This is an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day – or year – or decade. But it’s happening next year and you do not want to miss it! Save the date immediately. May 1-7, 2017. The Wells Fargo Championship, a premier PGA tour event, is coming to Wilmington for 2017. That’s right. … Continue reading 2017 Wells Fargo Championship Comes to Wilmington
by Donna Byrd Friday night I did something that I had been wanting to do for the last five years. I went to Mike’s Farm! Yes. Every fall since we moved to Sneads Ferry, our friends and family ask us, “Have you been to Mike’s Farm?” Of course, I wondered, “Who is … Continue reading Mike’s Farm – It’s Kind of a Must See Place Around Here
by Donna Byrd Clink. Clink. Cheers! I have a great idea for all of you wine enthusiasts who visit us here on Topsail Island and I know you will be delighted to hear that the South’s largest winery is located only fifty miles from Surf City! Yes! If you’d like to take a … Continue reading Duplin Winery
By Donna Byrd Make Time for Romance: Date Night on Topsail Island Alright, all of you moms and dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who are vacationing on Topsail Island! You’ve probably spent the last few days doing everything in your power to ensure that your children are having a blast at the beach. Believe me, … Continue reading My Topsail Island Date Night Secret
by Donna Byrd When I was growing up, my family spent one magical week at the beach each summer. All week long, we’d spend those golden days on the beach, collecting shells, making sandcastles and body surfing in the warm Atlantic Ocean. Around 5:00 we’d collect our towels and beach toys and make the … Continue reading The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made
by Donna Byrd I was in Surf City yesterday and happened to go back onto the mainland by way of the swing bridge. As we crossed over, I looked over to my left side and saw Soundside Park, totally dressed up for it’s July Fourth Celebration. Red, white and blue bunting lined the railing of … Continue reading Surf City’s Soundside Park – Happy Fourth!
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 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