August 2014


Design by Catherine Davies

Author:Special to CH2

C2 Fashion: Dog Days of Summer

Fashion Tip: Let’s be honest, in August it’s just plain HOT. Choose loose fitting, free-flowing clothes to allow you to look and feel great. The styles today are perfect for that. So add a romper, a jumper, some loose fitting shorts, and/or…
Author:Special to CH2

Decorating On a Budget

The CH2 crew tackled the task of redecorating bedrooms on a budget. After visiting multiple shops in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, this is what they found.

Author:CH2 Magazine

Line in the Sand- Gun Control

A few weeks ago, I would have said it was impossible: I was proven wrong. Twice. You see, there are two beliefs that I’ve held for some time now that were swiftly overturned recently. The first belief is that gun control just makes sense in…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill

It’s 3 p.m. on a Friday in July. A gentle wind freshens the air, and tables begin to fill at Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill. Word is already out among the locals, and tourists are in for an exotic surprise. Hilton Head Island’s only Lebanese…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Human Trafficking

It is a $32 billion industry that impacts the lowcountry like a cat burglar; silently stealing something away with few visible signs. Annually, as many as 800,000 people are directly affected by its reach, with the majority being women between 18 and 24 years of age.…
Author:Kitty Bartell

The Boomerang Generation

Remember when kids were itching to move out to be on their own? When, as a parent, you pictured your child packing up his or her undersized car to head off on new adventures? What if that child stuck around for a while? It is rare…
Author:Lily Bartell

Bird's-Eye View

Imagine yourself seated on the crest of a wave rushing to the shore. Before you is an expert on Lowcountry reptiles telling you all about alligators. A huge canopy of live oaks creates a translucent shell above and around you, while two rather relaxed (and…
Author:Paul deVere

Charlie's L'etoile Verte

Charlie’s L’etoile Verte is decidedly a very special place. Kind of like coming home after being away for some time, and finding the things you love and remember still in place, and somehow as beautiful and delicious as ever despite the passage of time. There…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Unique Occupations

The game. The gig. The daily grind. No matter what you call you it, chances are, your nine to five is a big part of your life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 8.8 hours working—as compared to 7.7 hours…
Author:Rebecca Edwards

Charbar Co.

Why burgers? I know what you’re saying: Dumb question. Why not burgers? Who doesn’t love a good burger? Agreed. But I’m trying to tell a story here, so roll with it. Besides, I figure that the more times I make you read the word burger…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.

Wish You Were Here

When my family told me that going to Europe would change my life, I had no clue how true that really was. After the end of school in May, my friend Victoria and I went to visit our friend Heather who had attended high school…
Author:Lily Bartell

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"

Every time I hear about the musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, it brings back warm memories of my ride-to-school buddy Bob back in the late ’60s. Bob and I were students at Palm Beach Junior College and performed together in many productions. Bob…
Author:Barbara K. Clark

Hogshead Kitchen

Tucked away in the back corner of Moss Creek Village (by Sears) is the culinary hidden gem, HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar. Named after a large wooden barrel used long ago to transport potables like wine, rum and whiskey (and occasionally foods such as sugar…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Ad Men Of The Lowcountry

When the TV series Mad Men first came out, people asked me all the time how authentic it was. My first answer is, well, we didn’t really drink that much in the office,” said marketing consultant Michael Weaver who spent 25 years on Madison Avenue.…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.

Food & Wine

Cocktails are back! Craft cocktails are becoming the norm in restaurants all over the country, and Hilton Head Island is starting to see them pop up in restaurants all over town. For the last 10 years “craft bars” have been opening around the country, focused…
Author:Clayton Rollinson

A Word from Our Mayors

The Old Town master plan laid the groundwork for improvements to roadways in Old Town. Improvements have been made along May River Road and Bruin Road, including the addition of on-street parking, sidewalks, drainage improvements, curb and gutter, landscaping, lighting, and hardscape (benches and trash…
Author:Lisa Sulka & Drew Laughlin

Sweet Frog

It is 8 p.m. on Friday when the family finishes dinner, and now everyone wants to go get a sweet treat. The family decides they want to go someplace fun for frozen yogurt, where everyone can get exactly what they want. Sweet Frog Premium Frozen…
Author:Courtney Hillis

August - Being Better: Housekeeping 15 Minutes At A Time

I have heard housekeeping described as therapeutic and meditative. Ha! At best, I view it along a continuum somewhere between boring and a scourge on civilization. The spic-and-span camp can be found admiring scrubbies, spray bottles, and soaps, tubs and bins, and other sorting paraphernalia…
Author:Kitty Bartell

The Main Street Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

Riding the crest of a sold-out run of Broadway’s Music of the Night, the Main Street Theater has announced a full season of shows for the upcoming months. The theater is Hilton Head Island’s only community theater showcasing local talent of all ages. Artistic…

Editor's Note

I had an interesting telephone discussion with my father last night and it is still on my mind today. In a meandering conversation about life in general, somehow we started talking about an attitude of entitlement that seems to permeate some of the younger set…
Author:maggie Washo

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