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Holiday Survival Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 15

Arts & Leisure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17
Art Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Bookstores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

arts & leisure

Fashion & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Boutiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

fashion & accessories

health & wellness
Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 37
Day Spas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Dentists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 34 Hair Salons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Health Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Obstetrics & Gynecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Plastic Surgeons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Business & Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 24
Advertising, Marketing & PR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Career Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Computer Service & Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Graphic & Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Non-Profit Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Professional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 24

business & finance

Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 - 41
Cutting Boards & Butcher Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Furnishings & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 - 39 Gardening & Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Gift Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Glass & Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Handymen & Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 - 40 Interior Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Pest Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Tree Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

home & garden

dining & entertaining
Dining & Entertaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 27
Bakeries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 - 27

Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 30
Children’s Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 30 Maternity Clothing & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

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EVERY BUSY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO

holiday survival

Every busy woman is making her list and checking it twice. We’ve asked Lowcountry women to share their favorites and included the best of the best in the Holiday Survival Guide to make your holidays a little merrier and bright. Inside you’ll find: - Gift Guide p 8-13 - Holiday Savings p 14 - Recipes p 15; 25 - Decorating Ideas p 38; 41 If you need anything not listed or want to recommend your favorite, visit our website EveryBusyWoman.com or send us an email. Happy Holidays! Betty Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com

BETTY BUZZ: PARTY PLANNING CHECKLIST
❍ Select a date, time, theme & location ❍ Choose & Send Invitations (by mail or email) ❍ Food ❍ Appetizers ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Main Course ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Beverages ❍ Beer ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Non-Alcoholic Beverages ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Other ❍ Tables & Chairs ❍ Napkins/Plates/Cutlery ❍ Music

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❍ Wine: Red & White

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❍ Ice, Ice Bucket/Tongs & Garnishes ______________________________________________________

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❍ Clean Up/Trash Receptacles ❍ Platters/Trays & Serving Utensils ❍ Hand Towels & Soap for Guests

❍ Decorations ❍ Glasses & Cups ❍ Cab Service Numbers

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BETTY BUZZ: GIFT-GIVING CHECKLIST

Some us start holiday shopping in July, while hers like to wait until the eleventh hour. No ma er your shopping style, you need a list to check twice. Use this cheat sheet to keep track your gi list and budget.
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Holiday
Gift &Gab
November 27, 2012 5 - 8 pm Lighthouse on the Creek
100 Church Street Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Ladies and gents, bring your friends and meet some new ones at a holiday shopping soiree.

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betty buzz: DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SHOPPING
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Just east of bustling Meeting Street is the French Quarter with charming galleries and boutiques tucked away on tree-lined streets. The recently-renovated Old City Market and Market Street boasts local treasures from sweet grass baskets to pralines. Step off of Broad Street into galleries and gift shops, and stop at a boutique, coffee shop or eatery on East Bay Street. Just off Upper King, Cannonborough-Elliotborough has hip and colorful, locally-owned shops and eateries.

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betty buzz: DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Make Your List, Check It Twice
Crystal Wrap Bracelets: These timeless pieces can be worn with several looks and bring a playful sophistication to any style.
Anne’s, annesdowntown.com; $90
312 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Candle by Low Country Luxe: Home sweet smelling home. Ignite the scents of the Low Country with a southern botanical soy blend with hints of white magnolia, camellia, azalea, lilac, lavender, violet, bios de rose and pine with cucumber. Also available in Sea Grass and Spanish Moss scents.
Gibbes Museum, gibbesmuseum.org; $39.95, Members - $35.95
135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

“Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith 2012): A staple for all who love to cook with Southern flavor, technique and soul. Available at Heirloom Book Company - the bookshop dedicated to the literature of food - along with many other new and vintage tasty titles.
Heirloom Book Company, heirloombookcompany.com
123 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Linda & Harriett 2013 Quilt Calendar: This limited edition, hand screen printed calendar features a monthly print inspired by a traditional quilt pattern in pop art colors. Once each month has passed, trim the design, frame and deck the halls in amazing style. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
Mac and Murphy, macandmurphy.com; $284
74 1/2 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Flying Her Kite by Teil Duncan: This 10.75” x 14” oil painting print evokes the energy and whimsy of childhood in a sophisticated, saturated color palette. Each purchase from the Redux Store helps support education and outreach programs, special exhibitions, studio facilities and the daily mission of Redux.
Redux Contemporary Art Center, Reduxstudios.org; $55
136 Saint Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Pajamas and Robe: Sleep softly in The Spa at Charleston Place’s custom pajamas and waffle weave robe. Classic cotton sateen Bedhead pajamas are available in pink and white stripe or blue and white stripe. The comfortable, lightweight Kimono-style robe with two roomy pockets comes in a generous one-size-fits-most cut.
205 Meeting Street, 4th Floor, Charleston, SC 29401

The Spa at Charleston Place, CharlestonPlaceSpa.com;Pajamas - $110, Robe - $55

NuFACE® Trinity: lift, tone and contour the face while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at home with this hand-held microcurrent device. “We have tried it and the results are truly immediate; it really is a remarkable thing!” says Katherine Redd at Stella Nova.
Stella Nova, stella-nova.com; $325
292 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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betty buzz: EAST COOPER SHOPPING
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Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Toys: Your kids won’t know the difference, but your wallet will when you shop for the little ones on your list at Angels and Rascals, the Lowcountry’s favorite place to find gently used name brand children’s clothing and accessories, baby equipment toys and more.
1200B Queensborough Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Angels & Rascals, Stop by or visit Facebook.com/AngelsAndRascals to see new arrivals

Bills Boards Cutting Board: These handcrafted, locally made boards are made utilizing repurposed scrap wood flooring that would otherwise end up in a landfill. With various sizes and styles available, you can feel good about a beautiful gift that is earth friendly and locally produced.
Bills Boards, billsboards.com; $100 - $300
November 27 Gift & Gab at the Lighthouse at Shem Creek, 100 Church Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Turquoise and Pearls Necklace: The brilliant blue turquoise and pearls on a sterling silver chain easily transitions from the holiday festivities to summer beach parties - a go-to piece for any woman on your list.
It Fitz Jewelry, itfitzjewelry.com; $79
November 27 Gift & Gab at the Lighthouse at Shem Creek, 100 Church Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Home Spa Service Gift Certificate: What busy woman couldn’t use more time? Gift someone you love the extra time they need by giving a gift certificate to Maid Pure green cleaning company that uses only the most natural cleaning products.
Maid Pure, maidpure.com; 3 - 4 hours of housekeeping $150
217 Lucas Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Kids Mouse Apron & Chefs Hat Set: Cook up some fun with this cotton appliqué and embroidered mouse apron from tag®. The set includes a chef’s hat with velcro closure.
Southern Belles, southernbelleschildren.com; $23
280 W Coleman Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

The Stella & Dot Wesley Pendant: Tis the season for something shiny and this filigree inspired cross pendant in solid bronze with rutheium plating and over 200 cubic zirconia accents on a gold plated 30” brass chain with 2” extender is the perfect fit.
Stella & Dot - Crissy Rowell, Stelladot.com/crissy, 843.377.5177; $98
November 27 Gift & Gab at the Lighthouse at Shem Creek, 100 Church Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Pip Studio Floral Porcelain: Whether you register for a complete set or pick up a few pieces to accent your existing pattern, the Pip Studio china brings your table to life with delightful, delicate, floral whimsy.
Sweet Olive, sweetolivegarden.com; Prices vary
264 N Shelmore Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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The funky Shops at Avondale off Highway 17 South feature gifts, clothing, consignment shopping, bars and more. Continue down 17 to find various shopping centers in between the area's "Auto Mile". Highway 61/St Andrews Boulevard and Ashley River Road boast several restaurants and gift shops tucked in between professional business offices. You'll also find large discount retailers like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Kohls. Sam Rittenburg is home to the Citadel Mall anchored by Belk and Dillard's. Along Sam Rittenburg, there are shopping centers with national chains and locally-owned home goods, beauty and fashion stores. In the Old Towne area, you'll find home furnishing and accessories and antique shops along with local eateries. The bustling Windermere Boulevard shopping area has fabulous clothing boutiques, shoe stores, gifts and stationery shops, spas, local eateries and the Earth Fare green shopping market.

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Charleston Angler Redfish Dog Collar: Every Lowcountry dog will love finding this locally-inspired collar in their stocking. The collar comes in sizes S - XL and there are also matching leashes.
The Charleston Angler, thecharlestonangler.com; $13.95)
654 Saint Andrews Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

SkinCeuticals: This advanced product line is designed to prevent future damage, protect healthy skin and correct previous damage. Formulated at Duke, the Vitamin C, Moisturizer or Hydrator and Sunscreen are a must for every skin care regime. Contact Cindy at Cosmotique for a free consultation about what products are right for your individual skin care needs.
Cosmotique, cosmotique.biz; Prices vary
1411 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29407

Oyster Shell Mirrors: Bring the best of the Lowcountry into your home. These beautiful oyster shell mirrors come in round, square and rectangle shapes and are a beautiful, natural addition to your decor.
GDC Home, gdchome.com; Prices vary
1290 Sam Rittenberg Charleston, SC 29407

Collegiate Rain Boots: You’re no fair weather fan, so be prepared for game day come rain or shine with your Carolina or Clemson rain boots - perfect for any fan or student on your list.
Palmetto Moon, palmettomoononline.com; $32.99
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

Sublime Stitching Embroidery Patterns and Kits: “This ain’t your gramma’s embroidery.” Hip patterns like Spaced Out, Day of the Dead and Tattoo Your Towels can be found at Space Craft along with many other DIY kits like the Solar Rover kit, build-your-own Kaleidoscope and paint-your-own Nesting Dolls.
Space Craft, spacecraftstudios.com; Prices range from $5 - $30
8 Avondale Avenue, Charleston, SC 29407

Monkeez Makes a Difference: These plush characters feature special tags instructing children and their parents to enter a code online and click on the charity they want to receive 10% of the wholesale cost of the toy. They can also play educational games and learn more about helping others on the site.
Wonder Works, wonderworkscharleston.com; Starting at $9.99
975 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407

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IceBox and Event DRS
pages 43 & 49 10% off for the holiday party season when you use IceBox and Event DRS.

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Southern Belles - a children’s clothier
page 28 Visit SouthernBellesChildren.com to sign up for our eNewsletter with exclusive monthly savings.

Katz Hair Studio

Water’s Edge Dentistry

page 36 Mention this ad when you schedule a cut & color to receive a free Coppola Keratin Rx conditioning treatment!

Kelly Haver

page 36 First time clients receive either a $45 customized facial or $40 therapeutic massage session when you mention this ad. page 36 FREE Mercury Removal consult when you mention this ad.

Dr. Slovan and Dr. Sexton

page 38 • $100 for a Comprehensive Dental Exam with $100 Voucher off dental treatment. Valid Oct 15 - Dec 31, 2012. (excludes healthy mouth cleanings; cannot be combined with other offers, vouchers or in conjunction with dental insurance) • $100 for an Invisalign Exam, X-rays, Impressions and a $1000 Credit towards Invisalign Treatment with the first set of Essix Retainers at no cost after treatment. Valid Oct 15 - Dec 31, 2012. (cannot be combined with any other offers, vouchers or in conjunction with dental insurance)

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betty buzz: HOLIDAY RECIPE

Cru Cafe Four Cheese Macaroni from Chef John Zucker
Ingredients: 2 qt Heavy Cream (reduced in half) 1 cup Pepper Jack (hand grated) 1 cup Fontina (hand grated) 1/4 cup Olive Oil For Final Cooking: 1/2 cup Pepper Jack (hand grated) 1/2cup Fontina (hand grated) Salt and pepper 1 lb Pasta (we use orecchiette) 1 cup Aged Cheddar (hand grated) 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (hand grated)

1/2 cup Aged Cheddar (hand grated) 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese (hand grated)

Method: - Preheat oven to 375 degrees. - Reduce cream slowly by half in medium size sauce pan. - Cook the pasta in salted water el dente. Cool down rapidly in cold water then drain all excess water. Coat the pasta lightly in Olive Oil to prevent sticking. Set aside. - Grate all cheeses by hand keeping them separate. Pre-bought grated cheese tends to have corn starch added and will change the texture. - Add cheeses (save for final cooking) into reduced cream over low heat until fully melted. Set aside off the heat. - In a large mixing bowl, add the “final cooking” cheese, pasta and cheese sauce. - Salt and pepper to taste and mix well without breaking up the pasta. - Add final ingredients to a casserole pan and bake at 375 degrees until lightly brown on top.

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arts & leisure

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

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
ENTERTAINMENT

Charleston Harbor Tours The Carolina Queen & The Carolina Belle
Locals and guests agree our guided, fully narrated boat tours and harbor cruises are among the best things to do in Charleston. Visit our website for a complete calendar of Specialty Cruises including: Sunset Blues & BBQ; Murder Mystery; Specialty Music; Craft Beer; Moonlight Entertainment; Saturday Intracoastal Luncheon and Sunday Jazz Brunch.

tel 843.722.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com
MUSEUMS

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

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.8962 www.explorecml.org see our ad page 30

(843) 884-8611

• The Charleston Story: Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography September 21 – December 30, 2012; Main Gallery This exhibition features the iconic leaders of rock and roll, blues and hip-hop—distinctly American forms of music with Southern roots—in images taken over the past five decades by the foremost photographers of contemporary musicians. • Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor September 21 – December 30, 2012; Rotunda Galleries As Charleston’s premier sculptor of the 20th century, this exhibition examines the body of work Willard Hirsch developed over the course of his fifty-year career.

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

The Charleston Comedy Festival January 16 - 19, 2013
A 4 day event featuring some of the country’s best improv, sketch and stand up artists in multiple venues. Produced by Theatre 99 and The Charleston City Paper. A full schedule is listed on our website.

www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com
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.

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
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
COMPUTER SERVICE & REPAIRS

Computer Genie
Helping you at home and work with: New computer purchases; Equipment Installation and Setup; Computer Training; Software Tutorials; Virus Removal; Speed Optimization; Memory Upgrades; Security; Networks; Data Recovery and Storage Solutions; Audio/Video Conversion; Software Programming; Software Programming. Computer Genie provides Onsite, On-line and Remote-in Support Services. Call to get connected any time.

tel 843.452.7388 email: help@mycomputergenie.com www.mycomputergenie.com

Lowcountry Graduate Center
Expanding opportunities for graduate education, with collaboration among the College of Charleston, The Citadel, MUSC, Clemson and USC. Designed for the convenience of working adults, classes are held in the evenings and weekends. Graduate degrees and certificates are offered in the following areas: Education • Communication • Project Management • Social Work • Computer Science • Engineering • Urban and Regional Planning

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100 North Charleston, SC 29418 tel 843.953.GRAD (4723) www.lowcountrygradcenter.org
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 Odell Graphic Design
Fresh creative solutions that set style standards and exceed expectations.

Personal Injury Attorney International Law Family Law Criminal Law

tel 843.209.4269 email: odellgraphicdesign@gmail.com www.odellgraphicdesign.com see our ad page 24
LEGAL SERVICES

Hartman Law Firm LLC
843–300–7600 thehartmanlaw rm.com

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

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

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EDUCATION

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

The Center for Women
The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:

Holiday Tipping
Housekeeper: one week’s pay Gardener: $20 - $50 Apartment Building handyman: $15 - $40 each Newspaper carrier (daily delivery): $25 - $50 Apartment building elevator operators: $15 - $40 each Teacher: $25 - $100, gift certificate to a bookstore or office supply store Your children’s piano teacher, coach, etc.: A small gift from your child Babysitter: one night’s pay, plus a small gift from your child Full time nanny: one week’s to one month’s pay based on tenure Au pair: one week’s pay, plus a gift from your child Day care service: $25 - 70, plus a gift from your child Parking attendants: $10 - $20 each Manicurist/Pedicurist: $15+ Hairdresser/stylist: $15+

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 see our ad page 19
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

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 see our ad page 24 CONTINUED

Keep your resume updated and your interviewing skills fresh, even if you are taking time out of the workforce. Stay involved in industry activities, maintain contact with former business associates, and attend organizational meetings related to your field to ensure that you are connected and in touch with people who may be able to help you when you are ready to pursue a new job. - Hannah Morris, HBM Career Management and Consulting

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CONTINUED... Femfessionals - FemCity Charleston
Innovatively Connecting Ambitious Women® A Femfessional is a savvy business woman characterized as positive, open-minded, driven, professional, ambitious and desirous of forming strong strategic connections with similar minded professional women to benefit each other personally and professionally and to benefit their community. Not only is she motivated to succeed, she is passionate about the success of others around her. A Femfessional is giving of herself and more than willing to help when she is needed. She wants to make an impact in the world, starting with the betterment of her City, and grow as a business professional and a woman. She is quite remarkable. Contact Danielle Rice - President, FemCity Charleston for more information!

Healthy Holiday Gifts Skip the fudge and give clients, coworkers and vendors something that is tasty and healthy like pretzel sticks dipped in dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts, mini pumpkin loafs with cranberries and pecans or spiced nuts. Package the treats creatively while prominently displaying your brand.

tel 703.967.0412 email: charleston@femfessionals.com www.femfessionals.com Harbour Club

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the Harbour Club has several rooms to meet any capability that you may need, from business lunches to all day corporate meetings. Call for a tour today.

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com The South Carolina Women’s Business Center
Women helping women do business better. Providing one-on-one business counseling, training, networking and mentoring services for women entrepreneurs. Explore Starting a Business • Develop a Business Plan • Address Business Issues • Strategize for Future Growth • Loan Application Preparation • Networking Opportunities

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 x 211 email: info@scwbc.net www.scwbc.net

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Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings with a guest speaker, monthly informal coffee meetings, a website listing and member specials are just some of the benefits to membership. Visit the website for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

PO Box 21332, Charleston SC 29413 www.womenatworkcharleston.com see our ad page 20
SPECIAL EVENTS

BarCampCHS
The Lowcountry’s own attendee-generated unconference where the day’s sessions are determined that morning from 30 second idea pitches from the audience. Sessions, discussions, demos, and interaction occur from everyone attending, not a pre-selected panel of speakers. BarCampCHS provides local area techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs with an open environment for learning and sharing. Join us on November 10th for a day of diverse learning, sharing, networking and fun!

Creativity as a Priority Do you have a set time that you are encouraged at work to brainstorm? Most business owners and managers tout the importance of innovation while not implementing a standardized time to get creative and come up with ideas. Start now: • Establish an open, supportive and accepting environment • Use ice breakers and games to get people talking • Address specific issues of importance to the company • Write down all ideas on a dry board and drill down as needed

www.barcampchs.org

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betty buzz: HOLIDAY RECIPES
from Lindsay Doolittle; 3.14 Pies (perfect for those Thanksgiving leftovers)
Ingredients: Pastry for 9” double-crust pie 2 C onions, 1/8 diced 2 large carrots, peeled & ½ inch diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 C all-purpose flour 1 Tbs salt

Turkey Pot Pie

2 potatoes (peeled or unpeeled), 1/4 inch diced 2 C cooked turkey, shredded 1½ C frozen peas 3 C Chicken Stock 1 Tbs Cornstarch 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 C + 2 Tbs unsalted butter, divided 2 large parsnips, peeled & ½ inch diced 1 C sliced celery 1 Tbs thyme ½ C buttermilk ½ C parsley

Method: - In large pot over medium heat, melt 2 Tbs of butter and sauté onions until translucent. - Add the potatoes to the pot along with the turkey, parsnips, carrots, peas, celery and garlic. - Add the stock and thyme and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender but not soft (they will cook more inside the pie). - Prepare a Blonde Roux by melting the remaining 1 C butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. - Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon, smashing up any lumps. Continue stirring for a few more minutes, or until the roux has an even consistency and looks runny and bubbly. - Remove from the heat. (If it develops any color or scorches on the bottom, start the roux over.) Add the roux to the turkey stew mixture, stirring as you add it. - Add the buttermilk and let the whole thing simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly. - Add the salt and pepper, taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed. - Let the mixture cook for a couple minutes more, until it is a really thick stew. - Remove from the heat, add parsley and refrigerate uncovered until stew is completely chilled - at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. - Preheat the oven to 450. - Roll out the bottom crust and put into plate. Leave the bottom edge un-crimped. - Add the cold stew. Cover it with pastry crust and cut vent slits. For a shiny finish, brush pastry crust with egg. - Bake the pot pie on a lipped baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top crust blisters and loses its wet look. - Turn the oven down to 350 and bake for 30 - 40 minutes more, until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. - Cool for 20 - 40 minutes at room temperature before serving.

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

Cru Catering

Holiday Baking Tips
• Melt chocolate in an ovenproof bowl set it on the heated coffeemaker burner. • Spray your spoon or beaters with cooking spray before mixing ooey, gooey batter for easy clean-up.

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

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com see our ad page 47
RESTAURANTS

BLU
For an intimate dinner, a fun seaside lunch or a late night fix, the only name you need to know is BLU. Offering one of the only true oceanfront dining opportunities in the Charleston area, BLU features a unique combination of spectacular ocean views with delicious seasonal specialties. It’s open, airy and welcoming with a vibrant atmosphere as exciting as the menu. Flip-flops or full dinner dress, BLU is the place for the freshest local seafood creations around showcasing regional flavors and southern ingredients. Come feel the difference and be prepared to be amazed.

Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 www.tidesfollybeach.com

Charleston Grill
The experience of fine dining amidst the southern elegance and refinement of Charleston. Unique southern cuisine with world-class jazz nightly. Chef Michelle Weaver has created an exciting menu that incorporates tradition without being bound by it, then adds a few touches of the delightfully unexpected.

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224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.4522 www.charlestongrill.com Cru Cafe
It’s the Holy City’s hidden gem! 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.

Alcohol Substitutions
Instead of this, use that: Chambord - raspberry juice, syrup or extract Champagne - ginger ale, sparkling apple cider/cranberry juice/white grape juice Crème de menthe - mint Italian soda syrup Curacao or Grand Marnier orange juice concentrate Grenadine - pomegranate syrup Peach Brandy - syrup from a can of peaches in heavy syrup Riesling - white grape juice with a pinch of powdered sugar added Rum - white grape, pineapple or apple juice Tequila - cactus juice or nectar Vodka - white grape juice

18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com see our ad page 47

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CHILDREN’S FASHION

Angels and Rascals
The Lowcountry’s favorite place to shop for gently used, name brand children’s clothing (newborn – size 8), baby equipment, toys and maternity too!

1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 email: erin@angelsandrascals.com www.AngelsandRascals.com
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Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier
Voted Best Children’s Shop 7 Years in a Row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to 16 Smocked apparel • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Plum • Life Is Good • Eland Kids • Lemon Loves Lime • Laundry • Le Za Me & 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 Tsukihoshi • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Sun Sandals • Jumping Jacks • LAmour • Angels • ’ Pedi Peds • Footmates • Willits and more.

The Spirit of Giving
Do a pre-holiday purge collecting gently-used coats, toys, clothing, shoes, home items and more to donate to a local charity. Pack up your goods and deliver them to your charity of choice as a family.

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbelleschildren.com Savings: Savings for eNews Subscribers (p14)
ENTERTAINMENT

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
A world of discovery awaits at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Kids can race boats down rapids, climb aboard a Lowcountry pirate ship and drive an antique fire truck. Families can send golf balls down a roller coaster, find gems under our waterfall and create inspired masterpieces every day in our dedicated art center. Since 2003, the Museum has been sparking imagination, stimulating curiosity and encouraging problem solving through the power of play in families from all backgrounds with young children.

25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.853.8962 www.explorecml.org CONTINUED

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ENTERTAINMENT CONTINUED... Kids Christmas Cruises November 24, December 1, 8 & 15
Join Twinkle the elf and her friends, Jingle and Jangle, in a holiday spectacular for kids featuring songs, treats and a visit with Mr and Mrs Claus aboard The Carolina Queen, Charlestonʻs only ‘paddlewheelʻ riverboat. Climb aboard at 11 am and cruise from 11:30 am - 1 pm. Adults $25 - Kids $15; Reservations recommended Tickets: 800.979.3370 or www.CharlestonHarborTours.com

Holiday Handprint Crafts
Use little hands for greeting cards, a framed gift or to decorate your home. • Footprint reindeer face with handprint antlers • Handprint beards for Santa and Elves • Layer handprints to make a Christmas tree or wreath • Footprint angel body with handprint angel wings • Menorah candles - 2 hands • Santa and his sleigh with reindeer - 2 hands • Kinara candles - 2 hands
Visit EveryBusyWoman.com for more holiday craft ideas and instructions.

The Carolina Queen docks at City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.722.1112 www.CharlestonHarborTours.com
MATERNITY CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Angels and Rascals
Where smart parents go to stretch their dollars. Stylishly expand your wardrobe to fit your growing belly with fashionable, gently used, name brand maternity clothing.

1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 email: erin@angelsandrascals.com www.AngelsandRascals.com

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fashion & accessories
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Anne’s
Anne’s has been the downtown destination store for generations of women who understand that quality apparel and personal service from a knowledgeable staff is what maximizes a shopping experience. Anne’s carries fabulous jewelry and complete accessories to compliment their selections of clothing lines for everyday, party dresses, business wear, casual attire, evening gowns and stunning jackets.

312 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.577.3262 www.annesdowntown.com Beba Luxe

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Timeless, contemporary, easy-to-wear and unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.

1962 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412 tel 843.762.5412 www.bebaluxe.com Berlins for Women

A Charleston mainstay featuring contemporary clothing for women.

Top 5 Holiday Fashion Do’s
1. Be festive by incorporating sparkle, lace, feathers and fur in your ensemble. 2. Know your party and dress accordingly. Skip the plunging neckline for your work event and rock it on New Year’s Eve. 3. Keep warm yet sleek by wearing layers instead of bulky sweaters and coats. 4. Skip the snowman sweater and wear a winter white cashmere sweater instead. 5. Accessorize. Sparkly baubles, fabulous shoes and a fun handbag can bring out the spirit of the season in a subtle way.

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Hampden Clothing 314 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.6373 www.hampdenclothing.com Mary Mojo 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd # 104, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.388.2868 www.marymojo.com Magar Hatworks
Hand Made Custom Hats.

57 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.577.7740 www.magarhatworks.com The Shops at Charleston Place
An exclusive collection of world-famous stores nestled in the heart of the downtown shopping district on the ground floor of Charleston Place Hotel. From high-end fashion, jewelry, toiletries, linens and art, to contemporary and casual apparel, swimwear, chocolates and coffee,

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonplaceshops.com

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DAY SPAS

Kelly Haver Licensed Esthetician & Massage Therapist
My vision is to return our bodies to their original state of health through massage, esthetics and organic treatments. I believe in actively educating and helping my clients to correct harmful habits in order to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle.

Cloud 9 Spa Therapy, 1956-C Maybank Highway (Beside the Terrace Theatre), Charleston, SC, 29412 tel 843.810.7001 www.kellyhaver.com The Spa at Charleston Place

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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.

DIY Hot Oil Treatment
Keep your locks moisturized, healthy and glowing with regular hot oil treatments. Make your own hot oil treatment following these steps. • 3 Tbs* Oil (we recommend coconut oil; you can also use jojoba, avocado, castor, sesame or olive oil) • 3 drops* essential oil (we recommend rosemary, tea tree or peppermint)
* Adjust amounts based on length and thickness of hair.

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 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 See our ad back cover
DENTISTS

Mix oils in a bowl or mug. Place in a double boiler and warm over low heat for 5 - 10 minutes. Dampen hair, then apply oil using your fingers to massage into roots through to the ends. Wrap your hair in a hot towel (warmed in the dryer) and let it sit for 15 - 20 minutes. Wash and rinse thoroughly.

Dr. Jared L. Slovan & Dr. James H. Sexton, Jr. General Implant Cosmetic Dentistry
MERCURY FREE DENTISTRY We offer safe, sanitary mercury removal and follow a strict protocol endorsed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists. Call today to make an appointment for your FREE consult and see what Mercury Free Dentistry can do for you.

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJaredSlovan.com CONTINUED

Mercury

FREE Dentistry Mercury Free – Mercury Safe
for Over 20 Years.
We use a Mercury safe removal protocol when replacing mercury llings in order to ensure your comfort and safety.

Dr. Jared Slovan & Dr. Jim Sexton
GENERAL, IMPLANT & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

FREE

Mercury Removal consult when you mention this ad.

843.884.0701

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

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DENTIST’S CONTINUED Water’s Edge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper
We provide compassionate and comprehensive oral health care with the most up-to-date technology, highly trained professionals and an LVI certified provider. We are passionate about oral health care and helping inspire patients to make permanent changes in their lives to improve overall health. We strive to make their experience better each time and decrease the negative stigma associated with dentistry by offering anxiety-free dentistry, complex and all-inclusive dentistry, and a relaxing atmosphere. Because we truly care about our patients as individuals, we take care of them as if they were family.

12 Ways to Health The CDC’s 12 Ways of Health will help you to be mindful of your wellness during the busy holiday season: 1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 2. Bundle up for warmth. 3. Manage stress. Do not overcommit. Keep work, play and home in balance. Ask for help when you need it. Remember to breath, relax and sleep. 4. Don’t drink and drive and don’t ride with someone who has been drinking. 5. Be smoke free. Call 800.QUIT.NOW . 6. Fasten seat belts and drive safely. 7. Get exams and screenings. Many people have met their insurance deductibles by year end, so make your appointment before it’s too late. 8. Ask your health care provider about what vaccinations your should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans and medical history. 9. New toys, excitement of the season and staying as a guest in other’s homes can lead to accidents and injuries. Watch your children carefully, limit unsafe behavior and refresh your first aid training. 10. Practice fire safety. Test smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. 11. Prepare and story food properly. Wash hands and surfaces often. 12. Eat well, limit rich, sugary foods and get moving.

1203 Two Island Court, Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.884.6166 www.WatersEdgeFamilyDentistry.com See our ad front inside cover Savings: Invisalign and Teeth Whitening Offer (p 14)
HAIR SALONS

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

719 St. Andrews Boulevard, Inside Salon Utopia, Charleston, SC 29407 www.katzhairstudio.com Savings: Free Coppola Keratin Rx conditioning treatment (p 14) 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 see our ad back cover
HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

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 cures.

tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 www.komenlowcountry.org see our ad page 37

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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

Dementia Respite Program
Respite Care Charleston hosts a weekly social for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias to provide respite to caregivers. Thursdays, 10 am - 1:50 pm North Charleston United Methodist Church 1125 East Montague Avenue $35 for 4 hours, includes lunch
843.647.7405 www.respitecarecharleston.org

North Charleston: 9291 Medical Plaza Drive Summerville: 77 Springview Lane tel 843.797.3664 www.lcwomensspecialists.com see our ad page 35
PLASTIC SURGEONS

The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction
We help women make smart, informed choices for breast reconstruction - offering state of the art procedures like DIEP , GAP SIEA, TUG. Regain breast shape and fullness without , artificial implants or loss of muscle. To learn more about natural breast reconstruction or to schedule surgical or consultation appointments, contact us:

Charleston: 1930 Charlie Hall Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29414 Mt Pleasant: 1300 Hospital Drive, Suite 120, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.388.0660 or 866.374.2627 email: info@ecplasticsurgery.com www.naturalbreastreconstruction.com Anne L. Edwards, MD, PC
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement, & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer Radiesse • Body Contouring & Liposuction

811 St Andrews Boulevard, Suite C, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.769.6608

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LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

CUTTING BOARDS & BUTCHER BLOCKS

Bills Boards
Dedicated to repurposing scrap wood flooring that would otherwise end up in a landfill. With cutting boards, coffee tables and benches, Bills Boards shows attention to detail that only comes with a hand crafted product. Benches, Coffee Tables, Butcher Block Counters, Cutting Boards and More

tel 843.442.5366 www.billsboards.com see our ad page 15
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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 the replacement of broken picture frame glass.

Seasonal Centerpieces Look no further than your backyard to find the perfect decor for your tables-cape. • Start with a large, clear glass vase • Insert an appropriately-sized candle into the vase leaving plenty of room around the candle • Around the candle, place any of the following items to create a beautiful, seasonal look: - cranberries - layers of different color dried beans - acorns or nuts - pine cones - indian corn - shucked or whole pieces placed around the outside of the vase and secured with a ribbon

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

GDC Home
A one stop shop for all of your home’s needs, indoor and out. Home Furnishings, Upholstery, Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Accessories. Come see one of our design consultants for a free in-store consultation.

Charleston: 1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.571.5142 Mt Pleasant: 695 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.849.0711 Kiawah: 420 Freshfields Drive Johns Island, SC 29455 tel 843.768.4246 www.gdchome.com

Antiques and quality consignments for the home. Giftware made in South Carolina... jewelry, Seashell Gifts, Rina’s Jams & Jellies, reclaimed lumber tables and more to come! A decorative mix of old and new. Check us out on Facebook! We accept consignment pieces by appt ONLY on Tuesday!

200-A North Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 tel 843.879.9529 email: mainstreet.antiques@yahoo.com
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING

O’Dell Landscaping
A family-owned, landscaping company that understands the Low Country’s unique micro-climate and the art of fine gardening. Garden Maintenance • Decorative Masonry Irrigation • Garden Renovation & Design We look forward to creating a timeless, personalized landscape for you and your family.

tel 843.556.7333 email: odelllandscaping@comcast.net www.odelllandscaping.com
GIFT SHOPS

Sweet Olive
A Unique gifts and home and garden accents including the Original Charleston Bedswing. Our offerings include home decor items, beautiful pots, fountains, bird houses and feeders, terrariums, outdoor/ indoor rugs, statuary, orchids and tropicals and more. Sprucing up your home for Spring? We can plant your pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes for you.

264 N Shelmore Boulevard in I’on, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.216.2821 email: melinda@sweetolivegarden.com www.sweetolivegarden.com
GLASS & WINDOWS

Glass Act Productions
Windows • Ornamental Glass • Shower Enclosures • Glass Cutting and More

1606 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.853.8911
HANDYMEN & CONTRACTORS

HOCOA of Charleston
Homeowners make one call, anytime of the day, request a service and get a return call with the peace of mind knowing that you will have a contractor that will do the work professionally. Call or log on to sign up and start enjoying peace of mind today..

1156 Bowman Road, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.7313 www.hocoaofcharleston.com CONTINUED

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HANDYMAN & CONTRACTORS CONTINUED Young Oakes
Benjamin Oakes Small repairs and home improvements. From changing lightbulbs to building a new house - call to discuss your project.

Fall/Winter Home Maintenance 1. HVAC - service your system - replace filters and clean vents 2. Safety - check smoke and carbonmonoxide detector batteries - test fire extinguisher 3. Roof and Gutters - inspect for loose or missing shingles - check flashing around vents and chimney - clear gutters of debris 4. Weather Proof - caulk around windows and doors - repair window glazing putty - install new weather stripping around doors - insulate your attic and basement

tel 843.225.8250 email: youngoakes@gmail.com
INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Ginger Brewton Interiors
Full service, high-end residential and commercial interior design Chic, Comfortable, Sophisticated Named one of the 20 designers to watch (2010) in the US by House Beautiful magazine.

76 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.270.7491 email: info@gingerbrewtoninteriors.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com
PEST SERVICES

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
RUGS

Zinn Rug Gallery
30 years of providing the best. Nese Zinn, owner, travels the world hand selecting each and every rug, chosen for its age, color, condition and design. Our dedicated and well informed staff is happy to help you choose the art for your floors.

767 Coleman Boulevard, Number 4, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.856.5066 email: zinnruggallery@comcast.net www.zinnruggallery.com
TREE SERVICES

Diaz Tree Service
Tree Removal, Care, Trimming and Cutting Reputable - Professional - Licensed and Fully Insured Quality work at reasonable rates. We look forward to serving you and your needs.

PO Box 1105, Johns Island, SC 29457 tel 843.814.2765 email: Diazwoodchip@yahoo.com www.diaztreeservice.net

betty buzz: HOLIDAY DECORATING
Making a Wreath 1. Purchase a wire wreath form at a craft store, or take 2 coat hangers, and form them into the shape of a circle, wrapping them with floral tape to secure them together. 2. Wrap your wreath form using grasses, branches or vines. Overlap your chosen medium, using wire or hot glue to secure it to your wreath form. 3. Add decoration using wire or hot glue to secure it. For Halloween, try wrapped-candy. Thanksgiving wreaths look great with acorns, leaves or small pumpkins. Use pinecones, birds, berries or snowflakes for a Christmas. wreath. Silver bells and blue ribbon look beautiful in a Hanukkah wreath. 4. Think outside the “ring”! Wreaths don’t have to be circular, try square and rectangular shapes for a nice change. Decorative items are all around you, like wine corks, bottle caps or tiny framed pictures! Garland Go-To’s 1. Pick your medium: cranberries, popcorn, beads, can tabs, CD’s or decorative paper. 2. String it: for items like cranberries, use a needle and a very-long, sturdy thread. For tabs or CD’s, you can use twine or ribbon. For paper, make a chain by looping the paper into rings and securing them together. 3. Go au natural using evergreen trimmings or dried fall leaves secured together with floral wire.

Decorating Naturally Use Plants: Instead of cut flowers, use small tropicals and ferns in arrangements with poinsettias or orchids. Try poinsettias in shades other than red – like pink, white and speckled reds. Force Bulbs: Bring beautiful color and scents in doors with forced bulbs. Paper whites are especially lovely. (see page 17 for a forcing bulb how to) Go to the Garden: Greenery is readily available in many gardens including Magnolia, Holly, Nandina, ferns, pine branches and ivy. Trim the Tree: Whether you use an ever green or another kind of tree, you can use natural ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree. Try pinecones, sweet gum balls, baby’s breath, dried hydrangeas and seashells.

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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. Enjoy!

Betty

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Ashley Bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com WildFlour Pastry
Specialty cakes and desserts available for all occasions.

Tis the Season
Select a cake with flavors and decorations that highlight the season. Some ideas to consider: Fall • Pumpkin or spice cake • Apple, cherry, pumpkin pies • Colorful leaves stenciled or made of fondant • Airbrushed autumn colors with fresh flowers • Fondant fruits, nuts and pumpkins Winter • White on white cake • Rich, dark chocolate • Cheesecakes • Metallic embellishments • Pale blue or gray accents

73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com See our ad page 26
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

2220 Old School Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@iceboxbar.com www.iceboxbar.com See our ad page 45 10% off for the holiday party season. (p 14)
BEAUTY

The Spa at Charleston Place Located on the 4th Floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston. 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 33 Stella Nova Salon Spa Esthetique & Make-Up Studio
Stella Nova is the bridal expert, let us prepare you for the aisle. Bridal Gifts, Bridal Suite. Outcall Hair & Make-Up.

292 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.577.2500, (Store) 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA www.stella-nova.com See our ad back cover

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CATERING

Cru Catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service customized catering, including weddings, meetings, special events and private parties. We coordinate pre-planned menus for groups of all sizes. Find out why we’ve been voted Charleston’s Best Caterer for more than a decade. Voted Best Caterer 2001 - 2012 by Charleston City Paper readers Voted the Best of Weddings 2010 - 2012 Pick by The Knot Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate

Bridal Beauty
Prepare ahead to look your best for your wedding day. • Establish a healthy sleep routine and get plenty of it * Get plenty of exercise • Eat whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables * Stay well-hydrated • Establish a good skin care regimen that includes daily washing and toning, weekly clarifying masks and exfoliation • Moisturize daily from head to toe • Practice relaxation techniques, breathe deeply and keep yourself in balance

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433) www.crucatering.com See our ad page 47 Granville’s Catering
One-of-a-kind menus for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and more. We are committed to excellent food, interesting wines and spirits and warm, inviting service at reasonable prices. We source fresh local produce, meat and seafood whenever available and we believe in recycling and contributing to our community in a positive way. Contact Trae Wilson, Chef Owner

730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.224.5873 email: Trae@GranvillesGroceryandCatering.com www.GranvillesGroceryandCatering.com
CHILDREN’S WEAR

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

Makeup Trends
These Fall/Winter 2012 trends will work perfectly for brides on their wedding day. • Deep red or burgundy lips • Pop of color in your eye makeup • Soft pink cheeks • Smokey eyes

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 29
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 See our ad page 46

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WEDDING EVENT VENUES

Carolina Queen
Make your wedding a truly special occasion aboard the Carolina Queen – one of Charleston’s most unique event locations. Whether you’re planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or wedding reception, delight your guests with exceptional service, delicious food and the ever-changing views of Charleston’s picturesque harbor as you cruise on Charleston’s only Paddlewheel Riverboat.

Delegate The Details
If you do not have a wedding planner, make sure you have the details covered! • Table and chair set up for the ceremony and reception. • Mark the rows or seats that are reserved for family at the ceremony site. • Make sure the flowers are delivered from the vendor and set up/distributed appropriately. • Check with the band or DJ. • Hand out programs and greet guests as they arrive. • Keep the bride’s lipstick, powder, shoes, etc. at the reception. • Check to make sure the getaway car is stocked.

tel 843.722.1112 or 800.344.4483 email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com See our ad page 49 Lighthouse on the Creek
When you’re ready to plan your special event, come see how beautifully convenient Lighthouse on the Creek can be. Nestled in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC on historic Shem Creek, our unique waterfront facility features a stunning sunset vista, spacious porches and a sensational Lowcountry backdrop your guests will love. Perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, executive retreats, corporate meetings and other elegant events.

tel 843.881.7384 www.shemcreekevents.com Tides Hotel on Folly Beach Your Wedding. Your Way.
We have everything you need to make your big day everything you’ve ever imagined and as original as you are. From casual, intimate ceremonies on the beach, to elegant, formal affairs, Tides is the only full-service oceanfront hotel in the Charleston area that has a setup to match any wedding style. With the beach right outside our doors and over 4,000 square feet of banquet space inside, the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach can accommodate everything from a casual buffet to a formal dinner. To start planning your one-of-a-kind Charleston oceanfront wedding, contact one of our friendly wedding professionals today.

Tides Hotel on Folly Beach, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 www.tidesfollybeach.com See our ad page 49

bride buzz: WEDDING CHECKLIST
12 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING ❏ Set a budget ❏ Select a theme, colors, etc. ❏ Ceremony date, time and site ❏ Book officiant ❏ Reserve the reception site ❏ Select your attendants ❏ Caterer, Florist, Wedding Consultant ❏ Photographer and Videographer ❏ Music - ceremony and reception ❏ Wedding dress, headpiece and accessories ❏ Bridesmaid’s dresses ❏ Begin compiling guest list ❏ Be sure to sign contracts! 9 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Register for china, gifts, etc. ❏ Plan the honeymoon! ❏ Send out save the date cards 6 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Order bridesmaid’s dresses and flower girl’s dress ❏ Current visas and passports? ❏ Discuss rehearsal dinner with groom 4 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Finalize guest list ❏ Order invitations, programs and stationery ❏ Order formal wear for groom and attendants ❏ Book hair and makeup ❏ Wedding cake and groom’s cake 2 MONTHS BEFORE ❏ Final dress fitting ❏ Finalize ceremony details: procession, seating chart, etc. ❏ Gifts for bridal party ❏ Cake knife and champagne glasses for toast ❏ Guest registration book ❏ Wedding rings ❏ Select who will be in charge of what on day of ❏ Plan your getaway - car, carriage, etc. 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Mail invitations ❏ Photo list for photographer and videographer ❏ Send announcement to newspaper 2 WEEKS BEFORE ❏ Pick up wedding gown ❏ Marriage license ❏ Put all necessities in one bag or container for easy transport 1 WEEK BEFORE ❏ Guest count to caterer ❏ Check in with all service providers ❏ Inform attendants and family where to be and when

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WEDDING RENTALS

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.

Bridal Show Bring-Alongs • Bag for goodies • Notebook for ideas and information • Calendar for appointments • List of questions • Pre-printed labels with your information to sign up for lists

2220 Old School Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@eventdrscharleston.com www.eventdrscharleston.com See our ad page 45 10% off for the holiday party season. (p 14)
WEDDING SHOWS

Charleston Bridal Show
This is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! Please join us and 60+ vendors in an interactive environment on January 13, 2013 at the Charleston Marriott in the destination wedding capital of Downtown Charleston from Noon to 5 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. Bridal Fashion • Music & Entertainment • Hors D’oeuvres & Cake Samples • The Latest Wedding Decor & Props

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

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