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!


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.


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.


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 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!


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.


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!

Make Holiday Shopping a Breeze Right Here at the Village

24 November 2021

Shopping for the holidays can get stressful! This season, get all of your shopping done in one place and start checking off your list at Freshfields Village. With our variety of stores, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for every person on your list! Charleston’s most unique shopping experience will meet all your needs this holiday season!

From luxurious gifts to chic, budget-friendly finds, use our holiday gift guide for every special person on your list. And for even more gift ideas be sure to check out our digital gift guide.

For The Hostess with the Mostest

Customized Gift Basket  //  Doin’ The Charleston

Design your own specialty gift full of local eats and treats that is perfect for anyone on your list!

Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne  //  FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

You can never go wrong with a classic gift of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne. So pop the bottle and cheers!

Woodford Reserve   //  Kiawah Spirits

Based on historical recipes but influenced by the iconic core Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand, these spirits are sure to be a hit for any bourbon lover!

Bronze Lantern Warmer with 11 oz. Candle  //  Palmetto Scent Studio

This candle is sure to bring both style and functionality to any home!

For the Merry & Bright Fashionista in your Life

Cashmere Ruanas  //  TINA Stephens

This Ruanas is a best-seller and fan-favorite. Available in a wide array of colors, this luxurious, lightweight wardrobe essential can be worn in many ways!


The Great Winter Fairisle Lodge Cardigan  //  Showroom Kiawah

A heavyweight knit that will keep anyone both warm and fashionable during these winter months ahead!

Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater ¼ Zip  //  SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

This warm, 100% recycled polyester quarter-zip jacket combines a sweater-knit aesthetic with the easy-care of Better Sweater fleece.

Heather Cast Plaid Intercoastal Sport Shirt  //  Southern Tide Kiawah

This sports shirt has a classic plaid check that touches up a versatile shirt, cut from a stretchy blend for a comfortable and breathable fit.

Garnet Poncho  //  J.McLaughlin

This oversized poncho can be easily dressed up or down, making it perfect for any occasion! 

For the Joyful Wanderers

XTRATUF Ankle Deck Boot  //  Coastal Footwear

The perfect fishing boot and overall shoe for life on the water.

Jordan Angel Fleece Hoodie  //  Islands Mercantile

A comfortable and breathable fit for any activity, throw this on for a winter walk on the beach or a jog outdoors!

ON Cloud 2.0 Sneakers  //  Holly & Brooks

Engineered for high performance and complete comfort. Made to perform all day, every day for active people on the go.

For the Merriest Accessorizer

Henrietta Adjustable Necklace  //  Peyton William Jewelry

Sparkling faceted Hematite is accented with 14K Gold filled rope accents, and a single Baroque Pearl shimmers as the centerpiece. The necklace length can be easily adjusted. 

Handmade Colombian Mochilas // Las Olas

This bag is very best in unique and custom, handmade pieces!

Mini Jaipur Cashmere Scarf  // J.McLaughlin

A dramatic piece when cast in a color duo that enhances any look.

Loeffler Randall Mini Pleated Clutch // Showroom Kiawah

Spice up any look with this pleated frame clutch in metallic and topped with a signature knotted bow. 

For the Cheerful Experiencers

Have a few folks on your list that would prefer experiences over a traditional gift? Consider giving the gift of an experience this year. If making cherished memories is most important to them, here are some creative ideas at the Village that won’t need any wrapping paper!

Pour Your Own Scented Candle

Grab a gift card from Palmetto Scent Studio so that your friend, co-worker, or family member can enjoy their own scent-making soiree! New items such as body lotions, scrubs and soaps are now available as a customizable take-home treat!

A Stay-cation Getaway

Book a night or two at the Andell Inn for the ones on your list who deserve to put their feet up! With gorgeous views of the Andell Lake, a cozy gathering space at the Porch Bar, and all the amenities for the perfect stay-cation, this will be a gift to remember. Photo credit: Libby Williams

Get in the holiday spirit by planning a trip to Freshfields Village to enjoy our many fun holiday activities for the whole family! Visit our event calendar for a full list of upcoming events. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Village!


Celebrate the Season in the Village

10 November 2021

Freshfields Village is excited to announce an array of holiday events for the entire family!

Kick off the festive season with us on Friday, November 26th as we welcome Santa to the Village Green! Santa Claus will be available for complimentary photos in Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 26 & Saturday, November 27 and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 28. Be sure to bring your camera or phone as families will be able to capture their own special moment this year.

In addition to visiting with Santa, guests can enjoy live music, strolling carolers, and interactive performers each day over Thanksgiving Weekend. Check out the full schedule of events here and plan your weekend in the Village with friends and family.

As you tackle your holiday shopping, enjoy live music each Saturday in December from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and strolling carolers each Sunday in December from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A full schedule of events will be available here.

Throughout the season, families can deliver their Letters to Santa to our special mailbox in the Village. 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. For each letter received from November 26th through December 20th, Freshfields Village will donate $5 to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston.

Each Day of November: 30 Must-Do Freshfields Activities

27 October 2021

Fall is in full swing, and the holidays are just around the corner. This is the perfect time to enjoy all Freshfields Village has to offer this season. Luckily, we’ve put together a must-do guide for this month and thought it was only fair to give 30 ideas for the 30 days of November.

Whether you’re at the Village with family, friends or solo, this list has perfect ways to enjoy Freshfields Village in November!

1.  Grab a warm caramel macchiato from Java Java to start your day right.

2.  Get your nails looking their very best at Kiawah Nail Studio just in time for the holiday season.

3.  Take a lap around Showroom Kiawah to find yourself a perfect trendy sweater for the cooler days ahead. 

4.  Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and explore the ins and outs of Kiawah Island.

5.  Stop into Bluemercury to catch up on all of the newest makeup trends.

6.  Book a staycation at the Andell Inn… do you even need a reason!?

7.  Get your pearly whites shining bright just in time for Thanksgiving at Village Dentistry.

8.  Schedule a massage at Urban Nirvana Spa; you’ll need it after the holidays!

9.  Head to Doin’ The Charleston to start tackling your holiday shopping.

10.  Stock up on the best wine in town at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen, and be a hit at the next holiday party.

11.  For those who enjoy cocktails over wine, head to Kiawah Spirits for a wide range of exceptional spirits.

12.  Attend a private or group art class at Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio. Your inner Van Gogh will thank you.

13.  Enjoy the best sushi on Kiawah Island at Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill.

14.  Finish your lunch with a scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. We strongly recommend the mint chocolate chip! 

15.  Take a breather on the Village Green and enjoy the scenery and the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. (Congrats, you’ve made it halfway through the list!)

16.  Find an adorable trendy sweater for your fur baby at Dolittle’s.

17.  Mosey on over to Peyton William Jewelry to get some inspiration for your holiday wish list.

18.  Head to Faherty to shop for unique and sustainable clothing this fall.

19.  Design your own candle at Palmetto Scent Studio to get your home smelling like Pumpkin Spice this season.

20.  Spruce up your holiday wardrobe by shopping the November Collection at J.McLaughlin.

21.  Get all of the stocking stuffers for your little ones at Islands Mercantile.

22.  There’s no better gift than a book, so be sure to get shopping at Indigo Books.

23.  Keep your wardrobe looking trendy this fall with the latest hip apparel and accessories at Holly & Brooks.

24.  Refresh your skincare by making a stop at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery.

25.  Nothing beats 20/20 vision, so give the gift of brand new glasses this holiday from Village Optical.

26. Enjoy some authentic Neapolitan-style pizza at La Tela Pizzeria.

27.  Celebrate Happy Hour at Cantina 76. We can’t recommend the margaritas enough!

28.  Shop the latest athletic wear at lululemon in preparation for those New Year’s Resolution plans. 

29.  Take in the beautiful lights strung throughout the village and bask in that holiday cheer!

30.  Last but not least, join us for our upcoming November events at the Village. And be sure to mark your calendar (and check it twice) for when Santa visits Freshfields Village on November 26th – 28th. 

There’s no shortage of things to do on the island this November. So don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media

5 Fall-tastic Trends This Season

28 September 2021

And just like that… it’s fall! As the days get shorter and a crisp breeze fills the air, there’s no better time to get your wardrobe fall-ready. Our list of these top 5 fall fashion trends of the season is the perfect place to start!

Whether you’re planning a fashion trip with your girlfriends, or a local searching for the latest styles, we’ve been working hard to ensure visitors can shop, dine, and socialize safely while visiting the Village. Fall into fashion at Freshfields with these 5 trends and you’ll wow the crowd!

The Trend: Saturated Shades

Inspired by all of the bold hues seen on the runway, this season is all about the color. Whether a colored statement shoe or a full look, you’ll definitely want to add in some flair. Shop the best and brightest at Showroom Kiawah and you’ll be sure to be a showstopper this season.

The Trend: Loose Fit Denim

A trend we can all get behind is a perfect pair of loose fit denim jeans. Gone are the days of way too skinny, skinny jeans. Welcome to the world of flair, bootcut or boyfriend, because any loose fitting style is welcome. Be sure to shop these styles by visiting Faherty in the Village! Strut into fall in your perfectly loose denim.

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The Trend: Fedora Hats

Nothing is more chic than a brand new fedora hat to ring in the fall season. Whether you are hiding a bad hair day or slaying the accessory game, hats are a must this season. Head to Holly & Brooks in the village to find your perfect fall hat. You’ll never go wrong pairing your perfectly fall outfit with a fedora hat.

The Trend: Layer Up on the Jewelry

This trend is here to stay. Layering is an ongoing obsession that includes combining pieces of all different shapes, sizes and metals! Visit Peyton William Jewelry to start creating your layered look. No one can resist the glitz and the glam!

The Trend: Soft Red Nails

Now that your fall wardrobe is complete it’s time for the last piece, your nails. This fall season is all about the soft red. Opting for the soft red instead of bold red is a modern, up-to-the-moment look. Stop into Kiawah Nail Studio today and think cranberry or a drop of Bordeaux wine, please.

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

September Staycation: Stay Awhile, Explore More and Get Moving

26 August 2021

You know what they say, the best kind of vacation is the one you take at home. So skip the months of planning, packing and traveling, and treat yourself to a relaxing, not to mention incredibly easy, staycation on our beautiful Island. 

We’ve been working hard to ensure visitors can shop, dine, and socialize safely while visiting the Village, so check out this perfectly planned itinerary with our favorite must-do’s while you’re in town!


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When it comes to beautiful places to stay, there is no shortage on Kiawah Island. Located only miles away from the Village, these options are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.

Andell Inn

Located within Freshfields Village and steps away from our shops and restaurants, 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. It’s the perfect destination for the entire family!

The Sanctuary

Located at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Sanctuary is a stunning luxury oceanfront hotel. Located just 21 miles from Charleston, this hotel delivers Forbes Five-Star service and unequaled accommodations. Fun fact: This year’s PGA Championship took place at The Ocean Course right near The Sanctuary!

Pam Harrington Exclusives

If you’re looking for a rental, Pam Harrington Exclusives is the way to go. 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 be sure to make your vacation one to remember! 


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Kiawah Island has some beautiful beaches, but believe it or not, that’s not the only thing it has to offer. Here are some of our favorite activities that will get you acquainted with Kiawah like a pro.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

This ten-mile stretch of coast is the perfect place to take in some beautiful ocean views. Beachwalker Park is a nice alternative to some of the more crowded Lowcountry beaches and offers many things to do. The best part, the park is just a short bike ride from the Village! Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and head down the bike path towards Kiawah Island. 

Picnic at Angel Oak Tree

One of the must-see parks in Charleston, the Angel Oak Tree is thought to be one of the oldest living things in the country and has become the quintessential Charleston, SC symbol. Grab lunch to-go from one of our delicious spots in the Village, including Jersey Mike’s Subs or Java Java, and enjoy a nice long picnic under the Angel Oak Tree.

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. This is a great and unique way to get outside and learn more about farm animals!


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Now that you are relaxed, well-fed and well-ventured, it’s time to get moving! These adventurous activities will give you the excitement and rush we all look for while on a staycation!

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!

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! 

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 in the Village!

So who else is ready to stay awhile, explore more and get moving on their staycation? Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media

Keep Cool: 17 Must-Do Freshfields Activities

1 August 2021

As we enter the final stretch of summer, it’s time to get out there and make the most of the remaining warm weather and sunny days. Luckily, we’ve curated a complete list of summer must-do activities to keep you cool!

Whether you’re a local who’s looking to explore the island or a visitor currently planning their trip, this summer checklist is full of activities for you to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the season.

1 – Grab a new swimsuit at Las Olas–both women’s and men’s available!

2 – Pick up a new beach read at Indigo Books. (Perfect for National Book Lovers Day on August 9th!)

3 – Stroll into Kiawah Nail Studio and select your perfect summer color!

4 – Enjoy our weekly Shag Night on the Dock at the Village, hosted by Doin’ the Charleston.

5 – Book a staycation at the Andell Inn–hello, waterfront pool views!

6 – Jam out to local music talent every Thursday at our weekly Acoustic Nights on the Green.

7 – Don’t forget the most important meal of the day (breakfast!) from Java Java, while visiting our monthly Cars & Coffee event on August 21st from 9-11 am!

8 – Take in the beauty of the island from bike, kayak or paddleboard (rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters) – maybe you’ll get lucky and get a glimpse of our local wildlife.

9 – Nothing says Back-to-School like a new look! Start the school year with cool new clothes from one of our many shops at the Village.

10 – Dive into a glass of bold and full or crisp and buttery wine from FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen while enjoying their outdoor patio.

11 – The Village Green is the perfect spot to do just about anything–relax, yoga, enjoy a coffee; the possibilities are endless!

12 – Find all of our photo op selfie stations (Hint, hint: the Instagram-worthy spots don’t stop at the Village Green)

13 – Catch a sunset on our lakeside deck.

14 – Grab a quick bite from Jersey Mike’s Subs before heading to the beach to hit the waves.

15 – Head to the Village each Monday this August to experience the best local farmers at the last of our summer Farmers Markets!

16 – Enjoy some French fare while dining al fresco at Hege’s.

17 – Pick up a summer souvenir at Islands Mercantile.

There’s no shortage of things to do on the island. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media

10 Favorite Foodie Flavors at Freshfields

1 July 2021

Rich, comforting, fresh or festive, the flavors of Freshfields will bring out your inner foodie! Take a break from the summer sun and step inside one of our 10 mouth-watering, hunger-eliminating, flavorful destinations to create some tasty memories.

Whether you’re a visitor who’s planning an upcoming summer trip, or a local looking to explore our beautiful island, these 10 flavors will pack a punch to tempt your taste buds all season long.

“Full-Flavored Favorite” | Ben & Jerry’s

The first venture in becoming an official Freshfields Foodie begins where the flavors are always fun. Located between Bluemercury and Village Optical, this Village staple is the perfect way to start your summer stroll along the Village sidewalks. (We recommend trying their newest flavor, “Totally Unbaked!”)

“Comfortably Classic Flavors” | Cantina 76

With patio season in full swing, every true Freshfields Foodie knows where to quench their Mexican-inspired cravings. Cantina 76 is known for offering a comfortable and inviting environment, and serving the most classic Mexican-inspired dishes and cocktails. Hot tip: Get Cantina catered and check this Freshfields flavor off your list.

“Full-Bodied Flavors” | FortyEight — Wine Bar & Kitchen

From savory to sweet, discover your favorite flavor when tasting the exceptional selection of wines at FortyEight — Wine Bar & Kitchen, located right next to SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters. It’s time to embrace our favorite foodie season— rosé all day. Looking for something light? FortyEight — Wine Bar & Kitchen has the fresh summer salads you’ll love before your Freshfields adventures.

“Fresh Fish Wish” | Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

Located next to Studio 33, roll on over to Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill if you’re a sushi-loving foodie for a fresh fish feast. Whether you create your own or stick to the classics, these rolls are pumped with flavor in every bite. (If you’re really hungry, order a sushi boat for a meal that will not disappoint!)

“Favorite French Flavors” | Hege’s Restaurant

Take your flavor palate international with classic French cuisine with a Lowcountry twist at Hege’s Restaurant in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Located in The Courtyard, one visit here and your taste buds will be fluent enough to say, “oui, oui.”

“The Village’s Freshest Flavors“ | Java Java

For the freshest quick-bite flavors in the Village, head to Java Java after grabbing all of your summer reading books at Indigo Books next door. Here, you’ll enjoy only the most fresh and local ingredients as you begin to plan your day full of adventure around Freshfields.

“The Fastest Flavors” | Jersey Mike’s Subs

Located next to Dolittle’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs is the newest flavorful addition to Freshfields and perfect for those who need flavor fast! Looking for a fun summer activity? Head to the beach for a Jersey Mike’s picnic and these flavors will make you the hands-down favorite.

“Full of Fun Flavors” | King Street Grille

Some flavors are heavily influenced by their surroundings. At King Street Grille, you’ll find a zest of fun added to your Freshfields experience. Voted best sports bar/restaurant seven years in a row, you’ll never miss a game or a meal!

“Wood-Fired Flavors” | La Tela Pizzeria

Heat up your flavor palate with the best wood-fired, Neapolitan pizzas on Kiawah Island. This favorite flavor maker also works with local farmers on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island to create new, seasonal dishes all year round. (We’d recommend starting off with the Prosciutto di Parma pizza!)

“Fountain Flavors” | Vincent’s Drugstore & Soda Fountain

Take a step back in time and enjoy an endless list of fountain flavors at Vincent’s Drugstore & Soda Fountain, located across the street from vineyard vines. From root beer floats and malts, to cheeseburger, hot dogs, corn-dogs, banana splits and sundaes, this flavorful destination offers all of your favorite classics.

Find your favorite flavors around Freshfields all summer long! Don’t forget to share your favorite foodie moments with us by tagging us on social media.

Six Sun-sational Fashion Finds at Freshfields

31 May 2021

They say some like it hot. But as the days get warmer, you’ll need to cool off your fashion wardrobe to beat the heat! A new season is a perfect excuse for a closet that’s too hot to handle, and the retailers at Freshfields Village are bringing in trendy, new styles daily. 

Dive into summer with these six sun-sational fashion finds available at the Village all season long.

Let Loose this Summer

Chill out while enjoying the summer heat with loose-fitting dresses and tops! If you’re looking for something show-stopping, consider those with bright colors and unique patterns. Visit Lilly Pulitzer, Scout & Molly’s, or Holly & Brooks at Freshfields to find the perfect match for your style! Are you looking for a more casual, cool look? We’ve got you covered! Islands Mercantile is the go-to destination to capture the relaxed look and feel of our beautiful island.

Jump for Joy with Jumpsuits

While jumpsuits were the official hero piece of the past year, they aren’t going anywhere! Stay cool all day long with this relaxed-casual look, which gets a sophisticated upgrade in tailored linen and wide-leg proportions that give you the much-needed breeze throughout the day. Head to J.McLaughlin or vineyard vines for a look this chic and comfortable and you’ll be sure to find a jumpsuit that will make you jump for joy.

Pump Up the Summer with Wedges

What’s comfortably wearable yet quite sophisticated? The perfect wedge sandal— a shoe great for any occasion, whether heading to a wedding on the beach or strolling the Village in style. Step into J.McLaughlin on the Village Green for their signature wedge sandals, the “Leeann.” Or shop at Coastal Footwear and Holly & Brooks to arm your shoe collection with the essential summer sandals you’ll need to cool off when enjoying a hot day across the Lowcountry.

Shade the Sun

No need to strain your eyes from the strong summer sun! Head to Village Optical for the latest eyewear offerings at Freshfields, where they will help you find the perfect shade solution for any style, from elegant to every day. Every summer day needs the perfect hat. Showroom Kiawah, the newest boutique in the Village, offers a great selection of stylish hats and accessories.

Wicked Wicker Baskets

Lighten up your load with a stunning wicker purse that will last all summer long! There’s no better place than Tommy Bahama, located next to Village Optical. This handbag style is best for exploring all sorts of adventures on the island or enjoying the view of paradise while on a day trip to the beach. It’s the perfect wicked wicker carryall!

Swim into Summer

It wouldn’t be a list of summer sun-sational fashion finds without a new, stylish swimsuit for the pool, beach or lake! Step up your swimwear by visiting Las Olas at the Village, which offers various bathing suit designers and options. Or head to SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters or Southern Tide Kiawah for styles for the entire family. Whether a one-piece to wear on the beach accompanied by family and friends, or maybe something a little bit smaller when you feel like being cheeky, we’ve got you covered!

Beat the heat with your sun-sational fashion finds and visit us any day of the week. With the variety of options available right at the Village, we know you’ll be summer-ready.

Championship Week at Freshfields Village

3 May 2021

In celebration of the 2021 PGA Championship, Freshfields Village will transform into your official par-tee spot May 17-23! Stroll the Village to discover special promotions from retailers, head to the Village Green Biergarten for sips and shade, grab a drink or bite on our outdoor patios, rejuvenate at The Drip Lounge, and kick back with live entertainment every evening. Find all the details below and check back throughout Championship Week for updates.

Village Green Biergarten

Visit the open-air tent on the Village Green for shade and a picnic area to enjoy to-go food from our restaurants. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase from FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen and Kiawah Spirits on Monday & Tuesday (5-8 pm) and Wednesday – Sunday (12-9 pm). Plus, TVs will be covering the latest action from the course. On Monday & Tuesday evening, guests can enjoy live acoustic music from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Coolers are not allowed. Please drink responsibly.

Freshfields Drive Street Party

Freshfields Drive will be blocked for pedestrian use only Monday through Sunday offering a street party vibe for guests! King Street Grille and Cantina 76 will offer outdoor bars in the street, plus Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill will provide a select sushi menu and cocktails across the street on the lawn. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities from vendors including putting contests, photo booths, and more. Coolers are not allowed. Please drink responsibly.

 Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences has partnered with local artist, Connor Lock of SEVEN {A Visual Craftsman}, to create a fun and interactive 3D sidewalk chalk art installation. Be sure to stop by Freshfields Drive and take a photo before visiting their Sales Gallery (located near Hege’s in The Courtyard) to learn more about ownership opportunities at Kiawah’s most exclusive private residence club.

Evening Entertainment

After a day on the course, kick back and relax with complimentary evening entertainment Monday through Saturday. More details and additional events available here. Coolers are not allowed. Please drink responsibly.

Monday (5-8 pm) – Dave Landeo on the Village Green
Tuesday (5-8 pm) – Travis Allison on the Village Green
Wednesday (6-9 pm) – Shag Night on the Dock
Thursday (6-9 pm) – Dave & The Sol Beats at the Dock
Friday (6-9 pm) – Island Duo at the Dock
Saturday (6-9 pm) – The Sneakers at the Dock

The Drip Lounge

The Drip Lounge is Charleston’s exclusive IV hydration bar and will be servicing PGA Championship fans at Freshfields Village with IV hydration therapy Tuesday through Sunday. Located in the Lakeside Park, The Drip Lounge, will offer fans it’s exclusive patent pending Fast Vitamin IV combined with a liter of fluids, which is sure to reinvigorate and energize patrons who may be a tad bit dehydrated or hungover from fun in the sun at The Championship. The FastVitamin IV contains 19 essential vitamins and minerals, and is designed to get fans back on their feet and on top of their game for the days thrilling Championship action.

Tuesday (12-6 pm)
Wednesday (12-6 pm)
Thursday (12-8 pm)
Friday (12-8 pm)
Saturday (9 am – 8 pm)
Sunday (9 am – 8 pm)

Charleston Animal Society

Join Charleston Animal Society at the kiosk across from the Village Green all week to check out the TESLA Model Y that one lucky person will win in their Lifesaving Tesla Raffle! The Tesla Model Y and the Charleston Animal Society volunteers will be on-site Monday-Friday from 12PM- 9PM and Sunday from 12PM-6PM. Ask any questions and check out this sleek, energy-efficient ride. Enter to win now! This raffle is made possible by the generosity of Hank and Laurel Greer, Charleston Animal Society board members. Their gift of the 2021 Tesla Model Y means that proceeds will go directly towards helping animals in need.

ESPN Radio

ESPN Charleston 98.9 FM is proud to provide coverage of the 2021 PGA Championship live from the Village Green! Join ESPN Charleston for 24 hours of coverage Championship Week beginning Wednesday, May 19 through Sunday, May 23. Come by to see Bobby, Luke and special ESPN Charleston Golf Analysts, Scott Glaze and Meredith Taylor. Live broadcasts will take place Wednesday – Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Your Shopping Destination

Throughout the week enjoy special sales, promotions and in-store events at our retail shops. Plus, don’t miss your chance to participate in our Swing Into Savings Scavenger Hunt at participating retailers.


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5 Fun Family Activities at Freshfields

28 April 2021

Enjoy the warmer weather all month long at Freshfields Village! We are excited to announce a variety of events and activities for the entire family, such as our first scavenger hunt at the Village and our celebration of the 2021 PGA Championship taking place on Kiawah Island this month!

We’ve been working hard to ensure you can shop, sip, and socialize safely while visiting the Village, so grab your family and friends for these fun events happening throughout the month of May! Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and adhere to masks requirements.

Swing into Savings Scavenger Hunt, May 1 to 31

Swing into Savings during our month-long Scavenger Hunt at Freshfields Village!! Visit the Village and search for golf-themed decals hidden throughout storefront windows to discover savings and specials. Visit Swing into Savings Scavenger Hunt to learn more!

Cars & Coffee, Saturday, May 15 from 9 to 11 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.

PGA Week, May 17 to 23

Celebrate the 2021 PGA Championship taking place on the beautiful Kiawah Island with a visit to Freshfields Village for Championship Week before heading to the Ocean Course! Check out our tee-rific events and details below!

Monday through Sunday, May 17 to 23:

Village Green Biergarten: Taking place all week long, we’ll have our open air tent with seating available for guests to enjoy take-away food from our restaurants with beer and wine service by FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. TV’s will be available to catch the latest action from the course!

Street Party Dining: Freshfields Drive between SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters and King Street Grille will be blocked to vehicular traffic all week for outdoor tented bar areas for King Street Grille and Cantina 76. Plus, head across the street to Lakeside Park to enjoy a tented area with bar service and limited menu from Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill.

Monday and Tuesday, May 17 to 18

Grab your family and friends to enjoy acoustic music on the Village Green from 5 to 8 pm.

Wednesday, May 19

Shag Night on the Dock with Doin’ the Charleston from 6 to 9 pm! See full details below.

Thursday through Saturday, May 20 to 22

Head over to the Lakeside Dock for “Music on the Dock” from 6 to 9 pm to enjoy tunes from a variety of local bands.

Shag Night with Doin’ the Charleston, Wednesday, May 19 from 6 to 9 pm

Are you a shag dance pro wanting to dust off your dancing shoes? Or are you new to the area and interested in learning the basic steps to the official dance of South Carolina? Then join us at Freshfields Village and Doin’ the Charleston for a special Shag Night on the Dock. This night at the Lakeside Dock is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite beach music tunes while you shag the night away! Don’t forget to stop by Doin’ the Charleston’s shop beforehand to browse the largest selection of beach music available on the east coast! 

Freshfields Selfies, May 17 to August 31

Savor your best moments at the Village with a selfie at one of our many areas designed for you to capture your perfect picture! From a selfie wall installation on the Village Green to our famous quote wall and Green Grass furniture, there is an opportunity for premium content around every corner.

There’s always new and exciting things to do on the island. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Swing Into Savings Scavenger Hunt

16 April 2021

SWING INTO SAVINGS at Freshfields Village this May during our storefront scavenger hunt! Guests can discover special promotions and deals at participating businesses May 1-31, 2021.

How to participate:

1 – Visit the Village between May 1-31.

2 – Stroll through the Village to locate the golf themed decals in participating storefronts.

3 – Scan the QR code on the decal to unlock the secret promotions page.

4 – Present the promotion page via your phone to the business to receive your discount.

5 – Plus, fill out the ‘Enter to Win’ form for your chance to win a prize package at the end of the month.

It’s that easy! We look forward to seeing you in the Village this spring. Stay tuned on social channels for additional information.

Get into the Swing of Spring: 26 Must-Do Activities at Freshfields

26 March 2021

Spring into Freshfields Village to enjoy all your favorite outdoor, springtime activities in the perfect relaxed Lowcountry setting.

We’ve been working hard to ensure visitors can shop, dine, and socialize safely while visiting the Village, so explore the island as a local or plan your next trip with our curated list of 26 must-do activities to get back into the swing of spring.

#1 – Slip into a new swimsuit from Las Olas–both women’s and men’s available!

#2 – Bring your spring fling to Hege’s for a night of French fare while dining al fresco.

#3 – Snag a sandwich from Java Java for a light midday snack. (We’d recommend The Greenery before hitting the Village Green!)

#4 – Kick off the season in style and stroll the sidewalks at our final Sidewalk Saturday event of the season on Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 6pm!

#5 – Catch a family-friendly film while under the stars at one of our three Spring Starlight Cinema Series.

#6 – March on over to King Street Grille to catch the final four games of March Madness on April 3rd & 5th.

#7 – Dress to impress with Lilly Pulitzer’s brightly patterned new spring collection.

#8 – Reawaken your inner interior decorator with the latest spring home trends from GDC Homes.

#9 – Grab your favorite pair of binoculars to catch the birds leaving their nests while bird watching around the Village.

#10 – Brighten your day with a trip to Kiawah Nail Studio for a new spring manicure.

#11 – Take 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.

#12 – Enjoy vibrant and sweet margaritas from Cantina 76.

#13 – Cool off at Ben & Jerry’s with a creatively colorful ice cream cone.

#14 – Snag a few seltzers before heading to the beach from Kiawah Spirits.

#15 – Fill your home with the scents of spring with new spring Palmetto Scent Studio candles.

#16 – Drive to Freshfields with the top down for our monthly Cars & Coffee event on Saturday, April 17th from 9am to 11am.

#17 – Grab a new springtime book for the family at Indigo Books for Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, April 12th.

#18 – Catch a spring sunset on our lakeside deck.

#19 – Get your sushi fix at Fuji Sushi Bar where you can order an actual boat full of sushi!

#20 – Book a staycation for your family’s summer vacation at the Andell Inn–it’s finally pool time!

#21 – Dust off your dancing shoes at Doin’ the Charleston’s “Shag Night on the Dock” on Friday, April 2nd!

#22 – Spring into a pair of new shoes from Coastal Footwear for all your outdoor activities.

#23 – Take a painting class outside on the Village Green at Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio.

#24 – Grab your picnic blanket at GDC Home and stock up on Jersey Mikes for a fun picnic at the beach.

#25 – Refresh your look with a new haircut at Urban Nirvana.

#26 – Rejuvenate with Studio 33’s Lakeside Yoga class starting at 8am. Don’t forget to grab some new spring activewear while you’re at it!

There’s always new and exciting things to do on the island! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Favorite Freshfields Photos: 16 Best Moments at the Village

25 February 2021

From locals who have explored this beautiful island to visitors that made their dreams come true after planning their ideal trip, all have captured their favorite Freshfields photos during their adventures. Those at the Village have photographed our relaxed, Lowcountry setting over the years, so we’re sharing the 16 Best Moments at the Village that you’ve liked the most! 

The most popular pictures include your furry friends, Village adventures, wondrous wildlife and stunning sunsets, so gather inspiration for your next visit and check out our list of favorite photos! When you do return, you can be assured that we’ve worked hard to make sure visitors can relax and feel safe while visiting the Village.

Favorite Freshfields Photos: Furry Friends

Our Village visitors love furry friends as much as we do. The most popular photos shared at Freshfields are those of our four-legged friends, and we’d have to agree!

DogSpot arrived at Freshfields Village on July 27, 2019 as one of our favorite furry friends, @charlestonmax, welcomed the cool air… and so did you! Bring your canine pal to the Village and we’ve got a cozy air-conditioned sanctuary waiting.

There’s always a relaxing place to enjoy your surroundings at the Village, especially for your four-legged friends.

Pamper your pal like they’re the best in show with a trip to Dolittle’s for the newest spring collar, supplies, treats, toys, and more before heading to the beach. They are certain to leave with more than a smile! 

We are proud to welcome your pet to our pet-friendly community. Everyone deserves to take a break, so check out all the ways you can Bring Fido to Freshfields Village!

Favorite Freshfields Photos: Village Adventures

While a picture can be worth a thousand words, your time at the Village is like a thousand adventures! As expert explorers, you’ve dared to sit back, unwind and sip, shop and socialize.

Sunday mornings with a frozen mocha java from Java Java is exactly how you enjoyed spending the weekend most. It’s the perfect refresher for a sidewalk stroll or the serene Village Green.

You found Freshfields as the perfect place to s p r e a d out and stroll around last year. Have you followed our Instagram? It’s also the perfect place to inspire your next trip!

Our Sidewalk Saturdays are a solid Freshfields Favorite! Check out all of the participating retailers at this month’s event for your next family weekend adventure. 

Quintessential Lowcountry… relaxing and beautiful. Charming photos of the Lowcountry got you excited for all kinds of adventures, like falling into Freshfields’ flavors, focusing on fashion forward fun, and chilling out with the entire family. 

Favorite Freshfields Photos: Wondrous Wildlife

Many of our visitors head to the Village to enjoy all the wondrous wildlife all around… and you made sure to capture it at Freshfields!

National Nature Photography Day is one of our favorite days at Freshfields. This best moment was captured from one of the many great shots our island provides every day.

No better way to start the day than a trip to the beach, especially when you catch a glimpse of wildlife that is deer to our hearts. Photo credit: @pobphoto.

Exploring the island for a chance to catch the wildlife is best on a bike! Don’t forget to stop by SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters to rent a kayak or bike on your next quest to see our wildlife.

Our island’s wildlife amazes us every single day! The Town of Kiawah shared this beautiful shot of a mother and calf recently spotted in a Kiawah creek back in January of 2019. 

Favorite Freshfields Photos: Stunning Sunsets

Nothing says a relaxed, Lowcountry setting like a stunning sunset. These breathtaking views had you daydreaming all day long for a visit to Freshfields.

The most popular reaction to this best moment? “My happy place!” We’re always excited to welcome you back to your happy place at Freshfields Village.

Serene sunsets like this one from June 14, 2020 made it hard for us to stop gazing! Next time you’re looking to watch the sunset on our lakeside deck, head over to GDC Homes to wrap yourself in a comfy, soft blanket!

Can you believe this is your view when staying at the Andell Inn? Let the colors take you away when you visit the Village.

Freshfields Village | Shopping & Dining | Kiawah Island

Summer sunsets at the beach are simply breathtaking!

We hope you enjoyed these Favorite Freshfields photos as much as we did! Don’t forget to capture your next amazing moment and tag us on social media and use #FreshfieldsFavs to get your photo featured.

10 Dates to Capture Their Heart at Freshfields Village

25 January 2021

Share the love at Freshfields Village during the most romantic month of the year! Our relaxed, Lowcountry setting has everything you need to show your special someone how much you care.

Are you local who is ready to explore this enchanting island or planning a trip to the Charleston area with a loved one? We’ve curated a list of the best dates at Freshfields Village to capture their heart. You can be assured that we’ve worked hard to make sure visitors can relax and feel safe while visiting the Village.

1 – The Intellectual Date – Inspire your loved one with a new book from Indigo Books! Surprise them with a White Mocha Latte from Java Java and enjoy your new book together at the Village Green.

2 – The Touching Date – Everyone loves to be pampered, and Urban Nirvana Spa is the best place to kick-off your night of romance with a couples massage. Follow-up your spa bliss with an authentic Japanese dinner from Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill.

3 – The Artsy Date – Plan your trip to Freshfields for Friday, February 12th for our annual Art Walk from 4-7 pm to watch live art demonstrations and view works from local and visiting artists in participating retail shops. Make it a weekend with a stay at the Andell Inn to make your loved one feel extra special!

4 – The Moonstruck Date – Express your love with a trip to Kiawah Nail Studio and spoil your partner with a full-service manicure or pedicure before treating them to an outdoor dinner under the moonlight at La Tela Pizzeria.

5 – The Intimate Date – Start off at GCD Home for your special someone to pick out their favorite, comfy blanket before heading over to FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen to cuddle up on the patio with a decadent glass of wine.

6 – The Galentine’s Date – Treat your gals to a day of shopping! Stroll the Village for a day full of retail therapy with all your girlfriends during February’s Sidewalk Saturday.

7 – The Sports Lover’s Date – Excite the night and gift your partner with some new Coastal Footwear kicks before heading to dinner at King Street Grille, voted as the best sports bar and restaurant voted seven years in a row.

8 – The Ravishing Date – It’s love at first bite! Begin your date night creating your own custom fragrance and candle from Palmetto Scent Studio. Then, enjoy a night full of classic French Cuisine at Hege’s Restaurant.

9 – The Exciting Date – Nothing says “I love you” like a unique piece of jewelry from Peyton William Jewelry! The perfect gift to excite your date before treating your loved one to margaritas and tacos at Cantina 76.

10 – The Sweet Date – Capture their heart with a romantic bike ride along the trails of Kiawah by renting two bikes from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters. Treat your sweetheart to a sweet at Ben & Jerry’s for a date night that’s sure to end happily ever after.

The way to your special someone’s heart is with a date night at Freshfields Village! Spend some quality time all month long, and don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.

Chill Out at Freshfields: 16 Must-Do Village Winter Activities

30 December 2020

Eat, drink and be merry! Welcome a sparkling new year at Freshfields Village, the perfect relaxed Lowcountry setting that is certain to bring good times ahead.

Are you planning a trip to the Charleston area or a local hoping to start off the year by exploring the island? Then this list of Winter Must-Dos at the Village is just for you! We’ve curated a list of Freshfields Village winter favs. You can be assured that we’ve worked hard to make sure visitors can relax and feel safe while visiting the Village.

  1. Cuddle up with a super frothy cappuccino from Java Java.
  2. Treat yourself to a new sweater or hoodie from Las Olas while dreaming of your next beach vacation.
  3. Stroll the Village sidewalks to get your New Year’s steps in.
  4. Cheers to the new year and check out Lilly Pulitzer’s Ceramic Mugs with a pattern that will certainly brighten your day.
  5. Warm up your wardrobe with vineyard vines winter collection. (We recommend the On-The-Go Shep Shirt, a versatile perfect pullover for a stroll through the Village!)
  6. Check in regularly on our website for new winter promotions and events!
  7. Grab the right gear for your new year’s resolution at lululemon.
  8. Chill out by the lake to catch a view of the iconic pink and purple sunsets that put on a show during the winter months.
  9. Glisten like a snowflake with new hand made pieces from Peyton William Jewelry.
  10. New year, new you! Step outside your comfort zone and embrace new fashion trends with the help of stylists at Scout & Molly’s.
  11. Give yourself a wellness break at Studio 33.
  12. Grab a pair of warm, woolen mittens at Southern Tide Kiawah.
  13. Sparkle with some denim at Beija-Flor Jeans for a pair of jeans that will feel great and look even better.
  14. Step into Village Optical for a pair of new glasses to see the glistening lights around the Village in perfect 2021 vision.
  15. Wrap yourself in TINA Stephens with a tee made of a unique blend of the softest yarns.
  16. Savor some homemade Chicken Carbonara soup from Ladles to work yourself up.

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

Every Gift on Your List Right Here at the Village

23 November 2020

Get all of your shopping done in one place this holiday season and start checking off your list at Freshfields Village. Our variety of stores offer a multitude of options for every person on your list! Charleston’s most unique shopping experience will meet all your needs, whether a personal, thoughtful present or stack of gift cards to stuff in stockings.

From luxurious gifts to chic, budget-friendly finds, use our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for him, her, and everyone else on your list.

For The Hostess with the Mostest Holiday Spirit

Flavors of the Southern Coast Cookbook from Tommy Bahama

Personalized Gift Baskets from Doin’ the Charleston

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne from FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Jimmy Red Bourbon from Kiawah Spirits

Modani Candle Pot from Palmetto Scent Studio

Slowtide Towels from Las Olas

Tis’ the Season for the Trendsetter

Holiday Brunch Look from J.McLaughlin

Audrey Ankle Stewart & Tartan Plaid Jeans from Beija-Flor Jeans

Holiday Collection from vineyard vines

River Flow Belt Bag from Tommy Bahama

Cheryl Pointed Block Heel from J.McLaughlin

For the Joyful Adventure Seekers

XTRATUF Ankle Boots from Coastal Footwear

Kiawah Island Rochester Hood from Islands Mercantile

Intercoastal Pants from Southern Tide Kiawah

Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket from SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters

For the Merriest Jewelry Connoisseur

One-of-a-Kind ROMA Necklace from Peyton William Jewelry

Holiday Collection by Virtue Jewelry Design available at Scout & Molly’s

Brighton Earrings from Holly & Brooks

For the Cheerful Experiencers

Have a few folks on your list that would prefer experiences over a traditional gift? Consider giving the gift of a shared experience this year. If making cherished memories is most important to them, here are some creative ideas that won’t need any wrapping paper!

Grab a gift card from Palmetto Scent Studio so that your friend, co-worker, or family member can enjoy their own scent-making soiree! New items such as body lotions, scrubs and soaps are now available as a customizable take-home treat!

Book a night or two at the Andell Inn for the ones on your list who might need a relaxing break! With gorgeous views of the Andell Lake, a cozy gathering space at the Porch Bar, and all the amenities for the perfect stay-cation, this will be the best gift of all time.

Make your holiday shopping even more festive and plan a trip to Freshfields Village and enjoy our many holiday activities that are fun for the whole family! As you visit the Village this holiday season, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and adhere to masks requirements. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Village!

Festive Activities this Holiday Season

11 November 2020

The holidays may look a little different this year and while large scale events have been cancelled, Freshfields Village is excited to announce a variety of festive activities for the entire family.

Our Sidewalk Saturdays offer the perfect opportunity to tackle your holiday shopping!  Start checking off your list on November 21 or finish up those last minute details on December 19! On Saturday, November 21, enjoy fun beats from DJ Moo Moo from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. On Saturday, December 19 get into the island spirit with a steel drum performance by Island Duo from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

While Santa is social-distancing at the North Pole, Freshfields Village invites guests to drop Letters to 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. For each letter received from November 23 through December 18, Freshfields Village will donate $5 to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston. Check out all the details online here.

Our weekly Strolling Performers will be sure to have you in the holiday spirit as you visit the Village from November 27 through December 20. A full schedule of performers is available below:

Friday, November 27 (12:00 to 2:00 pm) – Island Duo Steel Drums

Saturday, November 28 (3:00 to 7:00 pm) – Island Trio Steel Drums

Sunday, November 29 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) – Charleston Caroling Company

Saturday, December 5 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm) – Anderson Trio

Sunday, December 6 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm) – TBD

Saturday, December 12 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) – Charleston Caroling Company

Sunday, December 13 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm) – Williams Duo

Saturday, December 19 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm) – Island Duo Steel Drums

Sunday, December 20 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) – Charleston Caroling Company

Join us in December for a holiday edition of Starlight Cinema! Guests can enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars each Saturday in December ahead of Christmas. This year’s series includes holiday favorites of The Grinch, Christmas Vacation and Elf. Visit each event page for more details.

As you visit this Village this holiday season, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and adhere to masks requirements. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Village!

Fall Flavors Abound at Freshfields Village

29 October 2020

Is that the sweet smell of cool, fall air or our favorite fall flavors throughout Freshfields Village? Prepare to hibernate with these sweet and savory spots as you rake in the best of autumn in a relaxed Lowcountry setting.

We’ve curated a list of our favorite fall flavors at Freshfields Village for locals who are ready to discover the island and excited visitors planning an upcoming trip. Pile on the fall fun with friends and family while feeling relaxed and safe when visiting the Village.

Let Hege’s take care of Thanksgiving and book a reservation for their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26th from 1 to 6 pm. The pre-fixe three-course menu features a chilled shellfish platter, traditional Thanksgiving entrees and sides and a dessert buffet. Call 843-768-0035 to pre-order or reserve your indoor or outdoor table today!

Ben & Jerry’s might offer 31 flavors, but we’d recommend either “Netflix & Chilll’d” or “Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz” for a sweet autumn treat.

With fall festivities around the corner, grab a party tray from Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill and add some creative Asian fusion to your holiday fun!

It’s the season of red wine, so stock up during our Sidewalk Saturday on November 21 from 10 am to 6 pm! FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen is offering 10% off 6+ bottles of wine to-go and 15% off all cases of wine to-go.

Now that pumpkin season is in full swing, get your fill of Pumpkin Spice coffee at Java Java.

Don’t miss a single game! Enjoy Monday Night football at King Street Grille all fall long. There isn’t a bad seat in the house!

Relax and kick up your feet when catering from Jersey Mike’s Subs. Your catering order will arrive ready to serve, complete with plates, utensils and napkins. (We love our subs “Mike’s Way!”)

Nothing says fall better than soup and sandwiches from Ladles Homemade Soups. Enjoy this season’s selections of Mac & Cheese Soup and the Honey Badger Sandwich.

Warm up with a wood-fired oven pizza at La Tela Pizzeria. Try out the sausage pizza made with red peppers and mozzarella.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Vincent’s Drugstore & Soda Fountain by placing your Soda Fountain order and enjoying the fall breeze with outdoor seating!

As you free-fall into the holidays, check out our fall Must-Do Autumn Activities because there’s always something to do on the island. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media. Happy fall, y’all!

Falling for Freshfields: Must-Do Village Autumn Activities

5 October 2020

Do you feel the cool, crisp breeze in the air? The year’s most colorful season has arrived at the Village! Fall into autumn and enjoy the open-air in a relaxed Lowcountry setting.

We’ve worked hard to make sure visitors can relax and feel safe while visiting the Village. If you’re an eager visitor planning a trip or a local ready to explore the island, we’ve curated a list of our favorite fall Freshfields Village activities so you can harvest this season’s best memories.

1. Stroll the Village sidewalks, relax on the green or lakeside and enjoy the sweet smell of cool, fall air. 

2. Save the date for the first in our monthly Sidewalk Saturdays on October 17th and check out all the new fall merchandise and promotions!

3. Celebrate Oktoberfest at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen with an assortment of Oktoberfest beers and featured German Wine Flights.

4. Pamper yourself with a trip to Bluemercury to get some fall hues to match your new styles.

5. Enjoy house-made Italian cuisine at La Tela Pizzeria made with the best seasonal ingredients from local farmers. (Try the warm butternut squash insalata or quail egg pizza!)

6. Upgrade your nail game with a visit to Kiawah Nail Studio and pick out your favorite fall colors.

7. Pile on the fall fun with a private art class at Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio.

8. Warm yourself up and sip on some soup at Ladles Homemade Soup.

9. Freshen up your space with fall fabrics and accessories at GDC Home.

10. Grab some beach-friendly beverages at Kiawah Spirits before a sunset walk on the beach.

11. Step into fall with boots that are made for walking at Coastal Footwear.

12. Cheer on your favorite football team and enjoy the big game at King Street Grille.

13. Free fall into fashion with a new seasonal outfit from J. McLaughlin.

14. Accessorize your style at Holly & Brooks to make your autumn outfit pop.

15. Fall is for oysters! Grab a gift that’s bushels of fun from noddy’s curated collection of products made by southerners. (We’d recommend an Oyster Shell Dish or even an Oyster Keychain!)

16. Suit up with sweaters from Tommy Bahama and transition from season to season with comfort.

As summer “falls” into autumn, there’s always something to do on the island. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media. Happy fall, y’all!


5 Fall Trends You Can Find at Freshfields Village

2 September 2020

Cooler days are just around the corner, and it’s time to freshen up your fall wardrobe! A new season is the perfect excuse for a closet refresh, and the retailers at Freshfields Village are bringing in trendy, new styles daily. 

Say hello to fall with these five fashion trends, inspired by runways around the world. 

Performance-Oriented Fashion

This season’s fashion is focused on comfort and style working hand-in-hand. Tommy Bahama, located next door to Cantina 76, is offering the perfect selection of pullovers and sweaters that strike the right tone between pajama cozy and corporate comfy. Transition from late-Summer’s cool air-conditioned mornings to Fall’s crisp, fresh days with the wide selection of transitional clothing at Tommy Bahama to layer all season long.

Accessorize Autumn

Autumn is all about accessorizing. Gloves are the next perfect fall accessory for both style and safety all season long. Visit Holly & Brooks to immerse yourself in high-quality and beautiful accessories for this trend, which is located in the Village Green. The trending men’s fall accessories include neckties and snugly fit beanies. Whether sticking to solid colors or a stylish, patterned tie, stop by vineyard vines for the elements of elegance you need.

Step Into Fall

Embrace fall fashion with a giant step into the season. Combine practicality with comfort at Trés Carmen for a new pair of booties, the shoes you can look forward to stomping through this season in, or a pair of rain boots right next door at Coastal Footwear. Trending men’s shoes highlight the Chelsea Boot, which is appropriate for all different types of occasions and comes in both suede or leather–also available at Coastal Footwear.

Power Dressing

What women’s style can you expect this fall? Power dressinga contrast of wearing tailored, masculine-inspired clothing including suits, trousers or dresses. Step into J.McLaughlin on the Village Green for classic prints and lightweight blouses and dresses, which are the perfect for transition to fall! Or shop at TINA Stephens to arm your wardrobe with a few essential pieces, located across the street from Java Java.

Functional Outerwear Only

Men’s fashion this Autumn is focused on functionality. Browse the wide selection of puffer vests and clothing items with extra pockets, straps and compartments at Seacoast Sports Outfitters to add some athleisure and street style looks to your closet. Instead of grabbing a large coat or light jacket, consider reaching for a cardigan to elevate your outfit. Grab one from Southern Tide’s large selection of classic apparel.

Fall for your favorite fashion trends and visit us any day of the week. With the variety of options available right at the Village, we know you’ll be on trend.

Soak in the Summer: 21 Must-Do Village Activities

30 July 2020

We’re nearing the final stretch of summer, likely quicker than most of us would like. That means getting out (safely!) and making the most of it. 

We’ve been working hard to ensure visitors can stay and feel safe while visiting the Village. So whether you’re a local who hasn’t explored the island or a visitor planning your next trip, here is our summer checklist, full of activities to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the season.

1 – On your way to (or from) the Village, stop by the Angel Oak for a look at a 500+ year old tree.

2 – Grab a new swimsuit at Las Olas–both women’s and men’s available!

3 – Pick up a new beach read at Indigo Books

4 – Waft into Palmetto Scent Studio and snag a summer scent, mix up your own blend or get a headstart on fall and grab a seasonal scent!

5 – Pamper Fido with a trip to Dolittle’s–grab a new seasonal collar, supplies, treats, toys, and more. Or hit the self-serve bath station after a morning on the beach!

6 – Pick up a summer souvenir at Islands Mercantile.

7 – Snag some accessories for the next time you’re the host at Doin’ the Charleston.

8 – If you haven’t had The Station’s breakfast burrito yet, you’re missing out! Stop by to grab one on your way out to Beachwalker Park.

9 – A loaded sundae from Vincent’s Drugstore & Soda Fountain has your name all over it.

10 – Sip on an iced caramel macchiato from Java Java on the Village Green.

11 – Get your sushi fix with a to-go order from Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill. Bring it out to the beach for a seaside picnic!

12 – Enjoy a rosé tower while relaxing on FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen’s outdoor patio.

13 – Enjoy some French fare while dining al fresco at Hege’s.

14 – Take in the beauty of the island from bike, kayak or paddleboard (rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters) – maybe you’ll get lucky and get a glimpse of our local wildlife.

15 – The Village Green is the perfect spot to do just about anything–relax, throw a football, take your pup for a walk, enjoy a coffee; the possibilities are endless!

16 – Find all of our photo-op worthy spots (Hint, hint: the Instagram-worthy spots don’t stop at the Village Green)

17 – Catch a sunset on our lakeside dock.

18 – Book a staycation at the Andell Inn–hello waterfront pool views!

19 – Start the day on a positive note with Studio 33’s morning lakeside yoga class held daily at 9:00 am at the Lakeside Park.

20 – Head to Urban Nirvana for a Hyaluronic Hydrating Facial–ultra-hydrating after the high temps and gives skin an instantly plumped, smoother appearance.

21 – Enjoy our End of Summer Sidewalk Sale on September 4–6 – details here

There’s no shortage of things to do on the island. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media

Freshen Up Your Space with GDC Home

29 July 2020

GDC Home is here to help freshen up your space, and their number one tip – don’t be afraid of light colored upholstery!

Even in a home by the ocean, where the last thing you want to worry about is the fabric on your sofa, white or light colored upholstery may be your best option. Upholstery fabric has come a long way. With slip covers and the stain resistant technology of Crypton and other performance fabrics your upholstered furniture will stay beautiful for years.

All of the GDC Home slipcover fabrics are easy care and with recommended cleaning instructions available here. One of the advantages of white slipcovers is the ability to add bleach to your washing machine for maximum stain removal. Your covers will come out like new every time.

If slipcovers are not what your after, one of the best-selling performance fabrics is Crypton. The fabric is soft and available in a wide array of colors, textures and patterns. One of their favorites is Crypton Oasis from Lee Industries pictured above on a sectional also from Lee Industries.

Using light colors on your upholstery is a sure way to keep your space feeling open and airy. Keeping your large furniture pieces neutral allows you to change up your smaller accessories for a whole new look without having to break the bank. Switch up your throw pillows or coffee able accessories on a whim even change the paint color on your walls. Keep your décor classic with light colors let GDC Home help you pick the right pieces with the right fabrics.

Visit their showroom and retail store in the Village on the corner of Freshfields Drive and Gardeners Circle.

Kicking Off the Summer With New Store Openings

30 June 2020

Whether it’s a seasonal sale, Village happening, or new offering, we always want your visit to Freshfields Village to be exciting. As we kick off the summer, we’re welcoming four new stores for your shopping pleasure! Each one of them local to Charleston, our new retailers are bringing more accessories, health and wellness, apparel and art to the Village. Read more about where you can find each store and stop by on your next visit.

Doin’ the Charleston

Located on Gardeners Circle near Ladles and Village Dentistry, Doin’ the Charleston specializes in gourmet foods, gifts, entertaining accessories, custom gift baskets, and more. Think about grabbing a hostess gift for your next dinner party, or memorable takeaway from a revered family vacation. Custom gift baskets and Lowcountry staples abound in this new store location.

Indigo Health

Indigo Health, located off Freshfields Drive on the second floor above Tres Carmen, is our latest addition in health and wellness. They offer chiropractic and massage therapy services, providing wellness care with compassion, Indigo Health aims to educate and empower the community to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Give them a call to reserve an appointment on your next visit!


Always finding new ways to expand your wardrobe, our latest women’s apparel store has just arrived! Located across the street from Indigo Books, JAYNE offers an ever-changing selection of women’s luxury apparel brands. Another place to grab summer styles!

Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio

Decorate your home with local art! Located on the second floor above Beija Flor off Village Green Lane, the gallery features original artwork by local artist, Patricia Reno Huff. In addition to the gallery, group and private art classes are offered in oil, watercolor, and pastel. For a schedule of classes and more information, click here.


The good news continues – in addition to the above retailers, two others will be moving in soon. Noddy, a gift shop that carries a unique array of southern productions, will be opening on the Village Green in July. Additionally, Jersey Mike’s Subs will be opening next to Dolittle’s.

We’re excited about these new additions to the Village and hope you’ll get a chance to stop by soon! Check out current hours and offerings for retailers here.

Support Local at Our Virtual Farmer’s Market

19 June 2020

While we miss our weekly Farmer’s Market at the Village, you can still support these local farmers, growers and vendors this summer. Below is a list of our dedicated vendors and ways you can stay in touch. Follow us on social media as we highlight a featured vendor each Monday during our virtual Farmer’s Market.

Big Daddy’s Pork Skins

Bohicket Blooms – Organically grown cut flowers grown at Kiawah River on John’s Island offered in mixed bouquets, single variety bunches, and custom arrangements. Free delivery on Kiawah and Seabrook islands for orders of 25$ or more. Email or text 831-251-9691 to place an order.

Botany Bay Sea Salt

Carya Pecan Milk

Charleston Crepe Company

Charleston Spice Company – We are your source for organic hand-blended herbs & spices. All our blends from Aliño to Za’atar are made in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.
We currently offer free shipping on orders over $35! We also have curbside & market pickup options at checkout. Check out the always up-to-date calendar here.

Fruit Creations

Half Crown Bake House – A mobile 18th-century clay oven specializing in baked goods and food ways of the colonial period, using landrace grains from the time period. Visit the website for more information and to place an order for pick up on Johns Island on Saturdays.

James Brown Boiled Peanuts

Joseph Fields Farm

King of Pops

Lowcountry Lemonade

Lowcountry Olive Oil – Established in 2011 as a farmer’s market-based business, Lowcountry Olive Oil offers dozens of uniquely flavored extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars found nowhere else. Favorite oils include: Lowcountry Herb (basil, rosemary, and oregano) and Spicy Mushroom Onion and Garlic. Top selling balsamic vinegars include: Strawberry Champagne, Bourbon and Italian Herb. Please visit our website for details. Select orders ship free.

Nanna’s Nuts

Rainbow Row Fun Designs

Rio Bertolini Pasta

Southern Naturals


Celebrate Dad at The Village This Father’s Day

9 June 2020

Father’s Day, June 21, is just around the corner and you’re likely thinking about how to celebrate the important man in your life. As Charleston opens up more each day, get dad out of the house and give him the recognition he deserves with some of these Father’s Day gift ideas.

For the Family

Treat dad to a special experience with the entire family! How does a weekend getaway sound to spend quality time away from home? Check out the availability at the Andell Inn located in the Village. Enjoy a relaxing stay at the boutique hotel, stroll through the Village to enjoy shopping and dining just a few steps away, rent bikes and venture to the beach.

For the Foodie

Dad might not be the breakfast in bed type, so think about dining al fresco on Sunday, June 21! Restaurants throughout the Village are open for indoor and outdoor dining with limited capacity. Make a reservation at one of our onsite restaurants and treat dad to some quality time over a favorite meal.

If you’re not ready to dine out, all of the Village restaurants are offering takeout options and curbside pick up. Select one of his favorite spirits at Kiawah Spirits and mix up a signature cocktail just for him!

For the Outdoorsman

For dads that prefer to get active and outside, Seacoast Sports and Outfitters is your one-stop-shop. Spend some time on the water with their kayak and paddleboard rentals or explore the island by bike with their bike rentals. Get outside and active to build some memories this Father’s Day.

Pair your experience with some new gear! The shop carries an extensive selection of brands. Some of our favorite picks include YETI coolers and drinkware, Free Fly outdoor apparel, Smith eye-wear, or everyday goodies for fishing, golf, and more.

For the Stylish Dad

If your dad cares more about trendy styles this summer, pick him up something he’ll be proud to put in his closet. Most retailers in the Village are now open, but many still offer phone orders and curbside pick-up. The shops at the Village provide a number of options to select the perfect Father’s Day gift.

For a classic island look, stop by J.McLaughlin, Tommy Bahama, vineyard vines or Southern Tide. Southern Tide is even offering 20% off all gifts for dad until the 21st and Coastal Footwear is offering 20% off all footwear this month. For some stylish, new activewear, lululemon has you covered. View the full list of retailers here.

Finding the perfect gift to show dad how much you appreciate him doesn’t have to be stressful! With the variety of options available right at the Village, we hope you’ll be able to find something special.

Welcoming You Back to the Village

20 May 2020

As shops and restaurants begin to reopen, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests back to the Village! We continue to keep the health and wellness of our community a top priority and with that, all businesses here at Freshfields have been tailoring services to follow safety guidelines and recommendations. As of July 1, 2020, based on Town of Kiawah Ordinance, all patrons and employees are required to wear face coverings inside businesses and while waiting to be seated at restaurants. We encourage the use of masks outdoors where social distancing can not be maintained.

Upon your next visit to the Village, you’ll see we’ve put some new measures in place. Signage has been placed throughout the Village and we ask guests to be mindful and adhere to new regulations as we reopen in a safe manner. 


We ask that all guests practice safe social distancing while enjoying the Village Green and outdoor spaces. We are maintaining safe sanitation practices throughout interior and exterior public areas and have installed hand sanitizer stations for guest use. 

While we work hard to ensure the Village remains as safe as possible for visitors and staff, we have paused our regularly scheduled events. However, smaller scaled events are scheduled for the holiday season. Details are available online! We ask that all guests enjoying our holiday entertainment wear masks and socially distance.


Restaurants and retailers are still offering curbside pickup options. For the convenience of our guests, we have reserved parking spaces for curbside pickup. Please utilize the designated spaces marked with “curbside parking” signage when coming to pick up your online/phone order.


We ask that guests practice safe social distancing inside retail establishments and restaurants. Each retailer has posted the current customer occupancy at their front door. Based on occupancy restrictions, customers may be required to wait outside. In that event, you’ll find sidewalk decals in place for any retail stores or restaurants that may have to form lines. Individual businesses may have additional safety requirements for their guests. A full list of current hours of operation is available online.


We will continue to maintain safe sanitation practices throughout the Village. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the property. While your furry friends are still welcome, please remember that your pets should always be on a leash.

Thank you for your cooperation and support during this time!

Freshfields Village: Restaurants Reopen

12 May 2020

Based on the Governor’s Executive Order, beginning Monday, May 11, restaurants may offer limited capacity (50%) indoor dining in addition to outdoor dining. A number of restaurants will continue to offer call-ahead and curbside pick-up options as well. We will continue to update this page with any changes. Customers are encouraged to call individual businesses to confirm most up-to-date hours. Updated: 7/13/20

Ben & Jerry’s is open daily 12:00 to 10:00 pm.

Cantina 76 is open for outdoor and outdoor dining Thursday – Monday from 2:00 to 9:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen is open for outdoor dining from 2:00 to 9:00 pm! Guests can make reservations on or place a to-go order by calling the wine bar at 843.768.2245. The Wine Bar will continue to offer a dinner to-go menu daily for “no-touch” curbside pick up. Retail for wine and beer is open Monday – Saturday (11:00 am to 9:00 pm) and Sunday (12:00 to 9:00 pm).

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill is open daily 11:00 am to 10:00 pm offering indoor dining and to-go orders. Orders can be placed over the phone or through ChowNow.

Hege’s is now open Tuesday – Sunday for dinner offering indoor and patio seating. Reservations can be made by calling 843-768-0035.

Java Java is offering patio seating and take-out orders from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. Orders can be placed over the phone at 843-243-0222 or online. Indoor dining is currently closed.

King Street Grille is offering limited patio seating and a full menu for take-out from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (last order at 8:30 pm). The menu is available online.

Ladles is offering patio seating and take-out orders from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Indoor dining is currently closed.

La Tela Pizzeria is offering patio dining and to-go orders Monday – Saturday from 12:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Station is offer limited indoor seating and take-out orders from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Vincent’s Soda Fountain is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Grill closes at 4:00 pm daily.

Treat Mom To a Pamper Package This Mother’s Day

5 May 2020

A day dedicated to the woman in your life, Mother’s Day reminds us to appreciate, honor and celebrate the moms that make a difference in our lives throughout the year. This Mother’s Day may look a bit different from past traditions, but it offers the opportunity to give mom a thoughtful gift or experience and show her how much you appreciate her every day of the year.

Giveaway Package
This year, we’ve teamed up with Charleston Shop Curator on a curated Mother’s Day giveaway package with all the pampering mom could want. We’re giving away over $800 in gifts from 13 of our Village retailers and restaurants, so head on over to Instagram to enter and give your mom the best gift of all. The contest will close Wednesday, May 6 at 9 pm!

For those looking to pick up a special gift or have a fun and safe day outdoors, there’s plenty you can still do here at the Village.

Dine Alfresco
Restaurants around Charleston are now able to safely offer outdoor dining, in addition to continuing take out orders. FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen, Java Java, King Street Grille and Ladles are now offering limited patio seating. Beginning Saturday, May 9, Hege’s will join the list and open their patio for dinner service.

If you’d like to treat mom at home, many of our restaurants are offering pick up options including a special Mother’s Day Dinner from Hege’s. Pick up a meal to go and bring Mother’s Day brunch or dinner to mom at home for the day. Be sure to call individual restaurants in advance for both pre-orders and reservations. You can view the full list of restaurant offerings here.

Shop Local
By shopping locally, you can gift mom a thoughtful present while supporting the community around you. Shops at the Village have a number of ways for you to select the perfect gift for the mothers in your life with curbside pickup, delivery, virtual shopping, and online shopping. Visit our website for a list of virtual and online shopping options for a little inspiration!

Even if you can’t physically be together on Mother’s Day, a virtual celebration can be just as special. There’s still time to get gifts delivered before Sunday! Some of our retailers, like Palmetto Scent Studio, are offering free local delivery or shipping options.

As some of our retailers have reopened, they are offering special in-store promotions for Mother’s Day. All moms and mothers-to-be who stop by Holly & Brooks May 8-10 will receive a FREE gift.  View the full list of retailers’ current specials here.

We know Mother’s Day this year will look a little different, but the love and appreciation for the mothers in our lives are just as strong! This time at home has allowed us all to adjust how we carry out our daily activities, so lets adapt to make holidays and family occasions just as special during this time. Whether that’s sharing a meal (in person or virtually), gifting a present she’s been eyeing or just spending time on the phone or video chat, we know she’ll appreciate it!

COVID-19 Update

15 March 2020


As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the safety and health of our guests, employees, and community continues to be our top priority. We are in regular communication with the local government and are following the latest CDC and health department recommendations.

Based on the Governor’s Executive Order, beginning Monday, May 11, restaurants can offer limited occupancy (50%) indoor dining in addition to patio seating. A variety of restaurants will continue the to-go and curbside service. A current list of restaurant operations is available here.



As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the safety and health of our guests, employees, and community continues to be our top priority. We are in regular communication with the local government and are following the latest CDC and health department recommendations.

Based on the Governor’s Executive Order, beginning Monday, May 4, restaurants can offer outdoor dining along with to-go. A current list of restaurant operations is available here.



As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the safety and health of our guests, employees, and community continues to be our top priority. We are in regular communication with the local government and are following the latest CDC and health department recommendations.

Based on the Governor’s Executive Order on Tuesday, April 21, retail businesses may reopen based on new occupancy guidelines. We are proactively working with our janitorial team to focus and increase cleaning in high-touch common areas including restrooms, elevators, trash cans and hallways. In addition, we are in close coordination with our tenants to provide the safest possible environment for everyone. Guests must practice social distancing when visiting the Village both inside retail establishments and while enjoying our outdoor spaces. As businesses reopen, individual store hours will be listed here.

Based on government mandates, currently restaurants can only offer to-go service. A current list of restaurants offering take-out and curbside service is available here.



As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the safety and health of our guests, employees, and community continues to be our top priority. We are in regular communication with the local government and are following the latest CDC and health department recommendations. Individual businesses in the Village may be closed or have modified hours at this time. Varying individual store hours will be listed here. We recommend guests contact individual businesses ahead of their visit to confirm the most up-to-date hours.

Regulations allow restaurants to provide take-out only. A current list of restaurants offering call-head orders can be found here. Harris Teeter is currently open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and will will offer senior hours for individuals 60 years and older every Monday and Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

In addition, a number of retailers are offering online and virtual shopping during this time. A current list of promotions and digital options can be found here.



As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, the safety and health of our guests, employees, and community continues to be our top priority. We are in regular communication with the local government and are following the latest CDC and health department recommendations.

We are proactively working with our janitorial team to focus and increase cleaning in high-touch common areas including restrooms, elevators, trash cans and hallways. In addition, we are in close coordination with our tenants to provide the safest possible environment for everyone. We are encouraging all employees to stay home if they show signs of sickness.

At this time, we remain open for business and will continue to follow all government and CDC recommended guidelines. Any updates will be posted here. Varying individual store hours will be listed here.

In addition, we will continue to monitor the progression and adjust our upcoming events as necessary and recommended by health organizations. Any changes or cancellations will be shared with our guests via social media and through our website.


Foodie Alert: Dine Your Way Through the Village

4 March 2020

Are you sick of hitting up the same go-to spots on your nights out? Freshfields Village offers a variety of places to check out on your next date night or day with the family. From Mexican to sushi and things in between, you are sure to find a place that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. 

Mexican everyone can enjoy: Cantina 76 

Cantina 76 is a fun, award-winning Mexican restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Cantina 76 features an affordable taqueria based menu in a lively atmosphere. The housemade salsa is made from tomatoes grown right here in South Carolina, and with a variety of tacos ranging from veggie-filled to meat-filled, you are sure to create a meal everyone can enjoy. The patio is pet-friendly which is a bonus if your furry friend wants to join in on a family night out.

Cantina 76 | Mexican Restaurant | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

They even have some fun, specialty cocktails available this month that we highly recommend!

Mango Habanero Margarita: This sweet and spicy cocktail combines Milagro Reposado Tequila, infused with a habanero pepper in-house for 10 days, with mango puree, sweet and sour mix and fresh lime juice. Infusing the tequila with the habanero gives this drink a smooth, smokier flavor than a typical house tequila would.

Absolut Pear-A-Dise: The Absolut Pear-A-Dise is Cantina’s newest special cocktail, combining Anjou pear infused vodka with fresh lime juice, soda water and a lime wedge. It’s light and refreshing, and great for the soon-to-be spring days.

Happy Hour | Cantina 76 | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Pair these cocktails with a customer favorite – Peruvian Shrimp Tacos. Made with lightly fried shrimp and topped with coleslaw and a sweet sesame chili sauce, you won’t be disappointed with this pick. 

Ready for March Maddness? King Street Grille has got you covered. 

King Street Grille offers a variety of bites  with more than 60 items on the menu. Voted best sports bar for over a decade by Charleston City Paper, you’ll be sure to find anything from a delicious salad customized by you, to a southern style, sweet tea fried chicken on the menu. With a pet-friendly patio, King Street Grille is an upscale sports bar that is perfect for everyone in the family. 

King Street Grille | Sports Bar | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

More than just wine: FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

While the name of this Freshfields Village hotspot speaks for itself, FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen offers more than just wine. They feature 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day (served using their own WineStation SmartCard, guests can select their own tasting sizes), 840 hand selected wines by the bottle every day, 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar and a delicious menu. Famous for their lump crab cakes, steak nights, savory charcuterie platters and more, it’s safe to say FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen offers more than just wine.

FortyEight - A Wine Bar | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

This month, they gave us some exclusive recipes you can find at the wine bar this spring. 

House-Made Tabouli:

1 Cup of Parsley (finely diced)                                               ½ Cup of Mint (finely diced)

1 English Cucumber -1/4” Diced                                          1 Cup Bulgur Wheat

2 Cups Chicken Stock                                                               1 White Onion Finely Diced

1 Tomatoes Diced                                                                     1 Lemon Juiced

1 Lime Juiced                                                                              Salt & Pepper

“If you haven’t tried our house-made tabouli…you must! This tabouli explodes your mouth with flavor in the first bite! Ask anyone in the Village who has tried it!”

FortyEight Hemingway Daiquiri:

2 oz. Denizen Rum

¾ oz. Grapefruit

½ oz. Lime

¼ oz. Maraschino Liqueur

¼ oz. Simple Syrup

Sushi for the family: Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill creates signature sushi rolls, authentic Japanese cuisine, traditional hibachi and Asian fusion dishes. Fuji offers the perfect meal for a group –the sushi boat. It includes 32 pieces of either nigiri or sashimi. The laid back atmosphere at the indoor bar or on the outdoor patio is a great place for a relaxing night. 

Fiji Sushi Bar & Grill | Japanese Cuisine | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Something new everyday: Hege’s Restaurant

Hege’s Restaurant features an international menu with French roots and an emphasis on fresh, local seafood. Guests are sure to find a favorite dish on their menu, but the daily specials will keep you coming back for more! A couple of recent favorites include: 

Niman Ranch Bone-In Pork Chop with bourbon gastrique, mustard greens and a root vegetable mash.

Steamed Middleneck Clams in smoked lobster broth with chorizo and Vidalia onions.

The ‘Rosemary Cherry’ cocktail with smoky mezcal with in-house cherry syrup and rosemary aromatics.

Italian in the Village: La Tela Pizzeria 

La Tela is a locally owned, Neapolitan style pizzeria. Working with local farmers on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, they create seasonal dishes that everyone will love. All of their pizza dough, pasta, bread and mozzarella is made in house. With specialty pizzas, salads, and pasta dishes, there is something on the menu for everyone.

La Tela Pizzeria | Pizza Restaurant | Freshfields Village | Kiawah Island

Freshfields Village offers a wonderful variety of restaurants that is sure to please everyone in the family, even your furry friends. It’s the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy a great meal at the same time! 

Share your fun at Freshfields Village to enter our monthly photo contest!

3 February 2020

Whether you are strolling down by the dock or taking a break from shopping on the Village Green, there are a lot of beautiful photo opps and a lot of fun to be had around the Village…

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve been giving away a gift card every month for sharing your photos with us. To enter our monthly photo contest, all you have to do is tag us, use the #FreshfieldsVillage or the location tag on Facebook or Instagram to be entered. We’ve loved seeing your photos of you and your families (furry family members included!) enjoying the Village and we hope you’ll continue to share them with us in 2020!

Take a look at some of our past winners’ photos.

Need some inspo? Here are some of our favorite scenes from around the Village.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook or Instagram. 

International-Acclaimed Artist for Weekend Exhibit & Film Screening

19 December 2019

We’re thrilled to announce we’re hosting Benjamin Walls, for an art exhibit and private film screening. The weekend-long event will feature works from Benjamin Walls Gallery and a pre-release screening of KIFARU on the Village Green. The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film will take place February 14 to 17, 2020 to coincide with the annual Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk.

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As a contemporary renaissance man, Benjamin Walls is an internationally acclaimed artist, avid environmentalist, and successful entrepreneur. Walls’ artwork has received seven international awards, and has been displayed in dozens of museums, including five exhibits at the Smithsonian and twice at the Natural History Museum of London. His work with major conservation organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute has assisted nonprofits in raising over $500,000.

The annual Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk will take place on Friday, February 14 at 4-7 pm. Residents and visitors are invited to watch live art demonstrations, view works from local and visiting artists and enjoy live jazz music and wine tastings in participating retail stores. A list of participating stores and artists will be available here soon.

The Freshfields Village screening will debut an exclusive showing of KIFARU before its release to the public. The film is a feature-length documentary following the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s rhino caretaker unit – a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino in the world. Spanning the course of the caretakers’ first four years on the job, KIFARU allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers.

The screening of this film is significant today as the race to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction plays out in real time. As an executive producer of KIFARU, Benjamin Walls will be introducing the film at the 4 pm Saturday screening, and sharing the latest developments in the quest to save the Northern White Rhino.

Guests can RSVP in advance here to reserve a seat for the screening. Seating will be limited. – SOLD OUT

The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 14

Saturday, February 15

Sunday, February 16

Monday, February 17

Additional presentations and events will be added throughout the weekend. Benjamin Walls will also be available throughout the weekend to personalize copies of his book BEYOND, with a foreword by Dolly Parton. Check back soon for more details!

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