This year’s walking tour will feature 6 incredible homes located on the Village of Distant Island, a premier waterfront community in the Beaufort area, all professionally decorated for the Holidays by local interior designers and talented artists.

Sweet Bay – Maggie Engstrom

Maggie Engstrom is owner of Sweet Bay Inc. She has 28 years of floral experience in European Design. Maggie studied in Germany with Gregor Lersch as well as throughout the USA with other top Mentors. The team at Sweet Bay are all professional florists with backgrounds of retail experience. Each member brings unique creativity with customer satisfaction as their passion. Maggie is in her 12th season with Homes for the Holidays and her designs are always a crowd favorite. A visit to her store is “a must” at 915 Bay Street, Beaufort or check out the Sweet Bay website at

Tidal Creek Haven – Csernica & Courtney Tangalos

Tidal Creek Haven is a family owned and operated lifestyle shop located in historic downtown Beaufort, SC. They invite you to walk into their shop and feel as though it is your own home. The Haven is an environment that will help you relax, bring a smile to your face and encourage you to stay and browse a while, by bringing nature and the outdoors inside. They provide unique items such as one-of-a-kind driftwood furniture, indoor gardening plants and materials, handmade wreaths, as well as home accessories to make your house a home. Visit their shop at 200 Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort or check out their website,

The Social Betty – Swinney Garrison, Kelsey Bacon, Maleia Everidge & Louise Mercer

The Social Betty is a new boutique in Beaufort on Carteret Street. They offer stunning table top, entertainment and design ideas. Cristina, the owner, is a Charleston based interior designer, who takes pride in her ability to transform spaces by marrying conceptual and uniquely designed ideas that is exclusive to each of her clients. She has over a decade of experience and has developed a keen eye for creating awe-inspiring, yet functional surroundings. Her passion for interior design is also seen in her custom line, Charleston Fine Cabinetry. The Team, Cristina, Maleia, Kelsey, Madison, Miley and Amy will be creating a Christmas Extravaganza that will inspire and spread Holiday cheer! Plan a visit to their new store at 204 Carteret Street or check out their website at

Jennifer Hagenbuch

Welcome to Found For Home! The owner, Jennifer Hagenbuch, started her business five years ago with a couple of things in mind. She wanted to provide design ideas and amazing décor at affordable prices in a Christian environment. After 20+ years in banking and countless decorating of friends’ homes, Jenn retired to pursue her dream and opened Found For Home. Jenn lives in Beaufort with her husband and sweet little mascot CoCo Bean. Come visit us on line at Merry Christmas!

Nuances – Laurie Thompson & Anna Kocuba

Nuances has been a popular shopping destination in Port Royal for many years. This is Laurie’s second season with Homes for the Holidays. Her shop, located at 918 8th Street in Port Royal, has an eclectic selection of clothing, jewelry, home accessories and gourmet food items. The store includes an additional 600+ square feet of garden goodies including fountains, bird baths and colorful pottery as well as porch and patio furniture. Make sure to stop by and see the newly renovated store and enjoy all of the new inventory. You can also reach them at 843-470-1110 or visit their website at

Dataw Island Garden Club

The Dataw Island Garden Club is an artistic group of Dataw residents who will combine their talents to bring the Christmas spirit to the Village of Distant Island tour. As a talented, volunteer organization, their members gain techniques and knowledge through guest speakers, activities and educational experience which are used to conserve, protect and beautify our natural environment.
This award winning Garden Club has numerous projects on Dataw Island as well as being featured in the Historic Beaufort Foundation Fall Tour of Homes, maintenance of two entrances to the Beaufort National Cemetery, participation in the Festival of Trees and many other projects throughout the community. They also regularly take part in the Beaufort Council of Garden Club flower shows. The Dataw Garden Club will bring a fresh, magical touch to the beautiful Scandlen home. Be prepared to be dazzled!