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Architects ................................................................................6 Concierge Services ...............................................................6 Consignment & Vintage ........................................................6 Framing ....................................................................................7 Furnishings & Accessories .................................................7 Gardening & Landscaping ...................................................7 Interior Designers ...............................................................10 Paint - Supplies & Materials ..............................................10 Pest Control...........................................................................10

Family.................................................................. 24 - 41
Birthday Parties & Entertainment .....................................24 Children’s Fashion ................................................................24 Maternity Clothing & Accessories ...................................26 Special Events ......................................................................26 Specialty Shops....................................................................26

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Arts & Leisure................................................... 12 - 15
Art Centers ..........................................................................12 Bookstores ............................................................................12 Dance Lessons .....................................................................13 Invitations & Stationery ......................................................13 Museums ...............................................................................14 Sports .....................................................................................14 Theatres.................................................................................14

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Fashion & Accessories........................................... 27
Boutiques .............................................................................27 Consignment & Vintage .....................................................27

Hair & Skin Care .............................................. 28 - 30

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Business & Finance ........................................ 17 - 21
Advertising, Marketing & PR..............................................17 Business Opportunities .......................................................17 Computer Repair ..................................................................17 Graphic and Web Design....................................................17 Legal Services ......................................................................18 Non-Profit Organizations ....................................................18 Professional Resources ......................................................20

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Bath & Body .........................................................................28 Day Spas................................................................................28 Hair Removal.........................................................................30 Hair Salons ............................................................................30 Nail Care ................................................................................30

health & wellness
Health & Wellness .......................................... 31 - 38
Chiropractors .......................................................................31 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy ....................... 31 Dentists ......................................................................... 31 - 33 Health Organizations ..........................................................33 Massage ................................................................................33 Mental Health Services ......................................................34 Obstetrics & Gynecology .................................................. 34 Plastic Surgeons .................................................................34 Well Being ............................................................................36

dining & entertaining
Dining & Entertaining ..................................... 22 - 35
Bakeries.................................................................................22 Catering .................................................................................22 Restaurants ................................................................... 22 - 23

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home & garden
From fresh potted flowers flanking the door to carefully selected wallpaper for the guest bath, the art of homemaking is celebrated in this special section. Women have recommended the vendors they rely upon and trust, and we’ve shared them here with you. Be sure to check out the tips, hints and suggestions for making your home a sanctuary for you and your family. Download your copy at EveryBusyWoman.com and let us know if you need a resource not listed. Enjoy! Bettty Betty@EveryBusyWoman.com

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ARCHITECTS

The Middleton Group Sustainable Architecture
Thinking of renovating or adding onto your home? Dreaming of building a new home? We are dedicated to helping our clients create beautiful, healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient homes. Whether a new home, an addition or renovation of an existing home, The Middleton Group treats every project with the same level of quality and attention. SC Licensed Architect * Custom Home Design * Renovation / Addition Design * 3D Renderings and Visualizations

Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Presented by the Preservation Society of Charleston, tour historically significant gardens, private homes, churches and public buildings. September 22 - October 23 www.preservationsociety.org

tel 843.302.0632 www.themiddletongroup.net Savings: Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.
CONCIERGE SERVICES

YuDu 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. Using Yudu is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1) register for a yudu list at www.yudulist.com and purchase your block of time 2) submit your errands 3) relax! Sample 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!

tel 843.972.4008 email: contact@yudulist.com www.yudulist.com See our ad page 9 Savings: Buy 4 hours, get 1 hour free.
CONSIGNMENT & VINTAGE

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville. SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com

BUSY WOMAN TIPS

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.

Fall Garden Tips
September is the turning point for southern gardens. Envision what you want the garden to look like and make a list of things you want to accomplish: a new veggie garden, a color garden or an added piece of art. Before planting fall vegetables, mix 2 - 3 inches of compost into the soil; mushroom compost and our local county compost are two excellent choices. Plan your fall container plantings and take inventory of your soilless potting mix. It’s a good time to get deals at garden centers! - Jim Martin, Garden Guru, Executive Director of Charleston Parks Conservancy
www.charlestonparksconservancy.org

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

South Carolina Thrift & Resale Store
Visit one of our 3 LOCATIONS for Daily Arrivals. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville, SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com See our ad page 11
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

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betty buzz: SEASONAL HOME

Updating your decor for the season keeps your house looking fresh! Interior Designer, Ginger Brewton, offers these easy tips for getting the look you want, when you want it.
★ Pillows Pillow covers are easy and inexpensive to change out. In the winter, use heavier fabric such as velvets and wool, and in the summer switch to a lighter fabric such as a linen or cotton. ★ Bedding/Blankets Switch out your bedding to give your bedroom a new look. If you have a decorative duvet/comforter for the winter, opt for a white duvet cover for the summer. If you had blankets on the bed, take them off and use the lighter pillows here as well. Replace any heavy blankets throughout the house with cozy, light cotton blankets. ★ Pictures & Art Many of us have more pictures than we know what to do with, so switch them out! Use the heavier, darker framed pictures during the winter months and the lighter framed pictures during the summer. ★ Rugs Layer a smaller rug over a sisal rug. In the winter do the layered look and in the summer remove the top rug and go with just the sisal. Sisals always bring a more relaxed, summer feel into a room. ★ Bring in the Flowers Nothing gives a sense of the season more than fresh flowers or plants that are in bloom.

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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.

Ikea Ideas
The simplicity, aesthetic and price of Ikea furniture has made it a favorite for many busy women. Some fans have taken their love to a new level by personalizing and repurposing their Ikea finds and posting their creations online. Visit the Ikea Hackers site to find ingenious solutions like turning spice racks into kid’s bookshelves, and get inspired to hack your own masterpiece! www.ikeahackers.net

76 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.270.7491 email: info@gingerbrewtoninteriors.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com
PAINT - SUPPLIES & MATERIALS

Eco Deco
Your New European Color Boutique. Your interior and exterior paint needs can line up with your commitment to the good health of your family and preservation of the environment for future generations! We provide solutionoriented, client-focused service while delivering you: • High quality, family-friendly paints at an affordable price • Color experts on hand for all of your color inquiries • A commitment to preserve the natural environment with eco-friendly products Visit us at our Mt Pleasant location to view our color portfolio of over 2,000, VOC-free colors!

911 Houston Northcutt Boulevard (Adjacent to Whole Foods), Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.9520 fax 843.654.9499 www.myecodeco.com 10% off anything in the store
(May not be combined with other offers; expires Nov 1.) PEST CONTROL

Barrier Pest Services
We offer lifetime termite bonds, guaranteed pest control services, moisture services, and Cl-100 reports.

7335 Cross County Road, North Charleston, SC 29419 tel 843.225.8250 email: trip@barrierpestservices.com www.barrierpestservices.com

Try organizing your books by color for a thoughtful and artistic display. Mix in a few personal touches, such a seashells or family photos for a well-designed bookshelf. - MARGARET DONALDSON, Margaret Donaldson Interiors

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ART CENTERS

Catalyst Creative Arts Studios
Specializing in inventive original programs that expand and encourage artistic expression. Current class offerings include hoop dancing, aerial yoga and aerial hoop, fire and cirque arts, belly dance, creative and modern dance, and non-traditional music and art instruction. Private and group sessions are available.

13 Amy Elsey Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.724.9929 www.catalystcreativearts.com Redux Contemporary Art Center
Redux is a nonprofit gallery, studio and education center. Through diverse programming and a full studio facility, Redux promotes and encourages all forms of artistic creation, while introducing and educating the public to the contemporary visual arts. Check our website for a current schedule of classes, workshops, exhibitions and special events.

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

Sullivan’s Trade-A-Book
Recycle your old reads and pick up something new. Friendly Staff • Great Selection • Locally-Owned and Operated

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

“You get what you get and don’t throw a fit!” My 8 year old came home from school with this saying and now we use it all the time at our house. It can be applied to many “grown up” situations. - ERIN WELK, Angels & Rascals

BUSY WOMAN TIPS

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

Family Time on a Budget
• Family Book Club: Read a book with the whole family and pick a time to discuss it. Set the mood with a menu inspired by your read. • DIY Water Park: set up the sprinkler and break out the hose. Add some water balloons for extra splash! • Camping: State parks offer camp sites at very reasonable rates. Don’t want to go too far from the comforts of home? Set up camp in the backyard or even in your own living room. Don’t forget the smores and ghost stories.

709 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Second Floor, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.1011 www.elitedancecharleston.com See our ad page 15 New Student Special! 2 private lessons + Two Group Classes for $65
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY

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

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

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

Did you know that resumes should no longer have an Objective? It’s now all about a Power Summary Statement. - THE CENTER FOR WOMEN

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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MUSEUMS

Gibbes Museum of Art
• The Charleston Story : Ongoing View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • The Creative Spirit: Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection July 22 – October 16, 2011 Paintings, drawings and sculpture by the foremost self-taught artists of the American South. • In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre–Civil War New Orleans July 22 – October 16, 2011 The first retrospective of the brief but important career of portraitist Julien Hudson, one of the earliest-documented free artists of color working during the 19th century.

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

Charleston RiverDogs
Minor league baseball team and Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Family-friendly, affordable, FUN entertainment at Joseph P Riley, Jr. Park. Family Fun . for as little as $5. We offer group discounts, birthday parties, pre-game picnics and luxury sky suite rentals. Every Sunday kids (12 and under) eat FREE (hot dog, soda & chips) and parking is FREE. Select Sundays are Dog Days where you can bring your dog to the ballpark.

For more information or a schedule: tel 843.577.3647 www.riverdogs.com See our ad page 16
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

betty buzz: MOBILE CUISINE
Eat Street* A “mobile food court” featuring different vendors weekdays, 11 am - 3 pm, at the corner of Morris and Coming streets. Roaming Cuisine Cast Charleston Crepe Company Fresh, hand-rolled crepes. www.charlestoncrepecompany.com Geechee Island Mobile Kitchen and Catering Smoked meats. http://facebook.com/geecheeisland Happy Camper Snoballs New Orleans style snoballs. www.HappyCamperSnoballs.com Hello My Name is BBQ* Tasty ‘que and fixins. King of Pops All natural hand crafted pops. www.kingofpops.net Diggity Doughnuts* Doughnuts and coffee. Pot Kettle Black Soulful sandwiches and desserts. www.pkbfoodtruck.com Roti Rolls World cuisines wrapped in Roti Bread. http://facebook.com/roti.rolls Tokyo Crepes* Unique sweet and savory crepes. Charleston Food Truck Federation* A group of food truck proprietors that team up to host a monthly, don’t-miss Food Truck Rodeo.

*Name search Facebook Fan Page for more details.

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ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR

The Charleston Cotton Exchange
Specializing in screen-printed and embroidered corporate apparel and quality customer service.

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

tel 843.697.7873 email: gp@limelightsc.com
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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

1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: thewomenscooperative@comcast.net www.nationalwomenscooperative.com See our ad page 11
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
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

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LEGAL SERVICES

Brown & Varnado LLC Attorneys at Law
Civil Litigation & Real Estate John “Jay” Brown II , Robert Varnado, Timothy Dargan

103 Church Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.737.7300 Hartman Law Firm LLC Frank Hartman
Personal Injury Attorney • International Law Family Law • Criminal Law

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

The American Heart Association

Personal Injury Attorney International Law Family Law Criminal Law

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

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

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

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

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

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Advice at the Drop of a Hat Archie Burkel – Event Speaker
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.

Top 5 Time Management Musts
No time to attend a time management conference? Sarah Hays of YuDu Concierge shares all you need to know! • List – Make your list every night, review it every morning and revise it again at night. • Prioritize – Being busy is not the same as being productive. Decide what is most important and get it done. • Delegate – if it doesn’t bring you money or happiness, consider delegating to an expert, a colleague or a family member. • Focus – Lose the distractions and stop multitasking! You’ll get it done quicker if you focus on one thing at a time. • Act – Stop putting the same items on your list. Either do it, delegate it or delete it. For more time management tips from the team at YuDu Concierge, visit yudulist.com/blog.

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

4500 Leeds Avenue, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net Harbour Club
Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the Harbour Club has several rooms to meet any capability that you may need, from business lunches to all day corporate meetings. Call for a tour today.

35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com See our ad page 47 Women at Work
Supporting the professional growth and development of business women throughout the Charleston area. Monthly lunch meetings with a guest speaker, monthly informal coffee meetings, a website listing and member specials are just some of the benefits to membership. Visit the website for details on meetings and membership. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

PO Box 21332, Charleston SC 29413 www.womenatworkcharleston.com

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BAKERIES

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN RECOMMENDED

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

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

Cru Catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2011 by Charleston City Paper readers

Mark Your Culinary Calendar
September 4 Barrier Island Wine & Beer Festival freshfieldsvillage.com

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 43
RESTAURANTS

Biggie’s Southern Gastro Pub by Granville’s
An energetic, comfortable neighborhood pub. We have 14 draft beers, a great wine list and fun local fresh southern cocktails with house made mixers. Great local southern cuisine, with a Southern, all you can eat, lunch bar for $10. We boast a great vibe with the best music in town. Hours: 11 am - 3 pm

730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0486 www.biggiespub.com

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 43 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.

...Culinary Calendar Continued September 7 - 18 Charleston Restaurant Week charlestonrestaurantassociation.com September 24 Ballpark Festival of Beers at The Joe rileyparkevents.com September 29 Signature Chefs Auction marchofdimes.com/southcarolina October 8 - 9 “Southern Living” Taste of Charleston charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

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

Fun, energetic and comfortable neighborhood pub

730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843.577.0486 | biggiespub.com

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES & ENTERTAINMENT

It Fitz Jewelry Parties
Let Nikki Fitzgerald Wood bring all of the supplies needed for the birthday girl and her friends to make necklaces. Jewelry can be customized to the theme of the big day. Each child not only leaves with her jewelry as a party favor, but it’s something they made all on their own. Call for details about available packages.

tel 843.343.3242 email: nikki@itfitzjewelry.com www.itfitzjewelry.com
CHILDREN’S FASHION

Angels and Rascals
Where smart parents go to stretch their dollars. The Lowcountry’s favorite place to shop for gently used, name brand children’s clothing (newborn – size 8), baby equipment, toys and maternity too! Clean out your closets for cash! Visit our website for information on how to prepare your items for drop off.

1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 email: erin@angelsandrascals.com www.AngelsandRascals.com Southern Belles A Children’s Clothier
Voted Best Children’s Shop Six Years in a Row! Traditional, yet up-to-date clothing, sizes preemie to 16 Smocked apparel • Vineyard Vines • Zutano • Kissy Kissy • Mulberribush • Plum • Hartstrings • Life Is Good • & More! Gift items: Melissa & Doug (puzzles and toys) • Gund • Bunnies By The Bay • Monogramming • Reese Li Baby Bags Southern Belles Shoes: an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion, including Geox • Tsukihoshi • Footmates • Lelli Kelly • Kid Express • Sun Sandals • Jumping Jacks • LAmour • Angels and more. ’

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

betty buzz: BACK TO SCHOOL
First Day of School for Students Dorchester County - Monday, August 15 Berkeley County - Tues, August 16 Charleston County - Tuesday, August 16 Stock Up For Back to School • Angels & Rascals Back to School Shop til Your Drop August 15 - 20 Extended hours from 10 am - 8 pm, and 10% off everything in the store, located in the Queensborough Shopping Center behind the Chic-fil-A in Mt Pleasant! www.angelsandrascals.com • "Back to School" at SC Thrift & Resale Dates TBA Visit the website for details on this event in the Mt. Pleasant, McClellanville and John's Island Stores. www.scthriftandresale.com • First Day Festival August 14 A community-wide celebration of education and the beginning of a new school year hosted by the City of Charleston. Entertainment, free food, school supplies, more. Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. www.charlestoncity.info • SC Tax Free Holiday August 5 - 7 The 6% state sales and use tax, and any applicable local sales and use tax, will not be imposed during this weekend on a variety of back to school items from clothes to supplies. Visit the website for a complete list of tax free items. www.sctax.org

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MATERNITY CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Angels and Rascals

Cool Treat
Pick your favorite fruit combo, blend with fruit juice or yogurt and pour into a popsicle mold for a healthy, fun and cold treat. Try this recipe for an easy start: • 3 cups peaches • 1 cup blueberries • 1 cup Kefir or Vanilla Yogurt Blend together, pour into molds and freeze for 12 hours.
(Makes 5 - 8 depending on size of your mold)

Where smart parents go to stretch their dollars. Hours Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

1200 B Queensborough (in the Publix Shopping Center, behind Chick-Fil-A), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.606.2980 email: erin@angelsandrascals.com www.AngelsandRascals.com see our ad page 24
SPECIAL EVENTS

Charleston Baby Show
Sunday, October 30, 2011 The producers of the Charleston Bridal Show now bring you the first Charleston Baby Show! Everything Baby for your Baby including retail items, pediatricians, hospitals, daycare centers, nanny services, family insurance needs and more!

The Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street, Charleston 29401 Noon - 4 pm; Tickets: $10 at the door www.charlestonbabyshow.com
SPECIALTY SHOPS

Eco Deco
Your New European Color Boutique. High quality, family-friendly paints at an affordable price Visit us at our Mt Pleasant location to view our color portfolio of over 2,000, VOC-free colors!

911 Houston Northcutt Boulevard (Adjacent to Whole Foods), Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.654.9520 fax 843.654.9499 www.myecodeco.com see our ad page 11 10% off anything in the store
(May not be combined with other offers; expires Nov 1.)

“When painting the nursery, choose softer colors to promote rest and peacefulness. Zero V.O.C paints are the only choice for your newborn’s health.” - DESIGN STAFF, Eco Deco

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

116 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.5591 Magar Hatworks
Hand Made Custom Hats.

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

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493 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.937.6211 www.shopsallybettes.com Warren on King
Specializing in one-of-a-kind dresses and accessories.

Outfit 101
Want to put together a simple, yet elegant look? Choose a statement piece to work around (a bright pair of shoes, bag or a scarf). Build around it by choosing a neutral palate and keep the rest of the outfit within that palate. Looking for a more inspired look? The September issues of the big fashion magazines (Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, etc.) are considered the most important of the year and feature the trends and looks for the season. Pick up your copy and start an inspiration board of looks that you like and want to try. Take it with you on your next shopping trip.

154 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.724.9144 www.warrenonking.com
CONSIGNMENT & VINTAGE

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

Mt Pleasant: 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; tel 843.971.0552 John’s Island: 2863 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455; tel 843.559.1111 McClellanville: 10125 Highway 17 N, McClellanville. SC 29458; tel 843.887.4222 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com

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hair & skin care

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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 Stella Nova Salon Spa & Esthetique Esthetique & Make-Up Studio
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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
DAY SPAS

Look Younger, Longer
• Minimize the appearance of pores. Use a cleanser with salicylic acid. • Wear sunscreen all the time. • Be mindful of what you put in your body. Don’t smoke, limit alcohol intake and watch your diet. • Look for products that include the ingredient hydroquinone, proven to erase age spots, and retinol, proven to reduce fine lines over time. • Stop picking at your face and touching the skin around your eyes! • Get plenty of exercise. • Go to sleep! Your skin needs time to rest and repair itself.

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

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

If the summer heat and ocean salts are drying out your locks, try a different routine in the shower: condition first! Comb a little conditioner through the shafts and ends of the hair, and while that’s working its magic, shampoo the scalp to maintain volume. Completely rinse then re-apply conditioner to the ends and rinse again. Try to stick to a mild water temperature or even cooler, especially when rinsing. These little steps can add up to a lot less frizz, allowing your smoothing products and detangling to work with a lot more success. - JOANNA KATZ, Katz Hair Studio

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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!

Fall 2011 Looks
Greet the season with a new look with inspiration from some of the latest trends from the runways. Hair • Feather hair accessories • Big hair with bold styling • Blunt bangs • Off-center parts • Color - Gold and beige blonde is in, especially with hints of deep rich copper or mahogany low-lights Makeup • Smokey eyes using colorful shades (blues, oranges, greens) • Thick eyeliner & dramatic eyelashes • Bold brows • Red lipstick - ask an expert to help you find your perfect shade • Contoured, highlighted cheekbones

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.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 Highway, James Island, SC 29412 tel 843.406.1119 See our ad page 29 Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique
Voted Best Salon by City Paper for 8 years. Since 1991.

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

NAIL CARE

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

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

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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

COACHING

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Crystal-Barkley Corporation Originators of Life\Work Planning
Solid strategy for real results — and real satisfaction in life!

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

Managing Money Stress
Over 75% of Americans report money as a significant cause of stress. These tips from the APA can help you cope with your stress. • Pause but don’t panic. Remain calm and stay focused. • Identify your financial stressors and make a plan. Write down specific ways you and your family can manage your finances more efficiently. • Recognize how you deal with stress related to money. If you are engaging in unhealthy activities, find alternatives or seek assistance from a mental health professional. • Turn these challenging times into opportunities for real growth and change. • Ask for professional support. Whether it be a financial advisor to create a plan or a mental health professional ask for assistance.
- American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

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 19
DENTISTS

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

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.DrJaredSlovan.com See our ad page 32 Savings: Free Teeth Bleaching for New Patients CONTINUED...

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FREE

Teeth Bleaching

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

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

FREE

Smile Test Drive

843.884.0701

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

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

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

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Buy Organic?
The Environmental Working Group’s “Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce” lists the fruits and vegetables that have the most pesticide residues (The Dirty Dozen) and those that do not (The Clean 15). Using the lists, you can determine which items on your grocery list are important to buy organic if you can! Dirty Dozen Best to buy organic 1 Apples 2 Celery 3 Strawberries 4 Peaches 5 Spinach 6 Nectarines – imported 7 Grapes – imported 8 Sweet bell peppers 9 Potatoes 10 Blueberries – domestic 11 Lettuce 12 Kale/collard greens Clean 15 - Lowest in pesticide 1 Onions 2 Sweet Corn 3 Pineapples 4 Avocado 5 Asparagus 6 Sweet peas 7 Mangoes 8 Eggplant 9 Cantaloupe - domestic 10 Kiwi 11 Cabbage 12 Watermelon 13 Sweet potatoes 14 Grapefruit 15 Mushrooms
- The Environmental Working Group; www.ewg.org

1203 Two Island Court, Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 tel 843.884.6166 www.WatersEdgeFamilyDentistry.com See our ad front inside cover
HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find 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 38
MASSAGE

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

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 29 Sweet 185 Body Sugaring Studio
Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal. Offering services from brows to brazillians. Sugar adheres to the hair and dead skin cells only meaning an appointment at Sweet 185 leaves you not only hair free but exfoliated as well!

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 30

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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

Thanks a Latte
A special ingredient in honey called pinocembrin can keep your heart healthy by keeping blood vessels open. Treat yourself to a sweet latte and make your heart happy! Mix 2 Tbs of honey with 1 cup nonfat milk, 2 cups coffee, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 cups ice and blend. Enjoy!

tel 843.747.5830 or toll free 877.947.3223 www.palmettobehavioralhealth.com
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 37
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

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

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WELL BEING

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

Work Out a New Workout
If you find “regular exercise” boring, get out of the rut with these alternatives: • Learn how to dance: ballet, ballroom, hip hop, jazz, tap, African, belly dancing, salsa, swing, shag, etc. (see page 13) • Learn a sport: golf, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, soccer…it’s never too late to learn. • Play with the kids: a game of tag, dodge ball, t-ball, etc. • Walk the Cooper River Bridge or the paths at Charles Towne Landing. • Garden: weed the beds and get ready for Fall. (see page 7) • Housework: get buff while you scrub. • Help a friend move: another notch on your karma belt! • Tour the town: shop or take a walking tour designed by you.

815 Savannah Highway - Avondale, Charleston, SC 29407 tel 843.345.6631 www.charlestoncommunityyoga.com 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

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 email: christina@sweetbodysugaring.com www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 30

Make the most of your deductible, FSA and HSA! You’ve probably reached your deductible (or come close), so now is the time to make your doctor’s appointments you’ve been putting off. Schedule your appointment before school starts or before the holidays when things get busy. - LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S SPECIALISTS

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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 Cake Checklist
o Style - make sure it fits with the aesthetic of the whole day o Shape - from multi-tiered to square o Flavor - cake, icing and filling(s) o Color & Decoration - talk to florist about fresh flowers o Presentation - the serving piece and the wedding cake topper o Climate Control - not all icings hold up outdoors in humid Charleston weather o Grooms Cake - ask about a discounted rate for ordering both from your baker o Service - knife and server; someone to cut and serve o Preservation - save top tier to eat on your 1st anniversary

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

73 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.327.2621 www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com see our ad page 22
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

The Spa at Charleston Place Located on the 4th Floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston. 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com see our ad page 29 CONTINUED...

bride buzz: Wedding Rentals Checklist
Tables ❏ Guests/Head Table ❏ Cake ❏ Buffet ❏ Gifts ❏ Guest Book ❏ Bar Seating ❏ Ceremony ❏ Reception ❏ Chair Covers
*Tip: Assign coordinator or trusted friends to move ceremony chairs to reception site if at same location. Use furniture that is on location if available to create seating areas for the reception.

Tableware & Servingware ❏ Plates ❏ Silverware ❏ Glasses ❏ Cake Stand ❏ Chafing Dishes ❏ Drink Dispensers
* Tip: Use family pieces wherever possible, like your grandmother's heirloom cake service for your cake cutting.

Flooring ❏ Ceremony Site ❏ Dining Area ❏ Dance Floor
*Tip: Use built in patios or walkways to limit the amount of flooring you need to put down.

Tent or Canopy ❏ Ceremony ❏ Reception
*Tip: Provide a picture and layout specs to your rental company when meeting.

Other ❏ Portable Bathroom Facilities ❏ Generator (if there is not power on site) ❏ Gas Heaters or AC ❏ Florists Needs ❏ Trash Receptacles ❏ Lighting

Linens ❏ Tables ❏ Napkins

For more bridal checklists, visit EveryBusyWoman.com.

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BEAUTY CONTINUED... 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.

Bridal Beauty
Makeup • For morning ceremonies, use lighter colors, especially if the ceremony is outdoors. • Evening events require a darker makeup application, but don’t get carried away. • Consider the lighting of your venue. If you must be under fluorescent lighting, make sure to avoid green tones of makeup. • Mineral makeup will make your skin appear oily in camera flashes; opt for something with a matte finish. Before the Big Day • Schedule a “dress rehearsal” with your hair dresser and makeup artist - or DIY to make sure everything is just how you want it. • For the brightest smile on your big day, begin using whitening strips at least two weeks in advance. • Take good care of your skin leading up to the wedding, but do not introduce any new products or regimens at least a month before the wedding as you may have a bad reaction. Day of the Wedding • Assign a bridesmaid the job of carrying your lipstick and powder for frequent touch ups. • Be sure to have extra bobby pins and hair spray handy to help secure your up do if it falls. • Feel beautiful, look beautiful: consider having a pair of slippers or dressed-up flip flops handy should your feet be aching from all of that dancing!

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

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 30
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 Sweet 185 Body Sugaring Studio & Organic Boutique
customized bridal & bachelorette events

476 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.mysweet185.com See our ad page 30

CATERING

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

Shades of Green
There are many ‘shades of green’. Whether you focus on making just one element of your event green or going all out, you are creating a positive impact. Choosing to weave eco-friendly elements into your event sets an example to your guests that you can have a stylish, unique and memorable affair while reducing your event’s footprint. - TONI REALE, Blue Planet Green Events

1784 Harmon Street, Charleston, SC 29405 tel 843.534.2433 email: info@crucatering.com www.crucatering.com

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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 25
DANCE LESSONS

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

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

BUSY WOMAN TIPS

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
WEDDING APPAREL

Veil 101
Picking the Perfect Veil • If you’re a petite bride, choose an elbow-length veil or shorter. If you’re 5’7” or taller, opt for a veil that falls closer to your fingernails. • A veil should fall just above or below any intricate detailing on the dress. • Keep in mind your desired placement of the veil in your hair; different spots on the head yields longer or shorter veil lengths. Know Your Veils • Mantilla: Tulle with lace at its hem; draped over the entire head • Blusher: A short veil that covers the bride’s face; usually does not extend past a bride’s chin • Flyaway: Stiff, short veil • Ballerina: Straight, tulle veil that does not extend past the ankle • Cathedral: Very full veil; its length can be measured Veil Alternatives • Flowers • Feathers • Antique clip or brooch • Hat or Fascinator

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!

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

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

Don’t be afraid to think out of the box when it comes to planning the cuisine for your wedding. Some of the best weddings have their own signature dishes or cocktails that showcase the personality of the couple and they’re always a big hit with the guests. - Chef John Zucker of Cru Cafe and Catering

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WEDDING EVENT VENUES

Venue Questions
• Can the facility comfortably accommodate the size of the wedding and the number of guests? • Does the site have handicap access? • Is there off street or nearby parking? • Is there a power source where you need it to be? • Does it have restroom facilities? • Is it well-heated/airconditioned? • Is there a room available for the bride to change clothes or freshen up? • How much is the total rental fee, and what does it include?

Harbour Club Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the 200-yearold building and rooftop terrace offer an atmosphere symbolic of southern hospitality for parties of to 250. Allow us to create a day to carry you through forever. 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 tel 843.723.9680 email: kelly.killeen@ourclub.com www.harbour-charleston.com Lowcountry Park Venues
Launch a lifetime of memories at one of our picturesque event venues, among the Charleston area’s most popular wedding locales. From historic charm to sweeping views, the Lowcountry Park Venues are storybook southern settings. Cooper River Room Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Stunning panorama. Founders Hall Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Airy sustainability. Legare Waring House Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Traditional grace.

tel 843.852.2965 www.LowcountryParkVenues.com
WEDDING PLANNERS

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

tel 843.633.1638 email: info@blueplanetgreenevents.com www.blueplanetgreenevents.com Sign up for Full-Service Planning & receive a free-engagement session with our friends at BenT Studios or a credit toward your event design (if previously booked photographer).

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

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WEDDING RENTALS

Toast of the Town
• There are generally 3 speeches at a wedding reception given by: the bride’s father, the groom and the best man. It’s your day - you can have more if you’d like! • A good time to make toasts is just before you cut your wedding cake. • Make sure servers pass around the champagne ahead of time or that guests are given ample notice to replenish their drinks. • Do not clink your crystal to get everyone’s attention; stand and ask for everyone’s attention.

All Occasions The Party & Event Division of AAA Rentals 3555 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.554.6334, fax 843.744.3701 email: partyinsc@aol.com www.alloccasionsparty.com Distinctive Events
Creating your distinctive vision through infinitely creative design. Our designers find the best possible resources, pulling from our extensive inventory of state-of-the-art design materials, as well as utilizing local vendors that we trust. Floral and foliage designers, lighting, draping and event specialists work together with our planning and logistics team to perfectly plan and produce your dream wedding design. We listen, hear your ideas, share in your dreams, and help you create the day you will remember for a lifetime!

115 Calhoun Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.1355 email: shasha@distinctive-events.com www.distinctive-events.com Event DRS Dining Rental Solutions
Providing you with a complete resource for all your event rental needs. Known throughout Charleston for our amazing selection, great customer service, and can-do attitude. We pride ourselves on providing quality products at a reasonable price. We have all the rental equipment to make your next event spectacular! Farm Tables + Benches + Custom Bars China + Flatware + Glassware Tables + Chairs + Specialty Linens Now offering Free Rental Consultations for our Monarch Crystal Glassware and Customizable Fine China. Photos courtesy of Juliet Elizabeth; julietelizabeth.com.

When preparing your toast:
• Take your time recording your musings over several weeks then craf it into one piece • Personal anecdotes and famous quotes are great openers and closers (keep it clean) • Genuine, heartfelt words never fail, so be sincere

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

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