April 2019

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

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography


Are you an Islander looking to escape the Easter crowds on the south end of Hilton Head? Then hop in the car and head over the bridge to Old Town Bluffton for a tranquil Staycation.

Calhoun Street
Park down by the stunning Church of the Cross, and meander your way up Calhoun Street, stopping at shops and art galleries along the way. Snap a photo in front of the majestic Seven Oaks and take a tour of the historic Heyward House, just one street over.

On Taylor:
Embroidered Dress: Haskins & Co $76
Navy Sandals: Primp $29
Earrings: Saylor Betty $24
Bracelet: Gold Snap Braided $20

On Jonathan:
Shirt: Forrest Lennard $195
Denim: Peter Millar $149
Black Loafers: Trask $195
Swordfish Belt: $165

Sunday Strollin’
An ice cream stop at Crabby’s Corner, tucked behind Mameem and Maudie’s on Lawton Street, is just what a warm spring day calls for. Enjoy each other’s company as you sit on a bench swing in the adjacent park, and while away the hours getting to know each other again.

On Jonathan:
Purple Striped Shirt: johnnie-O $85
Purple Sweatshirt: johnnie-O $98
Pants: Oliver Ridley $135,

On Taylor:
Grey Jumpsuit: Haskins & Co $64
Necklace: Four Three Collective $54
Earrings: Kendra Scott $60
Bracelet: Kendra Scott $65
Clutch: Satchel $86
Sunglasses: DIFF Eyewear $85
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The View from 302
Pick your room directly from the inn’s website (blufftoninnsc.com), which shows you the
unique decor and room layout, along with a description of your window or balcony view.
Room 302 overlooks the Promenade, where a night out at various hot spots is calling.

On Johnathan:
Grey Pants: Peter Millar $149
Green and Blue Shirt: Oliver Ridley $95
Blue Pullover: Oliver Ridley $115

On Taylor:
Blue T-Shirt Dress: Z Supply $56
Clutch: Satchel $86
Layered Pearl Necklaces: Four Three Collective.
Small pearl, $45; Large pearl $68

Checking In
The Old Town Bluffton Inn is officially open for business, and you can be one of the first to enjoy its Southern charm. From the inn’s 14 rooms to its lofty balconies and inspired design, you’ll find every boutique amenity you deserve and hospitality that will constantly find new ways to delight you. The inn’s inspired elegance evokes a bygone era, when travelers would arrive at stately Southern mansions in horse-drawn carriages and toast the evening by gaslight.

On Taylor:
Yellow Sweater: Kerisma $68
Denim: Dear John $88
Handbag: Satchel $215
Navy Sandal: Primp $29
Necklace: Navy and Gold: Four Three Collective $74
Bracelet: Gold Snap Braided $20

On Jonathan:
Denim: Peter Millar $149
Shirt: Tommy Bahama $145
Shoes: Swims $180
Overnight Bag: Peter Millar $495
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Bluffton Beginnings
A good day begins with coffee and breakfast at the Corner Perk, just two doors down from the Old Town Bluffton Inn. This bustling hangout plays host to businessmen making deals, new moms headed to yoga appointments and USCB students cramming for finals. It’s everything the quintessential coffee shop should be — you could literally hang out here for hours. And he might need to, while she gets ready.

On Johnathan:
Grey Pants: Peter Millar $149
Blue Print Button Down:
Madeleine Finn $195
Grey Sweater: Peter Millar $165
Navy Vest: Peter Millar $495
Loafer: Swims $180
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Small Town
Salon, Big City Results
Pamper yourself and let the ladies at Salon Karma do your hair & makeup for a night out with your main squeeze. Sip on champagne and catch up on the gossip rags while they work their magic.

On Taylor:
Yellow Shorts: Dear John $69
Blue Tank: Mud Pie $44
Earrings: L Kennedy Designs $24
Blue Sandal: $29
Bracelets: 5 for $35 or $8 each

Eat some Ribs
Immerse yourself in the flavor of the south at Ted Huffman’s Bluffton BBQ, where you can sit inside and soak up the amusing signs throughout, or dine alfresco on the garden patio. We recommend the ribs—with a side of Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato Casserole.

On Taylor:
Green and White Dress: Blues & Grey $54
Red Hoop Earrings: Saylor Betty $24

On Jonathan:
Plaid Shirt: Peter Millar $149
Blue Sweater: Peter Millar $155
Red Pant: Peter Millar $149

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Fishin’ ain’t Catchin’
The May River is at the center of Bluffton life so you should definitely get out on it. Charter a fishing excursion with a local, or rent a few kayaks and explore on your own. Alternatively, just keep it simple with a few poles down on the dock.

On Jonathan:
Grey Shorts: Southern Tide $85
Blue Fish Button Down: Southern Tide $99.50
Belt: J.T. Spencer $85
Loafer: Swims $160

On Taylor:
Red Dress: Z Supply $46
Blue Sandals: Primp $29
Earrings: Kendra Scott $120
Necklace: Kendra Scott $130
Vacay Bag: Mud Pie $24

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Fore a good time…
While the pros are lighting up the course in Harbour Town, you can get your own 18 holes in at Bluffton’s Hilton Head National. Nothing is as relaxing as cruising around in a golf cart, enjoying the scenery and watching the wildlife soak up the sun.

On Taylor:
White Pants: Spanx $98
Floral Top: Mud Pie $39
Red Earrings: L. Kennedy Designs $32

On Jonathan:
Red Pullover: Peter Millar $115
Rain Jacket: Peter Millar $195
Rain Pants: Peter Millar $95

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