December 2018

December 2018 Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

As I write this on Thanksgiving Eve, it is hard to believe the most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. This year has flown by, and we have much to be thankful for at the magazine. Kaila Manthei, the newest addition to our sales team and our stylist extraordinaire, is getting married this month and we can’t wait to celebrate with her and Rhett on December 15. We’ll be celebrating again later this month when our Ashton and her husband Steve welcome a tiny bundle on December 28. So many happy life events on the horizon!

The Town of Hilton Head Island has a new mayor, and we would like to extend a warm welcome to John McCann. We look forward to sharing his thoughts on leadership and our community in the years to come.

This issue had us spending time with our finalists for CH2’s Bachelorette of the Year contest. For their individual photoshoots, we asked them to take us to their favorite locations in the area—places where they felt the happiest. I guess it’s no surprise that sand showed up in a few of these shots. Please vote and let us know who should be on the cover of our January issue. Get to know them on pages 42-51 and then head over to our website, www.celebratehiltonhead.com to cast your ballot before December 12.

Starting on page 64, we continue our Explore SC series with the rest of our Charleston adventures. Patriot’s Point, the Gibbes Museum of Art and the United States Custom House were just a few of the beautiful backdrops on which our model, Emma Sonberg modeled holiday wear for our local boutiques. Where should we go next? Do you have a favorite small town in South Carolina we should bring to these pages in the coming months? Write us and let us know!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. See you next year!

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