Friday, January 30, 2015

Amy....Soda City Market

I'd delighted that our citizens can enjoy a year-round farmers' market--and even more delighted by the intrepid folk who shop there on winter Saturdays.  Isn't this a fabulous combination of colour, pattern and texture?  And indeed, who doesn't covet this pretty woman's glasses and ear muffs?  Many thanks to intrepid photographer Molly Harrell for this image, as well.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Late January.... Anthropologie

Take a glance to your right at the number of posts I've managed in 2015 and you'll quickly divine how well I'm progressing with my New Year's resolution: Post to blog every day. On this last week of January, thank heavens for these lovely young women--and photographer Molly Harrell who provided these images. Perhaps I might get on track before 2016.

Summer, pictured above, is a display manager for Anthropologie and a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate, or as I discovered one could say (rather jauntily), a "SCAD grad." 
These women are all at work, at the newish Anthropologie store in Trenholm Plaza. I recognize Whitney, the young lady above, who I'm certain I've photographed myself.
And here's a third young woman, Katie, wearing clothes from the shop I assume.  I'm rather fond of the way they put things together there, the windows in particular. I understand that Katie is responsible for the pretty home department at the store.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jason....Whole Foods

How fortunate I was to spy this stylish man and his coat while grocery shopping. Indeed, it was enough to inspire me to get back to my work on this blog. I thought his coat made him look like an admiral of the high seas.  In fact, I was not too far adrift: He found his coat, he told me, at the Army-Navy surplus store on Main Street in Columbia.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Whimsy & Colour....Anthropologie

I encountered this charming lass at Anthropologie in Columbia, a new retail spot that--given it's name--I felt I had to see right away. (Indeed, I'm glad I did, for I am at last inspired to add to this blog.) The young lady's attire fit the mood of the store perfectly--festive and whimsical, with a bit of an edge.  Perhaps you can't tell, but her braids were highlighted with a pretty shade of pink. And there just above her knee and just below her hemline, on her stocking, you'll note a cat's face peeking out.  Fabulous!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

S.C. Oktoberfest....Main Street

While there was a decided German theme going on at Soda City Market on Main Street yesterday, I was more taken with the look you see above than with the traditional St. Pauli-Girl-meets-Pippi-Longstocking costumes that were plentiful (and quite adorable, no question about it).

Likewise, I eschewed the traditional bratwurst in favor of these....

....beef empanadas, fried on the premises.  I was so well fortified, in fact, that I recovered my enthusiasm for photographing the local attire and posting it here.  (I do believe that the empanada may be the spinach to my Popeye.)  So, cheerfully, back at it....
...and finding that this young woman did look quite sweet, no? I believe she is the force behind Butterfly Vintage.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pattern+Pattern....Soda City Market

Overjoyed to be back in Columbia (Aunt Dahlia would be pleased to know), I ventured out to the Saturday morning market on Main Street.  I was charmed immediately by this woman's combination of patterns....and only hope that my stalking her from booth to booth was not unnerving for her.
A block further, and I happened across a lovely collection of vintage clothing.  Best I could gather through casual eavesdropping, the stylish beauty on the left is the proprietress and the gentleman on the right was interested in purchasing the plaid sport coat.
Also at this tent--which was a bit of an open air fashion museum--I spied this extraordinary coat....
 ....and two charming displays of plaid.
If you care to seek this out on a Saturday, here's the inventive suitcase-sign. The business, I believe, is called Saint & Rambler.

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Three-hour Tour".... Best of Columbia

It seemed as if half of Columbia's residents had decided to channel their inner Thurston Howell, III. The occasion? The Free Times Best of Columbia party.  The instigators? Those charming lasses of Flock and Rally.
My fellow party-goers urged me to photograph this handsome duo.  I found myself imagining young Thurston chatting up a potential Lovey.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fabulous Hat....Tasty Tomato Festival

While many who attend this festival find the locally grown tomatoes to be inspired, I am always rather charmed by the attire.  In a crowd of delightful outfits, this young woman and her hat stood out.
Here's another photo--and as you see, even without the hat, she's lovely.