October 29, 2019

Charleston Shop Curator’s Staycation Guide Has You Covered

With all the hustle and bustle we experience in our everyday lives, it’s sometimes easy to get to the end of a busy week and feel as if you haven’t come up for air. When Andrea Serrano, Charleston Shop Curator, gets that feeling, she comes out to the Village for a day of shopping and activities or grabs her family and books her next staycation.

We’re sharing some adventures from her recent visit to help you plot your own course during your next trip out here!

Find Your Inner Aromachologist

While you’ve probably heard by now that Palmetto Scent Studio is a must-stop place for all things candles, you may not yet know that they have some exciting new offerings as well! In addition to customizing your own candle, you can now make diffusers, body creams, body mists, sugar scrubs or soaps. Made from skin-quenching ingredients, these new products leave you feeling soft, fresh, and lightly scented with your favorite customized fall blends.

This time around Andrea tried one of their new offerings, the body cream. It’s made from goat milk and honey and is paraben free. She went with a mix of seasonal scents – mulled cider, bourbon and cinnamon. Check out her full experience here.

Palmetto Scent Studio is also the perfect setting for your next weekend night out, birthday party, or corporate gathering. This month, you’ll receive 15% off any regularly priced scented item during the Fall Sip & Stroll happening on Thursday, November 21st from 4 to 7 pm. Stop by Palmetto Scent Studio during the Holiday Festival Weekend and enjoy creating a beautifully scented holiday candle or diffuser, one as a gift and one for you!

A View From Two Wheels

Walking is overrated! Hop on a bike (or grab a skateboard if that’s more your style) and tour the Village and our surrounding nature areas for a unique way to soak up the sights and sounds of fall. Andrea and her husband Gustavo took a spin on a rented bicycle from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters for a day and her son opted for the skateboard. With over 30 miles of bike paths and ten miles of beach to ride on, there’s an endless amount of scenic views.

Grab a Bite

After working up an appetite, satisfy your hunger with a delectable variety of dining options. Grab a slice at La Tela Pizzeria, a burger at King Street Grille, Mexican favorites at Cantina 76, a bowl of soup at Ladles or opt for a Reuben and fries at The Station.

Andrea and her family opted for Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill this go around. With a gourmet selection of sushi rolls, authentic hibachi and signature cocktails to choose from, Andrea found herself diving into a dumpling appetizer, followed by a variety of creative and fresh roll combinations.

Relax In Style

The Andell Inn provides the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of enjoying the Village. Whether you’re a guest with a room of your own, or just want to kick up your feet and sip a hand-crafted cocktail at The Porch Bar, you’ll feel like you just walked into your “home away from home.” Take a stroll on the porch overlooking Andell Lake, or cozy up next to the fireplace in The Great Room with a glass of wine.

Fall is in the air here at the Village and we hope you’ll add some of these fun offerings to your list of to-dos!