At the helm May 2019

At the Helm

The Lowcountry is a special place in the spring.

As the last bit of cold fades away and the wisteria and Carolina jasmine bloom, we’re ready to get back outside and explore all the Lowcountry has to offer.

Here at Monthly, we’re celebrating mothers in this issue. We hope you enjoy writer Laura Jacobi’s story about the sacrifices made by parents of promising young athletes, and our feature about a Hilton Head Island mom who is a social media entrepreneur. We also sit down with Laura Cramer, who is 93 years old and still actively — and very successfully — selling real estate in Sea Pines with her daughter, Carol.

We know how hard it can be for moms to find their “me” time. That’s why Monthly treated Hilton Head Hospital labor and delivery nurse Morgan Edmunds to a makeover for Mother’s Day. Stylist Katherine Mademann coached her through a fabulous transformation. Many thanks to boutiques Coastal Bliss on Hilton Head Island and Cocoon in Bluffton for providing clothes and to Enliten Salon for hair and makeup.

carol mayOn her special day, let Mom take the morning off. We’ve rounded up a few simple, kid-and-dad recipes for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at home.

This month, make sure you spend time outside before temperatures climb and summer visitors arrive en masse. We suggest a day cruise on The Grace at Palmetto Bluff, one of the last remaining early gas-powered yachts. Read about her long history of prior owners dating back to World War I.

Speaking of the outdoors, don’t forget to stop by the Bluffton Village Festival — better known as Mayfest — on May 11. We love this annual outdoor festival that features the best of Bluffton’s art, food and culture — complete with the must-see World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

Finally, in our annual Health & Wellness Guide, we encourage you, dear readers, to take care of yourselves and pursue a healthy lifestyle. This useful guide includes a directory of local health care providers and is included with home delivery issues and distributed in doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and hospitals throughout the Lowcountry. Or stop by our office in Bluffton to pick up a copy!