March 2020

Old World/New World: Gascoigne Bluff home dances on the line between Lowcountry and modern

“The grand aspect of the house was the massive room connected to the kitchen. I love to cook. I love to feed people. We are constantly opening our home to friends, family and our ministry. This space works so beautifully and functions so well for…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Make Yourself at Home at The Silver Garden Gallery: Your one-stop source for unique handcrafted jewelry and local art

Art can be the painting over your couch or the sculpture in your garden. It can also be a necklace, a photograph, a notecard or an oyster shell. In the hands of a gifted artist, objects and images become works of art that add beauty…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Move South! It's Beautiful Here!

Every year, retirees flock to the South in droves for the next (and maybe the best) chapter of their lives. The kids are officially out of the house, first careers are over, and who wants to shovel snow in their sixties? There are many reasons…
Author:Special to CH2

How’s Your Hearing?

In our special section on Boomers and Beyond, we thought it pertinent to address hearing loss, as the average age hearing loss begins to present is 65. We chatted with Randy Rose of Rose Hearing Healthcare Centers, about what the first signs of hearing loss…
Author:Special to CH2

Stop the Clock! I Don’t Want to Get Old!

Does the face you see in the mirror conflict with who you are inside? Is the “real” you younger, more vibrant, less road weary? Many boomers report this phenomenon and are trying to figure out how to bridge the gap. I am one of them. Most…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

C2 Fashion: Model in a Model

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat
Hair & Makeup by Salon Karma
Special thanks to  Matt Green and Frontlight Building Company for hosting us.

Author:Special to CH2

From the Ground Up: Mighty Mac offers so much more than just carpet cleaning.

More than likely you can remember that last time you had your carpets cleaned. Maybe it was six years ago, maybe it was last year. Maybe you’ve never had your carpets cleaned (and if that’s the case, eew. You need to get on that). But while…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Candace Woodson

Special thanks to SERG and The Whiskey Room for hosting our photoshoot. Candace’s dress compliments of Chella D.

Author:Special to CH2

A Note From Our Mayors

Hilton Head Island has beautiful scenes from sunrises and sunsets to our beaches and golf courses. These very scenes captured the attention of islander and photographer Jeffrey Keefer, whom I would describe as a pretty amazing and giving person. I was so moved by Jeffrey’s…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka

Secure or Not Secure? That is the question.: How the SECURE Act affects you

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The acronym “SECURE” is curious to me because many Americans may find themselves paying a little more in taxes as a result of the Act. In fact, the…
Author:Matthew G. Kovalcik, CFP

When Housing Trends Trigger a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market

If you have ever shopped for a home or sold one, you probably have heard your real estate agent mention that it is either a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market.” But what does that mean, and how can you tell which real estate market…
Author:Colette Stevenson

Setting the Stage: Is your home not selling? Teresa Kunich of Group 5 Design can help you with that.

It’s impossible to overstate how important proper staging is to selling a house. It’s one thing to tell a potential buyer that a home has mesmerizing waterfront views, spacious open living spaces and updated appliances. It’s another to set a stage for the buyer, to…
Author:Barry Kaufman

How to be a Fit Female at Any Age

Don’t start a fitness regimen solely to lose weight. Studies show that working out to “slim down” often backfires. First of all, because muscle weighs more than fat, some women gain weight with an increased exercise program. Also, many women who soldier through that early…
Author:Becca Edwards

The No-Nonsense Investing Guide for Boomers

The baby boom generation, often referred to as boomers, includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964. This means that current ages range between 56 and 74 years. If you’re a boomer, you’re either approaching retirement or are already in retirement now. In terms of personal…
Author:Kent Thune

Editor's Note: March 2020

In late September of last year, local stylist Danielle Galella sent me a text message asking if Lucy could be a dog model for HGTV. We were headed out of town for a fashion shoot in Greenville on the date they were shooting, so unfortunately,…
Author:Maggie Washo

Edible Landscaping: For a Healthy, Tasty, Beautiful Yard

Folks have caught on to the lifestyle benefits of fresh organic produce and the joy that growing your own food brings. But the latest trend has people utilizing yard space in unconventional ways to make the most of what’s available, whether an enclosed back patio,…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw

Living the Dream: Dream Boutique now open at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Lea Mitchell, owner of Dream Boutique in Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. Do you ever come across someone and feel an instant rapport, as if being drawn by a strong magnet? Someone whose smile feels like a hug? Whose joy and verve are infectious? Prepare for…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Interior Trend Predictions for 2020

With 2020 fast approaching, interior design specialists have looked at current styles, patterns, and sales in order to predict what interior trends we will see skyrocket in popularity throughout 2020. Classic Blue/Grey Pantone just named its color of the year ‘Classic Blue,’ and we predict this will…
Author:Samantha Summers

A Place for Everything

Closets by Design recently completed a luxurious his-and-her closet for a customer that gained space from a home recent expansion. Overall design, color palette and textures convey the aura of a couture boutique, blending drama and warmth with supreme spaciousness and functionality. Standout features abound,…
Author:Special to CH2

The Local Catch: Island institution hits milestone as Catch 22 starts 20th year

On an island whose shoreline is literally defined by the tides, it seems at times that its restaurant scene moves in a similar ebb and flow. Eateries open with a flourish, then shutter after a few cycles of tourist seasons. It’s a simple fact of…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Brian Patrick Flynn: Bold, unconventional, and imperfectly perfect

Brian’s favorite spot in the house is his entryway featuring a 12-foot-tall steel door, the Truax chandelier from his lighting collection with Crystorama and an art collection including op art by Nashville artist Gina Julian. Brian Patrick Flynn, the resident interior designer on HGTV’s Urban Oasis…
Author:Iain Denholm

Belmont Insurance Services: Putting a face on your insurance coverage

The Belmont Team: (from left to right) Esmeralda Carrillo, Alan R. Spachman, Angie Gauer, Kathy Kinard, Ruth Harper, Brian Spachman and Tiffany Ross Imagine: (1) You’ve just returned from a hurricane evacuation to find extensive roof damage, a flooded garage, and ruined furnishings. (2) Your teenage…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

What Will Your Retirement Years Look Like?

As a financial advisor, I have the pleasure of working with and speaking to a vast number of very different people. Everyone has their own story, different circumstances and a unique explanation of how and why they ended up in our community. Many of the…
Author:Fred Gaskin

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