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Getting to Know the Lowcountry Every Busy Woman was designed to help newcomers find information they need through trusted, word-of-mouth resources. If you need assistance finding information, please feel free to email us at Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com. For an excellent overview of living, working and getting to know your area, visit CharlestonChamber.net/living-in-charleston. NEIGHBORHOODS

Want to know more about where to live? These resources will help! • C harleston-sc.gov - Select Neighborhood Information under Quick Find Resources for a list of Neighborhood Associations • C harlestonRealEstateGuide.com - Hundreds of Neighborhood descriptions • NorthCharleston.org - Select Neighborhoods under Community Information

FA M I LY

The area is served by three main healthcare providers Medical University of SC - muschealth.com, Roper/St Francis Healthcare - ropersaintfrancis.com and Trident Health Systems - tridenthealthsystem.com as well as the East Cooper Medical Center - eastcoopermedctr.com. Primary and secondary school system contact information: • Berkeley County Schools: berkeley.k12.sc.us • Charleston County Schools: ccsdschools.com • D orchester County Schools: dorchester2.k12.sc.us, dorchester4.k12.sc.us • P rivate and Parochial Schools: SC Independent School Association, scisa.org.

WORK

Y ou will find that women are serious about professionally networking in Charleston, and the opportunities to meet others and grow your business, find a job or further your career are extraordinary. Charleston is home for SC’s largest women’s organization, The Center for Women, whose affiliate the SC Women’s Business Center is dedicated to helping women achieve their professional goals.

P L AY

From museums to comedy improv, Charleston boasts a remarkable cultural and arts scene. There are also many festivals like the international arts extravaganza Spoleto Festival USA that bring in performers from across the globe. To keep up to date on all there is to do, visit charlestonarts.org and northcharleston.org, selecting Cultural Arts under Department & Services. T he region’s bounty of fresh seafood and locally grown produce coupled with world-class chefs have made the Lowcountry a dining destination. T he waterways, green spaces and public parks offer opportunities to explore nature and live a “free range” life without leaving the city. Visit Charleston County Parks and Recreation - ccprc.com.


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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: stephanie@charlestoncottonexchange.com www.charlestoncottonexchange.com Limelight Custom Sign Company 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: gp@limelightsc.com www.limelightsc.com CAREER COUNSELING

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: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com CORPORATE EVENTS

Charleston Harbor Tours Whether you’re entertaining clients or teambuilding with your staff, Charleston Harbor Tours offers unique options that make your event special and memorable. The Tall Ship Pride: build cooperation and trust and promote productivity with teambuilding events. One-of-a-kind group or corporate outings! The Carolina Queen or The Carolina Belle: accommodate groups from 2 - 250. Our experienced sales staff will help plan the perfect event within your budgetary needs. We can help arrange all details of your event catering and entertainment, as well as photography and personalized merchandise. Cruise when you want, where you want — the boat is yours! Corporate Events • Holiday Parties • Fundraisers • Business Dinners • Client Parties • Group Functions

10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 tel 843.772.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com See our ad page 11 CONTINUED

Overcoming Self Limitation Julia Pimsleur, CEO of Little Pim, women’s entrepreneurship advocate and author of “Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big” shares her 4 tips for busting self-limiting beliefs: 1. Acknowledge the beliefs that are holding you back. 2. Get the self-limiting beliefs out of your head by writing them down and sharing them with someone you trust (a coach, peer group, therapist or mentor). 3. Fill your brain with positive opposite beliefs of the ones you got rid of. For example, replace “I shouldn’t be too outspoken or people will think I’m too aggressive” with a positive version like “I am bold and confident.” 4. Get active in embodying the change (and get ready to go outside your comfort zone). Source: www.juliapimsleur.com

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CORPORATE EVENTS CONTINUED EventHaus

Financial Advice Always seek professional financial advice during times of transition, when you inherit/ pass on wealth and when you’re a caregiver (child, gaining parent, etc.) Experts recommend letting an objective third party manage your assets once they reach $150k+.

A complete event rental resource for corporate events, private parties, conferences and festivals, EventHaus offers the widest range of products in the region. Our team offers unrivaled service, selection and style — all served up with a dose of southern hospitality.

2220 Old School Drive, Suite A, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.407.0473 / www.eventhausrentals.com See our ad page 15 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: melissa.palma@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.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

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.

843.297.8835

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.

www.GillenWM.com

3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.953.4723 / www.lowcountrygradcenter.org FINANCIAL SERVICES

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 todiscuss your goals and finances.

125-E Wappoo Creek Drive, Ste. 201B, Charleston, SC, 29412 tel 843.297.8835 / email: lynnanne@gillenwm.com www.gillenwm.com


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McKay Insurance For well over thirty five years Kathy McKay & her firm ~ McKay Insurance, have earned the reputation of providing prompt service to clients, while guaranteeing preservation of their most valued assets in times of need. The team of professionals there take pride in educating, protecting and guiding thoughtful, responsible adults to control exposure to risk, while delivering outstanding policy value. For Home, Business, Events & High Value Property, When You Have A Question .... Ask Kathy McKay, CIC, CPIW. Call or write to her at mmckay5@mckayins.net

1321 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Suite 201, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.2229 www.restinsuredcharleston.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.

2 George Street, #3600, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.973.7298 email: cindi@charlestonldc.com www.charlestonldc.com

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Start Up! ❑ Vision: Flesh out your idea; how are you filling a need? Where do you see yourself in 1, 5, 10 years? ❑ Plan: Use a business plan template from the SBA to help focus your strategy. Look into one page business plans if a full business plan seems daunting. ❑ Brand: Visit USPTO.gov to make sure your desired name is not in use. Use a domain name search to see if your URL is available. With a designer to create a comprehensive identity. ❑ Execute: Create goals and specific tasks. Be accountable and stay on target for your due dates. ❑ Network & Support: Establish and execute a networking strategy. Find a mentor. Get professional support wherever available.

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Business Loans

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:

The Center for Women

Charleston Local Development Corporation provides small business loans in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties to qualifying businesses. Visit their website to find: ❑ criteria requirements for eligibility ❑ templates for business plans ❑ links to technical assistance partners ❑ a questionnaire and application New borrowers should attend a 1-hour seminar on how to package a loan request. Seminars are held the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month. Check the website for the schedule and to RSVP. www.charlestonldc.org

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 / tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org 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: info@scwbc.net 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


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 WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER

An affiliate of the Center for Women, the SCWBC encourages entrepreneurialism by assisting women in starting and improving their businesses.

(843) 763-7333

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.


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS ADVOCATES FOR AGRICULTURE: a non-profit that assists the SC agriculture industry. www.scadvocates4ag.org

ALLIANCE FOR FULL ACCEPTANCE: Charleston’s LGBT group promoting equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people. 843.883.0343; www.affa-sc.org

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION SUMMERVILLE CHAPTER: professional women who support one another’s business and personal objectives.

CHARLESTON ANGEL PARTNERS: professionals working to invest in and support local start-ups and economic development. www.chapsc.com CHARLESTON AREA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC): provides one-on-one consultations to prospective and existing business owners in the Charleston area. www.charlestonsbdc.com CHARLESTON BRIDAL ASSOCIATION: networking gatherings designed to synchronize the inner workings of Charleston’s wedding industry. www.charlestonbridalassociation.com

www.abwa.org/chapter/jessamine-chapter-of-summerville

CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: a group for Democratic women that meets for dinner, speakers and networking.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, SC: resources and professional knowledge in the field of architecture.

CHARLESTON DIGITAL CORRIDOR: providing support for knowledge-based companies.

www.aiasc.org

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION – CHARLESTON: for individuals and organizations involved in marketing. www.charlestonama.org

ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS LOWCOUNTRY CHAPTER: offers educational, networking and mentoring programs to support and enrich member's professional experience and skills. www.afplowcountry.afpnet.org

ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS: 53-year-old leading organization of the IT business. www.aitp-charleston.org BIZ BUILDER SC: offers entrepreneur and small business training classes across the state of South Carolina. www.bizbuildersc.com

CENTER FOR WOMEN: educates and advocates so that women in SC have economic success and are leaders in their professional, community and personal lives. www.c4women.org

www.charlestondemocrats.com/clubs/charleston-county-democratic-women/

www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com

CHARLESTON FINE ARTS DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION: for gallery owners and artists dedicated to making the Charleston market a fine art destination. www.cfada.com

CHARLESTON HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION: promotes homeownership through networking, education, advocacy and community outreach. www.hbacharleston.com CHARLESTON JAYCEES: for those aged 21-39 looking to expand their circle of friends and give back to the community. www.facebook.com/jayceescharleston

CHARLESTON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: an organization providing start-up, expansion or business continuation financing in a variety of loan programs and business planning assistance. www.charlestonldc.com

CHARLESTON METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: the largest business and professional organization in the region with resources, networking and learning opportunities for members. 843.577.2510; www.charlestonchamber.net


www.charlestoncounty.org/mbp/

CHARLESTON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE: a professional economic development organization that assists companies with competitive location or expansion projects by connecting them with the right people, the appropriate resources and the most meaningful and relevant information. www.crda.org CHARLESTON RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION: a chapter of the Hospitality Association of SC and the National Restaurant Association.

CREATIVE MORNINGS: breakfast lecture series for the creative community. www.creativemornings.com CREW Charleston: Commercial Real Estate Women connects women in the commercial real estate business. www.crewcharleston.com

D.R.E.A.M: Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management focus on Downtown Summerville. www.summervilledream.org

ELLEVATE CHARLESTON: helps “ellevate” women professionally and economically by investing in women and bringing them together. www.ellevatenetwork.com

www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE: connects successful and dynamic women executives and entrepreneurs.

CHARLESTON SC SCORE: provides free business mentoring to help both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs achieve their goals. www.charlestonsc.score.org

FRANNET CHARLESTON: franchise consulting services that helps clients evaluate business opportunities.

CHARLESTON TRIDENT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®: ensures realtors right to do business, offers research and analysis and legislative support. www.charlestonrealtors.com

CHARLESTON WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE: promoting professional growth and education within the field of international trade. www.cwitsc.org CHARLESTON WOMEN IN TECH: a collaborative effort of Charleston’s women leaders, educators and tech professionals to support and mentor women of all ages in the technology industry.

www.executivewomensroundtable.org

www.frannet.com

GREEN DRINKS CHARLESTON: brings together people who are living, learning, and practicing the principles of sustainability and those seeking to find out more. www.greendrinkscharleston.blogspot.com

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS: resources for professionals involved in management accounting and financial management. www.imacarolinascouncil.org INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: education, community building and development resources for administrative professionals.

www.charlestonwomenintech.com

www.iaap-hq.org

CHARLESTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: connect and build relationships with other young professionals and business leaders (ages 22-39).

KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL GROUP: collaborates to transform organizational problems into opportunities and achieve sustainable results. www.knowledgecapitalgroup.com

843.805.3002; www.charleston-yp.com

Les Dames D'Escoffier International: a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

CONCENTRIC: provides consultation and training services that result in reduced waste and risk, increased customer satisfaction and increased profitability. www. acommoncenter.com

CREATORS’ CLUBHOUSE: empowering Charleston’s creative economy and furthering the success of local makers, producers, artisans, and storytellers by providing employment information, career resources, education, events, and networking opportunities. www.creatorsclubhouse.com

www.ldeicharleston.org

LOWCOUNTRY BUSINESS NETWORK: local businesses dedicated to promoting and sharing each other's businesses through word of mouth referral and social networks. www.thelowcountrybusinessnetwork.com

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CHARLESTON MINORITY BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP: accelerates the growth of sizable minority businesses located in the tri-county region.


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS CONT’D SEED CHARLESTON: Via a “mentor capitalist” approach, money and knowledge are invested into the people behind each business to get your business to where you dream it to be. www.seedcharleston.com

LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST: help support locallyowned businesses and farmers. 843.740.5444; www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org

MOUNT PLEASANT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: education, advocacy and networking. www.mountpleasantbusiness.com

PALMETTO FIBER ARTS GUILD: a group of handcrafters interested in learning more. www.palmettofiberartsguild.blogspot.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA – SC: get in touch with other members of the public relations and communications field. www.scprsa.org SEQUENCE FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS: provides individually tailored services and solutions to reach each small business’s financial goals. www.sequencefinancialspecialists.com SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: an independent agency of the federal government aiding and protecting small businesses. www.sba.gov SC FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN: bringing like-minded women together to gain political access and participation. www.scfrw.org

SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB OF CHARLESTON: Innovators from South Carolina meet for monthly events to share, engage and collaborate with the community on the issues of social media and technology. www.socialmediaclub.org/charleston

THE COUNCIL OF SC PROFESSIONAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS: archaeological-related networking and quarterly meetings. www.coscapa.org

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE: advancing the practice, science, and profession of project management. www.pmi-charleston.org

THE SC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: professional association for educators. www.thescea.org TECH AFTER FIVE: networking events for tech professionals and entrepreneurs. www.techafterfive.com TRAVEL COUNCIL: private sector marketing fund for the Charleston CVB’s promotional programs supported by businesses that benefit from local tourism. www.charlestoncvb.com/travel/

WITH PURPOSE: their mission is to end childhood cancer by integrating charitable choices into your everyday purchases. www.with-purpose.org

South Carolina Individual Development Account (IDA): provides matching dollars for qualifying low income small business owners want to start or grow a business. www. communityworkscarolina.org/programs-services/ida/

SC PRESS ASSOCIATION: for journalists and newspaperrelated businesses. www.scpress.org

WOMEN AT WORK: a forum for women dedicated to networking, education, service, mentoring and collegiality.

SC SEAFOOD ALLIANCE: promoting local seafood, aquaculture and mariculture industry. www.scseafood.org

www.womenatworkcharleston.com

SC STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: discounts, access and information for state workers. www.scsea.com SC WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER: provides business counseling, training, networking and mentoring services for women entrepreneurs. www.scwbc.net

Women in Defense (WID): networking and professional development group promoting role of women in national defense and security, supporting service members and encouraging local military contracts. www.widpalmettochapter.org

ZONTA: an international organization of executives and professionals working to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. www.zonta.org


1. Not making enough calls/emails. Know your numbers:

A=_____(number of people you contact)

B=_____(number of people who agree to meeting) C=_____(number of people who meet with you & convert to clients) D=_____(number of clients you need to meet your goals) Start from D and work your way to A in order to set your specific goals. 2. No connecting with the decision-makers. Get the meeting with the person qualified to make the deal. 3. No listening. Salespeople often make the mistake of talking about their product and service instead of listening to what the client needs. 4. Time mismanagement. Keep your goals in site and adopt a sales cycle that accommodates leads, meetings and closings in the works at all times. 5. Not recovering quickly enough. There are a lot of “no’s” in sales and that rejection can feel overwhelming. The most successful salespeople can shake it off and keep going. Remember: if you have not made mistake number 1 and 4, you should have other leads in the pipeline who will potentially say “yes”!

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WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL ALLIANCE: promotes the common heritage and shared legacy of African American people. www.aahasc.org

CHARLESTON MOVES: promoting bicycling, walking, running and public transportation for a healthy community and lifestyle. www.charlestonmoves.org

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, SC CHAPTER: providing and enhancing care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s. www.alz.org/sc

CHARLESTON PARKS CONSERVANCY: Increases the quality, awareness, appreciation and usage of Charleston’s parks and green spaces.

BEACH MUSIC AND SHAG PRESERVATION SOCIETY: a nonprofit organization that offers dance lessons and hosts music festivals.

www.charlestonparksconservancy.org

www.beachmusicandshagpreservationsocietyofsouthcarolina.com

www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org

BIG SISTERS OF CAROLINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER: pairs a “big sister” with a “little sister” to give that little sister a friend and role model. www.becomeabig.org

COURAGEOUS KIDZ: a safe haven for kids with cancer.

CAMP HAPPY DAYS: raises money and hosts a summer camp for children battling cancer free of charge. www.camphappydays.org

CAROLINA LADY ANGLERS: educates on marine resources while raising funds for breast cancer. www.carolinaladyanglers.org

CAROLINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER: services for children who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, or have severe emotional disorders. www.cydc.org/

CHARLESTON AUDUBON SOCIETY: actively promotes awareness, appreciation and conservation of the natural environment through educational programs, field trips, conservation projects, sponsored research and social activities. www.charlestonaudubon.org CHARLESTON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: works to improve the Charleston County Public Library System. www. charlestonlibraryfriends.org

CHARLESTON WATERKEEPER: improving the quality of Charleston’s waterways.

www.courageouskidz.org

DARKNESS TO LIGHT: raising awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. www.d2l.org

DEE NORTON LOWCOUNTRY CHILDREN’S CENTER: provides services for child abuse victims and their families. www.dnlcc.org

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN OF CHARLESTON COUNTY: encourages, recognizes and rewards excellence in Charleston’s college-bound young women. www.ajm.org DRAGON BOAT CHARLESTON: Promoting physical and mental wellness among cancer survivors and their community through dragon boating. www.dragonboatcharleston.org

EAST COOPER COMMUNITY OUTREACH: provides an array of programs for people in poverty, as well as programs to educate and empower people, primarily single mothers, who want to work their way out of poverty.

CHARLESTON GOOD: a grassroots incubator and collaborative community media center supporting positive people, projects and possibilities in Charleston.

www.eccocharleston.org

www.charlestongood.com

www.fieldstofamilies.org

CHARLESTON HOPE: an adopt-a-classroom program that brings Christmas presents to underprivileged children in local Charleston Title I classrooms. www.charlestonhope.com

FRESH FUTURE FARM: a nonprofit urban farm response to addressing food, health, economic and environmental disparities by revitalizing vacant city land to grow organic produce, sell SNAP eligible grocery products, raise livestock and create community and job opportunities for the people living in Charleston Heights. www.freshfuturefarm.org

CHARLESTON JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB: dedicated to community improvement through volunteerism. www.cjwc.org

FIELDS TO FAMILIES: serves as a link between local farms and community organizations who help feed the hungry.


www.florencecrittentonsc.org

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN SC: building girl’s character and skills for success in the real world in an accepting and nurturing environment. www.girlscoutsesc.org GRASSROOTS CHANGE: a nonprofit call to action group dedicated to the betterment of all citizens through education, advocacy and conscious engagement of respectful dialogue. www.grassrootschange.ning.com

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE CHARLESTON AREA: encourages informed and active participation in government. www.lwvcharleston.org

LIFE MANAGEMENT CENTER: assists individuals and families with learning disabilities and ADHD. www.lifemanagement.org

LOWCOUNTRY AUTISM CONSORTIUM: helps families, friends, and professionals who support individuals on the autism spectrum. www.lifemanagement.org LOWCOUNTRY EARTH FORCE: supporting service-learning initiatives engaging youth in both environmental and community problem solving activities. www.earthforce.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: local affiliates of the international organization working in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. www. charlestonhabitat.org; www.eastcooperhabitat.org; www.seaislandhabitat.org

THE HAT LADIES: An organization for Ladies of all ages who love hats of all colors who love to network and volunteer. www.hatladies.org

HELPING AND LENDING OUTREACH SUPPORT (HALOS): helps abused and neglected victims served by the Charleston County Department of Social Services. www.charlestonhalos.org

HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION: preserving and protecting the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston’s rich and irreplaceable heritage. www.historiccharleston.org

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CHARLESTON: committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership. www.jlcharleston.org KEEP CHARLESTON BEAUTIFUL: works to maintain the beauty of the area through education, awareness and community involvement. www.sc-charleston.civicplus.com

LADIES ENRICHING THE COMMUNITY: a group of women committed to bettering the Charleston community educationally, economically, and culturally. www.letcinc.org

LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK: distributes healthy food and groceries to underprivileged families to help solve hunger. www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/hope

MARCH OF DIMES: improving the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina MICHAUX CONSERVANCY: providing environmental awareness education, research, restoration and recreation opportunities for North Charleston students and residents. www.michauxconservancy.org

MY SISTER’S HOUSE: provides services, programs and resources to empower victims of domestic violence and their children to live free from abuse. www.mysistershouse.org MUSC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES: dozens of volunteer opportunities that are available to anyone 16 or older; dedicated to helping serve and research diseases affecting children in the Charleston area. www. musckids.org

ONE80 PLACE: formerly known as Crisis Ministries; it provides food, shelter and hope to Charleston’s most vulnerable citizens. www.one80place.org OPERATION HOME: makes critical home repairs for lowincome residents and families. www.operationhome.org PALMETTO CONSERVATION FOUNDATION: working to conserve SC’s natural and cultural resources, historic buildings and landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation with trails and greenways. www.palmettoconservation.org

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FLORENCE CRITTENTON PROGRAMS OF SC: Provides education, counseling and medical services, alongside social support and a safe haven for the young pregnant while also parenting mothers in need.


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WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS PEOPLE AGAINST RAPE (PAR): assists children and adult victims of sexual assault, violence and abuse. www.peopleagainstrape.org

THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE: empowers communities to transform homes and businesses to conserve energy and reduce overall environmental impact.

PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON: recognizing, protecting and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places. www.preservationsociety.org

www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org

PURPOSEFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: empowers people with the tools, services and resources they need to grow profitable ventures while tackling the world’s most pressing problems. www.purposefulentrepreneurship.com

www.tuw.org

QUALITY EDUCATION PROJECT: seeks to implement a quality education for all students within the public school system. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/689466667846441/

REIN & SHINE: uses horses to help rehabilitate people with physical, mental, and emotional illnesses. www.reinandshine.org

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CHARLESTON: provides a “home” for families with hospitalized children. www.rmhcharleston.org

ROTARY CLUB OF CHARLESTON: members participate in local and global service projects to better communities on the smaller and larger scale. www.charleston-rotary.org SAVE THE ANGEL OAK: works to keep the forest around the Angel Oak Tree from being developed. www.savetheangeloak.org

SOCIETY 1858: young professionals who support the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons. www.gibbesmuseum.org

SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS ACTING ON RISING SEAS: small businesses come together to protect the coastal community from rising sea levels. www.scbars.org SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: preserving our state’s rich historical legacy for future generations. www.schistory.org

TEACHER’S SUPPLY CLOSET: gives teachers in Title I schools supplies and resources for classrooms and students. www. teacherssupplycloset.org

TRIDENT UNITED WAY: works to strengthen our community by focusing on education, financial stability and health. UPLIFTING MY SISTERS: dedicated to empowering female leaders in our community. www.upliftingmysisters.com WINDWOOD FAMILY SERVICES: provides a home for young men and boys who have been neglected and abused. www.windwoodfarm.org

WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF THE CAROLINA ART ASSOCIATION: volunteers time, talent and financial support to the Gibbes Museum of Art. www.gibbesmuseum.org


1. Know your networking style and tailor opportunities to your personal strengths. For example, if you’re more introverted, a structured, intimate lunch group may be a better fit. 2. Target your objectives. Know what your goals are and identify the opportunities that will help you reach those goals. Consider professional, social and volunteer opportunities. 3. Remember: “how can I help you?” When you enter a situation with the goal of fulfilling another's need - with an honest desire to be of service - you build relationships instead of contacts. 4. Don't Start from Scratch. Make a list of your existing network to help build your strategic networking opportunities. 5. Stay Organized. Follow up with new contacts in 1 day, 1 week and then 1 month and remember #3; it doesn’t need to be a sales call, it could be an article or an invitation that would be helpful to them.

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ART CENTERS

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: info@reduxstudios.org www.reduxstudios.org ENTERTAINMENT

Charleston Harbor Tours

Living Artfully Enrich your life by making a commitment to doing something creative everyday: Cooking, Drawing, Singing, Playing With Your Kids, Gardening, Decorating, Writing, Taking Pictures, Dancing.

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: Every Other Sunday April - October Piccolo Spoleto Lowcountry Blues Cruise: May/June Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise: Thursdays April - October Plantation & Harbor Tour and Historic City & Harbor Tour Packages10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC, 29401

tel 843.772.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com MUSEUMS

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.

www.GibbesMuseum.org


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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 Antiques Show March 18 - 20, 2016 Purchase and learn more about everything from exquisite furniture and fine art to rare maps, posters, prints and quilts.

Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.historiccharleston.org THEATRES

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

Try Something New Aerial & Circus Arts Aerial Yoga, Aerial Silks, Static Trapeze and Aerial Hoop workshops and private instruction. www.aerialfit.com Candle Making Join the Candlefish chandlers to experience a hands-on, behind the scenes candle-making experience. www.candlefish.com Comedy Improv Theatre 99’s improv training program dedicates itself to giving anyone the opportunity to learn how to improvise in a supportive, non-competitive environment. www.theatre99.com Pottery Fire & Earth Pottery pottery shop/studio offers individual and group pottery classes. www.fireandearthpottery.com

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BAKERIES

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.

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1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com See our ad page 44 WildFlour Pastry

Sinking Ingredients? Keep fruits, nuts, chocolate chips and other ingredients from floating to the bottom of your batter by tossing them in 1 - 2 tablespoons of the recipe’s dry ingredients before adding them to your batter.

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 (Opening February 2016) 1750 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 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: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com see our ad page 45


On-the-go with no time to cook for the family? Entertaining out of town guests? Pick up meals to go with home cooked flavor. Caviar & Bananas Pick up everything from Espresso and tea to dried fruit, pastries, sandwiches and more. Delivery options also available. 51 George St. Charleston 843.577.7757; caviarandbananas.com

Charleston's Cafe To Go Choose from a menu offering everything from hot Lowcountry specials to endless sandwiches and salad building options. 454 Shipping Lane, Mount Pleasant 843.225.3250; charlestonscafetogo.com

The Eclectic Chef A diverse menu with Lowcountry favorites and comfort foods like lasagna, pot pie and fried chicken. Give 2 - 3 days notice for in-home prep, delivery or pick up. 125 Central Avenue, Summerville 843.821.7733; eclecticchef.net

Food for Thought by Dish & Design Catering Y ou're sure to find a satisfying selection from such an extensive, healthy menu at great prices. 627 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite 5, Mount Pleasant 843.330.2223; foodforthoughtcharleston.com

Foodies Cafe & Catering A ffordable daily specials and to go dinners that can be popped in the oven for the entire family made with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. 1729 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston 843.818.4863; foodiescafe.net

Ju Ju's Gourmet Locally-sourced ingredients used to make casseroles, desserts and more reminiscent of your grandmother’s cooking with a gourmet twist. Local delivery is free with orders greater than $50. 107 Tallow Street, Summerville 843.225.6549; jujusgourmet.com

The Market at Hamby Catering Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call in your order 24 hours in advance to their to-go specialist to order shrimp and grits, crab cakes, sweets and more. 925 St. Andrews Boulevard, Charleston 843.571.3103; Hambycatering.com

Nigel's Good Food Carryout soul food and seafood prepared and served with love. A new location opening in Ladson in 2016. 3760 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston 843.552.0079; nigelsgoodfood.com

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RESTAURANTS

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.

Celebrate Food & Spirits Need some inspiration for dinner? These culinary holidays can help inspire you! February 18: National Drink Wine Day 20: National Cherry Pie Day 21: National Sticky Bun Day 22: National Margarita Day 23: National Banana Bread Day 24: National Tortilla Chip Day 25: National Clam Chowder Day 27: National Strawberry Day 28: National Chili Day 29: Surf and Turf Day

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day 4: National Pound Cake Day 9: National Crabmeat Day 9: National Meatball Day 14: Pie Day 16: National Artichoke Hearts Day 17: Corned Beef And Cabbage Day 18: Oatmeal Cookie Day 19: Poultry Day 25: National Pecan Day 26: National Spinach Day 27: National Spanish Paella Day

April 4: National Cordon Bleu Day 8: National Empanada Day 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day 13: National Peach Cobbler Day 15: National Glazed Spiral Ham Day 16: National Eggs Benedict Day 17: National Cheese Ball Day 20: Lima Bean Respect Day 24: National Pigs-In-ABlanket Day 27: National Prime Rib Day 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day

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: charlestongrill.cph@belmond.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


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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 goat.sheep.cow Filled to the brim with cheese, charcuterie, wine and gourmet groceries carefully selected from all around the world.

Cooking Classes Cafe Fork Regularly scheduled classes with a themed menu and wine pairings. www.cafefork.com

106 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.4802526 www.goatsheepcow.com

Chef Demal Mattson Cooking classes in-home or on location. www.chefdemal.com

GrowFood Carolina

Zero George A demonstration-style class focusing on different recipes, techniques and styles. www.zerogeorge.com

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: info@growfoodcarolina.com www.growfoodcarolina.com

TTC Culinary Institute of Charleston In-depth culinary, baking and pastry classes. www.tridenttech.edu

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CULINARY CALENDAR

Bacon and Bourbon 2016 February 20, 2016

Unlimited samples of bacon dishes from some of Charleston's most renowned chefs and bourbon cocktails from 25 different distilleries. A portion of proceeds benefit the Junior League of Charleston’s hunger and homelessness initiatives. www.baconandbourbonsc.com

Brewvival

February 27, 2016 Put on by COAST Brewing Co. and The Charleston Beer Exchange, the highest quality and most unique beers from the best breweries in the country are available for sampling at this all-day celebration. www.brewvival.com

The Chocolate Affair February 27, 2016

This gala fundraising event supports Communities In Schools and offers gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston's finest restaurants and specialty shops, an open bar, a variety of hors d'oeuvres and a live auction. www.thechocolateaffair.net

Charleston Wine + Food Festival March 2 - 6, 2016

Taste why Charleston is one of the top food and wine destinations in America! www.charlestonwineandfood.com

Lowcountry Cajun Festival April 3, 2016

A full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities and all around ragin’ Cajun fun! www.ccprc.com

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival April 24, 2016

Pay tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry with a ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, a boat parade, seafood samplings, live music, a craft show, art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests and family-friendly activities. www.comeonovermp.com


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CHILDREN’S FASHION

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: erin@angelsandrascals.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 • Hatley • Anavini • Eland Kids • J Bailey • Busy Bees • Isabel Garreton • The Beaufort Bonnet Company • Nostalgic Tees • Le Za Me • Bella Bliss • Kayce Hughes • Johnnie O • Auraluz • Emerald August & 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 • Kid Express • Sun Sandals™ • L’Amour • Angels • Yosi Samra • Hanna Anderson • Livie & Luca • See Kai Run • Natives • Pazitos • Elephantito • Footmates & More

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbelleschildren.com see our ad page 25

Quick Stain Fixes To get out those tough grass or dirt stains, cover the stained area with liquid dish soap. The soap’s degreasing action loosens the culprit of grass stains: chlorophyll proteins. Then, just rub the soap in on both sides of the fabric and let it sit for an hour, rinse with cool water and then wash normally. When knees and elbows get scraped, an easy and effective way to remove blood stains from fabric: pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain, let bubble and rinse. Repeat until the stain is gone.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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


Camp Invention South Carolina

Redux Art Camps

The camp features five modules that inspire kids to think innovatively and explore their creativity through science and mathematics. www.campinvention.org

Children will be inspired by teaching artists and explore summer exhibitions to create their own original works of art and photography. www.reduxstudios.org

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Camp

Sol Surfers Surf Camps

Campers spend the day at The Joe and receive instruction on hitting, pitching, bunting, fielding and baserunning from future NY Yankees. www.rileyparkevents.com

A 5-day camp at Folly Beach where campers learn technical surf skills, safety & etiquette, and wind, weather and water conditions. The camp provides a shuttle to Folly Beach. www.solsurfers.net

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Every week is a new theme for summer campers where children will enjoy play time in the Museum, fun activities and crafts pertaining to their week's theme. www.explorecml.org

Gibbes Museum of Art Campers will work with practicing artists and museum teachers, explore the museum's galleries for inspiration, and create their own fantastic artwork! www.gibbesmuseum.org

Write of Summer Young people grades 3 - 12 find their writing voices with guidance from professional writers. www.writeofsummer.com

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fashion & accessories

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

BOUTIQUES

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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Berlins for Women A Charleston mainstay featuring contemporary clothing for women.

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant Luxury clothing, shoes, jewelry and gifts.

Spring 2016 Colors The Pantone Color Institute experts have picked a unisex palette as the Top 10 Colors for Men’s and Women’s Fashion for Spring 2016: Rose Quartz Peach Echo Serenity Snorkel Blue Buttercup Limpet Shell Lilac Gray Fiesta Iced Coffee Green Flash

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 Trés Carmen Boutique

The newest ready-to-wear designs at killer prices.

1175 Folly Road, Suite B, Charleston, SC 29412 tel 843.974.4383 www.trescarmen.com


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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.

Spring Wardrobe

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

Transition Pieces ❑ Lightweight Sweater or Cardigan ❑ Trench Coat ❑ Cropped Cigarette Pants ❑ Bring in the Color with Pastels and Prints ❑ ¾-Sleeve Blazer or Jacket ❑ Ballet Flats

STYLED FOR A CAUSE Malala Fund x TOMS Scarf Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, was shot at age 15 on her way home from school by the Taliban for campaigning for the rights of girls in her community to receive an education. She recovered and has built a global movement of support for girls’ education. To help support the fund and show your support, purchase the Malala Fund x TOMS Scarf. Featuring a Malala quote and a pattern inspired by traditional Islamic artistry and prints, 100% of the net proceeds are donated to Malala Fund. www.toms.com

Global Girlfriend Women-made fair trade is the specialty of this online store where each item bought helps a girl go to primary or secondary school through the Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide (GROW) program. The Positively Empowered Coil Bangle is handmade by women at Positively Empowered Artisans in Lesotho, Africa, where ladies living with HIV/AIDS operate a social enterprise that benefits a comprehensive health care plan ensuring that members get needed health care. www.globalgirlfriend.com

Ibu Movement The Charleston-based store honors global textile traditions while supporting economic selfsufficiency and social change by designing and crafting in partnership with indigenous women from countries like Laos, Madagascar and South Sudan to create handmade clothing, jewelry and home goods. www.ibumovement.com

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health & wellness

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

DAY SPAS

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 35

SuperTracker The USDA’s free online service allows you to establish a profile and health goals then tracks, the foods you eat, the physical activity you get and your weight. You’ll even get tips and support from a virtual coach and can look up and save your favorite recipes. www.supertracker.usda.gov

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: 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

Honey and Allergies If you suffer from allergies, try introducing local honey into your diet. Honey contains allergens that are delivered in small, manageable doses and the effect over time is very much like that of a series of allergy immunology injections. The more local the honey, the better.

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HOSPITALS

Vibra Hospital of Charleston

Control Your Blood Pressure No illness kills more women in the United States than heart disease. And the latest research shows that one of the best ways to protect yourself is to control your blood pressure. Here’s how. ❑G  et going. Daily activity like gardening and cleaning can lower your BP. Your target should be the normal zone (120/80 or below). ❑M  ove faster. Set aside 30 minutes a day for brisk walking, bicycling or aerobics. Break sessions into shorter segments if necessary. ❑D  on’t smoke. Yeah, we know you’ve heard this a million times. (It’s also best to limit alcohol to no more than two drinks per day.) ❑F  ill up on vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy foods. ❑M  onitor your numbers. You can check your BP quickly and easily at many drugstores. ❑B  e aware. If you’re African-American, your hypertension risk is twice that of Caucasians, so talk strategy with your doctor.

Vibra Hospital of Charleston is a specialty acute care hospital. If your loved one is in need of intensified nursing specializing in complex patient conditions, such as ventilator weaning, IV antibiotics or extensive wound care, contact the admissions office at 843.375.4111 to learn about the options that you and your family’s referring physician have when choosing Vibra as the advanced provider in the continuum of care, making progress to wellness and recuperation. Like us on Facebook @ VibraHospitalOfCharleston.

1200 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.375.4111 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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PLASTIC SURGEONS

The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction

THE CENTER FOR NATURAL BREAST RECONSTRUCTION Helping Women Make Smart, Informed Choices

naturalbreastreconstruction.com breastreconstructionnetwork.comMT. PLEASANT - CHARLESTON

843.849.8418

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: info@ecplasticsurgery.com 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


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RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Sandpiper Retirement Community

Women’s Brain Health According to the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, almost 70% of new Alzheimer’s sufferers will be women. Evidence suggests that the “use it or lose it” philosophy applies to brain function. Try these mentally stimulating exercises daily to help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and related diseases: ❑ Engage in good conversation talking about thought provoking topics. ❑ Read a good book stimulating your imagination. ❑ Play “old school” games like puzzles, chess or cryptograms. ❑ Work with numbers; put down the calculator. ❑ Keep learning - practice a new language, subscribe to a word of the day newsletter, engage in history or take an art class. ❑ And as with any system in your body, proper nutrition, adequate sleep and regular exercise are essential for good brain, and overall, health. www.womensbrainhealth.org

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. Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Embrace the Fall, the Heart of Healing with Caryn Antos O’Hara, E-RYT. Use scientifically proven mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to calm, connect and heal amidst chaos that includes but not limited to illness, divorce and loss. Walk away with breathing techniques, meditations and other ancient practices that make a profound difference in our modern lifestyle.

Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay Street, Downtown. 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: forthecure@komenlowcountry.org www.komenlowcountry.org


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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

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: john@jghardwood.com 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: zinnruggallery@comcast.net 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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GDC Home 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

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Main Street Antiques

• Beans, Snap: March 15 - 30

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: pagesauction@gmail.com/ www.pagesthievesmarket.com

• Asparagus: Early Jan - Late Feb • Beans, Pole & Lima: March 20 - 30 • Broccoli: Feb 15 - March 1 • Cantaloupe & Honeydew: March 10 - April 10 • Collards: Feb 20 - March 15 • Cucumbers: March 20 - 30 • Eggplant: March 25 - April 10 • Okra: April 1 - 20 • Peanuts: April 25 - May 15 • Peas, Southern: March 25 - April 15 • Pepper: March 25 - April 10 • Potatoes, Sweet: April 15 - July 1 • Radish: Jan 1 - March 1

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: odelllandscaping@comcast.net www.odelllandscaping.com see our ad page 42

• Spinach: Jan 1 - Feb 25 • Sweet Corn: March 10 - April 30 • Squash: March 20 - April 10 • Tomato: March 25 - April 10 • Turnips: Jan 1- March 1 • Watermelon: March 25 - April 20 For more, visit Clemson Extension Services www.clemson.edu

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SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST Prep

Kitchen

❑ Organize the house by category instead of by room. (Ex: sort through all books in all rooms)

❑ deep clean all cabinets and hardware

❑ Gather supplies for cleaning.

❑ clean and organize shelves and drawers

❑ Make a schedule, breaking up your work.

❑ clean the oven; put down aluminum foil in the bottom to make future cleaning easier

❑ Work top to bottom in each room. ❑ Turn on some music and "whistle/dance/air guitar" while you work!

All Rooms

❑ spot clean walls, then wipe down

❑ clean the stove, burners and knobs ❑ clean the hood and vent; change filter ❑ clean the microwave

❑ dust/wash crown molding and baseboards

❑ clean and organize the refrigerator/freezer

❑ clean ceiling corners

❑ vacuum refrigerator coils

❑ dust and clean all air vents

❑ replace water filters

❑ wash window drapes/blinds/shades

❑ clean and disinfect garbage disposal

❑ clean lamp shades and lighting fixtures

❑ clean and disinfect dishwasher

❑ clean and disinfect all fixtures, switch plates and pulls

❑ clean and disinfect coffee maker

❑ clean and oil ceiling fan

❑ clean and disinfect appliances

❑ wash doors and walls

❑ deep clean kitchen counter

❑ touch up paint

❑ deep clean sink and fixtures

❑ spot treat carpet stains; deep clean carpets

❑ deep clean kitchen floors

❑ deep clean flooring (tile, linoleum, carpet or hardwood)

❑ clean and disinfect trash cans

❑ shake out, vacuum and clean under area rugs, including liners and pads, then rotate rugs for even wear ❑ clean all windows (inside/out) and mirrors ❑ dust and clean around art and pictures ❑ dust all furniture, cleaning underneath as well ❑ spot treat or wash and vacuum upholstered, cleaning under cushions and underneath as well ❑ condition leather furniture

Dining Room ❑ clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers ❑ wash and organize linens and cushions ❑ dust and clean all collectibles ❑ disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath

Living/Family Room

❑ clean air vents and change filters

❑ organize and eliminate clutter

❑ replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

❑ dust electronics and organize wires and accessories

❑ test/replace fire extinguishers

❑ disinfect remote controls and gaming devices

❑ examine electrical wiring for any potential problems ❑ clean out fireplace and schedule chimney sweep if necessary ❑ schedule pest control maintenance (indoor and outdoor)

❑ clean and disinfect toys and play area


Office ❑ organize paperwork and files and shred unneeded documents ❑ update and review all important paperwork; store in a safe place ❑ check credit report

❑ clean and disinfect toothbrush holders, cups, etc. ❑ clean and refill soap dish and/or pump ❑ clean shower caddy ❑ clean shower curtain and liner ❑ clean shower door frame and shower glass ❑ mop and hand scrub floors ❑ deep clean and disinfect toilet ❑ scrub the bathtub and/or shower ❑ scrub walls ❑ wash floor rugs and bath mats ❑ wash all linens ❑ clean and disinfect trash can ❑ clean shower head ❑ caulk where necessary and reseal tile and grout ❑ unclog drains ❑ organize and toss all expired makeup, medication, lotions, etc. ❑ clean makeup brushes ❑ clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets, drawers and closets ❑ deep clean countertops ❑ deep clean sink and polish fixtures

Bedrooms ❑ clean and organize closet and dressers, switching seasonal items and donating unwanted pieces ❑ clean and organizer nightstand ❑ clean, rotate and flip your mattress ❑ clean under furniture ❑ wash and organize all linens

❑ clean out and organize your computer files ❑ clean your screen, keyboard and mouse ❑ clean your car key remote/key fob ❑ clean and organize your briefcase and handbags ❑ organize desk, drawers, closets and supplies

Laundry/Utility Room ❑ clean dryer vent ❑ clean inside washing machine ❑ empty washing machine drain pump ❑ reseal tile grout ❑ clean and organize contents on shelving ❑ organize and eliminate unnecessary products and supplies ❑ hire a technician to service your furnace and HVAC system

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GIFT SHOPS

Sweet Olive

Spring Clean the Outdoors ❑ sweep and use jet spray to wash deck ❑ stain/paint deck and seal ❑ use jet spray to clean brick and siding (be careful as power washing can take off paint) ❑ touch up paint where needed ❑ use jet spray to wash garage door ❑ clean outside doors and frames ❑ make any necessary caulking repairs ❑ knock down all cobwebs and eliminate any pests ❑ deep clean grill and tools ❑ clean and repair gutters ❑ repair cement, bricks, wood and stone ❑ clean outdoor lighting fixtures and replace bulbs ❑ wash outside windows

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: melinda@sweetolivegarden.com 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: youngoakes@gmail.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: info@charlestonaircompany.com 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: info@gingerbrewtoninteriors.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com


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PEST SERVICES

Barrier Pest Services We offer lifetime termite bonds, guaranteed pest control services, moisture services, and Cl-100 reports.

What to Remodel? The top 5 projects nationally in terms of cost recouped are: 1. E  ntry Door Replacement (101.8%) 2. M  anufactured Stone Veneer (92.2%) 3. G  arage Door Replacement, mid-range (88.5%) 4. Siding  Replacement, fiber cement (84.3%) 5. G  arage Door Replacement, upscale (82.5%) Source: 2015 Cost vs. Value Report; Remodeling Magazine (Hanley Wood LLC)

7335 Cross County Road, North Charleston, SC 29419 tel 843.225.8250 / email: trip@barrierpestservices.com www.barrierpestservices.com PLUMBERS

Blitch Plumbing Servicing the Lowcountry for over 70 years. 24 hour emergency service available.

tel 843.795.9674 email: info@blitchplumbing.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: crissy.rowell@carolinaone.com www.CrissyRowell.com


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BAKERIES

Ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com WildFlour Pastry

2016 Wedding Trends Invitations ❑ ❑ Metallic - Gold, Rose Gold, Copper Foil ❑ ❑ Floral Design and Handwritten Fonts ❑ ❑ Laser Cut Details ❑ ❑ Patterned Envelope Lining ❑ ❑ Hand Drawn Maps Decor ❑ ❑ Chalk Boards ❑ ❑ Marquee Lettering ❑ ❑ Metallic Accents ❑ ❑ Lighting - from chandeliers to vintage bulb pendant lights ❑ ❑ Monochromatic Color Schemes Food and Drink ❑ ❑ Craft Beers and Cocktails ❑ ❑ Dessert Tables ❑ ❑ Brunch ❑ ❑ Comfort Foods - the couple’s favorites ❑ ❑ Food Trucks

Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions.

73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 (Opening February 2016) 1750 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com see our ad page 18 BARTENDING SERVICES

CRU Bar 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: info@iceboxbar.com www.iceboxbar.com


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BRIDAL BEAUTY

Makeup By Merit

Gift Checklist The bride gives a special something to those who’ve made such a great effort to make her feel special. ❑ ❑ Hostesses/Hosts ❑ ❑ Bridesmaids and Attendants ❑ ❑ Mother and Father of the Bride ❑ ❑ Mother and Father of the Groom

Inner beauty amped up is the motto at Makeup By Merit. From bridal makeup to photo shoots, Merit Sander, professional makeup artist, works with each client to showcase their inner beauty and make them feel confident. Specializing in traditional and airbrush makeup for every event. Visit our website for a complete list of services.

tel 843.737.1213 email: MakeupByMerit@gmail.com www.makeupbymerit.vpweb.com The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place Located on the 4th Floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston.

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 / www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 35 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 28 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.

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 See our ad page 45


Tables ❏ Guests/Head Table ❏ Cake ❏ Buffet ❏ Gifts ❏ Guest Book ❏ Bar Seating ❏ Ceremony ❏ Recemption ❏ Chair Covers

*Tip: Assign coordinator or trusted friends to move ceremony chairs to reception site if at same location. Use furniture that is on location if available to create seating areas for the reception.

Linens ❏ Tables ❏ Napkins

Tableware & Servingware ❏ Plates ❏ Silverware ❏ Glasses ❏ Cake Stand ❏ Chafing Dishes ❏ Drink Dispensers *Tip: Use family pieces wherever possible, like your grandmother’s heriloom cake service for your cake cutting.

Tent or Canopy ❏ Ceremony ❏ Reception

*Tip: Provide a picture and layout specs to your rental company when meeting.

Flooring ❏ Ceremony Site ❏ Dining Area ❏ Dance Floor

*Tip: Use built in patios or walkways to limit the amount of flooring you need to put down.

Other ❏ Portable Bathroom Facilities ❏ Generator (if there is not power on site) ❏ Gas Heaters or AC ❏ Florists Needs ❏ Trash Receptacles ❏ Lithing

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Wedding Rentals Checklist


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BUSY WOMAN TIPS

CHILDREN’S WEAR

Southern Belles Exquisite and Unique Children’s Attire & Gifts for Weddings and Special Occasions

Bridesmaids Duties ❑ Help with planning. Listen as she is making her decisions, visit locations with her, be excited about her options and offer advice or lend a hand. ❑ Shop. From the wedding dress to the mother of the bride gift, be a shopping buddy. ❑ Write. Address envelopes, reply cards and thank you notes and at showers, keep a gift list for thank you notes. ❑ Shower her. Host or help the maid of honor plan a bridal shower that fits her style. ❑ Party. From the engagement party to the after-wedding party, try your best to be there. ❑ Dressing. Help her tend to her wedding dress while dressing and undressing or going to the restroom. ❑ Ceremony. Ensure that her train is straight as she walks down the aisle and when she gets to the alter. Adjust her veil. From tissue to her bouquet, help her hold her things. ❑ Reception. If she is changing clothes or shoes, help her out. Make sure she has a drink and food. Help her touch up her makeup that you are carrying in your handbag. ❑ Send off. Be there to wave goodbye, blow kisses, toss the birdseed. Make sure she has everything she needs in the getaway car including her bag, champagne and a basket of food the caterer has prepared.

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741/ www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 25 WEDDING EVENT VENUES

Carolina Queen 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: sales@charlestonharbortours.com 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 See our ad page 47 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: info@pdastage.com 2799 Three Lakes Road, North Charleston, SC 29418 tel 843.554.3466 / email: info@pdastage.com www.pdastage.com


Every Busy Woman | Charleston, SC | Issue 1 | 2016  

The Little Black Book for every busy woman, featuring the Business & Finance and Bride Special Sections.

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