Author Archives: Ami Brown

Contemporary Water Front Gem

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Masterpiece on the Cape Fear River STORY BY: AMI BROWN PHOTOS COURTESY SOUTHPORT REALTY I f you’ve ever wanted a unique water front dream home… here’s your chance. This one-of-a-kind contemporary home sits nestled under a

No Ordinary Guy!

A tribute to Guy Phillips, musician, inspiration, guitar-player BY: AMI BROWN I never had the pleasure of meeting Guy Phillips, but after reading these memories, I almost feel like I knew him. His presence in the Southport music scene echoes

Shoestring to Golden Spoon

Local Wedding Venues for the Perfect Day on any Budget STORY BY: AMI BROWN A young girl dreams her whole life of that special day, her wedding day. Reality sets in as an adult, and you realize the tremendous amount

Royal Barkitecture

According to the SPCA, it's estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat, these statistics do

The Hive, Where Local Honey Bees are Buzzing!

If you are looking for some local honey, information on beekeeping or some good old fashion conversation and hospitality, stop by The Hive, you are sure to find what you are looking for and more. Located at 4146 Long Beach

Taste the Olive

  Mediterranean Magic! STORY AND PHOTOS BY: AMI BROWN   More than a simple wine store, nestled within The Grape and Ale, is the ultimate Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Mecca that is Taste the Olive. Wow! When

Paradise on Bay St.

                  A slice of heaven with endless water views STORY & PHOTOS BY: AMI BROWN   Tommy and Julie Harrelson’s historic farmhouse-style home was built by local attorney Rob Davis back in

Wrap it Up!

  Holiday gifts wrapped in style – without breaking the bank STORY BY: AMI BROWN   Brown paper packages, tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things. When it comes to wrapping presents this holiday season,

Good Gouda!

  Southport Cheese Shoppe from traditional to the exotic STORY BY: AMI BROWN When Lisa and Eric Stettner decided to leave New Jersey for life in the slower lane, they had no idea a Gourmet Cheese Shoppe was in their


The Sweet Beer Alternative BY AMI BROWN For all of you non-hip, non-hop loving drinkers, I have a few sweet drink options so you can still be one of the “In-crowd” even if you don’t like beer. I like sweet drinks,

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