Must-Do Freshfields’ Favs This Season

1 August 2022

With the fall quickly approaching, it’s time to make the most of the long summer days and warm nights! We’ve rounded up a complete list of some of our Freshfield’s Favs so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying the last of the summer.

Whether you’re a local looking for a fun day out or a visitor coming to explore the island, this summer checklist is guaranteed to allow you to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the summer. Be sure to also check out our full calendar of events!

  1. Book an end-of-summer stay at the Andell Inn and unwind before the fall season begins!
  2. Take in the beauty of Kiawah Island by bike, kayak or paddleboard (rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters) – maybe you’ll get lucky and get a glimpse of our local wildlife.
  3. Refresh your skincare and make-up routine with a stop at Bluemercury.
  4. Cool off from the late summer heat with a cold scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (don’t forget to try their delicious waffle cones).
  5. Shop the latest looks for Back to School at Faherty, Johnny Was, Luminary, Showroom, and more!
  6. Don’t forget the most important meal of the day (breakfast!) from Java Java, while visiting our monthly Cars & Coffee event on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 -11:00 am!
  7. Pick up a new bathing suit to enjoy the last summer month in Las Olas–both women’s and men’s available!
  8. Stroll into Kiawah Nail Studio and select your perfect summer color!
  9. Shop stunning summer accessories to dazzle in at Spartina 449!
  10. Head to the Village each Monday this August to experience the best local farmers at the last of our summer Farmers Markets!
  11. Stop by The Beaufort Bonnet Company for all the cutest and trendiest baby and child apparel.
  12. Sip your way through a fun and fascinating spirit tasting at Kiawah Spirits every Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
  13. Find the perfect summer scent to fill your home with this season at Palmetto Scent Studio.
  14. Dance the night away at our weekly Music on the Green every Friday, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm!
  15. Catch a summer sunset on our lakeside deck.

Enjoy the last big of summer at Freshfields Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Close Out the Summer Season with Delicious Freshfields Village Eats

1 August 2022

There’s no better way to close out the summer season than enjoying some delicious meals at Freshfields Village. This summer, we welcomed some new additions at The Village, and we can’t wait for you to try them all. Keep reading for a complete list of our old and new foodie favorites!

We can’t wait for you to join us as we close the summer season! Be sure to also check out our full calendar of events for our remaining summer events happening this month.

Café Eugenia

A café and gourmet market named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue uses locally sourced ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks and more. This is the perfect spot for a light and fresh summer lunch! Learn more!

Cantina 76

Nothing says summer like tacos and tequila! Cantina 76 specializes in creative, award-winning à la carte tacos and signature margaritas in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. Guest-favorite items include the self-titled Cantina Margarita and the Peruvian shrimp taco. Talk about yum! Learn more!

FortyEight – Wine Bar and Kitchen

It’s wine o’clock somewhere! FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen features 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day, 840 hand selected wines by the bottle every day, 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and delicious menu. There’s something for everyone! Learn more!

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

You can never get enough sushi! Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill offers authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees and creative Asian fusion dishes. The full bar offers an extensive selection of wine, beer, sake and house-made cocktails. They also offer weekly specials and a DAILY happy hour! Learn more!

Hege’s

For our Parisian lovers, Hege’s is a must! Offering classic French cuisine in a casual, inviting atmosphere, Hege’s menu features fresh, seasonal products prepared in light, natural sauces. You’re sure to feel like you’ve been transported to Paris! Learn more!

King Street Grille

Great Food. Great Beer. Great Atmosphere. Do we need to say more? Far from the usual sports bar, King Street Grille offers a diverse menu and wide beer selection, with TVs everywhere. Talk about a win-win! Learn more!

La Tela Pizzeria

That’s Amore! La Tela Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated Neapolitan-style pizzeria with a casual and family-friendly atmosphere. The open kitchen features a wood-fired oven and a pasta machine from Italy. All pasta, pizza dough, bread and mozzarella are made in-house. This is a MUST try! Learn more!

The Co-Op

An experience. A lifestyle. The Co-Op is a grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and of course, the famous house-made frosé. You certainly won’t be left disappointed! Learn more!

Enjoy the last of summer with these delicious Freshfields Village eats! Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Make the Most out of Summer With Freshfields Village Events

5 July 2022

Freshfields Village is so excited to welcome another summer season full of exciting events! We are bringing back our weekly series: beloved music performances and a farmers market all July and August. Keep reading for a complete list of ways to enjoy the long summer days and warm summer nights!

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

Music on the Green

Back by popular demand! Happening every Friday in July and August from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The free, family-friendly concerts feature regional bands, including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country, and more! Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Click here for a full list of bands for the 2022 season. See why this event is the locals’ favorite!

Freshfields Village Farmers Market

Stock up on the freshest produce this summer at our Farmers Market. Happening every Monday in July and August from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Pick from organic produce, local food products, and Lowcountry crafts all summer long. Find a full list of vendors for the 2022 season here. Enjoy a day at The Village and help us support our local vendors!

Cars & Coffee

Get your cars and coffee fix this summer at our monthly Cars & Coffee event! Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. Learn more about this exciting event here and vroom vroom down to The Village this month!

Spirit Tasting

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Head to Kiawah Spirits to enjoy their Spirit Tasting every Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Enjoy sampling up to four different spirits hand-selected by the experts at Kiawah Spirits. Each guest must be 21 or older to participate. Learn more here, and be sure to sip your way through this exciting event this season!

You’ll be sure to have a blast all summer long with these Freshfields Village events. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village Summer Trend Guide

29 June 2022

The summer season is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! To ensure your summer wardrobe is up-to-date, we have made a list of the five latest and greatest trends to get your closet summer ready. All you have to do is head to the Village this month with friends or family and get shopping!

We can’t wait to welcome you this month!

The Trend: Colorful Earrings

Add a dose of color to your day-to-day with bright and bold earrings! This season is all about maximizing that pop of color so just remember, the brighter, the better. Head over to Vineyard Vines to shop for the latest summer earrings!


The Trend: Practical Beach Bags

It’s all fun in the sun until you come home with a bag of sand! This season, durable, washable, practical beach bags are all the rave. Not only are these bags stylish, but they are also functional for a full day on the boat or the beach. Shop these bags and more at Southern Tide.

The Trend: Hats, Hats…and more Hats!

You can never have too many hats, right? This summer is all about the straw hat. Designed to keep you looking your best while keeping you cool all season long! Shop straw hats at Showroom Kiawah.

The Trend: Statement Sunglasses

From oval to square and colored to mirrored, statement sunglasses are in for the season! With such an easy and practical way to spruce up any summer outfit, we can definitely get on board with this trend. Shop the latest styles of sunglasses at Faherty.

The Trend: Ruffles

Ruffles are dominating the scene this season! Whether a ruffle dress, shirt, or top, you certainly can’t go wrong with ruffles in the summer of 2022. So head to Holly & Brooks to enhance your wardrobe with some incredible pieces!

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

 

 

What’s New at Freshfields Village

31 May 2022

We have some new faces at Freshfields Village! Over the past few months, we have welcomed new shops, restaurants, and services to the Village. Continue reading to learn more about all the exciting additions, and we hope you can stop by and personally welcome each one to Freshfields Village this summer. For a complete directory of the Village, please visit our website.

Café Eugenia

This cafe and gourmet market was named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue. They use locally sourced ingredients to offer an assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks, and more! Learn more here.

Imagine Home

Imagine Home has changed the home interiors market by developing a collection that directly supports communities worldwide. With carefully selected designs that spotlight traditional craftsmanship, creative collaboration, and the use of organic materials, Imagine Home has evolved into a complete luxury lifestyle brand focused on using sustainable resources and ethical manufacturing processes. Learn more here.

Johnny Was 

Johnny Was takes inspiration from its California roots and embodies the true bohemian style with timeless technique and modern artistry. Designed for the woman looking to showcase her personal style! Learn more here.

Luminary

Luminary, founded in Rosemary Beach, captures a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication. Luminary speaks to those who possess effortless elegance and appreciate understated luxury. Its curated collections seek to fuse travel, discovery, and diverse cultures. Learn more here.

Salt Marsh Animal Hospital

Salt Marsh Animal Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital serving the residents and vacationers of the sea islands. The clinic offers preventive care, dental care, surgical services, sick care, ultrasound, x-rays, labs, and parasite control. Learn more and schedule an appointment here.

Spartina 449

Love of the Lowcountry has been at the heart of every design at Spartina 449. Offering fresh-feeling styles that pay homage to the palmettos that sway in the island breeze, colorful patterns, and distinct textures reminiscent of the natural beauty of Daufuskie Island. Discover locally designed clothing, handbags, accessories, jewelry, beach, and resort items. Learn more here.

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Beaufort Bonnet Company creates upscale items for babies and children born with a refined sense of style. The Beaufort Bonnet Company encourages families to embrace childhood and strives to help make memories sweeter. The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s line has expanded to include a range of baby and children’s apparel and giftables. Learn more here

The Co-Op

Founded on Sullivan’s Island, The Co-Op is a grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and the famous house-made frosé. The Co-Op is an experience. It’s a lifestyle. Learn more here.

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

Dance into May with Freshfields Village Music

26 April 2022

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes! Freshfields Village is hosting a whole lot of fun and exciting events all month long for the music lover in everyone. Keep reading for more details on our May events, and check our monthly calendar for any updates. We can’t wait to dance our way into May with all of you at The Village!

Shag Night on the Dock

Did you make it to a Shag Night on the Dock last month? If not, it’s not too late! Join us and Doin’ the Charleston for our Spring Shag Night each Tuesday evening in May from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Open to all ages and experience levels, this music-filled night is perfect for everyone! Read more about this event here.

Memorial Day Weekend Music on the Green

If you’re looking for the perfect Memorial Day Weekend plans! Join us for a special two-night Music on the Green Concert Series featuring Diverse Groove and Dave & the Sol Beats! On Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for a complimentary outdoor concert. Come dance the long weekend away with us! Read more about this concert series here.

COMING THIS SUMMER: Music on the Green

Mark your calendar this summer! Freshfields Village will be hosting Music on the Green every Friday in June, July, and August from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The free, family-friendly concerts feature a variety of music from regional bands, including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country, and more! Check back here for the upcoming 2022 music schedule.

If music isn’t your thing, we also have some exciting alternative event ideas happening at The Village this May!

Cars & Coffee

Stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. This event will take place Saturday, May 21st, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Read more about this event here.

Sidewalk Saturday

Join us for the last Sidewalk Saturday of the season on Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. The event will feature sidewalk sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchase, in-store events, and more. So stroll through the Village to enjoy the fresh air and much-needed retail therapy one last time this season! Read more about this event here.

We’re so excited to dance into May with you at Freshfields Village! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day with Freshfields’ Ultimate Gift Guide

20 April 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and here at Freshfields Village, we believe in celebrating mothers all month long! So we have carefully crafted the perfect gift guide for mom this May. 

Whether you saved your Mother’s Day shopping until the last minute or want to spoil her all month long, here is a list of the perfect gifts and where to shop at the Village to make your mom feel special and adored this holiday. Be sure to also celebrate Mother’s Day with a trip to Freshfields Village and a champagne toast to this month!

SHOWROOM Kiawah

SHOWROOM Kiawah has made your Mother’s Day gift-giving a lot easier with their special Mother’s Day gift guide featuring all of the latest and greatest jewelry, bags, accessories, and more. View the complete guide here!

TINA Stephens

TINA Stephens’ best-selling, fan-favorite Cashmere Ruana is the epitome of timeless chic. This Ruana is available in many colors and can be worn multiple ways (as a topper, wrap, poncho, or scarf), offering supreme versatility. The perfect gift for any mom!

Cashmere Ruana in Seafoam – $150

Faherty

Who doesn’t love flattering? This bestselling Gemina Dress is back for the season just in time for Mother’s Day. Soft and lightweight, it features feminine pintucks at the neck and shoulders and is the perfect day dress for warm-weather adventures for mom.

Gemina Dress – $168

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Ready or Not Robe will make any morning brighter! This robe is made with 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton and is sure to be a favorite of moms!

Ready Or Not Robe – $90

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

Spoil mom with a comfortable and fashionable pair of Cheetah Smith sunglasses. Whether she is at the beach or shopping around, you will have her eyes protected!

Smith Sunglasses – $139

Southern Tide

We can agree that mom deserves the best of everything! Why not give her something that she can use for everything, like the Versa Tote Carrie All Bag? The bag’s great for the beach or whatever mom’s busy life throws at her!

Versa Tote Carrie All Bag – $72 

Holly & Brooks

Every mom loves accessories! Shop adorable jewelry, handbags, scarfs, shoes and more at Holly & Brooks. 

enewton Classic Grateful Pattern Bead Bracelet – $68

Islands Mercantile

Every mom deserves extra comfort in her busy life! Treat mom to these adorable and ridiculously comfortable essentials this Mother’s Day; she won’t want to wear anything else!

Cuddle Blend Tank – $24.95 & Shorts – $24.95

 Coastal Footwear

Is mom ready for flip-flop season yet? Take advantage of the holiday to gift her a pair of Olukai sandals that she will absolutely love! Pick her favorite color, and you will certainly be HER favorite.

Olukai Sandals – $75

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen! Moms will be welcomed with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa upon arrival. Make your reservations today! 

Kiawah Spirits

Get mom a gift you know she’ll love! This extraordinary vodka is made from the best ingredients from France, soft winter wheat, and Gensac spring water, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day cocktail!

Grey Goose Vodka – $34.98 (750 ml)

We’re so excited to celebrate all the moms this May! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Spring Season Made Easy at Freshfields Village

8 April 2022

Join us at Freshfields Village this month to enjoy the Easter holiday weekend and Spring Break season with friends and family! 

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

#1:  Kick things off with our Spring Music on the Green! This complimentary, outdoor concert featuring The Andy Masker Band will have you dancing into the holiday weekend. For even more fun, head back to the Village for  Cars & Coffee and Sidewalk Saturday!

#2:  Pick up your Easter Sunday best at Holly & Brooks—a boutique offering only the highest-quality selections and superior service!

#3:  Snag a sandwich from Java Java for a light midday snack or pick-me-up beverage. 

#4:  Check out our newest addition to the Village, Spartina 449! You’ll be blown away by their unique apparel and accessories, perfect for the bright and sunny season ahead.

#5:  If you have a furry friend with you or one waiting at home, be sure to pick up an Easter treat at Dolittle’s. Your pup will be sure to love it! 

#6:  Reawaken your inner interior decorator this season with the latest spring home trends from GDC Home.

#7:  Feeling adventurous? Spend the weekend taking in the beauty of the island or even get a glimpse of local wildlife from bike, kayak or paddleboard—rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters.

#8:  Cool off at Ben & Jerry’s with one of their many delicious flavors on top of a signature waffle cone!

#9:  Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at Hege’s – featuring a special menu from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Reservations required – don’t wait – they will book fast! 

#10:  End the holiday weekend by catching a spring sunset on our lakeside dock while checking out the art installation, Troika, by Aurora Robson.

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!

Ring in Spring with These Freshfields Village Events

23 March 2022

Spring is now in full swing! We could not be more excited to welcome you all to the Village this April for some of our incredible events during the spring season.  Whether you are looking for a night full of dancing, a day full of shopping or an evening of blues, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite events this season. We look forward to welcoming you to Freshfields Village!

Read more below and head to our events calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

Shag Night on the Dock

Get your dancing shoes on! Every Tuesday in April, we are hosting a night full of shagging on the dock alongside Doin’ the Charleston. This is open to all skill levels, so be sure to come and dance the night away whether you are a shagging pro or new to the area and want to learn the basic steps! Happening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Read more here!

Spring Music on the Green

Be sure to attend a special Music on the Green concert on Friday, April 15th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The complimentary, outdoor concert will feature The Andy Masker Band on the Village Green. We encourage you to bring chairs and blankets. Read more here!

* Music on the Green will return this summer every Friday from May 27 through September 2!

Cars & Coffee

On Saturday, April 16th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, we will be hosting our locals’ favorite Cars & Coffee event! Arrive in your favorite car or stop by to view some of our area’s most unique, antique and cool cars! Beverage and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. Read more here!

Sidewalk Saturday

Stay after our monthly Cars & Coffee event on Saturday, April 16th, to enjoy Sidewalk Saturday! This event will be happening from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and features sidewalk sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchase, in-store events and more at participating retailers and restaurants. This is the perfect way to enjoy some fresh air and retail therapy! Read more here!

Blues by the Sea

What better place is there to enjoy a night full of Blues by the Sea? On Sunday, April 24th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, enjoy some beautiful blues at Freshfields Village. This is the perfect way to kick off a great week! Read more here!

We’re so excited to host these April events and cannot wait to see you there! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Spring Into Freshfields: A Trend Guide

9 March 2022

It’s time to spring into the season at Freshfields Village! We have the five latest and greatest trends to get your wardrobe ready for the warmer days ahead. All you have to do is head on over to the Village this month with friends or family and get shopping! 

We are also hosting some exciting events to get you in the spring spirit at the Village this month! Stop by Kiawah Spirits every Friday and Saturday for a little Spirit Tasting. And don’t forget to visit us for Cars & Coffee and Sidewalk Saturday on the third Saturday of the month to enjoy antique cars and retail therapy. We can’t wait to welcome the season in with you!

We are also so excited to announce our partnership with the Kiawah Conservancy, to welcome a temporary art installation by Aurora Robson! Read all about it here.

The Trend: The Maxi

We could not be more thrilled about this easy and breezy trend taking spring 2022 by storm. It’s time to say goodbye to the knee length and hello to the ankle length. Shop the best maxi dresses at Faherty, and you’ll be sure to be a showstopper this season.

The Trend: Bright Designs

This season is all about the detail. We are talking bright colors and whimsical designs! Neutral solids are way too dull for this spring, so make sure you pick up some colorful designs at Showroom Kiawah. Your wardrobe will thank you!

The Trend: The New Bohemian

It’s time to let go of the stress and formality of the winter months and embrace the freedom of spring! This trend is about channeling your free spirit. So head to Holly & Brooks in the Village to pick up your little bit of bohemian. You can’t go wrong with this boho look!

The Trend: Low-Rise is Back

High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobe for the past few seasons, but the low-rise is finally making a comeback. So, it’s time to get your jean collection up to date by shopping some fabulous denim options at Southern Tide Kiawah. Will we see the return of the high-rise? Who can say, but for now, it’s all about the low-rise!

The Trend: Flair Earrings

Earrings are dominating the scene this season! From gold to silver and squares to ovals, anything goes in the spring of 2022. So head to Peyton William Jewelry to enhance your collection with some of their incredible handmade pieces! They are sure to complement any outfit! 

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

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