by Donna Byrd I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw the display of oranges and remembered a fantastic grilled grouper recipe I had prepared the … Continue reading Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City
by Donna Byrd When I was growing up, our family went to the beach every summer for a glorious week in July. Now, when I say family, I really mean the WHOLE family! Aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins…lots of cousins. We all rented condos close together and made the vacation like a huge, week long, family … Continue reading Andrews’ Produce, Topsail Island’s Farmer’s Market
by Donna Byrd It’s that time of year! Suitcases are being filled to the brim with bathing suits, beach cover ups, tee shirts, shorts and that one beachy dress that may be worn to a nice restaurant. Travel bags are stocked with sunscreen, magazines and that new John Grisham novel, a couple of pairs … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again – Welcome back to Topsail!!
D’s Interior Design: Dreaming and Scheming up Beautiful Designs for You By Donna Byrd Donna Wells was just a fourth grader when she realized that she like to paint. Not only did she enjoy it; she was good at it! She began to realize that she was an artist and with that gift came creativity. … Continue reading D’s Interior Design: Dreaming Up Beautiful Designs for You
Carolina Decor and More – What happens when your hobby takes over? By Donna Byrd What happens when your hobby takes over and becomes a full-fledged business? Ask Lara Beaudoin and her mother, Dorene Thornton. They’ll be the first to tell you that sometimes your dreams and hobbies can play tricks with your … Continue reading Carolina Decor and More – It’s what happens when your hobby takes over!
By Donna Byrd I’ve heard people say that the happiest place on earth is Disney World. I know, I get it. Magic Kingdom and all. I’ll tell you about a magical kingdom. Since I’ve become a bit of a more, I suppose I could say, “middle aged” woman with grown children, I’ve found a … Continue reading Pender Pines Gardening Center: The Happiest Place on Earth – Part One
by Donna Byrd Ok, all you guys and gals out there who can’t pass up a good flea market! Have I got good news for you! One of North Carolina’s top ten flea markets is just a hop, skip and jump from the Topsail Island area. Yes, Twice As Nice Flea Market and More is … Continue reading Twice as Nice Flea Market and More – it Really Is!
by Donna Byrd I found myself down in Topsail Beach, on the south end of Topsail Island yesterday, in search of a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Kelly. Although my “go to” shop for gifts on the island is usually The Topsail Island Trading Company in Surf City, I decided I’d give its sister store, … Continue reading The Gift Basket – Topsail Beach – Perfection!
by Donna Byrd Fellow Christmas shoppers, as promised, here is Part II of places to shop on Topsail Island. I hope it can give you some good ideas and lead you to the dream shopping spots you need to find! East Coast Sports 409 Roland Ave, Surf City, NC 28445 910-328-1887 eastcoastsports.com … Continue reading Christmas Shopping on Topsail Island: There’s Something for Everyone – Part Deux
by Donna Byrd Whether you are visiting our fair, little island of Topsail during the Christmas holidays or are lucky enough to call it your home, I have wonderful news! I’ve done a bit of snooping around and found that Topsail Island has plenty of top-notch retail establishments to visit for your Christmas holiday shopping … Continue reading Christmas Shopping on Topsail Island: There’s Something for Everyone – Part 1