March 2018

Chamber Fashion Week Returns March 23-30

Special thanks to C2 Magazine’s own Kandace Wightman and her pup Bongo for being our beautiful models! #theymakesthislookeasy #envious

Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty

Author:Special to CH2

Windermere Insurance Group: Inherently Exceeding Expectations

Windermere Insurance Group private client advisors Wendy Harvey and Amy Kinasch It takes time to build a career where the day-to-day work is a fine-tuned matter of course, and where exceeding client expectations is inherent. Windermere Insurance Group private client advisors Wendy Harvey and Amy Kinasch…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Compass Custom Homes: Stepping In and Fitting In

Aptly named, Compass Custom Homes has been providing a means for determining direction—the direction home—since 1989, when Dale Thompson ostensibly retired from his professional career as a structural engineer and took to the helm of his custom home building company, founded in Howard County, Maryland.…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Bruno Landscape & Nursery:A Gardener’s Garden Source

Winter showed her true colors in the Lowcountry this year in the form of a winter white-out in January, and chilly, chilly temps in February. Can spring be far behind? If the deliveries appearing at Hilton Head Island’s Bruno Landscape & Nursery are any indication,…
Author:Kitty Bartell

This & That

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige. BB&T…
Author:Special to CH2

How to Take Advantage of the New Tax Law

The passage of the new tax law is already old news, but its effects on your wallet are just beginning, which makes now a good time to take a closer look at how to take advantage of this new legislation. In addition to the new…
Author:Kent Thune

Hilton Head Christian Academy Presents The Sound of Music

The von Trapp Family Singers (from the left to right, top to bottom rows) Caden Becker as Friedrich,Samantha Norton as Leisl,Addeline Lentz as Louisa,Daniel Harrington as Captain von Trapp,Elliott Lentz as Maria Rainer,Emmeilia Lentz as Brigitta,Christian Becker as Kurt,Millie Gilbreath as Marta, and Ella Kate Green as…
Author:Special to CH2

Making a House a Home

Just over 13 years ago, when my husband proposed marriage, we had a housing dilemma. My two-bedroom condo was a tad too cozy for us; we needed space to spread out. I was not about to move to Atlanta (his primary residence prior to our…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Forward, March Welcome to March and the official arrival of spring. Hilton Head Islanders know that March is a forward-looking sort of month, and that we are a “forward, march” kind of people! Only one month ago, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his temporary…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Confessions of a Homebody

Ever notice how travel brochures and websites can make just about any place look appealing? Rarely does the hotel, restaurant, or tourist attraction live up to its beaming reviews and heavily doctored photos; like dating profiles and swimsuit models, what you see isn’t always exactly…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

It’s a Wrap! Lighthouse sporting new look for 50th Heritage

While it’s true that the traditional fiftieth-anniversary color palette generally begins and ends with gold, the RBC Heritage has never been about following other people’s traditions. For our own hometown golf tournament, it’s always been about creating their own. For example, traditional knowledge, at one point,…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Dreams by Design

Planning to build a new house here in the Lowcountry? Thinking of remodeling? Need to add a little more square footage to your current abode? Want to freshen-up the outdated decor in a room or two? Desperate to tackle that tired tile in your master…
Author:Gregory Vaughan

Mind Your Manors: Lowcountry Home & Garden Show all the inspiration you need for spring

Ah, spring. As the mercury slowly ekes its way back down from this past winter’s epic frigidity, the season blesses us with those few extra moments of sunlight every day. The salt-scented air reminds us that it’s time to get back out there and enjoy…
Author:Barry Kaufman

5 Things You Shouldn't Miss in March

The signs of spring are unmistakable in the Lowcountry: the first skittering Palmetto bug, the dusting of neon green pollen on your windshield, and the crowded calendar of events as we end our hibernation, however brief it might be. You can spend every weekend from March…
Author:Justin Jarrett

Food as Fuel

When someone wants to lose weight, food is the first to go. The word “diet” has become synonymous with restricted food or reduced calories, when the true definition of the word is “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” What…
Author:Becca Edwards

March 2018: Editor's Note

I just laughed out loud, repeatedly, while reading Justin Jarrett’s article on page 121. Jarrett was a sports writer for The Island Packet and has recently joined our team of contributing writers to share his adventures in child-rearing. In keeping with our special section on…
Author:Maggie Washo

The Case for Dining Out

Eating at home is overrated. Cooking is time-consuming, messy and costly. Wait. Costly? Yes. When you factor in the time spent planning meals, grocery shopping, preparing the food, and cleaning up, plus the cost of all the ingredients and the potential for some of it…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Dad Life: Cooking for Kids

The avalanche of e-mails from New York Times Cooking usually gets deleted immediately, but this one caught my eye: “24 Kid-Friendly Dishes That Can Really, Truly Be Ready in 30 Minutes or Less,” the subject line read. This is relevant to my interests, I thought,…
Author:Justin Jarrett

Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Last year, my middle daughter Ruth Love wore Bermuda-style socks to school. She had purple hair extensions. And, to complete her personalized look, she wore a faux fur vest no matter the temperature outside. But that was second grade. Now she is in third grade.…
Author:Becca Edwards

March is Blooming: Spring Fever at the Arts Center!

While the backstage construction of the set and costumes of the Arts Center’s May show Evita are in the works, the excitement continues onstage throughout the entire month of March with non-stop presentations in the Great Performances series, in addition to a couple of special…
Author:Andrea Gannon

Hilton Head Island High School-Seahawk Stage Producions present Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun is the story of the fictionalized life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926). She is the best shot around (played by Edi Darnell), and she manages to support her little brother and sister by selling the game she hunts. Annie is discovered by…
Author:Special to CH2

Line in the Sand:Youth today... But are they really eating Tide Pods?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman As of this writing, the latest teen trend to have the older generations doing spit takes with their Metamucil is Tide Pods—as in, those little packets of soap that kind of look like candy but are mostly used for the whitening of…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

2018 Restaurant Round-Up

Happiness is… watching the waiter bring your food in a restaurant. Street Meet Street Meet the American Tavern serves upscale, homemade bar food. Street Meet is slang for street vendor food, so you get regional American favorites with a Lowcountry twist. Located in Port Royal Plaza,…
Author:Special to CH2

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