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table of contents Business & Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 18 Advertising, Marketing & PR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Career Counseling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Computer Service & Repairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Financial Advisors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Graphic & Web Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Meeting Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Mortgage Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Professional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 18 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

arts & leisure

Arts & Leisure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 25 Art Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Bookstores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Museums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Theatres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

dining & entertaining

Dining & Entertaining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 - 28 Bakeries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 - 28

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Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 - 30 Children’s Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Maternity Clothing & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

fashion accessories

Fashion & Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 - 32 Boutiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

health & wellness

Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 - 38 Chiropractors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day Spas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dentists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair Salons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Obstetrics & Gynecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic Surgeons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 - 41 Cutting Boards & Butcher Blocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Furnishings & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Gardening & Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Gift Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Glass & Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Handymen & Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 - 41 Interior Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Pest Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Tree Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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The Little Black Book for every busy woman® Charleston: PO Box 21466, Charleston, SC 29413; tel 843.958.8600; Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com; EveryBusyWoman.com Publisher: Jennifer Dyer Buddin, Jen@EveryBusyWoman.com Illustrator: Cindy Luu, Cluu Design LLC Graphic Design: Jane Odell, Odell Graphic Design Office Management: Shanequa Renee Singletary; iSupport, LLC The Little Black Book for every busy woman® is published quarterly and distributed free throughout Charleston. The directory is based on referrals & the publisher reserves the right to deny any listing/ display ad the publisher deems inappropriate. The publisher does not guarantee the products and/or services of participating businesses. Copyright©2013 by EVERY BUSY WOMAN LLC. All rights reserved. The design, listings, advertisements, art & editorial content of The Little Black Book for every busy woman® are the property of EVERY BUSY WOMAN LLC and may not be reproduced without express written permission of EVERY BUSY WOMAN LLC. To subscribe to The Little Black Book for every busy woman® call 843.958.8600 or email Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com.


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. Visit page10 -15 for a comprehensive list of Professional and Networking Groups and page 16-18 for Professional Resources. 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. Visit page 24-25 for Arts and Leisure. T he region’s bounty of fresh seafood and locally grown produce coupled with world-class chefs have made the Lowcountry a dining destination. Check out the Dining & Entertaining section on page 26-28 and our sister site ForkLovesSpoon.com for a directory of recommended restaurants, food and beverage news, recipes and tips and hints from your favorite local chefs. 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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business & finance Get a fresh start this new year by getting your business affairs in order and working towards your goals. From making a financial plan for the future to launching a new business, you’ll find resources you need to get you where you want to be! Let me know if you need information that you do not see listed. Go Busy Women! Betty Betty@EveryBusyWoman.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 See our ad page 7 COMPUTER SERVICE & REPAIRS

Computer Genie Helping you at home and work with: New computer purchases; Equipment Installation and Setup; Computer Training; Software Tutorials; Virus Removal; Speed Optimization; Memory Upgrades; Security; Networks; Data Recovery and Storage Solutions; Audio/Video Conversion; Software Programming; Software Programming. Computer Genie provides Onsite, On-line and Remote-in Support Services. Call to get connected any time.

tel 843.452.7388 email: help@mycomputergenie.com www.mycomputergenie.com

Marketing Must-Haves 1. Strong Brand Identity 2. Branded Collateral: sales kit, business cards, etc. 3. Web Site 4. Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+) 5. Customer Communication (eNewsletter, Referral reward program)

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EDUCATION

College of Charleston North Campus

Back to School? Before committing time, money and resources to continuing your education, ask yourself these questions: 1. Do I need more education to further my career or meet my goals? Clarify your objectives to determine if you are making the best choice. Are you moving into a new field, in need of an advanced degree for promotion or looking to improve your life? 2. Is the timing right for me and my family? Keep in mind that in addition to coursework, you will need to study, do homework, work on projects and write papers. Consider your stress levels, childcare resources and the assistance you will need to support you through it. 3. How much time/money can I invest? Evaluate the benefits of the degree or certificate; does the job you seek to obtain offer proper compensation to justify the expense? 4. What are my options? Evaluate the opportunities in your area; there may be options that you had not considered. 5. Am I ready? Making a commitment to an academic pursuit and seeing it through to completion takes stamina. Be prepared and go for it!

With modern classrooms, a convenient location, and classes tailored to working professionals and adult students, the College of Charleston North Campus is a gateway to a better and more rewarding career. Completing your Bachelor’s degree is easy, with classes offered in the evening, online or in a seven-week express format. The North Campus also provides ample opportunity for personal enrichment with several non-credit and professional development courses.

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC, 29418 tel 843.953.6684 www.north.cofc.edu Lowcountry Graduate Center

Expanding opportunities for graduate education, with collaboration among the College of Charleston, The Citadel, MUSC, Clemson and USC. Designed for the convenience of working adults, classes are held in the evenings and weekends. Graduate degrees and certificates are offered in the following areas: Education • Communication • Project Management • Social Work • Computer Science • Student Affairs • Urban and Regional Planning

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100 North Charleston, SC 29418 tel 843.953.GRAD (4723) www.lowcountrygradcenter.org FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Marilyn F Allen, CSNA, CRPC® Merrill Lynch Wealth Management® Lynn has been in the financial services industry and licensed since 1992, providing financial guidance to assist investors and small businesses in working toward their financial goals and objectives. Lynn works in a collaborative effort with clients to know their goals and dreams in order to develop a strategic plan to get there. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® providing financial guidance and education for retirement and income planning strategies for retirees. Certified Special Needs Advisor (CSNA) committed to helping families find strategies designed to preserve their children’s lifelong financial security, including their children who have disabilities.

941 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Suite 100 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.971.4560 or 888.806.5023 email: marilyn.allen@ml.com http://fa.ml.com/marilyn.allen see our ad page 9


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GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

Odell Graphic Design Fresh creative solutions that set style standards and exceed expectations.

tel 843.209.4269 email: odellgraphicdesign@gmail.com www.odellgraphicdesign.com see our ad page 14 Web Site Ease Visitors to your site should be able to scan a page in no more than 2 - 3 seconds to find what they want. Before planning a new Web site or rebuild, sit down with a friend or colleague who is unfamiliar with your site. Give them 2 - 3 tasks to accomplish on your Web site giving them only the task and your URL. Observe how they navigate and interact to get a clearer picture of what it is like to be a visitor. Use this experience to inform the content and navigation on your new site.

LENDING

Charleston Local Development Corporation Your Source for Small Business Lending The Charleson 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. Through its many partnerships with funding resources, the LDC is able to provide a variety of loan programs that can assist with most needs including start-up, expansion or business continuation financing. If you are a Small Business Owner in the Charleston area and need funding, the LDC can help guide you through the process.  

75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.965.4089 email: cindi@charlestonldc.com www.charlestonldc.com

~ Mortgage programs to suit every situation ~ Home Purchases - Refinances

Call us today for your free pre-approval within 24 hours Stephanie Medlock NMLS#245660

“In today’s market, financing can be tough. My job is to make sure your home buying experience is a hassle-free process. My passion is helping people realize their dreams by owning a home. Call today for your free pre-approval!” 858 Lowcountry Blvd #102, Mt Pleasant , SC 29464 / 843.216.8997

stephaniemedlock.benchmark.us


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS

ADVOCATES FOR AGRICULTURE: a non-profit that assists the SC agriculture industry. http://scadvocates4ag.org

CHARLESTON BRIDAL ASSOCIATION: networking gatherings designed to synchronize the inner workings of Charleston’s wedding industry. www.charlestonbridalassociation.com

CHARLESTON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: A City of Charleston enterprise, attracting and fostering knowledge-based and life science businesses in the area. ALLIANCE FOR FULL ACCEPTANCE: Charleston’s GLBT group promoting equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people. 843.883.0343; www.affa-sc.org

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMENS ASSOCIATION SUMMERVILLE CHAPTER: professional women who support one another’s business and personal objectives. www.abwasummerville.com

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

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION – CHARLESTON: for individuals and organizations involved 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.com

ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS: 54-year-old leading organization of the IT business.

www.charlestonbusinessdevelopment.com

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

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

www.aitp-charleston.org

CENTER FOR WOMEN: the only comprehensive women’s development center in SC, the Center for Women’s mission is to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry. www.c4women.org

CHARLESTON ANGEL PARTNERS: professionals working to invest in and support local start-ups and economic development. www.chapsc.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

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION: a chapter of the Hospitality Association of SC and the National Restaurant Association. www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS

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 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: connect and build relationships with other young professionals and business leaders (ages 22-39). 843.805.3102; www.charleston-yp.com/

CITIZENS FOR SOUND CONSERVATION: a group dedicated to protecting the environment while supporting the economy. www.citizensforsoundconservation.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 focusing on Downtown Summerville. www.summervilledream.org

EAST COOPER ENTREPRENUERIAL WOMEN (ECEW): networking group developing the talents, skills and leadership of female entrepreneurs. www.ecewsc.com

FEMFESSIONALS - FEMCITY CHARLESTON: connects professional women through a series of events, social media and online in cities across the country. www.femfessionals.com

GREEN DRINKS CHARLESTON: brings together people who are living, learning and practicing the principles of sustainability and those seeking to find out more. http://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.iaap-hq.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

LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST: providing help and support to locally owned businesses and farmers. 843.740.5444; www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org

MOUNT PLEASANT BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION: education, advocacy and networking. www.mpbpa.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA – SC: get in touch with other members of the public relations and communications field. www.scprsa.org

SCORE - COASTAL: “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small businesses. www.coastal.score.org

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

SC WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER: provides business counseling, training, networking and mentoring services for women entrepreneurs. www.scwbc.net


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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

Prep to Borrow Securing a business loan means securing the necessary paperwork: • Updated business plan. • Financials - projections, broken out monthly for year 1 and annually for years 2 & 3.

MORTGAGE SERVICES

Benchmark Mortgage - Stephanie Medlock Ark-La-Tex Financial Services LLC MLS #2143 The changing face of mortgage lending necessitates working with an experienced professional and Stephanie Medlock has been a loan officer since 2001, working with thousands of homebuyers to realize their dreams. We deliver: A hassle-free loan process • Low competitive rates • Confidence that your loan is progressing as quickly as possible • Customer service and professionalism • Paperless technology that keeps you updated every step of the way. We look forward to finding you the best program with the best rate to suit your individual needs.  Whether you’re looking to refinance your current home or purchase a new home, call us today for your free pre-approval within 24 hours!

Stephanie Medlock, Loan Officer, NMLS#245660 858 Lowcountry Blvd #102, Mt Pleasant , SC 29464 tel 843.216.8997 mobile 843.819.9902 email: stephanie.medlock@benchmark.us www.stephaniemedlock.benchmark.us see our ad page 8

• Show project cost, how much the owners are investing and how much is needed to borrow. Lenders typically like to see owners invest 20%+ of the project cost. • Personal financial statement and tax returns for 3 years for every business owner with 20%+ ownership. • Check your credit report and dispute any inaccuracies before submitting or explain the information in the application. • Describe in detail the collateral offered to secure the loan. • Prepare for any questions the lender may have for you. Source: Cindi Rourk, Charleston Local Development Corporation

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

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

SC STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: discounts, access and information for state workers. www.scsea.com

SMALL BUSINESS CHARLESTON RESOURCE NETWORK: a collaboration of non-profit organizations and agencies providing assistance to entrepreneurs. www.smallbusinesscharleston.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.smccharleston.org

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

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

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

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

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Five essentials that are critical to building towards growth and success in your career. 1. Set Goals and Action Steps Keep an updated list of goals that you’d like to achieve monthly, annually and in 5 and 10 years. Systematically strategize for how to achieve them by making an action plan with clear, measurable steps you must take to get there.

4. Have an Advancement/Exit Strategy Keep abreast of industry trends and transitions, seek training and experiences to improve your skills, keep your resume up to date and seek out opportunities, internal and external, when they arise.

2. Network Create personal and professional relationships to expand your reach and resources. Make strategic networking decisions and be sure to properly convert contacts to relationships that you maintain.

5. Don’t Get In Your Way How many times have you stopped yourself from going for it? You are powerful - do not convince yourself otherwise. Say “yes” to opportunities and let yourself soar.

3. Toot Your Own Horn The Harvard Catalyst study, “The Myth of the Ideal Worker” (Nancy M. Carter and Christine Silva; October 2011), found that women who were proactive about making their achievements known advanced further, were more satisfied and were compensated better. Ensure your managers are aware of your accomplishments, seek credit and feedback and ask for promotions when appropriate.


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The Center for Women The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce . . .where business and community meet. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an organization that was there for your business – you know, really there when you needed it? Well, you’re in luck. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that has what it takes to build a strong business community. Your Chamber membership delivers business resources, community leadership, professional development, networking opportunities and so much more! Find out what we can do for you.

4500 Leeds Avenue, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net see our ad page 19 Femfessionals - FemCity Charleston Innovatively Connecting Ambitious Women® A Femfessional is a savvy business woman characterized as positive, open-minded, driven, professional, ambitious and desirous of forming strong strategic connections with similar minded professional women to benefit each other personally and professionally and to benefit their community. Not only is she motivated to succeed, she is passionate about the success of others around her. A Femfessional is giving of herself and more than willing to help when she is needed. She wants to make an impact in the world, starting with the betterment of her City, and grow as a business professional and a woman. She is quite remarkable. Contact Danielle Rice - President, FemCity Charleston for more information!

tel 703.967.0412 email: charleston@femfessionals.com www.femfessionals.com CONTINUED

Women in Big Business While only 2% of businesses with $1 million+ in revenue are women-owned, the number of women-owned firms that have reached the $10 million+ in annual revenues has grown by 56.6% since 2002 according to a recent report by Womenable and American Express OPEN.

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CONTINUED Harbour 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.

Fastest Growing Occupations The Top 10 occupations with an annual median wage of $30k+:

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: melissa.palma@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com see our ad page 11

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The South Carolina Women’s Business Center

Biomedical Engineers - $81,540

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

Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers - $38,430 Physical Therapist Assistants $49,690 Meeting, Convention & Event Planners - $45,260 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers - $64,380 Occupational Therapy Assistants - $51,010 Glaziers - $36,640 Interpreters & Translators $43,300 Medical Secretaries - $30,530 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists - $60,570 Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 x 211 email: info@scwbc.net www.scwbc.net see our ad page 14 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 SPECIAL EVENTS

Women in Business Conference Friday, March 1, 2013 Presented by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Women. Women business owners and professionals have direct access to successful business leaders in the tri-county region, expanding their business opportunities. Expert speakers and panelists • Exhibitors with products and services targeted to women • Networking with hundreds of professionals • Culinary showcase Cost: $125 General Admission, $95 Chamber/C4W Members Includes breakfast, lunch, workshops, and speed networking

Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 For more information, call the Center for Women: 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org/business_conference.html


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WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, SC CHAPTER: providing and enhancing care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s. www.alz.org/sc AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: dedicated to eliminating cancer by preventing it; saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy & service. www.cancer.org AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red movement! www.goredforwomen.org AMERICAN RED CROSS: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. www.lowcountryredcross.org CAROLINA CHILDREN’S CHARITY: fighting birth defects and the effects of childhood diseases. www.carolinachildren.org CAROLINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: caring for young people suffering from physical/sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment and severe emotional disorders. www.CYDC.org CENTER FOR WOMEN: making personal and professional success an everyday event for women. www.c4women.org CHARLESTON BREAST CENTER: non-profit providing breast care from screenings to biopsies. www.charlestonbreastcenter.com CHARLESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: horticultural resource center nurturing and inspiring excellence. www.charlestonhorticulturalsociety.org CHARLESTON JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB: dedicated to community improvement through volunteerism. www.cjwc.org CHARLESTON MOVES: promoting bicycling, walking, running and public transportation for a healthy community and lifestyle. www.charlestonmoves.org CHARLESTON NOW: an organization of feminist activists with a goal of bringing about equality for all women. www.now.org CHARLESTON PARKS CONSERVANCY: preserving and respecting local parks and the beautification of Charleston. www.charlestonparksconservancy.org

CHARLESTON WATERKEEPER: improving the quality of Charleston’s waterways. www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org COASTAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: a public grantmaking foundation that fosters philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. www.CCFgives.org COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHARLESTON: dedicated to keeping kids in school by providing the tools and resources they need. www.cischarleston.org COURAGEOUS KIDZ: a safe haven for kids with cancer. www.courageouskidz.org CRISIS MINISTRIES: meets the immediate needs of those who are hungry and homeless, striving to break those cycles. www.charlestonhomeless.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.dywcharleston.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. www.eccocharleston.org FIELDS TO FAMILIES: serves as a link between local farms and community organizations who help feed the hungry. www.fieldstofamilies.org FLORENCE CRITTENTON PROGRAMS OF SC: provides and promotes medical, educational and support services for single parents and their children. www.florencecrittentonsc.org FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: creates a public awareness about childhood sexual abuse. www.darkness2light.com


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WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA: helping girls to develop self-potential and values, relate to others and contribute to society. www.girlscoutsesc.org GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF LOWER SC: offering job training, career coaching and more to help people achieve their full potential. www.palmettogoodwill.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 HALOS: Helping and Lending Outreach Support to abused or neglected children and their caregivers through faith-based partnerships. www.charlestonhalos.org HANDS ON CHARLESTON: recruiting and engaging volunteers to support the missions of existing community service organizations. www.handsoncharleston.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 HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION: preserving and protecting the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston. www.historiccharleston.org HUMANITIES FOUNDATION: providing affordable housing and critical assistance to our neighbors most in need. www.humanitiesfoundation.org JENKINS INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN: promoting self-sufficiency, productivity and the well being of children and families. www.jenkinsinstitute.org JOHN ANCRUM SPCA: the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. www.jaspca.com 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 THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE CHARLESTON AREA: a non-partisan political group encouraging citizens to play an informed and active role in politics. www.lwv.org

LOUIES’S KIDS: helping economically disadvantaged kids fight obesity. www.louieskids.org LOWCOUNTRY CHILDREN’S CENTER: committed to reducing the incidence of child abuse and its impact on the child, family and community. www.dnlcc.org LOWCOUNTRY EARTH FORCE: supporting service-learning initiatives engaging youth in both environmental and community problem solving activities. www.earthforce.org/community/CharlestonSC LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK: fighting hunger by distributing healthy food and educating the public. www.lowcountryfoodbank.org LOWCOUNTRY ORPHAN RELIEF: helping children removed from their home due to abuse or neglect with donations of goods and services. http://lowcountryorphanrelief.org/ 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 a state shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children throughout the Tri-county area. www.mysistershouse.org NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINENCE: the world’s largest consumer advocacy organization dedicated to helping people who struggle with incontinence. www.nafc.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 PALMETTO PROJECT: partnering with governments, businesses and local organizations to bring innovative solutions to community challenges. www.palmettoproject.org


THE SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE: empowers communities to transform homes and businesses to conserve energy and reduce overall environmental impact. www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org TEACHERS’ SUPPLY CLOSET: serving the children of the Lowcountry by providing the school supplies needed for success. www.teacherssupplycloset.org TRIDENT UNITED WAY: invests millions into programs that change lives and improve our community. www.tuw.org WINGS FOR KIDS INC: using after school programs to foster social and emotional intelligence in kids. www.wingsforkids.org WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE: maintains a permanent endowment fund and provides grants to institutions that advance the well-being of women and children. www.womenmakingadifference.com YO ART INC: mentoring inner-city youth and building self-esteem and job skills through art. www.yoartproject.org YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES INC: empowering youth and families to embrace a productive and healthy lifestyle. www.yescouncil.org

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PEOPLE AGAINST RAPE: provides counseling and support for sexual assault victims, their family and friends. www.peopleagainstrape.org PET HELPERS: an adoption shelter dedicated to making a difference in saving lives and stopping pet overpopulation. www.pethelpers.org PLANNED PARENTHOOD HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC.: offers professional, personal reproductive health care that allows you to make informed decisions. www.planned parenthood.org SALVATION ARMY: meets human needs without discrimination, especially in areas of poverty. www. salvationarmy.org SOPHIA INSTITUTE: transforming self and society through the integration of the Sacred Feminine and the search for oneness, sustainability, peace and wisdom. www.thesophiainstitute.org SC ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: using community development to raise the quality of life for low-wealth families. www.communitydevelopmentsc.org SPECIAL OLYMPICS SC: improving the lives of people with mental disabilities through sports training and competition. http://so-sc.org SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE: dedicated to eradicating breast cancer disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. www.komenlowcountry.org


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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

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.

136 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.722.0697 email: info@reduxstudios.org www.reduxstudios.org BOOKSTORES

Blue Bicycle Books Used, Rare & Local

420 King Street Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.722.2666 email: info@bluebicyclebooks.com www.bluebicyclebooks.com ENTERTAINMENT

Charleston Harbor Tours The Carolina Queen & The Carolina Belle Locals and guests agree our guided, fully narrated boat tours and harbor cruises are among the best things to do in Charleston. Visit our website for a complete calendar of Specialty Cruises including: Sunset Blues & BBQ; Murder Mystery; Specialty Music; Craft Beer; Moonlight Entertainment; Saturday Intracoastal Luncheon and Sunday Jazz Brunch.

tel 843.722.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com MUSEUMS

1,000s of paperbacks Books on tape and CD 1303-3 BEN SAWYER BLVD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464

(843) 884-8611

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.8962 www.explorecml.org see our ad page 30


• Vibrant Vision: The Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman January 11–April 21, 2013; Main Gallery Features work by African American, Caribbean, Latin American and American artists that reflects the diverse cultural influences that have shaped American art since the twentieth century. . • Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales January 11 – May 12, 2013; Rotunda Galleries Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, acclaimed photographer James Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images.

135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org SPECIAL EVENTS

The Charleston Wine + Food Festival® February 28 - March 3 , 2013 Discover the distinctive flavors of the Lowcountry and uniquely Charleston experiences while interacting with and learning from the country’s best chefs, authors and beverage professionals.

www.charlestonwineandfood.com 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, 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

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Gibbes Museum of Art • The Charleston Story: Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today.


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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

BAKERIES

WildFlour Pastry Wild, out-of-the-box pastries and desserts. Pastry Chef Lauren Mitterer serves up deconstructed yet elegant versions of comfort favorites using local and seasonal ingredients, like double chocolate cookies, sweet & savory scones and the legendary “Sticky Bun Sunday”. Grab a spot in a cozy booth or on the patio of the Cannonborough shop or call ahead to order for pickup. Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions. BUSY WOMAN TIPS

73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com CATERING

Cru Catering

Farmer’s Markets 2013 City of Charleston Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday, April 13 Marion Square Downtown www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com

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 – 2011 by Charleston City Paper readers Voted the Best of Weddings 2010 & 2011 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 47 Granville’s Catering Catering to Charleston for over 25 years. One-of-a-kind menus for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and more. We are committed to excellent food, interesting wines and spirits and warm, inviting service at reasonable prices. We source fresh local produce, meat and seafood whenever available, and we believe in recycling and contributing to our community in a positive way. Trae Wilson, Chef Owner

730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.224.5873 www.granvillesgroceryandcatering.com


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BLU For an intimate dinner, a fun seaside lunch or a late night fix, the only name you need to know is BLU. Offering one of the only true oceanfront dining opportunities in the Charleston area, BLU features a unique combination of spectacular ocean views with delicious seasonal specialties. It’s open, airy and welcoming with a vibrant atmosphere as exciting as the menu. Flip-flops or full dinner dress, BLU is the place for the freshest local seafood creations around showcasing regional flavors and southern ingredients. Come feel the difference and be prepared to be amazed.

Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 www.tidesfollybeach.com Cru Cafe It’s the Holy City’s hidden gem! Enjoy the best in upscale comfort food, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.

18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com see our ad page 28

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Opens Tuesday, April 9 Farmers Market Pavilion, Moultrie Middle School www.townofmountpleasant.com North Charleston Farmers Market Opens April 1055 East Montague Avenue www.northcharleston.org Stono Market & Ambrose Farms Open year-round www.stonofarmmarket.com Summerville Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday, April 6 First Citizens Bank, Next to Town Hall www.summerville.sc.us

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betty buzz: CULINARY CALENDAR January 27 The Lowcountry Oyster Festival The world’s largest oyster festival, live music, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, family entertainment and more at Boone Hall Plantation. charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

February 28 - March 3 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Celebrates the best that the city of Charleston has to offer: a local food culture rich in tradition and James Beard award-winning chefs. charlestonwineandfood.com

February 2 Blue Oyster Bash Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital shucking for a good cause with the Blue Dogs performing at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing. friendsofmuscchildrenshospital.org

April 7 Lowcountry Cajun Fest A full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and all around ragin’ Cajun entertainment. ccprc.com

February 23 Brewvival COAST Brewing Company and The Charleston Beer Exchange host the Lowcountry's craft beer festival. brewvival.com

April 1 - 30 Eat Local Month Events throughout the month highlighting local food artisans, farmers and restaurants. Includes Farm Tours on 4/20 and Annual Chef's Potluck on 4/28. lowcountrylocalfirst.org


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family

CHILDREN’S FASHION

Angels and Rascals The Lowcountry’s favorite place to shop for gently used, name brand children’s clothing (newborn – size 8), baby equipment, toys and maternity too!

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 31 Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier Voted Best Children’s Shop 7 Years in a Row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to 16 Smocked apparel • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Plum • Life Is Good • Eland Kids • Lemon Loves Lime • Laundry • Le Za Me & More! Gift items: Melissa & Doug (puzzles and toys) • Gund • Bunnies By The Bay • Monogramming • Reese Li Baby Bags Southern Belles Shoes: an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion, including Tsukihoshi • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Sun Sandals • Jumping Jacks • L’Amour • Angels • Pedi Peds • Footmates • Willits and more.

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbelleschildren.com Savings: Savings for eNews Subscribers (p21) see our ad page 31 ENTERTAINMENT

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry A world of discovery awaits at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Kids can race boats down rapids, climb aboard a Lowcountry pirate ship and drive an antique fire truck. Families can send golf balls down a roller coaster, find gems under our waterfall and create inspired masterpieces every day in our dedicated art center. Since 2003, the Museum has been sparking imagination, stimulating curiosity and encouraging problem solving through the power of play in families from all backgrounds with young children.

25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.8962 www.explorecml.org

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A Safe “Starter” Email Maily app for iPad provides a safe, supervised place for your kids to create emails using pencil, brush, photo, background and stamp tools along with their message. www.maily.com

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MATERNITY CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Angels and Rascals Where smart parents go to stretch their dollars. Stylishly expand your wardrobe to fit your growing belly with fashionable, gently used, name brand maternity clothing.

Future Woman Engineers GoldieBlox toy company creates fun, engaging toys that develop spatial skills and basic engineering principles from a female perspective. Founder and engineer Debbie Sterling carefully developed her model based on research into what piqued girls interest and compelled them to play with construction toys. The first product in the line, “GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine” is due for delivery April 2013 and is designed for girls ages 5 - 9. www.goldieblox.com

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

betty buzz: BREAKFAST WITH LOVE

Wake up your family with a special Valentine's Day breakfast. • Make pancakes cut into the shape of hearts using a cookie cutter. Take it an extra step by adding strawberries to the batter. Puree them first for a great pink color. • Splurge with hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. You can also "whip" up a special topping by freezing whipped cream on a cookie sheet and using a small cookie cutter to stamp out whipped cream hearts. • Pull together all of your red, white and pink serving dishes, housewares and accessories. Arrange the items on your dining table and use paper heart garland and flowers to accent the tableau. • Create place settings with a valentine, candy hearts and kisses at each seat.


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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.

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312 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.3262 www.annesdowntown.com Beba Luxe

Timeless, contemporary, easy-to-wear and unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.

1962 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412 tel 843.762.5412 www.bebaluxe.com Berlins for Women

“The Joy of Hats” Adding another feather to her hat, top Hat Lady Archie Burkel has recently published her first book - a comprehensive guide to wearing hats complete with tips, advice and inspiration. For ordering information: www.hatladies.org

A Charleston mainstay featuring contemporary clothing for women.

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Hampden Clothing 314 King Street  Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.6373 www.hampdenclothing.com Mary Mojo 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd # 104, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.388.2868 www.marymojo.com Magar Hatworks Hand Made Custom Hats.

Must-Have Winter Accessories • Knit scarf • Gloves • Stylish, warm hat • Jewelry for a pop of style • Hair accessories to pin back flyaways and matted-down hair • Roomy handbag to tote it all

57 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.577.7740 www.magarhatworks.com The Shops at Charleston Place An exclusive collection of world-famous stores nestled in the heart of the downtown shopping district on the ground floor of Charleston Place Hotel. From high-end fashion, jewelry, toiletries, linens and art, to contemporary and casual apparel, swimwear, chocolates and coffee,

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonplaceshops.com


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Just east of bustling Meeting Street is the French Quarter with charming galleries and boutiques tucked away on tree-lined streets. The recently-renovated Old City Market and Market Street boasts local treasures from sweet grass baskets to pralines. Step off of Broad Street into galleries and gift shops, and stop at a boutique, coffee shop or eatery on East Bay Street. Just off Upper King, Cannonborough-Elliotborough has hip and colorful, locally-owned shops and eateries.

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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

CHIROPRACTORS

Atlantic Spine Clinic Dr. Erikka Curia & Dr. Richard M. Huston Headaches. Neck Pain. Hip pain. Women face a number of unique health concerns and challenges because their bodies are designed differently than men. Don’t you deserve a different approach to your health and wellness? Here at Atlantic Spine Clinic, we understand the demands of active women and the stress it places on your bodies. We treat migraines, back pain associated with pregnancy, trauma and athletic injuries. BUSY WOMAN TIPS

1150 Hungryneck Boulevard Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.1876 www.atlanticspineclinic.com Call about The Little Black Book Special! DAY SPAS

Kelly Haver Licensed Esthetician & Massage Therapist Winter Skin Regime • Apply sunscreen. Apply a facial sunblock or a moisturizer with SPF 15+ before you put on your makeup every morning. • Shower Smarts. Hot water will dry out your skin; use warm water instead. Pat dry - don’t rub and apply a moisturizer or emollient to dry areas. • Switch Product. Switch to a moisturizing body wash and a shampoo that includes the ingredients zinc pyrithione (Head and Shoulders) or coal tar (Neutrogena T/Gel) to alleviate dry, itchy scalp. • Hydrate. Your skin is an organ and it needs its daily supply of water to maintain a healthy glow.

My vision is to return our bodies to their original state of health through massage, esthetics and organic treatments. I believe in actively educating and helping my clients to correct harmful habits in order to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle.

Cloud 9 Spa Therapy, 1956-C Maybank Highway (Beside the Terrace Theatre), Charleston, SC, 29412 tel 843.810.7001 www.kellyhaver.com The Spa at Charleston Place

The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa” in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures, healthy spa cuisine, and many more delights.

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique Stella Nova has the most sought-after & accommodating day spa staff in Charleston. Massages. Facials. Natural Nails. Body Treatments.

Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com


FREE Dentistry Mercury Free – Mercury Safe for Over 20 Years.

We use a Mercury safe removal protocol when replacing mercury fillings in order to ensure your comfort and safety.

Dr. Jared Slovan & Dr. Jim Sexton GENERAL, IMPLANT & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

843.884.0701

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 www.DrJaredSlovan.com

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Mercury Removal consult when you mention this ad.

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Dr. Jared L. Slovan & Dr. James H. Sexton, Jr. General Implant Cosmetic Dentistry MERCURY FREE DENTISTRY We offer safe, sanitary mercury removal and follow a strict protocol endorsed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists. Call today to make an appointment for your FREE consult and see what Mercury Free Dentistry can do for you.

5 Free Health Apps Fooducate Scan a product’s bar code to see the good, bad and ugly, make comparisons and select alternatives and learn more about food and nutrition. Free; Android and iPhone www.fooducate.com Good Food Near You Find food choices and menu nutrition information at restaurants near you. Free; Android, Blackberry and iPhone www.goodfoodnearyou.com LiveStrong.com Calorie Tracker A food and fitness database to help you track your food, plan your workout and manage your weight. Free; Android, Blackberry and iPhone www.livestrong.com Take a Break from Stress Guided meditation for relaxation and stress relief with or without music. Free; Android and iPhone www.meditationoasis.com Weigh What Matters AMA app that tracks goals for weight, healthy eating and physical activity. Free; Android and iPhone www.ama-assn.org

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJaredSlovan.com see our ad page 35 Water’s Edge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper We provide compassionate and comprehensive oral health care with the most up-to-date technology, highly trained professionals and an LVI certified provider. We are passionate about oral health care and helping inspire patients to make permanent changes in their lives to improve overall health. We strive to make their experience better each time and decrease the negative stigma associated with dentistry by offering anxiety-free dentistry, complex and all-inclusive dentistry, and a relaxing atmosphere. Because we truly care about our patients as individuals, we take care of them as if they were family.

1203 Two Island Court, Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.884.6166 www.WatersEdgeFamilyDentistry.com See our ad front inside cover Savings: Invisalign and Teeth Whitening Offer (p 21) HAIR SALONS

Katz Hair Studio Design • Color • Kindness Cut, Color & Waxing Coppola Keratin Smoothing System for 100% no frizz for 5 months!

719 St. Andrews Boulevard, Inside Salon Utopia, Charleston, SC 29407 www.katzhairstudio.com Savings: Free Coppola Keratin Rx conditioning treatment (p 21) Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique Voted Best Salon by City Paper for 8 years. Since 1991.

Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com


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Take this chart to your next check-up, fill in your personal numbers and log onto the American Heart Association’s Web site to learn how to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke: www.americanheart.org/goredheartcheckup

FACTOR MY NUMBERS GOAL

Total Cholesterol ____________________ LDL (“Bad”) Cholesterol ______________ HDL (“Good”) Cholesterol _____________ Triglycerides _______________________ Blood Pressure _____________________ Blood Sugar Level __________________ Height/ Weight _____________________ Waist Measurement _________________

We Take Care of You for Life

Less Than 200 Less than 100 50 or higher Less than 150 Less than 120/80 Less than 100 Talk with Doctor Less than 35 inches

GYNECOLOGY | OBSTETRICS North Charleston / Summerville 843-797-3664 lcwomensspecialists.com


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OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

LowCountry Women’s Specialists

Protection from Flu • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20+ seconds. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and face if you haven’t washed your hands. • Get your vaccination.

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; Tonya Bridges, CNM; Bridget Kenny, CNM; Carrie ReVille, CNM

North Charleston: 9291 Medical Plaza Drive Summerville: 77 Springview Lane tel 843.797.3664 www.lcwomensspecialists.com see our ad page 37 PLASTIC SURGEONS

The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction 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 843.388.0660 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


LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

home & garden

CUTTING BOARDS & BUTCHER BLOCKS

Bills Boards Dedicated to repurposing scrap wood flooring that would otherwise end up in a landfill. With cutting boards, coffee tables and benches, Bills Boards shows attention to detail that only comes with a hand crafted product. Benches, Coffee Tables, Butcher Block Counters, Cutting Boards and More

tel 843.442.5366 www.billsboards.com FRAMING

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Artizom Frame Gallery Artizom is a custom picture frame gallery conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston at 334 East Bay Street. Locally owned and operated for nearly 10 years, the husband and wife team are both native Charlestonians who graduated from the fine art department at the College of Charleston. They offer museum quality, conservation framing for fine art, photographs, prints, posters, mirrors, textiles and collectibles as well as the replacement of broken picture frame glass.

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 see our ad page 40 FURNISHING & ACCESSORIES

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 CONTINUED

Home Design Discounts Online, members-only flash sale sites offer deep discounts on designer items. We suggest you consider joining (free) these favorites: • Fab well-designed products home, gifts, clothing, accessories and more. www.fab.com • The Foundary home furnishings and accents from an online network of home furnishing stores. www.thefoundary.com • Joss & Main curated housewares, furniture, accessories, gifts and more. www.jossandmain.com • One Kings Lane top-brand, vintage and designer items for the home. www.onekingslane.com

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FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES CONTINUED Main Street Antiques Antiques and quality consignments for the home. Giftware made in South Carolina... jewelry, Seashell Gifts, Rina’s Jams & Jellies, reclaimed lumber tables and more to come! A decorative mix of old and new. Check us out on Facebook! We accept consignment pieces by appt ONLY on Tuesday!

200-A North Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 tel 843.879.9529 email: mainstreet.antiques@yahoo.com GARDENING & LANDSCAPING

O’Dell Landscaping A family-owned, landscaping company that understands the Low Country’s unique micro-climate and the art of fine gardening. Garden Maintenance • Decorative Masonry Irrigation • Garden Renovation & Design We look forward to creating a timeless, personalized landscape for you and your family.

tel 843.556.7333 email: odelllandscaping@comcast.net www.odelllandscaping.com GIFT SHOPS

Sweet Olive 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 Spring? 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 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

HOCOA of Charleston Homeowners make one call, anytime of the day, request a service and get a return call with the peace of mind knowing that you will have a contractor that will do the work professionally. Call or log on to sign up and start enjoying peace of mind today..

1156 Bowman Road, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.7313 www.hocoaofcharleston.com


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tel 843.225.8250 email: youngoakes@gmail.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 PEST SERVICES

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

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

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 TREE SERVICES

Diaz Tree Service Tree Removal, Care, Trimming and Cutting Reputable - Professional - Licensed and Fully Insured Quality work at reasonable rates. We look forward to serving you and your needs.

PO Box 1105, Johns Island, SC 29457 tel 843.814.2765 email: Diazwoodchip@yahoo.com www.diaztreeservice.net

Global Textiles Charleston-based Proud Mary textile design company, owned and operated by busy woman Harper Poe, works with global textile artisans to create works of art for the home. The colorful, bold-patterns on accessories, pillows, rugs and more are designed by artisans in the developing world who receive a fair wage for their work. www.proudmary.org Salvaged Treasures A world of treasures awaits just steps off of bustling Saint Andrews Boulevard in West Ashley at Architectural Antiques & Garden. From wood columns to stone work, you’ll find salvaged architectural pieces, antique, vintage, reproduction items and custom-made work. 1011 Saint Andrews Boulevard 843.571.3389

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Young Oakes Benjamin Oakes Small repairs and home improvements. From changing lightbulbs to building a new house - call to discuss your project.


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bride GUIDE

Here comes the bride and with her – lots of things on the to do list! Whether you are a bride, a mother of the bride or a supportive friend, The Bride Guide lists only vendors who have been recommended by busy, Lowcountry women. Exclusive content, including a Wedding Workbook, is available at EveryBusyWoman.com. Be sure to sign up for the Busy Bride Buzz eNewsletter to stay up to date as the big day approaches. Enjoy! Betty


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Ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com WildFlour Pastry Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions.

73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com See our ad page 26 BARTENDING SERVICES

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 See our ad page 45 BEAUTY

The Spa at 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 Salon Spa Esthetique & Make-Up Studio Stella Nova is the bridal expert, let us prepare you for the aisle. Bridal Gifts, Bridal Suite. Outcall Hair & Make-Up.

292 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.577.2500, (Store) 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA www.stella-nova.com

Charm Cakes The tradition of hiding charms attached to satin ribbons in the icing of the wedding cake dates back to the Victorian era. Today, the charms are sometimes baked into the cake, and lucky guests find the charms in their slice. This is a great tradition to continue at bridal showers or weddings. Traditional Charm Meanings: Anchor/Airplane/Ship’s Wheel travel and adventure Clover/Shamrock/Horseshoe - luck Coin Purse/Money Bag - good fortune Flower - growing love Heart - true love Highchair/Baby Carriage children Picture Frame - happy life Ring - upcoming engagement Rocking Chair - long life Telephone - good news Wedding Bells - upcoming marriage Wishing Well - wishes granted

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CATERING

Cru Catering

Wedding Savers Remember to preserve momentos from your wedding day and have your wedding planner, friend or family member help you gather these keepsakes and give them to you upon your return from the honeymoon: • Wedding Cake Whether you keep the top tier or a couple of pieces, wrap your cake in plastic, then aluminum foil and seal in an air tight container before freezing. If you use a wedding cake topper, these look great in a curio cabinet and can be passed down through your family. Consider using a cake service that is a family heirloom or start a new tradition for your family. • Champagne Keep a bottle of the champagne you serve at your reception to enjoy on your one year anniversary and keep the champagne flutes you use as well. • Bouquet You can preserve your entire bouquet in a shadow box or press one flower in your wedding book. • Accessories Be sure that your veil, garter and jewelry are poperly and safely stored; these make great “something borrowed” items for loved ones. • Paper Trail Keep a copy of your save the date, invitation, program and any other paper items that you’d like to preserve.

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 - 2012 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 47 Granville’s Catering One-of-a-kind menus for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and more. We are committed to excellent food, interesting wines and spirits and warm, inviting service at reasonable prices. We source fresh local produce, meat and seafood whenever available and we believe in recycling and contributing to our community in a positive way. Contact Trae Wilson, Chef Owner

730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.224.5873 email: Trae@GranvillesGroceryandCatering.com www.GranvillesGroceryandCatering.com CHILDREN’S WEAR

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

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 31 JEWELRY

It Fitz Jewelry by Nikki Fitzgerald Wood We specialize in customized jewelry for the bride, mother of the bride/groom and the bridal party that captures the essence of your special day, creating a timeless, one-of-a-kind keepsake. Visit the online gallery and contact Nikki for a design consultation.

tel 843.343.3242 email: nikki@itfitzjewelry.com www.itfitzjewelry.com See our ad page 46


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WEDDING EVENT VENUES

Carolina Queen

Passport Photos In a Snap With all a busy bride has to do, who has time to get a passport photo taken in time for the destination wedding or honeymoon? With Passportica, you can take your own photo using your smartphone or digital camera and have an official passport photo meeting all US Government requirements mailed to you. www.passportica.com Honeymoon Plan • Get travel insurance. • Update passport. • Pick destinations that are between peak and low periods. • Subscribe to newsletters, Web sites and rewards programs for upcoming specials or packages. • Set up an airfare alert on Kayak.com to monitor flight prices.

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 See our ad page 49 Lighthouse on the Creek When you’re ready to plan your special event, come see how beautifully convenient Lighthouse on the Creek can be. Nestled in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC on historic Shem Creek, our unique waterfront facility features a stunning sunset vista, spacious porches and a sensational Lowcountry backdrop your guests will love. Perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, executive retreats, corporate meetings and other elegant events.

tel 843.881.7384 www.shemcreekevents.com Tides Hotel on Folly Beach Your Wedding. Your Way. We have everything you need to make your big day everything you’ve ever imagined and as original as you are. From casual, intimate ceremonies on the beach, to elegant, formal affairs, Tides is the only full-service oceanfront hotel in the Charleston area that has a setup to match any wedding style. With the beach right outside our doors and over 4,000 square feet of banquet space inside, the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach can accommodate everything from a casual buffet to a formal dinner. To start planning your one-of-a-kind Charleston oceanfront wedding, contact one of our friendly wedding professionals today.

Tides Hotel on Folly Beach, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 www.tidesfollybeach.com See our ad page 49


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bride buzz: WEDDING CHECKLIST 12 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING ❏ Set a budget ❏ Select a theme, colors, etc. ❏ Ceremony date, time and site ❏ Book officiant ❏ Reserve the reception site ❏ Select your attendants ❏ Caterer, Florist, Wedding Consultant ❏ Photographer and Videographer ❏ Music - ceremony and reception ❏ Wedding dress, headpiece and accessories ❏ Bridesmaid’s dresses ❏ Begin compiling guest list ❏ Be sure to sign contracts! 9 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Register for china, gifts, etc. ❏ Plan the honeymoon! ❏ Send out save the date cards 6 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Order bridesmaid’s dresses and flower girl’s dress ❏ Current visas and passports? ❏ Discuss rehearsal dinner with groom 4 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Finalize guest list ❏ Order invitations, programs and stationery

❏ Order formal wear for groom and attendants ❏ Book hair and makeup ❏ Wedding cake and groom’s cake 2 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Final dress fitting ❏ Finalize ceremony details: procession, seating chart, etc. ❏ Gifts for bridal party ❏ Cake knife and champagne glasses for toast ❏ Guest registration book ❏ Wedding rings ❏ Select who will be in charge of what on day of ❏ Plan your getaway - car, carriage, etc. 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Mail invitations ❏ Photo list for photographer and videographer ❏ Send announcement to newspaper 2 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Pick up wedding gown ❏ Marriage license ❏ Put all necessities in one bag or container for easy transport 1 WEEK BEFORE ❏ Guest count to caterer ❏ Check in with all service providers ❏ Inform attendants and family where to be and when


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WEDDING RENTALS

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Event DRS Dining Rental Solutions

Notable Brides Australian Minnie Munro is the oldest bride on record; she got hitched at age 102 to a man aged 82. Former Baptist minister Glynn Scotty Wolfe married 28 times and divorced 27.

Providing you with a complete resource for all your event rental needs. Known throughout Charleston for our amazing selection, great customer service, and can-do attitude.   We pride ourselves on providing quality products at a reasonable price.  We have all the rental equipment to make your next event spectacular! Farm Tables + Benches + Custom Bars China + Flatware + Glassware Tables + Chairs + Specialty Linens Now offering Free Rental Consultations for our Monarch Crystal Glassware and Customizable Fine China. 

2220 Old School Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@eventdrscharleston.com www.eventdrscharleston.com See our ad page 45

bride buzz: Wedding Rentals Checklist Tables ❏ Guests/Head Table ❏ Cake ❏ Buffet ❏ Gifts ❏ Guest Book ❏ Bar

Tableware & Servingware ❏ Plates ❏ Silverware ❏ Glasses ❏ Cake Stand ❏ Chafing Dishes ❏ Drink Dispensers

Flooring ❏ Ceremony Site ❏ Dining Area ❏ Dance Floor

Seating ❏ Ceremony ❏ Reception ❏ Chair Covers

* Tip: Use family pieces wherever possible, like your grandmother's heirloom cake service for your cake cutting.

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

*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.

Tent or Canopy ❏ Ceremony ❏ Reception *Tip: Provide a picture and layout specs to your rental company when meeting.

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

Linens ❏ Tables ❏ Napkins

For more bridal checklists, visit EveryBusyWoman.com.


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