January 2014



2014 Bachelor of the Year: Taylor Whitehead

Taylor Whitehead is not your average bachelor and is redefining what it means to be a family man. Like most bachelors, he comes sans mate or children, however, the newly crowned 23-year-old CH2 Bachelor of the Year is clearly centered on family, attested to by…
Author:Kitty Bartell



CrossFit: No More Excuses!

I have been involved in CrossFit since 2008. When I opened my gym in 2010, there were just over 2,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide. Today, there are over 8,000 and counting. This meteoric increase has sparked a lot of curiosity and quite a few misconceptions. Let…
Author:Craig Hysell



Bridal Beauty: One Day at a Time

Hair and Makeup by Christine Stephens of Karisma Salon
Model Caroline Molloy of Halo Talent Group
Art Direction and Design by Kelly Stroud

Author:Special to CH2



The 14 Formula: Tips to Being Healthier and Happier in 2014

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school, has a mission: “To play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.” Instructors include well-known wellness gurus like Joy Bauer (health expert…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



January 2014: Mayors

Planning for the Town’s Future Town Council dedicated three days in late November to prioritizing significant objectives for the coming year. Having attended many annual strategic planning council workshops, I can attest to the fact that this year, council accomplished some heavy lifting. We dispensed with…
Author:Drew Laughlin, Lisa Sulka



Lowcountry Wedding: Clark & Ashton

Clark and Ashton met in a bar. Five years later, they were at the altar. See, sometimes that happens! Having both been raised on Hilton Head Island, getting married anywhere else wasn’t even discussed. (Except for that one conversation with Ashton’s father wherein he offered them money to…


Shed the Weight and Shape up Your Life: Unexpected Tips to Weight Loss and More

Are you one of the 150 million Americans who resolved to lose weight this year? Congratulations, and good luck, because it is predicted that 95 percent of you will actually be heavier going into 2015. That’s because the $20 billion weight-loss industry is giving us…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The 2014 Fitness Challenge

Let’s make 2014 the best year ever! Our health and fitness level is directly related to how we feel and how successful we become. People who exercise improve their brain function and memory, perpetuating their intelligence and self-esteem. Often times, we can get side-tracked and…
Author:Nate Dixon, PT, DPT



The Home Gym

The party is over and ’tis the season to get in shape. No more advent calendar chocolates. No more bourbon and eggnogs. No more turkey eat-a-ramas. And “no more excuses,” said Jen Edwards of SWEAT fitness. Edwards has been helping people reach their goals since…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Chill Winds Blowing for America's Favorite Game

College bowl games. The BCS Championship Game. NFL playoffs. Super Bowl Sunday on the horizon. Football fan nirvana. It must be January. I’m fired up, but something doesn’t smell right on the gridiron lately. I see red flags all over the field, and they’re not…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



Ela's Guide to Wedding Menu Planning

Start with your budget We know…ew, budget…but it is the cornerstone to every detail decision you make. It’s important to set something realistic and then use that number to set your priorities. Maybe your priority is music. Maybe it’s the dress. Maybe it’s the menu. For…
Author:Erin Wasem



New Year's Resolutions: Financially Speaking

It’s that time of the year again. Time to shed all your bad habits and start down the road to the perfect “you” that you know you can be. But, seriously…Even if you are one of those people who crowd the gym during January and…
Author:Lew Wessel



Wedding Etiquette

et•i•quette [ etikit,- ket/ ] noun: The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. synonyms: protocol, manners, accepted behavior, rules of conduct, decorum, good form Etiquette is really about using polite behavior to make people feel comfortable. Weddings, in particular,…
Author:Mary Frances Lowrey



Raising the Barre: The latest fitness fusion to take Hilton Head by Storm

If you’ve ditched your leotard and leg warmers for Lululemon and a yoga mat, be advised: now it’s time to belly up to the Barre. This fitness phenomenon delivers a long and lithe dancer’s body without a tutu to be seen. Barre workouts improve…
Author:Karen Weiner & Lynne Anderson



A Wedding by the Sea

Carl and Charlie Schroeder have made love and marriage a fun business, assisting over 1,000 couples to tie the knot on Hilton Head Island. Local residents for 38 years, notary public and ministers, father and son have found a niche for marrying couples on the…


Charity Corner: An Evening with Our Stars

Hilton Head Island native Tyler Magnin is a tenth grade piano prodigy at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina. Unlike today’s stereotypical teen, he looks forward to going to school. “I have the opportunity to be immersed…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Charity Corner: Timeless Interiors

Bluffton design studio and furniture store Timeless Interiors announced a special new project on “Giving Tuesday” to make over a local charity. They have asked local residents to nominate charities to help them select a beneficiary. Timeless Interiors has made headlines with the ground breaking on…
Author:Special to CH2



C2 Guide to Fancy Beers & Local Breweries HHI & Bluffton

Light, dark, cold or warm, with 26 different recognized styles of brew, enjoying a craft beer has become more than just drinking a beer. It is an experience made from local hands with a sincere appreciation for local food and love for one of man’s…
Author:Michael Connolly



Edwards’s HIIT Home Workout

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of rest before moving on to the next exercise. Challenge yourself on each exercise, working at maximum effort. Repeat the circuit two times for an effective 20-minute workout: 1. Jumping jacks 2. Squats holding a medicine ball 3.…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Winning Orthodontic Smiles: Bracing for the Future

Dr. Travis Fiegle wore headgear, an expander, and braces as a kid growing up in Georgia. The experience had a very positive impact on his life and led him to a fitting career in Bluffton, fashioning alluring smiles for others…without the use of headgear he…
Author:Michael Paskevich



10 Tips to a Tech-Savvy Yet Traditional Wedding

The other day I got my first Evite to a wedding. I was stunned. Intrigued. And left with some heady, hard-hitting questions like: Has society come so “far” (double entendre intended) that a free online invitation service, complete with clip art, has replaced the Crane…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Shear Miracle: Getting it All Right

The Ideal Toy Corporation’s Crissy fashion doll helped set the course of Christine Spado’s life. Crissy had 18 inches of auburn hair that could be made long or short with the turn of a knob on her back. She also could say phrases like, “Please…
Author:Kitty Bartell



RV It!- Why are RVers So Happy?

Do you ever feel like your world is getting smaller rather than bigger? Feel stifled, overruled by your routine or in a rut? Or find yourself lusting for an adventure or a creative outlet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



January 2014: Editor's Note

The January Issue Some thoughts. BOTY & Brides I find it odd that we are featuring our Bachelor of the Year in the same issue as a special section on weddings. What a juxtaposition, eh? According to numerous unknown sources, it is believed that 26% of couples get…
Author:Maggie Washo



Under the Radar with: Bob Alberti

Bob Alberti is one of the most respected and successful musicians of his generation, and it doesn’t bother him that you probably don’t know that. “I’m much the introvert,” said the 79-year-old pianist, arranger and author. “I don’t like being in the spotlight. I’d always…
Author:Martin Lesch




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