Charleston Lace Grand Ballroom

Charleston Lace Grand Ballroom
Midnight Romance

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Eve a party at Romance!

Fun not to be missed! Join us for a great Christmas Celebration our third annual
needless to say we are excited!

Everyone is getting in the Christmas Spirit

Dj Griffin and Dj Creative at Santa's Chair

Happy Holidays!

Its that time of year again and we are full of Christmas Cheer and in awe of the winter wonderland we have made at Charleston!

Last week we had a bit of a pre Christmas Party!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Anniversary Continues!!!

The Anniversary continues today with 9 of the best singers in Second Life!

The fashion show starts at 2PM and is a not to miss event!  See yall there!

Friday, November 9, 2012

In her own words........

Marianela Beaumont of Marianela's Art in Fashion

Marianela's Designs will be in Saturday's Fashion Show

I spent my first  days in sl  happily dressed with freebies. A pair of comfy jeans, a shirt , a gown to dance... I didn't care until I found Simone's Store. I loved  those dresses!!!!
 I opened an account and bought  my first one;the Gown was gorgeous ,and from that  very moment my only wish was to be able to create that beauty.
 She never knew, but her wonderful work inspired me.
The challenge was the technical part. It was hard. I had  to read many tutorials about prim movements.. . so I could add grace and creativity of my own.
And then, that  day arrived; I  created my own gown.
 I called my  first  one  Moulin Rouge, the name was more ambitious than the turned out  dress, anyway  I went on...  always trying to improve.
 Marianela’s Art in Fashion ....had been born.
I had found a passion, and this passion would kept me here  for years….

Designers speak!

Zuri Rayna is a fantastic designer/builder in SL. "I graduated CIF&D (Career Institure of Fashion Design) as a certified Master Jeweler here in secondlife in 2008 and have my main shop on Ocean Key Sim, my home for many years."
I enjoy my funny little meeroos who don't demand alot of time, in what spare time I have, and make myself take a few hours a week to go dancing  just to get away from the insanity.
I love to help make the ladies look and feel elegant with pretty jewels for every day or special days like their wedding. If you ever need a design I already have in my shop customized, please drop me a notecard.


Dont miss the beautiful designs of jewelry by Zuri on Saturday at the fashion show!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The weekend is here!

Well most of you are saying thank God its Friday!

We are here to start your weekend off with a full night of dance and romance and fun, with our amazing dj's and hosts. 

Be sure to take a look at the anniversary page and save the dates for the all the events you want to attend.

Tonite is the Disco with DJ Cream!!
And  the Charleston Anniversary Hunt continues, so lots of time to shop and hunt, so HAPPY HUNTING  Find all those fans!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Still celebrating!  Join us for all the fun!

What a great Halloween at the Beach!

Just a few snapshots from the fantastic Halloween Party down at Charleston Beach!

A great time was had by everyone!

OOPS !!! Someone didn't like Dj Griffin's Music.   Better try harder next time Griff!!!

Sami decided to just Hang out with him..... Now that is standing by your man!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Congratulations for Thrishia!

Everyone is so proud of Thrishia !

One of our most loved hosts here at Charleston Thrishia Denver, was the runner up for Miss SF Designs!

We dont think anyone has more Southern Style than Thrishia!
Thrishia gets first place with us!

Welcome to Charleston!

We want to welcome our newest host and Dj!

Dj Tzuke

And our lovely new hostess Fae

Halloween at the Beach!

Surf is definitely up...... with a Halloween twist!

The Beach is all set for the best beach event yet!  Dj Griffin is having a halloween party not to be missed!  There will be a contest and suggested attire is your best  Halloween Costume!
So come on and get your Boo on!

Party starts at 7PM opened by our fantastic vocalist

Then 8-10PM DJ Griffin is ready to help you get your Boo on!

Spotlight on Events

We have several performances today!

Dani Plassitz at 12PM

Carah Nitely at 1PM

Phil Setner at 3PM

See you there!

Monday, October 29, 2012

EVENT Spotlight today

Today at 1PM don't miss the fabulous Clarice Karu as she takes the stage today.  We love Clarice at Charleston and we know you will too!  Stop in and have a listen, she will not disappoint you!


Come get your BOO on at Charleston Beach!

10/30/2012  10PM

This promises to be the best beach party ever!  Of course it is a costume party, and we will have a contest!  The beach is decorated and ready, so stop by and take a look and get ready to party with DJ Griffin on Tuesday night at 10PM!

See you there!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Anniversary Hunt is Open!

Get ready to hunt!

And today it starts and continues thru November11th

Lots of fun and gifts to be had for everyone

We at Charleston want to thank the following stores, for paritcipating in our very FIRST hunt!

Virtual Impressions

Marianela Art in Fashion

Tresor Couture

J Gallery

Dinky Di Creations

Jewelry by Zuri Rayna

G&T Creations

Lingerie Boutique

BellaDonna couture

Augusta Creations

These represent some of the most gifted and talented designers in all of Second Life!

Needless to say the hunt wouldn't even be possible without them!  We are very proud they are at and support Charleston!!!

The hunt covers both sims Charleston Belle and Charleston Couture

So happy hunting!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday promises fun!

Just a few great happenings today!

6-8PM one of our newest DJs is at romance! Dont miss out she may be newer to Charleston but not to djing and she is GREAT

Dj Wanda Muggins at 6PM

Dont Forget to hit the beach with Dj Rob Carousel at 8PM for some great rock music and there is always contest fun!

We have live performers at 3PM and 7PM today!

We welcome to the Charleston Lace stage today at 3PM the amazing Phil Setner

And 7PM SL sexy ScarlettRose Damour starts the beach off right!

Spotlight on Events

Well its Tuesday again for the all Beach Lovers and that means Surf's up with Dj Griffin! 8-10PM SL

He has a great night planned for you with a fantastic contest!

Tonight its 2000L on the board, and he wants you to walk like an Egytpian lol

Walk, talk, dance, dress, whatever it takes to get in theme for the party tonight that is Egyptian themed!

Can't wait to see everyone there!

The Beach and Dj Griff are ready to go!

Not to be outdone Scarlett will start singing at 7PM to get the party started!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Event Spotlights for 10/16

Today we have some amazing music heading your way!

12PM we welcome Dani Plassitz to the stage

1PM is the amazing vocals of Carah Nitely

3PM we welcome Phil Setner

4PM is the fantastic Maxx Sabretooth

Last but never least dont miss ScarletRose at Griff's Place~Charleston Beach at 7PM

See you there!


Surf is up at Charleston Beach!

We like to do it "Surfer Style" here at Charleston Beach! We have our rockin DJ Griffin Mactavish playing a great set filled with the best surfing jams, as well as any song requests you would like to throw his way. DJ Griffin Mactavish is accompanied by his Mermaid hostess Yinaria. Together they bring a fun Splash to the beach. The guests enjoy the warm sand between their toes, dancing, and the great laughs that everyone share! You can't beat a day at the Beach See you down at the club Griff's Place! Griff says Surfs up 8-10PM SLT Tuesday night

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spotlight on Events

Maxx is Back!  Tonite, for his bi weekly Saturday nite show at 6PM SLT

Maxx Sabertooth @ Charleston Lace**(semi formal attire)**6pm slt  Well known across the Second Life music scene Maxx Sabretooth sings a variety of styles specializing in R&B, Soul, Country, Pop, Lite Rock, Jazz, Motown as well as Contemporary Country. With a smooth as velvet bluesy voice Maxx will definitely deliver a show to remember and will leave you wanting more! A performance that brings a little magic to your day with something for everyone and we know you will love every minute! So what are you waiting for!


The Historical Charleston

Karensunshine Emerald, Owner of Charleston Enterprises Group, began as one lone sim in 2010. Charleston Belle was and is a re-creation of Charleston, the second largest city in South Carolina, and the site where historically the first shots were fired  in 1861 , at the start of the Civil War.

The brainchild of  Karen, Charleston and Charleston Lace Grand Ballroom was planned and developed.   The ballroom was planned to mimic the ambience and elegance of the South , a place where beautiful  ladies in elegant gowns, compliment  their Tuxedo clad partners  to the strains of the music of the modern Ballroom, where the Waltz, Fox Trot, Quickstep , Tango and other favourites can be danced.  The one year anniversary of  the Ballroom and the first sim were celebrated  in November 2011.

2010-2012 has been eventful for Charleston, as the development continued. South Charleston was planned and developed and saw the creation of the following;

2011-Exciting Moments!

March.  The Charleston Belle Queen was developed and anchored on the shores, aboard the riverboat Belly Up Blues and Rhett’s Place ,two clubs, set  on board a replica of the River Boats  that plied the Waterways of the Southern States , here the music is Blues ,where blues lovers can listen and in an elegant and luxurious setting.

June,   saw the creation of Charleston’s Low Country Saloon, a club for Country & Western music and Southern Rock.Where the rhythm and patterns of Line Dancing is at its best situated in a old shed on the waterfront, realistic to what one finds still today at Charleston,  the courtyard beside graced with a replica of the famous Pineapple Fountain.

August, brought Charleston Vintage Jazz and Swing club, an elegant and magnificent setting, where one can dance the Charleston and enjoy the burlesque shows which are occasionally held there.  A natural progression and extension to the venues, as the Charleston dance originated in Charleston, SC

Not content with developing Charleston Belle and South Charleston, Karen spread her wings; July, brought Elegance Ballroom under her wing  situated on Elegance Sims, this venue was developed and created with an Egyptian theme where the music is Romantic and the dancing elegant and varied.

November, was the start of Josephine’s ,  a 1920`s club situated in the heart of Paris under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, named after the famous chanteuseJosephine Baker, that took paris by strom when performed there, and yes you guessed it, she performed the Charleston; here one can listen and dance to the music of the 20`s-40’s, including jazz, swing and big band,in comfort and style, the club a reflection the character of that period.

All the above venues are supported by a variety of shops and stores from some of the most creative and imaginative designers in Second Life, specially chosen to enhance the pleasure and enjoyment of these venues , set in areas of scenic and natural beauty.

All became housed under one umbrella collectively known as Charleston Enterprise Group.  Which includes all venues, and sims owned by KarenSunshine Emerald and Jo Renierd.

In November 2011 the first anniversary was celebrated in grand style.  And the New year began with the 2nd New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball.

2012- Exciting Changes

January 2012 brought changes to Charleston! The sims were remodeled, and many new designers added with larger shops. The creation of a fantastic open air ballroom as a extension of the Grand Ballroom was a momentus occasion, surrounding it with romantic gardens and gazebos to dance and relax. All placed along the shore for a wonderful ocean view under the moonlight and stars.  This exciting new ballroom has become know as Charleston Lace Romance

The Charleston Lace Grand Ballroom was remodeled to mimic the historic Calhoun Mansion, that can still be seen and toured today in modern Charleston. Flanked by gardens and cobblestone streets, and the best designers in second life, its an amazing place!
A fabulous testament to Charleston craftsmanship, the Calhoun Mansion is fascinating. Boasting a striking italianate design, the Calhoun Mansion, the largest residence in Charleston, more than 24,000 square feet. Filled with decorative splendor, exquisite antiquities and works of art, as well as compelling architectural spaces, it's no secret why the house has garnered critical acclaim in Architectural Digest, American Castles, Forbes, HGTV and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few.  The exact reason we sought to house our fantastic Grand Ballroom in a replica of it.

Sadly with the new changes, saw passing of many of the old venues.  Our Anchor Venue, the Grand Ballroom stayed, and three new have joined Charleston Enterprise Group, as we said goodbye, Belly up Blues, Rhett's Place, Low Country and Josephine's, as well as Elegance Ballroom

But with great excitement Charleston now has a beach, Charleston Beach.  A fun and sun surfing area a fun shop Lifes A Beach,  with a great beach club, Griff's Place.(yes we have surfable waves!)
The Charleston Beach is host to many beach parties and activites, and has quiet romantic areas to reflect or for romance. All adjacent to tons of fantastic shopping on the Charleston Couture sim.

The newest addtion to the venue family is the Dock Street Theatre at Charleston.  An amazingly reproduced building of the original in Charleston.  On February 12, 1736 the Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer.  The Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, took place at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. The opening of the theatre will be during the 2nd year anniversary weekend! 

Needless to say all of this could not have been achieved without the support and assistance of a team of devoted professionals, too numerous to mention, but  they all know who they are; who, under the guidance and foresight of Karen created some of the most beautiful and elegant venues in all of Second Life, their skills and attributes  a worthy compliment.

The final touch to a perfect two years will be our 2nd Anniversary Weekend extravagana! We will be celebrating November 9-12th ,where we hope to welcome all our friends, colleagues and guests  to a magical weekend of Romance, dancing, hunts, extraordianry singers and theatre shows; and who knows , maybe you will meet the one who could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

Truly a Memorable two years. Looking forward for another fruitful 3rd year anniversary with loyal staffs, friends and families.  Please join us on the second weekend of November for a weekend long anniversary with blastful events of live dj's, performers and live shows.

Stay tuned for all the details of the anniversary!

Contributed by Jo Renierd