November 2008



Annie Get Your Gown

The Little Black Dress has been outlawed. Why would you want to look like everyone else? Steal the show “OFF THE SHOULDER TESSA GOWN” BY CATHERINE REGEHN THE PORCUPINE “OFF-WHITE TAFFETA GOWN” BY NICOLE MILLER THE PORCUPINE “NOCTURN DRESS AND WRAP” BY SUE WONG THE BACKDOOR “DROP-WAIST SILVER DRESS”…


Editor's Note: November 2008

Remember in school, when we had to come up with lists of what we were most thankful for? Funny how this list always seemed to coincide with “Thanksgiving”. Hmmmm…. In fact, now that I think about it, no one ever asked me to write about…
Author:Maggie Washo



Let’s Talk about Plastics

I just can’t figure this out. There’s so much plastic all around me. It seems like nice stuff. Lightweight, flexible, fairly durable. It has a nice clean look. I like it. I carry my water to the gym in it; it kept my Chinese takeout…
Author:Dave Kerns



Learning in the Lowcountry: Part 1

One of the greatest challenges facing parents in the Lowcountry today is the education of their children—from pre-school to college. Parents ask, “What is best for my child?” and “What can I afford?” Private and parochial schools offer alternatives to the public system, but come…
Author:Paul deVere



Sandstone: Catering to Hilton Head

Early in the fall of this year, VERANDA magazine, one of the publications of the Hearst Corporation (i.e., Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, House Beautiful, etc.), hosted a party for about 150 guests. From the food to entertainment, the theme was Cuban-Caribbean and hailed by…
Author:Paul deVere



Blue Parrot Gifts

The other day, I found myself surrounded by glimmering birds, sparkling dolphins, burnished turtles and glinting palmettos. There were baubles, bangles and beads everywhere. A flock of fairies swam through the air above me. (Or is that a flight of fairies?) No matter. Shimmering marsh…
Author:Ann DeMart



55 is the new 30: Sunrise to Sunset with Sassy Seniors

“The Charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka “There are the families…
Author:Art Direction & Styling By Kelly Stroud



Rollers Total Beverage

“Man does not live by bread alone. Sometimes there must be a beverage.”—Woody Allen Some businesses ebb and flow with the economy. The beverage business, however, seems to thrive no matter what. And Rollers Total Beverage has been successful for years; in fact it’s the island’s…
Author:Ann DeMart



Thanksgiving, 1621

“History is written by the victors.”—Winston Churchill “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”—Mark Twain (Author’s note: I’d like to thank the research department at the Pilgrims’ Progressive, a slick tabloid, rarely published in Plymouth, MA, for their almost unbelievable efforts, on my behalf, for finding the…
Author:Paul deVere



Heritage Fine Jewelry: A Trusted Source

Diamonds and gold and platinum, oh my! No matter how old or valuable, how classic or gaudy, jewelry, like a wall that could talk, could tell juicy secrets. Just think, if wedding rings could speak, what kind of therapy they could offer. Talk about truly knowing…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Main Street Inn and Spa: Home away from home

“I didn’t even know you were here!” That comment is good news to Denise Hatcher, general manager of Main Street Inn & Spa. That means another person has “discovered” her unusual property. Unusual, that is, for Hilton Head Island, noted for its beachfront hotels, luxury homes…
Author:Paul deVere



Port Royal Plaza: Good eats, good bargains, good times

Hilton Head may be nationally known as a posh resort island, filled with upscale shops and restaurants. But for area residents, especially in these, um, “interesting” economic times, there’s a very practical venue: Port Royal Plaza, a haven for families, retirees and others who are…
Author:Ann DeMart



Get to Know CQ’s

“From the moment you step foot on the polished, nineteenth-century heart pine floors which were the original laid, you can look around and discern a sense of time passed…of island history.” So begins “The History of CQ’s” as it is eloquently imparted on the restaurant’s menu,…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr



DKY Style File

WHO Sheryle Wolfe – 34 years old, wife of Samm, mother of Sadie and Samantha, owns Wolfe Graphic Design. WHAT GetStyled! by DK STYLE, goes Modern Vintage! WHERE Salon 5200 – Danielle Keasling, Carrie Smoot-Sexton & Priscilla Ortiz Hilton Head Wellness Center – Tavia Osterstock Photography by Anne Studio 13 Wexford Club Drive…
Author:DK Style Squad



November Calendar of Events

Carnival Night at the Promenade November 7th, 6p.m. – till? Carnival Night at the Promenade on Calhoun Street. An evening of rides, games, live music, drinks and good times. Friday, November 7th from 6pm – dark. Call (843) 815-9924 for details. The Nutcracker November 7th-9th…


He Says, She Says: Politics

He Says: In a few days, we’ll go to the polls to elect the next leader of the free world. John McCain, the republican candidate from Arizona is running against Barack Obama, the democratic nominee from Illinois. I look around and see that both sides of…
Author:Keith Kelson



Holiday Gift Guide 2008

Unique Belts by SuZBee Snappy patterned cotton fabric belts to match your style. A perfect adornment for your beautiful waist. (many designs available) Found at Lowcountry Saddlery – Moss Creek Village (843) 837-8700 $26.95 Shiraleah Green Catalina Clutch Found at All About Me in The Village Exchange 785-2558 $39 Special Price! (good through…


2009 Heart Ball: “In the Heart of the Low Country” An evening of serious fun for a very important cause

On Saturday, February 7, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight, Lowcountry residents will don their finest attire and come together at the Crowne Plaza Resort to dine, dance and vie for luxurious auction items. While the focus of the elegant black-tie event is to mix,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Thomas Viljac: Adding More Charm to Old Town Bluffton

One of the really cool things about Bluffton, South Carolina is that it has its own state of mind. That’s what Blufftonians say anyway, and who is an islander to argue? An unfortunate circumstance of Bluffton’s land annexation initiatives that rival the Louisiana Purchase is…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Take a FACES Staycation: The getaway you need at a price you can afford

Staycation: a portmanteau that combines “stay” and “vacation” and refers to a holiday that takes place either at or near home. With the economy slumping and gas prices soaring, traditional vacation trips are out of the question for many Americans. But at the same time, the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Hilton Head Oyster Festival and Turkey Trot

In mid-November, as the rest of the world is prepping for what The Farmer’s Almanac says will be a colder than average winter, residents of Hilton Head Island are busy wondering if their cold-weather flip flops are still in the garage. Getting outside when the…
Author:Craig Hysell



Work that body to the core at Core Pilates & Yoga

Core (kohr) noun: the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything. When Katie Finger Girardi and Lynne Anderson decided to create a fitness studio that would employ the methods of Joseph Pilates, they searched for a name that would reflect his philosophy—that the body and…
Author:Lynne Hummell



It Could Be Worse: You Could Give Up

Look, we all know it’s bad out there. Our country is getting its collective economic/philosophical ass kicked. Greed, bad decisions, self-interest and a disappointing lack of both political and financial leadership (i.e. guidance and accountability) has left us with the bitter taste of distrust on…
Author:Craig Hysell




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