February 2009



Valentine Gala

Dress – Nicole Miller (Porcupine) Stone Bracelet – Bounkit (Porcupine) Mask – Handmade by stylist Dress – Sue Wong (The Back Door) Crystal Drop Earrings – R.J. Graziano (Porcupine) Crystal Ring – Liquid Metal (Porcupine) Dress – Charles Chang – Lim (Porcupine) Stone Bracelet – Bounkit (Porcupine) Dress – Badgley Mischka (Porcupine) Flourite…


On Equality: AAUW works to shatter a glass ceiling

Barack Obama’s campaign has reinvigorated the spirit of civil rights; his election to the presidency is clearly a milestone, and it is one that invites Americans to take a closer look at all facets of liberty—including women’s equality. Critics say the glass ceiling that limits…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



It Could Be Worse

Ah, love. That whimsical virtue that sets souls free, makes all things possible, enables dreams, ignites ubiquitous passions and validates the meaning of our existence. The stuff of lofty poems, swoon-inducing fairy tales and true romance. Yes, love is truly a beautiful thing. Until we get…
Author:Craig Hysell



DK Style File

WHO Marcie Zanzig – 49 years old WHAT GetStyled! by DK STYLE, visits the era of Pinup! WHERE Salon 5200 – Danielle Keasling, Kim Harrison & Priscilla Ortiz Hilton Head Aesthetic & Laser Center – Tavia Osterstock Photography by Anne Studio Multimedia Makeup Artist Krista Marie PRODUCTS…
Author:DK Style Squad



Island Car Wash: Incredibly Clean Cars Consistently

That’s not my truck. It can’t be. It looks too… what’s the word I’m looking for? “Awesome?” Yet, upon closer inspection, when you remove the tree sap, pollen, brake dust, two months worth of daily use and water spots, that is, indeed, my truck. The…
Author:Craig Hysell



Hilton Head Rentals and Golf

A spectacular new home on Daufuskie Island has a view of the ocean so vast that the house appears to be on its own private island. Each room is perfectly appointed. The pool appears to have its own beach. The light gleaming through the windows…
Author: Ann DeMart



Groomingdales: Caring for our Creatures

Jen and Jeff Prekop, the owners of Groomingdales pet grooming, share a love of animals, from pampered pets to feral cats and humane society residents. “I’ve been involved in animal rights and rescue for years and years,” said Jen, who is a member of PETA…
Author:Ann DeMart



Need a Loan? Atlantic Community Bank will help you get it

Here’s the deal. You want to buy a car. Detroit rejoices! Your local car dealer rejoices. Your family rejoices. You’ve had your eye on that new Prius. But then you check your RSS feeds on the Web, turn on the television or open the newspaper only…
Author:Paul deVere



What’s Your Rate of Return?

We’re forced today, probably more than ever before in our lives, to worry about the rate of return on our investments. It’s also more important today to invest our time and money wisely to increase our return on life. Travel is one of life’s greatest…
Author:Kate Keep



“What’s Your Name, Darlin?” Luke Bryan wows his fans

Maybe a half hour (or more) before Luke Bryan starts his show, fans line up outside the dressing room door. They are carrying photos, cameras or just blank pieces of paper. Most are young ladies, wanting the country singer/songwriter’s autograph and to get a photo…
Author:Paul deVere



He Said She Said "The Blame Game"

He Said I helped a friend install a home theater system in her den after the Thanksgiving holiday while she was having a small get together with some of her female friends. Her husband and I go way back, and I was pleased to help her…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



The Answer is Blowin’ the Wind

Wind is air convection currents caused by the sun’s uneven heating of the earth’s surface. Earth’s rotation, terrain and land/water mix all contribute to wind flows. For example, during the day, air over land warms quicker and rises, causing cooler marine air to rush in.…
Author:Jim McCaffrey



Club Tan: Fun in the Sun… Without the Sun

Diana Phillips works the reception desk at Club Tan like a seasoned card shark. She is Southern, affable and possesses a matter-of-fact sass that is absolutely delightful. She sizes me up as soon as I walk through the door, processing my fair complexion in seconds.…
Author:Craig Hysell



Meet Your New Best Friend

Dog lovers of the Lowcountry, there is a hidden gem full of beautiful, sweet adoptable dogs right in our backyard. Maranatha Farm, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, is located in Ridgeland, about 30 minutes from Bluffton. Although my description of the farm could never…
Author:Nicole Borkoski



So, What Are You Really Saying? Nonverbal Cues & Unlocking the Mysteries of Courtship

Woman #1 (smiling demurely) I’ve got a date tonight. Woman #2 (sighing morosely) I’ve got a date tonight, too. While the above sentences are practically the same, what the women are implying about their circumstances is vastly different. (Poor Woman #2… she has a terrible name and she isn’t happy about…
Author:Craig Hysell



Beaufort Festiv-ALE

What could be better than spending a sunny day strolling along the water sipping a cold beer? How about spending two days sampling dozens of finely crafted brews from around the world and helping out a couple of good causes at the same time? “Beaufort Festiv-ALE…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Stock Market? What Stock Market?

Have you gone into “stock shock?” Are you trying to figure out what to do with your money, other than deposit it in the Bank of Sealy Posturepedic (under your mattress)? James Lockhart, president of Harbor Light Wealth Management, and Robert Star, the firm’s managing…
Author:Paul deVere



A home run for sports fans

“The perfect job description?” chuckles Woody Rennie, owner of Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille. “Well, like most people, I like sports, and I like to have a couple of drinks.” Twelve years back Woody, like some of us these days, worked 25 years for a major…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Emory Campbell: Coming Home

“The military movements connected with the Civil War are well known. But the great mass of American people know but little, and so think less, of that other great event—the greatest in the history of the world—the emancipation of four million human beings held in…
Author:Paul deVere



Your Mind on Cigarettes

Many experts believe that smoking is only about 10 percent physical addiction and a whopping 90 percent psychological addiction. Your body will recover fairly quickly from nicotine withdrawals (the worst symptoms usually abate in three days or less), but your psychological dependency on cigarettes can…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Editor’s Note: February 2009

I am boycotting Valentine’s Day this year. Instead, I think I shall spend the month celebrating some other much under-appreciated and little publicized holidays in February. How about Wear Red Day on February 6th? I have a red hat. I’ll wear it proudly. Even if it is…
Author:Maggie Washo




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