Big things such as holidays and weddings had to take a different form for many of us and our families, with the result that we see their importance more clearly than ever. In addition, there’s a kind of appreciation for everyday things, too.
Special Every Day
The Shops at Sea Pines Center were designed to make even everyday things special – a little more colorful, a little brighter, a bit surprising, and a little more fun. The first thing most people notice here is that what’s for sale is not the ordinary. From the generations-long relationships of a family jeweler, to a clothing store that only orders so much of a single item and no more, to a source of downhome delicacies that are as authentic as the Lowcountry itself, an espresso with the taste of the Champs-Élysées, or a gallery of art photography unlike any other in the world – it might be easy to conclude that this is a kind of shopping and dining that people reserve for special occasions.
But look closer, and you’ll see that the founders put a gas station here, and a post office, and a pizzeria. Once there was a bank, too, which our gourmet grocery uses to store fine wines in a steel vault. Clearly convenience is part of the deal in The Shops at Sea Pines Center, meant to be a feature of everyday life.