Lilly Pulitzer fashionsPhotography by Anne • Makeup by Krista Marie

Sharon Rabon models this Fitch shift with a low back, sequin detail and cotton sateen from Lilly Pulitzer fashions from S.M. Bradford Co.

Accessories include a gold-plate with hibiscus pink enamel flowers bracelet and a clutch made of hand-set crystals. The allleather, snake-embossed shoes were made in Brazil. The link necklace in 14k yellow gold combines with the luster of the Orient, cultured 9mm fresh-water pearls, available from Heritage Fine Jewelery.

More info: S.M. Bradford Co., (843) 686-6161, www.forlp.com. Heritage Fine Jewelery, (843) 689-2900.

Menswear this spring and summer for Hilton Head Island will be all about color, color, color.

The winter basics of black and taupe will transition to shades of  coral, butter yellows, aqua, mint, tangerine and a variety of blues as the warmer season begins. These rich colors are evident in most sport shirts and knits with few exceptions. Fine line stripes, minichecks and bold plaids will contain these unique colors in combinations and will be standard fare for 2009. Even basic solid knit shirts today may have a different color in the placket or under the collar.

Soft, long-stabled cotton, linen, bamboo and knits with moisture wicking technology will be some of the sought-after fabrics this year. Shirts and knits will also continue to be available in light weight microfiber fabrics which provide comfort, non-wrinkling, and easy maintenance in the washer-dryer. Any of these fabrics are perfect for Hilton Head’s subtropical climate during the day, or wearing them under a light weight sport coat for an evening out.

Jewelry inspired by the beach.

Forsythe JewelersForsythe Jewelers, (843) 671-7070

She’ll shine in Italian designer Roberto Coin’s 18K gold sun necklace encrusted with 3.54 ct. diamonds in warm hues of canary and tan.

Designs by Cleo, (843) 342-7001 or DesignsByCleo.com

Designs by Cleo is art you can wear! Each handcrafted piece comes in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and semi-precious gemstones.

Phish will launch its first summer tour in five years with a two-night stand at the Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y., June 4-5. The band resumed rehearsals Thursday in preparation for the upcoming shows.
Phish's summer tour will be preceded by a trio of concerts March 6-8 at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va. The shows at the 13,800-capacity venue sold out just seconds after tickets went on sale last fall. They will mark the group's first concerts since its August 2004 performance at the Coventry festival in Vermont. 
Phish - comprising guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell — has released 11 studio albums, five concert videos and a series of 44 complete live concert CDs, including 13 on its own JEMP Records. 
McConnell is the son of Dr. Jack McConnell, founder of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic on Hilton Head Island.
Formed at the University of Vermont in 1983, Phish quickly became renowned for its live performances.
"Phish offers something rare in pop: a long, complex, and completely different show every night," said the Village Voice.
The GRAMMY-nominated band became one of the top touring groups in the U.S. and, by 1998, Rolling Stone had proclaimed Phish the most important band of the decade.
Phish will release "The Clifford Ball," March 3 on JEMP Records/Rhino. This archival release features the band's entire performance at the 1996 festival, which was the largest concert in North America that year and the first of many two-day festivals staged by the group.
More than 70,000 fans turned out for the event, which was held at a decommissioned Air Force base in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The seven-DVD box set will contain more than nine hours of music, including a bonus disc with Phish's extended soundcheck, its late night flatbed truck jam and a 30-minute featurette with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The original multi-track recordings have been remixed for stereo and 5.1 audio. 
In addition, the band offers a selection of 88 full-concert downloads at livephish.com.
For more information, visit phish.com/

Marinalife, the boating community’s first cruising concierge and leading source of marina information, and BoatU.S., the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, announced a partnership today that improves the boating lifestyle for members of both organizations.

Under the partnership, Marinalife members can take advantage of half-priced BoatU.S. membership and discounted “unlimited” on-the-water assistance services provided by BoatU.S.’ TowBoatU.S. and Vessel Assist towing fleets – the largest towing fleets in North America.  BoatU.S. members can tap into discounted concierge services by Marinalife, which provides easy online or toll-free booking of transient dockage at over 8,000 marinas. A trove of cruising information, including reliable marina ratings and reviews, customized weather forecasting, approach and navigational tools, tide forecasts, and a marina fuel locator are just some of Marinalife’s additional benefits included with membership.

Would you like to help make your home waters a little cleaner?  The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is offering grant funds up to $4,000 each for community non-profit groups to develop projects that address environmental problems on local waterways.  Since 1997 the annual BoatU.S. Foundation Clean Water Grant program has awarded over $300,000 to improve the marine environment, funding 149 projects in 35 states.  This year’s deadline to apply is February 2, 2009.

“Groups have flexibility in deciding what needs to be addressed, whether it’s a pollution issue, preventing the spread of invasive species, or other environmental concern,” said BoatU.S. Foundation Director of Environmental Programs Susan Shingledecker.

And the pursuit of satisfaction.

And the pursuit of fulfillment. Editor’s note: “Living the Dream” was the title of the article in Monthly magazine’s October issue, the same month that financial markets experienced a great deal of turmoil. Many retirees have expressed deep concern over their nest eggs, and rightly so. The following article is not about financial management — our advertisers offer that — but about other aspects that lead to a satisfying retirement.

No, the subtitle is not about that famous phrase, “the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. This is about satisfaction, which admittedly is an important component of happiness, but that’s a rather philosophical subject for another time.

First we need to recognize that retirement is simply another of phase of life and that all phases of life — whether education, career, post-career, pre-retirement, or whatever you choose to call it — involve some form of endeavor. And endeavor can take many different forms; even basic survival is an endeavor.

Fabulous gift ideas courtesy fine local vendors.

beautiful necklaceART THAT YOU CAN WEAR
This beautiful necklace was expertly handcrafted by Cleo. You can expect oneof-a-kind couture designs that are bold and beautiful. Available at Designs by Cleo. Call (843) 342-7001, or visit designsbycleo.com.

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Fabulous gift ideas courtesy fine local vendors

THE BIG GREEN EGGTHE BIG GREEN EGG
The Big Green Egg, the world’s best smoker and griller, is a great gift for the whole family. The Egg, Egg-ssesories and a great assortment of gift ideas can be found at Casual Living, Fireside and Grillin, Bluffton. Call (843) 815-4200.

Sea Pines Montessori students get global view on going green.

Sea Pines Montessori students get global view on going green.Sea Pines Montessori students get global view on going green.Students at Sea Pines Montessori Academy are learning social responsibility at an early age through a school-wide recycling program. “We recycle everything possible and the children actually participate in collecting the recyclables and placing the items in their proper bins,” said Leighanne Kubec, director of business development. “We use recycled paper, paper towels, toilet tissue, etc. All products in our school are as green as is permitted under state and federal law regarding schools.”