June 2020

Editor's Note: June 2020

Author: Maggie Washo

It’s never made me happier to see our beaches packed, restaurants full and roadways clogged. They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and boy has that been true for me. It’s a favorite pastime of (some) locals to grumble a tiny bit when the hordes invade for the spring and summer months. It definitely makes life a little more complicated for a few months (no more grocery trips on Saturdays unless you are a masochist; you have to get up real early to park at the beach; and you just might get run over while walking the dog by someone who hasn’t ridden a bike in 10 years), but boy do the benefits outweigh the obstacles.

This issue is a love letter to our visitors; we are so excited to welcome you back to the Lowcountry! In these pages, we celebrate 21 local residents on the front lines taking care of our island guests: bartenders, front desk supervisors, restaurateurs, real estate agents, musicians, fishing guides, and shop owners who welcome our visitors to the South and make their trip more memorable. We had so much fun meeting everyone, we’ll probably make this an annual feature. Everyone probably recognizes the gentleman in the above photo. Who hasn’t had a Lava Flow at the famous Pool Bar Jim’s?

Our fashion feature, “Landmarks,” also celebrates tourism, the backdrops being places visitors to Hilton Head Island should visit while they are here. Harbour Town, Shelter Cove Marina, Coligny Plaza and South Beach Marina are just a few of the popular sites we hit on our trip around the island.

This month’s featured home is a beauty in the exclusive Palmetto Bluff, built by C.S. Thomas, with the interiors brought to life by Kelly Caron. Turn to page 82 for some home inspiration, or just to daydream about what it might be like to live in paradise.

Enjoy your time with us this summer. We’ve missed you!

M.Washo, Publisher

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