May 2018

Mompreneurs: A salute to the local moms who literally can do it all.

mämprəˈnər/. noun
1. a woman who sets up and runs her own business
in addition to caring for her young child or children

Author:Special to CH2

Vaux Marscher Berglind, P.A.: Where Institutional Memory Matters

Memory matters, particularly institutional memory, when selecting a law firm to represent your interests. The institutional memory at the law offices of Vaux Marscher Berglind, P.A. tracks all the way back to 1808 when Roberts Vaux, five generations since, passed the bar—the first in a…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Women Firefighters: “She believed she could. So she did.”

t might sound silly, but it reminds me of dancing. We practice together as a team. We know our role, our place. But when we get on stage, there is no talking; maybe we can’t see each other, but everyone moves together, choreographed.” It was Tiffany…
Author:Courtney Hampson

This & That: May 2018 Edition

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.…
Author:Special to CH2

This Summer … Go With the Flow

Stretching ahead are the heady days of summer. For parents and children, these are the days spanning the distance from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next—ostensibly, days without tests or group projects, or alarms, or tight schedules. This year,…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Mothers, Daughters and their Bodies

Even though it is inevitable, most daughters will say they hope they never become like their mothers. I remember in my early teens watching my mother as she drove a car. Her hands at 10 and two o’clock, her left thumb rhythmically and inadvertently strummed…
Author:Becca Edwards

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Sisters Hilton Head Island now has a sister—Verona, Italy—and she wants us to come visit. Last year, when Town Council unanimously agreed to form a pact with this wonderful city, we did so knowing we have a lot in common, as sisters…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

5 Events Not to Miss in May

Yacht Hop Sunday, May 6 The 2018 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head will take place May 6 on the docks of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines Resort. This annual event is Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s largest fundraiser, making possible their work as the…
Author:Special to CH2

Line in the Sand: School Shootings

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman Look, parents. I get it. I was a freshman in college when two kids from Columbine became monsters. I watched it unfold live, skipping classes that day and thinking about all my friends who were still in high school, and how terrifying it…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

When Every Day is Take Your Child to Work Day

Annie Andrews juggles mom life and a career at Club Car in Bluffton. In November of this past year, a picture of a well-put-together Japanese politician gained a bit of notoriety. There she sat in a sharp grey suit in her assigned seat during a Kumamoto…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Island Bagel & Deli: New York meets Laid-Back

It’s not often that you hear the words New York and laid-back in the same sentence, but you might say that Island Bagel & Deli has found the perfect way of combining the two. On the surface, owner Mark Stone may come across as a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Explore South Carolina: Hampton

Styling by Kim Molloy
Hair & Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty

Author:Special to CH2

A Horse to Water: Saddle up for a tour of the Lowcountry’s equestrian lifestyle

Opening a small gate just to the side of the white picket fence that separates the main barn from the rest of Lawton Stables, General Manager Haley Zimmerman glides over pavers on a tour of the facilities. To the other side of a split-rail fence,…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Editor's Note May 2018

Last night I found myself lost in the matrix yet again. This time, it was a deep search through pages and pages about acupressure. Teri, a massage therapist at the Westin Heavenly Spa, had loosened up muscles I thought were forever frozen in place using…
Author:Maggie Washo

Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry: At the Front Line of Skin Care

The fact of the matter is, damage to the epidermis and the skin below is nearly inescapable for most people, and like interest earned at the bank, albeit without the cash benefits, compounds over time. Dr. Oswald Mikell, MD, and his team at Dermatology Associates…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Decorating Den Interiors: The Design Process Beautifully Simplified

Enterprising and ambitious are defining characteristics of a person with an entrepreneurial spirit. Add gumption, creativity, and a solid work ethic and you have Saudah Muhammad, owner of the Lowcountry franchise of Decorating Den Interiors, the nearly 50-year-old Indianapolis-based business that began as a window…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Dad Life: The Summer Childcare Dilemma

Spring is a special time in the Lowcountry, as we begin to thaw out from our two weeks of winter and pack away the hoodies for another season. Beach days become more frequent and our legs and feet are freed from the unnatural restraints of…
Author:Justin Jarrett

Coastal Treasures: It’s All About the Feel-Goods

With their primary residence located out-of-state, owners Joan and Jack Shea are still the heart and soul at Coastal Treasures, their delightful gift, jewelry, and home decor shop in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. They’ve made it all happen by smartly selecting and supporting…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Journey to Buenos Aires: Evita Will Transport You!

There is no denying the fact that Evita is one of the most exquisitely tuneful musicals ever. With music by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by the award-winning Tim Rice, this biographical musical of the life of Eva Perón illuminates this most beloved,…
Author:Andrea Gannon

Anti-Social Media?

One year, we took my bride off to Mother’s Day brunch at a very fancy hotel in downtown Philadelphia. She was thrilled that all three kids got up, gave her gifts and cards, were well-behaved in church and came with us (sans the usual grousing)…
Author:Vinton Gary

Wining and Dining at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar: Lagoon-side restaurant to host series of wine dinners

On April 10, as the Lowcountry shooed the last of the winter chill out the door, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort welcomed spring at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar by inviting guests to partake in the first of its 2018 wine dinners, featuring La Crema wines…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Got 60 Minutes and a Dollar a Day? 100+ Women Who Care prove there’s power in an hour

Gather 100 or more women in a room, and what do you get? If you guessed a hen party, you are partially correct. But for members of 100+ Women Who Care, it’s a party with a purpose, and they take care of some serious business…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

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