A Cut Above, Diamonds Direct

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Eartha Kitt was spot on when she remembered to “mention one little thing: a ring,” in her hit song, “Santa Baby.” The holidays are one of the most popular times of the year to give jewelry, and the experts at Diamonds Direct are ready to help customers find the perfect gift for that special someone this season. While the Mount Pleasant location of Diamonds Direct has … [Read more...]

Light Up the Room: AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center


Maintaining relationships with her patients at AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center is something that Dr. Christy Cone takes seriously. As the Medical Director and physician of “Charleston's Best Medical Spa” for three years running, Dr. Cone, a South Carolina native, acknowledges how a personable approach has been instrumental in the spa's success. Pairing customer … [Read more...]

Head to Toe Fashion: Vivi & Kate

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I ventured into local boutique Vivi & Kate to speak with owner Elizabeth Raub totally on a whim, without making an appointment. To my delight, I didn't need to call ahead – Raub was every bit as warm and welcoming as a local business owner ought to be, and by the time we parted ways, I felt we'd become friends (plus I was wearing an awesome new bracelet). Raub, a native … [Read more...]

Feel Good Fashion: Apricot Lane

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One store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is bringing both fashion and philanthropy to our community and beyond. Embracing a “think globally, act locally” mind-set, Sandra Barnes, owner of the trendsetting boutique Apricot Lane, is shaking things up in the world of retail and social justice. Working for the greater good, she proves being altruistic is one trend that never goes … [Read more...]

The Best Possible Experience: O’Neill Plastic Surgery


According to Dr. Patrick O’Neill, the opportunity to use an artistic touch is one of the greatest things about his profession as one of East Cooper’s best plastic surgeons. “I love the artistic challenges that come with being a plastic and reconstructive surgeon,” he acknowledged. Whether we have a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure, the most gratifying part of my work is … [Read more...]

The Best Dose of Confidence: Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center

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The experts at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center, a 5,000-square-foot facility in Mount Pleasant, have established a stellar reputation since opening their doors in 2001. Led by Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., the practice offers a full range of plastic surgery services, both reconstructive and cosmetic. The readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine certainly recognize Dr. Hensel’s expertise … [Read more...]

One of the Best Shopping Secrets in Town: Teal


  Voted Mount Pleasant’s best boutique, Teal may well be one of best shopping secrets in town. Teal is a perfectly curated collection of stylish clothes and select home accessories. The atmosphere is as relaxing as the scented Rewined candles, the clothes are eye-catching and surprisingly affordable and it is wise to check back often because the selection is … [Read more...]

That Holiday Glow: Relax at a Local Spa


Planning for the holidays can sometimes be stressful. Between trips to the mall, market and, in some cases, the airport, folks can find themselves deep in the throes of hustle and bustle rather than enjoying the seasonal cheer. In between all the decorating, gift purchasing and meal prepping, you must remember to shower yourself with a healthy dose of self-care. Luckily, Mount … [Read more...]

The Shot That Could Dissolve Double Chins! Kybella is HERE!


The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that promises to get rid of double chins without surgery. The drug is called KYBELLA™, and it is an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin. Options at the moment have been to suck it out or cut it out! This is a GREAT BREAKTHROUGH for patients suffering with this issue! KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) … [Read more...]

Meeting Your Fashion Needs: Butterfly Women’s Consignment Boutique

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Style icon and designer Coco Chanel once said, “Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway.” Amanda Rosen, the owner of Butterfly Women’s Consignment Boutique, cherishes this sentiment. Since opening her boutique in 2008, she has helped hundreds of women transform into the trendsetters they were born to be. With high-end labels such as Louis Vuitton, Versace, … [Read more...]