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Dare to dream

If you believe it, you can achieve it. 

LOCAL Life publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb is shown in her favorite work-from-home attire. For Zoom calls she replaces the robe with a bright-colored blouse and comfy pants. After dark the tea is replaced with a glass of wine.

How does a woody, sparsely populated barrier island off the South Carolina coast become a world-famous resort in less than 60 years? For Hilton Head Island, it can be traced back to a genius real estate developer with a big dream. All great things start with a dream. The dream becomes a vision, the vision transforms into a plan, then the plan becomes a reality. Yes, dreams do come true but only for those who truly want them. So what are you dreaming about in 2022? 

I’m lucky to dream almost every night. I dream in color, and sometimes I can even smell in them. I’m a firm believer in the “better sleep on it” theory. LOCAL Life had a dream come true when we got the results of our reader survey (see the entire survey, with verbatims, on our website). It was a Sally Field moment for our team — to know our readers not only keep LOCAL Life on their coffee tables, but they also are very likely to purchase local products and frequent local businesses featured in our pages and online. Our goal is to serve our readers and local small businesses and we are thrilled to realize that dream, and we will keep striving to be even better!

Let our “Dream Issue” be your guide in making your dream come true too. Whether it’s building your dream home, finding your dream job or realizing a goal (like making the school’s cheerleading squad), you’ll be inspired by local residents who have put in the hard work and found the determination needed to make their dreams come true. 

Set the scene for perfect slumber with tech tips to trick up your bedroom. Learn the right pillow-size combinations to use for your beds. Transform your home into a dream home with the right furniture. Discover the history behind the common local phrase, “Living the Dream.” Feeling crafty? Create your own beautiful dream catcher with our step-by-step guide. 

You’ll find all of that and more inside this dreamy January issue of LOCAL Life. We hope it inspires you to realize your dreams in this exciting and promising new year. Happy 2022! 

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“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” -Thomas Jefferson

Sleep essentials 

Take a warm bath, set the alarm and lower the lights. Here are three other essentials to consider for your bedtime routine: 

What to wear: Softies robe
This oh-so-soft robe is one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” and has become one of mine as well. Once you put it on, you won’t want to take it off.

What to drink: Yogi herbal tea
There are few things as soothing as a hot cup of tea, especially before bed. My favorite varieties are Bedtime, Stress Relief and Relaxed Mind.

What to read: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Meredith at Gifted turned me on to this heartfelt graphic novel filled with relatable characters. It’s the perfect book for your nightstand.