First of all, this event is hosted during the newest exhibition, I Heard a Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill. If you haven’t seen it, this would be a wonderful time.
Second, hors d’œuvres will be provided by M Café and dessert by Cupcake. What’s not to love about that? Also? There will be drinks. And shopping. Guests are invited to shop with A Checkered Past, Alicia’s Gifts, Magar Hatworks, Nana by Sally, and VanJean. BTDub, are you familiar with Magar Hatworks? Leigh Magar makes some…pretty major hats. The Shop Tart spotted her at an upstate wedding once and couldn’t take her eyes off of Leigh’s fab feathered topper.
Pout! will be there to help you look your absolute best. DJ Peter A will keep the energy up with great music and Vista Ballroom’s tango will keep you on your toes. Other sponsors include Massage Envy (hmmm…might there be demos?) and Synergy Fitness.
Speaking of Synergy Fitness, remember our contest? Winner Erin Reppy has been working hard with trainer Mary Nash. This was her very inspiring winning entry:
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! In all seriousness, please consider my entry for the Mary/Synergy giveaway. On September 24th, I am celebrating six years cancer-free. I have spent the last six years focusing on getting healthy, being a mom and being an advocate for young breast cancer survivors in Columbia. Alas, all that leaves me little time to workout…who am I kidding, it’s an excuse! I am terrified of injuring myself. I know how to do the cardio bit, walk, read Shape Magazine, gossip with friends, shop (those don’t count?), but I am scared of anything outside my comfort zone other than the whole getting on a treadmill routine. Also, some of us could use the motivation a personal one-on-one session would provide, not all of us can eloquently eat our way through the restaurants of Columbia and stay ever so healthy, slim and trim, what IS your secret Shop Tart?!
I would be happy to agonize over – just kidding – gush over – the amazing sessions Mary Nash is giving away via blog and/or photos, ahem, as long as there are no close ups of my soon-to-be transformed rear.
The Shop Tart and Mary agreed that Erin had the passion and the sense of humor needed to make a transformation and Erin tells us it’s going well! (Look for her updates very soon.) Speaking of contests, the Shop Tart has two goodie bags from the museum’s Ladies Night Out to give away to two lucky readers, absolutely free. To be entered to win, leave a comment on this post telling everyone about your favorite pair of shoes. Entries will not be judged on their merits, the Shop Tart just wants to know. Why do you love them? How often do you wear them? Do you remember when you bought them? Everyone who comments will be entered in a drawing to win the bags. What do they include? Lots of cool stuff:
- Several beauty samples from Pout!, known for their incredibly luxurious samples.
- A custom-made coaster set from eco-friendly specialty card maker Utopia Invitations. They are printed by vintage letterpress, all the rave these days.
- A magnet with original butterfly artwork by American artist Christopher Marley entitled Form and Pheromone.
- A tin of “Before the Kiss” peppermints.
- A Shakespearean Love Mug from the Museum Shop
- A coupon for 25 percent off any single item in the Museum Shop.
- And more!
In addition to all of the above, the evening will be filled with fab conversation, lots of style and plenty of fun. Have you ever noticed how well women dress at ladies only events? Ladies Night Out will be a great place to get fall fashion inspiration!
Speaking of ladies, and being pretty, the Shop Tart has two fab beauty deals to share.
- Groupon has a great deal from Shop Tart fave StaceyO StudiO today: Pay just $50 for $100 worth of services!
- Austral Salon is offering their $400 Keratin treatment to new users for only $149. (Warning: You will get addicted.) Call 790-0770 for the Forest Acres location or 781-6426 for Irmo.
Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!
P.S. Need new boots for Thursday night? How about booties? VanJean is offering 25 percent off all boots and booties this week!