Arts & Culture, Discovery

The Shops 2020 Gift Guide

While the holiday season may look a little different this year, there’s no reason not to shop ‘til you drop (safely, of course!) and pick out gifts for those who mean the most. If there was ever a year to celebrate with something special, this is it. And The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have something for everyone on your list, all in one place. For the Fashionista: Festive and fun, pick up a new frock from Kate Spade or add some sparkle to the season with new accessories from Tara Grinna. Get her excited about the travel to come with a new bathing suit from Everything but Water or outfit your mini-me in a jacquard dress from Pink Chicken, perfect for holiday family photos. For the Homebody: Cozy up with a Cool Nights pajama set from Soma Intimates. Paired with a sleep mask, it’s the perfect gift this season (and really, this year). Or give these fun, faux leather leggings and embellished slides, just as perfect to wear around the house as they are for a night out. Available at White House Black Market. For the Beauty Guru: We could all use a little self care and this beautiful hand cream set from L’Occitane or this body mist from Green Biotics Relaxation Collection will help relax and renew. For the Luxe Lover: There’s no better gift than an indulgent leather bag from Louis Vuitton or a sophisticated leather belt from Gucci. Or up her accessory game with fun, fur heels from Peserico or a chic and oh-so-classic bag from St. John. For the Jewelry Junkie: Timeless and simple enough to wear every day, give a charm bracelet from Pandora. Or add a pop of color to her jewelry with these beautiful earrings from Chico’s, that can be dressed up or down. For the Dapper Dad: We can’t forget about the men in our life! Spruce up his go to loafers with a new pair of genuine leather boat shoes from Sperry. Paired with classic shades from Sunglass Hut and a new shirt from Tommy Bahama in a festive color and he’s ready for the new year. For the Home: Since we’re all spending more time at home, give a gift the whole family will love like this beautiful vintage botanical puzzle from Lou Lou. Dress up your walls with a striking piece of art from Mary Martin. Know someone missing Charleston? The Charleston Interior’s book from The Belmond Boutique would make a fitting gift. Visit us downtown and shop at The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place to check off everyone on your list this holiday season. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information on holiday specials and deals.
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Arts & Culture, Discovery, Sip & Savor

Holidays in the Holy City

Whether basking in the blissful temperatures or indulging in centuries-old traditions, Charleston is a magical place during the holidays. Garlands adorn Antebellum mansions. Magnolia wreaths flank wrought-iron gates. Twinkling lights wrap the trunks of Palmetto trees. From holiday markets to special menus featuring the finest Lowcountry cuisine, there’s never been a better time to Celebrate in Charleston.                                                  Timeless Traditions A living history museum, Charleston embraces the holiday season with a reverent look towards the past. Tour the festively decorated Edmondston-Alston House by candlelight, warm up in the courtyard with a glass of hot cider as carolers sing, then listen to a local storyteller perform Gullah Christmas stories at Christmas on the Battery. Or set out with a private guide to Magnolia Plantation or Middleton Place. Torch-lit gardens beckon guests to warm up fireside while yuletide traditions and 18-century reenactments celebrate the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry.                                                 Holiday Comforts Treasured family recipes are the touchstones of holiday traditions and Charleston’s rich culinary history is on display during the holiday season. Gather friends and family around the table for a delicious feast at one of the city’s best restaurants, Charleston Grill or The Palmetto Cafe, where guests can find special menus for the holidays. Or sip a hot toddy by one of our outdoor fire pits while nibbling on holiday themed cookies.                                                 All the Trimmings Home to luxury brands, boutique shops and local favorites, give the gift of Charleston this season. Steps from our guest rooms, explore The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place, with gifts for men, women, children and home. Or walk out our doors and onto King Street, considered to be one of the finest shopping districts in the country.                                                 Festive Moments Bring your family together for an unforgettable celebration in an unprecedented year. It’s an invitation to come together and reconnect with loved ones, enjoy the salty sea air and create new memories together. From holiday décor in your suite to special family photos with a professional photographer, mark the occasion in grand style. Holiday Headquarters There’s perhaps no better time to escape to Charleston. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with twinkling Christmas trees, grand wreaths and rows upon row of garland in our lobby. Step into our courtyard garden and by wowed by the magnificent 40-foot lighted Christmas tree that towers over the Market Street Circle fountain. Take part in cherished holiday traditions and embrace the spirit of the season in charming Charleston. To learn more about our offerings, click here.
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Arts & Culture

Holy Matrimony in the Holy City

A city of awe-inspiring beauty, Charleston has been named one of “America’s Most Romantic Cities” by Travel + Leisure and the “World’s Most Romantic Cities” by Food & Wine. Imagine saying I Do under a canopy of live oaks or in a centuries-old church. Whether you desire an intimate affair or a celebration for hundreds, Charleston is home to storied locations that are perfect for your special occasion. The Gadsden House Encompassing all of the charm of historic Charleston, say ‘I Do’ in the outdoor courtyard or intimate rooms of the Gadsden House. Built in the late 18th century, it’s one of the most grand historic homes in downtown. Merchants Hall Boasting spectacular views of the City Market, Merchant Hall celebrates its industrial past with wood columns and exposed brick. After years of thoughtful design and execution, this circa 1856 venue has been reimagined for luxurious weddings and events. Gibbes Museum of Art The beautiful Beaux-Arts building offers a unique setting for your big day. Rich in history and charm, exchange vows under the opulent glass dome or host your reception in the classical gardens. White Point Gardens Become Mr. and Mrs. under the grand oaks of White Point Gardens with views of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers. Moss laden trees and panoramic vistas of the Battery make this a favorite for intimate I Do’s. Then, retreat to Belmond Charleston Place for an intimate celebration at the award-winning Charleston Grill. Belmond Charleston Place From a grand ballroom reception to a micro-wedding for close family and friends, Belmond Charleston Place is the perfect destination for a wedding. Make an entrance on our Georgian open-arm staircase, or plan pre-wedding cocktails in one of our verdant courtyards. Intimate or extravagant, our grandiose venues offer ample space to celebrate your union. Alternatively, have our team arrange your big day at one of these exclusive Charleston locations.
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