This Valentines Day give her beautiful Sea Glass Jewelry from our Islands Art &and Books store! You’ll find a great selection at affordable prices!
Sydney Long was born and raised chasing seagulls and surfing in the blue-green waters of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. After high school she ventured a little further south to attend college in Charleston, South Carolina.
After dipping her feet in various industries and some soul-searching, she realized her zeal to design and create jewelry inspired by an undying love for the sea.
The name Barracuda Moon is inspired by her life lived by the ocean, planned according to the tides, orchestrated by the moon. She has always been fascinated by the magic of this rhythm and how connected it makes us feel to the sea, no matter the coast. The barracuda symbolizes the hunt; they are driven seekers, not afraid to roam wild and free.
Sydney hand-makes all of her jewelry with sea glass and seashells that she finds on the beach of her home island, Ocean Isle Beach, NC and in her new home of Charleston, SC as well as treasures from recent travels.
She uses only natural gemstones, and gold-filled chain, wire, findings, etc. She describes her jewelry as “beachy-bohemian mixed with elegance; jewelry designed to wear with your bikini or your favorite cocktail dress.
It is jewelry for anyone, especially girls who want to howl at the moon and say “Viva!”. How beautiful it is to be alive!”
You don’t need to travel abroad to explore vineyards and taste great wines, it’s all right here along the North Carolina Coast.
Discover beautiful beaches and drink in the local flavor with this charming vacation package at The Winds Resort Beach Club oceanfront on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
March 10th, through June 5th, 2018 the package rate is from $395.00 for two people
Wine Down Island Style Package Includes:
- Two night’s accommodation in an oceanfront Orchid Spa Room, Azalea Petite Suite, Wisteria Mini Suite, Jasmine Guest Room, or an Island View Camellia Guest Room.
- A bottle of champagne or sparkling cider delivered to your room.
- Tour the Silver Coast Winery with wine tasting.
- A chauffeured door to door transportation in a luxury sedan to the winery.
- Dinner for two at your choice of Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant or Roberto’s Italian Ristorante
- Hot Southern Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary bikes to explore the island
- Discounts to area restaurants and shops
Please call 800.334.3581 to make your restaurant reservations and schedule your winery tour at least 5 days prior to your arrival. Roberto’s Italian Ristorante is available Monday through Saturday.
The Winds Resort Beach Club
For those seeking something a little different than just a beach house or a typical hotel, The Winds Resort on Ocean Isle Beach might be what you are looking for.
A relaxing, laid-back, quaint and charming island resort atmosphere awaits to be enjoyed and experienced, Guests enjoy the cozy intimacy of a small property with the convenience of having everything they need for their stay at one place.
Surrounded by palms, banana trees, and hibiscus flowers, there are charming little nooks and pathways to discover.
Ideal for romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, golf excursions or small meetings, the friendly and helpful staff does a great job of taking care of guests’ needs.
Maybe The Winds is so unique because The Winds is family owned and operated.
Time after time guests say they feel like they are family and have been welcomed back to their home away from again.
The TripAdvisor review by Walter from Greenville, SC described it best:
“If you grew up in any part of the country where going to “The Beach” was a magical and wonderful thing and you are a Boomer like me, you will want to spend some time at The Winds.
The wide, white sand beach, the gardens outside the rooms and the familiar, cozy feel of the hotel produces a deja-vu experience that high rise mega-resorts can’t produce.”
Go see for yourself!
|The Winds Resort Beach Club
310 East First Street
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469
Phone: (800) 334-3581
Visit The Winds Resort Beach Club website
In 1729 the Province of Carolina was divided when the descendants of seven of the eight Lords Proprietors sold their shares back to the Crown. Only the heirs of Sir George Carteret retained their original rights to what would become the Granville District. Both the Province of North Carolina and the Province of South Carolina became English Crown Colonies in 1729.
The boundary was in question while surveying teams mistakenly redrew the border more than once. The North Carolina-South Carolina border veered miles away from the course British colonial officials intended, and then effectively disappeared as the trees it was marked on died.
This map from 1737 shows a nebulous line than simply disappears as it follows a course that is roughly the current border of today.
Authentic map of the North Carolina Coast originally printed in 1737. Museum Quality Giclee’ Prints on acid free high quality paper available in various sizes.
Museum quality Giclee’ prints of the antique map shown above can be purchased in a variety of sizes that fit standard frames by visiting our Island Life NC Store