This spring JHID Project Manager, Massey Glenne, was invited by her best friends, the Van Winkle sisters of Pappy & Co, to attend the Charleston Wine & Food Festival. As 4th Generation Van Winkles, the legacy of bourbon has always been a long and proud tradition. The sisters created Pappy & Co. to not only be a part of the Pappy legacy and heritage, but to offer it to friends and fellow aficionados. While this trip involved a lot of bourbon and delicious food, it also provided plenty of design inspiration to bring back from the South to here in the Mountains.
Carrie Greener and Massey meet at the College of Charleston, in the city known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and contemporary shops making it a designer’s dream-come-true.
Massey’s Charleston Guide:
Places to stay
Set in the historic Federal Building this retro inspired hotel serves up hand-crafted cocktails in the settings of a historic Charleston living room with gracious hospitality and effortless style that you can only find in the South.
The Dewberry features Workstead, a JHID lighting go to :
“Workstead is a design studio that focuses on building, interiors, and products. We create spaces and objects that reinforce a sense of place in an increasingly chaotic world, through a holistic approach to design. Our work both functional and iconic, celebrating our interest in utility, form, and material strength. The studio’s projects include the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, the Dewberry in Charleston, and numerous public and private residential projects. Our products can be found in shops, restaurants, hotels, and residences all over the world.”
Interior Design inspired Shopping
High-end fabric, furniture and design showroom located in a converted cigar factory. It is an accumulation of contemporary designers with fine antiques in a specialized, inspired, and cohesive setting.
Featuring some of JHID’s favorite vendors:
• (Wh)ore Haus
• An amazing lighting company headquartered in Charleston
• All of the company’s products are bench-made and hand-finished in Charleston
• “The company prides itself on manufacturing processes that secure the growth and sustainability of artisanal craft for the future by using modern techniques that enhance and refine the hand-build approach as opposed to replacing it.”
Dress to Impress
• Owned by husband and wife team of Basic Projects, a company that focuses on design, development and consulting.
• It is an adorable boho-chic, health-inspired restaurant that serves delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinner using local, seasonal ingredients. The Beet Margarita is a must!!
The James Beard Awarded FIG
Hard to pick a favorite here because Executive Chef Jason Stanhope is outstanding. Standouts were the Tartine of Beef and Tuna Tartare, Ricotta Gnocchi with Ossawbaw Bolognese and Yukon Gold Potato Puree.