The Best Cake ‘Round, Nothing Bundt Cakes

The Best Cake ‘Round, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Eric and Julie Sakae shared a sweet dream to open a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise, but establishing one in East Cooper was, as they say, the frosting on the cake. Since October 2015, the Mount Pleasant bakery has baked its trademark bundts, bundtlets and bundtinis for a variety of delicious occasions. "Our neighbor back in Texas would occasionally bring us a bundtlet and … [Read more...]

Service Before the Sale, Billy Swails State Farm

Billy Swails

With over 100 years of combined experience in home, auto and life insurance, there's not much the team at Billy Swails State Farm hasn't seen or heard. Friendly and knowledgeable licensed agents help give residents peace of mind for their homes, cars and beyond. "Our agents are ‘people' people. They like talking and helping others," said Swails. "The Sunday after Hurricane … [Read more...]

Four-Pawed Applause, aFORTable Grooming

Four-Pawed Applause, aFORTable Grooming

Even the most sophisticated pups will show a little sass in their walk after a visit to aFORTable Grooming, located on Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. Grooming and caring for Lowcountry canines for more than 10 years, Briggs Fort and her local business celebrates its third year as the best dog groomer East of the Cooper, according to the readers of Mount Pleasant … [Read more...]

A Niche in the Restaurant Scene, Asian Flavor

A Niche in the Restaurant Scene, Asian Flavor

In 2009, when mother and daughter See and Belle DiCristina moved to Mount Pleasant to open Asian Flavor restaurant in the old brick Blockbuster building at 1145 Johnny Dodds Blvd., they weren't sure they'd be staying long. After all, the women were alone in town; the rest of their family still lived back in bustling Atlanta, where the DiCristinas had run a large, full-service … [Read more...]

East Cooper Baptist Church: On a Mission to Serve the Community

East Cooper Baptist Church:, On a Mission to Serve the Community

Just about everyone has heard the phrase, "Do as I say, not as I do." It is one of the more popular idioms detailing responsibility and morality. Such a phrase is not commonplace at East Cooper Baptist Church – voted among the best places to worship by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine – as the congregation and leadership alike aim to not only hear the message of God but … [Read more...]

Pooling Their Resources, Atkinson Pools and Spas

Pooling Their Resources, Atkinson Pools and Spas

Starting with nothing more than a red supply shed and a pickup truck, Atkinson Pools and Spas has been making waves in Mount Pleasant for over three decades. Today, the family-owned business has grown from a pool maintenance company into the most established pool builder in the Lowcountry. Their longevity and quality workmanship helped them earn the title of Best Pool and Spa … [Read more...]

More Than a Place Where People Live, Franke at Seaside

More Than a Place Where People Live, Franke at Seaside

Though the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine gave Franke at Seaside the nod as the area's best assisted living facility, it is much more than just a place where people live. Instead, it is a virtual beehive of activity, home to more than 400 people, well over half of them in the 75 patio homes and 100 apartments that make up the independent living areas of the 44-acre … [Read more...]

The Perfect Blend, Pflug Law Firm

The Perfect Blend, Pflug Law Firm

Find a career that you love and you'll be happy. That's true for both Sarah Pflug and her husband, Chaun, who discovered not only each other but a love for practicing law. They've chosen different disciplines within the law and have blended them into one of the best law firms in Mount Pleasant. Sarah was a French major at the College of Charleston, where she graduated cum … [Read more...]

A Solid Foundation, Palmetto Christian Academy

A Solid Foundation, Palmetto Christian Academy

For 25 years, Palmetto Christian Academy has enriched the lives of students, families and faculty through an unshakable dedication to God's truth and by creating a vibrant community based on a shared commitment to Christian education. PCA was voted the "Best Private School" in Mount Pleasant for the third year in a row, adding to the excitement of not only celebrating its 25th … [Read more...]

A Leading Name in Lowcountry Beauty, Vanity Salon

A Leading Name in Lowcountry Beauty, Vanity Salon

Since 2005, Kim Coleman and her skilled team at Vanity Salon have been keeping customers looking and feeling their very best. From bronzing to blowouts, these professionals are there to exceed expectations and make you look absolutely catwalk-worthy. Snagging two titles of "Best Salon" and "Best Tanning Salon," Vanity is certainly the leading name in Lowcountry beauty. Beyond … [Read more...]