October 2019 Issue



His and Hers: Bannon Law Group’s two-sided approach brings accessibility to the legal world.

Just a few years ago, Jim and Meredith Bannon found their legal expertise being challenged in the single most unexpected way of their storied careers as attorneys. It began with a pattern of tiny handprints running down the hallway of their Bluffton home. Caught in…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Building Better Habits: With the next phase of Healthy Habit, restaurateur Nick Bergelt’s mission to build better food truly begins.

Partners in Creating Healthy Habits: Nick Bergelt, Andrea Roberts, and Hope & Kevin Yeung at the newly opened Healthy Habit location in Park Plaza. Nick Bergelt is no stranger to the Hilton Head Island restaurant scene. The energetic young entrepreneur has launched some of the island’s…
Author:Barry Kaufman



This is Us Actor Jon Huertas Shares an Inside View

Clothing by Palmettoes in Sea Pines Center

Author:Iain Denholm



Debunking the Top 7 Common Myths of Homebuilding with Josh Simpson

We recently sat down with Josh Simpson of Simpson Construction, LLC to talk about some of the more commonly held, and often misconceived, notions associated with building a new home. For most of us, building a house is the largest investment we make in…
Author:Special to CH2



Forget Shopping Around: Answer these questions to find the right mortgage

There’s a lot at stake when you buy a house. Your home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. It’s the biggest single piece of your financial picture. It’s a decision you’ll have to live with for years—maybe decades—and it’s incredibly difficult to untangle if…
Author:Fran Mckinney



Who’s Having a Party in your Trash Can? Let Shiny Bins get rid of unwanted guests

Stefan Bauroth, Trish Elliott and Jason Frobase own Shiny Bins, a brand-new service that will come to you and clean those nasty trash cans sitting in your garage. Nobody’s talking about it, but everybody’s doing it: taking out the garbage. If you’re holding your breath when…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Rose Hearing Healthcare Centers: The truth about hearing loss and what to do now

Randy Rose, owner of Rose Hearing Healthcare Centers, in his Hilton Head Island location on Main Street. You might call Randy Rose the “accidental hearing aid specialist.” But the opportunity that led him to his life’s work was more serendipitous than unplanned. After studying speech pathology…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Elements of Style

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat
Hair & Makeup by Salon Karma
Home in Oldfield by H2 Builders
Model Taylor Jackson

Special thanks to Rush & Jessica Lowther for making us feel at home.

Author:Special to CH2



Editor's Note: October 2019

Nothing makes you think about home and what it means more than packing for the fourth consecutive hurricane evacuation in less than five years. What in the world do you pack into a suitcase or vehicle in the event your home gets destroyed by a…
Author:Maggie Washo



Lowcountry Tips for Beautifying your Landscape

Life in the Lowcountry is illuminated by the beauty of the natural habitat. Our days are colorful, set against big, blue skies, the deep blue-greens of water and the lush greens and browns of our sandy beaches, marshes and live oaks. This natural beauty inspires…
Author:Allyson Drucker



Getting Real with Michelle Taylor: Birdie James a place to connect

When was the last time you dropped in at your favorite boutique just to say hello and look around? It’s no secret among women that we sometimes shop to cheer ourselves up or reward ourselves for something we’ve accomplished. But we also shop for another…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



So Sandra: Feel the love

Sandra Ossie and Sir Winston pose for a quick snap at her boutique for women in Park Plaza, So Sandra. Have you ever wished you had a personal stylist—someone who could help you achieve that put-together look you admire but can never seem to pull off…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Relationship Business: Nix Flooring & Design: more than making your home beautiful

Walking into the Nix Flooring & Design showroom on S.C. 170, you might almost have to do a double take to convince yourself you haven’t stepped into an art gallery. A far cry from your standard flooring showroom—think rows upon rows of A-frame racks, wall…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Greg Smith

What’s your sign? Detour Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic: “Prisoner in Disguise,” by Linda Ronstadt (written by John David Souther) Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan? From a fan review on iTunes: “Greg is one of those individuals that was put on…
Author:Special to CH2



10 Tech-Savvy Devices You Need for Your Home

Smart homes are no longer a concept of the future, but a common reality for the everyday homeowner. It is not unusual to see your robotic vacuum glide by you as you sit and chat with your houseguests. Do you need to know what to…
Author:Special to CH2



Building on a Vision: Hands-on approach of Brighton Builders creates singular statement of Lowcountry beauty in Colleton River Plantation home

The exterior of Joe and Pauline Gereau’s beautiful Lowcountry home in Colleton River Plantation. If a view alone could make for a stunning home, this exquisitely crafted Colleton River Plantation home would have been a masterpiece before the first hammer was swung. Staring out across a…
Author:Barry Kaufman



A Note From Our Mayors

Broadband Infrastructure Helps Community Connect and Thrive For any community that is focused on securing a stable and prosperous future, broadband infrastructure is a top priority. Broadband connectivity is a table-stakes issue that impacts a community’s ongoing competitiveness in attracting new businesses, growing real estate values…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Welcomes Memory Lane Portraits

While we as a society are busy snapping selfies and scrolling through hundreds of digital images on our social media feeds each day, photos have become yet another source of instant entertainment—which is all fine and dandy. But if you are a person who wishes…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Should I Stay or Should I Go?- The CH2 team sounds off on Hurricane Dorian.

Maggie Washo Nothing makes you appreciate the expansive green space of Hilton Head Island like running down a hotel hallway and nine elevator flights with a dog who has explosive diarrhea. At 1:30 a.m., 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. The upside? I now have a vet…
Author:Special to CH2




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