March 2016

St. Patrick’s Day in the Lowcountry!

It’s March in the Lowcountry, and that means we’re about to see a lot more green—not just in the grass and on the trees, but on our bodies and in our drinks. March is the time for St. Patrick’s Day and all the green hats,…
Author:Kent Thune

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Author:Simply Southern Homebuilders

The Silver Garden: A treasure trove of handcrafted baubles, bangles and beads

CALLA LILY AND AMETHYST HAND WROUGHT CUFF-$549 While barreling down the highway of life, eyes straight ahead, the simple wonders of the world often pass in a blur—until something grabs our attention. Sometimes the awakening comes like a bolt of lightning in the form of a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Seafood Fest Returns: Helping by Having a Good Time

A festival, by definition, is a celebration. It can honor a person, a place, a culture or maybe a season. The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, March 3-5, celebrates all the above—and then some. “The Seafood Festival started out as the David M. Carmines Water…
Author:Becca Edwards

Six Tricks and Steps to Renovating on a Budget

Renovating on a budget might sound like a buzz kill but, according to interior designers Kelly Hughes and Debi Lynes, it is actually quite fun. “Great things come out of boundaries. Someone who’s not on a budget might pick this and then pick that. But…
Author:Becca Edwards

Mrs. Howard Room by Room: Self-taught Interior Designer Releases Second Book

Phoebe Howard is the ultimate self-made woman. This Florida-based mother of four is a housewife turned household name in the Southeastern interior design world, touting an impressive client list and showrooms from Charlotte to Jacksonville. She never attended design school or worked for another designer,…
Author:Nicole Schultz

Palmetto Electric Members Prepare to “Swing for the Green” : Celebrating the past and the future

There was a time when Palmetto Electric Cooperative members read their own meters and reported their usage to the co-op for billing. Today those meters are read remotely and automatically—just one example of how the not-for-profit utility provider has modernized and grown how they do…
Author:Kitty Bartell

From Eastern Afghanistan to Oysters on the Half Shell

All five-year-old Gabriella needed was the pool, beach and lizards. And her dad. She needed her dad. She hadn’t seen him in nine months. Chief Warrant Officer Pete Sarvis had been flying an Apache attack helicopter when he was “down range” in Afghanistan. Pete, his…
Author:Paul deVere

Spring is in the Air at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: Get the party started with Music and Taste

It’s about time…time, that is, for some serious outdoor fun at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. Beginning Thursday, March 24 and continuing every Thursday through May 19, from 6-9 p.m., you are invited to shake off the winter blues and slip into your dancing shoes…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Performing Arts, entertainment and cultural Venue to be considered Our Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee worked diligently last year to study the arts, cultural and heritage organizations and assets of our community in order to determine the current and potential economic…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Do You Believe in Magic? An inside look at the art of deception

An ancient entertainment staple long before the emergence of moving pictures, cable TV or the World Wide Web, magic is making a comeback. Thanks to popular illusionists such as Criss Angel and David Blaine along with a host of magicians popping up on mainstream television…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The Little Mermaid: Life is truly better under the sea

The competition is tight. Determining which of Disney’s many princesses is the very best is particularly difficult. Mulan is pretty impressive driving back the Huns; Cinderella endured untoward cruelty and poverty in order to ride off into the sunset with Prince Charming; the odds were…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Line in the Sand: Are Disney Princesses good role models?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman So do you guys remember that time Cinderella got busted for driving 95 miles an hour the wrong way down Wilshire Blvd. with a trunk full of cocaine? Or that crazy music video The Little Mermaid did where she’s dry humping construction equipment? No? Probably…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Knickers: How Gentlemanly of You

A greatly matched pair stands the test of time: peaches and cream, wind and waves, golf and the Golden Bear, and even Knickers and Harbour Town, where the resident classic clothier has been dressing gentlemen since 1971. As the adage goes, the more things change…
Author:Kitty Bartell


This classic living room is comfortable for large groups to gather and adds a playful touch with vibrant pops of color This timeless, inviting home in earthy tones incorporates arched windows and entryways and features landscaped planters designed to give the illusion of a single story…
Author:Special to CH2

Island Bagel and Deli: Not Just for Breakfast!

Who doesn’t love a good bagel done the right way? Add great coffee and a diverse lunch menu with a wide variety of deli meats and specialty sandwiches to choose from, and you have something much more than just a great breakfast place—you have Island…
Author:Kent Thune

Get Lucky:Hilton Head Christian Academy presents Guys and Dolls

The classic musical fable Guys and Dolls comes to life on Hilton Head Island in March with all of the grit, sizzle and heart of the original Broadway hit. In an era when gangsters were in fashion, the hurly-burly of Broadway is seen through the…
Author:Erin Laytham Lentz

Gateway Mortgage Group: Less-Stress Lending

The decision whether to rent or buy the place where you lay your head on the pillow at night often begins and ends with the numbers. What can you afford? How big is your nest egg? What are the costs for insurances, utilities, and the…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Flood Insurance: The Winds Are Changing

It doesn’t take a hurricane, tsunami, or epic event for a flood to become a monumental life disrupter. Like a too-heavy, buzzing beehive drooping from the branches of a live oak tree, the specter of water damage looms large over the heads of Lowcountry property…
Author:Kitty Bartell

C2 Fashion: Prom Fashion

Hair and Makeup by: Bride’s Side Beauty · Special thanks to Evie with Halo Model and Talent Agency

Author:Special to CH2

Editor's Note

As I read through our March issue, I jokingly commented to Hunter that this month’s issue should be called the High School Theatre Production Guide. We are big supporters of the arts around here, but I do not remember ever promoting three great musicals…
Author:Maggie Washo

White Kitchens are White Hot!

Around the country and here in the Lowcountry, white is continuing to be the color of choice for kitchen stone and décor. While there is plenty of color to be found in accessories and accents, like backsplashes and mosaics, white motifs are still dominating home…
Author:Andrea Antunes McGilton

Renovation Realities

I had to vacuum. And mop. I couldn’t stand it anymore. I needed to feel clean. I longed for footprints not to be marked by dust, for the dog to not have a thin coat of grit upon his fur, for the bed to not…
Author:Courtney Hampson

Bring it On: The Musical

Bring it On: The Musical is coming to Hilton Head Island High School’s stage March 9-13. Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. The…
Author:Special to CH2

Rediscovering Adventure Cove Miniature Golf & Arcade: Thinking out of the box

Some of the best things result from thinking outside of the box. Michael and Marissa Moses, owners of Adventure Cove Miniature Golf & Arcade are realizing that out of the box is a very fun place to be. After their 2012 wedding, the couple relocated…
Author:Kitty Bartell

What’s Trending in Lowcountry Gardening in 2016

Between technology, social media and the presidential campaign, things are constantly changing in our day and age. But one thing is for sure: Gardening is not going out of style. It is a pastime that is both good for the environment and good for the…
Author:Special to CH2

Modern Family Made Possible Through Adoption

In the mosaic of our memory, certain vibrant images from our childhood help render the person we are today. For Michelle Wycoff, that image was a framed poem by Fleur Conkling Heyliger on her bedroom wall. It read: “Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone…
Author:Becca Edwards

Winefest 2016

The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival presented by Publix kicks off six days of events on Monday, March 7th, and continues until Saturday, March 12th. The festival began as a simple table at an event promoting Hilton Head as more than just a…
Author:Nathan Hohsfield

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