Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

STERLING HOUSE

LONG BAY, WEST END, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The villa is designed for tropical living with mosaic tiled infinity pool connected to the front verandah. The Great Room is open to both the swimming pool terrace and the covered side verandah with its BBQ area and outdoor kitchen. The Great Room has comfortable leather sofas and carved hardwood furniture. The open kitchen includes 2 dishwashers, a 6 burner commercial stove, large paneled refrigerator/freezer, floor to ceiling maple custom cabinetry and a hidden flat screen TV that can be viewed from the granite breakfast bar that seats 10. The main ground floor has an integrated sound system and also features an elegant dining room adjacent to the Great Room, and a separate powder room.

The villa is designed for tropical living with mosaic tiled infinity pool connected to the front verandah. The Great Room is open to both the swimming pool terrace and the covered side verandah with its BBQ area and outdoor kitchen. The Great Room has comfortable leather sofas and carved hardwood furniture. The open kitchen includes 2 dishwashers, a 6 burner commercial stove, large paneled refrigerator/freezer, floor to ceiling maple custom cabinetry and a hidden flat screen TV that can be viewed from the granite breakfast bar that seats 10. The main ground floor has an integrated sound system and also features an elegant dining room adjacent to the Great Room, and a separate powder room. See this property.

Local Spotlight:

EXQUISITE HOME WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS

WILMINGTON, NC, USA

One of Landfall’s most exquisite homes with over 6,600 square feet of open living space in the desired Phase 1, with gorgeous views of the golf course Dye 17th fairway. Impeccable detailing and elements abound throughout this very special custom home. Soothing pallet of neutral shades contrasted with hues of rich built-ins, and floor to ceiling glass windows. 5/4 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, den, built in sunken bar and three car garage. Dramatic 22-foot soaring ceilings on the main level and Saturna marble staircase and floors showcasing this magnificently inspired Mediterranean estate. Formal Living room adorned with Custom chandelier and majestic fireplace while incorporating warmth and hospitality makes for a very special annual Holiday Party. The kitchen is the heart of this home with impressive custom milled cabinetry, granite countertops, and top end commercial appliances including chef’s six burner gas range. Off the kitchen is the formal dining room comfortably sized for any occasion. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room featuring a 22-foot stacked stone fireplace, all of this creates a wonderful open layout great for easy living. Master suite with his and her bathroom, walk-in custom closets with an adjoining office for the busy capitalist. Two additional bedrooms on the main level and two on the second level. See this property

A WATERFRONT CLASSIC

MIAMI BEACH, FL, USA

A home for the ages. A waterfront classic built by Todd Michael Glaser. 9,312 of under air square footage and 10,715 of total square feet on a 26,380 square foot lot with 209 feet of prime water frontage. Eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, three half bathrooms.

Includes copper seam roof, Florida keystone facade, four-car garage, full gym with sauna and massage room. Private dock, heated swimming pool, outdoor BBQ, formal dining, gourmet chef kitchen. Three fireplaces. Private and gated. 820 square feet of air-conditioned garage space is included in total home living area square feet. See this property


April Events 2019

APR1

Pleasure Island Restaurant Week
Mon 4:30 PM · Freddie’s Restaurant of Kure Beach · Kure Beach, NC

HOLISTIC BIRDING AND BIRDING BY EAR
Mon 7 PM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC

APR2

Campbell Baseball vs. UNC Wilmington
Tue 6 PM · Jim Perry Stadium · Buies Creek, NC

APR3

2019 NC Azalea Festival Queen’s Coronation
Wed 3 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

APR4

Live Music w/ Sai Collins at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Thu 6 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Open Mic Comedy at Dead Crow
Thu 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

APR5

NC Azalea Festival
Apr 5 – Apr 7 · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

2019 Azalea Festival Waterfront Street Fair

Azalea Garden Tour
Fri 10 AM · Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Boulevard

Touch Tank Feeding
Fri 11 AMMuseum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

APR6

2019 NC Azalea Festival Parade
Sat 9:30 AM

Wilmington Hoopfest 2019
Sat 8 AM · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

Riverwalk Shag Contest
Sat 11 AM · Hotel Ballast · Wilmington, NC

Paw’s Place Meet & Greet
Sat 11:30 AM · Unleashed of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

OIFC Boat Demonstration & Spring Kickoff
Sat 9 PMOcean Isle Fishing Center · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Trifecta at Beach Bum’s Topsail Beach
Sat 9 PMBeach Bum’s Grill & Bar · North Topsail Beach, NC

APR7

2019 Bunny Hop
Sun 2 PM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC

Kayak Adventures
Sun 10 AM · Town of Leland Parks and Recreation · Leland, NC

Adults & Juniors Golf Tournament
Sun 3 PM · Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation · Leland, NC

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Sun 12 PM · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

APR8

Scholastic Book Fair
Apr 8 – Apr 12 · Kiddie Academy of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

APR9

Harry Potter Trivia
Tue 8 PM · ReelCafe Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

BOLD IS BACK
Tue 8 AM · Ocean Isle Beach · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Starry Night on the Cape Fear
Tue 6 PM · River to Sea Gallery and Wine Shop · Wilmington, NC

APR10

Job Fair
Wed 10 AM · Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

Sip + Paint | Rainy Day Bird
Wed 6:30 PM · Wine & Design · Leland, NC

APR11

Hammered Jewelry Making Class
Thu 6:30 PM · Pescado Y Amor · Oak Island, NC

Extension Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale
Apr 11 – Apr 14 · New Hanover County Arboretum · Wilmington, NC

Write On The Beach
Apr 11 – Apr 14Topsail Island Beach · Topsail Beach, NC

APR12

Air Supply
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

Empire Strikes Brass at The Palm Room – Wrightsville Beach, NC!
Fri 8 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Star Party 2019!
Fri 7 PM · Carolina Beach State Park · Carolina Beach, NC

Phosphorescent at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Fri 6 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

APR13

FAM FEST
Sat 11 AM · Kids at CAM · Wilmington, NC

Community Egg Hunt & Car Show
Sat 10 AM · College Acres Baptist Church · Wilmington, NC

Spring Eggstravaganza
Sat 11 AM · Life Community Church · Wilmington, NC

Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival
Sat 12 PM · Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area · Kure Beach, NC

APR14

Parking Lot – Movie Series Jurassic Park
Sun 6 PM · Watermans Brewing · Wilmington, NC

Dark Star Orchestra 4/14 Greenfield Lake Amp
Sun 4 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

Wilmywood Country Classic Party Jam
Sun 4 PM · Pine Valley Country Club, Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

Vera Quartet
Sun 7:30 PM · Beckwith Recital Hall at UNCW · Wilmington, NC

APR15

The Venus Flytrap
Mon 7:30 PM · Federal Point History Center · Carolina Beach, NC

Spring Break Camp 2019
Apr 15 – Apr 19 · Carolina Beach State Park · Carolina Beach, NC

EMA Spring Break Camp!
Mon 8:30 AM · Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC · Surf City, NC

APR17

WoW! Book Club-April
Wed 6:30 PM · Old Books on Front Street · Wilmington, NC

Farmers’ Market Opening Day
Wed 8 AM · The Stables at Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC

APR18

Grown UP Egg Hunt! Night Hunt
Thu
7 PM · Leland, Town Hall, Municipal Park · Leland, NC

Spring Eggventure & Egg Hunt
Thu 9 AM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC

APR19

Southport Spring Festival
Apr 19 – Apr 20 · Franklin Square Park Southport Nc · Southport, NC

SOJA at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Fri 5 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Fri 4:30 PM · Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC

Chris Bellamy is Back at Quarter Moon Wine and Beer
Fri 7 PMQuarter Moon Books, Gifts & Wine Bar · Topsail Beach, NC

APR20

PortCity 420 Music & Art Festival
Sat 3 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

LIVE Under the Bridge!
Sat 8 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC

Peace on the Beach
Sat 3 PMOcean Isle Beach, NC · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Kite Day April 20 🙂
Sat 2 PMOcean Isle Beach Community Center · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

The Mango Band!
Sat 9:30 PMLorelei’s Pub and Grill · Sneads Ferry, NC

APR21

Easter Sunday

The Wilbanks Singers In Concert
Sun 11 AM · The Pentecostals of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Fundraiser for Special Olympics
Sun 11 AM · Trolly Stop · Wilmington, NC

APR22
Heter Pan Earth Jam at Duck and Dive GLA afterparty!

Mon 10 PMDuck and Dive · Wilmington, NC

Earth Day | Tree Woman (Painting!)
Mon 6:30 PMWine & Design · Leland, NC

Calming Retreat
Mon 2 PMNew Hanover County Public Library – Pleasure Island Branch · Carolina Beach, NC

APR23

APRIL Movies
Tue 6 PMsatellite bar and lounge · Wilmington, NC

Kayak Adventures
Tue 10 AMTown of Leland Parks and Recreation · Leland, NC

APR24

Wilmington Networking Event
Wed 5:30 PMFront Street Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Guided Black River Nature Cruise
Wed 10 AMCape Fear Riverboats · Wilmington, NC

Carolina Cup SUP Races 2019
Apr 24 – Apr 28The Loop at Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

APR25

Rick Springfield
Thu 7:30 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

Live at the Park: The British Invaders
Thu 6:30 PMLeland Municipal Park · Leland, NC

Othello at Thalian Hall
Thu 7:30 PMThalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC

2019 Parade of Homes Kickoff Party
Thu 4:30 PMWaterstone Community · Wilmington, NC

APR26

Parent Night Out!
Fri 5:30 PMNir Family YMCA · Wilmington, NC

Wine and Swine BBQ Cook-Off on Barbeque Road
Apr 26 – Apr 27Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Boyz II Men
Fri 8 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights
Fri 6 PMDowntown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

APR27

Wilmington Earth Day Festival
Sat 12 PMHugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC

Mutts Gone Nuts
Sat 2 PMThalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC

Chicago
Sat 7:30 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MDA Muscle Walk

Sat 8 AMWilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

Parade of Homes Weekend ONE
Apr 27 – Apr 28Wilmington Parade of Homes · Wilmington, NC

APR28

Days At The Dock Festival
Apr 27 – Apr 28Holden Beach, NC · Holden Beach, NC

5K Race for the Planet
Sun 8 AMNC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

Bellamy Mansion Museum “Family Fun Day”
Sun 1 PMThe Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC

Car Seat Check Up
Sun 2 PMPine Valley Fire Station #7 · Wilmington, NC

APR29

Gov’t Mule at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Mon 5 PMGreenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

Fore the Children
Mon 10 AMEagle Point Golf Club · Wilmington, NC

Ladies Masters – Nine and Wine Outing
Mon 5 PMSandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club · Sunset Beach, NC

APR30

Dirty Heads at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Tue 5 PMGreenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

STOMP
Tue 7:30 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

Spring Open House – North Campus
Tue 5:30 PMCFCC North Campus · Castle Hayne, NC

Alligators Workshop
Tue 9 AMHalyburton Park · Wilmington, NC


Layered Cereal Treats

Ingredients:
12 tablespoons butter divided
9 cups mini marshmallows divided
12 cups puffed rice cereal
Food coloring in spring colors

Directions:
Butter the inside of a 9”x13” baking dish.
Place 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows in a medium mixing bowl.
Microwave on high for 1.5-2 minutes, until butter, is melted and marshmallows are soft.
Add your first food color (we used yellow, green, orange) and whisk together quickly.
Fold in 2 cups rice cereal.
Spread mixture into the bottom of your prepared baking dish, using a greased spatula to spread. I also used a piece of wax paper to help spread the layers flat without a sticky mess.
Repeat steps 2-5 for the remaining colors of the rainbow.
When all the layers are prepared, allow to cool. Then cut into squares for serving

Download the recipe here!


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

Stunning newly completed Vista del Mar Residence set on its own charming cove with spectacular views over North Sound. The property comprises a spacious 1.1-acre oceanfront lot with close to 200′ of frontage and a large canal front lot directly opposite of 0.51 acres with 180′ of frontage ideal for a boathouse, large dock, guest house, and other amenities.  The 8,500 sf± main residence boasts five en suite bedrooms, four to the second floor and spacious master suite wing to the ground floor incorporating his and her walk-in closets and an impressive master bathroom in classical design, attractively clad in Carrara white marble as are all bathrooms throughout the property.

The home’s exterior fits comfortably into Vista del Mar’s classic Spanish Colonial aesthetic, presenting impressive façades to both the road and oceanfront sides of the property, juxtaposing strikingly with the home’s clean, contemporary, white interiors, which offer the buyer a wide range of options for personalizing and customizing all spaces.  The ground floor space is divided into a number of formal and more casual living and dining areas and is ideal for relaxed family living, formal dinners or larger indoor and poolside parties, taking full advantage of the large alfresco covered patio, pool deck, and large cabana bar and kitchen area with its own bathroom, shower, and steam room, all situated around a large infinity edge pool and hot tub.  More Details

SANDHURST, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Designed to take advantage of the views, the home offers spacious reception areas, five luxurious bedroom suites, sweeping glass staircase, two lifts, plus garaging for 15 cars with service lift allowing for direct access to the kitchen. With state-of-the-art finishes, gas fireplaces, outdoor metal shutters, top-notch security, an exhilarating lifestyle awaits the select few.   More Details

 

 

CORAL GABLES, FL, USA

This elegant and sophisticated estate, with its attention to every detail, is a unique and breathtaking home within the private and exclusive gated community of Tahiti Beach in CocoPlum. Included in this masterpiece are soaring double height ceilings in the living room that showcase prized works of arts, double height ceilings in the dining room that seats 12+, Den/Library with custom built-in wood shelves. The Chef’s kitchen with eat-in countertops and an adjacent breakfast nook has Wolf gas ovens with 6 burners, double glass refrigerator/freezer, and a full butler?s pantry. Award winning designed movie screening room with built-in bar and beverage center, a 2500-bottle glass wine cellar with 3 temperature controlled zones, massive family room featuring a saltwater fish tank, and backlit onyx full bar. Poker/Card room has direct access to an incredible outdoor living space with covered patio that accommodates multiple seating areas and leads to a gorgeous pool and boat dock, home gym with sauna, and health bar.  More Details


March 2019 Local Events

MAR1
Lemetrius at Tails Piano Bar
Fri 9 PM · Tails Piano Bar · Wilmington, NC
Mateja w/ Reddenhollow 3/1/19
Fri 8:30 PM · Bourgie Nights · Wilmington, NC
Mardi Gras Casino Night & Auction
Fri 6:30 PM · Country Club of Landfall · Wilmington, NC
Touch Tank Feeding
Fri 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR2
8Th Annual Step Up for Soldiers Backyard BBQ Cook-Off
Sat 11 AM · Carolina Beach Lake
Mardi Gras Casino Night at the Mansion
Sat 7 PM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC
AACA Cape Fear Chapter 47th Annual Spring Show
Sat 9 AM · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Mardi Gras at The Cotton Exchange
Sat 12 PM · The Cotton Exchange · Wilmington, NC
47th Annual Cape Fear Chapter Show
Sat 9 AM · Mayfaire Town Center · Wilmington, NC

MAR3
5K/1 Mile Tinted Turtle Trot
Sun 10 AM · Mike Chappel Park · Carolina Beach, NC
Illuminate Carolina Beach
Sun 11 AM · Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront · Carolina Beach, NC

MAR4
Painted Library Totes
Mon 5:30 PM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC
Cinematique Presents: “Mary Queen of Scots”
Mon 7 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Bird Steward Program at Wrightsville Beach
Mon 7 PM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC

MAR5
4th Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration
Tue 7 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC

MAR6
ILm Local Makers & Growers Farmer Market at Waterline Brewing Co
Wed 5 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
MAR7
Pantana Bob’s & The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Thu 7:30 PM · Pantana Bob’s Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
The Great Storm
Thu 10 AM · 1415 S 17th St · Wilmington, NC

MAR8
Marathon Madness Glow 5K and 1 Mile Run
Fri 6 PM · NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness · Wilmington, NC
Chris Gethard at Dead Crow (Special Event)
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Marathon Madness Glow 5K and 1 Mile Run
Fri 6 PM · NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness · Wilmington, NC

MAR9
Cape Fear Beer & Wine Festival
Sat 12 PM · Cape Fear Beer and Wine Festival · Wilmington, NC
2019 NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness Half and Full
Sat 6:40 AM · NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness · Wilmington, NC
Oak Island Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
Sat 1 PM · Middleton Park, Oak Island Nc · Oak Island, NC
Bark in the Park
Sat 10 AM · Leland, Town Hall, Municipal Park · Leland, NC
Coastal Highland Games
Sat 8 AM

MAR10
Wilmington Dessert Market
Sun 12 PM · Waterline Brewing Co. · Wilmington, NC
Dog Wash Fundraiser
Sun 10 AM · Unleashed of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Suwannee River Spring Break Kayaking
Mar 10 – Mar 16 · UNCW Seahawk Adventures · Wilmington, NC

MAR11
Cha Cha Classes – March 11 – 25, 2019
Mon 7 PM · The Studio Collective · Wilmington, NC
Open Mics at the Juggling Gypsy
Mon 9 PM · The Juggling Gypsy Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Couponing Class
Mon 10 AM · Martin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC

MAR12
90’s Night!
Mar 12 – Mar 13 · Coach’s Neighborhood Grill – Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC
Sean Gerard, Chris Frisina, & Jeffrey Martin at Modern Legend
Tue 8 PM · Modern Legend · Wilmington, NC
Private Art Lessons
Tue 11 AM · Hot Mess Studios · Wilmington, NC
MAR13
The Dirtball of Kottonmouth Kings at The Calico Room
Wed 7 PM · The Calico Room · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk
Wed 8 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

MAR14
Mickey Mouse at Kickback Jack’s
Thu 6 PM · Kickback Jack’s Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Solo at Bill’s Front Porch
Thu 6:30 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

MAR15
St. Practice Day 2019 Bar Crawl
Fri 6 PM · The Husk Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Anthony Devito at Dead Crow Comedy
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

MAR16
Live music with Jenny Pearson at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Sat 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Symphony Pops!
Sat 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Bee Bonanza: DIY Native Bee House
Sat 10 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC
St. Paddy’s Day Party
Mar 16 – Mar 17 · Front Street Brewery · Wilmington, NC

MAR17
NC Symphony-Chopin & Mozart
Sun 7:30 PM · CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
St. Patrick’s Day 2019 at The Dubliner
Sun 10 AM · The Dubliner Irish Pub · Wilmington, NC
CFA Theatre – Oklahoma!
Sun 3 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC

MAR18
Spring Book Sale
Mon 4 PM · New Hanover County Public Library – Northeast Branch · Wilmington, NC

MAR19
Jersey Boys
Tue 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR20
WoW! Book Club- March 2019
Wed 6:30 PM · Old Books on Front Street · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo at The Harp (Wilmington, NC)
Wed 7:30 PM · The Harp Authentic Irish Fine Food and Drink · Wilmington, NC

MAR22
Adam Crabb in Concert
Fri 7 PM · Pine Valley Baptist Church · Wilmington, NC
Fundraiser: Ashley High Band
Fri 6 PM · Battle House Tactical Laser Tag Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC

MAR23
11th Annual paws4people 5K & 1 Mile (part of Paws on Parade)
Sat 9 AM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Walk & Dog Dash
Sat 9 AM · Hugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC

MAR24
The Price is Right Live
Sun 3:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR25
Argentine Tango All Levels
Mon 8 PM · Babs McDance Social Dance Club & Ballroom · Wilmington, NC
Broomtail Bowling “League” First Quarter at Cardinal Lanes
Mon 6:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC

MAR26
At the Chef’s Table w Chef Bud Taylor of the Bistro at Topsail
Tue 6:30 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet · Wilmington, NC
CAPE FEAR RUGBY OPEN PRACTICE-New & Experienced players welcomed
Tue 6 PM · Flytrap Downs · Wilmington, NC
Bingo at Post 10
Tue 4 PM · American Legion Post 10 Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tasting
Tue 6 PM · The Crooked Lotus · Sneads Ferry, NC

MAR28
Murphy’s Celtic Legacy
Thu 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR29
Chicago
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR30
Feather, Fur and Friends Expo
Sat 11 AM · Elks Lodge 532 Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
27th Annual Herb and Garden Fair
Mar 30 – Mar 31 · Farmers Market at Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC
Run Sunset Beach 2019
Sat 7 AM · Coastal Race Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Spring Book Sale
Sat 9 AM · New Hanover County Public Library – Northeast Branch · Wilmington, NC

MAR31
The Infamous Stringdusters at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Sun 5 PM · 98.3 The Penguin FM · Wilmington, NC


February Events

FEB1
Who’s Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Fri 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
WilmyWoodie at Flying Machine
Fri 6 PM · Flying Machine Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
UNCW Homecoming 2019
Feb 1 – Feb 3 · UNCW · Wilmington, NC
Tinted Turtle Trot 30 Day Freak Out
Fri 5:30 PM · Good Hops Brewing LLC · Carolina Beach, NC
Give Kids A Smile
Fri 8 AM · Coastal Pediatric Dentistry · Bolivia, NC
Parents Nights Out
Fri 5:30 PM · The Gathering – Surf City · Surf City, NC
Touch Tank Feeding
Fri 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB2
Massive Grass at Waterline Brewing Company
Sat 7 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Pre Super Bowl Party at Mac’s Speedshop
Sat 7 PM · Mac’s Speed Shop, Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Mekki Leeper at Dead Crow Comedy
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

FEB3 – SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!
Super Bowl Potluck Party
Sun 6 PM · Island Beverage · Carolina Beach, NC
Shuckin’ Shack Football Party
Sun 4 PM · Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Surf City NC, Leland, Wilmington
Party and Mac N Cheese Cook-off
Sun 5 PM · The Coat Of Arms Lounge · Wilmington, NC
Super Bowl Party
Sun 5:30 PM · High Tide Lounge · Carolina Beach, NC
Big Game Party – Free Pig Pickin!
Sun 6 PM · Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC
SUPER BOWL PARTY
Feb 3 – Feb 4 · Chubby Buddha Sports & Tiki Bar · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB4
Finding Neverland
Mon 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Spanish for Tots
Mon 10:30 AM · Learning Express Toys Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC

FEB5
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
2019 Chinese New Year Celebration
Tue 1 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB6
ILm Local Makers & Growers Farmer Market at Waterline Brewing Co
Wed 5 PMWaterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Sonic Sea (documentary screening)
Wed 6 PMWatermans Brewing · Wilmington, NC

FEB7
After School Art Class!!! NEW!
Thu 4:30 PM · Pescado Y Amor · Oak Island, NC
Cane Hill at The Calico Room | Wilmington, NC
Thu 6 PM · The Calico Room · Wilmington, NC

FEB8
Valentine’s Dance Party
Fri 7 PM · Carolina Elite, Inc. · Hampstead, NC
Cirque Éloize: Saloon
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

FEB9
Liquidation Auction at The Cottage Market
Sat 10 AM · The Cottage Market · Wilmington, NC
Casino Night
Sat 6 PM · American Legion Post 167 · Hampstead, NC
We Love Our Customers Day
Sat 1 PM · Sandy Toes Boutique · Surf City, NC
Valentines Pupcake Pawty!
Sat 10 AM · Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop · Wilmington, NC
Wrigtsville Beach Valentine Run
Sat 8 AM · The Loop at Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Daddy Daughter Dance
Sat 2 PM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC

FEB10
Rocky Dale Davis & Neal Reddy Live!
Sun 7 PM · Bourgie Nights · Wilmington, NC
Josh Lewis LIVE @Salty Turtle Beer Co
Sun 4 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC
Stern Munsters Launch Party – Wilmington
Sun 12 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

FEB11
Couponing Class
Mon 10 AM · Martin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC
Hoppy Valentine’s Day Happy Hour!
Mon 5:30 PMWilmington Boys Choir · Wilmington, NC

FEB12
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC
UNCW CMS Planet Ocean Seminar
Tue 6:30 PM · UNCW Center for Marine Science · Wilmington, NC
NC Symphony-Mozart’s Symphony no. 40|
Tue 8 PM · Robert E. Lee Auditorium · Southern Pines, NC
FEB13
Album Release Party!!
Wed 6:30 PM · Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo!
Wed 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Juggling With Gravy
Wed 9 PM · The Juggling Gypsy Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk
Wed 8 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

FEB14
Valentine’s Show W/J.F. Harris
Thu 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Happy Colored Marbles
Thu 10 PM · The Whiskey · Wilmington, NC
Valentine’s Day Show – Samuel Hatch at The SoundHouse
Thu 7 PM · The SoundHouse · Shallotte, NC

FEB15
The Funky Knuckles in Wrightsville Beach, NC at Jimmy’s
Fri 9 PM · Jimmy’s at Red Dogs · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Machinegun Earl / Slomo Dingo / The Explainers
Fri 8 PM · Reggies 42nd Street Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Band on Fire!
Fri 8 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC

FEB16
An Evening with Sarah McLachlan
Sat 7 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Summer Camp Fair 2019
Sat 10 AM · Mayfaire Town Center · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Annual Oyster Roast
Sat 4 PM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Valentines Goat Yoga
Sat 1 PM · Tidal Creek Co-op · Wilmington, NC
MarineMax Demo Day
Sat 10 AM · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Casino Night
Sat 6 PM · Ocean’s Edge Restaurant & Event Center · North Topsail Beach, NC
Run Oak Island 2019
Sat 6:30 AM · Coastal Race Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB17
Art for All 9
Sun 12 PMBrooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC
ILm Local Makers Pop-Up Market Tidal Creek Owner Appreciation
Sun 11 AMTidal Creek Co-op · Wilmington, NC

FEB18
The Odd Couple
Mon 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Storytime
Mon 10:30 AMWilmington Railroad Museum · Wilmington, NC

FEB19
Rock of Ages – 10th Anniversary Tour
Tue 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Bill’s Front Porch Winter Pinball League – Every Tuesday 6-9pm
Tue 5:30 PMBill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

FEB20
CareerFest 2019
Wed 1 PM · UNCW Career Center · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo!
Wed 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC

FEB21
WWAY Health Fair
Thu 10 AM · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

FEB22
Caterina Jarboro Memorial Concert: Joshua Conyers, bartione
Fri 7:30 PM · Beckwith Recital Hall · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Friday Gallery Nights
Fri 6 PM · Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Mac & Juice Quartet
Fri 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Glow Party
Fri 6:30 PM · The Little Gym of Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
FEB23
Perryn Miller BBQ Fundraiser
Sat 11 AM · Hampstead Annex Building · Hampstead, NC
Double Comedy Show
Sat 6 PM · New York Corner Pub at Castle Bay · Hampstead, NC
Anna Drezen
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Try Curling!
Sat 3:50 PM · The Wilmington Ice House · Wilmington, NC
PetSmart Adoption Day
Sat 12 PM · PetSmart · Wilmington, NC
Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Sat 11 AM · Kure Beach Boardwalk – Kure Beach, NC

FEB24
The 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge
Sun 10 AMMoores Creek National Battlefield · Currie, NC
The Odd Couple
Sun 3 PMThalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Bill Kerr Music
Sun 11:30 AMThe Felix Cafe Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

FEB25
Couponing Class
Mon 10 AMMartin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Art Exhibit 2019
Mon 9 AMAirlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

FEB27
Hamlet
Wed 7:30 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Karaoke
Wed 7 PMEdward Teach Brewing · Wilmington, NC

FEB28
ZACH DEPUTY
Thu 8 PMThe Calico Room · Wilmington, NC
Pop In & Paint
Thu 12 PMWine & Design · Leland, NC
Always, Patsy Cline
Thu 7:30 PMOpera House Theatre Company · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Walk Kick Off Party
Thu 6 PMBluewater Waterfront Grill · Wrightsville Beach, NC


Luxury Portfolio: Lake Norman, Lithia and Nassau

North Carolina Luxury Spotlight: Exquisite Lake Norman Waterfront

Exquisite waterfront residence in The Point situated on one of the best lots in The Village with over 350 feet of shoreline along the beautiful waters of Lake Norman. With panoramic 180-degree lake views, this home impresses with its richly appointed, light-filled spaces that create a sophisticated feel so sought-after for today’s luxury lifestyle.

This pristine property is approached by a circular paver motor court. State-of-the-art audio-video, lighting and climate controls. Resort living at its finest perfect for entertaining with expansive travertine patios, glistening pool, and spa, summer kitchen and a luxurious four-season pool pavilion complete with fireplace and air conditioning. Three guest bedrooms with en-suite baths up and one at lake level with a view that will make your guests want to stay.

Whole House Generator, nothing has been overlooked, every inch of this spectacular home brings luxury to life.  See it!

Exclusive Elegant Lithia Estate in Florida

Exclusive Hammock Oaks Reserve! Where timeless elegance meets country estate style living! Spectacular views off multiple balconies looking over your five-acre estate! Custom all brick southern antebellum mansion that boasts of six bedrooms, six half bathrooms, eight-car garage with den/office/loft/movie theater along with three upstairs balconies over-looking this grand estate! This gorgeous home has 9293 square feet of living area and has a total of 16,500 under roof! Your new home features: temperature controlled wine cellar, four fireplaces, custom baseboards and crown molding in every room, hardwood floors through-out most of home, rod-iron decorative hand railing on all staircases, long-lasting slate tile roof, custom outdoor kitchen with massive under roof area for entertaining, lagoon style salt water pool with led light technology, fire pit paver area in backyard, State of the art movie theater with kitchen/bar area, arched portico connects both main homes to guests/nanny quarters, home has complete total automation controls for lighting/surround sound/video surveillance, in-wall pest defense system, two bedrooms upstairs share large Jack/Jill bathroom, three bedrooms upstairs have private entrance to their own balconies and several secondary bedrooms in this home have private bathrooms!  This home is truly “one-of-a-kind” where elegance/extravagance/exclusivity meets estate/equestrian style living at its finest!  See it!

Kiva Casa

There are many luxury homes in the Bahamas but none that are as well built, impeccably maintained and carefully thought out as Kiva Casa located on Lot 31 in Ocean Club Estates. The house has a perfectly flowing floor plan and sweeping ocean and golf course views of the fairways and lakes. The home is set back far enough from the ocean to not be affected by the harsh beachfront environment while close enough to enjoy the views of the ever-changing turquoise Bahamian seas. Immediately upon entering the home, you will be struck by the detailed craftsmanship in the home with hand painted murals, custom millwork at almost every turn, elevator access to all floors including the basement and German hurricane impact rated windows and doors. The second floor consists entirely of the master suite with a sitting room, large balcony, bathroom with self-standing bathtub and frameless glass shower, both with ocean views, and his and her expansive walk-in closets with built-in shelving and organizers. The ground floor consists of three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an open plan great room with pool deck access, formal living room, and dining room, study, laundry room and powder room with pool deck access. The 50-foot long heated lap pool has built-in seating, a water feature fountain and oversized infinity edge hot tub jacuzzi which creates a perfect sanctuary to relax and enjoy outdoor living. Additionally, there is a self-sufficient two-bedroom guest cottage with full kitchen, bathroom and laundry room situated over a two-car plus golf cart garage. The home is constructed of reinforced concrete with insulation in every wall, ceiling and the underside of the roof which is topped with hurricane rated thermal Entegra Spanish tiles, all of which keep the annual operational cost very low.  See it!

 


Greek Yogurt Waffles

Ingredients
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat your waffle maker. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, greek yogurt, and sugar (or maple syrup).

Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until all ingredients are combined. (Most of the lumps should be gone but it doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth).

Grease the waffle maker and cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with butter, syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream, or powdered sugar as desired.

Download the recipe for Greek yogurt waffles


Staying Ahead of the (Learning) Curve at Intracoastal Realty

“Happy New Year,” with its focus on personal resolutions, often translates to “Happy New You.” Among the top annual resolutions, according to multiple surveys, is “learn a new skill.”

At Intracoastal Realty, our training team makes this a continued focus, inspiring agents, both new and experienced, with opportunities to keep skills fresh, up-to-date and ready for what lies ahead.

Stephanie Fessel, Intracoastal Realty’s director of learning and development, leads all aspects of the company’s training for new agents supporting their efficiency, sustained productivity and use of technology platforms. A former real estate agent herself, Stephanie brings 16 years of real estate training to Intracoastal Realty’s team, blending live and online classrooms, webinars and one-on-one coaching, and facilitating opportunities for collaborative learning and teamwork.

So, what’s on Stephanie’s 2019 Syllabus? A look ahead includes these topics:

• How to build and manage your database
• How to communicate with your sphere of influence
• How to prospect For Sale By Owners and Expired Listings
• How to do Geographical Farming
• How to conduct an effective Open House
• Social Media Best Practices and Strategies
• Enhancing Your Realtor Profiles online
• Generating Testimonials
• Business Planning
• Newly-designed Listing Presentation
• 10 Step Buyer Process
• 10 Step Listing Process

Stephanie is also offering newly revamped New Agent and Veteran Agent sales skills training programs.

“I’m delighted to be part of Intracoastal which is well known for its investment in professional development and continued agent training,” says Stephanie. “The company provides the administrative staff, marketing, technology and everything an agent needs to be successful in the real estate business.”

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to broaden your real estate skills, then consider joining a team that supports that personal growth.  Contact us to learn more about working with Intracoastal Realty.


January 2019 Events

JAN1
2019 Wrightsville Plunge!
Tue 10:30 AM · Crystal Pier at the Oceanic – Between Public Access #’s 36 & 37 · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Mad Hatter Golf Tournament
Tue 10:19 AM · Pine Valley Country Club · Wilmington, NC
New Years Day Lunch
Tue 1 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN2
ILm Local Makers & Growers Farmer Market at Waterline Brewing Co
Wed 5 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Die Hard- Flashback Cinema Holiday Classics
Wed 12:40 PM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC

JAN3
Mamma Mia!
Thu 7:30 PM · Opera House Theatre Company · Wilmington, NC

JAN4
Black Mantis at Reggies
Fri 9 PM · Reggies 42nd Street Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Night Tour of the Burgwin-Wright House
Fri 9 PM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Live Music Friday’s
Fri 10 AM · River Bluffs · Castle Hayne, NC

JAN5
Battleship NC Investigation
Sat 5 PM · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Brunswick Nature Park Workday
Sat 8:30 AM · Brunswick Nature Park · Winnabow, NC
Ramy Youssef at Dead Crow Comedy
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Auditions for Into The Woods
Sat 10 AM · Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center · Wilmington, NC

JAN8
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Music Bingo at The Brewer’s Kettle
Tue 8 PM · The Brewer’s Kettle Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

JAN11
Rojo Perez at Dead Crow Comedy
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

JAN12
Moe’s 3rd Birthday Bash!
Sat 3 PM · Moe’s Original BBQ Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Striking Copper LIVE at the SeaWitch
Sat 8 PM · SeaWitch Cafe’ & Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Oh How We Suffered – The Second Battle of Fort Fisher 154th
Sat 10 AM · Fort Fisher State Historic Site · Kure Beach, NC

JAN13
Wilmington Symphony 6th Annual Beethoven Race
Sun 9 AM · Brunswick Forest · Leland, NC

JAN14
Masters of Illusion – LIVE!
Mon 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

JAN16
Wine Down Wednesday & Karaoke
Wed 8 PM · Ibiza Nightclub Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

JAN18
Kickoff MLK Weekend!
Fri 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Julia Sweeney: Older And Wider
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Karaoke Night
Fri 7 PM · River Bluffs · Castle Hayne, NC

JAN19
Comedian Rondell Sheridan
Sat 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sat 9 AM · Wrightsboro United Methodist Church · Wilmington, NC
Run Holden Beach
Sat 9 AM · 118 Jordan Blvd · Holden Beach, NC
Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food
Sat 9 AM · Ocean Isle Beach Bridge · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN20
Brunch, Lunch, Beer, Your Choice
Sun 12:30 PM · Flying Machine Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC,

JAN22
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC

JAN23
UNCW Presents Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Wed 7:30 PM · UNCW Presents · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo at Bill’s Front Porch Pub & Brewery (Wilmington, NC)
Wed 7 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

JAN24
Wilmington, NC – Corey Hunt Acoustic
Thu 6 PM · Flytrap Brewing · Wilmington, NC

JAN25
Patti LaBelle in Concert!
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Port City Ping Pong Throw Down
Fri 4:30 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC

JAN26
Wilmington Coffee Crawl
Sat 10 AM · Gravity Records · Wilmington, NC
Christmas Tree Recycling & Dune Restoration Project
Sat 11 AM · Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Pet Exhibit – Grand Opening!
Sat 9 AM · The Children’s Museum of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Sport City Corn Hole Classic
Sat 4 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC

JAN27
Chili Bowl Open
Sun 9 AM · Cape Fear National · Leland, NC
A Night at the Aquarium
Sun 5 PM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

JAN28
Regional Experiences by artist Janet Sessoms
Mon 10 AM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC

JAN29
ACE Presents: Teal Tuesday After Dark
Tue 6 PM · The Hub · Wilmington, NC

JAN30
Brick Landing & ART Catering Open House
Wed 5 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN31
Brother Oliver at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Thu 6 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC