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Alternative Lowcountry Menu
• Baked Brie or Crab Dip Appetizer - Sparkling Wine
• Shrimp and Grits - Chardonnay
• Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Soup - Chardonnay
• Hoppin' John and Gumbo - Zinfandel or Syrah
• Turkey and Fixin's - Petit Verdot, Merlot, Zinfandel or Syrah
• Mud Pie - Cabernet Sauvignon
• Pecan Pie - Moscato • Chocolates - Cabernet Sauvignon
Hanukkah • Latkes - Sparkling Wine or Chardonnay
• Brisket - Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
• Christmas Brunch (Sausage and egg casserole) Sparkling Wine or Mimosas • Christmas Dinner (with Roast Beef or Prime Rib) Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec • Pumpkin Pie - Moscato
Source: Robin Giangrande, Independent Wine Consultant
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A walk down King Street takes you from the eclectic, locally-owned shops on Upper King, to the upscale boutiques and national-chain stores mid-peninsula, to the galleries and antique shops on Lower King Street.
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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SHOPPING
Just east of bustling Meeting Street is the French Quarter with charming galleries and boutiques tucked away on tree-lined streets. The recently-renovated Old City Market and Market Street boasts local treasures from sweet grass baskets to pralines. Step off of Broad Street into galleries and gift shops, and stop at a boutique, coffee shop or eatery on East Bay Street. Just off Upper King, Cannonborough-Elliotborough has hip and colorful, locally-owned shops and eateries.
Luxe 24 Karat Gold Facial
Exclusive luxury combining the purest and finest 24-karat gold with innovative Japanese skincare technology for glowing, radiant skin. $350 Spa at Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting Street
The perfect hostess gift, these Studio Carta scissors, crafted in Italy, redefines cutting edge elegance. $25
Look chic and stay warm with this Linda Richards knit cap with fur pom. $76
Mac & Murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street
Anne’s, 312 King Street
A Taste of Home
Wool and Fur Hat
Make your own gift basket of Charleston Favorites including stone-ground grits, praline pecans, benne wafers and hot pepper jelly. $6 - $10 Food for the Southern Soul ‘Cue-Osk, City Market - Great Hall
Kimono Clutch This large clutch is designed, sewn and beaded at the ibu studio using vintage Japanese kimono silks and cottons with coin, tassel or bead ornamental pulls. $95 ibu, 183 King Street, 2nd Floor
Goldbug Cocktail Napkins
The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Lemon Starter Kit includes Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and Trial Size Badger Shaving Brush. $30 Art of Shaving, Shops at Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting Street
Embroidered linen napkins are the latest in this thoroughlyCharleston exclusive line. $35 (set of 4) Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street
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Highway 17 North is flanked by several shopping centers with a mix of locally-owned stores and national chains. Tucked in between the centers are antique shops, home good stores and more. On Coleman Boulevard, you'll find charming stores with great local-finds, the Mt. Pleasant Farmer's Market on Tuesdays, the Old Village area and Shem Creek offer fabulous dining options. Head further east to Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms for laid-back shops and restaurants lining the ocean. Spas, upscale clothing and fabulous gift shops can be found at the Belle Hall Shopping Center at 526 and Long Point Road. Cross over the Wando to Daniel Island for more great locally-owned shops. Venture off the highway into the enchanting I'On Village for locally-owned gems and restaurant in a charming, strollable setting.
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EAST COOPER SHOPPING
One of A Kind Finds
An eclectic collection of marvelous furnishings and fabulous jewelry selections for holiday gifts ~ inside and out! Palmetto Moon Antiques, 1157 Chuck Dawley Boulevard
Chests, dressers, vanities, dining room pieces, old tools, art, fun and funky stuff for the yard.... and all manner of cool things you can buy are available at this lowcountry landmark at affordable prices. Page’s Thieves Market, 1460 Ben Sawyer Boulevard
Bring home the true spirit and reason for the season with a 9-piece, wood-carved nativity scene from Ganz. $42 Southern Belles, 280 W Coleman Boulevard
Vintage Map Feather Your Nest
Select from a large range of fine art and vintage map reproductions, artwork and interesting pieces made by local artists and enjoy the convenience of full-service custom framing. (Shown: Charleston Panorama 18” x 24”; $45 paper, $55 sticky art, $140 canvas)
A fine selection of high end, gently used, fairly priced, beautifully displayed items will have your home ready for those holiday guests. Tufted red leather designer sofa $1,499 ($2,700 retail) The Coleman Collection, 976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Suite I
All Things Good, 976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Suite H
Insure the Bling
Don’t forget to protect your gifts with insurance on large purchases. McKay Insurance, 1321 Chuck Dawley Boulevard
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Holiday Festival of Lights: November 13 - January 3 James Island County Park is illuminated with hundreds of breathtaking light displays on a three-mile drive. Visit Santa's Village and Winter Wonderland for a holiday train, a giant sand sculpture, handmade gingerbread houses, a Victorian carousel and more. www.ccprc.com Summerville Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square: December 1, www.summervilledream.org
North Charleston Christmas Parade & Festival: December 5, www.northcharleston.org Mt Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting: December 13, www.comeonovermp.com Summerville Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas”: December 13, www.summervilledream.org
City of Charleston Holiday Magic: December 5 - 31 • Holiday Market - Saturdays & Sundays (9 am - 3 pm) • Marion Square Tree Lighting Ceremony - 12/5 • Holiday Parade; Chanukah in the Square - 12/6 • Parade of Boats - 12/12 • Kwanzaa Kinara Lighting - 12/26 • Happy New Year, Charleston - 12/31 www.charlestonarts.org
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Busy Woman Savings Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry page 24 One Free Admission With One Paid Admission (Cannot be combined with other offers. One coupon per family.) Sky Zone Buy a $30 gift card - the perfect stocking stuffer - and RECEIVE a free 30 minute jump pass and free Sky socks.
Stella Nova West Ashley & Mt Pleasant Visit our website to enter to win a makeover and receive a 20% off coupon good towards services and retail. Water’s Edge Dentistry see back cover $1,000 off Invisalign for Adults & Teens (Full Case Only; Call for a Express Case Special Offer) Expires 1/31/16
Southern Belles - a children’s clothier page 25 Receive a $25 gift certificate when you set up your baby registry with us. Sign up for our enewsletter to create your own sale with a 20% off coupon.
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Family fun meets fitness at the area’s first indoor trampoline park. Includes Open Jump, a Foam Pit, Trampoline Volleyball, 3-D Dodgeball, SkyRobics Fitness Classes and the best birthday parties ever. Sky Zone, 411 Wando Park Boulevard
Angels and Rascals
With an ever-changing inventory of new and gently-used children’s Contemporary Map clothing, maternity clothes and Letterpress and shiny copper Foiled 15 x 20 map toys, smart shoppers enjoy savings print of the East Cooper area. Also available as a up to 70% less than retail. Angels and Rascals, Charleston Print and Sea Island print. $60
Sweet Olive, 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard sweetolivegarden.com
1200 Hospital Drive
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Highway 61/St Andrews Boulevard and Ashley River Road boast several restaurants and gift shops tucked in between professional business offices. You'll also find large discount retailers like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Kohls. Sam Rittenberg is home to the Citadel Mall anchored by Belk and Dillard's. Along Sam Rittenburg, there are shopping centers with national chains and locally-owned home goods, beauty and fashion stores. In the Old Towne area, you'll find home furnishing and accessories and antique shops along with local eateries. The bustling Windermere Boulevard shopping area has fabulous clothing boutiques, shoe stores, gifts and stationery shops, spas, local eateries and the Earth Fare green shopping market.
The funky Shops at Avondale off Highway 17 South feature gifts, clothing, consignment shopping, bars and more. Continue down 17 to find various shopping centers in between the area's "Auto Mile".
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WEST ASHLEY SHOPPING
This go-to beauty staple makes the perfect stocking stuffer. It’s many uses make it a handbag must: eye make-up remover, cuticle softener, sunburn easer, dry skin healer, frizz fighter, moisturizer, lip gloss and more. $xx
Use the Force
The Star Wars ‘Pump and Play’ R2-D2 has child-friendly handset controls, perfect for kids 3+. $59.99
The Le Creuset Butter Crock keeps butter fresh in an airtight ceramic vessel that keeps butter soft and spreadable. $40 Charleston Sweet Gourmet, 36 Windermere Boulevard
Stella Nova West Ashley, 2048 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Wonderworks, 975 Savannah Highway
Simbi Clay beads are all hand rolled, baked, painted and assemble and is said to bring good luck to its wearer. Sales brings jobs and clean water to the people of Haiti. $28 Carolina Girls, 1890 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Seasonal Flag or Banner
A lovely selection of wines, craft beers, cheeses and charcuterie available to create a hand picked gift basket or the perfect hostess gift.
High-quality custom flags and banners at reasonable prices and manufactured in-house, these beautiful holiday garden banners are perfect for the season. $xx
Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813-B Savannah Highway
Carolina Flag & Banner, 1375 Ashley River Road
From gift wrap to baked good containers and gift items to party supplies, this local favorite is a one-stop-shop for all of Santa’s little helpers. If It’s Paper, 615 Skylark Drive
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arts & leisure
LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED
Redux Contemporary Art Center Redux is a nonprofit gallery, studio and education center. Through diverse programming and a full studio facility, Redux promotes and encourages all forms of artistic creation, while introducing and educating the public to the contemporary visual arts. Check our website for a current schedule of classes, workshops, exhibitions and special events.
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136 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403 / tel 843.722.0697 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.reduxstudios.org ART SUPPLIES
Eos Art Supply
Wrapping Paper Enlist your little artists to make custom wrapping paper. Purchase a roll of brown kraft paper. Spread out on a table. Bring out the markers, crayons, stamps, stickers, buttons, glue, glitter, etc. to create an artful way to wrap each gift. Finish off with ribbon or twine and a holiday tag.
Your one stop shop for all painting supplies as well as a hub for exploring your artistic capabilities. We offer a wide variety of art workshops for adults and kids to bring out everyoneâ€™s inner artist. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with class schedules, deals, news and events!
1405 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 102, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 email: email@example.com www.eosartsupply.com ENTERTAINMENT
Charleston Harbor Tours Climb aboard the Carolina Belle to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest. Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruise: Monthly April - October Piccolo Spoleto Lowcountry Blues Cruise: May 24 - June 7 Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise: Every Thursday and First Fridays, April - November Plantation & Harbor Tour and Historic City & Harbor Tour Packages
10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 tel 843.772.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.charlestonharbortours.com see our ad front inside cover
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Gibbes Museum of Art The Gibbes Museum is temporarily closed for a major renovation and will continue to engage the community with art experiences throughout the renovation by offering lectures, demonstrations and special exhibitions in venues across the city. For a full listing of dates and events and to follow the progress of the renovation, visit the Museum’s Web site.
ARTspiration A contemporary art center where you can walk in, with no appointments needed, and paint, pottery or fuse glass to make a one of a kind masterpiece. We also offer classes in glass fusing, parties for all ages, family nights and spring/summer/winter break camps! There are no studio fees and projects range from $10 - $150. All projects are fired in our kilns and are ready for pick up in 5 - 7 days. Visit our Web site for a calendar of classes, events, camps and more!
1256 Ben Sawyer Blvd Ste D & E, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464 tel 843.416.8075 www.artspirationdesign.com SPECIAL EVENTS
Charleston Comedy Festival January 20 - 23, 2016 A 4-day event featuring some of the country’s best improv, sketch and stand up artists. Presented by Charleston City Paper and Theatre 99, a full schedule of events can be found online at:
Theatre 99 Charleston’s Home for Improv Comedy This local favorite makes the perfect night out with comedy improv, stand up and performances throughout the year at unbeatable ticket prices. An in-house bar and fun atmosphere top off the experience. Visit the website for a full schedule including Wednesday night’s Laugh for a Lincoln, select Thursday nights and Friday and Saturday night performances including The Have Nots! and Improv Bingo. Available for Corporate & Private Events • Improv Classes
280 Meeting Street, Above the Bicycle Shoppe, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.853.6687 www.theatre99.com
Game On With family and friends in town for the holiday, host a game night after dinner for easy group fun. The Game Gal has an online word generator that is now offered as a free app as well. Select your game (pictionary, catchphrase, charades, etc), select your category and then press new word. www.thegamegal.com/word-generator
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business & finance
LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED
ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR
The Charleston Cotton Exchange Specializing in screen-printed and embroidered corporate apparel and quality customer service.
1758 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.0740 or 800.749.2041 email: email@example.com www.charlestoncottonexchange.com Limelight Custom Sign Company BUSY WOMAN TIPS
A one stop shop for signs, banners, retail and fleet lettering. Call Gregg Pavone to talk about putting your company in the Limelight.
tel 843.697.7873 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.limelightsc.com CAREER COUNSELING
Goal Setting Before setting business goals for your new year, evaluate your current position with a SWOT Analysis. Identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Identify SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) Goals in response.
Crystal-Barkley Corporation Originators of Life\Work Design. For more than 20 years, we have helped thousands of women and men learn how to create their own successes – their own jobs. Crystal-Barkley’s disciplined approach helps you find and grow your innate strengths. You will discover – or rediscover – what you care about the most. We will help you craft that into real work. The result: success. On your terms.
tel 843.727.7990 email: email@example.com www.careerlife.com EDUCATION
Lowcountry Graduate Center South Carolina’s top universities offer a variety of programs at the Lowcountry Graduate Center to help you reach your career goals. Designed for the convenience of working adults, classes are held in the evenings and weekends. Graduate degrees are offered by the College of Charleston, The Citadel, Clemson and USC in the following areas: Education • Engineering • Project Management • Social Work • Student Affairs • Urban and Regional Planning
3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.953.4723 www.lowcountrygradcenter.org
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Gillen Wealth Management, LLC Lynn Anne Gillen, CIMA®, CFP® Gillen Wealth Management, LLC prides itself upon a reputation of excellent client service and in-depth market knowledge. Clients receive continual communication alongside a thorough and complete investment strategy. Careful attention to the client voice throughout the financial planning process ensures thoughtful consideration and selection of asset management instruments, with a keen focus upon risk tolerance, goals and opportunities. Lynn Anne Gillen has more than 14 years’ experience successfully providing financial advice and wealth management services to families and successful business-owners. Her education, leadership, community service and family values tell the story of who she is. Her professional reputation and successful track record prove it beyond a doubt. Call for a complimentary meeting to discuss your goals and finances.
How to Say “No” ❑ Say No. “I’m flattered that you would ask me, and I can’t devote the energy to that right now.” ❑ Offer an alternative “Betty Black would be a great fit; you should give her a call.” ❑ Move on/Change the subject “How are your children doing?”
125-E Wappoo Creek Drive, Ste. 201B, Charleston, SC, 29412 tel 843.297.8835 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gillenwm.com INSURANCE PROVIDERS
McKay Insurance A trusted name in the industry, based in Mount Pleasant and serving the entire Charleston area for forty years, Kathy McKay and her staff of professionals fully understand what products every busy woman needs. And while they respect your budget, they will not let you be so cautious as to wind up under-insured. Their office is run by women, well trained and highly practiced, who proudly conduct some of the most important transactions that business owners, homeowners, renters and vehicular operators must consider. Depend on McKay everyday for any property and casualty insurance decision. See their Facebook postings @McKayInsuranceInc. Questions? Ask Kathy McKay, CIC, CPIW: write to her at email@example.com.
1321 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Suite 201, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.2229 www.restinsuredcharleston.com
Lynn Anne Gillen, CIMA®, CFP® • Job Transitions • Family Status Changes • Retirement Planning We work with our client's to understand your financial situation and develop a complete strategy to assist in reaching specific life-goals.
Call for a complimentary meeting.
Gillen Wealth Management, LLC is an independent firm with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory services offered through Summit Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser.
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The Wigger Law Firm
Festive Office ❑ ❑ The easiest and quickest way to decorate for the holidays is to hang a holiday wreath on your door or window - or both! ❑ ❑ If you have a mantel or staircase in your office, fill it with beautiful garland. You can add lights or ornaments for a little extra dazzle. ❑ ❑ If you don’t have space in your office for a Christmas tree, find a decorative pot and fill it with beautiful branches (spray painted or natural) and moss. Hang ornaments from the branches and you have a gorgeous centerpiece. Source: Ginger Brewton, Interior Designer
Jarrel L. Wigger; Joshua T. Howle; Mary F. Fishburne; Brice E. Ricker The belief that every person injured as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity has the right to seek justice for that wrongdoing is at the core of our foundation. Our firm has dedicated itself to leveling the playing field for those workers who have been wrongfully terminated or subjected to illegal employment actions. Our attorneys possess high academic credentials, maintain strong community ties, are committed to the pursuit of excellence and demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional ethics, as well as the utmost concern for our clients. Personal Injury - Workers’ Compensation - Social Security Disability - Employment Law Wrongful Termination - Probate and Estate Planning - Business Incorporation. Our fees are based on contingency, meaning you don’t pay for our legal services unless you get paid yourself. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call:
North Charleston (Main) 843.553.9800; Summerville 843.851.9900; West Ashley 843.203.1500; Toll Free 800.553.7449 www.wiggerlawfirm.com LENDING
Charleston Local Development Corporation Your Source for Small Business Lending The Charleston LDC is a not-for-profit organization fostering economic development of the greater Charleston region, and serving as a funding resource to small businesses in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties.
75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.965.4089 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.charlestonldc.com MEETING FACILITIES
The Harbor Club Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the Harbour Club has several rooms to meet any capability that you may need, from business lunches to all day corporate meetings. Call for a tour today.
35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: email@example.com www.harbour-charleston.com
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The Center for Women The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:
129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 / tel 843.763.7333 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.c4women.org see our ad page 19 The South Carolina Women’s Business Center Women helping women do business better. Providing one-on-one business counseling, training, networking and mentoring services for women entrepreneurs. Explore Starting a Business • Develop a Business Plan • Address Business Issues • Strategize for Future Growth • Loan Application Preparation • Networking Opportunities
129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 x 211 email: email@example.com www.scwbc.net Women at Work Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings with a guest speaker, monthly informal coffee meetings, a website listing and member specials are just some of the benefits to membership. Visit the website for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
PO Box 21332, Charleston SC 29413 www.womenatworkcharleston.com
Financial Housekeeping Use these steps to make sure your finances are in order. ❑ Locate and protect all of your important documents - titles, deeds, wills, etc. If you have a safe deposit box, take an inventory of contents. ❑ Insure your property and belongings with appropriate limits and deductibles. Videotape your belongings and keep a copy of the video offsite. ❑ Sort through and locate items of value. Are their any investment or bank accounts that you have forgotten about? Sort through your belongings to find any items of value - from gift cards to pieces for a garage sale. Contact utility companies to collect deposits where you have a consistent payment records. ❑ Check in on your Social Security record to make sure it is correct. Run your credit report to make sure it is accurate and consolidate any debt you have to lower interest rate accounts. ❑ Clean house by shredding and tossing those old documents that you do not need. Scan any documents that you need to keep long term and securely store them in the cloud. ❑ Evaluate your finances to ensure you are maximizing and protecting your investments.
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TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS Assess ❑ E valuate your perception of time: do you tend to think things take more time or less time then they actually do? Plan accordingly. ❑ Identify your “time sucks” - the activities that are wasting your time. ❑ Identify what can/cannot give.
Organize ❑ C reate systems for how you work/live, not for how you wish you worked and lived. ❑ O bserve the natural rhythms of your schedule, and institute organization solutions that accommodate your norm instead of enforcing solutions that are not working. ❑ G et everyone on board (family, co-workers) and regularly review your systems. ❑ U se technology and take the time to learn it. We Recommend: • Google Drive - Online File Storage; Project Management • 1Password (mac and pc) - Password Storage & Protection • Hootsuite - Social Media Support
Prioritize ❑ B eing busy is not the same as being productive. ❑ K eep your to do items organized and updated as assignments are received. Review it every morning, then revise it again mid day using a system to assign tasks so that the most important work is getting done. ❑ C hange the goal of work/life balance to work/life effectiveness. Talk with your employer about flexibility in the workplace.
Delegate ❑ If it doesn’t bring you money or happiness, consider delegating it to an expert, a colleague or a family member. ❑ Take advantage of offers for support and assistance and return the favor when possible.
Focus & Act ❑ C reate a schedule for your day and stick to it. ❑ Lose the distractions and stop “multitasking.” ❑ C heck your email and phone messages during set times - 2 - 3 times per day. If you’re constantly adding more items to your task list, you will never accomplish what you have started. ❑ S top putting the same items on your list. Either do it, delegate it, or delete it. ❑ S top wasting time. Say "yes" to meetings, projects and endeavors that are fulfilling and move you towards your career goals.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
Programs and initiatives that provide resources, skill development, training and awareness aimed at emerging and evolving leaders in all stages of life.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Build financial literacy and confidence through programs and workshops resulting in financial savvy and good sense.
AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY
Programs that raise awareness and connect with stakeholders and decision makers to advance women.
SC WOMENâ€™S BUSINESS CENTER
An affiliate of the Center for Women, the SCWBC encourages entrepreneurialism by assisting women in starting and improving their businesses.
129 Cannon Street Charleston, SC 29403 www.c4women.org
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Connect for Success!
We educate and advocate so that women in SC have economic success and are leaders in their professional, community and personal lives.
dining & entertaining
LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED
Ashley Bakery A full service bakery, including artisan breads, pies, cookies, wedding cakes,specialty celebration cakes, party trays and pastries for wholesale and retail customers. The owners, along with their 4 daughters and loyal employees, are dedicated not only to quality and customer service, but to the community as well.
1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com BUSY WOMAN TIPS
Turkey Talk ❑ You’ll need 1 lb of turkey per person for portions and leftovers. ❑ Thaw in the refrigerator at 40°F and allow one day for each 5 lbs of weight. ❑ Turkey’s temperature should be 170° F in breast & 180° F in thigh when fully cooked.
WildFlour Pastry Wild, out-of-the-box pastries and desserts. Pastry Chef Lauren Mitterer serves up deconstructed yet elegant versions of comfort favorites using local and seasonal ingredients, like double chocolate cookies, sweet & savory scones and the legendary “Sticky Bun Sunday”. Grab a spot in a cozy booth or on the patio of the Cannonborough shop or call ahead to order for pickup. Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions.
73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com CATERING
Cru Catering Eclectic Modern American Cuisine More than just a catering service, we present a team of event specialists and culinary experts who will assist you in creating the ultimate experience - from hors d’oeuvres to specialty beverages and multiple course menus for events large and small. Voted Best Caterer 2001 - 2014 by Charleston City Paper Readers. Voted the Best of Weddings Pick by The Knot
1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.crucatering.com see our ad page 45
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Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit A small, grab & go eatery serving piping hot Callie’s award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and other locally inspired breakfast, lunch treats.
476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.737.5159 www.callieshotlittlebiscuit.com Charleston Grill by Belmond Chef Michelle Weaver has created an exciting menu that incorporates tradition without being bound by it, then adds a few touches of the delightfully unexpected. The menu, which changes regularly, is divided into four categories: Pure, Lush, Southern, and Cosmopolitan, each section beautifully reflecting its title, or allow the chef to create your own special tasting menu. But don’t let that stop you from mixing and matching from the categories. In fact, we encourage it.
224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.4522 / email: email@example.com www.charlestongrill.com Cru Café Charleston’s home to some of the best gourmet comfort food in the Lowcountry, Cru Café is a culinary destination off the beaten path in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home. Cru Café and its award-winning Cru Catering division are consistently ranked as top eateries by locals and tourists alike. From our famous Four Cheese Macaroni to our tasty Thai Seafood Risotto, we feature something for everyone. And if you’re in the mood for lighter fare, try our Chinese Chicken Salad or Duck Confit Salad. Guests of the restaurant can enjoy daily specials, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, mouthwatering desserts. We invite to stop in and enjoy a delicious meal with us today. Lunch: Tues - Sat, 11 am - 3 pm; Dinner Tues - Thurs, 5 - 10 pm & Fri & Sat, 5 - 11 pm
18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 / www.crucafe.com see our ad page 22 SPECIALTY FOODS
Artisan Meat Share Offering Cypress’ Chef Craig Deihl’s farm-fresh, seasonal, award-winning meats, gourmet sandwiches, fresh butcher shop products, house-made condiments and more.
33 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.641.7299 www.artisanmeatsharecharleston.com CONTINUED...
Grab and Go Dinners Out of town guests? Pick up meals to go with home cooked flavor. Caviar & Bananas Pick up or delivery 51 George Street, Charleston 843.577.7757 www.caviarandbananas.com Charleston’s Cafe To Go 454 Shipping Lane, Mount Pleasant 843.225.3250 www.charlestonscafetogo.com Food for Thought by Dish & Design Catering 843.330.2223 www.foodforthoughtcharleston.com
Foodies Cafe & Catering 1729 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston 843.818.4863 www.foodiescafe.net The Market at Hamby Catering Place your order 24-hours in advance. 843.571.3103 www.hambycatering.com
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SPECIALTY FOODS CONTINUED... goat.sheep.cow Filled to the brim with cheese, charcuterie, wine and gourmet groceries carefully selected from all around the world.
Holiday Prep: Food ❑C lean out the refrigerator and grocery shop 1 week in advance. ❑P urchase ice and chill wine and beverages in a cooler 2 days ahead. ❑C hop, dice, grate and peel everything you need for your recipes 1 - 2 days ahead. ❑M ake all pies and casseroles that can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator. ❑P ull out pots and pans the night before. ❑H ave a cooking schedule. ❑H ave hors d’oeuvres and self serve bars set up throughout the home.
106 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.4802526 www.goatsheepcow.com GrowFood Carolina Connects growers to local grocers, restaurants, community organizations and institutions, to make local and healthy food more accessible to the entire community.
990 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.727.0091 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.growfoodcarolina.com
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Angels and Rascals The Lowcountry’s favorite place to shop for gently-used, children’s clothing, maternity, & toys! Visit us on Facebook to keep up to date on our ever-changing inventory. Angels and Rascals now offers brand new, gift items like aden + anais, Itzy Ritzy, eeBoo & more! Have some barely worn items your kiddos have outgrown? Bring them in and let us make you an offer to buy them outright from you OR consign them and earn 50% off the selling price of your item(s)! It’s your choice! Please visit angelsandrascals.com for details on how to prepare your items for drop off.
1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 email: email@example.com www.AngelsandRascals.com see our ad page 24
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Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier Voted Best Children’s Shop 10 Years in a Row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to 16. Smocked apparel • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Anavini • Eland Kids • J Bailey • Busy Bees • Laundry, Malley Couture • Laundry • Le Za Me • Bella Bliss • Kayce Hughes • Johnnie O • Auraluz & More! Gift items: Beatriz Ball Baby & Christening Gifts • Little Giraffe • 3 Marthas • Noodle & Boo • Gund • Bunnies By The Bay • Monogramming Services for items purchased in our shop as well as those bought elsewhere. Southern Belles Shoes: an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion, including Tsukihoshi • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Sun Sandals • L’Amour • Angels • Yosi Samra • Hanna Anderson • Livie & Luca• See Kai Run • Umi • Pazitos • Polo • Footmates and more. Cotillion dresses, shoes & gloves available in stock and in additional colors by special order. Join our email list to be the first to know about new arrivals, sales, events and promotions. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram.
280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbelleschildren.com see our ad page 25
Pampering Without the Pampers Enjoy a night out of pampering with food, wine and an evening of moms-only fun with Stella & Dot jewelry, Jamberry nails, foot massages, Mary Kay cosmetics, hair styling, a gift bag and more. Your $20 tickets supports local nonprofit Postpartum Support Charleston in its work raising awareness about postpartum mood disorders like postpartum depression and anxiety. Friday, November 13 6:30 - 8:30 pm Charleston Community Yoga 815 Savannah Highway www.ppdsupport.org
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Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on experiences. Weekly classes expose children to the arts, movement and foreign languages.
25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.8962 / www.explorecml.org MATERNITY CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Angels and Rascals Offering The Lowcountry’s ONLY selection of maternity consignment. At Angels and Rascals, find everything from designer jeans, to everyday essentials for a fraction of retail!
1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 / www.AngelsandRascals.com
Where to go and what to do?
Get outside with the family and enjoy something for everyone. Charles Towne Landing
Miles of beautiful interpretive trails, an animal forest and replica trading vessel.
Check out the holiday train display in the lobby at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel which will be installed around November 25, then walk a block away to the Charleston Fire Departmentâ€™s Central Station to take a peek at the old fire trucks.
Charleston County Parks
Playgrounds, trails and the Holiday Festival of Lights.
Charleston has nearby beaches, and who knows - you might even get a 70 degree day during the holidays.
For a complete list of holiday events, visit ChristmasinCharleston.com.
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fashion & accessories
LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED
Anne’s Anne’s has been the downtown destination store for generations of women who understand that quality apparel and personal service from a knowledgeable staff is what maximizes a shopping experience. Anne’s carries fabulous jewelry and complete accessories to compliment their selections of clothing lines for everyday, party dresses, business wear, casual attire, evening gowns and stunning jackets.
312 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.3262 www.annesdowntown.com
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Beba Luxe Timeless, contemporary, easy-to-wear and unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.
1962 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412 tel 843.762.5412 / www.bebaluxe.com Berlins for Women A Charleston mainstay featuring contemporary clothing for women.
Casual Chic Stop schlepping around in yoga pants and elevate your casual wear with these key pieces: ❑ White Button Up Shirt ❑ Layering Pieces - look for heavier weight fabrics in tees and fabrics that float away from the body ❑ Structured Blazer ❑ Cardigan - cropped and long, invest in both ❑ Pants that Fit Well - from leggings to wide leg trousers to jeans, a good comfortable, flattering fit is key ❑ Accessories - jewelry and a handbag ❑ Comfortable Flats - look for a pop of color (like red) or an animal print
116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant Luxury clothing, shoes, jewelry and gifts.
916 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.9518 Hampden Clothing 314 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.6373 / www.hampdenclothing.com The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place From Godiva and Gucci to Louis Vuitton and Tommy Bahama, The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place are an exclusive collection of world-famous stores nestled in the heart of Charleston’s downtown shopping district. With more than 30 different shops and restaurants, The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place provide a diverse selection of covetable items for every interest.
130 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonplaceshops.com see our ad page 3
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Croghan’s Jewel Box A 100 year old family owned jewelry store specializing in estate jewelry and silver as well as cutting edge designs.
308 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.3594 www.croghansjewelbox.com Peyton William
Handmade one of kind jewelry by local owner and designer Gabrielle Egan.
Downtown: 123 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.7061 Kiawah: 149 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island, SC 29455 tel 843.212.5558 www.peytonwilliam.com
Jewelry Staples Making your list for Santa? Build on your basics: ❑ Diamond Studs ❑ Pearl String Necklace ❑ Hoop Earrings (Gold and Silver) ❑ Cuff Bracelet ❑ Nice Watch ❑ Cocktail Ring ❑ Statement Necklace
No; that invitation saying festive attire does NOT mean a reindeer sweater. Try these instead: ❑ S parkle: Introduce shine to your look with accessories or with sequins on one of your wardrobe pieces. ❑ Plaid: Dress it up or dress it down, plaid in structured, tailored cuts is a seasonal staple. ❑ A ccessories: Bold, vibrant color in jewelry, handbags and shoes. Top off a look with a great hat or fascinator. ❑ Fabric: Silk, satin and velvet pieces paired with more casual fabrics like denim or wool. ❑ Feathers and Fur: A little goes a long way, so accent your look; don’t go head to toe.
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health & wellness
LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED
The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place
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Step into the award-winning Spa at Charleston Place, a full service European style spa where every age is celebrated with a program of renewal to alleviate your body from outside interferences - stress, pollution, sun exposure, life’s little over indulgences - with forward thinking skincare, detoxifying treatments, therapeutic massage and exercise. Deeper benefits go beyond the skin’s surface to maintain total health and wellbeing. Spa services are available by appointment. Gift cards available. “Like us” on Facebook at The Spa at Charleston Place or Follow us on Twitter at CharlestonPLSpa. Located on the 4th floor of the Charleston Place Hotel. Parking validated for duration of spa visit.
205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 / www.charlestonplace.com see our ad page 31 Stella Nova Spa Salon
Room for Error When your schedule gets busy, resist the tendency to overbook. Build in time for the unexpected with a margin of error of at least 30 minutes so that you are not pressed to make it to your next appointment.
West Ashley - Mt. Pleasant Where beauty come with free, convenient parking. The most luxurious salon and spa West of the Ashley and East of the Cooper offering: Hair Styling, Cutting, Color, Highlights and Texture • Make-up Application and Lessons • Facials • Massage • Body Scrubs • Waxing, Threading and Tinting • Manicure and Pedicure. Our extensive retail boutique has the most sought after brands for all of your beauty needs.
West Ashley: 843.766.6233 2048 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407 www.facebook.com/stellanova.wa Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838 1320 Theater Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 www.facebook.com/stellanova.mtp www.stella-nova.com Sweet 185 Sugaring Studio and Organic Boutique We provide natural hair removal and esthetic services to clients in a beautiful, warm, nurturing environment--from eyebrows to Brazilians, facials to body treatments. Body Sugaring • Organic Facials • Brow & Lash Tinting • Holistic Massage • Oxygen Therapy • Wedding Day Prep & Special Events. We also offer products that complement our services and philosophy such as sea sponges, all natural skin-care products and clothing made from organically grown materials. Shop Online or take advantage of our Curbside Concierge Service
476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 / tel 843.329.3500 www.MySweet185.com
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Waters Edge Dentistry We take pride in serving Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Daniel Island and the Lowcountry with gentle dental care in a comfortable, spalike environment. As an LVI certified dentist, Dr. Dahlkemper can truly focus on complex full mouth smile makeovers and improving form and function of one’s oral health. • Cosmetic Dentistry: Porcelain crowns, veneers, teeth whitening and invisible braces. • Family/General Dentistry: Quality dental treatment to everyone in your family. • Sleep Appliances: Does your spouse snore? Do you hate your CPap machine? Dental sleep appliances may be able to help you sleep better. • TMJ Treatment: If you have chronic pain in the head, jaw, neck and sometimes shoulder, please contact us today for more information on our TMJ treatments.
1203 Two Island Court, Suite 101, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.884.6166 www.watersedgesc.com See our ad back cover HAIR SALONS
Joanna Katz Chronister Joanna knows what clients want - making the connection between what the client is really about, defining it and incorporating this into their image. The number one reason is simple: the dialogue between stylist and client is the number one tool that gives the creative process the strongest foundation. Joanna has built a solid reputation over her 28-year career in hair design training under the likes of world renowned artists such as Michael O’Rourke (Big Sexy Hair, Rock Your Hair), Phillip Wilson (L’Oreal, ColorProof) and Scruples Professional. She now offers intimate, personalized service working in an independent chair inside Polished Salon in Avondale.
845 Savannah Hwy, Suite 1D (Inside Polished Salon, Entrance is on Daniel Street), Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.406.1119 / www.katzhair.com Stella Nova Spa Salon West Ashley - Mt. Pleasant Where beauty come with free, convenient parking. The most luxurious salon and spa West of the Ashley and East of the Cooper offering: Haircuts, Blowouts, Highlights, Balayage, Ombré, Color, Keratin Straightening, Extensions, Updos • More Women, Men and Children • Bridal Hair
West Ashley: 843.766.6233 2048 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407 www.facebook.com/stellanova.wa Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838 1320 Theater Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 www.facebook.com/stellanova.mtp www.stella-nova.com
Festive Makeup ❑ ❑ Bold red lip ❑ ❑ Makeup with sparkle ❑ ❑ Updos with fun accessories ❑ ❑ Holiday nail art ❑ ❑ Smokey eyes or colorful eyes
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Use It or Lose It
With a management team that has more than a century of combined experience in the development and operation of freestanding Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals (IRF) and Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitals in markets from coast to coast, Vibra Healthcare is a leader in the field of acute rehabilitation and LTAC hospitalization. We are dedicated to providing patient care with a commitment to clinical service excellence, a culture that inspires teamwork and a passionate workforce driven by a dedication to patient wellness. You’re invited to take a Holiday Tour, now thru December 10, 2015.
Vibra Hospital of Charleston
Have you reached your deductible for the year? Schedule all of your necessary health and wellness appointments to take full advantage of your medical insurance plan. Consider getting the following done before the end of the year: ❑ Dental Work ❑ Orthodontic Work ❑ Eye Exams ❑ Prescription Refills ❑ Annual Physical ❑ Pap Smear ❑ Mammogram ❑ Colonoscopy ❑ Lab Work ❑ Diagnostic Testing ❑ Surgery/Outpatient surgery
1200 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.375.4000 / www.vhcharleston.com OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
LowCountry Women’s Specialists We combine experience with state of the art technology to give you confidence in your health care decisions. Come to us for preventive care and pap smears. For prenatal care, ultrasounds, and delivery. For medical and surgical management of gynecologic problems, including menstrual and urinary tract disorders. For osteoporosis screening and mammogram referrals. For family planning and infertility counseling. For our diagnostic and surgical skills, including DaVinci robotic laparoscopic surgery. From teenagers to those in their post-menopausal years, we’ve devoted our entire practice to women’s health. We offer all the care you need for all your life! Dr. Christopher R. Accetta; Dr. Ronnie M. Givens; Dr. Jennifer J. Heinemann; Dr. Christine L. Hunter; Dr. Michael W. Prystowsky; Dr. William M. Reeves; Dr. Heather S. Schwartzberg
North Charleston: 9291 Medical Plaza Drive Summerville: 77 Springview Lane tel 843.797.3664 / www.lowcountrywomen.com PEDIATRICIANS
Palmetto Pediatrics 2781 Tricom Street, North Charleston SC, 29406 tel 843.797.5600 / www.charlestonpalmettopediatrics.com Parkwood Pediatrics Daniel Island: 109 River Landing Drive, Charleston, SC 29492 West Ashley: 1243 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 8435568110 / www.parkwoodpeds.com Summerville Pediatrics 312 Midland Parkway, Summerville, SC 29485 tel 843.875.6262 / www.summervillepediatrics.com
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The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction
THE CENTER FOR NATURAL BREAST RECONSTRUCTION Helping Women Make Smart, Informed Choices
naturalbreastreconstruction.com breastreconstructionnetwork.comMT. PLEASANT - CHARLESTON
We help women make smart, informed choices for breast reconstruction - offering state of the art procedures like DIEP, GAP, SIEA, TUG. Regain breast shape and fullness without artificial implants or loss of muscle. To learn more about natural breast reconstruction or to schedule surgical or consultation appointments, contact us:
Charleston: 1930 Charlie Hall Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29414 Mt. Pleasant: 1300 Hospital Drive, Suite 120, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.849.8418 or 866.374.2627 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.naturalbreastreconstruction.com Anne L. Edwards, MD, PC Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement, & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer Radiesse • Body Contouring & Liposuction
811 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite C, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.769.6608 / www.dranneedwards.com PRIMARY CARE
Palmetto Primary and Specialty Care Physicians With over 30 offices in 7 counties and over 100 providers, great care is always nearby. All PPSCP patients have aroundtheclock access to a health professional through the Clinical Line. Primary Care Specialty Care Urgent Care
tel 843.572.7727 / www.palmettoprimarycare.com PSYCHOLOGISTS
South Carolina Neuro Dr. Howard Buddin The Low Country’s premiere center for neuropsychological evaluation and care. We offer a variety of services, including neuropsychological and psychological evaluation, forensic services and individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Charleston native, Dr. Howard Buddin has specialized training that allows him to perform evaluations for individuals ages 6 and older, across the lifespan. Assessment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) | Assessment for Functioning following Stroke or Mild Tramatic Brain Injury | Treament for Depression, Anxiety and Phobias | Forensic Evaluations. If you have questions about a specific concern, evaluation or treatment, please contact us to discuss the wide range of assessment and treatment services to meet your unique needs.
222 W. Coleman Blvd., Suite 105 tel 843.509.6521 | fax 843.636.3406 www.SCNeuro.com see our ad page 55
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Sandpiper Retirement Community
Holiday Healthy ‘Tis the season to be...sick, tired and stressed? Avoid these 5 seasonal health woes. ❑ ❑ Stress: Identify the causes of your stress, create strategies and solutions to mitigate or eliminate stressors and find healthy ways to help relieve your anxiety. ❑ Diet & Exercise: From holiday parties with festive cocktails to family meals, fill your plate with lots of healthy, fresh vegetables and fruit and have small portions of the decadent stuff. Make time in your schedule daily activity that gets your blood pumping. ❑ Cold & Flu: Stave off the “ick” by washing your hands, getting plenty of rest and exercise, dressing properly for colder temperatures and getting your seasonal vaccines. ❑ Depression: Be gentle on yourself and engage in activities that make you feel your best like volunteering or taking a yoga class. Take deep breaths and be mindful of treating your body well. Seek support from a friend or professional when you need it. ❑ Skin Care: Apply sunscreen. A hot shower will dry out your skin; use warm water instead. Throw out that bar of soap and switch to a moisturizing body wash. Drink plenty of water.
A Premier Senior Living Community Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant, minutes from the beach and historic downtown Charleston, we’ve served the Lowcountry for over 25 years. Sandpiper Retirement Community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, In-patient short term rehabilitation, Outpatient rehabilitation and Long term skilled nursing. Medicare and Medicaid certified. We have a variety of individualized programs: social, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities including day trips, events, gardening, and other life enrichment activities. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and assist you in making the right choice for retirement living.
tel 843.881.3210 or 800.732.6761 www.sandpipercenter.com WELL BEING
Gibbes Museum of Art: The Art of Healing The Gibbes Museum of Art and Roper St Francis present the Art of Healing lecture and workshop series offering the community an opportunity to explore healing through various disciplines. Thursday, November 12, 5:30 - 7:30pm Unlock the Artist Block with Hallie Buchanan and Lyn Tally, founders of Charleston Wellness Group and The Deliberate Method. Identify where your blocks lie and learn simple exercises to open you up to the flow of creation by reconnecting you to your mind, body, and spirit. Held at Hazel Parker Community Center; registration required.
www.GibbesMuseum.org Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Our mission is to provide funding for breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in our 17 county region investing a minimum of 75% of our revenue to serve our local communities. The remaining 25% of funds raised support groundbreaking cancer research, touching every major advancement in the fight against breast cancer. Community Health Workshops Year Round • Racefor the Cure • Swing for the Cure • Various 3rd Party Events
9300 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite F, North Charleston, SC 29406 tel 843.556.8011 email: email@example.com www.komenlowcountry.org see our ad page 36
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home & garden
FLOORING & RUGS
John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring South Carolina’s premier hardwood flooring installer and refinisher offering beautiful flooring on any budget. With over 25 types of flooring to choose from, you too can enjoy the mark of a craftsman. Hardwood, tile & leather flooring installation. • Hardwood flooring repairs • Handmade parquets & borders • Shoe Molding • Charleston’s Antique Wax Finish • Woodblock countertops • Dustfree sanding & refinishing John Griffiths Hardwood flooring would love to work with you.
tel 843.442.5366 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jghardwood.com Zinn Rug Gallery 30 years of providing the best. Nese Zinn, owner, travels the world hand selecting each and every rug, chosen for its age, color, condition and design. Our dedicated and well informed staff is happy to help you choose the art for your floors.
767 Coleman Boulevard, Number 4, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.856.5066 email: email@example.com www.zinnruggallery.com FRAMING
Artizom Frame Gallery Artizom is a locally owned and operated fine art service. We offer professional custom framing for works on paper, canvas, photographs, textiles and collectibles. We employ a knowledgeable staff of artists that can help choose a frame package to best complement and protect your artwork. We are proud to offer museum quality, conservation framing as well as the replacement of broken picture frame glass. We are proud to introduce our own line of hand-finished, solid hardwood frames with spline corners. Customers can choose the wood combination, shape and finish to suit their piece and personal style.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm Ansonborough Shopping Center, 334 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.3726 / www.artizom.com
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FURNISHING & ACCESSORIES
Mighty Magnolia From Thanksgiving to New Years, the magnolia leaf is the perfect anchor for holiday decor with a few adjustments to make it just right. ❑ Fresh leaves will last for about 4 - 6 weeks before turning brown. If you want the green look to last, invest in faux leaves, wreaths or runners. If using fresh leaves, you can spray paint browned leaves a metallic color for a beautiful aesthetic. ❑ For Thanksgiving, tuck and attach pinecones, acorns and feathers to your wreath or runner. Arrange decorative gourds or pumpkins on a bed of leaves or in the center of a wreath placed on the table. ❑ Use magnolia leaves as individual place cards. With a metallic pen, write on the green or golden underside for a beautiful look. You can also spray paint them beforehand with gold or sliver spray paint and use a black or white pen to achieve a different look. ❑ For Christmas, mix individual leaves into evergreens. Insert ornaments, lights, dried/faux fruits and/or nuts to create a rich, textured look. Use burlap garland and red ribbon to complete the look. ❑ Spray paint leaves gold or silver and tuck in oranges and tangerines (Chinese New Year symbols of happiness and prosperity) and/or pussy willow branches (symbolic of birth or renewal). Kumquats will be in season and look lovely!
A one stop shop for all of your home’s needs, indoor and out. Home Furnishings, Upholstery, Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Accessories. Come see one of our design consultants for a free in-store consultation.
Charleston: 1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.571.5142 Mt Pleasant: 695 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.849.0711 Kiawah: 420 Freshfields Drive Johns Island, SC 29455 tel 843.768.4246 / www.gdchome.com Main Street Antiques Antiques, Consignment & Unique Gifts Over 6500 sq ft with new items arriving daily.
Open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 5 pm 200-A North Main Street, Summerville, SC tel 843.879.9529 Page’s Thieves Market A landmark in Mount Pleasant and the Charleston area featured in several magazines including, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Home Magazine and Lucky. Established in 1959 as a retail antique shop, Page’s is now a full service auction and appraisal company. Every few weeks we head out and scour the countryside for treasures and our prices are the lowest in town. We accept consignments every day for auction and specialize in downsizes and decedent estates. We offer a wide range of fee based Antique Appraisals for Attorneys, Banks, Trust Companies, Insurance Companies for individual, tax or court purposes. Call today and see what we can do for you.
1460 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.9672 email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.pagesthievesmarket.com GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
O’Dell Landscaping A family-owned, landscaping company that understands the Low Country’s unique micro-climate and the art of fine gardening. Garden Maintenance • Decorative Masonry Irrigation • Garden Renovation & Design We look forward to creating a timeless, personalized landscape for you and your family.
tel 843.556.7333 email: email@example.com www.odelllandscaping.com see our ad page 41
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House Guest Ready ❑ Plan for a comfortable place for everyone to sleep working to maximize privacy the best you can. ❑ For floor accommodations, borrow or invest in blow up mattresses, fluffy pillows and lots of warm blankets. ❑ Place towels and washcloths on the bed of each guest with a toiletry basket containing shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush. ❑ Print out a fun holiday itinerary letting everyone know the general plan and include some fun, local things to do, and places to eat and include details about how to get there. ❑ Contrary to what you might believe, guests really want to be useful. Consider easy tasks for each person to do (tend the fire, go get ice, sweep off the porch, etc.) so that they’ll feel a part of the experience.
A Unique gifts and home and garden accents including the Original Charleston Bedswing. Our offerings include home decor items, beautiful pots, fountains, bird houses and feeders, terrariums, outdoor/ indoor rugs, statuary, orchids and tropicals and more. Sprucing up your home for the holidays? We can plant your pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes for you.
264 N Shelmore Boulevard in I’on, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.216.2821 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sweetolivegarden.com The Boutique A Charleston shopping institution which has been around Church Street for over 50 years. We love to help all generations of Charleston ladies and their friends with their gifts, linens and lingerie.
47 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.1441/ www.theboutiquecharleston.com GLASS & WINDOWS
Glass Act Productions Windows • Ornamental Glass • Shower Enclosures • Glass Cutting and More
1606 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.853.8911 HANDYMEN & CONTRACTORS
Young Oakes Benjamin Oakes Small repairs and home improvements. From changing lightbulbs to building a new house call to discuss your project.
tel 843.225.8250 / email: email@example.com HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING/HVAC:
Charleston Air Company Derek Bell We deliver the highest quality services available to our customers. Though our services are very thorough, they are performed in the most cost-effective manner possible. By uniting long-term solutions with efficiency, we deliver both peace of mind, and value.
tel 843.593.8189 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.charlestonaircompany.com INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Ginger Brewton Interiors Full service, high-end residential and commercial interior design Chic, Comfortable, Sophisticated Named one of the 20 designers to watch (2010) in the US by House Beautiful magazine.
76 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.270.7491 / email: email@example.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com
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Barrier Pest Services We offer lifetime termite bonds, guaranteed pest control services, moisture services, and Cl-100 reports.
7335 Cross County Road, North Charleston, SC 29419 tel 843.225.8250 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.barrierpestservices.com PLUMBERS
Blitch Plumbing Servicing the Lowcountry for over 70 years. 24 hour emergency service available.
tel 843.795.9674 email: email@example.com www.blitchplumbing.com REAL ESTATE
Crissy Rowell Real Estate Carolina One Real Estate
195 W Coleman Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.377.5177 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.CrissyRowell.com
Hostess Gifts ❑ Port Wine and Benne Wafers ❑ Cheese Straws and Spiced Nuts ❑ Hand Towel and Decorative Soap ❑ Kitchen Towel and Cookie Cutter ❑ Rosemary Plant ❑ Basil Plant With Pesto Recipe ❑ Forced Bulb ❑ Christmas Cactus ❑ Scented Candle
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Wedding Planning Checklist 12 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING ❏ Set a budget ❏ Select a theme, colors, etc. ❏ Ceremony date, time and site ❏ Book officiant ❏ Reserve the reception site ❏ Select your attendants ❏ Caterer, Florist, Wedding Consultant ❏ Photographer and Videographer ❏ Music - ceremony and reception ❏ Wedding dress, headpiece and accessories ❏ Bridesmaid’s dresses ❏ Begin compiling guest list ❏ Be sure to sign contracts! 9 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Register for china, gifts, etc. ❏ Plan the honeymoon! ❏ Send out save the date cards 6 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Order bridesmaid’s dresses and flower girl’s dress ❏ Current visas and passports? ❏ Discuss rehearsal dinner with groom 4 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Finalize guest list ❏ Order invitations, programs and stationery ❏ Order formal wear for groom and attendants ❏ Book hair and makeup ❏ Wedding cake and groom’s cake 2 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Final dress fitting ❏ Finalize ceremony details: procession, seating chart, etc. ❏ Gifts for bridal party ❏ Cake knife and champagne glasses for toast ❏ Guest registration book ❏ Wedding rings ❏ Select who will be in charge of what on day of ❏ Plan your getaway - car, carriage, etc. 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Mail invitations ❏ Photo list for photographer and videographer ❏ Send announcement to newspaper 2 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Pick up wedding gown ❏ Marriage license ❏ Put all necessities in one bag or container for easy transport 1 WEEK BEFORE ❏ Guest count to caterer ❏ Check in with all service providers ❏ Inform attendants and family where to be and when
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Ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com WildFlour Pastry Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions.
Drink Stations Break up the imbibing with several smaller self-serve drink areas in addition to or in lieu of your main bar.
73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com see our ad page 20 BARTENDING SERVICES
CRU Bar ❑ Crafts Beers - iced in a decorative container. Think outside the metal washtub; you can make almost any container work with the right lining. ❑ Champagne/Prosecco Bar complete with simple syrups, fruit purees and garnishes. ❑ Non-Alcoholic Bar - fresh juices, infused waters, sodas and standards like iced tea and coffee.
CRU Catering is proud to offer a wide variety of bar services to compliment your event. We provide an unparalleled level of service and professionalism; allow our skilled staff to handle all of your beverage needs, from set-up to conclusion, to customizing your specialty cocktails and wine selections recommended by our Certified Sommelier and Mixology Specialist on staff.
1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433) www.crucatering.com ICEBOX Bar Services Outstanding, high quality event bar services offering fresh, innovative and exciting beverage ideas. Our many packages offer the ability to customize bar service to accommodate your every need. We are committed to delivering the best quality service and products with expert bartenders trained in the latest techniques of mixology, speed techniques, and customer service. Now offering free beverage consultations and client cocktail tastings. Professional & Friendly • Fully Insured Standard & Tailored Bar Packages
2220 Old School Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.407.0473 email: email@example.com www.iceboxbar.com
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The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place Located on the 4th Floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston.
Bridal Gown Trends 2016 • Layers of Lace • 3D Appliques • Feathers • Illusion Bodices • Keyhole Necklines • Plunging Necklines • Overskirts • Bridal Pant Suits • Watercolor Dresses • Pale Pink Dresses
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 / www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 31 Stella Nova Spa Salon West Ashley - Mt. Pleasant Stella Nova is the bridal expert, let us prepare you for the aisle.Bridal Gifts, Bridal Suite. Outcall Hair & Make-Up.
West Ashley: 843.766.6233 2048 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407 www.facebook.com/stellanova.wa Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838 1320 Theater Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 www.facebook.com/stellanova.mtp see our ad page 9 BRIDAL SHOWS
The Charleston Bridal Show Meet Charleston’s top wedding professionals conveniently gathered under one roof and narrow your search in creating your dream wedding. Sunday, January 24, 2016; Noon until 4PM
Gaillard Center, 77 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.thecharlestonbridalshow.com CATERING
Cru Catering Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service customized catering, including weddings, meetings, special events and private parties. We coordinate pre-planned menus for groups of all sizes. Find out why we’ve been voted Charleston’s Best Caterer for more than a decade. Voted Best Caterer 2001 - 2014 by Charleston City Paper readers. Voted the Best of Weddings 2010 - 2012 Pick by The Knot Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate
1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433) / www.crucatering.com CHILDREN’S WEAR
Southern Belles Exquisite and Unique Children’s Attire & Gifts for Weddings and Special Occasions
280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741/ www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 25
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WEDDING EVENT VENUES
Wedding Tech PlantheDay.com keeps your Itinerary, Guest List, Vendors, Budgets, To Do List and Notes all in one place and lets you invite others to collaborate. AppyCouple.com offers easy to customize wedding websites and apps with stylish design. Includes guest list management, photo sharing, travel information, communication features and more. Take the photo booth to the next level with a slow motion video booth offered locally by EpicCharleston.com or CharlestonWeddingDJs.com Livestream your ceremony for friends and family who are unable to be there in person with Ustream.tv, LiveStream.com or Youtube.com/my_live_events.
Make your wedding a truly special occasion aboard the Carolina Queen – one of Charleston’s most unique event locations. Whether you’re planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or wedding reception, delight your guests with exceptional service, delicious food and the ever-changing views of Charleston’s picturesque harbor as you cruise on Charleston’s only Paddlewheel Riverboat.
tel 843.722.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.charlestonharbortours.com Harbour Club Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the 200-year-old building and rooftop terrace offer an atmosphere symbolic of southern hospitality for parties of to 250. Allow us to create a day to carry you through forever.
35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 tel 843.723.9680 / www.harbour-charleston.com WEDDING RENTALS
EventHaus EventHaus is a complete event rental resource for weddings, corporate events, private parties and festivals, offering the widest range of products in the region. From hand crafted wood bars to linens, fine china and tents, EventHaus has you covered. Experience unrivaled service, selection, and style—all served up with a dose of southern hospitality.
2220 Old School Dr., Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.497.0473 / email: info@EventHausRentals.com www.EventHausRentals.com PDA: Production Design Associates PDA has been providing audio, lighting, staging and design for over 20 years to an important roster of clientele. Our experienced team creatively works with our clients, pulling from our extensive inventory and knowledge, to build a unique and memorable event. We know you only have one shot at getting it right in the event world – find out why clients trust us to handle their technical details. Creativity, professionalism, and a warehouse full of gear. We’re PDA.
email: email@example.com 2799 Three Lakes Road, North Charleston, SC 29418 tel 843.554.3466 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pdastage.com