We had the pleasure of joining The Cause Bar when they hosted their first event, The Cause Bar Winter Dinner. The dinner was held to bring together like minded individuals in support of The Cause Bar's mission and cause of empowering a social good lifestyle. The Cause Bar seeks to inspire through elevated storytelling about bold movements driving positive change in our world, while creating an inclusive and kind community. For The Cause Bar Winter Dinner, generously donated items by social impact brands were included in the table setting. "Peace" baskets from Indego Africa, a 501c3 empowering female artisans in Rwanda and Ghana, were placed at each setting. Bib & Sola, a brand on a mission of fighting plastic pollution through beautifully designed glassware pieces, provided carafes and thank you gifts. On the part favors were handmade holiday ornaments provided by Imani Collective, a brand working tirelessly to break the generational cycle of poverty by employing artisans in Kenya. Our cream linens beautifully balanced the holiday color theme.
We met Allyson & Joel of Sightsee Shop & Coffee Bar on their road trip across the United States when Sightsee was just an idea. They shared their vision for shop & coffee bar in Charleston, South Carolina and we immediately wanted to be apart of what they were dreaming up.
The first phase of Sightsee consisted of 6 months of pop-ups in the Charleston area. They stocked travel inspired goods, like our blankets & Wildsam Field Guides and served unpretentious but delicious coffee. Phase two of Sightsee is creating a permanent home. They found an amazing space in the Elliotborough neighborhood of Charleston and are currently utilizing Kickstarter to to fund the build out.
We are so inspired by these two and wanted to share a little bit more about them, read on for a little Q&A & consider contributing to their dream here.
PP: Where is paradise for you?
A&J: If we’re not overlooking a crystal-clear ocean from a tropical cabana, then anywhere with water, sunshine, palm trees and our pups is a very close second. We often put our dogs in our cargo bike and cruise along the Charleston coastline with a cup of coffee -- those mornings sure feel like paradise to us.
PP: What does your dream work day look like?
A&J: A dream work day for us is any day when we can create an experience where people feel welcome, whether that’s thinking up creative ideas together, serving someone great coffee, or sharing a maker’s product with a new fan!
PP: Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
A&J: We’d have a giant taco-making fiesta in a fenced-in backyard with at least 10 reasonably well-behaved rescue dogs, all of our dearest friends, John Mulaney and Kristen Wiig.
PP: In paradise, what book would you be reading?
A&J: Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin & Rebecca Cate, for obvious reasons.
PP: What is one song you’d listen to in Paradise?
A&J: That’s a great question! We are both big music lovers and actually make Sightsee Playlists every few months that hopefully embody a bit of paradise. One we would definitely listen to is “Waves” by Miguel, ft. Kacey Musgraves.
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