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Chiropractors .....................................................................6 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy ......................6 Dentists ...............................................................................6 Family Practice ..................................................................8 Fitness Centers & Classes ...............................................8 Gastroenterology/Hepatology .........................................8 Health Organizations ......................................................10 Masssage .........................................................................10 Medical Spas ...................................................................12 Mental Health Services .................................................12 Obstetrics & Gynecology ...............................................14 Plastic Surgeons .............................................................14 Special Events .................................................................16 Surgeons ...........................................................................18 Well Being ................................................................ 18 - 20

Non-Profit Organizations ................................................30 Professional Services .....................................................32

dining & entertaining
Dining & Entertaining ..................................... 34 - 35
Bakeries.............................................................................34 Catering .............................................................................34 Restaurants ............................................................... 34 - 35

Family................................................................. 36 - 41
Camps ...............................................................................36 Children’s Education .......................................................36 Clothing & Accessories .................................................36 Furnishings & Accessories ...........................................40 Maternity Clothing & Accessories ...............................40 Pet Services ......................................................................40

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Arts & Leisure................................................... 22 - 26
Art Centers ........................................................................22 Bookstores ........................................................................22 Dance Lessons .................................................................22 Invitations & Stationery ..................................................23 Museums ...........................................................................23 Photographers ..................................................................23 Special Events ..................................................................24 Sports ................................................................................24 Theatres.............................................................................24

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fashion & accessories
Fashion & Accessories................................... 42 - 43
Boutiques .........................................................................42 Consignment & Vintage .................................................42

Business & Finance ........................................ 27 - 33
Advertising, Marketing & PR..........................................27 Business Opportunities ...................................................27 Career Counseling ...........................................................27 Computer Repair ..............................................................28 Financial Advisors............................................................28 Graphic and Web Design................................................28 Legal Services ..................................................................30

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Hair & Skin Care ............................................. 44 - 46
Bath & Body Products.....................................................44 Day Spas............................................................................44 Hair Removal.....................................................................46 Hair Salons ........................................................................46 Nail Care ............................................................................46

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Concierge Services .........................................................47 Framing .............................................................................47 Furnishings & Accessories ...........................................48 Gardening & Landscaping .............................................48 Interior Designers ...........................................................50 Pest Control ......................................................................50

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The Bride Guide ............................................... 51 - 67
Accommodations .............................................................52 Bakeries.............................................................................52 Bartending Services ........................................................52 Beauty ........................................................................ 52 - 54 Bridal Events .....................................................................54 Bridal Registry ..................................................................55 Bridal Showers & Parties ...............................................55 Catering ..................................................................... 55 - 56 Children’s Wear ................................................................56 Dance Lessons .................................................................56 Invitations & Stationery ..................................................58 Jewelry ..............................................................................58 Photographers ..................................................................58 Wedding Apparel .............................................................60 Wedding Event Venues ........................................... 60 - 64 Wedding Planners ................................................... 62 - 63 Wedding Rentals ...................................................... 65 - 66

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health & wellness
Women make a majority of healthcare decisions in US households, thus wellness starts with busy women like you. You want the best in quality care and resources for living a happy, healthy life! The Health & Wellness guide shares care and wellness providers who have been recommended by other busy women who have had a good experience. Download your copy at EveryBusyWoman.com and let us know if you need a resource not listed. Bettty Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com

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chiropractors

Know Your Yoga Style
If you’re new to yoga, then stick with a basic or beginner class at first. Once you are comfortable with basic yoga, you can begin to explore some other styles. Classes may integrate a few different forms or focus on one in particular. Some popular forms: • Ashtanga: “Power yoga”; fast-paced, physicallydemanding and a great cardio workout. • Bikram: “Hot yoga”; practiced in a studio heated up to 105 degrees. • Iyengar: Props (straps, blankets, chairs, etc.) help achieve poses that focus on symmetry and alignment. • Jivamukti: Combines poses and spiritual teachings with chanting, meditation, readings, and music. • Viniyoga: A gentle style that emphasizes breath and movement coordination. • Vinyasa: A series of flowing poses combined with rhythmic breathing for an intense body-mind workout.

LiFEWorKs chiropractic Justin Fisher, Dc 4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com www.imchiro.com/~lifework
coaching, counsELing & psychothErapy

COACHING

crystal-Barkley corporation originators of Life\Work planning
Solid strategy for real results — and real satisfaction in life!

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com See our ad page 27
COUNSELING

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

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 31
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, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJimSexton.com

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FamiLy practicE

access healthcare Dr. Jennifer s. pullano, Do
Board Certified, Family Medicine Healthcare…that’s all about you. Access Healthcare is the Lowcountry’s premier concierge family practice offering a closer relationship with your personal physician in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere where old fashioned care meets modern medicine.

Grocery Shopping for your Health
Make a List Plan your family’s meals out for the week. You won’t be tempted by quick-fix options like fast food and you can save money by purchasing ingredients that can be used in multiple meals. Don’t Go Hungry Going to the supermarket on an empty stomach can likely lead to a cart filled with snacks and treats that look appetizing to you now, but you regret buying later. Make sure your head, not stomach, is making the decisions when it comes to stocking up your refrigerator. Grab a piece of fruit or a hand full of almonds before you head out the door. Shop The Perimeter In most grocery stores, the aisles are filled with canned, frozen and dry goods that are loaded with fat and unnecessary calories. The perimeter features fresh produce, meat and fish, dairy and other, healthier options. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bags Store cloth bags in the back of your car and bring them along when you go food shopping. Some stores have repositories for used plastic bags in the entrances as well. A healthy life starts with a healthy Earth!

246 Mathis Ferry Road, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.971.9900 www.letssimplify.com See our ad page 7
FitnEss cEntErs & cLassEs

go Figure
The Figure Method gives you great posture, tremendous flexibility and long lean muscles. The Figure Method is a hybrid based on the principles of ballet, yoga, pilates and orthopedic exercises. Muscle groups are shaped through slow sustained movements and are then intensely stretched to help create a healthy and toned body.

730-F Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.8816 Charleston@gofigurestudio.com www.gofigurestudio.com
gastroEntEroLogy/hEpatoLogy

coastal carolina gastroenterology & hepatology Dr. rya Kaplan
Providing comprehensive, compassionate care and treatment of disorders of the digestive tract, colon cancer, hepatitis and cirrhosis as well as advanced training in endoscopic ultrasound. Conveniently located and affiliated with Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center.

9221 University Boulevard, Suite 102, Charleston, SC 29413 tel 843.576.0700 See our ad page 13

betty buzz: Sun SmartS

We see it in our lotions, make-up, and even in some clothing. But what exactly does the Sun Protection Factor (SPF ) indicate, and how can you determine the best level for you? This SPF checklist will keep you smart and sassy in the sun.
❑ Look for SpF 15+: the spf number measures the amount of time that you are protected from the sun’s rays, not the level of protection. so spf 15 protects you from burning for 15 times longer than you would without it. according to the american melanoma foundation, an spf of 2 will absorb about 50% of ultraviolet radiation, an spf of 15 absorbs about 93%, 30 absorbs 97% and 50 about 98%. ❑ use “Broad Spectrum” Sunscreen: this protects from both uva and uvb rays. some sunscreens only protect against the uvb or sunburn causing rays and not the uva or melanoma causing rays. ❑ choose Water resistant: if you’re a water baby, water-resistant sunblock maintains the spf level after 40 minutes of water immersion, while “very water-resistant” sunblock maintains the spf level after 80 minutes of water immersion. plan accordingly. ❑ Apply properly: apply sunscreen 15 - 20 minutes before sun exposure. reapply after water contact or sweating and about every 2 hours. ❑ don’t Skimp: the average person needs about 1 ounce (a shot glass) of sunscreen to cover their body, so apply liberally. Don’t reserve use for hot, sunny days only — you can be exposed to harmful rays in windy, cloudy and cold weather.

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hEaLth organizations

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.

Moooved by Almonds
One cup of almond milk has about half the calories of regular cow’s milk, no cholesterol or saturated fat, and 15% more calcium. Plus, it is creamy and delicious. Buy it at the supermarket or make your own by blending one cup of raw, unsalted almonds (soaked in a bowl overnight) with 3 cups of water until smooth. Add vanilla or sugar to taste and you have a NUTritious substitute for milk!

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org See our ad page 33 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.

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 See our ad page 19
massagE

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

Just Add Nuts
Adding nuts to a favorite recipe can enhance the flavor and the nutrition content. • Puree roasted walnuts with a touch of walnut oil, lemon juice and Dijon to create the perfect nutty dressing for salads. Sprinkle roasted nuts on finished salad for texture. • Add ground nuts to a meringue recipe with a hollow in the center. Cook slowly, cool and fill with whipped cream and fruit! For more ideas: www.nuthealth.org

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 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, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 20

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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mEDicaL spas

Lowcountry Vein and medical spa
Board Certified Surgeons - specializing in non-invasive vein removal, the Vnus Closure Procedure and Sclerotherapy! The top choice for vein and cosmetic treatments in Charleston and throughout the Southeast. All of our vein procedures are administered by board-certified physicians. We provide the best in minimally-invasive treatments to address a variety of medical and cosmetic needs. Now offering Cutera Laser Treatments for vein, hair, redness, brown spots, fine lines, sun damage. Visit our website for complete information on conditions we treat, methods of treatment available and meet our team of physicians.

Tea Party
Herbal tea is delicious and has tons of natural health benefits! Here’s what to drink and when: Chamomile: Boosts the immune system, relaxes nerves, and reduces inflammation. A great tea for before bedtime! Peppermint: In addition to its yummy flavor, peppermint tea aids in digestion, fights stress, and clears congestion. Echinacea: Boosts the immune system and soothes the throat. A great tea to help fight the common cold. Ginger: This tea is great for combating nausea as it reduces dizziness and relieves motion sickness. Lemon Balm: This fruity tea calms nerves and can help treat stress and anxiety.

1331 Ashley River Road, Building C, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 888.905.9106 www.LCVMS.com
mEntaL hEaLth sErVicEs

palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral health
A private behavioral health care organization specializing in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. It is located on the beautiful Ashley River near Charleston, SC and offers professional treatment in a safe and private setting. Our facility offers a full range of treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults to include: Acute Inpatient • Substance Abuse • Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization • Adolescent Residential Treatment Most insurance accepted. All major credit cards accepted. Joint commission accredited. Initial No Cost Assessments, by appointment 9a-9p

tel 843.747.5830 or toll free 877.947.3223 www.palmettobehavioralhealth.com See our ad page 15

“Did you know that insomnia, headaches, depression and anxiety are all symptoms of an aggravation in the vata, air dosha and can be alleviated by incorporating some easy self care into your daily routine? Ayurvedic treatments are available to assist with going to the root of the problem!” - SUZANNE GOLDSTON, Seeking Indigo

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oBstEtrics & gynEcoLogy

Lowcountry Women’s specialists
We combine experience with state of the art technology to give you confidence in your health care decisions. Come to us for preventive care and pap smears. For prenatal care, ultrasounds, and delivery. For medical and surgical management of gynecologic problems, including menstrual and urinary tract disorders. For osteoporosis screening and mammogram referrals. For family planning and infertility counseling. For our diagnostic and surgical skills, including DaVinci robotic laparoscopic surgery. From teenagers to those in their post-menopausal years, we’ve devoted our entire practice to women’s health. We offer all the care you need for all your life!
Dr. Christopher R. Accetta; Dr. Ronnie M. Givens; Dr. Jennifer J. Heinemann; Dr. Christine L. Hunter; Dr. Michael W. Prystowsky; Dr. William M. Reeves; Dr. Heather S. Schwartzberg; Tonya Bridges, CNM; Bridget Kenny, CNM; Carrie ReVille, CNM

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
1. Breast Augmentation 2. Nose Reshaping 3. Eyelid Surgery 4. Liposuction 5. Tummy Tuck Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons; www.plasticsurgery.org

North Charleston: 9291 Medical Plaza Drive Summerville: 77 Springview Lane tel 843.797.3664 www.lcwomensspecialists.com See our ad page 17
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, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.6608

“Select a country road never traveled; select one or two favorite others; select several of your favorite picnic ready foods and plan a wonderful day. You and your friend(s) will return renewed.” - NELLA BARKLEY, “Life\Work Design”, Crystal-Barkley Corp.

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spEciaL EVEnts

the angel Walk may 21, 8 am - noon at hampton park
Don’t miss the 2nd annual Angel Walk to benefit Pediatric Brain Cancer research at MUSC Children’s Hospital. The day will start off with a 1-mile walk around the park, followed by live music and art by our local area schools. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by local vendors, and exciting activities including jump castles, face painting, balloon artists, caricature artists, fantastic auction items and much more will be on hand! Please visit the website for more information and to register!

Coping With Stress
Causes and relievers of stress are unique to every one, and identifying stress in your life and developing healthy ways to eliminate and/or cope with the stress you experience will lead to a longer, happier and healthier life. Top 5 Stressors for Women 1. Death of a loved one 2. Divorce 3. Health 4. Job 5. Finances Popular Relievers of Stress 1. Aerobic Exercise 2. Meditation or Prayer 3. Yoga or Tai Chi 4. Muscular Relaxation Exercises 5. Deep Breathing Techniques 6. Engaging in Fun Activities or Hobbies 7. Laughing 8. Volunteering 9. Keeping a Daily Journal 10. Aromatherapy, Massage or Nutritional Supplements Source: The American Institute of Stress; www.stress.org

www.theangelwalk.com march of Dimes - march for Babies april 30, 2011 Cannon Park, 261 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.marchofdimes.com; www.nacersano.org Women’s heart health symposium saturday, april 30, 2011
Designed to educate the public about risk factors, warning signs and prevention of women’s heart disease.

Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.muschealth.com/whhs

Have a ‘mental health day’ where you check out of the world and only take care of YOU. Pamper, nurture, indulge and let go of it all. You’ll return not only healthier and happier but also more calm, creative and energized. Even better, grab your girlfriends and have fun together! - CHRISTY SCHACHTE

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surgEons

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
• Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery? • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had? • Do you have hospital privileges? If so, at which hospitals? • How many procedures of this type have you performed? • Am I a good candidate for this procedure? • Where and how will you perform my procedure? • How long of a recovery p eriod can I expect? • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure? • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome of my surgery? • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for each procedure? Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons; www.plasticsurgery.org

coastal carolina surgical specialists Dr. Jennifer h. Fiorini
Whether your case is routine or complex, you can be sure that you will receive knowledgeable and compassionate care. From breast reconstruction surgery to surgical oncology to the comprehensive management of trauma or injury, you’ll receive the best of care. Conveniently located and affiliated with Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center.

9221 University Boulevard, Suite 102, Charleston, SC 29413 tel 843.576.0700 www.ccsurgicalspecialists.com
WELL BEing

charleston community yoga
A donation based studio for the people. We share a desire to bring yoga to the people--without a specified cost, without unnecessary expectations or obligations. Our intention is to grow a yoga collective, and to spread peace through a group experience. We provide a sacred space and inspired facilitation. Come people of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds. The practice of yoga is easily adaptable to the needs of many. We will breathe, move, relax and find stillness...together. Strengthening body, mind and spirit.

815 Savannah Highway - Avondale, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.345.6631 www.charlestoncommunityyoga.com seeking indigo
Seeking Indigo is Charleston’s unique urban oasis, spa and wellness center where eastern traditions meet western technology. Offering product with purpose for home, body and soul. Explore art, music, fashion, treasures from near and far or go behind the doors and discover the many paths to wellness. Experience massages, yoga, facials, detox center, Ayurveda treatments, nutrition and more! We offer many products, services, classes and workshops to help you find what you have always been seeking.

445 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.725.0217 www.seekingindigo.com See our ad page 21 CONTINUED...

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WELL-BEING CONTINUED... 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

The Healthiest You
❍ Select the highest quality, most natural, organic, whole foods you can get. ❍ Minimize the amount and type of food preparation used, with 50% of your food being eaten in a raw state, especially vegetables and fruits. ❍ Add a good measure of natural, gentle exercise, about 20 - 30 minutes daily. ❍ Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water daily, as well as your other beverages. ❍ Incorporate a specific time daily (at least 15 minutes) for deep breathing practices, and rest and relaxation. ❍ Work on developing and maintaining a healthy, optimistic, loving attitude, towards yourself, as well as others and the world around you. Source: HealthWorld; www.healthy.net

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 email: christina@sweetbodysugaring.com www.mysweet185.com

Make a date (and keep it). Each year on your birthday, schedule a check-up with your doctor. Have your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels checked, and ask your doctor to help you reach or maintain a healthy weight. - SARA BALLARD, American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate

betty buzz: EaSE allErgy SymptomS

With spring in bloom, allergies sneak up on us. Follow these tips to ease the symptoms and f ind some relief:
❑ Do a thorough spring cleaning - windows, book shelves and air conditioning vents collect dust and mold throughout the winter. ❑ avoid going outside at peak pollen times (10 am - 4 pm). ❑ take allergy medications at least 30 minutes prior to outdoor activity. ❑ shut windows in your house on days when pollen counts soar. avoid using windows or fans that may draw pollen inside. ❑ wash bedding weekly in hot water. ❑ Dry laundry indoors. sheets hanging on an outside line attract pollen. ❑ shower and wash your hair before bed - pollen can collect on your hair and skin. ❑ keep pets off of furniture and out of the bedroom. pollen can cling to the dog or cat after being outside. ❑ keep car windows closed during peak season. use air conditioning and point vents away from face. ❑ when mowing the lawn or gardening, wear a filter mask.

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arts & leisure

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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art cEntErs

redux contemporary art center
Redux is a nonprofit gallery, studio and education center. Through diverse programming and a full studio facility, Redux promotes and encourages all forms of artistic creation, while introducing and educating the public to the contemporary visual arts. Check our website for a current schedule of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and special events.

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

sullivan’s trade-a-Book
Recycle your old reads and pick up something new. Friendly Staff • Great Selection • Locally-Owned and Operated

1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 3, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.8611
DancE LEssons

Elite Dance international studio and apparel
As a certified dance instructor, professional ballroom dancer and life-long dancer, Marina Fridmanovich, has opened Elite Dance International, specializing in: Private Dance Lessons • Group Classes • Social Dance Nights Wedding Dance Lessons • Wedding Dance Classes • Special Occasions Studio Rental Never danced before? No Worries! Elite carries dance apparel and offers introductory specials! Studio available for rent upon request.

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

709 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Second Floor, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.1011 www.elitedancecharleston.com See our ad page 25 new student special! 3 half-an-hour private lessons or 2 half-an-hour private lessons & 2 classes for $65

(843) 884-8611

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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
mention The Little Black Book to receive a 10% discount.

The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade
Elegant ladies, gentlemen, children and pets stroll through downtown Charleston in their holiday finery - a festive sight to see and photograph. Free. Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00 - 11:30am www.hatladies.org

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, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.576.4394 email: write@macandmurphy.com www.macandmurphy.com
musEums

gibbes museum of art
• The Charleston Story : Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • A Soldier’s View of Civil War Charleston : April 8 – July 10, 2011 Displayed for the first time in Charleston, this exhibition features paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by Confederate soldier Conrad Wise Chapman. • Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad : April 8 – July 10, 2011 Stephen Marc’s fascinating photographs and digital montages combine contemporary images with historic documents and artifacts that explore the history of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad.

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

amy-marie Kay photography
Working with children and families to capture magical moments is my specialty. From sessions in your home to your favorite spot in the Lowcountry, the scene is set for a comfortable and fun session to preserve special moments for a lifetime. Portraiture for families, babies, children, maternity, events and all of life’s special occasions. Available for weddings, special events, and commercial work.

tel 843.270.2147 email: amymarie.kay@gmail.com www.amymariekay.com See our ad page 24 $25 off sitting fee

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inVitations & stationEry

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spEciaL EVEnts

spoleto Festival usa 2010
Program includes: Mozart’s beloved operatic masterpiece, The Magic Flute; Kneehigh Theatre’s quirky production of The Red Shoes, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen; Spain’s explosive new ballet company, Corella Ballet; Bluegrass legend and Grammy Award winner Bela Fleck; the electrifying music theater production, The Gospel at Colonus; the mind-boggling acrobatics of Australia’s contemporary circus troupe, CIRCA; and much more.

For tickets, visit spoletousa.org or call 843.579.3100
sports

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 26
thEatrEs

theatre 99
Charleston’s Home for Improv Comedy This local favorite makes the perfect night out with comedy improv, stand up and performances throughout the year at unbeatable ticket prices. An in-house bar and fun atmosphere top off the experience. Visit the website for a full schedule including Wednesday night’s Laugh for a Lincoln, and Friday and Saturday night performances including The Have Nots! and Improv Bingo. Available for Corporate & Private Events • Improv Classes

280 Meeting Street, Above the Bicycle Shoppe, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.853.6687 www.theatre99.com

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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 Road, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.0740 or 800.749.2041 email: stephanie@charlestoncottonexchange.com www.charlestoncottonexchange.com Limelight custom sign company
A one stop shop for signs, banners, retail and fleet lettering. Call Gregg Pavone to talk about putting your company in the Limelight.

tel 843.697.7873 email: gp@limelightsc.com
BusinEss opportunitiEs

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

tel 843.971.0552 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 thewomenscooperative@comcast.net www.nationalwomenscooperative.com See our ad page 43
carEEr counsELing

crystal-Barkley corporation
Originators of Life\Work Design. For more than 20 years, we have helped thousands of women and men learn how to create their own successes – their own jobs. Crystal-Barkley’s disciplined approach helps you find and grow your innate strengths. You will discover – or rediscover – what you care about the most. We will help you craft that into real work. The result: success. On your terms.

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com

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busy woman tips

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

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FinanciaL aDVisors

aimee m. Kitto Edward Jones investments, Financial advisor
For many of us, our goals in life remain constant: financial independence and providing for family. The choices you make today can impact the long-term goals for you and your family. Saving for education expenses, for example, is one way you can provide for your children. But you may have long-term financial goals for yourself, such as saving to maintain your financial independence in your retirement years. Learn how you can redefine your savings approach for education and retirement. Call or visit today.

Be a Joiner
Are you a part of a networking group or organization? Charleston is a networking city, and there are plenty of opportunities for finding the best fit for your networking style. Visit Charleston. EveryBusyWoman.com for a comprehensive list of Professional & Networking groups under the Business & Finance section.

2875 Ashley River Road, Suite 2, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.0368 email: aimee.kitto@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com
call today to receive your Free comprehensive Financial assessment report and portfolio review.
graphic & WEB DEsign

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

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

“Great follow up builds great partnerships.” - AMANDA SHAW HASHEM, UPS Account Manager - South Carolina

web development ^ graphic design ^ brand identity solutions 843.475.2607 visit our online portfolio at kendrahaskins.com

betty buzz: aCE an IntErvIEW
Be prepared. research the company before you go in, assess your strengths and weaknesses so that answers are easier to discuss. prepare questions to ask the interviewer as well. Look Your Best. Dress appropriately, show up on time and smile confidently. bring along your resume and other materials on sturdy paper in a professional looking folder; it will show that you’re organized and care about appearances. Be Yourself. answer questions honestly and to the best of your ability. provide specific examples of your accomplishments and prepare explanations for your weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to show your personality, but remain professional at all times.

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LEgaL sErVicEs

E. reid green, attorney at Law, LLc
Reid Green is an attorney conveniently located off of Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant. A 2007 graduate of the Charleston School of Law, her practice focuses on Real Property, Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estates. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Probate and Quiet Title actions. Mrs. Green’s professional memberships include the SC Bar, the Charleston Bar, the American Bar Association, the SC Young Lawyers and the SC Women Lawyers Associations.

Legal Help for Women
The Women’s Law Initiative gives state-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence, including specific info for teens and immigrants, custody & kidnapping laws and safety planning advice. www.WomensLaw.org

496 Bramson Court, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.7574 email: ereidgreen@me.com
non-proFit organizations

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.

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org See our ad page 33 the center for Women
The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org Lowcountry Local First
The vision of Lowcountry Local First is to see every resident of the Lowcountry shift an additional 10% of their purchasing to local independent businesses and farms, and in doing so transform our local economy!

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

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proFEssionaL rEsourcEs

advice at the Drop of a hat archie Burkel – Event speaker

Business Insurance
Are you and your business properly protected and insured? Talk with a trusted agent about your business’ insurance needs including: • General Liability Insurance covers accident, injuries and claims of negligence • Product Liability Insurance consider if you manufacture, distribute, wholesale or retail a product • Professional Liability Insurance - protects against malpractice, errors and negligence services provided • Commercial Property Insurance - covers loss and damage of company property • Home-Based Business Insurance - Don’t rely on your homeowner’s insurance to cover your business. Most policies limit loss of business property and don’t cover losses away from the home. For more information, visit: sba.gov

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 charleston metro chamber of commerce
. . .where business and community meet Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an organization that was there for your business – you know, really there when you needed it? Well, you’re in luck. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that has what it takes to build a strong business community. Your Chamber membership delivers business resources, community leadership, professional development, networking opportunities, and so much more! Find out what we can do for you.

4500 Leeds Avenue, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net harbour club
The Harbour Club sits in the heart of historic Charleston. The Club offers several rooms to meet any capability that you are looking for. We offer business lunches and all day meetings to corporate outings.

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com See our ad page 61 Women at Work
Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings, a website listing and participation in the member-to-member discount program are just some of the benefits of membership. Visit the website for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

www.womenatworkinc.com

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BaKEriEs

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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

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

Shaken or Stirred?
Shake cocktails when they include fruit juices, cream, syrup or any other thick mixers. Shaking your cocktail creates a cloudy look at first, which will clear up within a few minutes. Stirring is a more gentle technique for mixing cocktails and is used to delicately combine distilled spirits.

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 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 – 2011 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 37
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, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com See our ad page 37

busy woman tips

Fast and French : Entering our 26th year of friendly service and casual good French food.

98 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.9797 www.fastandfrench.org tides Folly Beach and Blu restaurant and Bar
Folly Beach’s uber-cool restaurant Blu takes full advantage of its prime real estate by showcasing the amazing oceanfront view from every corner. Nestled within Tides Folly Beach the restaurant and hotel are filled with tourists and locals alike, enjoying a staycation or the well-concocted cocktails and a great sharing menu. Blu stands alone as the place for a gettogether with friends, that romantic dinner or the go-to spot when entertaining out of town guests.

Pomegranate Lemonade
Looking for a refreshing drink to serve when the temperatures climb? Try this recipe for Pomegranate Lemonade, a new twist on an old favorite. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of sugar, ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice, 1 cup of pomegranate juice, 2 ½ cups of water and crushed ice • Combine sugar and lemon juice. Stir well. • Mix the lemon mixture and pomegranate juice. • Add 2 ½ cups of water. Makes four, eight ounce servings.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday Brunch. One Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 www.tidesfollybeach.com See our ad page 63

“When making pasta, I go ahead & make the entire box. After I’ve used what is needed, I coat the remaining pasta in olive oil & then store it in a baggie in the fridge. That way, next time I need some noodles they are already ready!” - VIRGINIA M. LEE, President, Women at Work

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family

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

see more @ everybusy woman.com

camps

riverDogs Baseball camps June 13 – 15 and July 6 – 8
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
busy woman tips

Contact us for detailed information! tel 843.577.3647 www.riverdogs.com
chiLDrEn’s EDucation

John Wesley united methodist church Day school
Serves children ages 2 months through 4 years old.

Save the Date
April 30 Fam Jam at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry www.explorecml.org May 7 - 9 Greek Festival Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church http://www.greekorthodoxchs.org/ greekfest/ May 12 - 15 Harbor Fest http://www.scmaritime.org/ charleston_harbor_fest.html June 16 Big Chef/Little Chef http://www.louieskids.org/ Have a calendar of familyfriendly events delivered to your inbox every month by signing up for the Every Busy Mom Buzz. EveryBusyWoman.com

626 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.766.3396 www.jwumchurch.org Little school at grace church
2 year old – 5 year old kindergarten.

98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 tel 843.723.4575 www.gracechurchcharleston.org
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 • Sun Sandals • Jumping Jacks • L’Amour • Angels and more.

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

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betty buzz: Color mE bEtty

Need a quick activity for the kids while you’re on the go? Grab some crayons and let them get Betty ready for spring!

betty buzz: your HoSpItal bag

Have a baby on the way? Use this helpful list to get your bag ready ahead of time!
For Mom ❍ outfit to wear home ❍ shower shoes ❍ 2 nursing bras ❍ toiletries (shampoo, body wash, Lotion, Lip balm, face wash, etc.) ❍ makeup bag ❍ ponytail holders ❍ Nursing Nightgown & Bathrobe ❍ two pillows (don’t forget one for dad) ❍ Socks & Bedroom Slippers ❍ Earplugs & Eye Mask ❍ Pen & Notepad ❍ snacks ❍ Book & Magazines ❍ nursing breast pads ❍ Dad’s Bag (change of clothes & toiletries) For Baby ❍ Car seat & base installed ❍ blanket ❍ burp cloths ❍ receiving outfit ❍ neck donut (in car seat) ❍ Socks & Mittens ❍ hat ❍ pacifier ❍ Diapers Miscellaneous ❍ Camera & Charger ❍ Video Camera & tripod ❍ phone list (moms, grandmothers, siblings, etc.) ❍ Phone & Phone charger ❍ Ipod & charger/speaker station

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Furnishings & accEssoriEs

Mark Your Calendar
April 29 “Movie at the Joe” Event - Free! The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center www.DNLCC.org. April 29 - May 7 North Charleston Arts Festival www.northcharleston.org April 30 Fam Jam at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry www.explorecml.org May 7 Charleston Dog Show Benefits local animal rescue organizations www.charlestondogshow.com May 7 - 9 Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church www.greekorthodoxchs.org/ greekfest/ May 8 Mother’s Day May 12 - 15 Harbor Fest www.scmaritime.org/charleston_ harbor_fest.html May 21 2nd Annual Angel Walk Benefits pediatric medulloblastoma research at MUSC. www.theangelwalk.com May 27 - June 12 Spoleto Festival USA www.spoletousa.org Piccolo Spoleto Festival www. piccolospoleto.com June 16 Big Chef/Little Chef www.louieskids.org June 19 Father’s Day

Baby Bloomers home
For nurseries to tween rooms.

642 Coleman Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.856.9277 www.babybloomershome.com
matErnity cLothing & accEssoriEs

From here to maternity
The Lowcountry’s favorite place for expectant moms to shop.

1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite 70, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.8250 www.fromheretomaternitysc.com
pEt sErVicEs

Barkley’s pet sitting service tel 843.327.8121 www.barkleyspetsitting.com

“Just say no (when you can).” - TINA ARNOLDI, Coastal Community Foundation

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sign up for the monthly enewsletter just for moms: • Family Friendly Calendar Events • Timely Features to Keep You in the Know, On the Go • Recommended Resources for Busy Moms

Coming Up...
May: Spoleto & Piccolo Spoleto Picks for the Kids; Mother’s Day Specials June: fourth of July fun for the family July: beat the heat – recipes, activities and more to keep cool

Sign up at charleston.EveryBusyWoman.com.

betty buzz: SummEr outdoor SafEty
SuN & HEAT ❑ use broad spectrum, spf 15+ sunscreen and limit exposure during peak hours 10 am – 4 pm. ❑ reapply sunscreen often, especially after water activities. ❑ invest in sun-protective clothes, a good hat and sunglasses ❑ stay well-hydrated and take frequent breaks during intense activities. WATEr & rEcrEATioN ❑ never leave a child unsupervised at pool, spa or in open water. ❑ invest in american red cross certified swimming lessons. ❑ no diving in shallow water and always enter feet when depth or terrain under water is unknown. ❑ use insect repellent. ❑ check playground equipment before kids play on it and make sure your child’s clothing will not snag or get caught in equipment. ❑ when riding bikes, skateboards, etc. wear appropriate protective gear (helmet, shin guards, knee pads, etc.) GENErAL ❑ teach your children to know and respect their environment – be aware of tides, currents and native species (poison ivy, snakes, etc.) that can be dangerous and teach your child how to respond to specific situations. ❑ Sign the family up for a American Red Cross First Aid/CPR class. To find one near you, visit www.redcross.org.

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fashion & accessories
BoutiquEs

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 magar hatworks
Hand Made Custom Hats.

busy woman tips

57 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.577.7740 www.magarhatworks.com sally Bettes
A desgner resort boutique.

493 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.937.6211 www.shopsallybettes.com

Spring Fashion Trends
Colors: Bright and bold! Pair citrus colors like lime green, zesty orange and pink grapefruit with crisp whites. Bottoms: It’s all about the 70’s. Look for flared or wide legged denim, high waisted shorts and full skirts. Tops: Halter tops, Boxy, cropped styles, full silhouettes and classic dolman sleeves are in, as are futuristic straps and cut-outs. Dresses: Forget less is more think long and flowing maxidresses in pretty florals, vibrant colors or sheer fabrics. Accessories: Complete the look with 70’s inspired chunky bangles or a statement cuff, wide obi wrap belts and woven sandals or handbags in fun, crayon colors.

Warren on King
Specializing in one-of-a-kind dresses and accessories.

154 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.9144 www.warrenonking.com
consignmEnt & VintagE

south carolina thrift & resale store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals and our Mt Pleasant location for the state’s largest selection of vintage, costume and estate jewelry. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

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

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hair & skin care

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

Bath & BoDy

carolina Eye candy
Specializing in Xtreme Lash™ Eyelash Extensions that enhance the natural beauty in women of all ages, eliminating the need for mascara. Serving Charleston & Summerville!

tel 843.864.6996 www.lashesandmassage.com See our ad page 53 stella nova salon spa & Esthetique Esthetique & make-up studio
busy woman tips

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

tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com

New Twists For Old ‘Dos
Fishtail Braid Separate hair into two sections. Take a small piece from the outer edge of the right section and cross it over to the inner edge of the left. Repeat on the other side and continue for the length of your hair for a do that’s sure to turn heads! Upscale Pony After securing the elastic, take a section of hair (small if you have long hair, but thicker if your hair is short), and wrap it around the band until it is fully covered. Tuck it into the elastic for a simple and elegant style. Funky Bun Create an elaborate but oh so easy effect by braiding yours first. Start with a ponytail; this will help you get the right placement for your bun. Braid the length of the pony and then wrap it around to form a bun.

Day spas

spa at charleston place Located on the 4th floor of the Charleston Place Hotel. Parking validated for duration of spa visit. tel 843.937.8522 www.CharlestonPlaceSpa.com stella nova spa salon & Esthetique
Stella Nova has the most sought-after & accommodating day spa staff in Charleston. Massages. Facials. Natural Nails. Body Treatments.

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

“Try to stay open-minded to new ideas!” - AMANDA BUNTING COMEN, Program Coordinator, The Center for Women

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hair rEmoVaL

sweet 185 Body sugaring studio

Perfect Sunless Tan
Get a gorgeous, golden glow without exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays. Prep: Wax or shave 24 hours prior to using a sunless tanner. Exfoliate your skin generously, paying extra attention to rough spots like elbows and knees. This will prevent your tan from looking splotchy and keep you glowing for longer. Cover: Use a barrier cream on hands and feet to prevent them from turning dark and looking unnatural. Apply clear nail polish on your fingertips and toes to protect them from discoloration. Apply: Moisturize your skin for smooth application. Apply tanner evenly working from the feet up. If using a spray, aim for long strokes. If using with a lotion or cream, make sure to apply in a circular motion to prevent streaking. Dry: Do not shower for at least 8 hours after applying sunless tanner. Try applying at night before you go to bed. Wear loose, dark clothing to protect your sheets. Avoid exercise, since sweating will cause your tan to streak. Moisturize: Moisturize your skin daily to maintain the longevity of your tan and prevent discoloration. Fix: Notice splotchy, uneven spots? Use natural ingredients to remove. The acid from a half of a lemon rubbed on trouble spots will help. Also try massaging baking soda onto damp skin in gentle circles to exfoliate.

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, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 20
hair saLons

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

1939 D Maybank Highway, James Island, SC 29412 tel 843.406.1119 See our ad page45 stella nova spa salon & Esthetique
Voted Best Salon by City Paper for 8 years. Since 1991.

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

naiL carE

sweet 185 Body sugaring studio & Boutique
Organic Nails for your health & wellbeing Traditional Bowl Style • Odorless, Water Based Polish Safe, Pure & Non-Toxic

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 email: christina@sweetbodysugaring.com www.my sweet185.com

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

busy woman tips

tel 843.972.4008 email: contact@yudulist.com www.yudulist.com See our ad page 49
Framing

Gardening Tips from the Pros
Charleston Parks Conservancy Charleston Parks Conservancy offers a wide range of how-to, beginner through advanced classes to help you in the garden. For a schedule: www.charlestonparks conservancy.com. Clemson Extension Special events held throughout the year. http://www.clemson.edu/ extension/ Gardening Class with Hyam’s Garden Center Staff Learn how to plant your favorite flowers and trees. James Island Rec Complex May 13 & June 24 $10/class includes supplies 843.795.5678

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

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm Ansonborough Shopping Ctr, 334 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.3726 www.artizom.com

“I am totally in love with the floral print shoe for spring! It’s like a beautiful garden for the feet. It’s that one key item that can take a sleek monochromatic or solid color outfit to playful chic. Don’t forget pattern on pattern is a great trend again this season to have fun with and what better way to complete that thought then with floral print shoes.” - AYOKA LUCAS, Style Director, Charleston Magazine

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Furnishing & accEssoriEs

south carolina thrift & resale store
Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Spring Clean Your Home
Make a Plan Create a list outlining your plan of attack or visit Charleston. EveryBusyWoman.com - Features to print out a pre-made list. Get Organized Before you get started, make sure that you have everything that you need in one place. If your house isn’t organized, now is a great time to create systems for maintaining order in your home. Organizing expert, Stacy Crew’s GOPACK Method breaks down organization into 4 easy steps: Group Objects; Purge; Assign; Contain; Keep it Up. (myorganizedlifestyle.com) Get Started Throw open the windows, put on some music and delegate specific tasks to the kids.

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.971.0552 McClellanville Store: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville, SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 43
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

“I just discovered www.myfridgefood.com! You key in what you’ve got in the fridge-it gives you recipes. Saves me time when all my creative juices run out when dinner time rolls around.” - ELIZABETH HALL, The Branding Garden

LBB Savings & Coupons
Amy Kay photography
pages 23 + 58 • $25 off sitting fee • Free 16 x 20 Bridal Portrait Canvas Print with weddings booked before august.

clip & save!
Lowcountry Eats
page 56 complimentary signature drink for your event with booking.

cluu cards
page 23 10% off your order

Nancy dowdall photography
page 58 free engagement session if book wedding before July.

Edward Jones: Aimee Kitto
page 28 free financial assessment report and portfolio review.

Southern protocol
page 65 Receive $25 off a package

Elite dance
page 22 new student special! 3 half-hour private lessons or 2 half-hour private lessons & 2 classes for $65

look for the Every Busy Woman Coupon sign throughout the book for savings!

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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.

Bring Spring Indoors
Liven up your decor for the season with these easy ideas: • Place fresh cut flowers from the garden in vases around the house • Use throw pillows in vibrant colors to change the look of your room • Fun and colorful tablecloths and place settings transform your dining room table • A new door mat, a wreath and some fresh potted plants welcome spring to your doorway • Change the linens and quilt in your bedroom for a fresh look; store the duvet • Switch out thick throw blankets for wraps in lighter weights and colors • Move and rearrange accessories so that the ones that reflect the season take center stage

76 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 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

“Use RemembertheMilk.com for planning and organizing.” - MARYANN REID-SIMMONS, Author/Editor

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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.

Betty

Enjoy!

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accommoDations

charleston place 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.4900 www.charlestonplace.com
BaKEriEs

Bridal Shower Games
For The Sentimental Bride Recipe For Success: Have each guest contribute advice on slips of paper and put them in a recipe box for the bride. For The Bride Who Can Laugh At Herself What He Said: This game requires you to interview the groom beforehand. Then, put the bride on the spot by testing her to see how well she knows her hubby! For The Bride Who Loves Project Runway The Gown Game: Have guests compete in a beautiful wedding gown making contest…using only rolls of toilet paper.

ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 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. Our many packages offer the ability to customize bar service to accommodate your every need. We are committed to delivering the best quality service and products with expert bartenders trained in the latest techniques of mixology, speed techniques, and customer service. Now offering free beverage consultations and client cocktail tastings. Professional & Friendly • Fully Insured Standard & Tailored Bar Packages

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

carolina Eye candy
Specializing in Xtreme Lash™ Eyelash Extensions that enhance the natural beauty in women of all ages, eliminating the need for mascara. You will wake up in the morning looking as beautiful as you did when you went to sleep and never have to worry about running mascara. There are different lash styles to choose from, so please visit the website for more information! Serving Summerville and surrounding areas!

tel 843.864.6996 www.lashesandmassage.com CONTINUED...

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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, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com 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.

Toast the Moment
There are generally 3 speeches given during a wedding reception: The bride’s father’s speech, the bridegroom’s speech and the best man’s speech.

292 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.577.2500, (Store) 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA www.stella-nova.com See our ad back cover sweet 185 Body sugaring studio & organic Boutique
The only sweet spot in Charleston providing the most accommodating, unique and upscale venue for your bridal soiree. Customized Bridal & Bachelorette Events • Full Menu of Sugaring and Holistic Skin and Body Therapies • Oxygen in our Zero Gravity Chairs • Private Event Space • Complimentary Parking • Bridal Party Gift Baskets • Catering Call and speak with our studio’s event concierge to plan your sweet day!

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 43
BriDaL EVEnts

the charleston Bridal show
This is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! On July 10th, 2011, A Wonderful Wedding® hosts The Charleston Bridal Show at The Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, in the destination wedding capital of Downtown Charleston. Please join us and 60+ vendors in an interactive environment from Noon to 5PM. Admission is $10 at the door. Bridal Fashion • Music & Entertainment • Hors D’oeuvres & Cake Samples • The Latest Wedding Decor & Props

tel 843.795.7544 www.awonderfulwedding.com

BriDaL rEgistry

busy woman tips

settings
Your Table • Your Party • Your Life

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

Wedding Registry Tips
BriDaL shoWErs & partiEs

cru cafe
Located in the of heart of historic, downtown Charleston in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home, Cru Café offers the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon or bridal shower. Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor porch seating, gourmet comfort food, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts.

18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 email: info@crucafe.com www. crucafe.com See our ad page 57 sweet 185 Body sugaring studio & organic Boutique
customized bridal & bachelorette events

Be An Early Bird: Register as soon as possible! Your guests might want to buy a gift right away, and if your registry isn’t set up yet, their generosity could lead to excess or unwanted items. Don’t feel pressured to only register for classic items like china and flatware; register for the things you want! Bring Him With You: Registering is supposed to be fun! Include your hubby in this activity, and make sure he gets to make some final decisions too (think electronics for him and kitchen items for you). Know The Return Policy: Be aware of your stores’ policies in case you change your mind or realize that you registered for too many items. Add Variety: Make sure that you hit all price points so your guests don’t feel pressured or overwhelmed. Think about what your grandparents can afford versus what your old college roommate can afford. Also, make sure you update your registry often so that late gift purchasers still have options. Don’t Forget To Say Thanks: Thank-you notes for gifts received before the wedding should be sent within two weeks of their arrival. Notes for gifts received on or after the wedding day should be sent within a month of your return from the honeymoon. Make sure to mention the gift and sender by name.

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 43
catEring

cru catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine More than just a catering service, we present a team of event specialists and culinary experts who will assist you in creating the ultimate experience - from hors d’oeuvres to specialty beverages and multiple course menus for 2 to 2,000 people. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2011 by Charleston City Paper readers Voted the Best of Weddings 2010 Pick by The Knot

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com See our ad page 57 CONTINUED...

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CATERING CONTINUED... Lowcountry Eats
Delicious Southern Cuisine made with Fresh and Local Ingredients Weddings • Corporate Events • Social Occasions Using fresh, local ingredients and homemade, family recipes, we not only provide you with a service but create an experience. Our attention to detail and our commitment to great food married with our local roots make us the perfect choice for any event, large or small.

The Right Veil
When selecting a wedding veil, consider your height, and the details and length of your dress. • If under 5’4”, an elbow-length veil is ideal. • Those over 5’7” should consider a veil that reaches to the fingertips. • And for those brides who fall in between, either style will work.

2872 Azalea Drive, Building 1, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.747.1100 email: info@lowcountryeats.com www.lowcountryeats.com contract a wedding with us and when you mention this ad receive a complimentary signature drink for your event! See our ad page 59
chiLDrEn’s WEar

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

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 37
DancE LEssons

Elite Dance international studio and apparel
Worried about stepping on each others feet for that first wedding dance? Let us show you how fun and easy it is — even if you’ve never danced before! Our wedding dance instruction packages also make a perfect gift idea for: - Your son or daughter’s upcoming wedding - A surprise for your fiance - Holiday Gift Certificates Make your first dance a special memory! We can help you look great dancing at your wedding. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have.

709 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Second Floor, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.1011 www.elitedancecharleston.com new student special! 3 half-an-hour private lessons or 2 half-an-hour private lessons & 2 classes for $65

bride guide: CHECKlISt
12 MoNTHS BEForE ❍ set a budget ❍ select a theme, colors, etc. ❍ ceremony date, time and site ❍ reserve the reception site ❍ attendants ❍ pick caterer, florist, officiant ❍ Photographer/Videographer ❍ music - ceremony and reception ❍ wedding dress, headpiece and accessories 9 MoNTHS BEForE ❍ register for china, gifts, etc. ❍ plan the honeymoon! ❍ save the date cards 6 MoNTHS BEForE ❍ order bridesmaid’s and flower girl’s dresses ❍ current visas and passports? ❍ Discuss rehearsal dinner with groom 4 MoNTHS BEForE ❍ invitations, programs and stationery ❍ order formal wear for groom and attendants ❍ mother’s dresses ordered ❍ book hair and makeup ❍ Wedding & groom’s cake 2 MoNTHS BEForE ❍ final fitting ❍ finalize details: procession, seating chart, etc. ❍ gifts for bridal party ❍ shoes, stockings, garter and purse ❍ cake knife and champagne glasses for toast ❍ guest registration book ❍ wedding rings ❍ select who will be in charge of what: handing out programs, etc. ❍ plan your getaway - car, carriage, etc. 6 - 8 WEEKS BEForE ❍ mail invitations ❍ send announcement to newspaper 2 WEEKS BEForE ❍ marriage license ❍ put all necessities in one bag 1 WEEK BEForE ❍ check in with all service providers 1 - 2 dAYS BEForE ❍ pack emergency kit ❍ get plenty of sleep! ❍ have fun!

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inVitations & stationEry

Invitation Tips
• Order extras for keepsakes or last minute additions to the guest list. • Order extra envelopes to allow for mistakes and have them delivered early to begin addressing them. • Use black ink for addressing, and do not abbreviate anything. • If you enclose a response card, stamp and pre-address it. • Mail your invitations 4 – 6 weeks prior to the wedding!

cluucards custom magnetic cards
Shower Invitations • Save the Dates Custom Design Services Available

tel 703.655.8883 www.cluucards.com
mention The Little Black Book to receive a 10% discount
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
photographErs

amy-marie Kay photography
From engagement photos and bridal portraits to capturing the magic of your special day - I work with you to get the look and shots you want to preserve the memories for a lifetime.

tel 843.270.2147 email: amymarie.kay@gmail.com www.amymariekay.com
Free 16 x 20 Bridal portrait canvas print with weddings booked before august.

nancy Dowdall photography
Let us capture what you treasure. A very talented documentary wedding, and beach family photographer who specializes in natural children portraiture and artistic wedding photography. With over 20 years experience Nancy Dowdall is sure to capture the true spirit of your day.

tel 843.608.6400 email: lowcophotos@gmail.com www.lowcophotos.com
Free Engagement session if book wedding before July.

See our ad page 61 taylor stewart photography
Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style wedding photography and innovative portraiture.

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

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Belle couture Bridal
We take pride in offering every bride personal attention and a relaxing experience. Come see why we are the “must shop” destination for bridal gowns in Charleston, SC…it’s not just about the gown, it’s the whole experience!

Make the Moment Happen
Have you envisioned your wedding day since you were a little girl? Tap into those memories and write down the moments you have imagined. Compile a checklist to review with your wedding planner or coordinator. For example: • Ceremony: Do you want to take a moment to look at your loved ones gathered “behind” you? Is there a special poem, scripture or passage you’d like? • Pictures: Make a list of the pictures you want to have taken and give to your photographer. • Dances: Along with Father/ Daughter dance, list the others you’d like to take a turn with like granddad or best girl friends. • The Getaway: Are you running down an aisle dodging bird seed or strolling under tossed rose petals?

100 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.881.3449 email: sarah@bellecouturebridal.com www.BelleCoutureBridal.com maddison row
Bridal Chic

171 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.720.7979 email: info@maddisonrow.com www.maddisonrow.com
WEDDing EVEnt VEnuEs

Drayton hall
A timeless setting on the Ashley River for unforgettable weddings.

3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.2600 www.draytonhall.org the harbour club
The Harbour Club sits in the heart of historic Charleston. The 200-year-old building and terrace overlooking the city, offer an atmosphere symbolic of southern hospitality for parties up to 300. Allow us create a day to carry you through forever.

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com CONTINUED...

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WEDDING EVENT VENUES CONTINUED... Lowcountry park Venues
Launch a lifetime of memories at one of our picturesque event venues, among the Charleston area’s most popular wedding locales. From historic charm to sweeping views, the Lowcountry Park Venues are storybook southern settings. cooper river room Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Stunning panorama. Founders hall Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Airy sustainability. Legare Waring house Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Traditional grace.

Registry Checklist: For the Kitchen o 1 set of pots and pans
(1 stock pot, 2 sauté pans, 1 sauce pan)

o 1 set of knives (one of each:
paring knife, chef ’s knife, bread knife and serrated knife)

tel 843.852.2965 www.LowcountryParkVenues.com Lowndes grove
Nestled on 14 stunning acres on the Ashley River, Lowndes Grove is an unrivaled Lowcountry setting for truly unique weddings.

o 8 steak knives o 1 standing mixer o 1 blender o 1 coffeemaker o 2 cutting boards o 1 set each of measuring
cups and spoons

266 St. Margaret Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.1810 email: info@patpropevents.com www.lowndesgrove.com south carolina aquarium
Of all the fish in the sea, you have finally found the one, now begins the search for your happily-ever-after-day location. Look no further. From the breathtaking sight of the Charleston Harbor to the gorgeous aquatic views of our tanks, the South Carolina Aquarium is the perfect shell for your big celebration. In our green facility, rest easy knowing we work with sustainable vendors, have convenient access to downtown, places for ceremonies and receptions, and on-site planning professionals to help make your day flawless.

o 1 set of mixing bowls o 1 set of cooking utensils
(spatula, whisk, slotted and wooden spoons)

o Salt and pepper shakers o 2 covered casserole dishes o 3 baking sheets o A cake pan, a pie pan
and a bundt pan

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.579.8656 email: SpecialEvents@scaquarium.org http://scaquarium.org/Events/weddings/weddings.html CONTINUED...

o Oven mitts o 2 sets of kitchen towels

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WEDDING EVENT VENUES CONTINUED... tides Folly Beach
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.

Registry Checklist: For the Dining Room o 12-piece set of formal china o 12-piece set of everyday
dinnerware

o Set of serving dishes and
bowls to match the above

One Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 email: Blair Stegall, Catering Sales Manager - 843.588.6469, bstegall@tidesfollybeach.com www.tidesfollybeach.com See our ad page 63
WEDDing pLannErs

o 2 serving platters o 1 gravy boat o 12 water glasses o 8 white wine glasses,
8 red wine glasses

Blue planet green Events
We weave eco-friendly, sustainable practices into every detail of your event be it the romantic wedding of your dreams, a corporate function or a fundraiser. We believe that there are many ‘shades of green’. Whether you focus on making just one element of your event green or going all out - let us share our expertise with you. There are many eco-friendly options for all budgets all throughout the Lowcountry and we are here to lead you to them! Contact us to learn more about our customizable event planning services or to schedule a complimentary consultation.

o 8 high ball glasses o 8 old-fashioned glasses o 12 Champagne glasses o 8 mugs o 12-piece set of silver o 12-piece set of everyday
flatware

tel 843.633.1638 email: info@blueplanetgreenevents.com www.blueplanetgreenevents.com Distinctive Events
wedding coordination, design and consulting

o 1 tea service (tray, pot,
sugar and creamer)

o Serving utensils (large forks,
spoons, cheese knives)

115 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com

o 12 placemats o 12 napkins and rings o 2 table cloths

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Experts in flawless execution and stylish and charming details, we use our experience and fabulous relationships with Charleston’s best vendors to make your wedding or special event unforgettable. Our boutique size allows us to work closely with our clients, developing lasting friendships that make the planning process fun and stress free. We are committed to perfection and it shows in everything we do. Voted The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010.

Shower Your Attendants
When it comes time to show your closest girlfriends and family how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding, think creatively. You don’t have to give the same gift to every person. • Tickets to a show • A movie-themed gift basket •A spa treatment or gift certificate • A photo album with pics of you both • A hand-knitted scarf or throw •Homemade goodies from your kitchen • Magazine subscriptions • A charm bracelet with one wedding charm • A necklace with a meaningful pendant • A monogrammed travel jewelry case with her jewelry for the wedding inside • A monogrammed handkerchief they can use on the big day

tel 843.763.7780 email: contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com $25 off a package See our ad page 67
WEDDing rEntaLs

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 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 CONTINUED...

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

Emergency Wedding Day Kit
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.” • 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

145-A Williman Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.407.0473 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

As a bridesmaid you have tons of duties! One duty that you should always add to your list is to pack some Hollywood Tape (or another strong double-sided tape that adheres to fabric) for wedding day apparel mishaps. That way if a hem comes loose, straps are sliding off (shoe straps or spaghetti straps!) or a seam busts on a tight bridesmaid dress, you can easily mend the problem! - LINDY SHEALY, Southeastern Wildlife Expo

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