May 2017

Motherly Love

Years ago, I used to joke that I was no one’s mother except the cat’s. That statement is no joke in that I have not carried a child in my womb, although I now have two stepdaughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter on the way.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from Mayor Bennett Challenges I know you’ve had this conversation: You say, “Where are you from?” and they say, “_______________” (insert name of place, often not close by). You say, “How did you get here?” and they say, “We vacationed here and fell in love…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Lowcountry Mompreneurs

#success #mompreneur #yougogirl

Author:Special to CH2

Words of Widsom

We tend to over-explain and over-reason. For example, “Mom, can I go ride my bike?” “No.” “Why?” “Because it’s raining, it’s dark out, you need bug spray, no one is out there to watch you, the moon is full, it’s a school night, I don’t…
Author:Becca Edwards

Small-Town Firm, Big-City Service: After 200 years, Vaux Marscher Berglind’s story just getting started

The first member of the Vaux family to practice law, Roberts Vaux, passed the bar exam in 1808. When his great-great-great-great grandson was studying for the exam in 2008, he needed a little motivation. And that’s why Tabor Vaux wrote on a Post-it note on…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Too Fast

You’re pregnant. You blink. Your baby is not a baby anymore. Suddenly, she’s learning to ride a bike and reading books on her own. You blink again. Now she’s auditioning humor, needs a training bra, and you find a note in her backpack professing her…
Author:Becca Edwards

Tim Drake Takes It Home: All Saints Garden Tour Features “A Labor of Love”

Tim Drake is a landscape enhancement designer and business developer for The Greenery, Inc. He is well-respected and in demand for his landscape designs that help transform local residential properties into beautiful places. So, what happens at Drake’s home after a day at work…
Author:Lisa Carroll

Summer Camps

Adventure Cove Adventure Cove offers excitement for all ages! Home to two 18-hole miniature golf courses, ringed by lagoons, cool falling waters, hills, and caves. Each 18-hole course has a unique and challenging design. Whether you choose “Lost Lagoon” or “Paradise Falls,” families will enjoy the…
Author:Special to CH2

The Highest Calling

“I am a stay-at-home mom.” And your reaction to this would be? Indifference? Are you compelled to read on because like me, you are a SAHM (stay-at-home mom)? Are you repulsed? It’s very possible you may have rolled your eyes and turned the page after reading…
Author:Lindsey Stigleman

Old Oyster Factory: An Outstanding Dining Experience

Guests enjoy dinner and a sunset on the back deck of the Old Oyster Factory, as seen from the water. Hilton Head Island’s Old Oyster Factory just gets better with time. In a line of work where the newest and latest get all the accolades and…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Mayfest 2017

Close your eyes and picture a beautiful day in the Lowcountry: The sun is shining; there is a slight breeze off the river; you can smell the sweet aroma of freshly baked pies and kettle corn; the trees and flowers along Calhoun Street in Old…
Author:Emily Campbell

Matyushevsky Law Group, LLC: Life is Like a Boomerang

Attorney Olesya Matyushevsky with her administrative assistant, Tamara Carlis Empathy is learned along the path to fulfillment, and attorney Olesya Matyushevsky has honed this trait to a fine point, both personally and professionally. At age 17, moving to the United States with her Belarus-born father, and…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Balancing Act: How Mompreneurs Can Have It All

The toughest and most wonderful client I’ve ever had.” That’s how I used to describe my daughter, Samantha (Sam) when she was an infant and my NYC public relations and marketing agency was exploding with growth and success. When I decided to have a child,…
Author:Lucy Rosen

Line in the Sand: What is true happiness?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman We’re here to talk about The Key to Happiness ™ this month, and the way I see it, it’s about time we did. I’m sick and tired of everyone taking the long road to happiness, quietly pursuing a better life for themselves…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

A Home Buyer’s Cautionary Tale: Due Diligence Is Everyone’s Job

Six-million, one-hundred-seventy-six thousand—the number of homes sold in the United States in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is 16,921 homes every day. Looking at it from a high level—let’s say as high as a 747 flying at 40,000 feet above the earth—the…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Mompreneurs: Growing Families and Building Businesses

It’s worth noting that it wasn’t until a generation of women, said to be the most highly educated, with the greatest professional opportunities in all of history, emerged from the stormy 1960s, that women could even envision having it all: marriage, children, career. Empires built…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

C2 Fashion: How’s your short game?

Special thanks to Jonathan with Halo Model and Talent Agency

Author:Kim Molloy

On The Farm

Styling BY Kim Molloy
Hair and Make-Up By Bride’s Side Beauty
Special thanks to Agnes Pinckney for graciously hosting our shoot, and to Amy Ross for wrangling the four-legged talent.

Author:Special to CH2

Editor's Note

Mothers deserve more than one day of adulation a year—so we’re giving them the whole month here at CH2 and CB2. This is the biggest salute to moms that we have done to date, and we cover their greatness and self-sacrifice in a number of…
Author:Maggie Washo

Doggy Day Care: Making Dogs Happy One Day at a Time

Dogs are social animals who like to play; from the laid-back Labradors and Labradoodles, to the herders, hunters, aides, military and police dogs trained for service. Lob a fuzzy, yellow tennis ball across an open field, and the playing field is leveled. It no longer…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Cable Cutting and Streaming Video for Dummies

Have you ever complained about paying big cable bills for dozens of television channels you never watch? And how many times have you turned on your television only to discover that the cable is out? You then call the cable company and get an automated…
Author:Kent Thune

Cross Schools Welcomes Brad Schultz: Right Place, Right Time for New Head of School

What happens when your favorite vacation destination collides with a perfect career opportunity? You move! Some might call it a lucky break, but for Brad Schultz, the chance to relocate to the Lowcountry and put his talents to work as head of school at Cross…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Coastal Treasures: “Elegant Living, Thoughtful Giving”

Much like a woman who has undergone an extreme makeover, Coastal Treasures is flaunting her brand-new look along with her recent name change. When Jack and Joan Shea purchased the store, previously known as The Island Gift Shop, they sent her to charm school! No…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

In the Swim of Things: Coastal Pools & Fountains wants to build your happy place

At its best, a swimming pool is far more than just a hole in the ground filled with water. It’s more than pumps and filters and chemicals. It’s the sparkle of the sun’s rays glistening on the surface, sending your mind back to lazy days…
Author:Barry Kaufman

The Hilton Head Choral Society Presents “America Sings!” : An American Celebration, Memorial Day Weekend

One of Hilton Head Island’s signature Memorial Day weekend events, attracting the attendance of locals and visitors alike, is the Choral Society’s annual all-American tribute, “America Sings!” concert, in honor and appreciation of our fallen warriors, as well as all those who have served in…
Author:Karey Perkins

2017 Hilton Head Island Boat Show

The first week of May, Hilton Head Island becomes a temporary home to some of the country’s most impressive boats—all nested in the safe, locked Windmill Harbour Marina. These 60-plus boats are in town to celebrate the thirteenth annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show, one…
Author:Lisa Simpson

Authenticity: The Key to Happiness

Just be yourself. It’s easy advice to give, but it’s not easy advice to follow. Why not? How difficult can it be to just be you? Apparently, the task of being comfortable in our skin is nearly impossible. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so much superficiality,…
Author:Kent Thune

Sister Act: A Righteous Good Time!

“Big, glitzy numbers are the toast of Broadway musicals. The only thing better? Big, glitzy numbers… with nuns!” —New York Post The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s spring musical comedy, based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act, is more than reason to rejoice! The local production,…
Author:Andrea Gannon

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