Defining success Hats Off to the Entrepreneurs

Hats off to anyone who starts a business. If you have a niggling of desire and you go after that dream, you are a success in my book. Most people have no clue what it takes to own a business. I found out the hard…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Stressed Beyond Belief? It Could Be Your Age

When I was 20-plus years old, I was like Goldilocks. I was more or less naturally blonde, carefree and self-absorbed. Most notably, I didn’t want life to seize me—I wanted to seize it. Flash forward to present day. I’m 30-plus years old, have recently started…
Author:Becca Edwards

Spartina 449 releases SPRING 2015 COLLECTION

Spartina 449, recently listed on Inc. magazine’s 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, has released its new spring 2015 collection, The Sea Islands Collection, now available in stores and at The collection features five new patterns, plus multiple new handbag shapes, accessories and…
Author:Special to CH2

For The Fun Of It: Music and Taste Returns to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Shake off the winter chill, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a spring celebration at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Beginning April 2 and continuing every Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., on select nights throughout the months of April and May, you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Sea Pines Resort Redux

Photos courtesy of Sea Pines Resort

Author:Paul deVere


THOMAS REILLEY, KAITY ROBINSON, JOHN CRANFORD, ASHTON FONS When CH2 magazine throws a party, you can be darned sure it’s not going to be wine and cheese, and somebody’s going to turn up a winner. Well guess what? We’re throwing a party and it’s not wine…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

A Peek Inside Poseidon

The sheer enormity of the place is striking. We’ve never seen anything like this around here, but bigness isn’t “The Thing”. There’s something else—a palpable vibe—an energy that you sense before you even enter. We’ve never seen anything like this around here…at least not for…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

Venus Williams at Player’s World of Sports

Venus Williams, ranked number 11 in women’s professional tennis worldwide, will be at Player’s World of Sports on Hilton Head Island on April 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. She will be promoting her active and lifestyle clothing line, EleVen. “The name EleVen represents how I strive to…
Author:Special to CH2

Porter & Pig

Tucked in the corner of The Village at Wexford, sit the newly opened eatery, Porter & Pig. The extensively remodeled space, which opened on New Year’s Eve 2014, has a warm, cozy atmosphere where patrons feel comfortable immediately. Named after several brainstorming sessions searching for…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Dude, Why Aren’t You Podcasting?

I was having a few Manhattans (and thank you Don Draper for bringing these back) with a colleague of mine in late August of 2014, when he started talking about his fascination with podcasting. I’d known some about what they were, little audio interviews or…
Author:Greg Bennett

No Man is an Island (But He Can Live on One)

When I was a young boy and living in Tennessee, I recall my parents announcing that we were going to Hilton Head Island for our annual vacation. Too young and too far away from the coast to know exactly where on the map this place…
Author:Kent Thune

A Word from Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Task Force, Texas and “Tee” Time in Wonderland What can we add to April on Hilton Head Island? Beautiful weather, nature in bloom, spectacular events and tourism all abound. The 47th annual RBC Heritage presented by Boeing begins to roaring cheers broadcasted…
Author:Lisa Sulka & David Bennett

Louette Boutique

Hair and makeup by skinzin · Adult model provided by Halo Model and Talent Agency
Special thanks to Chuck Merrick and his daffodil farm ( and DAN BOWSER FOR HIS BRIGHT BLUE ‘62 CHEVY

Author:Special to CH2

Weather Queen Shades: Got Pollen? The solution to your screened-in porch problem

Spring has finally arrived! The weather is perfect…not too cold and not too hot. It’s the time of year to enjoy being outside after hibernating for the winter. Here in the Lowcountry, we love our screened-in porches. They protect us from the nagging mosquitos and…
Author:Courtney Hillis

C2 Fashion: All Day Heritage Wear

Karlie White Ruffle Bottom Cami Dress – $67 (Copper Penny) Tory Burch Mignon Rings Flat Sandal – $275 (The Porcupine) Zip Wallet – $118 (The Porcupine) Whitley V Gold Chain Necklace – $78 (Copper Penny) Betsy Pittard Earrings – $48 (Copper Penny) JADE Geo Border Pullover – $92 DL Jeans…
Author:Kim Malloy

Making Pot Legal. Good or Bad?

Barry Kaufman In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably lead with the fact that I don’t smoke pot. I know, I know. You can all pick your jaws up off the floor; I promise my propensity for spouting off nonsense and plowing through munchies…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

The Phenomenon of Crowd Funding

Fun fact:
Since the launch of Kickstarter in April 2009, the company has helped to fund over 77,000 creative projects by more than 7 million people.

Author:Kent Thune

Better Fitness & Game

There’s no ignoring the fact that the game of golf has changed over the years. A lot of people point to the evolution of equipment, from composite shafts and oversized heads to improved ball manufacturing processes, and there’s no denying their impact. But among professional…
Author:Tim Dorion

The Boat Show: Hilton Head Island

We often take a few things for granted while living or visiting here in the Lowcountry, including daydreaming about our next opportunity to enjoy a relaxing sunny day of boating. Some of us like exploring for dolphins; many of us like cruising at sunset; and…
Author:Special to CH2

HOW TO ESCAPE THE H(Horribly) B(Boring) G(Golfer)

There you are at a party in Southern Beaufort County. It is spring, a glorious time of year. Flowers are flowering, the temperature has mellowed to something close to perfect. The wine is flowing. The cheese, imported directly from a local Wisconsin cheese factory (which…

Local Entrepreneurs - Business owners born and raised in the area

Emily Burden and Anna Hewet, Owners of Gigi’s Boutique We all like to support local businesses, and it is especially meaningful in a small town where the sense of community is omnipresent. When local entrepreneurs are people who were born and raised in the area, it…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Food and Wine: Soft Shell Crabs

Last month we romanticized about spring. Now spring is really here, and let’s get down to the nitty and the gritty of it. SOFT SHELL CRABS ARE HERE! If you don’t eat these things, you probably cheered for Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Today, I will…
Author:Clayton Rollinson

April 2015 Editor's Note

As I saw my neighbor in passing last week, he stopped to tell me how much he enjoyed the March issue, specifically calling out all of the photographic spreads on local homes. While I was pleased to hear that, I commented that it wasn’t necessarily…
Author:Maggie Washo

Why Does Dating on Hilton Head "Suck"

Scene: I’m having drinks with a friend who is celebrating her quasi-amicable divorce. I ask her how she’s doing and then in an effort to empower her say, “You should start dating again,” to which she first laughs/chokes on her wine and then replies, “Date…
Author:Becca Edwards

Imagination and education...A Bluffton Public Art Project Highlights Crabby Creatures

You see them all the time along our beaches, in marshes and along mud flats and lagoons, but do you really know them? Besides being amused by their frenetic squirming, have we overlooked getting well-acquainted with our crabby neighbors? Fiddler crabs are a staple of…
Author:Debbie Szpanka

Top Ten Traits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

So you want to be your own boss? Many successful entrepreneurs got their start with much more than money and a good idea. In fact, the size of the bank account and the brilliance of the idea matter less than these common attributes and pieces…
Author:Kent Thune

Hilton Head Boathouse- Just Add Water!

Hilton Head Island, and all of that encompasses the Lowcountry, is unmatched in its beauty, wildlife, beaches, and golf courses. And that’s not to mention its best element—water! “The waterways of Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas offer boaters a whole different world,” said…
Author:Kent Thune

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