May 2020

Quarantine in the time of COVID-19

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

Just like everything in our collective “world” right now, fashion looks a little different this month. With businesses shut down and social distancing the hot new buzz word of the month, we decided to do something a little different for our May fashion spread.

Keeping a respectful distance, we took a peek inside our local boutique owners’ homes and back porches to see how they were coping with COVID-19. All clothing is modeled by the owners of their respective boutiques and is available for purchase by calling or by shopping via their Instagram pages or websites. Just for fun, we had them share with us what they had been binge-watching since going into quarantine and which items they would never again take for granted in a grocery store.

Dennis Jaworski and Chuck Hall
Shop the look at Palmettoes

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
The news is the only thing that’s getting binge-watched around here. But Wheel of Fortune is always a good binge-watch too.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
We’ve mainly been cooking at home just because we have so much time on our hands. It gives us time to get creative with recipes. Just about the only business we’ve been really loyal customers of through all this is Rollers Wine & Spirits.

What have you done to stay sane?
Drink.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Toilet paper.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
Thank you very much. Above all and beyond everything else, think about yourselves right now. I think too often we are so concerned with taking care of other people that we forget to be mindful of our own mortality.


Michelle Taylor
Shop the look at Birdie James in Shelter Cove Towne Centre

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
I’ve started re-watching Grey’s Anatomy.

As a budding new tutor, what has been your favorite subject to teach?
Physical education, because we get outside and jump around and use some energy.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
I love the gluten-free pizza from Pizza Co., so I’ve had that, and we’ve also done takeout from The Greek Table in Bluffton.

What have you done to stay sane?
This! It has been refreshing to get to do something creative and to go into the store and bring a little bit of the store into our home.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Coffee creamer

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
Yes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Kim Mischik
Shop the look at Fresh Produce in Coligny Plaza

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
We’ve been binge-watching The Lorax, Peter Rabbit, and Frozen 2.

As a budding new tutor, what has been your favorite subject to teach?
I guess my least favorite is pre-algebra, seventh grade math. Math is different these days.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
When I head over to the island for office work, I go to The Sandbar in Coligny. In Bluffton, we’ve been frequenting Okatie Ale House and Pour Richards.

What have you done to stay sane?
I’ll go for a for a bike ride … and I feel like I’ve been gardening more.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Toilet paper and Lysol spray!

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
You are doing a great job, and we are so appreciative of you putting yourself in danger so we can all get through this together!


Blake Schmid
Shop the look at Coastal Bliss in Shelter Cove Towne Centre

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
I’ve been processing online orders and taking care of our new baby, so I haven’t had any time to binge-watch yet … but we are going to start season three of Ozark soon.

As a budding new tutor, what has been your favorite subject to teach?
My son JP loves singing, so music class has been our favorite.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
We’ve supported Santa Fe Cafe, Frosty Frog and Hudson’s.

What have you done to stay sane?
A nice glass of wine once the kids have quieted down for the night has definitely helped.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
I think everyone agrees toilet paper. Won’t ever take that for granted again!.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
A BIG thank you to everyone; we appreciate you now more than ever! Hopefully we all get through this and back to normal soon.


Jillian Atkinson
Shop the children’s looks at Moonlit Lullaby in Old Town Bluffton

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
Do kids’ shows count? Because that’s what we’ve been watching a lot of lately. My husband and I have watched The Originals, and when he’s working, I’ll watch Jane the Virgin.

As a budding new tutor, what has been your favorite subject to teach?
Lily is four, so she’s in preschool right now. We’ve been doing a lot of arts & crafts and trying to learn our numbers.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
We’ve done The Cottage, AllJoy Donuts and Twisted Bakery. Can you tell we love sweets?

What have you done to stay sane?
I guess, for me, it’s been working and spending time with my family. My work/life balance is a little crazy right now. I feel like I’ve been working more than ever through all of this, but I think it’s helped to keep me centered.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Milk! And avocados.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
Just that we have been praying for you every day. I have people who are in the middle of all that. We are thinking about you, praying for you, and we love you!


Sandra Ossie
Shop the look at So Sandra on Hilton Head Island

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
Probably the Hallmark Channel!

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started? Plantation Station right here in Sea Pines, because they have delicious home-cooked food. Also, SERG Group and Healthy Habit.

What have you done to stay sane?
I’ve cleaned out my closet. (Hmmm … to make room for more clothing maybe?

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
That’s a hard question for me because I don’t do the grocery shopping.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
I don’t know how they are doing it. I thank them every day for that.


Afton Ryan
Shop the look at Egan + Ella in Bluffton

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
Obviously Tiger King. Actually, I’ve also really gotten into Wicked Tuna. I don’t know why—it’s so random! It’s the perfect “have on in the background show,” and I just love it.

As a budding new tutor, what has been your favorite subject to teach?
Playdoh and chalk, so art class? My children are young—ages two and three.

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
Choo-Choo BBQ. It’s my new obsession.

What have you done to stay sane?
Organizing! The garage, the closets, pantries, the attic—anything I can tidy up.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Toilet paper … but also eggs! I like my omelets in the morning, and the dwindling supply of eggs has me concerned.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
Yes! A special shout-out to my mom, Tia, who is a nurse on the front lines right now. I just want to let her know that the kids and I are super proud of her right now, and we’re very thankful for her and all the other nurses.


Tracy Moss
Shop the look at The Haven in Old Town Bluffton

What have you been binge-watching since COVID-19 started?
A Million Little Things

What restaurants have you been trying to support with take-out since this whole thing started?
Ted Huffman’s Bluffton BBQ, Mi Tierra, and the Corner Perk for coffee.

What have you done to stay sane? I’m not sane at all. But I have been doing a lot of yardwork.

What item you usually purchase at the grocery store will you never take for granted again?
Toilet paper. And also, coffee creamer.

Do you have a message for essential workers who are keeping the world moving right now?
Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

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