Beautify your Home with Wall Finishes and Murals

When it comes to decorating your home, one of the most important elements to consider is the walls. They are the largest, most visible component in the space; therefore, the treatment that you apply on them will have a considerable effect on the overall feeling…
Author:Francesco Montefiore



Being A Better Baker:Taking it to the next delicious level

For me, baking equals love. When I bake cookies, or a cake, or a loaf of bread, not only am I expressing love, I get a good deal of love in return. And despite having never won a ribbon in competition or testing my skills…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Bistro 17

“You come in here. The sun is going down beyond the harbor. You hear a little jazz music. It doesn’t get much better than that,” is how Bistro 17 owner Jim Buckingham describes part of the experience at the French bistro he almost didn’t open…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



10th Annual Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

A funny thing about event management is that if you do your job well and your event is successful, it’s likely that the event will grow bigger the next year, and again the year after that, and so on. Yes, your reward for all your…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



How 3D Mammography Saved My Wife's Life

As the one and only doctor in my extended family, I field the family’s questions about all sorts of problems large and small. I can usually provide some help, but as a radiologist, many times those questions fall well outside the scope of what I…
Author:Drew Wade



THE DRIVE FOR LITERACY HITS THE LINKS : LOCAL NON-PROFITS ARE IN ALIGNMENT

There are times when it seems that life has an easy flow: traffic signals change to green before you have to hit the brakes, your tax refund is delivered the same day your refrigerator goes on the fritz, and you are introduced to the new…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Family-Friendly Natural Stone

The reality is that most of us live with children, guests, pets and the traffic of a busy daily life. The challenge, for many or us, is to enjoy a luxurious home with beautiful appointments while maintaining a rich and full life. You’ll be happy to…
Author:Andrea Antunes McGilton



Some Assembly Required: A step-by-step guide to home repair (is not included in this column and must be purchased separately).

I have been a proud homeowner for nearly eight years now, and in that time I’ve learned one crucial thing about home improvement: Before undertaking any kind of DIY home repair project, it’s crucial to stock up on gasoline just in case you feel like…
Author:Barry Kaufman



A Doctor Worth Waiting For

There are more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States. Compare that to the tens of thousands of other types of surgeons, and it becomes apparent that this is a rather elite group of dentists who are trained in a hospital-based residency…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Sea to Table: ELA’s Blu Water Grille

Imagine a boat—the kind of boat that wader-clad, ruddy-skinned men and women of the sea board before the sun comes up to bring in the big catch. With booms reaching both starboard and port, and lines dragging from strong rods and reels, answering to weather,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Don't Take Chances! Get Lucky with MST's Guys & Dolls

How do you follow up a record-breaking, SRO, bona fide hit? If you’re Don Hite, artistic creative director at the Main Street Theatre, you roll the dice. And that’s exactly what Hite is doing with the upcoming production of the classic American musical, Guys and…
Author:Jane Stouffer



HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE GANG AT CH2/CB2

Happy Halloween From the Gang at CH2/CB2!

Author:Special to CH2



Students Accomplishing Immeasurably More at HHCA

For the second year running, Hilton Head Christian Academy students have earned the highest SAT scores in all of Beaufort County. Combined with the school’s new Diploma With Distinction program, Life on Life Leadership program and technology innovations, HHCA is well on its way toward…


Transitional Style in Wexford

Builder: Cameron & Cameron Custom Homes · Architect: Court Atkins Architects · Interior Designer: Kelley Designs, Inc. · Realtor: Kevin King

Author:Special to CH2



Editor's Note

Some strange home improvement bug jumped up and bit my rear-end around May of this year. This may not seem that strange to you Suzie and Sam Homemakers of the world, but trust me when I say, I am not that person. Many comments have…
Author:Maggie Washo



C2 Men Fashion

LINKS Contour Casuals Footjoy Golf Shoes -$100 Navy Plaid Cutter & Buck Shorts – $69 Adidas Reversible Strap Belt – $55 Cutter & Buck Dry Tech Polo -$65 Cutter & Buck Weather Tech Jacket -$90 SunDog Glasses Flight Mela Lens -$68 (All avaliable at Port Royal Golf Shop) LEISURE Sperry Top-Sider Avenue Duck 3-Eye…
Author:Special to CH2



Home (Still) Sweet Home

It was 2006, and I was three months pregnant with our first child when my husband Lee asked me if I wanted to move back to Hilton Head Island. At the time, we were living in Charleston, comforted by the quilt of good food, friends…
Author:Becca Edwards



Local Entrepreneur Gives Hilton Head Homes A Facelift: HydroShield South Carolina

As local residents, we are very well aware of the hard water conditions that exist on Hilton Head Island. It can seem like an impossible task to keep our homes looking new. The glass, stone, tile and grout in our bathrooms and kitchens…
Author:Mathew Hansen



Line in the Sand: Nude Pics Exposed! Who's to Blame?

Barry Kaufman As part of his daily homework routine, my son is required to have me initial the line in his daily agenda book next to where he has charmingly scribbled the title of whatever kid book he’s been asked to read that night. A few…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



A Word from Our Mayors

Drew Laughlin Telecommunication Improvements on Hilton Head Island Prior to my election as mayor, many expressed having difficulty making cell phone calls from inside their homes or having to go outside to get a signal. Increasingly, residents and visitors resorted to driveways and decks to make and…
Author:Drew Laughlin, Lisa Sulka



Art Center's Powerful Season Opener: To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, set in Alabama during the Great Depression when poverty and racism walked hand in hand, is an indelible story about growing up. For many of us, the tale of young Scout’s journey from innocence to maturity as her…
Author:Andrea Gannon



PHD: We Can Restore Your World

Disaster never wears a disguise. You know it when you see it, smell it, or walk through it. Disaster may come with a warning: Hurricane Gustave will make landfall on Saturday. Or it may come as a complete surprise: arriving home after a weekend getaway…
Author:Kitty Bartell



POLO Bring Fun,Food,Fashion to Bluffton

Experience the food, fun and fashion that is the 21st Polo for Charity event, Sunday, Oct. 12, at the historic Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton. Gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m., so reserve your spot now for Bluffton’s largest picnic. Polo…
Author:Laura Jacobi



What Floats Your Boat? The Salty Dog Cafe Happy Hour Music Cruise

The Salty Dog Happy Hour Music Cruise is not just your everyday happy hour. While most include your standard fare of food and discount drinks, this one steps it up a notch with live music & fresh hors d’oeurves on a floating bar that makes…
Author:Special to CH2



A View from the Ridge

(Author’s note: In the late fall of 2012, after residing on Hilton Head Island for 30 plus years, mostly at the beach, I heard the siren call of “greener pastures” (i.e. budget considerations) and moved my kit and caboodle to a Really Rural Ridgeland home…
Author:Paul deVere



Southern Style with a Contemporary Twist

Stunning gourmet kitchen with unique reclaimed wood floor, back splash and ceiling contrast with crisp, white cabinets, white trim and contemporary gilded lighting. Reclaimed wood provided the inspirational backdrop throughout this striking custom house, built by Shoreline Construction. A study in contrast, this kitchen showcases a…
Author:Special to CH2



Tips for Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

As a society, we are becoming more environmentally conscious. Most of us want to do what is best for our planet, but many people do not know where to begin. It is simple: start small. From rainwater collection and composting to growing food and raising…
Author:Courtney Hillis



Taffeta: European Fashions for Women at Shelter Cove Harbour

If the mere words “European fashion” seem a bit off-putting or intimidating, hold onto your golf hat and relax, because you may be missing out on one of Hilton Head Island’s most exciting shopping opportunities. Located on the corner to the right of the Neptune…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Weather Queen Shades

Inspired by a client’s needs and driven by good old-fashioned American ingenuity, window treatment professional Carla Ingram has made comfortable outdoor living beautifully possible with her patented Weather Queen Shades. Founded in the north woods of Wisconsin, where lakes abound and screened porches function as…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Whole Foods Hilton Head Island :More than a grocery store: a fun and healthy place to shop

It may be the greatest thing since sliced bread—well, gluten-free sliced bread. Specializing in unique, hard to find, healthy and organic foods, Whole Foods Market Hilton Head Island opened its doors on July 30, and the response has been overwhelming. Operating from its core values, which…
Author:Courtney Hillis




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