April 2020

Custom at Every Level: This Moss Creek house started out as a remodel. It wound up a made-from-scratch masterpiece.

There are custom homes, and then there are custom homes. The distinction between them is subtle, but as with most things, it’s all in the details. After all, can a home be considered truly custom if it contains the same flooring, the same hardware, the…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Out of Sight! Palmetto Electric line burial project coming to an end

A Cleaner Look for Pope Avenue A recent shot taken on Pope Avenue shows a cleaner look with no overhead power lines dangling from above. Look up! It happened so gradually, perhaps you didn’t notice. Since 2004, Palmetto Electric Cooperative has been working steadily and methodically to…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The tide comes in: Palmetto Dunes brings Southern Tide to town.

Think back to the moment that made you fall in love with the coastal Southeast. Feel, once again in your memory, the light breezes that came off the ocean, the distinct smell of salt in the air and the warming blanket of sunlight on your…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Floral Wedding Trends for 2020

Dani Seagle at Simply Southern Events and flowers by Jardinere Events What’s blooming in weddings this year? We asked three local florists to tell us what they are seeing so far. Here’s what they said: Dakotah Terrace Jardiniere Events At any given time, a large variety of trends are…
Author:Special to CH2

20 Women’s Wellness Must-Haves in 2020

There is a duality that exists between my business partner, Laura Fromdahl, and I. On one hand, we believe in streamlining our closets and cabinets to just the bare necessities. On the other hand, we enjoy trying new products that up our wellness game. Sometimes…
Author:Becca Edwards

The Ripple Effect: Trent Malphrus

The soul of South Carolina’s Lowcountry rests comfortably on the shoulders of one of its own. Native islander and master fisherman Captain Trent Malphrus wakes each day with a grateful to-do list and a love for his life on the water. From the Calibogue and…
Author:Nina Greenplate

Top Tips for Flawless Photos on Your Wedding Day

Wedding photography gets a bad rap for being costly, but I’m here to assure you it can be worth every penny. Why? Photos are the only truly lasting items that can be enjoyed well beyond your special day and are guaranteed to bring you smiles,…
Author:Celia Carroll

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring The Calibogue Sound Band

Special thanks to Wells Murphy for hosting our shoot on Buck Island. The island is for sale!

Author:Special to CH2

A Note About COVID-19 From Our Mayors

A Note from John McCann COVID-19: What You Can Do In the last several weeks, I’ve probably touched my phone screen a million times, thumbing through message after message from citizens concerned about how quickly the coronavirus can spread in our community. Since it is entirely possible…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka

Line in the Sand: “Private eyes,they’re watching you!”

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman Before we begin, a quick welcome back to Courtney for this month. Of all the people I disagree with (and there are many), I disagree with her the most, so it’s a pleasure to spar with her once again. Now onto my…
Author:Barry Kaufman, Courtney Hampson

Kayaking the Lowcountry

If it ever feels too crowded on land, get out on the water. Well over half our local area is comprised of wetlands—marshes, rivers, creeks, beaches, little islands and freshwater swamps—and for the most part these estuaries can never be developed. They will remain open,…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw

Editor's Note: Fragile, Yet Resilient

Actual photo of editor in her pajamas circa 2018. The first time I realized everything in my world could change in an instant, I was 17 years old. My parents told me we were moving from New York to Hilton Head Island. I had just met…
Author:Maggie Washo

How to Invest During an Economic Crisis

COVID-19, aka coronavirus, has clearly generated great concern over the health and well-being of people all around the world. While we understandably worry about contracting the virus and potentially infecting our friends or loved ones, we simultaneously wonder about the financial impact on our households…
Author:Kent Thune

A Wedding Story: One beautiful day in November saw two people come together as man and wife. This is their story.

When it comes to telling the story of the day Kimberly Cardone and Matthew McNab became man and wife, the pictures you see here will do most of the heavy lifting. You need only glance at these pages to see how tastefully arranged greenery supplanted…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Swing into Spring

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat Hair & Makeup by Salon Karma All Golf Cars can be purchased at Club Car of Hilton Head Island Special thanks to Shane and Alexa at Halo Model & Talent *Pricing changes and human error occurs. Please see boutique listed for final pricing…
Author:Special to CH2

The Next Level

It seems like the year of the athlete here, with dozens of Lowcountry seniors headed off to play at the college level. America loves sports. Cheering from the sidelines and stands, and all that comes along with that, is a large part of our culture—from…
Author:Special to CH2

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