Gifts to Indulge and Rejuvenate

Holiday gift giving can be tricky when it comes to showing your appreciation for the special ones in your life. The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has gifts to boost the glamour for each person on your list. From speciality massages and treatments, to skin products for your little one, The Spa offers a variety of gifts that are sure to impress all of your family and friends.
Margaret Dabbs 3 Step Kit:
The 3 Step Kit from Margaret Dabbs keeps your pedicure lasting longer with simple and effective foot maintenance at home. With a professional foot file,

exfoliating foot mousse and a hydrating foot lotion, this kit is suitable for the man or woman in your life. Pair this gift with our signature Spa Pedicure which reenergizes your soles during the dreary winter days.
Give the gift that will turn heads this season. Women will jump for joy over these handmade python-skin-covered bags, wallet and chic sneakers. With a variety of color options to choose from, the hot pink python-covered Converse are absolute show stoppers and will have your lady swooning when she sees them under the tree.

Wash with Water
 Locally crafted right here in Charleston, these organic bath products perfectly nourish a baby’s delicate skin even during the harsh winter months. The ideal gift for any mother or child, the 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash is specifically made for those with sensitive skin, leaving long-lasting moisture. Wash with Water products create the perfect stocking stuffers for your little ones.

Belmond Gift Card
 The holidays can be a busy and stressful time for everyone, so give the gift of relaxation with a Belmond Gift Card. Treat your special someone or yourself this holiday season with a lush spa treatment that will help rejuvenate you from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. With treatments for men, women and children, a gift card to The Spa is a gift that loved ones will ask for for years to come.

With a variety of gifts and products to choose from, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is the perfect place for your luxurious holiday gift giving needs. Celebrate your loved ones with blissful gifts that will “wow” them this Christmas season.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Picking presents for friends and family is never a simple task. We at Charleston Place would like to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier this year with our gift guide.

There is something for everyone at The Shops at Charleston Place which include: Anne Fontaine, Bloom, Brighton, Brookstone, Calypso St. Barth, Chico’s, Colonial Candle, Everything But Water, Fresh Produce, Godiva Chocolatier, Gucci, Harleston Shoes, Isabella’s Collection, kate spade new york, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Mori Classics, Orient-Express Signature Boutique, Papyrus, Pandora, Sperry Top-Sider, St. John, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Tommy Bahama, White House/Black Market and Yves Delorme.

To make your shopping a little bit easier this year, we asked Betsy Garrity, Manager of the Orient-Express Boutique and Annette Sandford-Lopez, Director of The Spa at Charleston Place, their top picks for holiday gifts.

For the Spa-lover
If you’re shopping for the spa-lover in your life, The Spa at Charleston Place is the place to go. Give a 1. Spa Gift Card that your loved one can use for a lavish scrub, a pedicure, or a relaxing massage. For those interested in forward-thinking skin care treatments, the 2. Clairsonic Mia2 and 3. NuFace Trinity are perfect gifts. The Clairsonic Mia2 Cleansing System works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind–revealing softer, smoother and more beautiful skin. The NuFace Trinity is a FDA approved device that will help lift and tone the face while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You can also find many other products at The Spa’s Online Gift Shop.

For the Charlestonian-at-heart
If you’re shopping for the Charlestonian-at-heart, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for at our Orient-Express Boutique. The Orient-Express Boutique offers many Lowcountry treasures such as 4. sweetgrass baskets, 5. embroidered pillows featuring the best of Charleston and much more.

For the Fashionista
The 6. Charleston Gate jewelry collection features beautifully crafted pieces inspired by the ornately designed iron gates located in Charleston. Also featured is 7. handcrafted jewelry by local designer Melissa Gray – perfect for any occasion. The 8. Charleston Scarf available at the Orient-Express Boutique is inspired by the architectural and decorative legacy of historic Charleston and captures some of the city’s most memorable and beloved features.

For the Foodie
You will find several recipe books filed with Southern delicacies such as the popular title 9. Charleston Receipts. If your foodie doesn’t want to start from scratch, 10. Geechie Mixes will make the perfect gifts. Available mixes include she crab soup and peach cobbler. Then, grab a few bags of the ever-popular 11. benne wafers to complete your foodie’s gift basket.

For the Art-Lover
12. The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World features compelling images of abandoned farmhouses, leaning tobacco barns, and boarded up redbrick towns of another era in Lowcountry South Carolina. Jonathan Green is an internationally recognized artist who was born and raised in the Lowcountry. His book, 13. Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green, features many of the Gullah images he is known for, is available at the Orient-Express Boutique.

With all of the amazing gifts to choose from, you’ll be able to cross “holiday shopping” off of your to-do list after a trip to Charleston Place. It could be as simple as purchasing a Charleston Place Gift Card that can be used for a stay at the hotel, one of our specialty treatments at The Spa, a dinner at Charleston Grill or the Palmetto Cafe, drinks or afternoon tea at The Thoroughbred Club. Or, you can take advantage of our Gift of Giving Package. This holiday season, book your getaway at Charleston Place, and receive a $100 hotel gift certificate to give to a loved one or use yourself for a future visit.

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News, Wellness

The Spa at Charleston Place celebrates five years of “I Will Reflect” Melanoma Awareness Initiative

We love the sun; it’s a way of life here in Charleston! But with those beach days, boat trips and time spent outdoors comes the very real threat of skin cancer. In its fifth year, The Spa at Charleston Place leads the annual “I Will Reflect” {IWR} Melanoma Awareness Initiative, striving to educate the public about the importance of safe sun habits and the dangers of melanoma. Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $30,000, every cent of which is donated to the MUSC Foundation for skin cancer research through special events, IWR bracelet sales and monetary donations.
Some scary stats:
Every hour, one American dies of melanoma. It is the most common form of skin cancer among 25-29 year olds. Indoor tanning increases melanoma risk by 74%. If detected early, melanoma is almost 99% curable. However, for advanced cases the survival rate is only 15%. While prevention is key, early detection is the next best thing.

Some tips on how to “reflect” on being sun smart and safe
• Avoid the sun during its most glaring hours, 10am-2pm
• Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, minimum of 15 SPF…apply liberally
• Wear protective clothing, broad brimmed hat, sunglasses, etc
• Avoid sun tanning beds
• Schedule an annual full-body mole check with a dermatologist

Make small adjustments in your life such as, run late, walk your dogs early, tee off at 7am instead of 11am, to help you prevent sun-related skin damage that may lead to skin cancer.

The ‘I Will Reflect’ initiative began as part of a worldwide cause founded by SpaFinder, Inc. in 2007. Gaining momentum around the globe, the initiative seeks to educate the public about melanoma detection and prevention. The campaign encourages residents to pledge “I Will Reflect” and join the movement to help reduce the impact of melanoma, which is the most serious, often deadly form of skin cancer. For more information, check us out on Facebook or visit

Download and save the ABCDEs of Melanoma and The Spa’s “IWR” guidelines to safe sun practice.

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