January 2020 Issue

Seeing Life Without Vision

Archer Crose’s two young daughters, Lawton and Patchin, are playing hide-and-seek in the backyard with my two youngest daughters as he and I are seated outside on his patio. Even though Crose has not totally lost his vision due to macular dystrophy, he will tell…
Author:Becca Edwards

5 Drinks with The Amazing Zoltan - The world’s greatest animatronic prognosticator opens up on what’s coming our way in 2020.

He’s Drinking Dollar bills, mostly I’m Drinking A rum & coke from the Earl of Sandwhich Ever since his star turn in Tom Hanks’ Big, the Amazing Zoltan has been America’s foremost coin-operated psychic. Since then, whether starring in Liberty Mutual commercials or dispensing vague pronouncements and lucky numbers,…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Salt Your Soul: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Introduces Pure Salt Studios

When was the last time you visited a salt cave? For many of us, the answer is never have I ever. Well, now you can give it a try, because Pure Salt Studios has come to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, offering a state-of-the-art halotherapy…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Pure Barre Hilton Head Island: The exercise you need, the connection you crave

When you discover something you love, it’s natural to want to share it with others. And so it was and is for Jenna Irvin, owner of Pure Barre Hilton Head Island, who came across the exercise technique while attending college. Little did she know that…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Zack Stiltner

Special thanks to Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island for hosting our shoot.

Author:Special to CH2

Rehashing the 10-Year Challenge

In January 2019, the #tenyearchallenge meme went viral. Users of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter dug into the archives for 2009 profile pictures to post alongside current photos of themselves, along with some chirpy caption like “Time flies when you’re having fun!” (Reese Witherspoon’s explanation of…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw

Now We’re Talking Therapy Services: Bringing out the best in every child

Leslie Bigwood and Ashley Cubbage Stroll down the hallways and peek into the rooms and cubbies at Now We’re Talking Therapy Services (NWT) at the Bridge Center in Bluffton, and you might say it looks like a fun place for children to play. And it is.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

20 Places to Workout in 2020

’Tis the season of New Year’s Resolutions and the get-fit mindset. with that in mind, w’eve created a guide of 20 places to workout in 2020, a list of places where you can get your endorphins flowing. Because we know it is challengeing to fit…
Author:Special to CH2

Editor's Note: January 2020

Reflecting on the fact that we are about to embark on the year 2020 is mindboggling. I’ve heard the elder generation remark that the older you are, the faster time flies, and I think I’ve arrived. 2020 seemed so far off—a time when everyone would…
Author:Maggie Washo

Time in a bottle: Put your best face forward with the private label lines at FACES DaySpa

One of the statements most often heard by the truly successful, whether a person or a business, is, “Boy, I wish I could bottle what you have.” In the case of FACES DaySpa, for 37 years the island’s most successful day spa and boutique, they’re…
Author:Barry Kaufman

How to Make Your Money Work Harder in 2020

It’s the beginning of a new year, and you want to be smarter about your personal finances for the next 12 months and beyond. A popular New Year’s resolution is to start a budget. But success in personal finance is not just about spending less;…
Author:Kent Thune

In Search of Purpose

“There is no substitute for finding true purpose. But the true or primary purpose of your life cannot be found on the outer level. It does not concern what you do but what you are.” –Eckhart Tolle Do you ever find yourself wandering aimlessly through your…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Oh Say, Can you See? Essential maintenance for eye health

Good news for all you who may be having a hard time seeing! You’ve made it to the New Year, so you are finally seeing 2020! Well, the year that is. In all seriousness, we all know someone who is a chronic squinter, or perhaps…
Author:Dr. Robert Szypczak

2020 Vision: Glasses are the Best Accessory

Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat
Modeled by Caroline & Whit Molloy
Hair & Makeup by Salon Karma
Design by Jeff Cline
Prices change and human error occurs. Please see store listed for final pricing

Author:Special to CH2

Welcome to the Future

We asked local younglings what they thought the future would look like—from inventions that would make life easier, to whether or not we would live on another planet. Here’s what they had to say… Alexis Luckasevic Age: 11 School: Hilton Head Preparatory School What is your favorite…
Author:Special to CH2

Old School, New School

In a world of corporate chains, Bluffton Pharmacy is an unapologetic throwback to a simpler time. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t on top of the latest treatments. There’s a decidedly old-school vibe when you walk into Bluffton Pharmacy. It’s the kind of place where they…
Author:Barry Kaufman

A Note From Our Mayors

Local Governance Matters on Business Licensing and Local Taxing Authority Welcome to the new year, one we hope brings much prosperity for the communities we are fortunate to serve. As elected officials, we’re charged with using our platform as town council bodies to govern our community…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka

Prevention is Key for This Eye Disease: Age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss in people age 60 and older

Wrinkles and arthritis are often the go-to concerns many people have as they grow older. However, irreversible blindness and visual impairment should also top the list. As many as 11 million people in the United States experience vision loss resulting from age-related macular degeneration (AMD),…
Author:Dr. Peter Liggett

Effortless Beauty: Permanent Cosmetics HHI offers life-changing options for enhancing your appearance

Are your eyebrows missing in action? Are your lips disappearing into your face? Are you tired of hiding embarrassing scars? Maybe it’s time to consider a more permanent solution than traditional makeup, which is not only time-consuming to apply but often melts off when you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Pizza to Go

Deliriously tasty and dizzyingly fast, the pies at Pizza Co. might just be the next big thing in pie. Trying to join a conversation between Pizza Co. co-founders Billy Watterson and Marshall Sampson is a bit like stepping into a hurricane. Like complementary currents of creativity,…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Not Just Cleaning: Lowcountry Clean Care

Long known for his home cleaning and disaster recovery services, Gerald Brant of Lowcountry Clean Care is a dyed-in-the-wool expert when it comes to rugs. Odds are good you know how to clean a rug. You take it outside, you beat it with a broom handle…
Author:Barry Kaufman

4 Things You Didn’t Know about HGTV’s Dream Home

Before you claim your prize and win this lavish marsh front home, here are a few secrets. Odds are good that by now you’ve read all about HGTV’s latest iteration of its Dream Home, a spectacular Windmill Harbour house that has once again brought the world’s…
Author:Barry Kaufman

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