To view the entire list of The Island Packet 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners, click on the Readers' Choice special section.
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IP - Best In-Home Health Care Service

BrightStar Care of the Lowcountry

Susan Whittelsey, owner and operator of BrightStar Care of the Lowcountry, realized the value of compassionate, quality, in-home healthcare after she was left to take care of her own family members. BrightStar emphasizes “Making More Possible” for the client and their family. This includes understanding daily routines and individual needs while enhancing the overall quality of life.
29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 105, Bluffton, SC 29910


IP - Best Insurance Agency

Beacon Insurance

When choosing an insurance agency, clients are looking for someone who not only understands their insurance needs, but the complicated insurance market. Beacon Insurance begins with listening to the client, then assists in providing solutions that are designed specifically for them.
60 Pennington Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910


IP - Best Interior Designer

J Banks Design Company

J Banks Design Co. strives for each of its completed projects to evoke a feeling of “life made better” through creative design. They are livable yet sophisticated; elegant yet casual; functional yet breath-taking. The end result always reflects the true character of the client.
35 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


IP - Best International Restaurant

Flora's Italian Cafe

Flora’s chef and owner, Branco Raiac, has been cooking since he started as an apprentice at age 14 in Romania. Enjoy the exotic flavors he uses that blend perfectly to create delicious Italian dishes with a European flair. Top off your meal with Flora’s famous Tiramisu.
841 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Italian Restaurant

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana

When you ask where to get the best Italian on the island, Michael Anthony’s is always in the conversation. Patrons rave about the homemade gnocchi and fresh ingredients and the wine pairings are designed to satisfy the novice and seasoned enthusiast.
37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Jewelry Store

Heritage Fine Jewelry

Diamonds, pearls and jewels, oh my! From custom-designed pieces to nautical-themed jewelry, Heritage Fine Jewelry has the perfect gift for that special someone or your very own pick-me-up.
430 William Hilton Parkway, No. 107, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


IP - Best Kitchen Accessory Store

Le Cookery

Whether you strive for your culinary creations to grace the menu of the finest restaurant or simply hope you don’t burn the pot of spaghetti, Le Cookery offers the quality cookware, tools, knowledge and even cooking classes and recipes to help make the most of any meal.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, B-3, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Kitchen/Bath Fixture Store

Ferguson

Have an afternoon to spare? Spend it searching for that perfect kitchen, bath or lighting fixture in Ferguson’s showroom. You will feel like a kid again testing out all the fun gadgets that could turn your remodeling dream into a reality.
114 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
2 Cardinal Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


IP - Best Lighting Store

Ferguson

Have an afternoon to spare? Spend it searching for that perfect kitchen, bath or lighting fixture in Ferguson’s showroom. You will feel like a kid again testing out all the fun gadgets that could turn your remodeling dream into a reality.
114 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
2 Cardinal Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


IP - Best Live Entertainment Venue

The Jazz Corner

Where else can you go to hear swing, bebop, Dixieland and more? The Jazz Corner offers patrons an experience like no other and strives to celebrate and preserve the distinctive sound born in the South - jazz.
1000 William Hilton Parkway C-1, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928