FALL 2009

FALL 2009 – OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

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table of contents
Betty’s Guide to Home & Garden .............2 - 13 Arts & Leisure............................................14 - 16
Invitations & Stationery ......................................... 14 Museums .................................................................. 14 Photographers ......................................................... 16 Special Events ......................................................... 16 Theatre...................................................................... 16 Web Sites ................................................................. 16

Hair & Skin Care .......................................30 - 32
Day Spas................................................................... 30 Hair Removal............................................................ 30 Hair Salons ............................................................... 32 Skin Care .................................................................. 32

Health & Wellness ...................................33 - 38
Bath & Body Products ........................................... 33 Chiropractors .......................................................... 33 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy ....33 - 35 Dentists .................................................................... 35 Health Organizations ............................................. 35 Massage Therapy .................................................. 35 Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy ........... 36 Pilates ...................................................................... 36 Plastic Surgeons .................................................... 36 Rubenfeld Synergy Method® ............................... 38 Well Being ............................................................... 38 Yoga .......................................................................... 38

Business & Finance .................................18 - 20
Advertising, Marketing & PR................................. 18 Banking ..................................................................... 18 Computer Repair ..................................................... 18 Debt Elimination & Wealth Management ........... 18 Legal Services ......................................................... 20 Professional Resources ......................................... 20

Children ............................................................. 20
Childcare Services ................................................. 21 Clothing & Accessories ........................................ 21 Pediatricians ........................................................... 21 Tutoring .................................................................... 21

Home & Garden .........................................39 - 42
Architects ................................................................ 39 Cleaning Services ................................................... 39 Framing ..................................................................... 39 Furnishings & Accessories ................................... 40 Homes Repairs & Improvements .......................... 40 Interior Designers .................................................. 40 Lighting .................................................................... 42

Dining & Entertaining ..............................21 - 23
Bakeries.................................................................... 22 Catering .................................................................... 22 Event Venues ........................................................... 23 Restaurants .............................................................. 23

Education & Organizations .....................24 - 27
Career Counseling .................................................. 24 Charitable Organizations ....................................... 24 Colleges & Universities .......................................... 24 Tutoring ..................................................................... 26 Women’s Resources ............................................... 26

Transportation .................................................. 42
Automotive Dealers ................................................ 42 Automotive Parts & Service .................................. 42

Betty’s Guide to Green .............................44 - 45
Arts & Leisure .......................................................... 44 Business & Finance ................................................ 44 Education & Organizations .................................... 44 Fashion & Accessories .......................................... 45 Hair & Skin Care ...................................................... 45 Home & Garden ....................................................... 45

Fashion & Accessories............................28 - 30
Apparel .................................................................... 28 Consignment & Vintage ........................................ 28 Image Consultants ................................................. 28 Monogramming & Embroidery ............................. 30

Calendar .....................................................46 - 47 Subscribe!......................................................... 48 Numbers to Note .............................................. 49

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Deck the halls, cook the turkey, throw a fabulous party and find the perfect gift. The busy woman’s holiday to-do list can get pretty long. This special section will help you keep your cool and check off your “have-to’s” so that you can have fun! Recipe: p. 8 Party Checklist: p. 6 Stress Relievers: p. 5 Kids Holiday Ideas: p. 10 Gift Guide: p. 4 Holiday Decorations: p. 9 Exclusive content is provided on our Web site, so be sure to sign up for The Black Book Buzz eNewsletter to stay in the know: EveryBusyWoman.com. Enjoy! Betty
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betty buzz: Holiday Gift Guide

Make your list, and check it twice!

Keepsake ornaments with Charleston historic sites & cityscapes at The Gibbes Museum of Art (p. 14)

Save the date with fabulous calendars at Mac & Murphy (p. 14)

Lovely patterned blinders by Chris Notti at Flight 001

Precious stockings with personalized embroidery at Southern Belles (p. 21) A creative way to entertain with Story Club Games Original artwork by Charles Ailstock at Artizom Frame and Gallery (p. 39)

Amazingly-soft towels, washcloths and hand towels at Sweet 185 (p. 30)

for details on these items and more, visit everyBusyWoman.com and sign up for the Black Book Buzz eNewsletter to stay in the know!

Authentic German nutcrackers at The Christmas Sleigh

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betty buzz: Holiday PamPeriNG The holidays can take their toll on the busy woman. This season, commit to slowing down so that you can enjoy it!
• Have a “stay in your PJ’s day” with the family; make hot chocolate and watch holiday movies. • Smell the calm with holiday aromatherapy. (see page 40) • Schedule a massage and/or a mani/pedi as a gift to yourself. (page 30, 35) You deserve it! • Take a book or magazine with you shopping, and have a quiet lunch at your favorite restaurant in between store hopping. (page 23) • Change up your schedule to ease the bustle by taking a long walk in the park instead of rushing to the gym or drawing a hot bath instead of a quick shower.

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BETTY BUZZ: PARTY CHECKLIST If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of hosting a party, get organized with the following checklist and never worry about whether you forgot to buy ice before your next big shindig.
❍ Select a date ❍ Choose & Send Invitations (whether to send by mail or email) ❍ Food ❍ Appetizers ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Main Course ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ❍ Sides _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ❍ Desserts _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ❍ The Caterer’s Number: see page 22 ❍ Buy ice ❍ Beer Type & Amount: _________________________________________ ❍ Wine Red: ________________________________________________ White: _______________________________________________ ❍ Non-alcoholic beverages Type & Amount: _________________________________________ ❍ Bartender’s Number: ___________________ ❍ Centerpieces ❍ Candles ❍ Wreaths/greenery: see page 9 ❍ Florists: EveryBusyWoman.com ❍ Party Rentals: EveryBusyWoman.com

❍ Beverages

❍ Decorations

❍ Music ❍ Cleaning Services: see page 39 ❍ Cab Service Numbers
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betty buzz: Holiday reCiPe
Butternut & Spaghetti Squash Fontina Gratin
(serves 4 - 6) This can be made the day before & reheated when needed. EQUIPMENT 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 Pyrex Pan Cookie Sheet Spoon Sauté Pan Mixing bowl (any size) Mandoline, Slicer or Sharp Knife Table Spoon STEP ONE 1 large Spaghetti Squash 1 large Butternut Squash 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar 2T Unsalted Butter Pre-heat oven to 450°. Melt butter in sauté pan. Cut Spaghetti Squash & Butternut Squash in half. Remove seeds with spoon & place squash on cookie sheet. Pour melted butter over squash & sprinkle with brown sugar to lightly cover. Place in oven & cook for about 40-minutes, until squash is soft. Remove from oven & let cool. Turn oven down to 350°. STEP TWO 1 cup Heavy Cream 1 cup Fontina Cheese (grated) 2 large Potatoes 1T Unsalted Butter Salt & Pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar 1/2 t Cinnamon 1/4 t Nutmeg

Take squash & remove the meat from skin with a fork & place in bowl. Put aside. Rinse potatoes under cold water &, with the skin still on, slice them as thin as you can. Butter bottom of Pyrex pan & layer squash on the bottom about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with some grated Fontina Cheese & a third of the cream then add some salt & pepper. Cover that layer with ½ of the sliced potatoes (thin layer). Repeat the process, sprinkling ½ of the brown sugar, ½ cinnamon & ½ nutmeg on next layer. Press layer down with the back of a spoon to make even, then layer the rest of the potato on top. Repeat the last layer again, adding cheese. Place in oven & cook until golden brown.
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betty buzz: deCoratioNS 101
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.

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betty buzz: CHriStmaS WitH tHe KidS
Mom’s Little Elves Help your children be a part of preparing for the holidays by giving them easy tasks to complete. Some ideas: 1) Kids love to bake and are great at stirring, measuring and scooping. 2) Holiday decorations made by your children are the best of all. From making placemats to stringing garland, your kids’ handiwork makes the décor twice as fabulous! See page 21 for some ideas. 3) Setting the table is a great task for children. You can even print out a seating chart and a “table map” for them to follow. 4) Remember: letting your children be a part of preparing for the holidays means accepting imperfections as charming testimonies to the little hands and hearts that helped create your masterpiece. Kids pick up on everything you do, and your stress becomes their stress. Enjoy yourself while creating life-long memories with your children!

Fun Games for the Holidays 1) Bobbing for Apples replace apples with different treats and the water with something “less-messy” like shredded paper if you’d prefer. 2) Musical Chairs last one sitting gets a surprise! 3) Relay Race make it thematic with the holiday, like a “mummy” relay on Halloween, or a Turkey walk on Thanksgiving. 4) Backyard Scavenger Hunt use only natural items (leaves, moss, pinecones, etc.) and have the kids make a nature centerpiece that can go on the table.

Traveling this Holiday Season? See page 43 for tips on traveling with the kids.

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betty buzz: Holiday KeePSaKeS These ideas are a nice way to commemorate the holidays and preserve family traditions.
Have every family member bring a recipe card with the dish they prepare. Compile the recipes into a family blog, recipe box or book.

Get a large piece of poster board and have the kids be in charge of decorating it with the day’s memories. For Thanksgiving, write down what everyone is thankful for, add stickers and draw pictures. For Christmas, write down their wish list, and memories of that season. Display the boards proudly year after year for a fun way to look back!

Start this year by having an annual family picture taken in the same location, like on the stairs of your front porch. You can look back as time passes and see all of the big changes that take place!

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arts & leisure
invitations & stationery

CluuCards, custom magnetic cards
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates • Invitations • Birthdays Custom design services available. Mention The Little Black Book to receive a 10% discount.

tel 703.655.8883 email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com www.cluucards.com See our ad page 17 mac & murphy a charleston paper company
Offering a distinctive selection of laugh out loud letterpress cards, stationery and paper products in fresh designs and modern prints, mac & murphy gal pal owners Liz Macpherson and Ami Murphy, artfully associate their passion for sassy individual style, design and handwritten correspondence within their chic and whimsical stationery boutique emblematic of a modern day jewel box complete with writing garden. Look for custom-print invitations, notecards, journals, calendars and wrapping paper from top designer brands such as SusyJack*, Smock Paper and Snow & Graham.

open M – F, 10:30 am – 6 pm; Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm 74.5 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.576.4394 email: write@macandmurphy.com www.macandmurphy.com See our ad page 12
museums

Gibbes museum of art
• The Charleston Story: Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong: Oct. 23, 2009 – Jan. 10, 2010 The landscape and waterways of Brian Rutenberg’s home state of South Carolina inspire the abstract paintings and works on paper featured in this exhibition. • Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe: Oct. 23, 2009 – Jan. 10, 2010 Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s sensitive, intimate photographs of island residents document life on Daufuskie in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org

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photoGraphers

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

Holiday Fun with the Family
Don’t be a stuffed goose on the couch this holiday season; take the family out to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer! Get Moving From tennis and indoor swimming to kayaking waterways and flag football, local and state parks and the natural wonders of the Lowcountry offer active alternatives to lounging around. www.ccprc.com www.southcarolinaparks.com www.discoversouthcarolina.com Theatre 99 Laughs abound at Charleston’s home for comedy and improv. Shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. www.thehavenots.com Charlestowne Landing Climb aboard a 17th-century trading ship replica, walk through the 22-acre zoo and hike or bike miles of trails, winding along the Ashley River, that twist under centuries-old oak trees. www.charlestowne.org Special Holiday Events From the Festival of Lights at James Island County Park to “The Nutcracker” at the Gaillard, check out our online calendar of events at EveryBusyWoman.com – Around Town to get the latest holiday events.

3226 E-5 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.557.1468 www.taylorstewartphotography.com See our ad page 14
speCial events

lowcountry affiliate of susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Join us for the 2009 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 17th on Daniel Island.

For more information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org See our ad page 15
theatre

theatre 99
Check out the funniest shows you’ll ever be a part of! Theatre 99 is Charleston’s home for improv comedy! Come check out improv shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Each show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different. Where the locals go! Offering improv classes. Available for corporate & private events. Call or log on for show times!

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting Street, Above the Bicycle Shoppe, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.853.6687 www.thehavenots.com
web sites

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betty buzz: Holiday eveNtS For details on these events and more, visit EveryBusyWoman.com – Around Town.
OCTOBER 3 - 31 Charleston Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Legare Farms, Johns Island 17, 23, 24 Halloween Extravaganza at St. Paul’s Academy, Hollywood 28 Trunk or Treat at Bethany United Methodist Church, James Island 29 – 11/7 Coastal Carolina Fair 30 Nighttime at the Museum: Halloween Edition at Charleston Museum, Downtown NOVEMBER 7 Harvest Fest at Johns Island County Park 7, 14, 21,28 Plantation Days at Middleton Place 10 – 1/3 Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park DECEMBER 1 – 23 Scuba Santa at the SC Aquarium, Downtown 4 – 31 Camellia Christmas Holiday Celebrations at the Audubon Swamp Garden, Magnolia Plantation 4 – 11 Candlelight Tour at the Edmondson-Alston House, Downtown 5 Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony, Marion Square, Downtown 5 Holiday Parade of Boats, Charleston Harbor 5 - 20 The Charleston Christmas Special, Charleston Music Hall, Downtown 12 Family Yuletide at Middleton Place Plantation 12 - 15 Lowcountry Singing Christmas Tree, Summerville Baptist Church 12 - 14 Nutcracker Ballet, Downtown 31 Happy New Years Charleston, Downtown Charleston and Marion Square

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business & finance
advertisinG, marKetinG & pr

Holiday Budget
Things to consider: • Gifts (see page 4) • Decorations (see page 9) • Cards & Pictures (see page 12) • Groceries for Meals & Parties (see page 6) Establish your budget and stick to it!

byrdhouse public relations, llC 44 A Morris Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.853.9120, fax 843.853.9121 email: annie@byrdhousepr.com www.byrdhousepr.com
banKinG

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

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

Geeks in transit
Portable Computer Geeks with People Skills On-site repair, maintenance plans, upgrades, retail computer systems, components and software Gift certificates available for your favorite geek

tel 843.814.0858
debt elimination & wealth buildinG

Financial lifestyles, inc. patsi phillips
Eliminate your mortgage. The money merge account program pays off mortgages faster using an interest cancellation strategy. While many homeowners realize they can save money by reducing the interest on their loan, few think about the length of time they will be paying. The money Merge Account Program combines innovative software with traditional banking systems and personal coaching to dramatically reduce your mortgage term and minimize your interest.

3022 S, Morgans Point Rd #149, Mt. Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.685.1251 www.u1stfinancial.net/patsiphillips
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• 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+

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leGal serviCes

angela m. Kirby, Jd, Cpa Certified specialist in estate planning & probate law mcangus Goudelock & Courie, llC

Online Social Networking for Business
The Internet connects us like no other medium, and social networking is a great way to stay in touch. But, can it turn into business? Social networking sites offer opportunities to: • Spread the word to a large audience about your brand, identity, and products/services • Meet people in your industry, find employees, ask for referrals, and get/give advice • Put a “face” on your business and show your corporate personality • Help with your search engine optimization efforts (the more links to your site, the better!) Be sure you: • Carefully craft and keep consistent the image/message you promote to the world • Provide helpful, relevant information that is useful to the masses • Use social networking to compliment your existing online presence, not replace it Sites to explore to find the right networking niche for you: • Digg.com • Facebook.com • LinkedIn • Twitter • YouTube

Let us protect you and your family by assisting with your estate planning and probate needs. With 15 years of experience, Angela Kirby is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate, a CPA, and prior Associate Probate Judge, who creates flexible plans for individuals and business owners taking into consideration their personal needs. Services include: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Probate Administration and Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Elder Law. Offices statewide in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, and Greenville

78 Wentworth Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.576.2900 email: akirby@mgclaw.com www.mgclaw.com
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.

2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net See our ad page 19 pinK magazine
PINK magazine offers tools, tactics, and strategies to help women have a beautiful career and a beautiful life through a magazine, annual events, and a content-rich Web site. PINK exists to promote women who are making a significant impact on the world through their work and their lives — while being true to themselves! For more information and to subscribe, log on to www.pinkmagazine.com!

tel 678.420.7797 email: info@pinkmagazine.com www.pinkmagazine.com

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children
ChildCare serviCes

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sweet peas nanny agency
Where the Love of Children and Learning Through Play Guide all of our Placements. Our Services Include: Full-Time Nannies • Part-Time Nannies Babysitters • Vacation/Hotel Sitters • Mother’s Helpers Summer Sitters

Kids Fun on Holidays
Having lots of children to your home for the holidays? Keep them busy and create fun for the whole family with these ideas: Thanksgiving Hats Give the kids materials and instructions on how to make Indian headdresses and pilgrim hats for all of your guests. Put on a Puppet Show Gather socks, stickers, glue, yarn, and other supplies to make puppets for a production of their favorite holiday story. It makes the perfect after-dinner entertainment! Place Card Holders Have the kids help set the table by making place card holders. Construction paper and pinecones with a little glue make cute turkeys for Thanksgiving and paper plate snowflakes are perfect for Christmas.

tel 843.513.3062 email: info@sweetpeasnannies.com www.sweetpeasnannies.com
ClothinG & aCCessories

southern belles a Children’s Clothier
Traditional, unique clothing • Sizes preemie to girls size 16 and boys size 12 • Special Occasion • Christening • Smocked Apparel • Vineyard Vines • Gift Items • Southern Belles Shoes, an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 11
pediatriCian

Visit EveryBusyWoman.com for recommended physicians.
tutorinG

ClubZ! in-home tutoring services tel 843.884.9452 email: sywilson@clubztutoring.com www.clubztutoring.com See our ad page 26

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dining & entertaining
baKeries

ashley bakery

A Well-Stocked Bar
❏ Wine & Beer Liquor ❏ Bourbon ❏ Tequila ❏ Gin ❏ Triple Sec ❏ Light Rum ❏ Vermouth ❏ Scotch ❏ Vodka Mixers ❏ Club Soda ❏ Tonic Water ❏ Cranberry ❏ Sodas ❏ Orange Juice Garnishes ❏ Lemons & Limes ❏ Olives ❏ Salt Glasses ❏ All-Purpose Wine ❏ Highball ❏ Martini

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

tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com
CaterinG

Cru Catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. voted best Caterer 2001 – 2009 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 7 Granville’s Catering
For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual gatherings of friends to your most important formal events, Granville’s Catering will please every taste. Full bar service also available.

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com See our ad page 7 savory sushi and Catering Company
For events large and small, RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company. Gourmet To-Go & Retail Wine

tel 843.762.3338 email: contactus@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com

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Granville’s Catering
For great food and accommodating service!

Venue Questions for Vendors
❏ Can the facility comfortably accommodate the size of my event and the number of guests invited? ❏ Does the site have handicap access? ❏ Does it have restroom facilities; a kitchen; power supply; running water? ❏ Is it heated or air-conditioned? ❏ Is there a room available for getting dressed? ❏ How much is the total rental fee, and what does it include?

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com willow Cove
Just 8 miles from Charleston and nestled in the Francis Marion Forest, Willow Cove is a charming location for weddings, corporate gatherings, children’s birthday parties or family reunions. Featuring a large main lawn, beautiful flowers and foliage, 2 ponds and a century old live oak as a glorious centerpiece. A small cottage is available as well as a 50’ x 100’ hard surface for use with a tent and a small outdoor fireplace perfect for roasting oysters!

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

Cru Café
Enjoy the best in upscale comfort food, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.

18 Pinckney Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com Gaulart and maliclet French Café
Fast and French Celebrating our 25th Anniversary May 3, 2009.

98 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.9797 www.fastandfrench.org savory sushi and Catering Company
Savory Sushi and Catering is now offering Sushi by Rhett every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Night!

Hours: Tues - Sat 11 am - 10 pm; Lunch menu ‘til 3 pm tel 843.762.3338 email: hailey@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com

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education & organizations
Career CounselinG

Crystal-barkley Corporation

Holiday Volunteering
Many local groups need extra help during the holiday season. Make volunteering a family activity, teaching your children what it means to give to others and improve their community through your powerful example. Trident United Way Dial 2-1-1 on your phone to find an opportunity that fits you best or click on the Big Blue Button at http://tuw.org/volunteer.html. The Lowcountry Foodbank Help feed the poor and hungry in the Lowcountry. Call 843.747.8146 or visit http://www.lowcountryfoodbank. org/volunteer.asp. Crisis Ministries Provides food, shelter, and hope to end homelessness and hunger. Call 843.723.9477 or visit www.charlestonhomeless.org

Originators of Life\Work Design Solid strategy for real results – and real satisfaction in life!

tel: 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com
Charitable 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 the cures. With nearly $1 billion invested to date, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage – from the causes, to the cures, to the pain of every moment in between.

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 15
ColleGes & universities

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

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.953.GRAD [4723] www.lowcountrygradcenter.org

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Business & Finance for Every Busy Woman
in the January 2010 issue of The Little Black Book • Networking Groups • Professional Associations • Tips & Hints for Entrepreneurs & Women in the Workplace • Businesses & Service Providers Targeting Women in Business Promote Your Business To be a part of this special issue, email Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com. Get Your Copy • Pick up your copy on shelves starting January 2010. • Sign up for The Black Book Buzz (EveryBusyWoman.com) for electronic delivery. • Subscribe to The Little Black Book by emailing Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com.
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tutorinG

ClubZ! in-home tutoring services

Continue Your Education
Get ahead in your current career or embark on a new one; there are more flexible options than ever before! For example, The Lowcountry Graduate Center (page 24) is a collaborative effort of state universities offering flexible, convenient hours for working adults. Need financial assistance to realize your goal? Visit http://studentaid.ed.gov.

Need a Tutor? ClubZ! provides affordable, one-on-one tutoring in your home. All subjects PreK - Adult. Customized to the school curriculum. Specializing in organization/study skills, Prep for SAT/ACT/GRE/LSAT. No long-term contracts.

tel 843.884.9452 email: sywilson@clubztutoring.com www.clubztutoring.com
women’s resourCes

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

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org

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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fashion & accessories
apparel

v2v

Quick Fix for Stretched Out Cuffs
Your favorite sweater has gotten a lot of wear during the winter, and the sleeves have stretched out. To fix it, simply spritz the cuffs with a spray bottle filled with hot water, then blow-dry. The combination of heated water and air causes natural fabrics to shrink to their original shape. Beyond saving? Be sure to recycle your textiles. Visit www.charlestoncounty.org or call 843.720.7111 to find a convenience center location closest to you. For gently-used clothes, consign them (page 28) and use your earnings to replace your old faves with new ones without breaking your bank!

V2V is a contemporary lifestyle store featuring women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Specializing in unique seasonal trends, V2V provides classic pieces as well as the most current designs. Our team can help you find the perfect inspired look for any event. Come in for a consultation, or to simply browse the collection. Experience the thrill of shopping with V2V!

295 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.5155 www.shopv2v.com
ConsiGnment & vintaGe

Consigning women
Recycle • Reuse • RESALE Dressing smart women since 1989.

Mon – Fri, 10 am – 6 pm; Sat, 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com See our ad page 45 south Carolina thrift & resale store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 sq ft Store for Daily Arrivals of Donated and Consigned Clothing, Home Furnishings, & Household Items. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Storing Seasonal Clothing
• Launder or dry clean all clothing before storing. • Store clothes in a clean, climate-controlled, dark area. • Use canvas, cloth or other breathable materials for your storage. Plastic does not breath, leaving potential for mildew to form. Try pillowcases. • When folding items, make sure to fold on seams as much as possible. When removing from storage, de-wrinkle items by hanging them in a steamy bathroom and keep on a hanger overnight.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm and Sundays 12 - 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 41
imaGe Consultants

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

tel 843.763.7780 email: contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com
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our company is unique, but our mission is simple:
we want all women to be gracious, be stylish, be charming. There should never be a time when you are not completely self-confident! Image Consulting Services Etiquette Classes Cotillions Wedding & Social Planning

843.763.7780
contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com

The Southern Fashionista’s Source on How to Look, Behave and Entertain with Style, Charm and Grace
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monoGramminG & embroidery

harbor specialties
Offering custom monograms and logos in-house. From brides to boaters we have something for everyone.

The Eyes Have It
Give your eyes a fresh look this season! Enhance your eyes by trying colored eyeliner: • Brown eyes look great in almost any color; try gold, copper or green. • Green eyes pop in purple! • Blue eyes sparkle in bronze, violet and shades of blue – but go darker than the shade of your eyes. Ask a makeup artist at Stella Nova (page 33) to help you find a shade that works best for you. Frame your eyes with a great brow. Visit the brow experts at Sweet 185 (page 30) for a consultation on finding the perfect shape for your face.

Hours Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 190 East Bay Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.3722 email: harborspecialties@comcast.net See our ad page 11

hair & skin care
day spas

the spa at Charleston place
Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston.

205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 5 stella nova spa salon & esthetique
Stella Nova has the most sought-out day spa staff in Charleston.

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
hair removal

sweet body sugaring studio

Head Case
Trends to “top” off your style this Fall from style maven Jess James: Braid it, bob it or go bold with a sexy secretary topknot with plenty of volume. Invest in a signature headpiece – braided, bejeweled or with a bevy of feathers. www.stylegirljessjames.com

Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal.

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

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Didn’t See Your Favorite Business Listed?
Share Your Favorites at

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hair salons

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

Hair Change
Want a new hair cut or color but feel nervous about the outcome? Try the “hair visualizer” tool at www.getmakeovers.com. Some popular cuts and styles to try this season: ✓ The Bob ✓ The Pixie Cut ✓ Long Hair with Side-swept Bangs ✓ Off-centered Chignons ✓ Loose, Tousled Waves ✓ Braids Feeling like you need a fresh perspective? Consult with a new stylist to change things up a bit. Remember, all salons in The Little Black Book (page 32) have been recommended by other busy women!

1939 D Maybank Hwy, James Island, 29412 tel 843.406.1119 See our ad page 31 stella nova spa salon & esthetique 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 Zen spa salon
Zen Spa Salon uses the latest technology, in combination with tried and true treatments, to give you everything you need for your body, skin, hair, and nails.

1123 Queensborough Boulevard, #101, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.5656 www.thezenspasalon.com
sKin Care

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

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 5

After shampooing my hair and before conditioning, I squeeze all the water out of it. That way, the conditioner sinks in and my hair is more moisturized when I get out of the shower. - JESSICA LOPEZ

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health & wellness
bath & body produCts

black book tips

stella nova salon spa & esthetique
Esthetique & Make-Up Studio

292 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com
ChiropraCtors

Extra Calories, Extra Burn
The holiday season means lots of parties, dinners and treats. Watch your intake, make healthy choices and incorporate extra activity into your day. • Do squats while on the phone at work. • Before getting out of bed, do 3 reps of 20 crunches or sit ups. • Park your car in the farthest parking space or a couple of blocks from your destination for more walking time. • Limited time for cardio? Try easy to do activities at high intensity: run sprints, jump rope, skip-hop and jumping jacks are all quick-burners. Try alternating between each for 10 – 15 minutes at least once per day. • Get your family in gear and outside. Try a family, scavenger hunt after Thanksgiving dinner or a “polar bear swim” on Christmas morning in the ocean!

liFeworKs Chiropractic Justin Fisher, dC
Personalized care • Same-day appointments Latest techniques and advancements • Massage therapy Nutritional counseling (weight loss included). Call and mention this ad and receive a gift certificate for the initial consultation, exam and X-ray! Live Long, Live STRONG…LIFEWORKS

4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com www.imchiro.com/~lifework
CoaChinG, CounselinG & psyChotherapy

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 CONTINUED...

Develop office rituals to celebrate success. In our office, we have a bell that we ring every time a corporate campaign or large donation comes in. It keeps us excited and motivated! - KENTON BARHAM MORRISON, The Trident United Way

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Dr. Justin M. Fisher

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COACING CONTINUED... into the tangled Garden
Explore your playful, passionate, and powerful Self. Discover ways to liberate your psyche and shape your future. Empower yourself by letting go and being present. Into the Tangled Garden uses guided explorations, universal archetypes, and creative expression to encourage growth and new blooms. Come and find your wild and beautiful Self.

tel 843.216.3297 email: itg@tangledgarden.net www.intothetangledgarden.com the pink dolphin
Dianne Thomas, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, licensed with the International Center for Reiki Training from stress relief to transformation, we offer energy healing techniques for a full range of Physical and Emotional problems: pain, anxiety, depression, hypertension, ADHD, surgery and cancer recovery, as well as relationship and self confidence problems. You will feel relaxed, refreshed and balanced. Reiki Classes for levels I, II, Master, Karuna and Kids. CEUs Nurses/ Massage Therapists.

301 E. Richardson Avenue, Summerville, 29483 tel 843.297.2468 email: underthewillow@earthlink.net www.thepinkdolphin.com
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, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 27 susan parsons, med, lpC, Crs licensed professional Counselor, med in Clinical Counseling, Certified rubenfeld synergist
Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically through life’s challenges.

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com

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the lifeGuidance Center Founded by psychotherapist Judy heath
Welcoming individuals, couples and families for appointments with our exceptional Counselors, Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Acupuncturist.

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

Holiday Sanity Savers
• Don’t take a vacation from your workout. • Keep expectations realistic and flexible. •Consider secret Santa with the family to cut back on gift expenses. • Make play dates for the kids and alternate with other moms. • Keep a calendar and a to do list. • Wrap gifts as you buy them and make sure you mark them! • Splurge and hire a cleaning service. The ladies at Maid Pure (page 39) do a beautiful job using all-natural products! • Buy yourself something small but pleasurable like decadent chocolate, a visit to the oxygen bar at Sweet 185 (page 30) or a new pair of slippers.

dr. James h. sexton, Jr. & dr. Jared l. slovan General implant Cosmetic dentistry
85% of people consider a person’s smile important when meeting for the first time, and 50% of people say it is the FIRST thing they notice! What is your smile saying about you? Call today for your FREE Smile Makeover photo simulation and let us help you make a GREAT first impression!

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJimSexton.com See our ad page 37
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.

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org
massaGe therapy

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

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 5

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natural hormone replaCement therapy

hormone lady enterprises, llC rosalyn adams, med
Is this YOU or someone you know? Food cravings, weight gain, bloating, mood swings, headaches, no energy, no sex drive, can’t remember, can’t focus, can’t sleep, anxious, depressed, acne, PMS....It might be your hormones. It might be your life. _ HORMONZ™

tel 843.860.4242 email: roz@hormonelady.com www.hormonz.com
pilates

the loft pilates Center
Offering private, semi-private, and small group Pilates instruction on equipment and mat work. Come visit us in our new Downtown location this Spring!

For more information: www.pilatesloft.com 7 Radcliffe Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.568.0499 email: pilatesloft@hotmail.com www.pilatesloft.com praXis balanced body studio
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates

1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933 email: praxispilates@earthlink.net www.praxispilates.com See our ad page 38
plastiC surGeons

anne l. edwards, md, pC
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement, & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer Radiesse • Body Contouring & Liposuction

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West, West Ashley, 29414 tel 843.769.6608

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F Teeth Bleaching ree

Come in for a checkup & cleaning, & get a free membership in our “Brightening for Life” program, including custom, form-fit, bleaching trays and a free tube of bleach every time you come in for your checkup & cleaning appointments.

F Smile Test Drive ree
843.884.0701

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

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

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

betty buzz: female HealtH SCreeNiNGS

Blood Pressure: at least once a year Breast: clinical breast exam at least every 3 years; monthly self-exam Cholesterol: at least once every 5 years Dental: every 6 months Pap Test and Pelvic Exam: annually Skin: skin cancer exam every year; check your own skin once a month

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Bone Density Exam: annually for adults 50 or older Breast: mammograms recommended every other year for women ages 40 - 50, and annually after that Diabetes: every 3 years beginning at 45 years; earlier if you are at risk Colorectal Cancer: suggested for all adults 50 years or older; FOBT (fecal occult blood test) every year; flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; total colon examination by colonoscopy every 10 years or double-contrast barium enema every 5 - 10 years; person at higher risk should start at a younger age Eye Exam: annually Hearing: annually for adults 65 and older
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rubenFeld synerGy method ®

susan parsons, med, lpC, Crs licensed professional Counselor, med in Clinical Counseling, Certified rubenfeld synergist
Integrating psychotherapy with bodywork for over 30 years

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com
well beinG

the turning leaf
Promoting body, mind, and spirit through inspiration, motivation, and education. Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition, Swimming, Massage Therapy, & Outdoor Adventure

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

allison Zimmerman, ryt private yoga Class
Work one-on-one with Allison Zimmerman The Many Reasons For Deciding on a Private Yoga Session: • Rehabilitation of injuries or working deeply on a certain troublesome area of the body • Helping you develop a customized daily practice • Personal attention is given to help modify postures and develop alternatives to accommodate your physical ability • Assisting you in the precise alignment Small group sessions are also available so that you can split the cost with 1 - 2 other people.

tel 843.367.0437 email: allison_zimmerman81@hotmail.com www.allisonzimmermanyoga.com

I chose to take control of life rather than it controlling me and maintain the posture that unless you have something good to share, it is best to disconnect. Allow your greatness to nourish you and those around you while honoring and respecting them. LISTEN: it is your best friend when building relationships to any level. - TEDI PERKINS

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home & garden
arChiteCts

prescon, llC ashley K. Jennings, aia principal architect 538 King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.577.7030, fax 843.577.8060 email: prescon@bellsouth.net
CleaninG serviCes

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

The Commons at Shem Creek, 217 Lucas Street, Suite J, Mount Pleasant, 29464 Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com See our ad page 41
FraminG

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.

Share your favorite time-and-moneyHours: Monday – Friday, 10Saving tips am - 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
Ansonborough Shopping Center, 334 East Bay Street, for planning a wedding Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.3726 www.artizom.com See our ad page 9

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FurnishinGs & aCCessories

Aromatherapy for the Holidays
A fragrant home not only sets the perfect mood, it also calms you and your family during the often-busy holiday season. • Certain essential oils are ideal scents for giving off a holiday vibe: clove, cinnamon, pine, fir needle, Texas cedar wood, cypress and juniper berry. • Use your stovetop to diffuse the sweet smell. Fill a saucepan full of water and add your favorite combination of essential oils. Try 10 drops of cassia bark, 5 drops clove, 20 drops sweet orange, and 5 drops of vanilla. • Make use of the fire in the fireplace by adding incense to the logs in the hearth. • Bring in the evergreen! The original source of holiday aromatherapy is a Christmas tree. You can add essential oils to the water in your tree stand or spray an oil and water blend directly onto both natural and artificial trees for a fresh-cut aroma. Try 20 drops of pine, fir or juniper essential oil in a spritzer with 1 ounce of water.

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

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

honeydew For hire all-around handywoman for home projects.
HONEYDEW will complete that on-going “Honey Do” list. From small adjustments, like furniture placement, to large projects, like an exterior renovation, Honeydew gets the job done! Michelle Beach, owner and handywoman, provides a no-cost consultation to get you started with that project you’ve wanted to complete. Visit our Web site to view our before and after portfolio and complete list of services. Design. Organize. Decorate. No project or budget is too big or too small.

216 Coming Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.540.3061 email: Honeydewforhire@gmail.com www.honeydewforhire.com
interior desiGners

Ginger brewton interiors
Full service, high-end residential and commercial interior design Chic, Comfortable, Sophisticated

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

A great recipe for furniture polish: Mix 2 parts olive oil to 1 part lemon juice. Use a soft cloth. - DORSEY FAIRBAIRN AND HEATHER FAIRBAIRN, Maid Pure

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liGhtinG

Christmas Tree Recycling
Take your tree to the Bees Ferry Landfill January 2 – 9, 2010, and receive a free bag of compost! Charleston County residents with curbside pickup can recycle their trees by putting their tree on the curb for yard waste pick-up. Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel and decorations prior to recycling!

Charleston lighting and interiors
Charleston Lighting and Interiors welcomes you to come browse our extensive collection of chandeliers, ceiling fans, bath and outdoor lighting within the largest lighting showrooms in South Carolina. Our highly trained staff of American Lighting Association Lighting Specialists will be happy to assist you in new construction, remodeling, or retail selections of any kind. Visit any of our three locations:

1640 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.766.3055 1109 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.352.0188 850 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, 29485 tel 843.285.2884 www.charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

travel & transportation
automotive dealers

marchant Chevrolet
A Woman-Owned Business

5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.722.8208 www.marchantchevy.com ravenel Ford
A Woman-Owned Business

6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.889.2241 www.ravenelford.com
automotive parts & serviCe

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

Minutes away from I-26 and I-526 3995 Dorchester Road, Charleston 29405 tel 843.554.0700; 800.968.9827 fax 843.554.1334 email: info@williamstire.com www.williamstire.com
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betty buzz: traveliNG WitH tHe KidS
• Give your child a map. Circle your starting point and where you will end up. Let your child play “navigator” and tell you what city or town you will pass next. • Plan some breaks along the way. Let the little ones get out and run off some energy. You should join them: a little exercise will help you stay alert. • Pack favorite toys: a special blanket, books, a stuffed animal and a tape deck with sing-along tapes. • Play road games. Ask your child to look for certain license plates, vehicle types, buildings, trees, people, etc. Offer a special reward to the winner of this buckled in treasure hunt. • Create an incentive. Give your kids a roll of quarters or several one dollar bills at the beginning of the trip. Take one away each time he or she fusses or complains. What they have left at the end of the trip is theirs for spending money.

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guide to green
arts & leisure

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, 29464 tel 843.884.8611
business & FinanCe

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

Get your checking statements online – for FREE! It’s Safer • It’s Faster • It’s Easier • It’s Greener

tel 843.723.7700 www.commfirstbank.com
eduCation & orGaniZations

(843) 884-8611

lowcountry local First
The vision of Lowcountry Local First is to see every resident of the Lowcountry shift an additional 10% of their purchasing to local independent businesses and farms, and in doing so transform our local economy!

1345 Avenue G #AA, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.740.5444 www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org the nature Conservancy
Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.

tel 843.937.8807 x13, fax 843.937.6735 email: wthomas@tnc.org www.nature.org/southcarolina

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

Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com
hair & sKin Care

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
Most wrapping paper is non-recyclable, so save money by getting creative while wrapping presents this season. Ideas to get you started: • Have the kids decorate paper shopping bags. • Old maps look great and a luggage tag attached as the tag completes the theme. • Use dishtowels, scarves or cloth napkins as a part of the gift and the wrapping. The Sierra Club reports that if every family wrapped 3 gifts this way, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields!

salon solas
Providing natural alternatives to hair and skin care. Deep Steep • Soulsalts • Pureology • Simply Organic

49 John Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.722.0233 www.salonsolas.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! SUMMER 2009: SWEET NEW LOCATION!

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

maidpure, inc.
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist

Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com See our ad page 41

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calendar fall 2009
For an extended calendar of events, visit EveryBusyWoman.com - Around Town

October
4 9 – 11

18th Annual Latin American Festival - Celebrate Latin American culture and enjoy live salsa music and other entertainment, as well as food, children’s activities and much more!

North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. 843.795.4386, www.ccprc.com Association; Downtown Charleston and Boone Hall Plantation, 843.577.4030, www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com
15 29th Annual Taste of Charleston - A 3-day celebration of Lowcountry Cuisine with some of Charleston’s finest, nationally-renowned chefs. Hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant

843.843.971.0552, www.scthriftandresale.com
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Charity Auction Event at SC Thrift and Resale Store (see page 41) - Featuring jewelry, antiques, art, collectibles, china, glassware, home furnishings & accessories and more. 100% of proceeds go to the Center for Women. To DONATE items to this event, please call 843.971.0552. 6:30 pm and preview begins at 9 am; 1670 Hwy 17 N, Mt. Pleasant. National Women and Girls Summit - This summit is intended to inform, educate and help females live a healthy and productive lifestyle. There will be speakers to help educate and give advice on healthy lifetyles. 843.873.3907, www.natlwomengirlssummit.org

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Komen Race for the Cure (see page 15) Family Circle Tennis Center, Daniel Island. 843.556.8011, Shine2009 - This day long music festival has fun for the whole family and benefits the Trip Page Education Initiative. Enjoy children’s activities, food, drink and fantastic music from bands Blues Traveler, The Original Wailers, Blue Dogs, Sol Driven Train and more! Proceeds benefit the Charleston County School District and The Trip Page Endowment Scholarship at The Citadel. Tickets are $40 in advance.

Joe Riley Stadium, Downtown Charleston. 843.469.2835, www.shinefestcharleston.com
17 Scarecrows on the Square – Vote on your favorite of more than 50 scarecrows created by local families and groups in Downtown Summerville’s Hutchinson Square. Votes are 25 cents and benefit D.R.E.A.M. Runs through October 31. www.summervillejsl.com Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center 2009 Fall Oyster Roast - Oysters, live music and fun! Chili-dogs and hot dogs will also be provided, as well as cold-beer, wine and soft drinks.

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City Bus Shed, Downtown Charleston. Tickets are $25. Must be 21 or older. 843.723.3600, www.dnlcc.org
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Pleasant. Register at 9 am, walk at 10 am. 843.571.2641, www.memorywalk09.org
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Alzheimer’s Association, Charleston Memory Walk - Support the Alzheimer’s Association as they work to end Alzheimers. Lookout Pavillion, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Mt. Annual Fall Tour - The South Carolina Historical Society presents its fall tour of the ACE Basin region of Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto. Includes an oyster roast, followed by a self-guided tour of the region. 843.723.3225, www.www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org Coastal Carolina Fair – Fair festivities include an apple pie baking contest, art show, equestrian competition and classic fair fare. This year’s musical lineup includes Julianne Hough, Lady Antebellum, and Jake Owen.

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Runs through 11/7/2009. Exchange Park, Hwy 78; 843. 572.3161, www.coastalcarolinafair.org

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November
6-7

Fine Art Annual – Presented by the Charleston Fine Art Dealer’s Association.

www.charlestonfineartdealersassociation.com
7, 14, 21,28 Plantation Days at Middleton Place - Each Saturday watch as craftworkers demonstrate a different aspect of 18th and 19th-century plantation life. 10 am – 4 pm; Regular

Admission,843.556.6020, 800.782.3608, www.middletonplace.org

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Harvest Fest – Festivities include a chainsaw art demo, hayrides, horse demonstrations, live bluegrass music, antique tractor display, pumpkin decorating, and more!

11am - 5pm; Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park, Johns Island, SC 843.795.4FUN, www.charlestonlowcountry.com
11 12 VETERANS DAY Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk – Get a sneak peak at this year’s holiday lights display on this non-competitive, 2-mile run/walk.

Run begins at 6:45 pm. James Island County Park, 843.795.4386, www.ccprc.com
26 26 27 THANKSGIVING Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble – A 5k and a children’s fun run that raises money for local charities. www.turkeydayrun.com Day After Thanksgiving – A state holiday. Visit www.EveryBusyWoman.com – What’s Hot for the Black Friday sales offered by Lowcountry businesses.

December
1 - 23 4 – 11

Scuba Santa at the Aquarium – See Santa swim with the fish! Keep an eye on the great ocean tank, because Santa may just show up in select dive shows. SC Aquarium on Charleston Harbor,

843.577.FISH; http://scaquarium.org/

Candlelight Tour at the Edmondson-Alston House - Take a guided tour of this historic, preserved home in the same way one would have in the 1800s - by candlelight. Ashley River Road, Charleston. 843.556.6020, www.middletonplace.org 5k Reindeer Walk/Run – Take part in a competitive race or bring your dog and kids for a leisurely stroll in this 5k for charity. Funds are split between MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment.

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9 am, 161 East Bay Street at Cumberland St. 843.345.6906, www.reindeerrun.org/home
5 Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony – Join Major Riley and Santa Clause at the lighting of the City of Charleston’s official, 60-foot Christmas tree.

4:30 pm, Marion Square, Downtown Charleston. 800.724.730, www.charlestoncvb.com
5 Holiday Parade of Boats - Participate in the parade by simply registering, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights and joining the fun on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year.

5 pm, Charleston Harbor; 843.724.7305, www.charlestonarts.sc
12 - 14 25 31 31 Nutcracker Ballet – A Christmas classic to add some cheer to your busy month.

Gaillard Auditorium, Downtown Charleston. 843.723.733, www.nutcrackerballet.net
CHRISTMAS DAY NEW YEARS EVE Happy New Years Charleston - Family-oriented and free. Enjoy comedy, African dancing and live music around the city.

Downtown Charleston and Marion Square. 843.724.7305, www.charlestonlowcountry.com
31 Shaggin at the Shrine - Count down to 2010 with the East Coast Party Band, the Tams and plenty of other revelers at Camp Happy Days’ New Year’s Eve charity gala.

$85, 7 pm – 2 am . The Shrine, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant. 843.425.4104

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ATT Phone Service ATT Repairs Berkeley County Schools

888.757.6500 611 723.4627

Dorchester County District 2 Schools Dorchester County District 4 Schools Dorchester County Water & Sewer Mt. Pleasant Waterworks & Sewer South Carolina Electric & Gas US Post Office (24 Hrs)

873.2901 873.8634 832.0075 884.9626 800.251.7234 800.275.8777

Berkeley Co. Water & Sanitation Authority 572.4400 Charleston County Schools 937.6300 Charleston Water System 727.6800 Comcast Cable 554.4100

Recycling

DHEC Charleston County Habitat ReStores

746.3800 724.6900

Recycling Center Goodwill Industries of Lower SC

720.7111 566.0072

Garbage Collection / Sanitation
Charleston Folly Beach Isle of Palms James Island

724.7364 588.2447 886.8956 795.9060

Mt. Pleasant North Charleston St. Andrews PSD

884.8518 745.1026 556.6310

Government

GOvERNMENT OFFICES Charleston City Folly Beach Isle of Palms Kiawah Island Mt. Pleasant North Charleston Sullivan’s Island Division of Motor vehicles

577.6970 588.2447 886.6428 768.9166 884.8517 554.5700 883.3198 800.442.1368

SC House SC Senate US House US Senate vOTER REGISTRATION Berkeley County Charleston County Dorchester County

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Police / Fire / Ambulance Police (Non-Emergency) 24-Hour Crisis, Intervention and Referral Hotline Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Department Crime Stoppers FBI Greater Charleston Emergency veterinary Clinic Poison Control Center 24-Hour Help Line SC Arson Hotline Wildlife Law Enforcement

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