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Washington D.C. City Guide

Washington DC is the next stop on our list of trunk shows and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you are a history buff, enjoy fabulous food and sweet treats or love to take in the beauty of Washington DC by boat on the Potomac River, the city has something for you. Our friends at I. Gorman have encapsulated the best facets of our nations capital – keep reading to uncover why DC is the perfect place for your next vacation.

Don’t forget to join us September 15-16th for our annual Trunk Show, we can’t wait to see you there!

Best place to stay?

The Graham Hotel is an uber-chic boutique hotel located in the heart of Georgetown.  They have sleek, modern rooms and an incredible rooftop bar that has plush seating with sweeping views of The Kennedy Center, Washington Monument and The Watergate.

THE GRAHAM HOTEL | 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Favorite shopping destination and why?

Other than I. Gorman? 😉 Union Market, hands down awesome wares from local “Makers,” an incredible, vibrant atmosphere, an ever-rotating collection of pop-up shops, and a huge selection of food to select from while shopping.

UNION MARKET | 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Favorite restaurant and what’s the best thing on the menu?

The D.C. restaurant scene has really hit its stride in recent years, so it’s tough to choose just one place and dish. One of the favorites of most of our staff is Le Diplomate. For brunch or dinner, it’s a perfect spot to stop and imagine you’re at a cute bistro in France for an hour or two.  Their house made bread is one of the best in DC and not to be missed before a great meal.

 

LE DIPLOMATE | 1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Favorite local dessert spot?

DC is known for being home to a great number of cupcake shops, but the absolute best is Baked and Wired. The cupcakes are not to be missed, but there are a host of other goodies, like cookies, pies, and bars, which are all divine. Also, after grabbing a few options from the “baked” section, the café side of the shop has a great selection of beverages, to get you “wired.”

BAKED AND WIRED | 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Must see destinations while you are visiting?

All of the free monuments, museums, and happenings going on in and around the Mall area. From the jewelry collections, including the Hope Diamond, at the National Museum of Natural History, to the cherry blossoms blooming along the Tidal Basin, you could spend days exploring the area.

JEFFERSON MONUMENT | W Potomac Park, Washington, DC

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY | 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Best way to spend “Family Day”?

Start the day with a morning walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island, which is a hidden gem located directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown.  It’s a great way to see unique views of the city in an off the beaten path spot.  After a morning walk, head across the river to the Georgetown Waterfront for lunch on the Potomac. Incredible water views and you might even see the Presidential helicopter fly over the river to the White House!  Finish the day off with an evening baseball game at Nationals Park, located in an up and coming DC neighborhood with great views of the Anacostia River.

GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT | 3000 K St Nw, By The Potomac River, Washington, DC 20007

NATIONALS PARK | 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Best kept DC secret (that you’re willing to share)

My absolute favorite hidden gem is a smaller scale reproduction of Rome’s Spanish Steps, which are tucked away in the Kalorama neighborhood. There’s no more beautiful place to read a book during the day or stop by for a romantic moment at the end of a date night.

KALORAMA SPANISH STEPS | S St & 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Comment below if you have been to Washington DC and have some recommendations of places we need to check out, we would love to hear from you!

By |September 11th, 2017|Retailer Spotlight, Single Stone Style, Travel, Trunk Show|Comments Off on Washington D.C. City Guide

Charleston City Guide

Whether you are going for vacation or a weekend getaway, Charleston has become a popular destination that is definitely at the top of our travel list.  From it’s historic charm, the booming dining scene, and must visit shopping destinations, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Our trunk show is just a few weeks away, so we asked our friends at Croghan’s Jewel box for their can’t-miss spots that make the Lowcountry the perfect place for a visit!

Scroll below to see their recommendations and don’t forget to join us September 8-9th for our annual Trunk Show!

Best places to stay?

Zero George, Dewberry Hotel and Rutledge House Inn. Zero George, as pictured below, is a collection of five restored historic residences and carriage houses overlooking a magical private courtyard making the boutique hotel the ideal ground zero for exploring Charleston’s allure.

ZERO GEORGE | 0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Favorite shopping destination and why?

King Street! We love the wonderful local shops and beauty of the facades.

Favorite local shops?

For Women: Hampden Clothing, Berlins, Hidden Countship, Beckett Boutique, Ibu Movement, Finicky Filly, Shoes on King and RTW.

For Men: Dumas, Grady Ervin and Jordan Lash.

HAMPDEN CLOTHING | 314 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

FINICKY FILLY | 303 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Favorite restaurant(s) and what’s the best thing on the menu?

That’s so hard because we are fortunate enough to have amazing restaurants in Charleston but if I had to pick, FIG– the gnocchi appetizer!

Also honorable mention goes to, the Warm cauliflower Sformarino with soft farm egg appetizer at Luca; The Soufflé of the day at High Cotton; Soft shell crab (in season) or roasted corn pizza with fresh mint, basil and taleggio cheese at Indaco.

FIG | 232 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401

INDACO | 526 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Favorite local dessert spot?

Sugar Bakeshop

SUGAR BAKESHOP | 59 1/2 Canon Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Best way to spend “Family Day”?

On the water! The Lowcountry is so beautiful in every season and we love taking it in by boat.

Must see destinations while you are visting?

The Gibbes Museum, The Nathaniel Russell House, Rainbow Row, the Battery, Middleton Plantation and Drayton Hall.

DRAYTON HALL | 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

RAINBOW ROW | 83 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Best kept Charleston secret (that you’re willing to share)

Our little alleyways and paths through gardens. We love the one that connects King Street to Archdale Street. We like to start on the King Street side, wander through the garden to the graveyard and end up near Charleston Day School. Zig Zag alley, Philadelphia Alley near queen street, Longitude Lane, and Stolls alley are also lovely alleyways to wander through.

PHILADELPHIA ALLEY | CHARLESTON, SC 29401

Comment below if you have been to Charleston and have some recommendations of places we need to check out, we would love to hear from you!

By |August 30th, 2017|Retailer Spotlight, Travel, Trunk Show|Comments Off on Charleston City Guide

Retailer Spotlight: Greenwich St. Jewelers

 

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Today we are excited to introduce you our retailer in New York City, Greenwich St. Jewelers!

In a city full of big-name jewelry brands, it’s natural to yearn for a more intimate, personal experience when selecting jewelry. That is what sisters Jennifer and Christina Gandia decided to do when they took over the family jewelry business more than a decade ago.

Started by their parents in 1976 in lower Manhattan, Greenwich St. Jewelers had long offered exceptional service and an unusual level of onsite expertise. But the sisters’ dream of adding a broad range of services and a fashionable, curated selection of jewelry was visionary.

Today, Greenwich St. Jewelers presents a carefully chosen assortment of styles from sought-after and emerging designers, exquisite custom design work, and an extensive selection of engagement and wedding rings. All of this, in a boutique setting in the downtown Manhattan.

Greenwich St. Jewelers will be hosting our annual trunk show November 4-6 ! Join us to meet the designer and see the latest pieces in our collection. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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By |October 25th, 2016|BLOG, Retailer Spotlight|Comments Off on Retailer Spotlight: Greenwich St. Jewelers

Retailer Spotlight: I. Gorman Jewelers

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Today we are excited to introduce you our retailer in Washington DC, I. Gorman Jewelers!
 
In1981, Bonnie and Ivan Gorman opened I. Gorman Jewelers in Washington DC. Now 35 years later, their store is run by their children Adam and Nicole, and has become an award-winning retail destination known for featuring some of the most renowned international designers in the world.

Adam mentions “We spend a few times a year traveling the world to find unique designers, that most often are exclusive in the DC area, and sometimes almost completely exclusive to the USA.  We love the challenge of finding artists that have an individual and unique statement, with design and craftsmanship that parallel that thought.

 

We invite you to see their beautiful showroom and the latest collection of Single Stone pieces September 16-17th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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By |September 13th, 2016|BLOG, Retailer Spotlight|Comments Off on Retailer Spotlight: I. Gorman Jewelers

Retailer Spotlight: Croghan’s Jewel Box

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Today we are excited to introduce you our retailer in South Carolina, Croghan’s Jewel Box!

Croghan’s is the oldest family owned jewelry store in Charleston and is a treasure trove of the most exciting and unique inventory in the low country. The charming store, which began 100 years ago as a small narrow shop, has now expanded to occupy the entire three story building. The jewelry store is now being run by the third and fourth generation of women and each family member has added their own touch to the family business.

Croghan’s has been a destination for clients whose family has been coming to them for generations and has been apart of the Single Stone family for over 15 years.

Join us for September 9th and 10th as they host our annual trunk show! We look forward to seeing you all there!

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By |August 24th, 2016|BLOG, Retailer Spotlight, Trunk Show|Comments Off on Retailer Spotlight: Croghan’s Jewel Box