Ticketed Events


Kiawah Island Home Tours

Friday, January 19
9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
The Sanctuary

Founded in 1920, The Preservation Society of Charleston continues its mission of recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places. One of the most important aspects of the Society's work is participating in public meetings where decisions are made that affect not only Charleston’s historic districts but also how the built environment of the city at large takes shape and functions. Society staff meet regularly with property owners, architects, developers, and neighborhood association leaders to discuss proposed projects as well as offer technical advice as they believe that some things are worth saving.

You're invited to several private Kiawah Island homes, each designed with elegant detailing and unique style. The precise homes will not be revealed until shortly before arrival. Homes included on the tour will boast a modern tuscan villa and guest house perched atop dunes with sweeping ocean views, a handsome American shingle style home that reflects the owner’s love of 19th Century Aesthetic and Eastlake Movements and a third home with panoramic views across Ibis Pond, the Ocean Course, and the Atlantic Ocean. Lastly, you'll tour a home that is discretely tucked away in the preserve at marsh edge and captures sweeping river views as far as the Ravenel Bridge in downtown Charleston.

Your participation in this excursion will fund and help keep the Preservation Society’s mission healthy and in the forefront of protecting one of The Palmetto State’s most important and irreplaceable assets: our historic heritage.

Tour bus will begin boarding at 9:15 a.m. and departs from The Sanctuary (by valet) at 9:30 a.m.

This event is limited to 20 guests.


Plenary Luncheon

Friday, January 19
Noon – 1:30 p.m. 
The Sanctuary Hotel Terrace Lower Lawn

Join us on Friday, January 19, for the annual SC Bar Convention Plenary Luncheon! We will be joined by South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who will regale us with updates and recent news from the bench. Additionally, we will honor the Bar Foundation’s DuRant Award Winner and hear updates from the Foundation’s President. Meet on The Sanctuary’s Terrace Lower Lawn to connect with your fellow colleagues and recharge between CLE seminar sessions!


A Spirited Conversation & High-Style Fun with Madame Magar

Friday, January 19
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Textiles have always been a part of artist Leigh Magar’s life. Hailing from the Hub City in the Upstate of South Carolina, Leigh, a Fashion Institute of Technology alumna grew up hearing about the industry and vicariously learned about it while in Spartanburg. After graduation from FIT, Leigh interned with milliners Rod Keenan and Tracy Watts then returned to the Palmetto State to set up shop, founding Magar Hatworks on Charleston’s Spring Street in 1996 where she produced handmade hats with traditional techniques in the classic millinery approach, every hat is hand-blocked and hand-stitched. 

In 2010, Leigh expanded her work by founding a new and exciting small-batch label, “Madame Magar.” This line is inspired by Eliza Lucas Pinckney who brought indigo to South Carolina from Antiqua in the mid-1700s and made it the Colony’s third-largest export prior to the Revolutionary War. The label explores fashion, art, performance and history. Leigh grows indigo and other dye plants for use in her collections, interweaving nature and design. Applying simple sewing techniques, she creates one of a kind, hand-dyed and hand-stitched cotton dresses, accessories, and other sculptural art-fashion pieces in her studio on rural John’s Island. A maximum of (25) lucky individuals will spend an afternoon with Leigh during a hands-on workshop, creating their own wearable art while enjoying Leigh’s story and her unique personality and hospitality!

The “Madame Magar: To Dye For” Experience includes:

  • A Visit to Madame Magar’s Indigo Farm and Home Studio on a natural preserve and horse farm on rural John’s Island
  • History of Indigo in South Carolina 
  • Private Madame Magar Trunk Show 
  • Hands-on Dye-your-own-Scarf workshop 
  • IMPORTANT:  dress in casual clothes that won’t mind the inevitable indigo dye splashes and spills!

Magar Hatworks and Madame Magar are featured in the following: The Dewberry (Charleston), The Sanctuary (Charleston), Worthwhile (Charleston), The Hat Shop (New York), Barneys New York (Madison Avenue, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco), Isetan (Shinjuku, Tokyo), and Parrott Cay (BWI)

To learn more about Madame Magar visit her website at www.madamemagar.com.

Event shuttle will meet at 1:45 p.m. and depart from The Sanctuary (by valet) at 2 p.m.
This event is limited to 25 participants.


“Bar-BQ” on the Green

Friday, January 19
7:30 – 10 a.m.
Cherrywood BBQ, Osprey Point Clubhouse (private room)

Tap into your inner carnivore and meet us on Friday night at Osprey Point’s Cherrywood BBQ. Enjoy a casual, relaxing evening with other attendees and all the mouth watering, sweet smelling bbq entrees and accompaniments your senses can handle! Each dinner ticket will include all-you-can-eat “Bar-BQ”, as well as libations. See you at Osprey Point for a finger-lickin’ good time!

Be sure to bring the family! Kids 12 years and under eat for FREE!

Using the complimentary on-island transportation is highly encouraged. 



Kiawah Island Guided Nature Walk

Saturday, January 20
10 – 11 a.m.

Join a naturalist on a private nature walk around Kiawah’s best habitats! You will see and learn a bit about everything nature-related on Kiawah during this tour. From alligators to native plants and butterflies, to local bird species and freshwater turtles! Make sure to bring your cameras and binoculars!

Tour group to meet in The Sanctuary lobby at 9:45 a.m. Wearing comfortable, cold-weather walking attire is encouraged for this event.

This event is limited to 25 participants.


Vintner’s Choice: An Intimate Wine Pairing Dinner

Saturday, January 20
7 p.m. – Until
The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary Hotel

While this year’s dinner will physically take place at The Ocean Room in The Sanctuary, guests will be transported to the remote corners of France as we rediscover forgotten treasures.

Most American wine drinkers are familiar with French wines, those from Burgundy and Bordeaux especially, but what about the many other often overlooked wine producing regions in France?  This dinner will be an opportunity to explore some of the most forgotten about, but intriguing, wines in France.  We’ll start in Muscadet in the Loire Valley with the seafood-friendly Melon de Bourgogne; we’ll try Pinot Noir also from the Loire Valley in Sancerre, Gamay from Beaujolais at the southern tip of Burgundy, and Cabernet Franc from Chinon.  Finally, we’ll round out the evening with a spectacular Syrah from Hermitage in the Rhone Valley.

Using the complimentary on-island transportation is encouraged for those who are staying at the Kiawah Island Resort Villas (parking at The Sanctuary is limited).

This event is limited to 32 participants.