All Dressed Up for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and invitations to holiday soirées will soon follow. The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have everything you need to truly shine at your next special event. Whether it’s a night out at the newly opened Gaillard Center, or a luxurious New Year’s Eve celebration, look no further than The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place for all of your formal attire essentials.

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1. A fancy evening in Charleston calls for a proper dress, and St. John has plenty of wonderful options to choose from. The Liquid Satin Twist-Neck Gown is great for the holiday season because of it’s rich emerald color. And with an elegant shoulder detail, the red Liquid Crepe Draped Gown is the perfect choice for a black tie event. You are sure to wow any crowd wearing either one of these show stoppers.

2. Anne Fontaine is known for its crisp white blouses, and the Ramona blouse is no exception. The black tuxedo-style necktie mixes masculine and feminine style for an elegant yet structured look. To soften the buttoned-up Ramona top, finish out your ensemble with the tulle midi skirt from The Resort Shop. Twist and twirl around the dance floor as the light catches the tiny rhinestones sprinkled around the hem.

3. For the modern woman who rocks a laid back style, the Rusalka Silk Jacquard Caftan by Calypso St. Barth is the perfect dress for you. Pair this flowing embroidered number with some simple gold jewelry, and you’re set for a trendy New Year’s Eve party with friends.

4. If you prefer to let your accessories take center stage, then add a pop of color to your evening attire with the Happy Hour Trina Turk clutch from The Resort Shop. Made with a durable neoprene material and leather inset metal frame, as well as a vibrant and fun hot pink color, this bag works hard and plays even harder.

5. Arrive prepared for a long night on the town with a Minimergency Kit from Lou Lou Boutique. The kit is packed with 17 fashion fix essentials, including dental floss, earring backs, and double sided tape. Pop it inside the gold clutch from Lou Lou Boutique and rest assured knowing that nothing can set your evening astray.

6. To add a personalized touch of sparkle to your outfit, grab these stackable rings from Pandora. Go with a rose gold stack for a delicate detail, or be bold with a mix of gold and silver. You can’t go wrong picking and choosing from the selection of rings at Pandora, so have fun creating the perfect combination for you.

7. With all the class from a simple black suede pump, and the unexpected excitement of a clear-stone embellished heel, the Demi Heels from Kate Spade are anything but ordinary. These trendy shoes are fabulous for mixing whimsical details into your formal attire, and making a classic staple a little more fun.

8. A fresh, glowing face is one of your finest accessories, and L’Occitane has everything you need to put your best face forward. Prepare for a fancy night out with the Crème Divine “miracle” cream and Peony Tinted Lip Balm, and leave your skin hydrated and luminous with the perfect rose-colored pout.

9. For the man in your life, a clean shaven face is a necessity for a formal evening. Send him to The Art of Shaving for a visit with their in-house Master Barber and indulge him in some much needed pampering before your night on the town. You can also pick up a shaving kit so that he can recreate the experience at home.

10. If your special event will be a family affair, stop by Pink Chicken New York for this darling little girl’s dress. The adorable combination of pink, ruffles and sequins are any girl’s dream to wear on a fancy night out with mom and dad.

The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place are the best place to find a perfect outfit for your next formal affair, and with a variety of stores, and an exceptional level of quality items there truly is something for everyone. Be sure that you’re following @TheShopsBCP on Instagram to get the newest looks and offers!

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Discover Charleston’s Finest Art and Architecture


This fall, Belmond Charleston Place invites you to uncover the city’s rich history with an exclusive Art and Architecture package. Discover the charming French Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour, which includes a 30-minute tour of the widely recognized Nathaniel Russell House. This exquisite home is located South of Broad and is known as one of America’s most important neoclassical townhouses. Immerse yourself in the Russell family’s luxurious lifestyle while exploring the restored three-story home and spacious gardens.

The tour concludes with a guided gallery tour of Robert Lange Studios, featuring the works of more than thirty artists. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne as you peruse contemporary realist art in the heart of the historic district. The Charleston City Paper voted Robert Lange Studios the Best Art Gallery in Charleston for the last four years. At the conclusion of your tour, receive a Charleston book as a memento of your time in the Holy City.

Belmond Charleston Place offers newly renovated, luxurious rooms and suites, Four Star dining, a full-service spa and unbeatable Southern hospitality.


Art and Architecture Package:
• Luxury accommodations
• Three hour Art and Architecture walking tour
• Nathaniel Russell House tour
• Robert Lange Studios art gallery tour with Veuve Clicquot Champagne provided
• Charleston book amenity

Rates: From $520 per room, per night
Please note: Package is valid for travel September 17 – November 22, 2015. Two night minimum stay required. Book Online >

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Sail Into Summer

With summer in full swing, most of us are spending our days basking in the warm sun. Bathing suits and shorts are on our mind but did you remember to pack a hat or a pair of sunglasses? From boating on the Charleston Harbor to dining out with friends, The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have everything you need to look hot while staying cool. Take a peek at our summer picks below, and find the perfect item to help you look and feel your best.

1. Bathing Suit

Whether you’re sunbathing on Sullivan’s Island or lounging by the pool, looking fabulous is a must. Enhance your bathing suit collection with this bright pink, flirty and fun one-piece. Pair it with a hat or sleek sandals, and you will have a beach-chic look. Splash into Everything But Water’s bathing suit collection to find your ideal style for relaxing summer days.


2. Skirt

Looking for a skirt that can take you from boutique shopping to dinner on King Street? White House Black Market’s floral printed skirt, decorated with scarlet red flowers and ivy green leaves, is light, breezy and perfect for dining alfresco at The Palmetto Cafe.


3. Handbag

Make a statement with this bold bag in a beautiful lapis color from Kate Spade. This “eye catcher” of a purse will turn heads and is the ultimate conversation starter. Enjoy wearing the Lillian Court Medium Harmony handbag, large enough to carry all of your summer essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen.


4. Shoes

Master the nautical look with the maritime shoe haven, Sperry Top-Sider. If you’re sailing the ocean or pulling off a casual day outfit, these classic boat shoes are a must-have. From Washed Canvas design that looks like you’ve been at sea to the Authentic Original boat shoes, Sperry Top-Siders are the perfect finishing touch to your summer look.


5. Sunglasses

Treat yourself to a new pair of shades this summer. From Chanel and Ray Ban to Miu Miu and Oakley, Sunglass Hut carries the latest designer eyewear that will complement your outfit while protecting your eyes.


6. Bracelet

This delicate sterling silver bracelet, decorated with small Charleston themed charms and turquoise gems, is a thoughtful and tasteful souvenir for a loved one or yourself. Explore Pandora’s collection of earrings, bracelets and one of a kind charms and take home a memory of Charleston.

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7. Hat

Ready to finally try that fedora you’ve been dreaming about? Now is the time! Tommy Bahama’s white paper braided fedora with a frayed brim can be worn with a polished outfit or styled for an outdoor adventure. Keep the sunlight out of your eyes while looking fashionable.


8. Tunic

Our favorite summer look – easy, breezy tunics are back! This soft and airy garment from Calypso St. Barth is embellished with shimmery gold and hints of orange. Throw this turquoise cover up over a bathing suit or spruce it up with a pair of white jeans.

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Keep up with the summer trends by following The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place on Instagram @TheShopsBCP and find your perfect look by visiting The Shops on King and Market Streets.

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