June 2013

Behind the Gates: Palmetto Bluff

You could make the argument that Palmetto Bluff doesn’t even belong in a series of articles titled “Behind the Gates.” It’s too out of character, and Sales Director Bryan Byrne would take no issue with that argument. “It’s not the typical master planned community like…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

June 2013 Finance: Master Limited Partnerships(MLPs)

April 15 marked the end, thank goodness, of another intense tax “busy season.” Although exhausting, each tax season, through the lens of hundreds of tax returns, also offers the tax practitioner a vivid inside look at what’s happening in the economy as well as emerging…
Author:Lew Wessell

On One Tank: Savannah

It seems to be human nature to think that the further a destination is from home, the more cachet it holds as a vacation getaway. Too much shared geography, culture, and history can’t always compete with the thrill of visiting an exotic locale. A mere…
Author:Janice Shay

Rose Hill Mansion

Robin and Rusty White’s wedding will always remain a significant addition to Rose Hill Mansion’s long and celebrated timeline. The date was April 12, 1996 and the décor was bare, yet elegant and ethereal. Stunning oriental rugs cloaked exposed subflooring. Extension cords ran like magical…
Author:Rebecca Edwards

Wedding Section: Seaquins Ballroom-A Venue Beyond Compare

A feeling of calm gently washes over you when you enter Seaquins Ballroom. It is as though you are walking onto Monet’s paint palette when the paint is fresh and his canvas is new. The possibilities are endless, but what you feel, without a doubt,…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Wedding Section: 13 Trends in 2013

Wondering what’s trendy in weddings and how to incorporate some “of the moment” details into your Big Day? We’ve got answers! We sat down with Alison Weinman and Molly Kennedy from Celebrations Catering & Events and Nancy Heird and Angela Mandigo of Gardenia’s to discuss…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine

Wedding Bell Bliss: Making Room for your Mother-in-Law

Wedding season is almost here, and wedding preparations are in full frenzy. Brides have so much to think about and plan—invitations, dresses, showers, cake, flowers, ceremony location, reception details, and on and on. The list seems endless! Even so, one vital element for making the…
Author:Dr. Deanna Brann

Wedding Section: Wedding Cake Trends are Changing for Local Brides

^Courtesy of Kim’s Creations ^Courtesy of Brown Sugar Wedding consultants and cake designers know that each bride is unique, and so is their preference for a wedding cake, including what they want it to look like and taste like. And the trends are shifting. No longer are…
Author:Edward Thomas

Wedding Section: Affairs to Remember

The most perfect party is in progress. Music fills the air as spinning couples dance across a polished, wood floor under a spectacularly-lit, brilliant white tent, with peaks like meringue reaching into the starlit sky. Guests watch from linen-laden tables where elegant crystal and silver…
Author:Kitty Bartell

A Family Affair: Gowns for the Bride, Her Mother and The Maid of Honor

Hair and makeup by Danielle Keasling of salon karma
Models: Kelly muhlenberg/Tucker Marcom Agency,
Jordan rekeweg/rise Model Management,
Alexa slezak, Amy Allen & Will Snyder

Atlantic Sprayfoam: Plenty of Reasons for a Comfortable Life at Home

Place a phone call to Atlantic Spray Foam insulation in Okatie, and its owner T.J. Anderson answers, not an unknowing administrative assistant or another mind-numbing answering machine. “I’ve taken calls at 10 or 11 at night and I think that’s what people today really want,”…
Author:Michael Paskevich

Fresh on the Menu: It's a Matter of Taste

Ask any smart phone user if he or she has a favorite app, and they will probably tell you they have several. For those who enjoy a great meal, finding area restaurants that use locally grown ingredients is about to get a lot easier. On June…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine


Simple geography makes us neighbors. Being a neighbor doesn’t mean always having the same view on politics, or child-rearing, or barbeque for that matter (I prefer mine sticky and sweet while my neighbor likes his with a vinegar kick). However, a good neighbor can provide…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Author:Michael Paskevich


You either are this woman or you have seen her. She is dressed smart in a trendy, new outfit. Her hair and her step have a certain carefree and feminine bounce. And her smile is contagious. She feels good. She looks good. She glows. “The name…
Author:Rebecca Edwards


Joe and Ned Gilleland honed their love of seafood in the most authentic manner possible. The brothers, Ohio transplants whose father (Ned Sr.) developed South Beach Marina in the late ’70s, were constantly on the water while growing up, cutting their own bait, serving as…
Author:Michael Paskevich


I never really believed in heaven. As a child, I can remember lying in bed at night pondering forever and trying to wrap my head around dying and then existing in heaven for infinity. That didn’t sound so appealing. I’m a black and white kind…
Author:Courtney Hampson


We have discussed at length the many benefits technology has brought to the modern era of golf. Yet with all the technological advancement, it can be difficult to determine which is best for your game. Determining which wedges to use is one decision many golfers…
Author:Pete Popovich

A Line in the Sand: Coming Out of the Closet

FRANK DUNNE, JR. Here’s a smattering of what was going on in the world when some unheralded journeyman NBA center named Jason Collins announced to the world that he’s gay last April: •North Korea threatened nuclear attacks. •Syria attacked its own citizens with chemical weapons. •Savage Islamic jihadist terrorists…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr. & Courtney Hampson

June 2013 Bee Social

Sea Pines Country Club Expands Membership Outside Of The Gates The residents of Sea Pines Plantation have voted to amend restrictive covenants that limited membership in Sea Pines Country Club to residential property owners of the community. With this change, the Sea Pines Country Club will…

Our Town: Hilton Head Rugby Team Competing in National Championship

Hilton Head Rugby Club players are nursing the anticipated aches, breaks and bruises that come in a hard-hitting contact sport that’s still a mystery to most Americans. Yet the eclectic collection of athletes has time for healing, at least until next season, when it returns…
Author:Michael Paskevich

June 2013 Mayors

The Reality of Life in the Lowcountry The beginning of June brings to close another school year, the beginning of summer, swimming, the beach, and the many outdoor activities we all enjoy. But with June also comes the start of hurricane season. With all the pleasures…
Author:Drew Laughlin and Lisa Sulka

June 2013 Series of Fortunate Events

Congratulations! Christopher Corkern, with The Prudential Insurance Co. and president of The Corkern Group of Bluffton, was recently named a member of the Prudential Agency Distribution President’s Council. Welcome to the Team! Coastal Properties Brokers-in-Charge/Owners, Joe and Karen Ryan, have announced the addition of Glenn Jacobsen to…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine

June 2013 Editor's Note: It's Showtime!

I’ve been to many weddings—I’ve almost had a few of my own, but that’s a story for another day. What is so grand about weddings today is all of the personal touches Millennials are incorporating into their big day. Today’s wedding is a show, a big…
Author:Maggie Washo

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