June 2019 Issue



5 Drinks with: Amber Kuehn

The island’s resident expert on sea turtles shares what you can do to help. She’s drinking: Water (in her defense, she was just getting over the flu, and water is kind of her thing). I’m drinking: Café Americano On the day we met up with fourth-generation Bluffton local,…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Men and the Balancing Act: How Today’s Dads are Doing it All

The balancing act. For years (if not decades), the term connotes the image of an often-harried mom trying to juggle and balance it all: a job, family obligations, spending time with her significant other/kids/in-laws … while seamlessly managing hearth and home. But more and more,…
Author:Lucy Rosen



You + Your Hairdresser: It’s Complicated

Any woman who has ever changed hairdressers might tell you that it is one of life’s most traumatic events. (This could apply to a few men, although most men I know are pretty chill about their hair—unless it’s falling out.) For me, any change that…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Editor's Note: June 2019

Shortly after Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida and up our coast in September of 2017, Walt Disney World opened up four of their resorts to canine friends. What I was told by a cast member was that they had opened up their hotels for evacuating…
Author:Maggie Washo



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from John McCann Tribute to a positive, graceful and supportive leader “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry S. Truman That’s one of my favorite quotes from President Harry S. Truman. Whenever I think of it, I…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Mikkelson Law Firm, LLC: Real and Relatable - Bringing the law to life

If you’re a fan of television legal dramas, you may be under the impression that all attorneys get dressed up in designer suits and spend their days arguing in court. A visit to the offices of real-life lawyers Ryan and Tiffany Mikkelson, of Mikkelson Law…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Colors of the Sea: Find your happy place among the jubilant colors and smiling fish of Signore Coastal Art.

Walking up to Signore Coastal Art in Bluffton’s Promenade and seeing their beautifully crafted signature fish from the outside, schooling in a rainbow of colors along the gallery walls, is a bit like standing before a giant aquarium. Walking in is like diving headfirst into…
Author:Barry Kaufman



The New World Now: Fresh Looks at America’s Oldest City

I fell in love with St. Augustine while pedaling a sea foam beach cruiser bike around the old city and out Highway A1A to the Atlantic. I ate Florida “honeybell” tangelos from my backpack and gazed into a campfire after long days of adventuring. I…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw



Silly Adult: Camps are for Everyone!

The summer before sixth grade, my two best friends and I went to Girl Scout sleepaway camp and had the best time ever. I still remember most of the lyrics to the songs we sang, the names of our 19-year-old counselors (who seemed so old…
Author:Denise K. James



Papa’s Got a Brand-New Bag: How two local guys changed fatherhood forever

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but no one ever talks about invention’s father: the steadfast dedication necessary to bring an invention to life. These long hours and late nights spent tinkering and perfecting an idea, willing it from abstract thought into concrete…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Accessorize! Things We Love to Complete your Look for Summer

Prices change and human error occurs- please see store listed for official pricing on all items.

Author:Special to CH2



8 Beach Bars You Can Bike To: Featuring the clothing of Coastal Bliss and Coastal Bliss Men

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat, Modeled by Christina, Blake, Jimmy and Patrick of Coastal Bliss
Special thanks to Hilton Head Outfitters for the bright red bikes

Author:Special to CH2



40 Things to Do in Iceland

Black balloons, an open coffin with a skeleton dressed like a woman, a large sign that read, “Lordy, Lordy, Ellen’s 40!” and a look of total dismay on her face is what I remember when my mother turned 40 and everyone threw her a surprise…
Author:Becca Edwards



A Stage of Their Own: Vibrant music scene of Hilton Head Island finally gets music festival all to itself

It seems like Hilton Head Island has a festival for everything under the sun. There’s WingFest, VegFest, the Wine and Food Festival, the Chili Cook-Off, the Rib Burn-Off, at least a dozen art festivals…. And each one of these festivals has one thing in common: appearances…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Musicians in Bathrooms: The Nice Guys

Location: Sea Pines Resort
House Rental/Rental Company: Destination Vacation
Interior Design: Terri Puma Design, LLC
Home Builder: Hammerhead Construction

Author:Special to CH2



Good for What Ails You: The island’s best happy hour adds shot of healing power to its cocktail menu

Following his historic win at The Masters, there was one question everyone was asking about Tiger Woods: was that CBD gum he was chewing? The aging phenom was chewing away nearly every time the cameras were turned to him, and that, coupled with his meteoric…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Sativa Health Products: Is CBD the next wonder drug?

It all started with a storm and a frightened dog. Cynthia Groff first discovered the power of cannabidiol (CBD) when Hurricane Matthew blew through Hilton Head Island in October of 2016. Having safely evacuated the island and settled into an inland hotel, Groff got a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



What's New in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Every trip to Walt Disney World comes with a mix of magical anticipation and anxiety-ridden trepidation, especially when young kids are in tow, and those competing emotions ramp up even more when a new attraction opens. As Disney devotees, my family braved the opening weekend crowds…
Author:Justin Jarrett



2019 Special Section: Dadpreneurs

Alex Nightingale The Pearl Kitchen + Bar and Ela’s On The Water How do you balance a successful business and still make time for your family? It can be difficult, but it’s possible by surrounding ourselves with great staff members who are trustworthy and have high expectations themselves.…
Author:Special to CH2



2019 Lowcountry Hairstylists

Brent and Louis Nelsen Barbers of the Lowcountry How did you get started? Deep down, I have always been an entrepreneur and had a dream to work alongside my father, Lou. In November of 1997, it was time for us to make that move to open our own…
Author:Special to CH2




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