Reflect & Protect

Whether you’re sailing the ocean blue, playing tennis on the courts or strolling cobblestone sidewalks, it’s always important to wear sunscreen. With Charleston’s strong year-round rays, it’s essential to understand the consequences of skin damage and learn how to protect yourself.

This summer, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is proudly promoting its “I Will Reflect” campaign aimed to bring attention to the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative. This unique campaign features some of Charleston’s most prominent artists, stylists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers highlighting the significance of keeping their skin healthy.

Meet our Charleston ambassadors who have pledged to reflect, and find out how they plan to stay sun safe while enjoying life in the Lowcountry.

Ambassadors:

Andrea Serrano: Charleston based fashion blogger of Charleston Shop Curator, Andrea has impeccable taste and style. She believes that protecting your skin and keeping it healthy is the ultimate fashion statement.

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Barbara Sussberg: Barbara is a talented oil painter who expresses feeling and emotion in her colorful and textured art. Often found painting in her garden South of Broad, she has pledged to make an effort to find a cool, shady spot away from the sun-rays and always wears a hat.

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Chad Davis: Chad, founder of Carolina Surf Film Festival, always has fun in the sun.
An ocean lover and surfing addict, he makes sure to apply waterproof sunscreen before hitting the waves.

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Cynthia Groseclose: You can probably find Cynthia editing stories in her magazine Salt and Water, surfing Sullivan’s Island’s waves or practicing yoga. She is also a cool and caring mom who has pledged to live a healthy life by lathering SPF on her son and herself before playing on the beach.

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Jennifer Buddin: Jennifer is president of the local publication The Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman and an entertaining improver at Theatre 99. She has made the promise to seek shade with her two sons when playing outside.

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Johnny Caldwell & Taneka Reaves: Known as the Cocktail Bandits, these two best friends love a refreshing drink. Whether sipping a Martini on a patio or strolling down King Street, Johnny and Taneka have pledged to socialize while protecting their skin at the same time.

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Logan Roberts: A fishing aficionado and owner of Marsh Wear Clothing, Logan knows what apparel to wear to stay cool and sun safe. When outside on the water, he likes to sport his Salty Fly hat and a Tide Rider Performance shirt that holds natural SPF in the material.

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The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place encourages you to make the pledge today!

Join our ambassadors and pledge to:

• Wear sunscreen year-round
• Use a minimum of 15 SPF Broad Spectrum sunscreen
• Seek the shade between 10am and 4pm
• Have an annual full-body skin check
• Share this important message with friends and family

Follow the #IWillReflect campaign on The Spa’s Instagram @CharlestonPlaceSpa and Twitter @CharlestonPLspa and join the conversation by sharing photos of your sunsafe moments. Plus, look out for more posts from our ambassadors throughout the summer!

To learn more about the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative, click here.

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Charleston Fashion Chic

Baker Motor Company’s Charleston Fashion Week is just around the corner, and while everyone is looking to the runway for this season’s most talked about trends, we are taking it to the streets – King Street that is! From Kate Spade’s bold stripes and sequins to Pandora’s charming new collections, these ensembles will have you turning heads at the Holy City’s most stylish soirée.

In preparation for the fashion-filled week, we created some of our favorite Outfits of the Day, or #OOTD’s, perfect for an exciting evening at Charleston Fashion Week. Here’s your daily dose of style, brought to you exclusively by The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place.

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#OOTD Details: Pandora

  • Essence Collection
  • Moments Collection

 

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#OOTD Details: Kate Spade New York

  • Yarn Dyed Striped Shift Dress
  • Landon Jacket
  • Colorblock Crepe Accordion Pleat Dress
  • Ponte Scallop Crop Top
  • Genette Eyewear, Ivory/Black
  • Sweetheart Scallop Necklace

 

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#OOTD Details, Isabella’s Collection

  • Blue and Green Floor-Length Dress
  • White Pendant Necklace

 

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#OOTD Details, Anne Fontaine Paris

  • The Salsa Black Lace Skirt
  • The Staicy Black Lace Top
  • Lia Striped Dress
  • Laszlo Leather Jacket

 

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New Year, New You

Hoping to make a few lifestyle changes in 2015? Look no further! With Charleston’s local produce, fun fitness opportunities and unique social events, the Lowcountry is the perfect setting for becoming the best version of yourself. This year, kick that long list of crazy resolutions to the curb and try implementing these simple lifestyle changes instead. From your friends at Belmond Charleston Place, this is your 2015 bucket list for health and happiness in the Holy City.

Get Fit

Whether your ideal day of fitness consists of an hour of intense cycling or a jog with picturesque views, Charleston has many resources for getting an enjoyable workout. For cardio amongst Southern scenery, jog the Ravenel Bridge or the Charleston Battery. If hitting the gym is more your style, try joining one of the many fitness centers located downtown, such as Pure Barre, EcoFitness or CharlestonRIDE.

Concierge tip: Follow our customized jogging map for the ultimate cardio experience while enjoying the best parts of Charleston.

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Spend More Time Outdoors

This year, take advantage of Charleston’s seaside location by hitting the water for a more unique way to work out. Located off of Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, Shem Creek is your one-stop-shop for water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding. While you’re there, enjoy some of the Lowcountry’s best seafood at nearby restaurants.

Eat Local

Treat your body well in 2015 by providing it with the nutrients and fuel that it needs. Skip the processed food and head to restaurants with natural, farm-to-table menu items made with locally grown produce. Also, check out Lowcountry Local First to learn more about where to find yummy farm fresh food in Charleston.

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Meet New People

The Spring offers many fun and exciting opportunities for stepping out of your comfort zone and socializing with Charleston locals. From Charleston Fashion Week to  Boone Hall Plantation’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival and the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Charleston’s Spring schedule is the perfect excuse to step outside and enjoy a weekend filled with sipping, shopping and socializing.

Treat Yourself

Last but certainly not least, treat yourself in the new year! It is essential that you find some “me time” this year, to unplug and unwind. Try a calming massage or rejuvenating facial at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place for the ultimate relaxation experience.

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