Women and Men Who Mean Business (November 2011)

Dr. Myles Goldflies, Sculpted Figures Plastic Surgery

Dr. Myles Goldflies, Sculpted Figures Plastic Surgery

Dr. Myles Goldflies

Sculpted Figures Plastic Surgery
8212 Devon Court
Myrtle Beach, SC
Main: 843-839-5995
www.sculptedfigures.com

Dr. Myles Goldflies of Sculpted Figures loves his own homemade pizza. “I’ve been making it for nearly 30 years. It has a cottage cheese, dill bread crust, homemade sauce, six different cheeses and toppings like beef summer sausage and roasted eggplant. I even use an old hand-cranked Italian tomato processor.” For dessert, Dr. Goldflies loves hot fudge sundaes. When asked about his Thanksgiving traditions, this newly transplanted southerner said, “In previous years, I would cook a large feast for my mother and kids—there was always a fire in the fireplace. I like to stuff the bird with an andouille sausage-based stuffing and make side dishes that are a little less traditional. This is my first year in Myrtle Beach, and I am solo, so we’ll see.”

Dr. Goldflies is quick to count his blessings. “I am always thankful for the sharp and analytical mind I was given, and the talent I have with my hands; also God given. I am now thankful that I have finally made it to Myrtle Beach and Sculpted Figures.”

Rita Siegal Levine, Art & Soul

Rita Siegal Levine, Art & Soul

Rita Siegal Levine

Art & Soul
5001 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
Main: 843-839-2727
www.artandsoulmb.com

“I like all different kinds of food,” began Rita Siegal Levine of Art & Soul. “But, for dessert, my favorite is chocolate and raspberry. I have a chocolate cake with raspberry filling every year for my birthday.” Thanksgiving for Rita is sometimes at her home or her brother’s home, but they also go out once in a while. “If we eat in, I cook. I love to cook and experiment with different things, but we always have turkey.” Rita is thankful for every day, and said, “I really mean that from my heart. My husband has Alzheimer’s, and we take life one day at a time. I’m so grateful that he’s still with me.” Art & Soul is also a blessing in Rita’s life. “It gives me a wonderful, beautiful place to come where I’m surrounded by the work of talented artists. This is not just a business, it’s my life. One of our future artists is bedridden and makes exquisite jewelry. I love knowing that she’s doing something she loves, and I can put it where others will appreciate it.” Rita believes life should be enjoyed. “It’s all in how we look at life—I look at it as beautiful.”

Doug Turner, Douglas Diamond Jewelers

Doug Turner, Douglas Diamond Jewelers

Doug Turner

Douglas Diamond Jewelers
120 Shallotte Crossing Pkwy
Shallotte, NC
Main: 910-755-5546

A native of Virginia, Doug Turner, owner of Douglas Diamond Jewelers in Shallotte, N.C., doesn’t get to go home every year for Thanksgiving. “Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is a very important day, and I have to be here at 8 am to open the store. But, some years I do drive five hours there and five hours back to enjoy some of my sister-in-law’s wonderful cooking!” Doug buys scrap gold and silver and said that most people bring in broken things to sell for extra money, but once in a while, someone touches his heart. “A woman came in just a few days ago and burst into tears when I gave her the money for her gold. She had lost her job and had a small child to support. I realized how blessed I am, and was so glad to be able to offer this service to those who need it.” After 33 years, the bridal business is Doug’s favorite part of his work. “It is one of the few times that the guy just knows he’s doing the right thing, and the brides are always glowing. Being a part of something so special to a relationship is the best part of this business.”

Judy Hackler Tolley, Fran’s Clothing Company

Judy Hackler Tolley, Fran’s Clothing Company

Judy Hackler Tolley

Fran’s Clothing Company
4650 Hwy 17 S.
Murrells Inlet, SC
Main: 843-299-0298
www.fransclothing.com

Judy Hackler Tolley, of Fran’s Clothing Company in Murrells Inlet loves Italian food and key lime pie—but maybe not in the same meal! The family usually celebrates Thanksgiving together, either at her brother’s ski lodge in West Virginia or here. “Everyone cooks—my brother does the turkey when we eat at his home, and we all chip in the rest of the meal. If we stay home, my son is the turkey chef.” Judy says her specialty is the stuffing! Mother of one married son with two children, Judy is very thankful for her family—who stay together in business as well. “My sister, brother and I opened this store for our mother, who had retired, and wanted a part time job where she could set her own hours. I’m so grateful I get to work with family—we’re building something together.” Judy went on to tell me that she meets so many nice people in the store. “I love it. We’ve all been in retail at various times and wanted someplace that people could come not only to shop, but talk and share each other’s lives.”

Debra Hughes, Lets Dance

Debra Hughes, Lets Dance

Debra Hughes

Lets Dance
5221 N. Kings Hwy
Murrells Inlet, SC
Main: 843-997-2300
www.letsdancemb.com

Debra Hughes, owner of Lets Dance in Myrtle Beach, loves grilled seafood, apple pie and anything chocolate! When asked how she celebrates Thanksgiving, Debra told me, “Thanksgiving is meant to be celebrated with friends and family. I’m from Atlanta, and when I can’t get home, I celebrate with my neighbors and friends here—someone usually invites me over, or we go to the country club and eat.” In this season of gratitude, Debra told me she was thankful to have God in her life. “Every single day I give thanks for my blessings, and the biggest is my daughter, Carly, who’s graduating from UNCW in December!” Owning Lets Dance brings a lot of joy to Debra’s life. “We opened this year and it has been a great blessing. People come into the studio for many reasons; to learn to dance for a special occasion, to socialize, etc., but they all come in with smiles on their faces. They are learning something new and having fun. Before I opened Lets Dance, I worked in the community and I still use my dance, my gift, to help others by working with local students and adults learning to dance.”

Amy Bunn, The Joggling Board

Amy Bunn, The Joggling Board

Amy Bunn

The Joggling Board
11096 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC
Main: 843-237-2631
www.thejogglingboard.com

Amy Bunn of the Joggling Board in Pawleys Island is, like many of us, careful of the food she eats and feeds to her three young children. “I’m all about healthy, organic food that is chemical free, and get aggravated with what’s out there, especially for our children…blue and red food and juice should be illegal.” Dark chocolate is Amy’s favorite indulgence; she especially loves dark chocolate covered almonds, YUM! On Thanksgiving, Amy, her husband and the children go to her in-laws for lunch and her parents for dinner. “We eat all day,” Amy laughed. “I try to pace myself.” A vegetarian, Amy eats most everything except the meat and makes a mean pot of mashed potatoes—one of her favorite dishes. Her biggest blessing is her three beautiful children. “I tell them I love them all the time. I thank God every day for my sweet little angels.” Married 19 years, Amy is also thankful for her relationship with her husband. She went on to tell me about her blessings at work. “This was the best summer we’ve ever had, and October, typically a slow month, was a nice surprise. At the Joggling Board, we’re all like a family—it’s just a good combination.”

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