“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by candlelight.” When almost every porch sports a pumpkin display, a pot of bright, colorful mums and maybe a little bale of hay, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for fall festivals, Halloween and trick-or-treating! I’ve tried to find all of the wonderful … Continue reading Halloween Top Ten List for Topsail Island Area
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, those of us here on Topsail Island let our imaginations get pirated away by the odd things the Atlantic gives up and uncovers. We find ourselves caught up in the mysterious legends of the past and tales of what happened on the high seas…or well… … Continue reading The William Sumner: Topsail Island’s Shipwreck Story
If you’re like me and can’t ride by a thrift store without almost slowing the car down to a halt while you consider going in, then this post is for you! The Warehouse Thrift Store in Sneads Ferry is calling your name! The Warehouse Thrift Store – A Pirate’s Chest of Treasures I can’t tell … Continue reading Warehouse Thrift Store – Vintage, Antiques and Unusual Stuff
It’s Fall Y’all – Come for the Beautiful Weather It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for – the beautiful fall season on this beautiful island. The summer heat has finally backed off! Kitchen windows and doors are now open, welcoming the cool breezes. Wonderful smells of smoky, backyard pit fires and chilly weather chowders … Continue reading Autumn With Topsail 2017
Surfing and tacos go together like, well, surfing and tacos. Surf City Surf School and Shaka Taco are a fun and delicious combination. Surfing and Tacos: A Cool Vibe and Winning Combination Ok Surf City…North Topsail Beach…Topsail Beach…Sneads Ferry…Holly Ridge…Hampstead… Surf City Surf School is now in session and you have the opportunity of a … Continue reading Surf City Surf School, Shaka Taco – Winning Combination
When Carolina Shores Natural Soap opened in Surf City a few months ago, it didn’t just “spring” up overnight. No, it was the result of one lady’s hard work and a passion to make the finest handcrafted soaps, lotions, scrubs and much more, for men and women, right here on Topsail Island. She wanted her … Continue reading Carolina Shores Natural Soap – Handmade Island Luxury
Move over, Baskin Robbins! Surf City has a new ice cream in town and it’s exotic! Thai styled, rolled ice cream, seems to be the “it” treat for this summer season and the little store front, Snow Factory, is bringing the heat! Snow Factory: Surf City’s Newest Craze! I was riding down the beach road … Continue reading Thai Ice Cream in Surf City? The Snow Factory is Rolling!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on Topsail with Fractured Prune Doughnuts A few days ago, I awakened to pouring rain and thunder. Rather than sit around and mope, I decided I’d do what I do best when I’m literally “under the weather.” I’d go in search of something sweet. Doughnuts! That always cheers me up! For … Continue reading Doughnuts on Topsail? Fractured Prune is Place to Go!
New Steak and Seafood Restaurant on Snead’s Ferry May I have a drum roll, please? Outriggers 21, Sneads Ferry’s newest steak and seafood restaurant is now open for business and what a beauty she is! Whether you are a native of the Topsail Island area or a frequent guest to our fair isle, you may … Continue reading Outriggers 21: Sneads Ferry’s New Steak and Seafood Restaurant
I know it’s not just me. Many of you may not want to admit it, but you love this magical store, Roses Express, as much as I do. You love the fact that it is like an outpost “general store” of the real world, right before you cross over the high rise onto … Continue reading Roses Express -The “Vacation Zone” for Sneads Ferry and North Topsail Beach