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EcoPax Introduces Easier, Less Expensive and Greener Way to Move

EcoPax Introduces Easier, Less Expensive and Greener Way to Move

Jun 27, 2016

Ecopax was recently formed in an effort to preserve one of Earth’s most valuable natural resources by helping to eliminate cardboard waste and effectively change how Americans move. Designed to maximize storage and greatly minimize packing time, EcoPax simplifies the moving experience by conveniently delivering sustainable crushproof and waterproof green boxes made from 100% recycled durable plastic materials that stack and roll on a custom dolly. Saving up to 40% in the total cost of a move, EcoPax has discovered a much smarter, easier, and greener way to transition to a new home or office. “With the ever increasing presence of the cardboard box, something needed to be done to curb its use in our daily lives,” said EcoPax founder Courtney Friedman. “We have way too many cardboard boxes that unfortunately end up in landfills in many cases. EcoPax creates a better moving solution by removing some of the major stresses and eliminating the wasteful use of cardboard.” Friedman, an outdoor enthusiast and owner of Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, was searching for a sustainable approach to a cardboard box waste issue that he was noticing in his laundry and dry cleaning business. The EcoPax process makes moving easier and more efficient by using large recycled plastic boxes with folding lids that lock shut and better protect the items inside. Servicing all of Charleston County and parts of Dorchester and Berkeley counties with free delivery and pick up, EcoPax provides pricing packages based on the size of the home or office.  Additionally, EcoPax will be donating a percentage of sales to Charleston County Parks and Recreation, South Carolina State Parks and the National Park Service. EcoPax’s goal is to help customers save money by offering a dramatically easier way to pack and move while simultaneously cutting down on the 6 million tons of cardboard waste that ends up in landfills each year. More information about EcoPax can be found...

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Jun 2, 2015

Adding to full service downtown Charleston and West Ashley locations, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is proud to introduce a new drop off/pick up site at Mixson in North Charleston. Always open, the site adds accessibility as it features the LaundryMatic Locker system. This new convenient concept is self-managing for secure dry cleaning and laundry service. “Our system is easy to use as customers just place garments in any open locker, add a 4 digit code to lock, text, call or fill out our online form and our van picks up their items,” said Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners owner Courtney Friedman. “When the laundry is ready, our clients receive an email and text with the locker number and code for pick up at their convenience.” Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 36 hotels, 14 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners,...

Charleston Culinary Tours to Host Final Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the Year

Charleston Culinary Tours to Host Final Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the Year

Oct 8, 2014

Charleston Culinary Tours is set to host the third dinner in the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series on Sunday, November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition will set the scene for a true farm-to-table at this Charleston-area farm. The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Since giving back to the community is also important, this gourmet dinner benefits the non-profit Lowcountry Foodways, a South Carolina nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the connection between farms and food. As the last event sold out, tickets are available for the dinner for $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com. For Chef Stephen Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion but it’s a way of life as he has spent almost his entire life in the kitchen. With a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Charleston and years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, he has been able to really let his creativity shine as the Executive Chef at Prohibition. Mayo and Laura Powell started Celestial Hills Farm in 2011 to produce locally grown and naturally raised food. They do not use any growth hormones, genetically modified products, antibiotics or magical chemicals for anything from diseases to bugs or weeds. Celestial Hills Farm is located at 269 Dianes Trail in Huger, SC. Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations. For...

Custom Woodworking Company Introduces Latest Offerings

Custom Woodworking Company Introduces Latest Offerings

Sep 25, 2014

Salt Wood Company’s complete line of handcrafted wood furniture and custom pieces from reclaimed wood with natural organic finishes is available on an enhanced website. Products range from a custom bed-swing bassinet made of cypress with an all organic finish and a modern rustic bench created from heart pine with a natural finish with soy based stain and organic paste wax to rustic bowls and boxes designed from reclaimed oak wood and finished with an organic oxidation process and protected with mineral oil. On the updated site shoppers see more detailed views of the products, related product advice, detailed information on crafting processes and customer testimonials. “We launched the new website to showcase our modern, yet rustic handcrafted furniture and make the shopping process easier for our customers,” said owner Vann Cochran. “Our team has many years of experience in the woodworking and wood finishing business and it is that expertise that translates into some amazing products.”   Formed in late 2013 by Vann Cochran, Salt Wood Co. creates one of a kind handcrafted furniture and boxes from reclaimed wood. Each piece comes with a story born out of the origin of the wood with recent pieces from a mill in upstate SC and The Vendue Inn in Charleston’s 1780 structure. Additionally, Salt Wood Co. offers many finishes from an artistic milk paint wash to oxidized mineral finishes. Salt Wood Co. has the privilege of giving wood a second chance and designing creations that can be passed on for generations. For additional information about the company or to view the gallery, visit www.saltwoodco.com....

June’s Taste of the Market Honors Hometown Heroes in downtown Charleston

June’s Taste of the Market Honors Hometown Heroes in downtown Charleston

Apr 22, 2014

  Charleston Culinary Tours presents a special Taste of the Market on June 19th at 6-8:30pm at the Palmetto Carriage lot on Anson Street by the City Market that celebrates local civil servants, military personnel, hometown heroes and community leaders. For devotion to duty and sacrifice of self, they will receive a discounted admission of $5 (saving $5) and other giveaways with uniform or ID badge. The mission of the Taste of the Market is for City Market area restaurants, the local community, businesses and tourists to come together every third Thursday of the month at a distinct, family friendly event that provides an unlimited sampling of local fare, live music and raffles that occur throughout the event.   “Participating restaurants and shops in and around the Charleston Market area include 82 Queen, Molly Darcy’s, Another Broken Egg, The Peanut Shop of Charleston, Holy City Popcorn, It’s Sugar, Noisy Oyster, Mad River, AW Shucks, Lowcountry Bistro, Tabbuli, Charleston Crab House, Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, Sweet CeCe’s and Mac’s Place,” said Taste of the Market organizer Glenn Morehead. “Additionally, this event is also a catalyst for the Hospitality Heroes Fund, an organization that lends a helping hand to local hospitality employees and their families who are impacted by a medical hardship.”   Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations. For additional information about Taste of the Market or Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.  ...

Charleston Culinary Tours to Present Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series

Charleston Culinary Tours to Present Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series

Mar 20, 2014

Charleston Culinary Tours is planning a Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series featuring Executive Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition, a new contemporary American gastro pub downtown. Setting the scene for a true farm to table experience, each dinner event will take place at a local farm. The gastronomic evening with start with a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30-6:30pm and then family style dinner will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. The first dinner will be held on May 4th at Walters Farm in Saint George with additional dinners in the series in August and November. With a table set for 40 guests, the cost is $75/person with tickets available at www.charlestonculinarytours.com. Walters Farm is a fitting start to the Fresh at the Farm Dinner series as Chef Thompson and Stephen Walters, proprietor of Walters Farm, have been friends since childhood. Chef Thompson jokingly refers to Steven as “his personal farmer”. Steven Walters personally grows and harvests everything on his 5-acre farm and then makes the 45-minute drive to deliver it to Chef Thompson. Both are excited about allowing guests to dine on ingredients right where they are produced, fortifying the connection between farm and food. Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations. For interviews, photos, press passes or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit...