November 2018 Issue

2018 Gift Guide for Him

1. Rollers-Johnnie Walker Black Scotch $43.99 2. Club Car- Bluetooth Stereo System for Club Car Golf Cart $450 3. Coastal Bliss Men- Saxx Pajama Pants $64.95 4. The Greenery-Aunt Sadie’s Nostalgic & Authentic Tree In A Can, Two sizes, Under $25 5. Palmettoes- Aztec Pocket Square $55 6.…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year Party At Poseidon!

It was a sea of pajamas, pillows, fuzzy slippers and teddy’s (ahem, bears) on October 19th for CH2’s Bachelorette of the Year Party. This year’s party raised over $20,000 for the Island Rec Center. Check out more Bachelorette of the Year event photos on CH2’s Facebook…
Author:Special to CH2

This & That: November 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

2018 Unique Boutiques

A Spotlight on Lowcountry Unique Boutiques…. #ShopLocal

Author:Special to CH2

Life, Love, and Where I Shop: Confessions of a Boutique Freak

I often joke that I popped out of the womb playing dress-up. It’s in my genes; I was born to shop. But I really didn’t learn how to shop until my early 20s when I discovered boutiques. Prior to this, I scoured large department stores,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Musicians in Bathrooms: John Brackett

What’s your sign? Taurus Most underrated song that in your opinion should be a classic: Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work.” Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan? Keep singing. What is your favorite song to perform? Anything by Sting. What do you sing in the shower? I’m old fashioned—Johnny Mercer. Favorite cereal? Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut…
Author:Special to CH2

Orange is the New Fit: Set your metabolism on fire at Orangetheory® Fitness

Whether you are a serious gym rat, a self-proclaimed couch potato, or somewhere in between, in today’s information age, it’s hard to ignore what’s going on in the fitness world. If you are the teensiest bit curious about the newest addition to the boutique fitness…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

WestView Investment Advisors: Stepping into your financial shoes

A man walks into a financial advisor’s office… It’s not a joke; there is no punch line. But this is about the time when most people begin to squirm. It’s natural to feel anxious when discussing money, but Roy and Pat Sokolowski, founders of WestView…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Pomodori Goes Oven Mitt to Oven Mitt on The Food Network

We are elbow to elbow at the bar at Porter and Pig with our eyes hyper-focused on the television screen to see Amanda Russ of Pomodori duke it out with other top local culinary talents Orchid Paulmeier (Marley’s Island Grille), Mir Ali (Lili’s Restaurant and…
Author:Becca Edwards

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from Kim Likins – Hilton Head Island Mayor Pro Tem Environmental Stewardship is Our Trump Card Sustaining Hilton Head Island’s reputation for environmental stewardship as established by our island’s original designers should always be at the forefront of our town’s initiatives. It is important to…
Author:Kim Likins and Lisa Sulka

Floating High over Gotham: An in-person view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

I grew up in New Jersey and visited New York City a number of times before moving to Atlanta as a teenager. I did not, however, go to Gotham City to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade but instead watched it on TV as religiously as…
Author:Stephen Prudhomme

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar to Host Southern Pop-Up with Vivian Howard

Food tells a story. Southern cooking, especially, tells a story. A story woven through generations and rooted to the land around it. That’s what makes it such a powerful and rich legacy still savored today. Chef Vivian Howard, known for her award-winning PBS show A Chef’s…
Author:Tracy Green

Line in the Sand: Pick Me For Ambassador to the United Nations

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman As usual, circumstances may have wildly changed by the time you read this, but as of the time I write this, we are currently without an ambassador to the United Nations. This came about as a result of Nikki Haley dropping the…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Just Plane Awesome: The most exciting thing to hit aviation since in-flight beverage service has just landed.

Even standing still on the tarmac at Hilton Head Island Airport, the Icon A5 looked like it was flying. Seemingly pulled straight out of a James Bond movie, this next-generation seaplane isn’t so much an aircraft as a six-figure sports car with wings. It turns…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Building Beyond: Stunning oceanfront home by Brighton Builders revels in oceanfront luxury

There’s a saying that applies to so many situations in life, written on motivational posters and exercise apparel the world over: Go big or go home. Brighton Builders has found a way to do both with this jaw-dropping oceanfront home. As you’d expect from a…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Keeping a Holiday Heart in the Military

The holidays seem to arrive earlier and earlier each year. By the time the last few pieces of Halloween candy have been eaten and the Jack-O-Lantern has started to sag on the front porch, the Christmas season is in full swing. The holidays are a…
Author:Angela Krysevig

Gigi’s Celebrates 10 Years

Strolling into Gigi’s boutique on Calhoun Street in Bluffton, I could have sworn I heard someone calling my name. Turns out, it was a darling camel colored sweater with a faux fur collar coming on to me like a suitor at a speed dating event.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Forsythe Jewelers

Customers at Forsythe Jewelers are encouraged to take their time and enjoy the experience of finding the perfect piece. When it comes to designer jewelry, it is not just about the bling for Andrea Bragg, owner of Forsythe Jewelers in The Shops at Sea Pines Center.…
Author:Becca Edwards

November 2018 Editor's Note

By the time you read this magazine, it will be November 1, and we can all breathe easier knowing we’ve made it through another hurricane season unscathed. After the “will we or won’t we” evacuation exercise of Florence and the possible tropical storm impact from…
Author:Maggie Washo

Hunkering Down on Hilton Head: Air Force retiree soars into ownership of full-service moving business

John Brown has always been a mover and shaker. A native of New York City, he served in the Air Force for 20 years before embarking on a post-military career that included working for the Internal Revenue, the FBI, and as a civil servant for…
Author:Stephen Prudhomme

Explore SC: Destination Charleston

Styling by Kaila Manthei
Hair & Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty
Clothing modeled by Emma of Halo Model & Talent Agency

Author:Special to CH2

Irish meets Italian at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: Bucci & Murray’s Pub on the Harbor

As more and more restaurants explore fusion cuisine, the American palate continues to expand and evolve. But husband and wife team Christina Bucci and Bob Murray have taken the concept a step further, creating a brand new dining concept that combines not only two cuisines…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Excerpts from Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Hero of World War II

From Chapter Ten Proud to Claim the Title: June 1942-November 1943 On October 19, 1942, my grandfather, Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman, Jr., boarded the USS Matsonia as part of Headquarters Company, 6th Marines, arriving in Wellington, New Zealand, on November 4. Wellington was about as close to home…
Author:Clay Bonnyman Evans

Focusing on Families: Prince Law Firm, P.C.

Since 2001, Beth Prince has been practicing law in South Carolina. Although Prince is a family law attorney, she considers herself primarily a trial attorney who practices family law. “In South Carolina, there are no juries in family court. However, my background with jury trials…
Author:Becca Edwards

BellaDae Medical Spa

I’d bet you 20 bucks if you were to look at Shannon Ford, owner of BellaDae Medical Spa, you could not guess her age. Ford has found the fountain of youth, and she is willing to share her secret with her clients. “Consistency is the…
Author:Becca Edwards

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