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Sunrise 6:18 a.m. | Sunset 8:14 p.m.
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✨ Prepare to feel relaxed + rejuvenated
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Escape your busy schedule + book a treatment. | Photo by 6 @spaazure
Stop what you’re doing. If you’re reading this and you’ve done one or more of the following: worked, cleaned the house, made dinner, cared for another person… It’s about time you booked yourself some time to rest + relax (guilt-free).

Keep reading for six spots to treat yourself to some self-care around Charleston.

Woodhouse Spa | 10 Westedge St., Ste. 150 + 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | This classic and luxurious spa is a staple in the Lowcountry community, pays extra attention to detail, and focuses on your experience.

Spa Azure | 320 Broad St., Ste. 103 + 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 40, Mt. Pleasant | This spa was established in Mount Pleasant back in 2010. You’re sure to feel spoiled and relaxed from the moment you walk through the door.

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This room is sure to bring you some peace and quite.

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Photo provided by Solt Wellness.

Sôlt Wellness | 137 President St., Ste. A | This space is designed to let you escape the hustle and bustle of life stress for a moment. You can expect the subtle scent of a burning candle as you walk in and you’ll leave feeling rested, relaxed, and restored.

Sauna House | Location has not been announced | Get ready to shake those aches and pains or relax with cold plunges + sauna treatments. Asheville-based Sauna House is adding a new location here in the Holy City.

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Get ready to shake those aches and pains.

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Photo by @sauna_house

Lose Your Mind Head Spa | 310 Broad St., Ste. 124 | Think facial, but on your scalp. Escape for an hour with a massage that can stimulate hair growth, help your scalp condition, or just simply melt your stress away.

The Spa of Charleston | 387 King St. | This downtown spot offers several types of treatments, like hair styling, nail, makeup, and traditional spa services.

We know this is a limited list. If we missed your favorite spot to rejuvenate, let us know.
 
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Events
 
Thursday, May 16
  • Beginner Hand Embroidery | Thursday, May 16 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | People Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville | $26 | Learn to do the basic hand embroidery stitches + simple appliqué for embellishing.
  • North Charleston Farmers Market | Thursday, May 16 | 3-7 p.m. | Park Circle Pavilion, 4800 Park Cir., North Charleston | Free | Head to Park Circle to stock up on local goodies.
  • Wine on the Piazza | Thursday, May 16 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Edmondston-Alston House, 21 E. Battery, Charleston | $25-$30 | Enjoy a self-guided tour, then a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
Friday, May 17
  • TGIF In The Den | Friday, May 17 | 5 p.m. | The Den at Frannie & The Fox, 181 Church St., Charleston | Price of purchase | Sip on specials ensuring you start your weekend on a high note.
  • Dancing on the Cooper | Friday, May 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant | $10-$15 | Let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars.
  • Jokes @ Blokes Comedy Show | Friday, May 17 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Ste. 101, Mount Pleasant | $10-$15 | Invite your pals out for a night of laughter.
Saturday, May 18
  • Push Ups For Pups | Saturday, May 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant | Free | This all-level outdoor workout benefits local animal rescue Southern Tails For Precious Paws.
  • Jane DO Step Class X Ritual | Saturday, May 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Ritual Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, 145 Calhoun St. Ste. 301, Charleston | $25 | Sweat it out in this total-body STEP aerobics workout, then enjoy a complimentary mimosa.
  • Spring Bloom Flower Bar | Saturday, May 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Magnolia Park and Community Garden, 720 Magnolia Rd., Charleston | $25 | Design your own bouquet from a wide range of organic fresh-cut flowers.
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Enjoy an active lifestyle at this upscale 55+ community
Chairs and cabanas surround the resort-style pool at Restore at Carolina Park.
A favorite spot for lounging, the resort-style pool invites you to relax and unwind alongside cabanas and outdoor fireplaces. | Photo provided by Willow Bridge Property Company
Looking for a new home that complements your active lifestyle? If you thrive on social engagement + physical activity, here are some reasons why Restore at Carolina Park, a lively 55+ community, might be the perfect fit for you.

A focus on community

From the large wellness and recreation center to the resort-inspired pool and outdoor gaming lawn, this community provides high-end amenities designed for on-the-go living. Enjoy movie nights in the theater, or challenge your buddies to a game on the pickleball or bocce ball courts.

Open living spaces

Each apartment boasts designer finishes and contemporary features like nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances + hardwood-style flooring. Choose from spacious one- or two-bedroom layouts to suit your needs.

Prime location

Nestled in the heart of Mount Pleasant, you’re just a short drive away from:
  • Mount Pleasant Towne Center
  • Charleston National Golf Club
  • Isle of Palms
Ready to take a tour? Mention CHStoday to receive up to two months of free rent.
 
News Notes
 
Civic
  • Early voting for the SC primary elections is fewer than two weeks away. The early voting period will start on Tuesday, May 28, and run through Friday, June 7. Make sure your information is up-to-date, and check out your sample ballot. (Charleston City Paper)
Drink
  • Sip sip hooray. This summer, Godwin’s Beer Hall will open in downtown Summerville (next to Coastal Coffee Roasters). They will offer beers from 20 countries, wine, cider, and European foods.
Festival
  • Tomorrow, May 17 at 10 a.m., a limited number of additional tickets will be available for the sold-out Yo-Yo Ma performance at Spoleto Festival USA. Musicians Angélique Kidjo and Jeremy Dutcher will join the world-renowned cellist for his much-anticipated original performance.
Seasonal
  • Ready for some fun in the sun? Beginning this Saturday, May 18, Charleston County’s three waterparks will be open on the weekends. Next month, the parks are set to open daily. Check out each park’s hours and main features. (WCBD)
Development
  • Two projects in Berkeley County can move forward after moratoriums were lifted this week. A 420-acre proposed project would bring medical offices and retail to Highway 176 at Black Tom Road. Proposed plans for a 78-acre space would bring a water-based recreation facility and commercial + residential space. (WCSC)
Cause
  • You can support The American Lung Association with a donation or by purchasing tickets to the Oxygen Ball. The “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser takes place tomorrow, May 17, at the Gaillard Center. Cheer on five well-known community members as they compete for the cause. (Holy City Sinner)
Answered
  • Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all flags on state buildings and buildings of the state’s political subdivisions to fly at half-staff Wednesday for Peace Officers Memorial Day, honoring all officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. (WCIV)
Biz
  • Irish-based software company Fexillon is expanding and opening an office in the Charleston Digital Corridor. Fexillon’s revenue projections for the US market target $10 million and plans to grow its US team to more than 30 employees by 2026.
Try This
  • Unsure which lottery ticket to buy? Don’t overthink it — a Lowcountry man purchased the same ticket as the customer in front of him and won $200,000. Try your luck.*
Health
  • Women’s Health Month is in full swing and now is as good of time as ever to check-in on your health. Labcorp OnDemand’s Women’s Health Test gives a comprehensive assessment of your overall health and alerts to common concerns like diabetes, heart disease, and more. Give it a try.*
 
 
Outdoors
 
🌊 Clean Water Trash Tournament
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Shem Creek is home to many water birds. | Photo by @bonniemariie
Tomorrow kicks off Charleston Water Keeper’s inaugural Rally For Clean Water Trash Tournament. Think: fishing tournament but for trash. The event runs from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

The weekend celebrates all of Charleston’s waterways (oceans, harbor, creeks, and rivers). There will be lots of live music, food, several clean-ups, a competition, crabbing, fishing, boating, swimming, and hands-on educational experiences. 100% of the proceeds will go towards efforts aiming to protect and restore the waterways.

The closing awards ceremony will be held in The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing (1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston). What’s a tournament without prizes? There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner and a prize for the “weirdest find.”

Check out the tournament rules + sign up to participate, but hurry some events are already sold out.
 
The Buy
 
Lululemon’s fan-favorite running shorts in newly dropped colors. The Hotty Hot shorts have a built-in liner for secure coverage, and they still feel light as air.
 
Answered
 
Have you ever participated in a city meeting?

Yes, in person: 59.5%
Yes, virtually: 7.1%
Neither: 19%
Not yet, but I plan to: 14.3%
 
 
The Wrap
 
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