Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

13 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com managing editor’s note Dear readers, As you may have already noticed, this edition of Mount Pleasant Magazine is a special one. To kick off the new year, we are honoring the businesses, people and places voted Best by our readers. The Best Of issue is my favorite edition of the year because of its impact on the community; small businesses get recognized, familiar favorites are thanked for their impact and residents and visitors get to know the area. You can find a complete list of the Best Of winners, starting on page 59. Adorning these pages, you’ll also find portraits of some of the Best from each category, taken by Mark Staff, @markstaffphoto. Some of the Best of Mount Pleasant also sat down with Mount Pleasant Magazine to answer some questions about their businesses. To learn about how businesses like Haddrell’s Point Tackle got started, or why financial professional Hope Sullivan loves working with the Mount Pleasant community, flip to page 158. In this section — the Winner’s Circle — readers get a direct link to some of the Best of Mount Pleasant. Don’t miss it. This issue is the largest one of the year because of our dedication to the Best of Mount Pleasant, but that’s not all readers can learn from this edition. Starting on page 51, you’ll find a special bridal section covering topics like the hidden gem wedding venue in McClellanville, aptly named Salty Oak Farm. And don’t miss the story of Natalie Knox, wedding planner at Boone Hall Plantation, and her recent nuptials. Check out how she used her expertise to plan a dream wedding on page 52. Mount Pleasant, thank you for making the Best Of issue possible. Without your unwavering support of our community, this magazine wouldn’t be what it is today. Sincerely, Allison Sherman Managing Editor Vol. 12, Issue 1 • January/February 2022 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO MANAGING EDITOR ALLISON SHERMAN CONTRIBUTING EDITORS DENISE K. JAMES COLIN MCCANDLESS ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN PRODUCTION MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE BETHANY LONG TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRAIN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS COLIN MCCANDLESS • BILL FARLEY MARY COY • ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA GINGER SOTTILE • JASON STURDEVANT TY RAJO PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF • JENN CADY ALLISON SHERMAN • BETHANY LONG BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANDY WILLIS MANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Mount Pleasant Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Mount Pleasant Magazine is published six times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Mount Pleasant Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM