Arrive at Montage Palmetto Bluff in quaint town square, with gas lanterns lit along brick-laid streets lined by broad live oaks. A compelling sense of calm pervades the South Carolina resort community, set within a 20,000-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. It’s an environment ripe for picnics, as has been recently capitalized on by the debut of a gourmet picnic menu. Each of the five themed baskets pairs with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
An upcoming occasion to pop Champagne with the king of calm Deepak Chopra will be the inaugural Montage Well Living weekend on July 23–25. Workshops and panel discussions led by Chopra and other renowned speakers, healers, and wellness practitioners will promote the pursuit of balance, mindfulness, and connectivity. Guests of the 200-room resort can immerse themselves in holistic, nature-guided wellness journeys via Palmetto Bluff’s outdoor recreational pursuits. “Our guests are always active, whether riding bicycles to navigate the property, walking the miles of trails, or kayaking the water,” says General Manager Casey Lavin. “Through these activities they prioritize their well-being.” From $425; montagehotels.com/palmettobluff —Shaun Tolson