December 2008



Editor's Note: December 2008

Most of my fondest memories are when something didn’t quite go as planned and a funny story resulted. Perhaps it wasn’t funny at the time, but days, weeks and years later, the fact that something went awry is what makes the moment so special and…
Author:Maggie Washo



DK Style: Enter to Win our Monthly Makeover!

DK Style is all about making people look good and feel great about themselves. We’ve created a first class “team” of successful and super creative professionals. CH2 readers have an opportunity to enter a “contest” put on by DK Style. Each month one very lucky…
Author:DK Style Squad



Champagne for the Holidays

December is here and this means Christmas, New Years Eve, and all the other fun stuff in between. This calls for Champagne! Last year, we chose some delicious sparkling wine selections for your holiday celebrations. This year, let’s look at the history of this fabulous…
Author:krissy cantelupe



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”…


Aladdin Shines and Shimmers

Hilton Head Prep’s holiday musical has all the dazzle of a New York Radio City Show! Performing arts director, Don Hite, promises that Hilton Head Prep’s production of Walt Disney’s Aladdin, this December 10th, 11th and 13th, will absolutely capture all the franticness and energy of…
Author:Paula Magrini



He Said She Said "Bachelorette Contest"

He Said Here in the Lowcountry, one of the more popular CH2 issues is the annual bachelor issue, which features single local men who have been nominated by their friends, family and co-workers to be CH2’s “Bachelor of the Year.” It’s been a rousing success. The…


Hello Bear "Montana's Grizzly Bar and Restaurant"

At Montana’s Restaurant & Grizzly Bar on Kitty’s Landing Road in Bluffton, patrons can enjoy a delectable menu of steaks, chops, pastas, seafood, lighter fare including salads, sandwiches and soups, and a Cub Menu for kids every single night. For chef Todd Rackliff, a Maine native…
Author:kate hanzalik



Make Life Awesome With Awesome Holiday Movies

In 2003, Bethany Hamilton lost an arm to a shark attack when she was 13. Three weeks later she was back out on her surfboard. Not long after that she was competing as an amateur surfer. And winning. Josh Sommer found out he had a particularly…
Author:craig hysell



Love at First Bite

Just when Jim and Anna Buckingham thought they had their retirement plans in place, they found out that God had something else in mind. Some might call it a fluke. Anna calls it a miracle, and Jim agrees that Bistro 17 was “meant to be.”…
Author:linda hopkins



Get Fit at Palmetto Athletic Club

Everyone who joins a gym does so for a specific reason. They have a particular goal in mind, and something (or someone) has propelled them to take the necessary steps to make a positive change in their life. It could be that their doctor suggested…
Author:amanda nowak



Winter Wonderland Vail "Beaver Creek Colorado"

Are you ready to head for a fun ski trip? Now is the time to start planning your winter getaway. What better place to get outside and enjoy all the beauty this great land has to offer than the Vail/Beaver Creek valleys of Colorado. Whether…
Author:martha langan



Tee it Up! "Here’s your 22nd chance to win that Mercedes-Benz"

Just imagine. You’re on Harbour Town’s #17, that par 3 you love and hate. But the wind is down, the light is just right, and there’s that Mercedes-Benz off in the distance, just waiting for you to drop that little white ball in the cup…
Author:paul deVere



The Honey Do List!

Darling, While I’m out Christmas shopping, would you mind doing a few things around the house? There is a whole chicken for roasting in the refrigerator. I left your favorite cookbook on the counter. Let’s have dinner ready by seven, shall we? I’ll pick up a nice pinot…
Author:Maggie Washo



Learning in the Lowcountry: Part 2

The variety of educational opportunities available to students—and parents—in the Lowcountry is nothing short of exceptional. What may be most challenging for parents is that, in terms of academics, there is little that could be called “traditional.” How students learn, the tools used in learning…
Author:paul deVere



A Competition of Elegance "Concourse d' Elegance"

If you didn’t make it to the 7th Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival October 30 thru November 2, you truly missed “An Affair to Remember.” Depending on which cars you were hanging around, you might even have thought you caught a glimpse…
Author:paul deVere



Double Play "Oswald L. Mikell, MD"

He can save your life and he can make you feel (and look) better. Dr. Oswald Mikell, named the 2008 Dermatologist of the Year by the South Carolina Dermatology Association, is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.…
Author:Paul deVere



Palmettoes: Where Shopping is a Party!

Remember the days before you became a local, and you came to Hilton Head Island once or twice a year to play golf or tennis, go to the beach, fish, kayak, drink at the Tiki Hut, and make life miserable for the drivers behind you…
Author:frank dunne, jr.



One Luxurious Kennel

Three Black Dogs on Ulmer Road in Bluffton is what pets and their parents have been waiting for for years. It’s an extended-stay vacation home for animals, offering an array of services from boarding and doggy daycare to training and grooming. With two business-savvy animal…
Author:kate hanzalik



December Upcoming Events

NINTH ANNUAL CANDY CANE CLASSIC TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND Saturday, December 6th Sea Pines Country Club The Ninth Annual Candy Cane Classic will be hosted by the Sea Pines Country Club on Saturday, December 6th. The…


The History of Mistletoe "How kissing went out on a limb"

A good smooch depends on a fascinating number of things. Did you know two-thirds of people tilt their heads to the right when they kiss? Scientists believe this stems from the way we hold our heads in the womb—but the top three, generally speaking, are…
Author:Craig Hysell



Sharron Cunningham: Accentuating the Positive

Sharron Cunningham creates positive change. In the process, she finds success instead of excuses for why it didn’t happen. As a consultant, motivational speaker and coach for business teams and individuals, she shows people how to “accentuate the positive” and “eliminate the negative” to reach…
Author:ann demart



The Bluffton Christmas Parade

It may not have the reputation of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the frenetic fans of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but the Old Town Bluffton Christmas Parade has its own history. And it’s certainly grown from its beginnings 30-some years ago, when half the…
Author:ann demart




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