An Endless Summer in Charleston

Although summer may technically end September 21st, in Charleston, summertime stretches long into October. The summertime feeling is vivacious with perfectly refreshing ocean water and local events in full swing. Charlestonians know how to keep the summer attitude going and celebrate all the city has to offer.

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With the opening of the Belmond Charleston Place rooftop pool bar, you can soak up glorious views of King Street, take a dip in the infinity pool and delight in refreshing beverages. Local favorites such as the Farmers Market and Second Sunday are still underway through the summer offering delicious local foods and great shopping. Plus, the recently renovated Gibbes Museum of Art offers the new exhibit Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess, inspired by the popular play from this years Spoleto festival.

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If you are interested in viewing downtown from a horse drawn carriage, the tour offers a relaxing afternoon of history and experience. Grab a fresh squeezed juice or refreshing smoothie from Whisk to stay cool during the trip. And afterwards enjoy lunch at local favorite Cru Café, located in a traditional old Charleston house.IMG_5672

Each season offers something unique in Charleston, and with thriving events and the relaxation of the summer, it is the opportune time to see the Holy City. Plan your stay with Belmond Charleston Place and delight in luxurious accommodations, 20% off Premier rooms, suites and Club Level. With Club Level accommodations including complimentary all-day food and beverage, afternoon tea service and a full bar selection guests are able to relax after an exciting day of exploring the city.

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Spoleto Festival: Coming of Age Performances in a Timeless City

Embracing the historic and natural charm of the Holy City, the Spoleto Festival has begun another season of renowned live arts performances. In 1977, Charleston was selected as an ideal location to host young and experienced artists of all forms with a passion for originality. Now in its 40th season, Spoleto still honors the original tradition of celebrating the finest arts and has earned international recognition.

Performances of opera, theater, jazz, dance, visual arts and more offer options for a variety of interests. With many shows already receiving notable praise, the difficulty becomes not which show to attend, but rather how many performances one can see during the 17-day festival.

This year’s opera, Porgy and Bess, has been commended as one of the greatest artistic creations ever produced in the Holy City and is surely a must see. The show celebrates the African American community in the South Carolina costal region and is exquisitely performed by a talented cast, lively music and beautiful setting and design.

A sure crowd pleaser, Havana Rakatan, is a lively dance piece featuring salsa, mambo, jazz, cha-cha, rumba and more. Complemented with an eight-piece live band this show energetically explores Cuban history through dance.

With a great deal of the success of the Spoleto Festival credited to the setting of Charleston, it is vital to indulge in the charm of the Holy City while visiting. The Belmond Charleston Place Spoleto Grill Gourmet Package offers luxurious accommodations to enhance your Spoleto Festival USA experience. Indulge in dinner for two in the Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill, complimentary breakfast in the hotels Four Diamond Palmetto Café, 20% off festival tickets, and a variety of welcome amenities, for travel now through June 11th, 2016. 

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Show Stopping Accessories

With Charleston Fashion Week right around the corner, it’s time to amp up your accessory game with some sharp and stylish accessories. The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place has you covered with fashion-forward looks that will complete any outfit and get you ready for the runway. Choose a statement piece or something delicate and elegant. Mix up your current look or keep it classic. Whatever you choose, Charleston Fashion Week will be the perfect spot to show off your new adornments.

Carrie Tiff Belt – Anne Fontaine

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This gorgeous Italian calfskin leather belt adorned with a large emblematic flower is sure to make a statement. Named after Sex and the City’s iconic Carrie Bradshaw, this piece is sure to keep heads turning. Choose from black or blue and pair with a crisp white shirt and skirt.

Dellie Wedges – Kate Spade

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Add a pop of color to any ensemble with these fun wedges from Kate Spade. These fabric-covered, open-toed beauties have just the right amount of quirk to finish off your outfit. Pair with an LBD or pantsuit, and let your shoes steal the show.

White Beaded Tassel Necklace – The Resort Shop

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Sometimes you just need a delicate necklace to finish off your look. This white beaded tassel necklace from The Resort Shop will be a lovely final touch to your Fashion Week outfit. You will receive nothing but compliments with this simple stunner.

Tassel Bracelets – LouLou

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The easiest way to update your look is to have some fun with color with these bright tassel bracelets from LouLou. Keep it simple by picking your favorite color or mix it up with different hues to match your personality. Choose one, two or more to stack; the perfect final addition to any outfit.

Lemon Love Necklace by Gunner and Lux  – Pink Chicken

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The little ones in your life want to be fashionable too. Surprise them with this Love Necklace by Gunner and Lux sold at Pink Chicken. Choose from Pineapple, Lemon or Watermelon charms, and they will be the trendiest little one at the show.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place and pick up the perfect accessories to go with your outfit. Make sure to stop by Charleston Fashion Week from March 15 to March 19, where The Shops will be the title sponsor of the Style Lounge, to show off your glam accessories. Don’t forget to follow @TheShopsBCP on Instagram to get the newest looks, offers plus behind-the-scenes scoop from Fashion Week.

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