July 2016

10 Things to See and Do for Free on Hilton Head Island

The best things in life are free. And in a resort paradise like Hilton Head Island, there are many places to go and things to see that are extremely valuable but have no monetary cost. We could probably list over 100 outstanding things to see…
Author:Kent Thune

Elvis, Cash, Perkins & Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet: Pure Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven

Rock legends come to life onstage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in the regional premiere of Million Dollar Quartet. No, it’s not a tribute band or even a concert. It’s a full-blown, fabulous Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, illuminating a once-in-a-lifetime night in rock ’n’…
Author:Andrea Gannon

Copper Penny: Southern Charm Meets a Carefully Curated World Views

Cultivating a world view takes time. It isn’t something that can be forced or purchased. An evolution of sorts; gaining an appreciation for the uncommon or of a particular perspective different from one’s own, is an unexpected gift of sorts. Bringing her own refined world…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Coming of Age: The Court Atkins Group Turns 12

Realizing these architects have taken the road less traveled, I began my interview with a less conventional approach. “On the topic of launching your business, maybe there are some funny anecdotes you’d like to share?” With little hesitation William Court volunteered early memories of the now…
Author:Paula Magrini

Interior Design Trends for the Lowcountry

Photography by Atlantic Archives/Richard Leo Johnson Are you building a new house in the Lowcountry or remodeling your existing home? Might you be considering a much needed addition for extra space or just want to update the tired decor? Do you need to make your home…
Author:Gregory Vaughan

July 2016: Editor's Note

1) Mayors Sulka (Bluffton) and Bennett (Hilton Head Island) have been busy working on town budgets for 2016/2017 over the last few months. Check out page 38 for the highlights. Did you know that the Hilton Head Island town taxes on a house valued at…
Author:Maggie Washo

C2 Fashion- A Day at the Beach

1. Rip Curl Mayan Sun Pant – $66 Roxy Canal Hat – $40 Rip Curl Topanga Backpack – $59.50 Billabong Desert Ties Halter Bikini Top – $52 Ray-Ban Sunglasses Bead Pull Bracelets – $12 each Seed Zig Zag Pull Bracelet – $14 Dainty Hanging Bars Necklace – $14 Toms Coral and White Stripes Slipon-…
Author:Kim Molloy

The Flooring Pros of Hilton Head:Something Lovely Under-Foot

There’s an expression popularized in the oriental rug business: “If you don’t know rugs, know your rug dealer.” Knowing Nasser Shaheen, owner of Commercial Flooring & Design Services, Inc., The Flooring Pros of Hilton Head, will translate to having the finest flooring products underfoot. With…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Generationally Speaking: Pigeon-holed and profiled

Being pigeon-holed, profiled, or stereotyped goes against the grain of most independent-minded Americans. Look, I just did it right there… Are most Americans actually independent-minded? Without the time or inclination to conduct the in-depth research study necessary to satisfy our information-saturated society in order to…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina presents HarbourFest

Fireworks light up the sky at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The weather gods are reporting an onslaught of prayers from the vicinity of Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. It’s 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, and preparations are underway for the first HarbourFest event…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Synergistic Revamp

Architecture by Court Atkins Architects
Interior Design by Kelly Caron Designs
Remodel by Brighton Builders

Author:Rebecca Edwards

A Man Walks into a Bar…Is laughter really the best medicine?

Illustration by Catherine Davies

Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Line in the Sand: Summer..Love it or Hate it?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman When I tell people I hate summer, I generally feel like they agree with me. Or they’re just being polite and stopped paying attention to what I was saying a while back but have continued to nod. Or they’re an oscillating fan…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

30 Days without Facebook

Today, Facebook made me cry. I read something. It hit me square between the eyes. It upset me. Then, just to torture myself, I read it again and again and wondered why someone would post that. Why others would like or comment on it. And…
Author:Courtney Hampson

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett The Important Link Between Visioning and Budgeting Those close to me know one of my favorite Bible scriptures is from the King James Version of the Book of Proverbs (29:18) which reads: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Much the…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka


Red Accents Sacha London Shoes, Birdie James $142 Made in the U.S.A. Men’s Red Belt, Palmettoes $95 Garnet Hayward Hobo Bag, Gigi’s $98 Crab Bag, Mercantile Fine Goods $20 Red Hat by Southern Tide, Knickers $27 Lily & Laura Bracelets, Coastal Bliss $12 each Patriotic Havaianas, Traveling Chic Boutique $32 White…
Author:Special to CH2

Seafire: Deliciously Exceeding the Limits of Hibachi

Rene Teran has brought hibachi into the twenty-first century. The publisher of Savannah’s Well FED, professional chef and restaurant consultant Teran has turned hibachi on its head on Hilton Head Island with a complete renovation and reinvention of the genre as managing partner of his…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Snapshots of Amercia

In celebration of America’s birthday, we present a cross section of its tenants. Men and women who’ve immigrated to the Lowcountry, or were born here.

Diverse, yet synonymous. Bound together by the land they love and the humanity they share.
This is America.

Author:Special to CH2

’Tis the Season: How locals and visitors can live in harmony

It’s 3 p.m. on a summer Saturday on Hilton Head Island. In a momentary lapse of judgment, you went off-island to shop or run a few errands, and now traffic is backed up for miles. You make it home and realize you are out of…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Lily's Top 5 Patriotic Movies & Songs

SONGS 1. “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin (2002) The music video for this song shows images from 9/11, police officers, military men and women, and Americans of different religions, races, and backgrounds. Tippin said in an interview, “I haven’t had…
Author:Lily Bartell

Village at Wexford: Shop. Indulge. Enjoy

Nestled under shady boughs, Village at Wexford is one of Hilton Head Island’s true shopping and dining gems, where strolling is requisite and delightful destination gives a wink to tradition. Uncommon, yet ever-so approachable, the shops and businesses lining its covered walkways have offered a…
Author:Kitty Bartell

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