At the helm February 2021

At the Helm

Dear reader...

February is here, and love is in the air. In recognition of this romantic time, we celebrate love with our annual bridal issue.

Want to know about this year’s wedding trends? We’ve got you covered with the latest in favors, rehearsal dinner suggestions and advice on how to ensure your day remains special during a pandemic.

New love is celebrated in profiles of local couples who were undeterred by the challenges of the coronavirus and instead tied the knot while embracing the unprecedented circumstances.

If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s gift for your significant other, be sure to check out our local gift guide.

In our business section, we spotlight a young culinary artist who launched an in-home bakery.

Learn about the Plant Riverside District in Savannah, a cornucopia of entertainment on the city’s riverfront, which includes a mix of unique restaurants, themed bars, and an art gallery. It’s a day trip worth taking.

If you want to enjoy a fun read, we recommend reality TV star and Hilton Head native Shep Rose’s memoir.

His enthusiastic collection of essays reflects on his life spent traveling, dating, and living in the reality television spotlight. His book details his time growing up on Hilton Head Island and his journey to becoming a TV celebrity.

February is important because of Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans.

We highlight the history and unique aspects of the Gullah neighborhoods in the Lowcountry. Learn about Sonya Grant, who through her business is emerging as a young voice for the history of the Gullah culture.

We’re proud of the hard work that went into this issue, and we wish you health and happiness this month — and always.

ANUSKA FREY: Publisher