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What do a razor made out of crepe myrtle wood, American-made jeans and a mug that mimics a blue, cloudy sky all have in common? They are all made in the South and all will be featured — along with many other items — at the Garden & Gun Jubilee the first weekend in December (Dec. 5-7, 2014). Elizabeth and I, as cofounders of StyleBlueprint, are going — it’s a fabulous way to to escape before the holiday rush. Want to start the holidays with this fun weekend? Join us!

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Yes, we are getting our picture taken in front of this sign! Image credit: Garden & Gun

Each issue of G&G brings the Southern experience to your fingertips. Those gorgeous photographs show off incredible food, the sporting life, Southern brands, art, music and more. Jubilee weekend is just like the magazine, except you can walk through and experience it all first-hand. Attendees are surrounded by these same Southern brands, food, music and more, which is why the Jubilee is named the “Made in the South Weekend!”

We can not wait to shop, eat and listen to great music, all in the beautiful city that is Charleston. Are you tempted? Seriously, you can come also. Grab your friends, partner, spouse, parents … here a few things we are most looking forward to:


The food is superb all weekend long, but the kick off Thursday night is an oyster roast. We are definitely getting there in time for this. Charleston is where I first fell hard for oysters, and in this city, they never disappoint. For more fabulous oysters, I highly suggest The Ordinary on King Street.

Oysters from last year's Jubilee. YUM!
Oysters from last year’s Jubilee. YUM! Image credit: Garden & Gun


The Made in the South Marketplace opens on Friday morning and continues all weekend long, featuring hundreds of beautiful Southern products hand-picked for this event. You may knock out your holiday shopping quickly with so many fabulous items to choose from.

Jubilee Marketplace
Items you’ll find at the Marketplace and the Meet the Makers Trunk Show: Cloudware pottery to make every day a sunny one:; a crepe myrtle-handle razor starts your day with distinction:;  bourbon-and-brown sugar candle for the ultimate aroma:; your best friend needs a new striped dog bed:; a ring you’ll never take off:

Meet the Makers Trunk Show promises a chance to mingle with Southern tastemakers, designers and artists. Check out their goods and ask them first-hand what inspires them, or take a photo for posterity and post it Instagram! These people are the superstars of our region.

tastemakers at Garden and Gun Jubliee
More items found at the Marketplace and Meet the Makers Trunk Show: men’s shirt with expert tailoring:; luxurious linens from New Orleans:; hand-crafted bitters for couture cocktails:; gorgeous banjos made in North Carolina:; denim perfection for men and women:

And what shopping experience would be complete without a full assortment of food to bring home? The Jubilee Pantry is well-stocked with the best Southern-made snacks and treats. Go ahead and knock out your souvenir shopping …

Pantry Items at Garden and Gun Jubilee
Some of the items you’ll find at The Pantry: bourbon & maple pecan caramels:; hand-crafted marshmallows in gourmet flavors:; artisan, dill pickle sandwich chips:; stone ground grits:

But, what am I most excited about? I simply cannot wait to visit with Mark Sage of Bobo Intriguing Objects in his own 3,000-square-foot tent. I already boast one of his wine barrel chandeliers in my dining room, and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the Jubilee. His collection is fabulous, and the antiques will make you seriously consider shipping costs. This is what I am already deeming the “dangerous tent” … dangerous for my wallet.

Bobo Intriguing Items collection
To give you an overview of this adored brand, here is a screenshot straight from the BOBO Intriguing Items website.

Can you say hot chicken?

Elizabeth and I live in Nashville, but we never get our fill of Prince’s Hot Chicken. When we found out they would be at Jubilee weekend, it was met with an “of course they will!” We’re so excited to be there as this fabulous, family-owned Nashville jewel introduces Charleston to their amazing chicken. Another Nashville favorite will be on-hand, too: Biscuit Love Truck. This duo is the perfect example of some of our city’s favorite flavors.

And more!

As if all of the above isn’t enough, there’s still more to take in. Partake in a quail hunt, dog training, music and even MORE food and shopping. To get the whole overview of Jubilee weekend, check out And to see the tastemakers who will present for the weekend festivities, spend some time at

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A nighttime gathering at last year’s Jubilee. Image credit: Garden & Gun
Jubliee photos
The marketplace is a stylish shopper’s paradise. Here is a shot of last year’s. Image credit: Garden & Gun
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Just one more image to underscore why we are so excited to attend the Garden & Gun Jubilee this year. Image credit: Garden & Gun

So, are we right? Isn’t this a must-attend event to kick off your December? Here are the details you need to know to partake in the weekend fun:

Garden & Gun Jubilee Details

  • December 5-7, 2014
  • Charlestown Landing, Charleston, SC
  • Learn more at
  • Purchase tickets at
  • Use the promotional code SUBSCRIPTION and get a year subscription for free from Garden & Gun!

Follow StyleBlueprint in all of our Southern cities, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville and Williamson County, as we explore the best restaurants, boutiques and more each day. And make sure you check out our rapidly growing Southern Edition as well. If you’re unable to make the Jubilee but want to live vicariously through our adventure, follow StyleBlueprint’s Southern Edition and Nashville Instagram feeds, where we’ll showcase all of the festivities and best finds at Garden & Gun‘s Jubilee weekend. Follow us at:

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About the Author
Liza Graves

As CEO of StyleBlueprint, Liza also regularly writes for SB. Most of her writing is now found in the recipe archives as cooking is her stress relief!