September 28, 2013 SHE Charleston, a new three-day event billed as “a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and a shopping spree, all rolled into one,” kicked off on Friday with an Opening Night Party at the North Charleston Convention Center. Charleston resident Elise Testone, a Season 11 finalist on “American Idol,” performed at SHE INDULGES, an event that touted “Chocolate. Cocktails. Candy. Fashion.” Billed as The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend, the event continues through Sunday at the Convention Center. Focusing on six aspects of women’s lives, attendees will get to see fashion shows from local and national retailers, nibble on offerings from top local chefs and sip on tasty cocktails, get advice from pros on decor and entertaining, create works of art, learn about and participate in health and fitness activities, and find out ways to help and connect with community and charity. A number of celebrities will be making appearances, including and HGTV stars Vern Yip and Terry Haas, who will present separately on home decor tips on Saturday.