ISLAND ESSENTIALS

Tunic, Abeille Ocupee Swimsuit, Perry EllisBEACH BASICS — SUMMER 2009

Photography By Anne

They’re hot. They’re cool. They’re all you need for a fashionable day at the beach.

SUMMER TIME & THE LIVING IS EASY

Live it in a beautiful tunic from the south of France. Tunic, Abeille Ocupee Swimsuit, Perry Ellis.

Available at Island Girl
843 686-6000 :: www.islandgirlhhi.com

Hilton Head is awaiting a S.C. Attorney General’s Office ruling on whether pets must be leashed on town beaches.Hilton Head Island dog owners are still waiting to hear whether they will continue to be allowed to let their canines run leash-free.

At press time for this issue of Hilton Head Monthly, town officials were awaiting a final ruling from the state Attorney General’s Office on the issue that arose earlier this year when the town became aware that its local ordinances regarding pets on the beach was at odds with a state leash law. While Hilton Head allows dogs to run free on the beaches during the off-season and before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. during the summer, state law dictates all dogs must be on leashes whenever they are off their owner’s property.

Hilton Head Farmers Market
When/where: 8 a.m.-noon, Thursdays through Aug. 27; The Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head
More information: 843-686-3090

Farmers Market of Bluffton
When/where: 2-6 p.m., Thursdays through Nov. 19; 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton
More information: 843-290-6831 or e-mail blufftonmarket@aol.com

Jasper County Farmers Market
When/where: 1-6 p.m., Fridays throughout the summer; 9935 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, U.S. 17, Ridgeland;
More information: 843-717-3690

Fresh from the farm to your tableUntil the middle of the 20th century, people often ate what they grew in their gardens or what was grown or raised on local farms. That changed with scientific innovations, transportation and corporate expectations.

Today, however, many people are getting back to their roots and supporting local businesses and farms, with the added bonus of eating healthier.

Back to the farm

One such place getting local support is Three Sisters Farm in Bluffton, which is operated by sisters Mary Connor, Priscilla Coleman and Beth Lee. The farm has been in their family since 1821, when surveyor James Porcher purchased the tract.

Aging well doesn’t mean turning back the clock

The key to longevityIf 50 is the new 30, then is 70 the new 50? You betcha! Nowadays as we get older, we’re healthy, active and darn good-looking. But it does take some work to age beautifully, inside and out.

There are a lot of services available to help us age well, from educational opportunities for the mind to advanced health care and beauty products for the body.

It is true, however, that mature adults have some challenges to face when it comes to staying fit. People begin losing muscle tissue and bone in their 30s, and unless they exercise and work to continue building strength and flexibility, muscle stores will continue to be depleted.

Bring on the sun and fun

Summer is here and the days are ripe for adventure. Visitors and locals alike instinctively head for the water. However, outdoor activities on Hilton Head Island abound by land and by sea.

Topping the list of aquatic adventure is boating — ranging from mellow dinner cruises at sunset to the thrill of a night sharkfishing expedition. Sailing yachts, speedboats and even large pontoon party boats can be chartered through local marinas, including Harbour Town, Broad Creek, Shelter Cove and Palmetto Bay.

Portfolio Life: An Interview with Author David Corbett.

Portfolio Life - Author David CorbettArecent book About the stage of life between career and later retirement has gained international attention among baby boomers and new retirees. the book, “Portfolio Life: the new Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion After 50,” describes an alternative to full-time retirement for people who want to lead a post-career life of greater fulfllment. the author, David corbett, an occasional visitor to the hilton head Island area, spoke with Monthly contributing Writer Jack Wilson and answered some questions about the book and its message.

Q: Dave, regarding the title of your book, “Portfolio Life,” how do you defne it?
A: “We ‘borrowed’ life portfolio from fnancial portfolio. As asset managers rebalance fnancial portfolios, new Directions rebalances life portfolios to fit changing needs. ‘Port’ means it travels with me forever; ‘folio:’ it’s a book of all of my life. Also, a typical life portfolio is made up of fve parts: (1) continue to earn some income; (2) more family time; (3) more leisure/hobby time; (4) life-long learning; and (5) giving back. Many have encouraged us to add a sixth part, a re-grounding in a spiritual way, which we touch on, but don’t develop.”

The following information is provided courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.

Saltwater

Hilton Head
Sheepshead: Very good. Although sheepshead are around all year anglers target them most during the winter months, and catches of sheepshead are strong around inshore structure. Fish fiddler crabs (available at Lowcountry Outfitters) vertically on a Carolina rig. Spottail Bass: Fair to good. Captain Dan "Fishin' Coach" Utley reports that as temperatures have warmed the fishing has gotten better and better. The fish are still grouped up in large schools but are less tentative than a month ago. A variety of artificials, and particularly Gulp! lures, will work. Trout: Fair. Trout fishing has slightly improved as temperatures have warmed; target the outgoing tide.
* Offshore: Weather has made getting offshore difficult, but at nearshore reefs and wrecks some bull drum and very large sheepshead are being caught.

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.