Seasons In The Sun


Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy. The sea to sit by gives me peace.

Happy trails.                                                        Donna George

Throw Down The Laundry And Go To The Beach

wrightsvile beach pier

Go to the ocean. All else can wait. Everything will be there waiting for you when you get back.

How can you resist the call of the sea? Where is the will power to stay home and do laundry or anything? It’s a call hard to ignore. Have you heard it before? 

There’s no regret once you arrive. It’s worth it!

Under wrightsville beach Crystal Pier N

And don’t worry over the weather forecast, they are wrong most of the time. And besides, if it rains you won’t melt :)).

If you get too hot there’s always the pier. A delightful spot to find some shade. Before you settle down on the beach, look first for a nearby pier and get closeby. The piers make for an interesting place to watch the different goings on, fishing etc.

Under Crystal Pier Wrightsville Beach
wrightsville beach side angle Crystal Pier
Underneath Crystal Pier Wrightsville Beach

Lie back and take a nap.

Pink Jelly Flipflops in the sand

Don’t forget your flops! The sand is super hot, so be kind to your feet.

Beach, Seagulls

Make friends with the seagulls. They are beautiful, friendly creatures and will gladly come and visit. They love to eat food from  outstretched arms. No fears, they don’t bite.




If you enjoy people watching there’s plenty here to entertain yourself… People  are sleeping, others quietly reading, many talking,   and everyones enjoying themselves mostly simply relaxing.

For me, it’s all about swimming. July is the perfect month for ocean swimming. The water feels like cool, liquid velvet swallowing your skin.

As the roll of the tide tosses you about to and fro, swimming parallel to the shore makes riding the waves smoother, and easier.

Experiencing “big blue” creates a state of calmness, openness, peacefulness and a great depth of happiness, often referred to as “the happy place”.

 A blue mind. Do you have one?



To stand in front of the ocean and watch the waves crash against the shore, and to feel the sand tug under your feet is to fully know that you’re alive. 

And this is the place that binds the soul by captivity with ocean forever. A relationship is formed that’s forever loyal, and dedicated to a certain kind of serenity not found anywhere else on the earth.


 

 

 

 

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.

 

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Happy trails                                                              Donna George

Big Blue: Crowds Come To You


What a perfect Mermorial Day Weekend!

The Carolina Coast luckily dodged the storm over the weekend making beach-lovers and vacationers happy. Nothing but blue, sunny skies and surfs up. Riptides rode the blue, but really – was there a storm really coming?


This is a great little spot on the beach. A quiet section tucked away from the crowds. Shh, some details we don’t disclose.


The crowds came. And came…

The beach ambassadors showed up.


It was a perfect place to be.


Lumina News photo, Wrightsville Beach, NC


Happy trails                                                                   Donna George

Big Brands + Local Boutiques Unite With A Fashion Show, To Raise Awareness For Children’s Program.

 

Big brands + local boutiques unite with a fashion show to benefit children’s program.  The Cape Fear Volunteer Center sponsored the 2nd annual Heart of the Matter fashion show to raise awareness levels and money for the Big Buddy Program, which supports 325  at children in the local Wilmington NC community.

The event brought together a talented model cast that walked the runway flawlessly and worked diligently to make this event successful.

Model Cast Partners
Karlie Moss
Viviana Urena
Flavia DeSousa
Kelli Derengowski
Miriam Urena
Jennifer Basker
Jordon Roghelia
Dana Hurt
Kelsey Sanders
Alexandria Seabrook
Katie Diggs
Shaneikwa Jones
Rebecca Bell
Angeli`a Fonville
Jesse Holman
Alex Pugh
Jonathan Ward
Sarah Dorsey
Jeremiah Conway
Lindsey Carrier
Vernell Dyson
Dianna Dames
Elissa Riley
Skylar Davis
Matt Saul
Kathi Montgomery
Kenzie Hansley
Haila Moss
Luis Romero

Highlights from the show…

Event Photographers
Mark Steelman
Byrds View Photography and Videography
Bruce AlleyCat Evans
Christopher Newkirk 

 

Event Hair & Makeup
Bangz Hair Salon & Spa


Margaret Parr, Primary
Brittany Carter
Pamela Anderson
Yoshie Brown
Shania Ward

 

Event Leadership
Annie Anthony, Directot CFVC
Faith Priore, Event Intern CFVC
Donna George, Stylist

Don Jewel, Event DJ
Ashlea Kosikowski, Host

Collaboration / Mentions
Shinita Williams, Planning
Mark Steelman, Planning
Backstage Direction, Alison Sessoms

Entertainment
Beach & Boots Dancers
Song, Jeremiah Conway

Retailers
Aqua Fedora
Belk
Camille’s
Charlotte Russe
Coastal Gypsy
Gap
Island Passage
Old Navy
Tusc 


Special thanks to over 30 Volunteers! You were wonderful.

The Heart of the Matter show was a successful, fun fashion show. Thanks to all who participated, purchased tickets and attended the event. Congrats! United we can make a difference.

Thanks for your help.

Happy trails
Donna George

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Are You Frozen Yet?


Are you frozen yet? If you are on the east coast, you are seeing  a”white out” today.

And wait, there’s more to come! Like it or hate it, doesn’t matter. There is no stopping Mother Nature.


 This is a shot of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains  that gives you a peek of the snow resting on the range, looking completely different before the snow storm.

All the trees are loaded with snow. No doubt the trees are stunning, gorgeous, appearing magically, like decor additions to a winter wonderland of some sort. 
 
Over 5,000 flights were cancelled today, with most highway travel extremely treacherous and impossible except for interstates.

Many can’t get out their driveway. And the south is practically paralyzed, shut down.

It might be a day to stay in PJ’s, keep your snow boots close by and wait for the next snow dump that’s on its way.

 

A day that kids across the east coast relish to be outside, building crazy looking snowmen. All adorned with a carrot nose, grandma’s scarf paired with a top hat. Each snowman constructed with family fun and togetherness. Even the family dog enjoys the strange, powdery white stuff.


The blizzard of 2016 on the east coast is historically huge! Enjoy the view and be safe.

Make sure all the furry friends are not left outside, it’s way too cold for them out there.
Happy trails,
Donna George