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!

Freshfields Village’s Winter Fashion Trends Guide

1 December 2022

The shorter days and chill in the air mean it’s time to bring out your winter wardrobe! If your winter looks are starting to feel a bit outdated, Freshfields Village is here to help. With a wide selection of unique retail shops. So stop by The Village this month to perfect your winter wardrobe.

To help make sure you’re up to date on the latest and greatest styles, use our Winter Fashion Trends Guide below! Happy shopping!

The Trend: Layered Bangles

Too many bangles? Never heard of her. This season is all about piling on the jewelry! Silver and gold bangles compliment every outfit, so stock up this season. Head to Luminary to shop for their latest accessories.

The Trend: Neutral Accessories

Neutrals never go out of style! Beige, gold, brown, and black are all the rave this season. So it’s time to liven up every outfit with the perfect bag, shoe, or hat. Shop these trendy must-haves at SHOWROOM Kiawah.

 

The Trend: Floral Pattern

Just because it’s winter does not mean you can’t enjoy some floral print! This winter is seeing a love of floral and fun patterns. Perfect for sprucing up any and all looks! Shop beautiful designs like these at Johnny Was.

The Trend: Clean Skincare

The winter season can be hard on our skin, so investing in some amazing skincare is essential. Be sure to treat your face with the very best clean and non-toxic cleansers, hydrates, and more. Shop a wide variety of clean and safe products at Bluemercury. Your skin will thank you this winter!

The Trend: Down Jacket

The ultimate lightweight and trendy addition to any outfit this season! Don’t hide your look under some stuffy and boring coat; let your outfit shine with an adorable down jacket! Head to J.McLaughlin for this must-have, fan-favorite jacket in a variety of colors!

There’s no shortage of places to shop for your winter trend-inspired wardrobe here in the Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Here for all of Your Holiday Shopping Needs!

1 December 2022

This season, make your shopping a breeze at Freshfields Village! With our variety of stores, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for everyone. Charleston’s most unique shopping experience will meet all your eat, shop, play, + stay needs this holiday season!

From luxurious gifts to chic, budget-friendly finds, use our holiday gift guide to check off every special person on your list.

Enjoy a Holiday Weekend at Freshfields Village

1 November 2022

Join us at Freshfields Village this month to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the holiday season with friends and family!

Whether celebrating the holiday or just relaxing on vacation, Freshfields Village is a great place to spend a long weekend! Plan your next visit to the Village with our curated list of 10 must-do activities to celebrate.

  1. Kick the Thanksgiving Weekend off with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Santa will be visiting The Village from Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27. Be sure to snap some complimentary photos at Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green!
  2. After all that Thanksgiving cooking, treat yourself and your family to a delicious takeaway meal from Café Eugenia. It’s sure to be a whole lot of YUM!
  3. Get ahead on your holiday shopping at our fabulous retail shops, including SHOWROOM Kiawah, Johnny Was, Luminary, Spartina 449, and much more!
  4. Stock up on the necessary spirits and wine at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen for the coming holiday season.
  5. Reawaken your inner interior decorator this holiday season with the latest home trends from Aubergine Home Collection.
  6. Don’t forget your furry friend this holiday! Snag them the most paw-fect gift, bone, or treat in town at Dolittle’s.
  7. Spend the weekend taking in the sights and sounds of the holiday with our Holiday Weekend Entertainment! For a full schedule of performers, click here.
  8. Find the perfect gift for the little fashionista in your life with the help of The Beaufort Bonnet Company.
  9. Work off the Thanksgiving turkey with some adventure! Spend the weekend taking in the island’s beauty or even get a glimpse of local wildlife from a bike, kayak, or paddleboard—rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters.
  10. Be sure to join us for our upcoming holiday events from Thanksgiving Weekend until Christmas! We can’t wait to welcome you this holiday season!

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Village this season! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

 

‘Tis The Season of Freshfields Village Events

1 November 2022

Freshfields Village is excited to welcome another holiday season full of cheer! Our upcoming events are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit (and ahead on holiday shopping). Keep reading for a complete list of ways to enjoy the holiday season at the Village.

We can’t wait for you to join us all season long! Check out our full calendar of events for any new updates.

Santa Visits the Village

Kick off the festive season on Friday, November 25, as we welcome Santa to the Village Green! Jolly Old Saint Nick will be available for complimentary photos in Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27. So bring your camera or phone, as families will be able to capture their special moment this year. Find all details here.

Letters for Santa

As Santa arrives on Friday, November 25, Freshfields Village invites guests to drop Letters for Santa in our special mailbox this holiday season. The mailbox will be located near the Christmas Trees on the Village Green, and the letters will be delivered directly to Santa via his elves. Be sure to get your letters in by December 19! Click here to learn more.

Holiday Weekend Entertainment

Help us welcome Santa to the Village on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, with some holiday weekend entertainment! For a full schedule of entertainment, click here.

Strolling Holiday Performers

Enjoy live music and strolling carolers each Saturday & Sunday ahead of Christmas starting on Saturday, December 4! For a full schedule of performers, click here and don’t forget to sing along!

Cars & Coffee

Join us on Saturday, November 19 and December 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for our monthly Cars & Coffee. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! The best part? You can take in all of the beautiful holiday decorations at The Village. Learn all about this event here.

Sidewalk Saturday

It’s the perfect time of year to stroll through the Village! So join us on Saturday, November 19 and December 17, for Sidewalk Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event will feature sidewalk sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchase, in-store events, and more. Learn more here.

You’ll surely catch some holiday cheer with these Freshfields Village events. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village for the Locals

1 October 2022

The best vacations can sometimes be the ones you take at home. So with cool temps rolling into the Lowcountry, it’s time to enjoy the beautiful sights we have right here at home! There’s so much Kiawah Island has to offer, and an easy and breezy staycation is the perfect way to enjoy it.

Check out our carefully crafted itinerary with all of our favorite must-do’s whether you’re a visitor or a local!

STAY AWHILE

There is no shortage of beautiful places to stay on Kiawah Island. Located only minutes from Freshfields Village, these options will surely leave you feeling well rested and renewed.

Andell Inn

Steps away from the shops and restaurants at Freshfields Village, the Andell Inn has all the southern charm with modern amenities. The boutique hotel offers guest rooms and suites with stunning views, beach access, and a saltwater pool. This hotel has everything you could ask for and more!

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a stunning luxury oceanfront hotel located at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It is also conveniently located just 21 miles from Charleston and delivers Forbes Five-Star service and unequaled accommodations. A perfect option for the entire family!

Pam Harrington Exclusives

Pam Harrington Exclusives is the way to go if you’re looking for a rental. They offer luxury Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island rentals, including luxury homes, villas, and condos. No matter what you are looking for, Pam Harrington Exclusives has a rental that will make your vacation one to remember!

EXPLORE MORE​​

Kiawah Island has more to offer than just beautiful beaches! Here are some of our favorite activities that will get you acquainted with the island like a pro.

Picnic at Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak Tree is considered one of the country’s oldest living things and has become the quintessential Charleston, SC symbol and an absolute must-see when visiting Kiawah Island. Grab lunch to-go from one of our delicious spots in the Village, including Café Eugenia or The Co-Op, and enjoy a beautiful picnic under the Angel Oak Tree.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

This ten-mile stretch of coast is perfect for taking in some beautiful ocean views. Beachwalker Park is an excellent alternative to some of the more crowded beaches. The park is also just a short bike ride from the Village! Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and head towards Kiawah Island.

The Goatery at Kiawah River

The Goatery at Kiawah River is an artisan dairy specializing in the best Grade A milk and cheeses. Book an appointment for any of their exciting activities, including goat yoga or a private farm tour. Then hop back to Freshfields Village for some shopping fall shopping at Luminary, SHOWROOM Kiawah, Johnny Was, and more!

GET MOVING

It’s time to get moving and take in the stunning sights on Kiawah Island! These adventurous activities will give you the excitement and rush we all look for while on a staycation!

Kayaking Through the Lowcountry Marshlands

Rent kayaks at Seacoast Sports and Outfitters and explore the infamous Lowcountry marshlands. Explore the different waterways and see marine wildlife up close. Then, head back to The Village to enjoy some tacos and tequila at Cantina 76!

Golf at One of the Five Golf Courses

Kiawah Island offers public access to five top-rated golf courses. These include the Ocean Course, Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, and Oak Point. So hit the greens for the day, and then be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at La Tela Pizzeria, Hege’s, or King Street Grille in the Village afterward!

Horseback Riding on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island Equestrian is a full-service Equestrian Center that offers beach horseback riding. Activities include guided trail rides, pony rides, and riding lessons. These options are open for riders of all skill levels! Be sure to satisfy your appetite with a meal at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen or Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill!

 

Who else is ready to explore Freshfields Village as a local? Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village Celebrates Furry Friends With Dogtoberfest

1 October 2022

Freshfields Village is paws-itively thrilled to announce its annual Dogtoberfest on Saturday, October 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit pet rescue organizations in the Lowcountry!

The festival will feature an adoptable meet-and-greet with local rescue groups, pet vendors, and an adorable pet costume contest. There will also be music and entertainment throughout the day!

Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs out to enjoy the festivities and enter the pet costume contest for an exciting prize. Contest begins at 4pm. In addition, on-site vendors will provide food and beverages for purchase during the event.

Dogtoberfest’s proceeds will go to participating pet rescue organizations: Charleston Animal Society, Dorchester Paws, Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, Southern Tails for Precious Paws, LowCountry Lab Rescues and Grateful Goldens Rescue.

For more information about the festival, please visit the event page.

To get you excited, here are some of our favorite photos the pup-arrazi captured in years past!

 

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