Village at Wexford: Shop. Indulge. Enjoy

Nestled under shady boughs, Village at Wexford is one of Hilton Head Island’s true shopping and dining gems, where strolling is requisite and delightful destination gives a wink to tradition. Uncommon, yet ever-so approachable, the shops and businesses lining its covered walkways have offered a…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Lily's Top 5 Patriotic Movies & Songs

SONGS 1. “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin (2002) The music video for this song shows images from 9/11, police officers, military men and women, and Americans of different religions, races, and backgrounds. Tippin said in an interview, “I haven’t had…
Author:Lily Bartell

’Tis the Season: How locals and visitors can live in harmony

It’s 3 p.m. on a summer Saturday on Hilton Head Island. In a momentary lapse of judgment, you went off-island to shop or run a few errands, and now traffic is backed up for miles. You make it home and realize you are out of…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Snapshots of Amercia

In celebration of America’s birthday, we present a cross section of its tenants. Men and women who’ve immigrated to the Lowcountry, or were born here.

Diverse, yet synonymous. Bound together by the land they love and the humanity they share.
This is America.

Author:Special to CH2

Seafire: Deliciously Exceeding the Limits of Hibachi

Rene Teran has brought hibachi into the twenty-first century. The publisher of Savannah’s Well FED, professional chef and restaurant consultant Teran has turned hibachi on its head on Hilton Head Island with a complete renovation and reinvention of the genre as managing partner of his…
Author:Kitty Bartell


Red Accents Sacha London Shoes, Birdie James $142 Made in the U.S.A. Men’s Red Belt, Palmettoes $95 Garnet Hayward Hobo Bag, Gigi’s $98 Crab Bag, Mercantile Fine Goods $20 Red Hat by Southern Tide, Knickers $27 Lily & Laura Bracelets, Coastal Bliss $12 each Patriotic Havaianas, Traveling Chic Boutique $32 White…
Author:Special to CH2

30 Days without Facebook

Today, Facebook made me cry. I read something. It hit me square between the eyes. It upset me. Then, just to torture myself, I read it again and again and wondered why someone would post that. Why others would like or comment on it. And…
Author:Courtney Hampson

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett The Important Link Between Visioning and Budgeting Those close to me know one of my favorite Bible scriptures is from the King James Version of the Book of Proverbs (29:18) which reads: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Much the…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Line in the Sand: Summer..Love it or Hate it?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman When I tell people I hate summer, I generally feel like they agree with me. Or they’re just being polite and stopped paying attention to what I was saying a while back but have continued to nod. Or they’re an oscillating fan…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

A Man Walks into a Bar…Is laughter really the best medicine?

Illustration by Catherine Davies

Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Synergistic Revamp

Architecture by Court Atkins Architects
Interior Design by Kelly Caron Designs
Remodel by Brighton Builders

Author:Rebecca Edwards

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina presents HarbourFest

Fireworks light up the sky at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The weather gods are reporting an onslaught of prayers from the vicinity of Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. It’s 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, and preparations are underway for the first HarbourFest event…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Generationally Speaking: Pigeon-holed and profiled

Being pigeon-holed, profiled, or stereotyped goes against the grain of most independent-minded Americans. Look, I just did it right there… Are most Americans actually independent-minded? Without the time or inclination to conduct the in-depth research study necessary to satisfy our information-saturated society in order to…
Author:Kitty Bartell

The Flooring Pros of Hilton Head:Something Lovely Under-Foot

There’s an expression popularized in the oriental rug business: “If you don’t know rugs, know your rug dealer.” Knowing Nasser Shaheen, owner of Commercial Flooring & Design Services, Inc., The Flooring Pros of Hilton Head, will translate to having the finest flooring products underfoot. With…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

C2 Fashion- A Day at the Beach

1. Rip Curl Mayan Sun Pant – $66 Roxy Canal Hat – $40 Rip Curl Topanga Backpack – $59.50 Billabong Desert Ties Halter Bikini Top – $52 Ray-Ban Sunglasses Bead Pull Bracelets – $12 each Seed Zig Zag Pull Bracelet – $14 Dainty Hanging Bars Necklace – $14 Toms Coral and White Stripes Slipon-…
Author:Kim Molloy

July 2016: Editor's Note

1) Mayors Sulka (Bluffton) and Bennett (Hilton Head Island) have been busy working on town budgets for 2016/2017 over the last few months. Check out page 38 for the highlights. Did you know that the Hilton Head Island town taxes on a house valued at…
Author:Maggie Washo

Interior Design Trends for the Lowcountry

Photography by Atlantic Archives/Richard Leo Johnson Are you building a new house in the Lowcountry or remodeling your existing home? Might you be considering a much needed addition for extra space or just want to update the tired decor? Do you need to make your home…
Author:Gregory Vaughan

Coming of Age: The Court Atkins Group Turns 12

Realizing these architects have taken the road less traveled, I began my interview with a less conventional approach. “On the topic of launching your business, maybe there are some funny anecdotes you’d like to share?” With little hesitation William Court volunteered early memories of the now…
Author:Paula Magrini

Copper Penny: Southern Charm Meets a Carefully Curated World Views

Cultivating a world view takes time. It isn’t something that can be forced or purchased. An evolution of sorts; gaining an appreciation for the uncommon or of a particular perspective different from one’s own, is an unexpected gift of sorts. Bringing her own refined world…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Elvis, Cash, Perkins & Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet: Pure Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven

Rock legends come to life onstage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in the regional premiere of Million Dollar Quartet. No, it’s not a tribute band or even a concert. It’s a full-blown, fabulous Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, illuminating a once-in-a-lifetime night in rock ’n’…
Author:Andrea Gannon

10 Things to See and Do for Free on Hilton Head Island

The best things in life are free. And in a resort paradise like Hilton Head Island, there are many places to go and things to see that are extremely valuable but have no monetary cost. We could probably list over 100 outstanding things to see…
Author:Kent Thune

An Afternoon of Croquet


Author:Special to CH2

Three D Golf Car Design & Repair: Inventive, Expert, Entrepreneurs

Communities in the Lowcountry, and for that matter across the entire country, are embracing the use of golf carts as primary modes of transport to work, to school, and for shopping. With much less potential for sales lot sticker-shock than traditional cars and trucks, and…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Get Married

It’s wise to get the financial house in order before sharing the virtual house. And considering that money problems are among the top reasons for divorce, it’s crucial that young couples tie the knot as tight as possible with some key money moves. In the early…
Author:Kent Thune

843- Fine Culinary Musings

There is something comfortable and charming about 843, the fine dining restaurant situated in the southern most corner of the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. It looks like the kind of place where you can dawdle over your meal and no one is…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Allergy is the New Black

In the clothing industry, black is always in fashion. When another color becomes popular, it is often said to be the “new black.” In medicine, allergy may be the new black. Allergy is a term used commonly in American society. Over the past 30 years, the…
Author:Dr. Thomas Beller

All Shook Up

The jukebox at Hilton Head Island’s Main Street Theatre is cranking up and rocking the tunes of the King of Rock and Roll himself in Main Street Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of All Shook Up. This Broadway musical comedy features 24 hits from Elvis’ songbook…
Author:Special to CH2

Keyserling Cancer Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

It wasn’t so long ago that cancer patients living in Beaufort County had to travel more than an hour to receive radiation treatment. “It was particularly difficult for patients who needed to have radiation therapy right after their chemo,” said Dr. Majd Chahin, a board-certified…
Author:Special to CH2

SSTI’s Summer Theatre Series Sizzles

For most people, summertime conjures up images of lazy days on the beach, warm nights spent with sunsets and cold concoctions in hand. Island life makes this easy; however, culturally-rich experiences often require a trip to a big city. But what if the city could…
Author:Erin Laytham Lentz

Wellness and Preventive Care

Wellness is defined as achieving your optimal state of health. It is a process of understanding your current state of health and making lasting changes towards achieving a healthy life. Wellness requires a balance between the physical, emotional, occupational, mental, environmental, social, and spiritual aspect…
Author:Jami Feltner, MD

Dinner and a Painting: Culinary art and fine art collaborate

Restaurants have long been the haunts of artists: great, to kind-of-great, to wanna-be great. After all, the creative soul must be nourished and encouraged between putting paint to canvas or pen to paper. The fruits of their labors have frequently gone hand-in-hand with their epicurean…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Cruising the New Gilded Age

Jimmy Buffett sang, “Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard you call,” as our 60-foot schooner named Leopard exited the lock at Windmill Harbor around noon. The winter air was crisp and it cooled our cheeks to form pink patches on our faces despite all our…
Author:Becca Edwards

June 2016: Editor's Note

In all of my 40 years, I don’t ever remember so much chitter-chatter, ranting and pontificating on an election. It’s on Facebook, in The Island Packet, on TV’s rotating 24-hour “talking head” news cycle. It’s showing up in my group text messages between friends. I’m…
Author:Maggie Washo

Walk In Strut Out:European Wax Center Reveals Beautiful Skin

The European Wax Ladies at the Bluffton, South Carolina location (from left to right) Kara Hughes, Hannah Cagas, Codi Ellis, owner Cheryl Twillmann, Erica Monson, and Jodi Encapera No longer a second-, or third-, or even fourth-tier service offered by salons, body waxing has become a premier…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Wedding Floral Trends

This year has started off as a great success for the wedding industry and is keeping local florists very busy. At Flowers by Sue, we love to see the continuation of growth in the destination wedding market, as well as seeing our long time clients’…
Author:Deborah Lamp

How to Be a Healthy Sun Worshiper

Sunbathing seems to be taboo these days, but if done correctly the benefits can far outweigh the risks. And since we live in one of the best places in the world to catch rays, it’s important to learn how to responsibly enjoy the beauty of…
Author:Kent Thune

Keeping Love New, No Matter How Old Your Marriage

With wedding season upon us, it seems as though these kinds of sappy, cliché quotes are everywhere I turn: captioned to an Instagram picture of a wedding ring, a Facebook status with the appropriate lover mentioned, hash tagged on Twitter next to a witty, well-thought-out…
Author:Angela Krysevig

Line in the Sand: Are People Just the Worst?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman I really do try to see the best in people, I promise. Every day I greet the morning with a replenished well of optimism from which to draw, ready to work together with my fellow human beings to create a better world.…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Louette: A Boutique - Superlative Shopping Finds a New Home

The entrance to Louette’s new location, in the Village at Wexford Building is a text that runs through most of Heather Quinn’s life. Having just completed the move to a new locale for her lovely Hilton Head Island boutique, Louette, she is looking forward to building…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Lowcountry Spine & Sport: A Partner in Your Pain

Great partnerships often result in excellent outcomes, and Dr. John P. Batson, MD, FACSM, owner of Lowcountry Spine & Sport, LLC, makes a practice of that mantra every day. “I like being in the room with patients, talking with patients; diagnosing something and finding treatment…
Author:Kitty Bartell

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Take a step Once again, there is something I would like you to do. I wouldn’t ask you to do it if I were not willing to do it myself. And I wasn’t willing to do it myself, but I was surely…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

The Old Oyster Factory: Deliciously Captivating

And I would I could know what swimmeth below when the tide comes in On the length and the breadth of the marvelous marshes of Glynn. —From The Marshes of Glynn, by Sidney Clopton Lanier (1842–1881) Southerner, Civil War veteran, and American poet Sidney Clopton Lanier wrote reverently…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Welcome Home!

A brand new assisted living community, The Palmettos of Bluffton, is scheduled to open late summer and will be located on the NHC Bluffton campus off of Hwy 170. The community will offer residents the highest quality continuum of care they may need for their…
Author:Special to CH2

Restaurants on the Water

BISTRO 17 17D Harbourside Lane (843) 785-5517 Bistro 17 is a cozy, waterfront French café, located to the right of Neptune’s statue in Shelter Cove Marina. The restaurant offers incredible lunch and dinner menus, with live music seven nights a week. They are kid- (and dog!) friendly. Don’t…
Author:Special to CH2

Waterfront Dining at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Whether you are a summer visitor or a full-time Hilton Head Island resident, chances are you did not come here to spend more time staring at four walls. One of the greatest pleasures of living and/or visiting here is enjoying a delightful meal with a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

High-Tech Help for Sick Kids Without Leaving the Community

For a lot of kids, trips to the school nurse aren’t what they used to be. Through secure videoconferencing, kids can be examined by a pediatric expert without leaving school. School-based health centers have been shown to increase health access for rural children, decrease emergency…
Author:Special to CH2

Kathryn & Russell Burgett

Katie and Russ grew up in Ohio and met in college at Ohio Northern University. Russ majored in accounting, and Katie majored in education. After college, Russ moved to Colorado, but that distance could not keep them apart. In October of 2013, Russ popped the…
Author:Special to CH2

The Best of Luck: Wedding rites and rituals

Weddings are replete with traditions and superstitions designed to ensure luck and good fortune for the newlywed couple. In less modern times, getting married literally increased one’s chance of survival. It was up to ceremony guests to take whatever measures were necessary to increase the…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

What Gets Your Goat? How to make life’s little annoyances disappear

Several years ago, when I was training to be a life coach, I hired a coach to work with me on my own state of being. One of the exercises she gave me became a favorite of mine to use with clients because it is…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

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