Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Hail Mary of Holiday Gift Giving

The Tank, with Ida Kohlmeyer's "Slanted #7"

Christmas is over, so is Hanukkah. And you missed your aunt’s birthday last week, too. At this point, you need to give the gift that will salvage your reputation. The Shop Tart has an idea! A charitable donation in someone‚Äôs […] Read On

Last minute gift giving? No problem. Welcoming a guest blogger with the perfect idea!

The Shop Tart is positively thrilled to welcome the lovely Katie Fox as a guest blogger. As the director of theater operations of the Harbison Theatre, she comes in contact with a lot of cool stuff. (Did you miss the […] Read On

Mmm…chocolate…

Evolution Through Chocolate

Do you know Joseph Vernon? He is Columbia’s finest chocolatier, the man behind Evolution Through Chocolate, otherwise known as Etc. The Shop Tart adores everything he makes, and she was thrilled when he contacted her the other day, offering to […] Read On

Well, hello there! Who wants a festive holiday lunch?

Hampton Street Vineyard beef stew

It’s that time of year — when you call a friend for lunch for no reason whatsoever — and realize that it’s totally okay to have wine, because Christmas. Not a Jesus person? Doesn’t matter. You can still have wine […] Read On

Some places are just beautiful.

Strange and beautiful at Gallery West

Have you been to Gallery West on State Street? Please go. This place is absolutely lovely, full of original, beautiful things in all price ranges. There are a few strange and beautiful things, too, like the painting below. The Shop […] Read On

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