January 2017

Bachelors of the Year! It's A Tie for the Title!

Joel Klock When I started covering the Bachelor of the Year, I was not old enough to be the mother of the bachelor. I realized this as my editor texted me that there was a tie this year, two winners, whose combined age puts them in…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Cahill’s Market and Chicken Kitchen: From Field to Fork

A meal here is like the Sunday suppers we grew up eating,” said Robbie Cahill, a branch of the fourth generation of family members welcoming guests at Cahill’s Market and Chicken Kitchen, just a hop, skip, and-a-jump west of downtown Bluffton on May River Road.…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Tips for Beautiful Wedding-Day Photographs

There is a special magic in photographing weddings—the delightful frenzy, the intense emotion, the reuniting of family and friends, and, of course, the happy celebration of the bride and groom. In six years of producing wedding and portrait photography, I have been fortunate to work…
Author:Celia Carroll


People have been cleansing since the beginning of human history—and for myriad reasons. From classical religious fasting, to celebrity weight-loss cleanses such as Beyoncé’s exclusively purified water mixed with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, to the detoxification of specific organs like the liver,…
Author:Becca Edwards

Color Blind Fashion

Photography by M. Kat
Styling by Kim Molloy
Models Vy and Rashaun from Halo Model and Talent Agency
Hair & Make-up by Bride’s Side Beauty
Special thanks to John and Karena Carlyle for hosting our shoot at the Hilton Head Dance Studio

Author:Special to CH2

Inside Cuba

It’s difficult to say what kind of classic American convertible car we piled into as we departed Parque Central Hotel. In Cuba, the cars are a hodgepodge of parts from Japan, Russia, France or any other place that might have done business with them or…
Author:Becca Edwards

January 2017: Editor's Note

As I reflect on all that was 2016, I will forever remember it as the year I was wrong. About almost everything. All. Of. The. Things. Just when I thought the summer heat in the Lowcountry couldn’t get any more oppressive, I was wrong. At…
Author:Maggie Washo

Packing up the Past: Clearing the Way for a Better Today

It was just a comb…until it wasn’t. When my husband passed away in 2001, as I began the torturous task of sorting out his personal items, suddenly, “things” took on a new meaning: a sliver of soap, the reading glasses on the nightstand, a well-worn…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Happiness is…

While I consider myself a generally happy person, it never occurred to me to wonder why until one of my Facebook buddies posted this challenge: Name 50 things that make you happy and why. Opening a fresh document on my computer, I spent a good…
Author: Linda S. Hopkins

The Case for Marriage Before Moving In

Single? Serious about someone? Thinking about moving in for a trial run? While attitudes have shifted regarding cohabitation, here’s a little secret: Marriage is better. Most of the world’s religions make a strong case for holy matrimony, but far be it from me to preach a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Line in the Sand: Is 2017 Going to be a Better Year or Worse?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman I hate to be the bearer of bad news; really, I do. From what I’ve heard about Courtney’s side of this topic, she’s written something beautiful and inspirational, and I urge you, if you have an optimistic bone in your body, to…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett The past is in our future What are you looking forward to in 2017? And how often do you look back? By the time these words land here in print, much of what I’ll recount will be history. But history is, indeed,…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Needlepoint Junction: One Stitch at a Time

Fiber arts are all about texture and feel, hue and tone, art and creativity, and Village at Wexford’s Needlepoint Junction is the lovely, tactile atelier at the heart of the Lowcountry’s needlecraft community. Brimming with yarns and threads, needles and hooks, canvases and inspiration, the…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Community-Minded Women’s Healthcare: From the Lowcountry to Tanzania

Dr. Joanne Price Williamson’s professional world has recently gotten a whole lot bigger. The Okatie-based obstetrician and gynecologist departed on November 3 for Tanzania in West Africa; joining the 501 ©(3) nonprofit, Mama Maisha project (meaning “Mother of Life” in Swahili) for ten days; providing…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Know Your Local Real Estate Market: Is NOW the Time to Buy?

Oftentimes, you will hear from a real estate sales agent that now is the time to buy. He or she will tout low interest rates and large inventory of available properties as reasons. While I do not debate this principle, I think it’s relevant to…
Author:Realtor, Kevin Quat

How to Not Ruin Your Honeymoon

You fall in love, get engaged, get married and go on the most memorable vacation of your life: your honeymoon. But keep in mind that “memorable” does not always translate into happy, romantic, and amazing, like you’ve always imagined. So with that in mind, we’ve…
Author:Kent Thune

Seacoast Insurance

Kate Boardman, Ray Craver, Kyle Craver and Teena Farrell at the Seacoast office located at 88 Main Street, Suite A on Hilton Head Island. The little pig who built his house out of bricks knew a bit about risk management. At any given moment, the Big…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Sea Pines CSA: Receives Prestigious National Honor for Grounds Maintenance Program

Sea Pines residents and visitors alike often whisper about the elation they experience during a brisk morning walk or bike ride along the community’s pathways. The beauty can be overwhelming, and in the pale early light of such mornings, some of the first faces glimpsed…
Author:Kingston Rhoads

Smith Plastic Surgery: Putting the Patient First

According to plastic surgeon Brendan E. Smith, M.D., plastic surgery provides more options than most patients realize. During his decades-long career, he said, “A lot of times the view of plastic surgery is just an aesthetic view. Patients will say, ‘I really didn’t realize you…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Stephen’s Compounding Pharmacy

Justin Wages, Dr. Wilhemina Fry and Taylor Cowart What if there were a healthcare provider who not only knew your full name (and not just what appears on your insurance card or credit card), but also your pet’s name—and cared about both of your wellbeing?…
Author:Becca Edwards

Too Much of a Good Thing: Why over-exercising gets you nowhere

Fatty, fatty, two-by-four, can’t get through the kitchen door.” My cheeks still burn when I recall the humiliating chant that set me on the path of shame. I spent my childhood despising my chubby cheeks, jiggly arms and rounded belly. Always one of the last…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Wake Up and Live!

Imagine casually strolling through your favorite bookstore or library looking for inspiration and happening upon a book titled, Wake Up and Live! Curious, you pull it off the shelf, open it, and read the first few lines: “Two years ago I came across a formula…
Author:Kent Thune

Getting to Know Dr. Vera Bailey

Dr. Vera Bailey stands in the doorway at the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry My daughters put together my ensemble; I don’t have time for that,” whispered Dr. Vera Bailey. Several moments later, she stepped up to the podium, flashed her winning smile and…
Author:Caroline Jordan

C2's Wedding Photo Contest!

The winner was determined by the number of facebook LIKES on December 19 at 5PM and received a $200 gift card to their favorite restaurant. For more contests LIKE CH2 Magazine on Facebook and you could be our next BIG WINNER!

Author:Special to CH2

C2's Fitness Directory

Looking to shed those Holiday LB’s or just feel better through exercise?
We present a list of places to get your sweat on locally.

Author:Special to CH2

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