Over the course of the summer just past, the sunlit plaza of The Shops at Sea Pines Center served more than ever as a gathering place for Sea Pines visitors and residents. In the relaxation that comes to our resort island in autumn, we see that the plaza became even better known, and by a wider audience, as a place where interesting things happen.
From Art and Nature
This realization stems from the way we are generously endowed with the blessing of both art and nature, and the power of both to attract interesting people. Thanks to the colorful produce of our own Farmers & Maker Market and the lively works that folks find here at our First Thursdays Art Market, as a result of hosting the Sip & Stroll of the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, and from helping to present the music and food of Fun with the Fox – a successful fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation – we have put punctuation on an ongoing story.
The plaza of Shops at Sea Pines Center is a place to touch base, a place where people come again and again, over the course of years, to hear what’s happening this week, what’s going on that might be of interest – for this the plaza was already deep in the hearts of the people who know.
A Mission We Inherited
Cheer and comfort, amusement and elation came to be connected to places such as the plaza of a Spanish city, the carré of a French village, the bazaar of a hamlet in the Holy Land, the British village green, or a New England town’s common. People took steps through the course of generations to make spots such as these even more pleasant and attractive. Fountains and flowers, art and amusements, directions and diversions were added.
And so, the magnetism of the marketplace grew from the practical to the emotional. It is this long tradition that we continue here.
With Deep Satisfaction
It brings deep satisfaction when people have a place to go that is both public and personal, secure and yet surprising. These spots became special. Their power of attraction originated from the agreeable experiences people encountered there.
With a humble realization of all we have inherited, we look with satisfaction on an extraordinary season of service, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Shops at Sea Pines Center.