Cupcakes, Donuts and Cookies, Oh My!

Some days that little craving for something sweet just won’t go away. No matter how hard we try to ignore it, we can’t deny a quick sugar fix. Thankfully, Charleston is filled with the very shops you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. So the next time you’re out and about, stop into one of these delicious places to indulge.

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Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

481 King Street, Charleston SC 29403

Made with all homemade, natural ingredients, these one-of-a-kind donuts come in unique flavors that will leave you wanting more. Try The Charleston donut with a bourbon cream filling topped with a toffee glaze and praline crumble. Drop by until 3pm daily, or until they sell out which is typically earlier.

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Café Framboise

159 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

This quaint French café is serving some seriously sweet treats. They have a stunning array of pastries from fruit tarts and éclairs to croissants, macaroons and more. Just off the beaten path on Market Street, visit here for breakfast or lunch, sit outside and enjoy one of the many decadent French baked goods.

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King Street Cookies

370 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

With more than 30 flavors of cookies, you are bound to find something your taste buds will love. This shop has everything from the basic Chocolate Chip to the Spicy Hot Chocolate plus gluten free options.  Even with the large variety of cookies, one thing remains true; every bite is soft in the center and crispy on the edges. These cookies are so good, you can’t try just one.

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Cupcake DownSouth

433 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

You will always be able to try something new at this scrumptious bakery featuring a wide variety of cupcakes with daily rotating flavors. Now open late night, stop by after a night out for their “After Dark” menu featuring Peach Bellini and Lemon Drop alcohol-infused cupcakes.

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Carmella’s

198 E Bay Street #100, Charleston, SC 29401

The newly opened café and dessert bar is the perfect sit-down spot to enjoy some sweets after a long day. Their menu includes old-school favorites like Italian ice, tiramisu cups and cannoli’s. Try a dessert cocktail or their homemade gelato and you won’t be disappointed.

In Charleston, great food is located on every corner. Don’t miss out on dessert too, with these sugary treats sure to give you a pick-me-up after a long day of sightseeing. With so many places to choose from, you really can’t go wrong!

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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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‘Tis The Season for Spa Essentials

Holiday gift giving can be tricky, especially when you’re searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Luckily, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has everything you’re looking for to “wow” everyone on your list. Whether it’s an exclusive skincare product from Italy or a limited edition fragrance set, we can guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed.

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1. Black Label Champagne
Antica Farmacista celebrates the return of its top-selling fragrance, Champagne, with the “Black Label” set embellished with limited-edition packaging exclusive to The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place. This deluxe set is a fitting gift for both men and women, or simply a special treat for yourself!

2. Margo Morrison Jewelry
As seen on Hollywood’s most famous, Margo Morrison’s semi-precious stones and pearl jewelry is the ideal gift for the contemporary woman with a love for simplistic yet sophisticated pieces. The Spa carries a collection of exquisite necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings that will guarantee lots of “ooh’s and aah’s” this holiday season.

3. Glam Glow
Look no further for the perfect stocking stuffer than Glam Glow Hydrating Treatment. This mask delivers instant, non-drying hydration to your skin for a youthful look and silky feel. A gift any beauty guru will love during the cold winter months.

4. Santa Maria Novella Skincare
Surprise your loved one with the most luxurious skincare line available exclusively at The Spa from Italy. Santa Maria Novella Skincare has been hand-crafted at the same pharmacy in Florence for more than 400 years and is a timeless staple for any man or woman’s skincare routine.

5. Belmond Gift Card
Plan a weekend getaway with someone special or treat a loved one to a luxurious day at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place with the Belmond gift card. Give the gift of rejuvenation with indulgent treatments at an award-winning spa for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

6. Plush Robe from The Spa
Who says your deluxe spa day has to end when you leave? The Spa’s plush signature robe is available for purchase to lavishly pamper yourself or a loved one in the comfort of your own home.

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has everything you need to surprise that special someone this holiday season. Whether you purchase one of these quality products from our guide or are looking for a different luxury gift, look no further than The Spa.

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