February 2020 Issue

A Birthday Cake of Societal Rebellion: Facing 40 alone

It’s a gray morning in January as I write this. Today I woke up late, made a cup of coffee and scrolled through an excerpt about the well-known philosopher Albert Camus on Brain Pickings, one of my favorite websites. This prompted me to pluck my…
Author:Denise K. James

Inspiration for the Heartbroken: Meet Danielle Daily, host of The Suddenly Single Show

In 2015, when Danielle Daily came home from a yoga class to find divorce papers taped to her front door, she was thrust into a new way of living. “I found myself suddenly single when, after years of an unhappy marriage, my husband decided to…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

5 Drinks with: Dr. Curtis Hennessey

He’s drinking: Vodka Cranberry I’m drinking: Greyhound, naturally For 25 years, Dr. Curtis Hennessey has been the face of veterinary medicine on the island. Since setting out his shingle, he’s seen cats and dogs and animals of all stripes (not to mention spots). Beyond the many domestic…
Author:Barry Kaufman

The Single Life

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat
Special thanks to Robin at the Coastal Discovery Museum, The Manns at Park Plaza Cinema, and Seaquins Ballroom for hosting our shoots

Author:Special to CH2

Fall in Love with Yourself: Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry now offering full array of options for looking and feeling your best

Dr. Katherine Coley of Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry, with one of the practice’s CoolSculpting® machines. For most women, loving ourselves is a complex function of how we feel physically and how we perceive our outward projection of who we are. There’s no denying that…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

A Christmas Kitten

Most of us know what it feels like to fall in love with a special pet. For seven-year-old Katie Ferguson, that intrinsic connection between human and animal was found at Palmetto Animal League (PAL) three weeks before Christmas. Fast forward to December 25 and imagine…
Author:Lindsay Perry

‘This is the Way’ Actress Emily Swallow embraces The Mandalorian mantra

Hair & Make-up by Natasha Simone
Fashion by Nancy Volpe Beringer

Author:Iain Denholm

Get Back in Touch with Your Best Self at BenchMark® Physical Therapy

Meet the Benchmark Therapy Team Monique Cox PT, DPT (top left), Leann Ventriglia PT, DPT (top right), and Emily Getz PT, DPT, OCS (front row). What does it mean to be your best self? The vision this question evokes may vary according to your individual lifestyle and…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

On Your Side: Attorney Beth Prince has a knack for telling your story

Every person has a story to tell. And when it comes to sensitive family matters that must be settled by law, hiring an attorney who listens to, hears, and believes your story is the first step towards a positive resolution. But, it’s how your attorney…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers? Bluffton Lash Lounge, of course!

Since the days of Cleopatra, rudimentary eyelash embellishments, often concocted of sticky, smelly substances, were a part of women’s beauty rituals. In 1872, French perfumer Eugene Rimmel did us all a favor when he invented the world’s first commercially available mascara made from petroleum jelly…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The Flavors of Family: In the fine Italian tradition, Carrabba’s welcomes you to the table like you’re one of their own.

If there’s one word that describes Italian cooking, it’s family. Just look at the recipes that are carefully cultivated and passed down—treasured family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. As it is bequeathed to the next generation of chefs, each puts their own spin…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Bar Hopping: CycleBar blends the dance club experience with a pulse-pounding workout for the most fun you’ll ever have breaking a sweat.

OK, who’s ready to strap in?” bellows instructor Arleigh Thorp over her headpiece, her voice cutting through the ambient techno beat reverberating throughout the space at CycleBar. A chorus of “Whoo” responds, accompanied by the clicking of shoes into pedals on the array of exercise…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Editor's Note: February 2020

This issue covers three of my favorite topics: pets, Star Wars, and an ode to the single life. It’s a love letter to myself. Just kidding. But not kidding. For over 10 years, we have devoted several pages in the February issue to Lowcountry pets, and…
Author:Maggie Washo

The Fate of Single Women: Startling Examples from World History

Liberty is a better husband than love to many of us,” wrote Louisa May Alcott, author of the great American novel Little Women, in her journal entry for Valentine’s Day 1868. Alcott remained single all her life, as did Susan B. Anthony (social reformer and…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from Mayor McCann Reinvesting in Ourselves: Our Focus for 2020 and Beyond What I know for sure about Hilton Head Island is that it’s the best island in America. Awards we’ve received from esteemed media like Condé Nast Traveler and Southern Living measure how well…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka

Smart (and Simple) Money Guide for Singles

You’re single. Whether this current status is by choice or not, facing your financial situation alone can be a challenge, if not frightening. You listen to your friends about saving and investing, you read articles on personal finance, and you listen to podcasts, radio talk…
Author:Kent Thune

Pain, Pain, Go Away! Lowcountry Spine & Sport tackling pain with a healthy approach

John and Alice Batson of Lowcountry Spine & Sport. Raise your hand if you are in pain. Whether it’s a sports injury, joint flareup or chronic arthritic condition, do yourself a favor and call Dr. John P. Batson, MD, FACSM, physician/owner of Lowcountry Spine & Sport,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Living After the Death of a Spouse

For Connie Cappy, grief struck like an unexpected explosion. “John and I were married 34 years. He was 60 years old and in exceptional health. One Saturday, John golfed with his buddies in the morning, then later that afternoon started having chest discomfort and profuse…
Author:Becca Edwards

Island Winery: The journey continues with new facility under construction

Dr. Nick Passele, Georgene Mortimer and Loren Mortimer at the future location of Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Dreams have a funny way of finding us and are often hatched in unexpected places. On a cold February morning in 2005, traveling down the highway from their…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Millennials: How to Avoid Dating Burnout

Days before I met the love of my life, I was on the brink of dating burnout. I had been on and off dating apps for more than five years at that point. After thousands of swipes, hundreds of matches, dozens of dates, and couple…
Author:Mandy Matney

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring A Quartet from The Hilton Head Shore Notes

Band: A Quartet from The Hilton Head Shore Notes Musicians: Marcia Cornell, Betty Owen, Iris Christ, Sue Gordon What’s your sign? Marcia Cornell: Aries (but I want to say “Singer on Board”—some of the Shore Notes have a large magnet with this on the side of their cars). Betty…
Author:Special to CH2

Uno Tio’s, Dos Tio’s: The Latin fusion you love is taking over the beach.

The Tio’s Team From left to right: Logan McManus, Lynden Zuniga, Manuel Guzman, Sally Zuniga, Kfir Gispan, Karely McManus At this point, we don’t need to sell you on the culinary fusion of flavors that Tio’s Latin American Kitchen has made its hallmark. You know. Either you’ve…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Leader of the Pack: Volunteers Who Keep Tails Wagging @ Hilton Head Humane Association

We can’t help but admire the self-control of anybody who can go to Hilton Head Humane Association and not return with a new pet. I mean, we certainly don’t condone such an action; you should definitely pick up a new pet while you’re there. But…
Author:Barry Kaufman

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