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November Pitt Street Stroll: This Thursday!

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 by admin

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Shop, sip, and stroll with us this Thursday, November 19th in the Old Village as we celebrate our last scheduled Pitt Street Stroll of the year! We’re excited to kick off the holiday season with specials, trunk shows, and local fare, from 5-8pm in the Old Village.

This month, expect:

We’ll see you there!


Get to know Bare Beauty’s Jessica Morse

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by admin

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Mark your calendars for a special event in December. The Ooh! Beautiful gals and Bare Beauty blogger Jessica Morse will team up for a special collaboration that highlights natural beauty. Based in Charleston, Jessica’s blog focuses on educating and promoting all-natural, non-toxic beauty products and healthy lifestyle practices. During the event, we’ll be offering cosmetic demos along with “clean” cocktails and light snacks.

Read on to learn more about Jessica and her inspiration behind starting Bare Beauty:

What prompted you to start blogging?

About four years ago, I was having problems with my eyesight and fertility. After seeing several physicians, a local naturopath, Dr. Sherri Jacobs, suggested I try her 21-Day Metabolic Cleanse for a complete body “reset.”  Those 21 days were pivotal in changing in the way I saw my overall health. I slept better, had more energy, and a lot of nagging physical issues that I didn’t pay much attention to disappeared. This particular cleanse is heavy on education, and it was during the 21 days that I learned about the dangers of environmental toxins and how they wreak havoc on our health. Everything from the pesticides in our food to the chemicals in our water, upholstery and personal care products, pose a threat. I also started researching the ingredients in my personal care and beauty products, only to discover most of them contained toxins and hormone-disrupting chemicals. Eventually, friends starting asking me for advice on all-natural replacements, so I created Bare Beauty.

What is your goal for Bare Beauty, and what do you hope to teach people?

I started the blog as a way to inform women of the risks they are taking each time they use products with harmful ingredients. It’s important for them to realize that today, there are amazing, all-natural alternatives that have so many benefits—it’s not just for tree huggers anymore!

Tell us about how you’ll be collaborating with the Ooh! Beautiful team.

I primarily work with online retailers, so it’s been fun partnering with the ladies at Ooh! Beautiful to plan this event. We’re excited to educate their customers about a variety of all-natural products and practices, and look forward to being a helpful resource.

Stay tuned to for more details about this special event!

October Pitt Street Stroll

Posted on: October 14th, 2015 by admin

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Can you believe it’s time for another Pitt Street Stroll? We’re excited to gather and celebrate with our beloved community tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th from 5pm to 8pm in the Old Village. Bring your friends, bring your family, or just bring yourself! No matter who you bring, get ready for a night of shopping, food, and fun. We hear the weather will be a delight! This month, expect:

We’ll see you at the Pitt Street Stroll!

September Pitt Street Stroll

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by admin


It’s that time again! Head to the Old Village tonight, September 17th to shop, sip, and stroll through another Pitt Street Stroll! This month, our team is excited to offer:

  • A Special Balloon Sale: the first 50 customers in the door will receive a balloon with an exclusive discount inside!
  • Ooh! Beautiful refreshers and demonstrations with EiR Surf & Skincare
  • A live painting demonstration with local artist Carolina Jewett
  • Cocktail sampling featuring locally-produced O&O Hooch
  • Cooking Carolina’s delicious Pit Bar-B-Q and more for sale
  • Special treats from the Pitt Street Pharmacy and Pure Fluff  organic cotton candy!

 The fun takes place from 5pm until 8pm. We can’t wait to see you!



Tailgate in Style with the Art of Creating

Posted on: August 31st, 2015 by admin

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (until the holidays, of course!) College football kicks off this Thursday, September 3rd, ushering in another season of friendly rivalry, tailgate celebrations, and living in your team’s colors. The shops on Pitt Street have all you need for a tailgating touchdown, like:

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  1. Team-Colored Outfits: Wherever your allegiance lies, we’ve got pieces perfect for cheering on your team – stylish, comfortable, and just the right amount of team spirit! Start shopping here.
  2. South-Life Glasses, Koozies, and Flasks: No solo cups here! Sip in style with South-Life’s shotgun shell drinkware. Browse our collection here.
  3. Aromaflage Essential Oil Bug Repellent: Repel pesky insects the natural way with Ooh! Beautiful’s Aromaflage fragrances.
  4. Team-Colored Tailgate Decor: Colored paper straws, turkish towels, and more – make sure your setup is just as stylish as you are!
  5. Cool Cocktails: O&O Hooch is a tailgate essential! Mix with your favorite Southern vodka, or sip alone.

For even more tailgating tips, tune into tomorrow’s Lowcountry Live segment, where our resident style experts Lisa Thomas and Jill Bowman will share their advice for the perfect set up. The show airs at 10amEST on ABC New 4.

Celebrate Back to School with August’s Pitt Street Stroll

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by admin

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It’s that time of year when the kids pack up their backpacks and head back to school. Love it or hate it – it’s an exciting time of the year! We’re celebrating at this month’s Pitt Street Stroll. From pet adoptions to King of Pops popsicles, huge sales at Out of Hand to local farm produce delivery sign ups – there’s something for everyone at Thursday’s event! Expect:

  • Huge end of season sales at Out of Hand, SOUTH, and Ooh! Beautiful with items 50-75% off
  • Complementary makeup refreshers by premium makeup brand Jane Iredale‘s premier makeup artist, Deana Martin
  • Pet Helpers adoption event
  • King of Pops – Charleston‘s latest popsicle flavors
  • Sign ups for Joseph Fields FARM CSA, offering fresh organic veggies delivered right to your door

Shop, sip, and stroll in the Old Village this Thursday, August 20th from 5pm to 8pm. And, relive some of our previous strolls below!

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Out of Hand ONLINE SHOP!

Posted on: August 7th, 2015 by admin

Rejoice! You’re favorite Pitt Street shop items are now online! From Out of Hand to Ooh! Beautiful – and even, Out of the Garden, too, you can now browse and buy from the comfort and convenience of your own home. We offer affordable, flat-rate shipping, and take all major credit cards. Plus, when you order, we’ll loop you into our periodic emails, so you’re up to date with all that’s going on in the Art of Creating’s world.

So, sit back, and shop! What will you order first?





Vendor Spotlight: Groceries Apparel

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by admin


Hailing from the west coast, we just love Groceries Apparel’s take on design and use of recycled and organic textiles. And their company mantra is one we can get down with. They measure their success by the good-paying jobs they’re able to offer, and the amount of green textiles they order.

As written in their manifesto, “Groceries Apparel exists to create a demand for fashion using only localized manufacturing and recycled/organic textiles. We manufacture garments in our own California factory, trace our fabrics to the farm and follow the human being across the supply chain to make sure that everyone is treated fairly. Our operations improve the lives of our entire supply chain, our customers and the environment. We are confident that our model and values are the future of apparel manufacturing and we would rather go out of business than compromise.”


Beyond their values, they create quality products that feel as good as they look! We have a selection of Groceries Apparel on Pitt Street, including this anything-but-simple white t-shirt. Our style experts at can show you just how versatile these pieces can be – and explain why they’re the perfect staple for your summer wardrobe! Make sure to ask about Groceries apparel the next time you’re at Out of Hand.

Best DIY wedding contest with Charleston Grit + Cannon Green

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by admin


Ooh! Events, Charleston Grit, and Cannon Green are teaming up on a fun new venture! In a city full of weddings (we know a thing or two about those..) that also happens to be the top U.S. wedding destination, we thought it would be interesting to see real Charlestonian weddings from another perspective: yours! To the crafty, Pinterest-y, and smart: we know you’re out there! We’re looking for people who have taken DIY weddings to the next level, whether by making your own floral arrangements, crafting your own guest gifts, or sewing your own dress! Be creative, and show us your work! Ooh! Did I mention you can win a second honey moon? Find full contest details below – and check out some of our DIY projects to get inspired!

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At the Ooh! Events design center we like to think we get pretty crafty. Here are some examples of our own handy work! (Vintage free-standing doors + Floral; Hand-embroidered Napkins; Lace table runners; Baby’s breath cross; Glowing heart backdrop; Bullseye wood-cut table decor)


A wedding is the perfect backdrop for all things DIY! Show us how you personalized your wedding day—food, flowers, gifts, decorations, wardrobe—we want to see it all!

  • Submissions are open to the public May 20–June 20, 2015. A panel of judges will choose 10 finalists, and Grit users will vote for the winner, who will receive a romantic second honeymoon—a three-day, two-night stay at the Princess Anne Hotel in Asheville, NC, valued at over $500!
  • If you live in the Charleston Tri-County area or had your wedding in the Tri-County area, you are eligible to participate.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: June 20th 2015 at 9am EST.


  • One grand prize consisting of a three-day, two-night stay for two (2) adults at the Princess Anne Hotel in Asheville, NC. (Transportation, meals, and other expenses not provided. Hotel stay subject to date restrictions and availability.)
  • The chance to participate in a photo shoot (located at Cannon Green and styled by Ooh! Events) inspired by your DIY wedding.
  • Prize must be redeemed for travel within one year from the promotion end date (July 21, 2015 – July 21, 2016) and is not transferable or redeemable for cash. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If the prize is not redeemed, the prize is void.
  • Prizewinner and Guest must be 21 years of age or older.

Father’s Day Giveaway on Lowcountry Live!

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by admin

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Out of Hand‘s resident style expert, Jill Bowman, appeared on Lowcountry Live this morning to share our picks for Father’s Day gifts. The holiday, which falls on Sunday, June 21st this year, will be here before you know it! We’re giving you a head start on gift shopping with a giveaway of all of the Father’s Day items from SOUTH and Out of Hand featured on this morning’s segment, including:

Entering could not be easier! Simply fill in the form below. Make sure you follow The Art of Creating on Facebook, where we’ll announce the lucky winners on June 15, prizes to be collected at June’s Pitt Street Stroll!

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