September 2017



Curb Appeal: Hilton Head Garage Doors proves small addition can make a huge difference

Let’s be honest. How often do you think about your garage door? We’re willing to bet your answer is somewhere between “why are you asking me this?” and “not very often, as long as we’re being honest.” To most people, the garage door is simply…
Author:Barry Kaufman



VegFest: Hilton Head Island’s Meat-Free Meet Up

To those of us outside the inner workings of the vegan lifestyle, veganism can almost appear a little impenetrable, like a secret club we haven’t learned the secret handshake for. There’s the strict adherence to a set of dietary principles, the relentless altruism when it…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Pure Barre:Two Studios, One Big Fam

Listen up, Lowcountry ladies. The sensational workout you’ve been hearing about or enjoying at Shelter Cove Towne Centre on Hilton Head Island is now in Bluffton, too, conveniently located in the Kroger Shopping Center in Belfair Towne Village. What does this mean to you? It…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Hilton Head Distillery and Peter’s Palate: A Contemporary Take on a Centuries-Old Tradition

Like the woodwinds, brass, and percussion sections of an orchestra coming together to create beautiful music, molasses, water, and the elusive mettle of Peter Thompson’s palate come together at Hilton Head Distillery; tested and turned this way and that in a space that strongly resembles…
Author:Kitty Bartell



GiGi's Boutique: B-Town Bar Hopping

All Clothing Available at Gigi’s Boutique on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton
Styling by Anna Pepper, Emily Burden and Kim Molloy Hair & Make-up by Bride’s Side Beauty
Special thanks to Molly and Halo Talent Agency
Photography by M.Kat

Author:Special to CH2



Eliza Bleu: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s newest boutique experience

Have you ever thought about how your appearance impacts other people? Is how you present yourself to the world part of who you are on the inside? Does the way you dress reflect how you feel about yourself? Lydia Davis believes the outer and inner…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Is the World Really Such a Bad Place?

Do you ever feel like the world is becoming an increasingly bad place to live—one that is producing more terrorists, corrupt politicians, deadly diseases, and natural disasters than ever before? And if that’s not bad enough, we also have handheld devices, social media, and Kardashians…
Author:Kent Thune



Tofu-ling Around

Meat mimicry is big business, with vegans fakin’ bacon and replicating red meat out of nothing but smarts and soybeans. But do they pass the sniff test? Let me start by saying I love meat, and I don’t particularly care for animals. That’s not to say…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Low Country Tiny House Show: Attainable Housing Solutions

Invention is the holy grail of the sciences and of design, where research and development may result in adapting what is known, or it may bring about something brand new. Creatives are generally problem solvers, and Ben Kennedy, one of the founders of New South…
Author:Kitty Bartell



September is Hunger Awareness Month

Hunger affects more people than most of us realize. In fact, right here in the Lowcountry, we live comfortably near people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger in our community touches seniors, veterans, disabled, children and families. In South Carolina,…
Author:Special to CH2



I Am Not a Caveman

Yesterday, at the gym, I partnered with Caitlyn. She’s been coming to the gym for a few months, and sometimes we’re in the same class. Halfway through our series of push presses, I asked her how she was enjoying CrossFit and, in turn, she asked…
Author:Courtney Hampson



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Unity Is unity in our community possible? When I was elected as your mayor nearly three years ago, it appeared to me that Hilton Head Island was really beginning to unite around the cornerstone issues that prompted people to vote for me…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: Crowdsourcing

Barry Kaufman Did you know that the whole thing about having to wear special glasses during an eclipse is a myth? Yeah. You don’t need glasses, just go ahead and stare right at the thing. After all, isn’t the whole point of an eclipse that it…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Letters the Editor: September 2017

Hey M, Great issue, especially featuring so many accomplished young women. I ’spect there are many more. One complaint though. While I can read most of them, the print size on a few are simply too tiny for my elder eyes. I’d guess quite a…
Author:Special to CH2



Should Children Have Laptops in Class?

We all want to see our nation’s children receive all the tools they need to succeed in school, which will presumably help them succeed in life and ultimately make the world a better place to live. But are today’s education tools—laptops and tablets—a help or…
Author:Kent Thune



Kombucha: Strange Brew, Passing Fad, or Magic Elixir? Your handy dandy guide to fizzy fun and good health

Go ahead. Ask Siri, Alexa, your hip teenager or one of your health-focused friends. Or, simply go to your favorite search engine and look up kombucha. You will find over 30 million references to the fizzy, fermented tea (pronounced kômˈbo͞oCHə) that is on the tips…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



A Bit of the Old Country in the Lowcountry

Mark your calendars for the eighth annual Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival, coming to Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Saturday, September 16, rain or shine. Hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island, the local non-profit ups their gioco (game) each…
Author:Kitty Bartell



September 2017 Editor's Note: ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

How about this one?” asked Catherine, CH2’s art director. “The Lowcountry is not ready for the shaving cover,” I replied. “But it was from 1965. Everyone will know it’s a throwback tribute,” Catherine said. “They aren’t ready,” I said, walking out of her office. We were discussing…
Author:Maggie Washo



The French Bakery: A Devotion to Coffee

There are many sweet, savory, and social motivations for stopping by The French Bakery in Shelter Cove Towne Centre on Hilton Head Island. Staff bustle about serving guests—some who are getting in-and-out quickly, and others who enjoy the café society aspects of this special spot.…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Hot Dog! Let’s Eat The power of food to unite

Once upon a time (a long time ago), before the invention of texting and social media, people used to sit down at the table together to have a meal and a real conversation—one that did not require thumb dexterity or a Wi-Fi connection. It was…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



2017 The Faces of Food & Beverage

“To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.” – Daniel Boulud

Author:Special to CH2



Yummy is Coming: Burger, Bacon & BBQ Festival bigger, better than ever

lider Lovers Unite!” This fall, the cry once again travels across the Lowcountry, o’er hill and dale, tidal marsh to beach, Port Royal Sound to the Calibogue, calling all dedicated burger, bacon, barbeque and beer lovers to attend the premier outdoor food party and culinary…
Author:Vinton Gary



Going Nuts: The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival is getting back to its roots.

The last few years have been transformative for Bluffton: New high-end businesses have opened, older areas of town have been refurbished, and there’s a sudden hipness associated with this once-sleepy little river town. But with that newfound cultural cache, it can be easy to forget…
Author:Barry Kaufman



The Don’ts and Seriously Don’ts of Fishing: Teaching you how not to fish by way of cautionary example

Like so many of you, I love where I live. But every once in a while, I need to get away from the hectic mile-a-minute pace of the Lowcountry. To relieve the pressures of big city life, I recently embarked on a long summer road…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Drum Roll Please… Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s 2017/18 Theater Season Has WOW Factor

This fall, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina kicks off its sensational season with the joyous Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple, (October 4-22), fresh off Broadway and now produced here for its South Carolina premiere. From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Stephen Spielberg’s…
Author:Andrea Gannon




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