December 2013



Best Boss Contest

Do You Have the Best Boss in the Lowcountry? Enter here and you could win $1000. $500 for YOU – $500 for your BOSS! CH2/ CB2 will pick a winner on February 10th and the winner will be featured in the March issue of CH2…
Author:CH2



December 2013: Editor's Note

Although I’m not generally one to fuss when things go wrong, this month I’ll admit I found myself pretty overwhelmed. There were many late night (think midnight) photo shoots, weekends at the office and brainstorming telephone calls with my team until 11 p.m. at night.…
Author:Maggie Washo



Meet CH2's Top Ten!

Thanks to all of these lovely men and women we were able to raise over $7000 this year for the Island Rec Center. That’s a whole lot of $3 votes! (2,333 votes, to be exact.) Special thanks to our sponsors The Porcupine, Outside Hilton Head, Old…
Author:Special to CH2



December 2013: Series of Fortunate Events

Welcome Back RE/MAX Island Realty would like to announce the return of award-winning realtor, Mark Desjean. He has been selling real estate on Hilton Head Island since 1987 and was the #1 RE/MAX Agent in South Carolina every year from 1990-2008. Congratulations Nada Lindstrom has been named broker-in-charge…
Author:Special to CH2



December 2013:Letters to the Editor

Regarding a line in the sand about Common Core I understand Courtney’s perspective and I applaud her for wanting more for her students. I, too, want more for my students (my children) but I don’t think Common Core is the answer. I am disappointed…
Author:Special to CH2



Being Better: The Art of Gift Giving

Like the Island of Misfit Gifts, is there a drawer or closet in your home filled with presents you received that you are considering re-gifting? Are you ready to resort to gift cards for all, and to all a good night? Do you avoid looking…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Don Ryan Center for Innovation: Incubating businesses and Bluffton’s new economy

Sitting around the conference table at CareCore National a few years ago, Bluffton’s Mayor Lisa Sulka felt a surge of decisive motivation. Those gathered were a local, human brain trust of greater Bluffton—leaders from different facets of the community—who wanted to bring better jobs to…
Author:Debbie Szpanka



Tips from a Pro: Supersize that? The Advantage of Oversized Grips

We live in a world where everything is oversized. The oversize phenomenon has even crept into grips, in particular, putting grips. Where oversize might not be good for some things—our waistlines, meals, etc.—it might actually prove beneficial to our putting. Let us examine why. Conventional putter…
Author:Pete Popovich



The Sound and the Glory

With an easy smile and a firm handshake, Greg Critchley ushers a visitor inside “The Sound,” his high-security Hilton Head recording studio that local musicians are touting as the only truly professional recording space to be found for many miles in any direction. It’s a…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Q&A: Home 101 with Tim Silcox

Healthy Environments’ Tim Silcox answers frequently asked questions by homeowners about keeping their houses “healthy” Why is my home so dusty? It’s attic fiberglass, because local codes do not require sealing areas around supply boot boxes and other sheet rock penetrations that pull dust into conditioned space.…
Author:Tim Silcox



Look at those Eyes:Indulge Spa goes Xtreme with lash extensions

Christina Bucci, owner and operator of Indulge Spa since 2004, has the ability to help you relax as well as enhance your appearance without surgery. Statuesque, beautiful and brunette, Bucci is as approachable as she is attractive, and her mission statement is straight forward and…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Line in the Sand:Where Have all the Babies Gone?

Frank Dunne, Jr. I’ll tell you up front; I’m not sure what Courtney’s angle is here. The idea comes from Newsweek article from last February, “Where Have All the Babies Gone?” It’s about a downward trend in birthrates in the United States. The article’s deck gives…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr., Courtney Hampson



Louette: A Unique Boutique

Leslie Hughes is “boutique-ing,” not shopping, at Louette in the Village Exchange. If she were shopping, she would be sifting through mounds of clothes or shelves of home goods. She would probably feel ignored by the salesperson and less than inclined to greet the storeowner.…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



December 2013: Mayors

Your Town at Work This fall, the Town of Hilton Head Island has been hard at work on several new capital projects. These projects will provide our residents and visitors with improved infrastructure, safer travel ways and a new emergency service facility. Here is an update…
Author:Drew Laughlin, Lisa Sulka



The Ultimate Man Cave

In nearly every happy couple’s home, there remains a secret place few are privy to see. From the female’s perspective, it is a vortex of manliness and so void of any design aesthetic or modicum of tidiness that she dares to enter it. This mysterious,…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Before Midnight 2013

It’s officially New Year’s Eve. You have less than 24 hours to do all the things you’ll resolve not to do in 2014. ALL MENS FASHION FROM PALMETTOES FOR HER: BLACK DRESS BY YPSY PARIS FROM THE PORCUPINE “Let’s not spend New Year’s Eve figuring out where to…


After Midnight 2014

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ACTORS AND ACTRESSES WHO SPENT A LONG CHILLY NIGHT ACTING LIKE DRUNK IDIOTS, ALL THE WHILE BEING COMPLETELY SOBER. HOLLY MILLER, TONY CROSETTO, TANYA AQUINO, DAWN STANZIONE, LAURIE TOWLER, CARMEN WILLIAMS, LEO WILKERSON, MATHEW ESNAULT, PHILLIP SCOTT, BRIAN KOLLAR AND ALEX.…


Nail Bar: A new experience In nail care

Nail Bar is not your typical nail salon, and owner Jason Nguyen is not your average nail salon owner. Pointing to the back wall of his serene space in Bluffton Commons near Westbury Park, he reads the following quote from the wall: “Welcome… may all…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



C2 Gift Guide 2013

Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion A great gift for that special lady in your life! After a long day of pampering at the Arum Spa at the Sonesta Resort, finish with this hydrating lotion, complete with a bio-network of essential nutrients and vitamins for skin’s daily…
Author:Special to CH2



Top Dollar Pawn:Buy & Sell

Who could ever forget the pawnshop scene from the 1983 film Trading Places? Down and out, Louis Winthorpe III tries to pawn off his $6,000-plus Rochefoucauld—the sports watch of the ’80s—and is offered a measly $50. “It tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills,…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



42nd Street Taps into Your Love of Great Musicals

It’s that time of year to bask in all things sparkly, twinkly and bubbly! All three can be found in abundance this holiday season at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, when 42nd Street, one of the most beloved shows of all time, bursts onto…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Staying Power

45 Years Sea Pines Montessori Academy Secret to Success: Treat your students and parents like family, and always hold high expectations. Sea Pines Montessori Academy is South Carolina’s first Montessori school and holds a tri-accreditation. Established by Mary Fraser, wife of Sea Pines Plantation developer, the school is rich…
Author:Special to CH2




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