Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Issue 9: Fall 2015


Outer Banks This Week - Fall 2015 - Issue 9

Happy fall, everyone! It’s time to settle back and appreciate a successful summer…time to breathe a bit and maybe go spend some time on our less-populated autumn beaches. It’s the golden season.

This issue of OuterBanksThisWeek.com magazine gives you a close look at home design trends, cutting edge Asian cuisine, beautiful art, superior mixology, favorite restaurants and more. We’re also talking ghosts and weird happenings!

I decided that, to help us all ease into this season, perhaps some appropriate quotes would be the ticket. Reading them sure made the corners of my mouth turn up and happy anticipation of leaves, pumpkins, Thanksgiving then the holidays come into my mind.

“Witty people come out in autumn; beauties in July.” – Andrew Holleran

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes you want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Nora Ephron

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau

“That old September feeling left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air…. Another fall, another turned page: There was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” – Wallace Stegner


Fresh off the Gaff

By Lexi Holian
Welcome, Anglers! – along with the local crowd, first-timers and visitors that return year after year – to Gaffer’s Sports Pub on the main stretch in Ocracoke.This fusion of 100 percent local seafood and Key West-inspired ambiance draws crowds first thing in the morning for breakfast and keeps them late into the night... Read More

Destination Holiday in Currituck County

By Lexi Holian
The November holiday gives rise to the same images each year – family gathered around a large table, falling leaves in warm colors and turkey . . . lots of turkey. But for families who live on and visit the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving, the special day has taken on new elements of a coastal nature. There are the... Read More

The Toast of the Town

By Amelia Boldaji
1587 Restaurant’s head bartender and resident drink maven, Matt Brent, loves to talk shop. As he sets up for the night behind 1587’s famous coppertop bar, he chats enthusiastically about all the details that go on behind the scenes at one of the Outer Banks’ most acclaimed restaurants. For him, these details aren’t... Read More

Interior Design With Your Lifestyle in Mind

By Michael Lay
Urban Cottage has been improving the living spaces of Outer Banks residents and visitors for 16 years, at first mostly through sales of furnishings and home décor items in its highly successful retail operation before increasing the emphasis on its interior design services in 2005. Since then, owner Amy Crisler and... Read More

Sea Ranch – Your Year Round Resort

By Michael Lay
The Sea Ranch Resort offers all that a visitor needs to ensure a wonderful stay on the Outer Banks, no matter whether it’s a long-awaited family vacation, a weekend getaway, wedding or other event.Open year-round, the Sea Ranch Resort offers a variety of accommodations, from recently renovated Oceanfront guest rooms... Read More