more athletic or athleisure, Lululemon’s got something for you. Think pants, shorts, tops, and jackets and more, including fitness-related accessories like bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and equipment, and water bottles. Suit up and step out into spring!

Southern Tide

Classic coastal brand carrying men’s, women’s, and boy’s apparel, footwear, and accessories, Southern Tide is a must visit when updating your family’s spring wardrobe. Take the breezy, beach feel past the beach and into your closet when you shop here!

Vineyard Vines

Whimsical ties and pastel spring dresses are among the oodles of options that you’ll find for him, her and the little ones at Vineyard Vines. Clothes and accessories from polos and tees to performance gear for men, women, and kids is the name of the game here!

Spring has sprung so shop ‘til you drop and don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media. Check out the complete list of stores!

How to Spend a Weekend at Freshfields Village

31 March 2023

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a vacation in Charleston, SC, we’re happy to welcome you! To make the most of your time here on Johns Island and Kiawah Island, we’ve put together this weekend itinerary so you can relax and unwind.

Friday Afternoon
Whether you’ve traveled from far away or just down the street, start your vacation off feeling refreshed and energized! Step into Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery for some IV hydration therapy or a facial. Why not both? Find more about their services, hours, and offerings on our website.

Friday Evening
Wind down and get the weekend started by grabbing a glass at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. With 48 exceptional wines by the glass and 48 local and regional craft beers, as well as a full cocktail bar and delicious menu, there’s so much to sample, share, and enjoy. Plus, outdoor seating allows you to enjoy the beautiful lowcountry weather during the springtime.

Friday Night
Dinner time! And good news – we have endless options from which to choose. In the mood for Mexican? Check out Cantina 76 for tacos, margaritas, and Mexican-inspired tasty dishes. Craving sushi? Fuji offers authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, and traditional hibachi entrees. Is Italian calling your name? La Tela serves up Neapolitan style pizza, homemade pasta and fresh local ingredients! Don’t forget to save room for dessert and savor a sweet treat at locally-owned Ben & Jerry’s.

Saturday Morning 
Start your Saturday getting pampered! Choose from booking a massage at Urban Nirvana or Indigo Health, a blow-out at Urban Nirvana Hair or a mani-pedi at Kiawah Nail Studio. However you relax while on vacation, it’s all available right here at The Village.

Saturday Afternoon
Time for lunch! Select a sub at Jersey Mike’s or grab a sandwich at The Co-Op. Their Italian, California Turkey, and Veggie Sammie are fan favorites and don’t forget to pair it with their infamous housemade frosé! Still hungry? Belly up to the diner counter at Vincent’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain to order a classic milkshake to cool off for the afternoon. When you’re ready to walk around, go shopping at our large selection of retailers!

Ready to get your mind or body moving? Choose from renting bikes from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters to explore Kiawah Island, make a custom candle at Palmetto Scent Studio, or take an inspiring art class at Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio. Beyond dining and shopping, we have plenty of options to play while on vacation here at The Village.

Saturday Night
After you’ve worked up an appetite with your afternoon activities, it’s time to indulge on another great meal. If you’re a fine dining fan and looking for classic French cuisine, head to Hege’s and enjoy their seasonal menu featuring fresh, seasonal, and local products. Aiming for American? King Street Grille has juicy burgers, king size sandwiches, and chopped salads all on their in-house, scratch made menu.

Sunday Morning 
As you wrap up your weekend vacation in Charleston, SC, you’ll need a delicious brunch or grab and go breakfast and coffee to get on your way. From the original coffee shop at The Village, Java Java, and the new cafe and gourmet market, Café Eugenia, you can choose from baked goods, sandwiches, lattes and more. Enjoy your meal and safe travels! We’ll see you again soon.

P.S. During your visit, don’t forget to stop, sit, and maybe even smell the flowers. As always, share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

6 Events to Ring in Spring at The Village

27 February 2023

Lush green trees, flowers blooming, sun shining and plenty of upcoming events means it’s springtime in the lowcountry. From Shag Nights to Cars & Coffee, we have events for everyone this season here at The Village. Read more below and head to our events calendar for a complete list of upcoming events. We’ll see you soon!

1) Sip & Stroll

Whether you prefer to window shop or try on, shopping and strolling made better by sipping on cocktails or mocktails! Our Sip & Stroll events are a favorite here at The Village and they’re back this spring. Join us on March 16, April 20, or May 18 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We’ll have in-store events, sales, light snacks, and cocktails to enjoy.

2) Cars & Coffee

A classic Freshfields event (and local favorite), Cars & Coffee brings together classic and modern cars from around the area for all to appreciate. Explore the coolest of cars, enjoy breakfast bites and coffee for purchase from Java Java! Join us to admire antique rides and indulge on delicious delights on March 18, April 15, or May 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

3) Shag Night

It’s time to get your groove on! A timeless Charleston dance number, “The Shag” is the South Carolina State Dance and a lowcountry pastime. Open to all skill levels, this event is hosted by Doin’ The Charleston out on The Village Green with the sunset as your backdrop. With nine chances to dance on every Tuesday evening in April and May, put on your boogie shoes and get shaggin’ from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

4) Spring Concerts

Beautiful Lowcountry spring weather is always made better by live music. Join us on The Village Green on April 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m for this complimentary concert featuring live music from Dave Landeo & the Sol Beats. Take advantage of our wide open spaces by bringing blankets and chairs to spread out on the green, sit back, and enjoy!

Don’t miss The Village’s Memorial Day Weekend concerts happening May 26 & 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

5) Starlight Cinema 

Enjoy family fun for all with an outdoor movie on the big screen on The Village Green! On April 8 at 8:00 p.m., bring a chair, blanket, and picnic to enjoy a free, outdoor movie! This year’s showing will be Luca.

6) Blues By The Sea

“Three O’Clock Blues” by BB King is playing in our heads already. What better place to admire beautiful blues than by the sea? Join us for picturesque visions on Sunday, April 16 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy listening to the blues from these three southern favorites: Randall Bramblett Band, Sir Rod & the Blues Doctors and Doug Deming & the Jeweltones.

We can’t wait to see you at The Village soon! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Dine Your Way Through Freshfields Village: 13 Places to Dine, Sip, & Snack

27 February 2023

With spring weather in the air, it’s time to grab your group (and your appetite) and explore a variety of dining experiences here at The Village. We have more than 13 places to eat, from coffee and frosé, to tacos or pizza, subs and sushi. There’s truly something for everyone, so make it a date to reconnect over tasty food with rich conversation. Whether you want to grab & go for lunch and coffee, stay a while for dinner & drinks, or stop for a sip with drinks and dessert, we’ve made planning your next foodie visit easy with a guide of 13 places to eat at Freshfields.

 

Grab And Go: Lunch & Coffee

Java Java

Latte, drip, matcha, or chai – whatever your caffeine or choice is, Java Java has you covered. More than just a morning coffee, don’t forget to grab a smoothie, breakfast pastry or sandwich for lunch, too! And did we mention they’re pet friendly?

Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia’s calling your name! A cafe and gourmet market, named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue, Café Eugenia locally sources ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks and more.

The Co-Op

Known for its famous house-made frosè, The Co-Op is a staple grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and its specialty smash burger. They also offer a pet-friendly patio, so bring your pooch!

Jersey Mike’s 

Stop in for a sub at Jersey’s Mikes! A perfect grab and go or quick bite to eat, get your sandwich “Mike’s Way” (if you know, you know), and don’t forget “the juice” –  red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection.

The Station

In a hurry? Say no more. The Station’s got you covered! Whether you’re craving a candy bar, a classic bottle of Coke, or want a lunchtime classic like a corned beef Reuben, The Station should be your next stop.

 

Stay A While: Dinner & Drinks

Cantina 76

For all of your Mexican dish cravings, Cantina 76 has the flavor, menu, and margaritas you need. Salsa, queso, guacamole, oh my! Try the ”Tres Hombres“ sampler at The Village’s Cantina 76. Did someone say strawberry margarita? Taco ‘bout a good time!

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees and creative Asian fusion dishes, look no further than Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill! Offering weekly specials and a daily happy hour, the laid back atmosphere of Fuji is perfect for any occasion and even features a dog-friendly patio.

King Street Grille

King Street Grille is the perfect place to grab a drink, appetizer, and hearty pub food to watch the big game and root for your team. There’s always a game to watch, a lively atmosphere to enjoy, and plenty of menu items so you can’t go wrong.

La Tela Pizzeria

We can hear “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…” now! Neapolitan style pizzeria, La Tela, offers a casual and family-friendly atmosphere with their signature wood-fired oven and fresh Italian pasta dishes.

 

Stop For A Sip: Drinks & Desserts

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

You don’t have to wait for Wine Wednesday to visit FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. As its name suggests, FortyEight offers 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day, 840 hand-selected wines by the bottle, as well as 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and a delicious menu. Be on the lookout for their wine tasting events!

Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain

Step back in time and remember the good ol’ days when you visit Vincent’s. Offering an old-fashioned diner atmosphere and serving all the classics from root beer floats and malts, to banana splits and sundaes, Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain is a crowd pleaser. Soda fountain is open weekdays from 11am to 3pm.

Ben & Jerry’s 

Hope you saved room for dessert! Locally owned, our two favorite guys, Ben and Jerry, have your sweet tooth covered. Pro tip: they even have pup cups for your favorite furry friend! 

 

Enjoy eating your way through The Village, foodies! When your “phone eats first,” don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.

5 Ways to Spend a Night Out at Freshfields Village

1 February 2023

Looking to celebrate love this month? There are so many ways to spend a special night out at Freshfields Village. Whether it be a romantic evening with your significant other, a fun-filled excursion with your very best pals, or a “treat yourself” moment, The Village is the perfect place to shop, dine, and unwind.

We’ve carefully curated five itineraries for the perfect “night out” at Freshfields Village.

An Outing For The Lovebirds 

Spend the evening with your hunny and relax while doing it! Skip the chocolates and flowers and instead book a romantic couple’s massage at Urban Nirvana Spa. After, enjoy an intimate outdoor dinner at FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen under the moonlight.

An Outing For The Family 

Looking for some all-around family fun? Take the kids to the beach to build a sandcastle in the fresh, salty air. Celebrate after with a delicious scoop (or two at Ben & Jerry’s).

Photographer: Mary Beth Dennis // Stylist: Andrea Serrano

An Outing For The Best Friends  

Celebrate with your gal pals for the day! Start the day out by getting a couple of mani-pedis at Kiawah Nail Studio. Once you’re feeling pampered, stroll through unique boutiques such as Spartina 449, Johnny Was, and Peyton William Jewelry. Finish the day off by toasting with frosé from The Co-Op!

An Outing For The Empty Nesters 

Sit back and relax with a warm cup of joe from Java Java. Next, head to Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio for a casual stroll with your cup in hand, admiring the oil, watercolor, and pastel artwork. End the day with a visit to Palmetto Scent Studio to create your own custom scent candle!

An Outing For The Fur Friends

Last but not least, your furry friends need to frolic, too! Take your dog for a long hike on one of Kiawah Island’s many beautiful trails. Once your pup is tuckered out, take them by Dolittle’s for a special treat or a new toy. Don’t forget to schedule a visit to Salt Marsh Animal Hospital for your pet’s annual wellness needs!

Celebrate love this month with everyone in your world!! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.

A Local Favorite: Freshfields Village Annual Art Walk

1 February 2023

Picture this: you’re strolling through The Village taking in the whimsical brushstrokes and vibrant colors of awe-inspiring creations by local and visiting artists. Join us on Friday, February 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for our annual Art Walk. This event will feature live art demonstrations and works from local and visiting artists throughout participating retail shops. To top it all off, there will be live jazz music, too!

Below is a list of participating stores and artists, so you can start planning your day. Be sure to check back here for any additional announcements. We can’t wait to get artsy with you!

Other participants in the Art Walk include FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, J.McLaughlin, Kiawah Spirits, King Street Grille, Johnny Was, and The Co-Op.

Painting above by our very own Freshfields artist:
Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio
“Majesty of Waves”
Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

7 Ways To Cure Your Winter Blues at Freshfields Village

4 January 2023

The marsh grass is turning brown, the temperatures are dropping, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stay inside. All season long, Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island has plenty of highlights and ways to explore the low country in our temperate winters!

Brighten up your winter with seven great family activities here at The Village this season. This “must-do” list for the whole family will get you out of the house and into some fun to cure those stubborn winter blues.

Warm Up Your Body and Soul at Java Java

Sip on a perfect frothy cappuccino while snacking on a variety of homemade pastries and sandwiches at Java Java. Even better, their coffee is locally sourced from the award-winning King Bean Coffee Roasters here in Charleston, SC. With so many heartwarming flavors to choose from, this is a great way to warm up an afternoon.

Marvel Over Some Sweet Rides at Cars and Coffee

You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to sip a cup of coffee and peruse some incredible show cars. Join us on Saturday, January 21, from 9-11 a.m. for this locals’ favorite event! Show off your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse classic, antique, and other unique cars during this monthly event. More Details

Explore Kiawah Island by Bike

The lowcountry landscape of Kiawah Island offers a dreamy escape full of palmetto trees, manicured garden beds, and roaming natural wildlife. The best way to explore the island and its numerous nature trails is by bike! Rent a bike from SeaCoast Sports and Outdoors to pedal your way around the island and take in all that the lowcountry has to offer.

Shop Seasonal Deals at Sidewalk Saturday

Shop seasonal deals at our Sidewalk Saturday event! Happening on Saturday, January 21, from 10 am to 6 pm, this monthly event features store sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchases, in-store events, and more at participating retailers and restaurants. Stroll through The Village to enjoy the fresh air and much-needed retail therapy! Learn more about this fabulous event.

Satisfy Your Cravings With a Delicious Meal

A hearty and flavorful meal with your favorite company is a great way to spend an evening. Dive into delicious dishes at Village restaurants including Hege’s, La Tela Pizzeria, Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill, and Cantina 76. With so many different flavors, you’re sure to satisfy every palette. Find a complete list of dining options and reservations at The Village.

Revamp Your Wardrobe With the Latest Fashion Trends

A bright, new outfit is sure to cure those winter blues. Shop the latest styles, pick up a new piece for a party, or browse the racks to round out your wardrobe.  Give your closet a revamp for the new year with the styles from Johnny Was, Luminary, Showroom, Faherty, Spartina 449, and more!

Celebrate the winter season in good spirits by visiting Freshfields Village. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

12 Ways To Pamper Yourself at Freshfields Village

4 January 2023

It’s the start of a beautiful new year! At Freshfields Village, we believe it is important to prioritize wellness in all aspects of your life, and there’s no better time to start than now. Plan a visit with the help of our latest list of the best wellness experiences at The Village and enter 2023 as the best version of yourself.

  1. After all the holiday chaos, relax and unwind with a staycation at Andell Inn, located in the heart of The Village.
  2. Wellness starts at home, so find your feng shui at GDC Home.
  3. Nothing says new year more than a new updo. Visit Urban Nirvana Hair for services like cut, color, and waxing.
  4. Pets need to be pampered, too. Start your pooch’s year off on the right paw with toys and treats at Dolittle’s.
  5. We may not have the secret to happiness, but we’ve never been unhappy while eating delicious food! Stop by Café Eugenia to enjoy yummy (and healthy) salads, sandwiches, and more.
  6. Clean out your closet and refresh your wardrobe for the new year. Shop hundreds of styles from Showroom, Vineyard Vines, and Holly & Brooks.
  7. Stop by Palmetto Scent Studio to create your own calm. Gather with friends and family to choose your scent from over 120 fragrances, and don’t forget to throw in a bath bomb, too.
  8. Get the pearly whites shining again with a whitening treatment from Village Dentistry!
  9. Pick up a new skincare routine for the new year with Bluemercury. Their experts are ready to help you look and feel your best in 2023.
  10. Slow down and take a step into Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio. From browsing the gallery to hands-on oil, watercolor, or pastel classes, art can transport you to a moment of zen.
  11. Ring in the new year with a fresh new pair of glasses from Village Optical.
  12. Step into serenity when you book a massage at Urban Nirvana Spa. Offering massages, facials, a luxury shopping experience, and so much more, Urban Nirvana invites you to unwind and relax.

Share how you wellness at Freshfields Village by tagging us on social media!

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