Local Spotlight: Helen Hall (Hustle Smoothie Bar)

A sit down with Charleston Smoothie Queen, inventor of the Blender Bomb, owner of Hustle Smoothie Bar and friend, Helen Hall. We discuss Helen's rise, passion for all things health and (of course) how to make the perfect smoothie. 


Where & Why: Huriyali

This episode of 'Where and Why' highlights not just the passion, but the growth of a passion into a thriving business in downtown Charleston. Huriyali fuels locals with amazing juices, smoothies, bowls and now a full breakfast/lunch menu full of healthy bites.  During my sit down with one co-owner, learned whats fueled their passion for health, their experience growing a business in Charleston, and what made them decide uptown Charleston was the no-brainer spot to get started.

The goal at Huriyali is to make healthy choices simple; increasing the happiness, healthfulness, and performance of our customers.

It’s quite simple - What you put in, is what you get out. We believe nourishing and taking care of your body in turn nourishes your soul.
— Ruchi, Owner

Where & Why: Cannonborough Collective

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with two local entrepreneurs, Mimi Striplin and Liz Martin of Cannonborough Collective. It's since become a favorite place for client and family gifts due to some of their beautiful and unique offerings. Currently the only balloon & gift shop located on downtown Charleston's Peninsula, right in the heart of Cannonborough at 185A St. Philip Street. The space offers a shared space that allows local brands to rent space to sell their merch. After hours, Cannonborough Collective occasionally serves as a crafter’s workshop catering to locals and bachelorette parties.

Check out the video to see what these two are up to or pop in to one of the most inviting shops you'll find around town!

"Cannonborough Collective is a place that’s for locals by locals, and we want to share the space with other Charleston makers. We’re not business moguls, just two regular gals who were spending so much time at markets and pop ups that we wanted to have a space to call our own.  We love the existing shops and eateries in the neighborhood and are so thrilled to have joined the Cannonborough/Elliotborough community.

- Liz Martin & Mimi Striplin