Happy Sunday and happy holidays loves! I’m excited to be spreading a little extra holiday cheer today with this blog post! I’ve been bursting at the seems to share today’s blog post with y’all and I’m tickled that the day is finally here to reveal the best holiday giveaway you’ll find anywhere this year (I’m biased but, yes, it’s that good!). I have teamed up with Kristin of Color by K and Chassity of Look Linger Love again this year to create this unbelievably fantastic Charleston Getaway Giveaway 2020. We are beyond thrilled to have partnered with the best of the best that Charleston has to offer to gift one lucky winner everything included in this giveaway.
Our Charleston Getaway Giveaway 2020 includes a two-night stay at the enchanting Zero George along with SO much more. Get your suitcases ready because one lucky winner will win the opportunity to stay, shop, eat, experience, and explore Charleston to truly enjoy our beloved city. Keep reading to see everything that is included in the giveaway and to enter for a chance to win at the bottom of this post. In total, there are 22 items included in the giveaway that add up to about $5,500 in gifted value. This giveaway is honestly INCREDIBLE and full of INCREDIBLE local businesses and brands that we love! Every single thing included is from a place we personally frequent and recommend constantly. These aren’t your average touristy spots. They are our favorites!
Thank you so much for reading and supporting me this year! I hope this giveaway serves as a small token of my gratitude! I also want to mention that if you enter the giveaway (at the bottom of the post), you’ll have the opportunity to follow some of the businesses included (if you so choose). They are all amazing and all dealing with the struggles of 2020. So, I’d encourage you to continue supporting them after the giveaway is over either from afar (many have wonderful e-commerce websites and social accounts) or when you hopefully come to Charleston some day. Let’s give all the love we can to local small businesses! xx
Charleston Getaway Giveaway 2020
So, what’s in our Charleston Getaway Giveaway 2020? Kristin, Chassity, and I got together and thought about what we’d be over the moon to experience if we won a getaway to Charleston. I think we came up with an absolutely incredible group of Charleston shops, experiences, restaurants, and more.
The giveaway consists of a two-night hotel stay at the charming boutique hotel Zero George, restaurant gift cards to some of our foodie musts, a luxe shopping experience at a mix of the best spots around town, our favorite Charleston walking tour, divine beauty pampering experiences, local cult favorite exercise classes, unique Charleston experiences like crabbing and candle making (two of the most fun ways to pass an afternoon!), and a few goodies from some of our favorite Charleston businesses! The best part: it’s incredibly easy to enter to win! Keep reading for a breakdown of everything included in the Charleston giveaway.
Two Night Stay at Zero George
The three of us gals are all in agreement that it’s impossible to beat Zero George. That’s why we knew that we’d be so lucky to have Zero George included in our giveaway again this year. I would honestly say that Zero George is one of my most favorite hotels I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at. Zero George is a little slice of heaven nestled away on George Street (hence its name). Known for its distinct personality, charming rooms, delicious food, and impeccable service, Zero George is simply divine. Most of the photos in this post were taken at Zero George by Anne Rhett so you can see how dreamy the boutique hotel is. The winner of this giveaway will win a two night weekday stay, based on availability at time of booking.
Anne Rhett Photography Portrait Session OR a Piece of Anne Rhett Art
The incredibly talented Anne Rhett shot the photos for this post and kindly contributed to the giveaway by giving a portrait session OR a piece of her art (based on availability/Anne’s schedule at time of booking). So, if you win this giveaway, you have the opportunity to shoot with Anne while on your stay in Charleston. It will be so special to have gorgeous photos to remember your trip by. If you come to Charleston with your love, your mom, or a best girlfriend, the photos will surely be ones to cherish! If Anne happens to be fully booked when you come to Charleston, then you have the opportunity to select a stunning print from Anne’s print shop. Either way, it’s a win! The winner of this giveaway will win a photography portrait session or a photography print.
Two Class Passes to Candle Making Class at Candlefish
One of my absolute favorite memorable activities that Charleston has to offer is candle making at the lovely Candlefish. Our giveaway includes two class passes to a candle making class at the Candlefish workshop studio within the King Street store. Candlefish is known for their extensive library of scents and unique candles as well as their candle making workshops and their beautiful store full of candles, gifts, stationery, and more. You will create your own candles to take home and enjoy a lovely few hours making them. The class is BYOB so bring a bottle of wine to enjoy! The winner of this giveaway will win two candle making class passes.
Two Pedicure at The Water Room
The Water Room is Charleston’s beautiful nontoxic nail salon. Let me take a moment of your time to tell you how amazing it is. The Water Room is truly a little zen oasis. When I walk into The Water Room, I think I sigh every time because I’m just so happy to be there and relax with a wonderful nail treatment. Ever since The Water Room opened, I don’t go anywhere else for my nail care. All of their polishes are 8 free, cruelty free, vegan, and nontoxic. The salon is calming and chic + there is a Aillea shop in the back full of carefully curated clean beauty brands. The winner of this giveaway will win two Level 3 Pedicures.
Crabbing with Tia Experience for Two
Simply put, this is SO MUCH FUN! Crabbing with Tia is one of the best ways to spend a gorgeous afternoon in Charleston. Tia is a Charleston native who has turned her passion for crabbing and the outdoors into the most amazing experience. Her family has been crabbing and casting for both fun and food for generations in Charleston so you won’t find a better local expert than Tia. Tia will make your time crabbing as hands on as you like it. The freshest seafood is what you can catch yourself, so expect to nab a crab, shrimp, and a variety of fish, too. The winner of this giveaway will win a Crabbing with Tia experience for two.
Two Tour Tickets for Walk and Talk Charleston
Kristin, Chassity, and I all agree that Walk and Talk Charleston is our favorite tour in the city! The tours are run by Tyler who has an incredible wealth of knowledge about Charleston’s history and the people who have shaped the city over the years. The tours are made better by Tyler’s wonderful sense of humor, storytelling ability, and serious love and admiration for the Hole City. Tyler doesn’t just share facts about Charleston’s past; rather, she tells rich stories about the very colorful Charlestonians of the past. On a Walk and Talk tour, you can expect to wander some of Charleston’s most beautiful streets while learning about the city’s distinct history and historical gossip. It’s a wonderful way to see the city! The winner of this giveaway will win two tour tickets.
Two Passes to The Works Workout + 2 Passes to The Works Cycle
When it comes to workouts in Charleston, it doesn’t get much better than The Works and The Works Cycle! The Works has made a name for itself as an incredible sweat studio that dishes out soulful fitness. It has a bit of a cult following (kind of like the cult following that Soul Cycle has developed over the years) because the workouts are so hard yet so fun that they are addicting. The Works recently opened The Works Cycle, which brings the same energy to every class as The Works but on bikes. The spin studio is such a welcome addition to Charleston.
I have no doubts that the winner of this giveaway will be indulging in Charleston’s delicious food and cocktails every day while here so it will be incredible to be able to add a phenomenal workout into your daily schedule at both The Works and The Works Cycle. The winner of this giveaway will win two passes to The Works and two passes to The Works Cycle.
$500 Gift Card to Spa Azure for Spa Treatments or Products
Spa Azure is one of Charleston’s premier facial salons. The European style salon was the first to bring Biologique Recherche and Remodeling Face to Charleston so people really flock to the skincare salon. From the moment you walk through the door at Spa Azure, you will receive a wonderful, personalized experience that will leave your skin glowing, refreshed, and feeling youthful. Spa Azure also has an extensive selection of skincare products to shop including the cult favorite Biologique Recherche p50. The winner of this giveaway will win a $500 gift card to Spa Azure that can be used on spa treatments or products.
$500 Gift Card to Shop Hampden Clothing
Oh my goodness, a $500 opportunity to shop at Hampden is enough reason in and of itself to enter the giveaway! We’re so fortunate to have our favorite women’s clothing and accessories boutique in Charleston, Hampden Clothing, participating in our giveaway. Hampden has three storefronts in Charleston – Hampden, Small, and James – that make up one of the best women’s boutiques in the world. The owner, Stacy, is an incredible talent and we’re so fortunate to have her keeping Charleston so stylish! Hampden carries so many of my favorite brands from Ulla Johnson to Zimmermann to Loeffler Randall to Lizzie Fortunado. You will feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven when you walk into Hampden! Hampden was also kind enough to lend us our beautiful outfits for this shoot! The winner of this giveaway will win a $500 shopping gift card.
$500 Gift Card to Shop Croghan’s Jewel Box
Oh my goodness, another reason alone to enter the giveaway, a $500 opportunity to shop at Croghan’s Jewel Box! Croghan’s really is one of the jewels of Charleston. It is a family run jewelry store that has been in business for over 100 years. They have the most astonishingly beautiful and well curated selection of jewelry (vintage, estate, fine, and modern), silver, and gifts. Every single item in the store is a treasure to have for years and to pass down within the family. I have some fun, affordable, modern jewelry from Croghan’s along with some silver pieces I cherish, a pair of stunning antique earrings I wore on my wedding day, beautiful charms on my charm bracelet, and my beloved locket, which was my push present from Edwin when we had Rowan. It’s the most special store! The winner of this giveaway will win a $500 shopping gift card.
$500 Gift Card to Shop Celadon Home
Celadon Home is one of Charleston’s best home furnishing and accessories store. Interior design lovers will be head over heels here. Celadon is so beloved within the Charleston community because it really has something for everyone. It is masculine but feminine, current but timeless, chic but comfortable, sophisticated but inviting. The winner will end up finding much more than $500 worth of home goods they want to take home! The winner of this giveaway will win a $500 shopping gift card.
Gift Card for an In-Studio Custom Charm Making Experience with Hart Studio
The marvelous Hart Hagerty of Hart Studio designs the most unique and personality-rich jewelry that I think really is for every women. Hart describes her jewelry as playful, empowering, and joyful. What’s not to love!? Y’all have seen me wear my Hart tassel earrings and charm necklace countless times on here and on my Instagram. I’m a longtime huge fan! Hart is such a genius to have recently started offering in-studio custom charm making experiences where you can design charm jewelry unique to you with Hart, which is exactly what the winner will win! The winner of this giveaway will win an in-studio custom charm making experience for two.
$100 Gift Card to Shop Beau & Ro + a Custom ‘Charleston’ Palm Bag
In Charleston, we’re lucky enough to have Beau & Ro’s only brick and mortar boutique (although the online shop is wonderful too)! Beau and Ro is a handbag, clothing, and accessories company by Sara Rossi that designs their own beautiful pieces as well as curates a one-of-a-kind selection of unique brands to shop. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Beau & Ro and constantly carry the brand’s bags and wear the brand’s shoes. Their palm bags are some of my absolute favorite and most frequently carried bags in the spring and summer (as seen here) so I’m so excited that one is included in this giveaway! The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 shopping gift card and a custom Charleston palm bag.
$100 Gift Card to Shop Amanda Lindroth
Amanda Lindroth, how I love you! I adore having an Amanda Lindroth boutique in Charleston. When you step foot in the store, you’ll feel like you’ve instantly been transported to the Bahamas. Every piece of furniture, every linen, and every home accessory that Amanda designs is gold! I could quite literally move into the store and happily live everly ever after. We have a lot of Amanda Lindroth in our home included table linens and picture frames that I just swoon over. The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 shopping gift card.
$100 Gift Card to Shop Out of Hand
Out of Hand is my go-to destination for gifting, flowers, homewares, and clean makeup here in Charleston. They have it all! The floral team at Out of Hand actually did my wedding flowers so you know I really love them here! The store has so many treasures that it is hard not to spend an hour wandering around taking everything in. It is nestled in the Old Village, which is a beautiful part of Charleston to discover as well! The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 shopping gift card.
$100 Gift Card to Shop Shoes on King
Shoes on King is the premier shoe store in Charleston. They specialize in having a curated collection of footwear from well-known and emerging designers in a wide range of price points. If I’m looking for a specific style of shoe, I always head to Shoes on King and I never not have success! They are incredibly helpful in the store as well, which is key because you never want to feel uncomfortable in your shoes. The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 shopping gift card.
‘Try Them All 3 Pack’ of Sohp Shop Soap
The marvelously fun and brilliant company Sohp Shop was founded by my fellow giveaway host, Chassity and her sweet children! Sohp Shop was started with the mission of encouraging kiddos to wash their hands more frequently. Each soap has a surprise toy on the inside so little ones are incentivized to wash their hands so they can get to the center and discover what their toy is. Brilliant! I’ve gifted Sohp Shop soap to my niece and nephews before and they absolutely flipped for it! The winner of this giveaway will win a Try Them All 3 Pack.
4 Course Tasting Dinner for Two at Wild Common
Foodies will rejoice at seeing this aspect of the giveaway. We’re thrilled that our giveaway includes a 4 course tasting dinner + wine pairings at the incredibly delicious Wild Common. Wild Common is anything but common! Dining at Wild Common is a super unique culinary experience driven by the chef’s imagination. The dining space is truly inspired too. It will be a dinner to remember. The winner of this giveaway will win a 4 course tasting dinner + wine pairings for two.
Basic Kitchen $100 Dining Gift Card
Where do I even begin with Basic Kitchen? Chassity, Kristin, and I love it so much that we honestly all go about once a week. In fact, when we sat down to plan this year’s giveaway, we did so over lunch at Basic Kitchen! I always recommend the cheerful Basic Kitchen to Charleston visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and even dinner. You can’t miss at Basic! Basic Kitchen is so delicious because the restaurant uses seasonal, local produce and the best ingredients to create food that’s good for the mind, body, and soul. The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 dining gift card.
Frannie & The Fox $100 Dining Gift Card
New kid on the street, Frannie & The Fox, open summer 2020 and instantly became a crowd favorite with us locals. The ambiance is delightful and the patio by the fire pits is really one of the best places in town to sit outside. Absolutely everything on the menu is delicious but I really love the blue crab fritters, baby romaine, and every single pizza. I can ensure that you’ll have a fantastic dinner (and drinks! such yummy cocktails!) at Frannie & The Fox! The winner of this giveaway will win a $100 dining gift card.
Harken Cafe $50 Dining Gift Card
Oh Harken, how I love you! Harken Cafe is all things charming, cozy, and delicious. Harken is one of my most frequented spots in town for breakfast and lunch. Their coffees are divine, their baked goods will have you singing with joy, their breakfast slab pies are some of the yummiest breakfast dishes I’ve ever had, and the ambiance + space are über warm and inviting. I know people who have visited Harken on their first day in Charleston and have ventured back every single day of their trip for coffee, wine, or bites. It’s that good! The winner of this giveaway will win a $50 dining gift card.
Red Clay Hot Sauce ‘The Spicy Whole Shebang Package’
Red Clay Hot Sauce is an incredible local company that not only makes the best hot sauces and honeys you’ve ever had but also does tons to give back to our local Charleston community. Edwin and I are die hard fans of Red Clay! Luckily enough for y’all, so are Chassity and Kristin so we’re really excited to include them in this year’s giveaway. The Spicy Whole Shebang Package includes Red Clay’s best-selling, hotter flavors: Original, Carolina, Verde, Habanero, and Hot-Hot Honey. All of their hot sauces are cold-pressed, fermented and barrel-aged and their hot honeys are 100% raw, pure and delicious. It’s my favorite honey out there! The winner of this giveaway will win 1 Space Whole Shebang Package.
To enter to win this incredible giveaway, simply follow the prompts of this widget! Wishing each one of you the best of luck! P.S. This giveaway will be live until Sunday, Dec. 20th at 11:59pm EST.
Good luck! Thank you for entering, for reading Rhyme & Reason, and for supporting the businesses contributing to my giveaways! It means the world to us all! Happy holidays! xx, Jillian
Photography by Anne Rhett Photography