Carolina Shores Natural Soap – Handmade Island Luxury

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

Thai Ice Cream in Surf City? The Snow Factory is Rolling!

  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!

Doughnuts on Topsail? Fractured Prune is Place to Go!

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!

Outriggers 21: Sneads Ferry’s New Steak and Seafood Restaurant

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

Roses Express -The “Vacation Zone” for Sneads Ferry and North Topsail Beach

    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

Chug and Grub American Gastropub, Surf City’s Upscale Pub Fare

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

Sea Turtle Hospital Topsail

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital

  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