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My grandmother was fond of the Zen proverb, “you cannot give from an empty cup.” Beautiful words that she rarely heeded as she tended her psychology practice, teaching and speaking engagements. How full is your cup? While we busy women take great care to protect our loved ones, we’re not always so kind to ourselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 14% of US women are in fair or poor health. We encourage you to use the checklists within to assess your Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health so that you can stay on track – or get on board – taking the best care of YOU. We’ll be “filling ears” on May 14 as we partner with the RiverDogs to break the World Record for Largest Game of Telephone. Check out page 22 for more details and join us as we show off our word of mouth prowess! Thank you for your readership, and if we can ever be of help, please let us know.

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Bath & Body Products ......................................................3 Chiropractors . ....................................................................3 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy ................. 4 - 7 Dentists . ..............................................................................7 Health Organizations .........................................................8 Massage Therapy ..............................................................8 Oculo Plastic Surgery .....................................................11 Pilates ................................................................................11 Plastic Surgeons ..............................................................11 Rubenfeld Synergy Method® .........................................12 Senior Services.................................................................12 Well Being . .......................................................................12

Arts & Leisure................................................... 19 - 23 Bookstores.........................................................................19 Invitations & Stationery...................................................19 Museums............................................................................19 Photographers...................................................................20 Special Events...................................................................20 Sports..................................................................................23 Theatres.............................................................................23 Web Sites...........................................................................23

Business & Finance......................................... 24 - 29

Advertising, Marketing & PR..........................................24 Banking...............................................................................24 Career Counseling............................................................25 Colleges & Universities....................................................25 Computer Repair...............................................................25 Graphic & Web Design............................................ 25 - 26 Professional Services.............................................. 26 - 28 Staffing...............................................................................28

Children.............................................................. 30 - 31 Birthday Parties & Entertainment .................................30 Camps ................................................................................30 Clothing & Accessories ..................................................30

Dining & Entertaining...................................... 32 - 35

Bakeries.............................................................................33 Catering..............................................................................33 Event Venues.....................................................................34 Restaurants........................................................................34

Fashion & Accessories................................... 36 - 37

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Consignment & Vintage ..................................................36 Image Consultants ...........................................................36 Jewelry...............................................................................36


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features Hair & Skin Care............................................... 38 - 40 Day Spas............................................................................38 Hair Removal.....................................................................38 Hair Salons................................................................. 38 - 40 Skin Care............................................................................40

Home & Garden................................................. 41 - 45 Architects . ........................................................................41 Cleaning Services ............................................................41 Consignment & Vintage ..................................................41 Framing ..............................................................................42 Furnishings & Accessories ............................................42 Gardening & Lanscaping ................................................42 Interior Designers ............................................................44 Pest Control ......................................................................44

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Pet Care......................................................................46 Accessories & Supplies..................................................46 Pet Services.......................................................................46 Veterinarians.....................................................................46

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Travel & Transportation................................... 47 - 48 Accommodations..............................................................47 Automotive Parts & Service............................................47 Limousine & Car Services...............................................47

The Bride Guide................................................ 49 - 65 Accommodations..............................................................50 Bakeries.............................................................................50 Bartending Services.........................................................50 Beauty......................................................................... 50 - 52 Bridal Events......................................................................52 Bridal Registry...................................................................54 Bridal Showers & Parties................................................54 Catering...................................................................... 54 - 55 Children’s Wear.................................................................55 Fitness.................................................................................55 Floral Design......................................................................56 Invitations & Stationery...................................................56 Jewelry...............................................................................56 Lighting & Sound...............................................................56 Photographers...................................................................58 Wedding Apparel..............................................................58 Wedding Event Venues............................................ 58 - 62 Wedding Planners............................................................62 Wedding Rentals...............................................................65 Wedding Transportation..................................................65

The Little Black Book for every busy woman® Charleston: PO Box 21466, Charleston, SC 29413; tel 843.958.8600; Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com; EveryBusyWoman.com Charleston Publisher: Jennifer Dyer Buddin, Jen@EveryBusyWoman.com Account Executive: Kyle Wilcox, Kyle@EveryBusyWoman.com Creative Director/Illustrator: Cindy Luu, CluuDesign LLC Art Director: Kendra Haskins, Kendra Haskins Design, LLC Editorial Assistant: Reina Gascon-Lopez Sales Assistant: Lenore Shickmanter 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©2010 by VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC. All rights reserved. The design, listings, advertisements, art & editorial content of The Little Black Book for every busy woman® are the property of VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC and may not be reproduced without express written permission of VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC. To subscribe to The Little Black Book for every busy woman® call 843.958.8600 or email Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com.

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health & wellness Springtime brings renewal and the following Health & Wellness recommendations help connect you with resources for leading a healthy, happy and rejuvenated life. - I Will Reflect…page 5-7 - Health Checkup…page 10 - Heart Health…page 17-18 Download this section at EveryBusyWoman.com, and be sure to sign up for Every Busy Woman Buzz for tips on living well.

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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.

Strawberries: The New Tooth Whitener Strawberries have gentle bleaching and cleansing chemicals which help to remove coffee or tobacco stains from teeth. Crush a few strawberries and rub the pulp onto your teeth. Not only does it taste good, it helps whiten your teeth!

Flagship location. 292 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad back cover chiropractors

LIFEWORKS Chiropractic Justin Fisher, DC 4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com www.imchiro.com/~lifework coaching, counseling & psychotherapy

Lemon Eraser No matter how carefully you apply self-tanners, streaks and stripes are bound to occur. Look no further than your kitchen for the remedy. The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a natural skin lightener and exfoliant. Wipe down problem areas with a half of a lemon or a juice-soaked cotton ball to slough off overly tanned skin cells.

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 25 COUNSELING

Center for Women Individual counseling and support groups for women. Fees based on sliding scale. Call for appointment or more information.

Natural Aspirin To keep your diet high in natural salicylates (the main ingredient in aspirin that helps prevent heart attacks), eat more oranges, raspberries, apricots and cherries. For additional salicylates, try seasoning foods with cinnamon, curry, cayenne and thyme.

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 29 CONTINUED...


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betty buzz: SKIN CANCER AWARENESS The ABCDEs of Melanoma You should check your skin regularly for spots on your body – moles, freckles, age spots, etc. If you notice changes, check your ABCDE’s for signs of trouble. Always see a dermatologist when you have any changes, questions or concerns! A – Asymmetry One half of the mole is unlike the other half. They look like two different moles merged together.

B – Border The border of the mole is either irregular in shape and is scalloped or poorly defined.

C – Color Varies, ranging in shades of: tan, brown and black; sometimes even white, red or blue.

D – Diameter Melanomas are usually > 6mm, but when they’re first diagnosed they can be smaller.

E – Evolving Over time, the mole or skin lesion changes in size, shape or color.

Self Examination Checklist Keep notes on each area or create your own mole map. If you have a hereditary risk or sun damage, be sure to see a doctor annually for a check up. • Entire front & back of torso; left & right sides • Torso under your arms • Forearms, arms front & back; under arm area • Palms & tops of hands • Legs front & back; between legs; buttocks • Soles & tops of feet; between toes • Back of neck; along hairline • Scalp Source: American Academy of Dermatology, www.aad.org


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betty buzz: I WILL REFLECT “I Will Ref lect” is a national melanoma skin care initiative that The Spa at Charleston Place and MUSC have partnered on to raise awareness, educate and help prevent melanoma. Meet the ambassadors who are sharing their stories to help educate and inform the Lowcountry about melanoma. Julie Parrish Sister of June Wallace; Director of Finance & Administration at MUSC June Wallace’s fair skin and red hair required that she protect herself when going out in the sun, so she stayed in the shade and wore her sunscreen. As a nurse at Roper and an active, single mother of a 5-year-old son, the eraser-size spot on her inner leg bothered her. The spot had no sun exposure and her dermatologist wasn’t concerned, but because it irritated her, she insisted on removing it, and, routinely, had it sent for testing. Two weeks later, the 31 year old discovered that she had Stage 3 Melanoma. After aggressive surgery, June was cancer-free, but six years later, just before her 38th birthday in December 2003, she felt a lump in the same general area. A biopsy revealed that the cancer had returned and had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen, spine and throat. In May 2004, June lost her courageous battle. June’s sister, Julie Parrish dutifully educates friends and strangers alike about skin cancer prevention and education. The mission is a family matter, to honor June and because of the hereditary component of the disease. Early detection in June’s mother and father led to successful treatment of melanoma. Julie, who’s chances of developing skin cancer increased by 50% when her sister was diagnosed, sees her dermatologist annually and had digital mole mapping done to account for every spot and freckle from head to toe. “You have to take control of your own health and your own destiny,” says Julie, “it is so important to be conscious and proactive.” Dana C. Mitchell Real Estate Management; Improv Comedian; Survivor A routine doctors appointment in December 2005 was the perfect opportunity to ask the doctor about the bump that had appeared on 26-year-old Dana Mitchell’s hip. The doctor removed and tested it, and everything was fine, so in February, when another bump appeared on his right knee, he wasn’t worried. At a follow up appointment in March, he showed the doctor the bump but was assured that it was probably the same thing and was counseled to see a dermatologist if it changed in appearance. “I had sold myself on the thought that ‘it was fine,’” explains Dana, “and in doing so, had lost a bit of focus on terms of watching it.” By early-June, in the late evening, the spot would start to hurt, and occasionally it would bleed if lightly scratched, but never once did Dana consider that it might be dangerous. While on vacation in California in July, a friend asked about it and recommended he get it taken off soon. So, when he returned home, he made an appointment to see a dermatologist for purely cosmetic reasons. The removal took 5 minutes, while the results changed his life: it was melanoma, it was deep and it was serious. Together with a very supportive family, Dana made a plan of action. The following morning he had a wide biopsy and a lymph node dissection. “Three days later, with my entire extended family gathered in Greenville and going crazy with worry, we got the call letting us know that it was really bad,” Dana explains. The cancer was found in 3 of 4 lymph nodes and he was diagnosed at Stage 3b. “Amid everyone freaking out – I was scared, but I was really calm,” explains Dana. “It sounds cliché and is hard to explain but I felt a sense of comfort and peace and felt so lucky to be surrounded by people who loved me. I wasn’t afraid.” Dana was given a 50/50 chance of survival, and after the removal of the remaining lymph nodes on his right side, began a 12-month course of the relatively new Interferon Alpha treatment, an immunotherapy drug that increased his odds by 5 – 10%. Almost 4 years later, Dana is happily living cancer-free. He gets PET scans twice a year and annual check ups with a dermatologist to compare his skin to a digital mole map he had done. Dana gives a lot of credit to support, access to health care, and faith and optimism in carrying him through this experience. He implores others to pay attention to any new spots on your skin or spots that have changed in appearance and to not hesitate in making an appointment with a dermatologist. “Sometimes it takes just 30 minutes of your life to save it.”


Susan Parsons, MEd, LPC, Certified Rubenfeld Synergist Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically through life’s challenges. Specializing in end of life issues, pain management, grief & loss; pre-marital, marriage & divorce; infidelity issues & blended families; adolescents; catastrophic illness, menopause & life transitions. I work frequently with gay, lesbian, transgendered & bi-sexual clients, helping to navigate through relationship challenges.

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com See our ad page 14 PSYCHOTHERAPY

The LifeGuidance Center Founded by Psychotherapist Judy Heath Welcoming individuals, couples and families for appointments with our exceptional Counselors, Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Acupuncturist.

The Life Guidance Center, 3030 Ashley Town Center Drive (Located near Costco), Charleston, 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.lifeguidance.com See our ad page 15 dentists

Dr. James H. Sexton, Jr. & Dr. Jared L. Slovan General Implant Cosmetic Dentistry 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, 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJimSexton.com See our ad page 13

I WILL REFLECT continued... Angi Klick Senior Store Manager TrySports Charlotte and Mt Pleasant Angi’s love for sports is more than a passion, it’s a job. Working with new athletes to “TrySports”, she instructs them on the right footwear, technique and on wearing proper sunscreen. She had first hand knowledge of how important it was to be diligent about taking care of her skin, as her mother, father and sister all had had cancerous cells removed from their faces. Her job and hobby keep her outdoors often, and in the back of her mind, she knew that skin cancer might be an issue for her. This knowledge led her to take note of a small, brown spot on her left cheek that appeared in 2009. The spot turned out to be basal cell carcinoma and her doctor removed it. “I did another triathlon soon thereafter, and it came back,” says Angi. “I knew that I should be checking regularly, but until I saw that spot, I didn’t understand how important it was.” Now, Angi regularly visits her doctor and is very conscious of applying sunscreen. In fact, one recent day when she forgot to apply her broad spectrum sunscreen before an 8-mile run over the Connector, she was so mindful about the omission, that she could smell the sunscreen on every runner that she passed. Angi has worked hard to find a sunscreen that works for her sensitive skin and stands up to the heat, water and sweat that comes with being an active athlete. But she knows that prevention is key: “Don’t wait until you have a problem, take care of yourself before you have an issue.”

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The American Heart Association Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red Movement to receive a free red dress pin and life-saving information. Take the Heart CheckUp for a free, personalized risk assessment today.

Health Screenings 18+ Blood Pressure: once a year Breast: clinical breast exam at least every 3 years; monthly self-exam Cholesterol: at least once every 5 years Dental: every 6 months Pap Test and Pelvic Examination: annually Skin: skin cancer examination every year; check your own skin once a month 40+ Bone Density Exam: annually for adults 50 or older Breast: mammograms recommended every other year for women ages 40 - 50, and annually after that Diabetes: every 3 years beginning at 45 years; earlier if you are at risk Colorectal Cancer: suggested for all adults 50 years or older; FOBT (fecal occult blood test) every year; flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; total colon examination by colonoscopy every 10 years or double-contrast barium enema every 5 - 10 years; person at higher. risk should start at a younger age Eye Exam: annually Hearing: annually for adults 65 and older

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org See our ad page 18 Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 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. Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 16, 2010, and Tie One On, an Evening of Impact, fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Daniel Island Club.

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 therapy

Loggerhead Massage Jessica Ann Smith, LMBT Through Choice ~ Change Happens! Deep-Tissue, Therapeutic & Pre-natal Massage Therapist.

748 B Saint Andrews Boulevard, Charleston, 29407 tel 843.214.4597 www.loggerheadmassage.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 See our ad page 5


During treatment, meditate for stress, acupuncture for pain and peppermint tea for nausea. – A Survivor I started exercising 4 times a week, and changed my diet to include lots of water and vegetables. – Elise Graham; Survivor Don’t be afraid to look for outside support. Call 877-GO-KOMEN for local support groups – A Survivor Know your doctors! Ask questions; get answers! – Sue Young; Survivor Do a self-exam every time you shave. – A Survivor Become a volunteer! It makes a big difference. – Sheila; Survivor

Collected at the Every Busy Woman “Breast Health Tips” booth at the 16th Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure, October 17, 2009.

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betty buzz: HEALTH CHECKup

Busy women often forget to take time for themselves, but scheduling regular checkups with your doctors can add years to your life. Get your calendar out and make these appointments today! Vision

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, most people should receive a complete eye exam every two years. People who wear glasses, have diabetes or are over the age of 55 should get checked more frequently.

Dental

The American Dental Association recommends that adults and children have a dental check up and cleaning every six months. Patients with gum disease should visit the dentist every 3 months.

Breast Exams Hearing

The risk for hearing loss dramatically increases after age 50. If you are worried about your hearing, talk to your doctor or nurse and they can schedule a hearing test.

Heart

Cholesterol tests assess the risk for coronary heart and/or artery disease. Women should begin getting a cholesterol check up every 5 years at the age of 45. Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have other risk factors for heart disease should also get their cholesterol tested. These factors include tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease. To find out what the numbers mean, and learn how to lower them, check out the Cholesterol Center at www.webmd.com.

Pap Test

A Pap test consists of a pelvic examination and a check for cervical cancer. All women over the age of 18 and/or who have been or are sexually active should have a pap test done every year. But, new guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society suggest that women over the age of 30 who have had three normal Pap tests in a row, may get screened every 2 – 3 years, unless they have other risk factors.

Dermatologist

Women should perform breast self-exams monthly beginning at age 20. After age 40, women should have mammograms done annually. These exams check for any cancerous lumps. Early detection improves the chances of diagnosing and treating cancer successfully. Women with a family history may need to have exams done at an earlier age and more frequently. For more information on breast cancer and how to perform self-exams, visit www.breastcancer.org.

Colonoscopy

This procedure allows the doctor to look inside your large intestine in order to detect any abnormal growths, ulcers or cancers. A colonoscopy should be performed at the age of 50 and should be done every 5 – 10 years thereafter. According to the Center for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US, but with regular screening tests, one-third of those deaths could be avoided. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/screenforlife.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends annual screenings for skin cancer. Pay attention to any changes in size, shape, color or texture of a mole or sore, you need to visit a dermatologist immediately to have it checked. Can’t remember to make a regular appointment? Go to www.aad.org/professionals/SkinCancerScreenings/skincancerreminder.htm and sign up for a free email reminder!


Galin J. Spicer, M.D., LLC Charleston Eyeworx Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon Certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Spicer specializes exclusively in the rejuvenation and restoration of the eyelid and surrounding facial areas through a variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures. Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery • Benign Lesion Removal • Chemical Peels • Botox® Cosmetic • Dysport™ • Dermal Fillers • Laser Resurfacing Call now for your personal consultation.

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Suite 204, Charleston, 29414 tel 843.763.7741 www.CharlestonEyeworx.com Visit us in our newest location at 137 Gateway Drive in Ladson! Mention this ad and receive $1 off per unit of Botox® Cosmetic through June 30, 2010.

Galin J. Spicer, M.D. Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Specializing in the Rejuvenation and Restoration of the eyelids and face

pilates

The Loft Pilates Center Offering private, semi-private, and small group Pilates instruction on equipment and mat work. Come see our new location.

For more information: www.pilatesloft.com 7 Radcliffe Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.568.0499 email: pilatesloft@hotmail.com www.pilatesloft.com PraXis Balanced Body Studio GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates

1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933 email: praxispilates@earthlink.net www.praxispilates.com plastic surgeons

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

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West, West Ashley, 29414 tel 843.769.6608 See our ad page 12

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Susan Parsons, MEd, LPC, CRS Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd in Clinical Counseling, Certified Rubenfeld Synergist Integrating psychotherapy with bodywork for over 30 years

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com See our ad page 14 senior services

Sandpiper Retirement Community A Premier Senior Living Community Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant, minutes from the beach and historic downtown Charleston, we’ve served the Lowcountry for over 25 years. We are a continuum of care community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. We have a variety of individualized programs: social, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities including day trips, events, gardening, and other life enrichment activities. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and assist you in making the right choice for retirement living. Schedule a tour and enjoy a free lunch in our Village Dining Room.

tel 800.732.6761 www.PremierSeniorLiving.com well being

Hormone Lady Enterprises, LLC Rosalyn Adams, MEd, LPC You Can Live your life with Power, Passion and Pleasure. Cravings, weight gain, anxiety, mood swings, trouble sleeping, acne – your body is trying to tell you something. Roz “The Hormone Lady” helps you take the steps to connect the dots between your internal and external environment so that YOU can start living with power, passion and pleasure. Log on and sign up for the Free Report, “HORMONES: 21 Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know”. Coming Soon: Join Club HORMONZ™ for Coaching, Classes and Events to help you take your power back and change your life!

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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 you come in for your checkup & cleaning appointments.

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

Dr. Jim Sexton & Dr. Jared Slovan general, implant & cosmetic dentistry

843.884.0701

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

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Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

Bring your problems and challenging circumstances to the caring professionals at this unique, warm and welcoming place. Our patients feel comforted upon entering the spa-like waiting room of our special mental health and wellness center. Our practitioners offer hope and direction to individuals, couples, families and organizations. Whether endeavoring to make needed changes, successfully establish and meet goals, create physical well-being, help your marriage, children or yourself - we are here for you. Counseling • Acupuncture • Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Guidance • Group Help • Workshops & Seminars

The Life Guidance Center

Most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happen: • Chest discomfort. Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressures, squeezing, fullness or pain. • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. • Shortness of breath. • Other signs: Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. Source: American Heart Association www.americanheart.org

3030 Ashley Town Center Drive (near Costco), Charleston 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.lifeguidance.com Sweet 185 Offering optimum, long-term beauty and wellness enhancing results with an unwavering commitment to using treatments based on time honored principles of nature. All Natural Hair Removal in our Premiere Sugaring Studio • Holistic Massage Therapy • Oxygen Bar • Natural, Organic Skin Care Products & Beauty Treatments • Gift Items & More

476 King Street, Downtown, 29403 email: christina@sweetbodysugaring.com www.sweetbodysugaring.com The Turning Leaf A collective for well being offering a variety of means to a healthy lifestyle for all ages. The Turning Leaf promotes the body, mind & spirit and does so through inspiration, motivation & education. The elements of this holistic & unique center include: Personal Training • Yoga • Pilates • Wellness Coaching Massage Therapy • Outdoor Adventure One of the studio’s most dynamic priorities is getting outside. The benefits of fresh air, the environment & natural resources play a vital role in every facet of The Turning Leaf & set it apart from other studios.

815 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.7148 email: darby@theturningleaf.org; harriott@theturningleaf.org www.theturningleaf.org


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betty buzz: go red for women heart checkup

Take this chart with you to your next check-up and f ill in your personal numbers for each health category. You can take your 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

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Less Than 200

LDL (“Bad”) Cholesterol

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Less than 100

HDL (“Good”) Cholesterol

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50 or higher

Triglycerides

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Less than 150

Blood Pressure

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Less than 120/80

Blood Sugar Level

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Less than 100

Height/ Weight

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Waist Measurement

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Less than 35 inches


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Lowcountry women recommended

arts & leisure

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 Blvd, Ste 3, Mount Pleasant, 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

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mac & murphy a charleston paper company 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, Downtown, 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. • Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection: April 30 – August 22, 2010 Selected from the private collection of Esther and James Ferguson, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by significant twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, and Christo. • JoAnn Verburg: Interruptions: May 28 – August 22, 2010 This photography exhibition, offered in partnership with Spoleto Festival USA, features the architecture of Spoleto, Italy with an emphasis on the intersection between past and present.

135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org See our ad page 20

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

(843) 884-8611

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photographers

Taylor Stewart Photography Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style photography and innovative portraiture.

3226 E-5 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.557.1468 www.taylorstewartphotography.com special events

Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Join us for the 2010 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® on Daniel Island.

For more information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org 10th Annual Piccolo Fringe Festival presented by Theatre 99 Celebrating its 10th season, The Piccolo Fringe Festival features one-of-a-kind performances like the impressive “One Man Star Wars” and the timely, stick-it-to-the-man, true story told in “Man 1, Bank 0”. Lineup includes: Frankenmatt, Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, The Cody Rivers Show and local favorites The Complete History of Charleston for Morons and Mary Kay Has a Posse.

Visit the Web site for the complete schedule, show descriptions and ticket information. www.theatre99.com or www.piccolospoleto.com Spoleto Festival USA 2010 Program includes: the delightfully whimsical Flora, an Opera; Noël Coward’s farce, Present Laughter; the National Ballet of Georgia dancing the classic ballet, Giselle; jazz diva Lizz Wright in a one-night only performance; an exquisite production of Cinderella presented by the Colla Marionettes and perfect for the entire family; Bank of America Chamber Music in the newly renovated Dock Street Theatre; and much more.

For tickets, visit spoletousa.org or call 843.579.3100 See our ad page 23


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every busy woman knows best

PASS IT ON!

We’ve been spreading the word about the best of the best for 10 years, and to celebrate the launch of our new Web site, we’re attempting to break the world’s record for “passing it on” to our neighbor with the The Telephone Game Longest Game of Telephone. The 1st player whispers a phrase to the next player then each participant passes what she has heard to the next until the final player announces the statement to the whole group. (aka Gossip or Chinese Whispers)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Charleston RiverDogs’ Girl Scouts Night at “The Joe”

See you there!


Charleston RiverDogs Minor league baseball team and Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Family-friendly, affordable, FUN entertainment at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Family Fun for as little as $5. We offer group discounts, birthday parties, pre-game picnics and luxury sky suite rentals. Every Sunday kids (12 and under) eat FREE (hot dog, soda & chips) and parking is FREE. Select Sundays are Dog Days where you can bring your dog to the ballpark.

For more information or a schedule: tel 843.577.3647 www.riverdogs.com See our ad page 21 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 Web site 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, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.853.6687 www.theatre99.com web sites

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business & finance

Lowcountry women recommended

advertising, marketing & pr

The Charleston Cotton Exchange Specializing in screen-printed and embroidered corporate apparel and quality customer service. We offer the most extensive lines of promotional items and premium gifts with competitive pricing and on time delivery. Let our experienced team help you achieve your marketing goal!

1758 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.0740 or 800.749.2041 email: stephanie@charlestoncottonexchange.com www.charlestoncottonexchange.com BUSY WOMAN tips

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.

Marketing 101 •Create a distinct brand and use it consistently on your business cards, brochures, Web site, etc. • Build a marketing plan and budget; update annually. • Don’t stick with one strategy; utilize advertising, social networking, PR and communitybuilding as a collective process.

tel 843.697.7873 email: gp@limelightsc.com Powerspeak Communications LLC Claire A. Gibbons, President Powerspeak specializes in customized communications training services, including strategic planning, spokesperson and executive presentation skills, organizational development, public relations, and crisis communication strategies.

241 Howle Avenue, Suite G, Charleston 29412 tel 562.208.6500 email: cgibbons@powerspeakcommunications.com banking

Community FirstBank A community bank is one that steps in... when other banks walk out! • Totally Free Checking – both business and personal • Free online banking and bill pay • A full line of consumer, business, and commercial services • Friendly and knowledgeable staff • Locally-owned and operated – all decisions made locally • Talk to a person – not a “press 1-for-this-2-for-that” recording – when you call It will be my pleasure to be your banker! - Richard Pierce, Branch Manager

FDIC/Equal Housing Lender 288 Meeting Street, Downtown tel 843.723.7700 www.commfirstbank.com


BUSY WOMAN tips

Crystal-Barkley Corporation

Home-Business Insurance

Originators of Life\Work Design. For more than 20 years, we have helped thousands of men and women 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 colleges & universities

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: Social Work • Communication • Computer and Information Sciences • Project Management • Urban and Regional Planning • Business • Education • Financial Planning and more.

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.953.GRAD [4723] www.lowcountrygradcenter.org See our ad page 27 computer repair

Geeks in Transit Portable Computer Geeks with People Skills On-site repair, maintenance plans, upgrades, retail computer systems, components and software

tel 843.814.0858 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, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org See our ad page 29 CONTINUED...

Don’t rely on your homeowner’s insurance to cover your business. Most policies limit loss of business property to $2,500 and don’t cover losses away from the home. Make sure you obtain business insurance separate from your homeowner’s policy or, if your insurance company offers it, an endorsement to your existing policies. This type of extension, where available, can be as low as an additional $200 or so annually.

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CONTINUED... 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, 29405 tel 843.740.5444 www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org professional resources

Advice at the Drop of a Hat Archie Burkel – Event Speaker Ever feel like hanging up your hat? Don’t! Inspiration can be pulled out of that hat. With Archie Burkel, Top Hat of The Hat Ladies of Charleston, as speaker at your next event, everyone will leave with something to hang her hat on.

email: hatladies@aol.com www.hatladies.org See our ad page 28 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.

2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net Production Design Associates PDA is one company with many solutions. Whether you need a video profile for your company’s Web site, an A/V upgrade in your corporate conference room or technical equipment for your next board meeting, we specialize in state of the art productions and installations and providing lighting, audio, and sound equipment for any business need. Charitable Events • Conferences & Conventions Grand Openings • Any Event or Occasion Call today to begin planning your next event.

2799 Three Lakes Road, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.554.3466 email: info@pdastage.com www.pdastage.com CONTINUED...


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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CONTINUED... Women at Work Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings, a Web site listing and participation in the member-to-member discount program are just some of the benefits of membership. Visit the Web site for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

PO Box 12957, Charleston, SC 29422 tel Teka Pierce, President: 843.412.6548 tel Virginia Lee, Membership: 843.789.1411 www.womenatworkinc.com staffing

Charles Foster Dottie Karst, Owner and Operator Serving prestigious companies throughout the Lowcountry and nationwide since 1969. Our industry specific recruiters can help with your executive search, contract assignments or on-going employment needs. 100% Woman Owned.

3436 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.572.8100 or 800.919.9808 www.charlesfoster.net

“Be good to yourself while you’re working. I keep a foot massager right in front of the chair I use when I’m grading exams and papers. And I also make sure that I have at least a little bit of dark chocolate when I eat lunch in the office!” - JENIFER KOPFMAN, PhD Professor of Communications, College of Charleston


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children

Lowcountry women recommended

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birthday parties & entertainment

Tanis J. Events, LLC Candy Buffets A candyland delight created just for your theme! Birthdays • Halloween • Valentine’s Day • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Visit our Web site to view “sweet” samples.

tel 843.847.8478 email: organizeyourevent@gmail.com www.tanisjevents.com See our ad page 62 camps BUSY WOMAN tips

Tips for Mom “When it comes to taking my family out to eat, we end up at Quyen/Party Kingdom on James Island at least a couple times a month. The Vietnamese food is amazing – we love the pho – and the kids can scamper into the back room to play video games and skeeball. We usually invite some friends to meet us there so the kids can socialize while the adults enjoy a quiet dinner. It’s also a great place to introduce your children to a different variety of foods.” - STEPHANIE BARNA, Editor-in-Chief, Charleston City Paper

RiverDogs Baseball Camps June 14 – 16 and July 14 - 16 Take lessons from the NY Yankees single A RiverDogs players, coaches and staff! Spend 3 days receiving specialized instruction on Pitching, Hitting, Bunting, Fielding and Base Running. $150 for 3 days 9am-1pm. Ages 6-13 Camper Receives: Group and One on One Instructions • RiverDogs Camp T-shirt • Goodie Bag • Lunches

Contact us for detailed information! tel 843.577.3647 www.riverdogs.com clothing & accessories

Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier Voted Charleston’s Best Children’s Shop five years in a row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to girl’s 16 and boy’s 14 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 • Nina • Jumping Jacks • L’Amour • Angels and more.

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com


4-year old screaming in the backseat?

Hand them a crayon and a little black book. Color away!

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betty buzz: Fruit & Veggie Garden Calendar

Jim Martin, Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Executive Director and a lifelong gardener who has worked for over 20-years in public horticulture, is known as the “garden guru” by other landscape and garden professionals. He’s shared his expertise on some key calendar items to note to help keep every busy woman’s thumb green. April • Plant tomatoes now that the last spring frost date is past. • Plant cantaloupe, cucumber, squash and watermelons. Here in the south, it works best to plant them on mounds for optimum drainage. • Plant basil and other herbs that will enjoy the approaching warm weather. They need 5 - 6 hours of direct sunlight to prosper. • Mix full sun annuals such as zinnias and marigolds for a pop of color in the vegetable garden. • A fresh 2-inch straw mulching under strawberries keeps them clean and ready to pick when ripe and juicy. May • Plant peppers now, because they love the heat. There are many to choose from ranging in size of fruit, and the heat they provide when used in the kitchen. • Put a layer of newspapers between rows and plants and finish it off with a 2-inch layer of straw or leaves. It will help keep weeds out, moisture in and cools the roots during hot summer days. • Start a compost pile with the garden weeds, kitchen waste and left over cool season vegetables that have passed their prime. • Add mushroom compost to all vegetable areas before planting more warm season plants such as sweet corn and okra. June • Keep picking herbs to use for cooking and floral arrangements, thus forcing new growth and keeping the plants in an active growth cycle. • Rabbit eye blueberries and fig are starting to ripen. Protect the fruit from birds with fine netting made specifically for keeping them out. • Walk the garden every evening and look for potential pest and disease problems. Catch them in the early stages and minimize the damage. • Keep the vegetable garden watered during dry periods to ensure tomatoes ripen properly without the splitting problems that occur with uneven watering.

The Charleston Park Conservancy is a public-private partnership with the city to improve, renovate and maintain parks throughout the city. To make a donation or to become a Park Angel, visit charlestonparksconservancy.org.


Lowcountry women recommended

dining & entertaining bakeries

Ashley Bakery Expertly baking and creating beautiful and delicious cakes since 1988. Call us for your holiday baking needs including red velvet cookies and festive coffee cakes in holiday shapes!

tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com See our ad page 50 catering

Cru Catering Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2010 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 57

BUSY WOMAN tips

Chocolate Cake Doctor To make a cake mix taste like homemade, get a Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake, substitute water for milk and use an extra egg.

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 Savory Sushi and Catering Company For events large and small, RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company. Gourmet To-Go & Retail Wine

tel 843.762.3338 email: contactus@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com See our ad page 55

Breakfast Party Consider hosting your next gathering during the breakfast hour rather than at night. Serve casseroles, pastries and fresh fruit. For cocktails, try mimosas and poinsettias and a Bloody Mary Bar. Having a small gathering and need lots of Bloody Mary “fixings”? Find a good salad bar and order “to go”; load up on olives, celery, pickles, pickled okra and pepperoncinis.

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events venues

Willow Cove Just 8 miles from Charleston and nestled in the Francis Marion Forest, Willow Cove is a charming location for weddings, corporate gatherings, children’s birthday parties or family reunions. Featuring a large main lawn, beautiful flowers and foliage, 2 ponds and a century old live oak as a glorious centerpiece. A small cottage is also available as well as a 50’ x 100’ hard surface for use with a tent and a small outdoor fireplace perfect for roasting oysters!

4620 Causey Pond Road, Awendaw, 29429 tel 843.568.4183 www.willowcoveevents.com restaurants

Cru Café 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, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com

Fat Hen Paying homage to the Huguenot culture in Charleston by serving comfort food with a Lowcountry and French flair.

3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island 29455 tel 843.559.9090 www.thefathen.com See our ad page 53 Gaulart and Maliclet French Café Fast and French : Entering our 26th year of friendly service and casual good French food.

98 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.9797 www.fastandfrench.org Savory Sushi and Catering Company Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors always agree: the atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding. Casual atmosphere • Creative menu • Daily specials Gourmet to Go

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm 1956-B Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412 tel 843.762.3338 email: hailey@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com See our ad page 55


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fashion & accessories

Lowcountry women recommended

CONsignment & vintage

Consigning Women Recycle • Reuse • RESALE Dressing smart women since 1989. Carrying all dress sizes and styles from petite to plus, casual to cocktail. Remember, if they are not becoming to you, they should be coming to us!

Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com BUSY WOMAN tips

Fun In a Fabulous Bag The Center for Women Purse Auction is one of our favorite events of the year. Enjoy wine and food, with an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind purses designed and decorated by women in the community. Thursday, April 29; 6 – 8:30 pm City Gallery at Waterfront Park $25 in advance/$30 at door www.c4women.org

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store “Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 sq ft Store for Daily Arrivals. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm and Sundays 12 - 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 43 Image Consultants

Southern Protocol Our style experts can help you revamp your look – even just by shopping in your own closet. Imagine several “new” outfits, all for less than a new designer ensemble! Our packages range from closet organization to personal shopping to social occasion styling and everything in between. Learn how to choose, save, and splurge on the right things. Image Consulting Services • Etiquette Classes • Cotillions • Wedding & Social Planning Take a peek at our fabulous blog, featuring a gallery portfolio, upcoming Pink Carpet Events & chic fashion, entertainment, and behavior tips!

tel 843.763.7780 email: contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com jewelry

It Fitz Jewelry by Nikki Fitzgerald Wood email: nikki@itfitzjewelry.com www.itfitzjewelry.com See our ad page 56


Clean Out • If it doesn’t fit or you haven’t 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. • 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, scarves and other items. • Use baskets or bins to hold purses, socks, or other items that don’t have a “home”. 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 decorate it to your tastes. A nice rug, fun light fixture, pictures on the wall and a coat of paint can transform your closet into your “me” space.

upcoming how-to entertaining classes: spring entertaining: March 24 & April 21 girls night in: May 26 southern entertaining: June 8 summer entertaining: June 16 & July 13 closet & wine package: A stylist – armed with your favorite bottle of wine – will come to tackle your wardrobe! Identify pieces to keep & toss and learn what silhouettes to look for when investing in new staples. *$25 off the package when you mention The Little Black Book!

843.763.7780 contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com

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hair & skin care

Lowcountry women recommended

day spas

The Spa at Charleston Place 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 5 Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique BUSY WOMAN tips

Do-it-Yourself Salon Color Want a fresh, new color, but can’t afford salon prices? Powder Puffs to Brushes’ Jacey Cosentino recommends Frederic Fekkai’s elegant, new home hair-color line available in 20 flattering shades. The $30 kit comes with straightforward instructions, a mixing bowl, a professional-quality brush applicator and pre/post-color treatments to ensure even coverage and lasting color.

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 See our ad back cover hair removal

Sweet 185 Body Sugaring Studio Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal. Offering services from brows to brazillians. Sugar adheres to the hair and dead skin cells only meaning an appointment at Sweet 185 leaves you not only hair free but exfoliated as well!

476 King Street, King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 3 hair salons

Shiny Hair from the Kitchen Mix 1 tsp rosemary oil with 1 cup of green tea or Mix 1 tsp of honey with 4 cups of warm water Pour over your head after shampooing for extra shine.

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

1939 D Maybank Hwy, James Island, 29412 tel 843.406.1119 CONTINUED...


Bring out the wave because curls are big this Spring. Hair goddess Joanna Katz at Katz Hair Studio shares her recipe for getting the look! 1) Mix 2-drops of essential, lavender oil and 16-oz of water in a spray bottle. 2) Spray on your hair while scrunching, then set in some plastic, jaw clips and let dry naturally. 3) Finger comb your locks and scrunch in some hair spray for a light hold. This works best the day after you’ve shampooed. Joanna also recommends taking your high lights down a bit to a more golden tone, giving those curls depth and dimension while enhancing your eyes and skin tone.

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BUSY WOMAN tips

HAIR SALONS CONTINUED... Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique Voted Best Salon by City Paper for 8 years. Since 1991.

Safe Cosmetics Cosmetic and beauty companies are not regulated by the FDA. To make sure you are using safe products from ethical companies, visit www.SafeCosmetics. org. From lead in lipstick to chemicals in your deodorant, this site will help inform you about what you’re putting on your body.

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 skin care

Makeover Magic w/BeautiControl Cosmetics New to the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant area, this company offers a complete range of Skincare, Cosmetics (Including new Mineral Formulas) and Spa Treatments. Makeover Magic is owned by certified skincare, spa and makeup consultant Beverly Murphy, formerly of Aiken, SC. The botanically-based, anti-aging skincare, spa and beauty treatments are formulated with pharmaceutical grade ingredients and compare to those offered in the finest spas in the world, at a fraction of the cost. For private, office or group appointments, call Beverly.

Wand-erful Cleaning

tel 803.599.3169 email: info@makeovermagic.net www.makeovermagic.net

Don’t throw away your mascara wand. Instead, clean it thoroughly and recycle it as a great cleaning tool. It fits perfectly into tight spaces and makes for a terrific computer keyboard cleaner!

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.

The Spa at Charleston Place

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 5

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Lowcountry women recommended

home & garden

architects

Prescon, LLC Ashley K. Jennings, AIA Principal Architect 538 King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.577.7030, fax 843.577.8060 email: prescon@bellsouth.net cleaning services

MaidPure, Inc. An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist Cleaning homes naturally with kid-safe, pet-friendly, non-toxic products that leave your home sparkling clean and smelling fresh as can be. Visit our new Green Cleaning Boutique to pick up the products we use to make everything from the kitchen to the bath and baby to laundry shine. Our gift baskets make great gifts. Shop in-store or online.

NOW OPEN!

The Commons at Shem Creek, 217 Lucas Street, Suite J, Mount Pleasant, 29464 Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com See our ad page 43 Consignment & Vintage

Chic Antiques Hidden Treasure’s Of Charleston Antiques to Shabby Chic - Design, Decor, Consign & More! Come Experience shopping bliss in our 3,000 sq. ft., Mt Pleasant storefront offering: Vintage Florals, Hand Painted Furniture, Faux Finishing, Home Decor & Rugs, Custom Bedding & Pillows, Local Art and Jewelry and Much More. Don’t forget to ask us about rental booths for vendors & Your Consignment Items in our NEW Upscale shop!

Call Patsi Phillips: 843.216.1463 if you have any questions. 675 D Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.216.1463 email: shop@charlestonchicantiques.com www.charlestonchicantiques.com

VENDORS WANTED! Don’t let the economy dictate your future... Make 2010 your BEST YEAR! Are you looking for a place to display your product, service, or creative talent? We are now interviewing for vendor space and consignment items in our upscale shop!

Receive 10% off on any one item in the store. (Expires June 30, 2010)

CharlestonChicAntiques.com

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framing

Artizom Frame Gallery

Hanging a Picture Perfect Wall 1. Make measurements of your wall, noting details like switches, receptacle covers and molding. 2. Transfer your wall’s dimensions to the floor using strips of masking tape. 3. Arrange your framed pieces on the floor, making sure not to overlap any taped areas. Move, swap or adjust your pieces without making multiple nail holes in your wall. 4. Move the art to the wall. Starting at the top of the wall, transfer measurements for each frame’s hanger from the tapelines on the floor. 5. Use a level to ensure you have hung each frame straight.

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 Ctr, 334 East Bay St, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.3726 www.artizom.com furnishing & accessories

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store “Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 square foot Store for Daily Arrivals of Donated and Consigned Home Furnishings & Household Items. Looking to consign your household items? A portion of the proceeds help support the Center for Women.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm and Sundays noon – 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.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


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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.

Decorating Sense Keep these tips in mind the next time you are updating a room: • Set a budget and stick to it! • Make a list of the functions that a room must have and let the form follow. • Use a bulletin board to pin up your paint choices, wallpaper samples, fabric selections and magazine clippings to help inspire you and give direction. • Use a piece of graph paper to make a scale size room and cut paper to represent your furniture so you can play with the arrangement. • Take inventory of the items you have in your home before buying something new. Open your mind – that china cabinet in the dining room could make a great piece in the study! • Save money on drapery by selecting a fabulous, pricier fabric for the front and putting an interlining between that fabric and the lining.

76 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.270.7491 email: info@gingerbrewtoninteriors.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com pest control

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

“My favorite words of wisdom to remember everyday are the Four Toltec Wisdoms to live by according to author Don Miguel Ruiz and outlined in his book “The Four Agreements®”: 1. Use your words impeccably 2. Do not take things personally 3. Do not make assumptions 4. Always do your best” - ELLEN DRESSLER MORYL, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Charleston


Jim Martin, Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Executive Director and a lifelong gardener who has worked for over 20-years in public horticulture, is known as the “garden guru” by other landscape and garden professionals. He’s shared his expertise on some key calendar items to note to help keep every busy woman’s thumb green. April • If it’s flowered, prune it. Forsythia, quince, flowering almond and azaleas can be cut back, but don’t delay. Azaleas start to form flowers in late June for next year’s floral display and need time to grow some before then. • Easter lilies and Christmas amaryllis make fine additions to the garden when the flowers fade. They will flower in the ground at least 3 - 4 weeks later, and will be a welcome arrival even if they miss the holidays! • Fertilize roses with a slow release fertilizer or choose an organic formulation that will provide nutrients throughout the growing season. • Move your shade-loving tropicals such as bromeliads and orchids outdoors; they’ll enjoy the warm, humid spring days. May • With the weather warming up, apply 3 inches of mulch around shrubs, trees and mixed color plantings to help keep weeds from germinating, cool the soil and help conserve moisture. • Rake and discard all old flower blooms of camellias and any old leaves that dropped as new ones grow on the plant. These carry diseases that can re-infect the plants down the road. • Add 2 - 4 inches of mushroom compost to sun-loving tropicals such as elephant ears, cannas and pineapple lilies. • Cut out the yellowing foliage of spring flowering bulbs. They no longer are making energy for next year’s floral display. June • Look closely for potential pest problems. Handpick pests - a natural, healthy way to take care of pest problems. • Fertilize citrus with a slow release or ask your favorite nursery what special fertilizer they have specifically for fruit trees. • Experiment with drought tolerant succulents. This is the month where there will be lots of treasures to pick and choose from in the big box stores. Have fun and try some new container combinations. • The big rose bloom is finished and it’s time to deadhead China, Tea and Noisette roses. Add 2 - 4 inches of compost as they begin to grow new foliage before the next bloom cycle. • It isn’t too late to plant containerized plants in the garden. The secret is keeping them watered so they can get established during our hot summer days ahead.

The Charleston Park Conservancy is a public-private partnership with the city to improve, renovate and maintain parks throughout the city. To make a donation or to become a Park Angel, visit charlestonparksconservancy.org.

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pet care

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Lowcountry women recommended

Accessories & Supplies

Good Dog Bakery All natural homemade treats! Deliveries Available.

1750 Savannah Highway (inside Rococo Bakery), Charleston, 29407 tel 843.762.9092 www.thegooddogbakery.com pet services

Dogstar Dogrunning & Pet Care BUSY WOMAN tips

Park Your Dog James Island County Park 871 Riverland Drive, James Island Wannamaker County Park 8888 University Boulevard, North Charleston Palmetto Islands County Park 444 Needlerush Parkway. Mount Pleasant

Daily runs not only improve a dog’s physical health and wellbeing, but also help curb behavioral issues and relieve stress and anxiety. Call today for a free consultation! Services: Dog Running • Dog Walking • Cat Sitting Overnight In-Home Care • Pet Taxi & More

tel 843.518.2312 email: info@dogstarcharleston.com www.dogstarcharleston.com Veterinarians

Greater Charleston Emergency Veterinary Clinic 3163 West Montague Avenue, Charleston, 29418 tel 843.744.3372 Patrick Veterinary Clinic 667 Meeting Street, Charleston, 29403 tel 843.722.4470

Park Features: ✓ Drinking water for dogs and handlers ✓ Bag stations and collection cans ✓ Water hoses for cleaning and cooling off ✓ Entry and exit gates ✓ Lake access for dogs (JICP only) www.ccprc.com

“Be sure you have time for your pet! Pampering is often for people, and takes a different form for pets. Other than a high-quality diet, basic training for safety and companionship and regular grooming, affection & engaging in play/exercise is the best pampering for any pet. You don’t need to spend a lot of money, either – paper bags can quickly become prized possessions before they hit the recycling bin! Pets don’t care about materialistic possessions as we might, but they do care about receiving your attention.” -JEANINE STRATTON, Behavioral Analyst


travel & transportation accommodations

Folly Beach Holiday Inn Charleston’s only full-service oceanfront hotel. Only nine miles from downtown Charleston, our newly renovated hotel sits on the beach and offers all the amenities and Southern hospitality you desire. Turn to us for a wonderful vacation destination, wedding, get-together with friends and family, business meeting or corporate retreat.

tel 843.588.6464 www.follybeachhotel.net automotive parts & services

Williams Tire & Automotive Servicing the Lowcountry since 1975 We offer automotive maintenance and repair, alignment, aftermarket accessories, wheel sales and other valuable services to get you back on the road. Have an auto question and need a trustworthy answer? Ask Kimberly – our resident, busy-woman car expert who will tell it to you straight! Oil changes • Alignments • Tire Mounting and Balancing • Brakes • Suspension • Shocks • Electrical Busy women stay “on the go” while we work on your car; we have a conference room with free wi-fi!

Minutes away from I-26 and I-526 3995 Dorchester Road, Charleston 29405 tel 843.554.0700; 800.968.9827 fax 843.554.1334 email: info@williamstire.com www.williamstire.com 10% off parts and labor on mechanical repairs with this ad (Expires: July 15, 2010)

See our ad page 48 Limousine & Car Service

Shuttle Hogs A 12-passenger van providing reliable transportation service throughout the Charleston area for all of your special event needs. Available for private service including airport pickups, wedding parties, sporting events and concerts. Please call for special event pricing. Rest your hooves in the Shuttle Hog and let us get you to your event safely!

tel 843.424.1323 email: shuttlehogs@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/shuttlehogs

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betty buzz: Favorite Travel Tips Buy airline tickets on Wednesday nights as close to midnight as possible when the airlines are releasing their held tickets and trying to fill flights. Never purchase on a weekend! Use an organizational application like Evernote to store your tickets, reservations, directions to and from the hotel, rental car receipts and other needed items you’ve booked online so that you can access them on the fly from your PDA. Make dinner reservations through your hotel concierge whenever possible. Restaurants often give the best tables and the best service to these guests to maintain a good rapport with the hotel. When on the road with the family, give your child a map. Circle your starting point and where you will end up. Let your child play “navigator� and tell you what city or town you will pass next. Find fun facts or makeup stories about each place you pass. Travel frequently? Keep a bag packed with travel size toiletries. Hair products (ask for them at your salon); Hand wipes; Toothbrush, tooth paste and dental floss; Hair ties and a brush; etc.


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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accommodations

Charleston Place 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.4900 www.charlestonplace.com

A Toast for the Bride & Groom Not a fan of the bubbly? It’s your day, so pick a toasting beverage that reflects who you are. From Sangria to a specialty cocktail to a local beer, toast your new husband and all of your friends with your drink of choice!

Folly Beach Holiday Inn Charleston’s only full-service oceanfront hotel.

tel 843.588.6464 www.follybeachhotel.net Bakeries

Ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal tel 843.795.6114 www.weddingcakesbyjimsmeal.com bartending services

ICEBOX Bar Services Outstanding, high quality event bar services offering fresh, innovative and exciting beverage ideas. Professional & Friendly • Fully Insured Standard & Tailored Bar Packages Our dedicated team will ensure every element of the service we offer exceeds your expectations.

tel 843.437.6720 email: info@iceboxbar.com www.iceboxbar.com beauty

Powder Puffs to Brushes We provide classic beauty and airbrush makeup services, full hairstyling, Donna Bella Hair Extensions, Eyelash Extensions and Custom Airbrush Tanning. Experience only the finest in direct to you beauty services for your wedding, pageant or special event.

tel 843.737.3790 email: Jacey@powderpuffstobrushes.com www.powderpuffstobrushes.com CONTINUED...


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Green Your Ring • Recycled gold or platinum are widely available • Buy conflict-free diamonds and fair trade gemstones only • Antique or handed-down heirloom rings are meaningful and the ultimate in recycling • Rings made with wood and even coconut are a sustainable alternative to metals

BEAUTY CONTINUED... The Spa at Charleston Place 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 5 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, Downtown, 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!

New Location: 476 King Street, King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 3 bridal events

A Wonderful Wedding A Wonderful Wedding magazine and The Charleston Bridal Show pride themselves on quality wedding vendor services. They screen and promote only the most professional vendors in the wedding industry. Choose wisely for a day you’ll never forget! July 11, 2010, from Noon to 5 pm at the Gaillard Auditorium. Wedding professionals interested in participating can call or visit A Wonderful Wedding’s website for more information.

tel 843.795.7544, fax 843.795.5221 www.awonderfulwedding.com


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bridal registry

Settings Your Table • Your Party • Your Life

1956 Maybank Highway, The Terrace Plaza, James Island, 29412 tel 843.795.5995 www.settingsllc.com

Dining Bridal Registry Checklist ❍ 12-piece set of formal china ❍ 12-piece set of everyday dinnerware ❍ Set of serving dishes and bowls to match the above ❍ 2 serving platters ❍ 1 gravy boat ❍ 12 water glasses ❍ 8 white wine glasses, 8 red wine glasses ❍ 8 high ball glasses ❍ 8 old-fashioned glasses ❍ 12 Champagne glasses ❍ 8 mugs ❍ 12-piece set of silver ❍ 12-piece set of everyday flatware ❍ 1 tea service (tray, pot, sugar and creamer) ❍ Serving utensils (large forks, spoons, cheese knives) ❍ 12 placemats ❍ 12 napkins and rings ❍ 2 table cloths

bridal showers & parties

Cru Cafe Pinckney Room & Piazza 50 people (standing, hors d’oeuvres) 21 people (sit down)

18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 35 Sweet 185 Body Sugaring Studio & Organic Boutique customized bridal & bachelorette events

476 King Street, King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 3 catering

Cru Catering Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2008 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 1784 Harmon Street, Downtown, 29405 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 57


3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island 29455 tel 843.559.5561 www.fathencatering.com See our ad page 53 Granville’s Catering Full-service catering for all your special event needs.

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com See our ad page 35 Savory Sushi and Catering We know that every event is unique and we work with you to create a menu for your special day that fits your individual needs. View our sample menus online for some of our specialties including Canapes, Carving Stations, Phyllo Pastry Cup Bites and of course, Sushi.

1956-B Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412 tel 843.762.3338 email: hailey@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com children’s wear

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

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

Allison Zimmerman, RYT Yoga for busy brides! Relaxing, energizing, calming and strengthening yoga sessions for brides and their wedding parties. Schedule a session the day of your wedding or months prior to help you clear your mind and relieve stress.

tel 843.367.0437 www.allisonzimmermanyoga.com

BUSY WOMAN tips

Kitchen Registry Checklist ❍ 1 set of pots and pans (1 stock pot, 2 sauté pans, 1 sauce pan) ❍ 1 set of knives (one of each: paring knife, chef ’s knife, bread knife and serrated knife) ❍ 8 steak knives ❍ 1 standing mixer ❍ 1 blender ❍ 1 coffeemaker ❍ 2 cutting boards ❍ 1 set each of measuring cups and spoons ❍ 1 set of mixing bowls ❍ 1 set of cooking utensils (spatula, whisk, slotted and wooden spoons) ❍ Salt and pepper shakers ❍ 2 covered casserole dishes ❍ 3 baking sheets ❍ A cake pan, a pie pan and a bundt pan ❍ Oven mitts ❍ 2 sets of kitchen towels

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Fat Hen Responding to overwhelming requests from guests at his restaurants, Fred Neuville, executive chef of Fat Hen and Wild Olive and the creative force behind some of Charleston’s favorite dining establishments, has teamed with his wife Joan Neuville to launch Fat Hen Catering. He brings over 30 years experience, and always says, “In Catering, the only limitation is your imagination.” With our custom menu creations, we will make your event truly memorable.


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Wedding Flowers Checklist

The day you get married is not an ordinary day. Why celebrate with ordinary flowers? No pre-set package deals forcing you to fit a standard. You tell us what you want, and together we plan for your wedding flowers. Call us to set up an appointment with one of our designers and visit our online gallery to start exploring ideas. Visit us in our new location.

Lotus Flower

❍ Floral arrangements for the ceremony ❍ Floral arrangements for the reception ❍ Bride’s bouquets ❍ Bridesmaids’ bouquets ❍ Corsages & boutonnieres ❍ Flower girl’s buds

32 Laurens Street, Charleston, 29401 tel 843.534.2837 email: info@lotusflowercharleston.com www.lotusflowercharleston.com invitations & stationery

CluuCards Custom Magnetic Cards Shower Invitations • Save the Dates Custom Design Services Available

tel 703.655.8883 www.cluucards.com See our ad page 59

In Season Savings Talk with your wedding planner or florist about what will be in bloom during the time of your wedding. You’ll save big on the cost, and can even keep it local by purchasing from a local grower!

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 lighting & sound

Production Design Associates PDA is a national leader in providing lighting, audio, video, staging, sets and trained technicians for events. Our designers assist each bride and planner early in the planning process, incorporating theme and color choices and making every event unique and unforgettable. PDA is experienced in all venues in Charleston. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. PDA has appeared in major publications, including Weddings Unveiled, Grace Ormond’s Wedding Style and Romantic Destinations.

2799 Three Lakes Road, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.554.3466 email: info@pdastage.com www.pdastage.com See our ad page 59


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photographers

Taylor Stewart Photography Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style wedding photography and innovative portraiture.

Before the Ceremony Photographer’s Shoot Sheet ❍ Bride having her hair styled and make up applied ❍ Bridesmaids helping the bride get dressed ❍ Bride’s mom helping with a detail like adjusting the veil or zipping the dress ❍ Close ups of the Bride’s bouquet ❍ Still shots of the Bride’s gown, shoes, something borrowed… ❍ Bride with attendants ❍ Bride with the flower girl ❍ Bride with her parents and siblings ❍ Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen ❍ Groom with his parents and siblings ❍ Groom with the best man ❍ Groom with the ring bearer ❍ Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties

3226 E-5 Maybank Highway, Suite E-5, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.557.1468 www.taylorstewartphotography.com wedding apparel

Bella Bridesmaid A collection for the modern bridesmaid.

341 King Street Suite C, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.425.8079 www.bellabridesmaid.com Berlins For Women Bridesmaids and Party Dresses Specializing in mother of the bride and groom

116 King St, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.5591 www.berlinswomenclothing.com Maddison Row Bridal Chic

171 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.720.7979 email: info@maddisonrow.com www.maddisonrow.com Mary Porter House of Couture Embrace the finest expertise in Couture.

72 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.720.1120 www.maryportercouture.com wedding event venues

Charleston Harbor Tours Carolina Belle Make your wedding a truly special occasion aboard the Carolina Belle – 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 the Carolina Belle.

10 Wharfside Street, Charleston 29401 tel 843.722.1112 or 843.568.TOUR email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com See our ad page 61 CONTINUED...


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WEDDING EVENT VENUES CONTINUED... Drayton Hall A timeless setting on the Ashley River for unforgettable weddings.

Wedding To Dos to Delegate There’s so much to be done, but you don’t have to do it all! Delegate some of these responsibilities: ❍ Table and chair set up for the reception. Make a diagram or meet with who will help you at the site before the big day. ❍ Mark the rows or seats that are reserved for family at the ceremony site. Give them a diagram of the arrangement and materials. ❍ Make sure the flowers are delivered from the vendor and set up/distributed appropriately. ❍ Check with the band or DJ. ❍ Hand out programs. ❍ Greet guests as they arrive and make sure they know where to sit or stand. ❍ Lace bridesmaids’ bouquets at head table for reception. ❍ Keep the bride’s lipstick, powder, etc. handy for touch ups at the reception. ❍ Give bride her shoes to change into at reception. ❍ Check to make sure the getaway car is stocked with everything the new couple will need for the honeymoon.

3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, 29414 tel 843.769.2600 www.draytonhall.org Folly Beach Holiday Inn Oceanfront Thinking of a casual ceremony on the beach or an elegant, black-tie gathering? With the beach right outside our doors and over 4,000 square feet of flexible event space we have the ideal location. Our professional staff will guide you effortlessly through the process of planning your special day. Located nine short miles from historic downtown Charleston, Folly Beach offers spectacular sunrises and seaside ambiance. To learn more about planning a wedding at the beach, send us an email, give us a call or schedule a tour to see the hotel in person.

1 Center Street, Folly Beach 29439 tel 843.588.6464 email: Kelly Killeen, Catering Manager kkilleen@follybeachhotel.net www.follybeachhotel.net See our ad page 51 Lowcountry Park Venues

Your wedding...Lowcountry style. Invite your guests to fall in love with your vision. Introduce them to the wonder and beauty of salt marshes, deep rivers and stately oaks. No matter your style we have the setting to begin your lifetime of memories. Cooper River Room: Mt Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park It’s all about the view. Founders Hall: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site 21st Century Lowcountry. Legare Waring House: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site History. Beauty. Charm.

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

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


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WEDDING EVENT VENUES CONTINUED... Lowndes Grove Nestled on 14 stunning acres on the Ashley River, Lowndes Grove is an unrivaled Lowcountry setting for truly unique weddings.

Emergency Wedding Day Kit

266 St. Margaret Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.853.1810 email: info@patpropevents.com www.lowndesgrove.com

No need to say, “If only I had my _____” on your big day! Gather the following things together to make your own wedding day “emergency kit”.

Nestled in the Francis Marion Forest, featuring a large main lawn, beautiful flowers and foliage, 2 ponds and a century old live oak as a glorious centerpiece.

❍ 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 ❍ Spare pantyhose/stockings ❍ Cell phone & a list of vendors numbers ❍ Water & spirits for a pre-wedding toast with the gals (don’t overdo it)

Willow Cove

4620 Causey Pond Road, Awendaw, 29429 tel 843.568.4183 www.willowcoveevents.com See our ad page 26 wedding planners

Distinctive Events wedding coordination, design and consulting

115 Calhoun Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com See our ad page 64 Tanis J. Events, LLC Where modern ideas meet old-fashioned service. Planning and coordinating for weddings, vow renewals, bat/bar mitzvahs, reunions, anniversaries and any other social occasion. Call about our $99 Getting Started Package. Full Service Planning & Day-of Coordination • Candy Buffets Perfect Proposals • Surprise the Bride Vow and Speech Writing

tel 843.847.8478 email: organizeyourevent@gmail.com www.tanisjevents.com

“Most dress shops require brides to order their dress six months in advance so make sure you time any weight loss goals with your dress shopping. Having your dress altered several times can be time consuming and expensive.” – TANIS JACKSON, Tanis J. Events


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All Occasions The Party & Event Division of AAA Rentals 3555 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.554.6334, fax 843.744.3701 email: partyinsc@aol.com www.alloccasionsparty.com

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Distinctive Events Creating your distinctive vision through infinitely creative design. Our designers find the best possible resources, pulling from our extensive inventory of state-of-the-art design materials, as well as utilizing local vendors that we trust. Floral and foliage designers, lighting, draping and event specialists work together with our planning and logistics team to perfectly plan and produce your dream wedding design. We listen, hear your ideas, share in your dreams, and help you create the day you will remember for a lifetime!

115 Calhoun Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com Event DRS Dining Rental Solutions Offering premium rental items for your special event. The quality of our rental items sets us apart, and we are committed to providing the best customer service possible, ensuring that you are able to enjoy your day. German Crystal • Stainless Steel Flatware • Fine China Farm Tables • Lanterns • More Unique Products

tel 843.209.2267 email: info@eventdrscharleston.com www.eventdrscharleston.com Snyder Event Rentals & Staffing 3875 Meeting Street, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.766.3366 or 800.932.5381 www.snydereventrentals.com wedding transportation

Shuttle Hogs A 12-passenger van providing reliable transportation service throughout the Charleston area for all of your special event needs. Please call for special event pricing.

tel 843.424.1323 email: shuttlehogs@gmail.com www.facebook.com/shuttlehogs See our ad page 47

A good rental company will work hand in hand with you to make sure you have all that you need. Planning on your own or using several different sources can lead to miscommunication, so make sure you are asking the right questions. ✓ How and when do I pay? ✓ How early should I make my reservation? ✓ Is there a fee for changes to my order? ✓ Can I pick up and return my order? ✓ When do you deliver/pick up? ✓ Is there a charge for delivery? ✓ Do I need to be there at time of delivery? ✓ Are there any special requirements for delivery? (size of entrance; ramps; etc.) ✓ Will you set up and take down all rentals? ✓ Do I have to wash any of the items? ✓ What is your policy regarding loss or damage? ✓ Looking over my order, is there anything that I need to complete my set up? (floor with the tent; fabric for furniture; candles for votives; etc.) ✓ Do you need a power source for any of the items on my list, and who provides extension cords, power strips, etc.? ✓ How do you anchor your tents? (important to know for venue) ✓ What are your general rental terms and conditions?

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