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.

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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.

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