bussineelowcThe Christmas countdown is on and small business need our help.

Christmas is the time of giving. We all could give back to our community by shopping locally instead of ordering something from a catalog or website.

Indeed, shopping more locally has a big affect on the area’s economy, and it makes you feel good on top of that. Let’s consider a few of the top reasons to shop locally:

Buffalo-Trail-RunThe shotgun blast that marked the start of the inaugural Buffalo Trail Run was still ringing in my ears when I jumped on the back of an ATV driven by Palmetto Bluff Conservancy Director Jay Walea.

As Walea set off to monitor the runners, I held on for an up close and personal tour of the 10-kilometer race course that weaved its way through some of the most isolated stretches of the property.

The idea for the 10k, 30k and 50k Palmetto Bluff Conservancy Buffalo Trail Run was part his idea. Initial plans for the race were hatched after the success of the Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon. But this time, instead of paying a visit to Wilson Village, runners would trek through the most remote heart of the 20,000-acre plantation.

roadtripnature01We’re topping off the gas tank for a road trip to six of the best outdoor vacation destinations in the United States, all an easy drive from the Lowcountry.

We begin our journey in south Georgia, where Sea Island’s new Broadfield Sporting Club & Lodge has added hunting to its roster of world-class outdoor activities.

The Forbes five-star resort off the southeastern coast of Georgia has added a 5,800-acre property as a sporting club destination that includes amenities such as a rifle and pistol range, freshwater fishing, extensive hunting grounds and a multitude of game including quail, deer, wild turkey and doves.



By Glen McCaskey  |  Photos by Rob Tipton

Outside-Hilton-Headbo01Find out what the island has in store for fashion, accessories and looking fabulous.

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casualelegance01PHOTOGRAPHY KRISZTIAN LONYAI

HAIR & MAKEUP MIKI LANSDOWNE / SALON KARMA

MODELS REESE TIERNEY / CLICK MODELS AND TAYLOR KENT/LOCAL MUSICIAN

 

 

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In the woods of Leamington, when the island was once an untamable frontier, once sat a lighthouse. This lighthouse, so the story goes, was watched by a man named Adam Fripp.

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History doesn’t record who he was or how he came to be stationed at this beacon on the edge of the world, but the stories tell that he lived in a small cottage by the towering lighthouse with his daughter.

History doesn’t record her name as Caroline, but the stories do. Rather, they record her name as Caroline but recall her in more hushed tones by the name she now goes by: The Blue Lady.

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Lowcountry Linen flour sack towels, hand-printed on Hilton Head.
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