Andy Jahde (right) of Jahde Leather is offering custom keychain making classes.
The Key to Style
Gather your girlfriends and learn how to make a chic leather keychain with Andy Jahde of Jahde Leather Atelier – known for her fierce leather collars and other leather goods. Participants make a custom Chalmers key ring using brass hardware, hand-cut leather tassels and age-old leatherworking techniques at Jahde’s Queen Street studio. You can enjoy light bites and drinks while you fashion your custom key chain. The workshop, which costs $85 a person and includes all materials, is a fun and stylish way to celebrate a birthday or bachelorette party. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and time. [jahdemade.com]
Helen Rutledge, the former development director of the Historic Charleston Foundation, has opened Bibelot at 1147 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, featuring antiques and artisan-quality furnishings from around the world. Bibelot (pronounced Bib-eh-low) is defined as an object of beauty or rarity. The eclectic shop offers one-of-a-kind furnishings from more than a dozen countries and caters to commercial and home designers as well as the public. Rutledge, who started the Charleston Antique Show, describes the aesthetic as “part hippy beach in Mexico and 1870s Europe and turn-of-the-century Southeast Asia”. She says her collection strategy is inspired in part by the trend toward creating more memorable (i.e. Instagrammable) commercial spaces, including restaurants and hotels. [1147 Bowman Road, bibelotglobal.com]
La Dolce Vita
Women who love the luxe look and feel of high-end textiles and tailiored silhouettes in sophisticated neutrals and classic prints should visit Peserico, the newqest addition to the Shops at Belmont Place. The family-owned Italian brand was established in 1962 and is known for its committment to quality fabrics, flattering fits, and styles meant to wear forever. It's fall/winter collection, inspired by the modern ballerina, includes a shearling sheepskin high-neck vest, a virgin wool cocoon coat with subtle sequins, and a long, pale grey tulle skirt. [205 Meeting St. www.peserico.it/en]
Savannah-based jewelry designer Kristen Baird, known for her sterling silver cuff bracelets, brings her "sculptural adornments" collection to the Grand Bohemian Gallery for a trunk show on October 19. Baird's fluid pieces, some accented with gemstones and others with lace-like cutouts, are reminiscent of soothing ocean waves and mountain waterfalls. [55 Wentworth St. grandbohemiangallery.com]
Photographs (2) courtesy Jahde Leather Atelier