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Row, row, row your love boat and throw out the lifelines. Forgive someone you want to hold a grudge against;

It’s Water Under the Bridge. Thank someone for being your safe

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harbor. Be a rock for someone who’s on shaky ground. We’re all first-graders at heart so make valentines for your friends. But be an angel, and don’t forward that Guardian Angel chain letter. Visit the lovelorn at an animal shelter.

Tip generously at the car wash. Don’t pick all the cashews out of the mixed nuts. Try to bite your tongue before you back-bite. Don’t interrupt when your friend is talking unless her hair is on fire. For the love of god, respect the 12-item-or-less Express Lane! It’s a shopping act of mercy. Your hugs can lower someone’s blood pressure; repeat as needed. It’s February, after all…Love Ahoy! Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Neil Webb

“I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.” Dr. Seuss


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#MakeARacket Third row for Williams v. Williams match. Cheers as Serena wins – and again as we head downtown for cocktails. Lost our voices in the stadium. Left our hearts in the Holy City. Thanks, Charleston. Mission to #MakeARacket accomplished.

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP | MARCH 29 - APRIL 6, 2014

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Empower your mind and your heart by taking part in our annual February Heart Health series. All events will be held at Trident Medical Center in Café A and B. h e a r t h e a lt h e v e n t S It StartS WIth her heart Thursday February 6 6:00 -7:00 pm • Topics: How to Make Time for Your Health and What’s Different in Women? • Wear Your Best Red and Win a “Show Your Heart” Prize *Free Dinner Provided

Learn a DeathDefyIng act, cPr cLaSS Saturday February 15 9:00 am – noon

heart heaLth ScreenIngS Thursday February 20 8:00 am - Noon

• American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult and Pediatric Course

• Lipid profiles, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, and a computerized heart risk profile

• Free for H2U members, $20 for all others

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• Topics: How does heart failure develop? Managing your diet.

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Thursday February 27 6:00 - 7:00 pm

*Free Lunch Provided

• All participants receive an AHA completion card and CPR book

To register for any of these Heart Center events, please call:

SpeakerS Include Marcey Jorgensen, Chief Nursing Officer | Beth Cook, MD Darren Sidney, MD | Chris Kennedy, MD | Ashley Underwood, NP

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Lead the change Be part of the dynamic women who are leading change to transform lives, impact communities, and better the world. Interact with amazing speakers and share thought-provoking conversation, innovative ideas, and leadership solutions. Connect with participants of all ages, backgrounds, and industries at this powerful event that will inspire and challenge you to LEAD THE CHANGE!

OUR 2014 SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Paula Harper Bethea Executive Director of the South Carolina Education Lottery Michelle Caruso-Cabrera CNBC’s chief international correspondent Nathalie Dupree World-renowned chef & host of over 300 national/international cooking shows Lori Free Motivational speaker & life coach Chris Linnares International Author, renowned Brazilian Psychotherapist, & successful Emotional & Weight Loss Master Coach Barbara McAllister Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Intel Foundation Wendi Nix ESPN Reporter Kathrine Switzer Iconic athlete, sports & social advocate, author, & Emmy-award winning television commentator

2014 Women’s Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women Presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University February 26-27, 2014 Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC Go to VisitMyrtleBeach.com/WIPL to learn more or call 843.349.5033. Special conference accommodation and weekend stay rates available!

Come for the learning. Stay for the inspiration. Depart Myrtle Beach renewed and transformed.

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Dating solutions for Charleston’s Christian

Singles

I am asked all the time, “How do I find other quality, compatible, Christian singles who want a meaningful relationship?”

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sympathize with Christian singles in the Charleston area, as there are very few methods to meet someone that is compatible, wants the same things from life that you do, and shares similar values,” says Heather Olson, Director of Romance for ChristianSinglesDate.org, Charleston’s oldest, and most respected traditional matchmaking firm. “So many people resort to the internet these days, which brings about so many obstacles, from safety to whether or not the person is even single! Studies have shown that close to 38% of internet profiles are from married people, or people already in a serious relationship.” ChristianSinglesDate.org avoids these hassles by personally meeting with each potential member beforehand, not only to get to know their personality and desires, but to keep it safe for our current members by performing background checks. “Our service is not for

everyone,” says Mrs. Olson. “If you’re in the market just to ‘date’ and hang out with as many people as you can, with no real goals in mind, our service is not for you.” Don’t think everyone who comes to see us is ready for the altar either, however they definitely want a good, wholesome, loving, monogamous relationship. Too many people just don’t know where they are, or what they want out of life. As unfortunate as this may be, ChristianSinglesDate.org cannot subject our members to an individual with little focus or direction in regards to their love life, and this one of the top aspects of what we do, and what our members appreciate. Our service is selective and we work with you one-on-one to assist you in getting a clearer vision of what you are looking for, and preparation to move forward in meeting other compatible singles.

If you’re exhausted with the internet, or simply looking for a safer, more time-efficient way to find someone special, then take a moment to consider ChristianSinglesDate.org, and call one of our Relationship Specialists today.

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Keep your family doctor in the MUSC family. Primary care means more than an occasional checkup. It means working with a doctor to not just get better, but to stay better. At MUSC, we have a network of exceptional primary care physicians, including internal medicine and family medicine, who know you on a personal level and coordinate your needs with the area’s largest and best network of specialists. And with MUSC MyChart, our online patient-centered health care management tool, you can securely access records, test results, appointments, prescriptions and more, whenever and wherever you want. Together, we’re not just practicing medicine, we’re perfecting it. Call appointmentwith or visit Call 843-792-7000 843-876-8282to to make make an an appointment Dr. MUSChealth.com/primarycare Perron or visit MUSChealth.com/primarycare

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Regional Vice President Michelle Schneider michelle.schneider@morris.com Founder Nikki Hardin

Features

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ISSUE

Associate Publisher Jenny Dennis jenny.dennis@skirt.com Senior Editor Margaret Pilarski margaret.pilarski@skirt.com

With This Ring Kim Salyer Griffin.............................30 Love Is Patient, Love Needs an Ear Scratch Amy Vansant.......................................48

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FROM THE EDITOR After a month of biting your nails over resolutions, February is a palate-cleanser of whole-hearted love. It is a reprieve, a pardon between the polar vortex and the lion and lamb of spring. Look for love for yourself in the 28-day deep breath: four square weeks to seek out passion, lust, desire, trust. Two couples in Charleston had stories that emulated realAbout the Cover Artist life fairytales and cracked even the jaded Neil Webb lives and works in winter hearts in our office: Lauren and Brighton, UK. Since completing a Brandon, who experienced a once-indegree and post-graduate studies at a-lifetime lightning strike that the rest Middlesex University and Central St. Martins, he has illustrated for a wide of us only see in movies; and then range of clients, including; The BBC, there’s Michael and Joseph, the nevThe Economist,The Financial Times,The er- sweethearts, always-friends couSunday Times,The Guardian,The Radio Times,The Telegaph, The Royal Bank of ple that everyone knew was bound Scotland,Verizon,Virgin Atlantic, Sony, to end up together in the end. Our The Washington Post, and more. perennial guy in a skirt this month is Sebastian, an international photographer who yearns to elevate Charleston to its rightful place on the creative industries’ maps. And on our Meet page is Gillian, the new director of Charleston’s abundant affair, the Wine + Food Festival—who doesn’t love a good bite and a great gal? I do, you do, we do. We ❤ them all.

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With This

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can remember years ago, being in a mall department store, shopping alone, standing at the jewelry counter, sifting through earrings on clearance and seeing a fake diamond engagement ring. A sparkly ring, in my size, for $14.99. I slipped it on my finger, the price tag dangling, and held my hand out to admire it. Just for a second, I wanted what my friends had, what so many of my coworkers had. I stared at the ring, on the appropriate finger, and caught myself tearing up for all that I was afraid wouldn’t be. I slid it off, back into the clearance bin, glancing around to see if anyone had seen my wistful moment. Now I had a ring of my own. Not fake, not outrageously expensive, but gorgeous, and more than I ever hoped for. It was perfect because it was mine. In the two years we had been married, and the four months I had the ring before we got married, I can honestly say that there was not one day I didn’t look down and give thanks. I had waited so long. It wasn’t my plan to be unmarried until 40, but I was. Now I couldn’t stop staring at it. The ring looked more beautiful than ever. I was standing in line, not just tearing up, but sobbing, openly, in public. The man behind the counter let me know it was my turn. I stepped forward and tried to compose myself as I asked how much of a loan I could get for my ring. The pawn shop employee seemed oblivious to my tears or emotion, not in a cold way, he had just obviously seen this all before. I had actually imagined a scenario in the car on the way to the pawn shop, where, seeing how distraught I was, and how obviously dear to me the ring was, the kindly employee would shake his head and tell me to keep the ring, he would loan me the money without collateral. I knew it wouldn’t happen and now it was much more real than I imagined. I slid the ring off and remembered my husband putting it on. First, the engagement ring in the jewelry store where we picked it out, then the wedding band that day in November in front of everyone who meant everything to us. The employee looked through a small scope, talking out loud about the flaws in the ring, why he would have to give me less money. He kept talking, and with each word, I wanted to yank the ring out of his hand and tell him it was flawless, beautiful. But we were in a desperate place. Credit cards maxed, my husband out of work, bills that had to be paid. Loans from friends and family still unpaid. It was a dire, extreme decision to be here. I had never set foot in a pawn shop before and I felt oddly dirty standing there now. He put my ring on a scale and explained the process of deciding the loan amount. It ended up being half of what I had asked for, but would pay the most urgent bills we had. He started the paperwork and I panicked. I asked if I could think for a moment. I felt lightheaded, dizzy, sick. I grabbed the ring and backed up, trying to explain myself as I ran out of the store and to my car, with my ring still in my hand instead of on my finger. I sat in my car crying for a few minutes, cursing life and how hard things were right now.

I slid the ring on one last time. It was perfect. It was mine. But I knew there was no choice. I walked back in the shop and slid my ring off again and handed it to him quickly before I could think. My ring was placed in a tiny plastic bag; I signed a piece of paper. I nodded as he told me the conditions of the loan, and how long I had to pay it back before the ring became their property. Their property. I knew the likelihood of us coming up with the money in time was slim. I had known from the moment that I made the decision to come here that I would probably never see my ring again. It’s just a thing, I kept saying to myself. It isn’t what matters. What matters is me and my husband—us—our love. It’s just a material possession. I said this out loud in the car as I drove away, steering through tears to go back home. Home, where my life is. My husband, our dog, our other things. Things that weren’t valuable enough to trade for money to save us right now. I come in the door to my husband’s embrace and my dog’s wiggly happy dance. These are the things that matter. I know that. But my left hand feels light and empty and I constantly feel for the ring, forgetting in moments at work or the middle of the night that my ring is gone, sitting in a vault, waiting for me—and I can’t go retrieve it. In the irony of my life, I pass by the pawn shop on my way to the train station each day as I head to work. I try to avert my eyes. My ring is right there. Right there. It seems so unfair. I remember seeing the other rings in the glass case at the pawn shop. Other rings that no one made it back to retrieve, or perhaps discarded after a failed marriage. I imagine someone months from now, peering through the glass and seeing my ring there and having no idea the pain that was behind letting it go. It’s just a thing, I tell myself. I ask myself if the single me, so unhappy, so lonely, would have cared about a ring. It wasn’t the ring I wanted, it was what it symbolized. It was the commitment, the love, the marriage, the vows, the day-to-day, ’til death do us part. She wouldn’t have. She got what she really wanted. That was what mattered. Each day now, my husband kisses my ring finger, and he tears up. We both do. Marriage is hard. Life is hard. Nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be. It’s all random—hills and valleys, highs and lows. It’s choices. Sacrifices. Pain in the midst of knowing you are doing the right thing. It is about things… learning their value, their meaning, and the loss of them. Somehow, this weird equation equals your life. Mine has added up to what I wanted it to be. There’s still more left to the equation, and knowing that helps me drive to the train station each day, with a little less pain in my heart. Tomorrow my husband will kiss my ring finger again, as he does each day, and that will remind me that the things I always dreamed about and wanted aren’t things. They are warm and alive and underneath this roof and next to me. They are perfect because they are mine.

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CHARLESTON

red

PIMENTO CHEESE

Secret Ingredient: 2 drops of sriracha!

This mix is blended with all natural Worcestershire, sea salt, habanero mash and celery seed.

Local with a twist—Charleston Mix’s Bold + Spicy Bloody Mary is great asis, but we’ve got a secret addition: two drops of sriracha for every glass. Mix up this sexy, spicy drink and serve up a lighter version of pimento cheese for a bit of balance. Our special spread featured Keens, which has a sharp tang, and a healthy shot of pickle juice, which makes a sweet pickle topper the perfect pairing. Lahvosh can be purchased as a pizza-sized cracker, meaning shattering the crisp into bite-sized pieces is half the fun.

1 part vodka 2 parts Charleston Mix’s Bold + Spicy Bloody Mary Two drops of sriracha per serving Lime slices for garnish

Make sure your drink is shaken, not stirred.

Measure out your vodka of choice, add the Charleston Mix and the sriracha, and shake like crazy in a cocktail shaker of ice. Pour the spiced-up bloody over fresh ice in a cocktail glass and top with a slice of lime.

From the skirt! Office Test Kitchen

1 c grated Keens white cheddar 1/2 c grated mozzarella cheese 2/3 c plain Greek yogurt 4 oz roasted red peppers 1 tbsp horseradish 1 oz pickle juice

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and thoroughly mix. Serve with Lahvosh cracker bread and top with Gordy’s sweet chip pickles.

Gordy's recipe is infused with organic cucumbers, fresh ginger and garlic and sweet brine.Their motto is “We think you’ll taste the effort.”

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the Lowcountry... “I love sharing what makes this city so great and telling your stories. My mission each morning on Good Morning Charleston is to get you the important information you need to make your day a little easier.” — Jon Bruce

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“I love being able to help people start their day in a positive way with the weather forecast.” — Tom Crawford

...in the morning

“Not many people get to combine their passion and their career, I’m even luckier because I get to do that in the Lowcountry.” — Scott Eisberg

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“I love reporting news in the Lowcountry because it’s my hometown!” — Tessa Spencer

“I love connecting with people who I may never have the chance to meet.” — Dean Stephens

“Whether it’s hosting a community event or telling a story that changes someone’s life for the better it’s a privilege. Even better, I have this amazing job in the most beautiful place I know!” — Victoria Hansen

“I love to forecast the weather in the Lowcountry, then get out and enjoy it with everyone else at the beaches, parks, festivals, or just walking the dog with my wife!” — Dave Williams

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Keisha Hawes | Warrior in Red | Advocate for Health Access | National Spokeswoman

Because she’s enthusiastic about education. Because she doesn’t want her story to be yours. Because she rocks that red for a good cause.

When Keisha Hawes suffered a heart attack at age 31, she was unaware that she had even been at risk. “That was my warning sign that I needed to make big changes,” Keisha, a mom to three, says. “Now I have the opportunity to do things differently.” Insistent on raising awareness in the community and educating those close to her about their risk factors, Keisha urges friends and family to commit to making healthy changes for life— and her platform as a National Go Red for Women spokeswoman will allow her to reach women across the country who may need a nudge. “We’re all busy, but women must take the time to meet with their doctors and take charge of their own health,” Keisha says. “One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned through this experience is that I can’t be in control of everything in my life all the time. My heart attack taught me how to ask for help.”

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“We’re all busy, but women must take the time to meet with their doctors and take charge of their own health.”

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Linda Hilliard Lost 130 pounds after bariatric surgery at MUSC

Make 2014 the year that changes everything. Let MUSC’s weight loss surgery program help you get started. MUSC invites you to meet our bariatric surgeons and multi-disciplinary support team, learn about our procedures, ask questions and find out why patients are choosing MUSC for weight loss surgery. MUSC opened the state’s first bariatric program more than 25 years ago, and our program is uniquely qualified to care for patients needing gastric band removal or conversion. We also have expertise working with adolescents and offer many resources and support specific to teenage patients. Medicare & Medicaid, and most insurances are accepted; self-pay options and financial counseling are available. We are an accredited center of the MBSAQIP. Visit us at MUSChealth.com/bariatric, or register to attend our next open house, which is scheduled for:

Tuesday, April 15, 4 - 5 p.m.

MUSC’s Ashley River Tower, 1st floor auditorium, 25 Courtenay Dr., Charleston

MUSChealth.com/ bariatric

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2014 localloves

february

Recycled Wood Furniture-maker Katie Thompson took one look at the wood shavings flying through the air and realized they might be a little more magical than they first

Consider volunteering for day-of-duties at the boutique—helping girls find a dreamy dress.

appeared. Paired with metals and other materials, the hardwoods take on new life as Black Swamp Co. jewelry. She’s half of JWT Woodworks, which crafts custom furniture, so even if you can’t quite adorn your house with their artful furniture, you can start out by adorning your ears with a little maple or cedar. blackswampco.bigcartel.com, jwtwoodworks.com

Be a fairy godmother!

Bake, Cook, Roast & Toast What smells like love in a Lowcountry kitchen? Our best guess: biscuits. Bring Callie and Carrie into your kitchen with Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions, the cookbook by Carrie Morey. Not only does Carrie spill the beans with biscuit recipes, but she walks you through

Wishes Granted The Cinderella Project is a local organization that collects prom dresses and then hosts a boutique experience in March for girls to

party planning, helpful kitchen tricks, and even a little

pick out a dress free of charge.Throughout February you can donate

Hoda and Kathie Lee gossip.

dresses (all sizes, all styles) around town. cinderellaprojectcharleston.com

Spin for the Win March 8 is the seventh annual Pedal 4 Pattison’s Spinning Marathon. One pedal stroke at a time, riders will raise money over the course of four hours for Pattison’s Academy, programs which benefit children with multiple and severe disabilities. Sign up to ride, or donate to your favorite team.

Photo by Alice Keeney

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DJ Spinning Dance Music Friday & saturday Open Mic/Comedy thursday 9:30pm - 11pm $5 Top Shelf tuesday - saturday until 11:00pm available for

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name is Laura Cannon and my A SuCCESS STOry Mybusiness partner is Julie Simuang.

We own and operate a small coffeehouse in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, SC, Orange Spot Coffee House. The brick and mortar doors opened on June 11, 2013, and we are proud to report that we have steady sales and a very positive response from the surrounding community. Early in our journey, we registered for an hour-long business plan workshop housed at the Center for Women after several friends and acquaintances urged us to become involved. Neither Julie nor I had standard collateral that banks look for and we did not have significant capital to contribute to the business. We were armed with passion and years of experience in our field, but at the end of a day that meant we could only make honest promises of intent to bankers. And we swiftly realized that means nothing in the financial world. And yet, our mentor at the SC Women’s Business Center greeted us with enthusiasm, held us to standards she knew we could meet, and believed in us. She has seen our darkest days and still brainstormed ways in which we could make it work. Our mentor wants to see women succeed, wants them to have the confidence to pursue dreams and careers unabashedly…to always push us higher than we thought we could climb. That is the SCWBC does for its clients. EmpowEring womEn to SuCCEEd EvEry day

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WHY WE

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Because it’s possible to cross 5 bridges beFore you get to work. We have 215 days of sunshine a year. Pimento Cheese is on almost every restaurant menu. With over 300 churches, you can find forgiveness on every corner. We’re not afraid to paint a house fuchsia, lilac, lime green or turquoise. Because Social Restaurant and Wine Bar has over 50 wines sold by the glass. We still have a skating rink that charges $3 on Thursday night. (skates included.) No matter where you go, when you say you’re from Charleston, people say “oh, I love that city.” We still have a farmers market in the middle of Winter. Darius Rucker has a street named after him. Even the Manatees don’t want to LEAVE.

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FEB. 11 Head to Mynt for the 2nd annual Girls Night Bra Drive from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring new and gently used bras to donate to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Donors receive gift bags and will be entered to win a door prize.

taco tuesday! Different taco each time, 2 for $6 until 3pm

feb.13 Elise Testone’s album release show for “In This Life” at the Charleston Music Hall and the Charleston Pour House. charlestonmusichall.com

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★ MUS T HA V E ! ★

Be swept off your feet with “Back to Romance,” an evening with guest conductor Matt Catingub and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, where they’ll enchant the audience with great American love songs. charlestonsymphony.com

Rate the Super Bowl ads. Bake a heart-shaped pizza. Buy a bright pair of tights.

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feb. 15 Wanna see yourself in skirt!? Check out “Truth & Beauty: Creative Nonfiction and Writing for Mags and Blogs,” a Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts workshop by Stephanie Hunt. lilaconnects.com

Bay Street Biergarten’s Bitter Ball features Grand Marnier, swag, games, signature cocktails and food specials— and a 30-person shotski. Yes. A 30-person shotski. Perfect for you and your 29 single friends.

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We want to be one of the judges! Have a famous biscuit recipe that should be shared with the wider world? Submit your not-so-secret recipe online or in-store. Southern Season will narrow submissions to five finalists and the winning biscuit will be showcased at the bakery.

The second annual “Yes! I’m a Feminist” party brings together Charleston’s rockin’ women and men for a party that’s free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of over 200 hosts and sponsors. Stop by the College of Charleston’s stunning School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (202 Calhoun St.) from 5:30-7:30pm.

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Register your team or add to the volunteer effort for March’s Pedal 4 Pattison’s Spinning Marathon, a four-hour fundraiser for Pattison’s Academy, a charter school that offers programs and education to students with multiple and severe disabilities. pedal4pattisons.org


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Made by Hand with Love

INTRODUCING 5K FOR THE 2014–15 SCHOOL YEAR

Curious Students, Involved Citizens, Happy Kids Educating students in a supportive, nurturing environment which cultivates respect, integrity, and character. This is the Mason Prep way. GRADES 5K–8

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IT’S IN THE BAG! Please join us Sunday, April 27 th for our 2014 Survivors Celebration! Check our website and Facebook page for updates on how you can help put it in the bag! Let’s make this celebration something special — not just for you but for those who may face breast cancer in the future. Charleston Marriot 170 Lockwood Boulevard Charleston, South Carolina 29403 Time 2 p.m. – Registration 3 p.m. – Food, Fun & Celebration Phone (843) 556-8011 Seating is limited. Register online at KomenLowcountry.org. Registration closes April 11 th . Visit our website or our Facebook page for event details and updates about the upcoming event.

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Photo by Alice Keeney

He Said/She Said

Michael and Joseph Abro are longtime loves. The Citadel isn’t quite known as a hotbed for meeting women, but Joseph, in 1993, unknowingly met his future wife when its boys summer camp invited area girls to attend the camp’s dance. When 13-year-old Joseph spotted a “cutie in a striped shirt and short white shorts” he simply asked her to dance. Little did he realize they’d end up keeping in touch with letters, phone calls, and recurring visits for over a decade.

Michael: “It wasn’t until 2006 that Joseph had moved and I happened to visit him one weekend. It was the first time that we were at the same place in our lives— one of us had always been in a relationship when the other was single.” Joseph: “Since we were only friends, Michael met all of my girlfriends over the years. Each would have some idea that there was something... of course I always said she and I were just friends.”

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He Said/She Said

Lauren and Brandon Belk had an immediate attraction. When Lauren’s family vacation hit an unforeseen snag and they unexpectedly ended up back in Charleston and at The Grocery for dinner, lightning struck.While she awaited her family at the restaurant’s bar, Lauren locked eyes with Brandon, a server.Throughout the evening, the two traded “love at first sight” glances and eventually a phone number was passed on the sly without a single word spoken between the two.

Lauren: “Within the first two hours of the first date we went on, I texted my friend that I was in love. Brandon wouldn’t hold my hand or anything, but I pretty much made him kiss me at the end.” Brandon: “We would talk for hours and hours, and it didn’t take me long to know that she and I were the perfect match. We still experience the same magnetism that we did when we first met.”

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Gabriel Halpern ~ Iyengar Weekend February 21 - 23

Gift Certificates available for your mother, sister, best friend, cousin…

Holy Cow Yoga Center is proud to host international yoga teacher, Gabriel Halpern from Chicago for a weekend of Iyengar yoga, alignment and philosophy Registration is now open Limited Space

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You’ve lost someone – a spouse, a parent, a sibling, or a child. Now you are faced with the daunting task of handling your loved one’s belongings and it is overwhelming. Through personal experience I have learned how to handle this enormously difficult and uniquely sorrowful process. I have also spent many years organizing and de-cluttering spaces big and small. Let me help you with solutions that honor your loved one and bring you peace.

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furniture and accessories for less with our selection of quality consignments

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2014 don’tmiss

february

Yes! I’m a Feminist!

You’re invited to a rockin’ party to celebrate feminism and honor the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Charleston. Hosts Emily Abedon Stephanie D. Alexander Jennet Robinson Alterman Constance Anastopoulo Suzan Anderson Anonymous Susan Anton Harriet Apostolou Marguerite Archie-Hudson Jenks Bailey Melanie Balog Stephanie Barna Denise Barto Susan Bass John Bello-Ogunu Kathryn Bender Jen Bennett George Benson Jane Benson Ella Berger Lisa Sexton Berger Anne Frances Bleeker Kate Borg Amy Brennan Kristi Brian Lauren Brown Michelle Listenbee Brown Jen Buddin Elizabeth Colbert Busch Jeri Cabot Dana Campbell John K. Campbell Sandra Campbell Deanna Caveny-Noecker Molly Cherry Peggy Cieslikowski

Petrease Clarkson Jesse Collins Amanda Bunting Comen Colleen Condon Sydney Cook Jacqueline Cooney Andrea Ziff Cooper Lisa Crow Fredda Benfield Culbreth Claire Curtis Lesley Davidson Margaret Dear Justa Debnam Sandra Deering Beverly Diamond Yvonne Evans Margaret Fabri Cindy Floyd Lynne Ford Karen Forman Sandra L. Fowler Conseula Francis Thelma Gaillard Tasha Gandy Claire Gibbons Patricia Giddens Raynold Gideon Liz Gourdin Sandi C. Grace Suzanne Groff Jerry Hale Jill HaLevi Nikki Hardin Jeannie Harrell Erika Harrison Ethel Harrison Clara Heinsohn

Dan Henderson Shirley Hendrix Tricia Hitopoulos Judy Holz Edith Howle Kate Huey Stephanie Hunt Thetyka Robinson Husser George Hynd Eliza Ingle Rachel Lee Kajimoto Cheryl Keats Barbara Kelley-Duncan Amy Campbell Kelly Sarita Kennedy Beth Kerrigan Linda Ketner Gibbs Knotts Kaye Koonce Chris Korey Elizabeth Krist Catherine LaFond Gayle Lancto Diane Lauritsen Patricia Williams Lessane Lori Lyles Rhonda Mack Virginia Mandell Gina Martin Catherine McCullough Drisana McDaniel Brian McGee Madeleine McGee Nancy McGinley Amy Jowers Mikell Angie Mizzell Scott Moïse

Katie Monoc Mary Alice Monroe Kathy Moore Laura Moore Carolyn Morris David Moscowitz MaryBeth Mullaney Lynn Murphy Kate Nevin Alesya Opelt Linda Page Maureen Shay Palmer Jayne Pardus Susan Parsons Alice Paylor Jane Perdue Alison Piepmeier Trey Piepmeier Margaret Pilarski Leslie Pratt-Thomas Sallie Pritchard Jennifer Pullano Jane Pulling Moore Quinn Marie-Louise Ramsdale Chandler Rennison Jennifer Richard Harriet McDougal David Rawle Carolyn Rivers Paul Roof Ginger Rosenberg Leila Ross Shannon Rundquist Jeremy Rutledge Sara Rutledge Lauren Sanchez

Alex Sanders Briosha Sanders Zoe Sanders Jenny Sanford Andrea Schenck Carmen Scott Jeanne Sharp Callie Shell Andrea Shirey Cheryl Shoun Karen Siegel Kaye Smith Deona Smith Karen Stawicki Carol Stewart Debra Stokes Lori Stoney Pat Sullivan Linda Toporek Colleen Troy Betsy Van Pelt Alex Varner Pat Votava Susan Hull Walker Catherine Wallace Brad Waring Katie Foote Weinberger Ricci Welch Sue Weller Chavalla Wilkerson Heidi Williams Patricia B. Wilson Freeman Wine Elaine Worzala Brenda Lauderback Wright Louis Yuhasz

Danielle Ziff Julie Ziff Suzan Zoukis SPONSORS Bronze 2020 Women on Board ACLU Alliance for Full Acceptance Louie’s Kids Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc. Verde Silver All Occasions Caroline’s Market & Catering Indaco JMC Charleston O-Ku Sugar Gold Anonymous Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC skirt! Magazine Platinum New Morning Foundation

Join over 200 local feminist hosts and sponsors who invite you to a night of mingling, eating, drinking and community-building at the second annual “Yes! I’m a Feminist” party. Kick off Women’s History Month by affirming your commitment to women’s rights, civil rights, the feminine spirit, girl power, a woman’s place in the house—and senate, or whatever your brand of feminism is. February 25, 2014 | 5:30-7:30pm Free to attend, but donations encouraged. yesimafeminist.com School of Sciences and Mathematics Building 202 Calhoun St., Charleston

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february

I have outfits for all 14 of my cats. Favorite topic: the chance of rain. I live in my parent’s basement.

What not to include on your Match.com profile

I need someone to talk to me on the phone until I fall asleep. I don’t eat in public. I just like to watch. A third date won’t happen until I meet your parents. My days of the week underwear keep my world straight. I like to Instagram first dates. #ourfuturefamilyphotoalbum I won’t order my own beer, but I will drink half of yours. My ex called me crazy. LOL.

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A strong set of

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A native of the area and co-founder of the Cooper River Bridge Run,

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Valentine’s Day Dinner reservations recommended

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accepting consignments daily

No music. No life. Listen daily.

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Time magazine says White Castle’s small, square “sliders” are “the most influential burger of all time.”

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The oh-so-wonderful coffee bar at Southern Season—rarely a wait for their great coffee.

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Le Creuset’s enamel-onsteel perfect “tea for two” kettle.

The gorgeous interior (especially the green leather bar stools) at the new Vincent Chicco’s Restaurant on John Street.

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Janet Yellen confirmed as Federal Reserve chairwoman, making her its first female chief in its 100-year history.

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Might just be better than the Crab Dip! bigtcoastalprovisions.com

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25 What ThingsMakes That Make Us Happy Us Happy.

All the fun new yoga tights at Athleta.

rowleyeyewear.com

13 12 Where Charleston has named Cottage Aroma Bella one of the “premier places” in Charleston to get pampered!

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Eat your Instagrams when you have them printed on custom marshmallows! boomf.com

Stitch Set’s monthly subscription service sends new projects and supplies every month. Includes pattern, yarn, needles, scissors, accessories, and instructions. stitchset.com

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Some lucky bees get to call Whole Foods home.

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Seth G. and the Charleston Symphony Orchesta performed hip hop! CupCake

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Bike SpokeLit keeps you visible at night and even cycles through the color spectrum. firebox.com

Malabar Bay pajama boxers. Just might be the cure to those sleeping issues.

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Knowing that we can fall in love with this sofa from Ikea and that Charleston Mod will deliver it to us.

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23 Working with all the vendors in our annual I Do Wedding Book. No wonder Charleston is such a great hostess for weddings!

24 Treat yourself! at Coleman Public House.

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Live-music lover Loyal

Creative

Spontaneous

5 Favorite Things:

1. Homemade cannolis 2. Gel manicures 3. Good hugs 4. Boardwalks 5. New shoes

Photo by Marni Rothschild Durlach

Speak the truth with love.

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Every year, just before spring, I pretend I'll have landscaping instead of a yard, flowers instead of sand spurs, sod instead of sandy soil. I imagine open-hearted morning glories, green-as-envy banana trees, climbing roses rioting outside my door. My mother could touch bare earth and make it bloom. I have to settle for Eden in my mind's eye and a lipstick-red geranium on the porch step.

Looking forward to:

W h a t ’s k e e p i n g m e a w a k e a t n i g h t :

Trying to make my own valentines A 2014 astrology reading “Yes! I’m a Feminist” Party Lunchtime yoga class Growing a prickly pear cactus Cutting the cable cord I am jealous of:

Making entries in my 2014 logbook Counting my bills like sheep Visualizing my imaginary pool Playing Sweet Tooth 2 on my phone Resisting Trader Joe’s salted caramels Fear of frozen pipes Werewolf or vampire? Café con leche or cappuccino? New sod or new shoes? Should I care about Bitcoins?

W h a t ’s o n m y i pa d :

W h a t ’s o n m y m i n d :

I loved Austin Kleon’s first book, Steal Like an Artist, and pre-ordered his newest, Show Your Work! I’m ultra self-conscious about showing people my paintings so I hope to draw a little courage from it. I also got the idea for keeping a 2014 Logbook from his blog, and a tiny yellow Moleskine is by my bed to hold nightly entries.

It’s 2014, and I didn’t turn into someone who carries index cards, organizes

y’s Bonne Grace ul life on beautif onge.com. sp design

her books by subject (poetry, get out of travel!), wakes up at 5am to write for an hour, cooks the recipes clipped from magazines, and cleans out the office closet. Every year, I resist self-improvement, waste time, sleep late, acquire clutter and can’t find the quote I should have saved on an index card.

Note to self: The best use of

$3.50

Pentel Stylo Sketch Pen

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

Must-haves this month: Fiorentini + Baker Elios Bootie

DeLonghi latte machine

Anthropologie Cheri napkins

The Red Book by Jung

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The February 2014 I "Heart" Issue  

The February 2014 I "Heart" Issue - Featuring local Charleston women, events, products, and loyal advertisers

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