The Luxury of Choice

An amazing phenomenon occurs as guests enter the spa above the Sanctuary’s west grand staircase. Time.. begins…. To…….. slow…………. down, and all of the worries and stresses from a hectic past few months float through the ceiling never to return. The Spa at the Sanctuary Hotel not only accomplishes this tall task, but is committed to answering every question and meeting every need before a guest even has it. It all stems from the Luxury of Choice.

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Most parents would say a fed child is a happy child, which is one huge reason why Kiawah restaurants offer big time tastes for kids, too – in seven of its restaurants. The same energy and resources that have produced award-winning dishes like Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House’s Four Cheese Mac and the Atlantic Room’s Crispy Shrimp are sure to impress even the fussiest young eaters. Here is a brief look at some of these restaurants’ options.

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Brought to The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort by the experts at OSEA (pronounced ō-see-a) Malibu, the the experts at OSEA (pronounced ō-see-a) Malibu, the Undaria Skin Recovery is a restorative body treatment that utilizes Undaria brown algae. It’s a new body rescue from the sea! is a restorative body treatment that utilizes Undaria brown algae. It’s a new body rescue from the sea!

“The OSEA skincare product line is derived from the sea. OSEA’s founder was a chiropractor on Long Island in the 1920s. After injuring the tendons in her legs, she had a dream that the ocean would heal her,” said Fleming. “Within a few weeks of daily ocean swimming, she was healed and became convinced of the sea’s incredible healing powers. She then created the OSEA line of products that includes the Undaria Body Polish and Undaria Algae Oil, the basis of The Sanctuary’s Undaria Skin Recovery.”

Since aging results in the weakening of skin cell membranes, the Undaria Skin Recovery helps repair damaged skin by strengthening these membranes. The treatment includes an exfoliation with Undaria Body Polish that purifies the pores and stimulates collagen production. Then, a generous application of refreshing Undaria Algae Oil delivers power antioxidants and essential fatty acids deep into the skin, adding renewed life and vitality. A 60-minute Undaria Skin Recovery treatment is $185 in The Spa at The Sanctuary.

 

 

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Jonet Wooten, editor of the lifestyle blog, “Fabulously Chic Over 50,” recently visited Kiawah Island Golf Resort where she reviewed her visit and a number of restaurants and activities she enjoyed during her stay.  Below, Jonet reviews her visit to The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

It doesn’t take a neurobiologist to prove to me the health and beauty benefits of spending a little rejuvenation time at the spa. Being pampered at the spa encourages peace of mind, relaxes mind and body and can be our ally in the anti-aging process.

On a recent unforgettable two-day romantic getaway to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island we wasted no time making appointments at the award-winning Kiawah Island Spa. My husband had one of the best massages of his life, while I indulged in the signature Sodashi Thermal Infusing Facial.

I present to you, dear friends, our review of the Kiawah Island Spa.

One step inside the Kiawah Island Spa and it whispers ultimate sanctuary for the body and soul. From the sights and sounds of trickling water fountains, luxurious furniture, paired with a professional and friendly staff, this is truly a special place.

Let’s face it, a Five Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, plus winning one of the Best Hotel Spas in America by three different travel magazines is some serious love.

Find the Review here:  http://fabulouslychicover50.com/2016/04/the-sanctuary-at-kiawah-island-spa-review/

Artist Karen Lawson Turner finalizes Sanctuary stairwell murials

Artist Karen Lawson Turner finalizes Sanctuary stairwell murals

As guests walk about the expansive halls of The Sanctuary Hotel, they will notice the nostalgia of a century old mansion within a twelve year old building. Whether it’s the grand stair cases, the chandeliers, the countless paintings and artifacts, or the towering murals, The Sanctuary is home to many works of art with the epicenter of the collection being the Wells Gallery in the retail wing. The Wells Gallery is the premiere gallery at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort dedicated to providing art works focused on the Lowcountry and Southern experience.

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Andrew Harper, the premier luxury travel publication provides the intelligence and tools for discerning luxury travelers to get the most out of their vacations. Recently, they listed the top 10 Kid-Friendly Luxury Hotels and what make them stand out.  They said:

Taking your children on a trip can be one of the most exciting, educational and memorable experiences you can give them. And traveling with kids continues to get easier as more hotels and resorts offer amenities and programs geared specifically toward the little ones. When you’re planning your summer vacation, consider taking advantage of these charming extras. The Andrew Harper Travel Office can help find family-friendly accommodations wherever you plan to go. Here are a few of our favorite amenities for kids:

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Jonet Wooten pens a great blog entitled “Fabulously Chic Over 50.”  She recently visited The Sanctuary and wrote a number of blogs about her Kiawah Island experience including their trip to The Ocean Room, one of only five Forbes Four Star/AAA Four Diamond steakhouses in the U.S.  She says “Like a bird in flight, we were off to embark upon a bucket list-inspired culinary adventure, the elegant crane adorned iron gates at the entrance of The Ocean Room making a bold statement about the enchanted evening we were about to experience. When sophisticated elegance, dreamy ocean views and unforgettable food collide, the end result …” Read more below

Like a bird in flight, we were off to embark upon a bucket list-inspired culinary adventure, the elegant crane adorned iron gates at the entrance of The Ocean Room making a bold statement about the enchanted evening we were about to experience.

When sophisticated elegance, dreamy ocean views and unforgettable food collide, the end result is The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island’s premier steakhouse. One of only five steakhouses in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings, it’s no exaggeration to say, we were anticipating every bite.

Read the entire blog here:

http://fabulouslychicover50.com/2016/04/the-ocean-room-at-kiawah-island-restaurant-review/

Top 10 Beaches in America

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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina made it to the annual list of top 10 beaches in America as chosen by “Dr. Beach”: Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman.

Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island also squeaked onto the lineup at No. 10. Tops was Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay, nestled inside a breeched volcanic cone on the southeastern shore of Oahu, with some of the state’s calmest waters, most pristine beaches and world-renowned snorkeling over coral reefs that teem with colorful fish.

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Beauty beyond skin deep

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Beauty beyond skin deep can be found at The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort using its NūFACE Trinity devices.

Upon leaving a spa, guests don’t want to just feel good. They want to look good as well. The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has teamed up with the developer of the NūFACE Trinity device to deliver FDA-approved, multi-solution anti-aging therapies that produce almost instant, visible results.

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Chef de Cuisine Daniel Coulter

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Coulter

May is National BBQ Month and South Carolina is known as the “Birthplace of Barbecue.” This long tradition of slow-and-low-cooked pork has deep roots here, so much so that the state’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism initiated the “SC Barbecue Trail,” a marketing campaign to entice visitors from far and wide to visit the Palmetto State to celebrate its diversity of BBQ. Nearly 200 restaurants that specialize in BBQ are part of the Trail, and Kiawah’s Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House in the Osprey Point Clubhouse is one of them. While many of these 200 restaurants offer very “rustic” appeal, Cherrywood is unique as it offers a more “upscale” BBQ experience.

According to Cherrywood’s Executive Chef, Danny Coulter, what sets his restaurant apart from the rest of the Trail is that Cherrywood doesn’t just offer pulled pork and ribs. “In addition to some of the best BBQ and ribs in the south, we’re serving some dishes that one might not often find in a BBQ restaurant. For example, one of the dishes we’re serving right now is a Grilled Rib-Eye Fillet. It’s a play on traditional southern Steak Frites where we’re doing our own steak fries and present a very nice cut of meat with a pearl onion demi glaze. At the heart of it, it’s still steak and fries – southern comfort food – but high-end comfort food,” explained Coulter. “Another example is our veal and gorgonzola meat loaf with shiitake mushroom demi glaze – not your grandmother’s meat loaf. On another twist to traditional meat loaf, we have a smoked meat loaf burger which is meat loaf stuffed with bacon lardon, garlic, onions and cheddar cheese. It’s then smoked and sliced, pan-seared and topped with a tomato jam and served on an onion brioche roll.”

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