August 2013



August 2013 Editor's Note

Last month I was lucky enough to join family friends on a trip to Harbour Island in the Bahamas. I spent a long weekend on pink sand beaches and at the famed Atlantis Resort where, if you sneeze, it costs you about $17, with 15…
Author:Maggie Washo



August 2013 Series of Fortunate Events

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! Residents from Indigo Pines head out to the Bluffton Chik-Fil-A for the “Dress Like a Cow Day” on Friday July 12. You Did It! Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce celebrate the graduates of their Entrepreneur class in…


August 2013 Mayors

OUR NUMBERS GAME I am a baseball fan. As such, I like baseball statistics and numbers. While the Town of Hilton Head Island’s budget statistics may not be as interesting as, say, Pittsburgh Pirate lifetime hitting statistics, nonetheless, as mayor, and on behalf of a hard-working…
Author:Drew Laughlin & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?

FRANK DUNNE, JR. Funny you should ask, Courtney. Those questions were very much on my mind when I received your e-mail. Of course, there’s a story… Earlier this summer, Roommate and I took in a young lady from Alabama (I’ll call her Ally to protect the innocent)…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr. & Courtney Hampson



Our Town: Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament

It’s 1979, and shock rocker Alice Cooper is playing to sold out arenas, stalking the stage in leather pants, microphone in one hand and boa constrictor in the other. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, an ambitious group of Hilton Head Island residents…
Author:Robert Gilbert



Tips from a Golf Pro: How to Read Greens

You could be the best ball striker in the world, have the most technically sound putting stroke and a custom-fit putter. If you do not know how to read the green, you will never be able to make consistent putts. Many factors are involved in…
Author:Pete Popovich



Three Guys Named J

Treble Jay is in the house, a Hilton Head pizza house to be precise, and the rock band’s three founding members are sharing mid-day slices and background about their lives and an original sound that blends earthy blues-rooted influences with modern sonic embellishments. From left, there’s…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Seeking Sonic Perfection

Brooks Cobb builds hand-crafted custom guitars in a secluded shop not far from Old Town Bluffton, and his ongoing quest for perfection begins literally from the ground up. “I’m always looking for the perfect cut of wood with tight grain, and there’s just not that much…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Charlie's L'etoile Verte

Imagine an amalgamation of the quintessential American story teller Ernest Hemingway and the legendary French chef Jacques Pépin. Add a deeply rich Southern soul and a mind filled like a vault loaded with gems, in the form of memories and tales, lessons and recipes, and…
Author:Kitty Bartell



A Steady Course: Prevailing Winds for Pau Hana & Flying Circus

It is relatively easy to pick them out in a crowd. Honey-tanned weathered skin, the good kind of deep wrinkles that come from years of squinting into the wind and sun, knotted hands from holding tight to the sheets (those are ropes to the uninitiated),…
Author:Kitty Bartell



A Sea of Libations: The Ladies of CH2 Go Bar Hopping

On this island of beauty and allure, not enough residents of Hilton Head Island experience all that this place has to offer. Islanders often get stuck in the day-to-day rut of work, family, and responsibility, while forgetting about the natural artistry that surrounds the island…
Author:Lily Bartell



Getting Back to School:Bus Schedules to Budgets

The absolute best part of going back to school, for me, was toting my newly purchased school supplies to school and arranging them in my very own personal hinge-lid desk. Lining up my pens, pencils, and crayons—tolerating the years when the eight-pack was required, and…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Busy Bees Fly to B's Kitchen

A fter a long day of working, hosting visitors or even just chilling on the beach, there’s no need to sacrifice a hand-crafted meal to reward yet another deserving effort. Enter B’s Kitchen, a progressive culinary concept where all it takes is a phone…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Sometimes Life Gets a Little Weird: Living to Give

This is a story of Biblical proportions. It does not, however, involve anything as dramatic as the parting of the Red Sea or the raising of the dead. It is a classic tale of brokenness, redemption, and service, magnificently manifesting as love, creativity, and even…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Beauty/Spa Section: How to Feel 20-Something at 30-Something

A week before my 35th birthday, I had a mini freak out. Here’s why: When I would say “35,” to myself or to others (when prompted what big eminent number I was turning on June 13), I felt like I was mouthing the number “35,”…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Beauty/Spa Section: C2 Pretty Products

Kim Crouch Obagi C System Cost: $250 (but it lasts for several months!) It makes your skin not blotchy and brown. After I had my son Jackson, my skin was blotchy and I had melasma. This product completely took it away! Maggie Washo Laila Perfume by Geir Ness Cost:…
Author:Special to CH2



New Science: BRCA Gene Affords Proactive Path

BRCA is the designation for the breast cancer gene that has received so much media attention of late, thanks in part to actresses Christina Applegate and Angelina Jolie.

Author:Kitty Bartell



Branding Bluffton's "State of Mind"

Branding a town is a tough task. Branding Bluffton is even more challenging. How do Bluffton town leaders brand the nebulous, multi-faceted, and often indescribable qualities that make Bluffton a “State of Mind?” What makes this branding task even more complex is that Bluffton is…
Author:Debbie Szpanka



The Thrill of the Hunt: Consignment Shopping

The hunt is on. She pursues her prey with an eagle eye and a leopard’s pounce. She will show no mercy. It’s not innate to her species—she is a consignment connoisseur, and she devours deals. I know. I’m one. Born and bred. Thankfully, I can flex…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Home Column: Vacation Homes

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME Going on vacation is an event many of us plan for an entire year. We investigate places to go, research the area we have chosen, and finally make reservations. Every step of the process takes into account the entertainment and comfort…
Author:Meg Park




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