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Make a wish on the moon. Scatter your dreams across the universe. Go for broke. Expect a happy ending or a new beginning. Send a prayer for strength when things go wrong—because they will. Take a chance on love because what’s left to lose but your head? Write 2013 on a notebook and keep a list of
Yourheart’s desires. Reveal your hidden scars—they’re proof you survived. Don’t hesitate to rewrite your life story—every rough draft gets you closer to the truth. Write down
Your Secret Fears and burn them. Write down some impossible goals and earn them. Toss your resolutions into the night, and wake up tomorrow and change your world. Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Aimee Sicuro
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis
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Single in the City? Michelle is an attractive, 40-something professional woman. Recently divorced, she’s decided it’s time to meet new people. Excited for a night on the town, early Saturday night Michelle calls up a few of her girlfriends to make plans. The first call is Jill, married with two kids. “Sorry, Michelle,” she says, “I am just so exhausted from work this week! Thanks, but I’m settling in for a quiet night with the husband.” Undeterred, Michelle makes a second call to her old college friend, Anna. Anna says she would go out but these days she is caring for her elderly mother and cannot afford the expense of an adult sitter. Okay, Michelle thinks, one more try--Sarah! Sarah is sure to be up for it because she is also divorced and her children are teenagers. But once again, “I’d love to, but both girls are home tonight and I haven’t spent much time with them.”
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The United Skirts of America
The United Skirts of America was founded on the blood, sweat
From the Publisher
and estrogen of our
The Tomorrow Issue
This month’s cover by Aimee Sicuro is one of my favorites because I’m a moon
won us the freedom
worshipper, a green cheese groupie. I’ve been known to chase it down in my car trying
to choose...to break
to get a good photo or just going gaga on those spectacular evenings when it hangs in
The Rules, to wear
the sky ripe for picking. NASA did its best to ruin the moon for me by leaving space
combat boots or high
trash and footprints on it, but I prefer to block that unfortunate chapter in history out
heels, to run for office
of my mind. Did I cry when we landed on the moon? Only from having my childhood
Aimee Sicuro’s whimsical
or run a marathon, to
innocence wrecked. It took all the will I could muster to re-convince myself that the Man
vignettes invite us to see
form our own rock
in the Moon wasn’t some landscape feature that we’d deluded ourselves into believing
the world through her
groups instead of being
was magical. When it comes to the moon, I’m all about yesterday, not tomorrow. One
groupies, to shatter
of my favorite movies is Le voyage dans la lune, a 1902 silent film about a group of
Drawing inspiration from
Glass Ceilings and
men who travel to the moon by being shot out of a giant cannon, get captured by
her own experiences and
Glass Slippers, to shoot
moon men and then escape back to earth. It’s totally nuts in a swoony, surreal kind
the environment around
hoops instead of settling
of way, and that’s how I like my moon lore. Maybe in TomorrowLand there will be a
her, Aimee illustrates daily
for hoop skirts. The
chain of Marriotts and Starbucks and space filling-stations on the moon, and people
from her brownstone
ones who came before
will buy time shares and build Moon McMansions jostling for the best view of space.
studio in Brooklyn, New
us made it possible
But I’ll continue to ignore the march of science and take my moon with a big helping
York. She has clients in
for our daughters to
of mystery. I’ll stick to the romantic mayhem it caused in Moonstruck, the inspired
publishing and retail, and
dream bigger, to have
lunacy of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and the secret thrill of never growing
has exhibited work in
the chance to grow up
too old to whisper, “Goodnight, moon” as it watches over my sleep.
San Francisco, Manhat-
to be President and
tan and New Hampshire.
turn the Oval Office
Currently, she is working
into the Ovary Office.
on a new series about
In the United Skirts of
relationships and the
America, every day is
journey of women in their 30s. You can view more of her work at aimeesicuro.com.
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From the Editor One constant throughout my life has been a planner—a paper and pen solution to biology homework, travel itineraries, family birthdays, vet visits and deadlines. No smartphone app or online collaboration can replace personal parenthetical notations or paperclipped addresses for appointments. Scanning the upcoming weeks’ worth of scribbles and highlighted alerts gives way to glee or panic (usually deadline-dependent), but every now and then I look backwards and remember what it was like to be unfamiliar with tomorrow. As a teen, I was sure I’d buy a red Jeep and live in California. In college, I saw pantsuits in my future. Last week I was considering highlights.Yet none made it to my planner, my day-to-day guide to today and tomorrow. And starting to mark up 2013’s pages leaves me to wonder—what are our Fresh Faces planning for this year, for next year, for the great, wide open tomorrows? Have they put it in writing, or do they see it in the stars? Salome, Candice and Shelby are making strides today for their peers—inspirational and educational—and preparing for success tomorrow.
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Resolved: Go outside. Come back in. Go outside again, ponder, come back in, go out, in again, eat, sleep. Repeat. Practice meowing.
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I would love to begin this year with an inspiring bouquet of resolutions. Previous lists seem stale, and I need a crisp new blueprint for the months ahead. My cats are no help, for they haven’t even learned to set short-term goals, much less plan for a brand-new year. I’m not sure why it’s so difficult. A feline To Do list would presumably be brief. “Resolved: go outside. Come back in, then out again. Ponder. Come back in. Meow, out, meow, in again. Eat, sleep. Repeat.” Perhaps they avoid resolutions for sound reasons. A University of Washington study found that 47 percent of the hundred million Americans who make New Year’s resolutions give up after only two months. This tally has grown to 80 percent in the past decade, according to University of Minnesota research. A University of Bristol study pegged the failure rate at 88 percent, which is immensely cheering, since apparently England is even lamer than we are. Resolution No. 1: Do not compare self to others. Set achievable goals. Do not Google percentages of things at beginning of year. Too depressing. Renowned theologian Jonathan Edwards, a New England Puritan, took resolution-writing to the level of an art form. He didn’t write his resolutions on a single day, but rather, during a two-year period when he was only nineteen, compiled over seventy resolutions which he committed to reviewing each week. One of his resolutions was Resolved,” never to speak evil of any, except if I have some particular good call for it.” I had absolutely no idea you were allowed to cover all your bases. Bless Mr. Edwards, this is going to be easier than expected. Resolutions 2, 3, and 4: Resolved, never again eat Talenti Double Chocolate Gelato, except I have some particular good call for it. Resolved, never miss a work deadline—or daily exercise or flossing or meditating—except I have some particular good call for it. Resolved, definitely take it easy on this whole Resolution thing. Two years working on a list is obsessive. Unlike the thoughtful Puritans, ancient Babylonians kept resolutionmaking simple, promising the gods at the start of each year to return borrowed objects and pay their debts. Romans made pledges to the god Janus, the two-faced god who looks backwards into the old year and forward into the new. Janus, for whom January is named, was also the patron and protector of arches, gates, doors, doorways, endings and beginnings. Resolutions 5 & 6: Fix front door, pay off Visa bill. If imagination falters, you can borrow resolutions from others, though of course if you are Babylonian you’ll have to return them again at the start of next year. A New Year’s Resolution Generator website lists such goals as, “Drink hot cocoa.” “Take a break.” “Eat a whole tomato like an apple.” “Start a pencil collection.” “Sing out of tune.” Definitely manageable, I would think. I might even earn extra credit since I instituted them before reading about them. Resolution 7: Lighten up. Other people apparently must commit to behaviors at which I already excel. The most popular resolutions, such as “eat healthy food,” “lose weight,” or “save money,” are statistically among the most likely to fail. Why not adopt new, improved resolutions from hipper folk? A list written for twentysomethings fairly sparkles with common sense. Young writer Jessie Rosen suggests resolving to stop blacking out if you still do it regularly, and pausing before Tweeting, Instagramming or updating one’s status to ask, “Is it absolutely necessary that I share this morsel of thought with my entire social network?” I would never have thought of these. Resolution 8: Get a social network. And get out more. The twentysomething list also suggests resolving to try foods you don’t like (though if you haven’t ever tried them, I wonder whether you’d know), and best of all, “Wait 30 seconds before you look up a fact you can’t remember on your phone, and try to remember it using your brain. This is what the olden days were like.” That’s not, actually, what the olden days were like. We usually just opened our mouths and opined, since facts weren’t in such wide use back then. But it’s a marvelous goal nevertheless. Resolution 9: Do not lose phone. Or mind. Contrary to the Western idea of unflinching resolve, the Taoist concept of Wu wei, action that does not involve excessive struggle, seems a better way to proceed than writing another impossible list. The founder of philosophical Taoism said that a ruler should govern a kingdom the same way one would cook a small fish. When frying a small fish, too much poking will ruin the meal. True devotees don’t need control or excessive effort, for trees grow without trying to grow, and planets revolve around the sun without thinking. Resolution 10: Don’t poke the fish. It’s cooking.
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12 DREAMS FOR 2013 1. Kids will go to school without the fear of being gunned down. Homework should be their biggest worry. 2. Same-sex marriage will be a fact, not ﬁghting words. We love a wedding! 3. We’ll put the earth in an ICU. We can’t grow a mountain after it’s been removed or re-freeze a glacier, but we can start the healing. 4. War. What the hell is it good for? 5. Reading will be Fundamental, not religion. 6. We won’t have to choose between going to the doctor and going to the grocery, between having surgery and having supper. 7. Clean energy won’t be a pipe dream. Let’s stop fracking the planet. 8. Congress will have the same pension and healthcare plans as the people they represent. Walk a mile (or a lifetime) in our shoes! 9. The elderly will be looked up to instead of talked down to…they’ve got the 411 on life. 10. Women’s bodies will be their private playgrounds instead of a politician’s public battleground. 11. Violence will be X-rated. Let’s make love instead of assault weapons. 12. A good education won’t be reserved for the rich. Let’s hear it for America the Brainy!
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Blair Hahn is a polished partner. While paying for his teenage daughter’s pedicure, Blair treated his own toes to purple polish. “As my daughter grew up, how I related to her changed.” The partner with Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC embraced the change and strolled down the beach to find that some people laughed and some “could not handle it.” So he started a series of children’s books—Purple Toes and Purple Kisses—to prove “it’s OK to be silly. It’s OK to be different.” A percentage of the proceeds go to the charity Soles4Souls, while all of the pleasure goes to Blair—often known as Mr. Purple Toes—“to know that I did something for these kids’ life paths, that I made them giggle.” In light of differences, competition and an overly serious community, the key is “to be comfortable with who you are.” What do you like about wearing a skirt? “It was much more comfortable and breezy than I thought it would be. I’m a perfect size 12.” What do you like about reading skirt!? “It helps me better understand issues from a woman’s perspective.”
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MUSC Children’s Hospital After Hours Care now has two locations. North Area Hours: 4 pm - 10 pm, Monday-Friday 12 pm - 7 pm, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
Charleston Southern University Hwy 78 (University Blvd) Zaxby’s
We’re All About Kids and the Busy Family MUSC Children’s Hospital is pleased to bring pediatric expertise to the North Area and Mt. Pleasant through our After Hours Care. We know life is busy and providing extra resources to care for your children will be helpful to you and your family. We care for newborns to teenagers 17 years of age at times when your doctor’s office may be closed. • Child friendly environment • Pediatric-trained staff • Shorter wait times than an average ER visit • Less expensive than an ER visit
• On-site digital x-ray capabilities • Open evenings, weekends and holidays • No appointments necessary • Timely communication with your doctor
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We resolve to remember to take our vitamins.
Treating ourselves to LA MER from CosBar.
Aria Pinot Noir from Everyday Gourmet. We are hooked.
RTW’s holiday card with Odo and Lulu.
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Every possible rendition of Carol of the Bells.
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Our I Do cover photo by Marni Rothschild Durlach. Hoping for a repeat for the Polar Bear plunge on January 1st!
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This permit allows you to park for free for up to two hours on a space available basis, limited to one voucher per visit. You must pay for any remaining fee after two hours. A GIFT FROM THE CITY OF CHARLESTON, COUNTY CHARLESTON AND REPUBLIC PARKING ThisOF voucher is valid from November 26-December 31, 2010.
Why can’t we have these year-round?
This permit allows you to park for free for up to two hours on a space available basis, limited to one voucher per visit. PARTICIPATING PARKING GARAGES: You must pay for any remaining fee after two hours. This voucher is valid from November 25-December 31, 2011. Sts. • 93 Queen Street Aquarium Garage • Camden Exchange Garage • Concord and Cumberland
Commercial-free children’s programming. Wish they had it for adults.
Rosanne Cash coming to Spoleto.
Francis Marion Garage • East Bay and Prioleau Sts. • 34 St. Philip Street Garage PARTICIPATING PARKING GARAGES: S.C. Aquarium Garage • Camden Exchange Cumberland • 93 Queenat Street Majestic Square Garage Garage••Concord Visitor and Center Garage •Sts. Wentworth St. Philip Sts. Francis Marion Garage • East Bay and Prioleau Sts. • 34 St. Philip Street Garage • Majestic Square Garage • Visitor Center Garage • Wentworth at St. Philip Sts. County Garage at King and Queen Sts. • County Garage at Cumberland and Church Sts. County Garage at King and Queen Sts. • County Garage at Cumberland and Church Sts.
HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET December 3-18—Marion Square Saturdays: 8am to 4pm; Sundays: 10am to 4pm You’ll find everything needed to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans, including natural wreaths, fresh greenery, special breads, cookies and fresh vegetables, as well as the best assortment of art, crafts and holiday gift items.
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT AND VISITS WITH SANTA December 4, 9-11, 16-18—Marion Square Fridays: 10am to 6pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 4pm Children’s choirs, bands and other entertainment will delight audiences at Marion Square. Bring your wish lists to the North Pole mailbox and cameras for a picture with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elf assistants in their workshop in the magically decorated park.
CHANUKAH IN THE SQUARE
December 3—Parade begins along Mt. Pleasant waterfront at 5:30pm; viewing from downtown Charleston starts around 6:30pm Get on board with a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor. View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade!
31st ANNUAL CHARLESTON CHRISTMAS PARADE December 4—Downtown Charleston 2pm to 4pm This holiday tradition is better than ever as bands, floats, marchers and performers parade through downtown Charleston. Sponsored by the Tri-County Fire Chiefs Association.
25th ANNUAL CITY OF CHARLESTON TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY December 3—Marion Square: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60-foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Holiday centerpiece in Marion Square.
31st ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE OF BOATS
December 20—Marion Square 4pm to 6pm A festive party for everyone, featuring music, dancing, lighting of the nine-foot Menorah by Charleston’s Holocaust survivors, crafts and many treats, including latkes and other traditional Chanukah foods. Sponsored by Piggly Wiggly Carolina.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLESTON! December 31—Marion Square and surrounding locations 4pm to 10:30pm This high energy New Year’s Eve arts celebration is a non-alcoholic event featuring family-oriented concerts and presentations to mark the New Year in Charleston. Sponsored by Charleston County and the City of Charleston.
All events are admission-free. For more information, please contact the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305. Visit www.charleston-sc.gov or www.charlestonarts.sc for downloadable parking vouchers, daily schedules and updates.
Vegetable soup from Charleston Sweet Gourmet.
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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 843-792-7000 to make an appointment with an MUSC Primary Care Physician or visit MUSChealth.com/primarycare
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Taste of the Town Chances are you’ve noticed Toby’s Clams on the menus of some of our city’s best restaurants. Toby Van Buren is only one of three people making a living from clamming in Charleston, harvesting them from beds near Breach Inlet. Executive Chef Bert Ottmers at Morgan Creek Grill says, “We use him for the high quality that he holds for producing /growing his clams. He is a steward of our local waterways—educating and protecting them from pollution and over-harvesting. Plus, we enjoy his witty sense of humor!” Morgan Creek Grill 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms
The secret ingredient used by Butter Cupcakes? Duh...butter. Because everything tastes better with a little butter.
The devoted patrons of Village Bakery in old Mount Pleasant will be thrilled to learn that it’s now open for dinner Monday through Saturday, 5:30-9pm. Stop by and try their Local Farm to Table dinner menu. Village Bakery 125 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant
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The average grocery store has over 30,000 food choices, but most of us are overly familiar with the chips, soda and highly sweetened cereal aisles. Join the Roper St. Francis Healthcare Dieticians for one-hour grocery store tours where you’ll learn to read labels and discover nutritious and great tasting selections for a healthier, happy you. Tours start at the customer service desks at each location and cost $5 for Advantage Gold Members and $10 for non-members. Call 402.2273 for information on locations and to make reservations.
Up a Creek
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the search is over! “It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale.” Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek The air is chilly but the water is flat and glassy, like it’s tucked under a blanket on this clear winter morning, and so I borrow my daughter’s paddleboard, step onto liquid, and glide into Charleston’s harbor. I dig the blades into the water and paddle west, toward Shem Creek, but truthfully, my paddling is more zig and zag than anything. Certainly not the graceful, fluid line I see other paddleboarders executing. This board is too short for me, my husband says, which somehow explains my every-whicha-way paddling, though I can’t quite figure out why. Three strokes on the right zig me eastward, corrected by three zagging back to the left, with a net gain of maybe one stroke’s worth of semi-forward motion. Whoever said it’s more about the journey than the destination wasn’t precariously balanced and making miniscule headway on a paddleboard. Plus I’m rather fond of my destination this morning. Shem Creek is a narrow ribbon of water off of the wide harbor, midway between the jetties off Sullivan’s Island and the massive loading docks of Charleston’s busy port. It’s the kind of place you’d duck into if you were a kid playing hide and seek and the harbor was a wide open field. The kind of place you’d want to idle in if you were a shrimp boat exhausted from a 20-hour day trawling the ocean floor. This is a lowcountry tidal creek, not the gurgling, tumbling, rollicking, coldwater creek dressed in moss-covered boulders that you find in the mountains or foothills. Shem Creek is broad and mellow and no-frills, wearing only simple marsh grass that subtly shifts from emerald to auburn for a seasonal wardrobe change. She is salty and wise—the non-judgmental housemother with an open door policy to whoever and whatever shows up. Which is a good thing, since Shem Creek has evolved over the years from a bustling shrimping lane, once home to 70 trawlers with big nets in pigtails and an industrial icehouse (before the onslaught of farm-raised imported shrimp) into an all-comers tourist attraction. The former icehouse is now a neon-lighted outdoor bar, where sunburned boaters pull up for a tall one after a day on the water. Five or six seafood restaurants line the waterway, an inn offers rooms with a view, and an elevated boardwalk—a town park—meanders over the marsh along one side of the creek. A low bridge carrying four lanes of cars divides the creek, separating the commercial side from the residential, where private docks extend from quiet backyards. And then there’s me, a middle-aged woman on a kid-sized paddleboard, along with other kayakers and paddlers, slowly making our way past all the action. I love this view of the waterway from the water. Being on it, gliding over and through it, powered only by silent paddle strokes (however inefficient) and a quad-clinching prayer for balance, transforms my experience of Shem Creek, this place I’ve passed by numerous times a day for two decades—some 28,000 crossings of the Shem Creek bridge—and so have come to take for granted. Shem Creek is a threshold, a place I cross over as I venture from my neighborhood on small excursions into the wider world. It is a vase for dolphins who love showing off for the boaters and partiers at the bars and restaurants, and especially love the scraps tossed off the fishing and shrimp boats. They roll and arch their pearly gray backs, puffing out big Ujjayi breaths, yogis with fins. It’s a playground for pelicans with their gawky beaks and prehistoric wings. The creek is a canvas for sunrise, the morning’s still water capturing dawn’s yawning colors as they spill over the horizon. At the close of day, it is a cup that collects the last dribble of sunset, and offers it—here, sip this, a cocktail of all that has been and will be. All of this I appreciate more deeply as I zig and zag along Shem Creek, a paddleboarding ferrywoman to wonder. I pass the ragged trawler, Winds of Fortune, with her hopeful nets and tangled lines, and pray that tomorrow’s winds of fortune may blow stronger for all of us who harbor near this creek—the herons and seagulls, the tourists and trawlers, the paddlers and dolphins and neighbors in houses with long docks. Unlike a mountain stream or Annie Dillard’s Tinker Creek that dances continuously, Shem Creek doesn’t feel “new every minute” as much as it feels old and encumbered, like the tree in Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. We ask so much of her: entertain us, harbor us, feed us, soothe us. The least we can do is give her our attention. Notice how her tides change almost imperceptibly, a gradual rise then a quiet slinking out. How her mood shifts with the weather. She is constantly new, as are we. We just have to know her well to see it. @dermandlaser Stephanie Hunt lives with her husband and three daughters in Mt Pleasant, SC, about a half-mile downstream from Shem Creek. She loves local shrimp, local waterways and writing for local and regional and national publications. stephaniehuntwrites.com
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January Happenings Learn. Thrive. Succeed.
Brown Bag Lunch Series at Noon Thursday, January 10 | Noon | FREE
Work & Life Balance: How to Juggle It All Solange Swafford, LISW Thursday, January 24 | Noon | FREE
Get Organized and Simplify Your Life Stacey Crew, Author & Organizing Expert Lynn Allen, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Affordables Apparel Refreshments by Costco Media Sponsor The Little Black Book for every busy woman Help finding a new or better job
Saturday, January 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $20.00
Job Search Workshop
Learn to write a great resume & prepare for a successful job hunt.
Liz White, Director, Sales Develop., Tempur-Pedic North America Wednesday, January 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | $10.00
• Scarless Breast Augmentation • Natural Breast Reconstruction • Breast Lift • Tummy Tuck
Job Search Assistance
• Facelift • Eyelids / Browlift • Nose Surgery • Ears • Lip Enhancement
Job Help Drop In
Amanda Wren, Retail District Mgr & Owner, Happy Pet Sitting
Women’s Leadership Institute
Develop the skills and strategies of an effective leader
Saturday, January 19 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Immunity to Change
Learn to unlock your potential by understanding how and why we get in our own way even trying to make positive changes.
• Lasers ~ hair removal, veins, skin • Botox, Restylane, Sculptra • Jane Iredale makeup, Obagi... • AND MUCH MORE...
Have our job counselors review your resume & offer suggestions.
Margaret Seidler, Polarity Master & Organizational Consultant Thursday, January 31 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Stake Your Claim
Learn to position yourself for breakout performance. April Goyer, Executive Coach & Consultant
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Presenting Sponsor BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Sponsors: Ms. Rose’s Restaurant in West Ashley Care for Life, Mary Peters, President, Eldercare Experts Braithwaite Innovation Group Refreshments Fork Fine Gourmet Media Sponsor Skirt!
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North Area Networking Event
Join us for lunch, networking and an inspiring talk by Jennet Robinson Alterman, C4W Exec Director on “Passion & Purpose - Finding Your Place & Path throughout Life” Location Holiday Inn Express North Charleston, West Montague Refreshments by: Moe’s Southwest
Women and Power Series
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Wednesday, January 30 | 6-8 p.m.
Carolina Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute, PA
An Interview with Martha Rivers Ingram
Jennet Robinson Alterman, C4W Exec Director, interviews Martha Rivers Ingram, a Charleston native known for her philanthropic support of the arts. She is Chair Emerita of Ingram Industries (Fortune 500 company) & Chair of the Spoleto Festival Board. Sponsors Morgan Stanley | Weight Watchers| Ashley Hall Sandpiper Premier Senior Living & Agape Hospice Hospitality Sponsor French Quarter Inn | Refreshments byTristan
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Candice Shaw cheerleads other young women’s potential. With a job at Charleston Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, an internship with The Modern Connection, and a concentration in communication studies at the College of Charleston, Candice has “professional” written in her palm lines. She took a chance meeting with the president of FemCity Charleston, a local networking group, and turned it into yet another internship and an inspiration to initiate a Femfessionals program at the college level this past October. “A woman knows exactly how it is for another woman in business.” But when it comes to networking, many female students are intimidated. Enter, the fire behind Femfessionals: “I’m going to help women be successful in this world.” With her passion for PR, social media and meeting new faces, Candice is ready to relate with her peers and facilitate their connections.
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Shelby Craig has her sights on the future. Despite her blindness, Shelby still spends summers at space camp, reads books, and bikes. The Wando High School junior recently switched from an adult tricycle to a tandem bike with a pilot to spin through races around the Lowcountry, including a recent James Island Connector Run to benefit the Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation. Through the nonprofit, she supports those with physical disabilities, their college dreams and their intended career paths. Her own path includes college and a career teaching Braille or music, or pursuing musical therapy. “When I was riding the bike I felt free and independent, like I could conquer the world.” In the meantime, Shelby’s conquering local classrooms with a self-designed reading and literacy program to promote reading and inspire children, both sighted and blind, to read. And when she’s not biking bridges, she considers any challenges “mountains to climb or doors to go through.”
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Salome Seraphin is all about educational access. When it comes to sex in this city, the recent College of Charleston grad takes comedy out of the conversation and infuses information. Salome speaks to youth as an advocate with the South Carolina Contraceptive Access Campaign, as well as working with SiHLE (Sistering, Informing, Healing, Living, and Empowering) for African-American adolescent girls. The topic? Where to locate affordable sexual and reproductive health services and how to approach HIV prevention. Though she never knows how she’ll be received when she walks through a door, Salome is determined to nix the negative connotations of contraception. “If you get information, it can really empower you.” When it comes to birth control, she wants the youth she speaks with to know what it is, what it does to their bodies and how they would benefit from it. “You have a choice to get on it or not get on it. Either way, there needs to be somebody or a place that you can go when you don’t know these answers.”
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Hopefully Boston—my mother said—seemed festive. Appropriate. Necessary. Jen Wittes
My mother, my two children, and I visited Boston for a few days, the winter after my spring divorce. A bit lost, naturally, still dusting off excess debris and disappointment, and living in my ex’s home state of Minnesota, I struggled with holiday plans. The season loomed with uncertainty as I set out to make new memories with my kids, while still figuring out how to untangle, process, and preserve the old ones. Boston—my mother said—seemed festive. Appropriate. Necessary. A native Californian, Boston was my one and only choice after high school graduation. I swore I would go to any Massachusetts school that would take me. I would live in a closet if need be. I would work in the most rat-infested restaurant in the Northeast. As it turns out, at one point or another, I did all three. The city remains the one and only place I’ve chosen to live. I lived there not out of resignation or compromise, not because I was born there or was forced to relocate for work. Not even because I placed my finger on a wildly spinning globe. I lived in Boston because I wanted to, as much as I’ve ever wanted anything. It was also the last place I lived before becoming a wife. Over the course of my eight-year marriage I had been back to Boston once or twice, but this winter trip was infinitely different. Barely visible under the cobblestone and concrete, past the old reflection pool and down musty, vandalized back alleys, I could still see it: the other path. Me, if I hadn’t left grad school. Me, if I hadn’t married so young, so fast. Me, if I hadn’t married—apparently—the wrong person. As quickly and easily as I thought these things, I involuntarily squeezed my eyes shut and held tighter those small hands—hers in my left and his in my right— that lead, like warm nerves, to my fearful and patched up heart. See, to call it all a mistake or to think too much about what might have been, would be to erase exactly the right children. Instead of thinking of the one path or the one thousand that I didn’t take, I shared with my kids a bit of the view from a few miles back—before that sharp right turn found me living in the shadow of a Sicilian volcano, where I would learn to cook and I would conceive my daughter. I showed my kids the old building on Beacon Street where I shared my first short story. It was called “Hopefully” I told them, and yes, I was very nervous. I walked them under the icy, leafless canopy of my all-time favorite tree. I explained that in the fall the foliage turned the color of fresh lemons, and everything in the shade—backpacks, books, a friend’s face—reflected a deep, sunrise yellow. If I dutifully ignored the unexplored path which led so boldly away from motherhood, I did manage to check in with who I was when I left that day; the day I decided that running off to Italy to marry a military man was more important than my MFA, more important than Boston. I scanned park benches and storefronts, hoping to recognize the exact spot where I made that choice—the one that I could, in hindsight, easily call foolish. Though I wouldn’t dare.
As I wandered my city, which seemed nearly 10 years later like a small town, I felt certain that I would come across the spot where I faced the proverbial last chance to change. Without a doubt, there would be some sort of reset button hidden under the buckling brick or Paul Revere’s grave which would allow me to go back and decide—knowing what I know now—if I would do it all over again. The divorce is by far the most painful, endurance-testing, endlessly complicated event of my lifetime. And yet, I realize that if you set fire to the red thread, the whole tapestry disintegrates. Of course I would do it all over again. I would have to, or I wouldn’t be me—battle-worn and sometimes bitter, but ultimately still open to love: more of it, all of it. Only now, wiser. I learned to love by trying. Evidently it wasn’t meant to be forever with either my ex-husband or my city, but my life story includes adventures with both. I walked my kids around the perimeter of the Frog Pond at Boston Common, the place ridiculously cheerful and heaping with ice skaters. We were blocks away from my old alma mater, which I never miss an opportunity to announce is also Fonzie’s. There, in the glow of my old stomping ground (and Henry Winkler’s), I felt myself settle into acceptance of the path I’d chosen. At the same time, I wanted to grab every college girl by the back of her hooded sweatshirt or ever so gently by the sprouty loose ends of her meticulously messy bun. Aunty Jen has a thing or two to say. I wanted to tell them to go on real dates—to the optimistic Frog Pond, damn it; and to relish the hours spent writing in their velvet diaries upon return, happily kissed. True free time and self-indulgence only exist in your twenties, and tomorrow is closer than you think! I wanted to tell them that they will become writers and actors and producers—if they really want to—but that it might take a while. This priceless knowledge of hindsight is of course wasted on the youth. No matter. Mostly, I wanted to tell them—and also myself, my daughter, my son, and you—that I’m still here. I touch old trees and shuffle through graveyards. I write. I cry. I hug my kids. I am still the same girl who chose Boston and then chose to leave. I laugh at my own jokes; I brag about The Fonz; I romanticize America’s first subway. If knowledge and wisdom are reserved for the middle-aged—hey— I have half a lifetime left in which to tell sleepwalking college girls what to do. The path, however painful, winds beneath the most beautiful stars, and I can walk for miles.
Jen Wittes’ first short story, which shares the same title as this essay, is so horrendously bad, she has sworn to forever keep the one hard copy under lock and key; however, it was a start. Hopefully, her years of hard work and steady improvement will eventually score her an autographed pic of Henry Winkler. 058 januaryw2013
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Glam Gal After years of working in design and production, Christy Jervey launched her own line of jewelry featuring organic designs in sterling silver, 14k gold and 14k gold plate. Her work is featured in select boutiques across the country and is proudly made in the U.S.A. Christy designs and creates all the jewelry herself out of her studio in Mt. Pleasant. To view her collection or order: christinajervey.com
Head-Turner Leigh Magar has introduced a new label to Magar Hatworks called Madame Magar. Already a legend for her millinery, Leigh is now making one-of-a-kind handstitched dresses in small batches, as well as accessories and sculpture using the scrap fabric. The frocks are made from hand-dyed classic cotton fabric sourced throughout South Carolina and locally through Read Bros. fabrics. Madame Magar is inspired by the passion of art and fashion, and the first collection is called “Grandma and Her Southern Sisters.” Magar Hatworks, 57 Cannon St., Thurs-Sat. 11am-6pm, or by appointment. magarhatworks.com
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A rockin’ party to celebrate feminism and honor the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Charleston.
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Marathon Half Marathon 5K Race • Bike Ride Youth Marathon Program JOIN US AT THE PARTY AFTER THE RACE • Live Music, Food and Beer presented by • New half and full courses start in downtown Charleston and feature spectacular waterviews • 5k course runs through historic Park Circle • All Courses are flat, and will feature entertainment throughout • All Runners get a long-sleeved tech shirt featuring local artist Jonathan Green • Medals, Beer and Shrimp & Grits for ALL finishers • Block Party at Finish on E. Montague Business District with live entertainment All proceeds benefit arts programs in Charleston County Schools
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WARM&COZY Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. Lucy Maud Montgomery
8. 16. 25.
Meet up with the new chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) at the Circular Church. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of LGBT persons, 7-8:30pm. pflagcharleston @gmail.com
Laugh your way around town during the Charleston Comedy Festival through Jan. 19. Tickets start at $5. For a schedule or tickets, visit charlestoncomedy festival.com.
Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden hits the stage at Dock Street Theatre through February 3. charlestonstage.com
10. 18. 26.
Make your reservations early for Charleston Restaurant Week which goes through Jan. 20! See participating restaurants at charleston restaurantweek.com
The Charleston Marathon, which benefits the Youth Endowment for the Arts, takes place this weekend. Full- and half-marathons, Shrimp & Grits 5K, bike ride, youth marathon and an expo. charlestonmarathon.com
Lesley Dill’s exhibit at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Poetic Visions, opens today. Her work “invites audiences to delve into art, literature, spirituality, feminism—even fashion.”
11. 19. 27.
The Gibbes Museum of Art showcases a collection of iconic photographs by James Karales from the Civil Rights era. “Witness to History” will be on display through May 12.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble perform a concert, This Little Light of Mine, as a tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. csogospel.com
Attend the Share our Suzy black tie benefit at Harborside East tonight from 7-11pm. Food, drinks and opportunities to support local breast cancer patients. shareoursuzy.org
East Cooper Women’s Center hosts “Something New About You,” a Girlology event for 4th and 5th grade girls, 3-5pm. For information or to register, check out girlology.com.
Don’t miss the Total Health Fair, a free event promoting healthy living. Over 80 vendors will be in attendance at the Omar Shrine Convention Center on Jan. 19 and 20. charlestonhealthfair.com
The world’s largest oyster festival has 80,000 pounds of oysters to shuck. Contests, music, adult beverages and a kids’ area round out the day, 10:30am- pm. charlestonrestaurant association.com
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Andrea Jahde, aspiring shoe designer, supernanny and expert window-sitter. The recent transplant studied shoes in school (for real!) and is intent on creating her own line.
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My Stress Reliever: Looking at shoes online
My Handbag: Cynthia Rowley Ostrich Satchel
Right Now I’m Reading: Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Favorite Accessory: Gold bracelet I wear 24/7
My Desk: A MESS! That’s when the creativity flows I’d Like To Learn To: Produce handmade shoes A Goal for 2013: Launch Andrea Jahde shoe company Favorite Restaurant: Bin 152—wine and cheese are a meal, right? Where I Shop Locally: Artist & Craftsman Supply on Calhoun St. Dream Vacation: Bali Shoes I Covet: Brian Atwood anything My Workout: Jennie Brooks B. FIT or stair machine 30 min Where I Get My Coffee: Normandy Bakery on Broad St.
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In winter, I turn the heat off at night and sleep naked under a heavy, downy duvet. In the morning, my nose is cold and I have to steel myself to race to the thermostat and turn it up and then jump back in bed till the house starts warms up. It reminds me of my childhood in a house with no central heat but heaps of quilts and the dying embers in the fireplace creating a cozy, dozy island in winter.
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 :
The perfect red lipstick, a new tattoo, PJs and UGGs when I come home, tomato soup and grilled cheese, a cashmere hoodie on sale, reading in the dark on my Kindle Paperwhite.
Will Hillary run in 2016? WordWarp on my iPhone Learning hashtags. #ineedcoolschool Is my scale accurate? Posting on Fridaville.com Michael Fassbender fantasies Is tomorrow recycling day? Streaming WFUV radio from NYC Was yesterday recycling day?
eart My H n Is a Idiot
My AMEX bill Did I take a sleeping pill or not?
W h a t ’s o n m y m i n d : I am jealous of:
ever Whoed this inspior me love awes song.
W h a t ’s o n m y i pa d : One of my favorite websites is KateSpade.com because of all the extras that make it fun to explore. I found this image on “The Style Spy” section, and I love the look of shiny gold wedges paired with nubby tights or socks for daytime. In the 80s, I wore ankle socks with a pair of purple Norma Kamali platforms to apply for a loan from a buttoned-up bank. Surprise...I got turned down!
I find myself wondering more and more about why so many women are reluctant to call themselves feminists. What is it about the term that can explode like a Molotov cocktail in the middle of otherwise reasonable conversations? Given the recent raids on women’s rights, I hope more feminists will be out and proud. And proving we know how to rock a high heel and a good time at the “Yes! I’m a feminist!” party at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on February 26. Save the date.
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Must haves this month:
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Red Hot Lips ring by Solange AzaguryPartridge
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