Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 80

On the Go with Sarah Hamlin Hastings What is your favorite weekend getaway? If it’s to relax and recharge, it is so easy to head out to Kiawah for a night at the Sanctuary. It is so close yet you feel as if you are a world away. But if I want to be inspired, there is nothing better than immersing myself in the pulsating madness of New York City. I go at least twice a year…just because. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort 800.576.1570 What is your go-to hostess gift? PHOTO: JOHN POPE ANTIQUES I love a good bottle of wine but I prefer to give fresh flowers or a nice plant that I will either arrange or re-pot in 78 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM a vintage vase or planter. It’s fun to collect the vessels and it makes for an interesting and practical gift. Do you have a style icon? It would be a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Gwen Stefani. Is that weird? And as far as interiors go, I appreciate the same dichotomy: I love the classicism of the likes of Billy Baldwin and Mark Hampton, but I am also drawn to those who dare to push the envelope such as Kelly Wearstler, Miles Redd and Alison Spear. Favorite place to shop in Charleston? For antiques and vintage finds, my first stop is John Pope Antiques or Arsenal Designed (depending on what I am in the market for). John has a wonderfully eclectic selection of antique furniture and little curiosities that give a room some personality. Arsenal is a great little shop. It specializes in industrial antiques from Europe. Each piece in the shop seems to have its own wonderful story. John Pope Antiques (photo left) 180 King Street 843.793.4277