Showing posts from November, 2011

Shop Local - it's MORE important than ever

This past Saturday was the Second Annual Small Business Saturday to follow Black Friday and according to the media, it went off really well. I do find it ironic that it already has to have a major corporate sponsor behind it, but at least they're trying to shine a light on small business. 

This upcoming Saturday you can support your local small business by shopping at Sweet Olive at 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard in I'On as they celebrate their Holiday Open House. There will be sweets and treats along with wine and of course, some great gifts! The wonderful gals at Sweet Olive also gift wrap - and it's one of the best things, because it means you don't have to! 

For more, visit & PLEASE buy at least 30% of your Christmas list local, it means much more than you know. Here's some cute ideas from Sweet Olive: 

Celebrate the new Firefly Sunset Resort

Enjoy nightly sunsets at Hope Town’s newest resort, Firefly Sunset Resort. Set on the Sea of Abaco on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas, the new Firefly Sunset Resort is now open for the season. Sustainably built by Firefly Vodka co-creator, Jim and Ann Irvin of Charleston, South Carolina, this whimsical resort offers seven villas and cottages with full size kitchens, three pools, a snorkeling reef, WIFI and an on-site restaurant, Firefly Bar & Grill. Firefly Sunset Resort is already a local favorite for its nightly sunsets and delicious cocktails. 

Located just 200 miles east of West Palm Beach, FL and 100 miles north of Nassau, Hope Town is a quaint village on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay. Located on Elbow Cay, the resort features seven beautifully appointed rental properties. "Mint 2 Be" the honeymoon suite, sits nestled nicely on the edge of a beautiful coral cliff, suspended over the Sea of Abaco. Designed for romance, this two bedroom/two bathroom cottage has its own pr…

Kick off the Holiday Season

With Christmas and Chanukah right around the corner, ring in the holidays by shopping locally at Sweet Olive’s Holiday Kickoff Party on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is the perfect chance to get a sneak peek at this year’s holiday decor, locally made gift items and dazzling ornaments. Refreshments and culinary treats will be provided.  Sweet Olive is located in the heart of I’On at 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and is one of the Lowcountry’s top home decor destinations.  “Each holiday season, we have many patrons who love to see what’s new for the holidays. Our Holiday Kickoff Party is a great way to thank them for shopping locally.” said Melinda Armstrong Wrenn, owner of Sweet Olive. “And shopping locally is vital to keep our community flourishing.”   What: Holiday Kickoff Party  When: Thursday, November 17,  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Where: Sweet Olive, 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard, I’On in Mount Pleasant  Admission: Free  Sweet Olive also will be open for extended s…