December 2020



Moving Forward:Perhaps no field has been rocked by the pandemic as much as education. But at Hilton Head Prep, a swift response and an emphasis on safety has helped keep standards high.

It can be a little tricky to take the long view these days, with so much still so uncertain about what the next few months or even the next year will bring. But one thing is certain: each of us is going to have a…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Pilates Hilton Head: The workout that works for every body

Pilates is an ideal form of exercise for people of all ages, all body types, and all fitness levels, Because there’s no bouncing, jarring, or stress to your body. I don’t want a flat stomach,” said no person on the planet ever. If you’re still walking…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Egan + Ella Boutique: Experience the empowerment and confidence that comes with the right outfit

Passion peeks out from behind a hot pink facemask as Afton Ryan calls a cheerful, “welcome in” to the customer who has just stepped into her charming Bluffton boutique, Egan + Ella. In spite of a pandemic that shut her doors just three months after…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Budget Blinds Hilton Head & Beaufort: Where window solutions are made simple

Blinds, shades, shutters—what is the difference? And is neutral the way to go, or is this a good time to spring for pattern and color? What about installation, embellishments? And before we go any further, how much will I have to spend? If these are questions…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



Good Vibrations: Island musicians rally around a message of hope, unity and above all things… love.

Sound, in and of itself, is a miraculous thing. Taken at its simplest, most granular level, it is merely a vibration, a rippling of the air molecules all around us that generates a sympathetic vibration in everything it touches. Sound can shatter glass, or it…
Author:Barry Kaufman



The New Face of Kitchens: N-Hance offers two cost-saving solutions for putting a fresh face on your cabinets.

All year, you tried your best not to look at your dreary, dated kitchen cabinets. With lockdown, it got even harder. Suddenly you found yourself housebound, the entire world now shrunk to the space within your four walls. And you got to work. You patched that crack…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Musicians in Bathrooms Featuring Quintin Smalls

What’s your sign? I’m a Sagittarius, born Dec 9, 1992. Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic? My single, “L.A.D.I.E.S,” was created for all the women in the world for the powers of their existence that may be overlooked on a daily basis. Biggest compliment…
Author:Special to CH2



Pandemic Panacea: Improve your mental health with these natural remedies

Can’t concentrate? Can’t sleep? Can’t stop binge-eating your feelings? In a year of unparalleled anxiety—from Covid-19 to an election year for the books—people everywhere are sharing stories of stress eating, binge drinking, cancelling appointments (who can possibly sit through any more Zoom meetings?), and putting…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



WHAT ABOUT ME? Self-care: The gift that keeps on giving

Raise your hand if you are exhausted: your multi-tasking, people-pleasing personality keeps you going through the motions, but your body, mind and spirit are screaming for a break. If you find yourself living in this constant state of stress and overwhelm—taking care of everybody else’s…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Service You Can Count On: Kelca Counters celebrates 20 years of rock-solid reliability in creating beautiful kitchens

THE KELCA COUNTERS TEAM: From Left to Right: Sheila Kelca, Tim Paxton, Kris Trafton, Dominque Lewis, Sheila Hunter, Michael Kelca (Back) & Trish Halle. In the year 2000, Michael Kelca was forced to make a complete change in careers when he was employed by an area…
Author:Charles Edwards



No, Really, You SHOULDN’T HAVE. Top 10 gift ideas to skip this year

Friends, we’ve all had a rough year, and we most definitely should commemorate the end of 2020 by exchanging tokens of affection and friendship. After all, nothing says “happy holidays, and congrats on surviving this insane year” like swapping thoughtful gifts over food and cocktails.…
Author:Denise K. James



Practical Magic for a Healthy Mind: Get moving for a better mood and more

If you’re feeling a little moody these days (and who isn’t?) do yourself a favor before you snap off another head or cry yourself to sleep: get moving! Walk around the block, take a spin on your bicycle, run in place, or do 10 jumping…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



WHO Needs A Therapist? I scream, you scream...

For many people, including me, two of the hardest words to say are: help me! But they are the two words that have the most potential to positively impact your quality of life or perhaps even save you. It was a Friday afternoon in 2002. I…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



You Are Not Alone: Meet the mental health professionals who can help you navigate the “new normal.”

If there is a silver lining in the dumpster fire of a year that was 2020, it is this: all of us have gained a deeper appreciation for our own mental health. Even the most steadfast among us had their cages rattled this year, leading…
Author:Special to CH2



Flipping the Script: Proving that no house is too dated to be saved, this Long Cove Club refresh by RCH Construction is a masterpiece of renovation.

Toby Chod is no stranger to flipping a house. In her native St. Louis, she’s turned around her share of homes, updating and tweaking them to bring them in line with modern sensibilities. With this house in Long Cove Club, however, the situation was slightly…
Author:Barry Kaufman




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