A New Perspective Charleston, S.C. – Best Beach Vacations

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As Sean Holmes was looking for a place to relocate his sunglasses company, Nectar, he knew he wanted to be somewhere on the East Coast near the ocean. “The water is healing in so many ways,” he said. “Ultimately, I had buddies in Charleston, came to visit, and just fell in love with this area, the marsh, the low country, and the people here.”

Surrounded by a maze of rivers, lakes, and the ocean, the area offers plenty of opportunities for surfing, fishing, paddling, and boating. “The best of all the worlds are down in Charleston,” Holmes said. 

Holmes, who built the company in Atlanta, Ga., and Richmond, Va., before moving to Charleston, wants to promote the East Coast adventure scene, believing this side of the country has as much to offer as the West Coast. “We still have sunsets, mountains, oceans, and lakes—all the things that they have,” he said. “We grew up surfing crappier waves and snowboarding on ice. But then if you put us on fresh powder or better waves, we can hold our own.”

Each pair of sunglasses in Nectar’s collections is named after an iconic East Coast landmark, paying tribute to the awe-inspiring places that call to us, from Harpers Ferry and Bear Mountain to Anna Ruby Falls and Emerald Isle. Many of these locations are places Holmes has visited on his adventures, like growing up surfing Hatteras and the Outer Banks. “It’s this really unique area on the East Coast that does produce some of the best waves and has so many different personalities to it, from the waves you surf and the people you meet there,” he said.

Nectar’s new premium acetate line is made from a thin resin block of wood pulp. “These are all blended and hardened, so when you cut out the frames with the CNC [router], each one is slightly different, which I think gives a little character to each one,” Holmes said. By 2022, the company aims to have all of the sunglasses in the classic collection made from recycled plastic bottles. 

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For the full Charleston experience, it’s best to try multiple modes of transportation. “There’s just a whole different experience when you’re on the water in Charleston versus when you’re walking downtown, seeing the buildings and history,” Holmes said. “Both are equally amazing.” You can regularly find Holmes surfing the waves at Folly Beach or hiking in Francis Marion National Forest.

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From the convergence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers out to the barrier islands, Four Hole Swamp, and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you can’t go wrong no matter which direction you choose to go.  


Check out the entire article in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

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NECTAR SUNGLASSES REBRANDS, LAUNCHING NEW PREMIUM COLLECTION Repositions brand as East Coast flagship with the help of Familiar Creatures

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The new website just launched in conjunction with the acetate collection and in addition to the new line, the brand continues to offer its classic collection and blue light blockers. They are also in the process of expanding merchandise offerings to include hats and shirts.
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CHARLESTON, SC- April 28th, 2021 -- Nectar Sunglasses is proud to announce that its Cambridge Blue Light Blockers will be included in FabFitFun’s seasonal Summer 2021 box, available now. Every FabFitFun Box includes a curation of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, home, tech, DIY and more. The company’s blue light blockers protect your eyes from 45% of blue light rays from everyday screens like computers and cell phones. 

“When searching for partners, Fab Fit Fun stood out as the leader in their space which is what drew me to them from the beginning. Our best-selling blue light blockers are the perfect product in the mix for this Summer’s box with the entire world experiencing more digital screen time than ever. We are excited for their members to experience the trendiest way to keep their eyes safe!” says Sean Holmes, Founder of Nectar.

“Summer is here and we’ve never needed it more. This Summer’s theme is Here Comes the Fun. It’s all about embracing your inner-child, finding ways to take care of yourself and lean into the simplicity of life and the joy surrounding us all,” says Katie Rosen Kitchens, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief at FabFitFun. “This season also welcomes our most flexible membership yet with full customization for our annual members. We’re excited to offer more choice options to cater to our growing memberships diverse lifestyles, so wherever your summer brings you, we’ve got you covered.”

Each season, FabFitFun partners with a new charity and this Summer, FabFitFun has teamed up with Make a Wish Foundation to grant the lifelong wishes of children with critical illnesses. Make a Wish has been able to bring moments of happiness to more than 15 wish kids every day throughout the pandemic and has granted more than 500,000 wishes worldwide since 1980. FabFitFun members will have the opportunity to donate to Make a Wish through the Summer Add-On and Edit sales this season.

With FabFitFun’s new Fully Customizable experience for Annual Members, there has never been a more flexible and personalized experience for members. This season’s curation includes: 


Choice 1:

  • Summersalt Neoprene Beach Tote
  • Society6 Outdoor Blanket
  • Society6 Wine Chiller
  • PMD Beauty Clean Device
  • Virginia Wolf Multi Wear Wrap
  • Summer Fridays CC Me Serum
  • L* Space Tie Dye Towel (FFF Throwback)

Choice 2:

  • Tarte drink of H2O Hydrating Moisturizer
  • Obe 2 resistance hip bands + 2 month membership
  • Milly Jewelry Case
  • Business and Pleasure Cooler bag (FFF Throwback)
  • Sonix Bluetooth Speaker
  • Rae Dunn by Magenta Guac / Salsa Bowls with Wooden Spoons 
  • Ouai Detox Shampoo and Scalp Massager 
  • Draper James Ruffle Nightie

Choice 3: 

  • Poolside Water Resistant Pouch
  • Corkcicle 12oz Wine Tumbler with Silicone Straw 
  • Supergood Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
  • AG Hair Re-Coil Curl Activator
  • Baublebar Build Your Own Bracelet Kit
  • Nectar Blue LIght Blocking Glasses (FFF Throwback)

Choice 4:

  • African Botanics Shimmering Gold Oil
  • Ciate London Watermelon Dewy Setting Spray
  • Scentuals Vitamin C Facial Serum
  • To The Market Melamine Printed Tray
  • TF Publishing Brain Teasers + Activity Book Bundle

Choice 5:

  • Mented Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick
  • SOAR Selfie Ring Light
  • Mine Tan Body Skin Moisturizing Recovery After Sun Gel

Choice 6:

  • Olehenriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask
  • Verso Skincare Super Eye Serum
  • Eyeko Double Act Shadow Stick in Cookies and Cream
  • Seraphine Botanicals Fruit Butter Lip Mask
  • Barefoot Scientist Pedicure File 
  • Art and Cook Citrus Squeezer
  • Aria Beauty Reusable Makeup Swabs
  • Blush Pineapple Ice Tray 



About Nectar Sunglasses: 

Nectar Sunglasses is an eyewear company based in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 2012,  Nectar offers sunglasses, blue light blockers, and prescription eyewear. Fueled by our love for the outdoors and inspired by the culture, history, and grit of the East Coast, Nectar works to bring people together through a shared love of adventure. 


About FabFitFun: 

Founded in 2010 by Co-CEOs Daniel and Michael Broukhim and Editor-in-Chief Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership and shopping experience whose mission is to deliver happiness and wellbeing to everyone, everywhere. Its flagship product, the FabFitFun Box, delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, home, and tech – each season. In addition to the Box, FabFitFun members receive access to year-round perks including the FabFitFun online Community, members-only shopping experiences, exclusive digital content, and more. Join FabFitFun by visiting fabfitfun.com.



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Shipping During COVID-19

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Orders from nectarsunglasses .com will continue to be fulfilled within 1 business day.  However, due to Covid-19, USPS Priority Mail 2-3 day service commitments have been extended to 3-4 days, respectively. First Class Mail may take up to 7 business days.

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Nectar Goals for 2020

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New Year, New Goals for Nectar in 2020!
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