While you could head out on your own in search of one-of-a-kind finds in Charleston, Katie will arrange for a personal shopper to meet you and take you to the stores best suited to your interests and tastes. Your shopping expedition will concentrate on Market Street, right outside the front door of the Belmond Charleston Place and anchored by the Charleston City Market
, and the city’s most famous shopping strip, King Street. There you’ll find everything from stores like Ben Silver
, an old-world emporium with classic clothes for both men and women, to Ibu Movement
, a boutique that features designs by women artisans around the world.
Just around the corner from Ibu Movement is 82 Queen
, where you’ll have lunch. Located in three historic buildings, choose from the menu of Lowcountry cuisine salads and sandwiches as you eat in the shade of a magnolia tree.
In the afternoon, Katie will arrange for another private guided tour, though this one with a local historian who will provide insights into Charleston’s long history. The city predates the United States itself by almost a century, having been founded in 1670 by settlers from Bermuda. You’ll visit one of the city’s restored mansions—the Nathaniel Russell House Museum
, Aiken-Rhett House Museum
, or the Edmondston-Alston House
—where perhaps you’ll find some decorating ideas for your own home.
You’ll dine tonight at the Charleston Grill
, at the Belmond Charleston Place, one of the city’s most elegant restaurants with a menu that ranges from international dishes to Lowcountry favorites.