SHE Columbia!

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…where The Shop Tart will pretty much be spending her whole weekend!

Let’s be real. The Shop Tart can usually be found lazing about on the weekend. That is, when she isn’t shopping Soda City, enjoying one of Columbia’s fine restaurants, or watching one or more of her children play some sport. But this weekend will be all about her. And you! SHE is coming to town and everyone will be there. Let’s talk day by day…

The weekend kicks off at 4 pm on Friday, when SHE will be open for browsing, shopping, and plenty of hanging out with ladies. There will be wine, and chocolate, and cupcakes, and fashion! And a concert from American Idol’s Elise Testone! The opening night party will be a blast.

Elise Testone.

The Shop Tart is looking forward to meeting Lipsologist Ariana Lightningstorm, one of the only six Certified Lipsologists in the world, and the only one on the East Coast trained in the fun and entertaining practice of Lipsology. She will be performing the art and science of reading lip prints.

On Saturday, the fun begins at 9 am. All day long, you can enjoy a Crafty Feast Create Lounge. Are you totally incompetent at making things? Because the Shop Tart cannot make things, but there will be crafty pros in the Create Lounge to help guide you. Check the schedule here to see when your favorite artist will be there to share her creativity. Hooray!

There will be fashion happening all day, and the Shop Tart will be there at 3 for the “Shop Tart Loves” fashion show, featuring looks from VanJean, Pink Sorbet, Petal, and Bohemian. Elizabeth Rouprich, founder of Visually Appealing, put the show together and the Shop Tart had a blast helping her choose looks at Bohemian. A little preview…

Bohemian, SHE.

The Shop Tart Loves fashion show is happening Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 1 — the Shop Tart will stick around and hang in her personal lounge for a little meet and greet after the shows. The lounge will be decorated by Bones, Rugs & Harmony and she can’t wait to see what they have planned. Stop by for a visit; she’ll have Pout gift bags and Urban Nirvana mugs with discount cards to share!

The Shop Tart is also looking forward to cooking, tasting, and learning on Saturday and Sunday, with a little help from Let’s Cook, Motor Supply, Spotted Salamander, and Rosewood Market.

You know what else the Shop Tart loves? Entertaining! She can’t wait to pick up some tips from local ladies like Shani Gilchrist, Teowonna Clifton, Keely Saye, Catherine Doyle, Joyce Hansell, Amanda McNulty, and Sybil Davis. From event planning, home decor, and flower arranging, to Pinterest, couponing, and tea, you’ll learn it all. Shani Gilchrist (aka Camille Maurice) will teach you how to make your home an extension of your style…

Camille Maurice!

SHE wraps up at 6 on Saturday, but will be back on Sunday from noon to 5. And SHE isn’t just about you, SHE also helps others. Don’t miss Revente’s Last Call pop-up shop, where sales benefit the Women’s Shelter. And you can get $2 off the ticket price if you bring five canned goods for Harvest Hope. Hooray!

And…the Shop Tart has already given away one pair of tickets and she has four more pairs to share! Four of you will attend one day of your choice at SHE for free and you’ll get to bring a friend. How do you enter? Take a moment to check out the SHE website, then come back here and tell us in the comments section below what you would most like to see or do at the event. (Feeling too lazy to click? Just leave a comment saying you’ll come visit the Shop Tart in her lounge!)

See you this weekend and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!

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25 comments on “SHE Columbia!
  1. Lili Stoisor-Olsson says:

    Yay, yay, yay! Would love to be one of the 4 people to win this! Thanks.

  2. Amanda says:

    Can’t wait to learn mixology from Motor Supply!

  3. Mel says:

    Will we get to meet the Refashionista in person? I love her blog.

  4. Sally says:

    Anything that involves food.

  5. Angie says:

    The relaxation station because it rhymes and sounds relaxing. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh.

  6. Laurie says:

    Teowonna. She’s fun.

  7. Rebecca says:

    I will definitely visit the Shop Tart and perhaps some of my Saluda street peeps! :)

  8. Becky says:

    Love to see what Revente and Let’s Cook has.

  9. Jean says:

    a progressive event for The Cola! would love to check it out–a little old lady retiree of SC Government!

  10. Mia says:

    Two words: relaxation station. Sounds like heaven!

  11. Rachel says:

    Who wouldn’t love some free pampering from Elante Day Spa and Salon?

  12. Catherine poplin says:

    My mom is coming from out of town and in hopes
    Of motivating her and getting her year started
    In the right direction, I wanted to take her to the
    She show! I would love to win tickets!

  13. Monica says:

    Everything at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio looks fabulous- I’m in for French Parisian Hot Chocolate!!!

  14. Rebecca S. says:

    Wine. And chocolate? Yes, please!

  15. mims says:

    I’d love tix so I can come visit you!

  16. Megan says:

    Oooh, the Style Lounge looks like just what I need to update my wardrobe!

    But I’m loving the relaxation, food demos, cocktails and all!! Looking forward the great weekend event.

  17. Charli says:

    It all sounds awesome! Would love to meet the Shop Tart and the Refashionista! = )

  18. Jessica says:

    I would love to learn from Shani how to decorate because I have a new house!

  19. Emma says:

    I want to craft!

  20. Sherree says:

    I’m with Sly, anything that involves food! ;-)

  21. Natalie says:

    My sister will be in town! We’d love to come and hang out with you!

  22. Kelly says:

    I would love to learn how to make crafts and enjoy a weekend off . I want to celebrate being a woman!!

  23. Olivia says:

    I want to hang out with the Shop Tart to get the inside-inside scoop on the next best sales.

  24. Amanda Benson says:

    Shop, eat, shop!

  25. Whitney says:

    the fashion portion of the weekend sounds very fun!

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Local arbiter of all that is fresh, fashionable and flavorful in Columbia, the Shop Tart has been blogging about shopping, eating and having a great time since 2008.

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