Certain things are just timelessly chic  –  a Chanel suit, Louboutin pumps, and a luxury house on Isle of Palms.  They never fail to make the wearer, or the visitor, feel fabulous.

Coming up this weekend is Saint Patrick’s Day.  Hopefully you’ll be wearing green and thus not apt to be pinched by random people.  If you’re here staying in one of our SC vacation rentals, especially one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, you just might want to head over to Dunleavy’s Pub for an authentic Irish celebration.  It’s located in the commercial district of nearby Sullivan’s Island, just over Breach Inlet from our Isle of Palms luxury rentals.

Wear green this weekend in a luxury house on Isle of Palms

Wear green this weekend in a luxury house on Isle of Palms

Dunleavy’s is well known to many as “party central” for the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge, and this is their other big day of the year.  It’s an especially good outing for the more adult folks staying in your Charleston beach house.  Word to the wise  –  I definitely recommend wearing green.


Speaking of what you’re wearing… today is the kickoff of yet another hot Charleston event, FASHION WEEK, not far from your luxury house on Isle of Palms…   

Staying in a beach house Charleston is always a fashionable choice, but all the more so, right this moment.

This, the 12th annual Fashion Week runs from March 13th through the 17th.  Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, as it’s officially known, promises a slew of chic happenings.

The festival began in 2007, and like many big new events in the Lowcountry, it seems to grow in size and quality each year.  It’s a great place to spot rising stars and the latest sartorial trends.   Organizers expect several thousand people  to attend and take in a few dozen runway shows.

One of the most anticipated events is the CFW Emerging Designers Competition, which includes 12 semifinalists.  In the past it’s been a regional event, but they are drawing competitors from across the country.  Get set for a high fashion bar and stiff competition.  Included this year are Kenya Freeman, who placed 5th on Project Runway with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.  Also on board  –  twelve-year-old designer Kelly Callaway, coming off appearances at Phoenix Fashion Week and Kansas City Fashion Week.

Also very popular is the Rock the Runway event, the model competition taking place Friday night.  Saturday is Fashion Finale, as well and Mother Daughter Night, when the Emerging Designer title will be announced.

Fashion Week events are headquartered in and around Marion Square in downtown Charleston, a convenient drive from all our beach rentals Charleston.

Fashion's on point near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

Fashion’s on point near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

Tickets and daily schedule for CFW near your luxury house on Isle of Palms

Basically, each day starts off between 1:00 and 4:00 with an off-site event at a different boutique around town.  Examples: a secret garden party at Julep, and a trunk show at Gwynn’s.

From 6:00- 7:00 it’s the Fashion Village pre-party and champagne welcome in Marion Square.  There will be runway shows galore and the ever-popular Style lounge.  After that wraps up at 11:00 p.m., you can check out various after parties within walking distance, at Carolina Ale House, Mynt, Trio, and Prohibition.

Nightly tickets range in price from $50-$205.  Mother/Daughter $75-$110.  Fashion Village (no runway access) $25-$50.  VIP upgrade $75.

For the serious fashionistas, weekly packages with premier seating and access to the VIP tent are available for $900 to $1,200.  One of our luxury beach house rentals SC would make the perfect home base for CFW.

Here’s a link to the official site, which is jam-packed with content:  http://charlestonfashionweek.com/

The Post & Courier’s Charleston Scene also has good coverage, including more bio information on the emerging designers.

If you did book one of our beach house rentals Charleston SC this week, you picked a great time to come.  The weather’s turned lovely, and the fashion is, too.

And remember, when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, namely a luxury house on Isle of Palms, to call EP for the most chic ones around.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger