April 2019 Issue



5 Drinks With: Phil Schembra

For 43 years, this giant of the real estate world has been on the front lines of the market. I sat down in his gorgeous Palmetto Dunes home to pick his brain about the market, Hilton Head Island’s early days and what’s next for…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Beauty and the Birthday: Thoughts on death, taxes and aging

After celebrating the dawn of my next wild ride around the sun, I sit at my vanity table, switch on the lighted 10X magnifying mirror, and contemplate an ever-growing collection of skincare products. Surely the newest balm will be the one to give me back…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Curb Appeal: Branches Designs

Welcome to 24 North Port Royal Drive, this stunning 6,071 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, oceanfront home is listed for sale by The Prud’homme Team with Carolina Realty Group. Is your home ready to make a first impression? Whether welcoming guests to your residence…
Author:Special to CH2



Editor's Note: April 2019

As we enter the yearly season of longer days and nicer weather, I celebrate all of the extra things that can be knocked off the “have-to-do” and “want-to-do” lists. Attending the RBC Heritage is definitely on my want-to-do list, and since we are the media,…
Author:Maggie Washo



Global Beauty

Humans value beauty. Researchers have found that being attractive makes you more likely to earn higher grades and wages, get approved for a loan, or be acquitted in a trial. Having a non-standard or “ugly” appearance makes you more likely to get convicted or to…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw



Heritage for dummies: As the island gears up for the fifty-first annual RBC Heritage tournament, Justin Jarrett breaks it down for newcomers.

Illustration by Emily J. Novitski

Author:Justin Jarrett



Hilton Head Island Multi-Listing Service: Investing in Your Community

You only get out of a community as much as you put into it. It’s a principle the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS) has put into action. HHIMLS appreciates and respects the role it has earned in its communities, and its mission…
Author:Jay Rodriguez



From Lot to Home

It’s no secret the Lowcountry offers a dreamy lifestyle full of front-porch swinging, morning walks on the beach or afternoons on the river. When someone decides to make the Lowcountry home, exactly where to plant roots is the next question. Choosing the community to fit…
Author:Laura Jacobi



Maria Walls, CPA, Beaufort County Treasurer: Forward-thinking leader, responsible steward

As popularity contests go, the local tax collector is not likely to be on your “best friends” list—unless you happen to know Maria Walls, Beaufort County Treasurer. You may have voted for her in 2014 or 2018 when she ran for office. Or perhaps you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from John McCann Annual Tournament Best Course Experience for Student Interns Thousands of visitors and golfers will arrive on Hilton Head Island this month for the fifty-first annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament. They’ll be greeted with tournament fanfare, manicured greens and, we…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Nail Talk & Polished Spa: Beautiful, Healthy Nails Start Here

With a nail salon on almost every corner, it can be difficult to sort the good from the best. Any salon may be able to get the job done, but Nail Talk & Polished Spa, conveniently located mid-island in South Island Square, is raising the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Exotic Flavors with Hometown Charm: Olive & Fig Mediterranean Kitchen—as authentic as you can get without a passport

The original tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, as written in 1001 Arabian Nights, bears little resemblance to its Disney adaptation. For example, in the original text, Aladdin wisely asks the genie for the greatest treasure in the Arab world: a meal. Using his…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Permanent Cosmetics HHI: The freedom to wake up with makeup

When Marcy Beach gets ready in the morning, she no longer has a timely and complicated makeup routine. It’s just a little mascara and she’s out the door. The best part is she still looks like she has on a “full face” because of her…
Author:Laura Jacobi



Your CBD Store® Hilton Head- Get healthy, not high: Natural hemp products a hot new commodity

Not long ago, most people would not have recognized the acronym “CBD,” nor would they have had the slightest clue what it was. Today, CBD is one of the hottest buzz words and possibly one of the most misunderstood new products to hit the health…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Behind the Gates: Welcome to 17 Belfair Point, one of the finest Historic Estates in South Carolina.

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat Hair & Makeup by Courtney Marine of Bride’s Side Beauty Featuring the clothing of Birdie James, Coastal Bliss, dluxe, Gigi’s Boutique, Haskins & Co., fab’rik, Fresh Produce, Palmettoes, Pink Pineapple, So Sandra and Too Belles Special thanks to John Donaldson for hosting us at…
Author:Special to CH2



The Greens (and Reds and Whites) of Harbour Town: How The Greenery gets Sea Pines camera-ready for the RBC Heritage

Preparations for the color in Sea Pines begin months in advance. Heritage week, in general, is the busiest time of the year on Hilton Head Island. For Lee Edwards, that’s been true since he was a kid selling lemonade along the eighteenth fairway. “I made $100…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Hilton Head Home Group of RE/MAX Island Realty: Relationship-driven Realtors Welcome you Home

Special thanks to SHOP! for styling these ladies for the shoot.

Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.: The experience you expect, the quality you deserve, a family you can trust

The Lowcountry has been a peaceful retreat for locals, tourists and transplants for years, and Randy Jeffcoat has had a front-row seat to the evolution of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton over the last 40 years. One of the Lowcountry’s premiere custom home builders, Randy…
Author:Special to CH2



Julie Parsley, Hairdresser: The Art of the Good Hair Day

Good hair days don’t happen by accident. They happen when you have the right color, cut and style for your face, your hair, and your lifestyle. It’s as simple as that, but yet not so simple. There’s no denying the power of hair and its ability…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Musicians in Bathrooms: Cranford Hollow

Special thanks to Jeff and Royal Restrooms for hosting our shoot.

Author:Special to CH2



Dunes Catering and Events: Your One-Stop Catering Source

Hosting a party, celebration or event? Feeling a bit stressed and overwrought? Put your worries behind you, because Dunes Catering & Events is standing by to take the burden out of entertaining. Whether you’re planning an elegant wedding reception, intimate dinner party, a backyard barbecue,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Rhett & Kaila: Lowcountry Love Story

Romantic, yet trendy; modern, yet refined. This is what Kaila Jeffcoat had in mind when she and Rhett planned their December 2018 wedding in the heart of downtown Bluffton. Originally from Washington State, Kaila left the Pacific Northwest upon graduating from college to explore the South,…
Author:Olivia Stone



Staycation: Old Town Bound - Featuring the clothing of Knickers Menswear and Haskins & Co.

Clothing Modeled by Jonathan & Taylor from Halo Model and Talent Agency Design by Jeff Cline Hair & Makeup by Salon Karma Special thanks to the Old Town Bluffton Inn and Rick and Nancy Manning for the beautiful ride. Pricing changes and human error occurs – please see…
Author:Special to CH2



This and That: April 2019 Edition

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2



Insurance Professionals: Now that you’ve invested in the Lowcountry, make sure you take steps to protect that investment

(From left to right) Dave D’Amico, Kristin Walker, Marc Ricciardi, Theresa Wine, Steve Stauffer, R. Stuart Bedenbaugh, and Tracy Molloy McGriff Insurance Services We at McGriff Insurance Services believe that outstanding insurance is just the start of a great relationship. We view our clients as partners with…
Author:Special to CH2



Realtors of the Lowcountry: Looking to make your stay in the South more permanent? Get an assist with your house-hunting from these local pros.

Portia Whisenhunt Keller Williams Realty Portia Whisenhunt moved to Hilton Head Island in the summer of 2000 and attended Hilton Head Island Middle and High School. Her real estate interest was piqued at a young age when her mother began to flip homes on Hilton Head Island.…
Author:Special to CH2




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