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
Three months ago, Surf City’s Gateway Plaza got a new resident: The Chug and Grub American Gastropub. I had never heard of a “gastropub” and was curious as to what one was. Bill and I were able to stop in for lunch last week and within ten minutes we became instant fans. From the moment … Continue reading Chug and Grub American Gastropub, Surf City’s Upscale Pub Fare
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE! With the Fourth of July only days away, it’s time to make our celebration plans. No matter how you choose to celebrate this happy occasion, there’s usually only one important question I hear asked every year: “Where can we go to see the fireworks?” If you live or are vacationing in … Continue reading Topsail Fourth of July Celebrations 2017
by Donna Byrd Beachy Chic Shopping on Topsail Island If your idea of beach combing is looking for treasures while shopping in alluring beach shops on and around Topsail Island, then I’ve found just the place for you! From the moment you enter Mia’s Marketplace, you will be so caught up in its charm … Continue reading Topsail Island Shopping: Mia’s Marketplace
The Story Behind the Surf City’s Sea Turtle Hospital The story behind Surf City’s Sea Turtle hopsital goes something like this: It all started with a young girl and a warm summer evening on Topsail Island. Karen Beasley and her mother Jean, were on the back porch of their vacation cottage, enjoying the sounds … Continue reading The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital
by Donna Byrd Several years ago I was able to move to the Topsail Island area and I felt like I was the luckiest person alive! I was living at a place I had wanted to live my whole life…the beach! At the time, I didn’t realize how important sea turtles were to our area. … Continue reading It’s Sea Turtle Time on Topsail Island