As I continued my circuit, pondering the many ways in which people find healing at the Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp, I encountered a shopping arcade. Having heard speak of a curative method that, until then, had been unknown to me – retail therapy they called it – I was not entirely unprepared. But the bounty of beautiful and healthful things available to purchase could not but astound me.
A unique sphere has been created with the SAINT CHARLES flagship store where they rely on ancient knowledge and combine it with the latest modern findings. According to Paracelsus, there is a herb to counteract every disease and to keep us healthy, and this is right under our noses. Indebted to tradition, they follow their passion for creating and developing high quality and highly effective natural remedies and cosmetics. Right to the roots.
Beautique Botanic, for instance, gracefully integrated into the architecture and suffused by the Botanic’s signature scent. I noticed the source of this aroma: candles – far different to the candles of my day – among an array of other intriguing goods.
Another emporium of note is the Granada Gallery, a place of great artistry where the discerning will find jewels and gemstones, minerals and fossils, prized timepieces, and costly adornments by the illustrious designer Jochen Leën in cooperation with Schaap & Citroen.
Born out of pure passion for single malt Scotch whisky, Scotch Whisky International has made Botanic Sanctuary it’s Antwerp home. The Unprecedented holds the finest single malt whisky I have ever seen!
My prophetic vision had taken me on a long and arduous journey during which I had become privy to many of the Sanctuary’s secrets.