2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association invites Lowcountry residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future of millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, taking place in Bluffton on October 29. Held annually in over 600 communities, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is…

Jane Austen’s Classic Pride & Prejudice : Arts Center opens season with the ultimate romantic comedy

Jane Austen fans, rejoice, because the Arts Center or Coastal Carolina’s 2016-17 season will kick off with the author’s most beloved work: Pride & Prejudice (October 4-23). Audiences will relish the wit, romance and emotional force expected from Austen, but in a refreshingly fast-paced and…
Author:Andrea Gannon

The Blaine Team: Meeting the Millennial Marketplace

If they don’t know something, they will stay awake, both of them—on the computer or iPad—and research it until they absolutely know it. That’s their norm,” said Jordan Blaine of his Realtor parents, Marianne and Ric Blaine, and the Blaines know it takes that kind…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Budget Blinds of the Lowcountry

After 11 years, Bob and Kate Engler are still wowed by the growth of their Bluffton-based family business, Budget Blinds of the Lowcountry. “We’ve had so many customers over the years, and so much of our business is repeat and referral business,” Bob Engler said.…
Author:Kitty Bartell

The Most Influential Southern Interior Designer: CHINTZ

By far, the most influential Southern interior designer of all time is Chintz. Like Madonna, Mother Teresa and Gandhi, no surname is required. Born centuries ago, Chintz developed an immortality not mastered by even the most timeless guru, saint or rock icon. Chintz has been…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Editors Note: 7 Things I learned by reading this Issue

Even though I am heavily involved in the entire process of getting this magazine out every month, there are always pleasant surprises when I finally sit down to read it cover to cover. It may be in the artistic way Catherine, our art director, decided…
Author:Maggie Washo

Home Is Wherever I’m with You

I’ve been everywhere, man; I’ve been everywhere, man; Crossed the deserts bare, man; I’ve breathed the mountain air, man; Travel, I’ve had my share, man; I’ve been everywhere. To me, and to anyone who has lived an active duty military life, these words penned by the late, great Johnny Cash ring…
Author:Angela Krysevig

Light in the Lowcountry


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Lawton Stables: Connecting with Animals and Community

BARN SOUR is a term used when a horse is allowed or encouraged to bolt for the security of home and herd when they sense they are getting close; it is nearly impossible to stop them.

Author:Kitty Bartell


Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman If there are four words that have come to define the boundless confidence and fiery passion of the can-do American spirit, they are, “We can deep-fry that.” But for the purposes of this column we’re going to be focusing on that other…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Coastal Home by Marco Polo: Furnishing a Lowcountry State of Mind

The team at Coastal Home by Marco Polo delights in putting customers in a Lowcountry state of mind. For some, spending time in a beautifully appointed Lowcountry home conjures up feelings of serenity and calm, where tracking a little sand in on the sea grass…
Author:Kitty Bartell

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Town Finances on Solid Ground With all the discussion on the news networks about economic plans and financial accountability in the run up to the presidential election, I am pleased to report that our town’s financial stability is stronger than ever. The…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

MLS of Hilton Head Island: 40th Anniversary Symposium & Celebration

Forty years ago, Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS) began a history of serving the real estate industry on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas. Always ahead of the technology curve and only three years into the endeavor (it was 1979, and…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Best Money Moves for a Happy Life

Most people get the perspective on money and happiness backward. They make the mistake of believing that more money translates into more happiness. We’ve all been in a similar, challenging position at some point in life and have said or thought things like: If only…
Author:Kent Thune

Polo for a Purpose : 23rd Polo for Charity Event

So, you like fast-paced sports? Enjoy tailgating and mingling with old friends? Love to be outdoors on a Lowcountry fall afternoon? Feel good about helping out local charities? Then we have the event for you. Polo for Charity, hosted by the Rotary Club of Okatie…
Author:Lisa Carroll

Pomodori: An Inspired Italian Eatery

Melanzane Napoleone Eggplant, fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, basil and balsamic Capesante e Capellini Diver scallops, white wine, garlic, angel hair pasta, greens Lasagna di Vegetale House made pasta, eggplant, zucchini, spinach and tomato Torta di Mascarpone and Cannoli with Chocolate Chips My grandmother was a chef in the 1950s for a high…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Shear Miracle: Coloring for a Cause

Purple-colored hair can be a real conversation starter. Sending clients out into the world with streaks and splashes of rather unnatural hair color is a great way to start the conversation about the causes that touch the heart of Chris Spado, owner of Shear Miracle…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Hilton Head Social Bakery at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

On a sunny, mid-September day, sitting under an umbrella overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina where his new business is almost ready to open, wearing paint-splattered work pants and a Life is Good® T-shirt, Chef Philippe Feret blends in with the construction crew. His fiancée,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Barbados Masterpiece

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StoneWorks Lowcountry Style

Nature photography scenes by Tom Jenkins
Kitchen photography by Tom Jenkins & Mike Ritterbeck

Author:Steve Nichols

Street Meet American Take-Out & Tavern

Photo credit: Arno Dimmling

Author:Kitty Bartell

Our Un-American Tax System: The High Tax Penalty for Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way

Despite all the political rantings about the “horrors” of our tax system, I’ve heard and read almost nothing about what I consider to be the system’s most unfair, un-American aspect of all: the high penalty it places on nearly every form of earned income and,…
Author:Lew Wessell

The Roost: For the Home, From the Heart

The Roost owner LaCreasa Allen “feathers the nests” of clients from her beautifully appointed Bluffton boutique where furnishings, lighting, accents, and accessories result in the timeless elegance of French-inspired living and thoughtful gifting. Some places instantly feel like home the minute you walk through the doors.…
Author:kKtty Bartell and Ellen Linnemann

Traveling Chic Boutique : It All Began in an Airstream

Hair & Make-up by Bride’s Side Beauty
Author:Kitty Bartell

Life is better at the Lake.

The new Concept Homes Collection at Hampton Lake features six model homes by six of the area’s finest custom homebuilders. The homes are situated together with dramatic water views overlooking the newest expansion of Hampton Lake—the community’s phase three. The professionally furnished and decorated homes…
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Bachelor of the Year 2017 Nominees- Part 3


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Hair and Makeup by: Bride’s Side Beauty · Special thanks to Molly Bradley with Halo Model and Talent Agency

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