June 2015

The Wing is Wild Still:Wild Wing Café: Celebrating 25 Years of hot wings, cold beer & good times

Cranford Hollow revs up the Wild Wing Cafe crowd during this years’s St. Patrick’s Day party & parade. It was the late 1980s, and Dianne and Cecil Crowley were at that stage in their successful Atlanta advertising careers when they were ready to simplify; ready to…

Husbands in Training

People often tell me how lucky I am to have such a good husband and happy marriage. While I will be the first to agree, I will also let you in on a secret: My marriage is not always blissful, and there is more to…
Author: Linda S. Hopkins

#Your Way To Fun @ Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Summer is back at Shelter Cove Harbour and there are so many ways to make your friends jealous of your Hilton Head Island lifestyle or vacation! Sometimes, as locals, we forget how lucky we are to live on such a beautiful island – until we…

The World is Your Oyster at one of Hilton Head Island’s Finest Waterfront restaurants, Old Oyster Factory

If you were any closer to scenic Broad Creek, you’d be standing in the water. Voted one of the “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” by OpenTable, Old Oyster Factory is among Hilton Head Island’s finest waterfront eateries, providing accommodations to fulfill an outstanding dining experience…
Author:kent thune

Moreland Village

How lucky am I? Two months ago, I celebrated my tenth anniversary working at Palmetto Bluff. I’ve been making that four-mile drive from the gate to the May River (well, just short of the river, for obvious reasons) for over a decade now. And yet,…
Author:Courtney Hampson

A Note From Our Mayors

“Follow the Fiddlers” Throughout Bluffton old town I would like to extend a warm welcome to Bluffton’s newest residents. The newcomers to Old Town are bronzed fiddler crabs and will be scattered among the sites of Bluffton. They are odd little creatures, sometimes a bit elusive;…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Holy Tequila! Redefining the Mexican cuisine and tequila experience

The new BBQ Chicken Taco with pimento cheese, fried pickled onions and Benton’s beans. When you think of Mexican restaurants, things that come to mind might include tortilla chips, salsa, and margaritas. But take that thought to a higher plane and imagine gourmet tacos, fresh tortillas,…

Gypsy Bleu's

hair and makeup by salon karma
wardrobe by bleu companies
special thanks to Palmetto Bluff for hosting our shoot

Author:Courtney Hampson

Hilton Head Ice Cream

Have you noticed that you or your children have been screaming more lately? Could it be that you need ice cream? With the summer season in full gear, Hilton Head Ice Cream, the island’s first micro-creamery, founded by Creegan Edmonds in 1982, is churning up…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins


Photography by M.Kat
Styling by kim malloy and gigis
Lydia of Halo Model and Talent Agency
Hair and Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty
Clothing and Accessories available at Gigi’s Boutique

Author:Special to CH2

A Floral Affair: Design Studio

Don’t expect Dawn Kiritsy to copy floral arrangements from Pinterest. For her, flowers are personal. While she enjoys inspiration and visual suggestions for color schemes and general feel, she prides herself on producing unique designs. And that’s why she’s transitioning her company, A Floral Affair,…
Author:Courtney Hillis

Bluffton Sunset Party Series Continues with Brews & Blues on the Bluff.

A Rockin’ Blues & Brews Food Festival, Brews & Blues on the Bluff will be held at The Bluffton Oyster Factory Park on Friday, June 12, from 5-9 p.m. The festival will feature rock and blues performances by Craig Coyne and The Brotherhood of Blues…
Author:Special to CH2

Savannah Summer Theatre Institute

In every school there’s that one theatre kid who stands out. They’re often a little quirky and, unfortunately, many times in a school system that doesn’t have (or provide) the adequate funding for an arts program to thrive. People often tell these kids, ‘Just wait…
Author:Courtney Hampson

Xanadu: You Have to Believe this is Magic

Get your leg warmers ready and polish your roller skates. Xanadu is the summer production at the Arts Center, and it’s a blast from the not-too-distant past. Packed with shimmery, upbeat songs by the British ’80s phenomenon Electric Light Orchestra and John Farrar (composer of…
Author:Andrea Gannon

The Gift of Hindsight

The best wedding gift for me to give is hindsight. Getting married is an exciting time and a moment most women dream of for a long time. I was one of them and enjoyed being married for 20 years. I still believe in marriage and…
Author:Catherine Shanahan

Here We Go A-Thrifting

Frugal, prudent, careful, conserving… some say modern America’s penchant for thrift shopping may be traced to the Puritan ideology of our founding fathers, who encouraged the practice wanting to slow the new nation’s dependency on trade with Europe. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Swingin’ Medallions at Jasper County Farmers Market June 5

The Swingin’ Medallions, still among the most popular party bands to play across the South, will once again perform at the Jasper County Farmers Market Friday, June 5. Made famous by their number one hit single, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” the Swingin’ Medallions,…
Author:Special to CH2

After the Spill: Is Hilton Head’s Tourism Forecast Going to be Sunny?

In April 20, 2010, BP’s Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Of the 126 people onboard, 11 workers were killed. By April 24, the Coast Guard reported that an estimated 1,000 bbl (42,000 gallons) of crude oil were leaking from the underwater well approximately 5,000…
Author:Becca Edwards

Saying I Do to Good Marriage Advice

Whether it is at bridal shower, a bachelor party, or at the rehearsal dinner, there comes a time when every proud couple is inundated with marital advice. In ceremonious fashion, people raise their glasses and then blurt, rant, slur or over-sentimentalize “the secret to marriage.”…
Author:Becca Edwards

Line in the Sand: You tell us what this column is about

Barry Kaufman Longtime readers of this column will probably know the drill by now: Each month Courtney and I pick a topic, we both write about it, I’m infinitely more correct in my assertions than she is, and we all learn a little something in the…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

C2 FASHION: Hers, His & Lil’ Misses

Kenneth Cole Upon the Horizon Bandeau – $69 Kenneth Cole Upon the Horizon Bottoms – $69 Roxy Beach Bag – $40 Clarins Sunscreen – $36 (Belk) Honeycomb Fouta Blue Turkish Towel – $40 Peter Grimm Sun Hat – $30 Reef in Stargazer Sassy – $32 Look available at Quiet Storm Maui Jim…
Author:Special to CH2

Making Peace with “The Other Woman” How to get along with your mother-in-law

Nearly every stand-up comic has a classic joke or two about mothers-in-law. And while most of us can appreciate and perhaps relate to the humor, for many couples, the pain is all too real. According to researchers at Utah State University, nearly 60 percent of…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Imago Therapy

Over the last 50 years, scientists have been documenting what has come to be called the “marriage advantage.” Did you know married people, on average, live longer, enjoy higher incomes, and raise healthier families? They are less likely to have surgery, develop cancer or have…
Author:Colleen Kowal

3 Steps to Making a Big Splash around Your Pool

SPLASH! It’s more than just the commotion made diving into your swimming pool. It’s the upshot of making your pool the oasis where everyone escapes to revel, relax, and rejuvenate—that lush retreat where treasured memories with family or friends flourish. Making a big splash around…
Author:Steve Nichols and Laura Wilson

June 2015: Editor's Note

We held a Facebook photo contest last month, which had me uploading daddy photos for about two solid weeks. This paternal overload, coupled with watching several friends who have recently had babies, has me thinking about fathers in general, but more specifically how important it…
Author:Maggie Washo

Bridal Beauty

You may think bridal beauty starts when you sit in the stylist’s chair on your wedding day. Not true (there is only so much we can do)! In order to look your absolute best, you must start your beauty routine months before the big…
Author:Jessica Shefsick

Dip into Hilton Head’s Waters

Hilton Head Island’s history teems with tales of nautical natives, intrepid seafaring explorers, and salty fishermen, shrimpers and oyster farmers. The depth of our tidal creeks, rivers and waterways is measured not in feet but by these rich stories. “The Native Americans, European settlers,…
Author:Becca Edwards

Backyards with Personality- Living taken to the great outdoors

Whether a secret garden, party central, or just a scrabbly patch of grass and a couple of salvaged lawn chairs, your backyard has the potential to define your lifestyle, express your personality, and even change your outlook. If you’re not really feeling “it” when you…
Author:Kitty Bartell

6 Key Money Lessons for Young Married Couples (And Anyone Seeking Happiness in Life)

Money and sex. Now that I have your attention, we can clear up a few misconceptions about how these two things are related and then we will get into the less exciting stuff on personal finance (which by the way can enhance these two things…
Author:Kent Thune



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