Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
learn how to build a beautiful life.
Nestled in the historic district of Charleston SC, the Academy's unique curriculum teaches the art of Domestic Pursuits. Whether throwing the world's best cocktail party, mastering social etiquette for any occasion, or cooking a memorable dinner (for two or two hundred), let the Dean cull from her decades of experience to de-mystify the secrets of living in grand style.
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Nobody does a cocktail party like the Academy! Learn to make all of our favorite drinks, punches, hors d'oeuvres, plus hear the Dean's tips on making sure yours are always memorable engagements.
Learn how to put yourself and your company at ease in any setting, as the Dean instructs in the art of conversational skills, elegance and charm over afternoon tea/champagne at the Academy.
Learn how to create a menu, write a timeline, shop and prep, efficiently set a table, make pitchers of cocktails, cook and entertain just like Cameran did on Bravo TV's Southern Charm.
Let the Dean show you how to build a silver collection and put it to regular use -- from St. Cecilia's for your punch bowl to Rockefeller for oyster forks. Lesson/Recipe Tutorial at the Academy.
Ideal for company parties or visitors looking for a quintessential Charleston experience: learn to make the Dean's Gumbo and roast Carolina Oysters at a prime outdoors location.
Especially for bachelorette parties and bridal showers: afternoon tea, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and wine as the Dean instructs in the art of planning a spectacular wedding, down to the perfect registry.