December 2015

Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo

Whoa man. That’s Deep.

As I was reading through this issue in its entirety, it dawned on me that we had tackled a few thought-provoking topics in amongst the usual fluff of a holiday issue. Which is great, because I like it when someone makes me stop and think for a second or two – especially during the most wonderful (busy) time of the year.

The same person, Rebecca Edwards, wrote two of my favorite articles this month. As part of our Spa & Beauty section, Becca shares a very personal story about fake breasts and what many people may not know about the repercussions of choosing to surgically alter your body. (See page 58.)

It’s her article on page 125, however, which is my personal darling in this issue. In “What’s in a Lie” Becca explores a topic that has affected every one of us – whether we are doing the lying or being lied to. Did you know that 60 percent of people lie at least once in a 10-minute conversation? WHAT Wow. Six out of 10 people are lying to you. It kind of makes you wonder which six it is, doesn’t it?

Speaking of giant lies… just kidding. On to the lighter fare in this issue.

Mark Staff is back with his brilliant photography in a humorous look at the only person working on Christmas Eve. (See page 78) The CH2 team would like to thank Mr. Charlie Schroeder for assisting with this fun project. You’re a good man Charlie S.!

As a lover of all things Disney, I’m super excited for the winter production at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Mary Poppins flies into town on December 9, and I would suggest getting your tickets early, because this is another Casey Colgan show and I’m sure it will sell out.

Arguably one of the best parts of my job is getting to meet the people we feature, and this month the stand out was Mr. Brad Wilson. (See page 120.) He was selected by HGTV’s show Island Life to be somewhat of an ambassador by sharing the process of helping clients buy a house on Hilton Head Island. I have to admit that I haven’t yet seen the episodes (the last one airs this month – stay tuned to Brad’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute details on date & time), but I look forward to seeing if he is as nice on TV as he is in real life. Do you ever just walk away from meeting someone and feel like your day has been made a little bit better by the experience? That’s what meeting Brad Wilson is like. I would buy a house from him any day.

Well, it looks like I’m fresh out of space again, so I guess that’s it for now. From all of us at CH2 & CB2, have a wonderful month and a Happy New Year!

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