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SPECIAL: Guide the Business & Finance ...... 3 - 19
Accounting & Bookkeeping .............................................4 Advertising, Marketing & PR............................................4 Business Opportunities .....................................................4 Career Counseling .............................................................4 Computer Repair ................................................................6 Corporate Catering ............................................................6 Financial Advisors..............................................................6 Graphic and Web Design..................................................6 Legal Services ..................................................................11 Medical Billing..................................................................11 Non-Profit Organizations ........................................ 11 - 12 Philanthropic Services ....................................................12 Professional Services ............................................. 12 - 14

Fashion & Accessories................................... 28 - 29
Consignment & Vintage .................................................28 Image Consultants ..........................................................28

fashion & accessories

Hair & Skin Care .............................................. 30 - 33
Bath & Body Products.....................................................30 Day Spas............................................................................32 Hair Removal.....................................................................32 Hair Salons ........................................................................32 Nail Care ............................................................................33

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arts & leisure
Arts & Leisure................................................... 20 - 23
Art Centers ........................................................................20 Bookstores ........................................................................20 Dance Lessons .................................................................20 Invitations & Stationery ..................................................20 Museums ...........................................................................21 Photographers ..................................................................22 Special Events ..................................................................22 Theatres.............................................................................22

Health & Wellness .......................................... 34 - 43
Chiropractors ...................................................................34 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy ....................34 Dentists .............................................................................36 Fitness Centers & Classes .............................................36 Gastroenterology/Hepatology .......................................36 Health Organizations .............................................. 36 - 37 Medical Spas ...................................................................37 Obstetrics & Gynecology ...............................................37 Oculoplastic Surgery ......................................................38 Pilates ...............................................................................38 Plastic Surgeons .............................................................40 Senior Services ................................................................40 Surgeons ...........................................................................40 Well Being ........................................................................42

health & wellness

dining & entertaining
Dining & Entertaining ..................................... 24 - 25
Bakeries.............................................................................24 Catering .............................................................................24 Restaurants ............................................................... 24 - 25

family
Family................................................................. 26 - 27
Childcare Services ..........................................................26 Clothing & Accessories .................................................26 Pet Services ......................................................................26

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Home & Garden ................................................ 44 - 47
Concierge Services .........................................................44 Framing .............................................................................44 Furnishings & Accessories ...........................................46 Gardening & Lanscaping ...............................................46 Gift Shops ..........................................................................46 Interior Designers ...........................................................47 Pest Control ......................................................................47

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Travel & Transportation ..........................................48
Automotive Parts & Service ...........................................48 Limousine & Car Services ..............................................48

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The Bride Guide ............................................... 49 - 65
Accommodations .............................................................50 Bakeries.............................................................................50 Bartending Services ........................................................50 Beauty ........................................................................ 50 - 52 Bridal Events .....................................................................53 Bridal Registry ..................................................................53 Bridal Showers & Parties ...............................................53 Catering .............................................................................54 Children’s Wear ................................................................54 Dance Lessons .................................................................56 Floral Design .....................................................................56 Invitations & Stationery ..................................................56 Jewelry ..............................................................................56 Photographers .......................................................... 58 - 59 Wedding Apparel .............................................................60 Wedding Event Venues ........................................... 60 - 62 Wedding Planners ...........................................................62 Wedding Rentals ...................................................... 62 - 64 Wedding Transportation .................................................64
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EVERY BUSY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO

business & finance

More women than ever are working and filling leadership roles in the workplace. The Business & Finance section helps you “mind your business” with trusted, referred resources and information for getting and staying ahead in your career. - Women’s Interest Groups & Charitable Organizations pages 12 - 14 - Professional & Networking Groups pages 18 - 20 Betty

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accounting & bookkeeping

gold Star business Services
Bookkeeping, Payrolls, and QuickBooks Training

Bookkeeping 101
1. Invest in the Right Software & Sync With Your Bank 2. Set Daily/Weekly Times to Record Transactions, Bills, Etc. 3. Maintain Records, Invoices & Receipts 4. Use Bank Statement to Reconcile Accounts Every Month 5. Set Calendar Alerts for Due Dates on Bills, Taxes, Etc.

Elaine Domin: Elaine@GoldStarBusinessesServices.com tel: 843.696.4735
for Tax Preparations

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advertiSing, marketing & pr

the charleston cotton exchange
Specializing in screen-printed and embroidered corporate apparel and quality customer service. We offer the most extensive lines of promotional items and premium gifts with competitive pricing and on time delivery. Let our experienced team help you achieve your marketing goal!

1758 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.0740 or 800.749.2041 email: stephanie@charlestoncottonexchange.com www.charlestoncottonexchange.com Limelight custom Sign company
A one stop shop for signs, banners, retail and fleet lettering. Call Gregg Pavone to talk about putting your company in the Limelight.

tel 843.697.7873 email: gp@limelightsc.com
buSineSS opportunitieS

rodan + Fields dermatologists Susie Sheftel - independent consultant
Changing Skin - Changing Lives. Join a leader in the top 1%!

tel 843.330.9551 http://susieart.myrandf.biz
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

betty buzz: business entertaining

Be clear about your intentions when entertaining clients, vendors and employees to maximize your goals.
ask Yourself: - what is my mission/objective and whom am i trying to reach? - what fun/creative way can i most efficiently achieve my objective? - what is my budget? - is my plan going to ultimately be effective in imparting my company’s core values? entertaining ideas: • events: host a party, luncheon or breakfast to reach many people at once. be sure to check a community calendar for other events and engage a planner to help you execute your event flawlessly. • wine & Dine: coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner in a restaurant that you have a relationship with; make reservations and cover all expenses. consider a dinner that includes spouses as well. • charity events: invite others to join your company at a fundraising or charity event where you have purchased the tickets. • get active: tennis, golf or a nice long walk; don’t talk too much shop mid-game, instead make enough time before or after to share information. not an athlete? consider a mani/pedi, cooking demo or wine tasting. • tickets: tickets to the symphony, theatre, a sporting event or any special occasion • vip access: private tours at a museum or gallery

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computer repair

geeks in transit
Portable Computer Geeks with People Skills On-site repair, maintenance plans, upgrades, retail computer systems, components and software

tel 843.814.0858

10 Principles for Living in Retirement
1. Map out your goals. 2. Plan for a long and fulfilling retirement. 3. Start smart with your spending. 4. Inflation doesn’t retire. 5. Prepare for the unexpected. 6. Don’t reach for yield. 7. Maintain a healthy portfolio. 8. Keep retirement from being taxing. 9. Define your legacy. 10. Remember your annual checkup. Source: Edward Jones www.edwardjones.com Aimee M Kitto Financial Advisor

corporate catering

good Food catering
From the creators of acclaimed restaurants, 39 Rue de Jean, Coast and Virginia’s on King comes Good Food Catering. We offer fine catered cuisine, with restaurant quality style and service. Whether planning an elegant wedding reception or casual office party, Good Food Catering has the perfect food and beverage options to enhance your event experience. We believe you should be a guest at your own event. Put our team to work, relax and enjoy the party!

tel 843.723.7952 email: info@goodfoodcatering.net www.goodfoodcatering.net See our ad page 5
FinanciaL adviSorS

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

2875 Ashley River Road, Suite 2, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.0368 email: aimee.kitto@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com
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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

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

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WOMen’s interest grOups & charitable OrganizatiOns
charLeston parks conservancy: preserving and respecting local parks and the beautification of charleston. www.charlestonparksconservancy.org charLeston waterkeeper: improving the quality of charleston’s waterways. www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org coastaL community founDation: a public grantmaking foundation that fosters philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. www.CCFgives.org communities in schooLs of charLeston: dedicated to keeping kids in school by providing the tools and resources they need. www.cischarleston.org crisis ministries: meets the immediate needs of those who are hungry and homeless, striving to break those cycles. www.charlestonhomeless.org DistinguisheD young women of charLeston county: encourages, recognizes and rewards excellence in charleston’s college-bound young women. www.dywcharleston.org Dragon boat charLeston: promoting physical and mental wellness among cancer survivors and their community through dragon boating. www.dragonboatcharleston.org fieLDs to famiLies: serves as a link between local farms and community organizations who help feed the hungry. www.fieldstofamilies.org fLorence crittenton programs of sc: provides and promotes medical, educational and support services for single parents and their children. www.florencecrittentonsc.org from Darkness to Light: creates a public awareness about childhood sexual abuse. www.darkness2light.com girL scouts of eastern south caroLina: helping girls to develop self-potential and values, relate to others and contribute to society. www.girlscoutsesc.org

aLZheimer’s association, sc chapter: providing and enhancing care and support for those affected by alzheimer’s. www.alz.org/sc american cancer society: dedicated to eliminating cancer by preventing it; saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy & service. www.cancer.org american heart association: heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the go red movement! www.goredforwomen.org american reD cross: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. www.lowcountryredcross.org caroLina chiLDren’s charity: fighting birth defects and the effects of childhood diseases. www.carolinachildren.org caroLina youth DeveLopment: caring for young people suffering from physical/sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment and severe emotional disorders. www.CYDC.org center for women: making personal and professional success an everyday event for women. www.c4women.org charLeston breast center: non-profit providing breast care from screenings to biopsies. www.charlestonbreastcenter.com charLeston horticuLturaL society: horticultural resource center nurturing and inspiring excellence. www.charlestonhorticulturalsociety.org charLeston moves: promoting bicycling, walking, running and public transportation for a healthy community and lifestyle. www.charlestonmoves.org charLeston now: an organization of feminist activists with a goal of bringing about equality for all women. www.now.org

gooDwiLL inDustries of Lower sc: offering job training, career coaching and more to help people achieve their full potential. www.palmettogoodwill.org habitat for humanity: local affiliates of the international organization working in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. www.charlestonhabitat.org; www.eastcooperhabitat.org; www.seaislandhabitat.org haLos: helping and Lending outreach support to abused or neglected children and their caregivers through faith-based partnerships. www.charlestonhalos.org hanDs on charLeston: recruiting and engaging volunteers to support the missions of existing community service organizations. www.handsoncharleston.org historic charLeston founDation: preserving and protecting the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of charleston. www.historiccharleston.org humanities founDation: providing affordable housing and critical assistance to our neighbors most in need. www.humanitiesfoundation.org Jenkins institute for chiLDren: promoting self-sufficiency, productivity and the well being of children and families. www.jenkinsinstitute.org John ancrum spca: the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. www.jaspca.com Junior League of charLeston: committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership. www.jlcharleston.org the League of women voters of the charLeston area: a non-partisan political group encouraging citizens to play an informed and active role in politics. www.lwv.org Louies’s kiDs: helping economically disadvantaged kids fight obesity. www.louieskids.org

Lowcountry chiLDren’s center: committed to reducing the incidence of child abuse and its impact on the child, family and community. www.dnlcc.org Lowcountry earth force: supporting service-learning initiatives engaging youth in both environmental and community problem solving activities. www.earthforce.org/charleston Lowcountry fooD bank: fighting hunger by distributing healthy food and educating the public. www.lowcountryfoodbank.org Lowcountry orphan reLief: helping children removed from their home due to abuse or neglect with donations of goods and services. http://lowcountryorphanrelief.org/ march of Dimes: improving the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina my

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WOMen’s interest grOups & charitable OrganizatiOns
sc association of community DeveLopment: using community development to raise the quality of life for low-wealth families. www.communitydevelopmentsc.org speciaL oLympics sc: improving the lives of people with mental disabilities through sports training and competition. http://so-sc.org susan g. komen for the cure: dedicated to eradicating breast cancer disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. www.komenlowcountry.org teachers’ suppLy cLoset: serving the children of the Lowcountry by providing the school supplies needed for success. www.teacherssupplycloset.org triDent uniteD way: invests millions into programs that change lives and improve our community. www.tuw.org wings for kiDs inc: using after school programs to foster social and emotional intelligence in kids. www.wingsforkids.org women making a Difference: maintains a permanent endowment fund and provides grants to institutions that advance the well-being of women and children. www.womenmakingadifference.com yo art inc: mentoring inner-city youth and building self-esteem and job skills through art. www.yoartproject.org youth empowerment services inc: empowering youth and families to embrace a productive and healthy lifestyle. www.yescouncil.org

michaux conservancy: providing environmental awareness education, research, restoration and recreation opportunities for north charleston students and residents. www.michauxconservancy.org my sister’s house: provides a state shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children throughout the tri-county area. www.mysistershouse.org nationaL association for continence: the world’s largest consumer advocacy organization dedicated to helping people who struggle with incontinence. www.nafc.org paLmetto conservation founDation: working to conserve sc’s natural and cultural resources, historic buildings and landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation with trails and greenways. www.palmettoconservation.org paLmetto proJect: partnering with governments, businesses and local organizations to bring innovative solutions to community challenges. www.palmettoproject.org peopLe against rape: provides counseling and support for sexual assault victims, their family and friends. www.peopleagainstrape.org pet heLpers: an adoption shelter dedicated to making a difference in saving lives and stopping pet overpopulation. www.pethelpers.org pLanneD parenthooD heaLth systems, inc.: offers professional, personal reproductive health care that allows you to make informed decisions. www.planned parenthood.org saLvation army: meets human needs without discrimination, especially in areas of poverty. www. salvationarmy.org sophia institute: transforming self and society through the integration of the sacred feminine and the search for oneness, sustainability, peace and wisdom. www.thesophiainstitute.org

LegaL ServiceS

busy woman tips

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

5 Business Pitfalls to Avoid
1. Thinking you Know Everything: The economy and your demographics are constantly changing; be willing to change with them. 2. Working too Much: Burn out is bad for business. Make sure you schedule an adequate amount of time off for you and your employees. 3. Business & Personal Money: Be careful to keep personal and business finances separate. If you must borrow from one or the other, keep a receipt and replace the funds as soon as possible. 4. Multiple Leaders: Having a business partner can be risky, so have a buyout agreement included in your business plan and consider hiring a Chief Executive Officer. 5. Mis-Hires: Instead of hiring friends and family, send every potential employee through the application and interview process.

496 Bramson Court, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.7574 email: ereidgreen@me.com See our ad page 13
medicaL biLLing

medical billing advocates of South carolina, LLc
Problems with Medical Bills & Insurance Claims? Get Help Today! Robin Giangrande – Director & Client Advocate

tel 843.637.4757 www.MedBillAdvocates.com
non-proFit organizationS

the american heart association
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red Movement to receive a free red dress pin and life-saving information. Take the Heart CheckUp for a free, personalized risk assessment today.

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org See our ad page 13 the center for women
The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:

129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org See our ad page 15 CONTINUED...

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CONTINUED... 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!

The Business of Philanthropy
Giving back to the community is a fulfilling experience and many people expect businesses to give back, and reward those who do with their business. How are you and your business active in the community? • Find the Right Fit: what organization or cause best fits your corporate identity and culture. • Create a Plan: Collaborate to determine what skills, expertise and resources you can provide will be the most beneficial over the short and long term. • Get Involved: Encourage employee participation; consider offering allotted time off for volunteer hours. • Share the Good News: Let your customers and community know which causes you are support. It engenders good will while helping spread the word about the organization.

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

phiLanthropic ServiceS

Full circle charleston
We provide businesses a simple way to perform philanthropy in the community via the web. FREE advertising and philanthropy in one stop!!

Contact Cindy Jenkins tel 843.412.9123 email: cindy@fc-e.com www.fullcirclecharleston.com
proFeSSionaL reSourceS

advice at the drop of a hat archie burkel – event Speaker
Ever feel like hanging up your hat? Don’t! Inspiration can be pulled out of that hat. With Archie Burkel, Top Hat of The Hat Ladies of Charleston, as speaker at your next event, everyone will leave with something to hang her hat on.

email: hatladies@aol.com www.hatladies.org CONTINUED...

“Check your spelling. It matters!” - MARYLYN HASPEL, Better Said Communications

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CONTINUED... charleston metro chamber of commerce

Top 5 Business Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts
In a world of ever-relaxing etiquette, we sometimes forget that the smallest bit of decorum - especially in the business world - goes a long way. DO repeat the person’s name whom you’ve just met; you’re much more likely to remember it that way DON’T give bonecrusher or limp fish handshakes; a firm 3 shakes with good eye contact is all you need DO follow up with potential clients or employers; even if it’s a quick “thank you and it was nice to meet you” email. It won’t go unnoticed. DON’T post complaints about your boss or place of work on social media. Once you hit post or send, it’s out there permanently, and can come back to haunt you. DO watch your alcohol intake in after-work social outings - you don’t want to be “that girl” in your office! - Southern Protocol

. . .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 19 women at work
Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings, a website listing and participation in the member-to-member discount program are just some of the benefits of membership. Visit the website for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

www.womenatworkinc.com

“If you are in an interview or meeting with several people, and are sitting in a swivel chair, DON’T SWIVEL!” -ROBIN GIANGRANDE, Medical Billing Advocates of SC, LLC

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charLeston business DeveLopment: a city of charleston enterprise, attracting and fostering knowledge-based and life science businesses in the area.
www.charlestonbusinessdevelopment.com

aDvocates for agricuLture: a non-profit that assists the sc agriculture industry.
http://scadvocates4ag.org

alliance for full acceptance: charleston’s gLbt group promoting equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people.
843.883.0343; www.affa-sc.org

charLeston county Democratic women: a group for Democratic women that meets for dinner, speakers and networking.
www.charlestondemocrats.net

charLeston DigitaL corriDor: providing support for knowledge-based companies.
www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com

american business womens association summerviLLe chapter: professional women who support one another’s business and personal objectives.
www.abwasummerville.com

charLeston fine arts DeaLers’ association: for gallery owners and artists dedicated to making the charleston market a fine art destination.
www.charlestonfineartdealersassociation.com

american institute of architects, sc: resources and professional knowledge in the field of architecture.
www.aiasc.org

american marketing association – charLeston: for individuals and organizations involved marketing.
www.charlestonama.org

american psychiatric nurses association – sc: knowledge and support for all nurses, friends and family in the community.
www.apna.org

charLeston Jaycees: for those aged 21-39 looking to expand their circle of friends and give back to the community. www.charlestonjaycees.org charLeston LocaL DeveLopment corporation: an organization providing start-up, expansion or business continuation financing in a variety of loan programs and business planning assistance. www.charlestonldc.com

association of information technoLogy professionaLs: 54-year-old leading organization of the it business.
www.aitp-charleston.org

cHarleston Metro cHaMber of coMMerce: the largest business and professional organization in the region with resources, networking and learning opportunities for members.
843.577.2510; www.charlestonchamber.net

center for WoMen: the only comprehensive women’s development center in sc, the center for women’s mission is to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry.
843.763.7333; www.c4women.org

charLeston restaurant association: a chapter of the hospitality association of sc and the national restaurant association.
www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

charLeston angeL partners: professionals working to invest in and support local start-ups and economic development.
www.chapsc.com

charLeston women in internationaL traDe: promoting professional growth and education within the field of international trade.
www.cwitsc.org

internationaL association of business communicators: connections and resources for those in business communication services.
www.iabc-sc.com

cHarleston YounG professionals: connect and build relationships with other young professionals and business leaders (ages 22-39).
843.805.3102; www.charleston-yp.com/

citiZens for sounD conservation: a group dedicated to protecting the environment while supporting the economy.
www.citizensforsoundconservation.com

loWcountrY local first: providing help and support to locally owned businesses and farmers.
843.740.5444; www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org

crew charleston: commercial real estate women connects women in the commercial real estate business.
www.crewcharleston.com

mount pLeasant business & professionaL association: education, advocacy and networking.
www.mpbpa.com

D.r.e.a.m: Downtown restoration, enhancement and management focusing on Downtown summerville.
www.summervilledream.org

nationaL association of women business owners: support for female entrepreneurs.
http://nawbo.org

east cooper entreprenueriaL women (ecew): networking group developing the talents, skills and leadership of female entrepreneurs.
www.ecewsc.com

paLmetto bio: an organization in support of south carolina’s life science industry.
www.palmettobio.org

green Drinks charLeston: brings together people who are living, learning and practicing the principles of sustainability and those seeking to find out more.
http://greendrinkscharleston.blogspot.com

paLmetto fiber arts guiLD: a group of handcrafters interested in learning more.
http://palmettofiberartsguild.blogspot.com

home buiLDers association of south caroLina: pool information and efforts with other home building industry professionals.
www.hbaofsc.com

pubLic reLations society of america – sc: get in touch with other members of the public relations and communications field.
www.scprsa.org

institute of management accountants: resources for professionals involved in management accounting and financial management.
www.imacarolinascouncil.org

score: “counselors to america’s small business,” dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
www.score285.org

internationaL association of aDministrative professionaLs: education, community building and development resources for administrative professionals.
www.iaap-hq.org

smaLL business aDministration: an independent agency of the federal government aiding and protecting small businesses.
www.sba.gov

sc feDeration of repubLican women: bringing like-minded women together to gain political access and participation.
www.scfrw.org

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betty buzz:

prOfessiOnal & netWOrking grOups
traveL counciL: private sector marketing fund for the charleston cvb’s promotional programs supported by businesses that benefit from local tourism.
www.charlestoncvb.com/travel/

sc internationaL association of workforce professionaLs: continuing education, networking and recognition for those interested in workforce development.
www.sciawp.org

sc press association: for journalists and newspaperrelated businesses.
www.scpress.org/

sc seafooD aLLiance: promoting local seafood, aquaculture and mariculture industry.
www.scseafood.org

WoMen at WorK: a forum for women dedicated to networking, education, service, mentoring and collegiality.
www.womenatworkinc.com

sc state empLoyees association: discounts, access and information for state workers.
www.scsea.com

sc business initiative / women’s business center: helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their business.
www.scbusinessinitiative.org

women in Defense (wiD): networking and professional development group promoting role of women in national defense and security, supporting service members and encouraging local military contracts.
www.widpalmettochapter.org

smaLL business charLeston resource network: a collaboration of non-profit organizations and agencies providing assistance to entrepreneurs.
www.smallbusinesscharleston.org

Zonta: an international organization of executives and professionals working to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
www.zonta.org

sociaL meDia cLub of charLeston: innovators from south carolina meet for monthly events to share, engage and collaborate with the community on the issues of social media and technology.
http://www.smccharleston.org/

the counciL of sc professionaL archaeoLogists: archaeological-related networking and quarterly meetings.
www.coscapa.org

the Lowcountry business network: helping you find the right businesses for products and services you need while promoting your own business.
www.thelowcountrybusinessnetwork.com

the proJect management institute: advancing the practice, science and profession of project management.
www.pmi-charleston.org

the sc eDucation association: professional association for educators. www.thescea.org

What are we missing?
email: betty@everybusywoman.com

betty buzz: cutting-edge businesses in charlestOn
curi north charleston research park: the clemson university restoration institute’s north charleston research park capitalizes on the growing investment in repairing and redeveloping existing structures and landscapes and the development of environmentally sustainable technologies. the curi recently secured $98 million in funding to test wind turbines and drive trains - positioning sc as an industrial hub for wind energy research and development. www.clemson.edu/restoration/ scra Musc innovation center: a partnership between the sc research authority and the medical university of sc, this facility provides a place for knowledge-based health care discoveries - and the jobs that come with it - to develop right here in charleston. www.scra.org spaWar: the navy’s space and naval warfare systems center for the atlantic is located here. tasked with c4isr (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance), business information technology and space systems - there are pretty sophisticated things happening at the old naval weapons station. www.spawar.navy.mil terressentia: Located in north charleston, this company works with 3rd parties around the world to produce, refine, distribute and market distilled spirits using their patented technology which accelerates fermentation and filtering. www.terressentia.com

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arts & leisure

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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art centerS

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

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

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

1303 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Ste 3, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.8611
dance LeSSonS

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

709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Second Floor, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.1011 www.elitedancecharleston.com See our ad page 23 new Student Special! 3 half-an-hour private lessons or 2 half-an-hour private lessons & 2 classes for $65
1,000s of paperbacks Books on tape and CD 1303-3 BEN SAWYER BLVD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464

(843) 884-8611

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cluucards, custom magnetic cards
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates • Invitations • Birthdays Custom design services available.

Pitchfork Fondue
Benefitting the Girl Scouts of Eastern SC, enjoy Certified Angus Beef steaks with a fondue twist, and side dishes and desserts served up by Piggly Wiggly and Sticky Fingers. Arts and crafts, a kid’s fun zone, music and a live auction round out the family-fun! April 9; 4:30 pm Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island 843.552.9910 www.girlscoutsesc.org

tel 703.655.8883 email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com www.cluucards.com
mention The Little Black Book to receive a 10% discount.

mac & murphy a charleston paper company
Add to listing: Now offering wedding invitations.

open M – F, 10:30 am – 6 pm; Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm 74.5 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.576.4394 email: write@macandmurphy.com www.macandmurphy.com
muSeumS

gibbes museum of art
• The Charleston Story Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art On View through March 27 Featuring significant 20th and 21st century artists such as Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, and Robert Motherwell, this exhibition offers an overview of modern and contemporary art created in a variety of media. • J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars On View through March 27 The arrestingly beautiful large-scale aerial photographs by J. Henry Fair are, in actuality, the documentation of environmental degradation caused by industrial processes.

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

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invitationS & Stationery

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photographerS

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

tel 843.270.2147 email: amymarie.kay@gmail.com www.amymariekay.com taylor Stewart photography
Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style photography and innovative portraiture.

tel 843.557.1468 www.taylorstewartphotography.com
SpeciaL eventS

Sc Style workshop Saturday, January 29, 2011; 3 - 6 pm
An entertaining, educational event for every woman who is looking to define her own style and to understand her inner and outer beauty. Expert speaker lectures • Live demonstrations Fashion shows Benefiting Parents Anonymous of South Carolina.

American Theater, 446 King StreetCharleston, SC 29403 www.scstyleworkshop.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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dining & entertaining
bakerieS

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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

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

cru catering

Enjoy Your Own Party
Having a soiree? You should it enjoy it too! • Premix easy drinks in the morning & refrigerate. • Pre-cut lemons, limes & other garnishes. • Set up a bar & let people mix their own drinks. • Or….hire a bartender.

Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. voted best caterer 2001 – 2010 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 55
reStaurantS

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

18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com See our ad page 55

busy woman tips

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

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

Save the Date: Foodie Events
1/14 - 1/23: Charleston Restaurant Week www.restaurantweek charleston.com 1/29 : The Charleston Lowcountry Oyster Festival www.charlestonrestaurant association.com 2/18: Art and Wine Walk at Freshfields Village www.freshfieldsvillage.com 2/18 - 2/20: Southeastern Wildlife Expo www.sewe.com 3/3 - 3/6: BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival http://www.charleston wineandfood.com

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

“This recipe won the Charleston Wine + Food Mixologist Competition. Ginger-Apple Mojito: 2 oz Spiced Rum 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 3 oz Fresh; Pressed Apple Cider; Star Anise, Clove & Nutmeg Fresh; Mint 1 oz Lime Juice Ginger Beer Infuse apple cider w/ cinnamon, star anise, clove & dash of nutmeg for 24-hours. Fill shaker with crushed ice, add 3oz of infusion, 2oz spiced rum, 2T brown sugar, 1oz lime juice & mint. Shake & strain into tall Collins glass w/ ice. Top with ginger beer & garnish with julienne apple skin & sprig of mint. Rim the glass w/ a mix of nutmeg & brown sugar.” - BORIS VAN DYCK, Ice Box Innovative Beverage Services

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family

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

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chiLdcare ServiceS

the van buren children’s development academy
We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our highly-qualified teachers and staff are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results.

2417 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.556.6003 email: students@vanburenacademy.com www.vanburenacademy.com
busy woman tips cLothing & acceSSorieS

Southern belles a children’s clothier
Voted Charleston’s Best Children’s Shop five years in a row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to girl’s 16 and boy’s 14 Smocked apparel • Vineyard Vines • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Plum • Hartstrings • Life Is Good • & More! Gift items: Melissa & Doug (puzzles and toys) • Gund • Bunnies By The Bay • Monogramming • Reese Li Baby Bags Southern Belles Shoes: an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion, including Geox • Tsukihoshi • Footmates • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Nina • Jumping Jacks • L’Amour • Angels and more.

The Dictionary Project
This local, woman-owned organization’s goal is to provide dictionaries to every student in the US. Personal dictionaries help students become good writers, readers and creative thinkers. To find out more about how you can help, visit: www.dictionaryproject.org

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

barkley’s pet Sitting Service tel 843.327.8121 www.barkleyspetsitting.com

betty buzz: babysitter’s checklist
Where i can be reached:
Location: phone number:

[child]’s doctor
name: address: phone number:

Who to call if you can’t reach me:
name: phone number:

closest Hospital:
Directions: hospital er phone number:

things [child] likes to do: things not allowed: bedtime: in case of discipline problems: in case of emergency
our 911 address is: our closest major intersection is: our closest neighbor you can contact in an emergency: name: address: phone number:

[child]’s insurance information
provider: group iD#: insured’s name and iD#: policy iD#:

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fashion & accessories
conSignment & vintage

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

South carolina thrift & resale Store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 sq ft Store for Daily Arrivals. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm and Sundays 12 - 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com
busy woman tips 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!

Top 5 Work Wardrobe Staples
Work wardrobes vary by profession, but these staples are key for any woman’s professional closet: 1. Tailored pair of pants in a quality fabric (thicker waistbands mask problem areas) 2. Quality, button-up Oxford with darts 3. Jewelry and accessories in bright colors or patterns to show personality, even in conservative environments 4. Printed blouses with flattering necklines that don’t show excessive cleavage 5. Classic work bag that’s big enough to carry all your important materials but still looks chic when you’re on the go (Coach has some of our favorite work carry-alls!) - Southern Protocol

tel 843.763.7780 email: contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com $25 off a package

“Clean your costume jewelry with care. • Use mild, soapy water or glass cleaner, using a cotton swab to clean in crevices. • Clean in crevices. • Never sumberge rhinestone jewelry with foil backing in water. • Ribbon jewelry can be hand-washed in mild detergent and air-dried. • Store in a soft, zip-up pouch in a dry, cool, dust-free environment.” - HANDPICKED

The Southern Fashionista’s Source on How to Look, Behave and Entertain with Style, Charm and Grace
we specialize in: image: Our stylists can help you rebrand your image, prep for that upcoming interview, shop for the most-flattering finds & weed through your closet to identify key pieces you're missing & what should stay or go. manners: Designed to build self-confidence and teach the technical aspects of traditional etiquette and social graces – all in an approachable and fun manner. events: Social occasion & wedding planning for the chic, Southern lady! With The Knot's Best Of title under our belt, we can help pull all the details together for any soiree.
*$25 off the package when you mention The Little Black Book!

843.763.7780

contact@southernprotocol.com www.southernprotocol.com

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hair & skin care

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

bath & body

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

tel 843.864.6996 www.lashesandmassage.com See our ad page 51 powder puffs to brushes beauty boutique and lash bar
busy woman tips

Hair Home Remedies
Rosemary Revival 1 tsp rosemary oil 1 cup green tea Mix together & pour over hair after shampooing Go Bananas 1 mashed banana 1 Tbs olive oil Mix in a blender & apply mask to dry hair Cover with shower cap & wait 15 – 30 minutes Rinse, then shampoo & condition Milk & Honey Lift 2 cups of warm, whole milk 1 tsp honey Mix together & pour over hair Wait 15 minutes, then rinse, shampoo & condition

Offering services for all your beauty needs including: Bliss Spa Facials • Waxing • Xtreme Lash, Novalash & Mink Lash Extensions Charleston’s Only Custom Scent Bar Airbrush Makeup • Hairstyling • Microdermabrasion Airbrush Tanning • Pilates • Parties & Makeup Classes Jewelry, Gifts & Accessories • Full Nail Services Product Lines: Tinte, Tarte, Bloom, Scott Barnes, Bliss, Clayton Shagal, Sparitual, Essie, China Glaze, Dana L, The Balm, Lash X, Dinair, Moroccan Oil & Prim

tel 888.551.2220 210 Coleman Blvd Suite H, Mt Pleasant SC 29464 In The Commons on Shem Creek www.powderpuffstobrushes.com Stella nova Salon Spa & esthetique esthetique & make-up Studio
Make-Up Lessons & Applications. Wide Selection of fragrances, make-up, bath & body, men’s grooming & skincare from around the world.

tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad page 33

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busy woman tips

day SpaS

Spa at charleston place Located on the 4th floor of the Charleston Place Hotel. Parking validated for duration of spa visit. tel 843.937.8522 www.CharlestonPlaceSpa.com

Herbal Bath Blends
Soothe your body and mind naturally by formulating your own herbal soak. Try the following herbs, alone or in combinations, to create your own signature bath “tea”. Put the finished mix in a muslin bag, tie at the end and place in the water the next time you draw a bath. Chamomile: soothing scent & naturally antibacterial Eucalyptus: invigorating scent; opens up sinuses Lavender: relaxing & naturally antiseptic, great for skin irritations Lemon Balm: tart scent; revives & invigorates Rose Petals: delicate fragrance & skin-softening properties Rosemary: great for soothing soar muscles

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
hair removaL

Sweet 185 body Sugaring Studio
Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal. Offering services from brows to brazillians. Sugar adheres to the hair and dead skin cells only meaning an appointment at Sweet 185 leaves you not only hair free but exfoliated as well!

476 King Street, King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com
hair SaLonS

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

1939 D Maybank Hwy, James Island, SC 29412 tel 843.406.1119 See our ad page 31 Stella nova Spa Salon & esthetique
Voted Best Salon by City Paper for 8 years. Since 1991.

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

naiL care

busy woman tips

heiress mani pedi Lounge
Charleston’s newest and most exclusive Nail Salon tucked inside Powder Puffs to Brushes. Choose any color from our Sparitual, Essie and China Glaze lines and help yourself to champagne, wine, water and hors doeuvres, and relax and be pampered.

tel 888.551.2220 210 Coleman Blvd Suite H, Mt Pleasant SC 29464 In The Commons on Shem Creek www.heiressmanipedilounge.com See our ad page 31 Sweet 185 body Sugaring Studio & boutique
Organic Nails for your health & wellbeing Traditional Bowl Style • Odorless, Water Based Polish Safe, Pure & Non-Toxic

Valentine’s Day Pampering
Show the love by treating yourself and your loved one to relaxation and invigoration! Schedule a couples massage or a massage class. Like to DIY? Try these ideas: • Set the tone with soothing music, low-lighting and lightly fragranced candles • Have a bed ready with soft sheets and a blanket; put a heating pad in between bedding to make it nice and warm • Place oils and massage “flash cards” featuring how to’s next to bed • Follow up the massage with a steamy shower or bath

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

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health & wellness

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

chiropractorS

LiFeworkS chiropractic Justin Fisher, dc 4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com www.imchiro.com/~lifework
coaching, counSeLing & pSychotherapy busy woman tips

COACHING

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

Berry Well
Feeling achy and stuffy from the flu? Try taking elderberry syrup. It’s a natural, herbal remedy that has been shown to reduce body aches, headaches and congestion. Elderberry extract zaps the strength of viruses and helps you get well faster.

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.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, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 15

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including custom, form-fit, appointments.

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Dr. Jim Sexton & Dr. Jared Slovan
843.884.0701

free

general, implant & cosmetic dentistry

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

Smile Test Drive
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busy woman tips

dentiStS

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

Sizing Up Portions
Whole Grains (7 - 8 servings/day) 1 serving = Slice of bread (a cd case) 1 C Dry Cereal (softball) Vegetables (4 - 5 servings/day) 1 serving = 1 C raw/leafy (fist) 1/2 C raw/non-leafy or canned (light bulb) Dairy (2 - 3 servings/day) 1 serving = 1 C milk, yogurt (softball) 1 oz cheese (2 dominoes) Fruits (2 - 4 servings/day) 1 serving = 1 fruit (baseball) ½ C fresh/canned/frozen (lightbulb) Meat/Seafood (2 - 3 servings/day) 1 serving = 3 oz (deck of cards) Nuts/Beans (4 - 5 servings/week) 1 serving = 1/2 C cooked (light bulb) 1/2 C nuts (cupcake wrapper)

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJimSexton.com See our ad page 35
FitneSS centerS & cLaSSeS

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

730-F Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.8816 Charleston@gofigurestudio.com www.gofigurestudio.com See our ad inside front cover
gaStroenteroLogy/hepatoLogy

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

Charleston: 9221 University Boulevard, Suite 102, Charleston, SC 29413 tel 843.576.0700 See our ad page 35
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 See our ad page 13

busy woman tips

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

For breast health information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org See our ad page 41
medicaL SpaS

Bike Support
Are you interested in making Charleston a better place to cycle, walk and use public transit? Become a member of Charleston Moves - an organization dedicated to developing an environment that promotes physical activity and healthy communities, and promoting policies and projects that support safe, equitable, livable environments for residents. www.charlestonmoves.org Battery2Beach, an initiative of Charleston Moves and community partners, is a route that will cover 24 miles from Isle of Palms to Downtown Charleston to Folly Beach. Rent a 1-mile stretch of the B2B Route for just $100 to show your support. battery2beach.blogspot.com Want to hit the road less traveled? Check out www.traillink.com, a free service featuring bike, walking, equestrian and hiking trails throughout the country from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. You’ll find detailed maps, descriptions photos and reviews to get you going!

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

1331 Ashley River Road, Building C, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 888.905.9106 www.LCVMS.com See our ad page 39
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

North Charleston: 9291 Medical Plaza Drive Summerville: 77 Springview Lane tel 843.797.3664 www.lcwomensspecialists.com See our ad page 39

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Lowcountry affiliate of Susan g. komen for the cure®

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ocuLopLaStic Surgery

galin J. Spicer, m.d., LLc charleston eyeworx
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon Certified by the American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Spicer specializes exclusively in the rejuvenation and restoration of the eyelid and surrounding facial areas through a variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures. Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery • Benign Lesion Removal Chemical Peels • Botox® Cosmetic • Dysport™ Dermal Fillers • Laser Resurfacing Call now for your personal consultation.

Visit us in our newest location at 137 Gateway Drive in Ladson! 2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.763.7741 www.CharlestonEyeworx.com
buy 2 kits of Latisse® for only $200; botox® at $10.50/unit (min 40 units) offers expire 3/31/2011

Galin J. Spicer, M.D.
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Oculofacial Surgeon

piLateS

REJUVENATE YOUR REFLECTION

the Loft pilates center
Offering private, semi-private, and small group Pilates instruction on equipment and mat work. Come see our new location.

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

Specializing in the Restoration and Rejuvenation of the eyelid and surrounding facial areas.
Busy work week? Treat yourself to something a little extra with our Botox® Special at $10.50/unit*
(minimum of 40 units)

1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933 email: praxispilates@earthlink.net www.praxispilates.com

Also be sure to ask about our latest own Skin Rejuvenation product line!
*All offers expire 3/31/11

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29414

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

www.CharlestonEyeworx.com

(843) 763-7741

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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

Ready to Retire?
Use the helpful calculators at Choose to Save to determine how much you will need to live a healthy, comfortable retirement. Be sure to consult with a financial advisor (see page 6) who will help you create a customized plan for your future. www.choosetosave.org/ calculators/

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.6608
Senior ServiceS

Sandpiper retirement community A Premier Senior Living Community
Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant, minutes from the beach and historic downtown Charleston, we’ve served the Lowcountry for over 25 years. We are a continuum of care community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. We have a variety of individualized programs: social, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities including day trips, events, gardening, and other life enrichment activities. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and assist you in making the right choice for retirement living. Schedule a tour and enjoy a free lunch in our Village Dining Room.

tel 800.732.6761 www.PremierSeniorLiving.com
SurgeonS

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

Charleston: 9221 University Boulevard, Suite 102, Charleston, SC 29413 tel 843.576.0700 www.ccsurgicalspecialists.com See our ad page 43

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weLL being

Sweet 185
Offering optimum, long-term beauty and wellness enhancing results with an unwavering commitment to using treatments based on time honored principles of nature. All Natural Hair Removal in our Premiere Sugaring Studio • Holistic Massage Therapy • Oxygen Bar • Natural, Organic Skin Care Products & Beauty Treatments • Gift Items & More

The Healthiest You?
Do you select quality, natural, organic, and whole foods? Do you minimize food preparation and eat 1/3 – 1/2 of your food in a raw state, especially fruits and vegetables? Do you get 20 – 30 minutes of natural, gentle exercise a day? Do you drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water daily? Do you set aside at least 15 minutes a day to practice deep breaths, rest and relaxation? Do you work on having an optimistic, loving, grateful attitude towards yourself and the world around you?

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 email: christina@sweetbodysugaring.com www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 32 the turning Leaf
A collective for well being offering a variety of means to a healthy lifestyle for all ages. The Turning Leaf promotes the body, mind & spirit and does so through inspiration, motivation & education. The elements of this holistic & unique center include: Personal Training • Yoga • Pilates • Wellness Coaching Massage Therapy • Outdoor Adventure One of the studio’s most dynamic priorities is getting outside. The benefits of fresh air, the environment & natural resources play a vital role in every facet of The Turning Leaf & set it apart from other studios.

815 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.225.7148 email: harriott@theturningleaf.org www.theturningleaf.org

“Fish contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are great for your health. Some of the benefits include preventing heart disease and improving infant mental and physical development. Although mercury content is a concern, most people do not eat enough fish for it to be an issue. Eating at least two servings of fish a week is recommended.” - LAUREN HARDEN

LBB Savings & Coupons
charleston eyeworx
page 38 2 kits of Latisse® for only $200; botox® at $10.50/unit (min 40 units); expires 3/31/11

clip & save!
Kevin’s north area transmission
page 48 oil change up to 5qts for $14.95; expires 3/31/11.

cluu cards
page 21 10% off your order

page 43 free engagement session if book wedding before april.

edward Jones: aimee Kitto
page 6 free financial assessment report and portfolio review.

pure Gifts
page 46 15% off $20 purchase (through 3/31/2011)

elite dance
page 20 new student special! 3 half-hour private lessons or 2 half-hour private lessons & 2 classes for $65

southern protocol
page 28 receive $25 off a package

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

nancy dowdall photography

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home & garden

Lowcountry women recommenDeD

concierge ServiceS

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

busy woman tips

tel 843.972.4008 email: contact@yudulist.com www.yudulist.com

More than Just a Bouquet
While roses are always a great Valentine’s Day flower, use these flower’s symbolic meanings to find the perfect bloom for your sweetie, child or a dear friend: Rose - Love White Daisy - Purity Gardenia - Joy Orchid - Beauty Carnation - Distinction Blue Violet - Constancy Forget-me-not - True Love Red Chrysanthemum - Sharing Lily of the Valley - Happiness White Lilac - Youthful Innocence

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.

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

betty buzz: hOMe iMprOVeMent - dOing it yOurself?

Doing it yourself can be fun and economical, or that is what we are led to believe?
1. be realistic. be sure of your own abilities, as jobs as small as putting up shelves can be tricky, and if you own an older home the walls, floors and ceilings may be uneven. 2. necessary tools. Do you have the right tools and skills for the jobs ahead of you? you have the hammer, screwdriver, drill, level, tape measure, pliers, assorted screws and nails, but are they all that you may need? some jobs will require specific tools that may be expensive to purchase and you may not have the skills to use them. 3. complicated Jobs. always leave heavy and complicated jobs involving gas, electricity and plumbing to the professionals. these would include changing sockets, replacing fixtures and laying flooring. Jobs can be more complex than they appear! 4. Quality assurance. although you can save big on small projects by doing the labor yourself or by purchasing discounted and clearance items, don’t skimp on the essential necessities. poor quality can be recognized quickly, even amidst the most successfully completed projects. 5. simple tasks. you can save some money by doing relatively simple tasks, such as painting, replacing mirrors or switch plates or hanging shelves. Don’t be tempted to rush through a job or cut corners. 6. time is money. calculate the amount of time you would expect to spend on a project and be truthful with yourself. estimate the value of your time versus the cost of hiring a professional – you may profit by focusing your efforts elsewhere. 7. Get a second opinion. the price of a consultation fee with a professional may save you thousands in costly mistakes! Dial before your drill, you’ll be glad you did. 8. use Your best Judgment. books and online resources can help with these tasks, but home improvement may be a breeze for those in the industry, but it can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing. projects can turn into dangerous and expensive ventures if you do not have practical experience or the time to spare. also, be sure to check with your county to see if permits and inspections are necessary before beginning a task.

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FurniShing & acceSSorieS

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.

Charleston Art and Antiques Forum
Meet with other art enthusiasts and discuss historical art and properties over at one of the nation’s most esteemed programs. Learn from leading experts on architecture, furniture, painting, silver and ceramics. March 16 – 20 800.926.2520 charlestonantiquesforum.org

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm and Sundays noon – 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 29
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

pure gifts
Unique gifts at affordable prices in a store designed for today’s busy lifestyle. Gifts for men, women, babies, children, hostess and house-warming, arranged for easy shopping. Hand-crafted, carefully selected, quality gifts made by local and Southeastern artisans. Created using eco-friendly natural materials that are Made in the USA, recycled, up-cycled, or repurposed. Knowledgeable staff who know the products and artists. Free gift wrap included plus gift tags and art greeting cards are also available.

The Shoppes at Seaside Farms, 1956 Long Grove Road, Suite 5, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.851.2527 www.puregiftsmtp.com
15% off $20 purchase through 3/31/2011

interior deSignerS

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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 controL

Office Decor
When decorating the office, go beyond personalizing your desk. The whole room should reflect your personality and that of your business. Some easy tips to incorporate: - Idea Walls: tack inspirational items to a cork or magnet board. - Art: frame or shadowbox articles, photos, products or awards special to your biz. - Feng Shui: balance the extremes - light and dark colors, different fabrics and soft and hard surfaces. - Keep it Straight: Hide cords and keep your workspace tidy using storage solutions. - Bring in the Green: indoor plants placed throughout the space will be invigorating and provide some fresh air.

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

“Hang with those that have your answers and get away from those that have your problems. What you focus on will expand, so make sure you are focusing on the right things.” - SHELETA BEDNEY, Sunrise Painting

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travel & transportation
automotive partS & ServiceS

kevin’s north area transmission & automotive
While transmissions are our specialty, our services include EVERYTHING from the tip of the front bumper to the rear bumper to include the exhaust system. We have you covered. We will provide you with a Complete Diagnostic before we begin working on your vehicle. All fleets are welcomed. Broke down? Not to worry; we have towing and it’s free with all major jobs. You won’t find better pricing nor customer service in the Low country. If you do, just ask for “Kevin, and he will make it right”. We repair cars but your trust is our business!

4412 Spruill Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.744.1130 7647 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29485 tel 843.552.2666 email: KevinsTransmissions@msn.com fan: Facebook.com/LowcountryAutoInfo follow: twitter.com/SCAutoInfo www.KevinsNorthAreaTransmission.com
oil change up to 5qts for $14.95
LimouSine & car Service

Shuttle hogs
A 12-passenger van providing reliable transportation service throughout the Charleston area for all of your special event needs. Available for private service including airport pickups, wedding parties, sporting events and concerts. Please call for special event pricing. Rest your hooves in the Shuttle Hog and let us get you to your event safely!

tel 843.424.1323 email: shuttlehogs@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/shuttlehogs

bride
GUIDE

THE

Here comes the bride and with her – lots of things on the to do list! Whether you are a bride, a mother of the bride or a supportive friend, The Bride Guide lists only vendors who have been recommended by busy, Lowcountry women. Exclusive content, including a Wedding Workbook, is available at EveryBusyWoman.com. Be sure to sign up for the Busy Bride Buzz eNewsletter to stay up to date as the big day approaches.

Betty

Enjoy!

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accommodationS

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

Wedding Tradition De-Coded
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe.” This tradition originated in Victorian times and each item represents good luck and prosperity in the following ways: “Something old” – the couple’s friends remaining close throughout the marriage “Something new” - the newlyweds’ happy and prosperous future “Something borrowed” a valued item lent by the bride’s family and returned for good luck “Something blue” - fidelity “A silver sixpence in your shoe” wealth for the new couple

ashley bakery 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com wedding cakes by Jim Smeal tel 843.795.6114 www.weddingcakesbyjimsmeal.com
bartending ServiceS

iceboX bar Services
Outstanding, high quality event bar services offering fresh, innovative and exciting beverage ideas. Our many packages offer the ability to customize bar service to accommodate your every need. We are committed to delivering the best quality service and products with expert bartenders trained in the latest techniques of mixology, speed techniques, and customer service. Now offering free beverage consultations and client cocktail tastings. Professional & Friendly • Fully Insured Standard & Tailored Bar Packages

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

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

tel 843.864.6996 www.lashesandmassage.com CONTINUED...

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BEAUTY CONTINUED... powder puffs to brushes beauty boutique and lash bar heiress mani pedi Lounge
Look and feel beautiful on your special day. Bliss Spa Facials • Waxing • Xtreme Lash, Novalash & Mink Lash Extensions Airbrush Makeup • Hairstyling • Airbrush Tanning Parties & Makeup Classes • Full Nail Services

Top First Dance Songs of 2010
1. ‘Everything’ by Michael Bublé 2. ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ by Andy Williams 3. ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson 4. ‘Let’s Stay Together’ by Al Green 5. ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol 6. ‘Greatest Day’ by Take That 7. ‘Let There Be Love’ by Nat King Cole 8. ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ by Frank Sinatra 9. ‘Rule The World’ by Take That 10. ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz - Source: Bridal Wave

tel 888.551.2220 210 Coleman Blvd Suite H, Mt Pleasant SC 29464 In The Commons on Shem Creek www.powderpuffstobrushes.com www.heiressmanipedilounge.com See our ad page 31 the Spa at charleston place Located on the 4th Floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston. 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com Stella nova Salon Spa esthetique & make-up Studio
Stella Nova is the bridal expert, let us prepare you for the aisle. Bridal Gifts, Bridal Suite. Outcall Hair & Make-Up.

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

NEW LOCATION: 476 King Street, King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 32

bridaL eventS

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the charleston bridal Show
This is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! On January 23rd, 2011, A Wonderful Wedding® hosts The Charleston Bridal Show at The Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, in the destination wedding capital of Downtown Charleston. Please join us and 60+ vendors in an interactive environment from Noon to 5PM. Admission is $10 at the door. Bridal Fashion • Music & Entertainment • Hors D’oeuvres & Cake Samples • The Latest Wedding Decor & Props Save the date for our Summer Bride Show: July 10, 2011

Wedding Days
Monday for wealth Tuesday for health Wednesday the best day of all Thursday for losses Friday for crosses Saturday for no luck at all

tel 843.795.7544 www.awonderfulwedding.com
bridaL regiStry

Settings
Your Table • Your Party • Your Life

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

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

18 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2434 email: info@crucafe.com www. crucafe.com See our ad page 55 Sweet 185 body Sugaring Studio & organic boutique
customized bridal & bachelorette events

476 King Street, King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 32

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catering

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

Tipping Tips
Deliveries (cake, florist, etc.) – Usually $5 - $25 each upon completion depending on difficulty of delivery Hair & Makeup - 15 - 20%; check to make sure it isn’t built into their fee Officiant - $100 or more; if a member of clergy, make it in the form of a donation to their house of worship Ceremony and/or reception musicians – $15 - $25 per person depending on length of performance and size of band or orchestra; $50 for a DJ Caterer/banquet manager – 15% (pre tax); if banquet manager is separate than catering staff, $1 - $2 per guest Bartenders – 15% of total liquor bill (pre tax) or $25 per bartender Restroom, coat check, valet person and parking attendants $.50 - $1 per guest or $25 per person Limousine drivers – 15 - 20% (pre tax) Prior to your wedding, put tips in a sealed envelope and give to the best man or trusted friend or family member to deliver to the appropriate person on the big day!

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com good Food catering
From the creators of acclaimed restaurants, 39 Rue de Jean, Coast and Virginia’s on King comes Good Food Catering. We offer fine catered cuisine, with restaurant quality style and service. Whether planning an elegant wedding reception or casual office party, Good Food Catering has the perfect food and beverage options to enhance your event experience. We believe you should be a guest at your own event. Put our team to work, relax and enjoy the party!

tel 843.723.7952 email: info@goodfoodcatering.net www.goodfoodcatering.net See our ad page 5 Lowcountry eats
Delicious Southern Cuisine made with Fresh and Local Ingredients As a full service caterer, Lowcountry Eats provides you with services for all types of functions including; weddings, corporate and social occasions, offering the utmost attention to detail for your event. Not only do we provide you with a service but create an experience. Let us cater your next event to enjoy the best of what the Lowcountry Eats!

2872 Azalea Drive, Building 1, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.747.1100 email: info@lowcountryeats.com www.lowcountryeats.com See our ad page 57
chiLdren’S wear

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

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com See our ad page 27

bride guide: day Of kit

No need to say, “If only I had my _____” on your big day! Gather the following things together to make your own wedding day “emergency kit”.
❍ band-aids ❍ any medications you may need ❍ bobby pins ❍ make-up ❍ hairspray ❍ clear nail polish (for pantyhose runs) ❍ brush ❍ tissues ❍ baby powder or white chalk (for covering stains) ❍ comfortable shoes ❍ safety pins ❍ spare pantyhose/stockings ❍ cell phone & a list of vendors numbers ❍ water & spirits for a pre-wedding toast with the gals (don’t overdo it)

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dance LeSSonS

elite dance international Studio and apparel
Trying to find the perfect dance for your special day? Elite Dance Studio is now offering Wedding Dance lessons and classes! Don’t worry about stepping on toes. With classes taught by a professional ballroom dancer and certified dance instructor, you and your groom will have all the right moves for your first dance as husband and wife.

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

Lotus Flower
The day you get married is not an ordinary day. Why celebrate with ordinary flowers? No pre-set package deals forcing you to fit a standard. You tell us what you want, and together we plan for your wedding flowers. Call us to set up an appointment with one of our designers and visit our online gallery to start exploring ideas. Visit us in our new location.

32 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.534.2837 email: info@lotusflowercharleston.com www.lotusflowercharleston.com
invitationS & Stationery

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

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

it Fitz Jewelry by nikki Fitzgerald wood
We specialize in customized jewelry for the bride, mother of the bride/groom and the bridal party that captures the essence of your special day, creating a timeless, one-of-a-kind keepsake. Visit the online gallery and contact Nikki for a design consultation.

tel 843.343.3242 email: nikki@itfitzjewelry.com www.itfitzjewelry.com

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photographerS

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

Thank You Notes
Use photos of you and your hubby from your special day on the front of your thank you cards. Your guests will love seeing the picture and it’s a special keepsake from the day.

tel 843.270.2147 email: amymarie.kay@gmail.com www.amymariekay.com erin Sage photography
Modern, Fresh, Honest, Vibrant The love of a mother and child...the excitement shared between a couple- the sweetness of those few moments after a husband and wife says I do and walks back down the aisle to begin their forever and always. Erin Sage realizes the potential of not just telling a story with words but taking people there with pictures. Offering fine art wedding photography along with engagement sessions, portraits, and newborn sessions. Freeze time and capture those moments so that you can always remember.

tel 803.465.1602 email: info@erinsagephotography.com www.erinsagephotography.com nancy dowdall photography
Let us capture what you treasure. A very talented documentary wedding, and beach family photographer who specializes in natural children portraiture and artistic wedding photography. With over 20 years experience Nancy Dowdall is sure to capture the true spirit of your day.

tel 843.608.6400 email: lowcophotos@gmail.com www.lowcophotos.com taylor Stewart photography
Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style wedding photography and innovative portraiture.

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

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wedding appareL

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

Before the Ceremony Photographer’s Shoot Sheet
❍ Bride having her hair styled and make up applied ❍ Bridesmaids helping the bride get dressed ❍ Bride’s mom helping with a detail like adjusting the veil or zipping the dress ❍ Close ups of the Bride’s bouquet ❍ Still shots of the Bride’s gown, shoes, something borrowed… ❍ Bride with attendants ❍ Bride with the flower girl ❍ Bride with her parents and siblings ❍ Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen ❍ Groom with his parents and siblings ❍ Groom with the best man ❍ Groom with the ring bearer ❍ Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties

100 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.881.3449 email: sarah@bellecouturebridal.com www.BelleCoutureBridal.com Fabulous Frocks
A luxe bridal consignment boutique for those savvy Charleston brides and debutantes! Need to find a new home for your beloved gown or on a tight budget with no time to order a gown...we are here to help!

47 ½ Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.754.1855 email: FabulousFrocksofCharleston@gmail.com www.FabulousFrocksofCharleston.com maddison row
Bridal Chic

171 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.720.7979 email: info@maddisonrow.com www.maddisonrow.com
wedding event venueS

charleston harbor tours carolina belle
Make your wedding a truly special occasion aboard the Carolina Belle – 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 the Carolina Belle.

10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.722.1112 or 843.568.TOUR email: sales@charlestonharbortours.com www.charlestonharbortours.com drayton hall
A timeless setting on the Ashley River for unforgettable weddings.

3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 tel 843.769.2600 www.draytonhall.org

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

Wedding Dress Colors
Today, most brides wear white on their special day, however, until Queen Victoria wore white at her wedding, (instead of silver) it was fashionable to wear your best dress. The color did not matter. The following is a traditional rhyme on dress color: Married in White, you have chosen right, Married in Blue, your love will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Brown, you will live in town, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink, Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.

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

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

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.579.8656 email: SpecialEvents@scaquarium.org http://scaquarium.org/Events/weddings/weddings.html See our ad page 63 CONTINUED...

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WEDDING EVENT VENUES CONTINUED... tides Folly beach
Thinking of a casual ceremony on the beach or an elegant, black-tie gathering? With the beach right outside our doors and over 4,000 square feet of flexible event space we have the ideal location. Our professional staff will guide you effortlessly through the process of planning your special day. Located nine short miles from historic downtown Charleston, Folly Beach offers spectacular sunrises and seaside ambiance. To learn more about planning a wedding at the beach, send us an email, give us a call or schedule a tour to see the hotel in person.

Bridal Checklist Continued...
2 MONTHS BEFORE ❍ Final fitting ❍ Finalize ceremony details: procession, seating chart, etc. ❍ Prepare to send out invites ❍ Gifts for bridal party ❍ Shoes, stockings, garter and purse ❍ Cake knife ❍ Champagne glasses for toast ❍ Guest registration book ❍ Wedding rings ❍ Plan bridesmaid’s luncheon or party ❍ Select who will be in charge of what: handing out programs, etc. ❍ Plan your getaway - car, carriage, etc. 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFORE ❍ Mail invitations ❍ Send announcement to newspaper 2 WEEKS BEFORE ❍ Marriage license ❍ Put all necessities in one bag 1 WEEK BEFORE ❍ Check in with all service providers ❍ Inform attendants and family where to be and when 1 - 2 DAYS BEFORE ❍ Pack Emergency Kit ❍ Make sure to have your marriage license ❍ Final details ❍ Get plenty of sleep! ❍ Have fun!

One Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439 tel 843.588.6464 email: Blair Stegall, Catering Sales Manager - 843.588.6469, bstegall@tidesfollybeach.com www.tidesfollybeach.com willow cove

Nestled in the Francis Marion Forest, featuring a large main lawn, beautiful flowers and foliage, 2 ponds and a century old live oak as a glorious centerpiece.

4620 Causey Pond Road, Awendaw, SC 29429 tel 843.568.4183 www.willowcoveevents.com
wedding pLannerS

distinctive events
wedding coordination, design and consulting

115 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com See our ad page 65
wedding rentaLS

all occasions the party & event division of aaa rentals 3555 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.554.6334, fax 843.744.3701 email: partyinsc@aol.com www.alloccasionsparty.com CONTINUED...

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WEDDING RENTALS CONTINUED... distinctive events
Creating your distinctive vision through infinitely creative design. Our designers find the best possible resources, pulling from our extensive inventory of state-of-the-art design materials, as well as utilizing local vendors that we trust. Floral and foliage designers, lighting, draping and event specialists work together with our planning and logistics team to perfectly plan and produce your dream wedding design. We listen, hear your ideas, share in your dreams, and help you create the day you will remember for a lifetime!

Honeymoon Checklist
The Documents •Identification • If you have changed your name but your documents don’t match up, be sure to bring a copy of your marriage license •Passport • Ask doctor about any shots you’ll need • Photocopy your identification documents (passport, driver’s license), travel itinerary, airline tickets and credit cards in case they get lost. Travel Advisories • Check US State Department warnings and advisories • Know the location and contact information of the local US Embassy Know What to Do • Contact local tourism bureau • Request maps and brochures from local tourism bureaus • Find out about special events, exhibits, etc. going on during your visit • Purchase a travel guide • Jot down a rough itinerary to save time The Weather • Check the seasonal weather before setting your heart on a place, in case that time of year is not ideal for visiting • Be sure to pack for the elements, tropical or wintry

115 Calhoun Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com 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 and Bridal Registry for our Monarch Crystal Glassware and Customizable Fine China. Photos courtesy of Juliet Elizabeth; julietelizabeth.com.

145-A Williman Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.407.0473 email: info@eventdrscharleston.com www.eventdrscharleston.com Snyder event rentals & Staffing 3875 Meeting Street, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.766.3366 or 800.932.5381 www.snydereventrentals.com
wedding tranSportation

Shuttle hogs
A 12-passenger van providing reliable transportation service throughout the Charleston area for all of your special event needs. Please call for special event pricing.

tel 843.424.1323 email: shuttlehogs@gmail.com www.facebook.com/shuttlehogs

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