Dear reader... 

At Monthly we are full of enthusiasm and ready to enjoy the upcoming spring season.

As nature shows off its beauty this month, we are pleased to show off the Lowcountry.

Dear reader...

Love is in the air this month. In recognition of this romantic time, we celebrate it with our annual bridal issue.

New love is highlighted in profiles of local couples who tied the knot after longstanding commitments to each other. We also offer insight into why each detail during a wedding makes a difference.

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The Lowcountry is full of fascinating people who make our community unique. Our annual Intriguing People of the Lowcountry issue celebrates who we are and highlights the compelling backgrounds of our neighbors.

You may know some of the people featured, but we promise you’ll learn things about them you didn’t know.

The holiday season is a time to give, to cherish our loved ones and appreciate those who have enriched our lives. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year, and we are grateful you are spending some of your valuable time with us. 

To celebrate the end of the year we are recognizing our local businesses and communities with our annual Readers’ Choice Awards, chosen by 69,956 votes. Thank you for voting and letting us know your favorite businesses and professionals. 

Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect and appreciate what is important to us. We appreciate you, our loyal readers. We don’t take for granted our responsibility as the “Voice of the Lowcountry,” and we are thankful we can share with you the area’s most compelling stories. 

Our community is blessed to have so many people who inspire us. This month learn about Bluffton veteran Gustavo Gomez, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and turned to his love of baseball to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Dear reader...

Each year the cool autumn weather arrives and brings along with it some of our favorite things. Pumpkin spice is everywhere and football season is in full gear. 

One event that everyone looks forward to each October is Polo 4 Heroes. This event returns after a one-year hiatus to the polo grounds of Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton. 

There is so much to love about the Lowcountry, and the secret is out: we are a great place to live, work and play. Each September we publish our annual City Guide. More than just the latest census data — which tells how our communities continue to grow — we speak to area mayors and town managers. 

Learn about the history of the area, and see what upcoming projects are planned. This is the issue that really highlights why we’ve decided to call this paradise our home. Our City Guide issue is our love letter to the Lowcountry. What’s not to love?

It’s hard to choose a favorite issue or month of the year, but at Monthly we especially like putting the August issue together.

Each August we publish the results of our annual Cutest Pets contest. This year we had more than 300 entries, including a variety of dogs and cats, guinea pigs and even a chicken.

The voting was close, and we had so much fun looking at all the entries, but once the votes were tallied, we had three winners; each of whom received their own professional photoshoot.

Dear reader...

July is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to start our roles as co-publishers of the Lowcountry’s favorite city magazine.

Between us we have worked nearly every aspect of Hilton Head and Bluffton Monthly magazines, from design to sales to events to editorial. We have loved every minute of it and are honored to take the helm as we go forward and continue Marc and Anuska Frey’s vision for Monthly.

sasha1Passing the Torch...

After a quarter of century at the helm of Monthly it is time to pass on the joy and responsibility of leading the magazine to a new generation. 

Luckily, over the years two very capable women grew into leadership positions in our company and have already proven that new energy and fresh thinking is a good thing.