Patricia Altschul, Star of Bravo’s Hit TV Show Southern Charm, Discusses “The Art of Southern Charm” May 18

Join us for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon with the delightful Patricia Altschul, surprise breakout star of Bravo's hit reality show Southern Charm. At the event, Patricia will be interviewed by locally known charity auctioneer, fan and southern charmer in his own right Bryan Hoffman. They'll cover The Art of Southern Charm, an essential lifestyle guide as refreshing and fun as a gin martini as well as many "Patricia topics". And, we'll have those too.

Enjoy a lovely three-course luncheon at one of Charleston's finest restaurants, High Cotton.

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About the Book:

Fan-favorite Bravo Celebrity Patricia Altschul, from the prime time hit show Southern Charm, finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle.

Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult like her now iconic "shameless strumpet."

The Art of Southern Charm takes readers inside the world of Charleston's most captivating grande dame, who (with Michael the Butler) offers a blue blood's blueprint for curating and celebrating life at its best.

About the Author

Patricia Altschul plays the resident madcap grande dame on Southern Charm, Bravos hit reality show. Patricia has earned her status as a preeminent tastemaker. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude and her Masters Degree from George Washington University, where she lectured on Art History.

She was a highly-successful art advisor who also amassed her own art collection and has been a director or trustee of several nonprofit organizations including the New York Historical Society and Historic Hudson Valley (the Rockefeller Family properties). In 2012 Altschul was given the "Woman of the Year" award by the Police Athletic League of New York City.

In 2013 she received a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for her renovation of the historic Isaac Jenkins Mikell House. "The preservation work completed is an excellent example of a sensitive approach to maintaining the integrity of one of Charlestons finest pre-Civil War residences."

In addition to being an academic and a philanthropist, she has done a life-long tour-of-duty at the top of the social ladder in Washington, D.C., Oyster Bay, and on Manhattan's storied Fifth Avenue, where she observed--and ultimately dictated--modern-day rules of civility. Patricia, who really puts the social in social networking, has a glorious brain, the best legs, a killer sense of humor, and expertly curates every aspect of her life.

She has been featured in publications including Vogue, Town & Country, Architectural Digest and People. Wise, cultivated, elegant and funny, Patricia is a consummate hostess and a lifestyle icon whose unique combination of class and sass has endeared her to fans of all ages. Pat quickly became a fan favorite last year and has even drawn the affection of celebrities like Lady Gaga who claimed 'that looking at Patricia is like looking in a mirror.

Wear your caftan, order a martini. We're having fun! Look for a little surcee and a display of martini-ware from Charleston's favorite gift and wedding registry boutique, Vieuxtemps. 180 King Street.

Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. There is a cash bar for your enjoyment. Click Here for Ticket Information.

High Cotton is located at 199 East Bay Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Parking is available at the Cumberland Street Garage, other municipal lots or at meters on the street.