2017 New Business Round-Up

#SHOPLOCAL Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the Lowcountry. New businesses are blooming left and right on Hilton Head and in Bluffton…from restaurants to retail. We’d like to give a big hearty WELCOME to the following businesses that are putting down rootsin the area. We encourage our readers to…
Author:Special to CH2



Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop: Taking Care of the Flock

It’s really all about the passion. It’s about passion for watching birds, passion for feeding birds, and then our passion for being able to help you all do that,” said Hilton Head Island’s Wild Birds Unlimited owner Julia Dennis. Taking a rather circuitous route to…
Author:Kitty Bartell



West Marine: For the Well-Lived Water Life

Angler, paddler, sailor, boater, or beachcomber…water life is intrinsically tied to a life well-lived in the Lowcountry, and from their new shop located just behind the emblematic sea turtle statue at the Sea Turtle Marketplace on Hilton Head Island, West Marine continues taking customers right…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Your Day Your Way: Westin Weddings Making Dreams Come to Life

The biggest decision has been made. You’re getting married. Congratulations! Now for the second biggest decision: where and when to say your vows and celebrate your union. Choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting task, but The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa makes…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Station 300: Food, Family, Fun

This is not your average bowling alley. Station 300 in Bluffton may have 24 lanes that look somewhat like your average bowling alley…that is if you can overlook the high-tech machines and screens, the spacious, bright, and clean facility, the games, and the yummy food…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Sippin Cow Café & Grill: Taking Tasty to the Next Level

Making a great meatloaf is a matter of course for Peter Russo, Bluffton’s Sippin Cow chef—a James Beard Featured Chef and graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City: one hundred percent ground beef (maybe a little bacon for good measure), resting the…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Kroupa & Bush Real Estate Partners: Building Trust and Making Friends

Expectations play a considerable role in building successful relationships. Ken Kroupa and Sheri Bush Kroupa are entirely clear about what their clients may expect from a real estate relationship with Kroupa & Bush Real Estate Partners—connection, hard work, trust, and the distinct possibility of making…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Exquisitely Brilliant: Get an education in jewelry at Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers

Among the glittering stones that line the cases of Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers, set among a tantalizing array of bracelets, necklaces, brooches and watches, you’ll find one sparkle that puts them all to shame. It’s the twinkle in Darrel Quinn’s eye when he launches into a…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Palmetto Running Company: A Passion for Serving

Every successful business starts with an idea, and most often that idea is rooted in a need or demand. Sometimes it’s a personal need that drives an entrepreneur to see new possibilities and to make a difference—to an individual, a group or a community. Such…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Seed Money: Oak Advisors puts clients first in planning for a brighter financial future.

Many of you out there reading this may have your financial houses in order. For others, your financial house may resemble something out of the film, Animal House. It could be, even if your house is seemingly in order, you may not have as good…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Needlepoint Junction: Not your Grandma’s Knitting Circle

When you think of needle arts, do you picture a little old lady in a rocking chair, knitting and purling? If so, prepare for a surprise when you meet owner Michele Kay-Greene and her vivacious crew at Needlepoint Junction. Not only do these ladies know…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Field Notes from Music to Your Mouth 11

Let it never be said that Palmetto Bluff can’t party. The eleventh annual Music to Your Mouth hit all five senses with a gastronomic, multisonic series of events that, once again, proved why this event sells out in the blink of an eye each year. Four…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Moonlit Lullaby: Simply Darling

Moonlit Lullaby, the downright darling Bluffton children’s shop, is going to be rather busy the second weekend in December. Their annual Cookies with Santa event on Saturday, December 9 is kind of a big deal, said Jillian Atkinson, one of the shop’s managers/buyers/merchandisers. “We have…
Author:Kitty Bartell



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Season’s Greetings During December, as the year wraps up, your Town Council has gift-giving on its mind. The presents are tied with Accommodations Tax “bows.” Though Council ultimately votes on the amounts and recipients, these funds are actually a gift to Hilton…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: Signs. Are they coincidental?

Opinion 1:Barry Kaufman As the esteemed philosopher, the blonde lady from Ace of Base, once said, “I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes. I saw the si-ee-i-ee-ign.” I agree with her on the principle that life is demanding, but I take issue with…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Gift Guide for Men and Women: For the holidays and beyond

If you are struggling to find just the right gift for the special woman or man in your life, you are not alone. As the season progresses and the pressure mounts, maybe she has dropped a hint. Did you miss it? Perhaps you should ask…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Miss Fab: How to be fabulous for the holidays

We all like to think we are a little bit fabulous; some think about it more than others. The holidays, however, have a way of dulling all that sparkle with the pressure to do and be all: planner, shopper, wrapper, list maker, cookie decorator, traveler,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Thriving: Hilton Head Preparatory School

“Many of the reasons we initially chose Prep still exist, if not, many more,” said Hilton Head Preparatory School parent Roxanne Luce. In his sixth year at the Hilton Head Island private school, located just outside the Sea Pines Resort Ocean Gate, her eighth-grade son…
Author:Kitty Bartell



2017 Gift Guide For Her

1. Outside Hilton Head True Grit Fringe Blanket – $138 2. Indigo Spa Jasmine Grandiflorum Intensely-Scented Organic Room Diffuser – $72 3. Wild Birds Unlimited Chirpy Tops: Metallic colored tops – $25.99, Regular colored tops – $24.99 4. Birdie James All-in-One Orchid Clutch – $128 5. Mercantile Fine Goods Hand-painted Bowls – $48 large,…
Author:Special to CH2



Foundation Realty: Technology + Teamwork = Success

You don’t have to be the biggest game in town to be the best, but a head start helps when you’re in it to win. Real estate is a competitive business, and in 2008, Foundation Realty was out of the gate quickly, putting technology to…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Counting Down the Worst Financial Mistakes: Mistake #4: Focusing on Returns

Chasing performance is one of the biggest errors made by investors. If you take the time to study past performance, you will discover that it is not a reliable way to predict future winners. The growth stocks that were popular in the ’90s had been…
Author:Brenda Blisk



Puttin' on the Ritz

Styling by Kim Molloy
Special thanks to Anna and Jonathan of Halo Model & Talent Hair & Make up by Bride’s Side Beauty

Author:Special to CH2



FARM

At just one-year young, the team at FARM is deepening the food—and drink—experience. Surviving a year in the business is a feat itself, especially in a resort town where some restaurant spaces see attrition two, three times a year. FARM has settled sweetly in Old…
Author:Courtney Hampson



THE FACE PLACE by kc :This Way to the Fountain of Youth

It’s been quite a few years (at least 20, but who’s counting?) since I looked in the mirror and saw the first fine lines beginning to form around my eyes. At age 60, I’m now a full-fledged member of the anti-aging brigade, in desperate search…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



December 2017 Editor's Note

What is it about the end of a calendar year that naturally brings on a reflective state of mind? For all intents and purposes, it is just another day. However, as we put the finishing touches on the last issue of 2017, I find myself…
Author:Maggie Washo



The Law Offices of David Parker Geis, LLC

In 1968, family law attorney David Parker Geis went from Vietnam-era military service directly into law school, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, followed by a Master of Law degree. Mr. Geis stated, “I started out as a confidential law clerk in New…
Author:Special to CH2



The Dad Life, Episode 1

Prayers, good vibes, happy thoughts…whatever cosmic currency you deal in, please send a little my way. There’s nothing wrong with me; it’s just that my wife is leaving town for a few days, leaving me single-dadding with our seven-year-old son (easy) and four-year-old daughter (uhh…not…
Author:Justin Jarrett



Collins Group Realty: Focusing on the Transitions

The Collins Group Realty Team: Andrea Albright, Ann Eden, Annette Rothwell,  Ashley Smith, Bill Weis, Carl Girth, Carrie Collins, Charlotte Main, Chip Collins, Chris Sanders, Dawn Hoffman, Dom Hayes, Fred Hogshead, Gail Bonnett, Howard Cohen, Joan Weaver, Julie Smythe, Karen Lesch, Kathy Fotia, Kent Collins,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Bluffton Lash Lounge: The Eyes Have It

One of the best compliments is when someone says, “You look wonderful. What have you been doing?” Had a little ‘work’ done? Lost a few pounds? New haircut? Eating paleo-vegan-dairy-free-gluten-free? No, you’ve been to Bluffton Lash Lounge; the new look of your beautiful eyes is…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth



STOP THE PRESSES! It’s Newsies at the Arts Center!

It’s the holiday season, and with it comes an Arts Center show that pulls out all the stops; once again, this one’s sure to be a family-favorite smash hit! It’s Disney’s Newsies, with songs by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman, and book by…
Author:Andrea Gannon




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