We went to @lessenteurs last night to check out their new refurbishment, and we can assure you, it’s gorgeous. Shiny shelves full of exquisite bottles, a rotating fragrance wheel of perfumes, a private downstairs room for personal fragrance consultations with the wonder that is #jamescraven and a team of staff that are knowledgable, passionate and truly helpful. As the late husband of founder, Betty Hawksley, said ‘come to Les Senteurs to find the perfume you didn’t know you loved’. We suggest you head to #elizabethstreet Soon! More of the tour in our instastories.
Like many houses in the South the Aiken-Rhett House has a darker part of its history. The domestic structures at the back of the house are a complex of several buildings, two still standing, where the slaves worked and lived. Pictured also is the carriage house, privy (the elaborate structure in the corner), and the magnolia drive leading to the back of the house.
The Aiken-Rhett House at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina was built in 1820 as a traditional double home for John Robinson. It was acquired by the Aiken family in 1827 and eventually expanded greatly. The approach the Aiken-Rhett house was not to restore the house to its former glory but to preserve the layers of history. It is operated as a house museum by the Historic Charleston Foundation.