April 2018



Palmetto Animal League's Online Auction Raises the Bar to Benefit Homeless Pets

For the ninth consecutive year, Palmetto Animal League is offering a shopper’s paradise where folks can browse without ever leaving home. The 2018 Bid for PAL Online Auction, which takes place April 20-23 at PALauction.org, is rolling out a brand-new category of exceptional items to…
Author:Special to CH2



Seven April Events to put on your TO-DO List

Symphony Under the Stars Presents “All That Jazz” April 3 & 4 Join the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Stars as it presents “All That Jazz,” with the music of Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, and more. On April 3 & 4, in…
Author:Special to CH2



Wedding Hair and Makeup in the Lowcountry

Live oaks sprawl across weathered brick paths, leading you to where the bright green strands of marsh grass stretch endlessly into sparkling water for what seems like miles and miles. Sounds like the perfect setting for a Lowcountry event. But when the stickiness of the…
Author:Amanda Ellis



GMC Let Me See the Island in a Whole New Way: And made me feel deeply ashamed of my own car

Think about every story in a magazine or online you’ve ever read about some far-off destination or exotic resort. Odds are good that the first draft of that story was written during a press trip, a unique little working vacation at the intersection of the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Bluffton Farmers Market: Rain or Shine: Where Bluffton Comes Together

“This is the one day a week that Bluffton always comes together,” said Kim Viljac, director of the Bluffton Farmers Market since 2010. “You can come by yourself, and you’re going to run into somebody you’re related to, or your friends, or somebody you work…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Renovations That Sell: Hot Home Improvements Everybody Wants

It’s undeniable: Buyers today love updated and/or brand new properties. It seems fewer buyers have an appetite for renovating, and they are paying a premium for properties that already feature the latest and greatest finishes and features. So, here’s our list of upgrades we are seeing…
Author:Collins Group Realty



Editor's Note: April 2018

What is a Weekend? This photo is me, literally jumping for joy after getting this issue to the printer. I’m not sure what you’ve heard about the glamorous life of a magazine editor, but let me assure you, it’s lies. All lies! This career has its…
Author:Maggie Washo



Evergreen Pet Lodge: For the Love of Animals

Former New Yorkers, Jonathan and Claudine Vaughan, owners of Evergreen Pet Lodge on Hilton Head Island, were brought together 25 years ago by a dog named Frankie. Frankie was a rescue whose only affections were for Claudine. During a visit to Hilton Head Island, Frankie…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Gifted Hilton Head

Gifted Hilton Head, Meredith Taylor’s aptly-named, darling shop snuggled into Village at Wexford, one of Hilton Head Island’s smartest retail destinations, is replete with gifts, and jewelry, and fashion, and gifts, and gifts, and more gifts—just exactly as Taylor planned it. With a desire to…
Author:Kitty Bartell



The Greenery, Inc.: Enhancing People’s Lives Through Beautiful Landscaping

Employees below listed from left to right:John Henry Sanders, Jerry Ashmore, Lee Edwards CEO, Zelda Wright, Ronald Vargas, Darren Davis, Carlos Flores, Melissa Brock, Jim van Dijk Employees above listed from left to right:Matt Touw, Bill Davoli, Tim Drake, Miles Graves, Amy Metzger, Carol Guedalia, Stuart…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Hair Designers: Getting Personal

Mark Goodman, owner of Hair Designers in The Village at Wexford Growing up in Alton, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Mark Goodman’s family had a summer house down by the river where he boated up and down and tromped through woods like…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Plaid Goes Gold: Everyone’s favorite outdoor cocktail party / PGA Tour event cranks up the excitement for this year’s 50th tournament extravaganza.

If the towering figure of the Harbour Town Lighthouse, decked in tartan plaid and adorned with a 50, is any indication, Heritage season is upon us once again. And while this is no doubt the singular event of the season for many locals, this year…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Heritage Fine Jewelry: The Engagement Diamond: Making the Cut

The tradition of the engagement ring has evolved, no question. In Roman times, it symbolized ownership of the bride-to-be. The first person to commission a diamond ring for his betrothed was in fifteenth century Austria. Today, the smitten diamond ring shopper is working with more…
Author:Kitty Bartell



HGTV Smart Home 2018: Classic with a Twist, Palmetto Bluff-Style

The personality of a home is felt in only a matter of moments. Nowhere is that more apt than when walking into the HGTV Smart Home 2018, located on a quiet street in Palmetto Bluff. Part of a $1.6 million prize package to be awarded…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Strong Rental Climate: What investors need to know to stay rented at or above market

Four years ago, if you had asked me where I thought long term rental rates would be for the average two-bedroom villa, I would have said 15 percent higher than they are today. I would have suggested this based on how rents from 2012 were…
Author:Kevin Quat



Yachting Gents: Cruise Into Harbour Town with these Spiffed Up Wares from Knickers

Photography by M.Kat • Styling by Kim Molloy • Set prep by Mick Clewell, Mick the Mate’s Custom Boat Care • Special thanks to Ken Nugent for hosting our shoot on his beautiful yachts!

Author:Special to CH2



Line in the Sand: Front Page News

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman As you may have read, we recently lost a towering figure in the televangelism world. You may have read this, because for reasons that escape me, it was on the front page of the paper for something like a week. I certainly don’t…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Heritage is big, but less is more You’ve often heard that “less is more.” And then there’s “bigger is better.” Can these statements coexist? When it comes to our own RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, the right balance is displayed. Over the…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Naturally Clean

Ironically, many of our cleaning products litter us with toxins. According to the Consumer Protection Agency, “One hundred and fifty chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.” In his book Raising Children Toxic Free, Dr. Herbert L.…
Author:Becca Edwards



Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Local residents seek to raise awareness, help find a cure

Parkinson’s hasn’t slowed down local Dianne Hillyer. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Do you immediately think of the late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali? Perhaps you picture the handsome Canadian American actor Michael J. Fox. But it might surprise you to know how many people you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Pinnacle Plastic Surgery & Pure Medical Spa: Vitality the New Measure

Dr. Audrey Klenke consults with a patient at her Bluffton location. The days of vanity are gone,” said Dr. Audrey A. Klenke M.D., FACS, board certified plastic surgeon, and owner of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery and Pure Medical Spa. “I consider vitality a more appropriate word.” Klenke…
Author:Kitty Bartell



2018: This Year Will Change Everything

So far, 2018 is shaping up to be one for the history books. Even setting aside the real estate market (which I’ll return to, I promise), this is a monumental year for Hilton Head Island. You have the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing celebrating its…
Author:Philip A. Schembra



This & That: April 2018 Edition

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2



Traveling Chic Boutique: When Life Meets Style

Hair & Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty
Styling by Brody Kenneweg
All clothing & accessories available at Traveling Chic Boutique in Coligny Plaza

Author:Kitty Bartell



First Comes Friendship: Christa and Doug

Dress: WTOO by Waters, Day of Coordinator: Lynn King, Florist: Gardenias, Hair & Makeup: Emily Sewell and Carla Bozeman, Ferry Transportation to Daufuskie Island: Calibogue Cruises, Table & Chairs: Meeting Dynamics, Caterers: Roy’s Place Cafe and Catering, Videographer: Stephen Withers, Withers Films

Author:Linda S. Hopkins



2018 Realtors of the Lowcountry

Tracy Dayton Charter One Realty I started my real estate career in New York over 25 years ago, and it was a perfect fit to continue selling real estate when we transitioned to Hilton Head Island. I am blessed to raise my family in this paradise while…
Author:Special to CH2




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