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Last Minute before the Holidays

It's has been a bittersweet year for Nelwater. Professionally, we have increased our clientele and spent much of the producing commercials, marketing plans and more. Personally, I had to deal with mom's heart attack on July 14th. She was supported by ECMO for weeks and there were plenty of times that I didn't think she would live. When she did awaken, she had a pressure sore that turned worse...which lead to the amputation of her leg from the shin down on Black Friday. She's stayed with us and I've cherish each day. 

I am thankful for the year I've had, even though it's been nutty. I'm grateful that I get to write for Lowcountry Parent magazine and The Post & Courier monthly. And I'm especially grateful for all my clients who were so great during this time. 

There's still some time left to get holiday gifts. Here's some great ideas. Happy Chanukah to everyone! Merry Christmas and may 2012 be the best year yet! 

Love all the Christmas items …

Last-Minute Holiday Procrastinators Are In Luck! Cru Catering Serves Up a Christmas Dinner Pick-Up Option

With Christmas 10 days away, Cru Catering wants to make the holidays a little brighter and easier for you by offering a pick-up option for a full Christmas dinner. The last day to order is Monday, December 19 by 12:00 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling (843) 534-CHEF (2433) and will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 24 between 12:00 - 2:00p.m. at the Cru Catering headquarters located at 1784 Harmon Street. 

This savory menu will have your guests wanting to dine at your house every holiday season. 

The Christmas Dinner Menu Available for Pick Up Includes: (minimum 4 people) Spiced Rum Glazed Christmas Ham with Traditional Ham Jus Roasted Hazelnut Stuffing Cranberry Biscuits & Cheddar, Black Peppercorn Biscuits with Apple Compound Butter Baby Spinach Salad with Housemade Pancetta Croutons, Pomegranate Seeds, Roasted Gold and Red Beets with Spiced Vinaigrette Smashed Red Potatoes Honey Glazed Baby Carrots Apple Walnut Spice Cakewith Apple Jack Glaze

Whether you need a few appetiz…

Mount Pleasant’s Oldest Florists Blossoms into the Holiday Season with New Location

Mount Pleasant’s oldest and first florist, Belva’s Flower Shop is proud to announce their expansion in to a new location at 1409B Stuart Engals Boulevard behind Glasspro in Mount Pleasant. As a mainstay on Coleman Boulevard since 1956, this family-owned florist originally opened by Belva Williams has helped the Lowcountry celebrate special occasions, mourn the loss of loved ones and create unique arrangements for local weddings.

After 55 years at the Coleman Boulevard location, third generation family members Alex and Chris Williams, Belva Williams’ grandsons, saw the need to expand after the blossoming of online ordering and the ease of social media. A larger space also allows Belva’s to better serve the community and gives walk-in customers a more hands-on experience with ample parking. 
Belva’s now has even made ordering flowers via the internet as easy as the click of a mouse and  arrangements are now available to purchase on the Belva’s Flower Shop Facebook page at…

Shop Local - it's MORE important than ever

This past Saturday was the Second Annual Small Business Saturday to follow Black Friday and according to the media, it went off really well. I do find it ironic that it already has to have a major corporate sponsor behind it, but at least they're trying to shine a light on small business. 

This upcoming Saturday you can support your local small business by shopping at Sweet Olive at 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard in I'On as they celebrate their Holiday Open House. There will be sweets and treats along with wine and of course, some great gifts! The wonderful gals at Sweet Olive also gift wrap - and it's one of the best things, because it means you don't have to! 

For more, visit & PLEASE buy at least 30% of your Christmas list local, it means much more than you know. Here's some cute ideas from Sweet Olive: 

Celebrate the new Firefly Sunset Resort

Enjoy nightly sunsets at Hope Town’s newest resort, Firefly Sunset Resort. Set on the Sea of Abaco on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas, the new Firefly Sunset Resort is now open for the season. Sustainably built by Firefly Vodka co-creator, Jim and Ann Irvin of Charleston, South Carolina, this whimsical resort offers seven villas and cottages with full size kitchens, three pools, a snorkeling reef, WIFI and an on-site restaurant, Firefly Bar & Grill. Firefly Sunset Resort is already a local favorite for its nightly sunsets and delicious cocktails. 

Located just 200 miles east of West Palm Beach, FL and 100 miles north of Nassau, Hope Town is a quaint village on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay. Located on Elbow Cay, the resort features seven beautifully appointed rental properties. "Mint 2 Be" the honeymoon suite, sits nestled nicely on the edge of a beautiful coral cliff, suspended over the Sea of Abaco. Designed for romance, this two bedroom/two bathroom cottage has its own pr…

Kick off the Holiday Season

With Christmas and Chanukah right around the corner, ring in the holidays by shopping locally at Sweet Olive’s Holiday Kickoff Party on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is the perfect chance to get a sneak peek at this year’s holiday decor, locally made gift items and dazzling ornaments. Refreshments and culinary treats will be provided.  Sweet Olive is located in the heart of I’On at 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and is one of the Lowcountry’s top home decor destinations.  “Each holiday season, we have many patrons who love to see what’s new for the holidays. Our Holiday Kickoff Party is a great way to thank them for shopping locally.” said Melinda Armstrong Wrenn, owner of Sweet Olive. “And shopping locally is vital to keep our community flourishing.”   What: Holiday Kickoff Party  When: Thursday, November 17,  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Where: Sweet Olive, 264 N. Shelmore Boulevard, I’On in Mount Pleasant  Admission: Free  Sweet Olive also will be open for extended s…