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EVERY BUSY WOMAN CHARLESTON, SC

WINTER 2012 : January, February, March & April

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table of contents Special Feature: Business & Finance. . . . . . . 5 - 21 Advertising, Marketing & PR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Business Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Career Counseling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Graphic and Web Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Non-Profit Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Professional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

arts & leisure Arts & Leisure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 23 Art Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bookstores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Invitations & Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 23 Museums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Theatres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

fashion & accessories Fashion & Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 29 Boutiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Consignment & Vintage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

hair & skin care Hair & Skin Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 - 31 Bath & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Day Spas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hair Salons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 1

health & wellness Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 35

dining & entertaining Dining & Entertaining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 25 Bakeries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

family Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Children’s Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Maternity Clothing & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . Dentists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Obstetrics & Gynecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic Surgeons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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home & garden Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - 39 Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concierge Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consignment & Vintage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Furnishings & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gardening & Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gift Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interior Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Numbers to Note Emergency •

Police / Fire / Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911

FBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.722.0135 CharlestonFBI.com

Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Dept. . . . . 843.202.7400 EmergencyManagement.com

Crime Stoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554.1111 CrimeStoppers.com

Greater Charleston Emergency Veterinary Clinic. . . . . . 843.744.3372 GreaterCharlestonEmergencyVetClinic.com

24-Hour Crisis, Intervention and Referral Hotline. . . . . . 843.744.HELP (4357) SCSuicideandCrisis.com

Poison Control Center 24-Hour Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . 800.922.1117

SC Arson Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.92ARSON (843.922.7766) SCArsonHotline.com

TTY Emergency Help for Customers with Disabilities . . . 843.744.3200 CharlestonCounty.com

Wildlife Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.922.5431 WildlifeLawEnforcement.com

Government Charleston City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.577.6970 CharlestonCity.com Mt. Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.884.8517 TownofMt.Pleasant.com North Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.554.5700 CityofNorthCharleston.com Division of Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.442.1368 SCDMV.com SC House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803.734.2010 SCHouse.com SC Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803.212.6700 SCSenate.com US House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.225.3121 USHouse.com US Senate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.224.3121 USSenate.com Voter Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berkeley County - 723.3800 Charleston County - 744.8683 SCVoterRegistration.com Dorchester County - 832.0132 US Postal Service (main branch) . . . . . . . . . . . 843.805.7757 USPS.com Berkeley County Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.723.4627 BerkeleyCountySchools.com Charleston County Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843.937.6300 CharlestonCountySchools.com Dorchester County District 2 Schools . . . . . . . . 843.873.2901 Dorchester2.com Dorchester County District 4 Schools . . . . . . . . 843.563.4535 Dorchester4.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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ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR

The Charleston Cotton Exchange Specializing in screen-printed and embroidered corporate apparel and quality customer service.

Smart eNewsletters • Brand: Project a professional image; check grammar and spelling and make sure your links work. • Content: Know your market and create content that is valuable, specific and relevant. • Subject: Include your company name in the “From” field and a specific benefit in your 40-character maximum subject line. • Opens and Click Throughs: Constant Contact has found that mid-day delivery on Tuesday or Wednesday has the best openrates. Give clear click through calls to action. • CAN-SPAM Compliance: Clearly identify yourself and your content, give a physical address and make it easy and timely for your recipients to opt out. For more information, visit www.business.ftc.gov

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 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

National Women’s Cooperative Helping women achieve their dreams! Have a dream of business ownership? Have a craft, service or product you want to market to the masses?

1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: thewomenscooperative@comcast.net www.nationalwomenscooperative.com See our ad page 29 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 EDUCATION

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 • Engineering • Urban and Regional Planning

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


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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 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 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 GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA: helping girls to develop self-potential and values, relate to others and contribute to society. www.girlscoutsesc.org


LOUIES’S KIDS: helping economically disadvantaged kids fight obesity. www.louieskids.org LOVE INC: providing free and much-needed attention to the elderly, disabled, and home bound throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. www.loveincproject.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/charleston 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/

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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


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WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

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 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 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


Whether you’re running a small business or working in the corporate world, a written, updated plan is essential to your success. 1. Establish Your Mission or Overall Purpose Revisiting your mission statement is essential. 2. Evaluate Your Current Position SWOT Analysis: What are your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats? 3. Identify Specific Goals Be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. 4. Create a Strategy for Reaching Your Goals This is the “how to” part of completing your goals; what are the action steps you are going to take?

5. Communicate it Clearly, Delegate and Set Deadlines Once you have your written plan, assign responsibility for tasks and create specific deadlines for completion. 6. Celebrate Your Success Once you reach a goal, acknowledge your and/or your team’s hard work!

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GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

PR 101

Take your business to the next level! KHD provides website development, graphic design and brand identity solutions with a unique look that will get your organization noticed. Flexible options to fit your requirements and budget.

Kendra Haskins Design, LLC

•Be an expert by speaking, writing and being a media source for your field •Publicize awards, events and important news •Create an online strategy (social networks, website, etc.) •Tell a newsworthy story

76 Spring Street, Suite B, Charleston, 29403 tel 843.475.2607 email: inbox@kendrahaskins.com www.kendrahaskins.com 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 11 LEGAL SERVICES

Personal Injury Attorney International Law Family Law Criminal Law

Hartman Law Firm LLC 843–300–7600 thehartmanlawfirm.com

Hartman Law Firm LLC Frank Hartman Personal Injury Attorney • International Law Family Law • Criminal Law

1455 Remount Road Suite C, North Charleston, SC 29406 tel 843.300.7600 email: hartmanlawfirmllc@gmail.com www.thehartmanlawfirm.com NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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 Lowcountry Local First The vision of Lowcountry Local First is to see every resident of the Lowcountry shift an additional 10% of their purchasing to local independent businesses and farms, and in doing so transform our local economy!

1345 Avenue G #AA, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.740.5444 www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org


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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Break Bad Work Habits Don’t: Check your email constantly Do: Set specific times of day (every 2 hours for example) that you check your inbox Don’t: Waste your time Do: Say “yes” to meetings, projects and endeavors that are fulfilling and move you towards your career goals Don’t: Procrastinate Do: Prioritize your work and create a schedule for completion Don’t: “Fly blind” Do: Create a system that works for you incorporating technology and organizational tools that keep you on track

. . .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 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 See our ad page 19 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.

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com See our ad page 21 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


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS

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

CHARLESTON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: A City of Charleston enterprise, attracting and fostering knowledge-based and life science businesses in the area. www.charlestonbusinessdevelopment.com

CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: a group for Democratic women that meets for dinner, speakers and networking. ALLIANCE FOR FULL ACCEPTANCE: Charleston’s GLBT group promoting equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people.

www.charlestondemocrats.net

843.883.0343; www.affa-sc.org

www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com

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

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

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

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

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

CHARLESTON WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE: promoting professional growth and education within the field of international trade. www.cwitsc.org


www.thelowcountrybusinessnetwork.com

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.

LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST: providing help and support to locally owned businesses and farmers.

www.citizensforsoundconservation.com

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

CREW Charleston: Commercial Real Estate Women connects women in the commercial real estate business. www.crewcharleston.comD.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

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA: pool information and efforts with other home building industry professionals. www.hbaofsc.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

843.740.5444; www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org

www.mpbpa.com

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS: support for female entrepreneurs. www.nawbosc.org

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

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


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PROFESSIONAL & NETWORKING GROUPS

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. http://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/

What are we missing?

email: Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com

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


Establishing a Home Office • Create a physical office space or separate area for your work (preferably not the dining room or bedroom). Use bookshelves or a screen to create a physical separation if a room isn’t available. • Treat that space just as you would if you worked in a traditional office setting. • If you need temporary office space or a conference room, look into using rent-by-the-day facilities.

Dealing With the Solitude • Everyday plan to do something outside the office – even if it’s just going to the post office. • Meet with clients, colleagues, etc. at their office. • Join a business networking group or support group.

Staying Motivated • Create a daily schedule of tasks to accomplish. • Get up, get dressed and get into your office. • Do give yourself break times.

Leaving Work When Work Is at Home • Establish a set work day and try to separate work life from home life. Remind yourself you need some downtime to stay refreshed and focused on your business and to avoid burnout. • Turn work off – maybe establish a rule that there’s no work talk during dinner, for example. • Shut your office door at the end of the day.

Creating Boundaries • Close your office door or set up a physical boundary that lets family/friends know you’re working. • If you work from home and have children at home, establish a time that’s dedicated to work (half-day preschool, sitter, evenings/early mornings, etc.). Consider sharing a sitter with other work-at-home moms and dads. • If you’re working with your spouse, set some boundaries and have some “non-work” time.

Interested in working from home while continuing to work for your employer? Visit www.whenworkworks.org for a Workplace Flexibility Toolkit, including tip sheets for employees, supervisors and companies, employer models and more.

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arts & leisure

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

ART CENTERS

Catalyst Creative Arts Studios Specializing in inventive original programs that expand and encourage artistic expression. Current class offerings include hoop dancing, aerial yoga and aerial hoop, fire and cirque arts, belly dance, creative and modern dance, and non-traditional music and art instruction. Private and group sessions are available. 

13 Amy Elsey Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.724.9929 www.catalystcreativearts.com 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

Sullivan’s Trade-A-Book Recycle your old reads and pick up something new. Friendly Staff • Great Selection • Locally-Owned and Operated

1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 3, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.8611 INVITATIONS & STATIONERY

CluuCards, custom magnetic cards Birth Announcements • Save the Dates • Invitations • Birthdays Custom design services available.

tel 703.655.8883 email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com www.cluucards.com 1,000s of paperbacks Books on tape and CD 1303-3 BEN SAWYER BLVD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464

(843) 884-8611


Add to listing: Now offering wedding invitations.

open M – F, 10:30 am – 6 pm; Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm 74.5 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.576.4394 email: write@macandmurphy.com www.macandmurphy.com MUSEUMS

Gibbes Museum of Art • The Charleston Story: Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston January 20 – April 22, 2012 One of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance, this retrospective exhibition of Alfred Hutty’s career features over fifty works in oil, watercolor, pastel—and most importantly—his exquisite prints created in Charleston and Woodstock, New York. • Jill Hooper: Contemporary Realist Rotunda Galleries This exhibition features recent work by Charleston artist Jill Hooper, a classically-trained, realist painter whose extraordinary portraits have earned international recognition.

135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.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, 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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dining & entertaining

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

Save the Date BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival® March 1 - 4, 2012 Events, dinners, special guests and the Culinary Village celebrating food, wine and Charleston culture while benefitting local charities. www.charlestonwineandfood.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 45 Granville’s Catering For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual gatherings of friends to your most important formal events, Granville’s Catering will please every taste. Full bar service also available.

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com


Charleston Grill The experience of fine dining amidst the southern elegance and refinement of Charleston. Unique southern cuisine with world-class jazz nightly. 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.

224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.4522 www.charlestongrill.com Cru CafĂŠ 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

Beer for Dinner Long considered wine’s domain, beer pairings with dinner are increasingly popular and the variety of flavors makes for the perfect accompaniment to sophisticated, multi-course meals. Sample local favorites and others at the 2012 Charleston Brewvival, February 25 and let your palate help plan your own beer dinner. www.brewvival.com

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family

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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 BUSY WOMAN TIPS

Time Saving Tips • Plan: Pick a day to create your family’s weekly plan. Delegate responsibilities and schedule errands based on their proximity to where you need to be. Write the plan on your family calendar and bulletin board and make sure everyone knows their role. Go over the day ahead at dinner or breakfast. • Prep: Make your menu for the week including slow cooker recipes and pre-made casseroles. Set out what you need for the next day the night before (clothes, errand items, mail, etc) and use a container that goes from the car to the house to “catch” what you need as you think of it. • Personalize: Design your day for what works best for you! Whether you use a smart phone or a wall calendar to plan your day, create a system that works for how you perform best.

Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier Voted Best Children’s Shop Six Years in a Row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to 16 Smocked apparel • Vineyard Vines • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Plum • Hartstrings • Life Is Good • & 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 Geox • Tsukihoshi • Footmates • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Sun Sandals • Jumping Jacks • L’Amour • Angels and more.

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 Savings: Exclusive Savings for eNews Subscribers 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.

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


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fashion & accessories

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

BOUTIQUES

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

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Magar Hatworks Hand Made Custom Hats.

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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, The Shops set the highest standards and offers a truly unique shopping experience.

A Fresh Wardrobe Start You don’t have to buy a new wardrobe for a fresh look in the new year. • Style: Paste images from magazines to a poster board to clearly define the looks you would like to incorporate and hang it in your closet. • Sort: Go through your clothes to see which pieces can be incorporated into your “new look”. Don’t forget your shoes and accessories. • Purchase: Keep a list of the items you need to complete your new image and make strategic shopping decisions. Buy “off season” for big discounts, look for online savings offered by retailers and visit consignment stores to stretch your budget.

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonplaceshops.com Warren on King Specializing in one-of-a-kind dresses and accessories.

154 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.9144 www.warrenonking.com CONSIGNMENT & VINTAGE

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store “Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals and our Mt Pleasant location for the state’s largest selection of vintage, costume and estate jewelry and jewelry and apparel at the National Women’s Cooperative

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 www.nationalwomenscooperative.com John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville, SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com


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betty buzz: CLOSET ORGANIZIER Clean Out worn it in a year, put it in the consignment, donation or recycling basket. • Have something nostalgic? Store it with other memorabilia. • Place items that need mending or altering or cleaning in separate baskets. • Properly store out of season clothing and shoes. Organize • Hang like-items together in sections: shirts, dresses, slacks, jackets, etc.

Personalize The last step to organizing any closet is making it your own! Don’t neglect the space just because it is behind closed doors. You start and end your day there, so pictures on the wall and a coat of paint can transform your closet into your “me” space.

• Coordinate each section by color to make it easy to create ensembles. • Invest in clear shoe boxes (try the Family Dollar), and recycle the boxes they came in. Stack shoes neatly so that you can see and access each pair. • Hang decorative hooks to hold belts, necklaces, purses, socks, scarves and other items. • Use baskets or bins to hold or other items that don’t have a “home”.


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hair & skin care

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

BATH & BODY

Stella Nova Salon Spa & Esthetique Esthetique & Make-Up Studio Make-Up Lessons & Applications. Wide Selection of fragrances, make-up, bath & body, men’s grooming & skincare from around the world.

tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com DAY SPAS BUSY WOMAN TIPS

Spa at Charleston Place Located on the 4th floor of the Charleston Place Hotel. Parking validated for duration of spa visit. tel 843.937.8522 www.CharlestonPlaceSpa.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.

Winter Beauty • Moisturize! Select a thicker oil or cream based moisturizer and apply at least twice a day. Drink lots of water. Don’t lick those chapped lips - keep a layer of lip balm applied. • Skip the tanning bed! Use a self-tanner if you want the sun-kissed look. • Sparkle with shimmer powder on your cheeks and shimmer eye shadow gel on the area just below your brow bone. • Use a volumizing spray at the roots of your hair and your fingers to loosen a flattened style. Apply hand lotion and run your fingers through your hair for a quick fix for static.

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 See our ad back cover HAIR SALONS

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

1939 D Maybank Highway, James Island, SC 29412 tel 843.406.1119 www.katzhairstudio.com 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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health & wellness

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

COACHING, COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

COACHING

Crystal-Barkley Corporation Originators of Life\Work Planning Solid strategy for real results — and real satisfaction in life!

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com See our ad page 7 COUNSELING

Center for Women Individual counseling and support groups for women. BUSY WOMAN TIPS

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 13 DENTISTS

Dr. Jared L. Slovan & Dr. James H. Sexton, Jr. General Implant Cosmetic Dentistry

Be SMART Women’s health expert Dr. Michelle Segar developed the SMART method to help women stay motivated to take care of ourselves. • Self‑caring: nurture your sense of well‑being and create positive daily living experiences • Mindful: live in the here and now • Autonomous: take responsibility for your daily energy • Respectful: respect your bodies and what you can and can’t do • Tolerant: be flexible and adjust to life on life’s terms instead of beating yourself up www.michellesegar.com

85% of people consider a person’s smile important when meeting for the first time, and 50% of people say it is the FIRST thing they notice! What is your smile saying about you? Call today for your FREE Smile Makeover photo simulation and let us help you make a GREAT first impression!

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJaredSlovan.com Savings: Free Teeth Bleaching for New Patients 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 20)


Teeth Bleaching

Come in for a checkup & cleaning, & get a free membership in our “Brightening for Life” program, including custom, form-fit, bleaching trays and a free tube of bleach every time time you come in for your checkup & cleaning appointments. * For new patients only.

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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Let us show you what the smile of your dreams looks like with our smile makeover photo simulation!

betty buzz: HEALTHY HEART TIPS • Remember, ladies, we deserve to have it our way.

Order that entree broiled or baked instead of fried with the sauce on the side.

• Relax and kick back with a 5oz glass of red wine and a palm full of almonds on the porch with the girls after work. • The saltshaker is NOT your friend! Don’t let it get your blood pressure boiling and your ankles swelling. • Put down the cigarettes - once and for all.

Play with your swizzle stick or drink umbrella instead.

• A brisk, 30-minute walk 5 days per week with friends is the

PERFECT time to catch up on the neighborhood news.

• How wonderful is this: raw veggies and fruits are GOOD for your heart!

Hooray, no time in the kitchen required.

• Take a load off your heart! Struggling with weight loss and belly fat?

Consider professional help from a registered dietitian.

• Depression and anxiety can be hard on the heart.

Don’t hesitate to get the help you need.

• You know what a broken heart feels like, but make sure you can

also recognize a heart attack. NOW is the time to take inventory of your heart disease risk factors! Talk to your doctor.

~Pamela B. Morris, MD, Director of Preventive Cardiology, Co-Director of Women’s Heart Care; MUSC

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HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Prevent Osteoporosis • Get the daily calcium and vitamin D you need • Do weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. • Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol. • Ask your doctor about a bone density test. National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

For breast health information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org MASSAGE

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 See our ad page 31 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; 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


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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

Resolution Help To help stick to your New Year’s resolution, try using these tips: • Clearly define your goals • Don’t make too many resolutions • Set smaller goals - they’re easier to reach and you’ll feel better about achieving them • Change your environment to help reach your goals • Don’t expect 100% success right away - change is a process • Allow yourself to feel okay if you slip or stumble on the way

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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

ARCHITECTS

The Middleton Group Sustainable Architecture Thinking of renovating or adding onto your home? Dreaming of building a new home? We are dedicated to helping our clients create beautiful, healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient homes. Whether a new home, an addition or renovation of an existing home, The Middleton Group treats every project with the same level of quality and attention. SC Licensed Architect * Custom Home Design * Renovation / Addition Design * 3D Renderings and Visualizations

tel 843.302.0632 www.themiddletongroup.net Savings: Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation. CONCIERGE SERVICES

YuDu Concierge Services We give you your precious time back so you can focus on the priorities in life! Concierge services for individuals and corporations who need tasks completed quickly and effectively. Using Yudu is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1) register for a yudu list at www.yudulist.com and purchase your block of time 2) submit your errands 3) relax! Sample services include: Pick up groceries • Feed & walk pets • Deliver coffee or lunch • Make reservations • Research providers • Deliver contracts • Pick up dry cleaning No task is too small or large!

tel 843.972.4008 email: contact@yudulist.com www.yudulist.com See our ad page 39 Savings: Buy 4 hours, get 1 hour free.


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South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store

“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals. Home Furnishings, Decorative Accessories, Fine Antiques, Jewelry, Apparel, Arts & Crafts, Collectibles, Vintage and other wonderful products & services. Proudly supporting families and individuals in need in rural areas of SC.

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 www.nationalwomenscooperative.com John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville, SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 29 FRAMING

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 replace 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 FURNISHING & ACCESSORIES

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store “Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals. Home Furnishings, Decorative Accessories, Fine Antiques, Jewelry, Apparel, Arts & Crafts, Collectibles, Vintage and other wonderful products & services. Proudly supporting families and individuals in need in rural areas of SC.

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 www.nationalwomenscooperative.com John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville, SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 29

Cozy Winter Home • Incorporate fluffy pillows and throw blankets • Create a nice sitting space by the fire or group candles on a coffee table * Place pine cones in bowls or vases • Use warm winter scented candles or oils like cinnamon or vanilla

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GARDENING & LANDSCAPING

O’Dell Landscaping

Winter Cleaning Checklist • Clean gutters and fireplaces and be sure to replace air filters. • Drain gas from lawn equipment and store propane gas from the grill in a safe place. • Trim hedges away from your house to prevent mold and mildew infestation.

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 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 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

The goal of networking should be first to help others. Start to build a connection by being being friendly and positive: offer help, a compliment, or positive feedback. - Danielle Rice, President, FemCity Charleston


Keeping yourself and your family organized and on task is easier when you create systems that work for you. Creating a "Command Central" in your home can help keep everyone moving in the right direction. • Locate your station where things naturally pile up, most-likely near the front or back door. • Assess your needs based on how your family lives. What are you always searching for? Which items get tossed on the counter when you walk in? Once you determine what items and activities need to be addressed, create a storage solution for each one. • Some items to consider including are: ❍ Bench or Chair ❍ Wall Shelf or Book Shelf ❍ Baskets for Mail, Shoes, Sporting Equipment ❍ Magnetic or Cork (with pins) Bulletin Board or Dry Erase Board with Clips ❍ Large Calendar ❍ "Cubbies" for Each Family Member (baskets, bags, buckets - get creative!) ❍ Bag or Box that Travels To/From the Car ❍ Hooks for Dry Cleaning, Bags, Coats, etc. ❍ Clips or Folders for Outgoing Paperwork or Mail ❍ Sticky Notes or Magnetic Note Pad with a Pen on a String

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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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Charleston Place 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.4900 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 31 BAKERIES

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 24 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

145-A Williman Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@iceboxbar.com www.iceboxbar.com See our ad page 42 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 31 CONTINUED...

Warm Wedding Drinks Serving a warm beverage at your wedding is a fun way to heat things up. • Hot Chocolate Bar: Serve the creamy hot chocolate in a decorative urn and have gourmet toppings like shaved dark and white chocolate, crushed peppermint and of course, marshmallows. • Apple Cider: Spike the cider with brandy, serve in sugar rimmed glasses and offer orange twist, cinnamon sticks, grated nutmeg and whipped cream garnishes. • Warm Sangria: A spicy red wine sangria that is served warm will delight your guests. • Visit EveryBusyWoman.com for a Hot Mint Toddy recipe from Ice Box Bar Services.

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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 See our ad back cover Sweet 185 Body Sugaring Studio & Organic Boutique The only sweet spot in Charleston providing the most accommodating, unique and upscale venue for your bridal soiree. Customized Bridal & Bachelorette Events • Full Menu of Sugaring and Holistic Skin and Body Therapies • Oxygen in our Zero Gravity Chairs • Private Event Space • Complimentary Parking • Bridal Party Gift Baskets • Catering Call and speak with our studio’s event concierge to plan your sweet day!

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com BRIDAL EVENTS

The Charleston Bridal Show This is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! On January 22, 2012, A Wonderful Wedding® hosts The Charleston Bridal Show at The Charleston Marriott in the destination wedding capital of Downtown Charleston. Please join us and 60+ vendors in an interactive environment from Noon to 5PM. Admission is $10 at the door. Bridal Fashion • Music & Entertainment • Hors D’oeuvres & Cake Samples • The Latest Wedding Decor & Props

The Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.452.3950 www.awonderfulwedding.com

Winter Wedding Beauty • Use makeup with shimmer: bronzer, eye shadow and blush • Apply a highlighter under the eye to minimize the appearance of dark circles • Play up your lips or eyes but not both. If you play up your lips - consider a bright red!

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CATERING

Emergency Wedding Day Kit

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

Cru Catering

❍ Band-Aids ❍ Any medications you may need ❍ Bobby pins ❍ Make-up ❍ Hairspray ❍ Clear nail polish (for pantyhose runs) ❍ Brush ❍ Tissues ❍ Baby powder or white chalk (for covering stains) ❍ Comfortable shoes ❍ Safety pins

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com CHILDREN’S WEAR

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

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 27

❍ Spare pantyhose/stockings 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 WEDDING EVENT VENUES

Harbour Club Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the 200-yearold 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 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com See our ad page 42


tel 843.852.2965 www.LowcountryParkVenues.com

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Catering Questions Wondering what food to serve at your wedding? Some things to consider: • Style: Envision what your reception will be like as the food will help dictate your guests activities. • Cost: Hors d’oeuvres aren’t necessarily less expensive as great time is spent preparing small portions. Also take into consideration the cost of the serving pieces you will need for each option. • Time of Day: If your reception is close to meal time, your guests will expect enough food for a meal.

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Lowcountry Park Venues Launch a lifetime of memories at one of our picturesque event venues, among the Charleston area’s most popular wedding locales. From historic charm to sweeping views, the Lowcountry Park Venues are storybook southern settings. Cooper River Room Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Stunning panorama. Founders Hall Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Airy sustainability. Legare Waring House Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Traditional grace.


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Registry Checklist: For the Dining Room

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Registry Checklist: For the Kitchen

❏ 12-piece set of formal china

❏ 1 set of pots and pans

❏ 12-piece set of everyday

(1 stock pot, 2 sauté pans,

dinnerware

1 sauce pan)

❏ Set of serving dishes and

❏ 1 set of knives (one of each:

bowls to match the above

paring knife, chef ’s knife, bread

❏ 2 serving platters

knife and serrated knife)

❏ 1 gravy boat

❏ 8 steak knives

❏ 12 water glasses

❏ 1 standing mixer

❏ 8 white wine glasses,

❏ 1 blender

8 red wine glasses

❏ 1 coffeemaker

❏ 8 high ball glasses

❏ 2 cutting boards

❏ 8 old-fashioned glasses

❏ 1 set each of measuring

❏ 12 Champagne glasses

cups and spoons

❏ 8 mugs

❏ 1 set of mixing bowls

❏ 12-piece set of silver

❏ 1 set of cooking utensils

❏ 12-piece set of everyday

(spatula, whisk, slotted

flatware

and wooden spoons)

❏ 1 tea service (tray, pot,

❏ Salt and pepper shakers

sugar and creamer)

❏ 2 covered casserole dishes

❏ Serving utensils (large forks,

❏ 3 baking sheets

spoons, cheese knives)

❏ A cake pan, a pie pan

❏ 12 placemats

and a bundt pan

❏ 12 napkins and rings

❏ Oven mitts

❏ 2 table cloths

❏ 2 sets of kitchen towels


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

bride buzz: WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT SHEET BEFORE THE CEREMONY

AFTER THE CEREMONY

❏ Bride having her hair styled & makeup applied ❏ Bridesmaids helping the bride get dressed

❏ Bride & Groom together ❏ Bride with her mother

❏ Bride’s mom helping with a detail

❏ Bride with her father ❏ Bride with her siblings

❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

(veil, zipping dress, etc) Close up of the Bride’s bouquet Still shot of the Bride’s gown, shoes, something borrowed... Bride with attendants Bride with flower girl Bride with parents & siblings Groom getting ready with his father & groomsmen Groom with his parents & siblings Groom with the best man Groom with the ring bearer Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties

❏ Bride with her grandparents ❏ Bride with her bridesmaids ❏ Bride with her entire immediate family ❏ Groom with mother ❏ Groom with his father ❏ Groom with his siblings ❏ Groom with his grandparents ❏ Groom with his groomsmen ❏ Bride & Groom with Bride’s family ❏ Bride & Groom with Groom’s family ❏ Bride & Groom with flower girl & ring bearer ❏ Bride & Groom with the entire wedding party

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WEDDING RENTALS

Event DRS Dining Rental Solutions

Venue Questions Your wedding planner will take these things into consideration for you, but if you’re DIY, you need to ask these questions before booking your ceremony and/or reception site. ❍C  an the facility comfortably accommodate the size of the wedding and the number of guests?

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.  Photos courtesy of Juliet Elizabeth; julietelizabeth.com.

145-A Williman Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@eventdrscharleston.com www.eventdrscharleston.com

❍D  oes the site have handicap access? ❍ Is there off street or nearby parking? ❍ Is there a power source where you need it to be? ❍D  oes it have restroom facilities? ❍ I s it well-heated/airconditioned? ❍ I s there a room available for the bride to change clothes or freshen up? ❍H  ow much is the total rental fee, and what does it include?

For your marriage to be a success, forgiveness is the KEY! - Kristi Mitchum, Owner/Operator, R.E.D.D.Y. Recycle, LLC; Charleston, SC


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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

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