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The Little Black Book - For Every Busy Woman - Fall 2008
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FALL 2008 – OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

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betty’s holiday survival guide betty’s guide to green

CHARLESTON, SC

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table of contents
Betty’s Holiday Survival Guide .................... 2 - 18
Entertaining ...................................3 - 5 Fashion...........................................5 - 9 Gift Giving ....................................9 - 12 Relaxation......................................... 17

Business & Finance ........... 42 - 48
Accountants..................................... 43 Advertising, Marketing & PR......... 43 Banking ............................................. 44 Career Counseling .......................... 44 Computer Repair ............................. 44 Insurance Providers ....................... 44 Legal Services ..........................45 - 47 Mortgage Services ......................... 47 Professional Resources ..........47 - 48 Promotional Products..................... 48

Health.................................... 60 - 63
Chiropractors ................................... 60 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy.......................60 - 62 Dentists ............................................. 62 Health Organizations ...................... 62 Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy .......................................... 63 Plastic Surgeons ............................. 63

Betty’s Guide to Green ....... 19 - 31
Business & Finance ........................ 20 Children............................................. 20 Dining & Entertainment .................. 20 Education & Organizations ............ 23 Fashion & Accessories .................. 23 Hair & Skin Care .......................23 - 24 Health ................................................ 24 Home & Garden ........................24 - 30 Pet Care ............................................ 31 Travel & Transportation ................. 31

Home & Garden ................... 64 - 73
Builders & Contractors .................. 64 Cleaning Services ........................... 64 Electricians ...................................... 64 Fabric & Upholstery ........................ 65 Florists............................................... 65 Furnishings & Accessories ....65 - 66 Gifts ................................................... 66 Home Repairs & Improvements.... 66 Home Staffing .................................. 66 Interior Design ................................. 67 Laundry Services ............................ 67 Lighting ............................................. 69 Painting Contractors....................... 69 Professional Organizers..........69 - 71 Real Estate Agents...................71 - 73 Remodeling ...................................... 73 Roofing .............................................. 73

Children ................................ 49 - 50
Announcements & Invitations ...... 49 Childcare Services.......................... 49 Clothing & Accessories ................. 49 Entertainment .................................. 50

Dining & Entertaining ........ 50 - 52
Catering .....................................50 - 51 Food to Go ........................................ 51 Grocers & Markets ......................... 51 Restaurants ...............................51 - 52

Arts & Leisure...................... 32 - 37
Dance ................................................ 32 Invitations & Stationery ................. 32 Museums .......................................... 33 Music ................................................ 33 Photography..................................... 33 Recreational Classes...................... 34 Special Events ................................. 34 Theatre.............................................. 37 Websites........................................... 37

Education & Organizations ................... 53 - 55
Charitable Organizations ............... 53 Colleges & Universities .................. 53 Computer Education ....................... 55 Women’s Resources ....................... 55

Body & Fitness .................... 38 - 41
Bath & Body Products.................... 38 Massage Therapy ....................38 - 39 Personal Trainers .....................39 - 40 Pilates ............................................... 40 Rubenfeld Synergy Method® ........ 40 Yoga ................................................... 40

Fashion & Accessories...... 56 - 57
Apparel ............................................. 56 Consignment & Vintage ................. 56 Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services 57 Handbags & Shoes ......................... 57 Monogramming & Embroidery...... 57 Shopping Centers............................ 57

Pet Care ........................................74
Accessories & Supplies................. 74 Boarding, Grooming & Training .... 74

Transportation .............................75
Automotive Dealers ........................ 75 Limousines & Car Services ........... 75

Hair & Skin Care ................. 58 - 59
Day Spas........................................... 58 Hair Salons ................................58 - 59 Skin Care .......................................... 59

Calendar ............................... 76 - 78 Numbers to Note ................. 79 - 80

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The Little Black Book for every busy woman® is published quarterly and distributed free throughout Charleston. The directory is based on referrals & the publisher reserves the right to deny any listing/display ad the publisher deems inappropriate. The publisher does not guarantee the products and/or services of participating businesses. Copyright©2008 by VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC. All rights reserved. The design, listings, advertisements, art & editorial content of The Little Black Book for every busy woman® are the property of VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC and may not be reproduced without express written permission of VELOCITY PUBLISHING LLC. To subscribe to The Little Black Book for every busy woman® call 843.958.8600 or email Sunny@EveryBusyWoman.com. For information on franchising The Little Black Book for every busy woman® in your area, call 866.958.8600 or log on to EveryBusyWoman.com/franchise.html.

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betty’s holiday survival guide
Busy. Busy. Busy. With months of parties, planning, decorating and shopping, how is a busy woman to keep up? Now you can rely on my Holiday Survival Guide to take you to the new year. Turn the page and discover the best of Entertaining, Gift Giving, Fashion and (ahhh) Relaxation.

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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 See our add page 11 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.

Go Potluck
Don’t feel like you have to do it all alone! Whether you’re hosting a party or dinner for family or friends, don’t hesitate to make it potluck. For a small get-together, ask guests to bring an appetizer and you provide the wine. For a holiday dinner, ask each guest to bring a side dish (specify vegetable or starch) and you focus on the meat. Everyone feels included and you won’t spend days sweating in the kitchen.

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 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 hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2008 by Charleston City Paper readers

Hostess Gifts
Surprise the hostess with a thoughtful surcie. • wine, of course! • gourmet chocolates • a potted plant • baked goods • mulling spices • a sprig of mistletoe

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com Dulles Designs LLC
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 tel 843.805.7166 email: contact@dullesdesigns.com www.dullesdesigns.com CONTINUED...

Stock Up Your Pantry
Keep a handful of standbys in the pantry and freezer so unexpected guests feel welcome! • 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 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com Savory Sushi and Catering Company
For events large and small, RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company.

Make the Most of Music
Rotate your soundtrack to match the pace of the evening. Start with something upbeat that matches the mood of your party. Scale back to something sans lyrics if you sit down to eat – the words will compete with good dinner conversation. Turn up the volume if you’re having a large cocktail party. Think about where your guests will hang out – on the porch? You may need to pull your speakers outdoors if it’s not already wired, and now you can buy rechargeable speakers that you can move from room to room!

tel 843.762.3338 email: savorysc@yahoo.com www.savorysc.com Ur the Cook Chef Ulfet “Ulfie” ralph
Personal Chef Services • Cooking Parties/Lessons Special Occasion Catering • Romantic Dinner for Two

tel 843.991.3869 email: chef@urthecook.com www.urthecook.com
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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 CONTINUED...

This brie appetizer will bring you tons of compliments and is super easy! Put a brie round 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 ❍ buy ice ❍ beer type & Amount: _________________________________________ ❍ Wine Red: ________________________________________________ White: _______________________________________________ ❍ Non-alcoholic beverages type & Amount: _________________________________________ ❍ Centerpieces ❍ Candles ❍ Wreaths/greenery ❍ Florists: see page 65

❍ Beverages

❍ Decorations

❍ 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

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com Susan Michelle Shoes & accessories
A boutique now featuring the latest trends in shoes, apparel and accessories! Great new lines such as Matt Bernson, Nelli, Lyric Culture, Anteprima-Nueve, Nino Bossi, Perlina, Lovely People and Denise Disharoon contemporary jewelry!

What to Wear?
Inevitably you get a party invitation and don’t know what to wear. Here is a rundown of common dress directives. • Black Tie – straightforward formal; men wear tuxes and women wear cocktail or long dresses. • Formal – usually the same thing as Black Tie. • White Tie – ultra-formal attire; men wear tuxes with white tie, vest & shirt; women wear long gowns. • Creative Black Tie – leaves room for your own interpretation, usually more modern; women wear short or long dresses or evening separates. • Semi-formal – tuxes not required; women can wear short dresses. • Business Formal – men wear suits and women wear suits or tailored dresses. • Cocktail Attire – men wear dark suits; women don short, elegant dresses. • Festive Attire – men can wear a suit; women can pick something fun like beaded tops, flirty skirts or other embellished items. • Dressy Casual – trousers and sport coat for him; dressy pants or a fun dress for her. • Casual – anything goes! www.fashion.about.com

Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.971.7625 email: susan@susanmichelleshoes.com www.susanmichelleshoes.com See our ad page 13 V2V
V2V is a contemporary lifestyle store featuring women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Specializing in unique seasonal trends, V2V provides classic pieces as well as the most current designs. Our team can help you find the perfect inspired look for any event. Come in for a consultation, or to simply browse the collection. Experience the thrill of shopping with V2V! Find us on the 300 block of King Street.

295 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.5155 www.shopv2v.com
gift giVing

the Charleston angler embroidery and Screen Printing
Monogramming - Buy from us or bring your own items! Graphic Design • Bridal Party Gifts • Personalized Tervis Tumblers • Baby Pillows • Linen Tea Towels • Monogrammed Soaps • Personalized Stationery • Koozies • T-shirts No item too small! We’ve Moved!

654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.5244, fax 843.225.5246 www.thecharlestonangler.com CONTINUED...
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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 Mom Dad Siblings Children Item Budget Spent

__________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________

Spouse Grandparents

Mother-in-law Father-in-law Sisters/ Brothers-in-law Other Family Members

Friends

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Colleagues Neighbors

__________________________________ ___________ ___________ __________________________________ ___________ ___________

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GIFT GIVING CONTINUED... gdc hoMe
Gifts • Accessories • Bedding • Fabrics • Rugs • Furniture

Shop Online Safely
According to the National Retail Federation, approximately 72 million people shopped online on Cyber Monday, the online version of Black Friday. If you plan to shop remotely this year, follow these safety tips from the Federal Trade Commission. • Know what you’re getting. Is it a real Chanel handbag? • Look for signs a site is safe. Look for a closed padlock on the browser’s status bar – before you enter your personal & financial information. When asked to provide payment information, the beginning of the website’s URL address should change from http to shttp or https, indicating that the purchase is encrypted or secured. • Secure your computer. At a minimum, your computer should have anti-virus and antispyware software and a firewall. • 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 you’re finished. Scammers who want to install malicious software on your machine and then control it remotely to commit cyber crime look for computers that are on 24/7. www.ftc.gov

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 tel 843.849.0711 Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 tel 843.768.4246 email: mkk@gdchome.com www.gdchome.com gibbes Museum Store
Charleston’s premier source for art books and other creative gift ideas

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 5 pm 135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org the Shops at Charleston Place
An exclusive collection of world-famous shops nestled in the heart of downtown Charleston. Located adjacent to the bustling lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel and featuring stores such as Anne Fontaine • Brighton • Brookstone Chico’s • Everything but Water • Fresh Produce • Godiva Chocolatier • Gucci • Lacoste • Montblanc • Mori Classics Orient-Express Boutique • Papyrus • Petit Bateau • St. John Sunglass Hut • Talbots • Tommy Bahama • Waldenbooks White House/Black Market • Yves Delorme

130 Market Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.9142 www.charlestonplaceshops.com

If you have any leftover wine freeze it in an ice cube tray and then you can pop them out and drop them into sauces later. - ANNA MCHARGUE, Mom to Grey

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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 Debbie orvin, owner/esthetician
Beautiful skin for your beautiful life. Facials • Makeup • Waxing • Brow Tinting Paraffin Baths • Skin Care Products Gift Certificates Available

Beat Holiday Stress
A busy schedule can make you feel frazzled. Take a few minutes to find your center and avoid feeling overwhelmed. • Start each morning slowly. Instead of jumping out of bed, take a minute to breathe and stretch. • Walk. Even if you only have 15 minutes in the evening, a peaceful stroll will ease mental and physical tension. • Breathe. When your shoulders become tense, focus your attention to your breath. Inhale to the count of 4 and exhale to the count of 8 – continue this pace until you feel your body and mind relax again. • Delete a to-do. You don’t have to attend every party, school function or other “commitment.” Say yes to what you really want to do, and enjoy the season!

1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (in Crickentree Village) tel 843.856.2881 email: debbie@labellavitaskincare.net www.labellavitaskincare.net See our ad page 59 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 Stella nova Spa Salon & esthetique
Stella Nova has the most sought-out day spa staff in Charleston.

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

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. • Soak in a hot bath. • Give yourself a facial. • Give yourself a mani/pedi • Slather on a rich lotion and relax while your body soaks it up.

Look for colorful fabric and ribbon for your holiday gift wrapping – it’s fun, festive and easy on the environment since you can re-use it. Add pine cones or colored bells as a fun accent. - CAMILLE GALAVIZ, Atlanta, GA

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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 Favorites” at www.EveryBusyWoman.com.

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BUSineSS & finanCe

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

Office Recycling
You recycle at home so why not carry your good habits into your work life? If your office doesn’t already have recycling bins set up, take the initiative. Once you and your office mates get in the habit, it will come naturally to toss the soda cans in the bin rather than the basket. Common office items to recycle: • copy paper – use both sides before recycling • magazines/periodicals • cardboard boxes • glass • aluminum cans • plastics • ink cartridges • computers/printers

tel 843.723.7700 www.commfirstbank.com evergreen Concepts Suzie Webster and Drew franyo
Your Key to a Greener Life Providing business and home owners with the tools that they need to become more sustainable and efficient.

320-B West Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.7577 email: suzie@yourgreentoolbox.com www.evergreenconcepts.com
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South Carolina aquarium
Witness the importance of conservation first hand.

100 Aquarium Wharf, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.FISH (3474) www.scaquarium.org
Dining & entertaining

ambrose family farm
We grow and harvest all year! 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 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.
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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
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Organic Labeling
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) standard defines four levels of organic labeling. 1.) “100% Organic.” All components are organically grown and certified and all processes used to manufacture the garment conform to the processing requirements. 2.) “Organic.” At least 95% of the fibers are organically grown and all processing adheres to the environmental processing requirements. 3.) “Made with organic.” At least 70% of the garment has been organically grown. 4.) “Less than 70% organically produced constituents.” Maybe it has some organic fiber content. All non-organic garment components may be processed and handled without regard to the OTA standards. What you see is what you get.

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

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

fulton Street hair Company
As an Aveda Concept Salon we provide innovative services and offer extraordinary products created from organically-grown plants and renewable resources. Our aim is to improve quality of life with humane business, social and ecological practices that foster a healthier lifestyle and environment. Offering professional hair care, skin care and natural cosmetics.

1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2288 Salon Solas
Providing natural alternatives to hair and skin care. deep steep • Soulsalts • Pureology • Simply Organic

49 John Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.722.0233 www.salonsolas.com Sweet 185 • 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 CONTINUED...

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HAIR & SKIN CARE CONTINUED... 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
Every morning, most of us get up and shower – wash our hair, faces and bodies; brush our teeth; apply make up, and the whole nine yards. Do you really know what’s in those products? Nearly 90% of the 10,500 ingredients the FDA has determined are used in personal care products have not been evaluated for safety by the FDA. If you want to learn more about what comprises your favorite products, check out the Environmental Working Group’s “Skin Deep” extensive cosmetic safety database of more than 25,000 products. www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

We’ve moved to MIDTOWN! 189c St. Philip Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.722.8887 email: verbenahair@bellsouth.net
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Dragonfly Wellness the Weekly Beet
A haven for mind, body and spiritual empowerment. We help clients achieve optimal health through healthy nutrition, positive energy, and education through our e-zine, The Weekly Beet! We incorporate holistic healing with many of our nutritional programs and inspire you to make lasting changes to empower your life not just your health! Mention The Little Black Book and receive a 15% discount on our programs.

tel 803.318.6126 email: mk@dragonflywellness.com www.dragonflywellness.com www.weeklybeet.com
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Makeover Your Makeover
• Read the labels. Look for ingredients that you understand, like rosemary, lavender, etc. • Use fewer products. Your skin absorbs everything – good and bad. • Use mild soaps and wash your hair every other day. • Cut down on your use of 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.

Charleston habitat reStore
By shopping at or donating merchandise to the Charleston Habitat ReStore, you are furthering our mission to end substandard housing in the Charleston area. It’s the place to find great deals on appliances, furniture, construction items, and so much more! We offer free pick-up service and donations are tax deductible.

Mon - Fri 10 am to 5 pm; Sat 9 am to 4 pm 731 Meeting Street, Charleston, 29403 tel 843.579.0777, fax 843.722.7142 email: theoutlet@charlestonhabitat.org www.charlestonhabitat.org CONTINUED...

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HOME & GARDEN CONTINUED... 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
If you need to buy new, wood furniture, look for certified items that bear the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) approval. The FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable way. www.fscus.org

Mon – Fri 10 am to 6 pm; Sat 9 am to 1 pm 469 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.849.8002, fax 843.375.5998 www.habitathomestore.com Jennifer LePage agentowned realty Co.
EarthCraft Houses consume less energy and natural resources, and EarthCraft home builders create healthier, more comfortable homes, reducing utility bills and increasing value. Call Jennifer LePage, EarthCraft certified, to learn more.

tel 843.478.2600 email: lepagej@bellsouth.net www.jjlrealestate.com MaidPure, inc.
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist Our mission is simple: to give you non-toxic sparkling clean service so you can cherish not only your home but the environment you live in. We believe your home and environment should be your sanctuary. We are committed to changing the way you view the cleaning industry. Our philosophy emphasizes preventing illness, prolonging life and protecting the environment. We use eco-friendly products, microfiber cloths and hypoallergenic vacuums. Our home spa packages and signature amenities will transform your home into a personal retreat.

Indoor Air Quality
You may have more problems with indoor pollution than out. Pay attention to these warning signs. • Unusual or noticeable odors, stale air • Noticeable lack of air movement • Dirty or faulty central heating or air conditioning units • Damaged flue pipes or chimneys • Excessive humidity • Presence of molds and mildew • Health reaction after remodeling, weatherizing, using new furniture, use of household products, or moving into a new home • Feeling noticeably healthier outside the home www.healthyindoorair.org

Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com CONTINUED...

Look for ways to recycle items creatively. You can use most things for more than one purpose; for example, mugs can become pencil holders, old magazines can become a child’s collage masterpiece. - EMILY SHORTRIDGE, Teacher, Charleston Day School

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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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HOME & GARDEN CONTINUED... 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.

Build Energy Efficient
• Roofs – Use shingles that reflect the sun’s heat or contain energy-producing solar cells. • Windows – Increase insulation values to keep heat out in the summer and in during the winter. • Layout – Position high traffic areas in spots that are lit by the sun. • EnergyStar – Purchase appliances and other electronic equipment that has been certified by the federal energy-efficiency program, EnergyStar.

73 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.720.8675, fax 866.456.0253 email: annie@anewleafstudio.com www.anewleafstudio.com Prescon, LLC ashley k. Jennings, aia Principal architect
We are a small Charleston practice that is inspired by the contextual challenges inherent in the juxtaposition of old and new. The ultimate model of sustainability is adaptively re-using existing buildings and materials; we employ this strategy with a modern perspective.

538 King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.577.7030, fax 843.577.8060 email: prescon@bellsouth.net Sea island habitat reStore
The enthusiasm and success at the ReStores are the result of the following: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains! The knowledge that “affordable stuff” can build a new 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. I find that I don’t have the urge to overspend/overpurchase 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 bamboo Palm Chinese evergreen english Ivy Gerbera Daisy Janet Craig Marginata Mass cane/Corn Plant Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Pot Mum Peace Lily Warneckii Scientific Name Chamaedorea Seifritzii Aglaonema Modestum Hedera Helix Gerbera Jamesonii Dracaena “Janet Craig” Dracaena Marginata Dracaena Massangeana Sansevieria Laurentii Chrysantheium morifolium Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa” Dracaena “Warneckii”

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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
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Offset Fido’s Carbon Pawprint
Always pick up after your dog when out for a walk, and take it a step further by using biodegradable bags when on doggie duty. Plastic bags can take over 100 years to decompose, but biodegradable versions break down in about the same time as an apple. Check out www.poopbag.com and www.biobagusa.com for product information.

Marchant Chevrolet
Now offering the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, America’s first full-size two-mode SUV hybrid vehicle and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, the first hybrid sedan offered by GM.

5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.722.8208 www.marchantchevy.com See our ad page 75 ravenel ford
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 emissions of a ’99 Volvo wagon driven the average 12,000 miles per year, you pay $59.40 annually. You can purchase the offset from this site as well.

Going green isn’t as hard and expensive as you think. You can gradually make changes in your home that will make an impact in the long-run. When I run out of household supplies (light bulbs, cleaning products, etc), I replace them with eco-friendly 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 31

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Dancefx

Back to School
You don’t have to go back to school full time to gain the benefits of continuing education. Why not take a fun class? • Knitting • Cooking • Dance • Learn an instrument • Try a new sport • Learn a language • Photography • How to write a book • Try something you never dreamed of doing!

Get in shape, feel great, dance! Professional, cutting-edge dance classes for adults and youth of all levels. Voted “Best Studio” Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Strip Aerobics & More!

334 East Bay Street, Ansonborough Square, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.637.4722 www.dancefx.org
inVitationS & Stationery

CluuCards, custom magnetic cards
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates Shower Invitations • Birthdays 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.cluucards.com See our ad page 11 Dulles Designs LLC
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

Five Things to Smile About Now
1.) Falling temperatures & leaves 2.) Jeans and long-sleeve t-shirts 3.) Oyster roasts 4.) Holiday parties 5.) Apple cider, hot chocolate & egg nog

89 Church Street, Downtown, 29401 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
• The Charleston Story (Ongoing) View treasures from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony through today. • Grass Roots: African Origins of American Art (August 29 -- November 30) Tracing the history of the beautiful coiled basket on two continents, this exhibition shows how a simple farm tool has become a work of art and an important symbol of African-American identity. • Painters of American Life: The Eight (December 19 - March 22, 2009) Explores the careers of eight artists who furthered the cause of modern art in America by organizing the first major independent group exhibition of the twentieth century.

Gibbes Museum of Art Via Cell Phone
The Gibbes Museum of Art now offers new technology that allows visitors to learn more about various pieces of art in the museum, simply by calling a local number posted next to the piece. Guests can pick and choose what art objects they want to learn more about, so bring the family and create your own personalized tour of the museum. www.gibbesmuseum.org

135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org
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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
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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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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 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! Theatre 99 is a non-smoking venue featuring an in-house bar. Offering improv classes. Available for corporate & private events. Call or log on for show times!

A Haunting Meal
What better time to visit the Travel Channel’s “Third Most Haunted Place in America” than Halloween? Many of Charleston’s ghost tours make Poogan’s Porch a frequent stop because of mysterious figures that have been spotted, and the unprovoked crashing of pots and pans in the kitchen. Make a reservation for this year’s spooky season, and be on the lookout for Zoe St. Amand, the ghostly woman in the long black dress who has been known to haunt this downtown restaurant. www.poogansporch.com/legends

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

www.onLy.sc
South Carolina’s Internet www.ONLY.sc is South Carolina’s #1 Internet company. From Antiques.sc to Weddings.sc, ONLY.sc has web sites for all businesses. ONLY.sc develops web sites, and does web site promotions through Banner ads, online articles, and streaming radio through www.Radio.sc. 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

Halloween Safety
The FDA and Consumer 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. • Add reflective material/tape to costumes. • Ensure costumes fit properly to prevent tripping or snagging. • Carry a flashlight.

Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat until warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy microwave pizza! - VIRGINIA BUCHANAN, Math Teacher

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Bath & BoDy ProDUCtS

fulton Street hair Company

Free of Free Weights
Some women avoid lifting weights for fear of “bulking up.” However, the use of light, free weights helps tone your muscles, without adding bulk. In addition, light weights tone not only the muscle you are directly using, but opposing muscles as well. And, studies have estimated that for each pound of muscle that you add to your body, you burn an additional 35 to 50 calories per day.

We offer the complete Aveda hair care, skin care and make-up line.

1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2288 See our ad page 16 Stella nova Salon Spa & esthetique
Esthetique & Make-Up Studio

292 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad page 18
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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 Under the Weather
Many people fall prey to colds during the fall and winter months, and we’ve all used the sniffles as an excuse to skip out on our workouts. However, scientists at Ball State University conducted a study about whether or not exercising with a cold 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. In addition, regular exercise prevents you from catching the cold in the first place.

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

Until the Food and Drug Administration comes out with official guidelines for sunscreen in 2009, people should watch for ingredients such as titanium oxide, zinc oxide, mexoryl and parsol which protect against both types of UV rays. - ANNETTE SANFORD-LOPEZ, The Spa at Charleston Place

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therapeutic elements 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.

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171 Church Street, Suite 314,(The Franke Building), Downtown, 29401 tel 843.670.1117 email: erica_girth@therapeuticelements.com www.thereapeuticelements.com
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Apple, Pear or Avocado?
No, this isn’t a list of three healthy foods to add to your diet, but rather a description of three various types of body shapes. Visit www.sparkpeople. com/resource/calculator_waist. asp and enter your waist and hip measurements to find out which of these fruits your body type most resembles. Depending on your shape, you’ll learn your risk of developing specific diseases as well as strategies to reduce those risks.

east West health arts Bill fagan (Sifu)
Try Our Award Winning 12-week Transformation Program

792 Folly Road, James Island, 29412 tel 843.762.6580 www.eastwesthealtharts.com faster fitness
Fitness can be frustrating, so Faster Fitness makes it 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 time in the studio means no traffic jams to slow your workout. Come to one of our 3 conveniently located studios for a Free Personal Fitness Profile and we’ll show you what results you can expect.

Get Out of the Gym
• Walk/run the Cooper River Bridge • Take the dog for an early morning walk on the beach • Tend to your garden • Hike/kayak • Make your own walking tour of downtown

Call 843.722.1111 for a Free Personal Fitness Profile or register at www.fasterfitness.com. CONTINUED...

If you had a stressful day, focus on your breathing for 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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PERSONAL TRAINERS CONTINUED... 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
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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
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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
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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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Did You Know?
In a survey conducted by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, 79% of women said they would be more inclined to use a company’s services or buy their products if they knew that those companies buy from women-run businesses. So, if you run or work for a female-lead business, advertise that fact and generate more sales! www.wbenc.com

Charleston Bookkeeping Services rosie Wells
We work with you to help make your company more profitable. Services include: account receivables • account payables • payroll • individual and small business tax returns monthly statement reconciliation • year-end paperwork for employees, vendors and government • monthly, quarterly and yearly profit/loss reports & budget preparation keeping track of your subcontractors and vendors to make sure they stay in compliance. We provide a better option for individuals and small businesses.

tel 843.708.2777, fax 843.278.5470
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 offers a fresh, spirited and innovative approach to promoting businesses and maintains the philosophy that effective and creative public relations can speak volumes for your business.

Want a higher perch?
media relations community relations + partnerships marketing + promotions special events advertising + design coordination

Visit our nest on the web, www.byrdhousepr.com! 76 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.853.9120, fax 843.853.9121 email: annie@byrdhousepr.com www.byrdhousepr.com

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

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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
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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
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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 the Midlands to the Lowcountry.

Credit Score Myths
According to Experian, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, a few myths prevail in regards to credit scores. Myth #1 Checking my own credit report will lower my score Personal inquiries, also known as “soft inquiries” or “below the line inquiries,” are not visible to lenders and therefore are not part of your credit score calculation. So checking your own credit report or score does NOT negatively impact your score. Myth #2 Applying for new credit will lower my score This depends on the type of credit you’re applying for. If you apply for several credit cards within a short period of time, the 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.

Offices in Mt. Pleasant and Columbia tel 803.917.0240 angela M. kirby, JD, CPa Certified Specialist in estate Planning & Probate Law Mcangus goudelock & Courie, LLC
Let us protect you and your family by assisting with your estate planning and probate needs. With 15 years of experience, Angela Kirby is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate, a CPA, and prior Associate Probate Judge, who creates flexible plans for individuals and business owners taking into consideration their personal needs. Services include: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Probate Administration and Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Elder Law. Offices statewide in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville

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

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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LEGAL SERVICES CONTINUED... Simons & Dean keating L. Simons, iii Derek f. Dean
We are a small firm dedicated to providing personalized and quality service to our clients. We offer a complimentary consultation. Our areas of practice include but are not limited to: Automobile Mechanics • Banks • Business Formation Car Dealers • Construction • Contractors • Contracts Discrimination • Family Law Issues • Franchise • Government Agencies • Insurance Companies • Labor/Employment Law Lemon Law • Mechanics Liens • Personal Injury • Probate Court • Retailers • Sexual Harassment • Wills

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Buying a Home
The type of loan you choose will affect how much you have to put down, pay monthly and for how long. Don’t forget to add the closing costs to the grand total. Adjustable-rate loans usually offer a lower initial interest rate. The interest rate fluctuates over the life of the loan. When interest rates rise, generally so do your loan payments; and when interest rates fall, your monthly payments may be lowered. Conventional loans are mortgage loans other than those insured or guaranteed by a government agency such as the FHA, the VA or the Rural Development Services. Fixed-rate loans generally have repayment terms of 15, 20 or 30 years. Both the interest rate and the monthly payments (for principal and interest) stay the same for the life of the loan. www.federalreserve.gov

147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 604, James Island, 29412 tel 843.762.9132, fax 843.406.9913 email: klsimons@charlestonattorneys.net or dfdean@charlestonattorneys.net www.lawyers.com/s&klaw
Mortgage SerViCeS

Bank of america anne Middleton herron
Residential Loans for Purchase, Refinance and Construction.

tel 843.345.6717 or 843.720.4868 email: anne.m.herron@bankofamerica.com Community firstBank
When you find your dream home...we’ll make it possible. Call one of our Home Mortgage Specialists. Joanie Paulling – tel 843.534.5125 Charlotte Castles – tel 843.534.5195

www.commfirstbank.com FDIC/Equal Housing Lender
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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 CONTINUED...
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Label It
Buy a label maker and get truly organized. You can use it in the office for files, supply cabinets and even in the kitchenette (clean cups/dirty cups!). Take it home and work organizational magic there too. Once you start labeling, your inner control freak might pop out!

PINK magazine offers tools, tactics, and strategies to help women have a beautiful career and a beautiful life through a magazine, annual events and a content-rich website. PINK exists to promote women who are making a significant impact on the world through their work and their lives — while being true to themselves! For more information and to subscribe, log on to www.pinkmagazine.com!

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

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If you have children, join a playgroup or support 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

children
annoUnCeMentS & inVitationS

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Purchasing Safe Toys
Celebrate Safe Toys Awareness Month in December with these tips. • Make sure the toy is for the age of the child. • Inspect toys for sharp points and edges. • Look for the American Society for Testing and Materials’ stamp of approval for safety. •Check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website www.cpsc.gov, which lists recall information.

CluuCards, custom magnetic cards
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates Shower Invitations • Birthdays 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.cluucards.com See our ad page 11
ChiLDCare SerViCeS

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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entertainMent

South Carolina aquarium
Witness the importance of conservation first hand at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Host a Pumpkin Carving Party
Entertain the children and get your front porch ready for trick-or-treating with a pumpkin-carving party! Try these secrets to boast the best Jack-O-Lantern on the block. • Select a large, light orange pumpkin. The bigger the pumpkin, the easier it is to carve. Similarly, lighter colored pumpkins tend to be softer. • Cut a lid around the top of the pumpkin at a 45-degree angle; if you cut the lid vertically, it can fall through. • Save the seeds for a healthy, tasty snack! • Scrape the back wall of the pumpkin extra well, because that’s where the light will reflect when you light up the gourd. • If you want the Jack-OLantern to last, soak it in bleach water, dry it thoroughly, and coat the entire pumpkin (inside and out) with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly to prevent it from shriveling. • Trace the pattern you want directly on the pumpkin before you start carving. • Consider using a touch-light instead of a candle to reduce the fire-hazard risk. If you do use a candle, leave the lid off of the pumpkin. www.about.com

100 Aquarium Wharf, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.FISH (3474) www.scaquarium.org

dining & entertaining
Catering

Cru Catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. Voted Best Caterer 2001 – 2008 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com See our ad page 7 everyday gourmet
Takeout & Catering Seasonal Menu Catering Available 24/7

1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard #6, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2490 email: hitopoulos@aol.com www.shopeverydaygourmet.com www.lifebyxocai.com granville’s Catering
For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual gatherings of friends to your most important formal events, Granville’s Catering will please every taste. Full bar service also available.

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com See our ad page 7
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Savory Sushi and Catering Company
For events large and small, RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company.

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tel 843.762.3338 email: savorysc@yahoo.com www.savorysc.com
fooD to go

Skipping the Sodium
Watch your sodium intake to fight off bloating. When ordering at a restaurant, look closely at the descriptions for how the chef prepares the food. Words such as marinated, seasoned, smoked, blackened, breaded and barbecued all hint towards extra sodium. Look for steamed, grilled, baked, broiled, roasted or boiled. www.healthywomen.org

everyday gourmet
Where Gourmet Is Far from Everyday Freshly home-cooked dishes, casseroles, ‘flavored’ biscuits, sweets, side dishes for pick up or delivery. We pride ourselves in making each meal nutritionally complete!

Open Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 7 pm; Fri, 10 am – 6 pm 1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard #6, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2490 email: hitopoulos@aol.com www.shopeverydaygourmet.com www.lifebyxocai.com
groCerS & MarketS

Bull Street gourmet
A Specialty Grocery Your neighborhood one-stop shop for wine, beer, fine groceries AND join us for lunch!

60 Bull Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.720.8992 www.bullstreetcharleston.com
reStaUrantS

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

[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. There is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread. - M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

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

Savory Sushi
and Catering

sushi by rhett every tues - thur night full service catering

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Fast and French

98 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.9797 www.fastandfrench.org

Fall Harvest Picks
The fall vegetable crops often include heartier options. Follow these tips to choosing the best veggies and then cooking them to yummy perfection. Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and B-6, as well as fiber, copper and potassium. Look for firm, medium-sized potatoes with tapered ends. You can bake them and top with butter, cinnamon and a little brown sugar for a sweet side dish or slice them into thin circles and bake a healthy sweet potato chip. Turnips are an excellent source of vitamin C. Choose ones with smooth white and purple skin. They should be small to medium in size, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, and should feel heavy. You can boil and mash them with butter and cream like potatoes or roast with sea salt. Swiss Chard is a good source of vitamins A and C and iron. Look for crisp, tender leaves that are not overgrown and are brightly 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

granville’s Café
Granville’s Café features eclectic American cuisine in a comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere. Serving dinner Monday – Saturday, Granville’s embraces the slow food movement by serving the freshest, seasonal ingredients from local producers. Outdoor Seating • Excellent Beer & Wine List

730 Rutledge Avenue, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.577.0486 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com See our ad page 7 Laura alberts tasteful options
Café, Fine Wines & Gifts Gracious café & courtyard dining in the heart of Daniel Island featuring an innovative Lowcountry menu prepared by Executive Chef Matt Brigham. Lunch Daily • Dinners To Go • Intimate Wine Dinners • Extensive Catering Menu & Services • Wine Classes • Wine Club

Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm 891 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island, 29492 tel 843.881.4711 email: info@lauraalberts.com www.lauraalberts.com Savory Sushi and Catering Company
Savory Sushi and Catering is now offering Sushi by Rhett every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Night!

tel 843.762.3338 email: savorysc@yahoo.com www.savorysc.com

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the Sophia institute
THE SOPHIA INSTITUTE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing programs taught by the world’s foremost thinkers and visionaries. Our lectures, retreats, and special events are aimed at developing the whole person – the intellectual, psychological, and spiritual aspects of each individual.

Study Tips for Kids
Help your child do their best in school by creating a positive atmosphere at home for studying. • Designate a certain period of time, the hour before or after dinner for example, for your children do their homework. • Buy a large calendar, and post near the study area. Ask your child to circle exam dates and project due-dates to help them visually see how they’ll need to budget their time. • Teach your child the difference between studying and completing an assignment; have them take notes on reading assignments and verbally summarize what they’ve read, teach them how to write study guides or flashcards with key topics, and make sure they know how to read charts and tables. • Actively assist your children with their homework, but resist doing it for them. Quiz them over terms or call out words for them to spell back to you as a study-buddy. If the child can independently do the assignment without your help, don’t hover. www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

26 Society Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.720.8528 email: info@thesophiainstitute.org www.thesophiainstitute.org Susan g. komen for the Cure Lowcountry affiliate
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. With nearly $1 billion invested to date, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage – from the causes, to the cures, to the pain of every moment in between.

tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 www.komenlowcountry.org See our ad page 35
CoLLegeS & UniVerSitieS

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

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

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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
WoMen’S reSoUrCeS

Volunteer Reading
Make donating a regular habit when you volunteer your time in the community. If you’re looking for just the right group, check out the Charleston segment of VolunteerMatch at www.tinyurl.com/6l2k5b. According to a recent report from the Corporation of National & Community Service, states with higher volunteer rates are more likely to have lower mortality rates and less incidence of heart disease. www.nationalservice.gov

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

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org Ladies Who Launch
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 partnerships, promoting your services or products and finding valuable resources are just some of the things that come with membership. As if this weren’t enough, your membership is a tax deduction as a business expense! Visit www.ladieswholaunch.com to learn more and Register Now!

Get Out and Vote
Don’t use the “I don’t know enough” excuse to avoid casting your vote this year. Visit www.usavoter.com for a nonpartisan look at this November’s election.

www.ladieswholaunch.com

Keep a copy of your Health Care Power of Attorney 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
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the Charleston angler

Belt-It!
Wide, Sumo-wrestler style belts popped up everywhere this summer. Trade in your Acebandage belt for a more delicate, thinner one this fall. A thin belt makes ruffled, flowing tops appear more polished, and they also look great with cardigans for work.

Your Premier Saltwater Fishing and Fly Tackle Shop Great clothing and gear for the whole family for fishing or just getting outdoors: sun protection, quick-dry and travel are our specialties: Columbia, Patagonia, Simms, Orvis, Ex Officio, Guy Harvey, Crocs, Tilley, FishSmith and ours!

654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.571.3899 1795 Highway 17 North, Towne Center, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.2095 www.thecharlestonangler.com See our ad page 46 Cose Belle
Everything you need to indulge your personal style.

Military-Inspired
The military jacket – a fall favorite – boasts structure and multiple buttons. Pair a fitted style with wide-legged pants, while longer styles work better with skinny jeans.

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 See our ad page 65 V2V

Mad About Plaid
Lots of designers used menswear-inspired plaid for their fall collections. But, don’t over-do it; select one piece as the spotlight. If a plaid skirt or jacket is still too loud for you, opt for a scarf instead.

V2V is a contemporary lifestyle store featuring women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Specializing in unique seasonal trends, V2V provides classic pieces as well as the most current designs. Our team can help you find the perfect inspired look for any event. Come in for a consultation, or to simply browse the collection. Experience the thrill of shopping with V2V! Find us on the 300 block of King Street.

295 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.5155 www.shopv2v.com See our ad page 11
ConSignMent & Vintage

Fall 2008’s “It” Shoe
According to online retailer www.net-a-porter.com, shoe boots are the shoe to have this season. Sometimes referred to as “booties,” they work best when paired with short skirts, leggings or skinny jeans. Wear them in monochromatic shades, or opt for something different in a deep purple or berry color.

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

Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com See our ad page 23

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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 The Shops at Brickyard Falls, 2700 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.9292 2019-D Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482 tel 843.883.1010 www.pelicancleaners.com
hanDBagS & ShoeS

Fall 2008 Accessory Trends
Bags Textured leather Structured satchels Chanel-esque chain straps Shoes Embellishments Texture Ankle straps & buckles Platforms Color Jewelry Bold Color Graphic shapes

Susan Michelle Shoes & accessories
A boutique now featuring the latest fashion trends in shoes, apparel and jewelry. Including such designers as Max Studio for shoes, Nelli for dresses and local jewelry designer Susan Hauser! The unique styles, selection and prices make it worth 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 email: susan@susanmichelleshoes.com www.susanmichelleshoes.com See our ad page 13
MonograMMing & eMBroiDery

Buying the Right Winter Coat
While Charleston doesn’t compare to Chicago in terms of cold-weather, it still gets chilly enough to wear a heavier coat. Consider this purchase a long term-investment. • Avoid synthetic blend fabrics, and choose something more durable, like cashmere-and alpaca-wool blends. • Select classic, neutral colors, such as black, navy, gray, chocolate brown or camel. • If you are short, look for knee-length cuts; if you are taller, choose a coat proportional to your body. Plus-sized women should avoid A-line coats and seek out longer, fitted coats. www.suite101.com

harbor Specialties
Offering custom monograms, engraving and logos in-house.

Hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 11 – 5 190 East Bay Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.3722 email: harborspecialties@comcast.net See our ad page 8
ShoPPing CenterS

the Shops at Charleston Place
An exclusive collection of world-famous shops nestled in the heart of downtown Charleston. Located adjacent to the bustling lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel.

130 Market Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.9142 www.charlestonplaceshops.com See our ad page 13
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Day SPaS

the Spa at Charleston Place

How to “Look” Shampooed
If you don’t have time to shower, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to cheat the system. • Sprinkle baby powder (if you have blonde or light-colored hair) in your palms and rub it into the roots to soak up any oil. If you have red or darker-colored hair, specialty beauty stores sell colored powders that do the same trick. • Dry shampoo is a second option. You spray it into your roots like hairspray, making your hair look fresh again. • Another option is no-rinse shampoos. You apply to dry hair, rub it into your scalp and wipe it out with a towel. While these options may not be as good as the real deal, they’ll definitely do the trick in a crunch! www.thebeautybrains.com

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 Stella nova Spa Salon & esthetique
Stella Nova has the most sought-out day spa staff in Charleston.

Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad page 18
hair SaLonS

fulton Street hair Company
Fulton Street Hair Company is an Aveda concept salon with an attractive blend of Southern charm and urban sophistication. The staff is committed to offering both advanced professional services and personal consultations with every client.

1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2288 See our ad page 16 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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Stella nova Spa Salon & esthetique
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.

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Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad page 18
Skin Care

Lip Tips
To balance unevenly shaped lips, use a lighter colored lipstick on the smaller-sized lip. If you have small lips, avoid wearing a dark color, which makes lips smaller. And, if your lips are full, don’t wear a super glossy or shiny lip color. www.free-beauty-tips.glam.com

La Bella Vita Skin Care Salon Debbie orvin, owner/esthetician
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 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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ChiroPraCtorS

LifeWorkS Chiropractic Justin fisher, DC

Keep Your Summer Skin Year-Round
To keep your skin smooth and moisturized as the weather gets cooler, follow these simple tips. • Drink enough water. If you are dehydrated, your skin will appear dull and flaky. • Take shorter, lukewarm showers for healthier skin. Hot water = dry skin. • Exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin cells. • Moisturize right after you get out of the shower to lock in moisture. • Use a face cream at night, and only wash your face once a day. www.ehow.com

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

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

COACHING

Crystal-Barkley Corporation originators of Life/Work Planning
Solid strategy for real results – and real satisfaction in life!

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com See our ad page 44
COUNSELING

Hypo-What??
We’ve all heard that we need to stay hydrated. But there is such a thing as being too hydrated, and it is called hyponatremia, or water intoxication. Hyponatremia is very rare, but occurs when someone consumes too much water, which causes the brain to swell. Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to hallucinations and seizures. To avoid hyponatremia, drink a sports drink such as Gatorade™ when doing something that requires a lot of endurance, such as running a marathon. www.healthline.com

Center for Women
Individual counseling and support groups for women. Fees based on sliding scale. Call for appointment or more information.

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 54 Susan Parsons, Med, LPC, CrS Licensed Professional Counselor, Med in Clinical Counseling, Certified rubenfeld Synergist
Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically through life’s challenges.

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 www.rubenfeldsynergy.com

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

Forgotten Fiber
We often overlook an important part of our diet – fiber. With benefits such as aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol and helping with weight loss, make sure to sneak fiber into your next meal. An easy way to up the intake is to sprinkle flax seeds onto your salad for a healthy extra crunch. You can also find fiber in beans, nuts, and whole grains, as well as fruits and veggies. www.healthywomen.org

Judy heath, MSW LiSW Board Certified Psychotherapist
Over 20 years experience helping women with all life’s transitions and circumstances.

The Life Guidance Center, 3030 Ashley Town Center Drive, West Ashley, 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.judyheath.com
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Dr. James h. Sexton, Jr. & Dr. Jared L. Slovan general implant Cosmetic Dentistry
Call today for your FREE Smile Makeover photo simulation and let us help you make a GREAT first impression!

924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.0701 www.drjimsexton.com
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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hormone Lady enterprises, LLC rosalyn adams, Med
Is this YOU or someone you know? Food cravings, weight gain, bloating, mood swings, headaches, no energy, no sex drive, can’t remember, can’t focus, can’t sleep, anxious, depressed, acne, PMS....It might be your hormones. It might be your life. _ HORMONZ™

Calculate Calorie-Burning
Ever wonder how much you are really getting out of your workout or household chores? Visit www.healthline.com/sw/ clc-calorie-burn-rate-calculator, enter your weight, and you’ll get a long list of activities and the estimated amount of calories you’d burn doing them. The activities include everything from sleeping to dancing the foxtrot to operating a snow blower.

tel 843.860.4242 email: roz@hormonelady.com www.hormonz.com
PLaStiC SUrgeonS

anne L. edwards, MD, PC
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer 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 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, green architecture & feng shui

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home & garden
BUiLDerS & ContraCtorS

intercoastal Construction, LLC tim Barry, owner

Create a Spa Bathroom
A few simple and inexpensive additions can turn your hohum bathroom into a spa-aah experience! • Luxurious towels. • Soothing scents. Add a lavender-scented shampoo or body wash to your arsenal, or light a candle before you get in the bath. • Plush slippers and robe. • Bath accoutrements. Don’t forget your bath pillow, sea salts and a good book. • Relaxing music. • Soothing colors. Paint your bathroom a relaxing color – greens, blues or warm neutrals.

Custom contractor specializes in making your dream home a reality from renovating your kitchen to creating a unique tree house for your children. We pride ourselves on quality work, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Call for a quote today.

Unit 356, 1739 Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412 tel 843.696.9566, fax 843.278.7734 www.intercoastalconstruction.net
CLeaning SerViCeS

MaidPure, inc.
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist

Dorsey Fairbairn tel 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn tel 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com See our ad page 29 Spring Cleaning Services, LLC
Residential & Office • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning • Vacation Rentals • Post Construction

1023 Wappoo Road, Suite A15, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.7366 email: info@springcleaningservices.net www.springcleaningservices.net
eLeCtriCianS

innovative Design & repair, LLC tony young
Licensed, bonded & insured • 18 years experience

tel 843.412.1628

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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faBriC & UPhoLStery

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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 tel 843.849.0711 Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 tel 843.768.4246 email: mkk@gdchome.com www.gdchome.com See our ad page 14
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Common Causes of House Fires
• Accidents during cooking • Defective electrical appliances • Careless disposal of matches • Careless use of heaters • Lack of care when smoking 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 www.anewleafstudio.com See our ad page 28 Bird’s nest floral & gifts Sandra Bird, Master Designer
A unique experience in floral and plant designs for the home and office. An extraordinary selection of giftware 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.

Extra Special
For a special treat, ask your spouse to run your towels in the dryer right before you get out of the bath.

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 CONTINUED...

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Furniture • Rugs • Fabrics • Accessories • Bedding

Great Fall Centerpieces
Let your centerpieces reflect the feeling of the season! • multi-colored and shaped gourds • bowls filled with fall fruit like apples • anything from your backyard • potted plants like mums • glass bowls filled with floating candles

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 tel 843.849.0711 Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 tel 843.768.4246 email: mkk@gdchome.com www.gdchome.com See our ad page 14 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

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 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.

the Charleston angler embroidery and Screen Printing
Monogramming - Buy from us or bring your own items! Graphic Design • Bridal Party Gifts • Personalized Tervis Tumblers • Baby Pillows • Linen Tea Towels • Monogrammed Soaps • Personalized Stationery • Koozies • T-shirts No item too small! We’ve Moved!

654 St. Andrews Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.5244, fax 843.225.5246 www.thecharlestonangler.com See our ad page 46
hoMe rePairS & iMProVeMentS

innovative Design & repair, LLC tony young
Licensed, bonded & insured Carpentry • Siding • Electrical Work • Sheetrock/Drywall Metalwork • Roofing • Painting • Other Home Repairs No job too large or small!

tel 843.412.1628

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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 See our ad page 49
interior DeSign

White Vinegar Magic
Consumers in the South buy and use more white distilled vinegar than in any other region of the country. And, for good reason. White distilled vinegar effectively kills most mold, bacteria, and germs; you avoid using harsh chemicals, so it’s environmentally friendly; and it’s very economical. Try these cleaning tricks for a sparkling home. • To make the toilet bowl sparkle, pour in a cup or more of diluted white distilled vinegar and let it sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with the toilet brush and flush. • To remove paint from windows try using undiluted, hot white distilled vinegar. Give the solution time to soften the paint before removing with a razor edge tool. • Remove wallpaper easily by using a paint roller to wet the surface thoroughly with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and hot water. Or, spray on until saturated. • Remove stains from coffee and teacups by scrubbing them gently with equal parts of salt (or baking soda) and white distilled vinegar. Rinse clean.

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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 tel 843.849.0711 Freshfields Village, 420 Freshfields Drive, Kiawah, 29455 tel 843.768.4246 email: mkk@gdchome.com www.gdchome.com See our ad page 14
LaUnDry SerViCeS

Pelican Dry Cleaners
Let our Fluff and Fold services give you the freedom you need. Laundry can be picked up and delivered to your door as necessary.

1521 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, 29451 tel 843.886.4200 The Shops at Brickyard Falls, 2700 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.9292 2019-D Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482 tel 843.883.1010 www.pelicancleaners.com

Successful design should emanate more than a look but also a feeling. It should reflect the personality of the homeowner to achieve a magical aesthetic harmony. - SANDRA GAYLORD, CKD, Allied Member ASID

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• To shine chrome sink fixtures that have a lime buildup, use a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar. www.vinegartips.com

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Busy Brides, who do you love more than your honey right now?
Your photographer or jeweler perhaps?

We depend on busy brides to share their favorite vendors with us so we know who is the best. Share your favorite vendors at

EveryBusyWoman.com
and win great prizes!
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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. Visit any of our three locations:

Organizing the Home Office
More and more people telecommute these days, and an organized home office becomes key to productivity. • Have a place for everything. Keep items that you use daily closest, and items that you use weekly further out. • Create a filing system that works. Set up three file folders: to read, to file and to do. Reorganize these folders at the end of each day as needed. • Don’t forget the computer. Set up an organized computer filing system as well. Color code folders that you use often – blue for bookkeeping, green for new projects, etc. • Clean off your desk at the end of each day. A clean desk in the morning helps you get off on the right foot.

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

fineLine Painting a Distinctive Painting Company
A Woman-Owned Business Celebrating 20 Years in Business!

Call Charmaine Lanum at tel 843.822.2963 or 843.883.9100 email: clanum4@comcast.net innovative Design & repair, LLC tony young
Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Interior & Exterior Painting

tel 843.412.1628
ProfeSSionaL organizerS

always in Place 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 CONTINUED...

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS CONTINUED... 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 Electronic & Paper Financial Organizing • Disaster Planning

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Used Boxes
If you plan to move soon, skip the expensive (financially and environmentally) moving boxes. Visit www.usedcardboardboxes. com to find discounted factory misprints and overruns. You can also ask around the office, neighborhood or local grocery store for freebies.

Bess: tel 843.693.6939 email: bessburkhardt@aol.com Laura: tel 843.697.1007 email: laurachaplin@bellsouth.net www.howsmartorganizing.com
reaL eState agentS

asktheLadyinred.com
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 and map of Historic Downtown Charleston. Take the Lady in Red with you or visit www.asktheladyinred.com. An affiliate of Historic Charleston Properties. Shop online at www.historiccharlestonproperties.com.

Moving Made Easy
Unpack the bedroom first so that you know you have a place to lay your weary head that night! • Ask the movers to load your bedroom furniture last so that it comes off the truck first. • Focus on one room at a time. • Make an “open me first” box filled with necessary items such as the coffee pot, towels, clock, trash bags, etc.

67 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.723.3636; toll free 800.965.6111 email: lir@asktheladyinred.com www.asktheladyinred.com tara fanjoy Daniel ravenel Sotheby’s international realty
From the Battery to the Beaches

33 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.276.3977 or 843.723.7150 email: tfanjoy@danielravenelsir.com CONTINUED...

Do the “finger-wipe test”... if you can write your 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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REAL ESTATE AGENTS CONTINUED... 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 home and guides you through the bidding/buying process. Trust her knowledge. Call Jennifer today.

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips
Make sure your home is safe and sound this fall. • Have a heating professional check your heating system • Replace your furnace filter • Have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean the flues and check your fireplace damper • Check all window and door locks for proper operation • Check your home for water leaks • Review your fire escape plan with your family • Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel is gone • Test your emergency generator • Make sure the caulking around doors and windows is adequate to reduce heat/cooling loss

tel 843.478.2600 email: lepagej@bellsouth.net www.jjlrealestate.com See our ad page 29 Weesie newton Carriage Properties
Now Representing The Finest Real Estate In Town And Country

19 Exchange Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.266.8000 or 843.224.0847 email: wnewton@carriageprop.com www.carriageprop.com
reMoDeLing

Carolina Custom Blinds
Finally A Company That Under Promises And Over Provides! We guard our reputation closely by carrying a full line of Hunter Douglas products that are proven to be the industry’s best. Give us a call, and see why our referral business is booming across the Carolinas.

1038 Honeysuckle Lane, James Island, 29412 tel 843.795.8886, fax 843.588.2068 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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aCCeSSorieS & SUPPLieS

good Dog Bakery

Pet Costumes
According to the National Retail Federation, more than 7.4 million households dressed up their pets for Halloween. The most popular dog costumes were devils, pumpkins and witches. There are even costumes for turtles, such as a fin that makes the turtle look like a shark.

All Natural Homemade Treats Wheat-Free • Cakes • Cold Nose Pupcream Treat Club • Stylish Scarves • Prepared Meals Retail - Wholesale

1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412 Charleston Farmer’s Market tel 843.971.2039 email: thegooddogbakery@yahoo.com www.thegooddogbakery.com Palmetto Paws
Purveyors of fine pet provisions

Pet Sitting
If you plan to travel sans pooch this season, consider hiring a pet sitter who will come to your home to feed, exercise and spend quality time with your animal. Interview the candidate and check references carefully; you want someone with experience and who is bonded and insured. As a bonus, many pet sitters offer additional services such as taking in mail and watering plants. www.hsus.org

976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Shops at Northcutt Plaza, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.216.3995 1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412 tel 843.971.2039 www.palmettopaws.com
BoarDing, grooMing & training

Palmetto Paws
Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash

976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Shops at Northcutt Plaza, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.216.3995 1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412 tel 843.971.2039 www.palmettopaws.com

Holiday paraphernalia – electric cords, tinsel, glass ornaments, candles, spray on-snow (some are non-toxic, 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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aUtoMotiVe DeaLerS

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Buying a New Car
If you’re ready to spring for a new 2009 model, check out www.consumerreports.org. Their reliability ratings are based on annual surveys of millions of vehicles and reflect 10 model years. You can read about the “best new cars under $25,000” for those on a budget; the “best in class” for fuel economy, safety and more; the “guide to driving green” for a list of vehicles with the best and worst fuel economy; as well as the “new car preview.”

Marchant Chevrolet
A Woman-Owned Business

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

6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC 29470 tel 843.889.2241 www.ravenelford.com
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

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
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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
25th Annual MOJA Arts Festival – Don’t miss the last day of the celebration of AfricanAmerican and Caribbean arts! 4 – 9:30 pm. Hampton Park, Downtown, 843.724.7305,

www.mojafestival.com
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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

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 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,

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Coleman Boulevard, 843.884.8517, www.townofmountpleasant.com 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
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
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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
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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
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28th Annual Taste of Charleston – Boone Hall plantation hosts the main event of the 3day 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
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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
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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 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.

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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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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

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

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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 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 Coastal Carolina Fair – Take the family out and enjoy the rides, food and fun! Runs through

began 9/25/08. Tours available Thursday through Sunday. 843.722.4630, www.preservationsociety.org 11/8/08. Ladson Fair Grounds, 843.572.3161, www.coastalcarolinafair.org

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November
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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

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 Downtown, 843.763.7333, www.c4women.org

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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, 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 Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club,

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35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com

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 Robert Ivey Ballet – Fall performance. Runs through 11/16/08. 8 pm on Friday and Saturday,

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3 pm on Sunday. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, 843.556.1343, www.robertiveyballet.com

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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

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December
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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
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through 12/21/08. College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 843.577.7183, www.charlestonstage.com

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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 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.

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161 East Bay Street at Cumberland Street, 843.345.6906, www.reindeerrun.org
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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
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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 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,

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161 Seven Farms Drive, 843.971.9200, www.danielislandholidayfestival.com
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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
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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
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11:45 – 1 pm. The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau Street, Downtown, 888.268.2157, www.womenatworkinc.com
Women at Work Luncheon – Guest speaker to be announced. 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
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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
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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
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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 ATT Repairs 611 Berkeley County Schools 723.4627 Berkeley Co. Water & Sanitation Authority 572.4400 Charleston County Schools 937.6300 Charleston Water System 727.6800 Comcast Cable 554.4100

Dorchester County District 2 Schools 873.2901 Dorchester County District 4 Schools 873.8634 Dorchester County Water & Sewer 832.0075 Mt. Pleasant Waterworks & Sewer 884.9626 South Carolina Electric & Gas 554.7234 US Post Office (24 Hrs) 800.275.8777

Recycling

DHEC Charleston County Habitat ReStores

746.3800 724.6900

Recycling Center Goodwill Industries of Lower SC

720.7111 566.0072

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

724.7364 588.2447 886.8956 795.9060

Mt. Pleasant North Charleston St. Andrews PSD

884.8518 745.1026 556.6310

Government

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

577.6970 588.2447 886.6428 768.9166 884.8517 554.5700 883.3198 800.442.1368

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

803.734.2010 803.212.6700 202.225.3121 202.224.3121 723.3800 744.8683 832.0132

Medical Services

South Carolina Medical Association CHARLESTON PENINSULA Medical University of South Carolina MUSC Health Connection Roper Hospital Veterans Administration Medical Center EAST COOPER East Cooper Regional Medical Center Roper Mt. Pleasant Diagnostic Services Roper Mt. Pleasant ER

803.798.6207 792.2300 792.1414 724.2000 577.5011 881.0100 881.9678 849.9339

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NORTH CHARLESTON Trident Regional Medical Center WEST ASHLEY Bon Secours St. Francis

797.7000 402.1000

Arts Organizations

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Charleston Ballet Theatre The Charleston City Gallery Charleston Concert Association Charleston County Libraries Charleston Dance Project Charleston Museum Charleston Stage Company Charleston Symphony Orchestra City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Creative Spark Dock Street Theatre Footlight Players Gaillard Auditorium Gibbes Museum The Halsey Gallery Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum North Charleston Performing Arts Center PURE Theater Redux Contemporary Arts Center Spoleto Festival USA Theatre 99

853.8000 723.7334 958.6484 571.7755 805.6930 637.4722 722.2996 577.5967 723.7528 724.7305 881.3780 720.3968 722.7521 577.7400 722.2706 953.5680 853.4651 529.5000 723.4444 722.0697 722.2764 853.6687

Transportation
Amtrak CARTA

800.872.7245 724.7420

Charleston International Airport Greyhound

767.1100 800.231.2222

Emergency Numbers

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

911 577.7434 744.HELP (4357) 202.7400 554.1111 722.0135 744.3372 800.222.1222 800.92ARSON (922.7766) 800.922.5431

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