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FALL 2008

FALL 2008 – OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

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Betty’s Holiday Business & Finance............ 42 - 48 Health.................................... 60 - 63


Survival Guide..................... 2 - 18 Accountants..................................... 43 Chiropractors.................................... 60
Entertaining....................................3 - 5 Advertising, Marketing & PR......... 43 Coaching, Counseling &
Fashion...........................................5 - 9 Banking.............................................. 44 Psychotherapy.......................60 - 62
Gift Giving.....................................9 - 12 Career Counseling........................... 44 Dentists.............................................. 62
Relaxation......................................... 17 Computer Repair.............................. 44 Health Organizations....................... 62
Betty’s Guide to Green........ 19 - 31 Insurance Providers........................ 44 Natural Hormone Replacement
Business & Finance......................... 20 Legal Services...........................45 - 47 Therapy........................................... 63
Children............................................. 20 Mortgage Services.......................... 47 Plastic Surgeons.............................. 63
Dining & Entertainment................... 20 Professional Resources...........47 - 48 Home & Garden.................... 64 - 73
Education & Organizations............. 23 Promotional Products..................... 48 Builders & Contractors................... 64
Fashion & Accessories................... 23 Children................................. 49 - 50 Cleaning Services............................ 64
Hair & Skin Care........................23 - 24 Announcements & Invitations....... 49 Electricians....................................... 64
Health................................................. 24 Childcare Services.......................... 49 Fabric & Upholstery......................... 65
Home & Garden.........................24 - 30 Clothing & Accessories.................. 49 Florists............................................... 65
Pet Care............................................. 31 Entertainment................................... 50 Furnishings & Accessories.....65 - 66
Travel & Transportation.................. 31 Dining & Entertaining......... 50 - 52 Gifts.................................................... 66
Arts & Leisure...................... 32 - 37 Catering......................................50 - 51 Home Repairs & Improvements.... 66
Dance................................................. 32 Food to Go......................................... 51 Home Staffing................................... 66
Invitations & Stationery.................. 32 Grocers & Markets.......................... 51 Interior Design.................................. 67
Museums........................................... 33 Restaurants................................51 - 52 Laundry Services............................. 67
Music................................................. 33 Education & Lighting.............................................. 69
Photography..................................... 33 Organizations.................... 53 - 55 Painting Contractors....................... 69
Recreational Classes...................... 34 Charitable Organizations................ 53 Professional Organizers..........69 - 71
Special Events.................................. 34 Colleges & Universities................... 53 Real Estate Agents...................71 - 73
Theatre.............................................. 37 Computer Education........................ 55 Remodeling....................................... 73
Websites............................................ 37 Women’s Resources........................ 55 Roofing............................................... 73
Body & Fitness..................... 38 - 41 Fashion & Accessories...... 56 - 57 Pet Care.........................................74
Bath & Body Products.................... 38 Apparel.............................................. 56 Accessories & Supplies................. 74
Massage Therapy.....................38 - 39 Consignment & Vintage.................. 56 Boarding, Grooming & Training..... 74
Personal Trainers......................39 - 40 Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services.57 Transportation..............................75
Pilates................................................ 40 Handbags & Shoes.......................... 57 Automotive Dealers......................... 75
Rubenfeld Synergy Method®......... 40 Monogramming & Embroidery...... 57 Limousines & Car Services............ 75
Yoga.................................................... 40 Shopping Centers............................ 57 Calendar................................ 76 - 78
Hair & Skin Care.................. 58 - 59 Numbers to Note.................. 79 - 80
Day Spas........................................... 58
Hair Salons.................................58 - 59
Skin Care........................................... 59

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CluuCards, custom magnetic cards


Custom design services available.
Mention The Little Black Book to receive
A 10% discount on your order.
tel 703.327.0981
email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com
www.cluudesign.com Go Potluck
See our add page 11 Don’t feel like you have to do it
all alone! Whether you’re hosting
Compass Transportation a party or dinner for family or
Jason M. Cronen, Managing Partner friends, don’t hesitate to make it
Clifford Pate, General Manager potluck. For a small get-together,
From business travel to family vacations, airport transfers
ask guests to bring an appetizer
to an extraordinary night on the town, a ride with Compass
and you provide the wine. For
complements any occasion with style and grace.
a holiday dinner, ask each guest
3226 Maybank Highway, Suite E3, Johns Island, 29455 to bring a side dish (specify
tel 843.559.0410 or 877.559.0410 vegetable or starch) and you
jason@ridecompass.com; cliff@ridecompass.com focus on the meat. Everyone feels
www.ridecompass.com included and you won’t spend
days sweating in the kitchen.
Cru Catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine
Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including
receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years
experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups
from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from on-site
Hostess Gifts
hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals.
Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2008 by Surprise the hostess with a
Charleston City Paper readers thoughtful surcie.
Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate • wine, of course!
18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 • gourmet chocolates
tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 • a potted plant
www.crucatering.com • baked goods
• mulling spices
Dulles Designs LLC • a sprig of mistletoe
We are your South of Broad address
for exquisite custom wedding or party invitations,
personal or professional stationery,
and unique gifts for all occasions.
fine stationery • wedding invitations • gifts
89 Church Street, Downtown, 29401 Stock Up Your Pantry
tel 843.805.7166
email: contact@dullesdesigns.com Keep a handful of standbys in
www.dullesdesigns.com the pantry and freezer so
unexpected guests feel welcome!
CONTINUED... • mixed nuts
• crackers for cheese
• tapenades
• mini quiches
• gourmet cookies
• smoked salmon

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Granville’s Catering
For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae
Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual
gatherings of friends to your most important formal events,
Granville’s Catering will please every taste.
Full bar service also available.
Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Make the Most
Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 of Music
www.granvillescafeandcatering.com Rotate your soundtrack to
match the pace of the evening.
Savory Sushi and Catering Company Start with something upbeat that
For events large and small, matches the mood of your party.
RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company. Scale back to something sans
tel 843.762.3338 lyrics if you sit down to
email: savorysc@yahoo.com eat – the words will compete
www.savorysc.com with good dinner conversation.
Turn up the volume if you’re
UR The Cook having a large cocktail party.
Chef Ulfet “Ulfie” Ralph Think about where your guests
Personal Chef Services • Cooking Parties/Lessons will hang out – on the porch?
Special Occasion Catering • Romantic Dinner for Two You may need to pull your
tel 843.991.3869 speakers outdoors if it’s not
email: chef@urthecook.com already wired, and now you
www.urthecook.com can buy rechargeable speakers
that you can move from
fashion room to room!

Harbor Specialties
Offering custom monograms, logos & engraving in-house.
Vera Bradley • Tervis Tumblers
Baekgaard Leather Goods • Linens
From brides to boaters we have something for everyone.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 11 – 5
190 East Bay Street, Downtown, 29401
tel 843.722.3722
email: harborspecialties@comcast.net

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This brie appetizer will bring you tons of


compliments and is super easy! Put a brie round
betty bits

in a 500 degree oven until softened. Mix 1/4 cup


brown sugar, 1/4 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon brandy.
Sprinkle mixture over brie and put back in oven at
450 degrees until mixture is melted.
- TARA FANJOY,
Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

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betty buzz: party checklist


If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of hosting a party, get organized with
the following checklist and never worry about whether you forgot to buy ice
before your next big shindig.

❍ Select a date
❍ Choose & Send Invitations (whether to send by mail or email)
❍ Stationer’s Number: see pages 3 and 32
❍ Food ❍ Appetizers
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
❍ Main Course
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
❍ Sides
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
❍ Desserts
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
❍ The Caterer’s Number: see page 50 - 51
❍ Beverages ❍ Buy ice
❍ Beer
Type & Amount: _________________________________________
❍ Wine
Red: ________________________________________________
White: _______________________________________________
❍ Non-alcoholic beverages
Type & Amount: _________________________________________
❍ Decorations ❍ Centerpieces
❍ Candles
❍ Wreaths/greenery
❍ Florists: see page 65
❍ Music
#

❍ Cleaning Services: see page 26 and 64


❍ Transportation and Cab Service Numbers: see page 3

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Southern Belles
A Children’s Clothier
Traditional, unique clothing • Sizes preemie to girls size 16
and boys size 12 • Special Occasion • Christening • Smocked
Apparel • Vineyard Vines • Vera Bradley Soft Luggage
Gift Items • Southern Belles Shoes, an extensive selection
of children’s shoes for any occasion What to Wear?
280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
(Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) Inevitably you get a party
tel 843.881.1741 invitation and don’t know what
www.southernbellesonline.com to wear. Here is a rundown of
common dress directives.
Susan Michelle • Black Tie – straightforward
Shoes & Accessories formal; men wear tuxes and
A boutique now featuring the latest trends in shoes, apparel women wear cocktail or
and accessories! Great new lines such as Matt Bernson, Nelli, long dresses.
Lyric Culture, Anteprima-Nueve, Nino Bossi, Perlina, Lovely
People and Denise Disharoon contemporary jewelry! • Formal – usually the same
Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644 Long Point Road, thing as Black Tie.
Mt. Pleasant, 29464 • White Tie – ultra-formal
tel 843.971.7625 attire; men wear tuxes with
email: susan@susanmichelleshoes.com white tie, vest & shirt; women
www.susanmichelleshoes.com wear long gowns.
See our ad page 13
• Creative Black Tie
– leaves room for your own
V2V
interpretation, usually more
V2V is a contemporary lifestyle store featuring women’s
modern; women wear short or
clothing, shoes and accessories. Specializing in unique
long dresses or evening separates.
seasonal trends, V2V provides classic pieces as well as the
most current designs. Our team can help you find the • Semi-formal – tuxes not
perfect inspired look for any event. Come in for a required; women can wear
consultation, or to simply browse the collection. short dresses.
Experience the thrill of shopping with V2V!
• Business Formal – men wear
Find us on the 300 block of King Street.
suits and women wear suits or
295 King Street, Downtown, 29401
tailored dresses.
tel 843.723.5155
www.shopv2v.com • Cocktail Attire – men wear
dark suits; women don short,
gift giving elegant dresses.
• Festive Attire – men can
The Charleston Angler wear a suit; women can pick
Embroidery and Screen Printing something fun like beaded
Monogramming - Buy from us or bring your own items!
tops, flirty skirts or other
Graphic Design • Bridal Party Gifts • Personalized Tervis
embellished items.
Tumblers • Baby Pillows • Linen Tea Towels • Monogrammed
Soaps • Personalized Stationery • Koozies • T-shirts • Dressy Casual – trousers and
No item too small! sport coat for him; dressy pants
We’ve Moved! or a fun dress for her.
654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 • Casual – anything goes!
tel 843.225.5244, fax 843.225.5246
www.thecharlestonangler.com www.fashion.about.com

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betty buzz: gift-giving checklist


Some of us start holiday shopping in July, while others
like to wait until the eleventh hour. No matter your
shopping style, you need a list to check twice. Use this
cheat sheet to keep track of your gift list and budget.

Giftee Item Budget Spent

Mom __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Dad __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Siblings __________________________________ ___________ ___________



Children __________________________________ ___________ ___________
__________________________________ ___________ ___________

Spouse __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Grandparents __________________________________ ___________ ___________


__________________________________ ___________ ___________

Mother-in-law __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Father-in-law __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Sisters/ __________________________________ ___________ ___________


Brothers-in-law __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Other __________________________________ ___________ ___________


Family Members __________________________________ ___________ ___________
__________________________________ ___________ ___________

Friends __________________________________ ___________ ___________
__________________________________ ___________ ___________
#

Colleagues __________________________________ ___________ ___________



Neighbors __________________________________ ___________ ___________

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gdc HOME
Gifts • Accessories • Bedding • Fabrics • Rugs • Furniture
1215-B North Main Street, Summerville, 29483
tel 843.419.1290
1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.571.5142
Shop Online Safely
695 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
According to the National Retail tel 843.849.0711
Federation, approximately 72 Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455
million people shopped online tel 843.768.4246
on Cyber Monday, the online email: mkk@gdchome.com
version of Black Friday. If you www.gdchome.com
plan to shop remotely this year,
follow these safety tips from the Gibbes Museum Store
Federal Trade Commission. Charleston’s premier source for art books and
other creative gift ideas
• Know what you’re getting. Is
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 5 pm
it a real Chanel handbag?
135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401
• Look for signs a site is safe. tel 843.722.2706
Look for a closed padlock on the www.gibbesmuseum.org
browser’s status bar – before you
enter your personal & financial The Shops at Charleston Place
information. When asked to An exclusive collection of world-famous shops nestled in the
provide payment information, heart of downtown Charleston. Located adjacent to the
the beginning of the website’s bustling lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel and featuring
URL address should change stores such as Anne Fontaine • Brighton • Brookstone
from http to shttp or https, Chico’s • Everything but Water • Fresh Produce • Godiva
indicating that the purchase is Chocolatier • Gucci • Lacoste • Montblanc • Mori Classics
encrypted or secured. Orient-Express Boutique • Papyrus • Petit Bateau • St. John
Sunglass Hut • Talbots • Tommy Bahama • Waldenbooks
• Secure your computer. At
White House/Black Market • Yves Delorme
a minimum, your computer
should have anti-virus and anti- 130 Market Street, Downtown, 29401
spyware software and a firewall. tel 843.937.9142
www.charlestonplaceshops.com
• Use credit cards. Credit cards
are generally a safer option
because they allow buyers to seek
a credit from the issuer if the
product isn’t delivered or isn’t
what was ordered.
• Keep a paper trail. Print and
save records of your online
transactions.
• Turn your computer off when
betty bits

you’re finished. Scammers If you have any leftover wine freeze it in an


who want to install malicious ice cube tray and then you can pop them out and drop
software on your machine and them into sauces later.
- ANNA MCHARGUE, Mom to Grey
then control it remotely to
commit cyber crime look for
computers that are on 24/7.
www.ftc.gov
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betty buzz: HOLIDAY SURVIVAL CHECKLIST
A good to-do list always helps you get through the busy times. When you feel
overwhelmed, step back and take a look at the big picture, which probably
looks pretty good!

❍ Travel
❍ Book travel & accommodations
❍ Mail gifts ahead of time*

❍ Cards/Gifts
Use our checklist on page 10 to keep track of your gifts and budget!
❍ Holiday cards*
❍ Stamps
❍ Set a budget
❍ Office/school gifts
❍ Family gifts
❍ Wrapping supplies

* Mail your cards and gifts no later than December 18 to avoid the rush and
additional shipping costs.

❍ Entertain
Use our checklist on page 6 for easy entertaining!
❍ Plan holiday open house or party
❍ Plan family get-together
❍ Invitations should be sent 3 weeks in advance of an event
❍ Decorate your house
❍ Stock the pantry and bar
❍ Get out the camera – clear the memory card/make sure you have film
❍ Make a play list of favorite holiday music
❍ Buy a new holiday outfit!

❍ Relax
❍ Get plenty of sleep
#


❍ Plan a spa day
❍ Kick back, relax and feel grateful for the good things in your life!

Happy Holidays!

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Fulton Street Hair Company


Aveda Concept Salon offering professional hair care,
skin care and natural cosmetics.
1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.388.2288

La Bella Vita Skin Care Salon Beat Holiday Stress


Debbie Orvin, Owner/Esthetician
Beautiful skin for your beautiful life. A busy schedule can make you
Facials • Makeup • Waxing • Brow Tinting feel frazzled. Take a few minutes
Paraffin Baths • Skin Care Products to find your center and avoid
Gift Certificates Available feeling overwhelmed.
1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 • Start each morning slowly.
(in Crickentree Village) Instead of jumping out of bed,
tel 843.856.2881 take a minute to breathe and
email: debbie@labellavitaskincare.net stretch.
www.labellavitaskincare.net
See our ad page 59 • Walk. Even if you only have
15 minutes in the evening, a
The Spa at Charleston Place peaceful stroll will ease mental
The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa” and physical tension.
in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a • Breathe. When your shoulders
full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish become tense, focus your
services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures, attention to your breath. Inhale
healthy spa cuisine and many more delights. to the count of 4 and exhale to
Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of the count of 8 – continue this
downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 pace until you feel your body and
tel 843.937.8522 mind relax again.
www.charlestonplace.com
• Delete a to-do. You don’t have
to attend every party, school
Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique
function or other “commitment.”
Stella Nova has the most sought-out
Say yes to what you really want
day spa staff in Charleston.
to do, and enjoy the season!
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
Pamper Yourself
Facials, massages and other
treatments should find a regular
spot on your agenda. Don’t feel
guilty for taking care of yourself!
And, when you can’t make it to
the spa, learn a few DIY at-home
tricks to decompress.
betty bits

Look for colorful fabric and ribbon for your


holiday gift wrapping – it’s fun, festive and easy on • Soak in a hot bath.
the environment since you can re-use it. Add pine
• Give yourself a facial.
cones or colored bells as a fun accent.
- CAMILLE GALAVIZ, Atlanta, GA • Give yourself a mani/pedi
• Slather on a rich lotion and
relax while your body soaks it up.

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Welcome to betty’s guide to green, your source for the best green products,
businesses and services in the Lowcountry!
You recycle, you turn off the lights when you leave a room and you shop at the
Farmer’s Market. Take it a step further with betty’s guide to green, where you
will find eco-oriented businesses, green tips and more!
Look for betty’s guide to green in every issue of The Little Black Book for every
busy woman where women of the Lowcountry have recommended all of these
businesses as some of the best of the best.
Please share your favorite green businesses online by choosing “Share Your
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Community FirstBank
Get your checking statements online – instead
of by mail...for FREE!
It’s Safer • It’s Faster • It’s Easier • It’s Greener
tel 843.723.7700
www.commfirstbank.com
Office Recycling
You recycle at home so why not EverGreen Concepts
carry your good habits into your Suzie Webster and Drew Franyo
Your Key to a Greener Life
work life? If your office doesn’t
Providing business and home owners with the tools that they
already have recycling bins set
need to become more sustainable and efficient.
up, take the initiative. Once you
and your office mates get in the 320-B West Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
habit, it will come naturally to tel 843.881.7577
toss the soda cans in the bin email: suzie@yourgreentoolbox.com
rather than the basket. www.evergreenconcepts.com

children
Common office items to recycle:
• copy paper – use both sides South Carolina Aquarium
before recycling Witness the importance of conservation first hand.
• magazines/periodicals 100 Aquarium Wharf, Downtown, 29401
tel 843.577.FISH (3474)
• cardboard boxes
www.scaquarium.org
• glass
• aluminum cans dining & entertaining

• plastics
Ambrose Family Farm
• ink cartridges We grow and harvest all year!
• computers/printers Visit our website, market or farm to learn more about our CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)!
Selkirk Plantation, Liberia Road, Wadmalaw Island, 29487
tel 843.559.0988
email: ambrosecsa@bellsouth.net
www.ambrosefamilyfarm.com

Stono Market & Tomato Shed Café


FARM FRESH ALWAYS
Fruits • Veggies • Cage Free Eggs • Plants • Flowers
Freshly made take & bake meals
If we’re picking it on the farm, it is on our daily lunch menu.
842 Main Road, Johns Island, 29455
tel 843.559.9999
email: stonomarket@bellsouth.net
www.stonofarmmarket.com

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Please Recycle Your Little Black Book!


We know you love to hold on to your Little Black Books for all of the great recommended resources,
but when your dog-eared copy becomes worn out, please recycle it!

Resources Saved Per Ton


of Paper Recycled
• 17 trees
• 380 gallons of oil
• three cubic yards of landfill space
• 4000 kilowatts of energy
• 7000 gallons of water

This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings


and 60 pounds less of air pollution!

The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of


250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year.
Burning that same ton of paper would create
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The Nature Conservancy


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

fashion & accessories Organic Labeling


The Organic Trade Association
Consigning Women
(OTA) standard defines four
Recycle • Reuse • RESALE
levels of organic labeling.
Dressing smart women since 1989.
Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm 1.) “100% Organic.” All
21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 components are organically
tel 843.556.1871 grown and certified and all
www.consignwomen.com processes used to manufacture
the garment conform to the
hair & skin care processing requirements.
2.) “Organic.” At least 95% of
Fulton Street Hair Company the fibers are organically grown
As an Aveda Concept Salon we provide innovative services and and all processing adheres to
offer extraordinary products created from organically-grown the environmental processing
plants and renewable resources. Our aim is to improve quality requirements.
of life with humane business, social and ecological practices
that foster a healthier lifestyle and environment. Offering pro- 3.) “Made with organic.” At least
fessional hair care, skin care and natural cosmetics. 70% of the garment has been
1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 organically grown.
tel 843.388.2288 4.) “Less than 70% organically
produced constituents.” Maybe
Salon Solas it has some organic fiber content.
Providing natural alternatives to hair and skin care. All non-organic garment
deep steep • Soulsalts • Pureology • Simply Organic components may be processed
49 John Street, Downtown, 29403 and handled without regard to
tel 843.722.0233 the OTA standards. What you
www.salonsolas.com see is what you get.

Sweet 185 • Sugaring Studio


The premier sugaring studio in the South.
Natural, skin-friendly alternative to waxing
gentle • warm • effective • 100% natural
At Sweet 185, we offer services from brows to Brazilians.
Schedule an appointment today
and get yourself beautiful – the Sweet way!
185A St. Philip Street at Cannon, Downtown, 29403
tel 843.329.3500
email: danielle@sweetbodysugaring.com
www.sweetbodysugaring.com

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Verbena Salon
Downtown’s only AVEDA concept salon
At VERBENA, experience one-of-a-kind stylists that
master the art and science of beauty.
Let our team turn ordinary into extraordinary!
NURTURE YOUR NATURE AT VERBENA.
Product Safety We’ve moved to MIDTOWN!
Every morning, most of us get up 189c St. Philip Street, Downtown, 29403
and shower – wash our hair, faces tel 843.722.8887
and bodies; brush our teeth; apply email: verbenahair@bellsouth.net
make up, and the whole nine
yards. Do you really know what’s health
in those products?
Dragonfly Wellness
Nearly 90% of the 10,500 The Weekly Beet
ingredients the FDA has A haven for mind, body and spiritual empowerment.
determined are used in personal We help clients achieve optimal health through healthy
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evaluated for safety by the FDA. The Weekly Beet! We incorporate holistic healing with many
If you want to learn more of our nutritional programs and inspire you to make lasting
about what comprises your changes to empower your life not just your health!
favorite products, check out the Mention The Little Black Book and receive
Environmental Working Group’s a 15% discount on our programs.
“Skin Deep” extensive cosmetic tel 803.318.6126
safety database of more than email: mk@dragonflywellness.com
25,000 products. www.dragonflywellness.com
www.weeklybeet.com
www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
home & garden

Charleston Habitat ReStore


Makeover Your Makeover By shopping at or donating merchandise to the Charleston
• Read the labels. Look for Habitat ReStore, you are furthering our mission to end
ingredients that you understand, substandard housing in the Charleston area. It’s the place to
like rosemary, lavender, etc. find great deals on appliances, furniture, construction items,
and so much more! We offer free pick-up service
• Use fewer products. Your and donations are tax deductible.
skin absorbs everything – Mon - Fri 10 am to 5 pm; Sat 9 am to 4 pm
good and bad. 731 Meeting Street, Charleston, 29403
tel 843.579.0777, fax 843.722.7142
• Use mild soaps and wash your email: theoutlet@charlestonhabitat.org
hair every other day. www.charlestonhabitat.org

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powders – avoid the use of baby
powder on newborns and infants.
A number of ingredients common
in powder have been linked to
cancer and other lung problems
when inhaled.

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East Cooper Habitat ReStore


The ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used
furniture, appliances, electronics and construction materials.
The items are then resold to the public and proceeds are used
to build Habitat homes east of the Cooper River as well as
support local mission projects for Seacoast Church.
The FSC Stamp of Approval Mon – Fri 10 am to 6 pm; Sat 9 am to 1 pm
469 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 29464
If you need to buy new, wood
tel 843.849.8002, fax 843.375.5998
furniture, look for certified
www.habitathomestore.com
items that bear the Forest
Stewardship Council’s (FSC)
Jennifer LePage
approval. The FSC sets high
AgentOwned Realty Co.
standards that ensure forestry is
EarthCraft Houses consume less energy and natural
practiced in an environmentally
resources, and EarthCraft home builders create healthier, more
responsible, socially beneficial
comfortable homes, reducing utility bills and increasing value.
and economically viable way.
Call Jennifer LePage, EarthCraft certified, to learn more.
tel 843.478.2600
www.fscus.org
email: lepagej@bellsouth.net
www.jjlrealestate.com

MaidPure, Inc.
Indoor Air Quality
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist
You may have more problems Our mission is simple: to give you non-toxic sparkling
with indoor pollution than clean service so you can cherish not only your home but
out. Pay attention to these the environment you live in. We believe your home and
warning signs. environment should be your sanctuary. We are committed
to changing the way you view the cleaning industry. Our
• Unusual or noticeable odors,
philosophy emphasizes preventing illness, prolonging life
stale air
and protecting the environment. We use eco-friendly
• Noticeable lack of air products, microfiber cloths and hypoallergenic vacuums.
movement Our home spa packages and signature amenities will
transform your home into a personal retreat.
• Dirty or faulty central heating
Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466
or air conditioning units
Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465
• Damaged flue pipes or email: sales@maidpure.com
chimneys www.maidpure.com

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• Presence of molds and mildew
• Health reaction after
remodeling, weatherizing,
using new furniture, use of
household products, or moving
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into a new home Look for ways to recycle items creatively. You can use
most things for more than one purpose; for example,
• Feeling noticeably healthier mugs can become pencil holders, old magazines can
become a child’s collage masterpiece.
outside the home
- EMILY SHORTRIDGE, Teacher, Charleston Day School

www.healthyindoorair.org

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betty buzz: Water Conservation
You can make small changes daily that have a big impact, and you can make
large changes when the time comes (when the old washing machine takes its final
spin) to make your home greener and greener.

Save Water
1.) Stop leaks – studies have shown that homes can waste up to 10% due to leaks.
2.) Replace your old toilet with a new, energy-efficient model (1.6 gallon per flush).
3.) Replace your washing machine – it uses the second largest amount of water in your home,
just behind the toilet. Look for Energy Star™ rated washers which use 35 – 50% less water and 50% less
energy per load.
4.) Choose the right plants – indigenous plants require less water.
5.) Don’t over water the plants. Check your irrigation system for leaks and make sure it has a rain
shutoff device.

If you want to know how much water you currently use,


check out www.h2ouse.com and use their
Water Budget Calculator to show you
where you can save.

Use Rain Barrels


What worked 2,000 years ago still works today. People used to
collect rainwater in clay containers for use during the dry months.
Now you can purchase rain barrels for your own home and
minimize use of local water supplies.

Place the barrels under the corner eaves of your home,


collect rainwater, attach a hose directly to the barrel,
and voilá, you have the best garden and lawn
water available!

www.rainbarrelguide.com

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A New Leaf Studio


the spirit, power & beauty of flowers
Elegant garden-inspired floral design and container gardening.
Home • Office • Weddings • Special Events
Organic flowers and arrangements available.
73 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403
Build Energy Efficient tel 843.720.8675, fax 866.456.0253
email: annie@anewleafstudio.com
• Roofs – Use shingles that
www.anewleafstudio.com
reflect the sun’s heat or contain
energy-producing solar cells.
Prescon, LLC
Ashley K. Jennings, AIA
• Windows – Increase
Principal Architect
insulation values to keep heat
We are a small Charleston practice that is inspired by
out in the summer and in
the contextual challenges inherent in the juxtaposition of
during the winter.
old and new. The ultimate model of sustainability is adaptively
re-using existing buildings and materials; we employ this
• Layout – Position high
strategy with a modern perspective.
traffic areas in spots that are
538 King Street, Downtown, 29403
lit by the sun.
tel 843.577.7030, fax 843.577.8060
email: prescon@bellsouth.net
• EnergyStar – Purchase
appliances and other electronic
Sea Island Habitat ReStore
equipment that has been
The enthusiasm and success at the ReStores are the
certified by the federal
result of the following: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
energy-efficiency program,
The knowledge that “affordable stuff” can build a new
EnergyStar.
home and life for a needy family. Volunteers and donors
who make buying a bargain possible.
Mon – Fri 9 am to 6 pm; Sat 9 am to 5 pm
3304 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455
tel 843.559.4009, fax 843.559.2092
email: restore@seaislandhabitat.org
www.seaislandhabitat.org

I now keep 2 – 3 canvas totes in my trunk for


my grocery store trips, farmer’s market stops, etc.
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I find that I don’t have the urge to overspend/over-


purchase since I’m limited to “bag space” (that helps
my pocketbook!). After I unload, I just throw my bags
next to my keys so I’ll remember to stash in my
trunk until the next use.
- LAURA KATE WHITNEY,
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

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betty buzz: YOUR GREEN HOME


According to a study by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), the common indoor plant may
provide a natural way to help combat “sick building syndrome” – buildings that have high levels of contaminants and cause
occupants to become ill.

More than just a decorative item, the indoor plants effectively absorb harmful gases and clean the air inside modern
buildings. NASA research on indoor plants has found that living plants are so efficient at absorbing contaminants in the air
that some will be launched into space as part of the biological life support system aboard future orbiting space stations.

The study named the top 10 plants most effective in removing formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air.

Common Name Scientific Name


Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig Dracaena “Janet Craig”
Marginata Dracaena Marginata
Mass cane/Corn Plant Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”
Warneckii Dracaena “Warneckii”

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pet Care

betty’s guide to green


black book tips

Good Dog Bakery


All Natural Homemade Treats
1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412
Charleston Farmer’s Market
tel 843.971.2039
email: thegooddogbakery@yahoo.com
www.thegooddogbakery.com Offset Fido’s Carbon
Pawprint
travel & transportation
Always pick up after your
dog when out for a walk, and
Marchant Chevrolet take it a step further by using
Now offering the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, America’s first full-size biodegradable bags when on
two-mode SUV hybrid vehicle and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, doggie duty. Plastic bags can take
the first hybrid sedan offered by GM. over 100 years to decompose,
5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 but biodegradable versions break
tel 843.722.8208 down in about the same time
www.marchantchevy.com as an apple. Check out
See our ad page 75 www.poopbag.com and
www.biobagusa.com for
Ravenel Ford product information.
Offering the Ford Escape Hybrid,
the world’s first hybrid SUV!
6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470
tel 843.889.2241
www.ravenelford.com
See our ad page 75
Offset Your Carbon
Footprint
Use the carbon footprint
calculator at www.terrapass.org
by completing a simple form
with the year, make, model and
mileage of your car. With a click
of a button, you have an estimate
of the amount of carbon dioxide
your car puts in the air every
year, and a dollar amount that
would fund the reduction of your
carbon emissions through clean
energy and carbon reduction
projects. To balance the
Going green isn’t as hard and expensive as you
emissions of a ’99 Volvo wagon
think. You can gradually make changes in your driven the average 12,000
home that will make an impact in the long-run. When miles per year, you pay $59.40
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I run out of household supplies (light bulbs, cleaning annually. You can purchase the
products, etc), I replace them with eco-friendly
offset from this site as well.
versions. I’ve already made the switch with my laundry
detergent, dish detergent and all-purpose spray cleaner.
Even though my entire house isn’t green, I know that
I’m making a difference, little-by-little!
- ALLISON COX MCCUTCHEON,
Obviouslee Marketing

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arts & leisure
dance

Dancefx
Get in shape, feel great, dance! Professional,
Back to School cutting-edge dance classes for adults and youth of all levels.
Voted “Best Studio” Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop,
You don’t have to go back to Strip Aerobics & More!
school full time to gain the 334 East Bay Street, Ansonborough Square, Downtown, 29401
benefits of continuing education. tel 843.637.4722
Why not take a fun class? www.dancefx.org

• Knitting invitations & stationery


• Cooking
• Dance CluuCards, custom magnetic cards
• Learn an instrument Birth Announcements • Save the Dates
• Try a new sport Shower Invitations • Birthdays
• Learn a language Custom design services available.
• Photography Mention The Little Black Book to receive
• How to write a book a 10% discount on your order.
• Try something you never tel 703.327.0981
dreamed of doing! email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com
www.cluucards.com
See our ad page 11

Five Things to Smile Dulles Designs LLC


About Now We are your South of Broad address
1.) Falling temperatures & leaves for exquisite custom wedding or party invitations,
2.) Jeans and long-sleeve t-shirts personal or professional stationery,
3.) Oyster roasts and unique gifts for all occasions.
4.) Holiday parties fine stationery • wedding invitations • gifts
5.) Apple cider, hot chocolate 89 Church Street, Downtown, 29401
& egg nog tel 843.805.7166
email: contact@dullesdesigns.com
www.dullesdesigns.com

Open House & Jeffrey Bannon


HOME...OCCASIONS…LIFESTYLE
Bridal Registry • China • Crystal • Linens
Stationery • Invitations • Furniture
28 Windermere Boulevard,
South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.766.2467
www.openhousecharleston.net

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Gibbes Museum of Art Gibbes Museum of Art Via


• The Charleston Story (Ongoing) Cell Phone
View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a The Gibbes Museum of Art
British colony through today. now offers new technology that
• Grass Roots: African Origins of American Art allows visitors to learn more
(August 29 -- November 30) about various pieces of art in
Tracing the history of the beautiful coiled basket on two the museum, simply by calling
continents, this exhibition shows how a simple farm tool has a local number posted next to
become a work of art and an important symbol of the piece. Guests can pick and
African-American identity. choose what art objects they
• Painters of American Life: The Eight want to learn more about, so
(December 19 - March 22, 2009) bring the family and create
Explores the careers of eight artists who furthered the your own personalized tour
cause of modern art in America by organizing the first major of the museum.
independent group exhibition of the twentieth century.
135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 www.gibbesmuseum.org
tel 843.722.2706
www.gibbesmuseum.org

music

www.Radio.sc
South Carolina’s “At Work” Streaming Radio Station
www.Radio.sc is South Carolina’s #1 Streaming Radio Station.
From Beach Music to Classic Rock, Radio.sc has 28 Styles of
music to listen to. The most popular station is “Fresh,” with
over 28 thousand women listening every day. Public Service
Announcements are always welcome.
3290 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, 29418
tel 843.760.0002, fax 843.760.0003
email: info@radio.sc
www.radio.sc

photography

jb Fresh Photography
We will tell the story of your event by capturing
timeless, extraordinary, and creative images!
With a mix of photojournalism and a fresh approach to
traditional photography, we won’t miss a moment!
tel 843.345.2563
email: jb@jbfreshphotography.com
www.jbfreshphotography.com

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recreational classes

Amy Parker, WaterArt MasterTrainer


and Aquatic Personal Trainer
No more sweating & exercise machines!
Experience a high intensity water workout that will burn
calories and give your body tone & definition.
Power Aquatics Class ~ Mon/Wed/Fri 10 – 11 am
Personal Training by Appointment
R.L. Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.881.8718
email: AmyParker7@bellsouth.net
www.AmyParker7.com

special events

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Join us for the 2008 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure®,
October 18, 2008, on Daniel Island.
tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343
www.komenlowcountry.org

Fifth Annual Women’s Escape Weekend


“Path to Rediscovery!”
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
January 16 - 18, 2009
Dust off your suitcases and get ready to learn, rejuvenate
and find yourself again, especially after the chaos the
holidays can bring. This full three-day weekend designed by
women is targeted for all women across the nation. This year
we have teamed up with Charleston Home magazine to bring
you a weekend full of ideas on inventing new creations for
you and your environment. Discover new interests, relax
at our Mobil Five Star Spa, and meet many new friends.
Experience The Sanctuary on a new level while also
experiencing the fabulous amenities.
tel 800.654.2924
www.kiawahresortevents.com

If you find yourself going, going, going, then it’s time


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to take a break and do something special for yourself


– take a spa day or attend a personal growth seminar.
You need to re-fill your cup in order to keep giving to
the ones you love. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
- SUZANNE SHALABY, Special Events Manager,
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Theatre 99
Check out the funniest shows you’ll ever be a part of!
Founded by The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company,
Theatre 99 is Charleston’s home for improv comedy!
Come check out improv shows every Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday. Each show is based on audience suggestion,
making every show different. Where the locals go! A Haunting Meal
Theatre 99 is a non-smoking venue featuring an in-house bar.
What better time to visit the
Offering improv classes.
Travel Channel’s “Third Most
Available for corporate & private events.
Haunted Place in America”
Call or log on for show times!
than Halloween? Many of
Theatre 99, 280 Meeting Street, Above the Bicycle Shoppe,
Charleston’s ghost tours make
Downtown, 29401
Poogan’s Porch a frequent stop
tel 843.853.6687
because of mysterious figures
www.thehavenots.com
that have been spotted, and the
unprovoked crashing of pots
websites
and pans in the kitchen. Make a
reservation for this year’s spooky
www.ONLY.sc
season, and be on the lookout
South Carolina’s Internet
for Zoe St. Amand, the ghostly
www.ONLY.sc is South Carolina’s #1 Internet company. From
woman in the long black dress
Antiques.sc to Weddings.sc, ONLY.sc has web sites for all
who has been known to haunt
businesses. ONLY.sc develops web sites, and does web site
this downtown restaurant.
promotions through Banner ads, online articles, and stream-
ing radio through www.Radio.sc. The most popular station is www.poogansporch.com/legends
“Fresh”, with over 28 thousand women listening every day.
Public Service Announcements are always welcome.
3290 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, 29418
tel 843.760.0002, fax 843.760.0003 Halloween Safety
email: info@radio.sc
The FDA and Consumer
www.radio.sc
Product Safety Commission
recommend the following
safety tips.
• To avoid snacking while
trick-or-treating, don’t send
trick-or-treaters out on an
empty stomach.
• Look at all candy for evidence
of tampering and get rid of any
home-made goods.
• Test any face paint/makeup on
a small part of the cheek before
full application.
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Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of


the stove; set heat to med-low and heat until warm. This
• Add reflective material/tape to
keeps the crust crispy. No soggy microwave pizza! costumes.
- VIRGINIA BUCHANAN, Math Teacher
• Ensure costumes fit properly to
prevent tripping or snagging.
• Carry a flashlight.

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body & fitness
bath & body products

Fulton Street Hair Company


We offer the complete Aveda hair care, skin care
and make-up line.
Free of Free Weights 1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Some women avoid lifting tel 843.388.2288
weights for fear of “bulking up.” See our ad page 16
However, the use of light, free
weights helps tone your muscles, Stella Nova Salon Spa & Esthetique
without adding bulk. In addition, Esthetique & Make-Up Studio
light weights tone not only the 292 King Street, Downtown, 29401
muscle you are directly using, tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA
but opposing muscles as well. email: customercare@stella-nova.com
And, studies have estimated www.stella-nova.com
that for each pound of muscle See our ad page 18
that you add to your body, you
burn an additional 35 to 50 massage therapy
calories per day.
Island Therapy Group
Suzanne Dolan
Licensed Massage Therapists
Lic # 1038 • Over 17 years of experience & training
Swedish • Deep Tissue • Craniosacral
2201 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482
tel 843.883.9497
Monday – Saturday by Appointment

Working Out While The Spa at Charleston Place


Under the Weather The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa”
in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a
Many people fall prey to colds
full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish
during the fall and winter
services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures,
months, and we’ve all used the
healthy spa cuisine and many more delights.
sniffles as an excuse to skip out
Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of
on our workouts. However,
downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401
scientists at Ball State University
tel 843.937.8522
conducted a study about whether
www.charlestonplace.com
or not exercising with a cold
See our ad page 16
prolonged or shortened the bug.
The results showed that while
exercising with a cold does not
necessarily aid the recovery
process, it doesn’t hurt it either. Until the Food and Drug Administration comes
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out with official guidelines for sunscreen in 2009,


In addition, regular exercise
people should watch for ingredients such as titanium
prevents you from catching the oxide, zinc oxide, mexoryl and parsol which protect
cold in the first place. against both types of UV rays.
- Annette Sanford-Lopez,
The Spa at Charleston Place

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Erica Girth, Licensed Massage Therapist
Offering massage therapy including Swedish, Deep
Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, Reflexology,
Sports and Pregnancy. At my convenient downtown
Charleston location. Monday – Friday.
171 Church Street, Suite 314,(The Franke Building),
Downtown, 29401
tel 843.670.1117 Apple, Pear or Avocado?
email: erica_girth@therapeuticelements.com No, this isn’t a list of three
www.thereapeuticelements.com healthy foods to add to your
diet, but rather a description
personal trainers of three various types of body
shapes. Visit www.sparkpeople.
East West Health Arts com/resource/calculator_waist.
Bill Fagan (Sifu) asp and enter your waist and hip
Try Our Award Winning 12-week Transformation Program measurements to find out which
792 Folly Road, James Island, 29412 of these fruits your body type
tel 843.762.6580 most resembles. Depending on
www.eastwesthealtharts.com your shape, you’ll learn your
risk of developing specific
Faster Fitness diseases as well as strategies to
Fitness can be frustrating, so Faster Fitness makes it reduce those risks.
as fast and effective as possible. We have a trainer waiting
for you for your scheduled workout every single time. Our
studio layout and training system give you everything you
need from 30-minute workouts. A maximum of 3 clients at a Get Out of the Gym
time in the studio means no traffic jams to slow your workout.
• Walk/run the Cooper River
Come to one of our 3 conveniently located studios for a
Bridge
Free Personal Fitness Profile and we’ll show you what
• Take the dog for an early
results you can expect.
morning walk on the beach
Call 843.722.1111 for a Free Personal Fitness Profile or
• Tend to your garden
register at www.fasterfitness.com.
• Hike/kayak
• Make your own walking tour
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of downtown

If you had a stressful day, focus on your breathing for


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five minutes before you go to bed. Relax and visualize


the stress melting away from each body part - start
with your head and work down to your toes - so that
you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Kendra Haskins, Kendra Haskins Design

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Total Package Wellness, LLC


Caroline Petty, MS, Exercise Specialist
We bring exercise to you! Offering workout plans
to fit everyone’s budget!
520 Folly Road, Suite P, PMB #155, James Island, 29412
tel 843.452.5731
email: totalpackage@totalpackagewellness.com
www.tp-wellness.com

pilates

PraXis Balanced Body Studio


GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates
1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933
email: praxispilates@earthlink.net
www.praxispilates.com

rubenfeld synergy method ®

Susan Parsons, MEd, LPC, CRS


Licensed Professional Counselor,
MEd in Clinical Counseling,
Certified Rubenfeld Synergist
Integrating psychotherapy with bodywork for over 30 years
94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.881.0730
www.rubenfeldsynergy.com

yoga

Allison Zimmerman, RYT


Private Yoga Class
Work one-on-one with Allison Zimmerman
The Many Reasons For Deciding on a Private Yoga Session:
• Rehabilitation of injuries or working deeply on a certain
troublesome area of the body
• Helping you develop a customized daily practice
• Personal attention is given to help modify postures and
develop alternatives to accommodate your physical ability
• Assisting you in the precise alignment
Small group sessions are also available so that you can
split the cost with 1 - 2 other people.
tel 843.367.0437
email: allison_zimmerman81@hotmail.com
www.allisonzimmermanyoga.com

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introduction to our Nova 7 Award winning ™

web based personal tracking system that shows your behavior goals

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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 971-0903 (843) 722-1111

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business & finance

accounting
Did You Know?
Charleston Bookkeeping Services In a survey conducted by
Rosie Wells Women’s Business Enterprise
We work with you to help make your company more profitable. National Council, 79% of
Services include: account receivables • account payables • women said they would be more
payroll • individual and small business tax returns inclined to use a company’s
monthly statement reconciliation • year-end paperwork for services or buy their products if
employees, vendors and government • monthly, quarterly they knew that those companies
and yearly profit/loss reports & budget preparation buy from women-run businesses.
keeping track of your subcontractors and vendors to make So, if you run or work for a
sure they stay in compliance. We provide a better option female-lead business, advertise
for individuals and small businesses. that fact and generate more sales!
tel 843.708.2777, fax 843.278.5470 www.wbenc.com

advertising, marketing & pr

ByrdHouse Public Relations, LLC


ByrdHouse Public Relations, LLC, offers all the essential
elements of a successful public relations and marketing
campaign. Services provided include media relations and
media kit development, community relations, special events,
promotions, advertising consulting, design coordination, copy
writing, and Internet marketing. Proprietor Annie Byrd Hamnett Want a
offers a fresh, spirited and innovative approach to promoting
businesses and maintains the philosophy that effective and higher perch?
creative public relations can speak volumes for your business.
Visit our nest on the web, www.byrdhousepr.com!
76 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 media relations
tel 843.853.9120, fax 843.853.9121
email: annie@byrdhousepr.com community relations +
www.byrdhousepr.com partnerships

marketing +
promotions

special events

advertising +
design coordination

Be creative! Some of my best clients come to me via


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non-business venues. Through friendly but focused


banter, use social or civic gatherings as opportunities
to connect with new prospects.
- PATTIE SIMONE, Success Speaker, Mentor & Writer,
Write-Communications 76 spring street
charleston, south carolina 29403
843.853.9120
annie@byrdhousepr.com
www.byrdhousepr.com
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banking

Community FirstBank
Knowing our customers and providing them with superior
customer service is what Community FirstBank is all about.
Totally FREE Business Checking. Ask us for details.
We make banking a breeze.
288 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401
Wando Crossing Shopping Center, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
884 Orleans Road, West Ashley, 29407
200 North Cedar Street, Summerville, 29483
430 Folly Road, James Island, 29412
8485 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, 29420
tel 843.723.7700
www.commfirstbank.com
FDIC/Equal Housing Lender

career counseling

Crystal-Barkley Corporation
Originators of Life\Work Design
Solid strategy for real results – and real satisfaction in life!
tel 843.727.7990
email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com
www.careerlife.com

computer repair

Geeks in Transit
Portable Computer Geeks with People Skills
On-site repair, maintenance plans, upgrades, retail computer
systems, components and software
Gift certificates available for your favorite geek
tel 843.814.0858

insurance providers

Carolina Health Connection


Ann Clement, Local Agent
Providing Affordable Health & Life Insurance.
Individuals • Small Businesses
Self Employed Individuals • Families
Contact Ann for a safe and healthy future!
2265 Clements Ferry Road, Suite 209, Daniel Island, 29492
tel 843.754.8029, fax 843.821.1705
email: annclement@mw-ins.com
www.annclement.mw-ins.com

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Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC


Attorneys at Law
Unique female-owned, ethnically diverse law firm assisting
clients with legal needs in domestic disputes, custody
arrangements, employment claims and litigation, personal
injury claims and litigation, severance package drafting and
review, unemployment claims and criminal matters from Credit Score Myths
the Midlands to the Lowcountry.
According to Experian, one of
Offices in Mt. Pleasant and Columbia
the three major credit reporting
tel 803.917.0240
agencies, a few myths prevail in
regards to credit scores.
Angela M. Kirby, JD, CPA
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning
Myth #1
& Probate Law
Checking my own credit report
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC
will lower my score
Let us protect you and your family by assisting with your
Personal inquiries, also known
estate planning and probate needs. With 15 years of
as “soft inquiries” or “below the
experience, Angela Kirby is a Certified Specialist in Estate
line inquiries,” are not visible to
Planning and Probate, a CPA, and prior Associate Probate
lenders and therefore are not part
Judge, who creates flexible plans for individuals and business
of your credit score calculation.
owners taking into consideration their personal needs. Services
So checking your own credit
include: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Special
report or score does NOT
Needs Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements,
negatively impact your score.
Probate Administration and Litigation, Guardianships,
Conservatorships, and Elder Law.
Myth #2
Offices statewide in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville
Applying for new credit will
78 Wentworth Street, Downtown, 29401
lower my score
tel 843.576.2900
This depends on the type of
email: akirby@mgclaw.com
credit you’re applying for. If you
www.mgclaw.com
apply for several credit cards
within a short period of time, the
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number of inquiries will go up,
which could drop your score. But
if you’re applying for a mortgage
or auto loan, multiple inquiries
from these lenders are generally
treated as a “single inquiry” and
will have little impact on your
credit score.

Check your credit report for


free (getting your FICO score
can cost $15 - $50) at
www.annualcreditreport.com
or call 1.877.322.8228.
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Uplift your mood at work by adding a desk plant and


changing your photos. This will give you a boost of
oxygen and instantly improve the view.
- CRYSTAL AVANT, Office Professionals by Hammes

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Simons & Dean


Keating L. Simons, III
Derek F. Dean
Buying a Home
We are a small firm dedicated to providing personalized
and quality service to our clients. We offer a complimentary The type of loan you choose will
consultation. Our areas of practice include but are not limited affect how much you have to put
to: Automobile Mechanics • Banks • Business Formation down, pay monthly and for how
Car Dealers • Construction • Contractors • Contracts long. Don’t forget to add the
Discrimination • Family Law Issues • Franchise • Government closing costs to the grand total.
Agencies • Insurance Companies • Labor/Employment Law
Adjustable-rate loans usually
Lemon Law • Mechanics Liens • Personal Injury • Probate
offer a lower initial interest
Court • Retailers • Sexual Harassment • Wills
rate. The interest rate fluctuates
147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 604, James Island, 29412
over the life of the loan. When
tel 843.762.9132, fax 843.406.9913
interest rates rise, generally so do
email: klsimons@charlestonattorneys.net or
your loan payments; and when
dfdean@charlestonattorneys.net
interest rates fall, your monthly
www.lawyers.com/s&klaw
payments may be lowered.
mortgage services Conventional loans are
mortgage loans other than
Bank of America those insured or guaranteed by
Anne Middleton Herron a government agency such as
Residential Loans for Purchase, Refinance and Construction. the FHA, the VA or the Rural
tel 843.345.6717 or 843.720.4868 Development Services.
email: anne.m.herron@bankofamerica.com Fixed-rate loans generally have
repayment terms of 15, 20 or
Community FirstBank 30 years. Both the interest rate
When you find your dream home...we’ll make it possible. and the monthly payments
Call one of our Home Mortgage Specialists. (for principal and interest)
Joanie Paulling – tel 843.534.5125 stay the same for the life
Charlotte Castles – tel 843.534.5195 of the loan.
www.commfirstbank.com
FDIC/Equal Housing Lender www.federalreserve.gov

professional resources

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce


. . .where business and community meet
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an organization that
was there for your business – you know, really there
when you needed it? Well, you’re in luck. The Charleston
Metro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization
that has what it takes to build a strong business community.
Your Chamber membership delivers business resources,
community leadership, professional development,
networking opportunities and so much more!
Find out what we can do for you.
2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29405
tel 843.577.2510
www.charlestonchamber.net

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PINK Magazine
PINK magazine offers tools, tactics, and strategies to help
women have a beautiful career and a beautiful life through a
Label It magazine, annual events and a content-rich website. PINK
Buy a label maker and get truly exists to promote women who are making a significant impact
organized. You can use it in the on the world through their work and their lives — while being
office for files, supply cabinets true to themselves! For more information and to subscribe,
and even in the kitchenette log on to www.pinkmagazine.com!
(clean cups/dirty cups!). Take it tel 678.420.7797
home and work organizational email: info@pinkmagazine.com
magic there too. Once you start www.pinkmagazine.com
labeling, your inner control
freak might pop out! Women@Work!
Women@Work! supports the professional growth and
development of businesswomen throughout the Lowcountry.
We provide a forum for networking, education, service and
collegiality. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group
of women who represent business owners, aspiring entre-
preneurs, and employees of a broad spectrum of business,
government, academic and non-profit entities.
We are united by a common commitment to sharing
our talents and expertise to provide professional growth
opportunities for ourselves, our fellow members and
aspiring businesswomen in the Lowcountry.
tel 888.268.2157
email: info@womenatworkinc.com
www.womenatworkinc.com

promotional products

The Charleston Angler


Embroidery and Screen Printing
We can outfit your office as well as your team, and provide
almost anything you want your name on!
Monogramming • Graphic Design • Team Shirts • Uniforms
Corporate Logo Apparel • Corporate Gifts • T-shirts • Hats
Koozies • Pens • Boat Decals
We’ve Moved!
654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.225.5244, fax 843.225.5246
www.thecharlestonangler.com

If you have children, join a playgroup or support


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group. Le Leche League for nursing moms, MOMS


Club International, MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers)
and MMO (moms morning out) are just a few available.
- WENDY L. FURHANG,
Attorney at Law, Greenville, SC

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children Purchasing Safe Toys
Celebrate Safe Toys Awareness
announcements & invitations
Month in December with these tips.
CluuCards, custom magnetic cards • Make sure the toy is for the
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates age of the child.
Shower Invitations • Birthdays
• Inspect toys for sharp points
Custom design services available.
and edges.
Mention The Little Black Book to receive
a 10% discount on your order. • Look for the American Society
tel 703.327.0981 for Testing and Materials’ stamp
email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com of approval for safety.
www.cluucards.com •Check out the Consumer
See our ad page 11 Product Safety Commission’s
website www.cpsc.gov, which
CHILDCARE SERVICES
lists recall information.
La Dolce Vita Agency
La Dolce Vita Is a High-end Referral Agency that Selectively
Recruits and Screens Qualified Household Professionals
for Full Time, Part Time and On-Call Positions as Nannies,
Housekeepers, Personal Chefs, Butlers, Chauffeurs,
Personal Assistants and Much More!
tel 843.727.7699
email: admin@LDVagency.com
www.LDVagency.com

Sweet Peas Nanny Agency


Where the Love of Children and Learning Through
Play Guide all of our Placements.
Our Services Include: Full-Time Nannies • Part-Time Nannies
Babysitters • Vacation/Hotel Sitters • Mother’s Helpers
Summer Sitters
tel 843.513.3062
email: info@sweetpeasnannies.com
www.sweetpeasnannies.com

clothing & accessories

Southern Belles
A Children’s Clothier
Traditional, unique clothing • Sizes preemie to girls size 16
and boys size 12 • Special Occasion • Christening • Smocked
Apparel • Vineyard Vines • Vera Bradley Soft Luggage • Gift
Items • Southern Belles Shoes, an extensive selection of
children’s shoes for any occasion
280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
(Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops)
tel 843.881.1741
www.southernbellesonline.com
See our ad page 8

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black book tips entertainment

South Carolina Aquarium


Witness the importance of conservation first hand
at the South Carolina Aquarium.
100 Aquarium Wharf, Downtown, 29401
tel 843.577.FISH (3474)
www.scaquarium.org
Host a Pumpkin
Carving Party
Entertain the children and
get your front porch ready
for trick-or-treating with a
pumpkin-carving party! Try dining & entertaining
these secrets to boast the best
Jack-O-Lantern on the block.
catering
• Select a large, light orange
pumpkin. The bigger the Cru Catering
pumpkin, the easier it is to Eclectic Modern American Cuisine
carve. Similarly, lighter colored Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including
pumpkins tend to be softer. in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private
parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help
• Cut a lid around the top of the
coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for
pumpkin at a 45-degree angle;
every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and
if you cut the lid vertically,
dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals.
it can fall through.
Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2008 by
• Save the seeds for a Charleston City Paper readers
healthy, tasty snack! Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate
18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401
• Scrape the back wall of the tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439
pumpkin extra well, because www.crucatering.com
that’s where the light will reflect See our ad page 7
when you light up the gourd.
• If you want the Jack-O- Everyday Gourmet
Lantern to last, soak it in bleach Takeout & Catering Seasonal Menu
water, dry it thoroughly, and Catering Available 24/7
coat the entire pumpkin (inside 1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard #6, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
and out) with vegetable oil or tel 843.388.2490
petroleum jelly to prevent it email: hitopoulos@aol.com
from shriveling. www.shopeverydaygourmet.com
www.lifebyxocai.com
• Trace the pattern you want
directly on the pumpkin before Granville’s Catering
you start carving. For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae
Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual
• Consider using a touch-light gatherings of friends to your most important formal events,
instead of a candle to reduce Granville’s Catering will please every taste.
the fire-hazard risk. If you Full bar service also available.
do use a candle, leave the lid Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486
off of the pumpkin. Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971
www.about.com www.granvillescafeandcatering.com
See our ad page 7

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For events large and small,
RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company.
tel 843.762.3338
email: savorysc@yahoo.com
www.savorysc.com

food to go
Skipping the Sodium
Everyday Gourmet Watch your sodium intake to
Where Gourmet Is Far from Everyday fight off bloating. When ordering
Freshly home-cooked dishes, casseroles, ‘flavored’ at a restaurant, look closely at
biscuits, sweets, side dishes for pick up or delivery. the descriptions for how the
We pride ourselves in making chef prepares the food. Words
each meal nutritionally complete! such as marinated, seasoned,
Open Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 7 pm; Fri, 10 am – 6 pm smoked, blackened, breaded
1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard #6, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 and barbecued all hint towards
tel 843.388.2490 extra sodium. Look for steamed,
email: hitopoulos@aol.com grilled, baked, broiled, roasted
www.shopeverydaygourmet.com or boiled.
www.lifebyxocai.com
www.healthywomen.org
grocers & markets

Bull Street Gourmet


A Specialty Grocery [Breadbaking is] one of those
Your neighborhood one-stop shop for wine, beer, almost hypnotic businesses, like a
fine groceries AND join us for lunch! dance from some ancient ceremony.
60 Bull Street, Downtown, 29401 There is no chiropractic treatment,
tel 843.720.8992 no Yoga exercise, no hour of
www.bullstreetcharleston.com meditation in a music-throbbing
chapel, that will leave you emptier
restaurants of bad thoughts than this homely
ceremony of making bread.
Cru Café - M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
Enjoy the best in upscale comfort food, indoor and
outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied

Savory Sushi
menu and rich, satisfying desserts.
Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.

and Catering
18 Pinckney Street, Downtown, 29401
tel 843.534.2434
www.crucafe.com
See our ad page 7

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sushi by rhett every


tues - thur night
full service catering

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Gaulart and Maliclet French Café
Fast and French
98 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401
tel 843.577.9797
www.fastandfrench.org

Fall Harvest Picks Granville’s Café


The fall vegetable crops often Granville’s Café features eclectic American cuisine in a
include heartier options. Follow comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere. Serving dinner
these tips to choosing the best Monday – Saturday, Granville’s embraces the slow
veggies and then cooking them food movement by serving the freshest, seasonal
to yummy perfection. ingredients from local producers.
Outdoor Seating • Excellent Beer & Wine List
Sweet Potatoes are an excellent 730 Rutledge Avenue, Downtown, 29403
source of vitamins A and C and tel 843.577.0486
B-6, as well as fiber, copper www.granvillescafeandcatering.com
and potassium. Look for firm, See our ad page 7
medium-sized potatoes with
tapered ends. You can bake them Laura Alberts
and top with butter, cinnamon Tasteful Options
and a little brown sugar for a Café, Fine Wines & Gifts
sweet side dish or slice them into Gracious café & courtyard dining in the heart of Daniel Island
thin circles and bake a healthy featuring an innovative Lowcountry menu prepared by
sweet potato chip. Executive Chef Matt Brigham. Lunch Daily • Dinners To Go •
Turnips are an excellent source Intimate Wine Dinners • Extensive Catering
of vitamin C. Choose ones with Menu & Services • Wine Classes • Wine Club
smooth white and purple skin. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
They should be small to medium 891 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island, 29492
in size, about 2 to 3 inches in tel 843.881.4711
diameter, and should feel heavy. email: info@lauraalberts.com
You can boil and mash them www.lauraalberts.com
with butter and cream like
potatoes or roast with sea salt. Savory Sushi and Catering Company
Savory Sushi and Catering is now offering Sushi by Rhett
Swiss Chard is a good source of every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Night!
vitamins A and C and iron. Look tel 843.762.3338
for crisp, tender leaves that are email: savorysc@yahoo.com
not overgrown and are brightly www.savorysc.com
colored. Sauté in olive oil and
sea salt until wilted.
Winter Squash is an excellent
source of vitamin A and C,
potassium and fiber. Pick a
squash that feels heavy for its
size. The skin should be thick
and hard without blemishes.
Halve, remove seeds, and
sprinkle with salt, pepper and
olive oil. Roast in 350 º for
30 to 45 minutes until the
flesh is tender.
www.health.discovery.com
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education & organizations
charitable organizations

The Sophia Institute


THE SOPHIA INSTITUTE is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to providing programs taught by the world’s Study Tips for Kids
foremost thinkers and visionaries. Our lectures, retreats,
and special events are aimed at developing the whole Help your child do their best
person – the intellectual, psychological, and spiritual in school by creating a positive
aspects of each individual. atmosphere at home for
26 Society Street, Downtown, 29401 studying.
tel 843.720.8528
email: info@thesophiainstitute.org • Designate a certain period of
www.thesophiainstitute.org time, the hour before or after
dinner for example, for your
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lowcountry Affiliate children do their homework.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and
end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care • Buy a large calendar, and post
for all and energizing science to find the cures. With nearly near the study area. Ask your
$1 billion invested to date, Susan G. Komen is the world’s child to circle exam dates and
largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast project due-dates to help them
cancer at every stage – from the causes, to the cures, visually see how they’ll need to
to the pain of every moment in between. budget their time.
tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343
www.komenlowcountry.org • Teach your child the
See our ad page 35 difference between studying
and completing an assignment;
colleges & universities have them take notes on reading
assignments and verbally
Lowcountry Graduate Center summarize what they’ve read,
Expanding opportunities for graduate education, with teach them how to write study
collaboration among the College of Charleston, The Citadel, guides or flashcards with key
MUSC, Clemson and USC. Designed for the convenience of topics, and make sure they know
working adults, classes are held in the evenings and week- how to read charts and tables.
ends. Graduate degrees and certificates are offered in the
following areas: Electrical Engineering • Computer and • Actively assist your children
Information Sciences • Urban and Regional Planning • Social with their homework, but
Work • Business • Communication • Technical Project resist doing it for them. Quiz
Management • Education • Financial Planning and more. them over terms or call out
5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100, words for them to spell back
North Charleston, 29418 to you as a study-buddy. If the
tel 843.953.GRAD child can independently do the
www.lowcountrygradcenter.org assignment without your help,
don’t hover.

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

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computer education black book tips

Get Help with Apple® Computer Products


Learn to effectively use your iPhone™, iPod®,
MacBook®, software & computers.
Over 20 years experience teaching
with Macintosh® computers.
tel 843.881.9302
email: marcia.west@mac.com Volunteer Reading
Make donating a regular habit
women’s resources
when you volunteer your time in
the community. If you’re looking
The Center for Women for just the right group, check
The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization
out the Charleston segment of
dedicated to providing resources to help all women find
VolunteerMatch at
what they need to be successful every day. The Center
www.tinyurl.com/6l2k5b.
offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and
According to a recent report
information and educational outreach programs. For a
from the Corporation of
current schedule of events contact the Center at:
National & Community Service,
129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 states with higher volunteer rates
tel 843.763.7333 are more likely to have lower
email: info@c4women.org mortality rates and less
www.c4women.org incidence of heart disease.
Ladies Who Launch www.nationalservice.gov
Ladies Who Launch is the ultimate destination for women
launching businesses or creative projects. Becoming a
member is one of the best investments you can make.
Connecting with like-minded women, finding and developing Get Out and Vote
partnerships, promoting your services or products and finding
Don’t use the “I don’t know
valuable resources are just some of the things that come with
enough” excuse to avoid casting
membership. As if this weren’t enough, your membership
your vote this year. Visit
is a tax deduction as a business expense!
www.usavoter.com for a
Visit www.ladieswholaunch.com to learn more
nonpartisan look at this
and Register Now!
November’s election.
www.ladieswholaunch.com

Keep a copy of your Health Care Power of Attorney


betty bits

with emergency contact information in the glove


compartment of each vehicle and a copy in your
luggage if traveling by plane.
- ANGELA M. KIRBY, JD, CPA,
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC

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fashion & accessories
apparel

The Charleston Angler


Your Premier Saltwater Fishing and Fly Tackle Shop
Belt-It! Great clothing and gear for the whole family for fishing or just
getting outdoors: sun protection, quick-dry and travel are our
Wide, Sumo-wrestler style belts
specialties: Columbia, Patagonia, Simms, Orvis, Ex Officio, Guy
popped up everywhere this
Harvey, Crocs, Tilley, FishSmith and ours!
summer. Trade in your Ace-
654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
bandage belt for a more delicate,
tel 843.571.3899
thinner one this fall. A thin belt
1795 Highway 17 North, Towne Center, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
makes ruffled, flowing tops
tel 843.884.2095
appear more polished, and they
www.thecharlestonangler.com
also look great with cardigans
See our ad page 46
for work.
Cose Belle
Everything you need to indulge your personal style.
6 Beaufain Street, Downtown, 29401
Military-Inspired Steps from King Street and diagonal from Vickery’s,
The military jacket – a fall under the black awning.
favorite – boasts structure and tel 843.973.7213, fax 843.973.7214
multiple buttons. Pair a fitted email: ashley@cosebellecharleston.com
style with wide-legged pants, www.cosebellecharleston.com
while longer styles work better See our ad page 65
with skinny jeans.
V2V
V2V is a contemporary lifestyle store featuring women’s
clothing, shoes and accessories. Specializing in unique
Mad About Plaid seasonal trends, V2V provides classic pieces as well as the
most current designs. Our team can help you find the perfect
Lots of designers used
inspired look for any event. Come in for a consultation, or to
menswear-inspired plaid for
simply browse the collection. Experience the thrill of shopping
their fall collections. But, don’t
with V2V! Find us on the 300 block of King Street.
over-do it; select one piece as the
295 King Street, Downtown, 29401
spotlight. If a plaid skirt or
tel 843.723.5155
jacket is still too loud for you,
www.shopv2v.com
opt for a scarf instead.
See our ad page 11

consignment & vintage

Fall 2008’s “It” Shoe


Consigning Women
According to online retailer Recycle • Reuse • RESALE
www.net-a-porter.com, shoe Dressing smart women since 1989.
boots are the shoe to have this Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm
season. Sometimes referred to as 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407
“booties,” they work best when tel 843.556.1871
paired with short skirts, leggings www.consignwomen.com
or skinny jeans. Wear them in See our ad page 23
monochromatic shades, or opt
for something different in a deep
purple or berry color.
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Pelican Dry Cleaners


Full-Service Dry Cleaning • Same-Day Service • Home &
Business Pick-Up & Delivery • Fluff & Fold • Professional
Alterations • Earn & Spend Greenbax
(Same day available M – F in by 10 am)
1521 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, 29451
tel 843.886.4200 Fall 2008 Accessory Trends
The Shops at Brickyard Falls, 2700 Highway 17 North,
Bags
Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Textured leather
tel 843.881.9292
Structured satchels
2019-D Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482
Chanel-esque chain straps
tel 843.883.1010
www.pelicancleaners.com Shoes
Embellishments
handbags & shoes Texture
Ankle straps & buckles
Susan Michelle Platforms
Shoes & Accessories Color
A boutique now featuring the latest fashion trends in shoes,
Jewelry
apparel and jewelry. Including such designers as Max Studio
Bold
for shoes, Nelli for dresses and local jewelry designer Susan
Color
Hauser! The unique styles, selection and prices make it worth
Graphic shapes
any fashion shopper’s time to visit! Keep checking for more
designers and events going on at Susan Michelle.
Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644 Long Point Road,
Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.971.7625
Buying the Right
email: susan@susanmichelleshoes.com
Winter Coat
www.susanmichelleshoes.com While Charleston doesn’t
See our ad page 13 compare to Chicago in terms of
cold-weather, it still gets chilly
monogramming & embroidery enough to wear a heavier coat.
Consider this purchase a long
Harbor Specialties term-investment.
Offering custom monograms, engraving and logos in-house.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 11 – 5 • Avoid synthetic blend fabrics,
190 East Bay Street, Downtown, 29401 and choose something more
tel 843.722.3722 durable, like cashmere-and
email: harborspecialties@comcast.net alpaca-wool blends.
See our ad page 8
• Select classic, neutral colors,
shopping centers
such as black, navy, gray,
chocolate brown or camel.
The Shops at Charleston Place
An exclusive collection of world-famous shops nestled in the • If you are short, look for
heart of downtown Charleston. Located adjacent to the knee-length cuts; if you are taller,
bustling lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel. choose a coat proportional to
130 Market Street, Downtown, 29401 your body. Plus-sized women
tel 843.937.9142 should avoid A-line coats and
www.charlestonplaceshops.com seek out longer, fitted coats.
See our ad page 13
www.suite101.com

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hair & skin care
day spas

The Spa at Charleston Place


Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel,
in the heart of downtown Charleston.
How to “Look” Shampooed
205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401
If you don’t have time to shower, tel 843.937.8522
don’t panic. There are plenty of www.charlestonplace.com
ways to cheat the system. See our ad page 16
• Sprinkle baby powder (if you
Stella Nova Spa Salon & Esthetique
have blonde or light-colored
Stella Nova has the most sought-out
hair) in your palms and rub it
day spa staff in Charleston.
into the roots to soak up any oil.
Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161,
If you have red or darker-colored
(Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838;
hair, specialty beauty stores sell
Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233
colored powders that do the
email: customercare@stella-nova.com
same trick.
www.stella-nova.com
• Dry shampoo is a second See our ad page 18
option. You spray it into your
roots like hairspray, making your hair salons
hair look fresh again.
Fulton Street Hair Company
• Another option is no-rinse
Fulton Street Hair Company is an Aveda concept salon with an
shampoos. You apply to dry hair,
attractive blend of Southern charm and urban sophistication.
rub it into your scalp and wipe it
The staff is committed to offering both advanced professional
out with a towel.
services and personal consultations with every client.
While these options may not be 1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
as good as the real deal, they’ll tel 843.388.2288
definitely do the trick in a crunch! See our ad page 16

www.thebeautybrains.com Katz Hair Studio


Design • Color • Kindness
109 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 2A, James Island, 29412
tel 843.406.1119

Salon Solas
Nationally-acclaimed stylists and color specialists will
work with you to create the look you’ve always wanted –
from urban-edge to understated-sophisticated.
Discover Comfort. Discover Solas.
manicures • pedicures • makeup • hair
49 John Street, Downtown, 29403
tel 843.722.0233
www.salonsolas.com
See our ad page 21

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Selected as Vogue and Elle magazine’s top hair-coloring salon
in the Southeast. We carry Aveda • Bumble and Bumble •
Phytologie • Terax • Rene Furterer. Come in and see why
it’s a beautiful day at Stella Nova.
Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, Lip Tips
(Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; To balance unevenly shaped
Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 lips, use a lighter colored lipstick
email: customercare@stella-nova.com on the smaller-sized lip. If you
www.stella-nova.com have small lips, avoid wearing
See our ad page 18 a dark color, which makes lips
smaller. And, if your lips are full,
skin care don’t wear a super glossy
or shiny lip color.
La Bella Vita Skin Care Salon
Debbie Orvin, Owner/Esthetician www.free-beauty-tips.glam.com
Beautiful skin for your beautiful life.
Facials: Signature, Anti-aging, Hydrating & Clarifying
Bed Head Makeup: Application, Prom & Bridal
Waxing; Brow Tinting; Paraffin Baths; Skin Care Products
from Dermalogica®; Now offering Peels, Oxygenating
Facials and Deep Pore Treatments by Physician’s Choice
by Arizona Treatments
Gift Certificates Available
1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
(in Crickentree Village)
tel 843.856.2881
email: debbie@labellavitaskincare.net
www.labellavitaskincare.net

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 16

Beautiful skin begins with great skin care! Make


betty bits

sure that you know your products are appropriate


for your skin’s needs. Consult with an Esthetician
for a complete skin analysis today!
- DEBBIE ORVIN, Owner/Esthetician,
La Bella Vita Skin Care Salon

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health

chiropractors

LIFEWORKS Chiropractic
Justin Fisher, DC
Personalized care • Same-day appointments
Keep Your Summer Skin
Latest techniques and advancements • Massage therapy
Year-Round
Nutritional counseling (weight loss included). Call and
To keep your skin smooth and mention this ad and receive a gift certificate for the
moisturized as the weather gets initial consultation, exam and X-ray!
cooler, follow these simple tips. Live Long, Live STRONG…LIFEWORKS
4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center,
• Drink enough water. If you
West Ashley, 29407
are dehydrated, your skin will
tel 843.573.LIFE (5433)
appear dull and flaky.
email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com
• Take shorter, lukewarm www.imchiro.com/~lifework
showers for healthier skin.
Hot water = dry skin. coaching, counseling & psychotherapy

• Exfoliate in the shower to


remove dead skin cells. COACHING

• Moisturize right after you get Crystal-Barkley Corporation


out of the shower to lock Originators of Life/Work Planning
in moisture. Solid strategy for real results – and real satisfaction in life!
• Use a face cream at night, and tel 843.727.7990
only wash your face once a day. email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com
www.careerlife.com
www.ehow.com See our ad page 44

COUNSELING

Center for Women


Hypo-What?? Individual counseling and support groups for women.
We’ve all heard that we need to Fees based on sliding scale. Call for appointment
stay hydrated. But there is such or more information.
a thing as being too hydrated, 129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403
and it is called hyponatremia, tel 843.763.7333
or water intoxication. www.c4women.org
Hyponatremia is very rare, but See our ad page 54
occurs when someone consumes
too much water, which causes Susan Parsons, MEd, LPC, CRS
the brain to swell. Symptoms Licensed Professional Counselor,
range from nausea and vomiting MEd in Clinical Counseling,
to hallucinations and seizures. Certified Rubenfeld Synergist
To avoid hyponatremia, drink a Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically
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when doing something that 94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
requires a lot of endurance, such tel 843.881.0730
as running a marathon. www.rubenfeldsynergy.com

www.healthline.com

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Forgotten Fiber Judy Heath, MSW LISW


Board Certified Psychotherapist
We often overlook an important Over 20 years experience helping women with
part of our diet – fiber. With all life’s transitions and circumstances.
benefits such as aiding digestion, The Life Guidance Center, 3030 Ashley Town Center Drive,
lowering cholesterol and helping West Ashley, 29414
with weight loss, make sure to tel 843.735.5900
sneak fiber into your next meal. www.judyheath.com
An easy way to up the intake is
to sprinkle flax seeds onto your dentists
salad for a healthy extra crunch.
You can also find fiber in beans, Dr. James H. Sexton, Jr. & Dr. Jared L. Slovan
nuts, and whole grains, as well General Implant Cosmetic Dentistry
as fruits and veggies. Call today for your FREE Smile Makeover photo simulation and
www.healthywomen.org let us help you make a GREAT first impression!
924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.884.0701
www.drjimsexton.com

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

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lowcountry Affiliate


The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save
lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people,
ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the
cures. With nearly $1 billion invested to date, Susan G. Komen
for the Cure is the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds
dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage – from
the causes, to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of
every moment in between.
tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343
www.komenlowcountry.org
See our ad page 35

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natural hormone replacement therapy black book tips

Hormone Lady Enterprises, LLC Calculate Calorie-Burning


Rosalyn Adams, MEd
Is this YOU or someone you know? Ever wonder how much you
Food cravings, weight gain, bloating, mood swings, headaches, are really getting out of your
no energy, no sex drive, can’t remember, can’t focus, can’t workout or household chores?
sleep, anxious, depressed, acne, PMS....It might be your Visit www.healthline.com/sw/
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_
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email: roz@hormonelady.com estimated amount of calories
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plastic surgeons sleeping to dancing the foxtrot to
operating a snow blower.
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
Sculptra • Body Contouring & Liposuction
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West,
West Ashley, 29414
tel 843.769.6608

“Protect your back.” Position yourself so you


betty bits

can see the door. If rearranging furniture is


not an option, place a mirror so you can see
the door from where you sit.
- DANIELLE KOVACH GILBERT, NCARB, dkg,llc,
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home & garden
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS

Intercoastal Construction, LLC


Tim Barry, owner
Create a Spa Bathroom Custom contractor specializes in making your dream home a
reality from renovating your kitchen to creating a unique tree
A few simple and inexpensive house for your children. We pride ourselves on quality work,
additions can turn your ho- reliability, and customer satisfaction. Call for a quote today.
hum bathroom into a spa-aah Unit 356, 1739 Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412
experience! tel 843.696.9566, fax 843.278.7734
www.intercoastalconstruction.net
• Luxurious towels.
cleaning services
• Soothing scents. Add a
lavender-scented shampoo or MaidPure, Inc.
body wash to your arsenal, or An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist
light a candle before you get in Dorsey Fairbairn tel 843.576.9466
the bath. Heather Fairbairn tel 843.576.9465
email: sales@maidpure.com
• Plush slippers and robe. www.maidpure.com
See our ad page 29
• Bath accoutrements. Don’t
forget your bath pillow, sea salts Spring Cleaning Services, LLC
and a good book. Residential & Office • Move-In/Move-Out
Cleaning • Vacation Rentals • Post Construction
• Relaxing music. 1023 Wappoo Road, Suite A15, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.225.7366
• Soothing colors. Paint your email: info@springcleaningservices.net
bathroom a relaxing color www.springcleaningservices.net
– greens, blues or warm neutrals.
electricians

Innovative Design & Repair, LLC


Tony Young
Licensed, bonded & insured • 18 years experience
tel 843.412.1628
betty bits

Keep your computer running smoothly by always


leaving 10% of your hard drive space free and available
for applications that need additional temporary space
when performing certain functions!
- MARCIA WEST

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gdc HOME
Furniture • Rugs • Fabrics • Accessories • Bedding
1215-B North Main Street, Summerville, 29483
tel 843.419.1290
1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.571.5142
695 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 Common Causes of
tel 843.849.0711 House Fires
Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 • Accidents during cooking
tel 843.768.4246 • Defective electrical appliances
email: mkk@gdchome.com • Careless disposal of matches
www.gdchome.com • Careless use of heaters
See our ad page 14 • Lack of care when smoking

florists www.dontgivefireahome.com

A New Leaf Studio


The spirit, power & beauty of flowers
73 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403
tel 843.720.8675, fax 866.456.0253
email: annie@anewleafstudio.com Extra Special
www.anewleafstudio.com
See our ad page 28 For a special treat, ask your
spouse to run your towels in the
Bird’s Nest Floral & Gifts dryer right before you get out
Sandra Bird, Master Designer of the bath.
A unique experience in floral and plant designs
for the home and office. An extraordinary selection of gift-
ware and a wide variety of gourmet items await you.
We are minutes from I-26 and we promise
that a visit to our shop will delight and amaze you.
549-E College Park Road, Ladson, 29456
tel 843.797.7673
email: birdsnestflorist@comcast.net
www.birdsnestflorist.com

furnishings & accessories

Cose Belle
An eclectic mix of furniture and accessories
6 Beaufain Street, Downtown, 29401
Steps from King Street and diagonal from Vickery’s,
under the black awning.
tel 843.973.7213, fax 843.973.7214
email: ashley@cosebellecharleston.com
www.cosebellecharleston.com

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Great Fall Centerpieces gdc HOME


Furniture • Rugs • Fabrics • Accessories • Bedding
Let your centerpieces reflect the 1215-B North Main Street, Summerville, 29483
feeling of the season! tel 843.419.1290
• multi-colored and shaped 1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
gourds tel 843.571.5142
695 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
• bowls filled with fall tel 843.849.0711
fruit like apples Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455
• anything from your backyard tel 843.768.4246
email: mkk@gdchome.com
• potted plants like mums www.gdchome.com
• glass bowls filled with See our ad page 14
floating candles
Open House & Jeffrey Bannon
HOME...OCCASIONS…LIFESTYLE
Bridal Registry • China • Crystal • Linens
Stationery • Invitations • Furniture
28 Windermere Boulevard,
South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.766.2467
www.openhousecharleston.net

gifts

The Charleston Angler


Embroidery and Screen Printing
Please Recycle Your Monogramming - Buy from us or bring your own items!
Little Black Book! Graphic Design • Bridal Party Gifts • Personalized Tervis
Tumblers • Baby Pillows • Linen Tea Towels • Monogrammed
We know you love to hold on to your Little Soaps • Personalized Stationery • Koozies • T-shirts
Black Books for all of the great recommended No item too small!
resources, but when your dog-eared copy We’ve Moved!
becomes worn out, please recycle it! 654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
tel 843.225.5244, fax 843.225.5246
Resources Saved Per Ton www.thecharlestonangler.com
of Paper Recycled See our ad page 46
• 17 trees
• 380 gallons of oil home repairs & improvements
• three cubic yards of landfill space
• 4000 kilowatts of energy Innovative Design & Repair, LLC
• 7000 gallons of water Tony Young
Licensed, bonded & insured
This represents a 64% energy savings, Carpentry • Siding • Electrical Work • Sheetrock/Drywall
a 58% water savings and 60 pounds Metalwork • Roofing • Painting • Other Home Repairs
less of air pollution! No job too large or small!
tel 843.412.1628
The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb
a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide
from the air each year. Burning that
same ton of paper would create
1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.
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home staffing black book tips

La Dolce Vita Agency


La Dolce Vita Is a High-end Referral Agency that Selectively
Recruits and Screens Qualified Household Professionals
for Full Time, Part Time and On-Call Positions as Nannies,
Housekeepers, Personal Chefs, Butlers, Chauffeurs,
Personal Assistants and Much More!
tel 843.727.7699 White Vinegar Magic
email: admin@LDVagency.com Consumers in the South buy and
www.LDVagency.com use more white distilled vinegar
See our ad page 49 than in any other region of the
country. And, for good reason.
interior design White distilled vinegar effectively
kills most mold, bacteria, and
gdc HOME germs; you avoid using harsh
Furniture • Rugs • Fabrics • Accessories • Bedding chemicals, so it’s environmentally
1215-B North Main Street, Summerville, 29483 friendly; and it’s very economical.
tel 843.419.1290 Try these cleaning tricks for a
1290 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 sparkling home.
tel 843.571.5142
695 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 • To make the toilet bowl
tel 843.849.0711 sparkle, pour in a cup or more
Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 of diluted white distilled vinegar
tel 843.768.4246 and let it sit several hours or
email: mkk@gdchome.com overnight. Scrub well with the
www.gdchome.com toilet brush and flush.
See our ad page 14 • To remove paint from
windows try using undiluted,
laundry services hot white distilled vinegar. Give
the solution time to soften the
Pelican Dry Cleaners paint before removing with a
Let our Fluff and Fold services give you the freedom razor edge tool.
you need. Laundry can be picked up and delivered
• Remove wallpaper easily
to your door as necessary.
by using a paint roller to wet
1521 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, 29451
the surface thoroughly with a
tel 843.886.4200
solution of equal parts white
The Shops at Brickyard Falls, 2700 Highway 17 North,
distilled vinegar and hot water.
Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Or, spray on until saturated.
tel 843.881.9292
2019-D Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482 • Remove stains from coffee
tel 843.883.1010 and teacups by scrubbing them
www.pelicancleaners.com gently with equal parts of salt (or
baking soda) and white distilled
vinegar. Rinse clean.
• To shine chrome sink fixtures
that have a lime buildup, use a
betty bits

Successful design should emanate more than a look but


also a feeling. It should reflect the personality of the
paste made of 2 tablespoons salt
homeowner to achieve a magical aesthetic harmony. and 1 teaspoon white distilled
- SANDRA GAYLORD, CKD, Allied Member ASID vinegar.
www.vinegartips.com

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Share your favorite vendors at
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Charleston Lighting and Interiors


Charleston Lighting and Interiors welcomes you to come
browse our extensive collection of chandeliers, ceiling fans,
bath and outdoor lighting within the largest lighting showrooms
in South Carolina. Our highly trained staff of American Lighting
Association Lighting Specialists will be happy to assist you in
new construction, remodeling, or retail selections of any kind. Organizing the Home Office
Visit any of our three locations:
More and more people
1640 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407
telecommute these days, and an
tel 843.766.3055
organized home office becomes
1109 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
key to productivity.
tel 843.352.0188
850 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, 29485 • Have a place for everything.
tel 843.285.2884 Keep items that you use daily
closest, and items that you use
painting contractors weekly further out.
• Create a filing system that
FineLine Painting
works. Set up three file folders:
A Distinctive Painting Company
to read, to file and to do.
A Woman-Owned Business
Reorganize these folders at
Celebrating 20 Years in Business!
the end of each day as needed.
Call Charmaine Lanum at tel 843.822.2963 or 843.883.9100
email: clanum4@comcast.net • Don’t forget the computer. Set
up an organized computer filing
Innovative Design & Repair, LLC system as well. Color code folders
Tony Young that you use often – blue for
Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Interior & Exterior Painting bookkeeping, green for
tel 843.412.1628 new projects, etc.
• Clean off your desk at the
professional organizers
end of each day. A clean desk
in the morning helps you get
Always In Place off on the right foot.
Denise Fraser, Professional Organizer
Learn how to create more time for yourself
by eliminating the clutter from your life.
NAPO Member
Clear & SIMPLE™ Certified Organizer, Trainer & Speaker
tel 843.884.1852
email: dfraser@alwaysinplace.com
www.alwaysinplace.com
See our ad page 72

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Celebrating 20 Years
in Business
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HowSmart Organizing
Bess Burkhardt, Professional Organizer
Laura Chaplin, Financial Organizer
Let’s make your House Smart!
Organizing any space in your home • Moving and Relocation
Hoarding • Time Management • Home Staging Used Boxes
Electronic & Paper Financial Organizing • Disaster Planning
Bess: tel 843.693.6939 If you plan to move soon, skip
email: bessburkhardt@aol.com the expensive (financially and
Laura: tel 843.697.1007 environmentally) moving boxes.
email: laurachaplin@bellsouth.net Visit www.usedcardboardboxes.
www.howsmartorganizing.com com to find discounted factory
misprints and overruns. You
real estate agents can also ask around the office,
neighborhood or local grocery
AskTheLadyInRed.com store for freebies.
Charleston’s chic all in one place
A Charlestonian Shares her insider secrets and coveted
address book. Begin your treasure hunt by stopping by 67
Broad Street for a complimentary copy of her address book Moving Made Easy
and map of Historic Downtown Charleston. Take the Lady in Unpack the bedroom first so that
Red with you or visit www.asktheladyinred.com. you know you have a place to lay
An affiliate of Historic Charleston Properties. your weary head that night!
Shop online at www.historiccharlestonproperties.com.
67 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 • Ask the movers to load your
tel 843.723.3636; toll free 800.965.6111 bedroom furniture last so that it
email: lir@asktheladyinred.com comes off the truck first.
www.asktheladyinred.com • Focus on one room at a time.

Tara Fanjoy • Make an “open me first” box


Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty filled with necessary items such
From the Battery to the Beaches
as the coffee pot, towels, clock,
33 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 trash bags, etc.
tel 843.276.3977 or 843.723.7150
email: tfanjoy@danielravenelsir.com

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Do the “finger-wipe test”... if you can write your


betty bits

name in the dust that covers an item, you probably


don’t use it often enough to keep it, or else you
need to find a new home for it where you will
notice it and use it more often.
- CRYSTAL KOWALIS, Founder & President of
Positively Organized! LLC

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Jennifer LePage
AgentOwned Realty Co.
SELLING? Jennifer knows the market. She helps
competitively price your home, writes compelling listings
and knows how to get you top dollar.
BUYING? Jennifer knows Charleston. She finds your perfect Fall Home
home and guides you through the bidding/buying process. Maintenance Tips
Trust her knowledge. Call Jennifer today.
tel 843.478.2600 Make sure your home is safe
email: lepagej@bellsouth.net and sound this fall.
www.jjlrealestate.com • Have a heating professional
See our ad page 29 check your heating system
• Replace your furnace filter
Weesie Newton
Carriage Properties • Have a certified chimney
Now Representing sweep inspect and clean the flues
The Finest Real Estate In Town And Country and check your fireplace damper
19 Exchange Street, Downtown, 29401
• Check all window and door
tel 843.266.8000 or 843.224.0847
locks for proper operation
email: wnewton@carriageprop.com
www.carriageprop.com • Check your home for
water leaks
remodeling
• Review your fire escape
plan with your family
Carolina Custom Blinds
Finally A Company That Under Promises And Over Provides! • Run all gas-powered lawn
We guard our reputation closely by carrying a full line of equipment until the fuel is gone
Hunter Douglas products that are proven to be the industry’s • Test your emergency generator
best. Give us a call, and see why our referral business is
booming across the Carolinas. • Make sure the caulking around
1038 Honeysuckle Lane, James Island, 29412 doors and windows is adequate
tel 843.795.8886, fax 843.588.2068 to reduce heat/cooling loss
email: jen.carolinablinds@yahoo.com
www.carolinacustomblinds.com

roofing

Innovative Design & Repair, LLC


Tony Young
Licensed, bonded & insured
Small repairs to roof replacements
tel 843.412.1628

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pet care

accessories & supplies

Good Dog Bakery


All Natural Homemade Treats
Wheat-Free • Cakes • Cold Nose Pupcream
Pet Costumes Treat Club • Stylish Scarves • Prepared Meals
According to the National Retail - Wholesale
Retail Federation, more than 1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412
7.4 million households dressed Charleston Farmer’s Market
up their pets for Halloween. The tel 843.971.2039
most popular dog costumes were email: thegooddogbakery@yahoo.com
devils, pumpkins and witches. www.thegooddogbakery.com
There are even costumes for
turtles, such as a fin that makes Palmetto Paws
the turtle look like a shark. Purveyors of fine pet provisions
976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Shops at Northcutt Plaza,
Mt. Pleasant, 29464
tel 843.216.3995
Pet Sitting 1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center,
James Island, 29412
If you plan to travel sans pooch
tel 843.971.2039
this season, consider hiring a
www.palmettopaws.com
pet sitter who will come to your
home to feed, exercise and spend
boarding, grooming & training
quality time with your animal.
Interview the candidate and
Palmetto Paws
check references carefully; you
Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash
want someone with experience
976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Shops at Northcutt Plaza,
and who is bonded and insured.
Mt. Pleasant, 29464
As a bonus, many pet sitters offer
tel 843.216.3995
additional services such as taking
1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center,
in mail and watering plants.
James Island, 29412
www.hsus.org
tel 843.971.2039
www.palmettopaws.com

Holiday paraphernalia – electric cords, tinsel, glass


ornaments, candles, spray on-snow (some are non-toxic,
betty bits

so read the label), ribbons, plastic or foil wrapping – can


be dangerous to your pet. Cover up or hide electric
cords; never let your pet chew on them. Do not tie
ribbons around a pet’s neck or limbs. Watch out for
rubber bands too, which are a choking hazard.
- SUZANNE BARR, PawPurri for Pets Boutique Day
Care and Salon

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black book tips
travel & transportation
Buying a New Car
If you’re ready to spring for a
automotive dealers
new 2009 model, check out
www.consumerreports.org. Their
Marchant Chevrolet
reliability ratings are based on
A Woman-Owned Business
annual surveys of millions of
5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC 29470
vehicles and reflect 10 model
tel 843.722.8208
years. You can read about the
www.marchantchevy.com
“best new cars under $25,000”
for those on a budget; the “best
Ravenel Ford
in class” for fuel economy, safety
A Woman-Owned Business
and more; the “guide to driving
6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC 29470
green” for a list of vehicles with
tel 843.889.2241
the best and worst fuel economy;
www.ravenelford.com
as well as the “new car preview.”
limousine & car services

Compass Transportation
Jason M. Cronen, Managing Partner
Clifford Pate, General Manager
From business travel to family vacations, airport transfers
to an extraordinary night on the town, a ride with Compass
complements any occasion with style and grace.
3226 Maybank Highway, Suite E3, Johns Island, 29455
tel 843.559.0410 or 877.559.0410
jason@ridecompass.com; cliff@ridecompass.com
www.ridecompass.com
betty bits

Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of


glass – the fibers catch ones you can’t see!
- CHRISTINE HARMEL, Executive District Manager,
Arbonne International

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calendar fall 2008
For an extended calendar of events, visit EveryBusyWoman.com

October
4 Charleston Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – The challenging maze in maize is fun for the
whole family. But if that’s not your cup of tea then you can pick your own pumpkin, make a
scarecrow or just take a hayride. Runs through 10/31/08. Fridays 3 – 10 pm, Saturdays 10 am
– 10 pm, Sundays 1 – 6 pm. Legare Farms, Johns Island, 843.559.0788, www.legarefarms.com
5 25th Annual MOJA Arts Festival – Don’t miss the last day of the celebration of African-
American and Caribbean arts! 4 – 9:30 pm. Hampton Park, Downtown, 843.724.7305,
www.mojafestival.com
5 Festival Hispano – Celebrate the Hispanic culture with food, music and dancing! Noon – 6 pm,
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 843.795.4386, www.ccprc.com
7 College of Charleston International Piano Series – Come listen to the sounds of Adrian Von
Oeyen. 8 pm. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, 843.953.5927
7 Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Plan to spend a couple of hours exploring a treasure trove
of fruits, vegetables, flowers, preserves, dips, breads, pies and more. Dogs are welcome
and admission is free! 3 pm until dark. Runs through 10/21/08. Moultrie Middle School Site,
Coleman Boulevard, 843.884.8517, www.townofmountpleasant.com
8 Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club,
35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com
9 Brown Bag Lunch Series at Noon – The Center for Women presents “Protecting and Repairing
Your Credit.” Sponsored by The Little Black Book. The Center for Women, 129 Cannon Street,
Downtown, 843.763.7333, www.c4women.org
10 Salsa Under the Stars – Put on your dancing shoes, because DJ Luigi of Latin Groove will spice
up the night with the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton music. 7 – 11 pm.
Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 843.795.4386, www.ccprc.com
11 8th Annual Daniel Island Park Day – Don’t miss this charity event with field games, music, food
and family entertainment! Free Admission & Parking. 11 am – 5 pm. Children’s Park along the
Wando River, Daniel Island, parkday@danielisland.com, www.danielislandparkday.com
12 28th Annual Taste of Charleston – Boone Hall plantation hosts the main event of the 3-
day celebration, showcasing a sampling of the taste-tempting delights of more than 40 of
Charleston’s finest restaurants. The event also includes the legendary “Waiter’s Wine Race,”
Food & Wine Pairings, imported & specialty beers, Cooking Demonstrations, the “Best of the
Taste”, East Coast Party Band on the main stage, and a Kids Corner. 10:30 am – 5 pm. Boone
Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, 854.577.4030, www.boonehallplantation.com
15 Frankenstein – Charleston Stage presents a new adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s
masterpiece with chilling thunderstorms and an amazing love story. Runs through 11/1/08.
Memminger Auditorium, 843.577.7183, www.charlestonstage.com
16 Brown Bag Lunch Series at Noon – The Center for Women presents “Spending, Saving &
Giving, How Do We Form the Right Habits In Our Children?” Sponsored by The Little Black
Book. The Center for Women, 129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 843.763.7333, www.c4women.org
17 - 19 Charleston Garden Festival – In its fourth year, the theme of the Festival is “Metamorphosis,”
and celebrates the conservation of the natural world through the lifecycle of change.
Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, 843.556.6020, www.charlestongardenfestival.org
18 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Support the search to find a cure for breast cancer in this
5K race, and even more importantly come support the afflicted women in your community and
life. 8 am. Daniel Island, 843.556.3343, www.charlestonrace4cure.org
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22 Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club,
35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com
23 Influential Women in Business Luncheon – The Charleston Regional Business Journal and RBC
Centura Bank will recognize local women who have demonstrated professional excellence
and leadership in their careers and community service. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Doubletree Suites
Downtown, www.charlestonbusiness.com/events/IWB.html
25 Whale of a Sale – Support the Junior League and their efforts to better Charleston through
philanthropic events – who doesn’t love a yard sale? Gaillard Auditorium, www.jlcharleston.org
26 Preservation Society of Charleston’s 32nd Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens – Last day
to enjoy the candlelit tour of some of the cities most magnificent homes and gardens! Event
began 9/25/08. Tours available Thursday through Sunday. 843.722.4630, www.preservationsociety.org
30 Coastal Carolina Fair – Take the family out and enjoy the rides, food and fun! Runs through
11/8/08. Ladson Fair Grounds, 843.572.3161, www.coastalcarolinafair.org
31 HALLOWEEN

November
1 7th Annual Harvest Fest – Enjoy down-home delights like hayrides and a crafter’s market!
Keep the kids busy with pony rides, lassoing contests, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow
designing. What an awesome way to spend your Saturday! 11 am – 5 pm. Mullet Hall
Equestrian Center, James Island County Park, 843.795.4FUN, www.ccprc.com
1 Plantation Days at Middleton Place – Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves
as they prepared the antebellum plantation for harvest time: Domestic Skills, African American
Traditional Arts, Low Country Foodways and the Plantation Natural Environment. Regular
admission. 10 am – 4 pm, every Saturday in November. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road,
Charleston, 843.556.6020, www.middletonplace.org
6 Brown Bag Lunch Series at Noon – The Center for Women presents “Working from Home:
How We Do It.” Sponsored by The Little Black Book. The Center for Women, 129 Cannon Street,
Downtown, 843.763.7333, www.c4women.org
9 7th Annual a Taste of the Town – This Veteran’s Day, come show your patriotic spirit as
Summerville’s Azalea Park is turned red, white and blue in support of our Veterans. Sample
delicious food, listen to live music, play in the Kid’s Zone and meet local merchants, artists and
entertainers. Noon – 4 pm. Azalea Park, Summerville, 843.873.2931, www.visitsummerville.com
12 Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club,
35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com
13 Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk – Runners and walkers will be among the first to
preview the magical holiday lights display at James Island County Park in this noncompetitive
event. Dogs are welcome! 6:45 pm. James Island County Park, 843.795.4386, www.ccprc.com
14 Robert Ivey Ballet – Fall performance. Runs through 11/16/08. 8 pm on Friday and Saturday,
3 pm on Sunday. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, 843.556.1343,
www.robertiveyballet.com
17 Special Entrepreneurs Networking Event – The Center for Women host a special ‘speed’
networking event and talk for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Featuring Terry
Haas from HGTV’s “Designed to Sell.” 6 pm. The Citadel Holliday Alumni House, Downtown,
843.763.7333, www.c4women.org
27 THANKSGIVING

December
4 A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas – Presented by Charleston Stage. Ghosts
flying about the fog-filled midnight skies bring the spirit of Christmas to Scrooge and all of
Charleston. This year’s production of features new special effects and new costumes. Runs
through 12/21/08. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 843.577.7183, www.charlestonstage.com
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5 French Quarter Art Walk – Take a gas-lit stroll through the French Quarter of downtown
Charleston and enjoy the art of over 500 artists while speaking with artisans and having
refreshments. 5 – 8 pm. 843.577.7101
6 18th Annual Reindeer Run – Proceeds benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital. Enjoy a jolly jog or
jaunt (5K) through the streets of downtown Charleston. Whether it’s running or walking the
course, be sure to dress in your best holiday costume to win fabulous prizes. 9 am.
161 East Bay Street at Cumberland Street, 843.345.6906, www.reindeerrun.org
6 29th Annual Parade of Boats – Decorate your boat with lights and participate, or just enjoy
the Charleston Harbor illuminated, either way it’s a magnificent way to kick off your holiday
season. Begins at 5pm along the Cooper River in Mt. Pleasant, viewing from the Peninsula begins
at 6:30 pm, fireworks begin at 6:45 pm, 843.724.7414, www.charlestoncity.info
6 Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony – Join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and Santa Claus in lighting
the magnificent 60-foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas Tree in Marion
Square. 4:30 – 6 pm, Marion Square, 843.724.7305, www.charlestoncity.info
6 Daniel Island Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Festivities – Capture the holiday spirit at Daniel
Island’s Holiday Festival. Complete your holiday shopping all in one location, while enjoying
music, food, great entertainment and much more. Noon – 9 pm. Family Circle Tennis Center,
161 Seven Farms Drive, 843.971.9200, www.danielislandholidayfestival.com
6 Holiday Farmers Market – Find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill
your pantry with baked goods, fresh vegetables, natural wreaths and fresh greenery. Plus,
complete your shopping list with locally-made jewelry, art, crafts and holiday items. Runs
through 12/21/08. Saturdays 8 am – 4 pm, Sundays 10 am – 4 pm. Marion Square, 843.724.7305,
www.charlestoncity.info
6 North Charleston Christmas Festival – Share Christmas cheer with your family while enjoying
hay rides, festive food and decorations, visits from Santa, and much more. 4:30 – 9 pm.
843.745.1087
7 28th Annual Charleston Christmas Parade – Get in the holiday spirit with a parade of floats,
marching bands and performances. 2 – 5 pm. Begins at the corner of Calhoun and Meeting
Streets, 843.720.1981, www.charlestoncity.info
10 Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club,
35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com
13 Mount Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show – Pick up locally-grown fresh produce,
baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves. Hand-crafted gifts by more than 75 local
artisans will include ornaments, glass work, lighthouses, whimsical holiday crafts, doll clothing
and original art by locally recognized potters, painters and photographers. Live entertainment
and children activities as well! 10 am – 3 pm. Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex, 100 Ann
Edwards Lane, www.townofmountpleasant.com
13 Plantation Yuletide – Head to Middleton Place with the family and enjoy storytelling around
a warm fire, caroling, ornament and wreath-making, candle dipping, a live nativity scene
featuring many of the Plantation’s animals and craftspeople working in their shops by
candlelight. Hot cider and seasonal refreshments included. Reservations required. 5:30 – 8
pm. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, 843.556.6020, www.middletonplace.org
21 WINTER SOLSTICE
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
26 Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker – Sum up the season with a magical production
of the dancing toys that have warmed hearts for decades. Showings at 3 and 7:30 pm. North
Charleston Performing Arts Center, 843.529.5000, www.coliseumpac.comcom
31 Happy New Year, Charleston! – A non-alcoholic, family-oriented New Year celebration. Enjoy a
variety of music, comedians and children’s activities with free admission. 4 – 10:30 pm.
Marion Square and Surrounding Areas, 843.724.7305, www.charlestoncity.info

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numbers to note
(area code 843 unless noted)

General Information
ATT Phone Service 888.757.6500 Dorchester County District 2 Schools 873.2901
ATT Repairs 611 Dorchester County District 4 Schools 873.8634
Berkeley County Schools 723.4627 Dorchester County Water & Sewer 832.0075
Berkeley Co. Water & Sanitation Authority 572.4400 Mt. Pleasant Waterworks & Sewer 884.9626
Charleston County Schools 937.6300 South Carolina Electric & Gas 554.7234
Charleston Water System 727.6800 US Post Office (24 Hrs) 800.275.8777
Comcast Cable 554.4100

Recycling
DHEC 746.3800 Recycling Center 720.7111
Charleston County Habitat ReStores 724.6900 Goodwill Industries of Lower SC 566.0072

Garbage Collection / Sanitation


Charleston 724.7364 Mt. Pleasant 884.8518
Folly Beach 588.2447 North Charleston 745.1026
Isle of Palms 886.8956 St. Andrews PSD 556.6310
James Island 795.9060

Government
Government Offices SC House 803.734.2010
Charleston City 577.6970 SC Senate 803.212.6700
Folly Beach 588.2447 US House 202.225.3121
Isle of Palms 886.6428 US Senate 202.224.3121
Kiawah Island 768.9166 Voter Registration
Mt. Pleasant 884.8517 Berkeley County 723.3800
North Charleston 554.5700 Charleston County 744.8683
Sullivan’s Island 883.3198 Dorchester County 832.0132
Division of Motor Vehicles 800.442.1368

Medical Services
South Carolina Medical Association 803.798.6207
charleston peninsula
Medical University of South Carolina 792.2300
MUSC Health Connection 792.1414
Roper Hospital 724.2000
Veterans Administration Medical Center 577.5011
east cooper
East Cooper Regional Medical Center 881.0100
Roper Mt. Pleasant Diagnostic Services 881.9678
Roper Mt. Pleasant ER 849.9339

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north charleston
Trident Regional Medical Center 797.7000
west ashley
Bon Secours St. Francis 402.1000

Arts Organizations
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 853.8000
Charleston Ballet Theatre 723.7334
The Charleston City Gallery 958.6484
Charleston Concert Association 571.7755
Charleston County Libraries 805.6930
Charleston Dance Project 637.4722
Charleston Museum 722.2996
Charleston Stage Company 577.5967
Charleston Symphony Orchestra 723.7528
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs 724.7305
Creative Spark 881.3780
Dock Street Theatre 720.3968
Footlight Players 722.7521
Gaillard Auditorium 577.7400
Gibbes Museum 722.2706
The Halsey Gallery 953.5680
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum 853.4651
North Charleston Performing Arts Center 529.5000
PURE Theater 723.4444
Redux Contemporary Arts Center 722.0697
Spoleto Festival USA 722.2764
Theatre 99 853.6687

Transportation
Amtrak 800.872.7245 Charleston International Airport 767.1100
CARTA 724.7420 Greyhound 800.231.2222

Emergency Numbers
Police / Fire / Ambulance 911
Police (Non-Emergency) 577.7434
24-Hour Crisis, Intervention and Referral Hotline 744.HELP (4357)
Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Department 202.7400
Crime Stoppers 554.1111
FBI 722.0135
Greater Charleston Emergency Veterinary Clinic 744.3372
Poison Control Center 24-Hour Help Line 800.222.1222
SC Arson Hotline 800.92ARSON (922.7766)
Wildlife Law Enforcement 800.922.5431

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