Generations of Enjoyment
Our favorite example just now, is the experience of a family who sent Gregg a snapshot they had taken of their son, sitting with Gregg Russell under the Liberty Oak and holding Gregg’s guitar. That pint-sized person from years ago had grown to become a bit of a picker and singer himself, Nashville star Brand Paisley.
And back at home base, after a day outdoors, maybe with that perfectly pleasurable form of “tired” that a day on the beach, in the surf, can install in the memories of the kids, what’s a better fuel for supper than pizza for the whole family? Even pizza becomes a memory when you have it together in paradise.
The Reality of Romance
For our cycle of a life lived among the extraordinary experiences of Sea Pines and Hilton Head Island, let’s now imagine that the young boy of this family returns during his college summers, to work on a dolphin cruise boat, welcoming in his turn other families who seek the rewards of a vacation in the rhythm of the tides. Here he meets a young woman from Europe who’s interning at a Sea Pines Hilton Head resort while she pursues her degree in hospitality management. Against the background of sunsets over the waterway, and in the shadow of the Harbour Town Lighthouse, they decide to make their lives together.
This is never a small commitment, and in this case the tests of it were practically global. Their course led through meeting her family in Europe, visiting Asia during another internship, and at last coming full circle to a wedding right here in Sea Pines, a true Hilton Head wedding in its distilled essence.
As the wedding procession ascended the 114 steps of the Harbour Town Lighthouse, collecting guests who awaited at each landing, and finally achieving the top of the spiral stairs, where the bride and her bridesmaids awaited, people felt this might be one for the books, a true story of how extraordinary indeed the experience of Hilton Head Island, and of Sea Pines especially, can be.
The Satisfactions of a Life Well Lived
Alongside the Club Course, a grandmother and grandfather relish every day together in their own home, especially the weekly punctuations of hosting a weekend lunch or dinner for their children who settled nearby. Another benefit of making a home in paradise is that it becomes quite a bit easier to get your children to visit – or even to reside nearby themselves – when where you live is Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.
Although the grandmother is everybody’s favorite cook, and the empress of her own kitchen, she always has her husband pick up a freshly baked loaf of that special bread they serve at Truffles, in The Shops at Sea Pines Center. As self-reliant has her life led her to be, grandma doesn’t hesitate to “outsource” that one thing that reminds her that she lives now in the glow of a life in Sea Pines, with her own inside knowledge of how best to live on Hilton Head Island.
How to Experience the Extraordinary
Here in The Shops at Sea Pines Center we have had the privilege of seeing countless experiences like these unfold, because here is where so many people come, to hear about that next thing to do, or to find that essential missing element or item, or to discover a delight they can enjoy themselves or share with someone else, or both.
What a privileged position to occupy, here in the middle of the original Hilton Head Island dream, seeing people every day making the memories of a lifetime! We are grateful to play this role in the lives of the people who enjoy Sea Pines and Hilton Head Island. To see the joy unfold, and to offer a suggestion now and then for those who seek, this for us is also a life well lived.
Please do come. We will always be glad to welcome you.